Friday, May 29, 2009


My sweet Sister-in-law's birthday was last week, and my new Papertrey stamps arrived just in time for her birthday card. Day at the Beach was a perfect fit for her upbeat, fun personality. I knew she would appreciate color and whimsy - two things this set screams!

Things I love about this card:

- Making this card was the official start of my love affair with the stripe stamp from Let Freedom Ring. I used it for another yummy plaid.

- Glitter! I stamped the Sea Breeze, Strawberry Margarita, and Peach Daiquiri (sound good, don't they? ;) first with ink and then with my Glue Pad so I could glitterfy. I just love all the drink accessories that come in the set (what do you think of the little lime slices in the scallops?).

- Happy accidents. I originally intended to adhere the main panel straight across the card, but as I was moving things around, it shifted and I decided I liked the look on an angle. Something different!

- Coordination. I love using my Copics to color clear adhesive rhinestones.. that way I have a match every time!

Thank you again for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I have a list of projects I need to complete before our trip the week after next, so I may not see you until Monday. Enjoy!


Stamps: Day at the Beach, Let Freedom Ring - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, SS White - Papertrey Ink; Apricot Appeal - Stampin Up!
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow, True Black - Papertrey Ink; Apricot Appeal - Stampin' Up!
Other: Stamp and Stick Glue Pad - Palette Ink; Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop border punch - Stampin' Up; Clear adhesive rhinestones; Copic markers

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It was Serendipity!

I have been bursting at the seams waiting to share my news! I have been chosen for the Serendipity Stamps Design Team! I am so excited to be a part of the team and have the opportunity to work with some amazing crafters! So keep an eye out for that later this month :)

I have added a link to Serendipity Stamps as well as the blogs of my fellow Design Team members on my sidebar.

Today's card uses more of my new Papertrey goodies. Ever since I bought the Pinking Circle Nestabilities, I have wanted to make a blue ribbon award - that's all I could see! So, I finally have :)

If I went through the things I loved about this card, you might think you were reading yesterday's post (or the day before!). So I will simply add that I love the colors! This is Bravo Burgundy and Rose Red (SU!). I added some mica (?) glitter to the star .. this is an OLD stash.. like from when my mom was a girl stash. So, I'm not quite sure what exactly it is :)

Thank you for stopping by - I am so excited for my new venture and can't wait for my Serendipity Welcome Kit to arrive!

Have a great evening!


Stamps: Star Prints, Let Freedom Ring, Background Basics: Text Style - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo Chamomile and Chai - Papertrey Ink
Other: Large Pinking Circle, Large Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Upper Crest border punch - Fiskars; Large Star punch - Stampin' Up!; Adhesive rhinestones - Michaels; Copic marker; Glitter

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wish Big

Today I am sharing the card that I made for Dawn's RSCC #7.

I also combined it with the CPS sketch challenge for this week (#117).

And here's my card:

I liked the format of yesterday's post, so I think I will try that again. If there is anything that you have a question about that you cannot find in the Recipe, please email me or leave me a comment :)

- I love the triple stripe stamp from Let Freedom Ring. I think I could have bought this set simply for this stamp. I'm not the first person to do this, am I? I used it to create my plaid background. Ah, plaid.
- Ripe Avocado. It is my favorite PTI color. And it goes so well with Spring Moss and Raspberry Fizz!
- The sentiments from Star Prints. I love the whimy of the flourish combined with the formal text. Is that the same font as Fresh Alphabet?
- Vintage Inks. I used Antique Linen as well as PTI's Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo. I just love the look (especially on patterned paper!)

I hope you find this interesting and enjoyable - I thought it might be something different than rehashing what I used to make the card. I am certainly no expert, but maybe you'd like to know why I like what I like? Your comments would be appreciated ;)

I hope you have a great day and stop back soon!


