Thursday, May 20, 2010

my newest obsession: Papertrey Ink

So, I recently discovered this amazing company/site for stamps and stamping supplies, Papertrey Ink. When I asked my scrappy/stamping friends who had heard of it and why they never told me about it, one responded: "We didn't tell you because we love you, and we don't want to get you kicked out of your house." lol VERY good point, my friend! wink I have quickly fallen head over heels in love with PTI's stamps and ink, and I plan to start collecting as much of it as I can! cool I've received one order so far, and am anxiously (read: "impatiently!") awaiting my second order, with some awesome goodies from their recent May release! (In the meantime, I have started to accumulate a lengthy wishlist! After all, they've been around for a few years... I have a lot of catching up to do! wink)

So anyway... the point of this post is not to simply gush about PTI, but to share some of the cards I've made as I've been getting acquainted with the goodies in my first order! biggrin This first one uses their Through the Trees set, and Fresh Snow and Pure Poppy ink. I have looked and looked for a good white ink, and never been happy with the options out there. But now, I have found one that works!

This next one is pretty simple, using Turning a New Leaf, Fresh Snow ink again, and the sentiment is from Through the Trees.

This this last one, I used the leaves from Turning a New leaf again, and used the Round and Round 2009 anniversary set. This is a limited edition set that was only available as a purchase bonus last year, but there are a number of people on the PTI forum who earned multiple sets. I was lucky enough to purchase a set from a forum member - this is such a wonderful set! The sentiment is from an Inkadinkadoo set that I've had for a while, and I added the 3 little gems from Creative Charms to dress up that cute little butterfly a bit!

As you can see, I'm having lots of fun with my PTI goodies! Expect to see a lot more stamping from me in the foreseeable future!


Jingle said...

All three of these cards are wonderful! I haven't used their stamps yet. It's probably better that way! HA!

Sue Ann said...

All are fabulous!!! I am in total love with the first one!!! I so need that set .......

Diane Jaquay said...

These are all really great, but that first one is just WOW WOW WOW!! I really love how you offset the focal image, and your sentiment placement, just perfect!

Nadine said...

Love your sympathy card using Through the Trees. Everytime I see that image Im not sure how to place on my card without putting it dead center in the middle. Like you offset it and combined the two sentiments. Thank you for the inspiration!