January 25, 2014

papertrey january blog hop


Rather than explain this month’s PTI blog hop theme, I decided to rely on the expression that a picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s the picture:


Because I am in the midst of organizing and purging my paper crafting supplies, I didn’t think I’d be able to participate in the blog hop. I desperately needed a break from making difficult decisions, such as “should I keep this paper that I haven’t used in over a year or should I put it in the purge pile,” and decided to make a card. I think you’ll appreciate the irony, though. The paper that I used for this card… it came from the purge pile!


The card was inspired by this Melissa Phillips card (last in the post), the above photo collage, and an Emma’s Shoppe brad that I came across while sorting supplies.


My daughter is working on a documentary about pregnancy and has asked me to make some baby cards. One of the mom’s is expected to have her baby girl early next week, so I thought I’d go traditional with this very pink card. And it felt so very good to be using my supplies rather than just sorting them.

For a list of all the pretty pink projects, click on over to Nichole’s blog. Thanks for stopping by.

nancy

supplies:
paper:  white c/s (PTI); dots vellum (Paper Studio); silver POW! glitter paper (American Crafts); patterned paper from my purge pile
stamps: Purls of Wisdom and Simple Valentine (PTI)
ink and embossing powder:  VersaMark; silver glitter, rose and white Zing! (American Crafts)
dies:  LL: 2¼” ovals, seed packet, cover plate: hexagon and tag sale #3 (PTI)
extras:  Emma’s Shoppe brad (Crate Paper); crinkle ribbon (stash); wood veneer (Studio Calico)

36 comments:

Rea said...

Adorable baby card, sweet little details. I'm thinking you have a great purge pile.

Joni nina Andaya said...

So Pretty Nancy! Love the baby onesies :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Lovely! Thanks for tips on mentioning PTI. Unfortunately I don't have any at the moment, but working on getting some.

Marybeth said...

Nancy keep this paper its so darling! I love all the gorgeous layers on this beauty … Bet your daughter will be proud to give this one out.

Laurie Unger said...

Oh my goodness - this is wonderfully done!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very pretty Nancy! Love the vellum pocket and the silver with the pink.

Nancy said...

So sweet! I love all the gorgeous details!

Tracey McNeely said...

Nancy I laughed out loud when I saw that you used paper from the purge pile for your card!! Totally something I would do. Your card is beautiful, the crinkle ribbon is fabulous!

Crafty Kate said...

Very sweet! Love the silver embossing!

Martha said...

Nancy, this is SO adorably SWEET!
Lots of pretty details.

I can so relate to your "purge pile" comment. Ha!

A Crafty Person said...

Adorable card! I love the hexagon background.

linda cencelewski said...

Nancy, your card is absolutely darling.

Cindy H. said...

Love your card - so sweet!

Kara said...

so pretty!!

Kristii said...

What a pretty card!! Love all the layers and the bow is the perfect touch!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so stinkin' sweet...love it!

Charlene said...

Super cute!!!!

Tonya Jastad said...

Very pretty! I'm with you on the purge pile, I would totally do the same thing!

Kelly Griglione said...

Too funny, that is EXACTLY what I'm in the middle of, sorting papers to purge. You're SO RIGHT, it does get tiring making those decisions. I always think of a million different ways to use the old paper, and then think, "but I haven't used it in years so it should go" and then can't decide. Great job using your purge paper ... it's lovely! And good luck with the rest of your sorting.

Linda said...

Such a pretty, sweet baby card.

Greta said...

I absolutely love this card! I've got to make myself stop & organize my stuff before I have no space to work! Good for you working on that project, but so glad you stopped to make this inspiring card!

jen said...

I just love this!!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the layers on this card & agree it is so hard to purge papers - I have done it before and am now very picky about what comes home with me.

Diana Kreutzer said...
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Diana Kreutzer said...

Beautiful card and very funny story. Love this. And thank you so much for the heads up on the address links for my entry. Duh! I did not know how to link properly, ever, until you pointed this out.

Jeanne J said...

Oh this is so sophisticated - love the gold, vellum and beautify shabby ribbon!

Donna Bowman said...

Super sweet card! Love the heart on the onesie and that pretty bow is FAB!

Joyce said...

Such an adorable card. Good thing you didn't purge that paper.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card. Love the different textures (heat embossing, glassine, ribbon...). The white embossed motive looks darling on the little pocket.

Monika/Buzsy said...

PS: to get back to your comment... I would have used different washi tape on my card and made the background splashes darker on my card. LOL! I am a tough judge on my cards!

Manuela said...

Hello Nancy, wonderful baby card so many lovely details

Lori said...

This is such an elegant vintage style card!

Leigh Penner said...

So sweet & pretty!

Jill Norwood said...

I love your beautiful card! And that the paper came from the purge pile! I need to sort my papers so badly!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is sooooo pretty! Love how you used the hexagon die, thanks for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that the paper came from the purge pile! This is so pretty, I love the extra sparkle/texture from the hexagons, and thank you so much for the sweetest comment you left on my blog, I so appreciate it!