Wednesday, June 30, 2010

EBTKS Challenge #18

For a long time, I have been checking out the EBTKS challenges, but have never participated.  Well, today when I saw the challenge to use Aluminum Foil, I had to play along!  Click here for the details.
This is what I came up with.  First, I scrunched the foil, not too tightly though since I had to be able to open it back up.  Then, I used my new Fiskars Star Punch (so glad I picked that up the other day!) and punch out three stars.  I used bits of Scor-Tape to adhere them to the cardstock and then cut around them.  I used some scraps to make the stripes and decided to add a little interest by weaving them in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening
Stamps: Scattered Showers
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Other: Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, Fiskars Star Punch

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Just a quick little festive card to share today.  We are so looking forward to the weekend and celebrating Independence Day with family and friends. 

I got to use my new Fiskars Star Punch that I picked up yesterday when we were out shopping!

Have a fantastic day!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Kraft
Stamps: Star Prints, Scattered Showeres
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Tea Dye Duo
Misc: Enchanted Evening Satin Ribbon

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dare to be Fabulous

The card I have to share today is based on this sketch from the Go To Sketches magazine.

I needed to make a card based on a sketch for a Grad class I was in...yes, I found a way to incorporate cards into a class called "Supervising Field Experience Students"!  That was the only way I could make time for some crafting during the last 2 weeks!  Anyway, I love this sketch and this is what I came up with...

I am headed out to do a little shopping with my Sister-in-law today...we are hitting all the crafty stores in the area, Michael's, JoAnn's, & Archiver's!  Hope you have a fantastic Monday!


Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft, Sweet Blush, Pretty Pastels Designer Paper, Flowers are cut from Basic Grey's Kioshi paper
Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Tea Dye Duo
Misc: New Leaf Buttons and some others from my collection, Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection (small), Rhinestones by Kaiser in Green

Friday, June 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: June 2010

The challenge this month was to create a card using your favorite Papertrey Ink color combination.  Recently, I discovered this simple little combo and I just LOVE it! 
Here is the card I made.  It's kind of a spin off from a card I made a week or so ago 
that I shared in this post (it's the last card).
Thanks for stopping, enjoy the Blog Hop!


Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Star Prints (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark
Other: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Small Scallop Die, Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection (medium size), White Embossing Powder

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Celebrate Today

Tomorrow is my Grandma's birthday so I got busy and made her a card.  I think I spent more time on this card than any other I've ever made.  First I couldn't decide what to do.  I finally decided to make that paper flower, which was fun, but took a lot of time!  I saw a tutorial on it a few months back but I don't remember where.  Anyway, I cut 3 flowers from Sweet Blush card stock with my cricut, they had 6 petals and were 2" across.  Then I cut them apart, overlapped petals, scrunched the paper, inked the petals, glued things together, and finally glued it to the card and added that little pearl.
The card base is Stampers Select White, but I used a lot of my Tea Dye Duo inks, I think everything was inked except the pearls.  The little pink scallop is Sweet Blush cardstock and was cut with my Small Scallop Die.  The patterned papers are all from Basic Grey.   The sentiment is from Round & Round and the pearls are Kaiser and were purchased at Archiver's.

Well, I need to get ready for an evening out with my BFF!  She is visiting from California!  

Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog.


(All supplies listed are Papertrey Ink, unless noted.)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Betsy's Men's Wear Challenge

I've been needing to make a Father's Day card for my Father in Law so when I saw Betsy's challenge to use a piece of men's clothing as inspiration for a project, I decided to stop procrastinating and make something.

The first thing I found was this Urban Pipeline shirt in my husband's closet...
I've always loved the colors of this shirt and the image on the back.  Here is what I came up with...
I don't know, I kinda like it.  I think it would be great for a trendy young dad, but it definitely doesn't look like something we would give my Father in Law.  So I went back into the closet and started searching.  Then I came across this apt. 9 tie...
Now this looks like something my Father in Law might wear so I decided to try again.
I stamped the stripes and used my white gel pen to mimic the pattern on the tie.  Then I picked out two stars that had similar patterns.

I was hoping to hang out on the deck today, but it's so windy, I think I'd be blown away!  Oh well, more crafting time!

Have a great day!

Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Card #1:
Carstock: Terracotta Tile, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Fancy Flourishes, Out to Sea, Star Prints
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Tea Dye Duo
Misc: PASSPORT chipboard alpha stickers by Making Memories

Card #2:
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
Stamps: Distressed Stripes (I used the back side of the stamps), Star Prints
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening
Misc: Sakura Gelly Roll White Gel Pen

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cards for Sailors Part 2

I have 4 more cards to be sent off to the sailors today.  (See yesterday's post for the details.)  

I used my Giga Guidelines Impression Plate and the Guidelines 2 & Asian Fusion Stamp Sets.  The colors are Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream and Kraft.  I also used the lighter of the two Tea Dye Duo Inks around the edge of the Hawaiian Shores paper. 

I love Guidelines 2 and I'm not sure why I don't use it more often!  I used Kraft, Plum Pudding & Vintage Cream PTI card stock and a strip of Basic Grey patterned paper.  The ribbon is Berry Sorbet and the ink is Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet & Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  Oh and that sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes.

I used more Basic Grey patterned papers on this card.  The stamps are from Asian Fusion. The ink is Hawaiian Shores and Dark Chocolate and 3 different Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, and Spiced Marmalade.

And my favorite of the day...I just adore this card.  I ran a sheet of Pure Poppy through my Cuttlebug using some Beautiful Blooms Dies, then I masked and stamped Fancy Flourishes, A Little Argyle, and Polka Dot Basics II onto the card base using Fresh Snow and Dark Chocolate Ink.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Signature Greetings and put the pieces all together.  

I'm going to go enjoy some of this sunshine that we (finally) have today! Hope you are having a fantastic Wednesday!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cards for Sailors Part 1

My best friend's husband is currently deployed with the Navy and I've been wanting to make a bunch of cards to send him that he can use to write home or share with his buddies who need a special card to send home.  Kind of like a mini-version of Operation Write Home.  Now that school is out, I've had time to start making them.  This is what I was able to accomplish today.  I'm hoping to make a bunch more this week and get them in the mail by the weekend.

I used Star Prints and A Little Argyle on the card.  The ink is True Black and Enchanted Evening, and Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.  Cardstock is Stampers Select White and New Leaf.

I used Damask Designs and Asian Fusion stamps, Pure Poppy Ink, Stampers Select White and Pure Poppy Cardstock.  The die cut was cut with my Cricut.

No stamping on this one! I ran the Dotty Biscotti paper through my Cuttlebug with the Giga Guidelines Impression Plate.  Then I cut an embellishment from Color Couture Volume 3 and put it all on a Stampers Select White card base.

I used some Pretty Pastels paper on this card along with Stampers Select White and Melon Berry.  I used the small Scallop Die for the strip on the left.  The stamps are from Scattered Showers and Fancy Flourishes and are stamped in Dark Chocolate and Antique Linen Distress Ink.  To finish it off I tied some white floss around the mat layer. 

This card uses YOF: Violets and Signature Greetings all stamped in Hawaiian Shores Ink.  I used the large Scallop Die to make the border on the bottom.  The cardstock is Stampers Select White and Hawaiian Shores. I added a strip of Fresh Snow Twill to finish it off.

Can't wait to make some more tomorrow! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Way to go!

We are headed to a graduation party today then to a cook out with some friends.  Too bad, it's not a very nice day...this sure doesn't feel like summer vacation!  I don't think I've seen the sun since I've officially been on break, bummer!

Anyway, this is the card I made for the graduate.
Hope you're enjoying your Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: (All PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Star Prints, Distressed Stripes
Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Misc: Cricut Expression used to cut the circles

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls: Challenge #8

School's Out for Summer!!  I am thrilled to have a few months to myself!  So far my plans include a 2 week grad class, crafting, tending to my plants, figuring out how to teach first grade, going to CHA Chicago, and most importantly RELAXING!

Today I made a couple cards.  One of them is for the 8th Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge (find more info here).  I also made one for the 7th challenge, but I'm not sure I like it yet.  Anyway,  Challenge #8 was to use this color combo...
And here is my card...

I just got Life in my last order and I really wanted to use it.  I also used the Large Scallop die.  Everything is PTI except the green ink, which is Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking, I should have more to share tomorrow.  Now I'm off to eat some yummy chicken that my husband made on the grill!  Enjoy your evening.