Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop & Third Blog-iversary Celebration!!

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Good morning!  Welcome to my entry for the July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! Wow, it feels like I’ve spent the whole week with all of you PTI friends!  And I guess we have!  What a fun Stamp-a-faire weekend!  After an exhausting but quite enjoyable weekend, I wasn’t sure if I had it in me to make another card so soon…but I had so much fun with the Pretty Peonies stamps and dies (the dies are the BEST!) I put them to use again.  Now this card took a LONG time to make…I fiddled with the layers, sizes and colours of the peonies forEVER until I just said, “Enough!” and started gluing down! LOL  Here’s our inspiration photo :)  Thanks for visiting and on an extra special day for me!  It’s my third year of blogging!  If you want to join in the celebration…scroll down…if not, thanks for visiting and see you on the HOP!

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Well, it’s hard to believe it’s been 3 years of blogging!  I guess I’m supposed to say something profound and sentimental…but I think I do that throughout the year.  The biggest change this year was the move to the new house…and my new studio.  I feel more and more comfortable in it every day and more and more blessed that I even have it.  To celebrate, I’ve gathered a few things from the studio to offer up as an Anniversary goodie bag!IMG_5601

1 package of Bazzill Card Shoppe card stock (100lb weight)- courtesy of the fine folks over on the Bazzill Basics website!

1 package Prima fabric buttons

1 package Maya Road Organza flowers

2 pieces of lace from the Funkie Junkie

1 organza flower from the Funkie Junkie

1 small bag full of fun embellishments (Studio Calico wood veneer butterflies and tiny stars, resin flowers, mini wood clothespins, Studio Calico metal badge)

1 new W Plus 9 Folk Art Florals stamp set

2 rolls of washi tape

How does that sound?  To win, simply leave a comment below by Sunday, July 29th!  How easy is that?! LOL  I need to be able to contact the winner so if you do not have your Blogger account hooked up to your email, please leave your email in your comment or come back on Monday, July 30, to see if you’ve won.  The winner will have 3 days to contact me, otherwise I’ll pick a new name.  Thanks for celebrating with me!  YOU ALL are what I am most thankful for in this blog journey.  So today and everyday, I will quote the woman my friend Lynn met one day and say, “I am Blessed.”  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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what’s in it?

stamps: pti pretty peonies, fillable frames, signature series flower set

ink: versafine onyx, su going gray, groovy guava, rose romance, kiwi kiss, mustard, barely banana, pti berry sorbet and tea dye

paper: pti rustic white, soft stone

accessories: pti pretty peonies, fillable frame, scalloped border dies, gems

58 comments:

Kara said...

First of all...beautiful card! I had such a reaction to seeing Folk Art Florals in your blog candy that I realized, if I don't win it I'm getting it for myself! I love that set! Thanks for a chance to win!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous card, bummed I'm going to have sit out a hop, been on a roll for awhile.. fun giveaway goodies... considering my java joy goodies helped me get onto the guest May Arts team, I'm a HUGE fan of your giveaways.

Tammy said...

Okay--you're really making me want to buy that stamp set! I love how your pairing the full image with the outline image--stunning!

Congrats on 3 years of Blogging!!

Melissa said...

Your card is so beautiful and this is such a lovely giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Rhonda said...

Gee Maureen! The layers are beautiful. I'd still be fiddling. :) Happy 3rd Anniversary.

Kara Lynne said...

This card is gorgeous! You filled your card with those beautiful flowers which goes so well with your sentiment! Such a generous give away. I'm not sure if you need it, but my email is kara.pogreba@gmail.com. Happy Anniversary and may you always be blessed!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Lovely blooms!

Leigh said...

This card is stunning, Maureen! I love everything about it!
Thanks for the chance to win that fabulous prize! My email address is pennercl@mymts.net

Laura B. said...

Happy Anniversary, Maureen! Beautiful card! Love how you layered your flowers!

laughadaisy said...

Beautiful card. ;-) The Pretty Peonies are just gorgeous. And congrats on 3 years of blogging!! ;-)

Brandy Faulkner said...

Congrats on 3 years! Your card is gorgeous. All your hard work to make it was worth it.

Luanne said...

What a pretty card! Even if you fiddled with it, it worked out perfectly. Don't you love Pretty Peonies? Great sentiment too, I had to look and see what set it came from!

PatQ's Cards said...

Your card is gorgeous, and the other cards you made this weekend using this stamp set were stunning, also. Thanks for showing us such great ideas.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Congrats Maureen!!! Beautiful card~ love the way you used the peonies!

Pam W. said...

This is lovely. I love all of the layers and you can't go wrong with Pretty Peonies.

Happy blogiversary!

Natalie said...

Happy blogiversary! Hard to believe it'e been three years - time flies! Your card is beautiful - I wish I was at home so I could pull out the peonies set and make something inspired by it! :) It'll have to keep for now.

artful-notions said...

Love every element you chose. Came together beautifully.
Happy Anniversary!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Anniversary and I love all those peonies! Fantastic

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Maureen, this is so beautiful! I love all the stamped layers, and the paper layers too! You did such a great job incorporating all your details.

Happy Blog-o-versary!!!

nancy jane said...

I was relieved to read that you had trouble placing your flowers. Everything you create is wonderful so I assumed it was effortless for you. This card is absolutely stunning, Moe.

Melisa Hunter said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous, Maureen! Stunning layout and beautiful stamping. Love how you've got the outlined flowers cascading down the sides with the solid flowers popped up on front. The rhinestones make me think of dew drops on petals. Thanks for the chance to win all of these goodies. Happy Blogiversary!

craftmates said...

