Sunday, July 31, 2011

Have taken on custom orders?

I spent the last few days making tags for wedding ceter pieces and adding them to my Etsy shop.  I love stamping and take any opportunity to add items to my shop.  In addition to adding these tags to my shop I also am making things for a craft fair and  yard sale next month.  It's kept me busy the last few days.  But I know it will be well worth the efforts. 

These are the tags for the wedding.  They will be tied on mason jars that will hold daisies for the centerpieces.  The perfect centerpiece for a country outdoor wedding. 

The are in my etsy shop so be sure to stop by and take a look. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nook inspiration...

I started a scrappy frenzy on Friday when I got to gether with Ellen and Andrea.  They are so full of scrappy inspiration it just spills out of them.  Anyway it seem I brought some home with me because I've been diving in ever since.  Today Ingrid posted a new sketch for this week at The Nook.  I didn't just make one card from the fabulous sketch I made 4 and a matching tag. 

This is a group shot of the cards. 

I tied them all togehter with this cute little matching tag. 

Cardstock- Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper- Melissa Frances
Stamps- Flourishes
Trim- Melissa Frances

Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink July 2011 Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
Hope your week is starting off wonderful.  I've been busy getting ready for my first craft fair/yard sale at our local fire company on August 20th.  I've done some more purging and hope to sell some things for some extra funds for the CK Scrap and Play in Lancaster the last weekend of August.  Anybody going? 

Today's challenge is a photo inspiration challenge.  This is the photo from the PTI blog:
And this is my project.  I made a little gift set of 4 matching cards for different ocaisions.  I used the glasine bags for envelped and tied them with a pretty orange bow. 
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Glitz
Twine: Papertrey Ink
Button: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Papertey Ink
Inks: Momento, Stampin Up

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SAF 9 & 10

Challenge 9-Your challenge is to look at your stamps in a new way, turn them, rotate them at new angles and see if YOU can come up with anything unique!

Challenge 10-

SAF 7 & 8 ( scroll down for details)

Challenge-Your challenge is to have a "play date" with your stamps and discover 2 or 3 images from different sets that layer together in a surprising way, just like Betsy did here!

I used beautiful blooms and kissed the flower with the smaller doilies. Sorry you can't see it better, it looks better irl. 

Challenge 8-I thought I would challenge you to create a card with an front cover that is cut back by an inch or so. The extra lip invites you to add a sentiment, a strip of patterned paper, a bit of glitter, just so many opportunities!


SAF 6 (scroll down for details)

Challenge-Your challenge this afternoon is to use the little notch technique to hold twine or ribbon in place across the cover of your project. You can use a circle punch of any diameter to create a round notch or a square punch for a square notch. There's lots of options for this one!


PTI SAF challenges continued....

Challenge 5-Your challenge is to take a solid shape, just like she did, and create your own custom "faux" border!

PTI SAF continued....

Challenge 4- I thought it would be fun to do a color challenge for this go-around!  Papertrey colors you would use are represented as Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores & Enchanted Evening.

Papertey Ink SAF!

It would be so nice to be stamping with all my PTI friends at the first PTI Stamp A Faire, but I didn't get registered beore they all sold out!  It must be a fantastic day though.  I know I had fun yesterday stamping with my local friends, and I continue the fun today doing some of the PTI challenges posted on Nicoles blog today. 

The first challenge (taken from the PTI blog) :
 Create a project featuring patterned strips that are created with some of your favorite decorative elements.

It's Your Day

Cardstock- PTI
Patterned Paper- Basic Grey
Embellishments-Basic Grey
Sentiment- PTI Fillable Frames #8

The Second Challenge: We would love to see YOUR take on pairing up a hot pink, like Raspberry Fizz, with a charcoal grey (like Smokey Shadow). The interpretation of these colors is completely open, o feel free to interject any type of style you like!
Removed for publication! See Cards Feb. 2012!
Challenge 3- Punch a window from you card cover and tie ribbon or twine from the window to the side of your card. There is SO much opportunity to have fun with your creativity on this one!

I loved how this die looked for a very natural look.  I had to punch holes on each side of the stem to attach the button.  Everything I used here is PTI.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy CHA week!

Hope everyone is having as much fun as I am checking out all the new scrappy supplies.  I took advantage of this week to use of some of my stash. 

These project are all with American Crafts.  Now I've only got one sheet remaining and that sheet is called Joyce, you would think I could cut my own paper! LOL 

For some other fun news this week.  I am now a copic certified designer.  Last week I traveled to NY with a few friends I met online and the wonderful Colleen Schaan taught the very quick class.  I took a few photos of the group but the card with them is MIA so I'll post them when I find it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous week!