Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink September 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Hello friends.  It's that happy time of the month again, where Papertrey Ink has their monthly blog hop challenge.  This months inspiration photo is fabulous!!

Blog Hop

And here's what I came up with:


I used the colors, greenery, pinecones, clothespin, and twine from the inspiration photo to get started and the rest just all came together...don't you just love it when a card comes together like that?!!  The "grateful" die cuts in the background are from the Counting My Blessings die set, and I sponged them with some Soft Suede ink before gluing them down to my kraft layer.  The black in the photo reminded me of chalkboard for some reason, so I cut out a bookmark tag (Basic Bookmark #3) in black, cut it down, and stamped with white pigment ink using the Alphabet Soup stamp.  I cut the bookmark tag again with white to add to the top of the black bookmark tag (like Dawn McVey did on one of her cards this last release...LOVED that look!!) and stamped my sentiment from Meadow Greens.  And of course I HAD to use my new Holiday Greens stamp and die set for my ferns and pinecones.  And my new Olive Twist ink and cardstock too.  Here's a little bit closer up view:

The fern on the Olive Twist cardstock was stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a nice little shine, and then I finished with a bit of twine and a clothespin.

This was such a fun challenge to play with and I'm feeling a lot like Heather Nichols today!  Hope you all had fun playing and hopping along too...now I need to go see what everyone else came up with!!  All the info you need to play along can be found right HERE.

Hope you'll all come back again tomorrow to see what BIRGIT,  PATTI and I have come up with for our monthly challenge using the following PTI sets:  Winter/Spring Woods, the Inspired sets, and the Forget Me Not set.  Hopefully between the 3 of us, we'll inspire you to get these sets out and see what you can come up with!  :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)


25 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful and would be well suited to men or women.

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  2. Marcia, the tag, and pinecones at the base of the tree are simply wonderful! Gorgeous layout! Love the suede look of the grateful word! Can't wait to see what you 3 are posting tomorrow!

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  3. I love the look of that text background die cut Marcia - and the dark colors on your foliage pieces - a beautiful inspired card! Julia xx

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  4. You would do Heather proud with all that kraft. Awesome card Marcia.

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  5. I love how you created that wonderful background Marcia! Great design.

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  6. You really got your Kraft on with this beauty, Marcia. Love how you incorporated so many of the bits and pieces from the inspiration photo...right down to the clothespin and twine. Lovely!

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  7. Marcia, this is gorgeous!! It's got a great collage feel to it! I'm still thinking I "need" that Alphabet Soup background stamp. Beautiful card, my friend!

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  8. Jam packed full of loveliness, Marcia! :)

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  9. Love the vintage feel and the cool background! Great design!

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  10. Love your use of the "Grateful" die! Wonderful card!

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  11. What a wonderful card and I can tell you had a lot of fun making it. You could have entered this into this week's MIM (florals on a masculine card) as well.

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  12. Oh, Marcia--this is gorgeous, with so many striking details.

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  13. Your details are absolutely fantastic on your card!

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  14. Beautiful Marcia! Love the pine cones and sprigs of pine! Happy hopping!

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  15. I agree...this was a fun challenge, and so easy to combine all of the elements! Your card is so awesome! Love the repeated background "grateful." It enhances your focal point and sentiment beautifully! Gorgeous!!

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  16. Marcia this design is just amazing! Absolutely gorgeous layers and sentiment! Cant wait to see what you girls have to share tomorrow.

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  17. This is stunning! So much gorgeous detail and a wonderful representation of the inspiration pic.

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  18. Marcia, this is simply beautiful.
    Love the fabulous design.

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  19. Beautifully done, Marcia! So many layers and texture interest:-)

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  20. Oh my goodness--one of the best cards in the hop! I love how you put all the elements together, Marcia!

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  21. What a wonderful collage! Just stunning.

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  22. Lovely layers and a fun take on the inspiration!

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  23. FANTASTIC! I love how you have all of those die cuts as your background, looks AHmazing! LOVE how you used the bookmark tag dies....may have to put them on my wish list! Beautiful creation--as always!!!

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  24. Wonderful card and the background is amazing! For last week's MIM I also did a bookmark banner inspired by Dawn. Every part of your card compliments the whole!

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