Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sending Prayers

Here is another card for PTI's bloghop today. I enjoyed this inspiration photo so much that I did a second card with this inspiration photo:

This time a made a sympathy card. I started with an Aqua mist cardbase. My DP is from October Afternoon. I love that brand of designer paper. I used an embossing folder on the white cardstock. It is from Lifestyle crafts. This was another gift from sister-in-law Tammy who is also my best friend. She's so awesome. It comes in a set of two folders and is called whimsy. I think I might be using this one alot. I really like it. I used the matstack 4 and matstack 4 layerz label die. I used the oval limitless layers on top and added my sentiment from Beautiful Butterfies. This is becoming a go-to stamp set for me. I love the script of the sentiments in this set. I used aqua mist ribbon and some yellow bling to finish it off. I hope everyone has a good week. Thanks for visiting!

March PTI Bloghop

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have had a wonderful weekend. It rained all day yesterday so I was able to spend the whole day in my craft room. My husband even took me to cracker Barrel for dinner so I didn't have to cook. I love days like this. I worked on a card for PTI's march bloghop. I loved the colors in this inspiration photo:

I started with a cardbase in harvest gold. This is a new color to me. I just added it to my collection. I love it! The yellow gingham DP is from amuse studios and the other DP is from October Afternoon. I used the celebrations die and cut it twice and layered it. I used the frame from Pretty Peonies and to my surprise it fit perfectly. I stamped it in Harvest Gold. The "easter wishes" sentiment is from the Sweet Spring stamp set. I stamped it in dark chocolate. I stamped and cut out the butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set. I added some stardust stickles to them for a little extra sparkle. The ribbon is aquamist. I added a button and some twine.  Aqua mist and Harvest Gold are two colors that work very well together so I really enjoyed this challenge. Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Matthew's Get Well card

Hello! I made this card for my son who had to have emergency surgery yesterday. He had his appendix removed, everything went well and he's home and doing good (i'm so thankful). He's 21 but all you mothers know how it is. He will always be my baby. It's was a long weekend without alot of sleep for me. Today things seems to be a little more normal. I made him a get well card and used PTI's make it monday challenge: colored kissing. I also used the deconstucted sketch  from Jen Shults. Here it is
I used PTI cardstock and patterned paper from my mind's eye and amuse. I used the Healing Touch Sentiments stamp set and broke up the setiment "get well soon" so I could make it fit in my star. I used a piece of scotch tape for this.  For my colored kissing technique, I used star prints and a border from love songs. It was a really fun technique, but not as easy as Heather made it look. when I tried to stamp the border on the star stamp, it kept sliding and I would have to start all! The stars are diecut with a quickutz set of dies that I got from the chantily Va scrapbooking expo. The star border is from joy carfts. I wrapped two pieces of twine, one above and one below the border. You can't really use pretty ribbon on a man's card. Although I would love to use ribbon on every card. I hope to find time to try this technique again this week. Thanks for visiting!