Monday, May 12, 2008

Just a Quickie...

This site is really worth checking out! Keep In Touch...she often does "kontests" and the prizes are awesome! I just won the new line of Travelogue by Teresa Collins! Am I lucky or what? Yahoo! Go visit her site! Hurry... ;)

Another Krafty Card...

So, I have just been loving using the kraft paper lately. This is a baby card that I made for my SIL who found out she is pregnant with #7! WOW! Better her than me! I used SU kraft paper, some mountain rose acrylic paint dabbers (love these!) and used a soft brush to sweep it across the card. The elephant and Congrats sentiment are from Melissa Frances. I ordered them on ebay. And finally I used a mega and giga punch. The ribbon is just from my stash and matched perfectly! Happy Monday! It is chilly here today and I LOVE it - it was 98 degrees here on Saturday! Yikes!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kraft(iness) & Happy Mother's Day!

Here are two cards I made using Pine's white/kraft combo which I just love! The first card uses a Kim Hughes CHF set. Love her sets and they stamp so well each time. I still love rubbah! I used a mega circle punch to stamp more of the blooms and highlight them over the stems. My second card uses the U R A Hoot Kim Hughes set from CHF and I used the leaf from a PTI set to make the branch's leaves. Kraft paper and white ink from SU. Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Teacher Appreciation Thank yous...

Here are 2 cards that I made yesterday for my son to bring to his Mother's Day Out teachers. I made them with the new Amy Butler paper pad from Michaels (did you get the coupon for 20%off your total order?) and my new Martha Stewart punches. I just love that butterfly punch and the flower punch leaves a sort of embossed look with petals that lift out. The large thank you sentiment is from Impression stamps and the smaller thanks so much is from PTI. For today's Teacher Appreciation gift, each teacher got 2 cinnamon streusel muffins that I packaged in white PTI sacks that are perfect for treats and such as they have a great liner inside! For tomorrow's teacher treats, I plan on making these! (Can I just say that Becky Higgins is so darn cute and her handwriting is adorable!) They are super yummy and even easier to make! I made them and they lasted all of a day (I also took some to a scrapbook crop and they went FAST!) Have a great Monday! Lisa

Sunday, May 4, 2008

{PTI Sistah' Challenge Pt II}

To be honest, when I first saw "Simple Little Things" I just wasn't so sure what to think. It didn't spark any creativity in me immediately. So, after checking out the design team's gallery at PTI, my sister and I challenged each other to make a card using that set. Now, I will go ahead and admit that I like hers way better than mine. I will say however that I think mine turned out cute too and it literally took me only a few minutes. It features the anniversary set as well as the new colors, Summer Sunrise & Lemon Tart. PTI is awesome! I think I am really going to love this set. You can make elegant and simple cards in minutes. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday! Off to Costco and Michael's !!

PTI "Sistah" Challenge!

You know that challenge that Penny mentioned that we would have the cards up on Wednesday...Yea, is Saturday (I know, I know) but here is my take on the challenge. I found this set a bit hard to get inspired by, so I chose to go the really simple and elegant route. Both cards use the PTI Anniversary set. I also used black Staz-on ink, SU Purely Pomegranite satin ribbon and ink (the sentiment is stamped in PP). I also used some new SEI paper that I scored at Michael's yesterday and the Martha Stewart butterfly punch that I have been wanting! The new SEI paper is so cute! It is a great color combo and a lot of the pages have embossing, foil, etc. are my two cards that I made today. One is going to be given to my neighbor who is celebrating her Confirmation today! Thanks for looking!