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I am Sarah, a stay at home mom of two wonderful, little boys. In my life before kids I was a fifth grade teacher. I now work with first year teachers, which I love. Creating is one of the ways I stay sane. I become very cranky if I have not stamped or scrapped in a while. Join me on this creative journey.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop 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. If you are in need of inspiration for your chosen set, feel free to utilize the gallery posted in the side bar of each set's sale page on our website, or go to the Previous Countdown page here on my blog where each set is organized by month of release. 2011 is the year where what's old is new again!


What a fun challenge. I am guilty of having a few stamps that have never seen ink. The Background Basics: Woodgrain is (now was) one of them. I love it when I see the cool cards people make with it but I couldn't quite figure it out. Until I forced the issue. The woodgrain is definitely a masculine set (in my opinion) so I wanted to girly it up. Pink cardstock can girly up anything right? I also used my new number dies, love them. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

19 comments:

Ann said...

I adore these colors together, & the woodgrain with the dots looks fabulous!

lam said...

Love the woodgain background and the colour combi

Jen Carter said...

Great job making it girly!! Cute!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Sarah! I thought I was following your blog and after I realized how much I have missed, I realized I wasn't...but I'm following now! :) Such a fun card! Love the woodgrain, it add so much texture to the design.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

I think this is really cool! Woodgrain is ALWAYS a fav of mine so I am particular to this and love the colors here!

Pat said...

Love the brown, pink and blue. The number dies are great, aren't they!

Kelly in Canada said...

i don't have the woodgrain stamp but it looks great.

beckynoelle said...

great colors, i absolutely love the woodgrain :)

Terri E. said...

Loving the bright colors. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Pam W. said...

Love the texture that the woodgrain gives your card. Great color scheme.

Stephanie said...

Very cute card! I am definitely going to have to get out those number dies for some cards! Love the woodgrain, too!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great card--love the woodgrain and polka dots! :)

Chris L.

Amy said...

Oh I love the numbers with the woodgrain! Looks fabulous!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great card using the wood-like background stamp. And you have the number dies! Those are on my wish list!

NoraAnne said...

Very cute! Love the pink with the woodgrain!

Christina said...

I love those big numbers, especially on the Mat Stack 5. The woodgrain looks fantastic--I can't believe I haven't ordered this set yet as much as I love the impression plate! Very cute card!

Krista said...

your woodgrain looks like you've been using it for ages, not forced int he least. and love the bright pop of color with your pink and blue

Linda said...

Cute card! The woodgrain looks great with the pink. You did a great job!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card! Background Basics: Woodgrain is definitely one of my favourite sets, glad to see you've broken yours in!