October 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop Time!

It's the 25th - so it's Papertrey's monthly blog hop today!

This month's challenge was to utilize a non-traditional color scheme for a holiday card.  I fell in love with this color combo when I saw it:
However - when I sat down to make something...I think this looks more like a Spring card, instead of Christmas, lol.  

I liked the idea of the colored snowflakes...and I liked the idea of the glittery flourish...but I can't help but think upon quick glance that those snowflakes are flowers...maybe it's the pearls??  I don't know...but anyway -- I'm loving all of the inspiration I've seen so far, can't wait to take some time tonight, and hop around some more.  Thanks for stopping by -- wishing you all a GREAT day!!

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
Ink: Versamark, Berry Sorbet
Paper: Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold, Select White
Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Heat & Stick Powder (SU!), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!), Pearls and rhinestones (Reflections by Michaels)

October 18, 2012

A Little Birthday Ombre...

Had some fun playing around with an ombre technique (that's fancy for repeated stamping without re-inking, lol).

I used the long line with a curl at the end image from Waltzingmouse Stamps Free Spirit -Boy set, obviously not using the curl part ;).  I just stamped, and then lined the stamp up next to the previous line, and worked my way out to the corner.  A nice big sentiment from PTI, and I was good to go!
I liked it so much - I made another one, but with different colors...and this time I added some cute little wood veneer stars...

Orange is my favorite color, so I think I may be a little partial to this one, which one do you like better??  This inquiring mind would like to know :).

I'm grateful the weekend is upon us, though it will be a busy one!  Thanks for stopping by, wishing you all a great day!!

Blue Happy Birthday:
Stamps: Free Spirit-Boy, Waltzingmouse Stamps, Think Big Favorites #14
Ink: Pacific Point (SU!), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Pacific Point (SU!), Select White (PTI)
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch

Orange Happy Birthday:
Stamps: Free Spirit-Boy, Waltzingmouse Stamps, Think Big Favorites #14
Ink: Orange Zest (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Orange Zest (PTI), Classic Kraft (PTI)
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Wooden Veneer Stars (Studio Calico)

October 14, 2012

Follow Your Dreams...

I made this one a while back, to submit for a publication, and it didn't get picked up.  Over the years, I've tried a few times, and it really is hard when you LOVE something you've made, but it just doesn't "fit" in the scheme of things the publication is looking for.  BUT -- I will keep submitting as I can, as I would love to be "in print" someday! :)

I cut a rainbows-worth (and then some) of cardstock with the Butterfly die from Papertrey Ink, and layered them into one, beautiful VERY dimensional butterfly, with a sparkly jeweled trail behind it :).

What are you dreams?  Winning the lotto, and retiring?  Going skydiving? Being a parent? Getting married?  I would love to hear.

Having a great weekend, hope you are, too!!  Thanks for popping by!

Stamps: Fillable Frames #3 (PTI)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Blueberry sky, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Select White (all PTI)
Accessories: Butterfly Die (PTI), Doodlebug gems, paper piercer, corner rounder punch, pop-dots

October 11, 2012

Hello!! It's been a while...

Hi there!  Remember me?  Yeah, I didn't think so...lol.  It's been SO long since I've posted!!  School is back in session, and we are slowly, reluctantly, but FINALLY getting back into the swing of things!  This Summer was a TON of fun, lots of adventure, and wonderful time spent with family.

I found this on my computer, and realized I never shared it -- so what better way to jump back in than with a 'Hello'! card :)

I loved these freebie images that Nichole Heady & Co. made available at one of the Papertrey Ink anniversaries :).  Fun little tags, and embellishments can be made from these!  I chose the 'Hello' sentiment, and punched it out.  I colored the bottom with my copics --and then started playing with my ribbon.  I thought it would be a fun idea to keep the card base black and white, and then have all these different colors of ribbon really make the statement.  So that's exactly what I did.  Different textures, colors, all added for a big punch of fun!

I'm hoping to make this more of a 'regular' thing (I know, I know, I've said that before...but for REAL this time!) So I hope you'll be back to visit!!

Have a great day!!

Stamps: freebie digital image from Papertrey Ink
Ink: printer only!
Paper: PTI True Black, Select White
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot, Pure Poppy Grosgrain, Orange Zest Saddle Stitched, Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot, Lemon Tart Satin, Harvest Gold Grosgrain, Simply Chartreuse Saddle Stitched, New Leaf Satin, Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot, Royal Velvet Grosgrain 1.75" limitless layers circle dies, corner rounder punch.