Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thank You So Much

Just a quick post today.  I love Damask Designs!  I waited way to long to get this set.  I have been using it on everything lately!

For this card, I used all Papertrey Ink Supplies.  I started with a Kraft cardstock base and added a square of Enchanted Evening and a Square of Bitty Box paper in Spring Rain.  Then I stamped the largest image from Damask Designs onto a square of Kraft using Enchanted Evening Ink.  I wrapped the Rustic Cream Button Twine around the card before putting the top square on using foam dimensionals.  The sentiment is also from Damask Designs and is stamped in Enchanted Evening.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  I am looking forward to a 4 day work week, a 4 day weekend, and another 4 day work week!  Hopefully I will have lots of crafting time on my days off!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March 2010

This month, Papertrey Ink challenged us to use buttons on our project!  I love buttons!  On my cards I usually just incorporate them as a small accent, but for this challenge I decided to make them more of the focal point.

I was so excited to buy Distressed Stripes this month and I've had my order for almost a week and I hadn't had a chance to ink it up so I new I wanted to use it for this card.  I had so much fun building this plaid!  I can already tell that it's going to be a set that sees lots of ink!  After I stamped the plaid, I used my Fiskars circle cutter to cut out a 2" circle.  I don't use it often because it always slips and never gives me a clean circle, but since I knew I was going to cover it up with buttons that didn't matter.  After I attached the buttons, I felt like it needed just a little something in the top corner.  I think the twine was a nice final touch.

And here is a close up.  I have also been using trying of Becky's photography tips!  It's been fun trying out some of the different settings - rather than just using "automatic" for everything!

Thanks for Hopping!

Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Stampers Select White
Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Signature Greetings
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Ocean Tides, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by Ranger
Other: Vintage Buttons in Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz & Melon Berry, Rustic Cream Button Twine

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Praying for You

Here's a simple card I made using Scattered Showers. For those of you that recommended the Cutter Bee scissors - thank you!  I love it!

 I just love those umbrellas!  I will be able to use them a lot in the next couple months too...we have lots of friends expecting babies in the next few months!  Isn't that fabric the card is sitting on gorgeous!?!  I should have bought a whole bunch of it!

Well I'm off to finish getting ready for school - I can't believe how fast Spring Break went! That just means Summer will be here before we know it, though!

Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft, Bitty Box PP in Lavender Moon, Pretty Pastels PP, Raspberry Swirl PP by Art Blanche
Stamps: Scattered Showers
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Other: Small Scallop Die

Saturday, March 20, 2010

So Sweet of You

I was so excited to start using my new PTI products.  On of my favorite new things is the Giga Guidelines Impression Plate!  I just love it!  I made this card for my BFF.  So Kari, if you're reading this...act surprised when you actually get it!

I really need to get the Tea-Dye Duo!  I keep putting it in my cart, but then it goes out of stock before I get around to placing my order.  Good thing I don't wait too long between orders!  Anyway, I used a paper towel and Dark Chocolate Ink to get a little color on the edges. I love how it accents the Impression on the orange paper.  I also used my small Scallop Die.

Here's another angle. You can really see the gorgeous impression!

Hope you're having a fantastic Saturday - mine is just flying by!  Thanks for stopping! 

Supplies: (All PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Spring Rain; Orange Stripe and Light Blue PP by DCWV in the Animal Crackers Stack; Indian Summer PP by BasicGrey
Stamps: Signature Greetings
Ink: Dark Chocolate; Spiced Marmalade by Ranger
Other: Giga Guidelines Impression Plate & Small Scallop Die

Friday, March 19, 2010

Poppy Seed Challenge #2

Lisa Johnson has another challenge for us.  When I saw 'polka dots' I knew I had to participate in this one!  I just received my March Release package from Papertrey Ink and I am in love with the new Hawaiian Shores color. (Who isn't?? It's gorgeous!) So here is what I came up with.

I love the bright orange and blue paired with the light green.  When I stamped the vase I was a little annoyed at the light space in the middle so I restamped it, but I ended up liking the one with the light space - almost looks like the sunlight is shining on it.  

I worked on a bunch of other cards today too, but I'm submitting them to Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty Card Contest. I've never submitted anything before, but decided 'why not?'

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!  Enjoy the weekend!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Pretty Pastels PP,  Orange striped paper by DCWV in the Animal Crackers stack.
Stamps: Asian Fusion
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Marmalade Distress Ink by Ranger
Other: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot ribbon, Hawaiian Shores buttons, Small Scallop Die

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thank You

I have a little Thank You card to share today.  I made this for one of my students and her family.  I have known her mom since I was little so we are 'facebook friends'.  When she found out my birthday was in March she decided to check out my Interests & Activities on my facebook page to come up with an idea for a gift for me.  There is a link to my blog there so she decided to check it out and it was there that she discovered my PTI obsession!  Last week she sent me an email with a PTI Gift Certificate!  Totally unexpected! I was so excited! I had to make a Thank You card for them so here it is.

I used Kraft cardstock with a layer of Pretty Pastels paper over it.  The ribbon is Plum Pudding and the buttons are from the Spring Mix and are tied on with Cream Button Twine.  I stamped the sentiment from Signature Greetings in Dark Chocolate.

Jamey and Madalyn, if you happen to read this, Thank You!!  I popped this in the mail to you yesterday so hopefully it arrives safe and sound in your mailbox soon!

