Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Paper Dolls' blog hop!

The theme for this blog hop is:  PTI!  Each project you see on our blog hop will have something that starts with a P, something that starts with a T and something that starts with an I on it. Just for hopping along and leaving comments on our Blog Hop posts, we are offering up a prize! One randomly selected winner from all the comments left on the individual Dolls' posts will receive the Papertrey Ink stamp set "Made of Snow"!  

We'd love for you to play along with us and link up your own creations using the "PTI" theme on the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the Paper Dolls post here!  A random participant will win a $25.00 gift certificate to PTI!  All comments and projects should be in by midnight CST on Sunday, March 13th. We'll randomly select the winner for both prizes on Monday, March 14th and announce it on the Paper Dolls' Blog!

For my project, I chose to use:
P:  Polka Dots (what else, lol???)
T:  Twine
I:  Impression Plate

(Edited to add that you can also see my post with this card on The Twinery's blog here and Cath from Moxie Fab World linked to it here.  How fun!!)


I just had to make a card with a  happy Spring/Summer theme on this rainy Kansas day!!  I LOVE the Baby Button Bits set from PTI and thought it would be a fun one to use on a spring card.  The idea of some fun twine swirled flowers came to me and I went with it!   Below is a closeup so you can see them a little better.

 
How I did it:  I punched out a 3/4" cardstock circle that matched the main color of the twine so that if there were gaps, it wouldn't be as noticeable.  I then used my ATG gun to apply adhesive to the front of the punched circle.  Then, I just rolled the twine around the circle starting in the middle.  When I finished, I placed a glue dot on the back of the circle and adhered the end of the twine to it to keep it in place.


I used one of my favorite PTI sets on this card too, Polka Dot Basics II.  LOVE this polka dot set (and Polka Dot Basics I too) so much!  You can also see in this photo that I used the canvas impression plate on the entire raspberry fizz cardstock base.  I really like how it adds just the right amount of texture to a card base!


Does that get you in the mood for sunny, spring days?!  It does me for sure!

The other goal of this blog hop is to get to know each other better so I'll share a few things about myself.
  • I live in a small town (1,100 people) in Kansas.
  • I grew up in Whitewater, KS (another small town) where I lived until I went to college.  After that I lived in Omaha, NE (where I went to college at Grace College of the Bible/Grace University), Joplin, MO (for one year) and Kansas City (for 4 years).  I am currently a homemaker and my husband is a pastor.
  • I have two kids.  Mason is 8 and in 2nd Grade & Sadie is almost 3 (next week we'll celebrate her birthday) and a very busy little girl.  She'll start preschool next year and I know she will love it.
  • I discovered PTI right after they first began business but it was over a year later that I finally placed my first order.  The rest is history!  No regrets, no turning back! :)
  • I've been with the Papertrey Paper Dolls since day 1!  They are such a great group of gals!  I am so happy to be among them!  They are so encouraging, so creative and so kind-hearted!
  • I am a design team member for The Twinery.
 Thank you so much for sticking along for my long post!! I hope you had fun visiting!  Please be sure to visit the rest of the girls on the blog hop!  Your next stop is Lee Anne's blog!  Don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog to be entered into the drawing for the FREE PTI set Made of Snow!! And, if you'd like a chance to win the $25 PTI gift certificate don't forget to link your own card using the "P.T.I." theme on our Paper Dolls Challenge blog by Midnight CST on Sunday, March 13th!

Here are all the blogs participating in the blog hop!

Lee Anne (Lee Anne)
Laurie W. (Laurie Beth)  
Deena (honugurl16)
Leish (leish)
Amy (kolling143)  
Suzanne (*suzanne*)
Katie (choc0holic)
Laurie (In My Craft Room)
Cecilia "C" (camvds)
Michelle (abzzymom)
Sara (hiinaz)
Tanna (tfiskers)
Renee (Renee L.)
Kristin (jcmom04)
Christy (christea) 

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics II, Green Thumb
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, White, Sweet Blush
Ink: True Black, Fresh Snow
Other: Canvas Impression Plate, Copics, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Twinery Twine, Glitter

84 comments:

June K said...

Such a cute card. Love your twine flowers.

Unknown said...

Wonderful to get to know you Jen! Your hands are full and yet you still have time to create. This card is so sweet and do I love how you swirled that twine for the flower/candy? centers! Yummy!

Linda said...

Beautiful card. Love your use of twine on the flowers.

Diane Jaquay said...

OMG Jen, this is such an AWESOME card! I love the twine "flowers", the bright colors, and those happy little polka dots! GREAT card!

Christine Pennington said...

Jen I totally love this card--the twine centers are awesome!

kasia c. said...

