Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August PTI Blog Hop

Happy 25th PTI fans! I love the PTI blog hop because its so fun to see how everyone interprets the challenge and latest stamp sets. And I love how the PTI fans are so supportive of each other with sweet comments.

This month, the theme was all about Fall. (You can read about the Blog Hop here.) To me, fall is all about the leaves changing. In NC, we get some spectacular fall leaves - especially in the mountains of our state. If you can ever make it out to the Blue Ridge Parkway this time of year, I highly recommend it! This card is inspired by those fall leaves ...
I stamped some In Bloom leaves onto Bitty Box paper and then smooshed them into some Scarlet Jewel ink to get more of that changing leaves color feel. I cut them out and made a leaf bouquet. I stamped a sentiment from the Vintage Picnic Sentiments set and did a little masking to make it into two lines so it would fit where I wanted it to go.

Well, that is about it for now. I officially survived the first day of school today, which is a relief as I am teaching a different high school this year. I always feel better about a coming school year once I get over the hump of that first day! :-) But now I am exhausted, so I will be headed to bed very soon! LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: In Bloom, Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Ink: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Palette Noir Black
Paper: Kraft card stock; Bitty Box paper (Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss)
Accessories: foam tape; Fiskars Upper Crest punch; Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon

42 comments:

  1. Glad you survived your first day of school.

    Love the leaves, great job!

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  2. Love the cluster of leaves - it's like they've been gathered and tied like beautiful flowers!
    Aimes
    x

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  3. Lovely lovely card - I do like the touch of scarlet - great idea to add that touch - beautiful layout and perfect bow!!!

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  4. Love the color combo and your layout! beautiful!

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  5. What a great bow and color combo! You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  6. Yep, great colors & layout!!! Love it!!!

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  7. Very cute! I love the leaf bouquet!

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  8. Very sweet! Love your awesome colours and the use of the bitty dots paper - I mean the box paper - geeshh !! I forget what it is called - anyway - love it!

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  9. I really like the leaves on the Kraft background. The big bow is super fun. Glad you survived the first day!!!

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  10. Great card. I hope you have a wonderful school year!

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  11. Great job, love the card, you have a great blog I have been a follower since the last blog hop!

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  12. What a great idea to use those leaves!! So pretty!!

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  13. Love how you used the Bitty Box paper!

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  14. Very cute! What a great idea!
    ~lacey
    www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

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  15. so nice...wow look at that bow

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  16. Love the touch of scarlet! So pretty!

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  17. Great idea to use the In Bloom leaves to make beautiful fall leaves. Glad your first day of school went well. We don't start until after Labor Day so I'm gearing up, but still enjoying the last couple weeks of summer break.

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  18. I never would have thought to stamp right onto the bitty box paper... Brilliant! And it's a beautiful card too! :)

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  19. hi chrissy!! i love this, it's gorgeous!! >"<

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  20. I love the position of your ribbon under the flowers... Good luck with the new school year!

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  21. That first day has got to be very nerve wracking. Glad you survived! And I hope you have lots more comments about your pretty card to read tomorrow. The touch of scarlet jewel really does help add to the spotted look of Fall leaves, neat idea.

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  22. Very pretty card! I like how you smooshed the leaves into the red ink for that subtle color! :) TFS

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  23. Great job! So different for In Bloom. Thanks for sharing especially after your first day.

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  24. Beautiful! Love the leaves stamped on DP.

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  25. Beautiful job for the blog hop Chrissy. I am happy you had a great first day of school.

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  26. I really like how you used the bitty box paper, I will have to try that!

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  27. I really like the way your leaves are laid out, and the colors are perfect for Fall!

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  28. Such a PRETTY card! Glad you survived the 1st day of school!!

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  29. yummy ribbon, makes the whole card shine, great work!

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  30. Love your leaves made out of the bitty box paper! So clever!

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  31. so very pretty... I love the sheen of this!

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  32. Love the paper piecing! Great card!

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  33. Beautiful card Chrissy! I love how you used the Scarlet ink to give the leaves more dimension.

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  34. So pretty! Love the paper pieced leaves!

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  35. Clever use of the beautiful bloom leaves! Love it

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  36. I love the leaves with the touch of scarlet. We have stayed at Little Switzerland Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall for fifteen years. I hated not knowing student's names at first, but liked the honeymoon period of those first days. Have a great year!

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  37. This is beautiful! I love the colors you used!

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  38. Chrissy, Awesome card. You are doing amazing projects with this set. Loved it.

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  39. Lovely, almost feels like you're gathering those leaves in a bow basket!

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