Thursday, July 22, 2010

Petite Posse Challenge #4

Just a quick post tonight to show you what I came up with for the Petite Posse challenge from the Papertrey Posse blog. Amy chose this photo from The Knot to use as inspiration for our challenge:

Here is my card. I love to decorate this cake with other stamps. I made my own stencil for this image, so it is easy to do. I used a tiny border stamp from PTI's Wedding Day set to add the decoration to this cake. I got the idea to do the banner at the bottom of the card from a card Mish did the other day. Hope you enjoy!

All stamps, paper, ink and ribbon from Papertrey Ink, patterned paper from October Afternoon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

More Christmas in July

I have another Christmas card to share today. This one is for The Shabby Tea Room's Christmas in July Challenge. You can check it out here:
(Sorry, I can't get the link button to work on my blog?!)
I used my Believe(PTI)set again and paired it with some older Basic Grey Christmas paper. I colored the images with Copics and added stickles to the berries for some sparkle!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Papertrey Posse Monthly Challenge #2

Amy, our July Hostess, has given the Posse a color challenge. She asked us to create a project with Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, and Dark Chocolate.

I wasn't sure what to do with these colors at first, so I laid them out together in my craft room where I would see them often. As I was waiting for inspiration to hit, I looked through some of my patterned paper and realized that Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love line contains these same colors! I ended up using the "wonder" panel from the Earth Love Elements page and matted it on Ocean Tides. I then punched a Melon Berry border with my ek success punch (it's called Bumpy Road, but I think it looks more like whimsical clouds)and adhered it behind the Ocean Tides layer. The Aqua Mist layer is embossed with my PTI woodgrain impression plate and the card base is made form the Dark Chocolate. I added the little cream ribbon tag in the upper right hand corner simply because I had no idea what else to put there to fill the empty space! :) Head on over to the Papertrey Posse blog if you would like to play along with us!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thank You!

Today I have a card for all of you who leave such sweet comments here on my blog. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share in my love of crafting! For this card I used PTI's Wishing You set and paired it with Cosmo Cricket's Delovely. The sentiment is from PTI's first anniversary set Simple little things. I also used PTI's tea dye duo to distress the edges of all the paper. I really like the way the distressing looks with the bright colors of the patterned paper. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Petite Posse Challenge #3-Back to the Beginning

What a fun challenge! Amy is the hostess this month over on the Papertrey Posse blog and she has challenged us to go back to our very first PTI set and put it use. She also asked that we tell how we discovered PTI. I found PTI through Lauren Meader's blog way back when they only had a limited number of sets for sale. I checked out the site many times, but it wasn't until they released Believe that I finally took the plunge and bought one of their sets. Of course, I haven't looked back since and now I rarely buy stamps from anywhere else. For my card, I started with a journaling card from October Afternoon's Good Cheer line. I stamped it with PTI's Text Style in Aqua Mist. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but if you look closely at the second photo you can just barely see it. I stamped my santa image, colored him with copics, cut him out and adhered him to the journaling card with adhesive foam circles. I then stamped my sentiment and added an Aqua Mist button in the upper right hand corner. I used more papers from the Good Cheer line to make my card base and added some satin cream ribbon making layered loops as I adhered it to the card. To finish it off, I adhered the journaling card over the ribbon with more adhesive foam circles. I hope you enjoy this little bit of Christmas in July! Check out the Papertrey Posse blog and play along with us.

ETA-I just realized this card also works for the Papertrey Pals Pallenge #12. They have some fun challenges on their blog as well. Check them out, too!
ETA2-Can you believe it? There is another Christmas challenge going on right now. Check it our here
And another one at The Shabby Tea Room!!

Baby Bee

Hello! I have a baby card to share with you today. I was inspired by Maile's jar card from the June PTI countdown. You can see it here
I decided to go with alot of color on my card because of the scalloped border at the top of the jar. I love that border and I wanted to do it fun, bright colors. The bee I used on this card is from Springtime Doodles and is a little more whimsical, which is why I made this into a baby card. The senitiment is from two different sentiment stamps from Baby Button Bits. I know this set is still very new, but I already want more fun images to put inside this jar! I would really like a firefly stamp. What do you want to put in this jar?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I have one more patriotic card to show you today. This one I made a long time ago after I saw this card ( Emily Montenero's blog. All stamps are by Amuse. I am guessing all the ink and paper are by Stampin Up, but it has been so long that I really don't remember!

I also wanted to show you a few things from around the town I live in. I love our little town and I like how everyone displayed their patriotism this year. This first picture is of a little dress shop downtown. They change their dress display every week and my daughter loves to drive by and see the new dresses and pick her favorite. It's a little game we play when we are stuck at the red light. Don't tell anyone, but sometimes my son will even pick a favorite! :) I love that this week they went with a red, white, and blue color scheme!

The sign says it all. It doesn't show in the picture, but they had decorated the inside of the store as well. (On a side note: This drugstore even has a cute little red VW bug with pills painted on it that they use to deliver medicine. We like to play the punch buggy game, too.)

I love that my town hangs up all of these flags for every patriotic holiday. This is the older downtown part, but the main roadway through town is also filled with flags!

And lastly, I am proud to fly Old Glory at my house, too. Happy 4th!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet Land of Liberty

Good Satruday morning! Are you ready to celebrate this weekend? The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays (I think I say that about alot of holidays, though) and I love to decorate for the occasion. Here is one of my favorite decorations:

My sister made this for me one Christmas. It says "To everything there is a season". The fun thing is that the painted wooden flag in the middle is held on by velcro so you can change out the center piece every season/holiday along with the ribbon that holds the handle on. I found this flag last year at Michaels and I love it with my red/white striped ribbon.

It is, of course, just as fun to craft for this holiday and today I have a patriotic card to share with you.

The stamps I used for this card are from Papertrey Ink (Up,Up,and Away and Friendship Jar) except for the fireworks which is the "sparkler" image from Amuse. I inked the edges of everything with my tea dye duo (PTI) to make it look a little vintage. I am going to enter this card in Ted's Happily Ever Challenged #8-Old Glory challenge. If you would like to play along, visit Ted at I hope you all have a fabulous holiday and I want to say Thank You to all those who defend and protect our freedom!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The sky is the limit

Today I have a card to show you that mixes stamping and stickers. I started off by building a sky scene with elements from PTI's Up, Up and Away stamp set. I then added the hot-air balloon sticker which is from the Sweet Summertime collection by Echo Park. I dressed up the sticker a bit by adding the silver rhinestone stickers. I finished off the card with a flourish from Fancy Flourishes and a setniment from Up, Up and Away.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your summer! It has just about gotten too hot here to do anything but swim!