Friday, September 27, 2013

Online Card Classes - Insider

This one is my favorite -

Online Card Classes - Insider

Online Card Classes - Insider

Pop up - don't look mom this one is for your birthday!

Online Card Classes - Insider

Enjoyed a relaxing day of card making -













Thursday, August 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

After a year away from the blog what better reason to come back but the PTI blog hop!

I liked the idea of using bookprint but really wanted to give it a specific theme so I used one of the sentiments from Birthday Basics to create the background strip.  The simple circles die cut hides where everything meets in the middle. 

I also wanted to use small flowers in the circles based on those in the inspiration picture.  These are actually the centers of the flowers from the Simple Sunflower set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #39

I'm still here!!  Getting into the swing of our summer schedule always takes a little time!

Speaking of summer - how about this great July 4th inspiration for this weeks challenge:

How could I not ink up my Star Prints set for this card (I took inspiration from the fabric and stamped over colored cardstock for a tone on tone effect):

Stamps:  PTI (Star Prints, Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Text Style. Signature Greetings)
Punch:  Fiskars

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #36

I almost wanted to run out and find some cute monster stamps just so I could copy this little guy on my card this week:

But in my "use what you've got" plan (that always follows a guilt-inducing purge of crafting supplies), I created this instead:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink
Canvas:  Stampin' Up
Staples:  Ranger (Tiny Attacher)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #35

Whoops!  This was supposed to post last week but it looks like I saved it as a draft instead of for it's scheduled time.  Hope you enjoy and check back tomorrow for this weeks ColourQ Challenge!

Hello summer!!  Love the bright, citrus feeling of this week challenge colors:

I was also introduced to a fun new (to me anyway) sketch site this week:

In place of the bottom layer I just drew a box.  And how could I not use this citrus slice stamp?!:

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink
Inks:  Stampin' Up
Marker:  Stampin' Up

Friday, May 28, 2010

Reader's Choice Color Inspiration #2

I missed out on the first of these color challenges but LOVED this weeks colors:

I don't know where the window is but I wish I were there!!

Here is my card:

The background print is Certainly Celery but it looks a little off in the picture.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Punch:  Fiskars
Marker:  Stampin' Up

Thursday, May 27, 2010

One Layer Wednesday

This weeks one layer challenge worked out perfectly since I already had two cards finished and ready to post that were a perfect fit!

Both cards use Papertrey Ink's Giga Guidelines set - the first was a lift of the inside of a card made by Nichole Heady (and the reason this set HAD to find its way into my cart this month) the second was a slight modification of the same idea:

Thanks for looking!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Stampin' Up

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

So call me crazy but the only thing I've really done on the Papertrey Ink website up until now was shop!  But I'm slowly discovering all of the other fun happenings - like the blog hop.  Here are the details for this month:

This month's blog hop is all about fabulous felt! We know you love this new addition to our product line-up and we would love to see what you are doing with it! From borders to focal points, paper crafts to sewing projects. Hair accessories to home decor accents. Cards to scrapbook layouts. We want to see it all!

And thanks to all that shopping I do happen to have some PTI felt in my stash!

I really liked the look of stamping directly on the felt so I went with that again:

It's a little tough to see in the picture so here's a little more detail:

Can't wait to spend some time tonight making my way through the hop!

Supplies (All Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia, Background Basics: Diamond, Say it with Style, Giga Guide Lines

ColourQ Challenge #34

Inspired by the giraffe in this weeks inspiration photo I also challenged myself to finally use my Fox & Friends set (although I didn't actually end up using the giraffe from the set!):

Love these little guys!

Stamps:  Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink
Tools:  Tiny Attacher by Ranger, Punches from EK Success

Friday, May 21, 2010

Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley

This Papertrey Ink set fell into the category of "I didn't think I needed it until I was shown the error of my ways by the design team" - please tell me this happens to other people. 

The very day it arrived I spent my night copying all of their creations - with my simple lazy twist.  So I'm happy to say within 24 hours of receiving this set every image had been used! 

