Friday, June 25, 2010

Papertrey June Blog Hop...

Good evening everyone. Well it is that time of month again. Time sure is flying by anymore. Since this month we were to select a color combo that we really liked. There is so many that it is so hard to choose. I was watching the news the other night and the achor (female) was wearing a jacket the was lime green with a grey print. I immediately thought of Simply Chartruese and Smokey Shadow. So that is the combination I chose to use.
I received the weekly newsletter from SCS this week with this treat box so I made one with the color combo I chose to use. I started with Simply Chartruese to make the base and distressed it with Smokey shadow. The above picture shows the box open.

The band is Simply Chartruese stamped with images from Honey Bees with Simply Chartruese and Snow White. Then stamped the larger bee and popped it up on the band. Tied a Snow White Satin ribbon around the whole box and took a Bridal flower from Michael's and used a dark grey copic marker to color it. I used some Lemon Tart buttons tied with button twine.
This is a picture with the box fully closed.
Have fun blog hopping tonight. I know I am excited to see what all of your color combos are and going to take plenty of notes.
Thanks for stopping by,
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Papertrey Posse Mini Challenge #2

Since I saw the challenge over at Papertrey challenge I have been trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I was sitting at my desk this morning and wanted to play around with my new dies and that is how this card came about. I first cut the jar out with clear cardstock to make the see through jar. I went through my PP and found this paper in my Nook and Pantry pack which made me think of strawberry jam and cut it using the same die. I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do for the challenge which is to do some kind of folded card or project. This is actually a 3x3 tri-folded card. I started with a 6x9 piece of CS and scored the 9" side at 3 & 6. Then scored the 6" side at 3". I cut the top left and right squares on the 9" side leaving a 3" square in the center. Folding the left and right squares over and the top square down. I decided to cut off corners of the top square to make it look more like a flap. I measured down an 1" on each side and from the center of the bottom I marked a 1/4 " on each side and then cut from the marks to cut off the corners.
This is the card open to show the how the cards folds up.
Here is the card fully open.I was thinking this would be a perfect little gift card to go along with a gift of strawberry jam since the inside has a little image from Vintage Picnic of a couple of strawberries.
That is about it for me today.
Have a great day and as always Thank you for stopping by,

Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Friendship Jar
Paper: Pure Poppy, Select White, Turning a New Leaf PP, Basic Grey Nook and Pantry
Ink: True Black, Smokey Shadow, Ripe Avacado
Accessories: Jar die, Jar Label die, Jar toppers die, button twine, gelly roll pen
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's day!

Good Morning!! Hope everyone is enjoying a Happy Father's Day with all of the men in their lives. We are going to our daughter's today to enjoy a day and dinner hanging with the family. It is always good to enjoy family!

My father and father in law are no longer with us but we do have sons and sons-in-laws so as with my daughters I make cards for them. I even made a card for my husband. That is the one on top. He means everything to me so the sentiment from Masculine Motifs "You mean the world to me" was perfect for him.
I clear embossed the design from A Little Argyle. I thought it gave it a little more dimension.
I am going to make this another short post. Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies: All Papertrey Ink except where indicated
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, A Little Argyle
Paper,: Soft Stone, Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avacado, Ocean Tides, Enchanted Evening, Dk Chocolate
Ink: Terracotta Tile, Dk. Chocolate, True Black, Enchanted Evening, Tea Dye Duo, Ripe Avacado, Spring Moss, New Leaf, versamark
Accessories: DMC embroidery floss, clear embossing powder,
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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hats off!

Good morning! I have a quick post for you today. A friend of mine has a son who is graduating from High School. They sure do grow up fast!

It is going to be a busy day for me so I will just leave you with the supplies that I used.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
As always thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

All Supplies are Papertrey Ink.
Stamps: For the Graduate, Faux Ribbon, Dot Spot
Paper: Select White, True Black
Ink: Encore Gold and Silver True Black
Accessories: White envelope, envelope die, embossing power
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

So Happy for you!!

Good morning! I am so off on my days it isn't funny. I was thinking all day yesterday it Tuesday. I guess that makes for a short week because this morning I realized it was Thursday.
Yesterday my daughter and granddaughter came over and did come crafting. I love it when we can get together and do things like that. I know it just makes my day a whole lot better! My daughter had a silohette machine and she brought it so I could cut some things. I love it!! I will show you some things later that I did when I make a project with them. My daughter was finishing up a sewing project and my granddaughter did a few things. One thing she did that I am going to proudly display is a drawing she did of me in anime cartoon character. I told her that I was going to frame it and I definitely will. Thanks for coming over T & J!!! I had a great time!
On to my project for this post. My husband's sister got married at the end of last month as you can see by the date on the candle. I made this for them. I just haven't gotten it posted until now. Since we weren't able to attend I don't know if she had a specific color for her wedding. I decided I wanted to use Summer Sunrise. I thought it was a cheery color and went well with the daisies. The image is from JustRite's Beautiful Blossons set. I love how Nichole Heady does the tape and glitter so I decided to do it with this card and used two different sizes for under the image. I think it really stands out. For the candle I stamped my image on tissue paper. I colored it with copics as I did the main image. I found out you have to have a light touch and smooth paper to do the coloring with copics. If there is any kind of wrinkle it will run along it. When I found the yellow candle I wasn't sure how it would take the tissue paper, but I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out like it did.

Have a wonderful day and as always thank you for stopping by!

