Friday, January 10, 2014

Life's Music, Countdown Day 1

Hello Bloggies!

I hope you had an amazing Christmas season! It's hard to believe the Paper Trey Ink January release is upon us.

2014 is a year full of adventures for my family! (More on that to come.) I am thrilled to release a new stamp set in 2014 called "Life's Music."

"Life's Music" will be available for online purchase on Jan. 15 for $15.
 > It is a one sheet stamp set with a nicely distressed selection of musical themed images and related sentiments.

I LOVE MUSIC! I love the emotional impact music can have on life. It can lift my spirits, transport me to my childhood. Music really is like its own language. I am a huge fan of Musical Theatre, too! I grew up singing showtunes at the top of my lungs. There are so many ways that music impacts our world, so a music-driven stamp set is an absolute must!

Can I make a confession? Today's card was a total accident! Have you ever sat down with great hopes for creativity and there is just no magic in the air? Then other times, you grab scraps and it just falls into place perfectly? Yep, that was this card. We grabbed a few things, and it came out so elegant.

I found the vintage picture online and loved the story behind it. Emma Juch was born in Vienna and lived from 1865-1939. The bookend years in her life were huge years in world history. Her parents brought her to the United States of America when she was two years old, and she grew to be a beloved opera singer of her time. She was a courageous performer and ambitious woman leader for her time, because she led her own opera company as well. She had reputation as a performer for her diligence and strength. This picture was from the Metropolitan Opera Guide in 1966 featuring an article about Emma Jude.


On the card, you can see the distressed musical images and one of the sentiments included in the stamp set.

PRIZE GIVE-AWAY EVERY DAY!
Each day of the PTI countdown from now through Jan 14, I will give away a free stampset of your choice!

Leave a comment on the blog. Winners will be randomly chosen and given the option to choose which of the stamp sets from my "Nothing But Grace" stamp line they would like to receive. So leave a note and come back each day for another chance to win!

JANUARY is HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH!

As a side note, I invite you to check out CHILDREN of the CITY. Several years ago, I began writing a novel about human trafficking in America. The story came from a dream I had one night, and now I am publishing the book to be an awareness tool, inciting action, and 40% of profits are given to freedom fighting organizations. Check out my book trailer on the website! Feel free to share and spread the word. Jan 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, so it's the perfect time to stand up for the cause of freedom!

For Freedom,
Tiffany

114 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your lovely creation.

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  2. Great card Tiffany, and interesting story about Ms. Juch. Thanks for the info about Children of the City.

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  3. Can't wait to see more of this set! Music is huge in our family also.

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  4. Can't wait to see more of the music set. Very excited about that one.

    Congrats on the novel. I may have to pick this up for some summer reading.

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  5. What a beautiful card. I do our family genealogy so its always nice to know the history behind a photo! Music really speaks to my heart as well so this looks like a set that will go on my wish list right away. Thanks for being proactive and helping a good cause!!

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  6. Love your card! So subtle in its beauty.

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  7. I'm excited to see all the music-related sentiments in your set!

    Kudos to you for doing something about human trafficking.

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  8. Tiffany - Beautiful card and I love to hear how a designer draws their inspiration for your designs. I can't wait to see more of your music set, I love the quote you selected for your card.

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  9. Your card is beautiful Tiffany! and it has a great back story too! looks like a great set TFS!

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  10. Music is such a great theme... I can't waite to see what the rest of this set is like. The creative process is one of the fascinating things about card-making. Thanks for sharing that too

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  11. Love your card! Can't wait to see that music-themed stamp set.

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  12. WOW you are a dynamo! What an inspiration to live out your dreams! Loved your card! The music set is sure to be a favorite of mine.

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  13. I've been especially looking forward to this set, as I have two kids in band. Look forward to the full reveal.

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  14. Lovely card. That sentiment is gorgeous. I can't wait to see more of your set.

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  15. I, too, am music lover, Tiffany, and am so happy to see a set devoted to it...they're not easy to come by...can't wait to see more! Love your card!

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  16. Love the quote on your sweet card - can't wait to see more of this set!

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  17. Your card is beautiful Tiffany! I can see that this stamp set is going to be a staple around here - it can be used with lots of other PTI sets too. I love your grunge look on your stamps - right up my alley. God Bless you in your efforts to end child trafficking!

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  18. I love this quote, Tiffany! Looking forward to seeing more of your set!

