Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wishing You Well

I'm popping in quickly to post a get well card for a sick friend (pneumonia!). She is actually feeling pretty good, but gets out of breath quickly when she tries to do anything--she is so bored! I used PTI's Vintage Picnic stamps and DCWV's Linen Closet papers. I was thrilled to find that the Linen Closet collection coordinates beautifully with PTI's Aqua Mist and Fine Linen colors! (And kraft, and Rustic White, and even Hawaiian Shores for some patterns) This was my first time using Fine Linen, and I really liked it as an addition to PTI's rainbow of colors. I paper pieced the picnic basket, did some stitching around the edge of the "quilted-looking" paper, and added some lace and a die cut flower with a fuzzy brad for the center. You can't tell in the pic, but the stamped flowers are colored white with some sparkly Smooch.

Stamps: PTI--Vintage Picnic
Paper: PTI--Rustic White, Fine Linen, Aqua Mist; DCWV--Linen Closet
Ink: StazOn--Timber Brown; Versafine--Vintage Sepia; Ranger--Antique Linen Distress Ink
Dies: PTI--Mat Stack #1; Spellbinders--Scrap-Mart custom; MFT--Flower Trio
Misc.: Lace--Hero Arts; Copics--W0, YR15, G21, G24; Brad--Doodlebug Design; Smooch--Moonlight; Sewing Machine

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge #3 & JUGS #72

I can't believe that I have this week's MIM card done, photographed, and uploaded already! Yay! :-D This week's challenge is to use a glitter strip (or 3 or 10) on your project. (Here's a link to the challenge here.) I drew the color inspiration from this week's Just Us Girls challenge (here). I loved the combo of aqua, melon, and kraft, and I wanted to give PTI's Melon Berry color some love, LOL! So, this is just a really simple card that I made by combining scraps, basically. I punched a little, stamped a little, and used elements that were just sitting there on my craft desk to make something a bit different for me. The vellum Mat Stack 4 was one I cut for the first MIM challenge and didn't end up using. It looks a lot better here, I think! :-) You can't tell in the picture, but I used a crystalline embossing powder on the sentiment to echo the glitter strip.

Stamps: PTI--Signature Greetings & Background Basics: Diamonds
Paper: PTI--Kraft, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, & S.S. White; vellum--stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; PTI--Fresh Snow; Embossing Powder--Stampendous Crystal
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Misc.: 1/4" Scor-Tape; Pearls--Recollections; Corner Chomper; Ultrafine Prisma glitter; Die--PTI Mat Stack 4; Butterfly--Petaloo

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Make It Mondays: Week of 2/14

Yay, I actually made a card for PTI's new Make It Monday Challenge! I needed a card for a friend who had surgery this week, and I thought it would be the perfect one to use this week's element on: a vellum sentiment strip. I have tons of vellum in my stash from when I was scrapbooking regularly since I liked to journal on vellum almost exclusively. Well, since I fell in love with making cards, I haven't been scrapbooking too often, ahem, and so I was excited to play with it again for this challenge!

First I colored PTI's Year of Flowers: Gladiolus in purples and then I paired the cut out image with Plum Pudding cardstock and patterned paper from Guidelines. I punched the vellum strip with a border punch on both long edges, and then stamped the "Happy Healing" sentiment on it and placed it partly behind the flowers. I added some pearls to the strip and Perfect Pearls to the centers of the gladiolus flowers and rounded two corners of the card. To finish, I inked the edges with Chai from the Tea Dye duo. Ta da! :-)

Stamps: PTI--YOF: Gladiolus & Healing Touch Sentiments
Paper: PTI--Plum Pudding & Guidelines; vellum--stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; PTI--Chai
Misc.: Border Punch--Martha Stewart; Embossing Powder--Ultra Fine Detail--Clear; Pearls--Recollections; Perfect Pearls--Opal White; Copics--Darn it, I put them away before I wrote down the colors--so sorry!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentine's 2011 Goodies

Wacky picture, eh? I just couldn't get these little Valentine's goodies to look "styled," i.e. "good." Could have had to do with the fact that I procrastinated taking a picture until about 2 minutes before leaving the house with them, LOL! These were just little "sweet friend" gifties for my peeps at church. I tried to channel Michelle Phillipi and toss some cute stickers 'n stuff on a die cut from Simple Valentine paper. Fun! And the peeps loved 'em. The heart shaped jelly beans are by a company called Gimbals, and are flavored with honey--so good! They also have cherry-flavored ones that are more appropriate colors for Valentine's Day, but the store was out, so I tried these and like them better. Oh, I got them at Fresh & Easy (love that store!).

Paper: PTI--Simple Valentine
Stickers: EK Success; Michael's; Recollections
Bags: Michaels
Die: PTI--Fillable Frames #10
Ribbon: Offray
Rhinestones: Michaels
Other: Tim Holtz--Tiny Attacher

Friday, February 11, 2011

PTI Blog Hop?

Ah, well, better late than never? :-D I made this card for PTI's January blog hop--where you were supposed to use a stamp set that had never seen ink, or hadn't seen it in a long while--and then completely forgot about it! So, I'm going through photos tonight and . . . there it was. Sigh. Hopefully, I'll be more on the ball in February! :-)

I chose the stamp set "All About You." I bought it when it was released and had yet to use it. I've used the "Additions" companion set, but just not this one. The choice wasn't easy as I had, ahem, quite a few uninked sets to choose from. :-) I'm not wild about the card, but I do like the colors, and I'm sure it will come in handy to perk up someone's day.

Stamps: PTI--All About You
Paper: PTI--SS White; Chatterbox; stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; Versacolor--Narcissus & Camellia; Ranger--Tattered Rose & Crushed Olive Distress Inks
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Super Fine Detail
Buttons: PTI--Sweet Blush; stash
Trim: Michaels
Die: Spellbinders--ScrapMart exclusive
Misc.: Tim Holtz--Tiny Attacher; Fiskars--Corner Chomper

Friday, February 4, 2011

Papertrey Customer Favorites of 2010

Papertrey Ink, the best, most creative, most customer-input-friendly stamp company EVER, is celebrating their 4th anniversary this month, and having lots of contests--woo hoo! This first one is about favorites--customers are asked to post, or re-post, their favorite project from 2010 that uses PTI. Here's mine! I've not posted this card before. I've been waiting for a special reason to post it because it's not just my 2010 fav but my favorite card I've made, ever. Why? I have no idea. It was made late one night with scraps left on the table from another card I worked all night on. It came together easily. And something about it really appeals to me. It's not my usual style at all, but I love it. And I hope you like it too! Happy 4th Anniversary, PTI!

I can't find my list of supplies I used for making this, so I'm going on guesswork here :-)

Stamps: PTI--Fancy Flourishes, Scattered Showers, and ??? (flowers used with Fancy Flourishes on the Hawaiian Shores panel)
Paper: PTI--SS White, Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: PTI--Dark Chocolate; Watermark
Embossing Powder: Fine Detail White
Button: PTI--Orange Zest
Ribbon: Michaels
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Edge Punch: Fiskars (?)
Misc.: Corner Chomper