Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Recipe Book

Hi all! Is it Friday yet?! LOL Anyway, I have a project that I made the other day to share ... another birthday gift for a friend of mine. I started with some chipboard pieces and covered them with some sweet Basic Grey paper. Then I stamped the Lockhart apron stamp onto more patterned paper and paper pieced the apron onto the recipe book cover. I used a Copic marker to color the apron strings, etc. The stamped "Recipes Collection No. 1" is a PTI set. Here's the front ...I printed some lined cards that simply said "Family Favorite" and added those between the chipboard covers with a jump ring. This will make it easy for my friend to add or take out recipe cards as needed. And the back just has some pretty striped paper. I love the colors and patterns in this paper - so lovely!
Well, that is it for now! I have to hit the hay so I will be ready to get up and hit the ground running at work in the morning. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments despite my lack of blogging the past week or so! Things are starting to settle down a bit at work, I think, so hopefully I will have more time to do the fun stuff in life ... including crafting! :-)

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Hiya! Sorry its been so long since I last posted ... my real job has been getting in the way of my free time! I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, though - which is great because I would rather be crafting! :-)

A sweet friend of mine is turning 30 and we went out to dinner to surprise her last night. Lots of fun and she was totally surprised! I made her a few birthday gifts, one of which was a set of these note cards. I used some pretty paper from the K&Co Madeline stack. I love this paper and have used it on several other projects. I roughed up all the edges and added some Chamomile ink to the edges and ribbon to make it more vintage-y looking. The stamps are from a Unity KOTM. Just some sweet cards for her to use for any occasion. I hope she enjoys them!

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far - I had a great time fabric hunting today ... will write more about this in a later post and share some great finds :-) I also enjoyed a little football to wind down as well :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unity KOTM
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Chamomile
Paper: K&Co Madeline paper pad; PTI Vintage Cream
Other: edge distresser tool; cream grosgrain from craft store

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Halloween (early!)

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying the weekend so far! We are headed to the FSU football game tonight. My husband is an alum and a HUGE Noles football fan. He can hardly wait to get to that stadium! :-)

Anyway, I am back today with the second card for my PTI swap on SCS. I decided to break out the 2009 Halloween Tags set and play around with it a bit. I used a layout from one of the Clean & Simple blog sketches. Love how easy and versatile those sketches are. (I think this is one of the first sketches ... I will have to go back and try to find the sketch number.)
I stamped the spider web tag and then cut them down to squares and mounted those on black card stock squares. The pumpkins were stamped and then cut out and popped up on foam tape. Super cute! Love this sketch. Hope my fellow swappers enjoy this card :-)

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: 2009 Halloween Tags
Ink: Palette Noir Black; SU! Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Stampers Select White, True Black, Summer Sunrise
Other: ribbon from Offray (craft store); foam tape

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sending Sunshine!

Happy Friday! I am soooo glad its Friday ... been a lonnnng short week if you know what I mean. :-) Anyway, I love the PTI swap on SCS that I have been participating in for about a year now. The gals in the swap are really fun and you always get quality cards back in this swap - even better! I have two spots this round ... I'll show one of the cards today and the other tomorrow. Here's today's ...Dawn put out a really cute additions set to her Scattered Showers original stamp set. Its called none other than Scattered Showers Additions. This card is a pretty easy layout ... some Lavender Moon stamped in Versamark polka dots, Aqua Mist Bitty Box paper, and Berry Sorbet Bitty Dot paper strips with a fun sun, clouds, ribbon and sentiment. You wish you never had to send a cheer up card to friends, but sometimes we know people who could use a pick me up ... so I hope my fellow swappers who get these enjoy having one handy to use on the fly. :-)

Well, that's it for now. I will be back tomorrow with another card for the swap! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI):
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Scattered Showers Additions
Ink: Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon, Summer Sunrise card stock; Bitty Box paper (Aqua Mist); Bitty Dots paper (Berry Sorbet)
Accessories: Aqua Mist grosgrain; foam tape; corner rounder punch

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thanks and a RAK

Hiya folks! We're half way through the week! Woot! Woot! :-) I have a simple card and a RAK from Jody Morrow to share with you today!

