Sunday, November 25, 2012

New PTI Goodies...

First up is Mega Gracious Vases...I did not buy the die to go with this set but the vases are super easy to cut out.  Both  cards today use Basic Grey paper...this one is from Konichiwa.
Next up is Basic Grey Lemonade paper line with PTI Floral Foliage Die & Stamp.  I also experimented with die cutting a coaster with the Floral Foliage Die...then I mounted the Lemonade paper on top of it.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PTI Make It Monday

I don't think I have ever participated in any of the Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday today I decided to create something for this week's challenge.  The idea is to make a faux pocket on a card.  Here is my entry...


I was finally able to use a paper line I have been sitting on for quite a while...the Miss Caroline line from My Mind's Eye.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Mini Halloween Greetings...

I have been working with the concept of mini cards for awhile now.  I love to give tiny cards when I can and it is the perfect size for Halloween school parties or teacher gifts. 


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just A Little Something 4 You...

One of my favoite stamps sets from Papertrey Ink is Tagged Sentiments.  I am always glad when I can use this set on a card.  Today's submission is "Just A Little Something 4 You".  This is a pretty complex card, with many layers...doily, bakers twine & eyelets are a few embellishments used.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Hey don't I know you...a.k.a. Where have I been?

What a whirlwind of a got pretty dodgy there for awhile.  I have been busy cooking, testing new recipes, looking for a steady job, perfecting my Edward & Bella Cullen cupcake for November's release of the last Twilight movie...more details on that closer to November.

Time to get back into the swing of things...first craft show is scheduled on Sept 29...first time doing this one...but if it is like the Spring show I did...I should have a fantastic show.  Since we are sliding into October here soon, I decided to start off with some Halloween cards.  Whatever doesn't sell at the craft show, will be available in my etsy store.

Have I ever said how much I LOVE Halloween?  And yet, I don't like scary movies, haunted houses or blood...go figure. 

I am working with paper from last is still cute and I need to save money somewhere...:)


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coupon Card

I just finished an order for a client and they requested a "coupon-type" card...this was my take on it...
I used the Movers & Shakers Zipper Die from Papertrey Ink.  I could totally see a little coupon book made with this die. Pin It

Friday, May 04, 2012

CRAFT FAIR...Just A Note

I still get excited when a plan comes together.  I bought these smaller note pads the other day and had an idea on how I wanted to alter them, but didn't image the finished project until today.  I am so happy with how these turned out...especially since Mother's Day is just around the corner and these can make such a cute addition to a gift basket.  Besides, I am always looking for a notepad to jot things my notepad can look pretty as well. Pin It

CRAFT FAIR...Part 3-Cards

I have created quite a bunch of new cards for the show on Saturday.  Here are some of the newest in the bunch.

There are graduation cards:

There are some strawberry themed cards:

These will be posted in my Etsy store after this week

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

CRAFT FAIR...Post It Holders

The second type of post-it holder is one that you can carry in your burse or bag.  I love making these.  I was able to find some great 3-D embellishments from Hobby Lobby & Michael's to complete them.

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CRAFT FAIR...Part 2-Candy Tubes

I was so glad when PTI came out with a stamp that said "You Are My Sunshine".  That was a song my mom sang to the girls when they were has a very special place in my heart when I hear those little words.  I had bought some of these plastic tubes at Hannah's a few weeks ago and ideas started swirling in my head with ideas on how to use them.  I finally decided to make some candy tubes for the upcoming craft show...I took the words literally and die cut a sun out of cardstock and then embossed it to give it texture.  I filled the tubes with Lemonheads.  Quite honestly, they can very well be my favorite candy.  I also cut a circle of coordinating fabric and tied it to the top of the tube to...1. stop anyone from taking a Lemonhead & 2. to finish the tube and make it look pretty.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

CRAFT FAIR...Part 1-Post It Note Holders

The upcoming month means one thing...the end of school for many kids.  The end of the school year also signals Teacher Appreciation gifts...what better way to say "thank you" to a teacher for a job well done than making a gift basket with some things for the upcoming year.  This year I am giving the teacher journal books again but I am also giving some coordinating items that they can use on their desks next year.  I made extras to sell this weekend at the craft fair.  I have a few different styles and sizes.  All of these come with a mini gel pen.

I also created a few post-it holders that are not teacher related.

These will also be in my Etsy store after this weekend as well.  Have a great evening..:)

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Monday, April 30, 2012


I was so glad my Basic Grey paper pack finally came in the mail.  I was excited to see this during CHA this year.  I really love the colors in this collection.  I made a real quick card today using the papers and a stamp set from Basic Grey & Hero Arts called Konnichiwa.
Goodies used:  White card base & envelope, turquois cardstock, Hero Arts/Basic Grey Konnichiwa Lantern stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, PTI Limitless Layers 2.5",
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Wonderful, Brilliant & Fantastic!

I was waiting with much anticipation for this order to get to me from PTI...the Mover & Shaker: Zipper Collection Dies were finally restocked!  I was so excited to see the USPS box on my doorstep today I just about wet myself. 

Here is the first card created with this die & stamp set.  I was able to use so many truly made me happy.  The coolest thing about this card is when they pull the zipper part, the rest of the sentiment appears...inside it says:  You're all these things & more.

