Thursday, April 25, 2013

PTI April Blog Hop


Once again, I'm participating in the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month's challenge was indeed a challenge for me, as I like things straight.


I ended up making two projects for the hop. The first is a card that I was inspired by the bottom left hand photo above. I decided to pair my new PTI Big Ticket Basics stamp set & coordinating die with my Stars Border die and make a card for my son, Austin, who left for Alberta for his choir trip on Tuesday evening. I wanted to tell him how proud I was of the growth I'd seen in him this year and how I totally trusted him in going.

Here's my card:


I used PTI cardstock (classic kraft, orange zest and rustic cream) and some ocean tides felt for the star border. The sentiment "hooray for you" is from Wonderful Words Additions. The button and twine are PTI and the chipboard star is Pink Paislee, that I inked with aqua mist ink.

For my layout, I used Valerie Salmon's Sketch 136 at Got Sketch?, as well as my new PTI Big Ticket Basics stamp set & coordinating die and new Crate Paper patterned paper.


The chipboard letters are Studio Calico. I had lots of fun stamping the ticket border...


Jonah asked me why I hadn't checked off "my favorite." I said: "You know why." "Oh right,"  he replied, "because I'm your favourite." LOL!


My kids are going to have a lot of "best day ever" days in their life, because I LOVE this stamp and will be using it lots, I'm certain.

Thanks for looking!

74 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh your tickets are fantastic on both the card and the layout!! I didn't think I wanted them until I saw your post. You completely rocked them.

Lee said...

Wow! Great projects, Leigh. Your work is really beautiful and inspiring.

craftmates said...

Beautiful card and layout Leigh! The way you used those ticket stamp and die is perfect. I am thinking I probably need an orange cardstock now.. your card is wonderful. That comment from Jonah was hilarious - Irma

Joni-nina Andaya said...

Love both of your projects Leigh, I love how you incorporate the new ticket stamps :)

Kelly Griglione said...

And you did a layout too! How wonderful!! They both look so dynamic on an angle, way to stretch! Love your collage-y style, where most of the tilted designs end up being graphic.

Karen (carefree creations) said...

Love the card and layout both! The colors really drew me in for the card. And now I want the large ticket stuff!

Sherrie M. said...

Love your card and page! Those are the perfect photos for the slanted look.

Joyce said...

Love your card and your layout. I just knew you would be getting those big tickets, and you have used them perfectly.

samantha's cards said...

great card and layout. love how you used the tickets

artful-notions said...

Oh my goodness, off the roof had me concerned, until I noticed how close the snowy ground was! Might have to get the big ticket set. Love how you used them!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Beautiful card and layout! LOVE Aqua and Orange ~ GREAT combo!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Both are simply STUNNING! Wonderful color choices!

Linda said...

Leigh, it amazes me how many projects you always get done. These are so so cute.

Nina Yang said...

Cute layout, but I love, love, love the card, Leigh! So cute and cheerful!

Luanne said...

Oh! I just love your card! The touch of felt and the star are so awesome. You've made me want the Big Ticket set and dies, they really look nice on it. I remember the days growing up when we had snow up to the rooftops! Not so much in Kentucky! :-)

Stacy said...

I wish I had your Mojo Leigh! LOL Very nice card & layout!

Elena said...

love the ticket border on both projects! The felt star border and orange/blue combo on the card make me happy :)

Audrey said...

I love your use of that ticket set! Beautiful card and layout! I especially love the orange and Ocean Tides combo! It's not one that I would think to choose, but I sure love it!!

Debra Miller said...

Love the card Leigh - the felt stars are a wonderful accent. The layout is fabulous too. Deb

Nicole Parmentier said...

Great card and amazing layout! Now I really need to have the ticket set!

Inkyfingers said...

Your projects are 'just the ticket' Leigh. Fabulous both!!

Pamela said...

Pretty scrapbook layout! Slanted layouts are really not easy - they don't call this a challenge for nothing :)

Julia Aston said...

two wonderful tilted projects! love the colors on the first - and what a great memory to preserve on the 2nd!

bjmartin said...

Leigh, you did a fabulous job with the tilted challenge, even if it doesn't come easily to you! Love the way you put all the elements together seamlessly!

Renee said...

I refuse to look at the ticket set...
so I'll just say I peeked at your gorgeous projects...
love that card...
and what a fabulous layout...
and love what Jonah said! :)
That would be my Dinky...
he just knows I have a favorite...
and he's it! *giggle*
And the new header looks fantastic! :)

Rema said...

You out did yourself again! Great job.....

Elizabeth said...

Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Susan said...

Great job on the card and layout Leigh! I haven't purchased the Big Ticket set yet, but you sure are convincing me I need it. :) Your kids are so blessed to have a mom that loves them so much!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow!!! Fabulous projects, then again I'm not surprised, because I never come to your blog and not be wowed by what I see! LOVE the layout on a tilt, I've never really done a layout on a tilt but now I want to!

Helen F. said...

Fab color combo on your card, Leigh~those felt stars are so cool!
Beautiful LO...and I want those tickets now too :)

Alex said...