Beautiful card! LOve the way you used pretty peonies! - Irma

angelabranon said...

How very pretty.

Aimes said...

This card is sooooooo pretty, Diva! You've totally rocked those stamps and dies to the MAX! Those colours paired with soft stone are stunning - so calming :)
Oh how the years fly by! Seriously, 3 years already?! Well here's to many more bloggin' years and friendship ahead! Cheers! ♥
Hugs!
Duchess
x

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. I think most cards take awhile to get the placement of all the elements correctly. Join the club.
Congratulations on 3 years of blogging. I have been only doing this for a year. It is great that you have managed to keep this up.

Nancy L. said...

Beautiful card!
Happy Blogaversary! Love seeing what you create!

Kristina said...

So incredibly gorgeous, Maureen! I love how that grey panel almost looks like a window and the flowers are growing and blooming all around it. Stunning! And those little jewels add the perfect finishing touch!

Happy blogiversary! Three years? Already?! That means my three year has come and gone as well. Goodness does time fly when we're having fun! Congrats on three year and here's to three more!

Marisa said...

Your hop card is fabulous! I've been eying this set and you are making it hard to resist LOL! Love the combo of stamped and die cut images. Great take on the challenge!

Happy third blogiversary too :) Reminds me that mine is coming up soon too! Can't believe it's been 3 yeas. Cheers to another fabulous year of seeing your wonderful creations :)

Jacquie Southas said...

beautiful card - love the combination of outlined & filled in flowers

DeenaHopkins said...

Your card is beautiful - I love the outline combined with the solid image.
That giveaway is also fab! That exact WPlus9 set is on my wishlist, and i've been wanting to try the Bazzill paper! THanks for the opportunity.

carefree creations said...

Wonderful card. Love the floral stamping and smattering of bling.

Steph H said...

Beautiful card! Pretty Peonies is the perfect set to use for this theme. Just lovely. Happy Blogaversary!

Michelle said...

Maureen, all that playing around with the placement of the flowers worked, your card is gorgeous! Beautiful work. I love all the layers! Congratulations on 3 years of blogging!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Blogaversary to you. Thanks for a chance at some goodies.

Vickie Z said...

This set is on my list....ha...I'm addicted and I have such a long list!!! Love the stamped flowers in so many colors...if I tried this it would look "mashed"....yours is wonderful! Love all your SAF cards too!

Heidi said...

This set is gorgeous! Maureen, what did you use as the top white layer, the one that is distressed. Oh and I love how you "sprinkled the bling!"

Lynn said...

We are so blessed. I forgot about that...thank you for reminding me.

Now...let's chat about your card. It is STUNNING! I loved the background stamping on your card set from this weekend and wow - I adore this card. This one needs to come to me! :)

PS...I'm on page 320...

Kristii said...

Wow!!! What an amazing work of art!!! I totally love your design and the flowers and colors are perfect!! Happy Blogaversary too!!!

Charlene said...

Beautifully created!

Theresa Tyree said...

Love all the beautiful layering pieces!

Vicki said...

Love your PI card. I'm just getting started with supplies from there so I have a long way to go. I know what you mean about fussing with layers. I've spent all day on my card for the hop.

Karen B. said...

Congrats on your blog-iversary celebration! This card is absolutely lovely, the subtle layering is perfect.

Jean said...

Congrats on your three year anniversary ~ this is a lovely card ~ the peonies are just beautiful!

Glennis said...

Congratulations for your blogaversary, and thanks for the chance to win your candy

Margie said...

Great card - so lovely and summery! Congrats on your 3rd anniversary and thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful prize.

Marianne said...

Congrats on you blogaversary! I hope there will be many more to come. Happy to hear I'm not the only one who can never decide on the layers and colours to use. Ir often seems that your cards are created with little or no effort (she said with an envious sigh LOL). Thanks for a chance to win these goodies.

selina.mcginn said...

I love your blog and read it every day. It has been great to see so many cards these past few days. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Jayne said...

That Pretty Peonies set really worked well for this blog hop. Pretty card. Happy three years! stampanon at gmail dot com

Christina said...

Wowza! That is some serious stamping and die cutting, Moe! The layering is amazing.
Congrats on your blog anniversary, my friend! Wishing you many, many more years of creativity!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Gorgeous card! I just love those Pretty Peonies stamps and dies! I love all your layers and bling! Such a bright and happy, summery card! Happy Blogoversary! :)

Linda van der Velden said...

Congratulations with your blogiversairy!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Maureen. The layers of flowers are so pretty... also love the sweet butterfly! Happy anniversary! Love seeing your projects. Keep them coming! :o)

TannyP said...

HOLY DINAH! The flowers on this card are unreal! Absolutely gorgeous use of the colors, my friend :) That stamp combo is stunning. LOVE IT! The bling.....oh my! Congrats on three years :) You've definitely made this a go to inspiration spot!

The Paper Parade said...

I can't believe that that card took you forever...what is forever...like 10 min??? ;) Well however long it was, it was worth it, it turned out beautifully!

3 years?! Wow! Congrats on your blog-oversary :)

Christine said...

Contests on your new home and studio as well as on three years of blogging! Love your work and the inspiration it provides!

KimCreate said...

Congrats on 3 years! It will be 3 years for me in November.
Great candy.
Kim

Meghan said...

Congrats on your third anniversary! Hope you have many more...you're such a great inspiration!

LEG Studios said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

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