Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop---Design Team Appreciation Day

It's that time of month again!!!! Time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  I participated for the first time last month and had such a wonderful time meeting fellow crafters and viewing their art, I just had to join in the fun once again.  Papertrey Ink has an amazing design team that provides so much inspiration.  I could sit for hours reading their blogs and learning from their completed projects.  This month's challenge is entitled "Design Team Appreciation Day".  Our challenge was to go through the team member's blogs and find a project that was especially inspirational to us. Then recreate the project with our own spin, making it unique.  There are 11 team members so there was a lot of inspiration to choose from. Here is the list--just click on each name and it will take you right to their blogs. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired.....
The design team member that I chose for my challenge inspiration was Betsy Veldman. Betsy is such a talented artist and I know you will enjoy reading her blog as much as I do. The project that I used for my inspiration is this sweet card created by her. 
I loved the idea behind this sweet card.  My little spin on this already wonderful idea was to add additional blank pages to create a mini scrapbook.  The scrapbooks are thin enough to be mailed in a regular envelope just like a card.  How fun would it be to send a photo filled card to your special loved one.  They can easily slip into your purse for a cute brag book.  I created two for this challenge......

What a fun little extra to give the new mommy at her baby shower filled with photos of her special day....


I first saw Betsy's card in December and created several fun Christmas themed projects. (click on the previous link to see the rest of the Christmas projects)   My favorite was this little recipe book....
I hope you can all take a minute to stop by and say hello to these talented ladies.  I really do appreciate each one of them and the inspiration they provide to me.  Thanks girls :)

62 comments:

Joanne Smisko said...

Dear Mimi
I love what you have done. What a great idea to turn a card into a booklet. You could fill a receipe one up with your favorites and send it to a friend. I'll take a receipe booklet... Thank you!
Mom at the beach

GardenofDaisies said...

What beautiful cards, recipe and scrap books you have made! I will have to take a bit of time to browse through the other blogs and see what they have made.

Lea L. said...

These are adorable! I love the shape of them! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

..::Paulina::.. said...

These are all so stinkin' adorable!

Kay said...

Wowza! This TOTALLY looks like something Betsy created! I love everything about your project (and will probably have to CASE your CASE). Absolutely beautiful!

Dana said...

How amazingly clever is this? So lovely. I'm just in awe.

colleenk said...

I love these! So adorable!I cant wait to get baby button bits myself! Great cards!

GardenofDaisies said...

HI, It's me again. Just wanted to say that I can't wait to see some of your paperdolls!

Ted said...

Perfectly darling! And what a neat idea for a recipe book. :)

Kelly S. said...

Oh my word, I have GOT to get that top note die! These are such sweet projects...I think the pea pod one is my fave only by a smidge! All are just adorable!

*LittleMissT* said...

Oooh, these are my favourites so far!! I *love* the colours you've used, and all the little extra touches!! Think I might have to CASE these myself!!

Tricia said...

What a lovely take on Betsy's cards! Thank you for sharing!!

Anika said...

How adorable! Great job, Mimi!

Lori said...

What a fantastic idea!!! I am going to have to CASE this from your CASE!!

ashjoy said...

Very cute projects!

Tanja said...

Wow, your cards are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Lori said...

Sweet cards!!

Marge said...

Wow, what a great bunch of creations -- all adorable!!!

Banu said...

Gorgeous and neat idea.

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my goodness, these are just so DARLING!! I love Betsy too, she's one of my faves :)

Shay said...

Amazingly adorable and clever! So glad to see what you have done and your blog...I will be coming back!

Rhonda said...

Love this project! You could do lots of neat gifty things with this.

Pat said...

Great idea! I hope you don't mind if I CASE you.

Nadine said...

OMGosh awesome! I love that you've made them into little photo books. I definitely want to try making them now!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love your sweet little project! How nice would it be to be able to present new parents with these little "brag books." Thanks so much for sharing!

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! These are adorable and I love how you stamped and embellished the insides. SO cute!!!
♥♥ Kay

Rosanne said...

Love your little booklets, they are beautiful!

Nancy L. said...

awww, those are too sweet! lovely idea!

Marcie S. said...

What an awesome idea! Perfect to give as a gift!

Meg Sp said...

Oh my goodness, so sweet! Love that PP too!

Karen said...

What a great collection you've created!

Gail said...

Those are adorable...I want them!!!

Melanie said...

These are awesome! What a great take on Betsy's card!

shelly said...

love, love your card!

Dru said...

Adorable!! What great gifts - very sweet!

Dana said...

Oh my, your cards are so beautiful!! I adore Betsy's work, too :)

Sue Ann said...

WOW your projects are so amazing. Great idea ..... really so so beautiful!!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Those are so cute!!

Lisa V. said...

Your work is beautiful. I love the idea of a recipe book or a picture book. Thanks you for the inspiration.

Liz said...

These are absolutely adorable! Love them!

Carly said...

Oh my gosh adorable!! Oh so pretty!

Rose said...

I love what you have done with this set and this die, what a great idea !! I think i'll be inspired by you !!!!

Cammie said...

These are adorable! How clever to turn this card into little brag books!

Julie Masse said...

Adorable!! Such a great job with the sweet project! :)

Janelle said...

Oh, Mimi! These are fabulous! Just love the idea of the little booklet. You're a genius!

Sherry said...

WOW! These are terrific!

Kim said...

Fabulous projects! I love each and every one of them!

Linda said...

Great job! Love the plaid background.

Sharron said...

What an great idea and your little booklets are absolutely adorable! Love how you decorated them!

Michelle said...

Your creations are adorable! They make wonderful gifts. Really great job!

peggysue said...

What a great idea for a little booklet. And the colors are so perfect for a little baby card/project. The multi colored spots with the bear and the plaid are wonderful backgrounds.

IamDerby said...

Adorable baby cards!

susanwinslett said...

I especially love that sweet pea card! Great shape and pattern!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Soooo cute! What a great idea to make little books! Might have to CASE these.

Laural-Lee said...

Your mini scrapbooks are a fab idea. TFS

Maureen said...

love all of these...great colours and I love how they open :) great ideas, thanks!!

Rebecca said...

These are AWESOME! I love 'em!

Just being ME! said...

Awesome job Mimi, you always do such great work!! Are these going to be for sale at Sweet Pea's? My best buddy just had twin boys and I'd love to get her two of the little scrapbooks and fill them up for her! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

Shiloh said...

These are great! Can't wait to make some of these for myself!

Betsy V said...

Hi Mimi!!! I love that you took this idea and turned it into a mini album! So perfect! I may just have to case your version for a friend that just had a baby! hee!

Betsy Veldman

Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Awesome cards! They are so "soft" and cute.

Mimi Sue said...

I LOVE this idea. Very cute. Mimi

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