Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tim Holtz Dress Form

Posting the Tim Holtz Dress Form Tag to show some friends.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't Faint - I'm actually posting the Papertrey Princesses Challenge

Hi Everyone!  Have you totally given up on me?  I wouldn't blame you.  What can I say other than Life happens and that darn work thing just gets in the way of all my fun :(

That Diane in our Papertrey Princesses group keeps us on our toes.  Diane, You Rock!  She sent me a very sweet reminder that it was my turn to post a challenge.  So sorry, I haven't been around much to participate, but hopefully I will be able to a bit more.

On to the challenge...Today's Challenge is to do a 3D box of your choosing.  The one I've posted today is off of the Cosmo Cricket blog and was really easy to make.  1 sheet of 12x12 and a few folds and you're done.  Here is the link to the tutorial on their blog. http://cosmocricket.typepad.com/cosmo_cricket/2010/10/how-to-fold-a-treat-bag-video-tutorial.html

Here is my version of the bag using the Papertrey Ink's "Homemade" stamp set as well as several other little Halloween sets in my stash.  I also used Papertrey Ink's "Background Basics - Tin Type" for the roof.

Hope you get a chance to play and thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Special Blog Hop Post

This card is posted as a special suprise for a special stamp company owner.  As a huge fan (an buyer) of Papertrey Ink stamps, I was asked to participate in this Special Blog Hop, to show my support of this very talented owner.  Nicole Heady never fails to inspire and share her amazing gift.  To thank this amazing woman, I'm posting my card to her.  Thank you Nicole.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New House Card

A few weeks ago a friend of mine moved into a new house so I thought I'd make her a card.  I found this new stamp by Stampendous and fell in love with it.  It would be perfect for a 'New House' card.

The cardstock, ink, twine and sentiment stamp all come from Papertrey Ink.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.  I colored the stamp with Copic Markers.  I also used the medium scalloped die from Papertrey Ink as well.

Thanks for taking a peek and letting know what you think.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Apron Template Invitation for the Holiday Weekend.

With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, I wanted to make some invitations.  As many of you know, we have a cabin in Northern Michigan.  On the holiday weekends we usually have a crowd for a weekend of boating, campfires with S'mores, cookouts and family and friends. 

I was at a stamp show this past weekend and saw a template for an apron design.  It was pretty expensive for such a simple template, so I thought I'd try my hand at designing my own.  I am pretty happy how it turned out and I have lots of other ideas for the apron to make it more feminine.  Lace and Flowers maybe? 

Anyway, this has lots of Papertrey Ink stamps, paper and ink on this one.  Faux Ribbon, Fillable Frames #1, Let Them Eat Cake, and Star Prints.  The ink colors are Enchanted Evening and Poppy Red.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for taking a peek and letting me know what you think.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Cards - 4 of them

Hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day.  I sure did!

For the very first time ever, I actually sold some cards.  I put out a note here at work (I work with mostly guys) if they would like to purchase some Mother's Day cards from me.  Wahoo, I actually sold 4 cards.  So I thought I'd post them for you to see.  I hope you like them.
This first one was made for one of the guys that just had a baby girl for his wife's first Mother's Day.  He requested the card to be a baby style card from his daughter.  All the products used on this card are from Papertrey Ink except the ribbon, which is from my stash.
This card uses a butterfly stamp from Technique Tuesday.  The Patterned Paper is from Basic Grey.  Notice that I used Papertrey Inks, Boarders and Corners - Circle stamp as it fits perfectly on the Mat Stack Die.

Here is another card using all items from Papertrey Ink.
This card uses lots of Papertrey Ink and well.  Notice that I used the Boarders and Corners - Circle again on the Mat Die.  I also used the new FREE Anniversay gift stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for taking a peek and I'd love to hear what you think

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Papertrey Princesses Challenge #7

This time it is Diane's turn to post the challenge.  Her challenge was to use spring clothing colors to inspire us or to use her colors of Pink, Black and White as inspiration.  Pink, Black and White just happens to be one of my favorite color combos so it was the perfect challenge for me.

For this card I used the new Mat Stack die from Papertrey Ink as well as the flower stamp from the Baby Button Bits set.  This was a super easy card to make.  Hope you like it. 

Thanks for taking a peek and letting me know what you think.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Go-To-Gal Designer Challenge #1

I am a huge fan of Betsy Veldman's http://scrapbookgirl.typepad.com/paper_scissors_and_superh/ work.  She is my "Designer Hero" and I want to be her when I grow up (although I'm way older than her).  In the stamping world, she is probably my favorite.  She is a member of the Go To Gals for Paper Crafts Magazine and posted a challenge on her blog.  Well, I thought I'd play along.  Here is the sketch she posted.
When I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of twins.  Well it just so happens, one of the guys I work with is about to become a Grandfather to identical twin girls in a few weeks. That was my inspiration for my 

Thank you for taking a peek at my card and I'd love to hear what you think.

Friday, April 30, 2010

New Stamps

I received some new stamps in the mail earlier in the week.  Two of the sets I ordered were "A Little Argyle" and "Enjoy the Ride" both from Papertrey Ink.  Enjoy the Ride also had a die available that cuts the little car out perfectly.  This has be one of the best ideas in stamping in years.  Stamps and dies that match/coordinate.  Just brilliant!  I was playing around and thought I'd make this little card to see how it all worked.  The cardstock is Kraft, Chocolate and Terra Cotta Tile all from Papertrey Ink.  The ink is Terra Cotta Tile and Chocolate and the ribbon is also Terra Cotta Tile.  I can see using this little car for many cute cards to come.
Thanks for taking a peek and letting me know what you think.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Papertrey Princess Challenge - Think Spring

This time it was BethieJ's turn to post the challenge.  Here is what she posted "Think Spring..Think New..it can be anything you want it to be..a new color combo..a new technique you haave wanted to try, NEW supplies..ANYTHING.." 

Well right after I read the challenge I was trying to think of something to make.  I went outside a little while later and was greeted with these lovely flowers as a sign of spring.  Inspiration Struck!
I have been wanting to use this color combination for some time and thought that it was NEW to me.  I had also purchased the stamp set "Wishing You..." by Papertrey Ink a while ago as well.  But, it was still NEW and in the package.  What better set to use for this challenge!  Here is my take on this challenge. 

Thanks for taking a peek and letting me know what you think.