Wednesday, March 25, 2009

PTI March Blog Hop


I can't believe it is PTI blog hop time again. The 25th really sneaks up on me. Here are the details for this months challenge:

Background building sets have rapidly become one of Papertrey's signature traits. For this month's Blog Hop, we want to see all of your very best backgrounds. They can be multi-colored or monochromatic. Simple or elegantly detailed. They can be created with a set originated for that purpose or a reinvention of images that were not. Be sure to include a separate photo of your completed background BEFORE you add it to your project so we can see it in all its glory! (From Papertrey Ink website)

So, I was one of the unfortunate ones who did not get Guidelines 2, before it sold out on release night. I was so bummed!! I can't wait to see what everyone did with this set. Mine is finally on its way. I was able to get one Tuesday morning! Anyway, I used Background Basics:Retro and Simple Little Things for my background paper and let me tell you this challenge did not come easy for me!! (I guess that's why they call it a challenge!! {wink}
I made 3 backgrounds, but only one card! I just couldn't pull these cards together. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!

Here is my paper:



Here is my card:


Supplies:
stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Simple Little Things, Birthday Basics, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
paper: Kraft, Ocean Tides (PTI)
ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Other: Flowers (Prima and Making Memories), buttons (white-PTI) unknown, hemp cord, sewing machine, thread


Thanks for stopping by!
Melanie

41 comments:

  1. oooh that is fabulous - i love the combo of colours!!

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  2. I LOVE this card! The colors are so calming and the layout and embellishments are just lovely!

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  3. Melanie your card is BEAUTIFUL ~ love your color combo!!!

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  4. Love love LOVE it! and I love your music too!! Love Kraft and Ocean Tides together!

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  5. Very elegant! I love your color combination.

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  6. what a fabulous card. great colors and I love the design. that big circle with those buttons is great! tFS!

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  7. This is beautiful, such great colors!

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  8. gorgeous!!! nice colors! & a different design.

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  9. Love your use of kraft paper. You rocked the background challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  10. This card is sooo cool! Very nice job I really like the flower.

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  11. Very pretty! I love the soft colors and the buttons are the perfect embellishment.

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  12. This card makes me want to go the the beach and relax! I love how you bordered a portion of your circle with buttons and the flower. SO pretty!

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  13. I love this! Fantastic color combo!

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  14. Wow, this is a great background! wish we could see the ohters, lol!

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  15. Well, if this was difficult for you, I would never know! The background looks great and unique (haven't seen another like it!) and your card came out fab! Maybe you'll post the other backgrounds another time? :>

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  16. Your card is beautiful! Love that backgound. I guess we were shopping together Tuesday morning!

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  17. You did a great job with the BG - and I love the card you designed - who needs more than one when the one is as stunning and unique as this!! Great job - TFS.

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  18. Oh, this is beautiful! You don't G2!

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  19. Love it, the buttons around the circle is totaly cute!

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  20. Great design elements & great color combo; just beautiful!!!

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  21. this is beautiful. I really like the color scheme and layout

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  22. So pretty. I love the color combo.

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  23. So pretty - love the color combo

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  24. Wonderful back ground! Love the soft and delicate feel you got with your colour scheme! Awesome card!

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  25. Stunning color combination. Wonderful card.

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  26. Beautiful card! Love your background!

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  27. this is so lovely! love those colors together :)

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  28. Background is great! I'll have to keep that color combo in mind -would be great for a masculine card too.

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  29. Beautiful color combination and the flower grabs your attention!

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  30. Melanie, I love the design of your BG paper! And that flower on your card is so eye-catching!

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  31. Love the colors and the beautiful simplicity of the BG!

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  32. I love your soothing color scheme! Thanks so much for sharing!

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