Saturday, February 12, 2011

Make it Monday Challenge take 3

Attempt no. 3 for a 'go-to sentiment' card inspired by Erin Lincoln's video for PTI which you can find here.

I think this is my favourite. It was a bit painstaking to cut out those outline alphabets, but oh so worth it :) I had the fan on and it blew the 'b' off my desk, I was about to give up searching for it and do another one when I finally found it. Phew!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Outline Alphabet, Mega Mixed Messages, Blooming Button bits, Everyday Button bits, Fillable Frames #5
Card: Crate Paper Snow Day collection, Echo Park summertime collection, PTI cardstock sweet blush, summer sunrise, aqua mist, simply chartreuse
Ink: Versafine black, versamark
Other: PTI Beautiful Blooms dies, simply chartreuse felt, white embossing powder, buttons, white embroidery thread.

Friday, February 11, 2011

PTI Button Challenge

Oh dear. Yet another set of delicious PTI dies for my wishlist. Those buttons are adorable and I just want to create lots :)

So here is my button card for the challenge- the button bits stamps series are one of my favourites, they are so much fun!

This card is all about super simplicity and lots of empty space- I want the focus to be on the sweet buttons. Perfect for the one yr old birthday party we are going to tomorrow.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits, Tea for Two Additions
Card: PTI spring moss
Ink: PTI ripe avocado, versamark
other: white embossing powder, white thread, sewing machine.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Make it Monday Challenge take 2

What an inspirational first video from Erin Lincoln. You can watch it here. I really enjoyed this second attempt at a 'go to sentiment' card b/c the design just kinda struck me while I was working on a different idea. Love that.

I'm always trying to build up more masculine cards in my stash, and I really like how this one is fun enough for a kid, but the sentiment is stylish enough for an adult- versatility rocks!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Outline Alphabet, Wreath for All Seasons, Mega Mixed Messages
Card: PTI Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado; Cosmo Cricket togetherness mini deck
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Other: PTI terracotta tile felt, various buttons

PTI Colour Challenge

I often get stuck in a colour rut and go back to my tried and true combos, which is great for a last minute card, but sometimes trying something new is a great mojo kickstart. So I was excited to try this colour combo as suggested by Jessica Witty

And here is my take on it

Keep those Colour Combo downloads coming, PTI!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink In Bloom, Blooming Button Bits
Card: PTI aqua mist, summer sunrise, rustic white
Ink: Hero Arts shadow ink soft pool, soft sand
Other: PTI rustic twine, buttons

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Great to get stamping again

How did I get this far into 2011 without doing any papercraft? I blame the seductive powers of yarn and a brand shiny new hobby. I was definitely in need of some inspiration and motivation...

The Papertrey Ink anniversary celebrations are just what I needed- especially the very first Make It Monday video from PTI. I really like the mix & match sentiment idea (I'm a font junkie) so jumped at the chance to get out the stamps. My first attempt is the perfect birthday card for a girl who likes her bling!

I don't have any larger sentiments that would work well as the focal point, so created my own using the outline alphabet set. LOVE that alphabet. Had some more ideas while I was doing this one, so I'll be back with more soon!

Stamps: All Papertrey Ink- Outline Alphabet, Wreath for All Seasons, Round & Round, Mega Mixed Messages
Cardstock: PTI plum pudding
Ink: PTI snowy white pigment ink, versamark
Other: Signo silver gel pen, double sided tape, Prisma glitter, silver embossing powder, rhinestone.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Papertrey November Blog Hop challenge: Holiday Tags

A big hello to all the PTI blog hoppers! Thanks for stopping by.

What a wonderful theme this month- holiday tags. So I thought I'd like to share a few quick tag ideas with you, in order of increasing time/technique complexity. First up...


Shipping tags are my gift giving saviours. Cheap, easy to get and so simple.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink 2010 Holiday Tags, Holiday button bits.


This is all about letting the dies do all the work. The wow comes from the non-traditional colour combo and the gorgeous scallop border with just a touch of glitter.
Stamps: PTI 2010 Holiday Tags
Other: PTI Limitless layers circles die set; cardstock chartreuse, raspberry fizz; Fresh snow pigment ink; prisma glitter; Sakura glue pen.


But no glue gun in sight! The muted palette & tag shape are sophisticated and unisex. The embossed sentiment and acetate window make it a bit more complex and time consuming compared to the first two tags, but worth it don't ya think? Tip: Die cut two tags and cut the window through both layers at the same time so you have an exact match to adhere to the other side (hiding the acetate edges).
Stamps: PTI 2010 Holiday Tags, Holiday Button Bits.
Other: PTI mat stack 3 die, limitless layers circle die set; silver embossing powder; acetate; white Staz On ink; signo white gel pen; PTI silk ribbon.

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop, I'd love a comment if you have the time. Thanks!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My first shawl & the winner is.....

I got bitten bad by the knitting bug after I started this shawl. It was a really enjoyable knit and now I am afraid that I will start knitting several shawls!

All the details about the pattern and yarn can be found on Ravelry here. The pattern is free by the way- Liz Abinante is one awesome knitter.

Speaking of free things....the giveaway winner picked by random number is SHEREE! Love ya Sheree, just contact me with your postal address so I can send an extra package to go under your tree :)