I can't believe Spring Break is more than half over.  I am really enjoying our beautiful weather, can't wait for the flowers to start blooming!  Thanks for stopping by, have a fantastic day.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I can't believe my Spring Break is half way over and I've only posted once!  That will change for the rest of the's looking like I will have a little more crafting time! 

Here are 2 cards that I made for our St. Patrick's Day card swap over on the PTI forum. 
I used the same supplies on each - except for the polka dots on the first one - and just arranged the pieces differently.  

Well I'm off to get my hair cut and colored.  Then I'm going to have lunch with my aunt and browse through a furniture store or two.  We found out we are getting a pretty decent tax I'm going to convince my husband that the best way to spend it is by finishing the basement family room!!  Any tips on how to do this would be greatly appreciate as he wants to sell his 4-wheeler and use that money plus the refund to buy a newer, bigger, better 4-wheeler instead.

Hope you all have a fantastic St. Patrick's Day, I realized my shamrock shirt is still in the dirty clothes bin since I wore it to school last Friday.  I guess I'll have to do some laundry this afternoon so I can wear it tonight in case we go anywhere! 

Alright, enough rambling!!  Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Vintage Cream, Bitty Box PP in Ripe Avacado and Spring Moss
Stamps: Luck of the Irish, Polka Dot Basics II (on the first card)
Ink: Distress Ink by Ranger in Peeled Paint
Other: Saddle Stitched Ribbon in New Leaf, 2" scalloped circle punch and cream thread. 

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hey There

Just a quick card today before I head out to celebrate my birthday!

I used some Simple Valentine PP on the bottom half and a stamp from a random set I have on the top (I believe it's by The Paper Company).  Then I tied Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon around it and added a Martha Stewart felt heart and a Scarlet Jewel button tied on with Button Twine. The sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes.

My husband is taking me to breakfast at Key's Cafe - yum!  It's my favorite!  Then tonight we will go to dinner with my parents, brother, and grandma.  Should be a fun day!

Thanks for stopping by; have a fantastic Saturday!


(All Products are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)

Monday, March 8, 2010

You are a Blessing

After much talk last week about CAS cards on the PTI Forum, I just had to try a few this weekend.  It was SO much fun to use my stamps! HA!  Sometimes I feel like they get a little neglected because I'm too busy using PP, buttons, ribbon, etc... then I quick stamp a tiny sentiment in the corner and call it good.  Although I usually love those cards, I also love my stamps a lot!  So it was fun to give many of them a good workout!  Here is one of the cards I made. 
The idea of this came from a card that Diane made here.  I loved the Leaves behind the Violet, but I don't have the Turning a New Leaf set. (I know, can you even believe it?!?) I tried the big flourish from Fancy Flourishes and stamped it in VersaMark on Kraft cardstock.  I'm actually really surprised at how well you can see the flourish in this picture, because it looks much lighter IRL.  The small Violet from YoF: Violets is stamped in Raspberry Fizz and looks much darker IRL.  For the leaves, I stamped one and then masked it so the second one looks like it is behind it.  They were stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink called Peeled Paint.  The sentiment is from Signature Greetings and is stamped in Dark Chocolate.

Thanks for stopping by!

(All products are PTI unless noted.)

Friday, March 5, 2010

With faith...

Well it's another Year of the Flowers: Violets card today.  I adore this flower, if you haven't noticed!  I used some of the Pretty Pastels Patterned Paper along with Vintage Buttons from the Spring Mix and Sweet Blush Twill.  The flower is stamped in Berry Sorbet on Vintage Cream Cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in Dark Chocolate on Kraft.

Here's a close up of the details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope everyone is looking forward to a fun weekend!  The weather has been amazing here so hopefully it decides to stick around for the weekend.  I have some sleep to catch up on, a little shopping to do and the possibility of making a few cards is very high!


(All Supplies are Papertrey Ink.)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

baby boy elephant card

Just a quick post today.  Another baby card.  This time it's for baby Owen.  

I have a few projects to get done tonight so I best be on my way!

Thanks for stopping!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Bitty Box PP in Dark Chocolate, Kraft, the blue Polka Dot paper is some misc. stuff from my stash
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings
Ink: Enchanted Evening and Dark Chocolate (around the Kraft paper)
Other: Misc. buttons from my collection & Ribbon from American Crafts, brown and white floss

Monday, March 1, 2010

bundle of joy

I've got a little baby girl card to share today.  We have many families in our little church who are having babies these days!  I made this baby girl card for a family who recently welcomed baby Lillian into the world!  

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, & misc. patterned paper from my stash
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics II,
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow
Other: Button Twine, Buttons & Eyelet ruffle from my stash

Yesterday I mentioned that I had rearranged our basement family room to include my crafting space.  So here is my corner...

Our family room is long and narrow, and obviously unfinished!  We are hoping to have the sheetrock taped soon, then we can paint and put carpet in.  However, my husband was not completely sold on the idea of having a corner of it be my craft space, he would rather it was in one of the bedrooms.  So I convinced him to let me try it out since we aren't planning to finish either of the bedrooms until we have children.  I don't want to buy new furniture until I've had time to be in the space and figure out just how I want everything.  I got everything moved onto the bookshelf and card table and set up the other table in front of the window so I have some nice natural light at my work space.  Even unfinished, it's still an upgrade from our Kitchen island!  P.S. Even thought that bar stool is hideous, it's super comfy!

Thanks for stopping by!