Saturday, April 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink First Blog Hop entry

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!!!

Missy

32 comments:

Lorie said...

This is very nice Missy! You did a great job!

Lori said...

Nice job! Great idea to add something to hold your pen in place, too.

ALLY said...

Gorgeous Missy! Love your floral decoration on the front. Beautiful project!

Lisa said...

Great project.

Natasha said...

Absolutely stunning! I really like how you did the front decoration with the ribbon and thread.

Erin R said...

I love the colors! How pretty! Great job!

Janelle said...

Good idea of a different use for this template.

Stampin' Pam said...

Missy this is just lovely. I like your idea for the birthday months (I read on to your last post) - what a FUN way to track birthdays and always have a few cards close at hand too.

Katie Renz said...

You did a wonderful job with the template!

Terri E. said...

I adore the From the Desk of as well. Fabulous job with the colors.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love this template and you did a fabulous job on your project. The colors are lovely.

Vicky said...

great idea! i love the colors you used, too!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Adorable project!

peggysue said...

I like that little medallion and wow, you've used all the templates, that's impressive! Very pretty result.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Happy you made an exception!This is stunning!

Tricia said...

How pretty, and what a good idea!

Regan said...

its fantastic!

Sarah W said...

This is really pretty! Love the soft colors you've used.

Jen Tapler said...

Don't you just LOVE that template!?!? This turned out great and I'm loving the feminine color palette you chose!

Marge said...

Very pretty; cannot believe you've got all the templates - lucky girl!

Verda said...

Very nice project and I love the colors.

Deena said...

Love this! The colors are great. And what you did with the ribbon was so simple but such a big impact! Thanks for sharing it.

Diane said...

This is very pretty! Great job!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Such a great idea!! I love those colors together.

ljurecek said...

Pretty paper and love the added touch of the button. Great project!

BethieJ said...

Oh this is FANTASTIC! Love the colors you used!!!

eggette said...

Love how you used this! Your colours are amazing!!!

Ally said...

I think the colours you've used are great! Wonderful project.

Dana said...

This is gorgeous! It would be a great gift set too. You have lots of fab details here....how about that scallop base? It makes it finished from top to bottom. Love that!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful job, Missy! I can't wait to use this template!

Lisa H. said...

this turned out great. love the colors and the shabby chic look you gave it.

Babies- Beth said...

What a pretty way to stay organized!! I love how the pen is right there, lol! I may just have to make one of these!!