Thursday, January 26, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - 1.26 - 2.8

It's time again for another Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! This challenge will run from January 26 - February 8. There were so many great entries in the last challenge! This color palette is a little more subdued and pastel. I uaually use bright colors when crafting, so this was a nice change of pace. You can see the inspiration photo above :)

Here is what I created using the Gently Seasoned stamp set and a sentiment from Chit Chat.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Gently Seasoned, Chit Chat, Hang Ups (birds)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Smokey Shadow, Dotty Biscotti Patterned Paper
Other: PTI Hawaiian Shores Satin ribbon, Twinery Honeydew Twine, Copic Markers, Decorative Scissors, Popdots

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop!

Time again for another PTI Blog Hop! Here is the challenge this month:

This month, in honor of the new year, we are challenging you to pick your
favorite project from 2011 and share it with al of us! To take it a step
further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by
the favorite project you select. Your new version of an old favorite could
carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets. We look forward
to seeing your best creations from 2011 as well as one of your first projects
for 2012!

A few weeks back, I did a 2011 Favorites Post here in my blog. For the blog hop, I choose to revisit a card that I had made for the PTI July 2011 Blog Hop. You can see my post here.

Here is the card I made then:

And here is a new card, inspired by the original. I used the Mehndi Medallion $5 set, Tiny Tags #1 and the Tiny Tags die, and the sentiment is from Tremendous Treats: Valentine. I just LOVE coloring these medallions.

Thanks for popping in for a visit! Oh, and if my friend Elizabeth stops by, HI ELIZABETH! XOXO :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Mehndi Medallion, Tiny Tags, Tremendous Treats: Valentine
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Stampers Select White, Sweet Blush
Dies: Tiny Tags
Other: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Ink Blending tool, Popdots

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wee Memories - The LAST Challenge

I am so sad to hear that the Wee Memories challenges are coming to an end. I have participated in quite a few and have enjoyed every one of them. I do understand that they must be alot of work, and I am excited that Jenny has many other things going on in her crafty world :)

This challenge was a sketch. Believe it or not, I have the hardest time with those. I decided to make my card horizontal and change things slightly to keep in line with the sketch. I used Papertrey Ink's Tremendous Treats: Valentine. All of these little critters are ADORABLE, and I LOVE adding Googly eyes to them. :) The sentiment is from its sister set, Tiny Treats: Valentine. The image is stamped on the Happy Day die and the patterned paper is from the Simple Valentine paper pad. The loopy edge is from a border in the Little Bitty Bird Stamp set. Since I don't have a scallop border die, I finished off my edge with the Pinking Shears die (one of my faves!)

Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats: Valentine, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Little Litty Bird
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Kraft, Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Simple Valentine Patterned Paper
Dies: PTI Happy Day Die, Pinking Shears Die
Other: Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon, Twinery Twine, Googley eyes, Copic Markers

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #4 - Rainbows

As a child of the 80's who thought her BFF was Rainbow Bright, I LOVE rainbows and bright, fun, color. The new Runway Inspired Challege (#4) and all about rainbows. Of course, I had to participate. I chose to do a very CAS design to let the color take center stage ;) Here is the inspiration photo:

I used two Butterfly dies from Papertrey Ink. The first coordinates with the Butterfly Dreams Stamp Set and the other coordinates with the Signature Series: Butterfly stamp set. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Word Salad set. The rainbow was created with the broad side of Copic Markers.

Stamps: Paper Smooches Word Salad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Dies: PTI Butterfly, Signature Series Butterfly
Other: Copic Markers

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - 1.12 - 1.25

I can't believe that 2012 is already here! And it's time for another Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! The inspiration photo shown above is SO fun! There are so many design elements that caught my eye, biggest of all, those polkadots! :) The background was created with a 1-inch circle punch. I used the bear from the Chubby Chums Pals and added a sentiment from the same set. The plaid heart is from Falling For You.