Stamps: Let Freedom Ring, Star Prints, Background Basics: Text Style (stamped on the patterned paper and practically invisible!) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz, Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper, SS White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo Chamomile and Chai Blend - Papertrey Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Large Star Punch - Stampin' Up!; Edge Distresser - Heidi Swapp; Corner Rounder - EK Success

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I hope you had a great Memorial Day long weekend! It has been a little hard getting into the swing of work today, we had a busy weekend.

The recipe is below, so instead of giving you details about the card here, I thought I would share some things I love about this card instead.

- Background Basics: Text Style. I can't get enough of these stamps. I want to use them on everything - you'll see them again soon.
- Melon Berry, Spring Moss, and Kraft. Great colors together, and I love the color pop the buttons add.
- Plaid. Another pattern I keep turning to - this time its patterned paper from Stampin' Up!'s Manchester collection.
- Copic markers and organization. I have a dirty little secret... I own all 4 sets of the Copic Ciao markers... and I hardly use them. Recently, I found a red metal cutlery organizer at a local grocery store and thought it would be a great place to put my markers. It has 6 dividers and a handle.. I thought it would help with the portability of my markers. It is great - they fit perfectly and I love seeing all the colors grouped together. Anyway, the point is that now that they are organized like that instead of in their individual sets, I want to use them (and I should - they cost an arm and a leg). Plus, I can pick them up and take them with me. Now I can color on the couch while I watch the Pens game! Just something to think about... when things get stale, maybe just a little reorganization is all we need?

That's it for me today - thank you for stopping by, look for new goodies tomorrow! Hope you have an opportunity to relax!


Stamps: Adirondack Chair – Lockhart Stamp Company; Tea for Two, Background Basics: Text Style – Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Spring Moss, SS White – Papertrey Ink; Mellow Moss – Stampin’ Up!
Patterned Paper: Manchester Designer Series Paper – Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Versamark – Tsukineko; Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink – Ranger Industries
Other: Markers – Copic; Melon Berry Buttons – Papertrey Ink; Linen Thread – Stampin’ Up!; Simple Scallop Edge Punch – Martha Stewart Crafts; Paper Distresser – Heidi Swapp

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fabulous Mother

This is a little something I tucked into my mom's Mother's Day gift. I love creating these little treats.

The heart MDF shape is from Michaels. I covered both sides with paper from the Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned paper collection. The flower is from Everyday Classics and was stamped repeatedly in both Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst, cut out, and layered. Everything is inked with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress ink. Holes were punched with my Crop-o-dile and I added some wire for hanging. These are fun to make! I made this card to coordinate with the gift.

I hope you have a fantastically wonderful long weekend. We will be spending time with loved ones, and hopefully getting some relaxing in as well! See you next week!


Stamps: Everyday Classics, Mother, Mega Mixed Messages - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned paper, SS White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, True Black - Papertrey Ink; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo distress inks - Ranger Industries
Other: Heart MDF shape, Adhesive rhinestones/pearl - Michaels; Crop-o-dile; Wire; Black embossing powder; Quilters tracing wheel

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Enjoy Life

This was the first card that I made with my new Papertrey goodies. I picked up this patterned paper from Michaels a few weeks ago and used it only once. It seemed perfect for this card and it all came together very quickly.

I love the look of stamping on patterned paper, so I thought I'd try it with the new Fancy Flourishes stamp set. The paper is K&Company Que Sera Sera and it is full of color and collage and great images.

The flourish is stamped in Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment is from Star Prints - doesn't it go so well with the flourish? The patterned paper is layered on a piece of SS white that had been trimmed with my pinking blade. The card base is Lemon Tart. I inked all the edges with the new Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo. I love how these inks absorb into the paper for a soft, matte look. A new favorite! Some colorful buttons add a finishing touch! Its hockey time here in the 'Burgh, so I'm going to give the game my attention. Its been back and forth so far. Go Pens!

Thanks for stopping by - I have some more new stuff to share with you tomorrow! Have a perfect evening!


Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Star Prints - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, SS White - Papertrey Ink; Que Sera Sera patterned paper - K&Company
Ink: Elegant Eggplant - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo (Chamomile and Chai Blend) - Papertrey Ink
Other: Spring Moss, New Leaf Buttons - Papertrey Ink, other buttons from my stash

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Life is Good!

Before I show you my card for today, I want to say a huge thank you to Cath Edvalson! She chose one of my cards for the Moxie Fab Rainy Day Challenge! I am so excited to be Moxie Fab!

Today's card combines this week's CPS sketch as well as Week 6 of the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge.

Here was my inspiration:

My card was practically made already! I had to use some of my new Papertrey stuff, and I thought A Day at the Beach would be great with that fun, bright color combination. Here's my very busy, but summery, card:

I created my own background paper by randomly stamping the flip flops and drink glasses in the challenge colors. It might be a little too much for the eyes, but I loved the images together. The beach umbrella is popped up and some Fruit Punch Stickles were added for some fun. I wanted to use every single image from this stamp set on my card - I love them all! My most favorite is the teeny little umbrella for the drinks! It is too cute. The rest of the details are below in the recipe, or you could always drop me a line if you have any questions (or comments! I love to hear from you!)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your evening is perfect!


Stamps: A Day at the Beach - PTI
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, SS White - PTI
Ink: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Other: Fruit Punch Stickles

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Mini

Today's Monday Mini was a quick card that we made at Stamp Camp this month. I was inspired by the set of cards Valerie Stangle made. Here is the card I put together:

The finished size is 4-1/4" square. Not quite mini, but close enough. I changed a few things (size and colors) but kept the frame/leaf/butterfly collage the same. I loved the layered simplicity. Please check the recipe for the details.

In other exciting news, I found a light tent this weekend on clearance at Ritz Camera. A few stores in our area are closing, so I've been eyeing them for a while. At this point, they were 75% off and a steal compared to some of the prices I've seen online! I hope it improves my photos! My husband was incredibly helpful tweaking things (thanks, sweetie!) and I am really pleased with the result so far. There's nothing worse that making a card that you think is just great but having a difficult time getting a good photograph. I also found out that my new May PTI stamps have been delivered! Sorry, guys but I only live a few hours from Cincinnati! I'm off to play!

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Great Friends - Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Manchester Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral
Other: Adhesive rhinestone, Paper piercer

Friday, May 15, 2009

Anniversary Flowers: CPS 115

TGIF everyone! I am looking forward to sleeping in this weekend! How about you, any big plans?

A dear friend of mine is celebrating her first wedding anniversary early next week, and I thought I'd tuck this in a little gift for her. This is for CPS 115 - great sketch!

And here's my card:

The flowers are from SU! Bella Blossoms and were stamped in Pale Plum ink onto Vintage Cream cardstock. I cut them out, added some Antique Linen distress ink, layered them, and then used my two-way glue pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The button is from SU! Button Bouquet and is a perfect match for the Kiwi Kiss cardstock. I *love* this color and will be stocking up before it retires!

It is subtle, but I stamped one of the circle images from PTI Simply Stationary onto the Kiwi Kiss before adding the cut out flowers. This was stamped in Versamark and just adds a little something. It would also be a perfect place to use the new PTI Fancy Flourishes set! The sentiment is from the PTI Anniversary Set, Everyday Classics.

Simple and easy! I loved this sketch and know I will be using it again soon - I'm thinking a cluster of stars would be fun!

I hope you have a great weekend, thank you so much for stopping by. Say hello before you go!


Stamps: Bella Blossoms - Stampin' Up!; Simply Stationary, Everyday Classics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Two-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Kiwi Kiss button, Linen thread - Stampin' Up; Fiskars Upper Crest border punch

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Go Fish!

