Thursday, April 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Happy Thursday dear friends!!  I'm so excited to say that I actually made a card!!!  I've been missing my crafty time lately!  Good news is, I've had several card orders that I've had to fill the last couple of weeks and for that I'm very thankful!  I can't tell you though, how it feels to craft just for the fun of it and it totally brings joy to my soul!!  I love the PTI Blog Hop Challenges and this one was very challenging for me!!  Here's the challenge:
PHOTO CREDITS  ::: cherry logo ::: butterfly ::: aa ::: fancy ::: take two ::: blessed ::: nichole's hello card ::: melissa's star card :::maile's striped card:::
It only takes a little *something* to take a project from ho-hum to amazing!  Even something as small as tilting your images or sentiments at an angle can have a huge impact.  This month we are challenging you to create a project that features something tilted.  Position a frame at an angle, tilt your text, add a background strip diagonally, create a border that has an incline, slant a sentiment block, the sky is truly the limit!  We look forward to seeing your projects!
and here's my take on the challenge:
This design was a little different for me, but different can be good.  I love getting out of my box and trying new things!  I did use one of my all time favorite PTI stamp sets for this card though.  The Sweet Life roses are so perfect and striking and they just make me happy!!  I lost my leaf die though, thank goodness they aren't hard to dut out!!  I layered the roses on top of one of the new Big Ticket Basics.  Love those tickets!! I know I'll be using them a ton!!
I used Pure Poppy to stamp the roses and New Leaf to stamp the leaves.  I added a Loop De Loop border and topped it with a Smokey Shadow cardstock strip.  Very Basic and just a little elegant!  I made this card for a dear sweet friend of mine and I hope she likes it!!  She has the biggest heart of anyone I know!!
Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White and Smokey Shadow Cardstock
Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life Stamps and Dies\
Papertrey Ink Big Ticket Basics Stamps and Dies
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy and New Leaf Ink
Papertrey Ink The Cutting Garden Stamps
Papertrey Ink Loop De Loop Die
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms 6x6 Paper Pad

Thanks for stopping by!!  I treasure all my crafty friends!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Crafty Peeps Card Kit Club

Happy Sunday dear friends!  I'm so sorry I've been non-existent on my blog the last couple of weeks.  I have been crazy at work and I've been busy making 160 Wedding Invitations for a friend of my daughter.  The invitations were a lot of fun to create, but they did take all of my time!  They are on their way to Washington today and I'm hoping she loves them!! 
They are a nice little pocket panel with an RSVP and Directions card in the pocket and the Wedding Invitation is on the front side.  Here's a photo of all 160 of them and some little thank you's I made just for fun!
Photo: 160 wedding invitations on their way to Washington! Whooo hoo!
The minute I finished the invitations, I picked up my new card kit that my sweet friend Merry sent.  Thank you so much Merry!!!  Its a beautiful kit and I am so thankful to be a part of this kit club!!
Here's the first kit from Merry:

Here's my first card from the kit:
Merry included some pretty little flowers and cute little sentiment pieces in the kit!  I love them.  Of course, I am still in the polka dot mode.  I used my PTI Polka Dot Basics for the background and added the sweet little Enchanted Evening Ric Rac Border that she included.  I love it!!

I will be posting more cards soon!!  I am dying to spend an evening just playing with my goodies!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!
I will have more cards to post very soon!!