Friday, July 29, 2011

Ad Sense= "Sonic" thank you! :)

If you've had any (and I do mean *any*) experience with the gals (and guy) on the PTI forum you know how incredibly gracious and generous they are with everything!

I do not own the PTI set Ad Sense (or die), but my wonderful receptionist regularly brings me Sonic drinks (cherry Dr. Pepper!) "just because"... yes, she knows HOW MUCH I VALUE HER!! :)

So, I had to give her a proper Thank you!!

I've always thought the die cut image- when stamped- was so similar to the Sonic sign.

So, I asked on the Forum if anyone would mind stamping off a couple in PTI Pure Poppy for me and Cari (see her blog here) was so sweet to offer.  What perfect stamping, yes??!!

Then, I stamped the Thank You in Fresh Alphabet and did the rest with ribbon and cardstock layering.

She LOVED it!!



Monday, July 25, 2011

PTI July Blog Hop

Welcome to the July PTI Blog Hop!!  This month Nichole challenged us to use a beautiful photo as our inspiration to create a card.  Here is the photo she chose:
I chose to use not only the colors in this photo but some of the overall design...

The Terracotta Tile curtains, bamboo shades, and the soft white light coming into the room.

Here is my card:
I put some details in this card - some to soften it and some to more closely match the inspiration photo.

I really loved this card so much when I completed it that I immediately began looking around the web for other photos to inspire me.  So, thank you Nichole! :)



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wedding Wishes

Recently, a couple in our church got married.  My husband knew the groom well and even though we couldn't attend the wedding I wanted them to have a special card.  I actually used Distressed Stripes behind the Mat Stack and ribbon.  I'll probably never use that set to it's full potential but I just love the possibilities it can deliver!



Friday, July 22, 2011

Botanical Silouhettes

Even though I've not used it often, the PTI anniversary set is one amazing beautiful set!  Plus, I just LOVE Label Basics.  Today and tomorrow, since I can't go to Cinci with my PTI friends, I am getting to play (less today because I have to do those wife and mom things like buy food and laundry!)... and I can't wait to play with Little Labels!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Road Trip and Beautiful Blessings

I love this Road Trip paper!!  This was the first time I used it and WOW it is wonderful.  I always say I have too much paper but this is GREAT paper!! Pulled out FFrame #10 and Beautiful Blessings and Healing Touch Sentiments and "went to town" :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lost first tooth layout

Layout showcasing my ds having lost his first tooth last year. I used PTI's spiral notebook die as well as selected stamps from MSS:Tabs to tell the story (along with journaling). Cricut cut out shapes/diecuts.

I also wanted to point out here (for fellow PTI forum friends) that I used a vertical strip in the upper left corner.  One picture and the journaling info is on it.

Can't wait for those Half and Half strips!!


Monday, July 11, 2011

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

So, I made *another* easel card as a birthday card for my mother in law. We have A LOT of birthdays in July. I am forever making birthday cards (all females) in June for July birthdays. I feel like I threw everything but the kitchen sink in here (as far as stamp sets go)... lol!

Let's see:
Signature Greetings
Tiny Tags
Tiny Treats: Birthday
Fruit Fusion: Berry

double ended banner die
and... spiral notebook die (just for good measure!)

The paper is some older October Afternoon (Fly a Kite) that I just love and have a hard time using up.

All the cardstock, ribbon, twine, and ink is PTI.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Paper Dolls Background Stamp Challenge

I am finally posting a card again! This completes the PTI Paper Dolls challenge #40 to use a background stamp. Please visit our blog and play along!

I used Beautiful Blessings for the sentiment, but pulled out Fall Elegance for "Hope"... I just love it when things like that work out! The papers are Cosmo Cricket (LOVE!) except for the Spring Rain cs I used to balance it all out.  I stamped Polka Dot Basics II in versamark to keep up the theme but stay subtle.

My photography needed a little work since the card seems a bit "sideways!" :)

Anyway, sorry for being so absent this past month.  With visitors for long stretches (who were all dear friends), 2 business trips, 2 different sets of swim lessons, 2 additional out of town personal trips, 1 vacation (and that was JUST June!) by the time the July 4th weekend rolled around we were just done. 

Thankfully, we can now have a bit of rest.  We have VBS, friend playdates, and fun swimming to look forward too... but until school starts mid-August we have (or should have) NO more craziness.