Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cowgirl note w/medallion

I wanted to try one of Nichole Heady's lazy medallions & use my new Nestie Lacey Circles to make this one. I stamped the background to harmonize w/the Cosmo Cricket "Wanted" papers. I'll be making more of these medallions using different edges - I like the look.

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket PP, Nestie, PTI - kraft & Ocean Tides cardstock, Fall Elegance; Memento ink, Scor-Pal, circle punch

Wreath thank you card

I made this thank-you card for my in-laws who gave me a very generous PTI gift certificate for my birthday. I'm a long time posting it. The "Wreath for all Seasons" set stamps up so beautifully!

Supplies: PTI - stamps, Kraft, rustic cream & Chocolate cardstocks, summer sunrise ink; Momento brown ink, Nesties, wool felt from LSS, Cuttlebug embossing folder.


I made these bookmarks for the other ladies in my book club.
First - is there a way to rotate pictures in Blogger?

I made these bookmarks for the ladies in my book club. It was fun to have the bookmark sleeves from Michelle to make these look really cool. I tucked-in the triangle of plastic at the top behind the bookmark to hold it it. Then I punched a hole w/my Crop-a-dile & put the ribbon through the hole to secure the layers together.

Supplies: PTI- Rustic Cream, Rustic White, Harvest Gold cardstocks, All Booked Up stamp set; Nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, bookmark sleeve

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Oh, this is a card blog; I'm supposed to make cards!

I had a fun crafty day at Scrapper's Boutique w/Rhonda & toward the end of it, realized I had not actually MADE anything! I'd spent time shopping & die-cutting & stamping things w/stamps Rhonda owns that I don't. So, shortly before we left & wanting to use my new MS butterfly punch, I whipped up this very simple card.

It's so fun to get together w/someone who shares your mania. She had gotten her September PTI release box & so I was able to see some of the new stuff. We split the new Fine Linen buttons & felt, so I have some of the new color until my box arrives w/the card stock & ribbons I ordered. I ordered one of the infamous Kraft binders that is delaying our boxes from getting to us.

I'm sorry that I'll miss the PTI gals October get-together in Waxahachie, but I'll do my darnedest to make the next one!

Supplies: PTI card stock, patterned paper & stamp, MS monarch butterfly punch, Marvy scalloped circle, Colorbox chestnut chalk ink

Friday, August 13, 2010

A wedding card!

Oh, it's been such a long time! Note to self: resolve to blog more than quarterly!
I made this card using parts of the wedding invitation; I really like to do that for wedding cards. The 3 papers are shimmery, but the pic doesn't show that very well. The card base is PTI Raspberry Fizz.
These are not exactly my taste in colors that go together, but I hope the bride likes it. Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI: Big & Bold Wishes, RF cardstock & ink; Nesties, QK embossing folder

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm a copy cat!

Whoa, it's been a long time. I feel like I've made a few things that I forgot to take pictures of.
I had 3 birthday cards to make & so decided to make three the same, but vary the colors. The other 2 were made using Aqua Mist & Raspberry Fizz. I copied ideas from Debbie Olson & some others.
The supplies are all PTI except the hemp twine & wool felt are from JoAnn.
A big thanks for looking!
PTI lover whose June release box is languishing in Earth City, MO.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"For the Grad" card

Finally posted another card with April release goodies.
I mass-produced these cards for my DD's close friends - Baylor colors. I gave away the ones with the better stamping ;)
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI cardstock, ink, stamps & die. Paper Co. gold glitter paper. Cuttlebug embossing folder 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sympathy card *** warning: Anniversary set used***

***Anniversary set warning***

I made a sympathy card for my BIL whose brother recently passed away. RIP Uncle Pete.

Supplies: PTI stamps, ink, cardstock. Scor-Pal, Nesties.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Why Blogger hate me?

