Friday, March 25, 2011
Welcome to the March PTI blog hop! Here was the challenge: to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on your project. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up!
So, I used the notecard cut from the Paisley cricut cartridge (similar to the lunchbox die which I love!) in New Leaf cut at 3". Pulled out TT: Birthday and stamped the balloons and the squiggle image on the back on the card. I *love* the little snail image for girls from the same cartridge so I pulled out Lemon Tart, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, and Sweet Blush cardstock for all the layers. I used embroidery floss that matched SB over that same colored cardstock and stitched over it multiple times adding the perfect texture to the little snail bringing bday wishes to a lucky little girl.
Took the "happy bday" sentiment also from TT: B and stamped on the snail. When the birthday rolls around my daughter will finish out the inside for her little friend.
Thanks for the challenge! We had a blast!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sorry my time has been so short these last two posts! I'll have a longer post on Friday for the PTI blog hop! This is PTI Sweet Blush, cricut cut from New Arrival, Everyday Button Bits sentiment on a MS3 border and Lap of Luxury SU! dsp. Stickles and Bella baubles with a bit of satin ribbon finish it off.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I have 2 cards today! Wow! The first card completes the challenge for PTI Make it Monday: Impression. I, sadly, do not yet own any PTI Impression Plates. I longingly look at them (especially Woodgrain, Book Print, and Linen/Canvas- hint, hint dh!! lol) but never end up getting any. So, I ended up using a cuttlebug folder (argyle) on the top portion of the card. I saw Erin Lincoln's idea on her PTI release post for putting a mat within the impression. Doesn't work in a cuttlebug folder people! Take my word for it! I don't think it's permanently ruined, but won't be doing that again soon!
Anyway, I then stamped from MS1 Collection in the "frame" area with Spring Rain ink on vintage cream cardstock and the celebrate sentiment from same set in CTMH Indian Corn Blue ink. Using same ink I stamped the other sentiment at the bottom. Tied the last of my sweet blue gingham ribbon between SR cardstock and VC cardstock. Bella baubles at the bottom and done!
The two cards together create a boy and girl *set* that completes the latest PTI Paper Dolls challenge by Leish. The girl card is also VC cardstock with score line around the edges. Masked off with MS1 stamp set for the *ribbon edges* (never sure what to call those) in SU ink that matches the PTI Sweet Blush cardstock cut in MS1. I did the same kind of technique using SS: Flower die and it worked great- impressed perfectly. Then, stamped the coordinating image. SU sentiment at the bottom and done!
The PTI MIM challenge is open until next Monday the 21st (but very early in the morning... then a new challenge is issued) and our PTI Paper Dolls challenge is open for quite a long time. A new challenge will be open tomorrow and a few others are already *out* and still open. Come play along!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I was just playing around one day and this is what I came up with- not too shabby (yes, I do hear Adam Sandler in my head... if you don't get the reference just keep on going, lol). This is a little bit PTI (dies and felt), a little bit SU (dsp and cardstock), and a little bit CTMH (stamp). I figure when or if I decide the card will be given to someone I'll put a sentiment on it.
Right now, it appears plain and *blah* to me.
All you PTI fans who have listened to Erin's latest Radio Podcast... I'm asking for *real* constructive feedback...
What should I do to this card to make it better?? One thing, many things, trash it and start all over? :-)
Give me your suggestions and let's see what I can come up with this week on my days off for Spring break!
Friday, March 11, 2011
A sweet but simple baby card cut from New Arrival on the cricut in PTI Polka Dot Parade pp and PTI Aqua Mist cardstock. I put stickles in the stars on the card and the "ribbon" on the card and used a vellum envie to the positive image and send the card. Fun!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hi! Welcome to the PTI Paper Dolls Blog Hop!! You should be coming to my blog from Renee.
If you are a "regular" to my blog and would like to join in the hop (there are details on our main blog site here) then start with Jen. There ARE prizes involved including a stamp set AND a gift certificate so make sure you read the details!! :-)
Now... on to the "hop":
"PTI" is the theme. Please include something on our project that starts with a "P", something that starts with a "T" and something that starts with an "I".
The "P" in my project is "Plum Pudding" (cardstock), "T" is "Turning a New Leaf" stamp set and twine (wrapped around and tied in a bow), and the "I" is ink... and lots of of it! I used Versamark ink, Plum Pudding ink, and Simply Chartreuse ink.
We are using the blog hop to get to know our Paper Doll "blog sisters" a bit better so here you can learn more about me:
-age over 35 :)
-day job Audiologist (doctor who evaluates and treats disorders of hearing and balance)
-family married to the BEST husband (almost 14 yrs); 2 kids (ds 7 and dd 4)
-When did you discover PTI? 2008
-How long have you been a Doll about a month :)
-Favorite PTI products not counting stamps it used to be cardstock, now it is dies
coordinate with the stamp sets (*love those*)
-Favorite PTI stamp sets Signature Greetings, Tiny Treats, Mat Stack Collections
-Favorite PTI color used to be Lemon Tart, now Hibiscus Burst
-Favorite PTI color combo Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst
Keep on hopping, you are almost at the end! You should be ending the hop with Christy.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Cherry wishes to a blogging friend. This is s great example of how a scrap layout can be used for a card sketch.
Using Cherry-O paper from CTMH and all other PTI materials, I made a fun bday card for a sweet blogging friend.