Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blue Butterfly

Another quick post from me today.  This printed paper has fast become some of my favorite (Beautiful Blooms from PTI), MS5, SN die, always love the SS:Butterfly die, and BB: Text Style II.  This also was a "reject" from that Paper Crafts sketch call. 

I'm thinking of submitting for their current new call... it would help if I would do more than walk *by* my desk.  Cards and gifts apparently do not magically appear by osmosis... LOL


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Luke 24:5-6

"5 “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen!"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kite Flying

Quick post today! Lots of scallops and polka dots!  Inspired by a previous PTI blog hop of scallops, I used a similar theme here.  The kite is from an October Afternoon stamp set that matches the paper by the same line "Fly a Kite"... I paper pieced it. 



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Paper Dolls Scrap Challenge

Today I am posting my "scraps" challenge card.  So, this ended up being waaaaaay harder than I thought it should have been- especially considering I trashed my first one and had to get *new* scraps, lol!
The scraps on this card were the Embellishments cuts (I stamped the coordinating image in versamark), the Take Three cut and Just the Ticket cut that I sewed together and cut off the edges (and used button brads on).  Finally, the Library Pocket die cut was also a scrap.  I added that scrap of ribbon too.  The rest were *new* to finish off the card.  I stamped image on the Library Card is the topiary button plant from Everyday Button Bits with the sentiment "from me to you".



Friday, April 15, 2011

Make It Monday: Masking with Dies

Here is my card for this week's MIM!! Since Maile Belles introduced BB: Chevron Stripes I was inspired and pulled out BB: Christmas with the dotted version. Using the negative of the Take Three die I sponged around the edges with a light yellow and then stamped the stripe repeatedly in a pretty blue (those two inks were CTMH).

Now I know we are *just* getting into Spring but I'm a TX girl so barefoot or flip flop weather can never come soon enough!! I love summer! I pulled out the ones from Day at the Beach and Inks were Hibiscus Burst and Scarlet Jewel with a bit of stickles. Sentiment is from same set.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lovely day

I *love* this card. Everything about it really. I submitted it for the Paper Crafts sketch call last month (or Feb??). Not selected. No idea why. This is the only card I actually think they were wrong in not choosing, lol! Meaning, other cards they didn't pick, it didn't bother me. No matter how hard I worked on them, I just don't have an issue with rejection- mainly because I grow to love my cards soooo much that many times I can't imagine giving them to someone who won't cherish them as much as I love making them!! (so to send it away to some *unknown* person left me a little concerned! ha!)

But, this was a unique and stand out card, in my very humble opinion. PTI Shimmer cardstock with cuttlebug embossing. SJ ink and mat cardstock and SSeries sentiment. The double hearts came from a Stampabilities set (that I made sure could still be gotten too by the masses).

I know I will use this for a precious couple's anniversary (I might even make a duplicate!) but it could be a wedding day card. :)



Friday, April 8, 2011

Paper Doll Gratitude Challenge

In the PTI PaperDolls blogging group, we have challenges every other Thursday here. Please come over and join in. They can really inspire you and get your mojo going! Or help you find it if it's gone missing :-)...

Many of us have truly come to realize the blessings we have in our lives. Family, friends, God, and even each other. Most of the Paper Dolls have never met yet we all came together, without ever actually discussing the *need* to do so, when one of us was hurting. And, I know we'd do it again.

So, our challenge was to create a card expressing "gratitude"... I decided my post would get mushy enough, so the card needed to be a bit more fun! This is a play on words "Thanks a million"...

I have a *million* friends to give this to... when my mom passed away in October I was completely and totally cared for by my very large group of friends. They just all stepped in and cared for us. Never asking what needed to be done, never expecting a thank you. Here I am months later, still needing help for things and they still are here.

I am blessed.

You are too. Really.

Say thank you to your friends and family. Hug your little ones. Tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them.

One day it will matter very much!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Make it Monday: Heat Embossing

So excited that I can post a project for another PTI Make it Monday! This week focuses on heat embossing.  Here I have used clear embossing powder with versamark on the Spring Rain cs with TS: II.  Also, I used All Booked Up on the circle image with black embossing powder.  I used watercolor pencils for the coloring.  All the other distressing and stamping look was done with PTI Tie Dye Duo.  I created the doily and tiny tag with my cricut.  The Storybook cartridge at 3" in Fine Linen for the doily and Plantan Schoolbook at 1" in Sweet Blush Bitty Dot paper.  The scallop circle was cut from the cricut at 2" in Hibiscus Burst.

I hope you join in and create something with heat embossing!  If you do, post your creation to the link page by Monday April 11th at 7am to be entered for a prize!