Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Tropical Bridal Shower

Here's a card I made for a friend's Hawaiian-themed wedding shower.  I made the invitations too, but forgot to photograph them--doh!  :-D
And the inside:
I am so bad at photographing insides, because the cards will so rarely stand up.  I need to think of a solution for that!  Any ideas? 

No supply list for this one, but I did use PTI's Scattered Showers stamp set and the tropical papers are from a massive paper pad from . . . DCWV?  Either that or Recollections.  I still have tons and can't wait to use it some more this summer!

Thanks for visiting, and TGIF!  Anyone have any crafting time coming up this weekend?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Birthday, Friend!

Whew!  That was a fun blog hop!  I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed the comaraderie of it all!  Today, in my quest to gradually get caught up, I have a friend's birthday card to show:

I didn't keep track of supplies, but I do remember that the paper was from a 6x6 pad (K&Co. maybe?)  And the flower is from Michael's house brand, Recollections.  They always seem to have a few on clearance, and that's when I pick them up because I can't resist anything floral! 

I decorated the inside, which I almost always do, but also added an envie liner, something I rarely take the time for.  I just loved the paper so much, I wanted to keep using it!  :-)  Oh, and the ribbon?  That was off a package--it happened to be the perfect length, no trimming necessary, and the same color as the flower!  That will never happen again, LOL!  (And the stamps are PTI--can't forget that!)  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink February 2014 Blog Hop!

Welcome PTI fans!  I'm sure I know many of you, and I'm glad to meet any new folks!  I am so happy to be participating in Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop again after so long!

The theme is "Sweet Spring."  (I think it's to cheer up those who've had such a cold, snowy winter!)  Here's the inspiration picture:

Isn't it just darling?  Well, here's my card:

And the inside . . .

The colors (Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Lemon Tart and Melon Berry) just spoke to me of spring, of fresh, clear, bright colors poking up from the ground with the promise of beautiful days ahead.  I tried really hard to make a single-layer card, something out of my comfort zone (just to challenge myself) and I almost did it!  That little pink butterfly just sneaked on there, LOL!

Thank you SO much for hopping by and I hope you visit again soon!

Stamps:  PTI--Embossed Blooms
Paper:  PTI--S.S. White, New Leaf
Ink:  PTI--Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, Pinefeather
Embossing Powder:  Filigree--Clear
Butterfly:  Recollections

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Belated Birthday

I am going to post some cards I made during my "hiatus" so I can feel caught up.  The problem is, I don't have materials lists for most of them--sorry!  :-)  What I do remember about this one is using PTI's Birthday Bash stamps for the sentiment, and Banner Builder stamps and dies for the banner & pennants.  The paper was PTI's S.S. White and the patterned paper was from a 6x6 pad, but I don't remember which one.  Ribbon is Michaels and button & twine are from my stash.

*I have a question for you Blogger experts out there--is there a way I can make the size of my pictures bigger?  I seem to remember getting to choose the size once upon a time, but after lots of time looking, I can't find anything to do with picture size today.  Does it have to do with the size of my blog columns?  Any suggestions appreciated!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello Again!

I'm back in blogging land!  It's been over a year-and-a-half since I last posted and I have missed it!  I've made it a point to get back to papercrafting in 2014, so I am happy to have a card to post today!  (I hope I can remember how to do all this--my brain needs to become reacquainted with Blogger!  :-)

Stamps:  PTI--Asian Fusion
Paper:  PTI--S.S. White; MME--On the Bright Side One
Ink:  Versafine--Onyx Black
Embossing Powder:  Filigree Clear
Dies:  MFT--Flower & Leaf Trio, Perfect Petal Trio; Spellbinders--Ribbon Tag Trio 3
Border Punch:  ek success
Brads:  K&Co.