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.