Monday, October 26, 2009

hey there, chickadee!

Look what I got! Look what I got!
I am just so excited that my Papertrey Ink package finally arrived! It was so fun to open the package and see what was inside. Even though of course, I ordered it all so I already knew what was in it! Haha.
With my new supplies I made this latest card.
It uses the Everyday Button Bits stamp set and Bitty Dots patterned paper. I sponged the edges of my kraft cardstock with fresh snow ink. This is something that Michelle Wooderson does alot and I really love ALL her designs.
The little birdie has a french knot eyeball and I got that idea from Nichole Heady.
So there it is! The first of many, many, MANY cards I will be making with all my new PTI goodies!
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Thursday, October 15, 2009


This feltie is so stinkin' CUTE! I absolutely love how this card turned out. I made it for the 2S4U sketch challenge. Yes, my second entry! Sketch challenges really make me think and the prize for this one is FABulous so hopefully I can win! Haha :)
I love the bright and fun patterned paper! It is so cheerful. And the tag is from some ribbon that I bought a few days ago and repurposed. I colored the 'hello' sentiment with markers and the little faint flourishes were a happy accident. I think they just add to the tag. They are reeeeaaaally hard to see in the pictures. But this card is so gorgeous in person!

I love the scrunchy ribbon too! It's perfect for my abstract tree. There's the green argyle grass, the scrunchy ribbon branches, patterned paper foliage and a little feltie owl! So adorable! I can't wait to have a reason to send this little card out!
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This card is for the 2 sketches 4 you challenge #37. It's the first time that I've tried this sketch challenge.

There's a couple vellum layers with glittered edges so that they stand out more. The background has snowflakes stamped in Versamark. I distressed the edges of the circles too.
I like the rhinestone on the 'joy' sentiment.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whoo loves you?

So how cute is this card?! This adorable little felt owl is from Sassafras. I just got him a couple days ago and had to make a card to use him already!! Couldn't let this cute little thing just sit on my craft table.

I scored the border on the orange cardstock. Then I ripped watercolor paper into a branch shape and sponged three different brown inks onto it to give it a wood feel. I love how this card turned out!
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Monday, October 12, 2009


Hello! These are some happy colors on my card today. I don't remember who makes this patterned paper because I got a huge pack of it at a local discount store. And of course I tore the wrapper off right away to play with it!! Hehe.
For the focal flower image I tried my hand at faux watercoloring. This is a technique where you color your stamp with markers and spritz it with water before stamping on your paper. I made quite a few of these flowers before I got one that I liked.
I added a brad to the center, put some dimensionals on the back, and popped it onto my card front. I love the sparkle that the glitter letters add to this too. They have an eclectic feel with the different fonts but are pulled together because they are the same color.
This is just an all-around happy card and I hope you like it too. Let me know what you think! I would love to get some comments!

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christmas Again!

This is a quick and easy card that I made yesterday. The presents were cut out of patterned paper from The Paper Studio. It was only ten cents a sheet on sale at Hobby Lobby! Heck yes!

I just cut out a bunch of presents and adhered them to the card base. For the middle present I used foam dimensionals and added some rhinestones for some sparkle.

The velvet ribbon adds softness. The sentiment is from Stamping UP! and I think it's the perfect font and style for this card. And then I put some brads on the bottom to balance it out.

This was a very simple, very fast and very cheap card to make! Hope you are all having a great weekend.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Here is my latest card:
All the edges are inked in gold but it's hard to tell in these pictures. The flourish is stamped in Versamark.
The text paper is actually a page from an old steamy romance novel that I was going to give to Goodwill but decided instead to tear pages out and try different techniques on them. For this, I crumpled it up and then ran some distress ink over it. Then I added the gold ink.
I used dimensionals to adhere the 'dream' panel to the text paper. I think this is an okay card but it's not one of my favorites and I can't really decide why. Do you ever have cards like that? You think they could be better but you don't know how? I think this is one of my put-on-the-bottom-of-the-stash cards!
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mini Loaf of Love!

I've been on a baking kick lately. Making delicious chocolate covered macaroons, cutting out sugar cookies, baking brownies... it's non-stop! So today I wanted to share my baking with my coworkers and I decided to make banana nut bread in mini tins to give them!
I decided to put a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment on them because now that it is officially October, the holidays will be upon us before we know it!

I used this amaaaazing Betty Crocker recipe that calls for buttermilk. It's the secret ingredient that keeps the bread so moist and delicious! I doubled the recipe and came out with 12 mini loaves. I needed 8 for my coworkers and one for the neighbor so that left hubby and me with leftovers! Yessss!

I was browsing at Hobby Lobby today and found this patterned paper on clearance. I was really inspired by the fall colors... and of course it was on sale! I was also inspired by Dawn McVey's packaging idea found here. Pretty much everything she does inspires me but I just loved this quick and easy way she dressed up a loaf of yummy, homemade bread!

The sentiment is from Stamping Up and is stamped onto PTI cardstock. I used foam dimensionals to adhere the finished circle onto the paper strip. And of course I had to stamp a flourish or two in Versamark onto the cardstock. Then added the rustic jute twine, also from PTI, and it was complete!
I think I want to make zucchini nut bread next! Who knows though?! I could change my mind again tomorrow. What yummy things have you baked lately? Or are you planning on trying a new recipe soon?
I hope my coworkers like these! I'll let you know!
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