Stamps; JustRite Beautiful Blossoms
Paper: PTI Select White, Summer Sunrise
Ink: momento black, copics
Accessories: Nestablilites classic ovals, two sided tape, prisma glitter, candle from Michaels
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Papertrey Posse mini challenge Color Trio

Hello!! I have had this card done for a while now but haven't blogged it yet. This is a mini challenge over at Papertrey Posse. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them until I realized that my youngest daughter had an anniversary coming up (today actually). When I was at my oldest daughter's she made me a few cut flowers and they are so much fun to play with. I am not sure of the actually color of the CS but I distressed the edges of each layer with Enchanted Evening. Instead of using a gem in the middle I used an Enchanted Evening Vintage Button and dmc embroidery thread to match. I hope they like this card. Happy Anniversary L&C!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!
Thanks for coming by,
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs, Vintage Labels
Paper: PTI Select White, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Enchanted Evening
Accessories: Linen Impression Plate, MS corner punch, cut flowers, vintage button, dmc floss
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Papertrey Posse Challenge #1

Hi there!! It has been awhile for me for uploading anything. I have a few things done but haven't been able to post them yet.
How was everyone's weekend? Our's was pretty busy. On Sunday we went to LAX airport. Not an airport that I like going to. The only thing about going is that you have a greater chance of maybe seeing a celebrity. That was the case on Sunday. We were waiting around for our party to leave and then we spotted a few photographers taking pictures of someone. The photograher was right in front of us and then we noticed this guy trying to fit in with the crowd and he was right there in front of us. It happened to be Channing Tatum (Dear John).
Now on to my card for this challenge. It is a sketch challenge as you can see above. These challenges sure make it easier to get a card done. I wanted to use my YOF: Lily of the Valley and decide I would ink it up for this challenge. I used my Ripe Avacado copic trio to color the leaves and used T1 to shade the flowers. I cut it out with my classic ovals nesties. My DH saw it in the die and said he liked how the color of the die looked with it so I cut the scallop using Kraft CS and used Tea Dye Duo to distress the edge.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by,
Stamps: PTI YOF: Lilly of the Valley
Ink: Momento Black
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, PP Polka Dot Parade, Kraft, White
Accessories: Nesties, Copics, Lemon Tart Ribbon, Aqua Mist buttons, Button Twine, clear gems from Michaels
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

You're so sweet

Good Morning! Hope everyone's weekend is going good so far. As I stated in my last post my husband and I wanted to take a ride down to the beach and along the coast. Well I am glad to say that we were able to do that yesterday. It was a nice ride and enjoy being able to get away and just having time with only the two of us. We have to go through a mountain pass from the high desert where we live now. You could tell the difference in weather as so as we started going through the mountains. The beaches were overcast but still nice for a bike ride and even going to the beach. There was a volleyball tournament going on and saw even a few sailboats in the ocean.
I was over at my daughter's one day last week to do some crafty things. She has a cutting system on her machine so she bought the cut file from My Time Made Easy and she cut some of the flowers. She played with one so we could see how they looked. She gave me a couple that she had cut so I came home and played with one myself. She also told me about a challenge over at Belles 'n Whistles that was to use your own flowers that you made so what better way to use this flower. You had to use one of their images so she let me stamp some that she had. It was really hard to decide which image I wanted to use but when I this image I just loved it so I had to color her. I love my copics for coloring. When I showed it to my DH and told him that I never thought I would enjoy coloring again he kind of chuckeled a bit and responded with "and you can also stay in the line". I had to laugh at that one.
Have a good rest of the weekend.
Thank you for stopping by,
Stamps: Belles 'n Whistles, PTI Cupcake Collection for sentiment
Paper: PTI Select White, Melon Berry, New Leaf
Ink: Momento black, PTI True black for sentiment, PTI New Leaf
Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 4,PTI Delightful Dahlia dies, gems from Michaels,MS doily tags, dimensionals
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Birthday S!!!

Good Morning and happy Friday!! I know this has been a short week but it wound up being a long week for me. I get so messed up on my days sometimes that I am not even really sure what day it is. We have been having some really hot days and says we are suppose to have some triple digit weather this weekend. Since we live in the high desert of Calif. and own a motorcyle my husband and I are going to take a ride down to the beach (well that is what we are wanting to do) and take a ride along the coast. Do any of you have some great plans made for this weekend?
On to my card. I have a granddaughter who is having a birthday today. She is turning 6. She also lives in Wisconsin so I got this card in the mail to her already. I hope she gets it in time. I don't know where the time is going but I can remember being there right after she was born and it not being too long ago. Maybe that is because she has a younger sister and brother and I visited then also. LOL!! It would be nice to see them more often. My husband and I are hoping to sometime soon be more centralized with our kids so we can see them more often. I guess I did get of track her a bit. Thinking ahead and wishing.
I love the birghtness of this card. I just recently purchases some of PTI's white envelopes and love how the envie die works with them and just finishing everything.
That is it for me today.
Have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you do!
Thanks for coming by and have a look!!
Hope you have a very Happy Birthday, S!!
Stamps: PTI Cupcake Collection, Birthday Basics
Paper: PTI Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Beautiful Blooms and Dotty Biscotti DP
Ink:Pure Poppy, Simply Chartruese
Accessories: Simply Chartreuse Bitty Dot ribbon, glitter, since i don't have Simply Chartreuse buttons yet I used Spring moss, twine, nestabilities labels 6
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #9

Hi there! It has been a little since I have done a challenge and saw this one and thought I would join in. The challenge was to use Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest and Hawaiin Shores.

I just started by pulling out the colors and just putting them together. I didn't have anything in mind when I started and came up with this. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.

There isn't really much to explain on how I did this card so I will just leave you with the supplies I used.

Have a great day!



Stamps: PTI Damask Designs, On My Couch and Additions

Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores

Ink: Hawaiian Shores, True Black

Accessories: Embroidery floss, Eyelet border die

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