Sunday, October 2, 2011

Paper Trey Princess Challenge

I am hosting the challenge for this weeks Paper Trey Princesses and I am 3 days late. I apologize for this. I can give you every excuse in the book but the simplest answer is life just happened.

So on to the show. Red is my favorite color so I decided to do the challenge around that. My challenge for you is to use RED. I used Pure Poppy from PTI. Psst....I love Kraft Paper also.

Thanks so much ladies and I'll be chatting with you soon.

Pure Poppy and Kraft Paper Trey Paper, CTMH Cranberry and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, SU Jumbo Wheel Stamp (sorry I could not find the name), Spellbinders and white gel pen

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Paper Trey Princess Challenge, August 4th

The challenge was to make a card using Hot or Cold Colors. To see more info on the challenge hop on over to Vanessa's Blog.

I choose Cold Colors. I knew I would. One of my very favorite color combinations is Blue/Green. I have a friend whose birthday is August 17th and this card is going to her. Happy Birthday Karen, aka Aunt KK. My son, who is 17, who could not pronounce "Karen" when he was little thus the nickname KK was given. We love you dearly.

Card Recipe
Stamps: PTI Tea for Two & Up, Up & Away (sentiment)
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Vellum & Green Boutique Pattern Paper
Ink: CTMH Juniper (2nd Generation Stamping) Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Label 1, SU Word Window & Modern Label Punches

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Paper Trey Princess Challenge

PTI Princesses Challenge

This is my first challenge with the PTI Princesses. I am super excited to be joining this wonderful group of ladies. The challenge is to make a card you are going to send to someone in the next week. This card is for my sister’s Birthday. Happy Birthday Cindy.

Here is the direct link to the challenge if you are looking for inspiration

Paper Trey Ink Princesses Challenge

You can click on the links to the left under Paper Trey Princesses to see what all the ladies have done.

Card Recipe
Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic
Paper: PTI Royal Velvet, Miscellaneous Designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copic

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Notes

Ok, this is something I made awhile back and didn't take a picture. I'm a child care provider for a sweet little boy and I made this so his Mom and I could communicate with ease without having to pick up the phone every other day. Seems to be working out very well. I wanted to use white O-Wires but I didn't have the size I needed. I also took the picture very quickly as you can tell I did not use my photo tent. With all the short cuts it turned out pretty good!!!

STAMPS PTI Sentiments and Background Stamp (sorry not sure of the names!)
PAPER Gina K PL 120# Cardstock, CTMH-Babmoo and Crystal Blue
INK CTMH Bamboo and Crystal Blue
ACCESSORIES Spellbinders, CTMH Clear Buttons and Crystal Blue Floss
TECHNIQUES Background Stamping, Spellbinders die cuts, Zutter Binding
INSPIRATION A sweet little boy!!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Shower Invitation

This is a Baby Shower invitation I made for my one and only Niece. She is pregnant with her 2nd child and it's a girl. When my sister asked me to help make them my first thought was my niece, Bethany. What does she like? Purple is her favorite color and she loves butterflies. Well I think I covered all aspects. The pink is for, of course, the baby being a little girl. I hope the father can survive raising 2 girls. He's such a softy!!!

On with the details
STAMPS PTI- Scattered Showers for the sentiment, PTI Fancy Flourishes and Butterfly Dreams
INK CTMH Amethyst, Baby Pink, Hollyhock
PAPER CTMH Amethyst, Baby Pink, Hollyhock and GK 120lb PL Cardstock
ACCESSORIES Fiskar Lazy Day of Summer Border punch, SU Modern Label
TECHNIQUE 2 Step Stamping-Butterfly
INSPIRATION Baby Shower invites for my Niece

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mothers Day Card's

I've been very BIZZY with making Mothers Day Card's. I wanted a simple design (mass production) but each card with it's "own" design. I think I have accomplished it. I made cards for my mom, mother-in-law, sister, and niece's. There's something interesting I want to show you about the niece card. Stay tuned to the 2nd picture.

