Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dad, You're My Hero

I decided that I will make several Father's Day cards this year and let my boys go card "shopping" and pick out the card that they would each like to give their daddy for Father's Day. Whatever doesn't make the cut will end up in my etsy shop ;)

Here is a card using PTI's Boy Basics: Rock On , Grunge Me and Alpha-Blocks .

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Boy Basics: Rock On, Grunge Me, Alpha-Blocks
Ink: Palette Chartreuse, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Palette Charcoal
Paper: Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Coasterboard
Dies: Guitar, Alpha-Blocks
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hello Friend

I love pink and orange together, and couldn't wait to try out my new Chevron Stripes stamp set...

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: BB: Chevron Stripes, Thing Big Favorites #3, Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest
Paper: Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz
Dies: Butterfly, Mat Stack 4
Other: Copic Markers, Inksentials Sponge Blender

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #12: Line Frame

This week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge included a tutorial on how to make a line frame on your card fronts. I used the Sending You stamp set for the flowers, and Think Big #3 for the sentiment.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Sending You, Think Big Favorites #3
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Scarlet Jewel
Paper: Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel
Other: Sharpie Fine Point Pen

It's Keva's Blogaversary!

My friend Keva at Hownowbrownkow is celebrating her blogaversary! Keva is giving away a very generous gift certificate to Papertrey Ink or Verve! Can you believe it? Keva asked that her followers recreate on of her cards. While mine isn't exactly identical, it is based on her Bottles & Booties card.

I used Papertrey Ink's Boy Basics: Frog Hop. This little guy is just so fun! And I just love his little fly friend :) This card is for my son, Logan, for his birthday next month. His favorite color is green, and the frog is perfect for that color! ;)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Boy Basics: Frog Hop, Button Boutique
Paper: Spring Moss, Rustic Cream, Distressed Dots PP
Dies: Frog, Button Card
Other: Rustic Jute Twine, Ripe Avocado Button, Copic Markers, corner rounder

Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertey Ink April Blog Hop!

It's that time again! Time for the Papertey Ink monthly blog hop.

This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives! Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash! Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!

I chose to make an I Love You card for my dear sweet husband. I used PTI's new Boy Basics: Out Of This World stamp set. While this is sort of a sappy card, it's still for a man, and is done in a manly color scheme, so I think it qualifies :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Boy Basics: Out of this World, Dot Spot, Tiny Treat: Valentine, Little Bitty Bird
Paper: Pure Poppy, Soft Stone
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other: Rocket Die, Sakura Stardust Pen, Pop Dots, Copic Markers

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Wishes

Hi there! I hope that everyone that celebrates Easter is having a very blessed holiday with your family and friends! We are headed to my mom's house for a ham dinner, and I wanted to take along a little something for her. Of course, I couldn't do that without dressing it up a little :) I decided to give my mom the altered birdhouse that I posted awhile back. I know she will love it! :)

And an Easter tag :)

Supplies(all Papetrey Ink unless noted):
Stamps: Grunge Me, Butterfly Dreams, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Stampers Select White
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Memento Rich Cocoa
Dies: Butterfly, Doily Details, Friendship Jar Label
Other: Twinery Twine, Inksentials Sponge Blender

More info on the birdhouse can be found in this post.

Monday, April 4, 2011

HEC Challenge #16 - Purple & Green plus 4

This month, Ted, from Happily Ever Crafter posted a challenge in which we had to use a purple and green color combination and 4 of the same elements on a card or project. I used the opportunity to build my birthday card stash, and here is what I came up with:

How cute is that Tiny Tag! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: BB: Gingham, Flower Fusion #2, Green Thumb, Tag Its #1
Ink: Palette French Lilac, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, New Leaf, Colorbox Creamy Brown
Paper: Stampers Select White, Rustic Cream
Other: Royal Velvet Satin Ribbon, Tiny Tags Die

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Make It Monday #8 - Ink Blending Techniques

This week's Make It Monday Challege was on ink blending techniques. I love this look, but need more practice I think. I used PTI Aqua Mist and Enchanted Evening ink along with the Up Up and Away stamp set to make this appreciation card.

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Up Up and Away, Flower Fusion #2
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Palette French Lilac, Melon Berry, Colorbox Creamy Brown
Paper: Enchanted Evening CS, Stampers Select White CS
Other: Double Ended Banner Die, Enchated Evening Button, Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Foam Blending Tool