Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

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Hello! This month’s PTI blog hop challenge sounded good at first, but then I remembered what happened the last time I CASEd myself…it was HARD!  My CASEd card did not turn out as well as the original and I chalked it up to the process.  When I love a card, it’s the process I love as well.  So with that in mind, I tried to enjoy the process and not get caught up in the CASEing part.  It was also hard choosing ONE favourite project, so I chose TWO (with 3 pictures) that made me smile all over again and used a lot of PTI products.  The smaller cards are the originals.

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You may recognize these next original cards…they were my entries for the October and November Blog Hops.  I just could not NOT use the woodgrain and hello friend stamps again!! I still love them :)

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Now, before you go, I hope you’ll let me share some exciting news with you :)  Have you seen the January CARDS yet?  You may just recognize the Designer of the Month {wink!}.  Oh, and I also wanted to share the gorgeous view I get to come home to every night now that we’re in the new house :)  Thanks! I look forward to viewing all the wonderful projects on the hop after work :)

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what’s in them?

{birthday wishes for you}

stamps: verve making a statement, pti happy day

ink: versafine onyx, pti melon berry

paper: pti soft stone, dotty biscotti dp, su espresso, lilybee designs head over heals

accessories: pti tag, love lives here and happy day dies, ribbon, twine and buttons, kaisercraft gems, stitching

 

{life is beautiful}

stamps: verve sunny days, ptp modern woodgrain, hello friend

ink: versafine onyx, su choc chip, pti raspberry fizz

paper: pti rustic cream, cream, su sahara sand, MME love me dp

accessories: pti friendly flower, mat stack, tag and banner dies, buttons, twine, may arts twill ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, stitching

46 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow--all these cards are wonderful! You are so talented,and it's no surprise you're featured as the designer of the month! Congratulations girl!! So happy for you!
oh . . . and what a view!! You're very blessed!

TannyP said...

That's some serious eye candy! Gorgeous job, Maureen - and CONGRATS!! Fabulous cards and I can't think of anyone more deserving! That view....oh my!!!

Lynn said...

There is my bestie! A super star in CARDS magazine and I would expect nothing else!

Wow. I've seen the view before, but WOW. I need to come! The snow capped mountains are beautiful. It's like you are sitting at a resort :)

Now...back to your card. I love your stitching and the soft color palette is absolutely beautiful!

Melisa Hunter said...

Congratulations! I need to head to Chapters and buy that issue. So exciting! Gorgeous cards! I love them as much as the originals!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations Maureen, I am on my way to Chapters as well. All of your cards are gorgeous as always. You did an awesome job of CASING yourself. Your view is spectacular, making me want to head out west again, it has been 2 years.

Ally said...

Congrats on your publication! That's fantastic, and totally deserved. ;-)

Love ALL your cards, Maureen. You have a style that just makes me want to smile every time I see a creation from you. Love the colors and patterns you use. Beautiful!

Any may I just say... TOTALLY JEALOUS of that view behind you!! ;-)

Kay said...

Wow- where to start? Congrats on being Designer of the Month, and that is one stunning view (lucky girl!)
Your cards are awesome, the CASEd ones are every bit as beautiful as the originals- gorgeous stuff!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, what a view! Congrats on being published-awesome. ;) Your cards ARE gorgeous-each with its own special feature. ;)

carol (krillsister) said...

Congratulations. Love yor cards. Each one is different. You have a fabulous view. Should be inspiring!

Inkyfingers said...

Congrats on your well deserved feature Maureen and I'm so envious of your gorgeous view. Lovely cards as usual and I love the varied stitching detail!

Amber Hight said...

Congrats Schmoopy! I'm going to have to find that magazine and frame it in my scrapbook room now, so proud of you:D Love your cards too, every single one of them!!!

Luanne said...

Yay! Congratulations Moe! Great picture of you too. You rock my friend. Love your makeover card too. I see you snuck in a little Vervy Goodness too. Love it with the Happy Day, and will do this too!! Have an awesome day. :-)

Marisa said...

That wood grain set is moving it's way up the wish list quickly thanks to you LOL! Love how you used it on the cards and your first card is yummy too :) LOVE your view!

Lisa said...

Huge congrats on your publication Maureen!

Your cards are all so full of prettiness, great work! And just look at that inspiration right outside your window...WOW!

Laura B. said...

