Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Come Sail Away!

Long time, no sea!  Get it?  Seriously, its been a long while since I've last posted.  My hope is to get in the habit of posting at least once a week, but that would require a little more time in my craft room and more time away from my crochet hook!  I learned to crochet about 6 months ago and let's just say I'm hooked!  Get it???   Gee, I'm on a roll today!

Here is a card that I made pretty recently.  I really like the way the sailboat hangs in the open circle, it adds a little bit of fun to the card.  It came together pretty quickly, the only challenge was finding the right circle die to match the inside size of the scalloped circle.  All of the patterned papers and the sailboat are from Doodlebug.

 Here is a closer look at the way the twine is holding the sailboat.  I sandwiched the twine between the sailboat and a backing of the same blue cardstock as the card base.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for stopping by for the Blog Hop!  This was a really fun challenge and it was great being able to break out my Christmas stamps again.  Oh, how I've missed them!

"Before you know it, all of the gift giving that goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming holidays will be here.  This month we thought we would challenge you to get a head start and create a quick set of five gift tags."  

 With that said, here are mine....


Papertrey Ink products used:  In the Meadow die, Snowflake Flurries, Chevron Vertical Cover Plate, Polka Dot Parade #9, and various inks.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Happy Birthday

I just bought a new stamp set and I think I am already in love!  It's called DOT SPOT from Papertrey Ink.  This card didn't take long at all and was quite fun to do!  I can already see this set easily becoming one of my "go to" sets.  So, without further ado - here it is....

Supplies used: Papertrey Ink Dot Spot and all inks are Memento Luxe.  Colors:  Rose Bud, Morocco, Sweet Plum, Pear Tart and Lilac Posies.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy 50th!

A friend of ours will be celebrating his 50th birthday tomorrow.  He is a former college soccer player and former youth soccer coach.  Now days, he can be found cheering on his own kids on the sidelines in high school and college.   Since his passion for soccer still thrives, I knew my card had to be very soccerified!

I really love how the background came out.  I used Papertrey Ink's hexagon coverplate to make the background and then went one step further and used an embossing folder for the white pieces.   That added some great dimension and had me doing cartwheels!   

And, here is a look at the inside.  I kept it pretty simple...

Thanks for stopping by!   Have a great weekend!

Supplies used: FRONT:  PTI Hexagon coverplate for the background, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, PTI Limitless Layers for the badge, PTI Suffix Style for the "th", Quickutz Biography for the 50, and also used Wink of Stella on the 50.  INSIDE:  MFT balloon stamp and matching die with clear embossing powder and the happy happy birthday sentiment is from Birthday Bash Sentiments also from PTI and is embossed in Zing blue.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Make It Monday #135: Layered Emboss Resist

The Papertrey Ink challenge for this week is called Layered Emboss Resist.  I have to admit, the name scared me a bit, but after watching the video (seen here) I knew I could give it a try!  These challenges are awesome and I've totally gotten hooked!  They really help me to go outside of my comfort zone and try some new techniques.  This technique was very new to me, but oh so much fun!  Here is my card:

Here are the supplies I used:  Thank You stamp - Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #4, Flowers - Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II, Dot Background - Hero Arts Cling Dots, Text Background - Stampin' Up Friend Definition, Memento Luxe Pear Tart ink, Hero Arts mid-tone Wet Cement ink, kraft cardstock, white cardstock and twine.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Monday, September 30, 2013


Recently, I watched THIS Jennifer McGuire video on YouTube.  I immediately fell in love with the dimension of the word "hello" done by stacking several layers of the die cut.  The only difference is that she carried her background design onto the letters.  I tried that, but had to change it.  My background is way too busy and bright and the word got totally lost on the card.  I really had to struggle to see the "hello" on my card.  The background of her card is soft and subtle and it just "worked" to continue her background onto the letters and it was still very easy to read.  I also have to thank her for enabling  - now I "need" that new leaf stamp set by Hero Arts!  LoL!

I used the Snowflake Flurries set by Papertrey Ink for this card with the new Memento Luxe inks.  They are so pretty and so vibrant!  I also used Wink of Stella on the "hello" to add some pretty shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

"Dig out a favorite wreath stamp set, layer small die-cuts & punches or even use unconventional materials like buttons or rhinestones to create a wreath on the front of a festive card.  You can choose to make your card fall-themed, embrace the upcoming holidays or just something pretty to use for an everyday greeting.  Have fun experimenting with fun color combinations and layers of texture!"

So, with that said..... Here is my card:

As many rubber stamps as I have, I've realized that I do not own a single wreath stamp.  I remembered seeing wreaths made out of leaves or snowflakes before, so I opted to try my hand at a snowflake wreath.  I used a matching green circle ring as my guide and I began to layer the snowflakes.  The card came together pretty quickly once the wreath was finished.  I bought this patterned paper just last week -  it's the new 6x6 Doodlebug Christmas pad and I was way too excited to break it open!   I used some ribbon from my stash, cut the scalloped edge in my Big Shot, added some bling and called it DONE!  Oh, and the cute little red bow?  Courtesy of my Bow-Easy!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm off to do some wreath blog hoppin!