Tuesday, August 30, 2011

first birthday train tracks

I made this card for a little boys first birthday.

Stamps: PTI Train Tracks

Dies: PTI Train Tracks and By the Numbers and Simple Circles and Up, Up and Away
Card Stock: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf
Patterned Paper: Splash by Echo Park
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Other: Copic Markers

Monday, May 30, 2011

SFYTT May Friendship Jar and Spring Fillers

Here's my entry for Jen's SFYTT for May. Nothing like waiting until the last minute.

Stamps: PTI's Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Spring Fillers. PTI Tiny Tag for the sentiments.

Ink: Memento black.

Cardstock: Kraft from PTI and can't remember who made the other pink color.

Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: Modern Homemaker

Other: Copics, Spellbinders, PTI crystals in green

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baby Button Bits SFYTT March

It's time for the March Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT).

I needed a baby card for my nephew and his wife who are expecting their third child this month.

Here is the second card using the same stamps and same papers. I used Spring Rain cardstock on this one.

Stamps: PTI Baby Button Bits
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, all PTI
Ink: Mememto Black
Pattern paper: Men of Life from PTI
Buttons: Pure Poppy from PTI
Bakers twine from PTI
Copic markers to color bear and letters

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

valentine tags 2011

I made these tags for Girlville in exchange for a pin cushion and she also sent me a pretty broach she crocheted. I'm so glad she asked me to do these tags for her. I enjoyed making them. It definitely got me to do something instead of just thinking about it.

Friday, February 11, 2011

PTI Day 7 Tag & Frame Challenge

Today is the Paptertrey Ink anniversary day 7. The challenge today is to make a tag using a frame. Here are two tags that I made this evening. I love the Beautiful Blooms patterned paper. It's really cheerful. The colors Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy together are so nice together.

I can't wait to see what else PTI is going to show us at midnight tonight and tomorrow night. Then Tuesday (at midnight) everything they are showing will go on sale. I don't think I am going to stay in budge this month.

Everything I used to make these tags is from Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Fillable Frames 3 and Fillable Frames 1 (sentiment)
Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores
Felt: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy
Ink: Pure Poppy and True Black
Ribbon: Pure Poppy and True Black and Bakers Twine (red and white)
Buttons: True Black
Dies:Tag Sale 1, Rickrack, Beautiful Blooms II #3, eyelet lace border
Patterned Paper: Beautiful Blooms

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Papertrey Ink Button Challenge

Today, I'm participating in Papertrey Ink's 4th Anniversary party. Today's challenge calls for making something with buttons. I made these tags using Holiday Button Bits stamp set. They were so fun to make. I love making tags because PTI has tag dies that cut the tags to the proper size. And you can cut all kinds of patterned paper and felt and fabric, too, to match that size.

Cardstock: Kraft
Stamps: Holiday Button Bits, Paptertrey Ink and small snowflakes from a Martha Stewart set
Patterned paper: from my stash and I can't remember who made it
Ink: Fresh Snow, Papertrey Ink and Versa Magic brown
Buttons: Pine Feather, Pure Poppy
Ribbon, Pine Feather, Pure Poppy Papertrey Ink
Dies: Tag Sale 1 and Tag Sale 2, Papertrey Ink, rickrac die

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

PTI Make it Monday Go-To Sentiments

Papertrey Ink is having their fourth anniversary this year. Every anniversary they have special challenges and contest and giveaways. I am trying to participate in as many as I can this year.

My card today is for the Make It Monday event. This will be a new challenge that is posted every Monday. A video will be posted showing a technique or project. I always like video instructions. Make It Monday this week is using several of the same type of sentiments on your card. I chose to do a birthday card.

I used the "Framed" stamp set for the box-type look. Then used "Friends To The End" stamp set for the flowers. Then I used about 7 different stamp sets for the sentiments. I forgot to write them all down. I masked the box area and heat embossed the sentiments and then sponged with Momento Pear Tart ink. I am not crazy about my sponging on this card. But I wanted to post it anyway. It really looks better in person.

Monday, February 7, 2011

SFYTT St. Patty's Sophie

I am participating this month in the Sketch For You To Try challenge. I did not have any of the stamps from the sponsoring company. I decided that I wanted to make a St. Patrick's Day card using The Cat's Pajamas Sprinkle (who I have renamed Sophie in honor of Girlville's Sophie cat who is the boss of all projects.) This is the only St. Patty's stamp image that I have and I have no sentiments at all!

