Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thinking of You

Long time no post!  Eeek.  Sometimes life has a way of getting in the way of the things I want to do.  I have missed blogging.  I have missed creating.  I have made a few things behind the scenes.  But quite honestly, I haven't had a chance to get in my little space and create.  You know the kind?  The opportunity to just play with all my creative goodness.  No deadlines.  No projects.  No kids.  No stress.

Oh, I never mentioned my in-laws 40th SURPRISE Anniversary Party.  That is what kept me busy through the end of September and the first half of October.  300 pictures.  220 photos used in a video.  About 100 photos printed, matted, and tagged.  Yes, LOTS of work for me.  So, hopefully I am somewhat back again.

I used a sketch from TE.  This was a few weeks back.  I came up with this idea and never had a chance to see it to completion.  Although the challenge is long gone, I still loved the concept and wanted to keep going.  The polka dots and plaid took FOREVER to stamp (mostly because I made 10 of these).

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Discover Your Wings (Taylored Expressions); Thinking of You (Stampendous); Polka Dot Basics, Distressed Stripes, Life
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores; Noir (Pallette)
Other: Copics

Friday, October 22, 2010

Taylored Expressions October 2010 Bloghop

I am blogging from afar this morning; I hope it all goes as planned.  This month we were instucted to use a stamp from one of the TE Christmas stamp sets.  I chose a beautiful sentiment from the Christmas Blessings set that I picked up at CHA.  This may be my favorite Christmas sentiment of all the Christmas sets I have seen.  Isn't it gorgeous??!!??!!  I was so excited about the color combo.  I think I am going to redo Christmas at our house this year and go with these colors.  Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to scroll down and visit all the other awesome blogs.

Edited:  I updated my photo from the backseat photo shoot with my iPhone.  Now this is more like it.  :)

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps:  Christmas Blessings (Taylored Expressions); Damask Designs
Paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft
Ink: Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Tea Dye Duo
Ribbon: Red Satin (Hobby Lobby)

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Hello Sunshine

I had so much fun putting this happy little card together.  I will have to admit that I am not a "scrap" user when it comes to making cards.  I had a VERY difficult time trying to use the small pieces of paper sticking out behind the design - so I ditched them.  :)  This is the last card in the Verve Stamps World Card Making Day Sketch Challenge.  Yeah!!!  It was lots of fun!

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Let It Shine (Verve); Beautiful Blooms II, School Time
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Spring Rain
Ink: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy
Other: White Floss (DMC); Lemon Tart Ribbon and Button

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I used a Doily!!!

I personally think I am so far from Shabby Chic it is almost unreal.  But, I got some doily transparencies from my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit.  I came very close to just throwing them in the trash.  When I saw this sketch I immediately thought of those doilies.  Well, here is my attempt at vintage, shabby chic . . .

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Plain Jane Proverbs 3:5 , Because of You (Verve)
Paper: Plumberry, Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Restoration Designer Paper (Crate Paper)
Ink: Ocean tides, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse
Other: Doily Transparency, Ribbon (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients - Sept 2010); Diamond Stickles

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Thanks for looking!  Here is my contribution to the Verve Stamps World Card Making Day Sketch Challenge #3.

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Up Up and Away, Round & Round
Paper: Vintage Cream, Fine Linen, Aqua Mist
Ink: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Tea Dye Duo
Other: Fine Linen Ribbon

Monday, October 04, 2010

Happy Birthday to You

I am working through the Verve Stamps World Card Making Day Sketch Challenges.  Here is the sketch and my card.

-All Papertrey Ink Unless Noted-
Stamps:  Damask Designs, Fillable Frames #5
Paper: Plum Pudding, Dotty Discotti, Kraft
Ink: VersaMark, Plum Pudding, Dark Chocolate
Other:  Plum Pudding Ribbon, Fillable Frames #5 Die

Sunday, October 03, 2010

World Card Making Day with Verve

I had a migraine over the weekend and am just now getting all my Verve Stamps World Card Making Day cards up.  Yikes!!  So, bear with me as I post 5 things in a row.  :)

The first card is from the first sketch.  Simple, right?  :)  I did have a lot of fun with these and really tried to stay true to myself and my design esthetic while pushing myself to use the sketch.  Did that just totally sound like Project Runway or what?

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Because of You, Wishful Elegance (Verve) A Little Argyle
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest
Ink: Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest
Other: Red Satin Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Mat Stack 1, Argyle Embossing Folder (Quickuts), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuddlebug)

Thanks for looking!