Monday, January 24, 2011

Journey in a Jar PTI Hop

Hey there friends!

Today I wanted to jump in on PTI's monthly blog hop because the theme is "challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust!"  Well, that one appealed to me because I haven't had any time to use my PTI stamps....and this one particular stamp In hadn't even inked yet!  

I call it "Journey in a Jar" combining the very sweet Friendship Jar set and Up, Up and Away... it has a sort of fairy tale dream feel don't you think?  I little vacation in a jar idea which in the middle of all this snow sounds wonderful!  :)

Coloring is done with Copic markers, adding the partial clouds template side the lines of the jar....and then at the bottom for a sentiment.  



Now...I'd like to introduce to you someone new and beautiful....


It's our new nephew.  Born just 1 day ago and we met him Monday afternoon.  He is absolutely gorgeous, perfect round little head, beautiful soft inquisitive eyes, a button nose, chubby cheeks, soft fuzzy hair....oh I could go on and on.  He's beautiful.  And I can't wait to hold him again tomorrow!  I am so overcome with that sense of wonder in his little life!  Grateful to God for his safe arrival and his presence in our family, so happy for my brother and sister-in-law and niece (now a big sister!).  Sigh!  

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps:  PaperTrey Ink - Friendship Jar, Up, Up and Away;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Baja Blue, Marigold Morning, Flourishes Classic White, Webster's Pages - Waiting for Santa and Sweet Season;  Accessories:  Grand Circles Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Clouds 1 & 2 Template, Large Scallop Punch, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon, Vanilla Seam Binding, Cording, Copic Markers, Dimensionals. 

59 comments:

Peachy Wessels said...

What a fun card! Pretty choice of colors and just a very happy feel for a card! What a beautiful little baby boy, so sweet. Blessings to your brother and sister in law and to you. The joys of a new baby...

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card christine.
and your nephew is beautiful too, great picture.

greetings karin

Tracy said...

I absolutely love this card!! :That balloon set is one of my fav's and the I finally broke down and got the jar set and dies last week. Never would have thought to pair them but what a fun idea!

Emily Keaton said...

Great card, Christine, and what a CUTIE of a nephew. Thanks for sharing your photos!

Jerri Jimenez said...

I love your card Christine, gorgeous design, fabulous colors. Congratulations on the new addition to your family, he's so precious!

Queen Mary said...

Christine, the card is too cute -- what a great idea putting the balloons in the jar! And I agree, your new nephew is the cutest!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh your nephew is a sweetie. Great set and card. Looks like a fun one to create with!

Marisa said...

Darling card and darling baby :)

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Love this card! Great idea putting balloons in the jar!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just beautiful! I LOVE how you have the perfect day "bottled up"! So clever! And adorable nephew! So sweet!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love your card!!!

Ann said...

Ohhhh my, I LOVE this! The way you combined the sets is amazing!

Mary said...

Adorable! and the card is too :) Really like the way you thought outside the box for this one!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is so creative!

Barbara said...

Love those ballons in the jar, Christine! How creative of you!

Jen Carter said...

Oh my!! That is so cute, I've never seen anything like it! Great job!

Heather Jensen said...

Yeah Christine. I am so happy to see you here. This is so clever my friend. I love the hot air balloons in the jar.
That baby is absolutely adorable. Not much better than a new baby. :)
Hugs~

Kay said...

Beautiful card- I love the idea of the balloons in the jar, and your coloring is wonderful!

Karen C. said...

What a fun take on these 2 sets! Love the colour combo.
Your new nephew is adorable. Enjoy!

resmith said...

Such a fun card! Love your colors.
What an adorable little guy!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

beautiful card, very inventive. And adorable addition to the family. Congrats

Tracie said...

Love your card. Never thought to put the balloons in the jar. Great idea.

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

I was going to say that this is a fav so far for me for the hop..but I take it back..that baby is WAY better! hehe!
there is nothing else in life that's better then a new baby..even better then crafting stuff..LOL!

Kara said...

this is so beautiful!! love your colors!!