That's so awesome, being featured in the Cards mag. Big Congrats to you!!!! I love your card, too! So perfect and so you!

Marybeth said...

All the cards are beautiful and equal to each other. Congrats on being featured in the CARDS mag. that is huge! Wonderful! Love your gorgeous view , looks like a story book picture!

Piali said...

Congrats on being Designer of the Month and New home!! Gorgeous view...enjoy!!
Beautiful cards!!!

Jean Martin said...

Fabulous cards Moe! And woohoo!!! Congrats on being Designer of the Month!!! :)

Kristen :-) said...

WOW. I am in LOVE with your layering! It keeps the eye moving and is done perfectly! Congrats on the CARDS mag! and you are correct - what a wonderful view!

Marge said...

WOW, that is a great view out your window -- LUCKY girl!!!
Your fabby layering on all your gorgeous cards is quite a lovely view too -- I'm more layering-challenged, I believe. May have to come back here to try to hone my layering skills!
Congrats too on your well-deserved Designer of the Month honors!!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful cards!

Penny said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats on designer of the month!

Joyce said...

Your cards are all gorgeous--the originals and the cased ones. And, congrats on being designer of the month. Perhaps your beautiful view is inspiring you!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very nicely done! Lovely cards. And congrats on your published card. Beautiful scene from your window too.

bjmartin said...

This time, the CASEd ones are just as fabulous as the originals!

Terrance Doxie said...

All of these are just amazing. Love the color schemes, the straight and zig zag stitching. Love how you layered the colors and patterns. Gorgeous work!

The Paper Parade said...

First of all, congrats on such a great achievement in CARDS!!!! Your view is breathtaking...I'm super jealous! And then to your cards...I love everyone of them you have showing...your cards always have so much wonderful detail.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Congratulations!! And that view is AMAZING.

Your cards are beautiful, and I am insanely envious of your bow-tying abilities!!

victoria h said...

Gorgeous cards with lots of yummy layering. Congrats on being published.

JJ Bolton said...

You really have a knack for layering! And I love the colors you choose for your cards! Congrats on the DOTM!

Linda Monroe said...

Congratulations on being the designer of the month. I have this magazine and will look closely at all your creations. Also, love the view from your new home.

Lisa said...

Beautiful projects!!!! Loving the colour combos, and the simple design that is so easily interchangeable!!! Awesome!

Suzanne Russell said...

Maureen, all of your cards are just delightful! Why EVER not use Modern Wood Mats and Hello Friend?!? The new 2012 version is just as wonderful-as good as the view from your new home! Oh My...and such a great spread in Cards magazine. You must be a very happy lady about now. Congratulations on everything!!

Mindy said...

Wow, beautiful work!

Pendra said...

All your cards are amazing! I am just getting started into stamping and cardmaking and PTI... love all their stamps and dies and your cards really show off their products soooooo beautifully! And congrats on "Card" magazine... can't wait for mine to come in the mail to see more of your beautiful cards!
Crafty Hugs from your newest follower,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Andrea M said...

First of all Moe, this is one AMAZING card! Stunning combination of colors and textures! LOVE the whimsical stitching and the beautiful layers! GORGEOUS!
Secondly, HUGE CONGRATS girl! I have to pick up that issue - AWESOME!
Thirdly, that view is INCREDIBLE! WoWzAs!

Kelly S. said...

I am drooling...over the cards AND that amazing view, WOW! Congratulations on your CARDS feature! So deserved, you have a wonderful style, Maureen!

Terri said...

They are all great. Congratulations on being featured in CARDS magazine too!

Chunyuan said...

love all the versions. Congrats on being the designer in CARDS magazine.

Kristii said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!! I love each and every one!! Congrats on the Cards Feature!! What an honor!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats!! Well deserved recognition there~ Gosh your view is amazing!

Nasir said...

All of these designs are indeed very pretty.

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Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are amazing, Moe! I love your cards, your view, and congrats on the CARDS feature! I buried the magazine and haven't looked at it yet but will find it tonight when I get home! Way to go!!

Laura said...

So awesome, to be a guest designer! Congratulations on that as well as the new house:) Very nice card designs, love them.

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh Moe- that is awesome news- congrats!

The few is fabulous- I might like it more in the summer...tee hee.

Heidi

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Congrats on your feature and the stunning view you have out of your window!

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