Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More Framed Out

Hello Friends!  I have another Framed Out card for you today.  I stamped the frame 3 times in three colors.  Then I stamped the interior frames.  Finally the sentiment and two little icons from the Tag It series.  I added a strip of bitty dot ribbon and I was all done!  All products are from PTI.  Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Framed Out!

Hey there friends!  Got some new goodies this past weekend and these are my favorite!  New mini set by PTI.  So very cute.  I love the little die and the matching stamps.  I also got 4 of the the new ink and I love that too.  Took kind of a minimalist approach with this card, lots of white space.  I am a fan of white space.  I am using new versions of summer sunrise and hawaiian shores ink.  The big frame is from the new aqua mist patterned paper pack.  Stamps are all from the Framed Out mini set.  Thanks for stopping in today!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop Interactive Cards

Hello Friends! Sorry for two posts in one day but I had no idea I would actually get something done for the PTI blog hop!  My darling hubby picked up my package from UPS late last night and inside were the new PTI zipper dies.  This is my first go at using them and I could not tear it apart.  I like it too much.  Sorry!  Most everything on here is from PTI with the exception of the twine (May Arts) and the buttons (a friend's mom sent me her old button stash- these really are vintage buttons!)  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thoughts

 Good morning blog friends! Thought I would do a quick little post this morning. I made this card a few days ago when I made my WMS card for the WMS blog hop. This card uses PTI's Boxes, Bags and Tags as well as PTI's mat stack set.  The sentiment is from Fillable Frames.  I used Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, and Summer Sunrise papers and ink.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Morning Glories

Hello Friends!  I have some PTI Morning Glories for you today.  I had stamped these out a long time ago to color on vacation.  Well I ended up never coloring so I found them whilst cleaning up my mess and decided to get in a little Copic practice.   So here they are all colored up in shades of pink!  I love the way they came out.  If I remember correctly these are RV55, 63,69  or something close to that.  The leaves are G07 and G09.  The leaves read a little funny in the photo.  I am not sure why, they dont really look like that in real life.  Not much else going on here except for more twine (gotta use that 400 yards up!) and a little tag using PTI Boxes, Bags, and Tags and Mixed messages.  Thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Papertrey Ink- Make It Monday Challenge

Hello friends!  Well now that I can finally hobble around in my boot, I am getting some crafting done! I decided to try out PTI's Make It Monday this week.  It was hosted by Ashley Newell and it featured glittered buttons.  You can see all the details here.
I used Everyday Button Bits to make the two birds.  My purple button was a bit on the small side so I elongated the tail and the beak.  The flowers and grass are drawn in with a copic multiliner.  All the coloring is done with copics.  The patterned paper is from Echo Park.

Monday, February 20, 2012

More Waltzingmouse Love

Hello friends! I have another Waltzingmouse card for you today. This one uses Spring Baskets, which is one of my favorite sets. Claire packs so much goodness into one set, its amazing all the things you can do with it.  For starters the basket is in two pieces.  The bottom and top are different stamps.  The daffodils are also a separate stamp.
I colored the basket and butterflies with my copics.  When I color this basket I color each little strip individually.  It takes more time, but I like the effect it has.
A close up of the tag. These are the only non-waltzingmouse stamps. The circle and sentiment are from PTI. Circle is from Boxs, bags, and tags. Sentiment is from Mixed Messages. Tag is is from cuttlebug (provo craft).  Those little tags are some of the only dies I have from provo craft.  They are worth digging out the second B plate. The butterfly is paper pieced.
One more look...  Can you see the versamark butterflies in the background?  I stamped them all around the edge before I attached the main panel.  The twine is something new I picked up from May Arts.  I bought it on Amazon.  400 yards or something like that.  It will last me until I die.  LOL Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine Pouches and Bookmarks

P1060849 Hello friends! I have some Valentine fun for you today. These are the pouches I made for my kids' teachers.  I got the cute little bags from Michelle Phillippi.  You can buy them in her shop.  I folded them half way up and then secured them with score tape.  This gives you two pouches.  One from the fold and one in the bag.  I have seen them done where people sew them but I do not enjoy sewing.  The score tape worked great.  Next I added lots of little fun pieces from pink and red cardstock and some patterned paper (Simple Valentine)  In the bag are some giant Ghirardelli bars and some smaller candy and a bookmark.

Here are all three together.  Each one is a little different.  I get bored doing the same old thing.
Next the little bookmarks.  I used the bookmark die, some old ribbon, scrap paper and Simple Valentine and Tiny Treats stamps.
 Last we have the candy bar wrap.  I did this up for my hubby.  Its another giant Ghirardelli Chocolate bar.  I wrapped it in pp and added a stamped embellishment.
That's all I have!  Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party!