*** Somehow Blogger would not let me add text to my photo post***

Back from vacation & made a card for the first time in a long time. I made 2 of these to thank people we visited on our trip. I had my April release goodies waiting for me when I got back, so I used the Enjoy the Ride stamp & die - found that lining up the stamp on the die takes some practice. The Dotty Biscotti paper is very fun! {CANNOT figure out how my text got the blue underline & then it stopped!}

Thanks to the people who recommended the Enchanted Cottage in NC. I got to shop the clearance cottage which was like a trip back in time! Some stuff was from almost 10 yrs. ago, but I did get some cool bargains. The owner & her staff were nice; only wish I'd had more than an hour to shop. My DH enjoyed the rocking chairs on the porch while I shopped.

Merci pour la visite!

Supplies: PTI cardstock, stamps, patterned paper. Memento ink. Ranger white pen

I finally made a card!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cards for a friend.

Here are a bunch of cards I made for a gift for a friend's birthday. I hope I can figure out how to rotate them.

Supplies: PTI stamps, cardstock, PP, ink (Rasp. Fizz, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy), flower die. Hero lace stamp, Nesties labels, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to my girl!

This is the card I made for my daughter's 22nd birthday. She was born on April Fools' Day, but she is far from foolish. She graduates from Baylor University in May & then starts her Ph.D. in Statistics program in the fall. We are very proud of her.

Now for the card... I had been wanting to try out the bookprint flower & this seemed a good opportunity. I used an old French Lit paperback text that we had put in our Goodwill box. We lived in France & all speak French (w/varying degrees of fluency) so I'm happy to have this to use for crafty purposes. I scored the strip of New Leaf & embossed the leaves (half of a punched heart) w/ the same Cuttlebug folder I used for the Hibiscus Burst background. Of course I see the little things I would have done differently, but a nice card all in all.

Supplies: PTI stamp, ink, cardstock, button, flower die. Nesties label & rectangle dies. Cuttlebug embossing folder, EK heart punch

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I complained too soon!

It arrived the next day! Everything is beautiful - can't stop admiring the new Hawaiian Shores color & the Green Boutique paper. Aren't they lovely?
The turquoise color is the new HS.
Hopefully will post a project in the next day or two.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Still waiting for my box from PTI!

I have never had to wait this long for my release order from PTI. I guess I've been spoiled! I ordered by 12:07am on release night & thought I would have gotten my order last Friday.
I realize that this is such a small thing to whine about, but soooo many other people have rec'd theirs that it's making me impatient. I think it would be so much easier to wait even longer than this if I knew WHEN it would arrive. Alas, USPS shipments are not getting notices.
The wait will be forgotten when I see all my new goodies & can play w/them.
Whinge over!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A quick bridal shower card

I made this card yesterday afternoon for a bridal shower. The bride had picked peacock feathers for a sort of color theme for her wedding stuff. I thought that Enchanted Evening would be a great match. The bride exclaimed that it matched her invitations; so it was a score!

I was concerned that the PTI twill would not be "formal" enough for the mood of the card, but the rich color & its slight sheen made it work well.

It's very fun when your handmade card is well-received - the bride asked if I made it & that she was trying to figure out how I did it. Gratifying, for sure.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: PTI ink, stamp, cardstock & twill tape; Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nesties Labels 4

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

PTI DT Spring Color Schemes challenge

I used Betsy Veldman's color scheme of New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy (though on Nichole's blog, she said Raspberry Fizz) & Sweet Blush. The picture doesn't show well that the label is cut from Sweet Blush. This is a color scheme that would not be my usual, but I wanted to make a card to cheer up my DD who sprained her ankle & I wanted to use the "sweet pea" stamp because I often call her that. Therefore, I needed the scheme that contained New Leaf.

I'm also going to enter this into the Moxie Fab World Olympics of Stamping challenge.

I don't think this is among the best cards I've ever made, but I like parts of it & its main purpose was to give my daughter something in her mailbox -- she loves to get mail. It also makes me feel like I'm doing something for her to help her through the not fun time of being on crutches.

