Thursday, February 25, 2010

First Ever PTI Blog Hop!


Hello!  This is my first ever PTI blog hop!  And I think my first blog hop in general!  I hope I am doing this right!  I am quite nervous!  I hope I am posting this at the right time! This month's hop is all about Design Team Appreciation Day! To go through the PTI gallery or design team blogs and find something inspirational to you!  At first I thought this would be easy.  I mean there is A LOT of inspiration one can achieve by the design team.  But than I had a hard time since I wanted to play with my newer set, Blooming Buttons Bits. It was also hard to pick someone to be inspired by, everyone is so amazing. I thought it would be great to appreciate Maile Belles since she is newer to the PTI design team.  She is so amazing!  I wasn't surprised at all when I read that she had joined, she truly fits!  I was inspired by her card on her blog here  Isn't it such a beauitful card?  And here is my take:

            
                                       
                                        


                                       

I am currently on a button spree and I will not appologize for it!  It's just too much fun and I am really enjoying it!  I stamped the three stems from Blooming Button Bits with pigment ink and clear embossed on top.  I used the smallest buttons I could find for the circular border and glued them on with my glossy accents.  I also attached the top piece with foam squares!  This card is so spring which is perfect since I am dreaming of spring with how cold the weather has turned here!


Products USed:  Blooming Button Bits, PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Aqua Mist Ink, SU Chocolate Chip Ink, Bazzill cardstock, Mauvy Punch.


It's thursday already!  And the end of february is looming!  I don't know about you but I have a busy weekend ahead of me, but luckily it's a busy weekend full of spending time with family and friends!  Tonight I am hoping to finish my canvassing for the Heart and Stroke, I only have until sunday!  Last night I slipped and fell on a neighbors driveway!  Thankfully I wasn't hurt!  They had such a huge pile of ice and there was no way to avoid it! Next time I am just skipping the house if there is too much ice!  Well there you have it!  I hope I have done this right!  Happy weekend!


41 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

wow! beautiful sweet card, Anita!! LOVE this!!

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS!! Love Maile's cards (just recently become her follower!). You did an AWESOME job with the buttons details and yummy color combo! WAY TO GO, Anita!!
PS: You have a heart of GOLD canvassing for Heart and Stroke Foundation!! TAKE CARE when you are out!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the circle of buttons!! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

shelly said...

SUPER pretty!

Karen Carlie said...

The colors are great and the buttons are so cute!

erinallport said...

very nice!

resmith said...

Such a great card!! Love all those buttons.

~kelly marie~ said...

So cute!! Love those buttons!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my, your card is just perfect!

Karen said...

Your card is just wonderful! I love everything about it.

Lori said...

Welcome to the hop, this card is so cool!!

Jennifer Carter said...

That is such a fun card! Great job!

Emm said...

Such a bright, cheerful card!

Tiffany said...

This is darling, really love your colorful and springy card!

Marge said...

What a FUN card; love your take on it!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

So cute and fun!! Love it! I love buttons... I went on a button spree once... the great button spree of 09!! :)

Julie Masse said...

Such a fun and pretty card! Love all the buttons! :)

Shay said...

Congratulations on your first blog hop! I am a newbie too and hope to see you at many more to come. I love your card! It is very cheerful, pretty and crisp. I can't wait to explore more on your blog later.

Rosanne said...

Such a pretty card! Love all the buttons

Dawn said...

Anita.... a very clever use of buttons. Love the card

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow... this is totally gorgeous, Anita!! All those buttons just make me happy, LOVE it!!

Vanessa said...

Cute card, Anita! And no need to apologize for using buttons! Love them and can`t get enough of them!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Sue Ann said...

So cute ..... for sure a feel good all over card!!!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love your button border and your cheerful color scheme! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelly S. said...

Another FAVE of mine on this hop! I love the colors and the perfectly placed buttons, A-DOR-A-BLE!!!!

Dana said...

Oh my, this is so perfect in it's simplicity. Great colors, perfect placement and layout and amazing design. Lovely!

peggysue said...

Very pretty, nice take on a very modern Maile desing, I like your color choices.

Taheerah said...

This is beautiful! You've done such a great job of interpreting Maile's card, just love your colour scheme and how you've framed your circle with buttons!

Terri said...

Great job! Love the colors you used too. Glad you were able to join in this month!

Cammie said...

Glad you joined the hop. Thanks for this beautiful breath of spring. Your card is a wonderful tribute to Maile.

Susan W said...

This is AWESOME! Such a springy color combo. I must make a card with circles and buttons NOW! You did Maile so well!

Laural-Lee said...

I love what you did with the buttons. Maile should be (and will be) honoured to inspire that!

Maile Belles said...

Cute, cute, cute! Laural-Lee's right, very honoured!!! You are so sweet, thanks for the kind words!

Karen H. said...

Oh my goodness - this card is totally awesome! I love how you took Maile's cutout and added a button frame.

Michelle said...

Your version of Maile's card is fabulous! I love the buttons around the circle and your color choices. So glad you joined your first PTI blog hop.

Kim Wilson said...

What a great card! Im a buttonaholic too lol! Isnt Mailes work amazing? Shes a dear friend of mine since high school also so maybe im a little partial :) I am following you now and I hope you will do the same! :)

Courtney Baker said...

So cute. Love your use of buttons!

Maureen said...

this is so fun and colourful!! I'm addicted to buttons too!! LOL

Kay said...

Perfect in every way! Love the colors and the buttons are so adorable! ♥♥ Kay

Sachiko said...

What a lovely card, I love it!!

SnappyStamper said...

This is awesome! I've reslly enjoyed perusing - I'll have to come back when I have more time!

 

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