Wednesday, March 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop

It seems like forever since I've gotten to join in on the fun for the Papertrey Ink blog hop. I was prepared this month and had my card done two days ago! How 'bout that for planning. The challenge this month was to create your own pattern paper using your PTI stamps of course. This is so easy to do with almost any set PTI has come out with. There are many sets they sell that were created just for this purpose-great customized designer paper. I went with an old stand by, Polka Dot Basics but jazzed it up a bit with some fishies from Pond Life set. I used lots of PTI colors-ocean tides, melon berry, berry sorbet, lemon tart, summer sunrise and even a little sweet blush in there. Here is my completed customized paper, before I cut it down to size.
And, dada, da, DA! Here is my finished card. It is just so bright and cheery! I can't wait to give it to my friend and neighbor on Friday for her birthday. I used Melon berry for my card base and then ran a piece of Berry Sorbet through my big shot with the Tiny Bubble embossing folder. I created the waves on my image panel with the slot punch (from SU) with some Ocean Tides cs and Soft Sky (again SU) cs. I finished the card off with some vintage buttons in melon berry, some twill ribbon and the Pond Life Sentiment, "birthday fishes"! I'm so excited to see all the other wonderful inspiration the rest of the PTI "junkies" come up with. Thanks for stopping by. See you over in the PTI forum. Hugs, Lisa

47 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! I love how you made the water and raised it and those embossed bubbles are perfect!!!

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  2. Super cute card, Lisa!! I love the waves and the textured BG. Nicely done!!

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  3. Well how cute is this? I need to break out my pond life.

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  4. Ohhh how CUTE is that card!! Love your colors! Your friend is gonna love it!!

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  5. So clever!! I love that the background paper you created is also a scene! And those waves are too cute!

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  6. Gorgeous!! I love that you used the Pond Life set too! So beautiful and colourful!

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  7. Oh, how cute!! Love the waves!

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  8. Oh, so cute! I love the buttons under the waves!

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  9. YES!!! I love it! very different from all the others!

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  10. Cute! Love your bright colors and those cute fishies!

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  11. This cards is super fun! I love the cuttlebug folder you used as well. You rocked the background challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  12. SOOOOO cute! I love those little fish!

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  13. Super duper cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    -t

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  14. What a brilliant idea, I loooove your combination of stamp sets! And the scallops are too cute!

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  15. Oooh you made pond life so CUTE! I love this idea!

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  16. This is sooo cute! I want to make one right now!!

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  17. This is the cutest thing, Lisa! I have the Pond Life set and have such a hard time using it--thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. How cute is this! great job!

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  19. So cute! I love the layering!

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  20. You rock! Love how you used an out of the box set to make a fun background! Love your raised water and the embossed background as well! :>

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  21. Too stinking cute! Love the fishies and the way you have the water.

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  22. SO cute - love the BG and the card with the scalloped "waves" is so adorable - I may have to "borrow" that idea! :-) TFS

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  23. Very creative; I've used that emb. folder for water once; love your fun colors!!!

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  24. That is sooo cute! I love the addition of the buttons!

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  25. Your fishy background is so cute! And i love how you made the waves :)

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  26. super cute and I love those waves!!

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  27. love it, i have been getting out my pond life set as well. great job

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  28. How cute is that! Great job Lisa! Love your use of the scalloped detail on the card!

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  29. Absolutley adorable Lisa!! Love how you "raised up the water" - lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  30. Oh Lisa, this is too cool! I love all the colors! One of these days I'm going to play along, one of these days.

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  31. This is so cute! It looks like official designer paper!

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  32. One of my favorite sets! I just love everything about this! :)

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  33. Oh wow! This is soooo cute! What a great way to mix up a few sets!

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  34. Amazing how the polka dots can become so dressed up! I would have never thought to make them into an underwater scene. Cute colors and great card!

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  35. So cute! I love the way you mixed in the dots and your cute little dimensional waves!

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  36. Now this is real inspiration! WOW. I haven't been able to figure out how to use pond life but you just fixed that for me! I LOVE your fishes and bubbles background! So clever of you Lisa!

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  37. Beautiful card Lisa! I love the bubbles, and the fishes, and the waves, and the colors...I guess I just love it all! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  38. Very Cute Lisa! Love those fishies, and the photo you took showing the dimension in the waves is awesome! Way to go! And OMG, I didn't even notice the awesome texture at first- so cool!

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  39. This is totally adorable! Love your background! :)

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  40. Nice job. Cool idea to put the fish and the polka dots together. I especially like the raised waves.

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