Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Teacher Thank You

Hello there,

I was very excited to get some new supplies from PTI that I have been waiting to get for a long time, including tea dye duo, and button twine!! I love them both and can easily find a reason to use them on almost every card!.
I took the "It's Official' stamp set and did a little stamping with the ticket stamp, bingo card, notebook lines and ruler. Put it all together and came up with a card perfect for a teacher to give another teacher, a teacher to a student, or parent to teacher. I was a teacher a couple of years ago and wish I would have been stamping back then, it would have been fun to hand these cards out.
Thanks for stopping by,

{All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted}
Stamp: It's Official
Paper: Pure Poppy, white, Kraft
Button: Cream from Michaels
Ink: Stazon Black, PTI Terracotta tile, Hawaiian Shores
Ribbon: Cream Wrinkle ribbon (seam binding from hobby lobby)
Other: apple, paint, brown bag, tickets from craft scraps

Monday, August 23, 2010

Discontinued my paper cutter...

I was very sad to learn that they discontinued my Fiskars paper cutter! I actually went in to buy a new blade and noticed, not only do they not have a blade to replace my old one they no longer carry anything. I am left with either buying a new cutter, or finding replacement blades online for as long as I can. I found this new card making fiskars cutter online and at Michaels today and was thinking about getting it. The price is kind of right at $ 15.00, considering with tax and shipping online would be pretty expensive to buy for my current cutter.
Anyway this is very frustrating, because I have some orders for cards that I need to work on asap!
Hope your day is great!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vintage ......Maybe


Today I have a few card samples to share with you. I am making some cards for a friend getting married. She asked me to make a few Thank You's.

House Party Cards
{Thank You So Very Much}

Paper: PTI white cardstock, vintage piano music,
Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia
Ink: Memento Black

Man of Honor Card
{Thank You}
Paper: PTI White, Basic Grey Kraft Collection
Stamp: It's Official sentiment, Studio G Owl, PTI Text Style II
Ink: Colorbox chalk Charcoal
Other: PTI Button Twine EK studio corner rounder

Junior Bridesmaids and Flower Girls
{Thank You So Much}
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream , Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avacado, Dark Chocolate
Stamp: Polka Dot Background, Delightful Dahlia sentiment, Scrappy Cat Extravagant Flourish
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink Chocolate Roan, terracotta tile, and vintage cream
Other: Button, PTI Button Twine, Beautiful Blooms die #2

Potential Bridesmaid Card #1

{Thank You}
Paper: PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg, Vintage Book
Stamp: PTI It's Official
Ink: Colorbox Chocolate Roan, PTI Terracotta Tile
Other: Wrinkle Ribbon, Lace from Craft store, PTI Button and Button Twine, PTI Beautiful Blooms Die #2

Bridesmaid option #2
Paper: PTI Kraft, Terracotta Tile, Rustic Cream, vintage piano music
Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahila, Text Style II, It's Official
Ink: PTI Terracotta Tile vintage touch duos
Other: Lace from Craft Store, button, PTI button twine, Fiskars Treading Water Paper Punch
PTI Beautiful Blooms #2 Die

Thank You so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bigger Belly and First Doile Card

Well, my belly feels really big today, but I think that is 80 % because I had about two too many Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies (they literally melt in your mouth)! I am officially 25 weeks, and I am starting to feel like it is forever before we meet baby boy number 2. That could be because I have two sister in laws who have new babies (well one on the way) and also a sister due in a few weeks. Any hoot, I feel like Dec 1st seems far away.

In other news, I tried my hand at both the use of felt and the use of a doilies on a card. I wasn't sure how to attach felt so I asked a couple of bloggers that I follow and was able to find out that the best way is with glue dots. Man those things sure are handy to have!
I found the doilies at Michael's in the baking isle (Wilton brand) and the felt is a thick brand from Michael's also, but you have to be careful because another piece I got there totally didn't work. I have PTI felt on my list of things to buy in the near future. :)

All PTI except felt and doilies (Micheal's) also KI Memories flower

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, August 16, 2010


Today I have two cards to share with you. I made these for a friend who is very busy with baby showers and her own wedding showers!( I have actually had a couple people ask me to make cards for them which makes me really happy! :) ) Any hoot, the first card is very similar to a baby card Dawn McVey did on her blog a while ago, but I made it my own and used a different stamp set. The little boat is from Martha Stewarts Transportation set, which is perfect for little boy cards!

For the little girl card I used Hero Arts clear Happy Animals stamp. I thought this little lamb was so cute. I colored it in with some copic markers and a little glitter.

Well I think that is all for today, my son just woke up and is ready to play!



All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Boy card: Stamp : martha stewart and Simple letters from PTI

Girl Card: Stamp: Hero Arts, Happy Animals and PTI Scattered Shower Sentiment Paper: Pink Bazzill Paper, Spots and Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baby Girl Card

Well, it has been a couple days since my last post, so I figured I would upload a card I just completed today while E was sleeping. I was wanting to practice using a ruler and black pen to make lines on cards. I lost my really good pen so I used my Martha Stewart Marker to make the lines. I have seen Nicole Heady make lines on her cards and they are so perfect, I wanted to work on that look. I have a long way to go to get them that perfect, but I was pleased with the card today. I am not very good with baby girl cards because my family seems to just have boys, well that has changed in the last couple months. My sister in law just had a precious baby girl and my sister is having a girl in less than a month. I guess I better get to practicing on girl cards! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful day!!!
PTI white cardstock
TPC baby stamps, sentiment from PTI Scattered Showers
Palette ink purple, PTI Raspberry Fizz ink
Other: Martha Stewart marker, PTI gem

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge with BIRDS!

I have a super quick post for today! I came across this lovely Embellish Color Challenge a couple of days ago and decided that I would give it a try. I really really love these colors and simply chartreuse from Papertrey Ink is a color that for the past month I use on almost every card. I just love that color. I pulled out my Basic Birds Stamp set from TAC since the sponsor of the challenge is TAC's Chris Franco. I really like the deep chocolate brown ribbon and I feel it finishes the card of nicely!

Thanks for stopping by!!