My Little Cupcake {CR84FN13}

Monday, January 31, 2011


I love red and blue together, so this challenge was a lot of fun!!



MMMMmm....these cupcakes are making me hungry! 
Love these dies from Papertrey Ink.

Have a great Monday!



Cardtsock: PTI White, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps: PTI Enjoy The Ride, Hampton Arts Cupcake Sentiment
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy
Other: PTI Cupcake Dies, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pure Poppy Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch, Felt, PTI Heart Die, PTI LLH Circle Die

Feel Better, Daisy

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I made this card for my mother-in-law.  She is recovering from surgery.  I decided to use some of her beautiful handmade paper on my card.  After a recent trip to Italy, she was inspired by all of the handmade papers she saw there.  I have been hoarding all of the pieces she has given me, until now!

Daisy is a nickname for my mother-in-law that came out of a funny conversation we had about what I would call her.  When my husband and I got married I was 29 almost 30 and calling her mom just seemed strange.  Calling her by her first name, Elaine, felt weird too. 
 Daisy it is! 


What do you call your mother-in-law?


Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Melon Berry
Specialty Paper: Made By My Mother-In-Law
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here, Autumn Abundance
Ink: PTI Melon Berry
Other: LLH Dies, Corner Rounder Punch, Melon Berry Felt, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Mat Stack Dies

Love Grows

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Believe it or not, we are getting more snow!  It seems I don't remember what the streets look like without it.  Unfortunately, Ryan slipped while snow blowing the driveway and broke two of his fingers.  Shattered the bones in the tips!  So if you are like us, surrounded by snow, be careful:)

We are enjoying a nice, lazy Saturday at home. 
Hope you get some relaxation this weekend too! 


Cardstock: PTI True Black, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Bits, Love Lives Here
Ink: Memento Black, PTI New Leaf
Other: Saddle Stitch Ribbon Pure Poppy, Love Lives Here Dies, Mat Stack Dies, Felt, Corner Rounder Punch

My Love For You

Thursday, January 27, 2011



I think Melon Berry is my new favorite color!


Snow Day!!


Cardstock: PTI White, Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Clear, Vellum
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here
Ink: Staz-On White
Other: PTI Dies, Button, Ribbon, Twine, Felt, Corner Rounder Punch

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop Challenge

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


This month's Blog Hop is meant to serve as the impetus for inking up those stamps in our collection that have yet to be used.  Well, I don't have any of those.  I decided to focus instead on a set that I haven't used in quite a while, Sweet Peas!



I think this would make a beautiful wedding card.  I just love it!
I can't wait to see what you've made with your neglected stamp sets:)


Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Stamps: PTI YOF Sweet Peas
Ink: Memento Brown
Other: PTI Butterfly Die, Copics, MS Glitter, ThermoWeb Adhesive Sheets, Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch

One-Of-A-Kind FRIEND

Sunday, January 23, 2011






I love working with these cork sheets.  They are easy to cut, punch, die cut, stamp......endless:)
Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday!


Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
Stamps: PTI Fancy Flourishes, Friends 'Til The End
Ink: Memento Brown
Other: PTI Butterfly Die, Cork, Staples

4 Months Early

Thursday, January 20, 2011


This year my husband and I will be married 8 years. 
 My bridesmaids wore a color very similar to PTI's Spring Rain.
Our anniversary card is made, only one problem....our anniversary isn't until May:)



Tomorrow's Friday! 
We have dinner plans with friends tomorrow night. 
 I'm looking forward to it.
Have a great weekend!



Cardstock/Paper: PTI Spring Rain, White, Bitty Box Basics
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Friends 'Til The End, Bird Watching, Butterfly Dreams, Heart Prints
Ink: Color Box Frost White, PTI Spring Rain
Other: MS Doily Tag, MS Glitter, Cuttlebug Number Dies, Spring Rain Ribbon, Blueberry Sky Felt, Butterfly Die, Kaiser Kraft Rhinestones, Fiskars Border Punch

Without Ink

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This is the second of the final 2Sketches4U Challenges.  I decided not to stamp a sentiment yet, keeping my options open for now;)...I just realized I didn't use any stamps at all!!


See you later!
Cardstock/Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft, Sweet Symphony
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Other: Dome Sticker, Felt, Kaiser Kraft Rhinestones, Ribbon, Corner Rounder, PTI Beautiful Blooms Die, Cuttlebug Scallop Circle Die

A Fond Farewell

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2 Sketches 4 You is a fun sketch blog that is ending its run.  I wanted to participate in their final challenge.  There are two sketches and I will post a card based on the second sketch tomorrow.

Have a great day!

Cardstock/Paper: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, My Mind's Eye Be*Loved Patterned Paper
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy
Other: Ribbon, PTI Felt, PTI Button, Fiskars Border, Circle, and Corner Punches

5 Reasons Why...

Monday, January 17, 2011

......I Love You!










Sweet little love notes leading up to Valentine's Day. I made 2 sets, one I'll tuck in places for Ryan to find and another set for my Etsy shop!
Also created for the CR84FN Color Challenge.
Cardstock/Paper: PTI Kraft, Sweet Melody
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Heart Prints, Tin Types, Fancy Flourishes, Sheet Music
Ink: Memento Brown
Other: MS Floss, Satin Ribbon, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon, PTI Felt, PTI Buttons, Marvy Heart Punches, PTI Butterfly Die, Corner Rounder, Cuttlebug Number and Heart Dies
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