Monday, January 30, 2012

Stitches and Swirls Thank You

Good Morning blog friends! I have a quick little card for you today.   I was trying to use up some of the many vellum strips I have left over from making my SIL's baby shower invites.  Pretty simple to do the only thing that may need explanation is the leaf die cut.  I covered the cardstock with scor tape and then glitter and then I die cut it.  Works pretty well, but it does stick the die a bit.  Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine's Pockets

Hello Friends! I have a cute little Valentine Pocket for you today. P1060807
Its made with half of a kraft envelope.  You seal up the envie and the cut it in half.  Now you have a nice little pocket.  Next you take some Valentine paper, cardstock and stamps and start decorating.  I used Simple Valentine paper, Tiny Treats, Simple Valentine, and Love Birds stamps.  Just start mixing and matching until you come up with something you like.  Stuff the inside with chocolates or whatever you have laying around.
I used the same sets and paper for this pocket as well.  My daughter liked this one, my son preferred the dog.  I guess we know who is getting what for V-day now!  LOL, thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thank You!!

Good morning friends! Looks like its been a week since I checked in last! Hate when my real life gets so crazy I can't even upload photos! LOL! Today I have a card that features the free set that PTI sent out last month with people's December orders.  I got really lucky because one of my forum friends, JuneK, sent me her extra set!  I am always so amazed by the generosity of others.  I made this little card to thank her.  Of course in true slacker style, I just got it in the mail today.  So June- its on the way!  Anyway fairly simple construction,  I used Mat Stack 5 under the sentiment.  The polka dots are from Polka dot basics.  The glittery bits are made with a die cut, scor tape and martha stewart glitter.  Thats all I have for today- gotta get to work!  Thanks for stopping in!
Edit:  I am going to enter this in Rhonda's Thankful Thursday.  Have you seen it?  Its a cute idea.  Go here for the details.   Speaking of thankful... I am so thankful my little guy is loving his guitar lessons!  Finally something he is really into.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Die Cut Card

Good Morning Friends!  Do you see a theme lately?  Its like once I cut a piece of cardstock, I cant stop!  This card used Beautiful Blooms 2 and Ad Sense Dies and stamps.  Pretty self explanatory construction, totally not at all what I was going for when I started.  I think it looks better in person than in the photos.  Anyway just thought I'd share.  I have a couple of new cards in different colors that I started last night so maybe something new and different tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hello Friend

Good Morning Friends!  Today I have a different take on the card I shared yesterday.  Same stamp set, colors, and elements- but arranged differently.  I love this card.  Who knew Hawaiian shores and Orange Zest could look so good together?  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Moxie Fab Die Cutting Challenge

Hello Friends!  Have you been by Moxie Fab lately?  Perhaps you have seen this die cutting challenge?  One nice thing about this challenge was how long you have to get it done!  I saw it last week and have been working on it in my spare time.  Anyhow, on to the card!
I'm using PTI product here (yes, I have an unhealthy, obsessive love with PTI). The stamp set is Little Bitty Bird.  The white die cut is Mat Stack 4.  The blue die cuts are the leafy vine border and the Victorian Lace border.  I cut them out and then glued them down with liquid glue.  The die cut is adhered with dimensionals.  Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Stitches and Swirls

Good Morning Blog Friends! I have another Stitches and Swirls project for you today.  You can see the blue panel is essentially the same, in fact I made four of them at the same time.  If you are going to get out the embossing powder and the gun you might as well make it worth your while.  This time I paired  up the panel with some orange cardstock and orange pp from Echo Park.  Orange and Blue are across from each other on the color wheel making them compliments to each other.  The tag is from cuttlebug.  The sentiment is from one of the Fillable Frames.  Misc. bling and buttons.  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stitches and Swirls

Good Morning Blog Friends!  I have a little something for you today featuring PTI's Stitches and Swirls.  I won this not long ago and I am so glad I did!  I stamped the background flowers on the blue cardstock using Versamark.  I embossed in white.  I matted it on some patterned paper- would love to tell you whose, but I have no idea.  I added a little tag (Provo craft) and some bling.  The sentiment is from one of the Fillable Frames series.  A little twine and some white ribbon and we are all done!  Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Butterfly Thank You

Hello blog friends!  I am back from my trip to Colorado Springs.  It was awesome!  We had a little time to sight see and I got to go to Cave of the Winds.  Soooo cool!  Anyway vacation is over, its back to school tomorrow!  In the meantime I have a card for you.  Using patterned papers from Bobunny and Echo Park.  Stamps are PTI:  Inside and Outside Thank You and Life.  A bow and some bling and its all done!  Thanks for stopping in today!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Stitches and Swirls

Hi there blog friends!   I have been making the effort to post more consistantly but I wanted to give you a heads up that I am going to be MIA for the next few days.  However I should have a new post up next Sunday or Monday.  I was a card making machine a few days ago so I still have blog fodder for the next week or two.  Today I have a CAS card using Stitches and Swirls.  I wanted that set so bad and then I won it at the blog hop!  Yay for that!  Free stuff.  Layout and technique are really simple.  Stamped in versamark and embossed with white.  Added some velvet ribbon and some pp (not sure who its by).  That's all there is to it!  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A More Traditional Thank You

My Husband bought me this Penny Black stamp set for Christmas.  I love the little cat.  I love cats.  Rather than stash away for next year I decided to use it to make a few more thank yous.  I love coloring and Penny Black stamps are perfect for that.  The sentiment is from Inside and Out Thank You (PTI).  The base is Pure Poppy and the strip is Ripe Avocado.  Simple and easy to mail!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

More Thank Yous

Good morning friends. A few more thank yous left over from my color blocking fun. P1060785
The first card uses the negative image.   After I cut the butterflies I trimmed it up to match up with the card front.  I added a sheer ribbon, sentiment stamp, and some stickles.  The die and the sentiment stamp are both PTI.
And here is a little something using the positive image.  More stickles, some bling, a button and a little ribbon.  Trail is hand drawn and sentiment is from PTI Inside and Out Thank you.  Thanks for stopping in today!

Monday, January 02, 2012

More Colorblocking Fun

A few more Colorblocked cards. If you are interested in the technique check out Maile Belle's blog which is where I came upon the idea. P1060788
All of these are basically variations on the same theme.  For the actual die cut I pasted the cardstock on some very flimsy stock as my Cuttlebug can not handle two layers of PTI card.  I used some stickles on these and the stamps are from Inside Out Thank You.  All will be used for my Christmas thank yous.
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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Bundle of Love Box Set

Good Morning Blog Friends and Happy New Year to you!! Today I have the box that goes with the baby thank you cards I shared the other day. Click here to go directly to that post. P1060776

I have made these boxes before and you can find a brief tutorial here. There is no actual stamping on the box. It is made of one sheet of PTI plum pudding cardstock and a sheet of PTI vellum. P1060777
The tag is made using PTI's Tag Sale 4 die.  I die cut that in Plum Pudding.  Next I punched a large scallop circle out of the Happy Dot paper.  Next a circle of plain vellum.  I stamped the sentiment on the vellum.  I stamped the baby on some scrap white and cut it out.  I popped it up with a pop dot.  The tag is tied with string to plum pudding button that is wrapped around the plum bow holding the box lid on.  Quick and fairly easy.  Thanks for stopping in today!