Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chevron Stripes

I know that chevron stripes are hot right now.  I was awaiting my Papertrey order to arrive with the ever-so-cute Chevron Stripes Background set.  I set down to make a card and ran across this paper in my stash.  I know it has been there for at least 2+ years.  So, in honor of this newest trend, I played.  :)

I was taken by the colors in this paper and have had a hard time using it.  However, this time I pulled it out, the card just flew together so fast and easy.

All Supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Paper: Chevron Stripe (My Minds Eye); Spring Moss
Stamps: Fillable Frames, Turning a New Leaf
Other: White Filigree Embossing Powder, Kaiser Flower, Spring Moss Button, Turning a New Leaf Die

Thanks for dropping by today!  Have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Way Out of My Comfort Zone

I have a quick share today.  This card was WAY out of my comfort zone and smashed the box on its way out.  :)

Well, what do you think?  I have mixed emotions about it.  Seriously!!  On one hand, I like it because I can totally see myself giving this to a more mature lady.  On the other hand, I really don't like it because it is not, well, me.  I am not crazy about the paper nor the colors.  I still wanted to share because I may or may not love it.  :)

All Supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Stamps: Mat Stack Collection, Tag Its
Ink: Ocean Tides, Plum Pudding
Other: Parisian Doily Die; Designer Paper, White Transparency Doily, Ribbon (Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit)

Monday, April 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop April 2011

I have two cards to share today, and I will be quick.  :)  First off, let me say that the "Boy Basics" line that released at Papertrey Ink this month is OUT OF THIS WORLD.  The Simple Circles stamps and die is the single greatest product release in months.  It is versatile, adaptable to all styles, and just plain adorable.  Take a look at that line of circles.  Perfection!  That Lisa Johnson is a designer super star!

You wouldn't know it (so I am going to show you), but the inside has a little sentiment combo that I thought was adorable.  

All Supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Paper: Plaid (My Minds Eye); Vintage Cream
Stamps: Boy Basics: Out of This World, Boy Basics: Simple Circle, Inside and Out: Happy Birthday
Dies: Out of This World, Simple Circle Border Die
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Spring Moss
Other: Copics

I have one more card that I made and thought I would share.  Let me first say that I really wanted some google eyes for this frog, but I had to make do.  I will be heading to the store today or tomorrow to remedy this poor frogs eyes.  I had the plaid paper still sitting out from the card above and thought I would look cute for another boy card.  

Do you see the water/waves?  That is the negative of the Simple Circle Die.  It made the PERFECT water.  The photo doesn't show it well, but the dies leave just a little embossing around the edges that really made the water waves.  

All Supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Paper: Plaid (My Minds Eye); Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss
Stamps: Boy Basics: Frog Hop
Ink: VersaMark; Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: Frog Hop, Simple Circles Border Die; Sheltering Tree (My Favorite Things)
Other: Denim Embossing Powder (Ranger); Black Rhinestones (Kaiser); 

Thanks for looking.  I loved boy month so much!!!  I have to say that I have never liked doing boy cards, but I have really enjoyed using all the boy basic products.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Few Random Cards

I have two cards to share today that are inspired by my blog and another that is a new technique.  3 Cards in one day!!  :)

I hand cut all the little pieces for this card except the circle.  I cheated and used a punch.

I punched the flowers and hand cut the cloud.

Now, if you read my blog regularly, you know I am not a perfect stamper.  I try, but it doesn't always work out.  :)  I wasn't going to share this card, but I sometimes find it helpful for me when I look back at my work.  I like to see how I have grown - whether the technique worked out or not.

I have been working for WEEKS on getting the blending technique.  This was my very first attempt.  The day I made this card, I drove to Hobby Lobby, spent more money than I wanted, and walked out with a Tim Holtz blending tool and pads.  It was after several weeks of disappointment that Betsy Veldman made the PTI Make It Monday video.  I watched it; I watched in again.  Then it hit me.  I had bought the felt pads and should have purchased the foam pads.  LIGHTBULB!!!

I have the new pads and have been itching to try it again.  Hopefully, I will get to it and share my results.  Oh, live and learn!

Supplies - All Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Card #1 and #2
Paper: Stampers Select White, Spring Rain; Pattern Paper (My Minds Eye)
Stamps: Inside and Out Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, Up Up and Away
Other: Sunshine Impression Plate, Stickles, EK Success Punches, and Dollar Store Jewels
Card #3
Ink: Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart
Stamps: Fillable Frames, Fancy Flourishes
Other: Butterfly Sticker (Sam's from the Office Supply section)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Congrats to the Mr and Mrs

It has been a LONG time since I posted.  Sorry.  Seriously, I have been working away in the background, but I have severely neglected this blog.  It seems I am a feast and famine blogger.  :)  My husband has a cousin that is getting married today.  This is the card that I made for them.

I really loved creating this little card.  For me this is WAY out of my "box".  I made the scalloped card on my Gypsy and cut it out with my Cricut.  On the inside, it read "Congratulations to the Bride and Groom."  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of it before it was signed and sealed.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope this is the start of many more posts to come.  No more dry posting spells.  :)

Supplies - All Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Stamps: Tag Its, Love Tags, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: True Black
Paper: True Black, Stampers Select White
Other: White Glitter (Doodlebug); 1/2 inch Score-Tape; 1.75 inch Circle Punch (EK Success)