Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Back from the land of nod...

I made this card for a friend who is going through a rough time right now. It uses PTI kraft cardstock, my flower punch is from Stampin Up, and a piece of fabric from my Polka Dot Whimsy kit....and some new thickers! Love those American Crafts thickers! Hope this card brightens her day! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Damask Designs...

I am lovin' it and I hope Dawn has another set coming out with the April reveal...please please! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The heart already knows...

From the Papertrey files comes a card using the best color ever...raspberry fizz! Sentiment is from the heart print set. I used some cosmo cricket chipboard flowers, my beloved swiss dot embossing folder and a raspberry button to finish it off. I even rounded one corner...as Nichole would do! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Dawn M Inspired card...

A day late and a dollar short, I know...but this is my Dawn McVey inspired card. All products are PTI, except for the sentiment 'friend' which is from CHF (Kim Hughes) and the bling....oh, ok and the button! Sheesh! :) Now, don't you think I should have won!?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Another Case...more PTI Inspiration

I love going through the design team gallery each and every month! There is just loads and loads of inspiration and great ideas!! Here are some cards I made with the Stationary set that I love. I cased them from Lisa Johnson and you can see hers here. I used the new PTI color spring rain and the simple alphabet (which I love too! ;)

Another Case from a Favorite Release...

This is a case from Betsy Veldman who is becoming one of my most favorite designers ever!!!! I love her style, her color combos and everything she creates!!! I used a PTI vellum bag, my new Simply Stationary (since I didn't have Damask Designs yet) and some PTI cardstock. Here is where I got all my inspiration! I packaged this up for a gift for one of my husband's coworkers...now I can't wait to get my new Feb stamps so I can use the large damask stamp that Betsy used. :)

Valentine's Day Goodies

The kids and I went to the doctor's on Friday and on the way back we just happened to see the "HOT" sign at Krispy Kreme...which meant a stop! We wrapped some yummy cute sprinkled goodness for the bus driver and teacher at school...complete with a chocolate filled center. YUMM-O! I decorated a bag and used a large cupcake container to add 2 of the sprinkled heart doughnuts. :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

{Happy Valentine's Day}

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Tonight's post is inspired by Dawn's McVey's Color Challenge in celebration of Papertrey Ink's 2 year anniversary. Are you staying up for the big reveal? I have to tell you that my sister and I are *HUGE* Dawn McVey groupies. We have loved her blog for the longest time, then she became a member of the PTI design team and now she is designing her own stamps. Her knack for combining colors that you would never imagine putting together has given her a style that is immediately recognizable. My sis and I are soooo excited about the release of Damask Designs. Anyway, this card is a definite case of one of Dawn's from this week though I subbed out the stamp set for Heart Prints and the sentiment is from Verve Visuals. I used the same colors and a button from Making Memories. The card is for my sweetheart--a virtual valentine since we aren't together tonight. Wishing everyone lots of love! My sister promised to participate tonight??? Where is she?? :-)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Case

I love this new stamp from CHF's line Saturday Evening Post. These cards were a direct result of this card from Mona Lisa. Great case! Thanks for sharing!! I used papertrey ink kraft paper, prima flowers, prima blings, misc buttons

and various sentiment stamps from CHF as well!

Papertrey Ink Inspired

This card uses all kinds of Papertrey Ink goodness! Summer Sunrise, which is quickly becoming one of my new favorite colors, thanks to Betsy Veldman! Love her style!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

{A Bday Blog Hop for my Sis}

I'm participating in the blog hop today in honor of my sister's birthday! She loves the raspberry fizz so I paired it with true black and combined some sentiments from a few PTI sets. Very simple but I'm last minute tonight :-) Thanks for stopping by! Happy Birthday Sister!

