Friday, June 26, 2009

A Baby Card

One of the girls here at work is having a baby next month. Yesterday we threw her a little pot luck/lunch baby shower. There are about 50 employees where I work, but only 7 of us girls. It was so nice to just sit, chat and visit with just the ladies. I really think we should do that more often. "Lunch just us girls". Here is the card I made to go along with the gift I purchased.

All the products used on this card are from Papertrey Ink.

The card uses the "Men of Life" stamp set and the sentiment is from "Bitty Baby Blessings" The patterned paper is from the "Men of Life" collection.

Thanks for taking a peek at my card and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Papertrey Ink Princesses Challenge

Sorry for not being a very good blogger lately. I think my mojo is on summer vacation. Plus since I live in a cubicle all day at work, I find it hard to stay inside when I get home from work on such nice days. I'd much rather be outside. Today we are going to be in the 90's, unusually hot for here.

On to the card for today. Our challenge this time was to create a card using this image. It is a place mat and napkin set from Amy Butler.

Here is the card I made using the inspiration piece. I'm not really liking this card at all, and I really had a hard time with the challenge. Like I said, I think my mojo is on summer vacation. The stamp set I used on this card is "Spiral Bouquet" by Papertrey Ink. The background paper is from K.I. and the flower is from Prima. The fringe is from my stash of ribbon.
Thanks for taking a peek at my blog today. I hope everyone is having great weather and can get a chance to get outside and play.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Shabby/Vintage Card Attempt

TGIF! I'm so glad it's Friday. Looking forward to a nice weekend. K.I.S.A and I are headed up to our cabin for a nice weekend of floating around on the boat and maybe a bonfire tomorrow night. The weather is supposed to be great. Tonight we will be glued to the Hockey game.

Here is my first attempt at a Shabby/Vintage style card. I love the look of shabby/vintage, but am just never quite sure how to achieve it. Take a look at my card and tell me what you think you would change on it. Does it have the look of the shabby/vintage style?
I can't wait to hear your input. Thanks for taking a peek and have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gift Bag Template

A few days ago I spoke about getting some template stamps from Inky Antics at the stamp show I attended. These are just so fun to make and they come out really cute. Today I used the gift bag stamp - template to make a little bag to hold a gift card for my step-daughter for her birthday next week.

Here is a front view of the bag. I used all Papertrey Ink products on it. I love the combination of Raspberry Fizz and Summer Sunrise paper and ink. The stamp sets used are Everyday Classics, Borders - Circles and the sentiment is from last years free gift set, Simple Little Things.

Here is a side view so you can get an idea of what the assembled template looks like. It's basically a little lunch bag with a flap over the top. Of course, you have the choice to use the flap or cut it off. In this case, I kept the flap, punched two holes and fed my ribbon through to tie the bow.

Here is a picture of the actual stamp. Thought this my give you a better idea of what they look like.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rasberry Suite Color Challenge #8

Well the yuckies took over and I ended up staying home from work today. I can't remember the last time I had a summer cold. They are definitely the worst.

Here's my card for the challenge. Cardstock is Kraft and Cream from Papertrey Ink. Ink is Chocolate Brown, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream and Chai (looks like Kraft ink) all from Papertrey Ink. The stamp sets used are Life from Papertrey Ink. The Postage stamp dots from Just For Fun and the flourishes from Bo Bunny. The bling is from Hero Arts and the ribbon is Raspberry Fizz from Papertrey Ink.
Here is another view of my card.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

One Basic Design, Two Cards

There must be something going around as I'm not feeling all the great. Just basically a sore throat, achy and a slight cough. I'd much rather be home today instead of sitting in my cubicle. However, I really hate to waste a good sick day when I feel yucky. I'd much rather take a sick day when I'm feeling good enough to enjoy it. :)
Here is a basic layout I used to make two different cards. Not really thrilled with either card, but I thought I'd post anyway. It gave me a chance to practice more with my Copics. Funny how sometimes it just flows and sometimes it just doesn't.

This first card uses the bunny image from Stacy Stamps I stamped the image twice then cut out the bunny and popped him up on the page after I colored in the grass and the bunny with my Copic markers. The Congratulations stamp is from Hero Arts and the Argyle embossing folder is from Sizzix.
This second card uses the same basic layout. The ice cream cone stamp is from Denami Designs She has some really cute stamps on her website. Check them out when you get a chance. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.
Again, I'm not thrilled with either of these cards but maybe they'll be of some inspiration to someone.
Hoping that I can do some more stamping this weekend as this evening will be spent watching the hockey game.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Great Birthday Weekend! Plus lots of stuff to show!

I had a wonderful birthday weekend. Went to a local Stamp show and spent way too much money. Went to dinner with friends on Saturday and the Kids had us over for a cookout and birthday cake on Sunday. Fun, Fun, Fun!

On to the cards. Today I have three cards to share. I had planned on showing them individually last week, but the battery in my camera had died so now that it's charged up you get to see them all in one post.

This first card is a simple little "Thank you" card for a little boy. The son of one of my co-workers heard it was my birthday on Friday and wanted to make me a picture for my office. I made him this little card to thank him.

The Kraft cardstock, twine and button are from Papertrey Ink. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey-Granola collection. The little Monster stamp is from Daisy Bucket. I hope he likes it.

This card uses several different stamp sets. The paper is all from Papertrey Ink. The stamps sets are Backgrounds-Retro for the grid background from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from Star Prints, also from Papertrey Ink. The Recipe card background is from Great Impressions stamps and the the Little Chef stamp is from Inky Antics. They really have some cute stuff. (In fact Inky Antics was one of the exhibitors at the Stamp show this weekend and bought several more of their stamps. Can't wait to have some time to play with them.)

I colored the recipe card and the little chef with my Copic markers.

This 3rd one is really more of a little project than a card. This little box was made with a template stamp from Inky Antics stamps. The remaining stamps are from the Star Prints set and the Let Freedom Ring set from Papertrey Ink. The paper, ink (except the blue ink) distressing ink, twine and button are all from Papertrey Ink. The blue ink is brocade blue from SU.

Here is the little box when it is open. My plan was to fill it with Jelly Belly's, M&M's or some other type of Red, White and Blue candy but just never got to pick some up.

I bought a few more of these type of templates from Inky Antics over the weekend so you will probably being see more of these in the future.

In closing, I just want to add. GO WINGS!