Friday, September 30, 2011

Hey There

Hello and Happy Friday! I made a card for my sister over the weekend that I wanted to stop in and share real quick. Unfortunately, it's getting darker earlier these days, so by the time I get home from work, I don't have time to get a picture outside. So, I had to take these with my cheap-o light box. I already stuck the card in the mail, so I can't retake. She probably won't receive the card until tomorrow, but I know she doesn't check my blog, so I feel safe in posting it and not ruining the surprise! My sister has been having a rough time lately, and to top it all of, she was laid off from work last week! I haven't seen her since I moved from Florida to Mississippi in October 2008. To say I miss her and my mother and they miss me would be an understatement! The last time we talked, when she gave me thins news, she was saying how much she missed her sister, and wished she could have some 'sister time'. I hope I can make it down there to visit them soon, but in the mean time, I thought I'd let her know I was thinking of her the best way I know how...with a card...
And a close up of the dimension in the sunflower:
And the inside:
Now, if this card looks familiar to you, it was kind of a CASE. I combined inspiration from two different cards. It's a cross between THIS (the last card on the post) card from Maile and THIS card by Heather Nichols. Anyway, I hope you like my version, and I'll see you tomorrow for World Card Making Day!


Supplies:(All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified)
Paper: Ripe Avocado and Stamper's Select
Stamps: Simply Sunflower and Big and Bold Wishes
Ink: Jenni Bowlin- Chicken Feed, Lemon Drops, Malted Milk, Stick Candy, and Brown Sugar
Other: Simply Sunflower die, Edgers die #4, Leafy Vine border die, and adhesive foam roll by 3M

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Birthday cards

Hello! We are half way through the week and I am so ready for Friday! I am really looking forward to Saturday, and participating in some fun World Card Making Day activities from around the web! I already told my husband to clear my schedule! ;) Do you have any plans? Will you be participating in the festivities?
In the meantime, I thought I'd pop in to share a couple cards my sister-in-law commissioned me to make for her son and step-son over the weekend. They both turned 14 on Saturday. Well, we all know 14 year old boys are not the easiest to make cards for, so I ended up making them both the same card, just reversing the colors. I also put different sentiments on the insides. Here they are:
That's all for now! I hope you like them! I'll try to stop in again before the weekend to share another card from the weekend, if I don't get a chance, then I'll be here all day Saturday! :) Hope to see you then!


Supplies:(All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise mentioned)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, and Kraft Cardstock. 2009 Bitty Dots patterned paper.
Stamps: Just the Ticket
Ink: Enchanted Evening; Cough Syrup by Jenni Bowlin
Other: Just the Ticket die, Fiskars star punch, Pure Poppy button and blue button from stash, Vintage book print, Airmail twine.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Garden Variety Birthday

Good morning! I am back again today with another attempt to catch up on some cards I never got around to posting, as well as get back into a regular blogging routine! :)
So, I'll jump right in and share today's card!
I made this card a few months ago for our Aunt and owner of the jewelry store my husband works for.
I guess that's all for now! I'm glad we are getting closer and closer to the weekend! That means I will have some fresh cards to share with you! :) Anyway, enjoy your day! And thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the WWW!


Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Paper~ Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate base
Stamps~ Garden Variety, Year of Flowers Collection, Inside and Out Birthday
Ink~ Fresh Ink: pool, Dark Chocolate, Promarkers, Fresh Snow
Other~ Hawaiian Shores twill, Garden Variety dies, double ended banner die, Vineyard Impression Plate, Kaisercraft Rhinestones 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Note of Thanks

Happy Humpday! We are half-way there to the always highly anticipated weekend! Even more so it seems this week, as I had my September release Papertrey Ink package show up on my door step uber quickly on Monday! Oh, how I am looking forward to playing with those goodies! I'm sure you understand! ;) I don't get much crafty time during the week. I just don't have the energy once I get home. It's too bad, because most days I spend a majority of my day, daydreaming of a card or project I want to work on when I get home...I feel so inspired and full of ideas, but by the time I get home and get everyone (fur babies) walked and fed, and changed and all the other daily stuff, it is usually after 8pm and my mojo is sucked right out with my energy! Does that happen to you? I am always so envious of those crafters who work late at night, or when they are tired!
Anyway, in an attempt to keep things a little more active here on the ole' blog-o, I found this card I made a few months ago, and never got around to posting. I liked it. I hope you do!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Paper~ Rustic Cream, Melon Berry cardstock
Stamps~ Mat Stack 4 Collection, Fancy Flourishes
Ink~ Versamark, Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet
Ribbon~ Fine Linen twill, Lace by Simplicity
Other~ Clear embossing powder, Mat Stack 4 die, Edgers #2 die, Double-ended banner die

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A baby card

Hello crafties!!! Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Just a quick card to share today... My sister-in-law texted me yesterday needing a baby card for a girl pretty much within an hour or so, so I whipped one up real quick! I was glad to have recently purchased Bitty Baby Blessings Papertrey Ink stamp set for occasions such as these! So this is what I threw together real quick!
I had some car troubles on my way to work on Friday, and a couple guys from work took such good care of me and probably saved me a couple hundred dollars, at least! So, needless to say I have a couple Thank You cards to whip up for them today, so I should be back real soon to share those!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of the beautiful weekend!

Paper~ Vintage Cream, Papertrey Ink; Patterened~ Imaginisce
Stamps~ Bitty Baby Blessings, Papertrey Ink
Ink~ Fountain Pen, Jenni Bowlin
Ribbon~ Vintage Cream, Papertrey Ink
Dies~ Mat Stack #3, Envelope Liner die, Papertrey Ink
Other~ Vintage Cream Envelope, Papertrey Ink

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello! I hope you're enjoying your weekend! I was trying to figure out the InLinkz manager to display my product lists. I figure it would be easier than writing everything up, every time. However, I do not have the patience to figure it all out right now! It is not a simple process! Hopefully, I can get it figured out pretty quickly.
Anyway, I wanted to stop in to share a card I made last weekend for my mother's birthday, which was Thursday. I had just gotten the Houndstooth Background set, and wanted to play along with it. I thought it looked pretty in grey, Jenni Bowlin Weathervane on Sweet Blush. It gave it kind of an elegant feel, which I though the silhouette would look nice, along with the new Mat Stack 1 Layers, some cream silk ribbon, a little bling and this card was born:

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Sweet Blush and Smokey Shadow
Stamps: Background Basics: Houndstooth, Iconic Images, Peaceful Gardens for sentiment
Ink: Jenni Bowlin Weathervane
Other: Bling, Pearls, and Ribbon from stash.