I hope you will join us for the newest challenge! Can't wait to see what this photo inspires you to create! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Chubby Chums Pals, Falling For You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, True Black
Other: 1-inch circle punch, copic markers, black rhinestones, Honeydew Twine (Twinery)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love Is in the Air

*sigh* Love is in the air. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and it's time to get some crafting done in my favorite color - PINK! I absolutely LOVE this week's color combo over at the ColourQ blog - Challenge #119.

I was itching to use my new set from PTI, Tremendous Treats: Valentine. I love the tiny version, but I think this set is even better (if that is even possible!). I just adore these images. For this card, I used the airplane. The sentiment is from Tiny Treats: Valentine, the "fireworks" are PTI Dot Spot, and the Cloud dies are also from PTI.

I will also be linking this card to the new Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Spots or Stripes.

Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats: Valentine, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Dot Spot
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush, Palette Charcoal, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Other: PTI Clouds, Smokey Shadow Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen, Pop-Dots, Ink Blending tool

Monday, January 9, 2012

Flower Pot Pen Holder

Today I am sharing with you another project for the Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team call.

I am so excited about how this project turned out. I must reinforce once again, my love for the Target Dollar Spot. While shopping the other day, I came across some adorable mushroom pens for $1 each. Normally I would never be drawn to mushroom anything, but immediately, I thought about my Gnomies stamp set and knew what I wanted to make - a pen holder.

I used a small terracotta pot and added a handful of cotton balls to the inside. Styrofoam would probably work, but I was worried about damaging the pens. They are styrofoam themselves. The cotton balls hold them upright with no problem. I stamped each of the Gnomies and colored them, then cut them out and adhered them to a toothpick. I added a layer of moss to the top, and stuck everything in. Finally I added a raffia bow and a tiny mushroom tag using PTI's Tiny Tags die.

Here are some more pictures:

Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop Gnomies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI Stamper Select White
Dies: PTI Tiny Tags
Other: Copic Markers, Toothpicks, Terracotta pot, artifical moss, Mushroom Pens (Target), Raffia, PTI Pure Poppy Twine

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hello Beautiful!

I was quite excited to hear that the Sweet Stamp Shop is holding an open call for their Design Team. I have a few SSS sets and would love to part of such a fun DT. I just got most of my SSS stamps, and this call was an excellent reason to ink them up! For this gift card tin, I used Hello Beautiful. I am planning ahead a bit and will use this tin to hold a giftcard to the salon for my mom for Mother's Day. I had so much fun with this set!!

If you are interested in applying to the DT call, you can find more information here.

Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop Hello Beautiful
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Simple Valentine PP
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 5, Limitless Layers 1.75"
Other: Twinery Twine, Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust pen, popdots

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Gnome-body Like You!

My favorite season is upon us... Valentine's Day season :) I am so lucky and blessed to be in love. Real, can't live without you, LOVE. My husband is my best friend. I made this card with him in mind. I am not sure that I will keep it until Velentine's Day though. I often leave little cards in his overnight bag when he leaves for work. I am sure this will end up there sooner than later ;)

I used Sweet Stamp Shop's Gnomies set. It is SUPER cute! The twine is from Paper Smooches. :)

Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop Gnomies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Other: Copic Markers, Paper Smooches Twine

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Back to day with another entry for the Lawn Fawn CHA Contest :) I am also going to link it to the NEW Wee Memories Challenge - #81. I am using some new Lawn Fawn Stamps - Critters in the Forest, Hats Off To You, and Fanciful Frames.


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Fanciful Frames, Hats Off To You, Critters in the Forest, Critters in the Brubs (grass)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, google eyes

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Alley Way Stamps!

A fellow blogger, Alison Spelman of Creations by Alison, is kicking off 2012 with the grand opening of her new stamp company Alley Way Stamps. From the snippets of her new sets that are being shown on TAWS blog, I am in TROUBLE! Solid outline stamps = Copic friendly! My favorite!! Check out the new blog for a chance to win! Grand Opening will be TONIGHT, 1/1/12 at 10:00 PM Mountain Time :)