Wednesday, March 9, 2011

paper dolls blog hop

I hope you're enjoying getting to know the Dolls a little better!   I'm the last stop on the hop so if you want you can return to the Paper Dolls blog (link here).

This weekend was my baby shower and the theme was peapods:
"Two peas in a pod, double the fun!
The Hall Boys are coming, look out everyone!!!"

So for the P.T.I. challenge, I included the following elements in the favors and cards I made:
P - peapods, polka dots, plaid, pinking
T - tiny treats, thank you, twins
I - impression plate, italics, inside & out

Hellllllo cuties!  There were a baker's dozen of the treats and the thank you's.  The favor nestled a Russell Stover's caramel egg - picked for it's green packaging.

Here's a better shot of the Diamonds impression on the library card pocket.  The pea pod patterned paper (say that fast!) comes already glitter embossed.  The twins are the two button peas (I have a 3/4 chance of 2 fertilized eggs & a 1/4 chance of one split egg).  The thank you sentiment (from Inside & Out) is in italics that matched the baby shower sentiment.

The peas were easy to stamp & punch but the pods required hand cutting. {The one I photographed was poorly done - I usually leave more white around the edges.}

Plaid & pinking shown here.  When it was time for the shower I hadn't made the thank you cards yet, but I knew the image would be a preview of what I wanted to do in '3D'.

Sunshine goodness & shiny ribbons!  I used five colors of polka dot ribbon but balanced the blues, greens and yellows.  Honestly, I didn't want to use up too much of any one color :)

One last look.

And, some juicy Paper Dolls info:

-name  Christy Compton Hall (christea)

-state  CA... I grew up an Army brat (Kansas, Augsburg, San Francisco, Alabama, DC area),  but grandpa went to Cal, dad & uncles went to UCLA, mom & dad went to UCSF, & I got my undergrad/credential/grad degrees at UCSD where I've stayed put

-age  37 & pregnant with twin boys (spontaneous)

-day job  6th grade Earth, 7th grade Life, 8th grade Phys/Chem teacher (previously, HS bio/physics/adv.physics, then science professional development specialist)

-family information  Married to an electrician turned SAHD with 5-yr old DD, twin boys 't-minus 1 month', female Rottweiler, kitty... RIP ball python

-When did you discover PTI? When I discovered paper crafts in December 2008

-How long have you been a Doll I'm a newbie (~month)

-Favorite PTI products (besides stamps)  Coordinated ribbon, buttons, felt; dies!

-Favorite PTI stamp sets  Fancy Flourishes, Fillable Frames, Button Bits, Tiny Treats, Around & About Sentiments, Borders & Corners

-Favorite PTI color  Aqua Mist or Ocean Tides

-Favorite PTI color combo  Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding, Spring Moss, Rustic White

SUPPLIES 
Baby Shower Favors  
stamps - PTI Baby Button Bits, Tiny Treats: Christmas, Tiny Treats: Valentine
ink - PTI aqua mist, ripe avocado; Versamagic sage
paper - PTI kraft, stamper's select white
accents - PTI harvest gold felt, swiss dot ribbon in harvest gold, lemon tart, simply chartreuse, spring moss, aqua mist
dies - PTI Favor It #1, Mat Stack #1, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle; EK Success 1 3/4" circle punch
ipod - Bauhaus, Icicle Works 

Baby Shower Thanks

stamps - PTI Library Card, Baby Button Bits, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Inside & Out: Thank You
ink - PTI aqua mist, ripe avocado, dark chocolate; Versamagic sage
paper - PTI aqua mist, kraft, rustic white, Library Ledger, Polka Dot Parade, Bitty Stars Basics, Pretty Pastels; DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy
dies - PTI Library Pocket, Large Ric-Rac, Background Basics: Diamonds impression plate
tools - Marvy mega scallpoed square punch (pink), 5/8" circle punch 
ipod - Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard

44 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh I am so inspired by your baby shower goodies!!! My dd#2 and her dh are trying for baby #2 and I know I will be using your ideas for that shower! (we're hoping for a boy this time) You are one more busy Doll and I'm amazed at the fact that with work, baking twins, being a mommy, you still find time to create! Nice to meet you Christy:)

Laura Isham said...

Oh.....your projects are so sweet! Love the colors! I'm kinda hoping for some dies to cut out the pea pod and bear from the Baby Buttons Bits set! I cut out 30+ of those bears for my sister-in-law's baby shower a couple months ago!

Wow, twin boys! So happy for you. And, can't wait to see pictures! :)

Otter Hill Designs said...

Congratulations on twins!!!! Love your creations - so sweet.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! I absolutely love all of your projects! How fun! I love how you used the pea pods as the main image for the twins! Everything turned out so beautiful! I am glad for the hop and finding your blog today! I look forward to seeing more of your creations and of course the new babies! :)

Jen Carter said...

Wow!! These look terrific!! Love what you did with the favors and the card is so cute too! Great idea to use the button stamps in the pea pod! so glad you are a Paper Doll!

Mad for Paper said...

Love, love, love your thank you cards, they are so cute. Congrats on the new additions to your family. How fun to have your Paper Dolls group.
TFS
Ang

I'm Renee said...

Christy...these are amazing!
Love how you were able to work this challenge into what I know is your very exciting upcoming event! :)
And believe me...twins are an event!
I'm so excited for you and your hubby...
and your precious little girl...
she has to be so excited...
2 real live baby dolls just for her:)
Your card and favors are gorgeous!
Love the colors...
love everything about them both!
And so glad we're Dolls together and love getting to know you!

C Stephens said...

Hello Fellow UCSD Grad! Small Paper Doll World...I was a Third College grad back in 1993. Another wow for your gorgeous baby project/campaign. The work is wonderful. Happy to see you joining the Dolls!

honugurl16 said...

