January 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop!

The post that almost wasn't!!  I'm having technical difficulties, when, of course, I FINALLY have a blog hop project to share!  eesh.  Luckily, I had a backup plan...

The challenge this month is to show some love to some neglected PTI stamps.  ALL of my stamps have been neglected lately, so this wasn't a very hard challenge, lol.

What I did here...is created some fun felt hair clips for my daughter's friend, and decided to incorporate them into her birthday card.  I die cut the star shapes out of PTI Chocolate and Raspberry felt, then I attached the two bitty dot Hawaiian Shores 'tails' to the star with a little scor tape, to hold them in place, while I sewed the star layers together and onto to the alligator clip that was wrapped with Hawaiian Shores twill.  Cute, right?

I used the Outlines Alphabet to create a background for the Raspberry layer.  Now -- I see some of the 8's are kind of 'glowing' in my photos...creepy, yes.  But I can assure you, this is not how the card looks to the naked eye!  After stamping my background, I used my Fillable Frames #3 die and stamp set to stamp my sentiment on (which is from Birthday Bash Sentiments).  Behind it, are 3 strips of rickrack, cut with the rickrack die.  They are adhered to the card front at the top, middle, and bottom.  This allows me to clip the clips onto the card, incorporating them into the design!

I loved the way this came out, and honestly, while DD was excited to give this to her friend, I could see she wanted to keep it for herself, lol.

Thanks for popping by!!  Make it a GREAT day! :)

Stamps: Outlines Alphabet, Birthday Bash Sentiments, Fillable Frames #3
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Brilliance Chocolate
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Select White, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Raspberry & Chocolate Felt, rickrack die, Fillable Frames #3 die, Hawaiian Shores bitty dot & twill ribbon, Hawaiian shores buttons, chocolate DMC floss, alligator clips, star nestabilities

January 7, 2011

Hi there...

Remember me??

It's been awhile, and while I haven't actually MADE anything in over a month...I have a few projects that I've never posted, so I thought I'd share one with you all today.  I had made this for a Papercrafts sketch challenge a few months back.

It uses my FAVORITE color, Orange Zest.  These pretty little roses are from Prima, the sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Out on A Limb Sentiments.

While I haven't been online much - I've been plenty busy...makes me wonder how I had time to do everything I was before too! lol.  The holidays here were great, no stress.  I enjoyed a week off with my girls, and it was heaven.

The New Year so far, has been a good one, and I hope that it continues on this trend...*fingers crossed*  I'm truly blessed!!

Thanks to those of you that have popped in!!  Wishing you all a WONDERFUL day!!