Monday, August 30, 2010

Thank You Nichole Heady

This is a very special blog hop in honor of the amazing Nichole Heady, one of the owners of my favorite company Papertrey Ink.  I had the privilege of meeting Nichole at CHA last month in Chicago.  It was wonderful to get to thank her in person for all she does.

I made this card just for Nichole:

A simple thank you can never be enough to let her know how much I appreciate all of her hard work on behalf of Papertrey and its customers.  So many of us are inspired by Nichole.  She can never really know the benefits I gain personally from her inspiration, attention to detail, professionalism and kindness.  How do you explain that to someone?  I have a difficult time putting it into words myself and forget about explaining it to a non-papercrafter.  I know that those of you hopping along with me understand and feel the same way.  The best part is that I know Nichole is genuinely appreciative of her Papertrey customers.  Her co-owners Jane and Julie are just as thankful.  That means the world to me and that is why I have been a loyal customer for three years.

Thank you Nichole, from the bottom of my heart!!

 



All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted

Stamps:  Four of a Kind (leaf branch),  In Bloom (flowers), Up, Up & Away (sentiment)
Paper:  Vintage Cream
Ink:  Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz, black (memento)
Accessories:  Labels 10 die (spellbinders), rhinestones, YG95 copic marker

42 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh this is too pretty!

Laurie said...

Oh it cut me off! LOL! I love the shape of your card too! That is really neat!

Keva said...

Oh, how did you make the card that shape? That is so cool. I love the colors, too!

christy compton hall said...

This is such a beautiful, elegant shape. Love.

Sharon said...

So pretty! How clever to put In Bloom flowers on the CHA stem!

Aimes said...

Love this shaped card, it's so pretty and elegant!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Susan said...

This is beautiful!! Love the shape of the card and the colors and the image are stunning. Love it all!!

Laura Isham said...

Oooohhh....a shape card! I love those! Yours is just great!

Kelly S. said...

The shapes of this card makes it shine! Love the simple and elegant stamping!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE the shape you cut!

Kara said...

gorgeous..love this shape!

Nerina said...

What a beautiful card! I love the way you've combined both of these sets - and created a shaped card! The little bit of bling in the scallops just finishes this off! Absolutely lovely!

Kay said...

I absolutely love the way you combined these two sets- it actually took me a minute to recognize the "In Bloom" flowers!

Amy Beth said...

I love this card - the shape is beautiful!

mamareebs said...

I really like the shape of the card and your color choices.

peggysue said...

Beautiful shape and what lovely thoughts you shared!

Melissa said...

This is beautiful, Sara! I love the shape and what a great idea to use those blooms!

Sue Ann said...

Sara this is so beautiful~~ I really love the shape of the card. I can tell from reading your post that this is truly from your heart!!!

Cathy Weber said...

I absolutely agree with you. It is so hard to put into words how much PTI means to all of us. You made a beautiful card with the CHA set and your words were truly from your heart.

Lauren said...

Your card for Nichole is SO beautiful!! I just love the shape!!

Gayatri said...

Love the shape of the card. And how you have used In Bloom flowers for 4 of a kind branches stamp. Creative and pretty!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Sara! I wish I could've gone to CHA with you "local" girls. I saw all the photos!
Oh and the party grinds - poke of course (can't have a party without poke) - ahi poke & spicy ahi poke, chips & salsa, spicy garlic soybeans, regular salad, mac salad, rice, kalbi, fried chicken, noodles (forget what else ha!). Oh, and all kinds of desserts. Real local style grinds.

Anna said...

Beautiful! The shape of the card and image work so well!

Baseret said...

Beautiful card! Love how you cut it out!

Amy said...

I love how you paired the CHA set up with a different flower! Neat idea! Great shape to the card!

Jennifer K said...

Wow - gorgeous shaped card! The flowers are so pretty and just jump off the card.

Quilter422 said...

so soft and pretty, and LOVE the shape!

Chris Simon said...

What a great card! You're making me think about all of my dies in a new light. Love the way you switched out the flowers from Four of a Kind with In Bloom.

Jen Carter said...

What an awesome card shape!! I also love how you used that flower with that stem!!

IamDerby said...

such a beautiful card! nicely done

Ginny said...

Such a beautiful card, I just love the shape and how it flows up the card!

Angy said...

Sara, fabulous! Love the shape you used.

Becky Carafa said...

Oooo, love this shaped card, it's gorgeous!

teegee7617 said...

Beautiful! Love the shape. Love how you used the different sets together!

Sandy Kay said...

Very creative - and what a cool card shape! Love it!
Sandy (Sankada)

Dana said...

This is too incredible Sara. It reminds me of a vase with gorgeous painted flowers all around it. I'm stunned at your creativity here.

Lizzie Jones said...

I love the unusual shape you chose to use. Beautiful work!

Monica K. said...

This is so cool! I love the unique shape of your card. It looks like a vase. Very pretty!

Lisa V. said...

I love the unique design of your card. I love the labels die for the card base. Fantastic job.

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a great way to use the Labels 10 die. Your card is really pretty, Sara.

Noora said...

WOW, beautiful card!

Victoria said...

This is so pretty! I love the shape of the card.