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  19. I really love your stamp sets. I am looking forward to seeing the whole set of Life's Music. My son has a wonderful band teacher and I think this would be great to make something for her.

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  20. Oh, I am so glad your site is back up! I've been checking in to see your fabulous work:)

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  21. I love your vintage style card!! Right up my alley. I can't wait to see the entire Life's Music set... I'm thinking it will be perfect for making a set of cards for my daughter's piano teacher.

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  22. So romantic card! And yes, I know this feeling of random scraps falling into nice composition:-) Can't wait to see the full stamp release :-)

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  23. Beautiful card and story of how your book came to be. Wonderful to follow through on your calling! Blessings to you!

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  24. Beautiful themed card. Love the meaning behind it. TFS.

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  25. Lovely card and even lovelier story about the woman in your card. Thank you so much for the giveaway too.

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  26. I'm so excited to see that you have a new set - and it's about music! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  27. Gorgeous card! So happy to see you created another amazing set for PTI - love your style!

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  28. Great card and I really enjoyed your post. Music is a huge part of my life too. Thank you for the information about Human Trafficking.

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  29. Lovely card and I love the story behind it. Music plays a huge part in my life. And thanks for spreading awareness about human trafficking - I hope the sale of your book goes through the roof!

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  30. Beautiful card, love the music stamps! You would never know this card was an "accident"!!!!
    Good for you..publishing a book!

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  31. Welcome back, Tiffany, have missed your blogs and your stamp creations. I watched the video...very moving very shocking. Congrats on another fabulous stamp set.

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  32. Super excited about this stamp set! I love music too!!!!

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  33. Love the story behind the picture and the card. the stamp set will be a welcomed addition to my collection.

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  34. What a beautiful project! Can't wait for the full reveal!

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  35. I am glad to hear that you also have "blank" days, but the end result is a beautiful card that magically falls together. I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  36. What a wonderful story about Emma Jude and a great quote too! Beautiful card!

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  37. Love your project. It has both a vintage feel and modern feel. The beautiful white flower brings the whole project back into the present, if you know what I mean. Love the musical background and the quote is beautiful.

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  38. Beautiful card. I love how you used a vintage photo and the story behind it. Can't wait to see more of this release.

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  39. Beautiful project Tiffany. Perhaps inspired by the story Emma Juch. She sounds like she was a very strong, inspiring woman of her time. Looking forward to seeing more of your musical set!

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  40. I'm so glad to see a stamp set of yours offered, again! Love your card, and love the idea of music stamps, which are timeless! I hope some are scripture-related.

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  41. I so appreciate reading about Emma Jude. Her image adds even more meaning to the card you made. The musical images made a fabulous background. And thank you for a chance to win a stamp set.

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  42. What a beautiful card with an amazing story behind it! I think I am going to love your stamp set!

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  43. Such an elegant card. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the stamp set.

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  44. Beautiful card and thank you for giving us Emma's story. That's really the thing about old photos, wanting to know the story that is behind them. Good luck with your cause, you are awesome!

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  45. I love your card--so creative and vintage!

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  46. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the story about Emma. My father was a musician and love the idea of a musical stamp set to think of him.

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  47. Love your card Tiffany and what an inspiring story. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Tiffany what an inspiring card and I loved that you shared the background to that photo. Such a great quote.

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  49. It all came together beautifully! Loving the vintage photo and the story!

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  50. What a sweet "accident" you made here with such beautiful meaning, especially with the "without music" sentiment. Looking forward to seeing more of your new stamp set, Tiffany. Praying you have great success with your new book!

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  51. What a pleasant surprise, checking Papertrey Inks new releases and found your link.

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  52. Tiffany your new set is absolutely beautiful. From reading you blog I believe is was created by a BEAUTIFUL PERSON! Good luck with your book.

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  53. cute card! I also love vintage pictures & the stories of people's lives....so fascinating!

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  54. A music set will be so useful - thank you for creating it! The quotes look great too. And congrats on the book - it is a sad reality of our world ...

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  55. Fabulous card! Especially for it just falling into place!

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  56. What a lovely card and story to go along with it!

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  57. Looking forward to seeing the full stamp set!

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  58. How neat to make a card that involves history. Congrats on your book...may it help made a difference!

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  59. I totally agree with your feelings about music - it's such a major part of my life too! (I think I drive my family nuts with how I have to have music on ALL the time LOL!) Seriously though, I totally agree with how it can take you back to a certain time or place!

