Thursday, February 25, 2010

My First Papertrey Blog Hop!!


Good afternoon!! Welcome to my first Papertrey Blog Hop!! After a couple of years of seeing the monthly Hops, I decided it was time to jump in and play with the Big Girls (all you talented card makers out there :) The challenge this month was to go through the Design Team Gallery and find a project that inspires us....hard and easy at the same time...so much inspiration!! I narrowed it down at first to my first favourite designer, Dawn McVey. I've been following her blog for a couple of years now and have seen her grow and get more famous :) Then I had to pick a favourite project!! A challenge in itself!! I decided on Dawn's tag set from last December.

I love the way she chose a colour palette and a few stamp sets and then played with paper, stamps and embellishments. So that's what I did. I chose aquamist, scarlet jewel, kraft, vintage cream and then various papers from Autumn Abundance. Since I live in Canada, I don't have any of the latest release stamps so I used a mixture of past sets for the sentiments along with my latest sets of Polka Dot Basics 2 and Top Ten. I also don't have a Cricut so I used this trick from Michelle Woerner to make tags with the Nestabilities Labels 4 dies.

I used an old embellishment tin to house the tag set and created a tag for the top that could be reused as I attached it with a thin piece of magnet :) Here are a few closeups of the tags and tin...



Dawn had attached her tag to a bag, so I did too (I recycle my Starbucks bags for gifts!!). To put my own spin on it, though, I then attached it to a card to show how versatile tags can be :)
So there you have it!! My first official PTI project!! It was so much fun playing with tags...a smaller canvas than an A2 card...it felt the same as scrapbooking an 8x8 album instead of a 12x12 one...those of you who've done that will relate :) On a last note, I'd like to thank ALL the lovely Design Members for their constant inspiration with the fabulous PTI products. I am in awe of you everyday :) Thanks for visiting today...enjoy the rest of the Hop!!



{Gift Tag Set Supplies}
Stamps: PTI Top Ten Additions, Signature Greetings, Birthday Basics, Star Prints, Mega Mixed Messages, Polka Dot Basics 2
Ink: SU choc chip, Baroque Burgundy
Paper: PTI aquamist, vintage cream, kraft, scarlet jewel, Autumn Abundance & Polka Dots dp; Making Memories Lovestruck dp
Accessories: Ek Success and Fiskars border punches; PTI satin ribbon, SU double stitch, Michaels satin ribbon, Basic Grey chipboard letters, twine, PTI buttons, gemstones, half pearls, SU slot punch, nestabilities Labels 4

{Thoughtful Card} Additional supplies...
Paper: PTI vintage cream, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird dp

50 comments:

Nancy L. said...

So cute!! Love all of them!

Laural-Lee said...

Wow Maureen! You really rocked this challenge! I like all the different sets you created! Happy hopping :)

Marisa said...

These are great, Maureen!! Truly a reflection of you with the pops of turquoise :D I had totally forgotten about using the Nestie Label 4 for tags - thanks for the reminder :D Great job on each one! You should be in this blog hop and many others :D

Just watching Martin against Sweden - he is sooo much fun to watch. Game is not over yet so hope they win!! Then on to women's hockey and some ice skating tonite. I'm not going to know what to do with all my "free time" once the Olympics are over LOL!

Janice said...

The tags are gorgeous Maureen! You definitely belong up there with the "Big Girls"!! =)

Lynn said...

Maureen, Wow! Wow! Wow! all of your tags are stunning - great job!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty project!! They are lovely! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

Anika said...

Great tags!! I love Dawn's little sets like this too!

Laura :) said...

oohh, great tags! They are all so cute. Love the one you put on the card :)

Diane said...

Way too cute! I love your tags and their great colors.

Kelly Braund said...

Super cute! Great job on all of them! And, welcome to the hop! :)

Wendy said...

Love all of the tags you made, happy 1st time at the hop too!

Lori said...

very nice tags. these always intimidate me but you make them easy and so beautifuls

resmith said...

Such wonderful tags!!!

Melisa Hunter said...

I my gosh! These are fabulous! Love the colour combos and all the details!

Karen said...

These are all great!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh WOW, your tags are FABULOUS! Great job!

Gayatri said...

WOW! WOW! your project is awesome. Great colors. I like it how you used the tag on the card. Clever idea!

Suzanne said...

fantastic job!

Lori said...

Great tags!! Good idea to have a few on hand!

