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September 29, 2010

New Challenge! Day 1 of HA/PTI Stamp Challenge with Maile Belles


Welcome to yet another same stamp challenge. This time I asked Maile Belles. I don't know Maile well, but have admired her work for some time now. She has a simple and classy look that is so stunning - simple and classy is hard to achieve! But she does it every time. So, I asked her if she wanted to do a fun challenge with me. And, to top it off, she is as sweet as can be.

Since Maile is on the Papertrey Ink design team, we are going to do a double-same-stamp-challenge - one being Hero Arts and one being Papertrey Ink. I love combining my favorite stamp companies like this.

So, Day 1 of our HA/PTI Stamp Challenge combines the Hero Arts Village background with the Papertrey Ink Boards and Beams set...

  Maile 1
And here is my take on these two stamps. I think I was nervous coming up with something that will even come close to comparing to Maile's! But I tried. I used white ink on the craft background for a subtle look. The house is colored with Copics and I used Glossy Accents to make the windows shine. The little dots on the tree were made with White Enamel and then colored with pink Copics once they dried. Oh, and I created the little shrub by cutting some from the tree. Did the greeting on the computer - wanted it to be perfect for a friend who just visited...

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See below for the supplies.

Oh, and for the record - I LOVE the name Maile. If I ever have a girl, that is at the top of the list. :)

Now go and visit Maile HERE. I am sure your socks will be knocked off.




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Well I have to say that you did catch me off guard, this was not who I was expecting, but I am thrilled to see both you and Maile join teams, I admire her work as much as yours, so it will definitely be a really fun week and creative week ahead, so looking forward to it. Hugs!

Beautiful card Jenn! I'm a fan of Maile as well and love her work just as much as yours. Papertrey and Hero Arts....nothing but beauty can come out from such wonderful stamps....simply love them! Now off to Maile's I go...

WOW! What a very beautiful card. Stunning.

Jennifer, your card is just AMAZING... Love it... wow., fab.. off to Maile's blog now.

OMG! What a great card!!!!!!!!

I was seriously not expecting Maile teaming up with you...a real surprise and a amazing one for that....beautiful cards by both of you...Both of you are a deadly combination ! Love how both sets compliment each other :)

Love your card, Jennifer! So clean and pretty! Thanks for sharing and Maile's blog is wonderful, too. Such inspiration!

This is a gorgeous card, Jennifer!!! Wow, love this perfect creation!

What a great card and what a fun challenge. I liked Maile's card too.

Fabulous! I like the background and how you made the pink dots and of course the little bush.

Gorgeous Jen!! So excited for the week ahead with you and Maile!! Love both your styles so it'll be such fun seeing each of you use the 'other' stamps. xxx

Yay!! ANother challenge! I love Maile's style and yours so I know this will be fabulous!! Love seeing the combo of PTI and HA on this card- great colors, too!

Beautifully done, Jennifer! Love that you colored the white enamel, pink and what a clever idea to make a cute little bush from the tree! Fab card! :)

your card is beautiful. copics, copics. oh, i think i may need to invest very soon.

Wow! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love it!

Fabulous card, Jennifer! Maile is one my favorite card maker as well. I agree her style is clean & classy! What a fun pairing!

Love this card. That green house is too cute! And love the pink with kraft.

Your card is fantastic!

Love this! What a great challenge!

Love your card Jennifer, the two stamps coordinate wonderfully with each other! I like the little shrub, so cute! I also love Maile's work and love her card too!

Wow - what a FAB card - so perfect. LOVE the colours.

Absolutely lovely card, Jennifer. You make these stamps look like they were always meant to go together.

Beautiful card, Jennifer. I just love the green house and so clever, snipping off a bit of the tree to make a matching hedge.
Excited to see you pair up with Maile, I have recently discovered her wonderful talent, so it will be great seeing what you both come up with :o)

So gla to see you keeping up with the challenges.
Beautiful card and such a great color to make it pop.I am adding both these stamps to my wish list.

Fabulous card! Love the pink. I'm a big fan of Maile too, so this is going to be awesome. TFS.

Beautiful card, Jennifer!!!

What a great combination of stamps. Love your card & all the details you put into it.

I really do like that background stamp! You and Maile work well together! ;)

Love both of your cards and the totally different spins using the same stamps. Awesome!

A truly amazing card Jennifer!!

Love the card and you and Maile make a
wonderful team. Can't wait to see more.

Your card is awesome!

So pretty!!! Both your card and Maile's are great, different expressions of ways to use the same stamps.

That is very clever, combining the 2 companies to come up with such a great card! The colors you used are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Pat

This is so cute! I really love these stamps and they work so well together!

Awesome! I love both cards! TFS

Beautiful card, Jenn---Hero Arts and PTI are my FAVORITE stamps---can't get much better in my opinion. And, I love Maile's style as much as I do yours! Can't wait to see more!!

It turned out really great! And I love her name too.

Jennifer, I love how you used the Village Stamp for the background, and the big house as the main focus! Your windows are stunning, as well as the tiny pink buds! Thanks you for your ongoing inspiration! :)
Angie in Utah

What a great combo - my two favorite stamp Companies & two of my favorite designers. I love your card - the white on Kraft background is perfectly subtle & that house certainly looks like somewhere I'd be happy to visit! Looking forward to the rest of the week!

Lovely card. You both might talk me into those stamps! Hugs.

Wonderful card the Village as a background. I've been a bit stuck in a rut with this stamp, you've given me some much needed inspiration!

Another beautiful card. Thank you for introducing me to PTI.


PTI and HA! The ultimate combo of my two favourite stamp companies- great to see.

my two favorite companies together!!
Two of my favorite designers, wow!!!!

WOW.. Beautiful card...

Love, love, love your card. Hero Arts and Paper Trey Ink are two of my favorite stamp companies. Love the way to combined the two sets. Now off to Maille's blog. Thanks for all your inspiration Jennifer and Happy Fall!!

The kraft and the green is such a pretty color combination! Love the popped tree.

Love the cards both of you made! Thanks for introducing me to another great site! :)

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