Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop!

Here we are for another round of the PTI Blog Hop! Last month was so much fun, and everyone left such sweet comments--thank you so much! This month's challenge was to celebrate Autumn and to create something inspired by Fall--whether it be Fall colors, Fall holidays, etc. The challenge also wanted us to step outside our comfort zone and use fabrics, stitching, or things we don't normally use. My daughters and I all played along this month (have to get in that last crafting before school starts), here is what we created:

EDITED TO ADD: Today is my Mom's Birthday, so I just wanted to say a big Happy Birthday Mom!

Chris's Card

I tried to incorporate some stitching using a CTMH stitch stamp set, and this is the first time I have ever stamped on twill!

Stamps: Mailbox Greetings (PTI), In Stitches (CTMH)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Rustic White, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Accessories: Summer Sunrise Twill (PTI), Glitter (CTMH, MM)

J's Card

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Mailbox Greetings (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf, Plum Pudding, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic White, Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Accessories: Buttons (PTI, MM)

K's Card

Stamps: 2009 Halloween Tags (PTI)
Ink: Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Accessories: Silver Cord (SU), Glitter (CTMH)

Thanks so much for visiting our blog!


  1. cute. all of them. i have been meaning to get out the mail box stamps

  2. What a good idea to use the mailboxes. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  3. Lovely cards! Your stamping on twill really works and I love your rainbow of leaves - so pretty!

    P.S Happy birthday to your mom too!

  4. Love the mailbox card and your daughters are so creative too! I love the flying bird!

  5. I love the mailbox card! Great job on all 3- your daughters did great!

  6. I love the leaves at the bottom of your mailboxes. They deserve some good crunching! How fun to make some cards with your daughters. I hope they enjoyed it, too.

  7. So cute! Love the cards you and your daughters made! How nice to craft together!

  8. Quite a multi generational post. Happy birthday to your mom! It was my DDs 17th birthday today . . . hard to picture her as someone's mom some day hmmm. And your DDs card just rock! You did a nice job too. :)

  9. Like mailboxes in the south on the side of a country road with the leaves falling at the bottom - great card(s).

  10. Cute set of cards! I like the shimmery leaves under the mailbox!

  11. Wow! All your cards are so cute.


  12. You all did a nice job. How cool that your daughters played along too.

  13. How fun that all three of you could participate in the hop! The jack-o-latern tag is so cute and I love your glittery leaves under the mailboxes.

  14. Fantastic cards!!! I love to see so much inspiration in one blog post!!

  15. How lovely you played together with all your daughters along. Great artisitc family and happy birthday to you mom!

  16. Very nice cards. Loved the glitter on leaves on the mailbox card. The colors are also very pretty. :D

  17. how sweet! all cards are darling! love that you craft with your daughters-great work, girls!

  18. Three great cards! Love the glittery leaves in the first, the little bird and colors of the second, and the tag and background of the third.

  19. Love the little birdie in the air, lol, and such fun to see a Halloween card. The mailboxes with leaves is just perfect!