1.25.2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's that time again...time for the PTI Blog Hop. 




This month Nichole challenged us to use stamp sets that hadn't seen ink. 


"With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions.  This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust!  Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold.  If you are in need of inspiration for your chosen set, feel free to utilize the gallery posted in the side bar of each set's sale page on our website, or go to the Previous Countdown page on Nichole's blog where each set is organized by month of release.  2011 is the year where what's old is new again!"


I'm still working with the sets I got for Christmas, so choosing a set wasn't that difficult. 


I loved all the countdown projects done with Love Lives Here. The sentiments alone had me hooked, then the cute distressed images just pushed me over the edge. I also pulled out a new-to-me die to complete this card. 








I'm pretty much smitten with this card - the first in a while that I want to hold onto instead of give away (although I think it's going to my hubby, so it won't be going far). 


Thanks for stopping by!





Supplies 
Stamps :: PTI - Love Lives Here
Ink :: PTI - Smoky Shadow, Ocean Tides
Cardstock :: PTI - Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides
Other :: PTI - Vintage Cream Twill Ribbon, Take Three Die, Love Lives Here Dies  

48 comments:

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my word, this is ADORABLE!!!! I love that set too, and I LOOOOVE how you used it with the Take 3 die! SAH-WEET!

Dani said...

Lovely!!

Audrey said...

Amy, this is such a great color combo! Perfect for the husband :)

Camilla said...

What a great work you made with this card.
I love the small houses in the windows! Very special :)

Aimes said...

I'd want to keep hold of this beauty too! Love the use of the Take 3 die!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card you did a great job, love the colors too

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is such a sweet card love the way you did the houses!!!

nancy jane said...

The houses look so sweet lined up in the windows of the Take 3 die.

Keva said...

Oh my gosh! That is so stinking cute!!! I love what you did here. Super cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE the houses placed in the 3 die cut windows! Beautiful card!

Peggysuez said...

Oh very sweet, gotta love that set. Nice job!

resmith said...

Beautiful! Love the houses in the windows

Kara said...

love this!! i just got that set in the mail today!!

Kay said...

Aack! Now I'm going to have to get that die too, just so I can do THIS! I love this card!

Jen said...

Oh my! You've done it agian! So Shabby-licious and folksy chic. I have been avoiding the trio die like the plague. After seeing your beautiful card, I can't really remember why? Thanks for that. Grrrr. *wink*

Tracey McNeely said...

This is such a cute card.

Karen said...

I absolutely love Love Lives Here and the Take Three dies works so perfectly with it! Great card!

beckynoelle said...

love love love it!

Kelly S. said...

Oh that die looks GREAT with those houses! What a sweet little card!!

Jen Carter said...

How super cute!!! Very creative!

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful card. I just got this set and only use the heart as part of my baby cards I created. I'm really excited to ink up the rest!

Terri said...

Love it! What a great use for that die! Very clever.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh so sweet....love the houses together in a row!

Nerina said...

This is SOOOOOOO beautiful! I love your colours here - and your composition is truly creative! What an absolutely lovely card!

by. Amy Schultz said...

so so cute! I love this and cant wait to play with this set!

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful!
I thought I could resist this set...but I'm seeing it so much it's making me rethink that resistance...
And love the way you used it with the Take 3 die...
Love it!

Annheidel said...

Oh, I love how you framed the little houses! Love the colors too. :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is SO adorable!

Sara Mac said...

This card looks like perfection to me! You should keep it and display it.

Amy said...

I'm thinking that I'm pretty smitten with this too! Smitten enough to buy this set! (I bought the dies but not the set). This would be perfect for a man card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such an adorable card! Love the soft color combo!

christy compton hall said...

I love it too! What a great way to use the two dies!

Karen C said...

What a lovely card! The textured background is the perfect touch!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this card! The colors are FAB and the houses ~ what can I say??!!! LOVE the canvas impression plate. I always use the other side but because of you, I'm going to have to flip it! FAB FAB card!

Christina said...

This is a fabulous design! Love the colors, those darling houses, and the simple embellishment. This hop has definitely convinced me to put this set on my wish list!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is seriously cute! I love the houses with the alternating colors, and the embossing!

Chris L.

Lorraine said...

Oh how did I miss this?! (I think I got lost hopping all over) I love your card! So clever to use the take 3 die and pop the houses into it. This is perfect! and I love the colors, too!

jen said...

I don't blame you for wanting this to stay close- it's fab!! The houses in the windows are a great detail!!!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

These houses are just darling in their little "windows"! I had resisted that set, but this card just put it on my wishlist!!

Pat said...

Like everyone else, I love the windows you created with the Take 3 die for the houses. Very inventive! I need to try this.

Linda said...

This card is so beautiful! And you chose the perfect color combo! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

Nicely done!

Stephanie said...

Amy.......I can't blame you one iota for wanting to keep this one. It's absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors the sentiment you chose, those little houses.....EVERYTHING! Just a beautiful card!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Wow! I LOVE this! What a great use of the Take Three Die! Those little houses fit in there perfectly! And I really love the color combination. Smoky Shadow is the only PTI ink color I don't have. But that will change once we get the new ink! It's understandable that you are smitten with this card...I am too!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is a darling card Amy! I love those little houses peeking out of the windows, what a great idea!

kbell said...

cute! i like how you used the Take 3 die

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you combined those two dies and made the window for this. Great colors! I'd keep this too!

Fee said...

Love it, love it, love it and the colour combo is fab.