Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This month's blog hop challenge was to get geared up for spring and pull out spring colors, flowers, holidays, or themes. I do not initially gravitate towards pastels, so the challenge was a great springboard, so to speak, for me. I was able to use some SU! Soft Subtles that I often neglect. Over the weekend, I was at a scrapbook retreat and a friend was kind enough to give me the cutest hand stamped birthday card....so so SO cute! Besides all the awesome PTI that was used on the card (Guide Lines, Love Songs, Raspberry Fizz), she also used the Martha Stewart dot scallop border punch. Well, I fell in love with it over the weekend thanks to watching this talented artist (and another awesome scrapper at the event!) and just had to make a run to go get one for myself.....and use it on this card. Now, you may ask, who is this talented friend? Well, you might recognize her, she is this month's PaperTreyInk Guest Star Stamper featuring a fantastic stationary set, Dana! She inspires me often, even on this simple card. While scrapping with her, she inked up some alphas with multiple inks and it looked so soft and pretty. So, I played with that today. I inked up PTI's Trajan Alpha with four Brilliance ink dew drops and love how it came out (if you click on the picture, you can really see the ink sparkle!). I hope you get a chance to check out Dana's blog and let her inspire you as well!!
Cardstock: SU! - Barely Banana, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst; Bazzil - pink; stash - blue
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink - Trajan Alpha
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance - Pearlescent Orchid, Pearlescent Purple, Pearlescent Lavender, Pearlescent Sky Blue
Ribbon: Taylored Expressions - Lemonade Twill
Embellisments: Martha Stewart - dot scallop border punch; Kaiserscrapbook - Mixed Flowers Rhinestones
Monday, February 16, 2009
The smaller snowflakes are cut from the same cartridge. They are pretty subtle, but are more pronounced than stamping tone on tone or with a watermark ink. I had never made a card that only used the Cricut with no ink or stamps before, so it was a fun challenge for me. And I'm glad I finally busted out that cartridge that had been sitting there taunting me for so long!
Cardstock: Blue and Silver are from stash
Ribbon: Wide & narrow navy blues from stash, Silver - PapertreyInk; Thread - Coats&Clark
Bling: Large - bulk from Walmart, small - Bling it On by Lisa Bearnson
Tools: Cricut - Joys of the Season
Friday, February 13, 2009
This is my husband's Valentine's card. Its super simple, just the way he would like it! (Well...hopefully, he likes it...even though its quite pink!! ;>) At 8 1/2"x 3 1/2" folded, its a tad odd shaped for an envelope. But, this one will be hand delivered, so no biggie there. I retraced the stamped "BE mine" sentiment with a Pink Spica glitter pen. I think I might have already mentioned this, but I LOVE these pens! I hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend!!
Supplies:Cardstock: PapertreyInk - Stamper's Select White & Raspberry Fizz
Patterned Paper: From stash, from about eight years ago.
Ink: PapertreyInk - True Match Raspberry Fizz
Ribbon: PapertreyInk - Raspberry Fizz twill
Other: Pink Spica glitter pen by Copic
Monday, February 9, 2009
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz & Vintage Cream; hunter green card base from stash
Stamps: PTI - GuideLines; SU! - friend stamp (still looking for set's name)
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz; Tsukineko, Versamagic - Hint of Pesto
Embellishments: Chipboard - SU!; Bling - Bling it On by Lisa Bearnson & Spica Glitter Pens; Ribbon - Papertrey Ink, Raspberry Fizz
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Pure Poppy & Vintage Cream; brown cardstock from stash
Stamps: SU! French Script background
Embellishments: Flowers - Prima; Buttons - La*di*dah, courtyard findings neutral; Lace - Wrights
Saturday, February 7, 2009
With 95 spools of gorgeous ribbon on the line, of course I just had to participate in Papertrey Ink's Bitty Dot Sketch Challenge on Nichole's blog. PTI's Heart Prints has definitely been my most used stamp set as of late, so I immediately grabbed it for this card.
The card base is black cardstock (from my stash....I'm almost out though, so it will be a good excuse to add some of PTI's True Black to my next order wink wink), layered with PTI's Raspberry Fizz stamped with SU's Craft White ink (which for some reason I was really arguing with today....usually, we are pretty good friends!) using a stamp from PTI's Polka Dot Basics set. On top of that is PTI's Pure Poppy cardstock. The sentiment and hearts are from Heart Prints, stamped in SU's Craft White ink and PTI's Raspberry Fizz Perfect Match ink, respectively. The small heart is glittered with JoAnne's ultrafine pink glitter, outlined with Ranger's Xmas Red Stickles, and popped up on foam. It is WAY more sparkly IRL, but I lost the sun before I was able to go outside to take a picture. The hearts are punched out using the Heart EK Success punches that PTI sells to go with the stamp set. And to finish the card off, I used some narrow red satin ribbon from my stash and three red Me & My Big Ideas icons bling. I wonder what Nichole has in store for us tomorrow!
Friday, February 6, 2009
And now, here I am, participating in my first ever online challenge and puting my name in the hat to win the random drawing prize of $100 worth of awesome PTI cardstock! My fingers are crossed, but either way, I really had fun playing along.
The card base is Papertrey Ink's Stampers Select White cardstock. Punched squares of PTI's Pure Poppy cardstock and three other colors of random cardstock from my scraps file using a Creative Memories Square Shape Punch (size 1 1/2" & 1 1/4"). The smaller square is up on foam squares with two different sizes of white Prima paper flowers finished off with Stardust Stickles in the flower centers. At the bottom of the card a Pure Poppy stitched grosgrain tops the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the PTI Borders & Corners Monogram Edition stamp set.
Thanks for looking and hope you get a chance to play some of the coming challenges. The latest post/challenge that just went up teases you with oodles of ribbon!