Saturday, January 28, 2012

Make It Monday #50: Shaker Card

Hey guys! Hope you're enjoying a lovely Saturday! It's been a nice, relaxing day here, with some time spent in the craft room this afternoon. A perfect day! I wanted to play along with this weeks Make It Monday, where the challenge this week was to make a Shaker card. I have always wanted to try one, and this was the perfect excuse to actually do it! Since I'm still in Valentine's mode, I chose to use the heart die as Heather did. Here is my take:

Sorry about the glare on the clear cardstock! Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)
Paper: True Black, Stampers Select, Pure Poppy, Clearly Creative, Echo Park
Stamps: BB: Houndstooth, Think Big Favorites #12
Dies: Mat Stack and Layerz #4, Heart, Heart Border
Other: Country Companions heart gems, Heart Confetti

Friday, January 27, 2012

Together Forever

Hello and Happy Friday! Are you as ready for the weekend as I am!? I will have the house to myself on Saturday, so I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished this weekend (besides just catching up on my Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)! Ha! Gotta love those guilty pleasures!
Anyway, I am stopping in to share a card I made a couple weeks ago. It's a CASE of this card by Kristina Werner. I really loved that card when I saw it, and wanted to make something similar using what I had, so I came up with this:

Paper: October Afternoon (Farmhouse) and Stamper's Select
Stamps: Love and Marriage
Dies: Doily Details and heart (both Papertrey Ink)
Other: Grey twine, Smokey Shadow ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's the 25th of January, which means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. As I mentioned in a previous post and in keeping with my goal this year to participate in more Make It Mondays and Blog Hops, I am finally joining in my first blog hop! It's about time!
The Challenge this month was to first pick your favorite Papertrey project from 2011. Then are asked to take it a step further and create a second card inspired by our first card. The details can be found on Nichole's blog.
So for my favorite card, I chose a card I posted in November here.
The reason I picked this card, is because I've just always thought this card was pretty. I love the layout with the edger die used along the bottom, and the pretty papers and colors. I like the doily, and I really like that seam binding ribbon! This was my first attempt at using seam binding ribbon.
So, for my inspired by card, this is what I came up with:
I kept the same layout, just using a different Edger die along the bottom. I also just had to use my new Limitless Layers Ovals, instead of the doily, and used a lighter shade of Seam Binding to match the patterned papers. I still like the original better, but this was definitely a lot of fun!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog! Now I am off to hop around! I can't wait to see the amazing creations you Papertrey fans came up with!

Paper: Stamper's Select, Smokey Shadow, Echo Park (Yours Truly), and Wassaw (shimmer for key)
Stamps: Lock and Key
Dies: Edgers #3, Limitless Layers Ovals 2.25, Lock and Key
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Other: Martha Stewart Pearls, Smokey Shadow button, Seam Binding Ribbon

Have a Crafty Day!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Valentine

Good Morning! It's Monday! So, I'm going to keep it short and sweet once again! Here is another Valentine's card I made:

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Stampers Select, Echo Park for patterned, Wassaw for dark grey shimmer
Stamps: Lock and Key, It's Official for lines on notebook page
Dies: Lock and Key, Filigree border, Notebook page, Edgers #1
Other: Smokey Shadow ribbon, Martha Stewart gems, Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo Ink

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Hello and Happy Friday!!! I'm going to keep it short today. I just wanted to share one of the Valentines cards I have made for the shop.

And a close up of all the sparkle:

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, True Black
Stamps: Love & Marriage, Stitches & Swirls, Tiny Tags
Ink: Jenni Bowlin (Cough Syrup), Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Tiny Tags die, Prisma Glitter, Doddlebug Valentine Twine

I think that's it! I hope you like it! I'll be back with more Valentine's soon!
Have a GREAT weekend and Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Make It Monday #49

Good Morning! So, one of my "New Years Resolutions" this year was to participate more in Make It Mondays and Blog Hops with Papertrey Ink. And when I saw the incredible card and technique by Betsy on Monday, I knew I had to get in on this one! I quickly made this card after work on Tuesday night, and wanted to get it posted right away, but wanted to wait for daylight to take the picture, so brought it to work with me yesterday. I got the pic then my batteries immediately died before I could upload the pic! So I spent last night recharging the batteries, and am finally here today to post my card! Whew! Such a fiasco!
So, If you have tried this technique, you already know this, but if you haven't, let me give you this careful with the ink on the velum it will stay wet and it will get on your hands and rub off on your card base! And with limited time during the week, I just had to roll with it! So, just don't look too closely, K? Thanks! ;)
I used the same Label Basics as Betsy, just used a rectangle. I also used Simple Sunflower, and Happy Trails for the sentiment. The inks are Summer Sunrise and Canyon Clay. The ribbon is also Canyon Clay.
I hope you like my take on the challenge! And I'll be back soon with some Valentine's I've been busy working on! Oh, and wish me luck with my puppy search! We decided we needed a new dog! We've just been missing our Mickey so much! We are going to look at one tonight after work, but I am not sure about this one. I haven't seen a pic, it is a Rat Terrier- Chihuahua mix and is apparently kind of a scared dog. Nice and sweet, but has been moved around a lot a so scared. So, we will see. I want to make sure we get the right dog, as it will be a part of our family for many years to come!

Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Valentine's Card

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is treating you well so far and you had a great weekend! We spent a little time with the family New Years Eve and Day, and the rest of the time we watched a couple movies, and I spent some time in my craft room. Pretty quiet, but nice. I started on some Valentine's that will be displayed for sale at the Jewel Shoppe in town. I wish I had gotten done more than I did, but I got a start, anyway. And this is one of them:

Paper: Patterned (Echo Park), Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Love & Marriage (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Dies: Heart border and Filigree (Papertrey); Button (Papertrey)
Twine and Silver Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by!