Sunday, April 26, 2009

Papertrey Princesses Challenge #1

I belong to a blog challenge group on the Papertrey Ink Message Boards. We just started this little group and this is our first challenge. We were to create a card or project using the "Paper Piecing Technique". I enjoyed it so much that I made two cards to share today. I'm sure this is a technique I'll be using alot! Here goes....

I really like how these round cards turn out.

They just look so cute and are easy to make with my Nestabilities dies. The stamps, patterned paper, cardstock and ink are all from Papertrey Ink. The stamps are from Butterfly Kisses, Little Lady and Mixed Messages. I also added a little bling from my stash. I did the wings in two layers. I paper pieced the black patterned paper first then layed the stamped raspberry paper on next. I folded the wings just a touch so they stood up.

This next card was also done with all Papertrey Ink supplies, except for the "Monkey" stamp. It is one of those foam stamps by Stampendous. Other products used are Copic Markers to color the Monkey and to color the Prima Flower to match. I also used Glossy Accents on the coffee mugs. The background stamp is Background Basics - Retro from Papertrey Ink. This was the first time I had a chance to use that set and I sure wish I hadn't waited so long to try it. Love it. The pajamas are paper pieced and came out really cute. She looks like she's ready to share a cup with you.

On another note, I'm hoping to get to posting on everyone's blogs in the next day or so. I think our computer here at home is on it's last legs. Poor thing is very old and tired. We did a bit of computer browsing today and I think we have one narrowed down. Now if we can get through the work week with both K.I.S.A. and I still having jobs, then we'll buy a new one mid week.

As most of you know we live in the Detroit area and we both work in the Automotive field. Things are very, very bad here in Michigan. Not sure if the rest of the country is seeing what we're seeing here. We both have big company meetings this week at work so we'll see how things shake out. Sorry to go off on a tangent with this post, but we sure could use some good vibes sent our way this week.

Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy looking at the cards. Hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Go Tigers!

Got K.I.S.A. (Knight In Shining Armour) some tickets to go see a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica park this summer. We went last year and had a blast. So, since I received my new All Star goodies from Papertrey Ink, I thought I'd try them out. I made a card holder to hold the tickets to the game. I also used the new Stone cardstock, I love the color. I think it's my new favorite. Here are a couple of different views.
This is the card open with the tickets put inside.
All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I used All Star, All Star Additions, Fresh Alphabet and Journaling Lines for those great pin stripes. The cardstock is the new Soft Stone and the orange cardstock is from my stash. The Blue ink is from Marvy and the Orange Ink is from Versa. I also did some machine stitching on the card.
I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another 2 Card Day - Including a Bella

Two more cards to look at today. One is for a wedding we are going to on Saturday and one is for my DIL as she is getting a Wii Fit for mother's day.

This first card uses a dollar stamp I found at the grocery store. (It was a great find) Sorry I can't remember the manufacturer. The paper, ribbon and ink are all from Papertrey Ink. The button is from my stash and the hemp twine is from CTMH.

Funny, when Bella's came out, I wasn't a huge fan. Then one day, I saw a card and it just clicked. I fell in love with them. They are really fun to color using Copic markers. This is Weighwatchabella from Stamping Bella. I thought she would be a perfect match to go with a Wii Fit game. The cardstock, Ink, button and ribbon are all from Papertrey Ink. The patterned paper is Basic Grey - Mellow collection. The flowers are from Prima. Brads are from my stash. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing edge folder.
Thanks for taking a look at my cards.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A two card day

I have a couple of cards to post today. They are just kind of fun cards.

This Queen Bee card was done using Nestabilites circle dies and the Pinking die. I really like how the round cards come out. The Bee stamp in by Stampendous and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Honey Bee set. The cardstock is Papertrey and the patterned paper is from Basic grey. Lots of bling and stickles used as well.

The next card is really a gift card holder using a "belly band". I really like how this one came out. The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink and well as the polka dot patterned paper. Lots of different dies used here. From Nestabilites I used the labels 4 dies, the pinking die and the circle die. From Quickutz I used the cupcake (4x4 die) to make the popcorn container and I used the the quickutz (2x2) popcorn die. Chalk was used to shade the popcorn. The coupon stamp is from Hero Arts and the word "popcorn" is spelled out using the Simple Alphabet set from Papertrey Ink. The actual "band" wrapping around the card was cut from cardstock using the Stampin Up scalloped edge punch. The ribbon was from my stash. The card will open up by sliding the "band" off to reveal a gift card for the local movie theatre.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dawn's Color Challange #3

This one was really hard for me as I rarely do cards with pinks in them. Being that boys seem to rule my world, these colors hardly ever cross my desk. Love the color combo, but not thrilled with trying to use 5 colors this time around. Not really too happy with this one, but here goes.

The stamp sets used on this set are all by Papertrey Ink. Friends 'til the End, Women of Life, Simply Stationary and Guide Lines. Cardstock, Twill tape and ink used are also from Papertrey Ink. Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream, Poppy Red and Kraft. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stamin Up Scallop punch and Nestabilites tag. The red button and hemp are from my stash.

Can't wait to see what everyone else did with these colors. Thanks for taking a peek.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Some Cards to See!

I've been playing a bit in my scramp room and thought I'd post a few cards I made. Hope you enjoy them.

This card uses PaperTrey Ink cardstock (Sweet Blush and Chocolate Brown) and Ink (chocolate brown). The Damask stamp is from Target's $1 spot and the bon bon is from Savvy stamps. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey Bittersweet line. The punch is a Martha punch and the ribbon and button are from my stash. I also used fine glitter over diamond glaze to cover the bon bon. Copic markers were used to color the bon bon.

This is my favorite card that I've made recently. I jokingly call my DH and my grandson the "Velcro Boys" as they are continually stuck together. When I found this stamp, I thought it was perfect. The Monkey stamp is from Stampendous. The background letters (spelling GRAMPS) are Papertrey Ink's Fresh Alphabet and I spelled out "Best Bud's" using Papertrey Ink's Simple Alphabet. The cardstock is White, Spring Rain and True Black from Papertrey Ink as is the True Black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers and I used the EK success "Swiss Cheese" punch at the bottom of the card. The ribbon and button are from my stash.

This card gave me a chance to try a little experiment with the "Out on a Limb" set from Papertrey Ink. I used "True Black and Fresh Snow" ink to make the branch and flowers. The little doll is from the "4 Dolls" set from Hero Arts. It is such a cute set. I colored her face with Copic Markers and paper pieced her dress with paper from my stash.

This last card uses paper, stamps and ink from Papertrey Ink. It's the Honey Bees stamp set. I make the the Bee Hive from a Quickutz die.