Friday, February 25, 2011

February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

It's time again for the Papertrey Ink monthly bloghop! This month's challenge:

Sensational Scallops!

This month we decided to dedicate the Blog Hop to scallops! We want to see your best use of scallops, of any sort, on a project! This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops, scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up! You can use dies, patterned scissors or even circle punches in a row to achieve your special look. We are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

I am super excited to share my project with you today! Even more than papercrafting, I love making 3D projects with my stamps and supplies. It all started when I went to Target the other day and found the workers stocking the Dollar Spot with bright colorful spring goodies! Now, I LOVE Target, and LOVE the Dollar Spot. My friends actually make fun of me for it! LOL! Anyway, I came across some adorable little birdhouses on stakes, meant for sticking in a potted plant as a cute little embellishment. I was drawn to the beautiful colors (they had lime green, bright pink, periwinkle blue and orange) but they looked a little well, boring otherwise. I figured for $1 each, if I didn't end up doing anything with them, I wasn't going to break the bank ;) So I grabbed a pink one (duh!) and a green one, and went on my merry way. I started thinking about the blog hop challenge, and then it came to me... I used my PTI Banner Borders dies (the scalloped one), cut out 10 of them, inked them up, and stuck them on the roof of the birdhouse. SHINGLES!! :D Of course, you can't have a birdhouse without any birds, and PTI's Little Bitty Bird stamps (one of my faves!!) are the perfect scale for this little house (which only measures about 2.5" x 3.5"). Using the coordinating die, I used the two largest birds, paper-pieced their little wings and colored them with copic markers. Then I made the tiny little banner from PTI Coasterboard and the double ended banner die, and stamped it with one of the sentiments from Little Bitty Bird and the gingham stamp from the new Bitty Background Blocks stamp set. Some moss and raffia, and a coat of Mod Podge to seal everything, and it was done! :) I am just thrilled with how it turned out and I plan to go clean out the Dollar Spot of birdhouses to make for Mother's Day presents :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Little Bitty Bird, Bitty Background Blocks
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Clearbox Creamy Brown, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Stampers Select White, Happy Spots, Coasterboard
Dies: Little Bitty Bird, Banner Borders, Love Lives Here (heart)
Other: Coasterboard, Copic Markers, Mod Podge, Pop Dots, Raffia, Reindeer Moss (Dollar Tree), Wooden Birdhouse (Target Dollar Spot), Dark Chocolate Bakers Twine, Sakura Stardust Pen, Hot glue gun

Monday, February 21, 2011

PTI Make it Monday #3!

This weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge is to use Scor-tape and glitter to add a decorative element to your card. I took the opportunity to use some of my new PTI goodies, including the gorgeous Royal Velvet cardstock, Doily Details dies, and Flower Fusion #1 stamps. :) It's sort of hard to see in the pictures, but there are leaves stamped under the flower diecut :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Flower Fusion #1
Ink: Palette French Lilac, Spring Moss, Colorbox Creamy Brown Chalk ink
Paper: Simply Chartreuse CS, Royal Velvet CS, Rustic Cream CS, Happy Spots PP
Other: Flower Fusion #1 die, Doily Details dies, Take 3 die, 1/8" Scor-tape, Prisma Glitter, Sponge Dabber, Pop Dot, 1/8" silk ribbon, Spring Moss Button, PTI coasterboard

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PTI: Make it Monday Challenge: Vellum Sentiment Strip

This week's PTI Make it Monday Challenge is to create a project using a Vellum sentiment strip. Click the box above to be linked to the challenge.

For this card, I also tried another new technqiue. I took a plain paper doily, and colored in the holes of the doily and then traced the outline and cut it out. There were gaps of space, so I stamped a tiny little heart in those places to fill them. I also used one of my favorite PTI stamp sets, Flutterby Friend.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Flutterby Friend, Little Bitty Bird, Love Loves Here
Paper: Soft Stone CS, Hibiscus Burst CS
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: Paper Doily (to trace), Copic Makers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Vellum Paper, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Pop Dots

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tiny Treats for my tiny valentines...

Just wanted to share some tiny treats for my smallest valentines, my kiddos, Logan and Joshua.

Logan's favorite color is green, and he loves anything with animals. His room has a jungle animal theme, and he gets so excited about little surprise goodies like this. Here is his valentine:

Joshua's favorite color is blue, and he LOVES anything having to do with the ocean. His bedroom is bright blue, with lots of cool pictures of sharks (his favorite). I couldn't find any sharks, but I think he will be just as pleased with his whale :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Birthday, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Polka Dot Basics, Friendship Jar
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf
Paper: Stampers Select White, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Pine Feather
Other: 1.75" Limitless Layers Dies, 1.75" circle punch, Lunchbox Note Die, Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Valentine's Tag

I bought an adorable miniature rose plant for my mom for Valentine's Day, and had to dress it up of course! :) I couldn't get a decent picture of the entire plant, but it has the most beautiful little fragile pink roses.

