Saturday, August 7, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #13

Have I mentioned before how lucky I am to be part of the Papertrey Peeps. These girls are so amazingly creative! Every visit to their blogs makes my eyes pop and jaw drop. Thanks girlies, for all the beauty, fun, inspriration, and kindness!
 Carol  has issued a fun challenge on the Papertrey Peeps Blog to use Mary Englebreit as our inspiration. I always check out the Mary Englebreit dollar bins at Michaels and have some really cute notepads to use as shopping lists  However,I am not sure how Ed feels as he is walking through the grocery store with his bright, happy and CUTE grocery list. Hee-hee.

I made a couple of tags trying to capture Mary's style. I went through my PTI stamps first looking for images that reminded me of M. E. The most obvious stamp to me was a stamp from Everyday Buttons Bits. Mary and cherries--yep!  So this was the beginning of the first tag.

After cutting the tag with my Cricut, stamping the image and cutting it with Nestablities, I headed to the jumbled ribbon drawer where I discovered the ribbon I had forgotten. Yes, that is ribbon from the Mary Englebreit dollar bin at Michaels. Woo hoo! Love it when I make a discovery, even if I feel kind of foolish because I my memory has failed me once again.
The beginning of this next tag was an image from this year's PTI anniversary set with a paper base of Raspberry Fizz and Plum Pudding Bitty Dot Basics.

I stamped the flowers in Raspberry Fizz ink. The black and white borders are a stamp from a Crafty Secrets Halloween set that I trimmed after stamping, and the stamped border on the Aqua Mist is from Fanciful Flourishes (Flourishes).

A couple of happy tags to brighten some kraft gift bags!

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Round and Round 2010 Anniversary Set(PTI); Fancy Flourishes (Flourishes); Halloween Fun (Crafty Secrets)
Ink: New Leaf, Rapsberry Fizz (PTI); Black Tuxedo (Memento)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Bitty Dot Basics in True Black and Plum Pudding(PTI); gingham (Paper Studio)
Other: Tags, Bags, Boxes (Provocraft); Nestabilities; Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon(PTI); Mary Englebreit ribbon (Michaels)


  1. Cute! I've got Everyday Button Bits in my cart, can't wait to check it out.

  2. Your tags are really pretty Cammie :)

  3. Just beautiful! The second one is so colorful!

  4. Tags--how perfect for the challenge! These are so sweet!

  5. Wow! You have captured the look of M.E. perfectly in those tags. Cherries and M.E. just go hand in hand. 'life is just a bowl full of cherries!'Excellent tags.

  6. These are FANTASTIC! Love the details!

  7. Such great details Cammie. I love your tags!

  8. Very cute! I love the colors of the first one! Those cherries are just perfect!

  9. Great job on both of them! The first one is my favorite though. Love the ribbon.

  10. Oh Cammie!! I love your take on this challenge! Your first tag looks like ME made it herself - it's just PERFECT! Those cherries were also such a fabulous choice!

  11. Great ME-inspired tags, Cammie!


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