The colour combo is amazing! And so are those twine flowers, genius! They kind of remind me of lollipops. Yum!

Lindsay said...

Okay Jen! This is just AWESOME! I am loving those twine flowers all rolled up cute like that! The colors are so spring-y! Oh so fun, and it was great to "get to know" you a little better! Thanks for sharing girl!

Katie said...

What great flower centers! I love it! It was fun getting to know you better too!

Annheidel said...

Don't enter me in the drawing because I already have Made of Snow, but I just had to say that I adore your twine flowers! What a great idea to use in place of buttons!

Gretchen Clark said...

very pretty!! I love what you did with the twine~gonna have to CASE that idea :)

Laura Isham said...

Oh my goodness, Jen, your card is adorable. I just love the twine flowers! The colors make me really happy.

Unknown said...

I'm dying! I LOVE these bright colors and what you've done with the twine - they look just like lollipops! My grandpa was a pastor in Kansas too :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This card is made of awesome!

Traci Nachtrab said...

Jen, this is an awesome card! The twine flowers are ingenious and I'll definitely be trying that soon. Colors are spot on, too.

Renee said...

Love, love these colors!
And your twine flowers are to be copied...:)
I'm so glad to get to be a part of this wonderful group...
ya'll just amaze and inspire so much...
and I'm so glad to get to know more about you and your family!

Otter Hill Designs said...

Polka dots, Twine and Impression plate - genius! Love the twine flowers.

Mad for Paper said...

How fun is this. The twine flowers remind me of the giant lollypops we used to get as kids.
TFS
Ang

Jessica Wekenman said...

OMGoodness! Those rolled twine flowers are so beautiful! Your card is so cheerful! I love it!

Camilla said...

What a nice card. I really like your flowers - good idea. :)

C Stephens said...

Jen, I love, love, love your flowers. I too am ready for Spring! Beautiful card - the bow was down right perfect too!

Mrs. Tamashiro said...

Your twine flowers are amazing. And I love knowing about your non-PTI life. I would never think to put that green ribbon on raspberry fizz, but it's gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Jen the cutest card ever! So clever with the use of the twine! I also love how you wrapped the green twine around the pink so so cute!

Laurie said...

So cute Jen! I love the bright colors and your rolled flowers are amazing!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is GORGEOUS, Jen! I love the combination of colours and the rolled twine flowers are fabulous!!

Darla said...

Love your twine flowers and really loved getting to know a bit about you on this blog hop. I am a former KS gal and still one at heart even though we live in MI now. I have a sister who lives in Elbing so I know the Whitewater area. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Jen, this is STUNNING. Your twine flowers are GENIUS, they almost look like lollipops! I love how you also combined a few glitter circles to break things up! Beautiful :) No need to enter me for your draw - I already have that set :)

Mrs. Cunningham said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card! I love the colors. It's such a happy card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is great, love the twine... now off to brainstorm P, T and I ideas.

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Wow! Super lovely card and super cute flowers.

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, I just LOVE the idea of using the twine that way! I am totally going to have to try it now :) Also, it was really fun to read more about you. Thanks for sharing!

Helen F. said...

Sweet card, Jen! Love the Baker's Twine as flowers...so cute.

Kara said...

love how u have used the twine on this card!! your daughter's name is so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Jen, those little flowers are SO unique! Love them!! What a great idea.

Mariana said...

What a bright and beautiful card! I love it! It is also really nice to get to know you a bit better!!

Michelle (abzzymom) said...

I love your card! I love the colors and your use of twine. Genius! I can see using your technique with other Button Bits sets. Can't wait to give it a try. It was also nice to learn a bit more about you.

Susan said...

*THUD*

That twine is just incredible!!! Such gorgeously rich colors together, I LOVE it!!

Meg said...

I Love this card - what a creative way to use twine!

Meg

Sara Mac said...

Genius!! I LOVE those twine blossoms. WOW, created such an incredible card Jen. I love the twisted twine under the ribbon. Love the color combo too!

Kristin said...

seriously awesome card!! i absolutely love it :-). i am so happy to be a part of the dolls and loved reading your post!! (also, my husband is the web pastor for our church- small world! :-))

Suzanne said...

Oh my word, that is GENIUS!!! I love what you did with that twine, Jen! The entire card is gorgeous. Your coloring is perfect too. I loved reading about you and am so glad you're in our group.

Ally said...

Very, very clever with the twine! Your card is beautiful - I just love the bright colors. ;-)

Jen Adcock said...

Wow!, Jen. This card is so pretty. You are such an innovative crafter it inspires me no end. I can't get over your nifty use of the old Baker's here. Gosh is it ever effective.

