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 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.