Here is the SFYTT for February.

This card is really pretty in person. I don't have the right equipment to photograph true colors but it has some shiny. I used a glitter color pen to color the hat and the gold coins in the pot. But it didn't show up in the picture. I'm sending this card to Sophie!

Card stock: Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink; Classic Yellow Green from Prisma. Shimmer Gold from Papertrey Ink.

Patterned paper from my stash that I cannot remember who made.

Gold ribbon from Papertrey Ink
Memento Ink black
Copic glitter pen
Spellbinders dies

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Papertrey Ink Anniversary: Lunchbox Notes

Here is my second entry for the Papertrey Ink anniversary challenge. I used the lunchbox notes die for this. I'm going to put it in my husband's wallet and surprise him.

I used the design created by Melissa Bickford.

Patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers
Lunchbox note dies from Papertrey Ink
Copic colors
EK circle punch
Ribbon is Lemon Tart from Papertrey Ink

Purple Hearts PTI Anniversary Challenge

I'm participating in Papertrey Ink's anniversary challenge today. Each of the stamp designers for Papertrey contributed an image for us to play with. You can download the images at Nichole's Web site.

I chose Lisa Johnson's design. I really like Lisa's style. I have many of the stamp sets that she designed. Her designs are fun to color.

card stock: Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon from PTI
patterned paper: Guide Lines from PTI
Die: Tag sale 1 from PTI
EK Success heart punch
Xyron sticker machine
Prima glitter from PTI
Copic markers to color
Seam binding from an etsy shop

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

I'm so glad to be able to participate in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop this month. I have had Tiny Treats Christmas stamp set and this is the first time I've used it. Love all the tiny images that are available.

I made this card for a friend of mine who likes to decorate after Christmas for the "winter."

Eveything I used to make this card is from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's Cookin for Mojo Monday

I am trying to post more here and take part in some sketch challenges this year. I like the sketches that are at Mojo Monday. Here is this week's sketch.

This was an easy sketch but I did not plan well! My circles are too big for the card. But I like it anyway. I really like this stamp set called What's Cookin' from Taylored Expressions. There are a set of dies to match and that thrills me. I just did not use them on this card.

Thanks for coming by and checking it out.

Stamps: What's Cookin' by Taylored Expressions
Patterned Paper: Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey
Card Stock: PTI stampers select white and chocolate brown
Other: Copic markers, spellbinders dies, silk ribbon from Stamped Simply store.

Monday, January 10, 2011

CPS 200 Happy Valentine's Day

I made a card today! I'm participating in the CPS sketch this week. That's Card Positioning Systems. I have a hard time coming up with ideas for cards, so I like to find sketches to help me.
This is the sketch for this week. It's sponsored by Flower Soft.

Here's a card I made for my husband. He doesn't look at my blogs, so it's safe to put here.

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Holiday Labels 14
Cardstock: PTI shimmers pink, Stampers Select White; Flourishes red
Ribbon: PTI sweet blush swiss dot satin
Patterned paper: Be My Valentine (Affectionately Yours) We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Memento rhubarb stalk; Brillance coffee bean
Other: Spellbinders Labels 14, punch corner rounder, Bow Easy

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Naughty or Nice?

It's been a long time since I've really posted a card on here. I've made a few but not posted them here. I have always admired Jen's cards at I{heart}2stamp and all the other stampers works that do the Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT). She has decided to do this challenged once a month instead of every week. I'm sure that's more manageable for a lot folks. Anyway, I hope to do this challenge every month.

This is the sketch for January.

I know that The Cat's Pajamas calls this kitty "Sprinkle," but I call her "Sophie" because she really reminds me of Girlville's kitty named Sophie, who supervises any and all things that go on at her house! I love all the Sprinkle and Poochie stamps from TCP! I had fun doing this challenge from Sketch For You To Try! I hope to do one every month this year.

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
Cardstock: Scarlett Jewel, kraft, Stampers Select white, all PTI
Patterned Paper: Holiday Cheer from PTI
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Copics; button, PTI; twine, PTI, snowflake die, PTI, Spellbinders dies, embossing powder for stamping image