March 25, 2010
It's blog hop night with Papertrey Ink! And if you can't tell from the photo above, tonight's theme is BUTTONS!
Sherry, from Pages In Minutes, made these felt stitched buttons for me. She is so sweet, and obviously talented. Aren't they just the yummiest things? A few weeks ago she showed them on her blog and I fell in love. She was sweet enough to actually mail me some for free! I tell ya, isn't that so thoughtfull?
They make me happy all lined up in a row with their bright colors and that fun blanket stitch around the edges of the felt, so I stamped the word "happy" using the new Outlines Alpha and painstakingly cut each letter out. I stamped the HS card base with Polka Dot Basics II using fresh snow pigment ink, and added the "birthday" from Birthday Basics. Some simple machine stitching around the edges and it was done! No ribbon either, did you notice?
March 24, 2010
March 23, 2010
1. Our power went out for a bit at some point in the night, so my alarm didn't go off. Great.
2. I jerked awake to discover that we were all behind by almost a half hour (thanks a lot internal clock).
3. The blind cat threw up on my bedroom floor so I stepped in it as soon as I leapt out of bed. Gross.
4. After hopping down the hall to the bathroom, cleaning my foot and then taking a shower, I began making lunches only to discover that we were out of whole wheat bread. Crud.
5. My husband discovered that the load of laundry he did the night before was soaking wet because he forgot to turn the dryer on. The kids had no clean uniform shirts for school. Seriously?
6. While making our morning smoothie I forgot to add in the frozen banana. I did not notice this until my 5 year old said the spinach/kale smoothie was sour tasting. Oopsie!
7. We managed to get the kids on the bus and get to work ourselves, only to realize that we had left the dog outside in our insanely hectic race to get out of the house! (The hubster went home and let him in)
8. I have a ton of work to do here at work, and instead I'm blogging. *grin*
This card is for Lisa's Poppy Seed Challenge No.2. Buttons (apple), polka dots (BG), and light moss (Spring Moss card base).
Thanks for stopping by today, hope your Tuesday is better than mine!
March 22, 2010
Back to work today, YAY! Although I did get some crafty time in my studio yesterday while the barn owl web cam was down (I'm seriously addicted here folks.), I'm going to pace myself and not show you everything at once! *smile*
Happy Monday to you all! Spring is officially here!
March 19, 2010
I actually found several cards that weren't quite "up to par" and redid all of them, so maybe I'll post them later.
I think this particular card was inspired by Dawn McVey Color Challenge #14, but it wasn't the one I submitted. I submitted this card. It was a fun color challenge too.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great weekend!
March 18, 2010
I'm loving the new Artisan card templates from Dawn's new Color Couture download! They add just a touch of "umph" that seems to be missing in a lot of my cards. lol!
I tried very hard to keep this one simple, and I didn't even add a button. *gasp* What, no buttons? Just True Black and Melon Berry, with a touch of Stamper's Select white.
Thanks for stopping by today!
March 14, 2010
I haven't had much studio time this weekend, so I thought I'd dig through some old card photos and post one you haven't seen yet. This was made several months ago...before Thanksgiving actually!
I needed a masculine BD card and instead of using ribbon, I used that awesome kraft colored button twine to add the feeling of "ropelines" on a sailboat. Fun, huh?
I've taken the day off work tomorrow so I can spend tons of quality time in my studio, creating, drinking tea, and blaring my music as loud as I want! *grin* I'm looking forward to a good time while my hubster is at work and the kids are in school! Ahhh an empty house all to myself...pure bliss.
Thanks for stopping by this evening!
March 13, 2010
March 12, 2010
Here are my stipulations.
C: Clear cardstock (The sentiment is stamped on it)
R: Ric rac (lovely pale green furry kind)
A: Antiquing on the edges of the card
F: Flowers (tiny ones stamped on the tag)
T: Tag (from Tags for Spring)
Check out this challenge here! Deadline is March 26.
Thanks for stopping by today!
March 10, 2010
This card is for Michele, another Papertrey Princess whose birthday is today! Stop by and wish her a good one!
I like this color combo. Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, and Rustic White with a touch of Ripe Avocado.
Stamps used: Polka Dot Basics II, BB:Text Style II, Birthday Basics (sentiment), Beautiful Blooms (leaf image).
March 06, 2010
While the kids were outside making snow forts ( i.e while their dad made snow forts FOR them), I escaped to my studio this afternoon.
Some of you know that I don't generally like or ever even use butterfly stamps or images. They just aren't my "thing" so to speak. So why did I purchase the new butterfly die from PTI? Because I could NOT resist. Could not. That die drew me in like a moth to the flame (to borrow from a horrible expression).
I used it for the first time this afternoon, and I am here to tell you that I am hooked. Hooked I tell you! Not only did it cut like buttah, but when I tried to pick it up off my magnetic sheet (I use the Wizard Die-Cutting Machine), the orange Zest CS just popped right out! From reading a few posts on the PTI forum I was worried I would have to really dig it out, but not so!
You can see better in this photo that I quickly stitched two butterflies together for the corner accent. I used a scrap of CS that I had already stamped Dot Spot onto, and I love the tiny polka dots on the wings!
Thanks for stopping by!