11/21/2012

CPT ~ A Fond Farewell

Hello friends ~ I come to you today with bittersweet feelings and a sad post. Andrea Budjack has decided to end The Creative Paper Trade challenge blog. Family and other design duties are calling her name and so the blog has come to an end. I want to thank each and every one of you who showed your support on this adventure. Though it was a brief journey I enjoyed every creative moment of it. With a heavy heart I bid it a fond farewell.

I would like to share a project with you that I had prepared for our next round of challenges. Our Color My Week colors were to have been dusty rose, golden yellow, navy and red. 

I used my PTI Mat Stack 5 die to create a tag. I dressed it up with a pretty dusty rose Prima flower topped with an October Afternoon tin pin. I backed this with a PTI Limitless Layers die and a few punched branches...come on how cute are gingham branches!! This sentiment is from the PTI Love Lives Here set. Buttons, felt and twine for accents.

And now for the handmade with love gift ~ snickerdoodles in a jar! I topped this with an inexpensive crocheted doily, a paper doily, a circle of Lily Bee Design paper and a handmade felt bloom I made following one of Andrea's fabulous tutorials. Two MFT die cut leaves, again in the fun navy gingham (also by Lily Bee Design).


Put it all together and you have a yummy little treat! This went to some very special loved ones who were unable to join us for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  But we wanted them to know they were in our hearts.
 
I have one more project I had prepared for The CPT blog , but it can wait for another day. Thanks again friends and to my fellow American bloggers have a blessed Thanksgiving ~Lisa

14 comments:

laughadaisy said...

I am sorry to hear that about Andrea's blog. I 'observed' it often, just didn't get a chance to play along with the challenges. I enjoyed the beautiful inspiration there!

Your projects are lovely, Lisa. I would never come up with a color combo like that, but it is beautiful! Love what you've created. ;-)

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! Hope you enjoy your time with loved ones.

Andrea M said...

Wow Lisa! This project is nothing short of amazing! So GORGEOUS!
Sorry to hear your friends's blog is ending…things change in life sadly.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Geri said...

OK...you know I'm right there with you, my friend! But I must say...on a brighter note...this project is absolutely adorably sweet and lovely!!! Such a pretty little set in such lovely colors...and your BLOOM...it's just beautiful! Totally love this! I'm so thankful for the friendship we've found this year...you are a blessing and I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty tag Lisa! Love the layered flower and all the little buttons! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa what a great card and gift. I am sorry to see the blog is ending, Andrea and the DT are all so talented.

Marybeth said...

Oh Lisa , I am so sorry... Hope your heavey heart will lighten soon. You will be snatched up soon by another DT. Your project is just adorable ,such a sweet gift. Love the tag and fun details you added.
Take care.

Heather Jensen said...

Sorry to hear about the challenge blog. Your tag is so pretty! I love the felt border and trio of buttons. :)

Hugs~

Karen B. said...

I've loved everything you've done while on this team, sad to hear that it is closing...Your project is amazing, I enjoy looking at all your details.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so sad, Lisa! I've thoroughly enjoyed every short minute of its debut. And your project is as sweet as can be! LOVE the gingham and lace! Mmmmm!

Michelle said...

Oh no! I can't believe it is coming to an end! Your beautiful projects were so inspirational! Love what you created this week!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great colors Lisa, and those felt embellishments are so luscious!

Andrea Budjack said...

Amazing projects Lisa...wow!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful tag!! I love the flair and the felt!!! FAB color combo! So sad that The Creative Paper Trade has ended. :(

Mynnette said...

This is such a sweet project, Lisa! I'm sorry that your friend has had to say goodbye. It's rough letting go of such fun times! HUGS to you and can't wait to see the rest of your amazing creations! :)