Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink August 2012 Blog Hop

Hello again!  It is time for me to play along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.   Here are the inspiration photos:

I love the textures in these photos and the colors are simply divine.  The colors are rich and neutral which are mostly why I am drawn to them.  Here is what I came up with, hope you like it!

This card was a lot of fun to make since fall is my favorite time of year and I love all of the colors and textures that go along with the fall season.  It was nice to break out a pumpkin!  As a matter of fact, the pumpkin is a die I have from Provo Craft.  It also came with an embossing folder but I just used the die to cut out the pumpkin.  The felt for the pumpkin is from mys stash.  However, the felt used for the Grateful die is PTI's Classic Kraft felt.

Hope you enjoyed visiting today and stop back soon.

Thanks for coming by!

Stamps:  Counting My Blessings
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Touch; Tea Stained Duo
Paper: Rustic Cream, Classic Kraft, My Mind's Eye Stella  & Rose Hatti Collection, Dark Chocolate
Tools: Cuttlebug, Edgers #5 Die, Counting My Blessings Die, Tag Sale #3 Die, , Pumpkin Die-Provo Craft
Accessories:  Button CTMH, Pumpkin (Provo Craft), Button Twine, Ribbon-SU!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #79: Fabric Die Cuts

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to post a card I made for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  I was so excited to see the video from Melissa Phillips on the Make It Monday Challenge this week.  I am so thrilled that she has ventured into making videos.  I love her style and to see her in action is so inspiring. 

I tried this new technique that was shown in the video and I have to say, it was a little harder than I thought.  I was in a hurry which probably didn't help the situation at all.  One thing I did have to mess around with was adding some shims of cardstock to my Cuttlebug sandwich to cut through the fabric.  One of the patterns was heavier than the other so I had to adjust that a bit.  Also, I should have waited a little longer for the adhesive to dry.  All in all though it was a fun new technique that I might try again in the future.  Here is what I came up with, a little out of my comfort zone but I like the end result.

 Here is the fabric that I used for today's card.  It was left over from some flags I made for a centerpiece in my kitchen.  I thought it reminded me of summer.

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your week!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #78/Moxie Fab Challenge

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a fabulous week.  My mother and I took my little kiddo to the movies today for a fun "Girls Day!"  We went to see The Odd Life Of Timothy Green.  I have to say I loved that movie!!  My mom and daughter loved it too.  It was so sweet.  We did a little shopping afterwards and then went to an early dinner at Olive Garden, what a treat!!  When we got home I had a little time to myself in my craft room and whipped up a little card to play along with a challenge that had me "Itching to get Stitching' so to speak!!  Actually, once you read a little further, you'll understand what I mean. 

The card I am sharing today was inspired by Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog.  Once I saw the video, I was so excited to give this technique a try but just haven't found the time until today.  I struggled at first to find a stamp that I could stitch around and then I decided to use one of the chevron images from PTI's Background Basics and stitch directly on the stripe.  I dug out some of my embroidery floss from my punchneedle stash and tried to match them up as closely as I could.   Hope you like it!

This was a fun card to make! I like the dimension the stitching adds to this project.  I might have to try this again soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


 I am also entering this card into the Repetition Challenge In The Moxie Fab World.  There is still time to play along so stop by and check it out!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Background Basics: Chevron Stripes, Think Big Favorites #12
Ink: Pinefeather, Spring Moss, Scarlet Jewel, Terracotta Tile, More Mustard (SU!)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Classic Kraft
Accessories: DMC Embroidery Floss, Buttons
Tools: We-R-Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Homespun Thank You

Hello everyone!  Today's card is a tiny 3x3 card I made with a stamp set from Prima.  The stamp set includes various images of the ends of spools of thread.  You can't get much more homespun than that, right??  Too cute!
 The banner was made with a strip of cardstock that I adhered strips of leftover paper from the Simple Stories Generations 6x6 Paper Pad.  Once adhered, I trimmed off the edges and created a banner at the bottom.  I then wrapped with some twine and popped it up on dimensional adhesive.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #2 stamped in Dark Chocolate.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Balloon Birthday Card

Hello again!  Just popping in to share this birthday card.  The balloons were cut from the Sizzix Framelits Balloons & Cupcakes Die.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Anniversary Card

Hello everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I wanted to make an anniversary card with a rustic theme and this is what I came up with.  I love the texture of the wood grain impression plate from Papertrey Ink.  It allows you to have an object as a focal point and still have some texture in the background.  LOVE how this turned out.  The sentiment was printed onto cardstock and die cut from the Double Ended Banner Die from PTI and the flower was die cut from the Beautiful Blooms II die also from PTI.  I didn't have an anniversary stamp at the time so I thought why not print it out!  Hope you like it!

The leaf in the background is from the Turning a New Leaf set from PTI.  The patterned paper is from Simple Stories Generations paper pad, love that collection!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Thank You Card

Hello everyone!  You can never have too many thank you cards in my opinion. This is a card I made using some patterned paper and a little embossing.  The flower was made from antique encyclopedia paper.  I punched out several size circles and adhered a couple to some kraft circles for some stability.  They were super delicate, I almost could not adhere them because they were like tissue paper.  Hope you like it!

I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and loves the way it pops off of the paper!  This was a fun little card to make.  A little touch of vintage with the encyclopedia paper but still looks fresh.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!