Monday, June 28, 2010

Moxie Fab I Want to Ride My Bicycle Challenge

I rarely ever make multiple cards with the same desing unless it is for a gift set. Today I have four cards to show you with basically the same design and the same stamps. When I sat down to make a card for this challenge, I had so many ideas for this one little bicycle-and I just couldn't stop once I got started.

This is the first one I made. I know I have said it a million times, but I love the Thrift Shop line by October Afternoon!

This next one is the one I used for PTI's blog hop the other night.

For the next two cards, I wanted to go a little more masculine so I used papers from Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend line (Ilove Cosmo Cricket, too!).

This Moxie Fab challenge was totally inspiring for me and so much fun! If you would like to play along, head on over to the Moxie Fab blog. Hurry though, the challenge is over at midnight! ;)

Friday, June 25, 2010

PTI June Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the hop. This month the challenge is to create a card using your favorite PTI color combo. I chose to use aqua mist, pure poppy, and vintage cream.

I love the vintage looking paper from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop line. It just so happens that a few of their papers from that line include the colors I chose for the hop tonight. I wanted to create a focal panel that would look a little vintage as well. So, I decided to make my focal panel look like an old sign/advertisement/postcard type design. I stamped the bike image from Everyday Button Bits and colored it in. I then used the 2nd largest solid circle from Beautiful Blooms 2 to stamp the black wheels. I finished off the bike with buttons in an aqua mist color. They were a little too new looking so I rubbed my chamomile cube over them to distress them a little. I also used the tea dye duo to ink the edges of my focal panel to make it look more vintage. I then stamped my senitment (from Enjoy the Ride) in Pure Poppy and used the 5cents stamp from Friendship Jar and stamped it in Aqua Mist in the upper right hand corner. I thought the 5cents stamp would give my focal panel the look of an old sign that I was going for. I also used Fancy Flourishes to add a fun little swirl underneath my focal panel and some satin cream ribbon to make a little ribbon tab. I love how this card turned out and actually made quite a few of them in different color schemes! I hope you enjoy the hop!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Petite Posse Challenge #2

Jessica has posted her last challenge as June hostess over on the Papertrey Posse blog. This time around the challenge is all about folds and using a fun technique to fold your card instead of just the standard square or rectangle. I decided to use the free standing pop up card for this challenge. A tutorial for this type of card can be found here:
For this card, I cut and scored a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and stamped my clouds onto it. I then die cut the white tag and threaded it with Simpy Chartreuse ribbon, added my Orange Zest buttons and adhered it to the Bermuda Bay piece. For the pop-up part I used a piece of Simply Chartreuse cardstock and stamped it with Polka Dot Basics in Versamark Dazzle ink. I then cut a circle from Orange Zest cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with my Sunshine impression plate. I folded my circle in half, adhered it to the chartreuse piece and tied on a piece of twine. For the focal point I used Up, Up and Away and paper pieced the kite. I distressed the edges, matted it on Bermuda Bay cardstock and adhered it to the charteuse piece. The first time I saw one of these cards, I was a little intimidated, but it really is quite easy to make and so much fun! If you would like to play along, head on over to the Papertrey Posse blog ( ) and check out the details.

Papertrey Ink: cardstock (simply chartreuse, orange zest, white), ink (true black), buttons (orange zest), ribbon (simply chartreuse), stamps (Up, Up and Away and Polka Dot Basics), Sunshine impression plate, tea dye duo

Stampin Up: cardstock (bermuda bay), ink (kiwi kiss, white)

October Afternoon: (patterned paper-Fly a Kite)

Versamagic: chalk ink (aquatic splash)

Spellbinders: ribbon tag trio

Twine, Prismacolor marker

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Today I have another gift I made for my sister to show you. This is a frame I made for her-you can get these frames at Hobby Lobby, but I usually only see them around Christmas time. Of course, they usually put their Christmas stuff out in July, so you can pick one up next month if you are interested! HaHa.
I printed the bottom part of the sentiment off the computer and then used rub-ons to spell out Family. The heart is from PTI's Heart Prints. I also used a stamp from Wedding Day to add detail to the brown strip, but it doesn't show up in the picture. The patterned paper is just a piece I picked up at Hobby Lobby, but I can't remember who the manufacturer is. Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Papertrey Posse Parade

Welcome to the first Papertrey Posse Parade! Here is the sketch Jessica gave us to work with:
I decided to use the rainbow from Up, Up and Away and a sentiment from Tiny Treats: Valentine. I think they go perfectly together. Since I was working with the rainbow, I wanted to keep this card bright and colorful. I used a striped piece of patterned paper from October Afternoon's Thirft Shop line. The cloud and rainbow are popped up of the card with dimensionals. This was a fun card to make and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Call Me

