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!