Monday, February 25, 2013

Papertrey February 2013 Blog Hop




The theme for this month's PTI blog hop is Marvelous Monograms.  I will admit that when I first saw this topic, I was not excited.  How much I do with an initial?  Especially when I only have one Papertrey Alphabet set?  Even with this inspirational photo?



However, I am not one to miss a party, so I started thinking about what kind of monogram would I use, if I had to use monogrammed stationery?  Well, I had just bought a big set of Inktensive pencils, so how about something colorful?



I scribbled a bit in the colors of the rainbow, and then brushed over it all with a water brush.  After it dried, I used the 'J' from Paper Smooches Graffiti and a flower from Flower Fusion.  The paper is PTI white.

I liked my colorful monogram, and decided to make some note cards for my daughters.  They are always in need of thank you notes. 



I used one sheet of card stock, cut into quarters, to make a little set of flat note cards.


I used a piece of PTI white that was 5 1/2 by 4 to color and wet, and then cut it into 4 one inch strips.  That way the colored pieces in the set would be essentially the same.  And, it was quicker.



The monogram is a flower from Flower Fusion and a letter from Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABC's.



Now, I think that the monogram challenge was a pretty good one.

Enjoy the rest of the hop.  I am eager to see what everyone else did.


Thanks for Visiting

48 comments :

  1. Very lovely card sets, Joyce. I especially like the rainbow colors and the "J" card.

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  2. What great note cards. I love what you did with those pencils.

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  3. These are perfect Joyce and looks like you had fun making them. beautiful personal thank you cards! Wouldn't be a party without you!

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  4. I really like this idea...and it is such a popular one lately. Those are neat pencils you used...who wouldn't like to just scribble and then add water? I also really love how you were so smart to only have to scribble once and make 4 notecards with it! Very cute idea and so nice that your girls write thank you notes...I have to brow-beat Carly to do them!

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  5. Such pretty water coloring! And love the little monograms!

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  6. Joyce your Inktensive pencils were perfect to create such modern and hip monogrammed stationary! Love, love, love your ultra cool projects. Those pencil are so vibrant, nice of Rachel to let you use them. LOL

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  7. They're fabulous!!
    Love the bright bold colors and fun initials...
    but it's that first one with the rainbow colors that really caught my eye...
    I think I need to pick up some of these pencils!! :)

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  8. Oh my, these are great! Love the technique you used. Must try this.

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  9. ha-ha - you gave in to inktense pencils (love them) Love your watercoloured background.

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  10. I love the rainbow of colors, excellent idea Joyce!!

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  11. I love how bright and fun these are. What a great idea. These would make a nice teacher thank you set also. I might have to case your work.

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  12. Beautiful note cards. They are so trendy looking and eye catching. Love them! - Irma

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  13. Great idea! Your daughters will LOVE these note cards!

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  14. Fabulous! So vibrant and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. How CREATIVE! These are so happy and fun! LOVE them.

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  16. What bright and cheery cards Joyce, and you've just reminded me that I have some of those pencils after doing the online CAS card class. You would have got full marks on there for these cards.

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  17. Very colorful, Joyce! How fun to get a note in the mail on your cheerful handmade stationery!!

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  18. you're having fun with watercoloring! love your great monogramming ideas!

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  19. Love the watercolor effect. Very creative to use the flower to hold dthe monogram. I think you were smart to do your watercoloring on another piece of paper and add the strip. Perfect.

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  20. Wow these are great, love your zingy colors!!

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  21. I wasn't very excited about this challenge, either, Joyce, but I love what you came up with for it! Those pencils look like so much fun-- I love how vibrant the colours are!

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  22. What a beautiful and colorful set of cards! So unique!

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  23. Love the way you layered the bright vibrant colors! Fun!

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  24. Love these vibrant colors! I haven't tried Inktense pencils but they look so pretty in the "rainbow" effect. The Flower Fusion stamps make a great frame for the monogram. You've inspired me to bust out the colored pencils that I have and see what I can come up with. Have a great week-see ya around!

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  25. Colorful and fun!! Love these -- and I was totally with you on the monogram challenge, wasn't sure -- but I'm glad I did it anyway! Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Wonderful monogram cards! You can never go wrong with a rainbow :)

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  27. Joyce I LOVE them! So COLORFUL and FUN!!!
    Hope your day is GREAT!!!

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  28. Your notecards are so beautiful! I love the coloring of them! Very fun and classy!

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  29. Love the pretty rainbow colors. Cudos to you using a monogram! I had to go a different route...

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  30. These notecards are AWESOME! I like the way you used a FF stamp and placed your monogram in the center.

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  31. I'm glad you decided to play along - these pencil look like they have great saturated color and the monogram just pops off them!

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  32. Joyce, your note cards are so much fun with all the colors you added. It would out a smile on anybody's face to get a card like this :)

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  33. They are fantastic! Those pencils look like a lot of fun. I have a lot more card sets to make, thanks for the great idea!

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  34. Joyce, these monogrammed cards are super fun and a great idea! Bet you had a good time coloring "outside the lines" :)

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  35. Very cool! Your girls will love the mod look with bright colors. I've read a little about those pencils. Love that they really are intense colors!

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  36. Great as always, Joyce! I must look into those pencils...what a great effect they make. Wanted to say thank you for the wonderful "little one" card! So cute, I shared it with my mom and she agreed!

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  37. Great as always, Joyce! I must look into those pencils, the impact they make is outstanding! Thank you for the "little one" card! I shared it with my mom and she loved it too!

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  38. Joyce, these are the epitome of COOL! What an effect!

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  39. Stunning rainbows your created with your new toys! Sure made for a pretty set of notecards!!

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  40. Very festive and fun! Love the bright colors!

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  41. I love your take on the challenge, Joyce! Why not put your twist on it and you did a fabulous job...love all that color and I feel inspired.

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  42. Beautiful!! Love all the color!!

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  43. Joyce, you are the QUEEN of CARD SETS! You always do them so well! Absolutely LOVE the ones you made here. The colors, the rounded corners, the flat cards, even the monograms (which I am not that fond of either) are just perfect. So glad you did not miss this party : )

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  44. Love your watercolor monogram !

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  45. Oh my goodness....I LOVE your monogram cards! The colors are just perfect! So bright and lovely. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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