Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Create Along With Us - October 2015

Hello friends.  It's release week at Papertrey Ink, so that means it's time for Create Along With Us.  I have been absolutely blown away by all the inspiration this month at PTI, but one that really caught my eye was the small (4Bar size - 4 7/8 x 3 1/2) set of thank you notes Lizzie Jones made using the new Fair Isle Borders stamp set.  I don't know if it was the size, the stamping, the colors...I just know I loved the whole set, and could definitely use some thank you notes to have on hand after holiday gift giving.  Obviously not having this new stamp set, I turned to Fair Isle Motifs, and absolutely love what I came up with.  Take a look:


I changed up the colors from Lizzie's, and used Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, and Pure Poppy, and then just had fun creating with the different stamps in this set.  Here's closer up views:



My "thank you's" are all from Keep it Simple: Thank You.  And I made matching envelopes too:


And because 4 wasn't enough and because Darnell challenged me, I made a 5th one using the Plaid Builders:


I had only used this set for stripes so far (only had this set for almost a year now...how sad is that??!!), so Darnell challenged me to use the set for what it was intended for...thanks Darnell!!  I kept with the same colors and now it looks like it belongs with my set. :0)

Here's Lizzie's set of cards:

Christmas Thank You Notes Full Set

 You can check out all the inspiration from the design team members and the others playing along with this challenge right HERE.

And because this post doesn't have enough pictures already, I'll leave you with a couple more that are sure to make you smile:





 

 
My mom, daughter Caitlin, and I took my granddaughter Addy to a petting zoo and pumpkin farm yesterday and had SO much fun watching everything through her eyes!  Grandkids are simply one of God's sweetest gifts, aren't they?!!! :0)
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)


22 comments:

  1. I love the colors you used to make the beautifully patterned thank you cards, Marcia! Little Addy steals the show though. That picture of her in the giant chair makes me think of Lily Tomlin's Edith Ann. Am I dating myself or what??

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  2. Stunning note cards Marcia! I was torn between casing Lizzie or Dawn and I choose Dawn. I just may have to make a few of these thank you cards to send out to the people who came to my wedding reception...

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  3. Oh I forgot to mention that your granddaughter is simply adorable! She sure looks like she had a lot of fun at the petting zoo...

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  4. I love your take on Lizzie's thank you notes. They are gorgeous! I love the pattern layouts you put together. A great set of thank yous. Even your plaid thank you that Darnell challenged you on turned out perfect! Love them all! And of course you realize Addy has out-shined your cards, once again:) She is growing up so fast!

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  5. Just too much inspiration to pick only one, isn't it? Loved Lizzie's note cards, you did amazing with your set! Colors, size and stamping simply great!!! Your granddaughter is a beauty. Love the pix, especially the bold laughing at the goat! No fear, just sheer joy!

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  6. I would buy this set of thank you note cards if I saw them in a store. You did a fab job, Marcia! This is not a "just for a challenge" project, these should be used in real life :) Jealous of your granddaughter. I have four grandsons and the youngest is 4 going on 10. No babies left :(

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  7. Marcia, your cards are absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and everything about them. And that Addie is just too precious....

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  8. Sorry, I could have sworn I saw it spelled ie instead of Addy.

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  9. Love your great card set! And what a cutie!

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  10. I love your cards, Marcia! The colors and designs you created are wonderful! Great job with the plaid! Addy is so adorable and so glad your mom was able to be there too!

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  11. Excellent job on your cards! That is either one tiny little adorable baby or one giant chair! Such a sweet little munchkin! :)

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  12. You should be SO proud of yourself, Marcia! That plaid is perfection. Period! And the other cards are all mwah! I love each design and especially love that you used different thank you fonts for each one to give them even more individuality and pizzazziness!! If Lizzie doesn't write and tell you so, I'll tell you for her: your CASE set rocks!!

    And Addy! Oh, my goodness, yes, grandchildren are the best! In fact, I don't think they are one of God's sweetest gifts, I think they are THE sweetest gift! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy because I can tell you from personal experience that you will turn around in a circle and she will suddenly be ten going on eleven!! The one of her with those darling goats who think Addy is one of them is too precious! That one needs a frame!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Fantastic collection of card Marcia! All the stamping looks outstanding! Great photos too! So very darling!

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  14. Love the colors you used on your cards, Marcia! The are great CAS cards. And that granddaughter of yours is just too precious.

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  15. Your notecard set is fantastic, Marcia! Those motifs look absolutely fabulous in the colors you chose. Thank you so much for playing along with this month's challenge and for sharing your beautiful work with the rest of us!

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  16. Wonderful,set of cards! Love your colour scheme! And I love the joy we see in your granddaughter's eyes, too!

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  17. what a great set of cards! I love how they are all different, but go together :)

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  18. I bought that set for after Christmas thank you as well! Love the colors you chose. Awesome set of cards!

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  19. I agree with you, Marcia, so much inspiration this month. I simply love your set of note cards, your designs are all perfect for Holiday thank you notes! Oh My Gosh, Addy is beautiful!. Love these precious photos :-)

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  20. Marcia, the "Thank You" cards are perfect! Love the different versions! Your grandchild is so precious...love those precious photos! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  21. A great take on Lizzie's thank you set! I really like yours too!!

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