Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary Papertrey!

  Papertrey is my favorite stamp company. I have been using their stamps for my cards for the past few years. Each month they come out with new stamp designs. But that's not all, I love their dies, cardstock, ribbon, felt and buttons too! They are celebrating being in business for 5 years this February!
  One of the things I love most about Papertrey is the people.   When I stumbled upon Nichole Heady's blog a few years ago, I had no idea how much fun I was in for! Her ideas are genius, she has generous giveaways each month and she just seems to be so nice! (oh and you have to click on her scraproom ..."the studio" on her sidebar... to see how crazy organized she is!) She has so much talent and has gathered the most amazing design group ever. I check all the blogs ...a....lot! The women are all so inspiring and talented beyond belief!

I can't believe how fast time flies and it has been 5 years for them!  One of my new years resolutions this year is to use every single stamp set I own! Not an easy thing as I have 108 of them! (and that is not counting the little $5.00 sets!) Well, today I got started (yes, I know it is February! lol) and I still intend to keep that resolution! Who need Superbowl football when there are cards to create!
 Nichole is starting the celebration by challenging everyone to create a card inspired by her fabulous design team and then she is going to give away all their favorite products to someone that is lucky beyond belief! The first card I created is inspired by Betsy Veldman. I can't say enough good things about Betsy. I check her blog daily just hoping she posted! Yes, I am a stalker..I admit it! Her projects are so creative. She uses things in ways that I never would have thought of and her use of color is perfection! The colors she chooses make the cards "happy"! That is what I tried to achieve on this card...

I used the On My Couch set and paper pieced the couch, paintings, pillows, mugs and part of the table and popped them up with foam tape. I used some Echo Park Springtime paper along with a card base of Aqua Mist cardstock. I added a little row of Papertrey buttons along the bottom to finish it off. I think it is very cheerful and colorful! Thank you Betsy for all your hard work and sharing your amazing talent!

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