Saturday, February 28, 2009

Guess what? I scrapbooked!

I know I know. You're all shocked. But I was a scrapbooker long before I took up making cards and gifts. So I thought I'd share.

My son's favorite Christmas present this year. And I'm going to have apologize, some of the supplies I have no real idea about, I'm guessing. The reason? This was a premade page using a sketch from Brenda Arnall from some time back. I didn't write the supplies on the back. Sorry!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today is the 25th and that means Papertrey Ink's Blog hop! I'm really sorry I didn't post in the last week. Who knew life would get in the way so much?

Anyway this month's blog hop is to put spring into our step and use those things that remind us of spring. Well, for those Christians out there you realize today is Ash Wednesday, which means I need to start making my Easter cards to have them ready to mail!

The stamp set is Close to my Heart, but all the cardstock, ink and ribbon are from papertrey ink. This is one of my favorite Easter stamp sets. I popped the image up off the cardstock using foam tape and I outlined the flower with diamond stickles. I used the rock and roll technique to do the flower in lemon tart and summer sunrise inks. Pretty simple!

Here's the inside of the card:

Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White from Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Believe in Me from Close to my Heart
Ink: Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise from Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Spring Moss twill from Papertrey Ink
Diamond stickles from Ranger Industries

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #2

This is the card I created for the CardPatterns Sketch #2. Since I had that bird patterned paper out from the last sketch, I thought I'd see how it went with the Ripe Avocado cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I think I might like this card better than yesterdays.


This does however show one of my favorite uses of ghost shapes and alcohol ink. I covered the back of the bird with stickles. While still wet I dropped lettuce alcohol ink drop by drop all over the shape until the color infuses all of the glitter. Then let dry. It gives it a nice tint of sparkly color.

Cardstock, Ink & Ribbon: Ripe Avocado from Papertrey Ink & Stamper's select white from Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Rob & Bob Studio super slab from Provocraft
Stamp: Thank you (Paper Tray) from Papertrey Ink
Bird ghost shape from Close To My Heart
Icicle stickles & Lettuce Adirondack alcohol ink from Ranger Industries
Brads: stash, possibly from Oriental Trading Company.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You're Too Kind; CPS 103

This is for the sketch from Card Positioning Systems, CPS 103. I'm not sure, what do you think? Birds aren't my big thing. But I wanted to use these PTI colors, Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist together and this patterned paper seem to fit, and it is even from a very old Provocraft slab. Well, you can never have too many thank you cards! I'm sure I'll find a use for it.

Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, & Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Provocraft Rob & Bob Studio
Stickles from Ranger Industries
Ribbon & Ink: Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Making Memories (bird) and Papertrey Ink (you're too kind from Mixed Messages)
Brad: Bazzill
Spellbinders dies

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Husband's Valentine

This is for the CPS sketch for this week, CPS102.
I happened to make it into a Valentine's card for my husband. (Yes I know he doesn't have it yet, but he doesn't visit this blog. :) )

Cardstock & Ribbon: Vintage Cream & Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Close to my Heart
Stickles from Ranger
Spellbinders dies

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines for the kids

These are the valentines we will be giving to our kids this year. I thought the heart balloons would make excellent valentines for a 5 year old and 3 year old. They are simple cards, but hey they're 5 and 3, it's not about the card, it's about the candy in the basket. HaHa!

CS: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Raspberry Fizz, & Berry Sorbet from Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Heart Prints from Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz satin and Spring Rain Twill from Papertrey Ink
Flexible Wire from my stash

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Teacher Valentines

This is a sample of the valentines my kids will give to their teachers. They are based on the Ghirardelli boxes on SplitcoastStamper. I've altered them a bit so that 5 filled squares of chocolate would fit instead of their 4 unfilled chocolates.

This will be a valentine for one my 3 year old's teacher. My 5 year old will get to choose her patterned paper and stamp for the front. Now just how many more to make? Oh yeah, 3 for my 3 year old's teachers, and 6 for my 5 year old's teachers (includes dance teachers/assistants & pianist as well).


CS: Dark Chocolate (PTI), Colonial White & Twilight (CTMH)
Stamp: CTMH
Ink: Twilight (CTMH)

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I just wanted to thank everyone who has commented on the blog recently. It's nice to see the comments!

Today I'm taking care of 2 sick kids. Such is life.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

PTI Sketch Challenge

I know. You're shocked. I'm posting too soon. I apologize, and will try to make sure it happens much more often in the future. LOL.

This is a transparency card made using the sketch from the Papertrey Ink sketch challenge. I cut the rectangles of vintage cream cardstock out with my nestabilities that had been inked with Ocean tides ink from pti. The flourish on the left is stamped with PTI's fresh snow pigment ink on the transparency itself. Let me say I am SO happy with this white ink and even how well it stamped on the slick acetate. Just a wonderful ink to use!!!

I'm not quite sure what made me think of a sympathy card, other than I hadn't used the With Sympathy set yet. Sympathy cards aren't one of those things I tend to have on hand, mostly because when I do need them, I prefer to make them very individualized. At least I don't have an immediate need for this one, that will give the pigment ink time to dry!! HaHa!

Inside of the card

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides, Pure Black all from PTI
Ink: Fresh Snow, Ocean Tides, & Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Stamps: With Sympathy PTI
Sparkles from CTMH
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch (EK Success)
Ribbon: Ocean Tides stitched ribbon from PTI
Acetate: 3M

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Friday, February 6, 2009

PTI Color Challenge

Racing a bit to get my color challenge card in. The challenge is to use Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, & Ocean Tides in one project.
Sorry for the quality of the pics, but even in NM we don't have sunshine at 10PM at night! LOL.

inside the card:

Most is self-explanatory. I used Liquid Glass to give the hearts a shiny 3d feel (to look like balloons). This is my husband's anniversary card. SSSSHHHHHHH!!!!

Ink, ribbon, CS, stamps: PTI
flexible wire: stash
liquid glass: ctmh

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hello friend

Let me first say I'm not sure I like this card. I don't know if it's because it is so very bright, so not me, or because I just think it's bad. I don't know. The colored image has been sitting on my desk for several weeks (colored during a warm spell) and I just haven't felt like doing a spring card. But I'm trying to clear my desk, so I decided it was time. Maybe that's why I don't like it, I'm not in a spring mood. The picture isn't the best, blah, blah, blah. :)

Stamps: Autumn Leaves
Markers: Copics
Liquid Glass (CTMH)
Brads: Bazzill
White CS: Papertrey Ink
Green CS: Bazzill bling
Ribbon: stash

LOL, hopefully I'll be more myself soon. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Sorry I've been missing in action. Things got very crazy around here and I spent some time with the family.

I should be back soon!