Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop: Halloween tags and cards

Hello fellow stampers: This is the first time I have participated in PaperTrey Ink's blog hop. I love visiting the blogs and seeing the wonderful creations. There are so many talented card makers who love PTI products. I am always amazed at the talent of Nichole and the whole design team. Thank you for taking the time to look!

For this blog hop we are to celebrate all things autumn. I made some Halloween cards and tags. It's the first time I've made tags. They are fun, and I can imagine many more instances of things I can use to make tags. Hopefully I'll make more in the future.

This is a set of 3 tags. I used Cotton Scraps from Sharon Johnson's store. I stamped a background with the Polka Dots I stamp set from PTI using Oceans Tide and Summer Sunrise Ink. I used Summer Sunrise cardstock and Vintage cream cardstock. I used Summer Sunrise ribbon.

On another tag I used Enchanted Evening and Rustic Cream and Summer Sunrise cardstock, and stamped using Polka Dots I with Enchanted evening and Summer Sunrise. Enchanted evening ribbon was used. Cotton Scraps for the main image from Sharon Johnson's store.

The other tag was stamped with Polka Dots I with New Leaf from PTI and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin UP! Using Rustic Cream and New Leaf cardstock from PTI and Pumpkin Pie cardstock from STampinUP. New Leaf ribbon from PTI. Cotton Scraps from Sharon Johnson's store.

I made this card using the following: Rustic Cream and Ocean's Tide cardstock from PTI and Pumpkin Pie cardstock from STampin Up. Oceans Tide ink and pumpkin pie ink. Oceans Tide ribbon. Cotton Scraps for the image. I stamped "Happy Halloween" on the inside of all the cards.

I used PTI Kraft and True Black cardstock for the base on this card. Pumpkin Pie cardstock from STampin UP and Patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket. Cotton Scraps. Ribbon from Stamper's Dream store. I distressed some of the edges. And used the Vintage touch inks from PTI. I stamped the polka dots with the Polka Dot I stamps from PTI.

This card uses the Cotton Scraps. True Black and Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise cardstock from PTI. True Black ribbon from PTI. Stamped with Polka Dot I stamps from PTI. Ink is True Black from PTI and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin UP. Punched the corners out with a ticket punch from Stampin Up.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ladybug Thank You Notes

A blogging friend is having a baby shower for a friend. It will have a ladybug theme. She asked me to make some thank you notes for her to give the mom-to-be. Here is what I came up with.

I made 14 thank you notes and then stamped 14 envelopes with a little flower to match. I then made a box using Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates from Papertrey Ink. I used Diamond Glaze on the ladybug wings on the box to make them shine. I love PTI's thick white paper but when I need to cut an image out with scissors, I like to stamp it with GinaK's light weight luxury white card stock.

I hope my friend and the mom-to-be like this!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Little Lady and Mixed Messages

Ink: Papertrey Ink True Black, Landscape, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy

Ribbon: Papertrey Ink True Black

Paper: Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White, True Black, Pure Poppy; GinaK Pure Luxury Lightweight white

Other details: Papertrey Ink Timeless Templates Capture Card Case; Stickles red/gold; Diamond Glaze; Score Tape

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

baby giraffe koala card

I have two friends having babies this summer. One has already had a little girl and another is about to have a boy. I made these cards to go along with their gifts. They both got some of the baby note cards that I make. I love making baby cards...they are sweet and the colors are soft.

The baby image stamp in these cards is from Pink Cat Studio. The polka dot stamp is from PTI. Ribbon and card stock from PTI. Pattern paper from Michael's. Colored with Copic markers.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

flowery cards

Here are a couple of cards I made this weekend. This one I made for a friend that earned her Ph.D. this spring. She is moving to Texas to teach at a university. We will sure miss her at church. She sat on the pew in front of Aunt Sue and I. She and nice man at church started dating at the beginning of the year! He has to stay here because he is in the military...but I sure hope that their life together is just getting started.

The stamps used on this card were from Papertrey Ink...(Vintage picnic) New Leaf green cardstock and kraft cardstock. Colored with copic markers. Just the Spellbinders nestibilities in my Cuttlebug to cut out the shape. Patterned paper is from Michael's but can't remember who the manufacture is. Ribbon is new leaf from PPI. Sentiment is from PPI stamp set called Wishing You.

Here is the other card made this weekend. This is a thank you card to a lady from church who invited us to lunch this past week. She lives in Oakridge, TN., but she and her husband have property and old family home here and come maintain it once in a while. It was a fun lunch and hope we can go again soon.