Sara P said...

I just love how you used the twine. I am so trying that!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Jen, this is such a cute, colorful and fun card! I was so excited to read more about you and that you attended Grace! I live in Omaha and have many friends who have gone to school there! I wish I had a PTI buddy in Omaha. My sister in law and I used to craft togther but she moved to AZ, so I am a lone crafter.

Colleen said...

This really does make one want the spring and the flowers...we are getting rain here in Oregon, too! I love your twine flowers! what a clever idea~

Katie Skiff said...

Super cute and colorful!! I love that rolling the twine like that!!

Unknown said...

love the colors! and how clever to make the twine into a flower!! clever!

Kathy Mc said...

Your long post was definitely worth reading to the bitter end. Love your twine flowers and glittered circles on this bright & cheery card. Might have to try your idea cuz it's adorable!

Laurie HIMCR said...

I LOVE how you did the flowers!! Super cute!! Perfect!! Also I love those colors together!

Great job!

Nancy said...

A bright and uplifting card, love your use of the twine to creat a lollipop flower, adorable.

Lizzie Laine said...

Absolutely beautiful, love everything about this card!

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Teresa said...

OMG!! I love your twine flowers, such a clever idea!Beautiful card!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jen! What a fun card! I love the way you incorporated the bakers' twine in the flower centers! :)

Amy Kolling said...

Jen I love this card! When I opened it yesterday, I thought WOW!! Those flower centers are amazing and something that I've wanted to try! You do such great things with this twine! Can't wait for our get together!

Dana said...

What a clever use of twine Jen! Coming here always makes me feel good. Your cards are lovely, your writing style keeps my interest, and you always seem to be cheerful!

Becky Carafa said...

I love the twirly twine flowers, they look kinda like lollipops!

Anonymous said...

I love this card!! I'm new to your blog, & like what I see!

Hugs, Ree

Jill said...

Twine flowers--I love 'em! What a charming result! Beautiful card, as usual :-), and those flowers really make it outstanding!

jen said...

You make that twine SO FUN!!! Love it as the centers!!

Khin Hnin said...

oh my gosh, jen! this is sooo gorgeous and i'm so glad u share us a new and beautiful way to use twines!

Hugs,
Khin (:

Keva said...

Oh wow. Not sure how I missed this blog hop, but this is totally cute, Jen. I love love love it! That twine looks fabulous!

Diana Fisher said...

This card is stunning! I just love the twine like that. :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jen - I love your colour combo and best of all, that fun twine!
Great job, hugs, Ruth S

Elizabeth said...

Jen, these flowers are adorable! At first I thought they were lollipops. Great idea!

Rachel Hope said...

OH!!! love how you used the twine!!! Came over from the link on Moxie Fab! :) Congrats on being Moxie fabulous!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, love the twine flowers they are beautiful!!!

Eva said...

This is AWESOME...so creative making the twine into the middle of those flowers....PLEASE make sure we rub elbows in a few weeks....maybe some of that AWESOME creativity will rub off on me!

Anonymous said...

so cute! such a unique and stunning idea !

Gina said...

Came over from the Moxie Fab link to the card. Oh my gracious! I LOVE the baker's twine flowers!!!! So, so, soooo cute!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a clever use of twine! *love*

kari bell said...

oh are you kidding me?! this is beyond cute. (came over from Moxie Fab)

Ashley Newell said...

Very very cute!

Cathy Weber said...

I always love your cards Jen, but those twiney circles are so cute in place of the buttons. Great job on your blog hop card. I loved it.

katemade designs said...

great twine idea - going into my VisualizeUs list.

Rochelle Sodipo said...

How Springy and fun!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is such a fun card! I love what you did with the twine.

Sue Ann said...

You are killing me with the twine ...... do I have all these colors NO ....... do I need them now YES!!! KILLING ME .... this is absolutely beautiful and feel good and the colors make me smile so much it hurts and the dots ..... YOU ARE KILLING ME ON THIS ONE !!!! LOVE IT

Nerina said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Your twine flowers are absolute jaw droppers!! I think this is the best use of twine I've seen yet! Totally fabby Jen!

Nerina said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Your twine flowers are absolute jaw droppers!! I think this is the best use of twine I've seen yet! Totally fabby Jen!

Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

What a lovely card with such a true statement!

Cathy said...

Adorable card--so versatile for all occasions!! Nicely done.

Alma Dirpaul said...

The twine flowers are Telly ute. I have been wanting to make those.

ElizabethOrmes said...

I love the use of the twine for flowers! Cute card!

ElizabethOrmes said...

Not sure if this posted the first time. I like your idea of twine flowers. Cute card!

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