Sunday, February 27, 2011

TSTR #50 & CASE Study #28

No, you're not seeing double. After completing the challenge for PTI Make It Monday, I thought the card needed a little tweeking. (I do this alot!) So I added some buttons and a little lace petticoat type insert and decided to enter it in two other challenges.
The Shabby Tea Room #50
Case Study #28

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supplies - all PTI unless otherwise indicated
Stamps: Mat Stack 2 Collection, Love Birds, Mixed Messages
Ink: Vintage Touch Duo; Versa Mark; Colorbox Metalic Gold
Other: Scor-Tape, Martha Stewart tag punch & glitter, Natural Button Twine; fabric store twill tape that I tea dyed; unknown flowers; Making Memories button brad; PTI Sweet Blush buttons; lace scraps

Papertey Ink - Make It Monday - 3

I took an idea I'd been thinking about and tried incorporating the glitter strip made with Scor-Tape.

With the addition of the edger dies, I had been staring at the index label for Mat Stack 2, wondering what it would look like as a border. I die cut several from Sweet Blush and stamped them with Versa Mark, adhered them to the lower edge of a Rustic Cream card base, and cut around the edge. I added the Scor-Tape and glitter through the center.

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supplies - all PTI unless otherwise indicated
Stamps: Mat Stack 2 Collection, Love Birds, Mixed Messages
Ink: Vintage Touch Duo; Versa Mark; Colorbox Metalic Gold
Other: Scor-Tape, Martha Stewart tag punch & glitter, Natural Button Twine; fabric store twill tape that I tea dyed; unknown flowers; Making Memories button brad.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to another monthly PTI Blog Hop. All the details are in Nichole's post here. We were to create a project using scallops.

Did you see Jessica Witty's post on the Evolution of a Card? I thought she was writing about me. I won't bore you with the whole, long process to arrive at my card (but it did evolve over three days). I know you're here to see a card and move on. Therefore, without further ado, my contribution to "A Salute to Scallops".

I am infatuated with Dawn's Dress Form. I used it for a Christmas card and made a tiny skirt from lace edging. I thought I could do more with rows of scallops - but it just wasn't working. Then as I was folding a strip of scallops, this idea came to me. I think the greatest AHA! moment was when I inverted a scrap and saw that I could create that sweetheart neckline with just two scallops.
The skirt is vellum, cut with the PTI medium scallop border and heat embossed with white Filigree powder. PTI Background Basics: Petal Power was used for the lacy design. I edged the scallops with a VersaMark pen and again embossed with white. With the aid of my ScorPal, I accordion folded the wide strip as you would for a medallion. I added the bodice and a narrow white ribbon and bow to cover the waistline. Tiny white pearls finish off the neckline.
Triple cuts with the same border die create the right front opening of the card. A scrap of the vellum is sandwiched between a Soft Stone base and a Scarlet Jewel panel. The background is stamped with Fancy Flourishes and VersaMark ink. The sentiment is from Wishing you, stamped inside Fillable Frame #7 (notice the scallops?) and cut out with a pair of small scallop Paper Shapers from ProvoCraft. (I can never part with anything. Knew they'd come in handy again someday)
I hope you enjoyed your stop here. I spent three days on this card and besides this entry, have absolutely no use for it. I thought it might work for a Bridal Shower. I don't have an Etsy shop or anything. So, if you know of someone who might be interested, contact me and we can talk.
Enjoy the rest of the Hop. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Notes - CSC26

Happy Valentine's Day!

I got this one done just under the wire. I made it for my sweetie and gave it to him before dinner. It got the normal - "Very nice." He's a man of few words.

Don't tell him, but I followed the guidelines for our February Peeps Challenge. Thanks Marinette for hosting this one. Then when I saw today's Make-it-Monday, I decided to try the Vellum Sentiment Strip technique described in Nichole Heady's video today.

I made the flower with red tissue, diecut with Beautiful Blooms II #1 (medium and small dies). The stick pins are made with punched True Black cardstock coated with Ranger Glossy Accents. The heart doily is tea-dyed.

I love the sentiment inside. I had to print it by computer as I'm waiting for a replacement due to a spelling error. In my rush I omitted the author - Channing Pollock.

Hope you had a great day and thanks for dropping by. Looking forward to the PTI release tonight!

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy; unknown vellum
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Hearts, Love Birds; KaiserCraft Sheet Music; Clear & Simple music notes
Ink: PTI Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Vintage Touch Duo
Other: Hobby Lobby edging and doily, foam adhesive dots

Thursday, February 10, 2011

PTI-Anniversary Celebration Button Challenge

Today's PTI challenge was to use buttons. Over my many years of crafting, I have used buttons to make ornaments, wreaths, decorate candles, strung as arms and legs of a shelf-sitter doll and sewn onto fabric for pillows to quilts. Today all I could handle was a card.

The Button Boutique release has made me a really happy stamper. I have collected many buttons and button cards, but now we can make our own. The image I used is from Sew Nice, a sheet of vintage prints by Heartwarming Vintage. The large tag is from Michelle Wooderson's Etsy shop and stamped with It's Official.

I made the flower using tissue I found on clearance in Target, half matching Raspberry Fizz and half matching Hawaiian Shores. It's cut with Beautiful Blooms II #1 die collection - the two smaller dies.

