Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI blog hop: what's old is new.

This month's blog hop is all about picking a favorite project from 2011 and being re-inspired by it.

I did a round-up of my favorite project per month *here* - but I couldn't choose just one (that sounds conceited, doesn't it... let's just say for as many cards as I look back on with love, I have ones that bring on the cringe...)

I  decided to go with my favorite PTI stamp set of 2011: "postmarks."  It's such a dreamy set...

Here are the 2 projects from 2011 that inspired me today:

a missing-you postcard
a bulky note

Sooo, when my cute man walked in with these beauties 2 nights ago, for no good reason:


What else could I do but make this for him:


A shaker card full of glitter and punched hearts.  (You know I like my shaker cards to make noise, but this one works, too.)


An early valentine for my sweetheart of a guy.

ps - this one's getting thrown into the MIM mix, also.

Have a great day!  

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! I love the recessed shaker even better than a raised one. Great idea!

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  2. Elena, these are so beautiful!! I am sure you had a hard time narrowing down your choice for this hop. You have such beautiful cards. These are fabulous no doubt!

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  3. love your cards!! the shaker card is so beautiful...the colors....wonderful!!

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  4. Wow! Elena your shaker card is so beautiful! Love the big sentiment and cute heart shapes inside the shaker box :) You rocked both the challenge :)

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  5. All three of them are gorgeous!

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  6. Elena, both amazing. You lucky lady, those roses are beautiful and the 'early Valentine' is spectacular!

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  7. WOW! I love these! that shaker card is so fun and sophisticated!

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  8. Great cards - all of them! I love your sweet shaker card for your husband. ;-) And what a gorgeous bouquet of flowers! I am jealous, LOL. ;-D Fantastic job on your card.

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  9. You have the sweetest husband! I'm sure you deserve it. I remember the first two cards fondly, and I really like how you have updated and combined them to make a third. And, how clever is your shaker! I love this set, and hardly ever use it. You are inspiring me to take it out.

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  10. All your cards are beautiful as always. Love the latest version. What a wonderful hubby you have.

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  11. Oh these are wonderful, but I so LOVE your Valentine shaker card!!!

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  12. Wow! You have really inspired me to use this set, I love all the cards you have made with it. The shaker card is just to darn cute. What a guy you have!

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  13. I love the Valentine shaker card - so original. Lucky girl to have such a thoughtful man!

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  14. LOVE the hugs and kisses card and the shaker is super! What a good guy!

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  15. Wow .... those roses would be enough inspiration on their own. Love the sweet card with the heart shaker section. Your originals use lots of great details from the Postmarks set too! Lovely!!

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  16. Oh my, I loooovvvveee an unexpected gift, so much more that an traditional celebration. Your hubby is to be congratulated! Your sweet card back to him is perfect!

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  17. Wow! That shaker card is AMAZING! Love the others too.

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  18. OOOH! Love that card and I bet your man does too! What a great guy to bring home a little "Inspiration" for your hobby!!

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  19. Elena! Just WONDERFUL! I cant decide which one I like best! I have this stamp set and I love it - but i never know what to do with it... Now I have some FANTASTIC ideas! Thank you!!!

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  20. Elena, firstly, what a lovely husband you have! Secondly, your shaker card ROCKS!!!! I loved your originals when you first posted them, and I love your second interpretation even more! Fantastic!

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  21. Well, you already know how I feel about the first two cards (snacks on them) but I. LOVE. IT. The shaker element and the font. NOM.

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  22. Very pretty, I'm sure he'll love it!

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  23. Great remake of the originals. Love the heart shaker. I bet your hubby will love it.

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  24. Great remake of the originals. Love the heart shaker. I bet your hubby will love it.

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  25. How elegant and classy! The originals are great as well! I think I will pin these.

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  26. AWESOME!!! I love them all!! I was playing with Postmarks the other day because I love it so, but it does not see a lot of ink because I am always kind of eluded when I sit down with it. Your cards are just STUNNING - I wish I could make this set look as good as you did!

    PS: What a GREAT guy!!

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  27. Lovely cards Elena. Especially love the shaker card! Just perfect. Your sweet hubby deserves it! :o)

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  28. Wow, what a cool postcard/card...and then to add the shaker to it, too?? Genius!

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  29. Oh oh oh, this is sooooooo cute! I love the little goodies in that shaker, so fun! And what a sweet take on your earlier cards. ADORABLE!

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  30. Beautiful card. Muito lindo seu cartão e muito original!

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  31. Oh so, so pretty. I have this set & haven't inked it :( thanks for the I inspiration!

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  32. Oh. Wow. This is stunning, Elena! I love your mix of TBF with Postmarks-- you are totally inspiring me to get this set out and use it!

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  33. gorgeous card. love the collage you did with the stamps.

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  34. WONDERFUL! Love both your cards and your photos are FABULOUS too! You should sell prints of them!
    Hugs Karin

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  35. Love your cards! They're just gorgeous!
    Thanks for your comment on my card :) Would love to send you this one, can you send me your addy to my mail (scrapping_angel at casema.nl)?

    *hugs*
    Angélique

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  36. Oh my goodness!!! I couldn't possibly love your little Valentine note more!!! It's the perfect masculine shaker card!!!

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  37. Elena, this is such a beautiful card! I love your design, and the lovely shaker window filled with glitter and hearts. Every detail is perfect! I love it!
    -Martha

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