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.