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.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just Because

Oh wow. I had no idea that it has been so long since my last post. I have been creating so I hope to blog more frequently real soon. This card features Papertrey Ink's Year of Flowers: Violets set. I adore the images in this set. They are so easy and fun to paper piece which is what I did here. The papers are from the Pretty Pastels collection. PTI is releasing a new YOF set each month. March's was the Daffodil. It is equally cute! The card is, overall, pretty simple. The ribbon is Lavender Moon Swiss Dot and the sentiment is from Giga Guidelines stamped in Plum Pudding ink. To finish it off, I added a bit of fine glitter to the center of the Violet with my Quickie glue pen. I thank you for stopping by. It's almost 11 pm here in Virginia so I'm going to go finish Dead As A Doornail, the 5th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series (True Blood, anyone?), and then hit the hay. Nighty night! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wishing You Love

Howdy folks. Happy Hump Day! It's a dreary and rainy day here in Virginia. Yuck! The card I have to share today is my entry for a few challenges and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

And here is the card..  

 I used the adorable image titled With Love from Wags 'n Whiskers. Isn't she so cute!? I just got her about a week ago, hence the challenges to use something new. She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I added some Diamond Stickles to the fuzzy trim of her boots. The card base is made from Papertrey Ink's Sweet Blush cardstock and the patterned paper is Basic Grey's Bittersweet. The sentiment, stamped in PTI Dark Chocolate ink, is from PTI's Wishing You set and the heart, stamped in PTI Sweet Blush ink, is also PTI - from the Love Songs set. I used the Martha Stewart Mini Heart border punch on the brown paper and also the bottom layer. I also decorated the inside of the card this time around. I didn't follow the same sketch but used the same papers so that it coordinates. You can click on the smaller images below for a bigger view.

Well, that is all for me today. Thank you for stopping by and also many thanks for all of the sweet comments you leave. They really make my day. Have a good one!! 

Sunday, January 10, 2010

P.S. I Love You

The weekend is almost over. Sure flew by didn't it? I went and saw Avatar yesterday and wow! What a movie! I think it's the best I've seen and I'm a movie fanatic. I highly recommend it. The story and effects are incredible and it has a really great message. I admit I was on the verge of tears through a lot of it, even shed a few. I love when a movie can bring out so much emotion in its audience.

Anyways, on to the reason of the post. This is my entry for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #21. I really like this color scheme. I've used only Papertrey Ink products. Their next release is just around the corner. Did you guys see today's peek? It is so cute and creative! I don't have a single baby set so I know this one will be going into my cart. 

 Okay, back to the card.. I used Aqua Mist cardstock for the card base and Dark Chocolate and Lemon Tart for accent pieces. The XOXO background, envelope, and sentiment are all from my new Love Songs set. The background on the Lemon Tart cardstock, stamped in Dark Chocolate ink, is from Background Basics: Retro. Embellishments include Lemon Tart Swiss Dot Satin ribbon and Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart vintage buttons. I promise the ribbon lays flat. It didn't photograph too well on the right end. 

NFL playoffs have begun. Any other football fans out there? My Cowboys whooped some Eagle tail last night. Yeah!! Well, I'm off to watch the rest of the Ravens and Pats game. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Love Birds

My first post of 2010. I meant to post earlier (I say that frequently huh?) but after taking a break during the Holidays it was slightly tough getting my mojo back. I finally found it yesterday and was able to get two cards done. Lots of pinks going on with this one. I think I went a little overboard.

The image is from High Hopes and I colored it with Copics. Other than that, oh and the Prima flower, everything else is Papertrey Ink. The cardstock is Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz. The patterned paper is the new Simple Valentine. I got the stack for Christmas. I love these papers! And to finish it off, PTI's vintage buttons.

I am entering this card in a few challenges:

I hope you all have a great weekend. I actually have tomorrow off, which is a rarity. I want to go see Avatar. It looks really good. Maybe I'll get another card or two done as well. I'll be back soon with my entry for Dawn's latest Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. :)