April 30, 2009

With deepest sympathy

This was a very simple and easy card to make. I got this flourish stamp for a dollar at a local craft store, can't pass up a bargain.

I embossed the Labels Two die onto my vintage cream card base, then stamped the flourish with ocean tides ink onto a smaller die and adhered it to the card with some foam pop dots. I matted a strip of vintage cream onto some ocean tides cardstock and stamped the sentiment in ocean tides then added some pearls to finish it off.

Stamps: flourish from stash, PTI 2nd anniversary set
Ink: ocean tides
Paper: vintage cream; ocean tides
Other: foam pop dots, pearls
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

April 29, 2009

With deepest sympathy

I love how the feather gives this birdie some character. Thanks to Melissa Phillips for the idea.

This embossing folder from Cuttlebug really ties everything together. I've really been playing out of my comfort zone lately when it comes to putting colors together. I've always had to have everything match or coordinate, but thanks to some of the ladies on the PTI design team I'm stepping out of the box.

For this card I used hibiscus burst, lemon tart, ripe avocado and aqua mist. I did have to match the feather with one of the colors and choose hibiscus burst.

Stamps: PTI 2nd anniversary set, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: true black
Paper: hibiscus burst, lemon tart, ripe avocado, aqua mist
Other: feather from stash, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nnestabilities scallopped circle die
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

April 28, 2009

Thank you so much

A quick card for you today.

For this one I used the Guide Lines Two set stamped in hibiscus burst, spring rain and lemon tart on stampers select white and attached it to a hibiscus burst card base. I also added some scor lines at the top and lemon tart twill ribbon. The sentiment is from the Damask Designs set where I used some white embossing powder. To finish it off I added a felt flower I had in my stash. Thanks for stopping by.

April 27, 2009

Make a Wish

This cupcake is so darn cute. I had a scrap piece of this pp from My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie collection and wanted to use it up. I collected some cardstock that had the same colors in the pp and this is what I came up with.

I used aqua mist for the card base and cut out a piece of pure poppy with the nestabilities Label One die. I embossed it with Cuttlebug's swiss dot folder, cut it in half and attached it to the top and bottom of the pp with a zigzag stitch. Using the nestabilities oval die, I cut out a piece of vintage cream cardstock and stamped my focal image and sentiment to it. I then attached it the card with some foam pop dots. I also added some Xmas Red Stickles to the cherry to make it pop.

Stamps: PTI 2nd anniversary set, mega mixed messages
Ink: spring moss, dark chocalte, pure poppy, true black
Paper: My Mind's Eye, aqua mist, pure poppy, vintage cream
Other: Nestabilities Label One and oval dies, Cuttlebug's swiss dot folder, zigzag stitch, Xmas Red Stickles
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

April 26, 2009

Best Wishes

I took a few days off work to get some spring cleaning done around here. I did get alot accomplished which was my plan. My body is feeling the affects from it but the house looks and smells beautiful. I was able to participate in PTI's blog hop last night which was alot of fun and wonderful to see what everyone created with the Timeless Templates. Boy did I get some great ideas, thanks ladies.

I finally had some time today to play and can I just say I love the 2nd anniversary stamp set from PTI. I love all the art and sentiments that are in this set. Melissa Phillips added a feather to the bird in one of her projects and I remembered I had two bags of feathers. One bag has pastels and the other bright colors, so I started pulling out feathers that would match PTI colors.

For this card I thought this feather went well with raspberry fizz. The patterened paper is by Imaginisce and also has a glittery raspberry fizz in it as well as alot of other PTI colors. I think that's what attracted me to it. I used a decorative punch on the bottom of the spring moss paper, added the sentiment from mega mixed messages set and finished it off with some spring rain twill ribbon.
I'll be posting a project everyday this week so stop back and thanks for stopping by to take a look. Have a great week.

Stamps: PTI 2nd anniversary stamp set; mega mixed messages
Ink: true black
Paper: Imaginisce - All Kinds of Happy, raspberry fizz, spring moss,vintage cream
Other: spring rain twill ribbon, feather from stash, Fiskars border punch, foam pop dots.
Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

April 25, 2009

PTI April Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop Time again, boy times flies. This is my second time participating and I'm glad you stopped by to check out my contribution to the hop.

A friend of mine needed a wedding card and I thought most people give a monitary gift and the Recipe Wrap Up would work great.

I used a shimmery ivory cardstock for the base and added some melon berry for alittle color. I created a belly band to help keep the card closed and added a focal image using the Nestabilities Label One dies. The stamped image is from the Wedding Day set as well as the sentiment. A decorative punch by Fiskars was used on the front too.