Marge said...

WOW, what a fabulous job! I really like your paper/color choices!!!

Shay said...

Awesome, awesome tags! The colors and combination of patterns and accents are delightful. I can't wait to discover more delights on your blog later.

Dana said...

Gorgeous tags, Maureen!! Happy first blog hop to you, tough I should warn you that this is terrible enabling! Need an example? Thanks to you I now need more nesties :-)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey darlin'! These are just adorable. I love how you paired that Autumn paper with the light blue. I was thinking, "hey these are a really cute tag" and then you mentioned you used the Labels Four idea from me! Too funny! Oh and yep, I just ordered that border punch TODAY -I kid you not. Seriously, we have the SAME taste!! Hugs,

Phoenix said...

Sweet tags! (and yet another reason to get Nesties Labels 4) LOL!

Michelle said...

What can I say but "WOW"! I wish I was with you when you were making the tags because it looks like you had a lot of fun with them. They turned out great! Love how you used the tag on the Starbucks bag, but showed how it can be used on a card. This is your first blog hop!? I hope you participate in more. Great work!

Susan W said...

These are awesome! I'm totally inspired to make tags with my labels die AND i have one of those empty tins, too! TFS!

Julie Masse said...

Wonderful tags!! Each is so pretty and has such great detail - great job!! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Just stopping by to say thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog, and wow! I got so much inspiration. You have so many gorgeous creations! I love these tags!

Tonya said...

Your tags are fabulous and I have so enjoyed seeing something in the masculine direction! I have seen so many pretty feminine creations, this was a nice change!

Sue Ann said...

your tags are amazing!!! So beautiful!!

Cammie said...

Love the colors you used. Your tags, bag, and card are beautiful! Glad you decided to join the hop.

Lizzie Jones said...

I absolutely love your tags! So much detail and effort went into each tag, I hope the recipients know how special they are! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tammy said...

These are all FANTASTIC Maureen!! Love them all!!
And what about Joannie Rochette's Bronze win last night--what a great moment for her!! Go Canada!!

Karin said...

Wow, you went all out for your first hop! These tags are beautiful and I will have to try that trick with the Nestie myself!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these are spectacular with great accents and papers...they look awesome on the gift bag and the card! Very creative post!

Gail said...

Congrats on your first hop! These tags were terrific. Thank you for sharing!

Dana said...

*gasp* Maureen this set is incredible. I'm so impressed! You really put a lot of effort into this challenge. And you even put a tag on a card! AWESOME. Just awesome.

peggysue said...

Wow, so much detail in this project, so many tags and they are all so pretty. Happy first hop, glad you were able to come along and play.

Terri said...

Glad you were able to join us this month. Nice job on the tags. That was one of my favorite projects of Dawns too!

Taheerah said...

Brilliant, just brilliant! I love every single one of your tags, and the embellished tin you've kept them in! Perfect!!

colleenk said...

I LOVE this! Great paper choices! I love that you put the tag on the card too! I am going to have to go check out how you made the tags now. Awsome!!

Meg Sp said...

Maureen, glad you joined us. Your tags are super cute. I just love them! Great take on Dawns style.

Ginny said...

i absolutely LOVE your take on these tags--so PERFECT!

i hope lots of people stop by to see these, cause they're really wonderful--i just love seeing them all lined up in a row :D

Shiloh said...

super cute! love these tags!

Janelle said...

Great job on your first PTI Blog Hop! And, thanks for reminding me about that project of Dawn's! (Have no idea how I could've forgotten it in the first place!!) Your take on it is tremendous! Love the way you showed a tag on the top of your tin, on a gift bag, and on a card. You're right -- those tags are incredibly versatile! I think I know what I'm doing today... :)

Kay said...

Spectacular! These are all so darling and I love the shape of your tags! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! ♥♥ Kay

shelly said...

these are stunning

jen said...

Maureen, you are amazing!! Your take is so great & I love that you show the tag on the bag & also on a card!! (it would be crushing to have a friend toss that cute tag!)
Congrats on your 1st hop (mine too!) it was so fun & a great opportunity to see so much talent!
Congrats on your HUGE win on Viva la verve too! :)

Winter said...

WOW! I LOVE all of these! I really like the tag added to the card! And the colors are so pretty! :)

Brooke S said...

Love the tags you did an amazing job on the blog hop...

HUGS
BROOKE

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