My big creative use of the buttons is to make my own stick pin from a corsage pin, removing the pearl and adhering a tiny pearl button. It's finished off with the Dress Form die cut, a MS tag stamped with Mixed Messages and some Raspberry Fizz buttons.

I just made, what I would like to call, a presentation pocket. I bought the bags (and the red gingham ones, too) from It's in the Bag!, Michelle Philippi's ETSY shoppe.

I'm off to Target to get a great candy bar or something Raspberry Fizz-y to put in the front pocket. I'm going to give it to our DIL on Saturday. I 'kinda' invited ourselves to their place to finally celebrate Christmas. I think she deserves an "official" thank you! Any great suggestions?

The festivities at PTI continue for four more days. Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI-Anniversary Celebration Color Scheme Challenge-Part 2

I wanted to make a stamped candle for my DIL. I'm going to add it to her Christmas stocking. Oh, yeah. We haven't celebrated Christmas with them yet. It gives me time to make even more extra things for them. I chose Erin Lincoln's colors for this one.

The candle is cream. Wreath for all Seasons was stamped in Dark Chocolate. The tiny dots are Ripe Avocado and the flowers are Ocean tides.

She's not into country as much as I am, so I think I'll add some tiny pearls to the center of the flowers. Hope that helps.

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PTI-Anniversary Celebration Color Scheme Challenge

Today's challenge was to select one of the Design Team's color scheme and create a project.

I'm always in need of a get well card. Did you ever see the slogan "After 40 it's patch, patch, patch." It may only be popular among quilters, but it seems most of my friends are well over that age and are having some type of surgery. I used Maile Belle's color scheme.

So here's my card to satisfy today's challenge.

I stamped all the patterns on the various "fabrics" using Distressed Stripes for the pillow ticking, Background Basics:Tin Types with flowers from Life, Green Thumb and Vintage Picnic all on Rustic White. Coloring was done with Copics. I even colored some natural twine for the loose thread.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

PTI Anniversary Celebration - Announcing Make It Monday Series

You can read all about it on Nichole Heady's Blog.

Today we were asked to make a card using various sentiments as the design. I really needed a get well card for a fellow from church that slipped and fell on the ice last week. (Different guy than our Minister that I mentioned a few days ago. The ice has been treacherous here.) So I used get well sentiments.

This uses sentiments from Healing Touch Sentiments, Tea for Two, Quilter's Sampler, and Mixed Messages stamped with Enchanted Evening on Soft Stone cardstock. The images are from Embellishments and stamped with Scarlet Jewel. The panel is layered on EE and SJ.
It seems like this took forever to lay out. My Fiskars Stamp Press was a HUGE help. I didn't have any luck stamping the way Erin did in the video. I really need to learn how to stamp. These challenges have me feeling so-o-o inadequate. I'm overwhelmed by all the festivities and the talent of PTI customers!

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

PTI Anniversary Designer Tags Challenge

This is day two of  PTI's Anniversary Celebration. Today Nichole has provided us with a free download of tags made by the Stamp Designers and asked us to use them in projects.

Using shades of cream and white, I created this for a wedding or anniversary. The base is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The tag by Beth Silaika is covered with MS Crystal Fine Glitter and edged with a lace ruffle. I adhered a small, cream rose to the center of the bow. Simple to do and rather quick.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Anniversary PTI - Customer Favorites

Four Fabulous years and still growing! Happy Anniversary PTI!

There's a  party going on and the host is giving away the gift. Nichole has assembled the ultimate card kit and will award it to one lucky person. Here's our assignment: "Go through YOUR Papertrey projects from the last year and choose your very favorite of the bunch."  Holy Moly! That's like asking me to pick my favorite child, or worse yet, my favorite grandchild!

So I went back down Memory Lane and it didn't take me long to find this baby. I really was happy with it and hope you like seeing it again. You can view the original post here with all the details.

Thank you Nichole and the entire PTI team for another wonderful year of quality products, service and inspiration. Looking forward to all the amazing things to come!

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Get Well Smile

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things here and I find myself rushing to get some cards done. So I've turned to some of the best inspiration around - the Papertrey Ink designers and members of the forum. The Blog Hop is always full of eye candy and I'm pretty sure the participants don't mind being CASED. The one I am going to share with you today is based on this lovely creation by Karin - PeppermintPatty. I think she does wonderful work and I guess others agree by the look of the badges on her page.

I needed a masculine Get Well for our interim Pastor. He has been such a rock for me this past year. We met him before he even started with the congregation in my Mom's hospital room after her first fall and hip replacement. I think he was taking notes on the falls and breaks in our family, slipped on the ice and broke his tibia in two places and also his ankle in two places. Pastor, you win! It's certainly not funny, but we have this ongoing thing about laughter and healing. I hope he didn't injure his funny bone.

I used the Library Cards from PTI with sentiments from Faux Ribbon and wanted to add a vintage graphic, something like old medicine bottles, crutches or bandages. In my search I found a fantastic source - The Graphics Fairy.  She has such a fantastic collection of vintage images.(You may see more if I ever get around to making some Valentines.) This particular image is from a Victorian child's alphabet book. It's the letter "I " with a poem about a boy sliding and falling on the ice. (I reprinted the poem on the inside of the card). Not quite as colorful as Karin's, but definitely customized to the occasion.

I hope to be back soon with more of my mojo working and creating more original work.
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