Yay PTI release night! I love this night.. all the sneak previews leading up to it.. so much excitement. I want everything! :)

Today's project was something I put together for the May Guest Star Stamper contest. I love Lauren's Timeless Templates, it makes gift packaging so easy. We see so many great gifts for sisters or moms or friends, but not so much for guys. So I tried to think of something that would be appropriate for a man's gift - simple, easy and no-fuss. My brother is a big fisherman, and I thought it would be a great gift to put together a little something for a fisherman.

I used the Captured Card Case to make a Go Fish box!

The base of the box is Soft Stone, the lid is Spring Moss. I stamped one of the images from Background Basics: Retro over the entire lid - I thought the pattern resembled fish scales! Then I added a simple strip of Ocean Tides cardstock. I used the little fishies from Pond Life and the Fresh Alphabet to create the main image. It was stamped on a Top Note that had been cut from Soft Stone.

I created a divider for the inside and lined it with some paper filling, then I added some fancy fishing lures to complete the gift! What do you think? Know any guys that would love the opportunity to hit the water with these? I thought it would make a great Father's Day gift. Thank you for stopping by - hope to see you on the PTI forum tonight for the release!


Stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Pond Life, Fresh Alphabet - PTI
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Spring Moss, Ocean Tides - PTI
Ink: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Smokey Shadow - PTi
Other: Captured Card Case template - PTI; Linen Thread, Top Note Big Shot Die - Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Beautiful Bloom

Happy sunny Tuesday! It is so nice to see the sun again.

The card that I am going to share today was made for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #67. I thought it would be a perfect sketch to use for my mother-in-law's Mother's Day card.

This coordinates nicely with the rest of the gift that I put together for her. I will share that with you later in the week :)

The card base is PTI Sweet Blush. The two front panels are both stamped with images from Guide Lines using Sahara Sand ink onto PTI SS White. I liked how this added a little somethin' more than just plain cardstock. The bottom panel is stamped with the leafy branch image from Beautiful Blooms. The front is a flower combination (Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst). The strip of patterned paper was left over from this card. I have a few of these little strips sitting around from when I trimmed the images - putting my scraps to good use! I also punched out some butterflies from the leftover scraps, and added some bling to finish it off!

Short and sweet today! Thanks for stopping by, its great to see you! :)


Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Guide Lines, Guide Lines Two - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, SS White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Fiskars Effervescence border punch, adhesive rhinestones

Monday, May 11, 2009

RSCC #5 - Pinky Pink!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. I had lots of quality family time, which is always nice.

Today's card is for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #5. Fantastic colors! I used them as a starting point to make my Mom's Mother's Day card.

The card base is Raspberry Fizz. I used the Guide Lines I grid sheets and started by stamping an image from Guide Lines Two in Smokey Shadow Ink. The fancy circle is from Butterfly Kisses. This is the second generation stamping for these images - I stamped them off once on some scratch paper to get a lighter look. I wanted them to be closer in color to the printed grids on the cardstock.

Then I overstamped the flourish from With Sympathy. This is one of my favorite images, and I can't wait to see more of the new flourish set being released this month from PTI. The flowers are from Everyday Classics, stamped multiple times in Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst ink, trimmed and then layered. I sponged them all with a little Smokey Shadow ink. I used a Copic marker to custom color the adhesive pearls. This piece is layered first onto Hibiscus Burst and then onto a piece of Smokey Shadow that was punched using the Fiskars Upper Crest border punch. Dark gray (custom colored) pearls adorn each crest. Love this punch!

I loved the final product! The Mother sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages and was stamped in Smokey Shadow. I used a few of the stamps from the Mother set to create my own sentiment for the inside.

I had my Mom and Nana (you saw her card last week) over for Mother's Day brunch. Yummy! We always have a nice time when we get together. I am truly my mother's daughter. We are very much alike, and I can't think of a better person to resemble! She is strong and funny and very creative. She is a teacher, and maintains high standards for her students. She is the person I turn to when I need encouragement, advice, to vent, or to feel loved. She's my best friend, and I don't know what I would do without her.

