Friday, May 28, 2010

Feel better soon

I create a cheerful get well card for a friend who is under the weather.  I used my new cloud die.  I love how easy it is to cut everything!  I know this card will bring lots of cheer!

All products by Papertrey Ink, unless stated
Stamps: Asian Fusion
Paper: spring rain, white, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz, bitty dots basic
Ink: spring rain, ripe avocado
other: rick rack die, cloud die, beautiful blooms 3 die, button, adhesive

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Felt: hair clip and card

So after seeing all of the wonderful projects that fellow crafters posted using felt on Paptertrey Ink, I was inspired to make a felt hair clip. My daughter loves to have her hair done in all different ways, so this will be a perfect addition to her collection- she will be surprised this afternoon!

For the hair clip, I covered the alligator clip in cream ribbon. Using my nestabilities, I cut out a flower shape using dark chocolate felt. Next I cut out a butterfly out of chartreuse using the PTI butterfly die. I added a dark chocolate button with some twine and I was set to go. I love how it turned out!

Since I was using felt, I decided to make a card. I cut out three butterflies using PTI's chartreuse felt and added dark chocolate buttons and twine. I adhered then to a Kraft card base and a piece of dark chocolate card stock stamped with vintage cream ink using my Basic Backgrounds: Geometrics. I added Best Wishes using my Mega Mixed Messages and some rhinestones to finish it off. I love the punch this card provides!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


 Yesterday I was invited to brunch to celebrate one of my good friends birthday.  What a perfect opportunity to make a card!  I decided to make it bright and cheery since that describe my friends personality! I also made her some tags for her knitting but forgot to take a picture.. next time. Enjoy!

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paper: spring moss, orange zest, white, bitty dot basics, egg hunt
Ink: spring moss, orange zest
stamps: round and round
other: orange zest ribbon, Creative Memories- corner rounder

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PTI May Blog Hop Challenge

This months PTI Blog Hop Challenge was to use felt.  There are so many creative ways to use felt but I decided to stick with a card this time.  I not only love using the PTI felt but I love using the dies with it since it cuts so easily.  So for this card I used both the rick rac die and the butterfly die on dark chocolate felt.  Enjoy!

All products are Papertrey Ink unless stated
paper: rustic cream, ripe avocado, turning a new leaf
ink: dark chocolate
stamps: mega mixed messages
other: dark chocolate felt, rustic twine, ripe avocado button, PTI dies

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Teacher Cards

As the kids school year comes to a close, it is time to prepare teacher gifts.  Going with their gifts, I always like to include a homemade card to show how much we appreciated the school year.  These are the three that I made this year.  The first two are for the kids teachers and the last one is for their aide.  It has been a great school year, I am sorry to see it come to a close but I certainly will not miss the morning routine! 

All products are from Papertrey Ink, unless stated
Cardstock: kraft, ripe avacado
Stamps: Teachers Apple
Ink: ripe avacado, pure poppy, dark chocolate
Other: rick rack die, adhesive
All products are from Papertrey Ink, unless stated
Cardstock: kraft, ripe avacado
Stamps: Teachers Apple
Ink: ripe avacado, pure poppy, dark chocolate
Other: rick rack die, adhesive

All products are from Papertrey Ink, unless stated

Cardstock: rustic cream
Stamps: Through the Trees
Ink: ripe avacado, pure poppy, dark chocolate
Other: marker

Friday, May 21, 2010

So Sweet

I have been busy in my craft room altely.  It has been fun to have work wind down and to be able to get in and play with all of my supplies.  I have gotten some scrapbook related items completed and several cards made.  Today I made this cute card.  I used Kraft and Hawaiian Shores cardstock with Dotty Biscotti patterned paper.  I used my flower die for the flowers and Dawn's Signature Greetings for the sentiment in Hawaiian Shore ink.  I love how it turned out.  Enjoy:)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday

This cute card sends birthday wishes to your favorite someone.  I love the color scheme and
the different use of textures.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary

 Happy Anniversary.... I totally copied parts a card that Nicole Heady recently posted on her blog for Papertrey Ink.   I couldn't wait to try the color combination and she was right, it is even more awesome in person!  I used the dark chocolate, summer sunrise and spring moss on rustic crem cardstock.  I love how it turned out and will use this color combination again!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thinking of You

I made this card this weekend for Cousin Genia.  Genia is my Mother in Law's cousin.  We love her so much. She is in her 80's and in poor health but is a constant inspiration in our lives.  She is not able to write, so I send her cards and pictures on a regular basis.  She loves to show her students all of the pictures.  Genia is a world famous opera singer who sang in Europe for over 25 years.   She continues to teach daily and her students help her in ways that we cannot since we are so far away.  Enjoy the card.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Happy Saturday!  What a beautiful day it will be today in northern Indiana!  his card uses my new argyle set.  I love the vibrant colors and of coursse the pattern.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mothers out there!  Here is the card that I made for my Mom.  The special lady that she is deserves a special card.  Love you Mom! 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank you

We have been busy writing Thank you  cards for all of the neat items that kids got for their First Communion.  Abby picked out this aqua color and I did the rest.  Now if we could just finish writing them:)

Friday, May 7, 2010


Congrats Abby!  Abby loves purple, so her card included purple and all the grily things that Abby likes!  Enjoy:)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


With the kids making their First Communion this weekend, it was a perfect opportunity to make congratulations cards.  For Joshua's, I used my new  woodgrain stamp set, along with Say it with Style and Big Wishes and others.  It was fun to use so many sets to complete this card.