Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop Challenge

TGIF....and as an added bonus it happens to be the 25th!! This month's PTI blog hop theme was all about scallops. I know there will be a lot of great cards to check out so I'll keep the chit chat to a minimum!

So, I layered strips of scallops cut out with the medium scallop border punch, glued them all together and ran it thru my cuttlebug using the cloud dies.

I wasn't sure it would cut it cleanly, but it did. I had to make a few snips here and there with my scissors, but it did cut it better than I thought it would! I sponged some fresh snow ink over the "humps" before I adhered it all together to give it some depth. I really like how they turned out. I'm not sure the picture does them much justice! I'm already thinking of scalloped trees or a sunrise.....if only there were a few more hours in the day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise indicated)
Paper: rustic white, spring rain, harvest gold
Stamps: Up, Up and Away
ink: true black, pure poppy, fresh snow, simply chartreuse, hibiscus burst, orange zest
other: limitless layers die, clouds die, medium scallop die, sunshine impression plate

Friday, February 18, 2011

"Make It Monday" Challenge....

...on a Friday. This week's PTI's "Make It Monday Challenge" was to use a vellum sentiment strip. Sounds easy, right? I've discovered that I'm not a fan of vellum. Don't get me wrong, I would love your card with vellum....just not mine. It's kind of like salad for me. I love eating salad as long as someone else makes it, but if I make one it never tastes as good. Does that happen to anyone else!!?!? So, anyway, here is my attempt at a card with a vellum sentiment strip:

This is for my nephew's birthday next month. I am loving these weekly PTI challenges...I might actually make a few cards before I need them!

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (all Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
Ink: True Black
Dies: Banner Borders, By the Numbers, Seeing Stars, Double Ended Banner
Impression Plate: By the Numbers
Other: Lemon Tart button, DMC black floss

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Make It Monday" challenge

Have you seen all of the exciting things going on over at Papertrey Ink? This is my absolute favorite company related to this hobby I love so much! February is their anniversary month and it's one big celebration! I'm sure if you are reading this you have gotten here from their new facebook page, but if not here is a link to Nichole's blog (one of the owners of PTI) to see what I'm talking about!
Here is my entry for the very first challenge in the new Make It Monday series:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise indicated)
card stock: Rustic white, berry sorbet, sweet blush
Stamps: My Punny Valentine, Heart Prints, Around and About Sentiments, Everyday Button Bits, Mega Mixed Messages, Say It with Style
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate
Other: Fiskars border punch