Monday, February 21, 2011

Softly Thinking of You---Make It Monday

A quick post with a submission for PTI's Make It Monday challenge to use a vellum strip with a stamped sentiment. The sentiment is from  Take Three : Spring. The vellum strip is anchored on one end with flower cut with Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies and centered with some pearls.   I used Basic Gray Capella paper pad for the pink and patterned papers

Have a wonderful Monday.
We're going to visist a Titanic museum today.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Garden Days Ahead, FTTC 105

We've had some mild temperatures, so I started thinking that soon it will be time to begin tidying up the garden. I guess that's why I was drawn to use this image from Flourishes From the Garden for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge which requires that one uses three patterned papers.

The papers are from Basic Gray's Lemonade pad, and the sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Basics.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Little Love-- Papertrey Peeps Challenge

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I've been enjoying my first cup of coffee while perusing all the PTI loveliness on the DT's blogs. Why do I always want the latest when I have so much to craft with?   And why do I have such a hard time with delayed gratification with PTI? I haven't ordered in a couple of months and feel this sense of entitlement  to order and order big this month, and then I look around at all I have and wonder why I must have more. But I will be ordering and hopefully at midnight. Well, you didn't stop by to read my early  morning musings, so on with the cards. Marinette, hosting February's Papertrey Peeps challenge, has challenged us to make a Valentine's card and to use red or pink. I have a couple of cards to share. First up, a little homespun number.

For this first card I used several PTI sets. First, I used Background Basics : Hearts.  The Blueberry Sky oval die cut is stamped with Tin Types in Versmark.After stamping the ticket outline from Just the Ticket, I added "friend"  from Tags for Spring ; I love the font used for the F. The small hearts in the ticket are from Heart Prints.

For this card I used one of  heart-shaped doilies I bought a few weeks ago; I decided I should use at least one this year! I started with a Sweet Blush card base;then I added some dp  to which I added a strip of script from BB-Hearts . I hadn't used any script stamps for a few days, and I was some having some withdrawal issues. LOL. I used  My Favorite Things Edger Die along the bottom. I made the frame using Mat Stack 4, Fillable Frames #10 and,Ellen's Craft-a-board. I stamped it with Prima's Notary stamp--more of my "script fix". The sentiment and pink stamped heart are from PTI's Heart Prints   I spritzed the hearts with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Irridescent Gold--such a subtle lovely shimmer IRL.The resin heart is from Webster's Pages. BTW have you bought any molds, resin, or clay since Betsy Veldman's post?  While I have checked out some products, I haven't taken the plunge ---yet.  Saving all my pennies, ok,. dollars for PTI.

And finally here are some book marks I made using that cute little Crafty Secrets postman cupid that I used on some tags I posted earlier. I also used PTI's Wonderfully Whimsical and BB:Hearts.

 Sending you sweet wishes for a happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

PTI Anniversary Celebration Day 8

Today's contest as part of PTI's celebration is to think BIG.  I made card, using a sentiment from Big and Bold Wishes.

Enjoy the next two days of the celebration!

Stamps: Big and Bold Wishes (PTI),Circle Lace(Hero Arts)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Paper: Ripe Avocado(PTI)
Other: Aqua Mist grosgrain ribbon (PTI)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Papertrey's Button Challenge

There's more excitement today with PTI's anniversay celebration. I love the Button Boutique collection  introduced today on Nichole Heady's  blog.  I love the dies and stamps to make vintage button cards that  she introduces.  Cardstock or thin chipboard buttons are wonderful for mailing cards and  for using on bookmarks.

 I covered this kraft tag with white cardstock buttons which I cut with button dies and stamped with four colors of ink--Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst (PTI) and Paris Dusk (Memento).

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Party Time with PTI!

Papertrey Ink's fourth anniversary celebration has begun! And what huge kickoff to the celebration! What fun to peruse the favorites of last year of the amazing PTI design team, and then to  have a chance to win ALL the supplies to create each is CRAZY! If you haven't already visited Nichole's blog, go here to get all the details for this first day celebration.
Among my favorites from 2010 are these Christmas tags using several PTI stamps and tag die that I made for November's blog hop.

Here's to another year of stamping fun with PTI!

Friday, February 4, 2011

FTTC103 and CR84FN13

Just a quick post in order to meet the CR84FN13 challenge deadline tonight.
I loved using these colors to make a Valentine card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 103       

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Stamps: Fanciful Flourishes (Flourishes); Recital (Prima); Embellishments, Fillable Frames #10(PTI); French Mail(Crafty Secrets)
Ink: Cranberry Pigment Ink(Colorbox), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko),
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream (PTI),
Other: Embellishment die, Fillable Frame #10 die, Hawaiian Shores grosgrain ribbon(PTI)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tag Tuesday

February 1st! Valentine's Day will be here soon, so here is my first Valentine themed post with some tags to add to those sweet treats.


I just love his little chubby knees!

Stamps: French Mail, Sweet Kids, Card Sentiments (Crafty Secrets);sentiment from Wonderfully Whimsical (PTI); border (unlabeled set)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Cranberry Chalk Ink(Colorbox), Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Paper:  Blueberry Sky (PTI), white (Georgia-Pacific)
Other:Tags, Bags,Boxes and More Cricut cartridge, Blueberry Sky satin ribbon (PTI), Copics