Sunday, February 22, 2015

Half Full?

Hello Friends!  I've been making cards all weekend.  I feel a little rusty but its so great to get creative.  I picked up this wine set from PTI a month or two ago and today was the first chance I had to use it.  Lining up those die cuts was a breeze with my MISTI.  I had lots of fun with the fancy flourishes as well.  This card is already in an envelope... hopefully I will remember to post it tomorrow!  Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Another MISTI fan

Hi Friends!  Guess what I did?  I jumped on the MISTI bandwagon!  And I am so glad I did.  My MISTI arrived last week and I was smitten after the first stamp.  I used it to create the card below.

I used two PTI sets- Natural Beauties and Fancy Flourishes.  The best thing about the MISTI is it lets you easily double or triple stamp the same image.  See how crisp that sentiment is?  I triple stamped it- easily and with no blurring or mis stamps!  MISTI is totally worth the money.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge Day 3

Hello friends!  I am enjoying my day off.  Got in a little crafty time in between writing lesson plans and correcting essays.  I do apologize for not editing the picture- time is of the essence around here.
Today's PTI anniversary challenge was to "spring into action and use a set that hadn't see ink".  I have the pretty petals free gift set from December.  It was still all wrapped up so I broke it open and inked it up.  I used berry sorbet, harvest gold and spring moss ink.  The lighter pink is just berry sorbet stamped off.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

PTI Anniversary Challenge

Hello Friends!  It's been a good long while.  I offer no excuses except to say my creative times are few and far between and teaching 7th grade is a 50 hour a week job.  Anyhow, its anniversary time over at Papertrey Ink.  They are celebrating 8 years in the business with lots of challenges and give aways.  This challenge can be found here.  The challenge was to build a bouquet using two or more floral sets.  I've got two floral sets here:  Birds and Blooms and Mini Blooms.  I used New Leaf, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Berry Sorbet, and Select White.  Everything else is pretty self explanatory.  Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Stitches and Swirls

Merry Christmas and Hello friends!  Its been awhile.  I've been knee deep in 7th grade curriculum and grading.  Haven't touched an ink pad for most of the school year.  However, Christmas break has given me some relax time which has been great!  Yay for a little free time!
I give you a card!  I used Stitches and Swirls from PTI.  I colored it with my copics.  While coloring I realized many of my pens are dry so of course I needed to place a large refill order.  Getting those pens filled back up soon!  Colors here are Lime Ice and Berry Sorbet (PTI).  I've got stickles on the flowers which is showing up a bit weird in the picture.  Thanks for taking the time to stop in!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Hello Friends!  Greetings from me, she who has been absent due to a crushing workload, to you!
I have finally made something!  I am still in shock over that.  I know its not much but when you haven't had any time to do anything, even the smallest, simplest cards seem like an accomplishment.  This card is all PTI.  The stamps are from the newly released Tinsel and Tags kit.  I have to say the stamp design is genius and I hope I get a chance to ink them again.  Hopefully before Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Daffodil Thank You

Greetings friends!  Today I have a copic colored card for you.  Its been awhile since I last had my pens out!  Heck the crafty supplies haven't seen much use at all lately!  So much going on in my life!  Let me get the card deets out of the way and then I will catch you up.  First off, this card uses two PTI sets:  Year of the Flowers, Daffodil and Background Basics, Tin Type.  I stamped both in dark chocolate ink.  The base of the flower in white and the base of the card is fine linen.  I cut the flower out using the coordinating die.  I colored it with Y13,Y15,Y17, and Y18.  The stem/leaves are colored with YG23 and YG25.  The sentiment is from Thanks All Ways (I think...).  The washi tape is from WRMemories and the sequins are doodlebug.
RANDOMNESS:  So I've been busy starting a new teaching job at a new school.  I've changed both grades and subjects.  I am now teaching 7th grade ELA/History and an elective focused on merging technology and science and writing.  I am super excited but wow, so much work!  Anyway the workload will definitely be keeping me busy especially when school starts on the 2nd.
Leaving my old school was really hard (but a good decision I think!).  I was there 17 years!  Craziness. My principal retired last year and I decided it was time for a change.  Speaking of that, when she retired I drew her this picture of the front of the school and colored it with my copics.  Its 8.5x11 inches.  I framed it for her.  She loved it!  IMG_0226
I really enjoyed doing it.  Sometimes we get so busy we totally forget to do the things we love.  I love to draw.  Thanks for stopping in today!