Thursday, October 21, 2010

CPS and Papertrey-a match made in heaven!!!

Happy Thursday dear friends!!! Today is the beginning of a four day weekend since school is out Thursday and Friday, whoooo hooo!!! I am busy cleaning out a closet and catching up on many things I haven't had time to take care of, and that includes grocery shopping!!! Last night a dear friend of mine, who is absolutely amazing by the way, came over to scrap with me. We had the best time chatting and creating. She got a lot done,and as for me, well, I ended up moving a lot of different papers around. I couldn't decide on anything!

I chose to work on a Card Positioning Systems Sketch and play with my new Papertrey Ink Stamps!!! You can't find a better combination than that!! I pulled out some old Christmas papers from Pink Paislee which are a good two years old and you know, they really inspired me!! I am enjoying using up my stash, and I just have to say, it is about time I did!!!

Benny called during our visit, which made me sooooo very happy. I felt bad for Melinda, but she totally understood! It had been a couple of weeks since I had talked to him and it was soooo good to catch up! He sounds absolutely fantastic!!! Only three more weeks, and we head to Missouri to attend his graduation! I can't wait!!!

After Melinda left, I took a short break and ate a quick snack. I must have needed some nourishment because after I came back, I was finally able to put my card together. You know how the light bulb finally goes off and a bright idea suddenly comes to you and the whole project suddenly comes together? Well for me, it was to cut out the trees and add them to my focal point. After adding the trees, I was able to sit back, sigh, and say there it is!! I love it when that happens!!!

Here's the sketch:

CPS #189
and here's my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Tinsel Town Collection
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White
PTI Stamps: Peace Be Still
PTI dies: Peace Be Still, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle die, and Victorian Lace Border
PTI Ribbon and Felt: Vintage Cream
Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Detail-Gold
Kaiser Craft Jewels
Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger

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Lea L. said...

This card is fabulous, my friend!! I love the arrangement of the trees and the bird...and those papers are fantastic! Great job with the CPS sketch!! ♥♥♥

Felicia said...

Beautiful card!! Man your bow is perfect! LOL Great take on the sketch! Have a wonderful rest of the week.


Lorry said...

So happy you heard from Benny! I know that just made your night. Love your take on the sketch, and Yeah for using up stash....I've been on a role this week and need to keep going... Thanks for the inspiration :-) Enjoy your 4 day weekend...

Mara... said...

Oh I love those papers!! And I love how you used those stamps, makes me with I bought that set!! And yeah for getting to talk to your boy, I'm sure it was a great chat! :-)

Sue Plote said...

This is so beautiful!!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! I don't even know where to start on this one...the perfect bow, the wonderful paper, or the great stamping! This is beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooooooo happyy you got to talk to Benny! I loveeeeeeee that card Kristii!! I love love love love the trees and that dove! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Camilla said...

What a great card! So many details to look at and the bow is perfect. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card, the trees are just perfect!

Charlene said...

Beautifully done!

Amy said...

Oh wow! LOVE this Kristii! You incorporated so many new goodies here and I love them all..especially the lace over the victorian die!

Kay said...

Gorgeous- I love the dove with the trees and that delicious new border! (I can't wait for my own goodies to arrive!)

Baseret said...

I love everything going on here!

Sara Mac said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love all the special touches with the dies and ribbon. Great color combo too. Love it!