Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Scallops

Posted by PicasaWow after yesterdays post this one is COLORFUL! Today is the February Papertrey Blog Hop. The challenge was to use scallops. I was thinking of spring when I made these tags.


Supplies are all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise specified.

Paper: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides, Plum Pudding

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages, Mat Stack 4

Dies: Doily Details Collection, Tag Sale #4, Limitless Layers, Butterfly, Cuttlebug- Scalloped Flower

Ink: Ocean Tides, Distress-Old Paper & Walnut

Other: Vintage twine, button, Martha Stewart Glitter, Ocean Tides Felt, Felt-Other

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black And Cream

I think black and cream is my favorite color combination. Second would be aqua and pink. Black and cream reminds me of ancient book pages, aged newspapers, and antique handwritten letters. All of those make my heart beat faster. I'm (very slowly) redoing my bedroom to black and cream. I'm thinking burlap, swirly black vintage frames, and chippy black furniture. I want to take a huge blank canvas and cover it in antique book covers. I think it would look fabulous hanging over my bed. I made these two cards today. The photos aren’t great because we are in the middle of a dust storm and the light is strange. Got to love west Texas weather! Oh and almost ALL the supplies for the cards was Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sew Very Vintage

I adore vintage buttons and new buttons too! Here are some past post I have made about buttons #1, #2. I collect vintage and antique button cards. I'm making my own vintage style button cards now! They make gorgeous focal points for cards.
Paper: PTI-aqua mist, vintage cream; Cosmo Cricket-Material Girl
Ink: Distress ink-Burlap, Paper; Versafine-vintage sepia
Stamps: PTI- Button Boutique
Other: PTI-Button dies 
Part of my collection of vintage buttons

Monday, February 21, 2011

Make It Mondays

Posted by PicasaIts Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink today. The challenge today is make glitter strips using Score Tape. I just recently discovered score tape. I have to say I'm hooked. I really love it. I use it for glitter, ribbons, buttons, and small pieces of paper. I was thrilled when I saw today’s challenge. I already had all my glitter and glitter supplies out. I have been making Glittered Spring Butterflies to add to my shop.(coming soon). The second I started to watch the Make it Monday video I knew what I was going to make. I am now happily covered in glitter!
*I have not been compensated in any way for this post. I'm just hoping to win stamps! ;)


Paper: PTI- Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI-Mega Mixed Messages
Other: Martha Stewart Glitter, Small Butterfly punch, Score Tape, chipboard

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Something New

I have a new kit in my shop. Its a diy gift tag kit! I plan on making all kinds in different sizes, shapes, and themes. We are having the most gorgeous weather ever! So I'm spending more time outside than crafting. Hope your having pretty weather too!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Today is my 34th birthday!! Yay. I have been playing with one of my birthday gifts. Its the Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge. I LOVE it! Its the absolutely best cartridge ever! I have 3 sons, two steps and one that's mine. Not to mention nephews, brothers, and dads. This cartridge is perfect for them. I already see a ton of things to make for my dad. Also my son is a Boy scout and we camp all the time. You can make cards, badges, and signs! I made this for Valentine's day card for my 11 year old who has totally been a stinker lately. The inside says "But,I love you anyways".
This is the card I made for my husband. He tries really hard to be a funny guy. He has a running joke where anytime someone says S'more he says "how can you have s'more when you haven't had any?". He says this every...single...time.  So I made a package of s'more fixings and this card for him. I thought we could have a romantic night making s'mores by a camp fire. And by the way I totally came up with the card saying myself. I think its a funner joke than his don't you? lol

Friday, February 11, 2011


Time to celebrate the weekend is here! Papertrey Ink is still having an anniversary party! The challenge this time was to make a tag with a frame. I used my favorite color scheme: cream, aqua, and pink. I feel I have a lot to celebrate this weekend. Like the near 70 degree temps we will be having. YAY! Also my family is coming over for Sunday dinner to celebrate my birthday that is on Monday.
Paper: Vintage cream (PTI) Making Memories-Je t'adore
Other: Nestability dies, Vintage cream felt (PTI), wood button painted, gems, dollar store paper lace, Martha Stewart Glitter, vintage twine

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Color Challenge

I adore color combinations. Color is what often inspires me. Papertrey Ink is still having their 4th Anniversary celebration. They are have so many awesome give aways! Today their challenge is all about color combos. I have to admit it got me out of my comport zone! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Another One

My pics are not great. Its cloudy. We have another cold front moving through with possible snow. Yuck. This is my second card for PTI. For more info see post below.

Paper: PTI- vintage cream cardstock, MM- Je t'adore
Ink: Distress- Old Paper, Versafine-Onyx Black
Stamps:  PTI-Mega Mixed Messages, Mat stack 3
Other: Provo craft-Swiss Dot embossing, Utee, Vintage twine, PC Tag die, markers

More PTI

Posted by PicasaOh my! There is another contest on Papertrey Ink today. They gave away 9 circle downloads for free! You can enter a project with each image for a chance to win a prize. I made this on an anniversary card because its PTI 4th anniversary. I really hope to do all nine but I have a super bowl party to go to. Looking forward to some home cooked Texas ribs! Yum! I think its strange how different the cards I have been making are from my normal style. I NEVER use white and I used it on my last two cards. I also distress ink everything to death and have not with these. Hopefully I will be back with more cards today. I will be crafting during "the game". I only like the super bowl for the food and commercials!
Stamps:  PTI-Fillable Frames #4
Ink: Distress Ink -Spiced Marmalade
Cardstock: PTI-Summer Sunshine, plain white
Dies & Folders:   Provo Craft Flower die, Cuttlebug- Kassies Brocade
Other: Glitter-Martha Stewart, recycled felt, vintage button, vintage twine, Hobby Lobby ribbon

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Papertrey Ink

Through my new found love of card making I recently found the company Papertrey Ink. I was absolutely blow away at the quality of their products. Its like someone saw my wish list for paper crafts and it magically appeared. All of their items color coordinate, their stamps are amazing, and they have 110 lb cardstock in the perfect colors. They are having a crazy huge giveaway right now so I made this card to enter it. By the way I have not been paid or compensated in ANY way for this post. I'm just super impressed with Papertrey Ink. I was planing on a future post about them and thought this would be as good time as any. The stamp I used is Mat Stack 3. So far its my favorite!

Ink: Versafine-Onyx Black, VersaMark-Watermark (used to wet emboss)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink- Mat stack 3, Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
Dies: Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 3, Marvy- small butterfly
Other: Pearls, Vintage button, seam binding, paper doily, Glossy Accents, Provo Craft Embossing Folder- Swiss dots, Stamp N Stuff-White embossing powder

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Kraft Love And Puffy Critters

Tomorrow is going to be snow day 4 here. Never in my life have I seen cold like this. I spent the day taking pics of backyard wildlife and crafting. The birds and squirrel are so cute all puffed up. I have been leaving food and water out for them because I feel sorry for them.

I really love Kraft paper. I came up with some supplies using Kraft paper and added them to my shop. I made this collage using some of the supplies I'm now offering.

I'm going for a more clean, cohesive look for my shop. I changed my logo and I really like it.Maybe I will get a bunch more done while I'm stuck at home..again. Thanks for stopping by!

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