Supplies: PTI ink, ribbon, buttons, cardstock, stamps. Versamark ink, Waltzingmouse frame stamp, puchased card base.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

My first PTI blog hop!

Here's Debbie's card that inspired me:

And here's my card. I used up some old Stack paper which matched fairly well to PTI colors.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: PTI cardstock, ink, buttons, ribbon, med. scallop die, Bitty Box PP; DCWV PP, DMC floss, Nesties, EK flower punch

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kaanapali rainbow

A good day in Hawaii

On Maui w/my sisters & having a great time. Found out that my DD got accepted into Baylor's PhD statistics program --so happy for her!
Also found out I won the Vintage Valentine sweepstakes on Papercrafts mag site. Tons of cool, free stuff - can't post a link because i'm just on my iPhone.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Early Valentine flowers & a fat kitty

Even though I'm leaving on Monday for Hawaii, Marshall wanted me to have some Valentine flowers. Tulips were too hard to resist. We bought this vase @ IKEA when we lived in France. Flowers were so inexpensive when we lived there that this vase could be FILLED w/tulips for about $10.
Oh, & my fat kitty came to investigate. I took the shot right after I told him "no!" - he's acting like he was never interested in the flowers. He came to us w/the name Little Larry, but as you can see, has long since outgrown the "little" part.

Valentine for my daughter/ CPS PTI challenge

Here's my loose interpretation of the CPS/PTI sketch.
Finally tried the gathered ribbon. Loving the PTI patterned paper.
Thanks for looking.

Supplies: PTI cardstock, stamp, PP, ink, ribbon. Cuttlebug folder

Card for my son's Valentine Birthday

It's so hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I am the mother of a 25 y/o! Well, on Sunday I will be.
My very creative son will get a kick out of the fact that I die cut the heart from the Starbuck's cup & the sentiment mat from the cardboard sleeve. He works at Starbuck's, so the card is topical to his life right now, as well.

Supplies: PTI ink & cardstock, Cuttlebug folder, Marvy punch

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A snowy day in Texas!

It just keeps coming down & they say it will snow for another 10 hrs or so! It's very fun (since I don't have to go out in it) to see the big white flakes when I look out the window. It should all be gone tomorrow, but it's pretty while it lasts.
I grew up in Michigan; so this isn't the most snow I've ever seen. But I've lived all my adult life here, so snow is fairly unusual & a nice treat.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My personal Valentine challenge

I made two of these cards to fulfill a personal Valentine challenge. I have two very nice ladies that I visit with @ my WW meeting. They are both widows; one of a year or so & the other has been w/out her husband for several years. They are always helpful, supportive & full of life. One I even talk stamps with & we exchange stamping magazines. The other always calls me "young 'un" (though I'm 50 & she knows it) & we talk about travels & her family.
I hope the Valentine cards will help them remember happier times when they still had their sweethearts to share the day with.
I sure am grateful to have mine for as many years as God will grant.

Supplies: PTI ink, stamps, PP, cardstock, buttons; DMC floss, EK & SU punches, QK folder, nesties labels

Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI paint by number sketch challenge

OK, I finished by first PTI anniversary challenge.

Supplies: all PTI, except DMC floss, Cuttlebug embossing folder, EK punch & Hobby Lobby paisley stamp

Card close up

Here's a close-up to show the embossing on the Orange Zest layer.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

I changed the blog template to something I like much better.
The Super Bowl is not holding my interest very well - even the commercials are a bit lackluster so far.
I thought about making some cards, but all my stuff is upstairs & DH is downstairs. I'll keep him company instead.
Thanks to Ted on the PTI forum for showing us how easy it is to make a blog.

Enjoy your evening, y'all!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Let's see how this works

Everyone on the PTI forum said it was very easy to make & maintain a blog... so I thought I'd give it a try! Perhaps having this up & running will be one less obstacle to entering card contests/challenges.