Friday, January 16, 2009

One more for today

This is one more PTI inspired card I made today. I used kraft and chocolate cardstock for the base. For patterned paper I used a mix of raspberry fizz (of course), mocha chica from Kim Huges and MM that I got out of my scarlet lime kit. The flower is Prima and I have a white plastic flower behind it from Maya Road. Sentiment stamp is Melissa Frances! :)

Summer Sunrise...

is another favorite color of mine from PTI and I love it paired with Kraft!! Thanks for stopping by! I just placed an order for my stationery set from PaperTrey, so I am feeling all inspired the design team and the PT color combos! Nichole really knows her colors! :)


Here is a quick and easy card that I just threw together! Love the swiss dot embossing folder!! Also the butterfly is from the cuttlebug too!! Delightful sentiment is from Unity Stamps.

Pocket Cards...

Here are two cards that I made with inspiration from the Hero Arts blog...they are all about pockets this week! I used my favorite Raspberry Fizz again and on the Hello card I used some older K&CO to get a fall, winter look.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Whale you be...

My Valentine? I used the super cute Mocha Chica patterned paper from Kim Hughes. You can buy it at CHF here. I also used some K&Co whale 3d stickers, MM letters and Pink Paislee sticker letters too!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

You've been fizzed...again! Raspberry Fizz that is!

Here are two more cards with the Raspberry Fizz patterned paper pack! I lovey this as I have said before! I used PTI chocolate and PTI kraft and they are both gorgeous paired up with the raspberry! Heart stamp is from pink paislee, chipboard tree is from maya road, yumm-o raspberry fizz ribbon too! You can't tell, but I cut the heart out of some polkdot paper and popped it up between the two stamped hearts. Thanks for looking at all my weekend crafting!! :)

Sweet Blush

I also had fun playing with some PTI sweet blush too. Notice the theme with the chipboard birds...I was really enjoying covering theme completely in glitter and blinging them out with the crowns, etc. I love all things PT and cannot wait for the newest release!! How great does that black/white pad look and that stationary set...oh my!

Raspberry Fizz

Like you, raspberry fizz is my new favorite color!!! It goes great with almost all the other PTI colors as well! Here are two cards I made with the yumm-o raspberry fizz cardstock and some embellishments from my Scarlet Lime kit and some extras I had aroung...Heidi swapp bling cherries, MM patterned paper, Maya Road bird chipboard, pink glitter beads from SL and PP stickers! I am also still loving cutting out freehand hearts from sheets of wool! :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

{Quickie Thank-Yous}

My sister thought up the concept for this quick thank you card. She bought these really pretty reindeer cards at Michael's. They originally retailed for $1. I had seen them and thought they were so cute but never bought any. Then she picked them up at either 50% or 75% off, I can't remember, after Christmas. I stamped "thanks so much" from my PTI Mixed Messages set in silver metallic ink on the reindeer. Then as another special handmade touch, I stamped a snowflake from Pine's Snowfall Additions on the PTI adhesive sheets and punched it out with my Marvy snowflake punch, giving my cards a cute little closure. It's kind of hard to see in the photo. Anyway, 20 of these took about 5 minutes total! That way I can spend more time actually writing the thank you notes :-) Have a great Friday!

One question--does anyone know why when you click on my photos, they don't enlarge? I'm doing the same thing I always did when I upload and lately, they don't enlarge. Help :-) Thanks!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

{Color Challenge for 2009}

Happy New Year! I just made a quick card for Kristina Werner's color inspiration using SU rose red, pretty in pink (substituted PTI sweet blush), old olive (subbed PTI ripe avocado), and whisper white (PTI white). I used my new causeabella from Stamping Bella. The card is a wish for a happy 2009 for a colleague who has just finished chemo and is beginning radiation. I've been wanting to make a card for her for some time.

Hope you had a great day. Mine was not so great but I did manage to purchase a Project 365 CK Kit of the Month despite the unbelievable troubles the company had managing the rush of scrapbookers trying to buy one. It took me 30 minutes but I finally got it to go through. It's a pretty cool idea--I'm excited to focus on photography a little more in 2009. This is the perfect way to incorporate my love of scrapbooking with something new.