Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Holidays--Case Study Challenge

I've been following A CASE Study Challenge Blog since it began thanks to Amy Wanford, a member of the design team and fellow PTI Peep. Each week, I've planned on playing along, so here it is week 12 and I am finally joining in the fun. October's Muse has been Barbara Anders of Paper Pursuits, another blog I follow for some great eyecandy and mega inspiration.
Here is Barbara's card for CASE challenge 12.

And my card, using  Cuttlebug Holly Ribbbon embossing folder with Spring Moss cs (PTI) and lightly stamped with Versamark Dazzle Frost ink. 

 I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Stocking Prints in Cranberry Colorbox pigment ink. Of course, I had to include the gingham ribbon.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to my stop on this month's PTI Blog Hop. You can find  the challenge and the list of the participants here.
The front of my card has a little vintage look with PTI's Background Basics Botanicals and Everyday Treats. The sentiment is computer generated.

But the purpose is not clear.So let's look inside.

Still wondering?  Pull the string.

Keep pulling.
A baby banner ( dont you love alliteration?)  And a wish for a Happy Hanukkah.

Where to put this?
The hutch?

The book case?

A picture?

Think of all the special  individualized pocket pennants or baby banners you can make with a tiny triangle or circle, an alphabet stamp set, and some twine.

Now, I'm off to do a few tasks around the house and then I'll start hopping.

Stamps: Background Basics: Botancicals, Everyday Treats, Ambassador Monogram Edition (PTI); Very Small Circles(Waltzingmouse Stamps); Banner-small (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow(PTI)
Paper: Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Other: Mat Stack Die #4, Beautiful Blooms Die #1, Baker's Twine-Enchanted Evening, Enchanted Evening twill ribbon, White and Cream Vintage Buttons (PTI); Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)

Soft Sympathy --Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 89

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.  Since it was sunny and warm here, yesterday afternoon I pulled up the last impatiens and planted some more violas; then I found a sunny spot to soak up a little vitamin D while reading and watching the falling leaves. Today is a rainy day, so I'll be inside, watching "those falling leaves drift by my window"
The latest Flourishes challenge which ends today is to make the sentiment the focus of the card.

I love the elegant font of this sentiment from Thinking of You by Flourishes.  The elegance of the focal point and the papers is contrasted with the simple design of the card. And from a practical side, this is a mail-friendly card.

Thanks for stopping by and have wonderfall day,
Stamps: Thinking of You (Flourishes), Very Vintage Labels No. 4 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Versacraft Cool Grey (Tsukineko)
Paper: Fine Linen(PTI),  Cappella Paper Pad (Basic Grey)
Other: Labels 4 (Spellbinders), border punch (Fiskars), Fine Linen satin ribbon (PTI)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Flourishes Details are Sketchy Challenge

I'm posting this as time is running down for Flourishes Details are Sketchy Challenge. I'll be back later to add the details for this card.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Halloween, Sis

I made this card for my sister. This little pumpkin miss and cat are perfect for her since my sister is an avid reader, although she is a complete Kindle convert, so her piles of books are diminishing as her e-books grow. And the black cat will remind her of our childhood cat Inky and his connection to Halloween which I explained in this post and her cat Isabeau and my cat Augustus Ciaran. She also is a former English teacher, so I  am sure she will love  the background paper that includes text from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." I made sure to leave some of the characters' names visible. The top of the tag is stamped with Background Basics:Botanicals in Orange Zest ink. I colored the tag reinforcement with a Copic Marker. I added the black bow to complement  the bow on Miss Pumpkin's bonnet. I added an orange felt flower ,cut with Cuttlebug dies, with a button and cut the 31 with Cuttlebug dies.
 I wonder if the rick rack trim (made with PTI's die) will remind her of our sewing rick rack on bathroom curtains.
 I enjoyed making this vintage styled card for my dear sister.

Challenges for this card

The Shabby Tea Room :Vintage Halloween using the colors orange and blag in the inspiration photo
Cards Blog :Halloween card.

As always thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment,

Monday, October 4, 2010


Another quick post for Ellen Hutson's WCMD festivities.
 The fourth of six challenges posted on Ellen Hutson's the Classroom blog to celebrate WCMD is a Glitz Challenge hosted by Sharon Harnist.

I made this gold glittery frame about a year ago, so I was glad to be able to use it along with some of the Webster's Pages paper I so love. I used Card Patterns Sketch 84

The flower is spritzed with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist, a recent purchase from Ellen Hutson.
Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps:Holiday Wishes(PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado(PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado (PTI):  Petite Papers: Home for the Holidays and Winter Wings(Webster's Pages)
Other: Labels 4 (Spellbinders), Smoky Quartz glitter(Martha Stewart), cream satin ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Fairyland Roses (Prima)


I hope you had a little time to get crafty this weekend and celebrate World Card Making Day. I had some time to play along with some of the great challenges posted on Ellen Hutson's the Classroom Blog and had a chance to use some of the items that I ordered from Ellen earlier in the week. This is a great place to shop--- so many products, great customer service--frequent shopper discounts and super fast shipping, and great educational and inspirational blogs.
All righty, on to  the sketch challenge hosted by Julia Stainton.

My card---

While the smaller snowflake is cut from Craft-a-board, the larger is simply cut from cardstock because  of the ease of cutting the more intricate design. I attached the smaller with snippets of dimensional tape.

Check out these fun challenges. You have until Wednesday evening to play along.

Stamps: Signature Greetings: Christmas(PTI)
Ink: Smoky Shadow (PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream PTI), Road Show (Fancy Pants)
Other: Snowflakes (Spellbinders), border punch (Fiskars), Crystal Coarse Glitter (Martha Stewart),  cream twine (PTI), Essential by Ellen Craft-a-Board (Ellen Hutson), Glossy Accents (Ranger), cream twill (Wrights)


One of the six  fun WCMD challenges posted on Ellen Hutson's  the Classroom is a Holiday Challenge, hosted by Lisa Strahl.

Check out that border punch. It's one those crafty items that for some reason just spoke to me the first time I saw it months ago, and no matter how many times I told myself I didn't need it, I always came back to it. You know, one of those items you  constantly look for at the local stores or keep putting in your on-line shopping cart. Even as I was placing my recent order with  Ellen Hutson, I took it out and then put it back in. I am glad I finally succumbed; I think it is a great complement to PTI's twig wreath on this card. I know I will be using it more. So get ready to see it frequently. :)

What craft item did you like immediately but waited awhile before purchasing?

Stamps: Wreath for All Seasons, Signature Christmas (PTI)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Kraft (PTI); The Merry Days of Christmas "Santa's Forest" (My Mind's Eye)
Other: Mat Stack 4 die, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Rustic Twine, Vintage Pure Poppy button(PTI); Woodland Branch border punch (Martha Stewart), rick rack trim