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Feb 27, 2009


What a great sketch! And doubly so since it is being sponsored by Papertrey! I had a hard time deciding what direction to go with this, there are so many possibilities, but finally decided to follow as closely as possible the outlined design. I really enjoyed using this layout and will use it often.

PTI- Tags for Spring
Paper: PTI - Summer Sunrise, White, Father Knows Best Patterned Paper, Vellum.
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate, Plum Pudding
Window Dressing: White Buttons, PTI Summer Sunrise Polka Dot Ribbon, Stamping Bella Fine Iridescent Glitter

Thanks for looking in.

Feb 22, 2009

A new stamp company..

at least to me. Awhile back I was surfing some my favorite blogs when I ran across the cutest dog image. It was a Wire Haired Fox Terrier looking pup holding an envelope. Well, I love dog stamps and my sister has a Wire.. so one thing led to another and my order from Shirley's 2 Girls arrived promptly, and I immediately began creating..

Stamps: S2G - What's New
Ink: Me
mento - Rich Cocoa
Paper: PTI - Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Kraft
Window Dressing: PTI Ribbon, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug Embossing Die, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Bella Bling, Martha Stewart Sugar, Flocking

P.S. Look for more of these darling images!

Feb 21, 2009

stampTV! has hit WiFi..

Gina K has developed a new network for stampers that is a site I think everyone should add to their list. The video presentation is absolutely outstanding, her products are quality and her teaching style is superb!

"A totally free place to hang out, make new friends and discuss the episodes and papercrafting techniques from stampTV. Everyone is welcome!"


Feb 19, 2009

A Green Challenge.. What else but a mermaid?

I ran across this new stamp company while surfing for new and different dog stamps to add to my collection. I fell in love with the cute and quirky images that Shirley's 2 Girls had to offer. Not only do the have a whole line of just the most adorable doggie stamps (and they keep adding more!) but great Ladies with Attitude. They will be hosting a Challenge the 2nd 2sday of the month at 2:00 pm. Be sure and stop by their blog and enter their Challenge and check out all the cool stamps they have to offer!

Their first challenge is a GREEN CHALLENGE utilizing a template that is posted on their blog and of course the colour GREEN. I created a little "envelope" to hold a string of pearls that I could give as a gift. The flap closes over a portion of the mermaid and is held in place with a silk "frog" cufflink from an ancient cuffed blouse that I'd long since put in the Goodwill bag (oops..! minus the two frogs). The inside of the envelope box is lined with a handmade oriental style paper and the background surrounding the mermaid is also from the same handmade paper stash. The box was created to hold the string of pearls although they aren't displayed IN the envelope box in the photo.

Shirley's2Girls- Mermaid with Sentiment
Paper: PTI - New Leaf, Handmade Paper from Michaels, Arturo Fine Stationery - Cream
Ink: Memen
to - Tuxedo Black
Window Dressing: Copics, Lyra - Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils, Oderless Mineral Spirits - Gina K., Fine Iridescent Glitter - Stamping Bella, Black silk frog cufflink.

Shirley's 2 Girls

Shirley does mermaids too! Actually, I think her "girls" are her trademark stamps, but my original interest in this stamp company was the result of seeing her really adorable dog stamps on a blog I recently ran across. This little mermaid just radiated "sparkle" when I saw her in their online store.

Shirley's2Girls- Mermaid, PTI - Polka Dot Basics
Paper: PTI - Ripe Avocado, Everyday Blessings Patterned Paper, Arturo Fine Stationery - Cream
Ink: Memen
to - Tuxedo Black, PTI - Fresh Snow
Window Dressing: Ribbon - PTI Lemon Tart Grosgrain, Yellow button from my button jar, linen thread, Lyra - Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils, Oderless Mineral Spirits - Gina K., Fine Iridescent Glitter - Stamping Bella.

Feb 9, 2009

Papertrey Anniversary Friends to the End Challenge

My submission..

