Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Thursday!

I'm back, and twice in one week!  I have a few things to share with you today.  First, I want to tell you about a sewing swap I found via a project I found on pinterst.  Its a new twist (for me anyway) to a Secret Sister swap.  It's a one time swap of something homemade. The only rule is it has to be home made. I already have a few ideas brewing for my gift. I can't wait to find out who I sent to. And it will be so fun getting something handmade back in the mail.  To learn more about the swap or join just click on the picture below or in the side bar. 
the covert robin button
I've also joined a Secret Sister Swap at Split Coast Stampers.  Its a one time swap, which I like so much  better then a yearly commitment.  You can find the swap information HERE if your interested. 
For today's crafty share I'm playing along with the Flybaby Blog Challenge at Split Coast stampers.  This months challenge is to use food on your project.  Right now I have a love/hate relationship with food so I thought I would base my project around one of my favorite things.  Tea.  I'm such a tea snob.  Last night at dinner I tried 2 different teas and hated them both.  It seems the only tea I really enjoy is Twinning English Breakfast tea.  And it has to be sweet, preferably with Stevia in the raw. 
Here is one of the packages I made for the Hat Pin with holder swap.  The tag gives a clue to what's in the package. I'll post more about that project in a few days. 
I used a mailing tag, stamped the tag twice with a PTI Boutique Accessories stamp in classic kraft ink. Then die cut the tea top and stamped with PTI Tea for Two tea pot in Aqua Mist ink and sentiment in pure poppy.  Then finished the tag with a ribbon in Aqua mist.  
 Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'm off to clean up my craft room for my next project.  Check back soon as the next 6 posts will be filled with fabric love in the form of pin cushions in all shapes and sizes! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Monday!

Hope you are having a fabulous start to your week.  I was able to squeeze some time for crafting into my weekend so have a sneak of a fabulous project to share with you!  I'm in a swap and have been working on my swap packages.  One of the thinks I like to do is package my swap items like the recipient is getting a gift.  Don't we all like to open pretty packages!?  I know I do!

Today's post focuses on the Papertrey Ink February blog hop.  This months hop challenge was to use monogramming in your project.  I wasn't sure what to do as I didn't have a stamp set.  But this morning chatting with my husband I was telling him how would love personalize ribbon tags for my craft projects, but I have no idea where to get them or what design I would want.  Then I thought I have a wonderful sewing machine that maybe I can come up with something for myself.  So I set out to embroider my very own monogrammed ribbon! And the best part is I actually was able to easily monogram the ribbon to match my project.  I need to play with my new sewing machine more because I'm sure it will do some fabulous sewing. 

This is a sneak peek of one of the swap projects I'm working on.  I wanted you to see how the gift packaging coordinates perfectly with the project.  And I just love the cluster of die cut flowers and butterflies!  I think I squealed when this project came together so perfectly!  I'll show you more on that later....

This is the tag I created for the packaging using PTI Homemade Hodgepodge stamp set and Hawaiian Shores ink.  The flower is die cut with PTI felt and flower die. 

I used a craft store bag and tied with matching bakers twine and added my handmade, hand monogrammed tag!  Love it! 
You can see all the fabulous monogrammed projects for today's blog hop Here

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

PTI color combo #3

PTI color combo #2

PTI anniversary celebration continues!

Today's cards will be made using the color combinations you can findHERE.
 I also combined the color combination with a sketch taken from one of Ashley's cards
 you can find HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your enjoying the anniversary festivities as much as I am!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

PTI sketch #5

PTI sketch #4 and MIM 103

PTI sketch challenge #3

PTI sketch #2

See This post for challenge and sketch.

Products:all products PTI except clothes pin.

PTI sketch challenge

I just love sketch challenges. The hard work is done for you, you just get to have all the fun cutting and pasting! Just like elementary school art! Today Nichole provided 5 fabulous sketches for today's challenge.  You can see the sketches HERE

Cardstock- PTI
Patterned paper- PTI
Stamp- PTI Round and Round
Butterfly punch-Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 8, 2013

PTI design team favorites inspiration

It's been a relaxing winter day here in Pennsylvania! Complete with a trip to then gym, sleigh riding, and homemade chicken soup.  The fire place is keeping us cozy and I enjoyed the evening making this beautiful card for another challenge celebrating PTI's 6th anniversary!

For this challenge you had to choose a design team favorite as your inspiration. I chose Dawn's project.

All products used are PTI. Stamps and dies Pretty Pionies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Year of Flower PTI challenge

Today's challenge was to use one of the year of flower stamp sets. I combined this challenge along with the idea from today's newsletter to make a birthday gift tag. 

I made the tag using a half and half die, along with the double ended banner die for the sentiment.  The stamp sets are YOF Violets and Birthday Basics.  Paper, button, twine and ink are all PTI.

To color the image I first stamped with the wrong side of the violet stamp in lavender moon, then I inked the right side of the stamp with black and stamped the outline.  I aged some center glitter with a spica marker.

It will be so nice to hve dies to use with some of my favorite flower stamps, but for this one I had to fussy cut the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweets for my Sweet

What a fabulous celebration this week has been so far!  Lots of f going on on the PTI Blog my make sure you stop by and check it out.  For this project I used the free printables to make a tag for a Valentines treat. 

The sentiment is the Free Printable, cardstock is PTI, Parisian lace doily, background is Mehndi Medalion Impression Plate, stamp on the kraft paper is from Delightful Doilies stamps.

I finally have a little quiet time after having a 3 year old for a few days so I'm looking forward to playing along with more of the PTI challenges today. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

PTI Anniversary Celebration Project #1

What a fabulous way to start off a week!  Nothing like a fun celebration to get my mojo flowing! 
Today's the very first day of Paper Trey Ink's Anniversary celebration.  And they have issued a very fun challenge with a faboulous prize to start things off.  You can learn more about the challenge and prize on Nicholes blog HERE
For this project I chose Melissa Philips as my inspiration. I just love Melissa's style and how all of her projects just come together so beautifully!

I just love the berry basket and strawberry patch stamp set and have used it to make several projects.  Today I made a gift bag to hold 2 PTI stamp sets and dies, as well as the berry basket to hold Bath and Body Work strawberry lotion, candle and a fragrance air freshner.  I find myself looking for fun things to put in the berry basket. 
Here is my project for todays challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get to play along, and have a fabulous day