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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

This isn't only my first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, but also my very first blog hop of any kind!  I am very nervous, but also very excited!  I just hope I don't disappoint.

I loved this challenge.  In fact I liked it so much that I finally got around to starting my blog!  Yep, I started this blog so I could participate in this challenge.  And, this is only my second blog post.  I hope this is the first of many challenges and blog hops in the future.

Well, enough talk and on to the project!

Oh how I LOVE the new Papertrey dies!  I happen to layer all three dies/die set that I ordered this month.  They are so easy to work with and layer so nicely.  I've seen Mat Stack 4 layered with so many other Papertrey dies on other blogs and gallery photos.  It is just so versatile!

Here is a close up of that tag I created with Mat Stack 4 and Places Please dies along with 2 of the wonderful leaf prints dies tucked behind.  I didn't order the leaf prints stamp set to go with the dies because I think that the leaf dies are so beautiful by themselves.  (But that stamp set is still on my wish list!)

The ribbon behind the tag is just some ribbon I found at Michaels in the ribbon aisle.  A great find, since I use it all the time!  The ink and paper are from a competitor since I didn't have any "fall-y" PTI card stock.  (Its on my list for next month)

One final view from slightly above.  This view shows the scalloped top a little better that I created with my Fiskar border punch.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I really had a good time with this and can't wait to continue this blog and participate in future challenges.  By the way, my husband took the pictures since my photography skills have much to be desired.  If you saw the picture in my very first blog post, you know what I mean!

Happy hopping!



Laura this is so cute! I love the border punch you used on the top! What a fun idea! TFS!

Sara Mac

Yay for you Laura! You'll be so glad you started this blog. Love the cute bag and all the dies you used. Great colors.


You did a fantastic job!!! Great colors you chose!


Very cute! Welcome to the world of blog hopping! Enjoy.

Diane Jaquay

Love the beautiful pop of color from your leaves and label, fabulous bag!!


pretty darn cute for only "10 minutes"!! (i have 3 kids under 4, so i understand)

Mona L. Pendleton

Simply darling! All the colorful leaves look great!


You did a great job using all those new dies! Love the border punch!


Great project, and welcome to the world of blog hopping (you're in trouble now- Bwaahaaa!) :)

Terri E.

Super cute! Great job on your first blog hop.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kirsty Vittetoe

Welcome to blogland and blog hopping, fun huh? I started blog hopping not long ago too, and now I am addicted, thanks for visiting my blog and leave sweet comment, you might want to check out the challenge blog -, lots of fun too!

Charmaine (CharmWarm)

What a beautiful Fall project! Love it! Congrats on starting a blog!


Welcome to the Hop! Great project . I love how you used the scallop punch on the top. Looking forward to seeing many more projects from you.


Love these colors...ahh...Fall!! Looks great!


Welcome to the hop!! This is only my second hop, and they are just too fun!! Very cute gift bag!!!!


What a sweet project!!


Love the way you layered the Places Please die on the mat stack die. Cute project!


What a sweet use of dies and look at that little trim at the top! Great job!

Kelly S.

I got distracted by looking at the cute picture of your husband and babies, hee! This bag is so cute with the border on the top and the happy fall colors and leaves...great job!


Congratulations on starting your blog! I started due to PTI's Anniversary Challenges! It's addicting I tell you, and darling project! Thanks for sharing!


Hi from a fellow newbie!!! Your project is absolutely wonderful!!! Love the fall theme!!!

Paula Laird

Cute! Would make a perfect Thanksgiving luminary!


So sweet! I love how you used the border punch to decorate the bag top!


This turned out so CUTE!!! (and I have to say great minds think alike for the border punches! LOL!!)
Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!


love it! i think the bag looks so much cuter with the decorative edge... and great use of the dies... this looks fabulous :D

keep up the blog... it'll be worth it!


Adorable! Love the decorative edge along the top of the bag.


Glad you were able to join us this month. Cute bag! Love the border at the top too!


This is just fabulous; love all your dies and how you've layered them! I've not missed a blog hop in many months, but no project for me tonight, as "life" got in the way & mine only got 1/2 done, sadly! Congrats on your new blog & first Blog Hop!


Very cute! Love the scalloped top edge!


very cute, i used the same punch on my bag.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper

Super sweet bag!!! You did an awesome job for your first hop!!!


Love the clean, simple style. I like how you cut the top of the bag.

Sue Lelli

GOOD for YOU! Welcome to blog land where you will need to find more than 10 minutes because it IS ADDICTING! LOVE your bag! The leaves add such a rich POP of color! LOVE the scalloped top!

Jen Carter

I like that ruffle on the top of your bag! Very cute!


Gorgeous! I love the simplicity of it all. Great job layering the leaves and mat stach die!

Theresa Tyree

Congratulations on your first hop! You did a great job! Isn't this fun?


So pretty, Laura! I love how you used the Place card frame on top of the Mat die, great idea!

Julie E

Such a lovely bag! Congrats on taking the blog plunge too :>) There are so many challenges out there and it's a wonderful crafting community!


I LOVE your blog title and the comments that accompany it... I think most of us have been there or are experiencing it now!
Great job on taking the plunge!! It really is fun having a blog! ;)

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