PTI February Blog Hop

Monday, February 25, 2013


Once again, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month, our challenge was Monograms.

I have three projects to share for the hop:  a card and a layout made my me as well as a card that my daughter, Sage, made for the challenge.

First up is my card. I used my new Cutting Garden stamp set to stamp on the background (PTI rustic white cardstock.) I did quite a bit of masking here and was pleased with the results. I diecut some My Mind's Eye patterned paper with my smallest PTI Mat Stack 6 die, on which I added the monogram, diecut using PTI Block Alphabet uppercase dies. Two PTI buttons in Simply Chartreuse and some button twine finish it off.


Now, several years ago, monograms were quite popular in the scrapbooking world.... so I decided to make a layout using them.

I used some Crate paper patterned paper, as well as the sketch from Love is in the Details that I posted yesterday.


For my journaling, I diecut two strips of patterned paper using the PTI Tag Sale #5 die.


And for my monogram title, I diecut a Crate Paper tag using my PTI Tag Sale #7 die. The Crate tag already had the "A" printed on it, so all I needed to add was the ampersand (diecut from Crate Paper patterned paper using my new PTI Headline Alphabet dies) and the "J" which was an old October Afternoon letter sticker. It wasn't quite the right shade of green, though, so I inked it up with my Tim Holtz blending tools and my PTI New Leaf ink.


The Ocean Tides button and rustic cream button twine are PTI as well.

And, lastly, here's the card that Sage made:


She also used the Cutting Garden stamps, as well as Headline Alphabet, too. The heart is from Heart Prints. Can you guess who LDP is? ;)

Thanks for looking!

47 comments:

Lisa said...

These are beautiful Leigh! I love the way you've used the buttons and twine on your first card. Your LO is cute with those sweet pics and pretty green papers. And Sage did a FABULOUS job!

Sue Lelli said...

Your masking is FABULOUS and I really LOVE the layout with your boys!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful projects Leigh!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the mono card!

Marybeth said...

Please tell Sage her project is gorgeous as well, she did a beautiful job!

Crafty Kate said...

Leigh, I'm loving, loving your scrapbook page! The colors are great and the monogram tag is perfect! Sage's card is great too, and you didn't too bad on your card either (hee,hee). I just love your work!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh your card is brilliant and I love the new flowers, your layout is really fun and Sage did a wonderful job on her card. Love it!

Joyce said...

Super cards and layout, too. And, Sage is just the sweetest.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Beautiful projects Leigh, love how Sage overlapped all those flowers! Hmmm.....could LDP be Mom? LOL.

artful-notions said...

Well done with the masking. The layout is perfection. And Sage, your catching up to mama!

Michelle said...

Leigh, I love your card and layout! Sage's card is awesome! Great design! She must take after her mother. ;-) Would your middle initial happen to be D? :-)

victoria h said...

Great masking for your stamping on your first card. I often use intials on texts/FB! Love Sage's card too - I'm guessing this card is for you. Wonderful projects.

Kathryn A said...

Terrific masking on your card! Sage is going to be (already is?) a master card maker!!
Wish MY PTI order would hurry up so I can play with my new stamps, too!

bjmartin said...

The masking on your card is awesome Leigh! I love the layout - you must have been in an interesting spot taking those photos! And Sage's card is just the sweetest!

Carolanne said...

All are so pretty! Sage's card is beautiful. Talent runs in the family:-)

Elena said...

SO CUTE. Sorry, Leigh, but Sage stole the show here. She is so stinkin' adorable with that card!

Tracey C. said...

Beautiful scrapbooking -- and I love your card, and Sage's too! :) Well done ladies!!

Suzanne Russell said...

As i enjoy your delightful projects, I am amazed that i passed up Cutting Garden. What was I thinking? I'm sure they will be back in stock some day...I love your color combos and the button and twine detail is perfect with this card design. I alway love seeing some of your family pics from your scrapbook layouts, too. The monogram tag is just right for these adorable little boys. Your photography is super!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful cards and layout, Leigh! I think this new set of stamps & dies needs to find it's way to my cart :)
PS: Sage is taking after her crafty Mom for sure~pretty card!

Rebecca said...

Great projects Leigh but I think Sage is the winner today. She made a special card!

Jean said...

Fantastic projects ~ love what you have made with the cutting garden. Sage is clearly following in her Mom's footsteps ~ gorgeous roses on her project!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Great job Leigh!!! You are a crazy busy crafter :)

Nancy Guse said...

Excellent with the masking, love the card and layout! Sage beautiful card!!! This stamp set is so much fun.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Pretty projects Leigh. Love the way you used monograms.

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful projects. Love Sage's card. Love how you stamp together.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great use of the new stamps.

A Crafty Person said...

oh, these are all so great! I need to try out my Cutting Garden Stamp set, especially after seeing your lovely samples.

Kristii said...

Every single project is fabulous!!!! You are amazing!

Lori said...

Fabulous job on all your projects. I always struggle with layouts so I especially liked seeing yours :)

craftmates said...

All beautiful projects, Leigh. good job to Sage too! - Irma

~Tammy~ said...

Aww, Sage id great! Awesome projects!

Deb said...

Leigh, I always love seeing your creations and Sage's too. These are fabulous projects and I love the layout!

LEG Studios said...

Great projects & use of monograms, Leigh! Sage did a great job on her card too ... Such nice balance & symmetry. It's evident she inherited your artistic talents!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful card Leigh! The mat stack looks fabulous on it. Great job on the masking too; this is first on my list of things to do with this set when it arrives.

Beautiful card too, Sage!! I love seeing what you create with your mom. I can't wait until my girls are old enough to craft with me; I hope they like it.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Sage totally stole the show! She did such a fantastic job!! Tell her WELL DONE!!

Oh ya - your stuff is beautiful too ;) hahaha..

Alyssa Clawson said...

Great projects! You make me want to start scrap booking! Lol!

Sadie said...

All very nice! Love your monogrammed card.The twine adds such a soft touch. So very pretty! Keep up the beautiful work Sage!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card - amazing job masking your design! It is awesome that Sage crafts with you - love the stamps & colors she worked with!

Lindsey said...

I always love your creations. You are so talented and Sage seems to be following right in your footsteps. She's definitely got your talent...how could she not with such a superb teacher?

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful projects, Leigh and Sage!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Tara Elias said...

Love!! And Sage's card is beautiful :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Sage, your card is so beautiful and I hope you know how much your mom is proud of you! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

Leigh, of course, the monograms fit right in with a scrapbook page! Really great layout of your boys on the rocks. Your card is so beautiful with all those tones of pink (and the pink polka-dots for good measure!)

Shay said...

Wow, Leigh and Sage (Sage, your card is so sweet and pretty) you both did such an impressive job (what is new there, Leigh!) using monograms and I can't wait to get my own Cutting Garden stamps in the mail. The layout is gorgeous too...the colors are beautiful and showcases the boys and I love the stitching. Thanks as ever for your kind comments on my blog.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Great projects Leigh! Your layout is really funky and Sage's card is so sweet. :-)

Kim Heggins said...

Leigh, as always your creations are amazing. I am in love with your first card and those flowers are so beautiful.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great card, Leigh, but I particularly love your layout, and I'm not even a scrapper. That little initialized tag is so adorable - as are the boys, of course! And don't even get me started on Sage's card! How awesome is she?!!

 
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