I have a lot of Papertrey Ink stamp sets, yet very few have sent me into buyer's remorse. This is amazing because I have many more regrets from other stamp companies. My regrets are my own fault for getting too excited about something novel without really thinking through how it will fit into my style and tastes.
Three that I probably should not have purchased from PTI are the monogram sets (two alphabets and a set of circle and square frames for monograms). They are perfectly lovely sets in the hands of other stampers, but for me, well, not so much. Y'all have asked me to share ideas for monogram cards, and frankly, I just can't do it. Sorry about that, but sadly, they're just not my thing.
But I bought the sets, so I have to use them, and today I'm showcasing the squares from the frame set.
Let's start with an elegant little number that uses the medallion from the Fall Elegance set, some brown half-pearls, and the ticket punch so loathed by Krystie Lee and loved by me.
Then I went with butterflies and bling. Hard to go wrong with butterflies and bling. The sponging turned out a bit dark, but I like it anyway. The sentiment is from Mixed Messages. Oh, the mask for this square was cut over a year ago. I keep masks together with sets so I don't have to cut them out again. When I saw I'd already cut a mask for this stamp, it was such a relief!
But my favorite is this one...a clean and simple treatment with fun colors and one little bit of bling. That flower is from Honey Bees, and the sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages.
So even though I still regret the purchase, I am making the best of it.
And now on a slightly different note, please check out my post on Questioning my Intelligence about creativity. I'd love to read your comments on it.