February 28, 2011

What I am Reading Right Now...

Reading the book right now, honestly it started out good, then hit a slow spot for me, but now it has picked up again and I am really enjoying it.  Want to read it before the movie comes out in the spring starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.  See trailer here.

February 27, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge - February 21

Every Monday Papertrey Inc. will feature a video challenge.  The challenge for the week of February 21 was in an awesome video by Dawn McVey to make a card where you use Scor Tape to adhere glitter to
it.  I love glitter and that and Easter so go together.  Here is my take on the card, right on the wire, but better late than never.  I love how the glitter is almost translucent over the eggs.

All Supplies from PaperTrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Plum Pudding, Lavendar Moon, Egg Hunt
Stamps: Egg Hunt, All Booked Up
Ink:  Plum Pudding
Die:  Egg, Mat Stack 3, Limitless Layers
Other:  Pure Poppy Ribbon, Scor Tape, Purple Glitter (Doodlebug)

February 21, 2011

Curtain Call Act 70

This weeks challenge at Curtain Call is to create a papercrafted card, scrapbook page or 3D project using this great colour combination.  Yesterday I made a card for my beautiful neice on her sweet sixteen.

See the Curtain Call Challenge here.

All Supplies from PaperTrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Hawaiian Shores
Stamps:  Make a Wish, Make a Wish Additions
Ink:   Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Simply Chartruese
Die:  Double-Ended Banners
Other:  Rhinestones (Prima)

February 15, 2011

The Day After

The day after an occassion my desk in my studio is always a complete mess.  Now do I clean up the mess or do some more...the mess inspires me.

One More Valentine

When creating a card for my daughter, I just had to use the tag I created for the PTI challenge.  It was so pretty and made such a lovely card.  The card base whtie and the patterned paper is from Simple Valentine (Papertrey Ink).

February 13, 2011

More Valentine's

A couple more cards to share with you today.

All Supplies from PaperTrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White
Stamps:  Heart Prints
Ink:   Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst
Ribbon:  Sweet Blush
Other: Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), dimentional adhesive

All Supplies from PaperTrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Kraft, White, Simple Valentine
Other: Scallop Punch, Marvy Uchida

February 12, 2011

Tag & Frame Challenge

Papertrey is at it again, offering up another amazing prize for their 4th anniversary.  Today's challenge was to create a tag that incorporates a frame of some kind!  Keeping up with my Valentine's creations this week, here is my entry.

To make my handmade flower I cut a second scalloped circle.  Using sharp scissors I started on the outside edge and cut in a spiral towards the centre.  I then started winding tighly, once again towards the centre, and left the last bit as a base to glue the flower down.  Before adding some Zip Dry, I released the flower to relax the petals, then secured the flower to the base.  A perfect addition to a Valerntine treat or bouquet of flowers.

All Supplies from PaperTrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Sweet Blush, White, Simple Valentine
Stamps:  Fillable Frames #11
Ink:   Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow
Ribbon:  Sweet Blush
Dies:  Limitless Layers 1 3/4"
Other: Cotton Candy Twine (Divine Twine)

February 10, 2011

Girlie Valentine

This little valentine is perfectly girlie.  Simple and easy to put together.

Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Simple Valentine (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Heart Punch (Ek Success), ribbon (American Crafts, Button (Rhonna Ferrer),  Heart Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), dimensional adhesive

February 5, 2011

My Favourite PTI Creation from 2010

The Anniversary festivities have begun over at Papertrey Ink, be still my heart.  This week is going to be one of fabulousness.  With inspiration from Nichole and the Design Team and well as the incredible talent of thiose who follow PTI and participate in the challenges.

Today challenge was to choose our favourite PTI creation from 2010 and showcase it.  I did this anniversary card for the husband last summer using Beautiful Blooms patterned cardstock, Just the Ticket and It's Official stamp sets along with the Just the Ticket and Spiral Notebook Page dies.  I just love the cheery feeling of this card.

All Supplies from PaperTrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, White, Beautiful Blooms
Stamps:  Just the Ticket, It's Official 
Ink:   Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy
Other: blue button, twine

February 4, 2011

Love Card

I love creating for Valentine's day.  Over the next week I would like to share some Valentines' creations past and present with you.  This little card started with a kraft base, I added some cute cardstock patterned paper from Papertrey Ink's Simple Valentine, matted a Jenni Bowlin mini love bingo card with pure poppy cardstock and then created this puffy little flower with bookprint from an old poetry book.

I first learned how to make the puffy flower watching a video from one of my favourite designers, Dawn McVey, http://dawnmcvey.typepad.com/these_are_a_few_of_my_fav/2010/01/new-raspberry-suite-sneakie-peek.html.

  1. Punch 5 scalloped circles of bookprint.
  2. Layer them and pierce a hole in the middle through all 5 layers then secure with a small brad.
  3. Starting with the top layer, scrunch the paper around the brad.  Do this for the next 3 layers leaving the bottom layer flat.
  4. Open the layers up to reveal the brad.
  5. Thread twine through a button and secure it to the brad using a foam dot.
  6. Arrange the layers and voila you're done.  Gorgeous!

For the inside of the card I printed a blank library card created by Heather Nichols found at http://pinefeather.typepad.com/files/librarycardhn1209.pdf.  Embellished it with Doodlebug, red Simply Sweet rub on letters, a pure poppy scallop, and a kraft circle stamped in pure poppy with a heart.

Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy, White, Simple Valentine (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps:  Heart Prints
Ink:  Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Mini Bingo Card (Jenni Bowlin), red button, twine

Hope you enjoyed.
Stay tuned for more Valentine inspiratioin.