Happy Weekend!!! Wooohooo!!! I am a little out of sorts today. My brain is having a hard time grasping the fact that I am blogging and it is Saturday. I am excited though. I love blogging and I love the things you learn and find out in the blogging world. I am so happy to be a part of it.
Anyway, I don't blog on the weekends because that is my family time but this time I am making an exception. Today is the 25th of the month which means that it is time for Papertrey Inks monthly blog hop. Every month Papertrey issues a challenge for anyone with a blog who wants to participate. You add your name to the list and post your challenge on your board. Every month this is tons of fun and prizes to be had.
The challenge for this month is to make ANYTHING with any of Lauren's templates. They do have two you can buy for free so there really is no excuses.
So when I heard what the challenge is I had to figure out what I was going to do. I have EVERY one of Lauren's templates and have used almost every single one of them as well.
I figured since I heard about this challenge after this month's PTI stamp release I would use one of the new templates they just released as well.
I used "From the Desk of" to hold my list of families birthday's. I think it works great for that. In the front is the 12 months with a space to write everyone's birthday on and in the back is a few cards and envelopes that I can just grab, write a short note on and then get them out in the mail quickly.
I am so pleased with what I did. I wanted something that worked for me but a little different too. I am trying to go outside of my comfort zone with colors and patterns. I am glad I did. I think it turned out beautifully.
I wanted to point out too, after I finished putting it all together I though of something. If I were to do this again I would do it before it is all together so it looks neater. I cut another small piece of ribbon and glued it into the front part of the file. This now holds my pen in place so I always have one close.
Here are the deets:
paper: PTI kraft, spring moss, lavender moon, DCWV brown, PP from Me & my big ideas
ink:PTI ocean tides, spring moss, palette brown, Tim Holtz tea dye
stamps: PTI polka dot basics, floral frenzy
Lavender moon ribbon
making memories button
SU! linen thread
Thanks for stopping by!!!