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papertrey & my favorite things


Hi everyone, welcome to the first day to our biggest countdown of the year. It's the 5th anniversary of Papertrey Ink and we all couldn't be more excited to celebrate!

I have been with Papertrey Ink since the very beginning and I really can't imagine my life without it. I truly love working with Nichole, Jane, Julie, and all of the design team girls. I am working my dream job and I love every part of it.

Today, all of us are sharing a favortie project from this past year. I chose a scrapbook page that I created last May of my daughter Hana at the flower gardens in our town...


Both pictures on the page are from the same day, I took my girls after school to see the tulips in full bloom and it was beautiful weather to just hang out there for a while. There are grassy areas throughout the gardens and both my girls like to relax and play in those spots.


I used the Garden Variety stamp set on my page along with the seed packet die to make a little pocket to tuck this little card into.


This page uses many of my very favorite Papertrey Ink products...

Kraft paper is a definite favorite and I had the privlege of helping Nichole choose exactly how this cardstock should be. I think it's perfection and I know that many of you feel the same way. Nothing compares in color, weight, and texture out there.

Next up is the Fresh Snow ink and combined with kraft paper that is a match made in heaven. I had a hand in choosing the Fresh Snow ink as well and the same holds true as the kraft cardstock. It is perfection in its thickness, coverage, and quality. Just use the Fresh Snow ink and then try switching back to another brand and you will know what I mean.

The Double Ended Banners die is one that is used on so many projects - some how I missed this one, but believe me that I barely put that die away. It is always out on my desk. It is perfect for adding a place for a sentiment or even just a bit of paper ribbon to embellish a project.

Spring Moss stitched ribbon is one I am constantly running out of. For me it is that perfect soft shade of green that works its way onto so much of my work.

And finally, I really love the Tea Dye Duo inks. Especially in the last year, I have used them for more than just distressing & inking edges. My poor little ink cubes have been put to the test with some actual stamping with the Chamomile and Chai colors. The reinkers are never far away so I can keep them juiced up!

Of course, all of the anniversary festivities means that there are lots of contests and prizes this week! Nichole's blog is the place to go today to get all of the details on being eligable to win the entire Design Team Favorites product collection. You can also link up there to the whole design team to see their favorite projects and products too!

I will see you again tomorrow as the festivities continue!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Hana in the Garden Scrapbook Page

stamps: Garden Variety, Year of Flowers Collection, Beyond Basic Borders, Journaling Lines

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Ripe Avocado, Smokey Shadow

cardstock: white, kraft, Fine Linen

other: Ripe Avocado stitched ribbon, Seed Packet Frame die, Seed Packet die, Copic markers, tiny attacher (Ranger), lace (vintage)