Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



For the Blog Hop this month we were challenged to ink a set that has not seen much love lately or ever.

For my first card I used Up Up and Away.  
This card is for my niece Stephanie who is really doing so well in school and received scholarships to the first 2 high schools on her list. 

WAY TO GO YOUNG LADY!!!

For my second card I used the first set I ever owned ..... 

Everyday Blessings

I love this set so much!!!!


The ink around the second kraft panel looks crazy ...... my chai tea dye was too wet.  I think I might have to redo that part :) 

Have a fun time today ...... I have 3 sick kiddies so my hopping will be between naps and noses!!
I cannot wait to see all the eye candy today and NO CALORIES!!!

xoxoxo

64 comments:

Sara Mac said...

Two great cards Sue Ann! I think Everyday Blessings was my first set too (or maybe it was Out on a Limb). Anyway, glad you got to paly and I hope the kiddos get well soon.

Keva said...

I'm not sure why I keep resisting buying Up, Up, and Away. It's clearly very cute! I really love how you put it on the kraft..I love that look. The second card is very nice..love the simplicity of it.

I hope your kids feel better soon..that stinks when the kids are sick..take care of YOU, too! :)

Kay said...

I love these! I love the impression plate you used on the first card, as well as your scalloped "grass"!

Ayana Posadas said...

These cards are gorgeous, Sue Ann! I love how you created the grass in the first one. So pretty!

Ann said...

Great cards! That first one makes me long for spring!

Lindsay said...

Lovely cards Sue Ann! That first one is so happy and makes me want warmth and sun!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love the green hills on your balloon card. Your niece will love it. And your second card is quite lovely.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Loooooove these both Sue Ann! OMG I ADORE Up, Up & Away! And totally ♥ how you used the layered scalloped border here with it, and those sweet felt clouds! And the 2nd card is gorgeous, such a classic design! Love the stitching on these too... I should do that more, but I'm always too lazy to change my thread, hah!! Loved your comment on my blog, totally made me LOL! GO STEELERS!!

Denise said...

Love, love the scalloped hills - SO cute!

All the details on your Everyday Blessing card are perfect - the stitching, the rhinestones, your ribbon treatment... FABULOUS!!

pattylt said...

Love your cards, Sue Ann. Sorry the kiddos are sick but I hope we all cheer you up! Love the card for your niece and beautiful use of Everyday Blessings. That bow and button at the top is awesome!

Angy said...

Love the stitching! Great colors and perfect details.

Christina said...

Two wonderful cards, Sue Ann! I love the scalloped border "hills" you created on the first one and those soft felt clouds. The second one is simple but so pretty!

Traveling Mama said...

These are awesome! Those scallop hills are such a great touch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are fab! Gorgeous balloons and love the scalloped grass!

Jen Carter said...

Sue Ann, these are fabulous! Love your super cute Up, Up & Away card! Your neice is going to love it! I really like the "tree tops/hills" you made with the scallops! The cross card is gorgeous! Love the bling on the tips of the cross and the ribbon treatment too!

Cristina said...

Very pretty! Love the first one especially. Those scallops are awesome.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

I am SO glad to "see" you again!!!
Oh no, sick kids! Ugh! Mine were SO fussy this morning trying to get out of the house to get my kindergartener in that I totally forgot to go load my project to PTI! I was totally ready and now am so far on the list! hehe!

I want you to know that I got to view some of your projects here on your blog and you've done some amazing projects!!! Really love all the colors you choose.

Karen C. said...

Up, Up & Away was one of the first sets I bought when I found PTI and I still enjoy seeing al the cards made from this set. Love the colour combo you used on the balloons and the green hillside is a great touch.

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. I especially like how you used scallops for the grass on the first one. Hope the kids feel better soon!

Debra said...

I adore the cross with the crystals, just a lovely , simple design. Hope your kids feel better soon!

Diane Jaquay said...

Hi Sue Ann! Love both of your cards (the scallop grass is fabby and that cross is just beautiful!) Our family has been battling some nasty tummy bugs over the past few weeks. So sorry to hear all of your little ones are sick, hope they feel better soon!

good_day1214 said...

Everything on your first card has been on my wishlist for quite some time. Your second card is so pretty. Is that an embossed background? Great job on both cards!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are both just beautiful!

Pat said...

Two great cards, Sue Ann. Love that ribbon treatment on your second card.

Melissa said...

Both are beautiful! I love the your ribbon treatment on the second one!

Tessan said...

Both your cards are wonderful, I have the first stampset and I use it all the time but everyday blessings is a set I have to put on my list.

Ted said...

Sue Ann, that "EB" card is just gorgeous and I would never have noticed what you think is a mistake... I love everything about it! :)

Rhonda said...

Love the use of the banner dies for the border. I hope your lil ones feel better soon.

Nerina said...

