Thursday, November 25, 2010

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

First of all I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
It has been a little while since I have participated in a blog hop and thought it was about time I got back into it again.
This monthe was to create our own tags. I have made one of my ideas. I wasn't able to finish the others. This tag I used the Tag Sale #1 for my base. When I saw Dawn's new Signature Series dies and saw the flower I wondered if it would work for a poinsettia. I cut out three in Pure Poppy and distressed the edges with Scarlett Jewel ink. I then crumpled them up and smoothed them out a little. I glued some gold beads to the center. I used an image from Turning a New Leaf and stamped it in New Leaf ink. I distressed the edges of the tag with Tea Dye Duo ink.

These next tags I made special for my grandkids. I just love Dawn's Vintage Ornaments dies and wanted to use this one especially since it is my favorite! My husband printed me out copies of some of their pictures and I then cut them out using a 1" punch. I used Shimmer paper and distressed the edges with Encore metallic silver ink. It doesn't show up well in the picture. I used my copic R29 to color the silk 1/8" ribbon and the little bells I found at Joann's.

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Happy Blog Hopping!
I would like to thank everyone for stopping by and anyone who would like to leave a comment. They are very much appreciated.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday

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Hope everyone's week is off to a good start. Today is my husband's birthday! He likes the Fluer de Lys design. With Tiffany Pastor's PTI Embellishments stamp set I have able to put the image on his card. I started out with Kraft CS for the base. On my Vintage Cream CS I stamped with Dk Chocolate (which is stamped off once before stamping on my CS)using Background Basic Text Style. I even stamped a couple of images with Tea Dye Duo. The image is stamped with Dk. Chocolate. I used my md. scalloped border die with dk. chocolate. The grosgrain ribbon is Blueberry Sky. I was going to put a button on it but that it looked better without it.

This is going to be really short. I have a few things I need to get done before my husband gets up so we can at least go out for lunch before he has to head off to work.

Happy Birthday, Robert!!
Have a wonderful day,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thank You....

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Happy Monday!! Hope you are off to a great start on the week!

I am here with my Papertrey Posse Monthly challenge project. The challenge was to make a thank you card using fall colors. I made this card with someone in mind. The recipient has already received it.

I hope you can join us in this challenge I would love to see what you came up with.
Have a wonderful day,

Big Bold Whishes, Leaf Prints
Paper: Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Autumn Abundance PP
Dk, Chocolate
Ripe Avocado Saddle Ribbon, Dk Chocolate button, Mat Stack 4 die, rustic jute button twine, Leaf Prints die, pop up dots

Friday, November 12, 2010

Skating by.....


Happy Birthday!! I am so glad that the weekend is almost here, how about you? My oldest grandson is turning 7 next Friday (19th). We will be celebrating his birthday tomorrow. His family will be traveling next Saturday to go see my youngest daughter and her family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I wish I was going!

On to my card. I have had some images that I stamped at my daughter's for some time now. I ran out of my skin color copic and just got my refill in this week and was able to do some coloring of this images. Oh I was like a little kid again and was able to sit down and play. I don't know what it is but I love coloring people images. When I went through my images I wasn't sure if I had anything for a young boy. I saw this image and knew it was the one I was going to use. Then I was sure how I was going to cut him out and then the idea popped into my head to have him skating along so I cut all the way around the image. I used the Simple Alphabet set from Papertrey Ink to make the Skating by to say.. The Happy Happy Birthday is from Fillable Frames 1. I started off with Blueberry Sky CS for my base. The hill or sidewalk is Soft Stone CS and embossed with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate then distressed with Smokey Shadow ink. The clouds were cut with the clouds 1 & 2 die out of felt. A very simple card but I think it turned out pretty cute.

Thank you to everyone who stops by and has a look!!

That is about it for me.
Have a wonderful day and weekend,
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Toy....


Hello, everyone! Hope everyone is having a great week! Look what I found at Michael's!! My husband commutes to work and sometimes when he has to work on Saturdays it is a short day so I will go with him and have a day out shopping or whatever. It is close to the ocean so I take a drive along the coast or sometimes even stop and sit on the beach and watch the surfers or boats and even read a book. Oh, how I miss living down there but do not miss all of the traffic that goes along with it. I did a little shopping on this trip and went to a local Michael's and was just looking around and happen across this wonderful tool! My daughter has the red one and I thought this one was small but she says it isn't. Since I have been wanting one for a long time now but I didn't pick it up then because a 50% coupon I had wasn't until the next day I decided to wait because the price was 39.99 and with a coupon how could you go wrong, right? Well our local Michael's doesn't carry it but went to another and they had quite a few, so now I have one! Not only is it pink but a portion of the sales goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. This is one close to my heart because many women in my family have fought this disease and my sister lost her fight to it almost 29 years ago. I really miss her!

Hope to be back with a project real soon!
Have a wonderful day,
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Tribute to Grandma B.

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Hello again!!Eventhough I haven't blogged but I did get a few things done and so I am back with a project I did a little while back with my daughter. She saw a project like this awhile ago and was starting to make one using Martha Stewarts doilies. When I saw it I remembered my dad had given me quite a few years ago a tin full of buttons that were my Grandmother's. I didn't want to use them but didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with them so a lightbulb came to mind and then my daughter and I got together and used some of the buttons so that way we can look at them every day. I just used a random source of supplies. My daughter started hers in pink, brown and white which are the colors of her craftroom. It is quite striking and I love the colors. There were enough pink and white buttons for her to use. We just made sure that there was at least one button in each doily.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look,
Have a wonderful weekend,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Papertrey Posse Mini Challenge

Hello. I know it has been quite some time since I have been gone. I apologize for my absence. Life just got away with me. I hope to get back into blogging on a more regular basis. I would like to thank those that checked up on me. You are very sweet and also appreciated!!

I am here with my first mini challenge this month for the Papertrey Posse. I am hostess for the month of November. This is my card that I made for the challenge. I am challenging everyone to use a die on their project. Would love for you to participate!!


  • Stamps: PTI Birthday Basics
  • Cardstock: PTI Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Select White
  • Ribbon (PTI)
  • Picnic Plaid Impression Plate
  • Victorian Lace border die and Jar label

Thank you for stopping by!