Welcome! Today I have a different sort of post for you. February 2013 marks Papertrey Ink's sixth anniversary--Happy Anniversary, PTI! To kick off the anniversary month festivities, each of the design team members picked their six favorite PTI pieces over the years. (I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what everyone picked!) Be sure to check Nichole's Blog for details regarding contests, prizes, and all-around fun and inspiration!
So, I have chosen six favorites from the past couple of years to share again, along with links to the original posts.
First up is a floral clear card using the Frilly Flowers set from February 2012. (Original post was found HERE.) I had so much fun with this set! I was thinking about Hawaii, though I've never been there. Seems like a happy place--just like Frilly Flowers!
This card is an oldie--first being blogged HERE back in February 2011, using Button Boutique and Delightful Doilies. I adore buttons, and this sweet set was right down my alley. I also liked that ric-rac trim die.
This card is out of my creative zone--for starters, it had no flowers and no pink! I had fun mixing patterns though, and I liked the bolder graphic look that the black and cream gave it. It was originally blogged HERE, and uses Harvest Berries, Background Basics: Houndstooth, and Background Basics: Text Style.
Finally, I wanted to share a little bit about my time as a PTI designer. I'm delighted every month to see what Nichole and other Papertrey Ink designers have come up, and I've had this privilege right from the beginning five years ago! When my Papertrey box arrives, it's pretty much like Christmas every month. Other than actually getting my box every month, my close-second-favorite time is always seeing what the other girls have come up with. The range of styles on the Papertrey team is incredible, from Maile's and Cristina's clean, strong simplicity, to Melissa's and Danielle's sweet, perfect shabbiness; from Betsy's and Jess's great color combos and rock-solid design to Ashley's and Erin's modern and totally on-trend use of materials; from Dawn's ability to make any style her own to Heather's magic touch with kraft and rusticity. Last, but never least, Nichole. . . I can honestly say that every month I look at her countdown pieces and think, "WOW! Why didn't I think of that?" I am inspired by each of them--truly--and I'm happy to continue be a small part of this team.
Would you like to see what the other girls chose as favorites?
Debbie Olson (here)