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Blog Hoppin with Papertrey!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010




My first Blog Hop--I'm so excited!! (and I don't know what I'm doing!)

The idea this month is to pick a Papertrey designer and a favorite project of theirs, and give it your own unique little twist. And first of all...this challenge is a quick reminder of just how good those designers are. Trying to emulate an artist lets you know why THEY are THE artist!! So my hat goes off to each and every one of them for beautiful, balanced, colorful, inspiring projects...day after day, week after week, all year long! I so look forward to release week at http://www.papertreyink.com/ each month for some of the absolute best in stamping and crafting inspiration.

The designer I keep going back to, (several times a week, just to check...no pressure Betsy) is Betsy Veldman. You can find her here...http://scrapbookgirl.typepad.com/paper-scissors-and-superh/ (I know...like you hoppers don't already know.) I LOVE...1. her vintage take on most projects, 2. her knack at pulling bright colors together and softening them to make them look like the BELONG together, 3. her use of die cuts and elements that make each and every project unique, and 4. her use of detail, detail, detail...I just never know what to expect, but am never disappointed. Oh, and can't forget number 5!!... I think she really is a sweetie! (Thanks again for the linking help Betsy...here I am!)

It was hard to pick a single project but I chose one from her Butterfly Dreams post. I am so, so sorry but I have tried everything I know and cannot get the picture placed here on my post. The post is from Feb. 9th, Seeing Spots and Butterfly Dreams. Such a pretty but simple looking card...I apologize that I cannot show it. I loved the way Betsy layered different strips from the scallop border, and stitched it at the top edge...such a pretty look. She used the Butterfly Dreams stamp set and the butterfly die cut (which I don't yet have). I'm really loving butterflies lately too, so I though this project would be fun to work with. When I started the card, I hadn't received my new Pretty Pastel papers, (just got them yesterday, before I finished today) so I used Background Basics: Retro to create my layered borders. I used another border punch, as I'm patiently waiting for the scallop borders to come back in stock. I almost feel silly showing my completed card, knowing it's being compared to BETSY'S!! But here it is...BE NICE!!


Hope I've not embarrassed you, Betsy, with the result of what I've gained from you in the last few months. I'm for sure a work-in-progress! Thanks again, to you and the ALL the girls for sharing your talent and inspiration!

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI), kraft (Paper Studio)

Paper: Pretty Pastels (PTI) plaid paper (?)

Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Orange Zest, Fresh Snow (PTI)

Wheat Versa Magic

Punches: (butterflies) Paper Studio, Martha Stewart, (border) Fiskars, Spellbinders Labels 4 Die

Stamps: Paper Studio and Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics: Retro, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)

Other: Aqua Mist ribbon (PTI), Prisma glitter, pearls and rinestones (?)








37 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! I just love all the layers on the tag!! Great job with the challenge!

    ♥Lea

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  2. This card is so detailed and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful card! Congrats on your first hop!

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  4. Firstly, I love how you took the time to write out what you liked about Betsy. Very sweet.
    Secondly, you card blew me away! I think you have her knack for soft colors, and multiple patterns down pat! Just lovely.

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  5. Wow, your card is just to DIE for!!!!!!!!

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  6. OOOOHHH Aunt Geri, this one is really, really pretty! I love it!

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  7. Welcome to the hop!! Beautiful case!!

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  8. Your card is just GORGEOUS!! I'm sure Betsy would love this and be very proud of your interpretation of her work :)

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  9. Your take is wonderful. And all those lovely details are definitely Betsy!

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  10. love your beautiful card & all the details. TFS!

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  11. What a fun and unique layout, great job with Betsy's style!

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  12. WOWZA - if this embarrasses you, I should definitely go take my card down!!! It's fantabulous!!! I'm too intimidated to do Betsy's style!

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  13. Welcome to the Blog Hop! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. So pretty, love the glittered butterfly!

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  15. love the sewing on the plaid paper

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  16. Such a beautiful card! You did a great job with all the pretty layers and papers! :)

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  17. It is my first blog hop too! And I used Betsey for inspiration too! And I cant wait to get those butterfly die cuts and scallops too! But I gotta disagree with you on being embarrased! Hellooo! It is amazing! I love Everything about it!

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  18. Geri, your card looks gorgeous!! It's one of my favorites from the hop this month :) Love all the colorful stamped layers!

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  19. Congratulations on your first blog hop! I am a newbie too and hope to see you at many more to come. Great balls of fire! Your cards is breathtaking! And the details! Scrumptious...I won't eat it, but my eyes think it is a treat. I can't wait to feast on more delights on your blog later.

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  20. Oh.my.gosh so GORGEOUS!! Im sure Betsy would be so proud of this as you should be! It's simply stunning, your attention to detail, use of colors, and layering is wonderful. I adore this card!

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  21. You did a wonderful job! I like the softness of it and the many detailed layers. Beautiful

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  22. How Geri of you!!! You made an AWESOME card and your attention to the details are magnificent, as always. Twenty-three comments, that's TERRIFIC!! You're on your way!

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  23. Wow, all the little details make this card just stunning! Great job!

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  24. Wow- this is GREAT! I love all your details, especially the ruched ribbon with the pearls. Gonna save this one for inspiration for me!

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  25. Beautiful! So many gorgeous things going on. Love,love, love the butterfly! Welcome to the Hop. Looking forward to many more! (Stop in the forum before the next one and members will be happy to help you with getting the photo in.)

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  26. Oh my, your card is so gorgeous-love it! You did a marvelous job with all the details--I'm sure Betsy would be proud!

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  27. This card is stunning! What a wonderful tribute to Betsy.

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  28. Love the complexities of your card. So many great elements. Congrats on your first blog hop. It was my first one, too.

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  29. So pretty!I can see the inspiration!

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  30. Thank you for your kind words! And your card?? Oh my, oh my, oh my. It is GORGEOUS!!! That layered diecut with all of the different scallops? I LOVE it! Seriously gorgeous. Wow!!

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  31. This is a gorgeous, gorgeous card! I totally looks like Betsy and I know she would be SO proud! It's wonderful!! ♥♥ Kay

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  32. I'm not sure what you are worried about - your card is fantabulous! Soft colors, great pattern layering, so many little details - perfect!

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  33. Your card is beautiful! Love all the details on your card. You really captured Betsy's style. Love it!

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  34. Embarassed? No way! Your card is beautiful! It's full of layers, patterns, color and embellishments just like Betsy's style but you made it all your own!

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  35. OMG!! This is gorgeous!! I love the paper you created and the border punch you used on the labels die (I've made tags with the same die!!) I will try this trick if you don't mind...this is a lovely homage and simple fantastic!!

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