Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tonights PTI Blog Hop

Since we just finished up our 3rd Anniversary Festivities, we thought we would do something extra
special for this month's Blog Hop!  Design Team Appreciation Day!  Your challenge is to go through the
Design Team gallery or any of the Design Team Members' blogs and find a project that is especially
inspirational to you!  Then recreate the project with your own spin, making it unique!  Be sure to share a
link and photo of the original project that inspired you!  And you can also use this opportunity to thank
the team for all their contributions this past year!  I know they inspire ME daily and I never seem to thank
them enough!  We look forward to seeing your projects!

My inspiration came from the idea of giving some crafty goodness to some of my friend for their Birthdays this month.  Dawn McVey had a cute idea to give little buttons made into match packs as well as I loved the coloring of her flowers so make sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love.   

A few years ago I made an advent box with match boxes and thought it would be fun to turn it into an embellishment center for some pre threaded buttons.   I made it much smaller with only 8 match boxes, but it turned out way cute! 
A few years ago I made an advent box with match boxes and thought it would be fun to turn it into an embellishment center for some pre threaded buttons.   I made it much smaller with only 8 match boxes, but it turned out way cute!  
Stamp: PTI Studio Style, and Year of flowers Violets
Ribbon: offray, Martha Stewart
Paper: Card Stock PTI, PPWebster's Pages
Ink: Momento, Ranger Distress Ink
Buttons: PTI
Copic Markers, Atyou Markers,  Spellbinders Nesties, sewing, paper piercing

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Webster's Pages/Tattered Angels.....

Just a reminder that tonight is the night for the Webster's Pages/Tattered Angels live chat.  Just click the link HERE for more info and to learn how you can win some fun new product. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An Irish Blessing

I'm so excited!  This is my very first published card! Woot! Woot!

Stamp: Flourishes Irish Blessing Stamp Set
Ribbon: offray
Paper: Card Stock PTI, PP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Copic Markers, Atyou Markers,  Spellbinders Nesties, sewing, paper piercing

1.  MMSC42
2.  FTTC55
3.  Cuttlebug challenge Be Inspired # 71
4.  A Time To Craft 
5.  Pile it On
6.  Stamp With Fun

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gerber Daisy Birthday,

Stamp: Flourished Gerber Daisy's, inside sentiment PTI
Buttons: PTI vintage buttons
Ribbon: offray
Paper: Card Stock PTI, PP Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Copic Markers, Atyou Markers, Perfect Perls, Lumin Art, Spellbinders Nesties, Fiskars Punch (inside)

1.  MMSC41
2.  FTTC53

Friday, February 12, 2010

Today's PTI Challenge

Yikes! What a day we are having at our house.  Ashlyn had leg surgery yesterday and today my husband is sick with the fllu.  I'm running between floors to try to keep them both somewhat at rest. took me all day to get this one card in so here goes....
Today's PTI challenge was this:
Today we are issuing a very special challenge in honor of Asian Fusion and it's origins!  Your challenge is to create a project that somehow integrates origami of some sort or another.  I have listed a few of my favorite tutorials below for you to start with if you like, but feel free to use one of your own as well.  
1. Make a project using some form of origami. It can be an element used for a focal point, something incorporated into the actual card base or even packaging created from origami (like a box or small bag)...
2. Upload a photo of your project to you blog or online gallery.
3.  Add the link for your photo to the Mister Linky box below.
4.  Those that leave a comment about what they think about Asian Fusion and the projects here today, will also be eligible to win.  Those that create a project link in Mister Linky AND comment will have an extra entry. Only one comment per person please.
PEM Origami has an amazing website dedicated to video tutorials for this craft.
I really like the Origami-Fun website, and I think you will too.  I especially like her box tutorials.  If you are too nervous about incorporating origami into a card project, create an origami box and then have fun decorating it!
Origami Club has some super fun things as well.  I personally have used this "cup" tutorial several times to make little candy holders, or even incorporated it into a card's interior to hold a gift card or cash.
NetflixOrigami started out as a bit of a joke, with an artist using Netflix envelopes as his medium.  But now there are several great, easy to read tutorials for simple origami there that are super-duper user friendly.
So there's a few things to get you started!  I am sure you will find something that inspired you after browsing all of these links!
Although my card is quite simple I did use paper folding to create my frame for my image.  
My Recipe: 

Stamp: PTI Everyday Button Bits
Buttons: PTI vintage buttons, and a heart shaped button (not sure where that one is from) 
Paper: Card Stock PTI, PP Little Yellow Bicycle
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Monday, February 8, 2010

Webster's Pages....

one of my favorite paper companies has teamed up with Tattered Angels for some awesome goodness!  You can check it out HERE for a chance to win some new goodies!  Good luck!

Edited to add:  I won the January challenge on Webster's pages.  You can check it out HERE and be sure to look around a bit. The inspiration is amazing!

Papertrey Ink Day 8 Challenge

Friday, February 5, 2010

Our week....

I just thought I would share the photos from Ashlyn's trip to the ER this week.  She tore the tendon that holds her tib-fib together and they separated.  It was actually much worse the second day with swelling and black and blue.  She goes for surgery next week to have it repaired.  She is now in a cast from the knee down.  Ouch! 

Emboss Resist Technique

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Life
Paper:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Chalk Ink
Other: PTI Vintage button, , jute cord, offray ribbon, Fiskars punch

Thursday, February 4, 2010

If friends were flowers....

I've combined the photo inspiration challenge on Melissa Philips Blog  along with the Compose a Card Challenge on Becky Oehlers Blog and a flower tutorial that Susan Stringfellow posted on Serendipty, the tutorial is by Betsy Veldman. 


And this is what I came up with.
Stamps: Green Thumb-PTI
Paper:  Papertrey Ink, K&Co
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Other: K&Co brad, PTI Vintage buttons, Martha Stewart bakers twine, jute cord, Trimtex trim. 

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bath Time Fun

Stamps: Guide lines,  Polka Dot Basics 2
Paper: PTI cardstock, Scenic Route, Bazzill textured cardstock
Ink:  Memento
Other:  Vintage Buttons PTI, Thickers, Pink Paisley letters, Making Memories Paint