Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Polka Dots and Cupcakes

Another Compose a Card challenge from Becky Oehlers....I just love her style!

Here is my version...

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Cupcake Collection, Polka Dot basics
paper- PTI aqua mist, white, bitty dot basics, SU- creamy caramel
ink- pure poppy, black
accessories- button, circle punch

I actually love how this came out and plan on trying it again in different colors....Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

halfway through...

...the vacation week and only 16 inches of snow total! Yikes!

I finally got to play over at Becky Ohelers' Create a Card challenge (Isn't it funny I have an Aunt and Uncle named Oheler too!?)
The colors used were inspired by the play "Wicked" and the song "I'm not that girl." I still can't believe I live in NYC and haven't seen that show yet!
yes those are Mardi Gras beads at the bottom...keep scrolling down and you'll see why...
close up of button...
recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Damask Designs, Anniversary set, Tiny Treats valentine (heart)
paper- black, ripe avocado, white
ink- versamark, black
accessories- clear EP, satin ribbon, button

Friday, February 12, 2010

babies and snakeskin?

I hope that title got your attention!

Actually I have 2 cards to post today...

This one is for another, yes another, Papertrey ink challenge! To go along with one of the new sets to be released called Asian Fusion, Nichole challenged everyone to use origami! I had a great time looking but this simple children's origami boat was the best I could do! I think it makes a cute baby card though!

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics II
cardstock- PTI Ocean Tides, Kraft, White, Bitty Dots
ink- Fresh Snow, Palette Noir, Ocean Tides
accessories- none!

This next one is using a tutorial I made up over on Resq-Challenge for's super easy and makes a real looking faux snakeskin! Check it out HERE...

recipe: stamps- SU Bronc Buster, PTI Men of Life
paper- Dusty Durango, Creamy Caramel, White
Ink- Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Creamy Caramel, close to cocoa
accessories- large eyelets, ribbon, stapler

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


...if they're gonna keep on having contests, I'm gonna keep on trying to win! OMG I am so excited for all the awesome things PTI is doing this year! I really have to start budgeting my money!
This one was a color can see the details here on Nichole's blog...
The colors were Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Kraft and Sweet Blush

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Boards and Beams, Background basics text style
paper- aqua mist, kraft, pure poppy, sweet blush, white
ink- black, aqua mist
accessories- pure poppy twill ribbon, heart punch

Thanks for stopping in today!
I'll be home playing all day tomorrow! Can you say Hooray for a Snow day???

Monday, February 08, 2010

more PTI...

You know I loves me some Papertrey ink...and a chance to win $100 worth free? I'm on it...

This was a kinda color by numbers can get the details on Nichole's blog here.
I chose the colors corresponding to the first letter of my online name and these were the colors I got...the sketch was provided also. I am not crazy about the colors but I think they make an elegant wedding card...

Thanks for stopping in again!

I'll post the recipe later...I gotta go watch Heroes and AI!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Another contest!

Another contest... this one is for PTI and Card Positioning Systems. A fabulous sketch to follow here...


Here is my take on it...I haven't used my Quilt set for a while and I needed a baby card...I love the way it looks like a baby blankie! The back panels were run through a crimper a few dozen times and spritzed with water. Then you carefully peel apart the layers of the paper. It makes it looks all soft and worn!

PS I know the yellow panel looks's not. IRL it looks straight as an arrow, I took a zillion pics and it keeps looking off! ARGH!
recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Quilter's Sampler, Quilter's Sampler Additions
paper- certainly celery, pretty in pink, bashful blue, apricot appeal, white, kraft
ink- versafine black
accessories- charm , ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

Friday, February 05, 2010

PTI Anniversary~

Happy 3rd Anniversary Papertrey Ink!

No surprise that PTI is probably my most favorite stamp company...You see thier products used on my blog ALL THE TIME!
For this month's release, Nichole is having a super Party! She has posted challenges all week and I finally got a chance to do one! I also combined it with this week's SCS Sketch challenge since it was a great one if you like layers!
PTI's challenge was to use the emboss resist technique. Nichole even posted a video tutorial for it! You can see it on her blog HERE.

recipe: stamps papertrey ink warm happiness, mega mixed messages, background basics retro
paper- dusty durango, crushed curry, chocolate chip, white, basic black
ink- versamark, black, creamy caramel, dusty durango, crushed curry
accessories- cuttlebug embossing folder, large eylets, hemp, clear EP, circle punch

Here is a close up of the emboss resist part...

And now to enter the contest.....crossing my fingers for a big win! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Oh Baby!

Oh's been a long time since I blogged!

Here is a little baby ensemble I came up with....first the card...

I just love the glitter on the edges!

And here is the "baby cake!" I thought these might make a great favor for a baby's 2 washcloths rolled up to make a "cake." Then I crimped a piece of aqua mist cardstock to wrap around them and tied them with some Ocean Tides ribbon. It kind looks like one of those pastries you get in a good bakery called a "Charlotte Russe." It's like ladyfingers around the outside and bavarian creme inside. Yum!


Here's the 2 together...I like the aqua color, it can be for a boy or girl!
recipe: stamps- PTI Bitty Baby Blessings, Favor it Baby
paper- PTI Aqua Mist, White, Bitty Dots
Ink- Versafine Black
accessories- ocean tides ribbon, buttons, crimper, washcloths, safety pin, scallop and circle punches, glitter

Thanks for stopping by!