Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Welcome to the Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop!!  We've been preparing for this day for some time and now it's here!  I have been a part of this blogging group for over a year now and we found each other over on the PTI forum when a call went out to start a new group.....These are a great bunch of supportive girls!  You should have visited me from Leish's blog but don't fret!  There is a list of hop participants at the end of this post!  Have fun hopping!  :)



First up, a little about me!  My name is Amy and I live in the capitol city of Topeka, Kansas.  Go State!  I am a late thirty-something wife and mother of 2 perfect kids!  :)  My son is 9 and LOVES baseball and my daughter is 5 and getting so excited to go to kindergarten round-up in a few weeks!  Where have my little ones gone?  I have been an RN for 15 years and the last 5 as a full time nephrology charge nurse in a large dialysis unit.  My days usually start at 5am and (hopefully) get off at 3:30.  You other nurses know that doesn't always happen!  Now for some PTI trivia about me:

My first PTI order:  Oct. 2008 when looking to buy a fun Halloween set to make treats with
My first PTI set(s):  Spooky Sweets, Wise Owl
My favorite PTI stamp set:  Heart Prints, Star Prints, Background sets
My favorite PTI products:  DIES, matching paper/inks/ribbon
My favorite PTI color:  Plum Pudding
My favorite PTI color combo:  Plum Pudding and Ripe Avocado

Here are the details of the hop and if you want a little more information, make sure to hop over to our blog, Papertrey Paper Dolls.  There are even prizes up for grabs so make sure to leave comments along the way as you won't know what blog the winning comment will be chosen from OR better yet, join in on our challenge!

The challenge?.............Why, PTI of course!  That's what brought all of us together right?
     1.  A PTI product that begins with "P"
     2.  A PTI product that begins with "T"
     3.  A PTI product that begins with "I"

Here is my card:



My "P" products are:  Plum Pudding buttons, ink, ribbon, pearls, polka dots
My "T" product is:  Twine
My "I" products are:  Ink and Impression Plate

I also used the Make it Monday challenge this week for my card:  Distressing!  I used my Heidi Swapp tool and my fingernail to make this little fluffy ruffle at the top of the sentiment panel and around my eggs.  I also did ink distressing around the perimeter of my card.



Now the fun begins!  Hop on over to Suzanne's blog to continue on the hop but if you got lost, here is the list of participants!

{Happy Easter. Happy Spring}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Egg Hunt, Bitty Background Blocks
Paper:  Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart
Ink:  Plum Pudding, True Black, Fresh Snow, Versamark
Misc:  White Filigree Embossing Powder, Mat Stack 4 Die, FF #7 Die, Polka Dot Basics II IP, Pastel Yellow Fun Foam, Rick Rack Die, Plum Pudding Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Button Twine, Plum Pudding and Lemon Tart buttons, Pearls (M's), Egg  Die, Distressing Tool (Heidi Swapp), Scor-Pal


42 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh what a sweet card!! I love all things PTI! Amazing how busy you are and yet you can still pull off such beautiful cards! Good to meet you, Amy and thanks for the great music while viewing your blog!

Lindsay said...

This card is so fun Amy! So much to love about it! I love learning a little bit more about you! Thanks so much for sharing.

Linda Friend said...

Love the ribbon. Great card.

Suzanne said...

Amy, this is so beautiful - I just may CASE this for my Easter card this year! I loved reading about you!! {HUGS}

Laura Isham said...

Oh my goodness how I love this card!! I am a HUGE fan of kraft, and you used it to perfection.

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! I am so fascinated by how you did the top of your card! Is it 2 pieces and the top part is distressed and then attached? I really love the little butterfly on the ribbon as an accent...that was the first thing that caught my eye! So cute!

Otter Hill Designs said...

Love Plum Pudding - I must add it to my stash.

C Stephens said...

Fun card Amy! Way to combine those challenges.

Mad for Paper said...

What a sweet card. How fun to have your Paper Dolls group.
TFS
Ang

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE this, Amy! The colors and the ribbon are fantastic!!

I'm Renee said...

FABULOUS!
As always!
Love everything about it!
I'm so glad to be a Doll with all of ya'll...
that way I can follow all of you and CASE whatever you do and you won't have me arrested for stalking...I hope.
Love getting to know more about you and your family!

honugurl16 said...

