Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PTI January Blog Hop




Hi!
PTI Blog Hop Time again! Has it  been a month already? 0-: Anyway, for those of you who are not participating, this month's challenge is "to challenge yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust!"  Well, this is the first PTI stamp set I bought (thanks Gayatri!) and somehow I've only used the sentiments though I love, love, love the cards I've seen people make with both the ballons and the kites so this was the perfect challenge for me! Don't think that the library card will ever gather dust here - it's one of my favorites -but a few weeks can seem very long (-; sometimes! I made sure I kept the colors Green, Grey and Orange so I could also enter it at the Playdate Cafe 
No more babbling; here's my card:
Have a great day, and a great blog hop, Karin


48 comments:

Tracey said...

Fantastic card Karin!!! LOVE all your yummy layers of stamping and embellishment goodness :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Keva said...

Oh, that is so sweet. I love the layout and the colors are so soft and pretty. Great card!

{Chrissie} said...

I love the layout! This is an awesome card!

lam said...

very elegant and I love the colours

Chris said...

Very pretty! The layered library cards are fantastic.

Cassie_lu said...

love the vintage feel of the balloon.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is adorable, Karin! Love how you used the library card look!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Karin! Love all the layers and that hot air balloon is stunning! Great job coloring that fabulous image!

Dani said...

Lovely!!

Terri said...

Great job. Love all the different elements!

Roula said...

I really need to get both of those stamp sets....love your card and good luck with it on both challenges! messageinapaperbox.wordpress.com

Kay said...

I love the layers and the color combo, and your balloon is just beautiful!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really pretty! Love all the beautiful layers, the pretty balloon, and the way you stamped the sentiments on the library cards!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like the distressed look of your card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. :D

Mary said...

Beautiful card and the colors are so pretty and vintage-y!

Jen Carter said...

Great vintage looking card!! Cute!

Heather Jensen said...

Totally cool. I love that the hot air balloon looks vintage stamped on that polka dot paper. :)

Kara said...

LOVE that balloon!!!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Great card!!! I love the layers and the matting..just adds so much!!!

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet and dreamy feeling! Great card!

Inkyfingers said...

Great card Karen - I love how you have stamped the balloon.
Carol

Pat said...

Love the stripes (yay for stripes!), the 2 library cards, the twine and your color palette.

Fiona said...

Love the colouring on your image Karin - and those library cards are fanstastic! Thanks for visiting the PDCC this week!

beckynoelle said...

love those library cards!

Kelly S. said...

Oh love that image on those cards...so unique! The color scheme really looks great with this soft vintage theme!

Debra said...

I like the subtle colors of this card. The layering of the library cards is fantastic.

Terri E. said...

Oh library cards. That is another uninked cutie in my stash. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so cute! I love the balloon over the library card! Great job!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such great layers and stamping, Karin! I LOVE those library cards you've created! Thank you so much for playing with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Annheidel said...

Classy card! These sets work well together.

JeanFB said...

This is positively gorgeous! You have made me "need" this balloon set!!!!

Christina said...

This is such a sweet little card! And you've reminded me that I've never inked up my Library Card! Love how you layered two of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

nancy jane said...

Great use of the colors with the pop of orange. I drool each time I see that lace. It is exquisite.

Stephanie said...

I just love how your card turned out. I would never have thought to put the balloons and the library card together.....but, wow! You really made it work. Love the whole design and the wonderful colors you used!

Ruby said...

A lovely card, great idea to use the library card with the balloons, I must get my library card out again!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your card is wonderful. I've hardly used these sets myself either. TFS!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a lovely card! Beautiful layout.

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a fun card - great use of layers. Thanks so much for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Wonderful card--I really like all your layers and angles, plus such wonderful colors!

Chris L.

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT masculine bday card! LOVE the design and the colors with that little piece of lace! I may have to CASE this one!

Amy Beth said...

Great layout - beautiful card!

Krista said...

I really like the vintagy-masculine color scheme. this card would be perfect for a number of themes, males or females and age ranges

Amy said...

Oh Karin....I love the balloon done in vintage!! this is just perfect!! I love it!

Andrea Ewen said...

Great design and awesome use of our colors, Karin! An all round beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over at the Play Date Cafe!

Linda said...

Such a pretty card. I love the sweet colors and the balloon.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is gorgeous, definitely one of my favourites! The colours work perfectly together and I love the balloon on the Library Card!

Linda said...

Fabulous card, Karin. I liked it so much, I used it as inspiration for a Get Well card I needed. Shoot, I downright copied the whole thing! I hope you don't mind. Drop by my blog. I should have it up before the end of the day. Thanks for sharing.
http://stitchesandink.blogspot.com/

Ohhh Snap said...

I love this card! Your watercolors are wonderful too, TFS!