Friday, November 25, 2011

PPA 121 Pearls

This is for the CAS Elements of Style: Pearls. These are from a Pearl Pen. And I am loving this new color from Papertrey: Autumn Rose.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I am so excited!! I made my first etsy sale! It was my purple/pink/gray/black ruffle scarf. And I just had to make tag to match it.
Stamps: PTI: Background Basics: Houndstooth, Daydreamer, Fillable Frames #10, Just for You
Paper: PTI: Autumn Rose, Smoky Shadow, White, A Muse: Blackberry
Ink: PTI: Snow White, A Muse: Blackberry
Other: A Muse Blackberry buttons, PTI FF 10 die

Monday, November 21, 2011

Clean & Simple 167

This card is for the Clean & Simple #167 challenge. I know it is not much stamping, but stamping on vellum is not always easy, there was some effort involved. ;)
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things, and the brad is SU.
I took the picture below at my mom's new house, this is one of 2 bushes on each side of the front door. We don't know what kind of bushes these are, but they resemble grapes. So I was playing with my 100 Cameras app on my iphone, and got the above picture. Dave said it was hard to discern what it was, but I liked the abstract look.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Got Published!!

I am so excited!! I hate to be a bragger ;) but look at page 124. This card is my first publication.
My boss knows about my love of paper and card making, so when he saw the packaging on his Ipad, he gave it to me to play with. So, I made a Boss' Day Card.
The ribbon is A Muse, the library clip is Stampin Up. I printed the sentiment off the computer, used nestabilities to cut it out, and left the nestie on the die cut, then sponged ink on it to leave a white frame. The lines on the clipped layer is from PTI's Mini Scrapbooking Series:Library Ledger.
Hey Michelle! Look, I used kraft paper. I usually never use kraft paper, but it matched the letters, and I tried sponging the edges with PTI snow white ink to cover some of that kraft up.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

CFC 28

I am not sure this qualifies for a Clean and Simple Tag, but I had fun making it for the CASual Friday challenge. The flower is from A Muse. I stamped it in Memento Ladybug, cut it out, then pressed it into the Versamark, and covered it with Utee thick clear embossing powder.
The card base is a about an inch shorter than the standard card size, because i folded it up for the bottom pocket.
All the background stamps are from PTI, and the cream patterned paper is from SEI Moonrise pad.

Pay It Forward Challenge

This card is for Moxie Fab's Pay It Forward challenge, the Day of Encouragement card. I stamped PTI's Background Basics: Houndstooth on one edge in Ocean Tides ink. All of the patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist:Happy Go Lucky 6x6 pad.
I stamped the A Muse Mad for Plaid zig zag stamp, then stamped it again on the green check paper, then lined it up on the card, so that I wouldn't get one of those gaps of no ink like you get when you stamp on the edge of 2 layers. The butterflies are A Muse dies that Michelle let me use. She is sweet that way! The sentiment is from PTI Everyday Button Bits set.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Masculine Sympathy Card

I needed a masculine sympathy card, and thought this SEI Moonrise paper worked well. The sentiment is PTI Fillable Frames Additions set stamped in black on PTI vintage cream cardstock.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Make It Monday #39 & Tuesday Trigger

I combined 3 challenges for today's card. This is for the Make It Monday challenge to make a multi stamp background, and i used some of the colors from the Tues Trigger Beads pic. Also the Ribbon Carousel challenge 27 to use any ribbon or twine. I tied button twine thru the button, then instead of trimming, let it stay as part of the ribbon strip.
For the background, I used PTI's Harvest Berries stamp set for the leaves in pink (see the pink leaves in the trigger pic?) I also used PTI's Daydreamer set for the aqua mist blooms(for that big bluish-green bead in the center of the trigger pic), and the snow white trio of beads (taken after the pearls in the trigger pic).