Make It Monday #12

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This is my second card for this week's Make It Monday.  I love these hand drawn frames.  They take some forethought, but can really be incorporated into so many different designs.

I stamped the center tree first and then re inked my stamp.  Before stamping the second (left) and third (right) tree, I stamped off some of the ink.  I think it really helped to create depth.  I also colored those trees with lighter copic colors to keep the focus on the center tree:)




Cardstock: PTI White, Simply Chartreuse
Stamps: PTI Little Bitty Bird
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Copics, Felt, Little Bitty Bird Die, Heart Prints Die, MS Liner Pen

Thinking of You (CR84FN and MIM)

Monday, April 25, 2011



Love these colors for the newest CR84FN25!  I thought they worked perfectly with the idea I had for a card for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge: Hand drawn frames!

Have a great day!



Cardstock: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Up Up and Away
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Black and Aqua
Other: MS Liner Pen

April Blog Hop Masculine Cards

Monday, April 25, 2011



This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop focuses on masculine cards.

The inspiration for this card comes from a small collection of old stamps my husband has from his grandmother. 
It was so much fun making all of these individual stamps. 
The envelope is made from a large PTI glassine bag. I used the mini envelope die to cut the glassine bag and I used score tape to hold the little envelope together.

Here's a picture of some of Ryan's stamps!



Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI Postmarks, Star Prints
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, Enchanted Evening, Memento Black, Tea Dye Duo
Other: Mini Envelope Die, Postage Stamp Die, Twine, Lg. Glassine Bag, Corner Rounder Punch, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder

Green Thumb

Sunday, April 24, 2011

This card features another older set from PTI, Green Thumb.  It was released in March 2007.  I had to have this set if just for that rubber boot!  It does have a lot of other great images too.



I love these berries! I dusted them with 'sugar'. 
I'm looking forward to summer....long days and sweet, fresh fruit!

 Only one more day left in my spring break vacation. 
I'd better make it count! 
Have a great day.


Cardstock: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Friendship Jar and Fillers, Button Boutique, Green Thumb
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Memento Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Other: MS Glitter, Ribbon, MM Stick Pin, Twine, Button, MS Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Sending You Die

Hownowbrownkow

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An extremely talented fellow blogger is celebrating her 1 year blog anniversary.  I have been visiting Keva's blog daily for quite awhile.  In honor of her first anniversary, she is giving away an incredibly generous gift.....a $25 PTI (or Verve) gift certificate. 

In order to have a chance to win, she has issued a fun challenge!  Choose one of her cards/projects to CASE.  Easy!  I have bookmarked so many of her projects as inspiration. 


So stop by Keva's blog and I'm sure you won't have a hard time finding something that inspires you!
See You Later!


Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Fine Linen
Paper: Chatter Box
Stamps: PTI Hello, Friend
Ink: Memento Blue
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, PTI Hello, Friend Die, Tag Its #4 Die, PTI Buttons and Twine

Happy Spring

Friday, April 22, 2011

I love Birds of a Feather.  It's one of the first sets I ever purchased from PTI.  It was released in June of 2008!  I am intentionally going back to these sets and using them with the newer products and stamp sets I have been purchasing. 



Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


Cardstock: PTI White, Spring Rain, Sweet Blush, Bitty Box Basics Paper
Stamps: PTI Tag Its #1, Birds of a Feather
Ink: Memento Brown, Angel Pink, PTI Spring Rain
Other: MS Glitter, Script Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, PTI FIllable Frames Die, Mat Stack Die, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Kaisercraft Rhinestones

Friday Inspiration File #12

Friday, April 22, 2011

Have a wonderful weekend! 
Ryan is off today. 
We are taking Lady to the park for a nice, long walk.
Enjoy these beautiful creations!
 
Amber's gorgeous floral card!  I love gold embossing.

Karin made the sweetest little animal alphabet set and a stunning Easter set!

I love the bright color on Erin's card!

I love this fun birthday card that Kathy made.  The balloons look so real!

This has got to be about the cutest fish card I have ever seen, except for maybe this one:)

I just want to take a ride on this bike!



Heaven Sent

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Another MIM card using dies to emboss. 
This time I used the large heart die to emboss the front of this card.

We just found out that my husband's cousin is pregnant with her third!!
I'll send this card off to congratulate them:)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Polka Dot Parade Paper
Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings, Postmarks, Heart Prints
Ink: Memento Black, Color Box Frost White
Other: Spring Rain Ribbon, Heart Die, Corner Rounder Punch

A Gift from Mom

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My mom made these pretty eggs for me with her craft supplies. 
The pink one is my favorite. 


She (my dad) poked holes in real eggs and blew out the white and yolk. 
Love this idea! 


Hope you're having a great day.
See you later!!

Sending You

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another Make It Monday Project. 
For this card I used the scalloped circle die from Love Lives Here to emboss. 



Have a great day! 
 I'm headed to the spa with my mom for facials tomorrow. 
Can't wait:)


Cardstock: PTI Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI Sending You, Tiny Tags, Love Lives Here
Ink: Memento Black, Angel Pink, Green
Other: Ribbon, Love Lives Here Dies, Sending You Dies, Corner Rounder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Kaisercraft Rhinestone

MIM #11 Embossing With Dies

Tuesday, April 19, 2011



This week's Make It Monday technique is embossing with your dies.  I used the medium heart die on a punched circle as the focal point for this mini 'thank you' card.  Its a really easy technique that produces so many different looks. 



Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Polka Dot Parade Paper
Stamps: PTI Tag Its #1
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, Color Box Frost White
Other: PTI Heart Die, Button, Twine, Corner Rounder Punch, Circle Punch
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