Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge


I had a bit of spare time on my hands yesterday...you know, patiently waiting for this baby to be born and all...NOT ;-)...so thought I'd make the most of it and participate in this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge...


The-Challenge
With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions.  This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust!  Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold. 2011 is the year where what's old is new again!

I decided to ink up Baby Button Bits for the first time. I haven't had this set for all that long, so it certainly wasn't dusty...but given that I'm 39+ weeks pregnant the baby theme seemed fitting to me!

This is the card that I made using this stamp set:




List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Kraft and Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Stamps: Baby Button Bits (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Accessories: 2008 Bitty Dot Basics (PTI), Hawaiian Shores Luxe Satin Ribbon (PTI), Hawaiian Shores Vintage Buttons (PTI), Book Print Impression Plate (PTI), Tag Sale #1 Die (PTI), Twine, Mounting Foam, Glue Dots and Tombow Mono Adhesive.


This little fellow was another source of inspiration for my card, isn't he handsome?! I bought him at The Teddy Bear Shop on Monday. His name is Kembell, and he is patiently sitting in the moses basket, also waiting for our new family member to make an appearance. Waiting, waiting, waiting....;-).

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and if you're an Aussie...HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!








(Blogged to: Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons, Holy Grail - Hunters and Collectors, Say it Right - Nelly Furtado and All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue).

24 comments:

Peggysuez said...

What a great color combo, the Hawaiian Shores ribbon doubled up like that looks fab!

Karen C. said...

What a sweet card. I love all the layers and the colours do make me think of a warm sunny day at the beach (right now we're knee high in snow and cold weather in Canada, so the beach is a very nice idea!!)

Paula Laird said...

Perfectly adorable! Congrats on your newest addition! Hope you don't have to wait much longer! :)

KimB said...

Hi Sam :)

love both your little teddies! The card is gorgeous - love the impressed background and the little blue heart button - just perfect! Hope you all have a lovely day.
Kim

Jo said...

Just gorgeous Sam. Hope you have a wonderful Australia Day. Hang in there :)

Karen said...

Hey you gorgeous thing - this card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the teddy bear too, however I'm just wondering.............by looking at the colour of teddys bow.......IS IT A BOY!!!??? Or maybe I am being over observant! roflol

Luv K
x

Terri E. said...

This is about as cute as it gets. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kay said...

I love everything about this- the layout, the colors, the super sweet image- I'm going to have to case this, 'cause I LOVE IT!

beckynoelle said...

too too cute! i have to make a baby card this week for my nephew who's due on friday, thanks for the inspiration!

Paula said...

Another gorgeous card Sam!! I don't know how you do it, while waiting for Thumper to arrive!! Happy Australia Day to you, my friend. Countng down with you :-)

Jen Carter said...

That heart button is just perfect on that bear!! Too cute!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

What a sweet card Sam! Love the soft lemon, blue and kraft colour combo - they look awesome together.
{{hugs}}

Diane Barnes said...

Hey Sam, Happy Aussie Day. Good to see you still hanging in there & creating too. Such a cute card. Love the teddy....& all the papertrey bits...just try to stop tempting me LOL.
Hugs Di

Leonie said...

Very cute Sam, I love the background you have used! Not long to go now, good luck with everything!!

Diane Jaquay said...

How CUTE!!!

Annheidel said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love how you used the alphabet plate. :)

Marybeth said...

what a beautiful card, you did a amazing job, and such a beautiful photo of it too.

Anonymous said...

Very cute. I need to get this stamp inky too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! I wonder who is going to be the lucky recipient of Kembell??? This card is so super cute, Sam! Hugs xxaxx

Lorraine said...

Oh so adorable! Love that bear with his valentine button and love the impressed kraft cardstock.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is adorable--I just love that little teddy bear!

Chris L.

Amy Beth said...

This is REALLY cute! I love the color combo!

Stephanie said...

I love all of the soft colors in this card. It's so adorable!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Adorable card! Love the Baby Button Bits set. Congratulations on the newest member to the family. Now the little teddy bear will keep him company.