Details on this card are New Leaf cardstock from PPI. Patterned papers from Michael's. Stamp set is Violets from Flourishes. Colored with Copic markers. Ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's store. It's silk and really makes a nice bow. I also bought a Bow Easy from her store so I could tie nice bows! It makes a big difference. I used a Spellbinders nestabilities lab die to cut out the stamped image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Halloween card Witches Brew...witch in a hot tub

Well, it's not quite Halloween, but it's fun to make these cards. This is a new stamp from Impression Obsession. I colored it with Copic markers. The ribbon is from Michaels. The white, black and purple cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The colorful dots paper, I don't remember where I got it last year. The bright orange paper is from a discount scrapbook store in Destin, Florida.

I'll be making more cards like this!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

baby petal card

I made this baby greeting card last night. I put it on Etsy and it sold this morning...I was so happy. I think I'll make more of these.

I'm really wanting to make Halloween cards...so maybe some of those to come soon.

Friday, July 31, 2009

gumball cards

I just loved making these cute little cards. They are so colorful. Only thing is that there is not much room to write a message. It's good for a quick message to someone.

I CASE'd (copied) this card from this card maker Scrap Bitz. Her cards are so pretty. Check out her etsy shop, too.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PTI floral card and Basic Grey candy

I like the color combination of this card. I used the berry sorbet ink, chocolate, landscape green, all from Papertrey Ink. Cardstock is white, berry sorbet, chocolate from Papertrey Ink. Stamp set is from Floral Frenzy from Papertrey Ink.

I just want to let anyone who is interested know that the Basic Grey challenge blog has a new look, and they are giving away some blog candy. I love Basic Grey's paper collections. I just saw a sneak peak at their Christmas and Holiday paper..I'll be getting some of that.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just loved it card

I am trying to use different patterns of paper together on one card. This one turned out colorful. It looks better in real life! I stayed up too late working on some cards...I sure hope I get quicker.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Howdy Partner Baby Boy

Thanks to Girlville's urging and Page and 30 Something and Punchy and Shopper Girl and Magnolia Sun, I now have an etsy shop. I will post the link whenever I figure out how to do that! Girlville came up with the name of the shop. Shopper Girl is fixing it up so that it looks pretty. It's not done yet, so I'll post as soon as it is.

Here is a card that I made for a lady at the husband's workplace.

I like to decorate the inside of the card sometimes...not all the time.

Cute little baby boy card. And just change the colors and you have a girl card.

Materials used:

Stamps: Pink Cat Studio

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink STampers Select white, spring rain, lemon tart. Pattern Paper is Frances (somebody??) Little duckies.

Ribbon: Papertrey Ink spring rain
Ink: Versafine Onyx black and embossed with clear EB. Spring rain around the edges.

Others: Copic markers, spellbinders die cuts, foam adhesives to pop it up. EK Success duck punch.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

CPS 125 No Tricks Just Treats

This week's CPS 125 challenge is brought to us by JustRite Stamps. I have several of their stamp sets. They are so wonderful to make party favors or wedding favors. This challenge was fun to put the Halloween stamp No Tricks Just Treats to work.

Aunt Sue colored this image and I put the card together.

It's been a while since I posted! I want to give a hello shout-out to my friend in Australia Cards that Care. She is updating more often. She has had a tough week with the death of a good friend. I'm thinking of you, D.

I also won some blog candy from Mama Dini's Stamperia. I love that blog name. She and her husband do mission work in Indonesia.

On the Halloween card:

Stamps: JustRite special occasions.

Paper: Cardstock from Michael's. I don't remember the source. Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio.

Ribbon: Michael's
Ink: Memories dye ink

Copic markers, prescored card from California Paper Goods. 5.25 by 5.25 size. Black dots from Joann's Fabrics.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Everybody loves Disney

I made this card for a friend who was going to DisneyLand...but ended up not going to DisneyLand...but that's okay. She loves Disney anyway and will get to DisneyWorld soon, I'm sure.

I CASE'd this card from this lady. I love the name of her blog. When I saw her card, I just knew that I had to have that stamp set and I had to be able to make some Disney cards. I just don't have the vision to put it all together so it helps to CASE...

CASE means "copy and share everything." That's a stamping term.

I think this is my favorite card I've made so far.

Here is inside of the card.

And the front of the card.

Paper: Solid colors from Papertrey Ink
Stamps: EK Success
Inks: Papertrey Ink
Designer paper used on inside...Can't remember who makes that.
Used Cuttlebug dies to cut out scalloped pieces. Used EK Success punch to punch circles. Copic markers to color Disney images.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

CPS 119 Sweet Baby

Well, after having surgery in mid May and quite an ordeal since March, I final made a card! I have a couple of friends who are having babies at the end of the summer, so I decided to make a baby card. This card fits the criteria for the CPS sketch 119 this week.

