Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop! For details check out www.papertreyink.com Here is what Dawn says about the challenge... "Since we just finished up our 3rd Anniversary Festivities, we thought we would do something extra special for this month's Blog Hop! Design Team Appreciation Day! Your 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!..."

Well, after finding PTI over a year ago I started checking out the DT Blogs and the one that really caught my eye was Dawn McVey's. There was always something about her projects that drew me in. Her Raspberry Suite is still the first place I go for inspiration when my creative mojo is low. Thanks Dawn!
For this challenge I came across this cute card. You can find it here on Dawn's blog.


Here is my take on her card. What I really loved about Dawn's card was the layout, so that I kept that the same. I used Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Kraft & Vintage Cream. The Kraft is stamped with Polka Dot Basics II in Dark Chocolate. Then I added a Flourish in White - which is something else I have seen Dawn do and have always wanted to try! I love the big Saddle Stitched bow with the button! After I added the butterflies from Butterfly Kisses (stamped on Bitty Box PP), I started looking for a sentiment. I had just gotten Signature Greetings and when I saw "You Make Me Smile" I thought that was perfect.

Here is a close up of the details!

Thanks for checking it out and commenting! I loved being able to participate in another PTI Blog Hop!
~Anika

60 comments:

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card!! I love the color combo! Great job with the challenge!

♥Lea

Joanne said...

I love your interpretation. Great colors - great job

Ted said...

Great colors and style. Very nice.

Taheerah said...

Love this, the colours you used work so well together, and I love your use of Butterfly Kisses for the accents!

resmith said...

Such a pretty card! I love your colors.

Dana said...

Ooh yummy! I love your take on Dawn's card, and actually, it reminds me of your blog background! flourish, polka dots...very clever!

Diane said...

Your colors are fabulous on this beautiful card!

Tricia said...

Oooo! I love those colors! Great card!

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Kay said...

Grogeous card- I really love that white flourish on the Kraft!

Pam said...

Love the card. Really great job! Love the colors.

Lori said...

Oh Anika,
this card is so pretty. I love the colors and you did such a nice job

Tanja said...

This take is gorgeous, Anika! Love your color combo and the butterfly ....

Vera Ling said...

Love your the way you did your card. The color is very eye catching. Lovely card!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty!

Marge said...

Love your card & those great colors!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful Anika!! I need to take this set out again!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oooh, AWESOME card Anika!

honugurl16 said...

I love your take. The colors are beautiful.

Liz said...

Love it!

Rhonda said...

The flourish really finishes this nicely.

Carly said...

I just love it and that wood button is fab!

shelly said...

very pretty! at first glance I did not know who's card was who!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love that you were able to draw inspiration from Dawn's original card and yet make a project that was so uniquely yours. I love your color combo! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen said...

What a great take on Dawn's card. Yours is equally lovely!

Rosanne said...

Terrific card!

Sue Ann said...

Anika you did a great job on this .......... love it!!

Kelly S. said...

Love your color scheme, and fab use of those "older" butterflies! Blog hops make me want to get out those sets I haven't used in awhile!

mimi said...

What a sweet happy card. I love the colors that you used--very Summer like.

Nadine said...

Beautiful job on the challenge Anika! I love how you kept the same layout but made it your own. Also loved the colors you used!

Karli said...

very cute take & color combo. TFS :)

Sue in Grapevine said...

Cute card. I keep being tempted by the earlier butterfly set that you used here.

Jennifer K said...

This is a great card, Anika! The colors are so vibrant and sunshiney - they make me smile! :)

Dana said...

Super pretty card, Anika!! Love your fresh color combo and that butterflies :-)

Janelle said...

Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise are terrific together, aren't they? Beautiful card and nice tribute to Dawn!

Sherry said...

LOVE it!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card!! I love the colors you used and that pretty butterfly! :)

Shay said...

This card makes my heart flutter! Lovely use of colors and patterns. I can't wait to be enchanted when I have a chance to see more of your blog later.

Kay said...

Absolutely love it! I like the stamped flourish behind the butterflies. Such a nice touch! And the button is yummy! Great job! ♥♥ Kay

Cindy Holshouser said...

Love the colors, so bright and pretty. Great interpretation of your inspiration card. And I think I already said this before, but the name you {and Ted} came up with for your blog is priceless.

Tonya said...

Love your sunny, cheery colors and the way that you rounded the butterflies!

jen said...

Love your take on Dawn's card- and OH MY WORD is this the cutest name for a blog ever?! :)

IamDerby said...

Adorable! wonderful colors!

peggysue said...

Both cards are amazingly cute, you nailed it!

Sharron said...

Awesome! Perfect take on Dawn's card and I really like the colors you chose. Really well done!

Laural-Lee said...

Love love love your colour choices and background stamping. Great job!

Michelle said...

Fabulous card! Love the bold colors you used. Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise go so well together. I think Summer Sunrise is going into my cart thanks to you!

Karin said...

Oh I love the orange! Great job on the challenge!

Cammie said...

Fantastic color choices. Your card is a wonderful tribute to Dawn!

kolling143 said...

Your card could certainly pass as one of Dawn's! It is wonderful.....everything from the bow to the use of the flourish on the polka dots!

Meg Sp said...

Sweet cards. Great job, really love them!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Those colors look wonderful together.

Sara Mac said...

Great card Anika! Love the colors you chose. The white flourish adds a nice detail.

Shiloh said...

Love these colors together! Very pretty

Karen H. said...

Beautiful card. I love the flourish you added to the background.

Gayatri said...

Beautiful colors and love the button on the bow! Lovely card!

Rose said...

What a beautful card !! the colour combination is so pretty, you totaly nailed the challenge !

Lisa said...

Love those colors! Beautiful card and the butterfly really makes the card!

Pat said...

I am still catching up on my blog hop comments. What a great card. Love the colors and especially that kraft background.

Maureen said...

love the colours you chose and your bow is perfect!! A very nice homage to Dawn...she's my fav too!! :)