Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Liebster Blog award and a card

Today I was so surprised to see that I had been awarded The Liebster blog award from Cyndie from artfulhaven.blogspot.com. This is an award given to blogs with less than 200 followers. It is such an honor to have fellow crafters checking out my blog. Thanks Cyndie! Cyndies cards are beautiful! Be sure to stop by her blog to see her creations. Okay now for todays card.

Today I am playing along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 153. Karen has some awesome sketches. I'm so glad I could play along this week. I used GKD lipstick red cardstock and SU patterned paper. I stamped the swirls (hero arts) randomly on the patterned paper with memento rhubarb stalk ink. I used two Martha Stewart punches behind the focal point.The sentiment is from the new Simply You stamp set from PTI. I traced over the sentiment with a sakura glitter pen but I don't think you see this in the picture. I used spellbinders pinking circles behind the sentiment. The ribbon is from Michaels and the flowers and bird embellishment are from my stash. I added dots of red stickles to the background for a little extra sparkle. I had Mother's Day in mind when I made this card. I am also playing along with the Moxie Fab worlds Tuesday Trigger challenge. Here is the inspiration photo:
I was inspired by the colors and the dots. Well that's it for tonight. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Glittered buttons

Hi! I hope everyone is having a good week. I think it is a wonderful week. The weather here in VA is absolutely beautiful! Today I made a card for PTI's Make it Monday Challenge. The challenge was to make a card with glittered buttons. I sprayed my buttons with elmers craft bond multi-purpose spray adhesive and covered them in Hero Arts prisma glitter. They are very sparkly IRL although I don't think my picture shows it well. I began with a Raspberry Fizz card base and I cut ten squares of cardstock and adhered them to a block of kraft cardstock. I punched the flowers with a stampin up punch and some scraps ( I love it when I use scraps!) and adhered them to the squares. I used a PTI's filagree border die and some sparkly holiday ribbon. The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #12.  I used the cardpatterns sketch for this week. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Heart challenge

Its day 7 of PTI's 5th anniversary challenges. Today we were asked to make a card using hearts. This is so easy. I love making heart and valentine's cards. This year I think I have made more than I'm gonna give out. That's a first..lol! I know it's a PTI challenge but I just got these MFT stamps in the mail today and I was dying to use this new set and matching die. If you haven't seen it yet it's called the vertical greetings set. I used all PTI cardstock and the spring moss layer was embossed with PTI's impression plate from the last release. The patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Thriftshop. It's an older paper pad but I really love it. The heart punch is from Martha Stewart. I finished it off with some black pearl bling and tied a button on my bow with some divine twine. I don't have alot to do tomorrow, maybe I can do nichole's day 8 challenge before midnight. But who knows, I seem to be more of a night owl when it comes to crafting. I also entered this in The moxie fab world's die cutting challenge. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 10, 2012

For My Grandma

Hello all!  I'm getting this card in kind of late for papertrey's 5th anniversary festivities. Its been a busy day!  I used PTI's sketch # 1. I love them all and will probably use the others too. I made this card for my grandma's birthday. I hope she likes it. I used October Afternoon's Farmhouse DP. This is the first time I have used this book of paper and the Simply Jane stamp set and  I just love them both! I used pti's matstack 5 stamp set for the frame and the oval limitless layers dies for the sentiment. I added some pearls in her hair and cut out some bows for the top of the frame. I would like to thanks everyone for the kind comments you have given me this week. That's about it for tonight. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pinterest inspiration challenge

Today I am joining in with the PTI pinterest inspiration challenge . I had never checked out pinterest until today and WOW! I love it. It is definitely gonna be my go-to place to get my crafty mojo going. I chose this card from Dawn Mcvey as my inspiration.

I love all of Dawn's cards so it was hard to narrow it down to one picture. You can find her card here.  I used some DP from We are Memory Keepers love struck collection. My sister-n-law gave me this paper pad as a gift and I love it. I have used it alot while making my valentines cards. Thanks Tammy! My cardstock and stamps are all from PTI. I used scarlet jewel and hawaiin shores. I used an older Martha stewart border punch and my stampin up heart punch. I loved Dawn's idea of trimmimg a label down to put my sentiment on. I used the celebrations label. I stamped my sentiment from The Vintage Picnic Sentiments. The little "love you" ticket on the heart is from Love and Marriage and the stamped heart is from 2010 Love Tags. I finished it off with a quickutz button tab diecut, some twine and a some bling. I am enjoying all the challenges PTI is having this week, can't wait to see whats happening tomorrow. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 6, 2012


Hello blog friends! Today I made a card using the free download from Nichole Heady from Capture the moment blog. PTI is celebrating their 5th anniversary and they are doing all kinds of contests with really generous giveaways. Its a wonderful opportunity to win some really great stamps. I made this card using PTI's raspberry fizz cardstock. The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny's sweet tooth collection. The heart doily is from target. I inked it up with some rapberry fizz ink and trimmed the edge off to fit my card. I distressed the LOVE sentiment (its one of the freebies that nichole gave us)and trimmed it to fit also. Islipped some offray ribbon through one of the fancy tags from spellbinders and stamped the greeting from pti's 2010 love tags. I finished it off with a cute bird embellishment that I picked up at michaels.  I used the Mojo Monday sketch. I had a great time playing along with this challenge and hope to play with some more of the challenges this week. Thanks for visiting!