Just a quick post tonight. My sister is in town visiting and we are enjoying our time together. Here is a little address/phone book I made for her using the Call Me stamp set by MFT. I have actually played with this image several times. It is so fun to paper piece the chair, her clothes, or even the background to make it look like wallpaper. I also like to draw in the wood floor and baseboard. Lots of fun and a super easy gift to make. : )

Saturday, June 12, 2010

CPS 170

I finally got around to doing a card for the CPS sketch challenge. Here is the sketch for this week.
And, here is my take on the sketch. For some reason, the half circles made me think of waves, so I went with it and made a beachy card. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

Papertrey Ink-stamps (day at the beach/ up, up and away (cloud stamp-but it doesn't show up in the photo)/ scattered showers additions), cardstock (white, dark chocolate, kraft), ink (pure poppy), tea dye duo
Stampin Up-cardstock (bermuda bay), ink (so saffron, chocolate chip)
October Afternoon-patterned paper
Wave punch, Versamagic ink

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sunshine in my pocket

When I first saw the 72 & Sunny line by We R Memory Keepers, I thought it would be perfect to use with PTI's Scattered Showers and Scattered Showers Additions. The bright patterns are perfect for paper piecing the umbrellas and many of the word strips refer to weather. I have had this card desing in mind for weeks and finally executed it this weekend. I paper pieced the umbrella and stamped the sun so it looks like it is peeking out from behind the main panel. After I adhered the main panel I used pop-dots to adhere the clouds-it makes them look like they are floating across the card. I am so glad PTI came out with this cloud die because it works with so many sets. I hope there is plenty of sunshine in your life today! Thanks for stopping by.

Papertrey Ink-stamps (scattered showers, scattered showers additions), ink (true black, lemon tart), dies (clouds), cardstock (vintage cream, dark chocolate), tea dye duo
Stampin Up- ink (bermuda bay, so saffron), cardstock (real red, pumpkin pie, soft sky, kiwi kiss)

We R Memory Keepers-patterned paper (72 & Sunny-Sunkist)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Papertrey Posse Color Challenge

Today Jessica issued a color challenge over on the Papertrey Posse blog. Here are the colors for the challenge:
I have to admit that when I first saw these colors I wasn't sure I was going to play along with the challenge. These colors together are more of an earthy pallete than what I normally use. I wasn't sure I could put something together that would work. But, a challenge is kinda like a Double Dog Dare-you just have to do it, or at least try. My brain just wouldn't quit trying to figure out what to do with this color challenge. Then it dawned on me that Autumn Abundance would be perfect for this pallete. I am so glad I did play along. I am now loving these colors together and I am very happy with how my card turned out! Thanks Jessica for making me step outside my color comfort zone! : )

Papertrey Ink- stamps (autumn abundance, through the trees), cardstock (summer sunrise, terracotta tile, enchanted evening, white), ink (enchanted evening), twine

Misc.-Nestabilities, Copic markers, adhesive pearls

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Welcome Baby

Guess's a Cosmo Cricket Delovely card again! This time I used the fairy and baby piece from the elements page and some patterned paper from the mini deck. Because the main panel and patterned paper were both blue and white only I decided to add some color by placing pink adhesive rhinestones around the vine border. Then I thought the baby might need just a bit of color so I used my copic marker to color her bonnet pink. Now I think that might have been a mistake because the poor baby looks like she is wearing a strawberry on her head! Ha Ha! I finished off the panel with a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Sign Language stamp set.
Papertrey Ink- stamps (Sign Language), cardstock,ribbon and ink (raspberry fizz), button (hawaiian shores), button twine
Stampin Up-cardstock (sahara sand)
Cosmo Cricket-Delovey mini deck and Elements 12x12 paper
Amuse-twinkle stickers (adhesive rhinestones)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Go Team!

Over on the PTI forum, Jamie ( posted a challenge to use those stamp sets that have been collecting dust. I have to admit, I have a few that don't get played with very often. I decided for this challenge to use my All-Star Team set because I have only used it once! Since an add on to this stamp set was just released, I figured it definitely needed to see some ink! If you would like to play along, the details are on Jamie's blog. Thanks for the challenge Jamie!

Papertrey Ink- stamps (All-Star Team, Have A Ball), ink (true black, hawaiian shores, lemon tart), cardstock (white)

Stampin Up-ink (night of navy, real red, old olive, pumpkin pie), cardstock (sahara sand, night of navy)

American Crafts-patterned paper (Junior line)