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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Hi, everyone! Welcome to our very first

I'm so excited about this event because it gives everyone (including myself) a chance to get to know the 2011 Papertrey Paper Doll members a little better. You also have a chance to win some amazing prizes! 

Here's a little bit about myself. I'm Michelle (abzzymom on the PTI forum). I live in Northern California with my husband and four girls (ages 13, 10, 7, and 4).  I'm a stay-at-home-mom who just celebrated the 19th anniversary of her 25th birthday last month. :-)

I first heard about Papertrey Ink in July 2009 when I discovered Dawn's blog and fell in love with her Scattered Showers stamp set. I've been a fan ever since. I love the simple timeless images of their stamp sets and their amazing line of dies and products.

My favorite PTI color is Raspberry Fizz. I always find myself pairing Raspberry Fizz with Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, and/or Kraft. The new Royal Velvet is also quickly becoming a favorite. My style is usually clean and simple. I'm working on adding more layers to my projects. 

I created my blog in April 2009 and have been a Papertrey Paper Doll since we first started the group in April 2010. I feel very lucky to be a part of such an amazing group of women. 

The Blog Hop challenge is to make a project using items that begin with the letters "P", "T", and "I".

Here's my creation. My card was inspired by my all-time favorite PTI Design Team member, Dawn.


For "P", I used Pacific Vineyard patterned paper.  The "T" is represented by the Topnotch Twill ribbon. 


For "I", I used the In Bloom impression plate...


 and Inside and Out:  Thank You stamp set.

Hop on over to the Papertrey Paper Dolls blog, join our challenge and add your link for a chance to win. Don't forget to leave a comment at all the Paper Dolls blogs.  Here's a list of the Dolls:

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)

If you're following the list in order, you should head on over to Sara's blog. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have fun and good luck!


37 comments:

  1. What a very striking card. I love the design and colors.

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  2. Beautiful card. I love the Pacific Vineyard paper you incorporated! Your felt flower and leaf are gorgeous!!! Glad to meet you Michelle (btw, that's my sister's name and spelled the same way)

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  3. I love, love, love your felt flower. The whole card is just gorgeous!

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  4. GORGEOUS!
    How could you not love the colors and your flower is amazing!
    And I'm going to be celebrating my birthday's like you from now on! :)
    I'm so glad to get to read about you and get to know you better...
    I'm so lucky to get to be a part of this wonderful group...
    love it!

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  5. Wow Michelle this is gorgeous!! I love the colors so much! And the bling and the felt rose too! I really need to buy that rose so I can cut felt...sigh...lol! Beautiful card!

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  6. Beautiful card! I'd love it if this showed up in my mail!

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  7. What a beautiful card, love purple and green together. How fun to have your Paper Dolls group.
    TFS
    Ang

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  8. Just flat out grogeous! Great job Michelle.

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  9. Oh, MY Goodness! It's beautiful. I am finding that I'm reaching for Royal Velvet all the time as well. I love the little pearls and the flower is amazing. Beautiful job.

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  10. Oh my gracious, this card is beautiful! The flowers and leaves and colors--LOVE it!

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  11. Holy moly, this is a beautiful card! I haven't used RV yet, I can't decide what colors to use it with. Garsh, that flower is FABU!

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  12. What a stunning card! I also love Dawn and all her stamps sets, colors, and ideas...I get so much inspiration from her. Thanks for sharing your story, also :)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! I love those pearl flourishes and the Pacific Vineyard paper. Oh, and the reverse scallop is awesome! I am so happy to be in the Dolls with you - thanks for keeping us together and for all your help with the schedule and Linky, Michelle. We'd be lost without you!

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  14. WOW, that felt flower and the flourish of pearls is amazing, Michelle!

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  15. Stunning Michelle! Those pearls and the felt flower are so gorgeous. You have done Dawn proud with this beautiful card. Thanks for all you have done for us newbie Dolls!

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  16. Seriously STUNNING card!! Wow!! This is so amazing!!

    Loving getting to know all the *dolls*... thanks for posting the openings and sooo glad I was able to snag one! Having a blast this evening and am so humbled to be included with such a talented group of women!

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  17. Just like Sara and Kristin, the words I can't help but say - simply STUNNING. This is so gorgeous, Michelle! I loooove that color and must get it!! Oh, 19th anniversary of your 25th birthday... how cute are you! That is the funniest thing I've heard all day :)

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  18. LOVE it! The pearls are just perfect.

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  19. Natalie WintersteinMarch 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Michelle this card is jaw-dropping!!! So gorgeous. The colors, design - everything is flawless and that felt rose is the cherry on top! Love it. :)

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  20. Love this card. The flower is gorgeous. The pearls are a great accent.

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  21. Stunning!! Love how that puple looks here! Great added details! So elegant and again STUNNING!!

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  22. Michelle, your card is drop-dead gorgeous. I can see why you're a fan of Dawn's because your style is very similar. Love reading about all you "Dolls" and how you became interested in PTI. I'm just at that point now so have learned a lot during this fabulous blog hop!

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  23. Oh my, these are absolutely stunning--all of the creations that I am seeing on your blogs. I just discovered the Paper Dolls and am so excited that I have added all of you to my favorites for inspiration. Thank you!

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  24. Oh. My. Goodness. This card was made for ME?? haha.....you've used my all time favorite color combo and it is a STUNNER Michelle! You have been cranking them out lately! But seriously, I just got this paper and the felt and this makes me want to go make myself a card JUST LIKE IT! I love all the pearl flourishes and that it's sentimentless except for the inside! Can't wait to see what the next year holds for the dolls!

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  25. That is beautiful!! I love all the purple and the felt!! Great job!!

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  26. Oh what a STUNNING card this is! Love every beautiful detail!

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  27. wow, thats a very pretty card!!
    totally dawn style :)

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  28. Holy cow sister! This is so pretty! I am in LOVE with that felt flower! And the bling! ;)

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  29. The colors on your card are so pretty, and everything fits together beautifully.

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  30. This is gorgeous! I love the felt flower...and the flourish...and the embossing...and, well, I love it all! I love being a 'doll' with you!

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  31. Michelle, I have one word for this card: GORGEOUS!!! OK, I'll be honest, I could come up with a few more...stunning, amazing...you get the idea!
    I just love it!

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  32. Yay, Michelle, you used the new color! I am loving Royal Velvet too! This card is a luscious WOW with its pearl flourishes, felt flower, and very cool color scheme! Love it!

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  33. Beautiful card...the scalloped flower and pearls are my favorite parts.

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  34. Your purple card is stunning! I also love the pearls you added!

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  35. I have to admit I had to think about that 19th anniversary of your 25th birthday comment in my head a bit to figure out how old you are! Funny. I think your card is absolutely beautiful and elegant. I love the pearls and the die cuts, especially the felt leaves. Just a great card all around. Must be fun having 4 girls, one is driving me crazy!

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  36. Everything about this card is awesome!

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