Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Papertey Ink - Make It Monday - 8

Just  a quick post to add my Make It Monday for this week. The details can be found here. Betsy Veldman did this week's video on blending inks. I tried it a little tighter to form a rainbow. I only had sponge daubers to work with. It was inspired by the sentiment from the Up, Up & Away Sentiments set.

Thanks for dropping by.

Supplies: All PTI unless otherwise indicated.
Paper: White cardstock, 2008 Bitty Box Basics patterned paper
Stamps: Up, Up & Away Sentiments, Blooming Button Bits
Ink: True Black, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Lavender Moon
Die: Cloud I & II
Other: Pure Poppy Button, Studio 18 Rhinestones, Copics T0 & T1

Friday, March 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

This month's Blog Hop challenged us to use Embroidery Floss. You can check out all the information by clicking on the logo above. I thought about different ways I could use it, but wanted to use some of the new products I just received. I decided to make a rope to tie up a bundle of "memories" and make an Anniversary card for my sweetie. I got so carried away with Tiny Tags and Postmarks, I didn't know when to stop and the floss was almost lost in the process.

The floss is doubled and then twisted until it twists back on itself again. I knotted the ends and after trimming, a fringe results. It reminds me of chunky, curtain tie backs. This skein was variegated and blends well with the cream and blues.
The envelope is die cut with the new die and is a different scale than Postmarks. So I dug out some stamps I had purchased for scrapbooking and they worked great.
After I was working for a while, I kept thinking I had made something similar. If you want to see the evolution of a cardmaker, check out my very first Blog Hop post here. Guess I've always loved layers.
For some reason, I can't get the song Traces out of my head. I've been singing it all day. I knew it by the Classics IV way back when. But I know its been redone many, many times. I have a shoe box, covered with (now torn) wrapping paper and filled with mementos from three years of dating DH, very similar to what I included here - cards, notes, ticket stubs, dried corsages.
I had so much fun with this. I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for hopping by.

Supplies: PTI unless otherwise indicated
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Smokey Shadow, Vintage Touch Duo; Versa Color Charcoal
Stamps: Tiny Tags, Postmarks, Love Lives Here, It's Official, Background Basics: Text; Maya Road Postcard; Prima Clear Stamps Postcard
Dies: Tiny Tags, Tiny Envelope, Just the Ticket Border
Other: Coasters; DMC floss 4160; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl; Recollections tiny rose; vintage (circa 1976) note pad paper (I never throw anything away! I used it to write notes to teachers back in the day. It's great for stamping and lining an envelope. And it's already well aged & discolored!!)

Monday, March 21, 2011

PTI Make It Monday #7

Today's technique for Make It Monday is Coloring with Copics on Colored Paper. Jennifer Ellefson's video takes us step by step into the technique. Here's my example.

I started with Lemon Tart cardstock and stamped the small Daffodils from Year of Flowers in Summer Sunrise. I used some lighter Copics than the Lemon Tart Trio, specifically Y00, 13, 15 & 21. The Y21 brought the shading back to the Lemon Tart spectrum. Several of the ruffle tips are highlighted with a white gel pen.

That's a little brown paper bag holding the flowers. It's about an inch longer. I folded that amount to the back before gluing it to the card base. One of the design team mentioned them, but I didn't note it at the time and I can't find the reference now. The bags are so darn cute! It's tied with cream button twine.
You might have noticed the Summer Sunrise gingham strip next to the 2008 Bitty Box PP.  Yup! My order came while I was working on this and I had to try it out. I'm in love!! Just think, gingham in any PTI color. Thank you Nichole for such a beautiful image. It really looks like woven threads! (I get excited very easily concerning all things fabric)

Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for dropping by.

Supplies (all PTI unless otherwise indicated)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart, 2008 Bitty Box Basics
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Daffodils
Ink: Summer Sunrise, New Leaf
Other: Rustic Cream Button Twine, Celebrate It Mini Kraft Paper Sacks, foam dimensional dots

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Papertrey Peeps March Challenge & MIM#6

We have had three gorgeous days here in Lancaster County, PA. I took some time out from garden clean-up to finish  a card for our March Challenge and Make It Monday #6.

Our hostess is Kimberly. "This month we are making Good Luck cards in honor of St. Paddy's day! But you can't go out and buy St. Patricks' stamps. Instead use some other symbol of good luck" It's a good thing it wasn't for St Patrick's Day since I didn't make that deadline. I think it was Arthur Godfrey that used to say "The hurryder I go, the behinder I get". (or something like that. Heck, I was young) Well that's me! But here's my card.

I didn't use any image or sentiment stamps. The poem was computer generated. The cardstock is PTI Sweet Blush and white with lots of Vintage Touch ink. I also used the PTI Picnic Plaid Impression Plate using the technique for Make It Monday #6. I tea-dyed and wrinkled the seam binding for the bow. The frame was made by first die cutting the inner rectangle using the PTI Button Card die, then adding 1/4 inch Scor-Tape around the opening and cutting the outer edge before removing the final paper from the tape. The edges were rounded with 1/4 inch side of the Corner Chomper. The glitter is Martha Stewart coarse crystal.

Thanks Kimberly for a fun challenge that really made me think and search way back in the archives for this bit of luck. If you have some lucky wishes, come over and play with us at the Papertrey Peeps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

PTI Make It Monday #5

This weeks challenge was to distress the edges of  your paper.

Another dress form with a skirt in the style of the new, tutu style with layers and layers of ruffles underneath.

Supplies - all PTI unless otherwise indicated

Stamps: Button Boutique, Friendship Jar, Big & Bold Wishes
Paper: Rustic White, Vintage Cream, True Black, 2008 Bitty Box Basics
Ink: Smokey Shadow, True Black, Vintage Touch Duo

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Nine on the Ninth - A Golden Birthday

I made a special card for our very special Grandson. He will be 9 years old next Wednesday.

Right now, one of his favorite places is Hershey Park. I used a photo we had taken from the Kissing Tower as a background. He had just rode the Comet for the first time and I think he will remember this shot. I used the transparency tool on my editing program and printed it on matte photo paper. The gold star with the 9 symbolize this significant birthday which I explained inside.
The cupcake from Tiny Treats fits perfectly inside the Around and About Sentiments Happy Birthday circle on the flap of the envelope.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Just the Ticket, Star Prints, Big & Bold Wishes, Outlines Alphabet,
Around & About Sentiments, Tiny Treats Birthday
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
Paper: Rustic White, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy
Other: Just The Ticket die, Ranger Glossy  Accents, Fiskars star punch,
Kodak Matte Picture Paper, Copics

Papertey Ink - Make It Monday - 4

This week's Make It Monday is Creating With Fun Foam

Supplies - All PTI unless indicated
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams.
Ink: True Black
Paper: Spring Moss, Green Tea Leaves Collection
Other: stick pins by Making Memories - Chloe's Closet; Crafters Square Foam Sheets - Dollar Tree;
foam adhesive dots; my own not-so-wrinkled dyed seam binding.

Thanks for stopping by.