Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wishing You

I am sharing the cards from the gift set I shared yesterday.  I made these for my sister.  She has such a distinct style and taste.  I would describe her as charming, nodding toward old world, slightly rustic, yet very sophisticated.  I honestly thought these cards were "her".

For my card, I used some luscious pinefeather felt.  I finally broke down and ordered Papertrey Ink's Pinefeather.  Oh my!!  It is such a great color - ribbons, paper, and felt.  I don't have a need for many Christmas stamps and haven't been able to justify a purchase of a snowflake set.  I have wanted a set for so long, but would only use them sparingly.  So, I thought and thought.  I used the Giga Guidelines 2 to mimic a snowflake.  It worked!  Did you even notice?  I love it when I make these little bitty discoveries.

Thanks for stopping by.  It has been a crazy busy weekend, but I have had a great holiday.  Maybe I can run over to my sisters and see if I can snap a quick picture of the tags that were also a part of this gift set. If you are interested, One Week With . . . starts Monday.  Otherwise, it will be blogging as usual here on my blog.

- All Papertrey Ink unless noted -
Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio, Giga Guidelines II
Ink: Fresh Snow, New Leaf
Paper: Kraft
Other: Pinefeather Felt, Vintage Cream/Fresh Snow Buttons, Rustic Twine, Tree Trimming Trio Die

Friday, November 26, 2010

Better Late Than . . .

Well, never.  I am so super late at posting this.  I really, really, really, really, really, super bad wanted to participate in the Papertrey Ink Bloghop.  Thanksgiving did not lend itself to blogging ease.  :)  Well, here she is - my PTI November blog hop tag project.

I made this little set for my sister (a.k.a. Thanksgiving Host).  I made a small set of Christmas cards with matching tags.  Then, I finished off the entire gift with a tag that I am sharing today.  I hope you enjoy my small, but late contribution.  I will be blogging about the cards and the tags, hopefully, tomorrow.  :)

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Home Made
Ink: New Leaf, Tea Dye Due, Versamark
Paper: Kraft
Other: Pinefeather Bitty Dot Ribbon, Pinefeather Grosgrain Ribbon, Tag Sale 2 Die

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Birthday Wishes

I had the opportunity to spend some time "playing" in my little craft space.  I love those times where you don't limit your creativity.  No challenges, no colors, no particular theme.  Oddly, those can be the most challenging, too.  :)  But, on this day, I was able to just play.

On today's card, I inked up an embossing folder before I ran the paper through my Cuttlebug.  It was definitely an interesting effect.  I will return to this but in different colors and armed with a wealth of knowledge.  Also, do you see the little beaded wire?  That was another "try" I did.  I liked how it turned out overall, but the whole card sorda turned out industrial.

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Birthday Wishes (SillyLeAnn Designs 1.0), Life
Paper: Smokey Shadow, Stampers Select White
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow, Terracotta Tile
Ribbon: Summer Sunrise Grosgrain
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Mat Stack 1 Die, Wire and Beads (my little creation)

Monday, November 15, 2010

With Sympathy

Today I am sharing an elegant sympathy card.  It was quick and easy which makes it perfect for an unexpected need.  Thanks for looking and reading today.

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: With Sympathy, Fancy Flourishes
Paper: Kraft, Melon Berry, Vintage Cream
Ink: Melon Berry
Other: Berry Sorbet and Vintage Cream Buttons, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Flowers (The Paper Studio), Rustic Twine

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just Moved

Ok, I totally did not or have not moved.  Well, I moved 4 years ago.  I just made this for a friend.  I wanted to share as it is made with tons of stuff from my Cricut.  I hope you are having a great week.  We went to see "Shrek the Musical" last night and had a ball.  Otherwise, we are gearing up for the holiday weekend here in the States.

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Paper: Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise
Ink: Fresh Snow
Stamps: Up, Up, and Away
Die Cuts: Platin School, Gypsy Font, DoodleType (Cricut by Provocraft)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Happy Fall

Autumn is officially in full bloom in my area of the world.  I love this time of year - the colors, the weather, the thankful spirit in the air.  I made a fun little card to share my love with all my blog readers.  Have a great Autumn season!

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps:  Falling Leaves, Background Basics: Petal Power, Up Up and Away
Paper: Stampers Select White, Terracotta Tile
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Tea Dye Duo
Other: Prima Flowers, Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Rustic Twine

Monday, November 01, 2010

With Gratitude

I really fell in love with a card I made for the Verve World Card Making Day Challenge here.  I kept looking at it thinking I should do it in a different color.  So, I did.  Enjoy!

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Because of You, Wishful Elegance (Verve); A Little Argyle
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss
Ink: Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow, Aqua Mist, Plum Pudding
Other: Lavender Satin Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Mat Stack 1, Argyle Embossing Folder (Quickuts), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuddlebug)

Thanks for looking!  One more thing . . . I am starting a new "series" if you will.  It is called "One Week With".  If you have a moment, go check it out here.