Monday, February 25, 2013

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

The 25th of the month means PTI's blog hop! This month the challenge is all about monograms. A postage stamp with a beautiful letter adds a personal touch to a set of 3-inch note cards.Who doesn't love something cute on which to jot a reminder or note ? I used Ambassador Monogram Edition and Postmarks stamps sets for these notes.

Using the Silhouette Cameo and a file by Lori Whitlock, I made a small box to hold the notes.

On the box I added a little dimension by using the stamp die for the monogrammed stamp. Twine keeps the box closed.

This tiny note set would be such a special thinking-of-you gift.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out more monogrammed inspiration here.

Stamps: Ambassador Monogram Edition, Postmarks (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI); Memento Paris Dusk, London Fog (Tsukineko)
Other: Postage die (PTI), Silhouette Cameo, Bracket Flap Square Box (Lori Whitlock-Silhouette On-line store), twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party

The 17th of the month means it's time to party with Waltzingmouse Stamps. This month's theme is doilies. Much of the time doilies are used with many layers and embellishments--and to be honest, those cards speak to me. Maybe that vintage look speaks to me since I discovered this week that I am vintage. On a blog the other day, the writer described the pack of beautiful vintage letters she had recently received---vintage letters from the 1970s. What? The 70s-vintage?  I laughed aloud (better than crying) with the realization that the letters that I wrote to my sweetheart during high school and college would be considered vintage by this young woman today.
Maybe that little shocker is the reason I steered away from a vintage shabby styled card and went with a clean and simple design using this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

I used Waltzingmouse Stamps French Country.  I began with two of the background stamps from the set. I stamped the decorative border in Memento Paris Dusk and  the smaller design in Lemon Tart (PTI). Then with Copics, I colored the border.

Now for the doily since that is this month's theme-- I love, love, love this small two-inch doily, a new die from Cheery Lynn Designs that I purchased from Chic and Savvy Crafters.  I confess I must stop myself  from hanging  garlands of tiny doilies everywhere :)
After I stamped the rooster on the doily, I stitched the doily onto the stamped panel and added the sentiment.

The stamped panel is matted with Enchanted Evening cs and mounted on a Harvest Gold card base.

The other participants of the blog party can be found here. I'm  looking forward to seeing what you doily divas have created.

Stamps: French Country (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk (Tsukineko), Lemon Tart (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Harvest Gold, Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Other: French Pastry Tiny Doily die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Copics

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Flourishes Pick 1 Challenge

With new stamps to be released on the fifteenth, Flourishes is sponsoring a fun challenge where you pick one from each of the following categories: sketch, color combination, and embellishment.

The focal point is from Flourishes's Roses are Red.

Be sure to check out Flourishes new stamp sets.

Stamps:Roses are Red (Flourishes); Background Basics: Postcards, Background Basics: Gingham(PTI)
Ink:Winter Wisteria, Hibiscus Burst(PTI); Memento Gray Flannel (Tsukineko)
Paper:Winter Wisteria, Vintage Cream(PTI),
Other: Limitless Layers: Ovals, Vintage Buttons Winter Wisteria (PTI);Fleur Tile embossing folder (Sizzix);Copics

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PTI Anniversary Contest

One of Danielle Flander's favorite projects from 2012, using PTI's Rosie Posie.

Doilies and flowers always grab my attention, so here's my take on Danielle's beautiful card.

Stamps:Rosie Posie, Healing Touch Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: Hibiscus Burst (PTI),  Memento Tangelo, Pear Tart (Tsukineko)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Winter Wisteria, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Dies: Rosie Posie, Doily Details, XL Rickrack (PTI)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lots of Love -PTI Sketch Challenge

A quick post for PTI's anniversary sketch challenge
This is the sketch I chose

 I used PTI's Heart- 2- Heart #11 and  Bitty Background Blocks stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Heart-2- Heart #11, Bitty Background Blocks (PTI)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist (PTI)
Other: Heart-2-Heart # 11 dies (PTI), Pinking Squares dies (WPlus9 Design), red twine ( Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Valentine for My Valentine

My husband who never had a cat for a pet, gave me a kitten when we were dating many years ago, and thus began his love of cats. Today we have two sweeties, Lucy and Gus. This little girl sitting in the tree looks much like sweet Lucy since I added those black markings to this stamped image. Lucy has some odd markings, but she also has the sweetest face. Her beau sitting beside her may be from her past when she was a stray. He is not Gus who is black ( a little too difficult for me to color), although Gus says,"I'd date Lucy if she wasn't my big sister because she sure is pretty."

This cute pair are from Crafty Secrets Cutie Cats stamp set, colored with Prismacolor pencils.

I mounted them with dimensional tape on to a heart pocket cut with a Silhouette. I used these Silhouette files: 24996 and 37803. This is ready to slip my Valentine note  into the pocket for my heart's love.

I 'm linking this to the Crafty Secrets Linky Party here. Be sure to check out the other entries.

Friday, February 8, 2013

PTI Anniversary -Year of Flowers

Today's Papertrey Ink's anniversary celebration asks participants to make a card using one of PTI's Year of Flowers stamps. Can you guess which set I used?  :)

A clean and simple card with soft colors and a bold sentiment

Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets, Think Big Favorites # 12 (PTI)
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel,  Memento Black Tuxedo (Tsukineko)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Pretty Pastels (PTI)
Other: Copics, Corner Rounder punch (W R Memory Keepers)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hearts and Flowers-FTTC #205

 Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge # 205 is to create a vintage card or project.  Stitching, flowers, lace,  ribbon, distressing,doilies, stick pins, soft colors, layers--- check, check, check. . . .
After stamping and stitching the damask panel, it was time to layer all the pieces including the heart -shaped bouquet of hydrangea blossoms from Flourishes Heart and Flowers which I fussy cut and colored with Copics.
 Happy card--happy me--- I never tire of playing with "pretties".

Stamps: Hearts and Flowers (Flourishes), Carte Postale (Unity), Cover-a-Card Damask (Impression Obsession), Sew Simple Borders (PTI)
Ink:Memento- Angel Pink, London Fog, Gray Flannel (Tsukineko)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI),  Blending X Press It
Other: Copics, Heart Punch (Martha Stewart), Parisian Doily die, Sweet Blush Vintage Button (PTI), Cream seam binding, heart trinket pins (Maya Road), flower, lace(stash), Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)