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  60. Wow, your card is a beautiful accident! Many of my cards evolve from mistakes! The vintage photo looks so perfect with this design!

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  61. Love your comments about music. How quiet our lives would be without it! Your card and the info you supplied about it were so touching. Congrats on the book and bringing some much needed awareness to such a cruel act!

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  62. lovely card, I like how soft and elegant it is.

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  63. Thank you for a lovely card, story & for a chance to win I love music too as it's a very large part of my life too So by your card this is going to be a must have set!

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  64. Music makes the world dance - your words are inspirational - great designed card too!

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  65. Lovely card! We enjoy all types of music also and it does affect our mood. Good for you and your Children of the City book. If only one child was abducted it would be too many. Thank you for bringing more light to the issue.

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  66. Wonderful story behind your card and picture - thank you for sharing it with us. I play the piano and sing and have many friends who are musicians so this set is for me!!

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  67. This sentiment set looks wonderful! Great work!

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  68. Beautiful card. I loved the story about the card.

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  69. I love what you did with the vintage picture of the opera singer, and the musical notes stamps. Thanks for telling her story too.

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  70. Looking forward to seeing more of your sweet stamp set in the coming days. I love musical images.

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  71. Hi Tiffany,

    I LOVE VINTAGE and you did such a fine job with it! Thanks for the chance to win and the story behind the picture!

    Cariños,

    María Alba

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  72. Tiffany, no card is an "accident" when it touches the heart of the person receiving it. I love music too, and enjoyed the story of Emma Jude. I pray God uses your book and the efforts you are making to bring human trafficking to an end.

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  73. Thank you for bringing more attention to such a worthy and necessary cause...unbelievable that it happens at all let alone so close to home.

    So excited to see your new set, love the peeks so far!!

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  74. Your card is wonderful! I can hardly wait to see what else is in the stamp set.

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  75. Nice card -- love the sentiment -- I am intrigued to read your book too.

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  76. Looking forward to seeing the entire set. The peeks are awesome!

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  77. I love music themed stamps, and I'm really looking forward to yours at PTI! It's so cute!

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  78. What a beautiful card and I loved the story behind the card too.

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  79. I grew up surrounded by music too and love stamps with a music theme. Congratulations on the book!

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  80. Your card is gorgeous!! Have a great day and a Happy New Year
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  81. What a beautiful story! Love the vintage photo and your wonderful card.

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  82. Music is a big part of our family's life, so this will be a set I'll get to use often!

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  83. Great story and a fabulous card!

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  84. I love music too. Thanks for the generous offer. How fun.

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  85. What a pretty vintage card Tiffany. Love the layers and the music background. It's timeless! Thanks for the info on the book and the cause!

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  86. Lovely story and card especially adding music. You are a fresh face to card making. Thank you.

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  87. As a music teacher, I appreciated the background provided. Looking forward to seeing more from this set.

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  88. I love your card! I am a big fan of vintage too. The music set is wonderful!

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  89. Love this card. Wonderful set. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. Tiffany thanks for sharing, very interesting, would love to read your book, also love your card can't wait to get your stamp set. God Bless you. Hope you have a great day.

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  91. Your card is wonderful! And your mission is incredible - how blessed we all are to have someone like you making this world a place of justice and peace.

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  92. Thrilled to see a new set from you...what a beautiful name, too. Incredible that this card just fell into place...it's lovely! (Love the story behind your picture, too.) Your book looks amazing and for such an important cause.

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  93. Beautiful card Tiffany and well done on writing a book to raise awareness about this important issue!

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  94. Such an elegant card, Tiffany and a fascinating story behind the photo! I applaud your work in making people aware of the issue of human trafficking ~ you are amazing!

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  95. Such a beautiful card and I loved the story. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. I find the pairing of the vintage photo with the musical notes just perfect! Especially kept to black and white.

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  97. I love this vintage looking card and I am so excited to see your music set!

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  98. Very nice card!! Congratulations on your book!

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  99. Great card. Looking forward to seeing the entire set.

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  100. First time reading your blog. Very well done...

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  101. WOW!! LOVING your card!! What an Inspiration Indeed!! THANKS also for all of the chances to win!! Such a Great Cause!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  102. What a nice story! Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

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  103. So excited for this new music set! :)

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  104. Thanks for the great story behind your card. So inspiring!

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