I am going to have 2 posts to share today! Lots going on over the next 2 weeks in the design team world! I better get my butt in gear. The good thing for reader’s is you will most likely get MORE to view here than usual some days. Lot’s of amazing releases too. I feel bad for your wallet’s!

Today is like a mini-design team reveal.

If you want to see the PTI Design Team samples, with Nichole’s ROCKIN Anniversary set-Simple Little Things, then just click on this ——>LINK<—-. I find browsing the gallery confusing at times, so just be sure to click on EACH design team member’s folder, and you can view their creations with the set.

I will always post my samples to my blog as well. I am sure the other designer’s will do the same. You can find links to their blogs, on my sidebar underPapertrey Ink.I recently added design team member’s under team categories, that way when I post peeks of releases, you can quickly be linked to other team member’s if you need a little push of enable-ment (is that a word?).

Now BEFORE I share these samples, I have to tell you this set is NOT available for purchase! It is an exclusive set, that customer’s earned.  It was one of the rewards, offered by Papertrey Ink, when you purchased 12 or more sets, during that last year Feb 07-Feb 08.


If you didn’t earn this set, do not worry!  We are presenting this promotion again this year!  You have from February 15. 2008 through February 15th, 2009 to purchase 12 sets and earn the 2008 Limited Edition Anniversary set!  If you have any questions about any of this, just contact Customer Service!

Make sure you visit her today-HERE. Her samples are KILLER!

Now for my 2 samples. I will definitely be using this set MORE! But I had so many other obligations, including my 16 samples for the PTI release, that I only got 2 done :C

I have to say I was SHOCKED with how many awesome images there were, and the plethora of sentiments! WOW! It was a FREE set! I would have purchased it, in a heartbeat!

Anyway-here we go.

Oriental Inspiration

oriental-thanks-so-much-pti.jpg I have no idea what it is, but anytime I see this image, I feel it has an Oriental feel with the pink & brown. Sort of like a Chinese cherry blossom. Anyway-that is just my thought here.

I made this to be like a panel at the bottom. The left half is paper pierced. I just loved the circles! LOL! My pink layer, had the edges around it, dry embossed. Looks better in person. You know how much I love popping out circles. I couldn’t help myself.

The scallop border, at the top of the card, to me was like the flowers in the image. It is a new border punch, by Fiskars. I purchased mine at Target.

This card uses the sweet blush from PTI, and chocolate chip from SU! Lots of circle punches. I got a larger punch from Fiskars, which mats the largest SU! circle punch, which is awesome, because I have been looking for one forever! Sometimes you need a bigger circle.

I colored in the flower’s with my singlo gel pen.

The ribbon is the sweet blush twill. The twill is my favorite!!!

Java Blue


Now for those you you familar with Vera Bradley, you may recognize my source of inspiration! Those of you who are not, I figured I would share the pattern with you. You can see I used the colors, and was also inspired by the pattern. I even added some white dots, like in the bag fabric.

10610.jpg This is a handbag, from Very Bradley, using the Java Blue. This bag is the Sherry style, and I bought it for a friends daughter, for her birthday! I love the pattern and colors, so to me, this image from Papertrey Ink, was very similar. See you really can get inspired ANYWHERE!

Now to wrap this gift I went on toe create a bag with matching card. It was also inspired by the gift.

Here is the bag I made to hole the handbag.

ally-bday-bag.jpg Sorry that it was difficult to get a good photo.

As you can see the colors are very similar. I just covered a portion of a simple brown, handled bag. I used some Scenic Route paper, some Rub-On’s by Stampin Up!, and a large Prima Flower. The chipboard number is also by Scenic Route. Since she was turning the BIG 10 I felt it should be highlighted. That is a big birthday! DOUBLE DIGITS!!

Here is the card, that went with the gift.

ally-b-day-card.jpg I used Kraft cardstock, and the same rub-on’s and layout as the bag. I had to add a butterfly (Butterfly Kisses), since it represented to me, a little girl morphing into a young lady!

The butterfly was stamped on glossy white, then color was sponged on. I love that effect with this image.

I used paper punches, to create my flower.

Now I did not realize my rub-on’s got rubbed off till I edited this photo! I am SOOO bummed. So here is a FYI-Make sure you rub, those rub-on really well, and be careful when handling items with them! GEESH! I obviously rubbed some off. That is so embarrassing.

Oh well. Too late now! I think its neat you can gain so much from ONE piece of inspiration. I can’t tell you how stressed I was about making a 10 yo b-day card/bag! I wanted it to be geared towards an older girl, so nothing “little girl”, yet still be fun and funky. I think I achieved it in the end.

So I hope you enjoyed today’s post, as well as the samples from the DT.

I’ll be right back with ANOTHER post, so stay tuned!