The cardstock is Spring Rain and Lemon Tart from Papertrey Ink and the patterned paper is from some I bought a while back and don't know who is the maker. I used a Cuttlebug folder on the Lemon Tart paper. Spring Rain ribbon. I used a EK Success punch to punch out the ducks and put Liquid Applique on them and let them dry overnight and then put the heat gun on them the next day. Then colored them with Copic markers. Used the Marvey scalloped oval punches in super and mega size and stamped the sentiment with Mixed Messages stamp from Papertrey Ink with True Black ink from Papertrey, too.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

goodies from Australia

I have a new blogging friend in Australia. Here is her blog: Cards that Care.

We met over on the PTI forum and have sent each other a package with more planned to exchanged soon. She makes beautiful cards and I get lots of great ideas from her. It is fun to hear her tell of Australia. Australia has always seemed to me like a dreamland...not real because it's so so far away. It's fun to have someone there that I can relate to. It's funny how big the world is and how this little computer sitting in our houses can bring us together from so far away.

Here is a bunch of stamping goodies that she sent me recently. So many things I can use on cards.

This card is so pretty. I love the sentiment on it.

I love this card, too. I really like the size of this card because it is different. I don't see cards made in this size. And I like the technique of embossing the hearts...it really makes them stand out. The colors are so pretty.

Thank you Denise!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CPS Sketch 111 The Cats Pajamas Barbecue

This week the CPS sketch 111 is sponsored by The Cat's Pajamas. I love their stamps of the cat and dog. I used the dog and cat chef stamps this week for a really bright and colorful card.

I sure do have a ways to go to get my cards almost perfect. I completed this and looked at it and saw all the things I should have corrected before I glued it all down on the cardstock...not to mention the smudge on the cat image.... Good thing I'm not trying to sell my cards! Oh, well, the more I do, maybe the better I will get.

Thanks for taking the time to look.


Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas for the images and the sentiment

Cardstock: Hibiscus Pink and Summer Sunrise and white from Papertrey Ink

Ink: Brilliance black; Summer Sunrise and Hibiscus Pink sponged on by Papertrey Ink

Pattern Paper: The Paper Studio

Copic markers and deckled nestibilities

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CPS sketch 110 Happy Birthday green and yellow

Here is my entry for Card Positioning System 110. This week it's sponsored by Hero Arts. I don't have any of Hero Arts Stamps, but I intend to get some in the future. This card will be given to my sister on her birthday tomorrow.


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms and Handwritten Notes, both by Papertrey Ink

Ink: True Black from PTI and Landscape by Pallette from PTI

Ribbon: Lemon Tart from PTI

Cuttlebug die for the little flowers; Dew Drops from Robin's Nest; Copic markers; Marvy scallop punches

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 30, 2009

CPS 109 Jelly Beans

This is my entry for CPS 109 this week. I was so happy to win last week's drawing. I sure do enjoy participating and look forward to every Sunday when a new sketch is shown.

This card is already on its way to a friend!

Here are the details:

Stamps: Step Away from the Jelly Beans sentiment and image from The Cats Pajamas

Ink: Memories Black

Paper: Prescored white card from California Paper Goods. PP from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl. Summer Sunrise from PTI. White from PTI.

Other: Copic markers, Diamond Glaze by Judikins, small brads (can't remember), and Nestabilities small ovals.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

**** I won the drawing at Card Positioning Systems this week! I am so happy. It's been a tough week medically for me because I developed complications from my hysterectomy and it will take a while to recover and get it under control. So this was a very nice surprise to find out I won the prize from Chris Franco, who sponsored this past weeks sketch drawing.

I have friends who like to knit and they have dogs or cats or dogs and cats! So when I saw this stamp, I just had to get it and make them a card.

Here are the items I used in making the cards:

Stamps: The Cats Pajamas for the image and the sentiment

Ink: Memento Black

Paper: Papertrey Ink Select White; DCWV Citrus matstack; Basic Grey Sugared; the doggy bone paper, I don't know who made that.

Ribbon: Papertrey Ink Spring Rain; doggy bone ribbon, not sure.

Colored with Copic markers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CPS Sketch 108

This is my card for the Card Positioning Systems sketch this week. This week it's sponsored by Chris Franco, an independent demonstrator for The Angel Company.

