Midnight Quilt Mania

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PTI February Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by! This is my first time participating in Blog Hop. I'm having such a good time with all my new PTI goodies and I love spring so I have flower theme projects to share!

Stamps: Retro Backgrounds, Wise Owl, Beautiful Blooms, Just Hatched. Paper: Kraft, White, Melon Berry, New Leaf. Ink: Fresh Snow, New Leaf, Melon Berry, Chocolate Chip, Palette Noir. Accessories: Melon Berry Ribbon, corner rounder, border punch, copic markers.


Stamps: Just Hatched, Retro Backgrounds, Wise Owl, Beautiful Blooms. Ink: Melon Berry, New Leaf, Fresh Snow, Noir, Aqua Mist. Paper: Kraft, Melon Berry, White, Bitty Dots dp. Accessories: Ocean Tides twill, white ep and Vintage Button.

Both of my cards have similar main images. I thought they turned out pretty cute, considering I had a dreadful cold and felt terrible while I was stamping. If you don't like them I'll blame the cold medicine! :)

I used the new Retro Backgrounds stamps on both cards, can you see where? Probably because I'm obsessed with gardening I saw that a couple of them could be used to make garden soil. I made one using the scalloped borders and one with the straight lines. I also used the dashed lines as a background on one. The flowers were made using stamps from Wise Owl and Beautiful Blooms. I {heart} the new PTI colors this month- New Leaf and Melon Berry, plus the buttons and Bitty Dots paper. I am also catching up on other colors and I think the twill ribbon is FABULOUS! It's got such a great texture. I also think the saddle stitch is easy to work with. Don't get me wrong, I love the satin ribbons, especially with dots but find they're harder to work with. I have to get more of that twill!

Finally I have a little Spring flower seed starting kit. I plan to give this away as a door prize at our next garden club meeting. I love pink and green. To me it is a perfect spring color combination, the color of fresh new foliage and bright pink tulips. {sigh}. To get the sentiment "Bloom Where You're Planted" to fit on the tag I inked up the first half of the sentiment and stamped and then inked the rest and stamped it below. Not the easiest thing to do with such small lettering but I love being able to use it this way.
Stamps: Just Hatched, Retro Backgrounds, Wise Owl, Beautiful Blooms. Ink: Melon Berry, New Leaf, Fresh Snow, Noir, Aqua Mist. Paper: Kraft, Melon Berry, White, Bitty Dots dp. Accessories: Ocean Tides twill, white ep and Vintage Button.


I've had this little wooden basket for ever and knew that someday it would be the perfect project and I finally found it. I gave it a quick coat of white acrylic paint but not too heavy because I wanted it to look old and distressed. Then I added some "mossy" accents using PTI's New Leaf ink. The grass in the basket is cardstock run through my paper shredder. I found the buckets at Target's dollar spot months ago and was so happy that 2 fit perfectly in the basket. I poked holes in the bottom of the buckets and put a cellophane bag of potting soil in each. I made some seed packets for two of my favorite types of flowers - poppies and hollyhocks and I think it's done. :) I hope you like this project. Here's a closer look at the seed packets.

Supplies: Stamps: PTI - Just Hatched, Wedding Day, Simple Alphabet, Polkadot Basics, Limitless Labels, Beautiful Blooms, With Sympathy and Karen Foster small casual alphabet. Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Palette Noir, Gable Green and Pretty in Pink. Paper: PTI White and Raspberry Fizz and SU! Green Galore and Gable Green. Accessories: Green ribbon, tag punches, safety pink, Raspberry Fizz ribbon, vintage button, Nestabilities.

Thanks again for stopping by, I can't wait to see what everyone else has to share tonight!

21 comments:

Natasha said...

Wow! So many beautiful projects! These are all amazing!

Regan said...

omg totally amazing projects

IamDerby said...

So many cute things! Love the background on that second card.

BethieJ said...

Oh your cards and seedling starter set are just DARLING!!!!
Happy Blog Hoppen!

Stampin' Pam said...

Wowzers - you've been busy! Very cute projects and I am no officially ready for spring!!!

Jessica said...

I love all of your projects, you've been busy! Thanks for sharing!

Babies- Beth said...

Your projectgs are so cute, and you were so clever with your cards and the sets you have! Kudos!!

Chris said...

these are all fabulous! i hope you feel better soon...>"<

Lizzie Jones said...

Great work! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

You've been busy! These are beautiful, great job!

Mara... said...

That seed starter kit is SOOOO stinkin' cute! I love your cards, too. That flower stamp is awesome.

Gwen said...

wow have you been busy!!!! these are all amazing....you are an awesome paper crafter!!! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

All of these are adorable!

Cindy said...

Great creations. I peeked below and LOVE the monogrammed card you did too. That is so cute the way you 'framed' the letters. Ummmm. Another set going into my cart...

Daniela said...

Wow, awesome projects.

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them. Glad you decided to join in.

peggysue said...

Wow, you went to town creating, didn't you? This is a great set of projects, they look professional.

Marge said...

Wow, both cards are awesome & so is your seeds/basket project - very clever!!!

Kimberly said...

Is that retro backgrounds as the mulch? Super clever!

Jen Caputo said...

WOw, so many fabulous projects and so much delicious eye candy!!

ALLY said...

Gorgeous creations! Love the colour schemes you used!