Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 2010 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Well, I am super excited to have finally remembered the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop on the right day!  This time it is an all day thing, which really works much better for me!!!

For today's blog hop Nichole asked everyone to create a project using one of your favorite learned skills that you have learned from a fellow blogger or friend.  For the past year or so I have been really in to blog hopping, and usually visit certain blogs once a week to make sure I haven't missed anything.  One blog I always go to first is Dawn McVey's Blog.  She always has something very inspirational on there, whether it is color combos or techniques.  The one I use the most is her poofy vintage print flower, I am always going back and reviewing her video.

Here is my take on the poofy flower.

 Instead of the scalloped circle punch I did use the PTI Beautiful Blooms 2 #2 die and I still think it works.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Card party cards

Here is a little gift card holder I made for a fall birthday.

A boy birthday card using PTI's Everyday button bits stamp set. I used some Basic Grey Buttons for the balloons

I love the colors of this card. So vintage and perfect for a boy baby shower card.
This card uses a lot of Papertrey Ink supplies, except for the ribbon and ek success punch

I love how simple this card is!

This card is a play off of this card my Maile Belles.  Instead of wrapping the string around I decided
to just have a bow.  This card is Pure Poppy by PTI I just couldn't get the color right.

I am very much looking forward to the Card Party on Saturday.  A friend of mine thought it sounded like a good idea, and I think it sounds like fun.  Time to see some friends and display a lot of cards!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bridal Shower card and some books....

Well, I can't believe it has been almost a month, but I have good reason for being missing in action. I have been reading a lot of really good books and making a ton of cards for an upcoming card party.
Miss Match is a really cute book, that I would never have guessed was a first for Erynn. It was really cute, but I must warn it is written for a younger crowd. Some parts of it seemed a little immature, but I was in the mood for a light hearted book so it didn't bother me.

I just finished "Love Starts with Elle" and boy did I love this novel. It was kind of one of those books that had the message I really needed to hear so it made it that much better to read. I actually couldn't put it down. Great author, can't wait to read another one of her books!

Dawn McVey had recommended "Dawn's Prelude" a while ago and I finally got around to starting it. So far so good!

Finally, I will leave you of one of the over fifty cards I have made in the last month! I made this card for my friend's Bridal Shower. She loves orange so I gave it a try for her card.
All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Orange Zest, White, Chartreuse, Plum Pudding bitty dots
Stamps: Polka Dot Background 2, Text Style 2, sentiment from Scattered Showers
Delightful Dahlia
EK Success punch