We were asked to create a card for a friend. My best friend is my sister. Although we are ten years apart in age I feel like she is my twin. We share a love of paper crafting and enjoy giving to others. She lives in Colorado and I live in Florida but there isn't a day that goes by that we don't talk on the phone at least once and often two or even three times. She always has time to listen and makes me laugh when I'm down, never judges me when we don't agree and always accepts me for who I am. I love you "little buddy" from the bottom of your BIG BUDDY's heart.

Be sure and check out Nichole's PTI blog for all the new products. The Kits are awesome and I am certain will be a top seller! If you take a look at the CPS blog you will be able to see one of the new stamp sets, "Friends to the End" that will be released February 15th. There are also some great projects using the new set by the CPS Design Team.

PTI - Women of Life and Men of Life, Polka Dot Basics
Paper: PTI - Kraft, Vintage Cream, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand
Window Dressing: Ribbon - PTI Summer Sunrise Polka Dot, Brown button from my button jar, linen thread.

Thanks for looking!

Feb 8, 2009

Card Positioning Systems Meets PTI Anniversary Challenge

Card Positioning Systems and PTI are both celebrating an anniversary and in celebration have teamed up to present a Challenge for all of their followers. The card template Love #102 is shown above. Click here to check out CPS's blog and all they have to offer and to enter the contest.

This is my submission.

Stamps: PTI - Flower Garden
Paper: PTI - Patterned Paper Raspberry Fizz Mix & Black and White Basics, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado, White
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, PTI - Raspberry Fizz (used on brad), Top Boss - Clear Embossing Ink
Window Dressing: Ribbon - PTI Ripe Avacado, Basic Gray large pink brad, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Thanks for looking. *:)

Feb 7, 2009

PTI Second Anniversary Bitty Dot Sketch Challege

For more information on the challenge, the new products, the oodles of prizes, and the February Anniversary Release offered by Papertrey Ink and to download the Connect the Dots Puzzler click on Nichole Heady's blog.
My submission is a quick and simple card.

amps: PTI - Floral Frenzy, Polka Dot Basics
Paper:PTI - Kraft, Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Ink: PTI - Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado
Window Dressing: Scor-It, The Robin's Nest baubbles

Feb 6, 2009

PTI's Second Anniversary Over the Rainbow Challenge

First, be sure and check out Nichole Heady's Blog for her exciting announcement regarding PaperTrey's new Cardstock Sampler that PTI will be offering along with all the details on the PTI Second Anniversary Celebration.


I fell in love with this clever way to use ribbon in a tutorial that I will have to go back and research and post a link to the blog giving credit to the originator, but due to the fact I am working on a deadline to post this project you will have to check back for the additional information later tomorrow. This is such a great colour combination and I have used it on several cards against a white card base, but I like it equally as well with the Kraft.

Stamps: PTI - Borders & Corners {Square}, Around & About Sentiments, First Anniversary Set Simple Little Things
Paper:PTI - Kraft, White
Ink: PTI - Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Memento - Rich Cocoa
Ribbon: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides
Window Dressing: Cuttlebug Embossing Die

Thanks for looking..

PTI's It's In the Bag Challenge

If you haven't visited Nichole's Blog be sure to do so. PaperTrey Ink is celebrating its second anniversary with all sorts of exciting news and gifts.
A thank you gift made for my sister's friend Arlene for taking care of my sisters house while she and my niece were in Florida for the summer visiting our Mother and me. The inspiration came from a project Lisa Johnson, designer of the PTI stamp set Flower Garden, posted on her blog.

Stamps: PTI Flower Garden
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding
Ribbon: PTI Spring Moss
Incidentals: Plain cloth bag and cotton napkin from Target, Cuttlebug Dies, Clear buttons from Stampin' Up! A bottle of Pellegrino, a clear plastic glass trimmed in Plum Pudding and Spring Moss (a relatively close match at best), and a bag of homemade spicy cereal mix.