Here is my only original creation.  I had one more seniment left to use and I just didn't want to color ALL of those little flowers so this was my way to cheat:

And here are my lazy-fied copies:

The first was Michelle Wooderson's botanical project found here.  Her project is far more detailed but I was too chicken to try and copy it exactly.  I used a Stampin-up blender pen w/ Certainly Celery and Sahara Sand ink to color the image:

Then there was all of the Nichole Heady goodness.  You can find all of the inspiration for these here.

I believe Nichole used Q-tips to apply the white ink to her flowers but mine were upstairs, dangerously close to my sleeping children so I used my blender pen again:

Next up was this version which required much less coloring:

And finally this no-coloring version (which probably ends up being one of my favorite).  Nichole's version used this for the inside of a card but I thought it would work on the outside just as well:

Whew!!  Now to move on to the rest of this months purchases!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Stampin' Up, Memento
Markers:  Copic
Border punch:  Stampin' Up
Twine:  Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Masculine Motifs Deer

So this deer image was probably one of my least favorite in the set - it kind of screams hunting trip to me and that's not really my thing.  So to make it my thing how about using bright, cheerful colors and lots of white! 

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #33

This weeks inspiration piece may have been a purse but I decided to go masculine for the card:

In my quest to use all of my April release Papertrey Ink images I bring you this:

I have a few more cards left using the Masculine Motifs set - I'll try to get some posted tomorrow.  My goal is to use them all before this months order shows up!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Brad:  Creative Cafe

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ColourQ Challenge #32

This was another one of those challenge pictures that inspired me just as much in design as color:

There were a number of ways you could go with this but here is my take:

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Punch:  Fiskars
Twine:  Papertrey Ink

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day and a Tuesday Trigger Challenge

Hope all of the mom's out there that read this blog are having a wonderful Mother's Day!

Here is a card I made for my mom using this weeks Tuesday Trigger for inspiration:

I wish I had a larger Mother's Day sentiment but I guess the focus needs to stay on the butterflies anyway (and it took me a shockingly short amount of time to arrange them - normally that would be at least a 20 minute project!)

Here is another card I made for my aunt (who loves all things Nantucket):

Both of these cards were made using Hero Arts Antique Engravings set (and it is all LateBlossom's fault that I *had* to buy that set - I had an Archiver's coupon, what's a girl to do!)

This is the card I gave to my grandma (which has already been posted here but here it is again just in case you didn't see it the first time around):

That takes card of all the special women in my life - I am grateful for each and every one of them and all that they do to help me and my family!

Thanks for visiting today!

Stamps:  Hero Arts, Stampin, Up, Papertrey Ink, Anna Griffin
Markers:  Copic
Punch:  Stampin' Up

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Have a Ball

This set from Papertrey the only other one that I actually completed my "use every image" plan for this month.  I don't actually have the All Star Team set that this is supposed to coordinate with but I think it's easy enough to use on its own and a super value at only $5!

First I knocked out three of the images with this birthday card:

Next I used the baseball image with the underlying circle stamped in Papertrey's Pure Snow ink:

(You know I like to use my hand drawn boxes around things but these cards are particularly uneven for some reason - I promise I wasn't crafting under the influence!)

So the only image I had left was the fill in image for the larger balls so I thought to myself "it doesn't really need to be a ball at all" and used it as a stand alone image on this card:

All that for $5!!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink, Autumn Leaves, Hero Arts

Friday, May 7, 2010

Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge

Say that three times fast!!  Be sure to check out all of the fun images over at the Moxie Fab blog along with all the challenge details.

The timing couldn't be better since I just invested in the Chair-ished set from Papertrey last month *and* it was the first set that I applied my "must use every image from the set" plan.  Here is my favorite:

The images in this set are easy to cut out - I loved looking through my scraps to find just the right patterns to use.

Here are a few more:

Inspired by the first card in this post from Maile Belles.

I thought the back of these chairs looked kind of "heart-ish" - again super easy to cut out.

No actual chair in this one but the cute dog image is from the set - he works well all on his own (the tag is the Papertrey Mat Stack 1 die with the top and bottom trimmed off).

This was inspired by this post by Nichole (stamping on the felt for this chair - have I mentioned how easy they are to cut out?) and a complete copy of the design of this card by Heather Nichols.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Felt:  Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper:  Papertrey Ink, Chatterbox, SEI, Stampin' Up
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