Thursday, February 14, 2013

Papertrey Ink Challenge

I tell you, I just can't resist one of Nicole's Challenges over on the Papertrey Ink Blog.  Today, she asked everyone to make a homemade accessory.   It was easy to find a lot of inspiration blog hopping to all the designers websites, but also looking at Pinterest you see a ton.  I found this site that has 25 DIY hair accessories.  They are all adorable and pretty easy.  

To make my little bobby pin I :

1. Die cut 2 flowers using the Beautiful Blooms Die and Melon Berry felt 

2. Free hand two leaves from Simply Chartreuse felt

3. Hot glue together, then add decorative stitching.  

4.Cut a circle from fabric and glue 

5. Add sequins

Pretty easy and not bad for a first go.   

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Published Cards

CARDS October 2012: Paint splatter 

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards and More Volume 7

The white card with aqua ribbon is mine (click on the picture for a better look).  There is a call out right now for Holiday Cards and More Volume 8.  Due to the upcoming arrival of my new little one, I have decide to sit this one out (I'm really itching to submit).  You should try out though! :)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Papertrey Ink: Watercolor Challenge

Today I am sharing a little project I got to work on with my boys.  My boys love to watercolor, so this was a perfect time to get the stuff out and do a project together.  

Here is my inspiration found on pinterest

Here is my card: 

I grabbed my heart dies from Papertrey and die cut the medium sized heart on a strip of paper.  Then I made my color selections, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise (turned out a little dark), Raspberry Fizz, and Orange Zest.   Using watercolor on cards is soon becoming one of my favorite techniques.  My Great Grandma use to be a wonderful painter and this reminds me of her.  

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Papertrey Ink: Sketch Challenge

Here is my take on the sketch:

I got to play with some new PTI stamps and really can't get enough of these little squares!  They really have so many possibilities and how about the sentiments by Dawn.  

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Guess what?  Today I needed a gift card holder and it just so happens to fall on the day where it works with a PTI Anniversary Challenge

Here is my pinterest inspiration.

I really love all of these colors together and I plan on working with them some more when I have time.  
I quickly put together this gift card holder using a Timeless Template by Papertrey (I had completely forgotten about them until today).  I used the Cash or Charge Template and really love how the little gift card has a stand to sit in (Here are some great pictures from Nichole's Blog).  The picture doesn't really show it, but I stamped the tiny flowers from Happy Hydrangea in Versamark Dazzle (Man, I love that stamp set).

I wanted the holder to be a little more crisp, but my little guy woke up just as I was brainstorming, so I kind of rushed it.   

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Enjoy Your Special Day

Popping in super quick to share a couple of quick cards.  I had the chance to make a few cards a week ago or so, while the kids were napping.  I felt really inspired by some of the new PTI products I recently purchased.   I love this new little frame and also I am loving the Limeade Ice Ink !
 I have been in a card making funk for a while, maybe it is my pregnancy brain.  This new little guy is due in 3 weeks so I am taking a break hoping my mojo will come back soon.

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