October Honorable Mentions

The last four weeks have been very busy around here, which led to a delay in one of my favorite posts of the month, the honorable mentions!  The October contest had so many amazing entries, as always, choosing a winner proved to be difficult!  Today I am highlighting those winners along with a few of my other favorites from each of the other categories!


Cheryl Knutti created this stunning card by heat embossing the dotted tree image from Tree Trimming Trio with white embossing powder.  The touches of green added with the ornaments provide some nice contrast and color pop.  The addition of one of Dawn's sentiments from Signature Christmas adds an element of style and flair without being too flashy.


Sharon Dines used some of the decorative medallions from Guide Lines Two as ornaments on her clean & simple holiday card.  I thought this was so clever and innovative.

Alyssa2 used the snowflake images from Snowflake Serenade to build a larger flake on the cover of her white card base.  The special inking she did with each snowflake to achieve variegated color is fabulous.

prhansen pulled out one of my favorites, Quilter's Sampler, to create a simple holiday motif across the cover of her clean & simple card.  Just by coloring the squares with traditional Christmas colors, she's able to gain a holiday look with a year-round set.


Teresa Shaw went vintage with her use of Stocking Prints.  The way she hung all the stocking from our Leaf Ribbon is such a pretty way to display them all in a row.  The use of buttons and button twine really adds to the rustic, homespun look that she achieved.  Such a gorgeous card!


Elizabeth Smith used one of her favorite paper punches to create several small boughs and form a wreath to accent a single stocking.  The texture and detail is amazing!

Jamie Greene created an entire fireplace scene to display her stocking trio.  Right down to the flames warming the room.

Carol Royer used an nontraditional color scheme of purple & green.  I loved the glitter accents that she added to what is normally perceived as a rustic set of images.


KimH created an entire collection of sachets using many of our older sets, including this one that was made utilizing Teacher's Apple.  I love the addition of the small ribbon tab affixed with a button at the top.  Such a great and inexpensive gift!


Vanessa Menhorn used In Bloom in a bit of an unexpected way that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it.  Combining three of the smaller blooms in a delicate layering of vellum was such an amazing idea!

Regina Mangum executed the CUTEST adaptation of the bicycle image from Everyday Button Bits and made it a bicycle built for two.  er color scheme is super fun and cheerful too!

Janelle was clever to use the tree trio from Everyday Button Bits to create a series of cards depicting the trees during all four of the seasons (you can see them all individually on her blog, HERE).  She showcased so much amazing creativity here!


Kate W. put together an AMAZING gift set using our Tea for Two images and the Let's Do Lunch template.  I love the main color scheme of Pure Poppy and Spring Moss.  It just jumps out of the photo at me.  I also loved that she integrated several different papers from the coordinating Green Tea Leaves patterned paper collection.  Just an overall beautiful, simple ensemble!  Kate will be joining us in contributing to one of the new template releases in November, so keep your eye out!


dcabral went in a fun & artistic direction with Tucked Away and added a beautiful cluster of autumn leaves to the top of the box. A few touches of gold add sophistication & elegance to the packaging.

Simple Treasures used Tea for Two and a small crocheted flower to turn Get a Handle on It into a special gift containing Tea Bags.  I loved the color scheme of Sweet Blush & Pure Poppy together.

Frogwoman used Milk Made to create some fun treat holders for Halloween.  The images from 2009 Halloween Tags were a perfect compliment to them!

Are you feeling as inspired as I am to go get out some stamps and start getting inky?  I want to thank each and every artist that took takes the time to enter this monthly contest in addition to the winners that have already been highlighted above.  It is amazing to see so much creativity showcased in one place each month.  Why don't you give it a go with our November contest?  You can read all about the details HERE!

Thanks again to everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 17 Comments

  • 1
    Jessica says:

    These are all fabulous!! I love every single one. I’d like to participate the system just intimidates (it seems complicated). I guess I’ve only done it once and it took forever. I’ll give it try again though 🙂

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    Cheryl Sims says:

    I just have to tell you that my daughter and I just returned from Stampin’ Around Philly and your designer, Becky Oehlers, was fantastic. She greeted the group enthusiastically and had fantastic projects for us to do. Your generosity in giving each of us a stamp set was beyond belief. I have always been a PTI lover, but Becky has lifted my level even higher. You are so fortunate to have her on your team and I just thought you should know how well she conducted herself. Her class was so well prepared and she made us feel that she truly was enjoying herself. What a gem she is!!! Thank you Nichole for all the great things PTI does and for the great giveaways.
    Cheryl Sims

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    Great work everyone.

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    Helen F. says:

    These cards and projects are wonderful! Such fabulous talent out there~Great job, everyone!

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    Janelle says:

    Thanks, Nichole, for the honorable mention. It’s always meaningful to get a compliment from you! And thanks for taking the time to find the cards on my blog (’cause I’m pretty sure I didn’t have those linked up in the gallery). Can’t wait to see the upcoming release. As usual, your sneak peaks have me totally intrigued! Thanks again!!

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    Elizabeth S. says:

    Nichole, I love PTI stamps you and your team are just amazing!! I was actually shocked and surprised when I saw you featured my card on the Honorable Mention. Thank you!!

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    Heidi S says:

    Congratulations ladies!

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    Thanks for the Honorable Mention, Nichole!! That means sooo much to me! Love all the creations, fabulous work!

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    Roxanne says:

    Have been a little under the weather so haven’t been keeping up day to day. Sure are some neat things being sneaked to look forward to seeing “in action”! Can’t wait.

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    Carol R says:

    Thank you for choosing my card as one of the honorable mentions. It really means a lot to me especially coming from you. I find you and all the designers have helped to ‘push’ me to think more when creating.

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    Serendipity says:

    You like me! You really like me! (in my best Sally Field award acceptance speech voice.) Thank you for choosing my card as an honorable mention. I appreciate it!


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    Alyssa B says:

    Hi all, im Alyssa of the simple Snowflakes card. So if you would like to see more, including a tutorial and ones done in a green colour scheme, please check out my blog:


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    WOW … what an honor! Thanks, Nichole, for choosing my ‘Time For Tea’ themed template – Get a Handle on It!!! They were so fun to make, but even more fun to give away! I’ll look forward to playing again in November. Congrats to all the talented artists who were mentioned this month!

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    Betty Benton says:

    What a treat to be able to “ogle” all the beautiful projects that you highlighted today! Congratulations to each crafter — you all do marvelous work!

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    Dru Cabral says:

    What a surprise to see my creation posted on your blog and an honorable mention! Thank you so much, I truly an honored.

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