Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thank You

There is not much better than waking up on Saturday morning and the mailman dropping off a big box from Papertrey Ink! Perfection! So, of course I had to play right away! This is a card I made using Peaceful Gardens and Half and Half.

When stamping the bamboo, I used the Rock and Roll technique using Jenni Bowlin inks. I first stamped the whole image with Stick Candy, then I just rolled the outer parts of the image in Seed Packet, the darker green. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled some clear embossing powder on, and heated it. It gave it a really cool effect, that my poor photography skills did not quite capture in this photo.
The patterned paper is Echo Park, Victoria Gardens. And I think that's all for now! I hope to get a few more cards finished up today.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PTI Stamp-a-Faire Challenge #10

Just stopping in to share my card for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire Challenge #10. Due to the original post not posting on time, we were given until tonight to complete this final challenge! I really wanted to participate in this one, so I rushed right into my craft room after work, and put something together.
I used Rustic White for the base, and stamped Text Style for the background with Chai ink. Then I stamped the lavender sprigs from Life in Plum Pudding, and highlighted some of the tops with a Sakura sparkle gel pen. I tied on the Plum Pudding saddle stitch ribbon, stamped the sentiment from Gracious Vases in Dark Chocolate ink, and threw on a few Basic Grey gem stones for good measure!

I hope you like it, and good luck to all! Such a fantastic prize for this one! Especially for those of us who missed out on being there......THIS time! ;)

Have a GREAT night!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

PTI Stamp-a-Faire Challenge #3

I'm sneaking in with one last Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire Challenge for the night. This one is for Challenge #3, which was to make a window card using dies or punches and tie a ribbon or twine on one side from the window to the side of the card. I had a blast playing along with the challenges today and watching the videos from Stamp-a-Faire, and chatting on the message boards with the other lovely PTI lovers playing along from home!
I worked in no particular order for the challenges, I just basically ran with any ideas that popped in my head along the way! This last card I am not very happy with, and would normally just scrap it, and it would certainly never make it to my blog! However, I am running out of time, and I really want to get one more card in before the challenges close!
Oh, and I ran out of daylight, so please excuse the photo quality!
 I made my window with the Mat Stack 4 die, and I liked the way the Edgers #1 die matched in shape, so there's that. Then, I layered the inside with Stamper's Select. I stamped each of the vases on the same pattern of paper with each just having a slightly different shade of grey/ black. That paper is from Stampin' Up. Finally, I just stamped the flower, colored with my Promarkers, and stamped the sentiment and tied the Papertrey Ink twine to the side. Then I called this card done!
I am so glad these challenges got me to finally show this set some ink! I wish I could have gotten a couple more cards in, but I am a SLOW stamper/ card maker! I am also so glad for these challenges because I finally updated my blog after a couple months! I do actually have quite a few more cards I've made, so I'll definitely work on getting those posted over the next couple days or so! I hope you'll come back then!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PTI Stamp-a-Faire Challenge #4

I'm back with another card for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire challenges today. This one is for challenge #4, which is another color challenge, and the colors are Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, and Enchanted Evening. You can find the details of the challenge, and play along at Nichole's blog here. And here is my card for this challenge:
Another birthday card, but you can never have too many of those, right? I think this would be good for a male. I hope, anyway. ;-) So, the card base is Hawaiian Shores, and is a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 size. I added a layer of Simply Chartreuse, which I embossed using Versamark and clear EP, stamped with Polka Dot Basics 2. As you see, I used every size dot, from smallest to largest. I have seen this done before, as well as using balloons in this image from Everyday Button Bits that I stamped as the focal point onto the die cut notebook page using paper from My Mind's Eye. I didn't have a balloon punch, so I cut the balloons on my cricut. The patterned paper the balloons were cut from are Stampin' Up. Finally, I cut the sentiment label from Label Basics, and stamped it with Enchanted Evening ink. And my Ripe Avocado came in on the middle balloon. I think that's it for this one! I'm off to try and get in maybe one more challenge tonight!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PTI Stamp-a-Faire Challenge #2

Hello and Happy Saturday! I just wanted to pop in for a quick second to play along with Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire Challenge #2, which was to make a card using the colors Raspberry Fizz and Smokey Shadow. The challenge can be found on Nichole's blog here. I made the following card:

Oh my gosh! I just noticed there is a dang date across my card! Ugh! How embarrassing! I was using my husband's camera, and I don't know how to fix that right now...I want to link up my card, so I will try to fix the picture a little later.

**Here is a picture without the date! :)

Anyway, the card is 4 1/2 X 4 1/4. The Stamper's Select base is stamped using Dot Spot with Raspberry Fizz and Smokey Shadow inks. I used one of the Doily Detail dies and Raspberry Fizz popped on foam adhesive, to frame the flower and lace border from Tag-it's #5. And the Sentiment is from Inside and Out: Birthday.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!