Thursday, January 24, 2008

S.W.A.K. Down from Poppy Paperie

Last night Amy called and filled me in on the random drawing at Beate's blog....somehow I missed it....I went there earlier in the day and saw this really cute Valentine treat pouch but didn't scroll down...hey, I check it out every day!...I thought I saw everything! ;) Then she was saying she was bummed that I didn't have any Papertreyink stamps as there was a fun challenge over at Poppy Paperie. Well I just so happened to get my very first set Friday! Woohooo!

How fun! I have been itching to use this set. I had so much other stamping to do that I had only been drooling on the case! It's so funny where I am right now. A few months ago I would never even have dreamed of using any stamp set other than SU. Now don't get me wrong...I still really love all of my SU sets and getting the new catalog is still like Christmas for me....so love it comes twice a year now!...but I really am in love with other stamps! My Bellas, my My Favorite Things, and now my Papertreyink! Love them!

Papertrey is so awesome because the designs are just so elegant and simple. I love them! The Out on A Limb set is such a huge favorite of mine. Have you read the sentiments with this set? Beautiful! They are so perfect.

Anyway, for Lisa's challenge you not only had to use a Papertreyink set you also had to download a heart that she used for this really cute heart shaped tin. How stinkin' cute is that tin! I so love it! I am going to order that thing just so I can case this! It's sooooo cute!

Well, out of my league I am!...but here I go! After drying off my stamps, this is what I came up with.....

...the outside of the heart says 'I love you', the inside of the heart says 'to the moon and back again, to infinity and beyond, forever & ever'. How beautiful is that!

Make sure you check out Lisa's blog, if you haven't already, she has a list of super designers who are participating in this one...you will then see just how out of my league I am! :) I am off there now to check out their beautiful work. I haven't had a chance yet...the day I've had! I will just say that at 5 years old I thought I was finished (at least until Hayden potty trains) with the 'aiming at anything but the toilet' thing. You can't imagine my shock...and disgust!...when I went into the bathroom today to find my trashcan full of pee. Hey, at least he made it! How gross is that! ...and how lazy am I...I threw it out! It's too cold outside to take it out and clean it and I am not putting in either my sink or tub so out it goes! Yuck!!!!! I could go on! I will just say that the fact that I was able to accomplish anything is amazing!

Take care and have a wonderful night! I am hoping to have another post tonight for Jen del Muro's weekend sketch challenge. Weekend? Man am I late! I have had this idea sitting in my head since Saturday and can't wait to try it out! It's almost my kids bedtimes and I am so looking forward to a glass of wine and a little quite stamping time!

See ya soon!

EDIT: I completely forgot to include a supply list! Sorry. The frame is from the dollar section of Target. It was this really ugly green thing....sorry...no before photo. I'm not sure who makes this paper but I only had one sheet so I am so glad I didn't goof! The ribbon is Martha Stewart. I used a little Soft Sky...SU for the heart and of course the stamp set is from Papertreyink and is Out on A Limb.

7 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Jennifer, I'm so glad you played along today. Your project is fabulous. Not only is it an adorable picture on your kids, but the stamping and heart note card accents are wonderful embellishments to this cute frame.

Lisa Johnson said...

How fun that you played along!!! What a fantastic job you did...I love the colors and how you hung the heart. So sweet!

beate said...

Girl, I think it looks fantastic! Absolutely beautiful altered frame. You rock!
Dropped a little something in the mail for you today!
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

That looks great! Glad you decided to play! I love it! Be careful, it is very easy to become a Papertrey addict:)!

Geny C.
http://madisonavenue.typepad.com

hemidemisemiquaver said...

Beautiful Job! Thanks for playing along!
Becky

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This framed photo is absolutely stunning!!! What a wonderful job!!! Truly beautiful -- and what GORGEOUS children!!! TFS!!!

Tanja said...

This is my favorite of this challenge that I've seen. Gorgeous!