Saturday, February 5, 2011

Favorite Papertrey Project

2010 was a year of discovery and growth for me in my crafting life. I started the year obsessed and in love with my Cricut. It was around March when I discovered Papertrey Ink. I fell in love, hard and my crafting life changed forever! Since then, I have been all about Papertrey Ink! It is their 4th Anniversary month, and I am so excited to be a part of all the action and look forward to all the fun and new product releases they have in store for us!
To kick off their month long Anniversary celebration, Papertrey Ink is holding the mecca of all contests with a prize package valued at over $700! Go here to join in all of the festivities! We were asked to pick our favorite Papertrey project from 2010. I cannot choose between two. My first every Papertrey project is so near and dear to my heart, I'd feel guilty if I left it out. I used a stamp set I purchased with my first order and combined it with my cricut:
The hot air balloons and sentiment come from the Everyday Button Bits stamp set. The sun and grassy hills come from the Country Life Cricut cartridge. The buttons are Papertrey's Pure Poppy buttons.

But, I also have another card I love and is a favorite because my style has evolved a bit since making that first card. My official favorite Papertrey project :

This card I made using the Year of Flowers: Violets. I did a little masking and coloring with my Promarkers. The card stock is Blueberry Sky, Ocean Mist, and Stampers Select White. The ink is Ocean Mist and Memento, Tuxedo Black. The centers of the flowers are from a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Big Hugs and Crafty Love,
Jess

9 comments:

Kelly S. said...

These are so great! The violet one is soooo inspiring, oh how I love that set! It was my first flower set that I have ever "loved" as stamping flowers usually scare me!! AMAZING coloring!

Pam W. said...

Both are great cards. Love the color and layers on the first one.

Monica K. said...

These are both so great, Jess! The first card is so cute, love the button balloons! And the layering on the second card is fabulous, and so is the coloring too. Wonderful cards!

Amy said...

Oh, these violets are so pretty. Very classy card.

Marlene said...

Gorgeous cards! That's what is so great about this hobby...it's so versatile, and there are so many different avenues you can take.

Susan said...

No wonder you can't decide. Those are both gorgeous!! Such a cute scene you created and the violets are sooo beautiful!

Belinda said...

Fabulous cards! :) Love the violets and all the fun layers on the first!

Jen W. said...

I love the first card! It's so bright and cheery!

christy compton hall said...

I love the balloons and the sentiment in the clouds on the first card - so cute! What a year... Cricut, and PTI? So much inspiration, so much madness :)

I saw in your profile that you like Saw - a wild child, ain'tcha?