That is me, mom, and my brother. We like to laugh!

Thank you for stopping by today - I hope you have a wonderful night!


Stamps: Guide Lines Two, Butterfly Kisses, With Sympathy, Everyday Classics, Mega Mixed Messages, Mother - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow, SS White, Guide Lines I Grid Cardstock - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst
Other: Fiskars Upper Crest border punch, Copic markers, Adhesive pearls

Friday, May 8, 2009

Birthday Thanks

I am mitchy-matchy. I love to coordinate. I am happiest when things go together. So when my husband politely asked me to make thank you cards that he could send to his surprise 30th birthday party guests, I didn't look farther than the invitation for inspiration.

If you saw yesterday's post with the invitations this should look familiar. This little cutie is 4-1/4" square and uses the same supplies as the invite (the recipe is below).

I whipped out a half dozen of these in no time! (They sat on my husband's desk for a week and a half.. but he eventually got around to writing some words of thanks inside ;)

And now that I have put a bigger dent in my stash of photos I haven't posted yet, I need to get off my hiney and make some more! Its been a rough couple of days.. my mojo is there, just very s..l..o..w. It is my cold. I've got some Mother's Day gifts to put finishing touches on (ok, start) so I'm going to need to kick it into gear.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a lovely weekend. If you're a Mom, Happy Mother's Day! I might pop in, but I've got lots of moms to love. Take care!


Stamps: Starstruck - Stampin' Up!; Borders and Corners Circle, Around and About Sentiments, Text Boxed - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Basic Black - Stampin' Up!
Other: Various sized circle punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Big 3-0!

My husband had his Big 3-0 in February. I have had photos of the invitations I made for his (surprise!) birthday party saved and have never shared them. I thought today would be a good day to do so!

I used a ton of stuff for these, but once I had an assembly line going, it was very easy to make multiple copies. I used a variety of circle punches - I can't remember exactly - but the look could certainly be achieved with whatever you had on hand. I also think this would be an easy card to switch up with other themes - flowers, hearts, even switch up the colors to make it a little girlier. Instead of listing everything here, please check the Recipe below for details.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Starstruck, Classic Backgrounds, Well Worn Numbers - Stampin' Up!; Simple Alphabet, Text Boxed, Borders and Corners Circle, Mixed Messages - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Kraft - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!
Other: Paper piercer, various sized circle punches, Cuttlebug tag die, Hemp cord, Staple

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rosy - CPS 114

Hi guys :)

I have a cold today, so I'm going to keep it short. All I want to do is take a nap. Today's card is for CPS 114. Here was the sketch:

And here's what I came up with:

This stamp set is called Cottage Rose from Stampin' Up!. It has been retired for years, but I love it. It looks suspiciously like A Rose is A Rose...

The card base is Kraft. I layered a piece of Vintage Cream that had been stamped with my new Fiskars Effervescence border punch. The patterned paper is Scenic Route Sonoma. I used my circle Nestabilities to cut out a Vintage Cream and Riding Hood Red circle. I pierced and distressed.

The rose was stamped first with Pink Pirouette and then Riding Hood Red. The leaves are Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive. Everything is inked with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress ink. I love the look it gives images like this. The cream satin ribbon is from Club Wedd at Target. The button is from PTI and the tag is a Cuttlebug die. Instead of a sentiment, I thought I'd add a little heart - that says volumes, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by! I'm storing up some energy to start another project tonight. I'm thinking I'll watch the hockey game and cut out some flowers. I'm making my mother-in-law a flower pot photo holder for Mother's Day - I'll share photos! Take care!


Stamps: Cottage Rose - Stampin' Up!; Around and About Sentiments (heart) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Scenic Route Sonoma
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Fiskars Effervescence border punch; Circle nestabilities; Cuttlebug tag die; Ribbon - Target Club Wedd; Vintage Cream button - Papertrey Ink; Linen thread - Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spring Fling Sketch Challenge

The CLASSroom is celebrating spring with a sketch challenge. You know me and how I love sketches!

