Thursday, September 30, 2010

Papertrey Chicks - Sketch Challenge

The latest Papertrey Chicks Sketch Challenge is up!  I was excited to play along and went for a new color combo for me.  I hope you enjoy!

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Background Basics: Diamonds, Round and Round, Background Basics: Petal Power
Paper: Fine Linen, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise
Other: Mat Stack 1

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I had made this for a one word challenge and just found the picture today.  Oops!  So, all my blog readers get to see my fun card.

Stamps: Boxes, Bags, and Tags, Fillable Frames #1 (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Lavender Moon, Stampers Select (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: Ribbon FX
Flowers: Prima
Jewels: Dollar Store

Thanks for looking today!  Have a great rest of the week.  I have been in my craft closet most of the day.  Hopefully, I will get back to my regular blog schedule soon.  :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop September 2010

Hello!  I had a great time making the card for this blog hop.  I cannot wait to see all the great ideas and how as a collection we all make this craft GREAT!  Happy hopping!

I used two different things for this card.

One, I loved how the embossed polka dot background looks.  I saw it here - Soapbox Creations.  Laurie is super talented, and I love visiting her blog almost daily.  So, I am working on my embossing skills, but I had to give it a try anyway.

Two, most of you probably recognize the frame from the ever-so-talented Maile Belles.  The first time I saw her use this frame - found here - I was overwhelmed.  So creative!  So beautiful!!  I knew right then and there that I was going to use this same frame over and over.

I hope I did justice to these talented ladies and their inspiration, ideas, and techniques.  Thank you so much for visiting.  Come back anytime.  :)  My blog is always here.

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Text Style, Fillable Frames #7, Just the Ticket
Paper: Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow
Ink: New Leaf, Smokey Shadow; VersaMark
Ribbon: New Leaf, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold
Dies: Mat Stack #4, Fillable Frames #7
Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blast from the Past Blog Hop - September 2010

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  I have had a busy couple of weeks and it was SO needed to get some time in the craft room.  :)  Enjoy your journey through this Blog Hop!

Stamps:  Make the Grade (Taylored Expressions), Up Up and Away (Papertrey Ink)
Pattern Paper: A Walk in the Park (Echo Park) from TE Key Ingredients
Paper: White and Red (TE Key Ingredients), Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Noir (Pallette); Tea Dye Duo, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Copics, Ribbon (TE Key Ingredients), Mat Stack 4 Die (Papertrey Ink)

Make sure and check out the rest of the blog hop participants!  There are going to be some amazing things to see, I am sure!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wishing You a Happy Birthday

I have a new favorite.  :)  Yes, it continually changes.  Please no judgement about my changing.  I have grown to love Summer Sunrise by Papertrey Ink.  I really didn't care for the color, but it was nice to have around.  However, lately I find that I reach for it all the time.  I don't know if it is the changing season or what, but I love it.  So, enjoy a fun color combo that makes me smile.

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Through the trees
Paper: Aqua Mist, Stampers Select White
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Fresh Snow, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss
Ribbon: Summer Sunrise Grosgrain
Other: White Embossing Powder (Prisma), Scallop Border Die

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Stamping Only

I thought the Create Blog had an interesting challenge of "stamping only".  I immediately thought of replacements for all my usual embellishments.  What a fun challenge to only use stamps and paper!  I had a blast making this card.  Sorry about the photo.  We are getting the first part of the clouds from the hurricane, and I won't be seeing sun for a couple of days.  Thanks for looking!

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Background Basics: Diamonds and Tin Types, School Time, Falling Leaves
Ink: Spring Moss, Scarlett Jewel, Smokey Shadow
Paper: Rustic White, Smokey Shadow
Other: Copic Spica, Cuttlebug Circle Die

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy, Happy Birthday

I love having days off.  But, they can sometimes be the hardest, too.  Can you say live and breathe a schedule?  :)  I have a card to share today that was so much fun to make.  I hope you have a great holiday today.

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Life, Fillable Frames #1, Round and Round
Ink: Vintage Cream, Tea Dye Duo, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream
Other: Fillable Frames #1 Die, Ric Rac (JoAnn's)

Friday, September 03, 2010

To Teach . . . .

Another Teacher card today!!

I am finishing my teacher cards, very slowly.  But, I only have 2 more to go!!!

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Teacher's Apple
Paper: Fly a Kite (October Afternoon), Red Paper and Cream Paper (Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo
Other: Flower (Kaiser Craft), Pure Poppy Button, Dark Chocolate Baker's Twine, Text Style Impression Plate

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Soaring by to Say Hi

Happy September 1st!!!!  That is just crazy!  We have had a great summer, but now I am ready for a long fall with fall weather.  I love the warm days and cool evenings that this time of year brings.

Today's card is featuring a couple of different things.  First, this is the very first time I have used my Everyday Button Bits set that I bought at CHA.  I love it and plan to make many, many, many, many, many more cards with it.  Also, do you see that delicious paper.  Most of my blog readers know that I don't buy anything usually except Papertrey Ink.  Well, Taylored Expressions has a great thing called Key Ingredients.  I get to use a pretty good supply of many fresh products and they just come to my door step every month.  I love it.  Now, to just use it instead of looking at it.  :)

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: Fly a Kite (October Afternoon), Yellow and Cream (Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions)
Ribbon: Red Satin (Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions)
Buttons: Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions
Bakers Thread: Dark Chocolate

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Wednesday!!