Goodies used:  White card base & envelope, Paper Doily (Wilton), Glimmer Mist Black Magic, Pink Cardstock, White Cardstock, PTI Movers & Shakers Sentiment Stamp Set, PTI Movers & Shakers Zipper Die, Stampabilities Black & White Damask Print Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hello Friend

I just hate when I am making a bunch of cards and I make a big enough mistake on one of them that I cannot put it in with the rest of the bunch...I think we have all been there.  This was one of those cards.  I stamped the background with PTI Grunge Me in pink...but I put the splatter image in the wrong place compared to the other cards, so I was not going to be able to sell it with the for awhile, that card just stayed on my workspace and I kept looking at it and thinking to myself whether or not to just throw it away.  Well, today was the day I decided to play with it and this is what I came up with.  It was really genius, just stamp more splatters so you wouldn't even know where the mistake was.  The only stap set used was Grunge Me...BTW I just LOVE the tiny bird with the long legs in this set-SUPER CUTE! 

As I was taking photos outside today (incredibly gorgeous day for picture taking) here was my little helper...

Goodies used on the card:  White card base & envelope, SU Pink Passion, Stampabilities Light Green Pigment Ink, Green Rhinestones (Wal-Mart), SU Basic Gray Cardstock, PTI Grunge Me Stamp Set
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Today is the day I get to post my submission for the PTI April Blog has been awhile since I have played along.

 For the month of April PTI wanted to focus on fun florals, damasks & polka dots. Throw in the fun color scheme, and you have a recipe for the perfect project. Use the inspiration piece as a jumping point for your color scheme, pattern combinations, overall design or whatever else inspires your creativity.

Here is my creation:

I was able to use some of my favorite products on this card.  Thanks for looking.

Goodies used on this card:  PTI Doily Details, PTI Think Big Favorites #3, PTI Cane Impression Plate,  Filigree Border Die, PTI Banner Border Die, White cardstock, pale blue textured cardstock, hot pink cardstock, Stampabilities Pink Toile Print Paper, SU Pink Passion Dye Ink,

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day...take 2

As I said in the previous post, I am trying to get a good selection of cards together for an upcoming craft show in May...since it is right before Mother's Day, I thought I would try to blitz out more cards for that than anything is another take on a Mother's Day card.  I was able to use Glimmer Mist on this card on the doily (one of my most favorite "go-to" techniques).  I also scored a package of pearls at Hobby Lobby this morning on clearance.  The large flower stamp is from one of my first clear stamp sets I ever bought...I cannot even tell you the name of it anymore...but it is still a favorite and it is quite loved.

Goodies used on the card:  Cream card base & envelope, Stampabilities Le London Background stamp, Tag-its #2 Mini Stamp Set, Stampabilities Pearls, Natural cardtock, Fillable Frame #10 Die, Fillable Frame #10 Stamp Set, Doily (Wilton), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Coffee Shop

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Anniversary Anyone?

Two things about today's posts...first, I am crushing on the new paper line by Lori Whitlock called This & That for Echo Park.  The colors are fun and can be used on any number of cards.  And two, I am also crushing on the new Vera Bradley colors in the little mailer I just received.  Of course the top card is my nod to Echo Park and the bottom is my Vera Bradley inspired card.  I just wished I had more of a teal color in it other than the blue.  I had an order for a second anniversary set of cards so I came up with these.

Goodies used on the cards...
Happy Second Anniversary (top):  White card base & envelope, Heart Doily (Wilton ?), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Dragonfly, Doily Details Die, Echo Park Patterned Paper Graceful Collection from This & That,
Happy Anniversary 2:  Beautiful Blooms II Stamp Set, White card base & envelope, Flower Fusion #9 Stamp Set, Fillable Frame #11, Pin It

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Mother's Day it is not Mother's Day...yet.  I decided to have a small basket of Mother's Day & Father's Day cards on my table is the first Mother's Day card for the basket.  There is a lot going on here, but I think it all works.  I came across the 50% off paper at Hobby Lobby at the printed paper just screamed at me to take it home...I am in love with the colors, blue, rose, pale green & cream. 

 Goodies used on the card:  Butterfly die, Filigree Border Die, Limitless Layers 2.5" Die, Women of Life Stamp Set, Cane Print Impression Plate, Cream Cardstock, Hobby Lobby Printed Paper, Kraft Card Base & Envelope (Hobby Lobby), Mini Clothespin (Michaels), Stampabilities Le London Script Background Stamp, Staz-On Ink Timber Brown
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

You Rock & You Are My Hero!

I am still working feverishly for the craft fair coming up in May and I want to have enough of a selection of cards that I have or can's selection is a boy/dad card.  I bought the guitar die from PTI awhile back and I always meant to buy the stamp set that goes with it...well it finally came.

Goodies used on this card are:  Music Embossing folder, Super Star Border Die, Rock On Mini Stamp Set, Rock On Die

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yay...New Papertrey!!!

I just love when my Papertrey orders arrive...:)  I decided to make a quickie card using the Rosie Posie hexagon border stamp to create a happy background in orange...I used the star stamp from Framed Out #1 to fill in the hexagons.  I was actually very excited to use a very old old old product in my collection on this Fiskars wavy scissors.  Talk about a blast from the past...I haven't used those since I first began papercrafting (like 9 years ago).  The sentiment and die cut frame is from the Framed Out #1 as well.

Since I am getting ready for my first craft fair in May...this will be in the card section.  :) Pin It

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