For the inside, I just made one pocket to place the monitary gift in and the sentiment is from Birthday Basics. I love how this is simple by elegant, perfect for a wedding.

Stamps: Wedding Day and Birthday Basics
Ink: melon berry
Paper: shimmery ivory cardstock (sorry, dont know who makes it), melon berry
Other: Fiskars sunburst punch, Nestabilities Label One dies, pearl

April 19, 2009

Thanks So Much

In my opinion, you can never have enough thank you cards. I always like to send a thank you card when someone has done something kind for me or for a gift I've received. I chose to use the new Guidelines Two set for this one.

I decided to use summer sunrise with spring moss and dark chocolate. The card base with embossed the Cuttlebugs swiss dot, the spring moss cardstock was distressed and the dark chocolate was trimmed with scalloped scissors. For the focal image, I used Nestabilities Label One and stamped the flourish at each point in summer sunrise and the sentiment in dark chocolate. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Guidelines Two, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: summer sunrise, dark chocolate, spring moss
Paper: summer sunrise, spring moss, dark chocolate, vintage cream
Other: spring moss twill ribbon, pearls, swiss dot embossing folder; Heidi Swapp edge distresser, Fiskars scalloped scissors
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

April 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary

This is one of the cards I submitted to the PTI's April GSS. I gave this to my parents who are celebrating their 56th anniversary today.

I used dark chocolate cardstock for the base and stamped a florish from the Wedding Day stamp set in vintage cream. Then I die cut a scalloped circle from melon berry and a straight circle from vintage cream and stamped Happy Anniversary in melon berry and the decorative circle in dark chocolate both from Wedding Day. I added some vintage cream satin ribbon and pearls to finish it off. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Wedding Day
Ink: dark chocolate, melon berry, vintage cream
Paper: dark chocolate, melon berry, vintage cream
Other: vintage cream satin ribbon, peach pearls
Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

April 12, 2009

Thank You

This is a thank you card I made for my sister and her family for inviting me to join them for a little weekend get away.

We went to Lancaster, Pa and stayed on a working dairy farm (no we didn't have to actually work). They have a guest house they rent out. Here is a link to their site http://www.meadowviewkfarm.com/. This is the third time I've been there and just love it. If you are looking for a little R & R, I would recommend it. The family that owns the farm is just wonderful. You have full access to the farm, you can watch them milk the cows and you can have a hand at it if you wish. They have a little chicken coop where you can collect fresh eggs. They have little calfs that you can help feed. This is a great place to take the little ones. My nephews just love going to "The Farm". Here are a few pics of our trip.

These are my two nephews feeding the calves.

This is farmer Barry taking the boys for a ride.

These next pics were takin first thing in the morning from the front porch. Notice in the second photo the amish buggy. I think they were all heading off to church cause there were quite a few buggies passing by that morning. In the third photo, off to the right is one of their barns.

This place is off the beaten path, but if you're looking for more to do you can go into the city where there are pletty of things to do there.

April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

I've been cooking and baking all day so I don't have that much to do tomorrow. This is the first time I've had a chance to sit all day. I wanted to post my Easter card that I send to my family this year. Because of time restraints, I make multiples of the same card for holidays.

I saw this paper last year in my LSS and knew I wanted to use it for my Easter cards this year. I love the little bling it has on it. The green paper it Bazziell Basics Bling and I think it compliments the pp really well. I added a little scallop at the bottom of the pp. Using the spring rain twill ribbon around the card pulls out the blue color in the little flowers. I added a little pearl to the flowers and stamped the sentiment in Berry Sorbet.

Happy Easter

Stamps: Limitless Labels
Ink: berry sorbet
Paper: Imaginisce - For Peep's Sake, Bazzill Basics Bling
Other: spring rain twill ribbon, scallopped scissors, pearl, flower

April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday

I lifted this from a design Melissa Phillips did for the 2nd anniversary set by PTI. I just thought it was adorable and loved the feather she added to the birdie. My sister snatched this one up so I'm going to make a few more for my stash.

The patterened paper is for My Mind's Eye and the flower is from my stash. I added some zigzag stitching and scallopped edge to the kraft cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by.

April 1, 2009


Here's a little card I made awhile ago and found it in my stash. I thought it would make a pretty wedding card.

The patterened paper is from K & Company along with the little heart 3-D sticker on the ribbon center. The sentiment is from the Papertrey stamp set. I added a jewel on each side of the sentiment and used foam pop-ups. I rounded off the corners and added the cream satin ribbon I had in my stash. This was a very easy card to make but I just loved the elegance of the paper.