Thursday, May 31, 2012


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Such a simple card using Modern Basics. I think that set has so many possibilities and I haven't even scratched the surface of it yet. I've seen lots of awesome cards on Pinterest using it - lots to CASE! :) You'll notice that I cut out one of the "squares" and the "hello" is stamped on the inside of the card but peeks out through this hole. I also poked some holes diagonally across each "square" to give it some texture.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Stampers Select (PTI)
Stamps: Modern Basics
Other: bling

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You're Quite A Pair

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Here's another card using Mint Motif's What A Card. It's such a fun set - love it!

Cardstock: Black, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Stamps: What A Card (Mint Motif)
PP: scraps from my stash
Other: mini playing cards

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Full House

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The inside says..."on the full house." Wouldn't this be fun to give for an impending arrival?

Looks like I got a little too focused on half the card and the other half is a bit blurry. Sorry about that. The black pen line was drawn in by hand.

Thanks for looking!

Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI), Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Stamps: What A Card (Mint Motif)
Other: mini playing cards

Monday, May 28, 2012

Father's Day wallet

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I made these "wallets" for my DH and my dad for Father's Day last year. I got the idea from both Nichole Heady and Debbie Olson. I was so tickled with how they turned out and the guys thought they were pretty nifty too.

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I started with some Dark Chocolate cardstock and cut it to the size I wanted. I scored a line in the middle. Then, I cut a two pieces of kraft cardstock just a smidgen smaller than each side of the wallet. I did it this way instead of one long piece so that it was easier to fold, easier to stitch, and not so bulky in the middle. I measured and cut three slots on each of these pieces. The slots are about the length of a credit card. Then, stitched them into place on the Dark Chocolate.

A little stamping on the inside...
A little stamping on the outside...

Then I made six "cards" to fit in the slots inside the wallet. There were pictures and notes on each of these "cards".
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And that's all there is to it. Isn't it fun? Hope you enjoyed it!

P.S. This is my 100th post! I can't believe it. :)

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI), other kraft from stash
Stamps: All-Star Team, Outlines Alphabet, Big & Bold Wishes (all PTI), very old PSX alpha (for "DAD" on front banner)
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI), Broken China (Tim Holtz Distress)
Other: twine (PTI), eyelet (stash), Spellbinders Nestability (not sure which label this is)

Saturday, May 12, 2012


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Hunh. Two weeks in a row that I'm doing a PTI Make It Monday. I wonder if pigs are going to start flying... ;) The gods of time just happen to be smiling on me lately.

This week's challenge was to use paper scraps to make a background. I had come down to my craft room this morning and found these scraps lying right next to my trimmer. My DD had been in here last night making a Mother's Day card and didn't clean up. Lucky for me I liked the scraps.

I pulled out this lovely circle border from Spooky Sweets II and a sentiment from Movers & Shakers and whipped up this card in no time at all.

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All the scraps are matted on a Smokey Shadow mat and then layered on top of a Vintage Cream card base. Some of these papers are very old. I'm not sure where the top one came from. The pink/cream floral is an Anna Griffin. The black/white polka dot is PTI. The bookprint is an actual snipped from a vintage book. The chicken wire on cream is a stamp from WMS; I must confess that I made just this one little scrap this morning. Everything else was already on the table.

Thanks for checking in with me. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there.


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Just real quickly. In my previous post I mentioned trying to make the same card again but doing something softer with the flowers. I like how this one turned out so much better. It's off to my MIL for Mother's Day.

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The differences are that with the large flower I die cut it out of some patterned paper that coordinated with the chevron paper. If the mfr is smart enough to put it together then who am I to argue! The smaller flower was die cut in Vintage Cream and then I used Text Style background stamp in Angel Pink by Memento (I think). I then ran my chamomile ink cube lightly over it to distress it a bit. I then found a Sweet Blush button to top it off. Everything else is the same as the previous card.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Another card for PTI's MIM #64

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How could you not love this color scheme that Nichole posted? It's gorgeous! So feminine and flowery and soft.


I also really liked this sketch I pinned from the Got Sketch blog. I tried to post a photo of the sketch but it appears to be locked. So, just visit these links and you'll see the awesome sketch.

The Aqua Mist flower is embossed with clear embossing powder. The Hibiscus Burst flower is stamped with Text Style. I think if I were to do this again (and I just might for my MIL's Mother's Day card.) I would use white ink - no embossing - on the Aqua Mist flower to make it even more subtle. Same with the pink flower. The patterned paper is so soft and the flowers are just a tad much, KWIM? Still lovely, just not as soft as I think it could be.
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The patterned paper I snagged yesterday at my LSS and couldn't wait to get home and use it - you could say I was inspired by this color challenge. The PP was already in a chevron so all I had to do was cut it out - easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Hope you like it! :)

Stamps: Love Lives Here, Beautiful Blooms 2, Background Basics: Text Style, Sending You (all PTI)
Paper: Rustic White, Fine Linen, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse (all PTI), Vintage Marketplace patterned paper (Bazzill)
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Chai, Chamomile (all PTI), Van Dyke Brown (Nick Bantock)
Other: Beautiful Blooms flower dies, Sending You leaf dies, twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Button

Saturday, May 5, 2012

PTI's MIM #64

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I've never had taken the opportunity to play along with the Papertrey Ink Make-It-Monday challenges. Either I forget, my mojo is missing, or life gets in the way. This week, the stars aligned and I created this card using Nichole's color challenge. The first one really captured my attention.


I used last years PTI anniversary set, Botanical Silhouettes to stamp the stems and flowers about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the card. I stamped the stems in Fresh Ink Basil and the flowers in Fresh Ink Strawberry and Mango, and Amuse Blackberry. I LOVE Basil, Mango, and Strawberry - delicious colors with delicious names. :)

I then stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Big & Bold Wishes) on a separate strip of paper with Amuse Blackberry and PTI Smokey Shadow.

Then, I found a scrap of thin purple ribbon in my ribbon stash and it really worked to tie everything together. I was so happy to use up a little of my ribbon scraps. At this rate I'll finally use it all up in the year 2047! lol

That's it. An quick and easy card with happy colors and flat for easy mail-ability. Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Basil, Strawberry, Mango (Fresh Ink), Blackberry (Amuse), Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes and Big & Bold Wishes (both Papertrey Ink)
Other: ribbon scrap from my stash)