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Thursday, February 25, 2010

My First PTI Blog Hop

One of my paper-crafting goals this year is to go outside my comfort zone. I've done that on a few projects. Now, on to something bigger (at least for me).

I am participating in my first PTI Blog Hop. In fact, it's my first blog hop ever!
The challenge this month is to choose one of the designers on the PTI Design Team and to re-create a project they did on their blog. All the PTI designers are soooo very talented, it was hard to decide on a designer let alone one of their projects.

I chose the designer that first made me notice Papertrey Ink and is one of my all-time favorites, Dawn McVey. I love her work! Her creations are clean and simple yet sophisticated and full of style. She can use very little materials and create something spectacular with them. From the stamp sets she designs to the projects she creates to the color combinations she challenges us with, she continually inspires me. I'm so in awe of her!

So, thank you, Dawn! I truly appreciate all you do and your contributions to the crafting world.

I couldn't decide which of her projects to do. So, I picked a month in her archives and went from there. I clicked on July 2009 and selected these cards:


I came up with this card. I love how Dawn takes a simple image and makes it the focal point just by surrounding it with little details and vibrant colors. For this blog hop, I even bought a pin frog to showcase my card, just like Dawn.


I used my Everday Button Bits set. My cardstock colors are Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, and Lavender Moon. I stamped the BB: Diamonds on the base and used Polka Dot Basics on the scallop pieces. The backgrounds were stamped with Versamark Ink and the hot-air balloons were stamped with Sweet Blush.
The sentiment is also from Everyday Button Bits and stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.
Thanks for visiting! Have fun visiting the other blogs on this hop!

42 comments:

  1. great job on the hop!!! This is my first one too- fun! :)

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  2. Such a sweet card! I love those cute hot air balloons! Great job with the challenge!

    ♥Lea

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  3. Great job on your first hop! Everyday Button Bits is one of my fave sets and you have used it wonderfully!

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  4. Wonderful job! I love the bows on your buttons!

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  5. Very fun card! Congrats on your first hop!

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  6. I'm another Blog Hop virgin! Love your card!

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  7. The colors on your card are lovely, especially the buttons and thos polka-dotted scallops! Awesome!

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  8. oooh great job, very beautiful!!

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  9. Great job Michelle, I just love your card!

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  10. Can never get enough of Terracotta Tile, love that paper! Such an adorable card with the balloons!

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  11. Oh gosh, I just wrote Terracotta...that's how it looks on my screen?! Sorry, hee!

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  12. Welcome to your first blog hop! I think you did an amazing job on your first hop. Don't you just adore that hot air balloon image?! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Michelle such a fun cheery card! Great job combining both of Dawn's card into your gorgeous one!

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  14. I think this card is adorable. I love how you tied the little bows through the buttons.

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  15. Awesome card, just by looking at it, you wouldn't know that Dawn herself didn't make it! Great job!

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  16. I really like your sweet card.

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  17. Wonderful card! Love those buttons -so cute! :)

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  18. Nice job! Glad you were able to join in this time.

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  19. Great job on your first blog hop challenge!! Your card is simply adorable! Love your vibrant color combo.

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  20. Congratulations on your first blog hop! I am a newbie too and hope to see at many more to come. Your card is delightful! Great use of patterns and colors. I can't wait to discover more delights on your blog later.

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  21. I like your colours and fab layout.

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  22. Michelle ........ great card and the colors and layering are perfect!!!

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  23. I love how you've really interpreted the different elements from Dawn's cards to use in the composition of your own Michelle! Love how your card turned out!!

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  24. Happy first hop, those are all cute cards and I can see why they would inspire you to create that cute orange one of your won. Nice job.

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  25. Welcome to the Hop! Great job. Love those buttons. Your colors are awesome!

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  26. Michelle, your card is fabulous! Love the colors and the polka dot scallops--great use of this stamp set!

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  27. Love your take on Dawns cards! Great job!

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  28. So glad you joined the hop! Love the colors you chose. Your card is a wonderful tribute to Dawn.

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  29. Congrats on your first blog hop. Love your color choice.

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  30. So Cute! Love the bows on the buttons!

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  31. Your card is adorable! It's very Dawn-ish! Great job with the challenge!! ♥♥ Kay

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  32. Your card is adorable. Love the colors and the border stamp.

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  33. Thank you :) im following your blog now! Feel free to do the same if you are interested!

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  34. Such a cute card! Love the colors and those ballons are so cute!

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  35. Your first hop? Really? Awesome job!! Love all the Dawn-like details -- the BB Diamonds strip that you stamped, the two scalloped borders stamped with polka dots, the colors,... Perfect in every way!

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  36. I ove your take on Dawn's card!! You can't go wrong with button bits!! Great job!!

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  37. love your take on Dawn's cards...I love the vibrant colours and details too...great little scallop border treatment :)

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