Friday, March 11, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop Challenge


Looking back, I *think* the first challenge I ever entered was one from the Papertrey Paper Dolls--one of the supportive blog commenting/challenge groups that have sprung up on the PTI forum. I joined the Pixies when it was formed, but that group has unfortunately fizzled out, so I leaped at the chance to join the Post-Its, which is proving to be a wonderful experience! Anyway, I have kept a sweet spot in my heart for the Dolls, and so I wanted to be sure to participate in their first blog hop and blog hop challenge! (Info here, go check it out! Lots of VERY talented ladies!)

The challenge is to use items for/on your card that begin with "P," "T," and "I" to honor the PTI stamp company that brought them all together. Fun idea, huh? The Dolls are coming up on a year together, as well as welcoming some new members, so I made them a card celebrating that! For my card, I used: P = paper (hee!), pennants, purple, polka dots, and presents; T = twine, both baker's and jute-style; and I = impression plate (linen on the solid purple layer, doesn't show up at all (!), and ink: stamp ink, shading ink, and the white ink I used to color in the flowers on the kraft layer.

Ta da! Congrats on your first happy year, Paper Dolls, and may you look forward to many more!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Make a Wish, Fresh Alphabet, Polka Dot Basics II, Background Basics: Spots & Dots
Paper: PTI--Royal Velvet, Kraft, S.S. White; stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; Watermark; Ranger--Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Memento--Grape Jelly
Dies: PTI--Banner; Spellbinders--Classic Ovals
Twine: PTI--Rustic Jute; The Twinery--Lilac
Punches: Hole punch--Fiskars; Border punch--Martha Stewart
Misc.: Fun foam

17 comments:

Keva said...

This is really pretty. I love the purple and kraft together and the "rows" of flowers is really neat.

Lindsay said...

This is so pretty Jill! I have such a hard time with purple, you did it fabulously!

Michelle said...

"Yay" is right! Your card is so fun! Love the new Royal Velvet! It looks great with the Kraft. Love how you layered all the elements of your card. Thanks for the sweet comments about the Paper Dolls. So glad you've been playing along with our challenges and that you were able to participate in this one. Good luck!

Eva said...

This is such a fun card...presents and balloons plus a banner! Great colors!

Monica K. said...

This is so beautiful, Jill! I love all of the little details you added, the twine, the paper pieced balloons, and your colors are really great too!! It's such a fun card!

Karen C. said...

Such a fun card, Jill. I love the purple and white together - it really looks like a 'party' card with banners, bsalloons and a present.

Kara said...

looks like a party!!! love it!

Sara Mac said...

Oh my goodness Jill! What an honor that you made a card to celebrate us Dolls. I love this colors and the layout. Fun, fun! Thanks so much for joining along on our hop and challenge.

Kim O'Connell said...

"Ta da" is right! This is a beauty! LOVE the color!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, how awesome! This is such a FUN card Jill!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh my! That background is FAB! I love this card so, so much! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

The Paper Parade said...

Your color choice is awesome! And all the 3D items...just great :) Wonderful job!

I'm Renee said...

I LOVE this card!
The colors...the design...so much fun!
Absolutely fabby!
Thanks so much for celebrating and playing along with us!:)

Laura Isham said...

I love all of the layers. The color combo is so beautiful. The balloons are adorable.

Lorraine said...

WOW, Jill, I LOVE your card! The colors, design and all the different elements - had to stare at it for a while, lol. You rocked the challenge!

Amy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This is one fantastic card! I love the little banner and all it's purple accents. I do however like your background the most. That is a set that I NEVER pull out but it looks fabulous colored in that way! Kinda looks like streamers!! Thanks so much for making a card to celebrate the Dolls!!

Kristin said...

this is SO great. *love* it! thanks so much for joining in on our challenge!!!