Take Flight

Monday, October 31, 2011

I love this pocketful set and it hasn't lost its place on my desk yet.  Another nephew is having a birthday and I love this paper airplane image for a boy themed card.  I have 5 nephews and have always been fascinated and sometimes puzzled by the items boys choose to carry around in their pockets.  It's always such a random mix of things, a special this, a favorite that.  This is still true for my husband.  At night, when Ryan empties his pockets, he produces some interesting things;)

Have a Great Day!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Library Ledger Patterned Paper
Stamps: Wplus9 Pocketful, PTI Happy Trails
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Memento Black
Dies: WP9 Pocketful Dies, Happy Trails Die
Other: Spring Moss Ribbon, Pinking Shears

Make It Monday: Brayer Techniques

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This week's technique is using a brayer to add ink to an embossed design.  I don't have a brayer and couldn't envision myself using one enough to warrant a new purchase.  Instead I used a baby wipe, folded up, to add the ink to  my design.  I first dabbed the baby wipe on the lightest color ink pad several times until I picked up enough color.  Then I swiped the paper back and forth moving up towards the top of the project.  The I switched to the medium value ink pad and repeated the process. Then again with the darkest.  Because the baby wipe is damp, it blends the inks beautifully.  I dried the piece with my heat tool and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I love and appreciate your visits and sweet comments!

Cardstock: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here Holiday
Ink: Memento Black, Memento Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk
Dies: LLH Heart, Provo Craft Embossing Folder
Other: Rhinestones, Pure Poppy Ribbon


Saturday, October 29, 2011

This little card is for my nephew's birthday. 
Inside it says, "Hope your birthday is as sweet as you!"

It's SNOWING here today! Nothing that is going to stick, but still!
I'm staying inside cleaning and crafting all day.  When Ryan gets home we are going to make pizzas and watch movies tonight. 

Cardstock: PTI Simply Chartreuse, Rustic Cream, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Sweet As Can Be
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Ocean Tides, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: PTI Wonderful Words, Sweet as Can Be, Mat Stack
Other: PTI Felt, MS Glitter, ScorTape, Rhinestones

Friday Inspiration File #39

Friday, October 28, 2011

This week's projects have been pinned.  For some reason a few of them are acting weird.  They appear to not a have a photo, but when you click on the pin the photo is there.  I'll see what I can do to fix it, but in the meantime you can click on the individual pin:)
Have a super weekend!!

ETA: Pins are fixed:)

Holiday Wishes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A nice flat, holiday card!  Love these cool colors on a winter holiday themed card.  I used PTI's new inks. My review:  Long awaited and slightly overrated.  I love having matching colors for my cardstock, ribbon, and buttons, but they do not provide solid "amazing" coverage.  Images are blotchty.  The new pad/case design is small and difficult to close securely.  I had hoped for better performance with such rigorous testing being performed before their release.  Not sure I'd order any more colors. 

Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss
Stamps: Wplus9 Fair Isle, PTI Wonderful Words Holiday
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Tea Dye Duo, Memento Black
Dies: Wonderful Words Holiday
Other: Snowflake Punch, Rhinestones

Merry Christmas To All....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

There has been a thread on the PTI forum about favorite adhesives for adding glitter and shine to a project.  I love using the adhesive sheets.  They can be die cut, cut, and punched into any shape imaginable.  You get great coverage with the glitter.  For this project I die cut the word and adhered it to the card before adding the glitter.  For the star, I adhered a piece of the sticky sheet to a piece of cardstock first, then die cut it, and finally added the glitter.  This way the star can be placed anywhere on the project.

Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Smokey Shadow, Spring Moss, Rustic White
Stamps: PTI Houndstooth, Love Lives Here Holiday, Wonderful Words Holiday
Ink: Memento Black, PTI Spring Moss
Dies: PTI Wonderful Words Holiday, Half and Half, LLH Holiday
Other: MS Glitter, Thermoweb Double Sided Adhesive Sheets

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The 25th of the month is always an exciting day filled with inspiration!  It's PTI's monthly blog hop.  This month Nichole has a photo for us to use as the starting point for our projects.  I was also inspired by another crafter, Jen!  She made these beautiful tags.  I loved them!  When I saw Nichole's photo inspiration I knew I wanted to incorporate Jen's 3D pumpkins!

Enjoy the hop!!
I look forward to checking out all of your projects when I get home from work tonight!

Cardstock: PTI Rustics Cream, Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI Bitty Box Basics, First Fruits
Stamps: PTI First Fruits, Turning a New Leaf
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Memento Black
Dies: TNL Die, Mat Stack 3 Die
Other: Twine, Pure Poppy Button, Circle Punch

CQC #108

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hi!  These weeks seem to be flying by!  I can't believe it's Tuesday already.  That means a new challenge from Arielle at the ColourQ!!  If you are in need of that last minute Halloween card, this is the inspiration for you!  If you're like me and all of your Halloween cards have been sent out, then here's a chance to use these colors in a new way!  I thought they would make the perfect gender neutral baby card.

I masked off the little duck so I could stamp the gingham bitty block on him!  
I think he looks cute!

Have a great day!
I'll be back later with my PTI Blog Hop post!

Cardstock: PTI Harvest Gold, White
Stamps: PTI Bitty Background Blocks, Bitty Baby Blessings, Round and Round
Ink: Memento Tangelo, Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Black
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers, Mat Stack
Other: Copic Marker, Satin Ribbon, Pinking Shears

Friday Inspiration File #38

Friday, October 21, 2011

Good Morning!
New projects have been pinned for this week.  This week's projects are labeled #38.  Really beautiful, inspiring projects as usual.  Check 'em out!
Have a great weekend!!

MIM #37

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm so tired! We had out of town family visiting tonight.  Two little guys (nephews) and lots of activity.  Baking cookies, Wii, playing with the was fun, but now I'm pooped!  Goodnight.  I'll add a supply list later, but everything is either PTI or Wplus9:)
See you later!

Cardstock: PTI White, Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, Spring Rain
Stamps: PTI Simple Sunflower, Wplus9 Pocketful
Ink: Memento Black and Cantaloupe
Dies: Sending You, Cloud Dies
Other: Spring Rain Ribbon, Bitty Box Basics Paper, Bitty Dot Basics Paper, Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch

CQC #107

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ColourQ #107 has more great Halloween colors, but last week I was so surprised by how many of you used the colors so beautifully on cards and projects not related to Halloween!  I love that part of being involved in these challenges.  Everyone draws inspiration in different ways so I look forward to your cards and projects each week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardtsock: PTI Dark Chocolate, White, Plum Pudding, Orange Zest
Stamps: Wplus9 Pocketful and Pocketful Additions
Ink: Memento Black, Tangelo
Dies: PTI Half and Half Die, Wplus9 Pocketful Die
Other: Rhinestones, Purple and Green Copics

My Favorite Place

Monday, October 17, 2011

Just a little peek inside my craft room!  I took them with my iPhone so they are a little grainy.  I love my new space.  It still needs some more things on the walls and I want to refinish the tabletop on my work surface, but I love it.  I love just being in there even if I am just writing out bills or checking email on my phone!  To the left of my desk is a huge double window that looks out at the front of the house.  I can watch *my* birds fly into the tree and the neighborhood kids playing. 

Thanks for coming by today!
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