I made a pretty large tag, the size of the entire one side of the pot. Of course, it had to be pink to match ;)

Supplies (All PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Tiny Treats Christmas, Love Lives Here, 2010 Love Tags
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Hibiscus Burst, Scarlet Jewel, Stampers Select White CS, Happy Spots PP, Distressed Dots PP
Dies: Mat Stack 1, Limitless Layers 1.75", Heart Prints, Love Lives Here
Other: Paper Doily, Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Hibiscus Burst Button, Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Make It Monday Challenge - Week of 2/7 - #3

Here is today's entry for the PTI Make it Monday Challenge :)

Supplies (All PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Thank you stamps from various PTI sets
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Paper: Enchanted Evening CS, Blueberry Sky, Junkitz PP, Distressed Dots PP
Other: Seeing Stars Dies, Stardust Glitter Pen

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Make it Monday Challenge - Week of 2/7 - #2

Here is today's entry for the PTI Make it Monday challenge :)

Supplies(All PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Outline Alphabet, Up Up and Away, Star Prints, Cupcake Collection
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Stampers Select White, True Black
Other: Copic Markers, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon, Pop-Dots

Monday, February 7, 2011

Make-it-Monday Challenge - Week of 2/7 - #1

New for 2011, PTI will be hosting Make-it- Monday Challenges. The first was posted today. You can see more information here.

Here is my 1st card:

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Big Birthday Wishes, TT: Birthday, Beautiful Blooms, Little Bitty Bird
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Plum Pudding, Fresh Snow
Paper: Plum Pudding CS, Lavender Moon CS, Smokey Shadow CS, Soft Stone CS, By Numbers PP
Other: Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon, Score Tape, Prisma Glitter, Pop Dots

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PTI 4th Anniversary Contest Entry #5

Alli Miles' Tag:

Supplies: (All PTI unless noted):
Images: PTI 4th Anniversary Download, Little Bitty Bird, YOF: Violets
Paper: Stampers Select White, Summer Sunrise CS
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sunrise
Other: 1.75" Limitless Layers Die, Orange Zest Satin Ribbon, Copics

PTI 4th Anniversary Contest Entry #4

Maile Belles' Tag:

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Images: PTI 4th Anniversary Download, Mat Stack 3 stamp set
Paper: Stampers Select White, True Black, Pure Poppy
Ink: Hawaiian Shores
Other: Mat Stack 3 die, 1.75" Limitless Layers Die, Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Copics, White Gel Pen

PTI 4th Anniversary Contest Entry #3

Tiffany Pastor's Tag:

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Images: PTI 4th Annversary Download
Paper: Stampers Select White, Plum Pudding CS, Happy Spots PP
Other: 1.75" Limitless Layers Dies, Paper Doily, Copics, Lavender Moon Satin Ribbon

PTI 4th Anniversary Tag Contest Entry #2

Melissa Bickford's Tag:

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Images: PTI 4th Anniversary Download
Paper: Stampers Select White CS, New Leaf CS, Summer Sunrise CS
Other: Corner Rounder, 1.75" Limitless Layes dies, Copics

My shot at being a PTI Stamp Designer...

This morning, Nichole Heady announced an AWESOME contest on her blog in celebration of PTI's 4th anniversary. The 2011 Stamp Design Team each designed a tag, which were all compiled into a free download. To participate in the contest, you have to make a card or project using the tags. I love these tags! They are some of my favorite of all of the PTI tag sets!! Here are my entries (please see my seperate blog posts to see close up pictures and supply lists for each card):

Lisa Johnson's Tag:

Supplies (all PTI unless noted:)
Images: PTI 4th Anniversary Tag download, TT: Valentine
Paper: Unknown PP, Pure Poppy CS, Hibiscus Burst CS, Raspberry Fizz CS
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Raspberry Fizz
Other: Limitless Layers 1.75" die, Double Banner die, Copics

Thursday, February 3, 2011

More fun with Tiny Treats!

Gosh, I just love Tiny Treats! Here is my latest project for my nephew, using the animals from PTI's Tiny Treats: Birthday stamp set.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Birthday, Merry Little Christmas, Outline Alphabet
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Orange Zest
Paper: Stampers Select White
Other: Copic Markers, White gel pen, Stardust pen, frame

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Need some inspiration?

Looks like there are some great things coming in the way of inspiration! You can find more information on this blog! :)