September 25, 2013

papertrey september blog hop



From Nichole’s blog: The holidays are just around the corner and in any store you stumble into the aisles are decked out with new decor, including wreaths. Dig out a favorite wreath stamp set, layer small die-cuts & punches or even use unconventional materials like buttons or rhinestones to create a wreath on the front of a festive card. You can choose to make your card fall-themed, embrace the upcoming holidays or just something pretty to use for an everyday greeting.

 
I had forgotten all about the blog hop until Leigh mentioned it on the PTI forum on Monday. Thank you, Leigh. It just happened that I was working on a card that included a wreath in its design, so it seemed a good idea to actually post a picture of it on my blog.

 
This autumn blessings card is one of my monthly thinking of you type cards that I send to family and friends. They are my excuse for buying stamps and patterned paper.


Go here to see the incredible variety of creations from the talented Papertrey customers. Thanks for stopping by.

nancy

PS - I think that one of the reasons I stopped blogging is because of my frustrations with how the photographs appear on the blog. They look so much better in iPhoto. Really.

supplies:
paper:  vintage cream c/s (PTI); patterned paper from my stash
stamps:  Rustic Branches and Autumn Acorns (PTI); Happy Thanks (Hero Arts); Autumn Harvest (TPC Studio)
ink:  aqua mist dye (PTI); pumpkin pigment (MSC); pearlescent chocolate pigment (Brilliance)
dies:  turning a new leaf and LL: 1¾” circles (PTI)
extras:  tin types impression plate (PTI); gold and peach ColorShine (Heidi Swapp); sequins (Darice); enamel dots (MME); gem stickers (Paper Studio and Recollections); blue zircon and topaz gems (EK Success); gerbera daisy stickers (MSC)

23 comments:

Shay said...

Such a fun and fresh card, Nancy. I love the mix of embellishments you used to create your wreath. I also feel that way about my pictures, but don't give up on blogging!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my this is beautiful Nancy Jane!

Marybeth said...

Hi Nancy… Nice to see you post a card. This is stunning and I love it! Love the way you used those enamel dots.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love how you used the enamel dots!

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card! I like the way you embraced the challenge using enamel dots and the beautiful branch.

Renee said...

Love all the gorgeous color to this beauty...
and how great that you were working on a wreath card when you got the reminder...
that never works for me! :)

Renee said...

Love all the gorgeous color to this beauty...
and how great that you were working on a wreath card when you got the reminder...
that never works for me! :)

Joyce said...

So very pretty. I love all the embellies you added.

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful...love your card :)

Kathryn A said...

I love your wreath within a wreath! Great use of embellies!

richardbreaks said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS! Love the double wreath!

carefree creations said...

Wonderful creation! I love the home-spun feel of it! The sequin and dot wreath is such a cool idea!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a creative way to make a wreath! I love the fact that it is like 2 in one!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Welcome back, Nancy! I love your fun, funky, and on-treand wreath with the dots and sequins! Isn't that cool when a challenge or hop fits a card you are already making?!

You asked about NBUS. I put the meaning on my side bar, but I know people don't always look over there. It means "never-before-used schtuff." I started a movement, just personally, to motivate myself to use stamps and other products that were being overlooked. I don't like the clutter of leaving things out until I use them, but OTOH, if I put them away, then I sometimes forget I have them, you know? So this has helped me tremendously to reach for that NBUS and a few other people have picked up the idea and are doing the same.

Sorry this is so long, but there wasn't an email address that I could see. Hope you post again soon. Don't let the quality of the photos keep you away. We can all still appreciate the card art!!

Hugs, Darnell

Kelly Griglione said...

What a wonderful card, Nancy! Love the enamel dots you put in your wreath. I think your photos look great, don't let that stop you from posting!!!

PS. how sweet that you send "just because" cards each month. I'm sure they are so treasured!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so pretty...fabulous take on the wreath theme. So many beautiful details. Thank you for you sweet comments on my blog!

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful card for the hop!

Tonya Jastad said...

Unique and pretty! The enamel dots are great on this!

Donna Dambrot said...

This is an incredible card! Whimsical, yet CLASSY!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Live this, who said wreaths had to be made of leaves?

LEG Studios said...

What an awesome card! I love the array of goodies you have making up your wreath ... It's so fun!! Thanks so much for leaving your kind comment on my blog - it made my day! :)

Jill Norwood said...

I love the wreath you created! And so nice to send "just because" cards!

maria f. said...

What a cool and eclectic wreath!