You always have a creative twist here!! Soooo jolly inspiring! Love the scallops in the first one - they add so much to your darling scene - and the banner border in the second one is FABULOUS!! (Loving the kraft on both too!) I'm so sorry to hear of the sickies in your house - and hope everyone will be well mended soon!! {HUGS}

Barbara said...

Two fabulous cards, Sue Ann! Especially log the balloons!

Cammie said...

Oh, Sue Ann, there are so many wonderful details on these cards!--a few of my faves--the scalloped grass, the stitched pennant, and the serene elegance of the second. I hope your little ones are feeling better soon.

Laurie said...

Hey SA! It's me LB!! Your cards are FAB! I love that UP set! So fun! Your scalloped grass is adorable! And that second card is gorgeous! I love those soft colors! Awesome job here NC friend!

ChristineCreations said...

Love the tailored aspect to your second card...really sharp looking!

Kara said...

love up up and away....you're card is beautiful...and, byt he way, i'd totally hang out with you;)!

Kelly S. said...

That cross looks so beautiful, Sue Ann! I think that the paper looks sueded with your distressing and adds to the elegance! The balloon card is so sweet with the layout and those scallopy hills! Awesome job with these sets!

Dana said...

Fabulous cards, Sue Ann!! How cool are the scalloped hills?! Oh, and the ribbon treatment on your second card is just gorgeous. Hope your kiddos get well soon :)

ashjoy said...

Congrats to your neice, that is wonderful. And beautiful cards!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are so, so beautiful....You really outdid yourself on those mountains on the first card.....Nice touch. The cross on the second is just stunning. Very lovely cards.

beckynoelle said...

very pretty :)

christy compton hall said...

Aww, I hope your kiddos are feeling better! I'm amazed you got anything done for the hop at all, let alone two amazing cards!

I've been wanting to get Up & Away w/ the dies for a LONG time and this just puts me over. Beautiful blessings card - love that ribbon detail, and there are no ink errors anywhere! It's perfect!

Pam W. said...

Two great cards. I love how you used the scallop die for the grass.

Mariah said...

Great cards...both so pretty. Hope your little ones feel better soon!

Sue Plote said...

Wow, Sue Ann! Your cards are amazing. Seriously, I don't know how you do everything you do. I can't even manage one little guy part-time. You're an inspiration, as a crafter and as a person!

Lori said...

both cards are amazing sue ann!!

Terri E. said...

Oh my this is fab! Love both cards. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda said...

Great job! These cards are terrific!

Becky Carafa said...

These are fantastic, love your scallops on the first one!

Huguenot Girl said...

Both are wonderful cards Sue Ann! Loving your scallopped hills - fab idea! Nx

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great cards! Love the first with the scalloped border, and the second is just so pretty! Hope your kids feel better soon--I've been battling the same at my house!

Chris L.

Ingrid Danvers said...

Both cards are beautiful, Sue Ann. When Up, Up & Away was released I wanted that set so badly and now....I hardly use it. Too bad, isn't it? Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy said...

Hi Sue Ann! I'm finally getting some time to sit down for this hop! I did a little last night starting at the back side of the hop.....kinda fun for a change! Seems those folks kinda get left out! Now onto your cards.....I adore your hills with scallops and the balloons and oh yeah your stitching! Can you teach me to sew? LOL Your second card is just stunning with that ribbon treatment! You caught me chuckling at the "between naps and noses" comments! Isn't that how it is sometimes though? Hope the kiddies are feeling better soon!

Amy Beth said...

I love the scene you built with the scallop "hills." Beautiful cards.

NoraAnne said...

Two beautiful CAS cards! Love the scene you created with the hot air balloon card!

cindy holshouser said...

Both of your cards are wonderful.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Leave to Sue Ann to always be the overachiever and post two cards! How you are able to do this with a new house, and three sick kids is beyond me! You're amazing! Your cards are just beautiful. Love them!

kbell said...

love both cards! great job. i like how you used the scallop die for the ground.

Katie Renz said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Curt in Carmel said...

Love, love, love these cards Sue Ann. The hot air balloons, clouds and tree tops look wonderful on the kraft background. What a perfect card for an achiever like Stephanie. Your second card is so peaceful. Love the colors and the bling on the cross. I think the ink on the edges looks great. Hope the kids are feeling better! Best, Curt

Cheryl said...

I love both cards, but I especially like the balloon one. Great idea for the "hills". So cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Ann! I have both of these sets, too, and have never used the balloons... silly me! Your cards are great, and I think I am getting very inspired on this Blog Hop! Babies- Beth

Kristii said...

Absolutely fantastic work!! I totally love the hot air balloons!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous cards Sue Ann! I actually think the more sombre Everyday Blessings card is my favourite - it just has such a sense of peace. Beautiful!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards! Love all of the textured elements you fit in on your first card.