Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #4

Time for another Lawnscaping Challenge. Have you played along, yet? If not, head on over the the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and see what it's all about. Challenge #4 is "All About Paper Piecing". Paper piecing is one of my favorite things to do to add interest to a stamped project. Here is what I came up with:

I used the flag banner from Lawn Fawn's Bannerific set and paper pieced it with October Afternoon's Seaside collection. Since I used the Seaside paper, I decided to add a twine "rope" for the banner to hang from. I then added a sentiment from PTI's Out to Sea set to finish up my nautical theme. Super simple card (I couldn't decide if I thought it was finished enough or if it needed something more), but I am happy with how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop + Make it Monday #3

Welcome! I combined the Make it Monday challenge (use a glitter strip) and the Papertrey blog hop challenge (use scallops) and came up with this little gift box. This is the first time I have tried the glitter strip, and I love the way it looks! This is also the first time I have used the cupcake dies-lots of fun, too! For more information on both of these challenges, check out Nichole's blog. Have fun hopping!

ETA: In the comments, Terri asked if this is the Favor It Box 2. Yes, I did use the Favor It #2 die by Papertrey. I just covered the little scallops at the top of the box with my pink glittered strip because when I ran it through my Cuttlebug the die didn't cut all the way through the paper on the scalloped edge of the box.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Make It Monday #2 and February Parade of Blogs

I finally have my Make It Monday #2 card ready (just hours before the next challenge goes up)! Nichole's challenge this week was to make a card using a vellum sentiment strip. This card is also for the Papertrey Posse February Parade of Blogs. The challenge over there is to make a card using things you love. I chose to use the jar from PTI's Frienship jar set, (because I love that jar) and make a shaker card with my heart confetti. Shaker cards are alot of fun to make and pretty simple to do. I really like the idea of the vellum sentiment strip because it doesn't hide the contents of the jar. If you would like to play along with either of these challenges, check out Nichole's blog and the Papertrey Posse blog for more details. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I am back today with another Lawnscaping Challenge. This week's challenge is titled All About Love. I combined the sets Cozy Christmas and Bannerific to make this Valentine's card below.

The sentiment is from PTI and the little heart banner on the fireplace was made with some Valentine confetti I found at Target. Patterned paper is by Imaginisce and Dear Lizzy. I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

PTI Onesies

I have a project to share today that doesn't involve any paper, but still uses some of my favorite PTI supplies. I embellished the onesies below for my sister-in-law who is due in May. I drew her name for Christmas and she said she wanted baby items. Since there weren't any summer clothes in the stores, I got out my ribbon and buttons and set to work on some plain white onesies.

I don't know a whole lot about crocheting, but I learned how to crochet these little flowers from a You-Tube video (I had to rewind it alot!). I really wanted to crochet a pair of booties to match, but I felt that was way beyond my crocheting capabilities at the moment. So instead, I finished up the gift with some cute little teeny tiny pink socks, a rattle and a super soft blanket in the same white/aqua/pink color scheme.

P.S. In case anyone shares my husbands concerns: Yes, the buttons are sewn on very securely! and No, I don't know if the aqua crocheted flower will bleed when washed (oops!). Thanks for stopping by!
Ribbon and buttons-Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love Potion

Hello, today I have a card to show that I made for the very first Make It Mondays challenge on Nichole's blog. Here is a little excerpt from her blog about this new weekly challenge:
Every Monday there will be a technique video posted to our YouTube channel by a Papertrey Team Member or myself, showcasing a nice balance of basics and new innovations to cater to everyone's skill levels. (The video will also be posted on my blog every Monday. The contest will be hosted in two places, through Facebook and my blog. This will allow people to post a link to a project they create using that weeks technique easily, depending on the type of "social media" they prefer.

The first challenge is all about sentiments. Erin Lincoln has challenged everyone to make a Go-To Sentiment card. The idea is to gather like sentiments from different stamps sets and use them together. Here is what I came up with:

I really like the different sizes and fonts all together. What a fun challenge! This is definitely a technique I will use again. Want to play along? Head on over to Nichole's blog. The prize is amazing for this contest!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine boxes

My kids had a great time decorating their valentine boxes again this year. My daughter chose mermaid valentines to give out and wanted her box to match them. We used my Cricut Once Upon a Princess and Create a Critter cartridges to make the pieces for her box. The waves at the top of the box were made with my Fiskars punch. She placed everything where she wanted it and said the little seahorses at the bottom are supposed to look like they are making a heart shape.

My son chose Star Wars valentines and cut pieces from the packaging the valentines came in and some images from the internet to decorate his box. I still can't believe we happened to find tissue boxes that went so well with their chosen themes.

These are so much fun to do with the kids every year and I always end up wishing I had a valentine party to go to that required a cute little decorated box! :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Just a quick post-trying to get this one before bed. This card is for another fabulous PTI anniversary challenge on Nichole's blog. One winner will be selected to design a stamp set with Nichole! Check out the details here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

PTI favorites

Nichole Heady (of Papertrey Ink) has an amazing giveaway going on right now on her blog. One way to win the prize package is to leave a comment on this post where the design team members have listed their favorite projects from the past year. The other way to win is to repost your favorite project that you have made from the past year. One of my favorite sets released this past year was Friendship Jar and all the filler sets. This was one of my favorite cards I made using these sets:

So excited that another Filler set will be released this month! Now head on over to Nichole's blog and enter to win!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge

Good evening! I stumbled upon the Lawnscaping Challenge blog the other day and decided to play along with their most recent challenge. The challenge is to case Mrs. Lawn Fawn herself-Kelly Alvarez! I chose to use this card by Kelly as my inspiration. Here is what I created:

I decided to make a little plaque to hang up at Christmastime. I used the adorable Cozy Christmas set for this project. I love all of the smiley faces on the images-they make this set playful and fun. I added stickles and crystal effects on some of the images to make it even more fun! The background stamp on the olive paper is Text Style by Papertrey Ink.

Cardstock:PTI (white), Stampin Up (olive and red)