Monday, May 31, 2010

Going to the Chapel...

Last week I received a call from a young soldier. He was interested in having me make wedding invitations for him & his soon-to-be young bride. I met with them personally with a couple of examples of what I could do. Here are the samples I provided:

interior of gate fold
gate fold with belly band
debossed front with frame
postcard style invite.

Here is what they finally decided on:

What do you think?

Supplies used:
Papertrey Ink (unless otherwise noted)
Stamper's Select White cardstock
Fancy Flourishes stamped with glue pad and sprinkled with Prisma glitter
(stamped in Smokey Shadow on interior of card)
Mat Stack #1 die stamped with frame and sentiment from Round & Round anniversary set embossed with SU! silver embossing powder
Belly brand created with SU! silver cardstock
Vellum paper from SU! tied with Basic Gray taffeta ribbon from SU!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Working out in my studio...

Just giving my papercutter, inks and stamps another workout. Was also challenging my mind ~ trying to step out of my box a bit. Took a little more time to do that as it is not my "norm". Enjoy my cards. Let me know what you think...

Strawberry card:
PTI Vintage Cream cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety deco paper
Mish Mash wrinkled ribbon
Scallop & Circle Punch
Rhinestone, Red Tag, Girls Paperie paper scrap, lace strip, prisma flower & leaves

Argyle Card:
PTI Vintage Cream, Scarlet Jewel cardstock & Bitty Box Basics paper
PTI Vintage Tea Dye Duo, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest & Dark Chocolate ink.
PTI Orange Zest twill ribbon
PTI Scarlet Jewel vintage button tied with twine
PTI A little Argyle and Big & Bold Wishes stamp sets
PTI Scallop die

Live your Bliss flower card:
PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores cardstock & Green Boutique paper
PTI Beautiful Blooms dies for fabric flowers, Fillable Frames #2 die
PTI Pure Poppy & Hawaiian Shores vintage buttons tied with twine
PTI Mega Mixed Messages stamp set
PTI Dark Chocolate ink
PTI New Leaf satin and Hawaiian Shores twill ribbons
SU! red gingham ribbon, sheet music strip
PTI guidelines impression plate inked with Tea Dye Duo

Thursday, May 20, 2010

CARDS Challenge - Berries

So I came across this challenge at the CARDS blog. You have to scroll down through last weeks challenge entries to get to what this week's challenge is about. Berries...specifically strawberries but any project involving berries works.

So taking a little inspiration from Betsy Veldman and Melissa Phillips, I came up with these two beauties. A little out of my box but I think I will be trying again. Neither of these is a good imitation of those two SUPER stars of stamping/crafting but I do so love looking at their work.

Sorry for the bad photographs. I just couldn't get the lighting right - wrong time of day!

Project # 1 Supplies List
Basic grey Nook & Pantry paper
Linen thread
Embellies from Mish Mash Etsy store (triangles, lace and circle embelly)
Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings stamp set
Papertrey Ink Kraft and Vintage Cream cardstock

Project # 2 Supplies List
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Paper
papertrey Ink Kraft and Vintage Cream cardstock
Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages stamp set
Papertrey Ink Mat Stack Die # 1
Mish Mash wrinkled ribbon
misc embellies: playing card, red lace, red twine, tag

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Aren't they BEAUTIFUL????

Made 6 pans of wondefully gooey and yummy Cinnamon Rolls based on thisrecipe.
I did, however, change the frosting to my own concoction of cream cheese, butter and sugar. No exact amounts as I just mixed, added and mixed again until I got a flavor I liked. YUMMO! The recipe actually made 7 pans but I made one pan of just hot rolls. They are tasty and lightly sweet - very close to my dh favorite rolls made by his mother.

Baby gift for a friend

I bought a cute blanket and put it in a kraft bag that I used cardstock and stamps to make pretty. Then I made a set of 10 thank you cards with matching envies and a card to say congratulations.

Supplies used:

Papertrey Ink - kraft, vintage cream and spring moss cardstock

Round and Round Anniversary set, Baby Button Bits stamp sets
Spring Moss, True Black and Vintage Tea Dye Duo inks
Spring Moss twill ribbon, Vintage Spring Moss buttons, Mat Stack Die 1

gift bag, thank you cards and congrats card.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #7 - An Inspiring Life

Inspiration Shot from a Creative Mint

I created this little book as my entry into the latest Papertrey Peeps challenge. I had fun with this but I think it took me way to long to accomplish. I agonize over every detail. But I do like the way it turned out. Sorry if the photos aren't great ~ I was trying to work with the lighting in my room and it wasn't perfect.

Supplies used:

rub-on (unknown company, yes, that is how long I have had them)
papers by Webster's Pages, papertrey ink, and Cosmo Cricket
ribbon - hand dyed seam binding I got from an etsy store
material from Mish Mash kit
buttons - papertrey ink
ink - all papertrey ink
Bind it All tool and acrylic cover (6x6)
sheet music from Papertrey Peep Carol (thank you)
mat stack die - papertrey ink

Monday, May 3, 2010


A new post today...some notepads I created over the weekend.

Supplies used:
Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink Around & Around, Take a Note
Paper: Papertrey Ink Green Boutique, Dotty Biscotti, Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White
Websters Pages
Ink:Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Tea Dye Duo, True Black, Dark Chocolate
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz twill, Hawaiian Shores satin, New Leaf bitty dot
SU! caramel grossgrain, pink satin?
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Mat Stack Die 1, rhinestones, Hawaiian Shores buttons, rick rack die, notepads (cream and white)
NON PTI - pink glitter (michaels)

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