Monday, January 25, 2010

My First PTI Blog Hop!

I have always loved looking at everyone's PTI Blog Hop creations, so I thought I would join in the fun now that I have my own blog!  This months challenge was to not only decorate the front of the card, but also to adorn the inside of the card and even the envelope.  I decided to make a card for my cousin who just had her second son.

I chose Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist & Kraft as my color scheme and used the Bitty Baby Blessings stamp set.  The little sail boat is adorable!  I debated what to stamp on the sail and thought about cutting a separate piece of paper to fit the space, but decided to use the little elephant.

My mom loves it when I make cards for her to give away, but she always asks me to stamp something on the inside so she doesn't have to think of so much to write, so this challenge was the push I needed to try adding something to the inside.  I used another sentiment from the Bitty Baby Blessings set and then wrapped Rustic Twine around the card a few times.  It's simple, but I like it!

Here is the envelope to match.  I will have to mail this card so I just added a little embellishment to the bottom corner. I'm not sure what happened to the color in this picture, but I left my camera at school today so I can't take another one, but you get the idea!  

Thanks for checking it out!


Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, except the envelope!)
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper: Oceans Tides, Kraft, Bitty Box PP in Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Other: Rustic Twine

Friday, January 22, 2010


I have made so many cards over the past few days - now I just need to find time to post them! I'll start with this card for a Bridal Shower.  I am in love with the PTI Simple Valentine Papers! The lighting is a little (ok, a lot) wacky in this picture; I am blaming it on the dreary weather we have today.Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Polka Dot Basics II, Fresh Alphabet, "congrats!" sentiment is from a mini Fiskars wedding set, I believe
Card Stock: Stampers Select White, Sweet Blush, Simple Valentine Patterned Paper
Ink: Raspberry Fizz (New Formulation)
Embellishments: Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon, Scarlet Jewel Vintage Buttons, Rustic Twine

Monday, January 18, 2010

welcome little one!

I made this card for a friend of mine who just had her second daughter - barely 18 months after her first! She always tells me to get my card making in now, because I won't have time for it once I have kids. Her favorite color combo is pink and brown so I decided to go with that when making this card for her.

I love the little sentiment tags that I've been seeing everywhere so I had to incorporate that - I'm sure I'll be using them much more.

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, I believe the sentiment and onesie stamp are from a little Fiskars set
Card stock: Hibiscus Burst, Kraft, Bitty Box in Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Dark Chocolate & Versamark
Extras: Rustic Twine, Satin Ribbon in Dark Chocolate, & Copper Embossing Powder from a la mode by Hampton Art

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shower Invitation & Favors

A friend that I have had since Kindergarten is getting married in a couple weeks.  This is the invitation I created for her shower.  It was a 1920's themed party.
I used my Cricut to cut all of the pieces (except the red rectangle). All of the girls loved receiving them!

For the favors I used the Petite Pretty Petal Pocket from Papertrey Ink and decorated each one a little differently.  They were also a big hit!

Card stock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, True Black & Pure Poppy; Patterned Paper from The Glitter Stack and a few misc. sheets from my stash
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics II, "party" sentiment from a set that I'm not sure where I got
Ink: PTI - Pure Poppy; Versamark
Embellishments: PTI - True Black Satin ribbon & Vintage Button, Pure Poppy Vintage Buttons, Rustic Twine; Red ribbon from Michael's, Feathers from Michael's

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Patterned Paper Cards

After being inspired by this card that Dawn McVey made.  I made a couple like it for Bridal Showers that I went to this past summer.  I love this layout and it's so simple to put together!  I love making the different patterned papers using a bunch of my PTI stamps.  This is also my favorite color combination!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Fancy Flourishes, BB: Spots & Dots, Butterfly Kisses, both sentiments are from a stamp set that I do not know the name/brand of
Paper: Kraft, Stampers Select White, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate
Ink: Snow, Berry Sorbet
Embellishments: Misc. Buttons from my stash, Raffia from Target

Monday, January 11, 2010

Daddy's Birthday Card

Yesterday was my Daddy's birthday.  (Yes, I still call him Daddy!) So Becky Oehlers' tips on creating more masculine cards was just in time! Check out her blog post here ->
I used a few of her suggestions to create this card and I think it turned out pretty well!  Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes, Polka Dot Basics II
Cardstock: Kraft, Bitty Box in Ripe Avacado
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Versamark, Distress Ink by Ranger in Peeled Paint
Embellishments: New Leaf Buttons

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Baby Card

Papertrey Ink has just announced that their January theme is "Babies"! I thought it would be appropriate for my first card that I share to be a baby card.  I made this for some of our good friends who had just found out they were expecting - hence the blue and pink.  We now know that they are having a boy in May!

Paper - misc. cardstock, PTI Bitty Box in Dark Chocolate
Stamps - PTI Fresh Alphabet, PTI Fancy Flourishes 
Ink - PTI Perfect Match in Dark Chocolate

Here it goes...

After months of contemplating and a little help with my blog name from some friends at the PTI (Papertrey Ink) forum, I now have a blog!  I will primarily use it to post cards and other projects that I make and to enter challenges that others have on their blogs. 

Thanks for stopping by!