Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August PTI Blog Hop

This months PTI Blog Hop challenge is to create a project inspired by Autumn. Here is what I came up with...

This is my favorite time of the year, what's not to love about this season! There is so much to be inspired by... the changing of the leaves, warm fuzzy sweaters, roaring fires, rich colors and so on. My choice for adding texture was embroidery floss (no surprise there since I've been using it like crazy) and a torn and distressed edge. I stamped my Beautiful Blooms leaf image in brown then added little berries by tying french knots with red embroidery floss.

Wrapped more embroidery floss under the punched apron lace border and finished the card off with a sentiment and another cute little berry.
I find it hard to believe that fall is just around the corner, but it can't get here soon enough! So what is your favorite season of the year? I'd love to know!
Oh, and another note... I have been blogging for just over a month now and I'm loving it! I have been blessed to meet and become friends with many incredible and talented people through this outlet. Thanks to each and everyone of you who take the time to visit me!

Well thanks for hopping by! Hope you enjoyed!


Maile


Hello: (all PTI unless noted)

  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms & Beyond Basic Borders
  • Ink: Dark Choc
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream & Dark Choc
  • Accessories: DMC Floss, Apron Lace Border Punch & Corner Rounder

50 comments:

  1. Wonderful Maile! Love this card! I didnt participate because I didn't have any fall pti stamps... I have the stamp you used... way to be creative!! :) I love fall too!

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  2. So pretty! LOVE the kraft with the red and the jute!

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  3. This is purely simple elegance -- love it!!!

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  4. Love it Maile!! Those french knots are so so cool!

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  5. Great job adding the knots, beautiful!

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  6. Oh my gosh!!! I love the great berries and the fun chocolate colors. You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  7. OK you're totally rocking the CAS style Maile! I love your colours too and the red really pops against the other colours! Your French Knots are becoming your trademark! LOL!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  8. Beautiful Maile! I love the little berries! You'll have to show us how to make your lovely knots!

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  9. What a beautiful simple card! Love it!

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  10. Fabulous job - love the french knots - they are the perfect berry - nice CAS layout but it looks stylish and doesn't look "simple"

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  11. Wowee, this is so pretty!! I must get that punch!!

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  12. I just love those little knots you are doing...gotta try but I'm sure they will not be a perfect as yours..

    Your card is stunning

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  13. Great idea using French knots. And who doesn't like fuzzy sweaters and roaring fires? Well, I guess if you live somewhere tropical . . . nice CAS card.

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  14. This is fantastic. I used that branch image too...I love it. Your card is simply perfect!

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  15. very pretty, love the knots!

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  16. Oh your berries are absolutely stunning! What a pretty card!

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  17. Very pretty card! Love the embroidery floss berries! Very creative girl!

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  18. This is FANTASTIC! Love the berries.. perfect touch!

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  19. just perfect addition of the red berries!!!

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  20. Gorgeous card. I love the pop of red.

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  21. Gorgeous! I think this card has finally convinced me that I need the Beautiful Blooms set!

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  22. The french knots make the card, too cute!

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  23. Absolutely stunning! The French knots are perfect on here!

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  24. Love this! So very simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing- so inspiring.

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  25. How lovely! Your cards are always amazing.

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  26. WOW Maile this is fabulous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the berries!

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  27. This is really pretty, Maile!! So dainty! We've been having cool evenings and that hint of crisp fall air! I feel like we haven't had much of a summer, but I am excited for fall!! Apples, apple cider, donuts, raking leaves!! Ohhh, the fun!!
    Hope you're doing well! God bless!

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  28. Great idea with the red,french not, totaly creative!!!

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  29. Wonderful card - it came out so elegant. Love the colors you chose the litte red knots. You have a wonderful stamping style (I have your blog in my google reader!)

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  30. I so love that stamp and you did a great job with it!

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  31. Really nice. Love the french knots, especially the extra one after Hello. Lots of work to achieve such lovely simplicity.

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  32. Love this one! The edge punch, the floss, and especially those stunning red knots!! So beautiful and it makes me "almost" love Fall ;)

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  33. So gorgeous. I just love your style. I'm so grateful to have "met" you too! I've already used some of your flowers!

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  34. I LOVE that pop of red...this card is so gorgeous!

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  35. amazing! love how simple this is, yet soooo pretty!

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  36. Just found your blog today & have to say - I love your style! I'm a follower now....

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  37. Wowza 43 comments!!! That's awesome!! I love how you've given this beautiful blooms set new life, and I've GOTTA try this embroidery thing, it looks soooooo cool. great job:)

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  38. Love the simple elegance of your card, Maile. Fabulous idea to use french knots. Just love it! Congrats on your first month of blogging. It is an amazing thing, isn't it?!

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  39. Love how you used the punch, this is so pretty!

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  40. Love the colour choices you made in this card and the french knots are a great touch. This is a really pretty card.:)

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  41. Love this card, great detailing with the floss!

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  42. stunning!! the DT is a sure thing after seeing all your cards!! amazing!!!

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