My color pallet is from Close to My Heart. I love their colors. When making a card for my niece's I could not find a stamp that just said niece. I could not believe out of ALL the stamps I own none of them said niece. Well what to do?!?!?!?! Th
e I remembered I have all the R-G-B codes to match CTMH so that's what I did. I printed the Niece sentiment via the computer. I could not believe how close the colors are. WOW!!! I posted a close up picture so you could judge for yourself. Enjoy and thanks for blogging by.

STAMPS CTMH C1310 Happiness, PTI Women of Life-Sentiment
INK CTMH-Indian Corn Blue, Crystal Blue, Buttercup, Sunflower, Kraft
PAPER Designer Paper-CTMH Sweet Home
ACCESSORIES Assorted Embellishments
TECHNIQUE Rock n Roll Stamping
INSPIRATION The mothers in my life

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Christopher's Birthday Card

Another not so good picture. But again this card had been delivered before I realized the picture was not so good. Anywhooo, this is another BD Card for April and it's for my newphew. He is a train guy. Loves Thomas the train!! So I thought this was appropriate for him. Miss you Christopher!!

I pulled out a SU Teddy and Train set for his card. I think the card is a little "flat". Nothing is raised to give it some dimension. But other then that I do like the card. Here are the details.

STAMPS SU Teddy and Train, Sentiment by CTMH C1257
INK Tuxedo Black by Memento, Various Copic Markers
PAPER CTMH Solid Cardstock Cranberry and Moonstruck, Designer Paper by CMTH I just don't know the name of it.
ACCESSORIES Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Traffic Jam, Scor pal
INSPIRATION Christopher my nephew

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Monday, April 12, 2010


You know sometimes when you finish a card you say "I wish I had done this". This post is an example of that. Not that this time around makes a big difference but a lot of times it could. The thing that draws me to art work is texture or the look of texture. I like it when something makes me want to touch it.

Ok, on with the picture. T
his Mother's day card is for a dear friend who is going through a rough time. Almost everything and anything has happened to her in the past 18 months. I want to make sure she knows how wonderful a mother she is.

I love the color combination for this card. Lots of pastels, very feminine. Perfect for a Mother's Day card. When I finished the card though, I wish I had put my background through a Embossing Folder...well I created another card and did just that. I think it makes enough difference to say "ahhhhhh". The only thing I changed were the pearls. I used tiny brads so they would balance the design better.

I would love to hear you thoughts. Thanks for blogging by

STAMPS SU A flower for all occasions
INK CTMH-Buttercup & Sunflower, Copics G21/24, Y31/35, E 31/33/35, V12/15
PAPER Solid Cardstock- CTMH Amethyst, Sweet Leaf Designer Paper-Lilac Avenue by Kaiser Craft
ACCESSORIES SM/LG Classic oval nesties, white grossgrain ribbon, white pearls, QK retro diamond EF
INSPIRATION MOJO Monday 133 Sketch and my dear friend

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Aimee's BD Card

I am not happy with this picture. But I sent the card off before editing. Note to myself....don't do that again!!

This is another BD card. This one is REALLY late. I will not tell you how late! It's for my niece. She live states away with her sister I posted about below and turned 6 years old. I miss her so much. I need to take a road trip soon.

STAMPS CTMH D1336 You're Adored (the stamp name alone is appropriate for her)
Sentiment is from CTMH C1257
INK CTMH Grey Flannel
PAPER SU Designer Paper, SU Solid Cardstock-Kiwi Swiss, CTMH Solid Cardstock Hollyhock
TECHNIQUE Embossing-2 stamp images in bottom corners
INSPIRATION My lovely niece Aimee

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rebekha's BD Card

This card is for my stink'n cute niece, Rebekha who is turning 3. I can't believe how old she is. Time is flying by. I miss her a lot as she lives states away from me.
You know when you're almost finished with a card and you make a mistake then comes "what can I do to cover it up"....well the marker lines on the top and bottom are just that. I went to use my white gel pen and it messed up on me, urghhh! But I thought it was a safe recovery, LOL. Stay tuned as there is more to come, lots of birthday's in April.

Here are the details:
Stamps CTMH Beatle Bug-B1202, Happy Birthday-C1257 (Sentiment)
Ink CTMH Sweet Leaf
Paper CTMH- Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf and DSP from Twitterpated Level 2 Paper pack
Accessories Silver Brads
Inspiration REBEKHA!!!

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