This thank you card was one that I made for a swap. One of the swappers sent us all the stamped floral paper and we had to add to it. I used some polka dots in Versamark on Kiwi Kiss paper and added a blue border behind it and a sentiment in navy ink. Really quick and easy to make if you need to mass produce a set!I also got a RAK card from THE Jody Morrow of Confessions of a Ribbon Addict. I had sent her a birthday card last month while sending out some birthday RAKS for SCS and she sent me this beautiful card back! You can learn more about the card by seeing her post about it.
Hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Supplies Used (Thank You card):
Stamps: (SU! floral panel provided by swapper); PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Scattered Showers Additions
Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy; Versamark
Paper: SU! Blue Bayou, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Fiskars Upper Crest punch

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Sparkly & Bright

Happy Tuesday! How great to "start" the week on Tuesday! LOL Anyway, here's another Christmas card I made over the weekend for the Moxie Fab Challenge. I didn't really like how it turned out so I didn't submit it, but I thought I'd share it anyway. I stamped the dots in Aqua Mist ink onto Aqua Mist paper. I also drew some glittery circles around some of the dots in a random pattern. The little snowflakes were added in Aqua Mist as well and I colored the santa's face, beard and buttons with Copic markers. I wish I had stamped the sentiment in red, but too late! I was going for clean and graphic, but I don't think I ended up there like I had hoped, but I think it is cute nonetheless. :-)

Hope you are all having a great day! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: SU! Sparkly & Bright; PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy; Palette Noir Black; Copic markers; Sakura glitter pen
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, White, Pure Poppy
Accessories: PTI Pure Poppy saddle stitched ribbon

Monday, September 7, 2009

Scripture bookmarks

Hi everyone - hope you have all enjoyed the long, holiday weekend! I know that I did! :-) I am participating in a scripture bookmark swap on SCS and these are the bookmarks I made for the swap.
All the paper is from SU! and the stamp is from Verve. I think these turned out really fun and cheery. I should have made one for myself while I was at it! :-)

Well that is about it for now ... Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Verve Everlasting Life
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper: SU! Razzleberry Lemonade DP, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry card stock
Accessories: SU! Rich Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #16

Hi y'all! Back with a second post and a second color challenge. Dawn gave us some beautiful fall colors to work with this time - chocolate, summer sunrise, kraft and cream. Check out her original inspiration photo here. The colors reminded me of a sunflower, so I went to town with my hexagon punch ... I stamped some polka dots onto kraft paper and purposely stamped them a little imperfectly. I added a column of Thank you sentiments down the side. The flower center and petals are Bitty Box paper punched with a hexagon punch. Everything got distressed with an edge distresser and Chamomile ink. I really like how this turned out and will be trying this soon with some brighter colors too!

That's about all for now ... trying to make the most of the long weekend to craft as much as possible! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Scattered Showers Additions
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Chamomile
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft card stock; Bitty Box paper - Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: PTI Dark Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
Other: Edge distresser tool; Creative Memories hexagon punch

SPCC #13

Hi! I got a lot of cards done yesterday - finally! So I have a few challenge cards to post before the time frame ends ... so look for more posts today! :-)

This card is for the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge #13. I decided to use a few of my August KOTM Unity stamps for this one and color it to go with the colors - yellow, rose, olive, and black. Here's what I came up with:
Love the gingham - will have to get more of that! :-) Thanks for stopping by - hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unity August KOTM; PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Ripe Avocado; Copic markers
Paper: PTI White, Ripe Avocado; SU! Regal Rose
Accessories: Offray gingham ribbon; corner rounder punch

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Moxie Fab: Classy & Elegant Christmas

Happy Saturday y'all! I am back with a card for another Moxie Fab Holiday card challenge. This one started out as an aim for Shabby Chic, but I think it turned out more Classy & Elegant, so I am entering it for the later of the two.
(click on photo to enlarge)
I stamped some wreaths and holly sprigs on to Vintage cream card stock and colored them with Copics. I also overstamped with the Text Background in Dark Chocolate and added some Chamomile ink over the whole thing. I colored Old St Nick with Copics and put Chamomile all over him, too. The green panel on the bottom has a few Fancy Flourishes and the "Christmas Wishes" sentiment. I love how this turned out - I love the Scarlet Jewel and Ripe Avocado together for Christmas - it just seems sophisticated or something!

Thanks for coming by! I will be stamping and watching football all day so I will have more posts over the weekend and into next week! :-)

Supplies Used (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Believe, Fancy Flourishes, Text Style
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Chamomile, Ripe Avocado; Copic Markers; Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado
Accessories: Scarlet Jewel luxe satin ribbon; foam tape; Fiskars Upper Crest punch; corner rounder punch

Friday, September 4, 2009

Moxie Fab - Fun & Cute Christmas

Happy Friday! Sooooo glad its Friday, y'all! I haven't had time to stamp in like a week! OMG! Anyway ... I've been meaning to play along with the Moxie Fab Holiday card challenge for a week. This card is for the Fun and Cute Style Challenge.
I love the cute little reindeer flying up off the main panel. :-) I used some Sakura glitter pen around the edge of the white panel and around the nose and dot of the "i" in the sentiment. I also added some Glossy Accents onto the nose and Sentiment.

Well, that is all for now! I am going to get a few other attempts for the other style categories up over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Sparkly & Bright; PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, SU! Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Copic marker, Sakura glitter pen
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy; SU! Kiwi Kiss
Other: PTI Pure Poppy luxe satin ribbon; Glossy Accents; foam tape