I have loved the Crab and Co. stamp set from Stampin Up! since I first saw it last year. I was able to buy it second-hand from someone who was selling a lot of her older stamps. I really like the red, white and blue paper. I need to find some this summer and stock up. I just bought some premade 5 and a quarter square cards from California Paper Goods. I love the size of them.

Stamps and sentiment: Crab & Co. from Stampin Up!

Ink: Memento black

Paper: white square card from California Paper Goods. Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink. Pure Poppy from Papertrey Ink. Blue from Prism. Designer paper "Confetti" from My Mind's Eye. Craft paper from Papertrey Ink.

Others: Martha Stewart sand dollar punch; Cuttlebug embossing folder tiny dots (I think); Copic markers; square nestibilities

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stamps: With Sympathy and With Sympathy Loss of a Pet from Papertrey Ink

Card stock: Vintage Cream and Melon Berry from Papertrey Ink

Ink: New Leaf, Melon Berry from Papertrey Ink

Ribbon: Melon Berry twill from Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CPS sketch 107

This is my entry for the sketch this week on Card Positioning Systems. I tried something new by stamping the sentiment onto the ribbon. I think it would be better with a lighter-colored ribbon. I sure do enjoy the CPS sketches. It helps me create. I'm not sure why my photo is blurry in one spot.

Stamps: Greeting Farms and sentiment from MFT.
Ink: StazOn brown and Pure Poppy from PaperTrey Ink and True Black from PTI
Copic markers
Papers: Kraft from PTI; Stampers select white, PTI; blue from Prism
Ribbon: Pure Poppy from PTI
Spellbinders nestibilites mega curved retangle

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thank you for being a friend

Card stock: Lemon Tart by Papertrey Ink, Stampers Select White by PTI

Ink: Chocolate Brown from PTI

Stamps: Remember from PTI

Die cut with nestabilities and colored with Copic markers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

CPS 105 Snowman with Lights

I'm not crazy about this card but decided to go ahead and post it. I'm still learning! I followed the sketched used in Card Positioning Systems weekly challenge No. 105.

I used classic Yellowgreen Prism card stock from Stamper's Dream as the base. The DP is Happy Holidays from Fancypants that I got from Stamper's Dream. The stamp is a Lockhart Snowman with Lights that I got from Ellen Hutson. I colored the stamp with Copics. I used a scalloped scissor to cut some of the paper.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A first for me

This is the first sketch challenge I've ever entered. It's this week's sketch on Card Positioning Systems sponsored by PaperTreyInk today.

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock in Spring Moss and Sweet Blush. I used the stamps from Papertrey Ink called Friends til the end. Sentiment from Friends til the end. Cut and colored the flower image with copic markers. Basic Gray Procelain brad and designer paper.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The husband requested I make this card for him to give to someone as a thank you card. He didn't want "thank you" on it and no girly colors since it was for a guy. He picked out the stamps. I can't remember who makes these stamps. And he picked out brown ink and craft cardstock. I told him I didn't think I could do anything with that combination of stamps and colors. So I started to make something different and he came in my stamping area and said no no no...I want this. So this is what I came up with. I think I made it look a bit better using the brown ink on the cream colored paper with the brown paper behind that and then all attached to the craft cardstock. All ink and papers from Papertrey Ink. The shapes were cut using a cuttle bug with Spellbinders dies.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

valentine and sympathy

I made a couple of card today.
Sympathy Card that I copied from Michelle who is a designer team member for PTI stamps.

This card was made using PTI card stock in Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado, classic white. I used Ripe Avocado ribbing. Stamp sets were With Sympathy and the sentiment from Out on a Limb stamp set. The inks were Ripe Avocado and Spring rain. I colored in some of the leaves with a Copic marker. I like that PTI makes ribbon, card stock and ink in the same exact color.

Here is the Valentine card I made for the husband. He does not like any ribbon or sparkling pretty things or layers on cards AT ALL...so I made this pretty plain. On the inside I put some sweet sayings.

The stamp set is from Stampin Up! I used black ink, Copic markers to color the hearts and the truck and doggies. Sweet Blush card stock from PTI.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Note Cards for Girlville

A friend of mine, Girlville, asked me to make her some note cards. I was so glad she asked and it was during a time when my work was slow "the holidays", so I got right on it and made these. I enjoyed it so much.

I have so many Christmas stamps and didn't complete a Christmas card of my own. I hope I can get some done during the year and have them made up before Christmas next year.

All paper and ink supplies used were from Papertrey Ink, except for the pink and brown striped paper. I found that paper in a store but can't remember where.