Gorgeous. I think that's the most perfect Easter card I've ever seen. It screams spring. That butterfly in the center of the ribbon is the perfect touch. I love this card.

Laurie said...

I love the butterfly in the center of the ribbon! SO cute!! This is a totally adorable card! The yellow frame looks amazing for your focal point! Love it girl! Miss you already! :)

Darla said...

Love your card and I also love the combo of Plum Pudding and Ripe Avocado! Yay for all things PTI!

leish said...

Yay, what a happy happy card! I absolutely love Easter and this card brings a smile to my face! I'm going to use this color combo on a future card, thanks!! =)

Lynn said...

Amy,
I love this especially the ribbon treatment at the top. I need to make a few Easter cards!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Beautiful colors. Lovely card.

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, what a great Easter card! Loving the colors and of course the eggs :) Thanks for sharing about yourself, also, its fun to read!

Helen F. said...

Such a sweet card - love those Easter eggs and the pretty Springy colors!

Nancy L. said...

its an adorable card!! love all the details you've added!

Kara said...

lovely!! the texture and the ribbon treatment are gorgeous!

Sara Mac said...

Oh Amy, I totally have to CASE this card. I have all these supplies but I wouldn't have thought of this. I love what you've created here! It's been great getting to know you better. My DH used to be a nephrology RN for about 15 years. He just switched to endoscopy.

christy compton hall said...

I LOVE that ribbon treatment and the sweet flower background. You're a busy mom AND nurse - wow!

Kristin said...

Your card is SO great (for BOTH challenges, lol!). Love getting to know the other dolls :-). I have so much respect for RNs- you do such a great job!! And, my ds (7) has just entered the world of baseball... I don't think our family is ready, lol. Wow! And I thought soccer and dance was a commitment- ha!

Michelle said...

You always put so much thought into your cards by adding so many little details. This card is no different. Love the tiny pearls on the egg as well as around the sentiment, the strategically well placed buttons, the twine around the butterfly, the impression on the mat stack, the inking and distressing around the edges. That's why your projects are so amazing! It was nice to learn a bit more about you. Kudos to you for starting your days at 5 a.m.! So glad to be in this group with you.

Diane Jaquay said...

oh my goodness Miss Amy, what's not to LOVE about this card?!! The cute little white background flowers stamped on the Kraft, those adorable Easter eggs framed so perfectly, and that FABULOUS ribbon treatment, topped off with a butterfly, WOWIE, love this awesome card!!!

Anne Marie said...

Amy this is awesome! SO many great details, I keep going back to make sure I saw them all. Love that perfect bow! :)

Sara P said...

So sweet and so perfect for Easter. There's something about pastels and Kraft that really catches my eye.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous color combo! Such a cheerful and cute card. TFS. :)

Katie Skiff said...

WOW...I love the white on kraft. Esp. paired with the purple!!

Kathy Mc said...

What a darling Spring/Easter card with the frame filled with eggs. Your color combo is awesome, and the ribbon & butterfly pop.

~Laurie said...

Super cute! Perfect colors and time to be thinking about Easter cards!

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!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Really love this card Amy! The colours are just so fresh and fun. Really gets me in the mood for Spring!

reeree62 said...

This card is so beautiful... I plan to CASE it for sure! Nice color combo!

Jill said...

A-dorable, Amy! Your ribbon treatment with the butterfly on top is my favorite touch, but I noticed your distressing right away and love it, especially on the eggs! What a fun idea this blog hop is!

Eva said...

The distressing with the white ink adds to much to the card...love your ribbon layers!

Cathy Weber said...

Amy, loved your card with the stamping background, those cute eggs and the ribbon. Star prints is one of my favorite sets too. Nice that you could make this card fit two challenges. Great job.

Rochelle said...

The Spring spirit is here! What a sweet card!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the layout of your cards and those great colors!

Sue Ann said...

Oh AMY this is so pretty and full of Spring goodness!!1 I love the eggs ...... and the ribbon is totally FAB!! And the cut out of the mat stack ...... SMART and I do love that butterfly as the center of the ribbon....... okay I guess that sums it up I totally love this card!!!

Susan said...

Sooo cute!! I love everything on your card! The design, the colors, the eggs framed, the cute little butterfly on the ribbon. See? Everything!!

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