Papertrey & 8 Project Favorites

LauraHi there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink as we begin kicking off their 8th anniversary celebration. It’s hard to believe it’s been eight years already, and it’s even harder to believe that I’ve been a part of their amazing team for almost a year and a half already. Time flies when you’re playing with PTI goodies, that’s for sure.

The above graphic is a collection of some of my most favorite PTI projects. You can obviously tell how much I love color and even more so techniques. All my favorite techniques are represented here from the “smooshing” technique to emboss resist, ink blending, adding color to embossing paste, generation stamping, layering die cuts and on and so forth.

When I look at these cards all I can feel is grateful. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to work with such amazing products & designers doing what I truly love to do, and even better is the fact that I can do it at home, in my sweatpants while Dora the Explorer is blaring in the background.

Make sure and check out the Papertrey Ink blog to see more favorites from the rest of the team. There are some incredible challenges & prizes happening over there, too!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for stopping by all the time and leaving such kind, thoughtful and encouraging comments. I appreciate them more than you’ll ever know.

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51 thoughts on “Papertrey & 8 Project Favorites

  1. Thank you for all you do! Your talent, inspiration and humour always bring a smile to my face. I am always amazed at the beauty you manage to create with a little ink and paper!

  2. SO very Happy and grateful … you joint the PTI team Laura..I LOVE your style!
    AMAZING Cards…so gorgeous to see them all together like this…love the colors and designs!
    And your videos!

  3. Just amazing, Laura! It’s such fun to see so many favorite cards together. Your cards and videos (LOVE them!) inspire me and warm my heart on a cold winter’s day! ♡

  4. Each and every card a charmer… and a few reminders of the products that got away from me! No time like the present to try again… congrats to PTI!
    =] Michele

  5. You do a fabulous job for EVERY Design Team you’re on, Laura! Your card designs are so inspirational – and beautiful!

  6. You create such beautiful cards Laura. I love all the color and bright, fun cards and the humor in your videos. You continue to inspire me and make it look so easy that I can’t wait to try things.

  7. This is why I love your cards, Laura – you love color! (And of course there’s the occasional chance to see or hear your children in the background…!) This is an incredible display of your work – wish I could have one each of all these cards!

  8. Laura, I adore your sense of color. It’s fantastic! Whenever there’s a posting from you on PTI, it’s the first one I visit. So glad you will be on the team this year.

  9. Looking forward to the next 10 days — When Nicole chose you, she added an amazing asset to the Team – I [along with a bunch] couldn’t be happier and wish you longevity! You definitely inspire me to get really smooth sponging! 🙂

  10. Congratulations to PTI and to you ! Can’t imagine trying to select favorites from all of your card designs – they are all delightful. Love your color, artistic flair, and humor. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  11. Wow, such beautiful cards Laura. Your talent is phenomenal and are so lucky to have you share all you beautiful creations with us everyday. (Even in your sweatpants. LOL). Thank you.

  12. I found Papertrey Ink because of your blog. I do love their stamps and the more I see your cards, the more I love their inks as well… Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

  13. Can’t believe you ever doubted for a moment that you “deserved” a spot on the team! You’re simply amazing and the storyboard above proves it. Duh!

  14. You are definitely an asset to the PTI team! I adore every card you make and always look forward to seeing what you’re going to do with the new products! Many of my cards are inspired by your work!

  15. I adore every single card you create, Laura! You have an amazing eye for color and you are so talented! We are all very lucky you share that talent with us! ♥

  16. Laura I love all of your bright and incredibly well-designed cards! Fabulous work with the PTI team. You are an essential member in my opinion. You make all of your creations seem so doable. I’m sure I have purchased more because I see your fabulous designs! Haha! Great job this past year. You are a wonderful addition to the team!

  17. I think I need to create a Laura Bassen pin board! I do love to just stare at your colorful and bold projects. Keep those informative and fun videos coming, too, please!
    Congratulations on a great 2014 at Papertrey and best wishes as you continue into 2015. I can hardly wait to see what’s next!

  18. Your projects are absolutely GORGEOUS, Laura! I am so happy that you are part of the PTI Design Team…your style is perfectly matched to their outstanding quality! Of course, because of your inspiration, I have actually spent more money in the past year and a half on PTI goodies than ever before, but I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing what you create next!!!

  19. I can always count on your cards to brighten my day with your incredible use of colour! Thanks for sharing your faves with us!

  20. PT has a wonderful team but I do think you bring a lot to their creativity. love your use of colour and that you are not ….frou-frou. simple but what an impact. thank you for sharing.

  21. I L-O-V-E you and your creations!!! OMG! You brighten up my day all the time. Thank you so much for sharing yourself and your creations with the rest of us in the world. I am a subscriber and you are only one of two that I subscribe to. I love your style of creations and ALL of your videos. Thank you!

  22. Your fun and enthusiasm is a great addition to the PTI design team. I love watching your videos and listening to your comments, as well as admiring your beautiful work.

  23. You know, of course, how grateful we are for you. Your colorful card designs, the inspiration you offer us and that fantastic humor you give us to lighten our day.

  24. I just love your style, Laura. And your crazy sense of humor, too. I love watching your videos. Your viewers never know what direction your mind may take on the way to a lovely technique card, but the journey is always fun!

  25. Laura.. you bring the sunshine to my heart!! I love your videos and your the colorful designs you share. Thank you so much. =)

  26. Your eught projects– what a display of joy!!! Your designs are so fun and refreshing, and of course they make us smile! So very glad to know you’ll be bringing us more… and with your great sense of humor!

  27. Laura – your projects are all so stunning. No doubt you belong on this team – you are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

  28. Oh Laurafadora, you are such a perfect fit on the PTI team. Heck, on any DT! Love being inspired by your awesomeness!

  29. Pretty sure you forgot your Christmas City scene card – I absolutely LOVED that card!!! you are so talented!!!!

  30. As I looked at the cards you chose, I thought, “I loved that one. Already pinned it. I loved that one. Already pinned it I loved that one. Already pinned it…” Yep, I thought that about every single one. You are amazing…completely amazing! And loads of fun, too. 🙂 No wonder I love visiting your blog. 🙂

  31. YOU are an INCREDIBLE asset to PTI team! With each new release, we get to see their goodies and how you make magic with them…it’s a win-win situation( just not for our wallets though)!

  32. OK, you picked your favorites, now I will pick mine … YOU! Hahaha, you’re truly the best, Laura, on your blog, on your videos and in person. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration! xoxo, Kelly

  33. Hi Laura, love all of these cards. Did you do a video for the one with the Celebrate on vellum? I was wondering what technique you used to colour the flowers. Lovely and inspiring!

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