Wednesday, March 28, 2012

pink polka dot birthday

So first I have to say - not the best picture. Forgive.
I was in a bit of a hurry. Story of my life. HA!
Bigger part of the story is I've been packing up a lot of stuff on the first floor of my house as I'm about to refloor it all (new hardwood replacing carpet, new kitchen tile replacing other flooring - ooh it's gonna be purty but in the meantime - big fat mess - ugh!) So I made this card for a work friend and I had a time trying to find a place to take a photo.
Regardless I used a Papertrey stamp set called 2012 Birthday Tags which has such wonderful images - and you can make a card in no time flat I'm telling ya! I stamped that cute tag, cut it and the scallop circle with the Limitless Layers 1-3/4 Circle Die Collection. I thought it needed a bit more than just the ribbon so I pulled out an old favorite I've had for probably 10 years? - the Fiskars Paper Crimper and crimped a band to go across the card. Oh and the polka dot paper? Well that's from a paper pack called Polka Dot Parade - also Papertrey. Here's another not so hot shot :-) of the card - but you get the idea, no?
I'm hoping to sneak in a little cardmaking on this day off in between packing more stuff (I have a few days left to get the packing finished).
 Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 23, 2012

another busy week but what's that... it's a card

sorry about my absence. I really thought I'd be back last week but life is like that now isn't it? But I do have a card I made. I'm looking at the pic and it's not the best but I think you get the idea. I used the first Papertrey Ink set I ever bought - Boards & Beams. I just love that house as well as the typeface on the sentiment.  I also used the Double Ended Banner Die and the little decorative flower is from another PTI set called Mat Stack 5 Collection. I colored the house using my prismacolor and copics.

Here's a little closer look at the house.
Alrighty - I'm off again. I'm hoping to show you a few more things I've been making in between less fun stuff! Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

busy week

You know I've been busy with things-other-than-papercrafting when I received my new Big Shot (yes I finally bought one - the deal was too good and I'll still use my Cuttlebug) on Monday. I forgot that I'd ordered it even when the doorbell rang and I went to see who it was and I saw the box on my doorstep. Get this - I thought it was a package for my son - let him bring in the box when he got home and I said whaddyaget? He said "It's for you, Mom". I did a little doubletake and thought what could it be? Then realized it was my Big Shot. And it is now Wednesday and I still haven't taken it out of the box! I know - how is this possible? LOL
Well suffice it to say I've got a lot of stuff going on and I hope to be back in card making mode tomorrow. I will confess that this afternoon I had a golden hour of scrapbooking. Yes! And since I've been using Project Life by Becky Higgins page protectors (and also We R Memory Keepers page protectors for maybe the last year or two? - the divided up kind) I actually got a bunch of pics scrapbooked memorabilia included. Happy happy girl here.
So stay tuned. Oh - tonite is Survivor and American Idol (the DVR is a wonderful thing) - loving them both this year - how bout choo?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Green cards

Green as in St. Patrick's Day cards of course!

I knew I wanted to make some quick simple cards to send to family and also knew I'd be using this very cute Purple Onion Designs logo stamp.
I took a quick look through my scrap papers first. I have a milk carton with file folders of scrap cardstock and scrap patterned papers - it is often my first stop when getting supplies together to make cards.  I have one file folder that just has scrap pieces of Chatterbox papers - remember Chatterbox? Ahhhhh. I loved their patterned papers. It was almost like working with beautiful fabrics. Sigh. But I digress. I found several nice sized pieces to make a few cards. This card - you're right - not the most traditional card with the pink plaid but really it's quite pretty! I made some with a blue plaid as well.
I stamped the logo with ink on white cardstock and on a linen cardstock. I cut out the logo with Limitless Layers 1-3/4 Circle Collection (it was the perfect size!) and then cut out the center with a 1inch circle EK Success punch - then used a foam square to assemble the two pieces. I also used a bit of white grosgrain ribbon.

Ok that's all for now - enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

on second thought

I was trying out a few things and made a card then I decided I wasn't done. Ever do that? You find something not quite right or perhaps lacking? Well here is the original card
And here's the updated version
I'm still deciding if I'm happy or not LOL
I used Papertrey Ink's Heart-2-Heart #1 mini stamp set and their Spiral Notebook Die. The papers are My Mind's Eye Lost & Found and that addition in the right hand corner is a stamp from the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set from StampinUp (I think its a Sellabration set).

Oh I've been meaning to mention a few good books I've read lately: The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings (yes, the book from which the George Clooney movie was adapted), The Litigators by John Grisham, and the book I finished yesterday (actually I couldn't stop until I finished - that kind of book) called Defending Jacob by William Landay. Anybody have a book they'd like to share - I need a new one!
Alrighty - this weekend is short enough as it is with it being Daylight Savings Time (waaah) so I'm off to get going for the day. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 08, 2012


Yes I've been a little busy. We went away over the weekend to see family and ever since we returned I've been playing catch-up.
Here's a little card I made with a Papertrey Ink set called Sweet Spring which also has a coordinating die (ms. die-a-lot here) for the label - making it so easy to put together a card dontcha know (now I wish they'd come up with a die for that oval in the middle of the label. now that would be cool...) I colored the flowers and butterfly with some copics, stamped the green background using the single flower stamp in versamark and I used an embossing folder in the center bottom section.