Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Missed it by that much

I wanted to get in on the Papertrey Ink blog hop today but it didn't happen what with one thing and another. I rushed and put together a card in about 10 minutes. Unfortunately I didn't get it done in time for the contest. The collection over at Nicole Heady's blog was closed at 11 EST, not CST. Time zones are so important. I was so disappointed. But I can share it with you so I will.

The challenge was:
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.
My stash of PTI stamps is limited and I haven't been stamping lately so I  could use anything. I like using images in a different way than their original designer had in mind. This lamp was an umbrella and a hot air balloon. The wall paper is the small flower in the Up, Up and Away. A bit of doily and a small piece of K & Company wood grain patterned paper make this look a bit like a scene from grandma's house.

Note to self, next time don't rush the camera work either.

Happy Crafting,


Emma said...

Great card Katie, what an ingenious way of using those stamps. I have a limited supply of PTI stamps myself and I definitely need to start thinking outside of the box to get more use out of them!

Laurel said...

I love this card and I know what you mean about rushing. I made the challenge by 3 miinutes!

Fly Girl said...

Very cute! I'd buy a box of these cards if you sold them, Katie.

Lynn Stevens said...

How creaive Katie, making the hot air ballon and umbrella into a lamp.
Sorry you did't meet the deadline but thanks for sharing with the rest of us!
husg Lynn

Fly Girl said...

Katie, what I need are cute thank you notes, do you have any designs I could look at?