Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop


It’s Blog Hop time at Papertrey Ink! And this month the challenge is to “go through the Design Team gallery or any of the Design Team Members' blogs and find a project that is especially inspirational to you! Then recreate the project with your own spin, making it unique!” While it’s hard to choose, there is one designer who stands out to me as a constant source of inspiration. That would be the uber-talented Debbie Olson! For quite some time now, I’ve ooh-ed and aah-ed over Debbie's amazing talent. Her coloring skills are ridiculous, and her attention to detail is flawless. Recently this post made me gasp (yes, gasp!) and I was especially drawn to this card:


While it may seem like a simple concept, it’s Debbie’s extra touches that really make it special (the scored lines, the buttons, ribbon). I love the graphic look of this card and the fact that she stamped the envelope, too (see, she thinks of everything!). So this is the card I created with all of that inspiration in mind:





I just recently bought the Teacher's Apple set, and boy, am I glad I did! There are so many reasons and occasions to give your child's teacher a little note of appreciation. I can't wait to send this one off to school in my daughter's backpack!

Speaking of appreciation, I feel so thankful to be a member of Papertrey Ink's Click Simple Design Team. Being a part of this amazing company, with even more amazing talent (as we've seen tonight), just makes me so proud! Now I'm off I go to check out some of your talent and to see what you've all made for the Hop! Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps: Teacher's Apple (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, True Black (PTI)
Other: Pure Poppy vintage button (PTI), spiral bound notebook punch (SU!), white embossing powder, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

44 comments:

Laura :) said...

Love your card! Such an amazing job of totally making it your own style.

Lea L. said...

Such a fabulous teacher card! I love the apple stamped background...the white looks so crisp and clean on the black! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

lynn said...

this card is just awesome, jennifer!

Nancy L. said...

really cute card!
it makes it seem like a chalk board!

Karen Carlie said...

I love this card!! Particularly the notebook punch detail.

Maureen said...

as a teacher and one of your followers...I love this!! Great take on that card...love the detail of the binder border punch:)

Jennifer K said...

I really like how you used this set. I'm always drawn to clean and graphic so both Debbie's and yours are right up my alley. Love it!

Tricia said...

What a fantastic card! Looks just like a Debbie card. Wonderful!!!

resmith said...

Great card!! wonderful job.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love love love this card Jennifer, every bit as much as Debbie's!

Bonnie said...

The black and white is just stunning Jennifer! Love the pop of red too!

Lori said...

Great take on Debbie's card, love your version!

Karen said...

Your take on this is wonderful. I love the black, white, and red. (I would have loved to have received this card when I was teaching!)

Emm said...

Love the colors you used!

Marge said...

Great take & perfect colors!!!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I love this! That pop of red on black and white is so fun. I never noticed before that you are also in Washington.

Shay said...

Awesome card, but then you never disappoint! I have been following your blog for over a year now and I love it!

Julie Masse said...

Fabulous card - love how you used the idea but made it totally different! Awesome! :)

Rosanne said...

Sweet card, love that little apple!

Jenn Copeland said...
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Jenn Copeland said...

You rock, once again! Awesome card! Your talent is amazing!

Sue Ann said...

GREAT IDEA ...... love the card ....... love the apples and the paper edge punch is PERFECT!!!

Lizzie Jones said...

Your card is awesome! The white apple graphic on the black cardstock totally reminds me of a chalkboard and the punched edge is such a great detail. Thanks so much for sharing!

IamDerby said...

Jennifer I love this! I totally need to CASE it. It looks just like a blackboard.

Dana said...

OMG! YOUR card made my jaw drop! It's amazing, and I am totally CASEing your CASE! How clever is this? I just love it.

kolling143 said...

Jennifer, I love this card.....I am serious....will totally CASE this!! I am in need of making some teacher cards!

colleenk said...

I love all the little details too! The white and black with the pop of red looks awesome! Great card!!

Taheerah said...

Great card, really love the boldness of the colour combo and the punched detail!

peggysue said...

YOu really rocked this challenge because you did consider every detail and every part of your card 'fits' and makes sense . . . the chalkboard look, the apple, the paper punch you used on the side, the font . . . all fits!

Cammie said...

All the details work together perfectly for a teacher's card! This card is a wonderful tribute to Debbie!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Jennifer, these are FABULOUS!!!

Meg Sp said...

Great card! Really love it!

Sara Mac said...

LOVE this card Jennifer! Everything is perfect -- the little apple button is my favorite part.

Laural-Lee said...

Oooh I like this! I just may have to CASE it!!!

Karen H. said...

Oh that is so cool! Great take on the original. Love the spiral punch on the sentiment panel.

Kim said...

I'm very late with my blog hopping but I'm glad I stopped by. This card is wonderful! I love the bold graphic look of the white embossing on black and that adorable button apple!

Rhonda said...

Love the bold black and white!

Michelle said...

I love your version of Debbie's card. I like the bold colors and the little red button apple. You're right. It's always a good time to show teachers how much we appreciate them.

Betsy V said...

Ooooh!! Wow! I love this...it's so sharp and clean and FUN!! This is an awesome take on Debbie's pretty card!

Betsy

shelly said...

super pretty cards!!

Janelle said...

I agree that Debbie thinks of everything -- but, by the looks of it, you do to!! Love those chalkboard looking apples on your card, the notebook paper look to the sentiment, and the button apple -- plus all the little details. See? You think of everything, too!

Dana said...

Fabulous teacher card, Jennifer!! I love how you kept the design simple like Debbie did but the wow-factor is really in the details. Like that pop of red from the button and the score lines :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jennifer, this is ADORABLE! I just LOVE this set, but haven't used it in a while. You have totally inspired me!

Kay said...

Absolutely perfect and adorable in every way! I may need to get this stamp set! ;o) Thank you for the inspiration! ♥♥ Kay

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