Thursday, August 25, 2011

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge


Time for the blog hop over at You'll see the inspiration photo below.  Thanks for stopping by!! I love your comments and questions!

PTI Supplies:  Pure Poppy and Fine Linen card stock
                       Garden Variety, Forest Friends,Vintage Labels, Inside and Out: Birthday Stamp Sets
                       Seed Packet Frame die
Other Supplies: Misc scrap paper, Bamboo ink(CTMH), Memento ink in Bamboo leaves and
                         Rhubarb Stalk, Bakers twine

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Make It Monday #29: Freestyle Coloring

Here's my take two on MIM challenge over at:

 I had fun with this one
PTI Supplies: Tea for Two Additions stamp set, fine linen card stock

Other supplies: Purple Baker's twine, misc scrap paper, fiskars border punch, Close To My Heart markers
The end of An Autumn Leaves stamp(ALL Natural Beauty) for the steam coming from the cups) .

That's all for today!  Thanks for checking it out!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Make It Monday #29: Freestyle Coloring- bookmark

MIM challenge:
So, I decided to do something simple to try this technique since I don't own my own copics. I was at
a friends house(thank you Laurie) playing and crafting on Monday to try this out. This is definately a
quick and easy technique! I hope to try some more maybe later in the week, otherwise I'll be back with something else. Thanks for stopping!

PTI supplies:
Half and Half stamp set, All Booked Up stamp set, Rasp Fizz felt, double ended banner die

Other supplies:
Copics(sorry, NO IDEA what colors,  prima flower, foam dot for center
Memento Tuxedo black ink and my handy Scotch laminator

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Make It Monday #28: Glitter Die Borders-Sunflower miss you

Okay, so I did one more for this MIM. I didn't really plan to but I was working on this sunflower
card and the center needed some bling so I used yellow and brown glitter for an distressed sort of
look. The sunflower was a doily that I found at the dollar store! I stamped the inside circle with a grid
pattern and then used a texture fade folder. Added a bit more ink for more texture. Then I did my
glitter duo.  I added some twill ribbon and frayed the ends. Stamped "miss" from Wonderful Words Additions and die cut "you". Added a couple rhinestones and that finished it up.

PTI supplies:
dark chocolate CS, Limitless Layers circle die, "you"  die,
Wonderful Words Additions stamp set
Other supplies:
Sunflower doily, white CS, twill ribbon, rhinestones, Rich Cocoa Memento ink,
Dot Matrix Texture fade by Tim Holtz, grid pattern stamp by Hero Arts, Glitter byDoodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by, until tomorrow...TTFN

Friday, August 19, 2011

Take Two: Make It Monday #28: Glitter Die Borders

Here's another card for the MIM challenge over at

The glitterizing was much easier this time around!

My DH has a thing with monkeys so I thought this would be cute to give him.
I do not usually get into cutting things out like these little monkeys but I thought they were so cute and I couldn't help myself. A little extra time, he's worth it!

PTI supplies:
Ripe  avocado , spring moss and dark chocolate CS.
Leafy vine border die, seed packet frame die(barrel), limitless layers circles dies

Other supplies:
Autumn Leaves: Mindy's Zoo(monkey stamps)
Close to My Heart: Life's A Jungle(sentiment)
Manila tag
Tim Holtz distress inks and wood grain texture fades.
Sizzix embossing folder( leaf pattern-not sure of the name)
glitter by Doodlebug

This was a fun card and I do like the way it turned out. Can't wait until next Monday!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Make It Monday #28: Glitter Die Borders

I decided to play along with PTI's MIM Challenge(
And it WAS a challenge for me!  I had some sloppy glue pen issues going on when I was glitterizing but I posted it anyway. Besides the sloppy glitter I liked the overall look of the card.

I used PTI Fruit fusion cherry set for the border(bottom of outline cherry over and over again) and the cherries(obviously), and the sentiment was from Garden Variety. I also used Mat Stack 4 with the bitty dot paper.
Misc. ribbon and memento ink in Rose Bud, Tangelo, Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves for the sentiment.
Doodlebug glitter.
A great challenge Erin, THANKS!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Super Satisfying Salad!

What"s for dinner you say??   This super satisfying salad.  Mixed greens. Garden fresh peppers and tomatoes. Mushrooms, craisins, almond slivers and topped with avocado!  Ohhh so good!

Happy Birhtday Mom!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Assorted notecards

A quick post to show you the cards I was speaking of yesterday. These came together quickly. I was inspired by
  I just love what she does. I was lucky enough to get a chance to met her at Stamp-a-faire last month which was wonderful!!   I used the Wreath for all seasons PTI stamp set and some misc cards, Stampin Up Curly Cute and Big and Bold Wishes(PTI). Manilla tags and some ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby.

That's all for now.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy 50th birthday card

Today is a friend's 50th birthday and here's the card I made for him:

I used The Paper loft Back Country Collection (Backpack and Marked Trail). It's a great collection for masculine cards which always seem to be a challenge for me. I used dark blue cardstock for the card base.
Used the Backpack pp for the large background and an inch strip of Marked Trail pp. Then I used the PTI mat stack 4 stamps and die and stamped kraft cs in paris dusk(memento). Then stamped 50 with the PTI Outline Alphabet and embossed it in white. Adhered it with pop dots for dimension. I cut a double ended banner(PTI) in dark blue cs and stamped HB in white. Attached a star brad. Added a sentiment inside and I was done.

Back tomorrow with a set of cards I'm working on today.  Thanks for stopping.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Make It Monday #26: Decreasing Apertures

This card is for the MIM challenge  PTI supplies used: Parisian doily die, mat stack die, jar die, limitless layers circle die, terracotta tile paper. Other supplies: card stock and stamps(star, dragonfly and sentiment).
This was a bit of a challenge for me only because I felt as if I was doing everything backwards. Please feel free to comment or ask any questions!!  Thanks for stopping!

Adirondack Vacation

This is my daughter and her cousin being goofy at The Wild Center(an awesome museum in Tupperlake, NY). It was a fabulous place to learn about the wildlife in the adirondack mountains. We all loved it and spent the day.

I'll be back later for another post.