Lots and lots of goodies. Beautiful job. I love the soft colors. I can smell that warm, yummy baby smell when I look at your beautiful creations.

Darla said...

Congrats on your twins! I always wanted twins! Your party favors are so pretty, thanks for sharing!

leish said...

TWINSIES?! Oh wow! Congrats!

I love love love your projects! I've got until June to CASE these! =) Looks like I'll be adding more and more to my cart this month!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Soooo sweet projects.

The Paper Parade said...

I love 3D favors and projects and these turned out so cute! What a great job :) Congrats on the twins! It was a lot of fun reading your bio.

Suzanne said...

You are SUPER clever! I love the idea of turning the library card into a thank you AND using the buttons on the Baby Button Bits set. Congrats on the twins, too!!!

Helen F. said...

Congratulations Christy! How wonderful for you and your family. Your Baby(s) Shower project is so adorable. Love the Baby Button Bits stamp images :):)

Sara Mac said...

What an amazing ensemble Christy! Love looking at all that gorgeous polka dotted ribbon. Best wishes for the family when the twins arrive. You will certainly have your hands full!

Kristin said...

This is such amazing work!! I really hope the entire shower was wonderful!

Looks like we are the same age- you are just braver than I am, lol!

so great getting to know the other dolls, this was a blast!

Diane Jaquay said...

Christy, these are ADORABLE!! Love the soft colors and that cute little pea pod :)

Amy Beth said...

Christy, these are fantastic! I love all the detail you put into them.

Sara P said...

aaahhh, everything you could want in a baby shower favor.

Natalie Winterstein said...

WOW! These are adorable! Congrats on the twins and thanks for sharing this awesome idea! :)

Linda Friend said...

Beautiful favors and thank you cards.Love the color combo and also the library pocket and card.

Michelle said...

These are adorable! Love the card and the party favors! They look so fun! Congrats on your pregnancy! I really enjoyed learning more about you. My DH and I graduated from Cal. He went to UCSF for dental school. Love the Bay Area! We're in Sacramento now. Glad to have another Cali girl with the Dolls!

~Laurie said...

Your set is adorable!! Those colors are great together! And I love what you said about not using too much of one color of ribbon. I'm the same way!

Great job!!

Kathy Mc said...

OMG, what a fabulous blog hop this was. Love your darling baby shower favors & thank you card. Enjoyed reading everyone's bio and their favorite PTI goodies. Makes me want to order the swiss dot ribbon in every color but my budget limits me. Congrats on the upcoming birth of your twins!

Isabel Z said...

Oh my, these are absolutely stunning--all of the creations that I am seeing on your blogs. I just discovered the Paper Dolls and am so excited that I have added all of you to my favorites for inspiration. Thank you!

tfiskers said...

Christy,

WOW, you are right, so many teachers! And you have three preps? And twins on the way...how do you have time to make so many CUTE treats! I love your card! I have the library card and I never even thought of using on a thank you! The impression plate on the pocket is super cute and baby-ish!

So you live in San Diego? OMG! So jealous, thats my favorite place EVER!

Amy said...

Christy, I'm so glad you joined the Dolls group! You are going to have some sweet little babies soon......these thank you's are perfect! Your project just screams spring and is just lovely! You know what? I didn't even have a Margarita on Fat Tuesday either! :)

Katie Skiff said...

THese are awesome!! WOW!!

Nancy L. said...

beautiful favors!!
congrats on your twins :)

Laurie said...

WOW Christy! You have been busy!! I am loving your projects! The buttons in the pea pods are so cute!! So glad you area Doll now!

Ree Donnelly said...

ooooh!!! the whole twin thing is sooo exciting! so happy for you, Christy! lucky girl!!

Cute, cute, cute twin pea pods!!! Way too sweet!

Best of luck...

Jill said...

Christy, what adorable baby treats and thank yous! They are superior, as all items papercrafted in Bonita are, LOL! :-D How interesting that you teach science--physics was one of my favorite subjects in both high school and college. Congrats on your upcoming blessed event, times two!

Monica K. said...

These all turned out so beautifully!! Love the theme of pea pods. That is such a cute idea!

Eva said...

I like the stamped thank you on the card...simple touch that looks fabulous. The boxes are adorable!!

simplyhandmade said...

soo cute! i really must use this stamp set more|!
these projects are just to darn lush

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Such a fun project! Love the stamps!

Cathy Weber said...

My goodness, twin boys. You and Anika have a lot in common, Renee too! I love the entire ensemble you created today Christy. Ever single element is so complimentary to the rest. The peapod theme is just perfect. Great job and I loved reading a little bit about you. Thanks for following my blog too!

Rochelle said...

What's not to love about these cuties! I think I may be card lifting these designs! TOO CUTE! :)

Sue Ann said...

ADORABLE ~~ and the perfect colors!!! Boy this was a ton of work ..... but the pay off was huge ....... truly fantastic!!! And BOYS ........ who knew........ GOD BLESS YOU GIRL!!! SO EXCiTED FOR YOU~~

Terri said...

Super cute! Way to go for making so many. Congrats on the twins too!

Karen C. said...

Christy, you're favour boxes are so adorable. I love all the colours and the ribbons really add such a nice touch. Nice to learn a little more about you. My husband and I were both high school teachers - DH was Chemistry teacher and I taught Family Studies.
Good luck with your little twin bundles!!

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Katie {choc0holic} said...

Ack! I'm clearing out my Google reader and realized I never left a comment! Shame on me, I know! I guess I was so excited about the hop that I first visited all of the blogs without commenting so I could seeand read everything and then when I went back to comment, I guess I missed yours! Again, SOOOO sorry! I absolutely love these little projects...especially love the combinations of patterns, colors, and cute, cute details!