Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween duo

Hey everyone. Hope you're all having a great weekend so far. Mine hasn't been too bad. I actually have today off which is a rare treat. I hope to sit down and get some holiday cards started. Also ready for some football! Go Cowboys! For today's post, I have a Halloween card and bookmark to share.
Both were created using only Papertrey Ink products. The card base is True Black cardstock and the bookmark was die cut using their bookmark die and Orange Zest cardstock. The stamps are from their adorable Tiny Treats: Halloween and the frame stamp is from All Booked Up which was cut out using the Mat Stack 3 die. The patterned papers are from the Halloween Prints pad. I added gold Stickles to the witches hat and stars for a little extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you each of a wonderful week ahead.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blast from the Past

Hi everyone. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today. If you scroll down a bit, you'll see that my last stamping-related post was back in March. Crazy, huh?! I couldn't believe it'd been that long since I posted. I did go through a stamping drought for most of the summer, but this past month I was able to get a few cards done. Unfortunately, for my wallet anyhow, I couldn't resist a few of the Papertrey Ink releases while I was in my drought. Ha! At least I had plenty of new supplies to try out when I got my mojo back. As far as posting, I think my main problem is taking the time to take a picture, edit said picture, then write a blog post. When I took pictures of the cards below for this hop I went ahead and snapped a few of other completed cards. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of posting more frequently soon.

Anyways, back to the reason for this post: Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop. I think this is such a great idea. It gives you that push to break out those old, forgotten sets and there is always such great inspiration all along the hop. And it gave me the much-needed motivation to post! Ha. Since Halloween is just around the corner (hard to believe eh?) I decided to use the Trick or Sweet set and create a duo of cards. I originally intended to make it a trio using the pumpkin cuppie as well, but I didn't get a chance to get the card put together in time for the hop. So a twosome it is. I stamped the vampire and frankenstein, colored them with Copics and then cut them out. The cardstock (Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, & Plum Pudding) and patterned papers (Halloween Prints) are from Papertrey Ink. On each of the card bases, I stamped two images, the treat bag and ghost, from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats: Halloween set. The sentiment is also from this adorable set. Basically just two simple, flat cards- perfect for easy mailing! Please excuse the poor photos. My camera seems to have dust in the lens so there is a black dot that appears in every shot. I had to zoom out and then crop close to get a picture without the dot.

Anyways, that is all from me this time around. Thanks again for stopping by. Be sure to check out everyone's blog that is involved in this hop below. You won't be disappointed! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

i ♥ faces - week 26 [pets]

This is my first time entering the weekly challenge over at I Heart Faces. The theme this week is Pets. Meet Geno:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

High Hopes Easter

Good Saturday evening! I hope you all plan to show your support for the Earth and switch off your lights at 8:30 pm your local time for one hour. It's all part of a movement called Earth Hour.  Now onto today's card...

This is my last-minute entry for this week's High Hopes Challenge #68 - Hoppy Easter! I stamped the image, titled Bunny With Gift, in Memento ink on PTI's Vintage Cream cardstock and layered on PTI Summer Sunrise cardstock.  I colored it with Copics, but kept it minimal. I have a limited number of Copics and all of my browns are dark. I felt too much dark brown would be a bit too much. What are your favorite tan and light brown Copics? I need to add a couple to my collection. The cardbase is PTI Lemon Tart and the patterned papers are DCWV. I punched the striped paper, which is a bit hard to see, with a Martha Stewart border punch who's name I can't recall. I finished it off with two Prima flowers and a dew drop center.

That is all from me for this post. Don't forget to turn off those lights! :) Have a wonderful night y'all.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

PTI March Blog Hop

Sorry for the slightly lop-sided photo. This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is all about the buttons! I love their perfect match vintage buttons. The ones I used here our Lemon Tart. I tied a simple twine knot in the center of each. The card base is their new color, Hawaiian Shores. It's so pretty! I also used the new Delightful Dahlia stamp set and dies. The flower was stamped in Hawaiian Shores ink on Lemon Tart Bitty Dot paper and the leaves were stamped in Ripe Avocado ink on Spring Moss cardstock.  I am so loving the new PTI dies! That strip of Spring Moss Bitty Dot paper was cut with the Rick Rack die. The Mother's Day sentiment is also from the Delightful Dahlia set and was stamped in Ripe Avocado ink on Kraft cardstock

This card is also my entry for Lisa Johnson's Poppy Seed Challenge #2. The challenge, as you can see above, was to use Light Moss, Polka Dots, and Buttons. Because it's easy to replicate, I plan to make more cards like this one using a variety of color schemes and stamps. Well, that is all from me! Tomorrow is Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.