Great projects, Leigh, love the way you used the ticket tie and stamp set on both projects, these are very inspiring!

Crafty Kate said...

Leigh, I love both of your projects, but your card is simply divine! The color combos are perfect and so is the layout! Perfection as usual!

paperella said...

Both of your creatinos are absolutely gorgeous, as always, Leigh! Love the colors and little details on the card, and that stitched stars too :)

Carolanne said...

I love your card and how you combined all the elements. Also the photo page is great. Love the progression of photos. Looks like fun:-)

Kara said...

love the card..pinning this one to the friday inspiration file.....cool new blog header too!!

Karen said...

Love them both, and great inspiration for getting my new set all inky!

Steph Hilt said...

Leigh, you are such an over-achiever! I mean that in the most positive way! Awesome projects as always. You really did a great job using PTI Big Ticket Basics! Very nice work!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous card! Love the color combo and fun star accents!

Megan Carroll said...

Love them them both Leigh! You just made my wish list longer ;)

Elizabeth S. said...

Love your projects! The use of the tickets is fantastic. Great layout.

Lindsey said...

Fantastic, Leigh. Love your card...you are such a good mom - you share so many sweet things that I hope I remember to do when me little one gets a bit older. Your layout is incredible....love the part about having a lots of the best day ever. :)

C Wu said...

love both the card and the layout. Great combination of the elements.

Kathryn A said...

Awesome projects! Now I wish that I had ordered that big ticket set, too! (My brother in Winnipeg says you've still got some snow on the ground! Here's hoping spring comes very soon!!)

Tracy said...

wow. the card is amazing and so is that layout! i love what you did with the tickets (i'm so glad i got them - now i just need a minute to play with them!) i specially love the color scheme on the card. and the tickets again on the layout - it's as if they were made for you to use on it! ;-)

SheriE. said...

I just pinned your layout to use your idea on a layout I have in the works. I have my card made in my head, just need to get it made. I debated on the Big Ticket. Love your use of it.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the color palette on the card & love the way you layered the big tickets on your layout - will definitely borrow that idea. My son is always trying to trick me into saying he is my favorite, but all I' ll admit is he is my favorite son :)

Caren B said...

Love the card and color combo!

Jean said...

Love both of them - Especially the card - Congratulations to Austin. I have a friend who tells his kids that they are his favorite first born, second born and third born kids ;).

Kelly Szafron said...

Great card and scrapbooking thanks for sharing them.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome projects Leigh. Those big tickets look great... love the felt stars on the card!

IamDerby said...

Both of these are wonderful but I really love that card. Perfect everything!

carol (krillsister) said...

Stunning card. Love the softness of those blue stars.
Great layout page. Looks like you had a LOt of snow!

Kristii said...

Oh my goodness Leigh, you are amazing!! Love your card and your layout is absolutely fabulous! YOu totally rocked the challenge!

Cindy Lee said...

I like things straight too but you did an awesome job, Leigh!

A Crafty Person said...

Wow! Both projects are wonderful. Love them both.

Lisa said...

Okay you've convinced me I need the tickets LOL!! Great colors on your card and layout Leigh, love them both!!

Sadie said...

Both your projects are so nicely done! Love the colours especially the orange and aqua. The scrapbook layout has a nice clean yet interesting design. Gives me ideas :)

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card and layout!! I LOVE your take on the Tilted Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Martha said...

Leigh, what beautiful creations!
I really LOVE the design & colors of your card! Beautifully done!

Erika said...

I love the color combination that you used on your card! Beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Awesome card and layout! Loving your Big Tickets....need to add that to my wish list. Thank you for your kind words too... =)

Greta said...

You may like things straight, but you sure made great "tilted" projects!

Tonya Jastad said...

Fabulous job Leigh! You are convincing me that I need those ticket stamps and dies!

Kim Heggins said...

Your card and layout are amazing...both simply stunning!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

These both look so great Leigh! I love your card, and the way you created the ticket border on your layout is perfect!

Charlene said...

Great job on both projects and I hope your son has a great time!!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your card and layout! Makes me really want the big ticket set now! You always inspire me! How do you sew such straight lines? Is their a trick you can share?
:) Jill

Jennifer K said...

These are both great, Leigh. I love that new ticket set - it looks so fun. And you always inspire me with your layouts. One of these days I might actually get back to making one. ;)

Tara Elias said...

So pretty! And just wanted to tell you I love the new look of your blog!

Kelly S. said...

Love these diagonal ticket projects, Leigh! The layout is really fabulous. Love the pops of red from the polka dots right down to Austin's coat :)!

Jen said...

So awesome Leigh!! Fantastic!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Both of these are great Leigh! Love the tilted layout the most, quite unusual!

Suzanne said...

I love this card, Leigh! I am going to pin it. It's perfect!

Marcie Rhys said...

Didn't get time to hop with the others, and you've been a busy girl reading all the comments you got. My favorite thing about your card is your color palette. Haven't seen that combination together before (at least it didn't make me sit up and take notice like yours), and it works for either sex. Must try that combination and see if it begins to look as good as yours. Thanks for the inspiration!