Friday, August 20, 2010

Many Thanks

 I have really been enjoying my set that I got at CHA, Four of a Kind.  It is so versatile!   I am like the fact that I can cover a small amount of space or the whole card.  For this card, I choose to use just one simple flower.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Miss you and Hair Clips

Today is the kiddos last day of summer vacation.  The rude awakening of the school bell will ring tomorrow.  We are all ready but so not ready for the routine of it all!  We have had a great summer but we now move forward.  Abby was a little sad today because it was the last day of summer and Dad is out of town and will not be here in the morning, so she wanted to make him a card.  How sweet it really is.  She picked out the paper and the stamps.  I helped guide her into the design but she did most of it!  How fun is that!  Her Dad will be so excited to get a special handwritten note from his special girl! 
Here is her card......

When we were done with the card, she still wanted to create, so we decided to make some hairclips using some of Papertrey Ink's  felt and buttons.  I think they turned out pretty cute!  I love her color combinations and her choice of buttons!  Way to go Abby.  It was fun crafting with you today.  Good luck on the first day of 3rd grade tomorrow!  I hope you and your brother have a terrific day!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

You...are in my thoughts

I really enjoy using the All About You set.  I can be creative but still hit the point home.  I find myself going back to this set frequently.  Enjoy! 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Papertrey Paperdolls Challenge # 17

This weeks Papertrey Paperdolls Challenge was to make a Dawn inspired card.  I love to read Dawn's blog and her style is all her own.  I really enjoy how she incorporates so many elements into a card.  For this challenge I used her It's Official paper, along with her new stamp set Just the Ticket.  Thanks for your continued inspiration Dawn and to Papertrey Paperdolls Challenge for making me think outside the box!  Enjoy!

All products are from Papertrey Ink, unless stated:
stamps: Just the ticket, four of a kind, background basics: text style
ink: chai, chartreuse, berry sorbet
paper: dark chocolate, chartreuse, it's official, rustic cream
other: berry sorbet ribbon and button, 1/2 inch circle punch, spiral notebook die, alrge scallopped die

Thursday, August 12, 2010


This card just means happiness.  The simple design should bring a smile to anyones face.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Birthday

 I have been continuing to break open my new stamp sets from last months release.  This set was by Dawn called Just the Ticket.  I really am enjoying this set and I love the coordinating die.  The background paper is It's Official.  I look forward to using this set often.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Best Wishes

I have been busy making cards this week since my card making will need to come to a halt while we move into our temporary home.  I am sure I will be able to get some cards made but my pace will certainly be slower!
This card is made from the set I got at the PTI booth for spending too much money!  Boy I am glad I did!  This set is so fun to use.  I love the versatility of it!  This card is all pure poppy, rustic white and ripe avocado.  It is hard to tell but I used one of my impression plates on the poppy base.  I think it turned out to be a cheery card!  Enjoy!

Friday, August 6, 2010


 This week has been hard for the Fitzpatrick family.  They lost their dear Mom on Sunday.  Suzy had an amazing spirit and brought out the best in everyone.  My son had her for Kindergarten and what an amazing teacher she was!  We will miss you terribly Mrs. Fitz.  God Speed. 
This is the card that I made for Mrs. Fitz's children.  While words cannot take away their pain, I know they appreciate all of the love that they are getting from everyone.
All products are from Papertrey Ink,unless stated
stamps: flourish, sympathy from Taylored Expressions
ink: ocean tides, dark chocolate, chai
paper: ocean tides, Kraft
other: twine, button, felt

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Craft and Hobby Show

On Friday I went to the Craft and Hobby Show (CHA) in Chicago.  It was an interesting experience.  I was able to meet several of the Papertrey Ink design team.  I asked if I could have my pictures taken with Dawn McVey and she obliged!  How sweet she really is.  I was able to meet Michelle (also known as Mish), Debbie Olsen, Heather Nichols and of course, Nicole Heady!  It was so much fun.  I stopped by a couple of other booths as well but man was it crowded!  I did learn some neat tricks on how to use copic markers, so that will be handy in the future.  Now I have to get stamping while I have all of this inspiration!  Packing can wait right?