Terri said...

Great job! Love the colors. Congrats your new nephew too. He is a cutie!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Christine! Cute baby too :)

beckynoelle said...

sweet happy card :)

Terri E. said...

The balloons and clouds are fabulous. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kelly S. said...

Oh that baby! Oh that card! A whole post of sweetness. Who wouldn't want to capture a balloon ride and the sky in a jar. Totally unique and creative, Christine!

Karen said...

What a beautiful baby! And a gorgeous card; I would have never thought to put those hot-air balloons in the jar. Great idea!

Nerina said...

What a lot of fun this is!! I love the colours you've used your colouring and the DP work beautifully together! I love the circle and music in the background - so many elements to appreciate! Your new little nephew is absolutely adorable ... totally steals the limelight in this post actually .... :0)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun card! Your little nephew is a cutie for sure~

christy compton hall said...

WOW Christine - I about fell out of my chair! This is SO creative. It's like a dream in a jar!!!

luvthatstampin said...

The card is so cute. I started laughing when I saw the balloons in the jar! Your new nephew is adorable.

Sue Ann said...

WOW this card is so uplifting and bright and cheerful ..... did that sweet baby inspire you?? FANTASTIC CARD and HANDSOME nephew

Pat said...

Your Journey in a Jar is so creative. Love the checked paper and the cloud sentiment.

Michele Boyer said...

I love the air balloons and clouds in the jar, Christine! So much fun!

And what an adorable baby! Awww... :) Congrats!

Annheidel said...

Your card is so cute!!! Love the colors and patterns.

Peggysuez said...

What a beautiful baby! sorry, just had to comment on your new nephew before anything else. What a sweetie! And very cute card too, I like the idea of having the balloons inside the jar, cute!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute card, never would have thought to put that scene in a bottle, very cool, great background for it too!
Congrats on your new nephew he is a sweetie!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a great way to mix Up Up & Away and Friendship Jars. Two sets I've hardly used. Your card is gorgeous. TFS! Congrats on your nephew.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I LOVE your card girlie...LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Your nephew is GORGEOUS! Congratulations!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely Christine. Great images and colors. What a precious little baby! Welcome little one!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your new nephew! LOVE your cardand the thought of the journey in a jar! How clever! FAB card!

Amy said...

Your coloring of the balloons is flawless and you've used such a beautiful color combination!

Your new little nephew bundle is just adorable and I could just pinch those pink cheeks!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

That is a very dreamy card! Really like how you combined such seemingly unrelated sets. Great idea!!

Amy Beth said...

So creative! I LOVE the balloons inside the jar, just perfection!

Becky Carafa said...

What a cute idea for combining those sets! Love the sentiment in the cloud. Beautiful job, Christine! and congrats on the new nephew! Hope you guys are well.

Stephanie said...

Ya know, Christine.....Your nephew is stealing your thunder.....lol He's a cutie! Love your card and the title (so creative). It's really, really beautiful!

Christina said...

Your card is so unique and gorgeous! What a fabulous idea to put those balloons in the jar. But as much as I love your card, I have to say that the sweet little face at the end of your post is even more beautiful! Enjoy your new nephew, he is precious!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh he is so precious and sweet... I just want to hug him. Congrats again to your families!
Your card is darling, the clouds look awesome.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your card is so fun! I love the gingham on the card and the jar, and Up Up and Away was so fun with Friendship Jar. And your new little nephew is just precious!

Chris L.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card. Love your idea of the balloons inside the jar. Like capturing the thought of summer days to gaze on in the winter!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute card!! Love the baby photo, too...SO CUTE!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, I love this card! What a great stamp and a very appealing design and color combo. And a huge, but soft and tender, hug for your little nephew. Sweet baby. A miracle and a blessing.

Linda said...

Balloons in a jar - that is so cute! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card here. Darling nephew also. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN

LittleSurferGirl said...

I love the combination of sets that you used! What a great job! I absolutely love the color combination, too. Simply FAB!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This card is amazing, such a creative original idea!! Love everything about it!!