TGIF crafty peeps! It's time for another PTI blog hop, seriously every month I'm blown away by the talent... and the reminder of how to use some of the fabulous PTI goodies I already own. My inspiration started with the doily and red flowers at the bottom of the inspiration photo by Mandy Lynne. I started off with some green paper that I die cut with the PTI tag and added a layer of vellum over it and heat embossed the PTI In Bloom flower and a Mat Stack sentiment. I wanted to incorporate some green, so I added a Building Block of green behind the sentiment (it's a bit hard to see, but)... And tied a piece of luxurious May Arts silk to the tag. I used a Top Dog Dies for the doily and made my own wine tag using PTI kraft card stock (dry embossed with a woodgrain folder). I love using burlap to decorate my wine bottles (click here to see my Pinterest board with other projects), but I was just given a spool of May Arts 2 1/2 inch Cotton blend and I love the rustic feel to the ribbon, so I layed three strips of the ribbon around the bottle to complete my "look" (can you tell I've been watching Project Runway?).
And I had one of those moments this morning where I thought, "I can make a hop project, photograph it, schedule it and get to the gym on time" that was not based in reality. So, for those of you who wonder why I didn't try to race against the clock for one of the first top 10 hop projects, I took a card from the book of acceptance, and walked out the door with an unfinished hop project and got a great workout. Summer is my busiest time of year at work and I am trying to cut myself a tiny bit of slack in my regular game of let's do it all. I have unrealistic expectations of what I can on a daily basis, so three cheers for a fun project that didn't have to be finished by 5:59am.