Thursday, August 26, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #19

It's me, Michelle S. (abzzymom)!  It's my turn to host a challenge!  My goal this week is to spread the love to some neglected stamps and supplies.

I am totally addicted to Papertrey Ink! I know this because I continue to buy new stamp sets and products every month even though I have a ton of stamps that have never been inked and a bunch of supplies that have not yet been used on a project.

So, here's my challenge:  Make a card or project using 1) a stamp that has never been inked and 2) a product that is brand new and never been used.

On my card, I used a lot of things that I've never used before. I bought the Fly Away set when it was first released, but hadn't used it until now. It's an adorable set and at just $5 it's a bargain! This is also the first time I used Background Basics: Stars. I love how it matches the star that's on the back of the plane.
I have the whole Spring Rain collection, but have yet to use them. For this project, I used a button and the saddle-stitched ribbon for the first time.  Can you believe this is also the first time I used the cloud die?

I'm sure you have a stamp that needs some love and inking as well as embellishments that are just screaming for you to use them. So, look through your stash of goodies and get creative!

This challenge will be open for 3 weeks. I can't wait to see what you make!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Paper Dolls Challenge #18

Hi, it’s Anika here with another challenge for you.

I want you to find inspiration from a food container or wrapper. You can use the colors, layout or another design element from the packaging.

I used the colors from a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup as my inspiration. I also thought the ric rac looked like the edge of a peanut butter cup.

Hope you can find something in your pantry, refrigerator or freezer that will inspire you!

Thanks for playing along! ~Anika

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #17

Hello everyone!

It's my turn, Lisa host another PTPD challenge.

Dawn McVey's blog was the first blog that I visited when I discovered PTI. I loved her ability to give fresh color a shabby twist or leave fresh color combinations as they are and they just turn out wonderfully.

Dawn has provided us with this beautiful card from last months PTI release. This is packed with Dawn's style.

Here is what I came up with using Dawn's card as inspiration.

The challenge details are pretty simple.  1.  Use Dawn's card as inspiration. 2. If you have some supplies from the July release try to incorporate them in your design.  3.  Have fun!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Challenge #16

I can't believe this is our 16th challenge on our blog! Can you?  This is Lee Anne, and it's my second time to host a challenge.  I'm going to borrow a sketch from the Go-To Sketches challenge for this one.  Here's the sketch:
It's a sketch that Betsy Veldman designed for the special issue.  I thought it was a challenge because of the circle.  I hardly ever create shaped cards, so this put me out of my comfort zone.  I'm sure I could have used this as the focal point on a standard card (as can YOU), but I stayed true to the challenge.  Here's my card:

and the inside:

Play along with the sketch and post your creation below!

Papertrey Ink Supplies:
Stamps: Up, Up and Away
Paper: Aqua Mist, Stampers Select, Summer Sunrise, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Smokey Gray
Tools: Rick Rack Die, Cloud dies
Other:  brads, aquacolors, sakura stardust pen, chipboard letter, gemstones