Saturday, February 27, 2010

Poppy Seed Challenge-#1

Lisa Johnson is well known for her blog called Poppy Paperie.  She has started a new challenge called Poppy Seed Challenge.  So I decided to go for it!
As you can see from the challenge card above.  Lisa asked that you use crystals, a flower stamp and incorporate light yellow.  I used my new Asian Fusion set along with dark chocolate and rustic cream paper.  I added crystals in my aqua mist flowers and lemon tart ribbon.  I love how the card turned out.  Enjoy!  This was a great challenge and can't wait for more in the future!

Friday, February 26, 2010


I loved using my epoxy stickers on the flowers to make them stand out.  Not really a pink fan but like how the card turned out.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is one of my favorite cards.  I used my Life set from Papertrey Ink.  This card could be used for some many different reasons, so I really appreciate how versatile it can be.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Several weeks ago Papertrey Ink hosted a birthday challenge.  They had several birthday images to use.  I picked the cupcake image and then added my own colors and sentiment.  I love the color combination.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bind it All

So I have owned a Bind it All for quite some time and I have used it but not enough, so I decided to pull it out and put together a quick project.  I have been wanting to make an envelope system to house my coupons and designated money for certain shopping areas.  First I made the cover and back using cardstock and cardboard.  I stamped a simple title page using Papertrey Stamps.
A blog that I follow, Kelleigh Ratzalff Designs, had an envelope template posted for free couple of months ago.  I downloaded the templated and printed it on several sheets of patterned cardstock.  I then used my scor-pal to finish the edges and they turned out great!  By the way Kelleigh has many awesome tutorials!
Next I made individual labels for the envelopes using my Nestabilities and Papertrey Stamps.  I still need to purchase some magnets to put behind the tag to keep it closed and items secured.
Lastly, I used my Bind it All  to finish the project out.  The project contains 9 envelopes, some I don't think I will use that often, so I put those in the back.  I really like how this project turned out and I see myself using it all of the time.  It is a great place to keep coupons for various stores and even lists since I tend to like a seperate list for each store.  I already have some coupons clipped from this mornings paper and can't wait to use my new creation!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thank You

Here is another card using my Through the Trees set.  I love how this turned out.  I used my scor-pal to scor the right side of the card.  I thought it added a nice touch!  Hope you having a great week.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just Because

I made this cute card on a whim.  I love using the Through the Trees stamp set.  I find it so versatile.  I added some hearts to the tree and on the ground by using Simple Valentine.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Color Challenge

The fun continues on Papertrey Ink today.  Nicole has challenged readers to create a card using a designers favorite colors.  I picked Kim and Nicole colors and created two cards.  Their color palettes and cards are below.
The card did not photograph as well as I had hoped but I still love how it turned out.
All Products from Papertrey Ink, unless noted
Stamps: Life
Ink: Spring Moss, Ocean Tides
Paper: Pastels, Ocean Tides, Kraft
Other: Twine, Spring Moss buttons, Dark Chocolate ribbon
I love this color combination and I see myself using this frequently in the future.  Enjoy!
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Stamps: Daily Designs, Daily Design Sentiments
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Terra Cotta, Bitty Dot Basis
Other: Dark Chocolate ribbon

Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI Sketch Challenge

Nicole at Papertrey Ink has issues a paint by number card challenge.  She posted the card template and then going by what the first letter of your user name starts with, you use all the colors in your assigned palette.  My colors to use were: Kraft, Lemon Tart, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss and Vintage Cream.  So the card below is what I came up with!  I love the flow of the colors and of course, I love Lisa Johnson Life Stamp Set!  Enjoy!

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Stamps: Life
Paper: Kraft, Ocean Tides, Lemon Tart, Bitty Box Basics: Spring Moss
Ink: Ocean Tides, Chamomile
Other: Vintage Cream Ribbon, Vinrage Cream Button

Sunday, February 7, 2010

CPS-card sketch challenge

Papertrey Ink is celebrating its third anniversary or birthday by having all kinds of creative things happening over the past week and into this week.  I love Papertrey's products, in fact I use them almost exclusively.  Today they have issued a sketch challenge with CPS, so I decided to jump in and give it a try.  I stuck with the Valentine's theme since that day is rapidly approaching.  I usually don't make cards for this holiday, so it was fun to think outside the box and challenge myself.  Enjoy!
All products by Papertrey, Ink unless noted:
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Simple Valentine
Paper: Simple Valentine, Pure Poppy, White and Hibiscus
Ink: Pure Poppy
Other: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Buttons: Pure Poppy and Hibiscus, Fiskar Punch

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hugs & Kisses

Today I tried to the emboss resist technique that Nicole from Papertrey Ink encouraged readers to try.  I have to admit that this was my third try.  I am not quite sure what I struggled with so much but each time it did not turn out!  So I am excited that the third time was a charm!  Since Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, I decided to use a heart theme.  I love how the card turned out as well as challenging myself to try a new technique.  Enjoy:)
All products from Papertrey Ink, unless noted:
Stamps: Simple Valentine, Background Basics: Text Style
Paper: Pure Poppy, White, Simple Valentine
Ink: Lemon tart, Pure Poppy, VersaMark Ink
Other: Rustic Jute Twine, Pure Poppy Buttons, Adhesive

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Today's card is a sympathy card.  I find that these are the hardest ones to make.  I am never sure about the saying or what picture to include.  Since I purchased my new set Through the Trees, I have found that making this type of card is much easier.  It is hard to notice on the branches but I was able to add some subtle twinkle.  I hope you enjoy it!                          

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Enjoy the Moment

Today I used my Through the Trees Stamp Set.  This is one of my newest sets that was released by Papertrey Ink last month.  I think that this will be one of new go to sets.  Its versatility is amazing.  I used scarlet jewel paper, ribbon and ink along with rustic cream and kraft cardstock.  I love the look it provides.  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!