Sunday, September 23, 2012

PDCC #150


I made this card for the color challenge over at  PDCC #150. Here is the inspiration photo.

I know I'm a little early for x-mas cards but i just got these stamps and couldn't wait to use them. I love these colors together but never would have thought of it on my own. I used PTI's framed out #7 and the new Snow Medley stamp sets. I will be using those snowflakes alot this winter. Thanks for visiting!


I have been missing from blog world for quite a while but I have decided to give it another go.  I am looking forward to playing with many more challenges. Today I am playing along with CPS-283 . I am getting this one in at the last minute.  Here is the sketch

I made a halloween card using some of my PTI stamps. I used Mr. Bones and the spiderweb trio dies. They are awesome. I ran the webs through my xyron machine and added fine black glitter to them. I used papers from my minds eye and DCWV.  Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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!

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 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!