I thought I'd start with some patterned paper and see what I could build around it. I found some paper from the Basic Grey Eva collection that I liked. When I saw it, I pulled out PTI's Rustic Branches. I'm sure you'll see why!

The paper was a wonderful match for the wreath of leaves in the set. I stamped the branch from the set in Fresh Snow onto Kraft. The flowers are from Butterfly Kisses and Borders and Corners Heart. They layered perfectly and resembled the flowers in the patterned paper. The edges of the Kraft layers were inked with Fresh Snow ink. I layered this onto a piece of SS White and inked the edges with Antique Linen.

The wreath of leaves was stamped onto Kraft and cut out. This was layered onto a punched out scalloped circle that was inked with some Antique Linen. The Nana sentiment is from Women of Life Additions - perfect for my Nana for Mother's Day! The satin ribbon is Sweet Blush, topped with a Hibiscus Burst button.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Rustic Branches, Borders and Corners Heart, Butterfly Kisses, Women of Life Additions - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft, SS White - Papertrey Ink; Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Eva
Ink: Fresh Snow, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst - Papertrey Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Sweet Blush satin ribbon, Hibiscus Burst button - Papertrey Ink; Scalloped circle punch - Stampin' Up!; paper piercer

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monday Mini - Spring Fling Challenge

Happy Monday! Today's Mini is also for PTI's Spring Fling Challenge. I finally decided to use Lisa Johnson's picture for my inspiration. It was hard to choose!

I picked the color and images right from her picture. I turned to Wishing You.. and picked Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, and Plum Pudding. The card size is 3-1/2" square.

I stamped the tulip cameo image in Vintage Photo distress ink onto Spring Moss cardstock. I stamped and cut out the tulips from Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, and Plum Pudding. The scalloped oval was cut using my Nestabilities. The scalloped edge was punched using the EK Success Dotted Scallop Border punch. The edges were sponged with Antique Linen distress ink. I added a strip of Spring Moss and some adhesive pearls. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your visit!


Stamps: Wishing You - PTI
Cardstock: Spring Moss, SS White - PTI
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding - PTI; Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Adhesive pearls, EK Success Dotted Scallop Border punch, Oval Nestabilities

RSCC Week #4

Oh well! Better late than never. Time snuck up on me and I didn't get it submitted in time, but here's my card for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #4.

Who doesn't love these colors together? I love Scattered Showers, and this is another card I had in my head. I thought for sure that 'Showers of love' was one of the sentiments in the set, but I was wrong. No problem, though! All the pieces were there, so I put together my own sentiment. :)

The umbrella is embossed in white onto Dark Chocolate cardstock and cut out. The hearts are from Around and About Sentiments and are stamped in Dark Chocolate. A few are cut out and popped up. There is also some Cinnamon Stickles here and there. It is a little difficult to see, but each of the hearts has a little 'trail' that I made using my paper piercer and then outlined with a while gel pen. The trim along the bottom is from Fiskars' Apron Lace border punch.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a great night!


Stamps: Scattered Showers, Around and About Sentiments - PTI
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, SS White - PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Other: Cinnamon Stickles, White Embossing Powder, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, paper piercer, white gel pen

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Quick Peek..

I thought I would share a quick peek of a project I started since I didn't finish anything new last night. Ever since I saw these lavender sachets that Nichole made during a PTI countdown, I have wanted to make some. Then I fell in love with this card that Claire made using the branch from Beyond Basic Borders. So last night I finally picked up a project that had been on the back burner for a few months.

What do you think? I just have to fill them with some yummy smelling potpourri and stitch them up and then I'll give you the full reveal :)

Just something quick for today while I'm busy getting the weekend started! Hope you have a great weekend - I'll be back soon!