Hey there blog friends!  Guess what?  Its the Waltzingmouse Blog Party!!!  I just realized I haven't been giving my WMS enough love lately.  So here I am with an entry to the blog party.  The theme this month is spring and you can read all about it here:  Waltzingmouse

P1060855 And here is my entry!  Nothing says spring like a cute little Chickie!  All stamps are by Waltzingmouse stamps.  In the background we have Dainty Doilies (these are the best and only doilies you will ever need!).  The label is from Holiday Labels 14.  The polka dot is my favorite.  The little chickie in the egg is from Lil Buddies and the sentiment is from Spring baskets.  Patterned paper is from BoBunny.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bitty Bird Valentine

P1060843 Hello blog friends! I have the Valentine I made for my hubby to show you today. Sorry its a little late for inspiration this year! I was really busy with work, lesson plans etc. but last night while I was running (jogging, actually) I got distracted and turned my head for a second. Well that was all it took. My foot came down on the edge of the asphalt, I rolled my ankle and went head first into a gully. I landed on my shoulder in a mess of gravel. So today I am nursing lots of cuts, bruises, and worst of all, a severely sprained ankle. Will go to the dr. today and let a professional look at it because its a mess. However no walking means no work. No way can I stand and teach all day. I thought about trying to sit and teach but then upon reflection decided I should give this poor foot at least one full day of rest. I have some crutches (yes I am such a klutz I own crutches) and thats how I am getting around at the moment. Well that was probably more info than you needed, eh? P1060844
So anyway, onto the card.  I started with a piece of cream cardstock.  I stamped it with the little birds and branches from Bitty Bird (PTI).  The heart is from Simple Valentine and the sentiment is from Love Birds.  The birds and leaves are colored with copic markers.  I lined the inside of the card (um cause I dropped an ink pad on it) with some blue patterned paper (PTI) and I stamped it with a simple little sentiment.
Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Monday, February 13, 2012

PTI Challenge- Butterflies

Hello friends! Its been awhile! We had a bout of sickness go through the house. My daughter and I were both down with it for awhile. However, I am back today with a new PTI Anniversary challenge. This one involves Butterflies and you can read about it here.
My card today uses Butterflies from the set Butterfly Dreams.  The leaves are from Turning a New Leaf.  The sentiment is from Big Birthdays (or something like that...sorry!) and the frame is from Fillable Frames Additions.  I messed this card up big time!  It was originally a single layer cream card with only the butterflies layered on.  It was all done and I went to stamp the back with my custom name stamp and completely screwed it up.  I couldn't toss it though so I cut apart the front and layered it on some Spring Moss cardstock.  I also cut out the inside and adhered it to the inside of the card.  All better now!  I leave you with a close up of the little butterflies.  Some are popped up with dimensionals and others are adhered straight down.  Thanks for stopping in!
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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Happy Anniversary PTI Challenge

Bitty bird
Hello Friends! I came home from my MIL's to see that PTI had started their anniversary festivities. So that means its challenge and contest time! I created this card for the challenge. You can see the details here. It's inspired by Heather Nichols. I used her sets, Bitty Bird and Fillable Frames. I used her signature Kraft paper and some white gel pen accents. Heather always inspires me. I really like her CAS style and her rustic feel.
I started this card with a Kraft base.  I centered the frame and stamped it in Dark Chocolate Ink.  I masked it off and then stamped the rustic branches all around.  Next I added the tiny butterfly, sentiment and bird.  I came back with my paper stump and some ink (I was using dew drop chalk inks) and "colored" the leaves and butterflies.  I stamped some berries and then used my gel pen to add some accents.  Thanks for stopping in today!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Baby Shower Ensemble

Hello Blog Friends! I don't know if I mentioned it but I am expecting a new little niece or nephew. My SIL is due in March! This weekend we are having her baby shower. I was charged with favors, invites, and prize gift bags. I somehow never got a picture of the 40+ invites... but I do have some pictures of the other things. P1060808
Prize bags and favors
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Gift bag and tag. Yes I stamped a giant gift bag! It took a little bit to get it done!
Gift bag with the matching gift card. Sorry the lighting is not the best on these. The sun was already going down by the time I had some time for pictures. I used mostly PTI product, although the pin stripe on the card is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  From PTI I used Polka Dot Basics, Sweet Baby, Mat Stack 4 set, Bitty Baby, Boxes, Bags and Tags.  The patterned paper is Happy Dots from PTI.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Gift bag

Good morning blog friends!  I used my iphone to take the picture in Instagram so the colors are a little off, sorry about that.  That patterned paper is aqua colored.  The ink is dark chocolate.  I got the tiny lunch bag at Michaels.  There were a dozen in a bag for about 2-3 bucks.  I put some yummy chocolate chip cookies in there for a friend.  The plaid is made with Waltzingmouse's plaid stamp (I cut it apart and used only the skinny side), the sentiment and frame are from PTI.