Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop


Welcome to the very first Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop!  Our hop starts today, March 9th and ends on March 13th.  Two prizes are being awarded ~ one for leaving a comment on our Blog Hop posts and one for playing along with our blog hop challenge and linking it up on the Paper Dolls Blog.  Check out the Dolls blog for details.

I'm honored to be part of such an amazing group of papercrafters.  I've only been a part of the Dolls group for about one month even though I've been following (and giving all my money to) Papertrey Ink since they first started as a company in 2007.

Our theme for this hop is in honor of what brought us together as a group:  P.T.I. ~ meaning each project you seen along the hop will have something that starts with a P, T and I.  For my card I chose:

P = Pure Poppy cardstock
T = Through the Trees and twine
I = Impression Plate (Woodgrain)



When Lee Anne first issued the challenge I had an idea in mind to use Through the Trees, this is NOT that idea.  I didn't like how it was turning out so I started over and ended up with this.

I distressed the edges of the pure poppy base and tag with Fresh Snow ink.  The white layer is distressed with ink too.  It just didn't show in the photo.

In addition to the challenge we are also sharing a little about ourselves so our fellow Dolls and visitors can get to know us.  As most of you know, I am from Hawaii originally, but I now live in Indiana.  I came out here to go to college many moons ago and met my husband.  We moved to Arizona right after we got married and enjoyed nine years there.  I really miss living there.  About five years ago we felt led to move back to Indiana.

My husband and I have been married for almost 14 years and have two daughters ages 12 and 9.  I am blessed to be able to work part-time from home doing administration and finances for our church.  Before I had children, I was a high school math teacher.  I think it's so interesting how many of us in this group are/were teachers.

Enough about me you've gotta continue hopping.  Here's the next blog on the hop:

Tanna (tfiskers)http://scrapaliciousness.blogspot.com/


Here's a list of all the Papertrey Paper 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)






All supplies Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  Through the Trees
Paper:  Pure Poppy, white
Ink:  Fresh Snow, Bamboo (CTMH), tuxedo black (memento)
Other:  rustic jute twine, button (?), Mat Stack 4 die, woodgrain impression plate, ribbon tag (spellbinders)

39 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh I love your card Sara! I want Through the Trees and now you've pushed me over the edge...going to put it in my cart right now!! It's nice to meet you. We lived in Phoenix for four years, moved in 2007 and I still miss it every day.

Laura Isham said...

I love how the frame is like a window looking out over a beautiful winter scene. Red and white are one my all time favorite color combos!

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous card!
Love this!
This came together so well...and I love how you cut the window...
just gorgeous!
Love getting to know more about you...
you are just such a Doll...
in all ways.

Jessica Wekenman said...

I love how you used the negative of the die to frame the trees! The colors and embossing are so beautiful, too! Just a gorgeous card!

Jen Carter said...

This card turned out beautifully! I don't know what you orginally intended but this one looks great! Love the impression plate with the trees and the twine too, gives it such an outdoorsy feel!

Otter Hill Designs said...

What a great card - bit of a masculine feel. Love it.

Mad for Paper said...

This is stunning. I love the trees peeking thru the die cut.
TFS
Ang

C Stephens said...

Beautiful card Sara. I love the poppy & white combination - it is striking.

honugurl16 said...

Let's start with the impression plate. Great choice! The way you framed the trees. Inspiring and beautiful. The twine. Perfect. The button. Perfect balance. I really, really love the card. I also love the distressing.

Darla said...

Beautiful job on your card, LOVE how you layered and framed your trees!

leish said...

Ah! Another teacher! Woot! Sara, I've been loving all your cards, and this one is no exception. It's haunting beautiful. It reminds me of the trees in Colorado! Amazing.

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Really beautiful card. Love the distressing on white card.

The Paper Parade said...

Well I love how your second attempt turned out...its very sophisticated looking :) It has been fun getting to know all of you, and you're right, there are a lot of teachers...and people with a connection to Hawaii!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I love this card Sara Mac! Colours are great and the design is really cool. I also really love the idea for the Hop theme too - how clever!

Nancy L. said...

love your card and the idea of die cutting with those dies!

Kara said...

beautiful card!! i would love to go to Hawaii someday!

Suzanne said...

Hi Sara, I love the frame and how you ran it through the Woodgrain IP first. It's beautiful! I really like the tag that you fed the twine through - lovely!!

Helen F. said...

Sara, your card is simply gorgeous! Love how you framed the tree image and the embossed wood grain is so perfect! Mahalo for this inspiration!

Kristin said...

First, TTT is one of my fave sets (I just stopped listing them on my post, lol!) and you've done a drop dead amazing job with this card!! It is stunning!

Second, Indiana??? My best friends (well, the husband) is the BCM Director at Purdue. (has been since '02) We were just there at Christmas! Small world!

christy compton hall said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card!! I'm always in awe of TTT and you did it up so nicely! The wood grain in white is such a unique touch.

How perfect for your kids that you get to work at home, but I bet the HS math teacher's never left you :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Stunning card Sara, love those trees stamped on the red, and peeking through the wood grain panel!!

Sara P said...

Through the Trees is my all time favorite PTI set. I love how you used it on your card.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Beautiful! I love "Through the Trees" - it is on my miles long PTI wish list! TFS. :)

Linda Friend said...

Love the window. Great card

Michelle said...

I don't know what you had in mind, but what you made is beautiful! I love how you framed the trees with a woodgrain panel. The Pure Poppy really pops against the white. It's been so nice getting to know you better, Sara. I'm really glad you became a part of the Dolls!

~Laurie said...

Gorgeous and classy! I love this technique! The trees in the window! So clever!

Kathy Mc said...

Besides the blog hop, I snooped around to see your other recent posts. Love your style. Your TTT card with the white woodgrain impression showcasing the white trees on red is stunning. That stamp set is on my wish list, too, and I'm just starting to understand why everyone raves about PTI. Perfectly soothing card appropriate for many situations!

Isabel Z said...

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!

Amy said...

Hi Sara! I'm so glad that you joined the Dolls this year! OK, now onto discussing this gorgeous card of yours. Your impression=flawless. Your layout=awesome. The button placement=perfect. This card makes me want to go right now and put the tree set in my cart! (I really can't believe I haven't already) This is a great sympathy/thinking of you card....Beautiful job!

Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful!! I like how it ended up even if it wasn't the orginal plan!! Thanks for sharing!!

Laurie said...

Sara this is so pretty! I love that woodgrain IP! And the colors you used are awesome! So glad you joined the Dolls! :)

Nadine said...

Beautiful card Sara! Love the red and white together along with the woodgrain! I didn't realize you were a math teacher before. That was my worst subject in school, lol! I could have used your help!

Ree Donnelly said...

Wow, such a simple, yet stunning card. I love this!!

Jill said...

Sara, your card is so striking with the white woodgrain framing the red trees--makes me think of a brilliant sunset! Just gorgeous!

Eva said...

Awesome use of the mat stack...great way to frame your trees. great card!

Dana said...

Sara I had no idea you used to teach math to HS kids. Love learning things like that about you!
This is truly a unique and clever card. The woodgrain IP highlights the subtle stamped image so well.

Cathy Weber said...

The window with the through the trees stamp peeking through was a great idea for a card. Love the Pure poppy and Fresh snow too. I have to say those baby cards in girl and boy versions on your blog was spectacular too.

Rochelle said...

What an elegant card!

Sue Ann said...

What a beautiful card Sara~~ I love the image through the mat stack opening ....... and the twine is the perfect pair to the impression plate and the image. Beautiful creation!!!