Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mining My Stamp Stash

I have switched my stamp index over to Evernote officially.  It is complete, and I LOVE it!!  I have found so many great uses for stamp sets that have been setting dormant.  I love that I can "mine" my own stamp stash for images and sentiments.  Don't get me wrong.  I love getting new stamps.  But, at some point you have to take a good look at your stash and either use it or lose it.

This card was made with some stamp sets that have yet to see ink.  Most of that is circumstantial at this point, but it is nice to use some of my new things as I get back into the swing of card making again.  This card all started with the flower stamp from Boxes, Bags, and Tags.  I love that flower.  Where has it been?  Well, it was locked away in forgetful land until Evernote brings these things to light.

Thanks for looking today!  I hope you have a great week!

Supplies - all Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Stamps: Boxes Bags and Tags, Daydreamer, Label Basics, Fillable Frames #4
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow
Other: Aqua Mist Ribbon, Label Basics Dies, Rhinestone (dollar store), Stampers Select White Card Stock

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Baby Girl

So, I liked making the shaped card so much that I made a girl one.

I loved how the little scallops turned out.  I have a stamp from years ago made by "The Paper Studio".  It is a long simple scallop stamp.  I was so easy to bend it to go around the legs of the onesie.

I didn't get a photo of the inside.  Oh!!  I stamped the "Congrats on your new little bundle" from Signature Greetings.  I accented it with a flower from the Flower Fusion line.  Shame on me.  I thought that was one of the best parts.

Credits - All Papertrey Ink unless noted:  Stamps - Damask Designs and Unknown Set by The Paper Studio; Flowers - Prima; Pearls - craft store; Ink - Berry Sorbet; Die - Shape Up Onesie Die

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Baby on the Brain

I definitely have baby on the brain.  I was putting away my newest Papertrey Ink order when I ran across this Onesie Die.  I couldn't stop thinking about it.  So, I made a card. Again, I kept it simple.  I am still trying to get back into the creative swing.

Yes, I made a boy card.  Because, I am after all having a boy.  I am super excited.  Anyway.  I was so happy with how this turned out.  It wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be cutting the card.  Two layers of card stock gave my little Cuttlebug a run for its money.

Credits - All Papertrey Ink unless noted: Paper - Spring Rain; Ink - Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, and Fresh Snow; Stamps - Everyday Classics and A Little Argyle

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  I went into my craft room and made my very first card in months.  It felt so good.  But, it was funny as I sometimes felt like I had 2 left hands (which would be GREAT if I were left handed).  I couldn't remember where I kept things.  It came back slowly at first, but I started acting like I had never taken time off before long.

I went simple.  Easy.  Mostly I wanted to try my new PTI inks.  More on that later.  I want to use them several times before I give an honest opinion.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Credits all Papertrey Ink unless noted otherwise:  Designer Paper - Hobby Lobby; Vintage Cream Card Stock; Ink - Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz; Dies - Butterfly and Mat Stack 4 Layerz; Stamps - Butterfly Dreams and Limited Edition Thank You Stamp; Ribbon - Hawaiian Shores