Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Round and Round!

Just wanted to share a card I made for a classmate of Emma's.  He had a birthday party at our local bowling alley and the kids had a BLAST!  Since I don't get the opportunity to make boy cards very often, I was anxious to use this new set I bought from Papertrey Ink.  It is called Boy Basics: Simple Circles Mini Stamp Set.  It has a fun coordinating die that you can purchase to use with it. 

The sentiment if from PTI's Think Big Favorites #13.  I stamped the coordinating circles in various colors on the die cut from Kraft cardstock and popped up the strips on dimensional adhesive.  I used little button brads from my stash.  Very simple but has a masculine feel to it.

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Monday, May 28, 2012


Hello friends!  With Memorial Day upon us and the Fourth of July creeping around the corner I thought it fitting to share some of my past Americana projects. 

#1 Star Spangled Decor
#2 Long May She Wave
#3 Old Glory

Hope this inspires you to create some of your own American decor.

(printables Designed by Paper and Pigtails courtesy of Celebrations At Home)

Hope you enjoy your day with family and friends as you remember our fallen heroes.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

It's that time again!  The Papertrey Ink's May Blog Hop Challenge is on!  The inspiration photo is below.  I think the color scheme is beautiful.
This is my take on the inspiration photo.  Hope you like it.

This card is perfect for graduation or encouragement.  I love this Simply You set from PTI.  There are so many possibilities.  I used Basic Black and Simply Chartreuse against a white card base. 

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #67 Step It Up: Mixing Patterned Papers

Papertrey Ink's Nichole Heady has a wonderful video posted on her blog.  It is the famous Make It Monday series.  This week's video is from Betsy Veldman.  The video shows you how to mix patterned papers, one of my things I need to work on!  I was never really comfortable with this concept since I wasn't sure what to do.  Betsy breaks it down really easy and takes the guess work right out of it.  Here is my take on it!

The patterned paper I used was from the Generations line from Simple Stories.  I also used Fine Linen, and Kraft cardstock from PTI.  The stamps used were Congrats All The Way and Love Lives Here.  I also used the Love Lives Here house image die and die cut a couple houses out of some thick backing from a paper pad and adhered them together with a patterned paper on top.  I wrapped some linen thread around several times and tied it in a knot.  This created a cute little embellishment.  The buttons are also PTI.  I used the left over heart from the house and used some glossy accents on it to give it a little interest.
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Hello my dear friends!  Just wanted to pop in to share a card I made for an expectant couple.  Since I wanted it to be gender neutral I opted to use some paper from the Stella Rose collection.  Once it was all done though, it seemed to be a little boyish to me but I think it is fine.  The stamp set I used was PTI's Star Prints.  It is a darling set and I was so excited to use it.  The ink colors used were Orange Zest and Ocean Tides both from Papertrey Ink.  Hope you like it!

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Congrats To The New Couple

Welcome back everyone!  Hope you have had a fabulous couple of weeks.  I wanted to share with you a card I made for a wedding we recently attended.  I had a chance to play with some of my new Papertrey Ink goodies.  I went with a clean and simple color scheme.  Hope you like it.

I used the Turning a New Leaf stamp set from PTI along with th Think Big Favorites #5.  I used Spring Moss ink along with True Black.  The border was punched with an Anna Griffin border punch. I die cut the bottom edge of the Rustic White cardstock with the Edgers #1 die.  The inside sentiment was from the Big & Bold Wishes set and the Congrats All The Way set.  The ribbon was from my stash, I can't remember where I bought it but it matched perfectly.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another Teacher Appreciation Gift

Hello again!  I know I have not been around lately and then two posts in a row!  I just wanted to pop in to share another Teacher Appreciation gift for Emma's teacher.  This is a tumbler that I picked up at Hobby Lobby with the initial "S" and added a little gift card from a local coffee shop called the Boston Bean Cafe.

 The idea came from here.  They are so talented over at Tatertots and Jello and I really appreciate all of their adorable printables!

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Teacher Appreciation

Hello Friends!  Since it is Teacher Appreciation week I thought I would share a treat I made for Emma's teacher.  I sent in a couple of things already this week like a decorative notepad set and a pink initial "S" I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  It was really pretty with scroll work but I forgot to snap a picture.  This is just a little treat I sent with Emma today.  Hope you like it!

I used Papertrey Ink stamps from the Rosie Posie set and also Think Big Favorites.  I
filled a tube from Martha Stewart with M & M's, who doesn't like a little snack, right?  The inspiration for the tag came from this card.  This could be used for thanking anyone but I especially wanted something sweet (no pun intended) for Emma's teacher. 

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