Saturday, October 27, 2012

Kim as KIRBY,thank you Grandma and Grandpa!!


I just had to post this! My nine year old went to girl scout camp this weekend and dressed
as Kirby for their Halloween party. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for making this possible!
They did a terrific job on her costume!!

You think she's excited??
                                                               See you all later!!

PDCC #155 and Make It Monday

I've got another two for one today. And for some reason it took me ALL day to finally finish this card. Believe it or not I have no one to blame because I had the house all to myself today with no interuptions. There were just too many things I wanted to accomplish I guess.

Anyway, on to the card.  I am entering this in PDCC #155 and MIM #88 . The suggested colors over at PDCC are:   
Mint ... Gold ... Leather.

For the MIM challenge, Erin has a great video about using positive and negative dies.

 So in the end this is what finally came about!

PTI Supplies used: Edger die, Turning a New Leaf Stamps.
Other Supplies: Take Note SU Sizzix Die, Tim Holtz Tattered Flower, Leather,
Metallic gold CS, mint green CS, Washi tape, gold glitter embossing powder, pearls
and rhinestones, Paper Studio dot stamp. 

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge


So, here we are again on the 25th for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Nichole challenged us
to use the not so traditional holiday colors. I chose the scheme below:


Here is a holiday bag I made. Not so sure what I will put in it or who it's for but
I know it will come in handy. I also used positive and negative die cuts for Make It Monday. The tree is a negative cut as well as the upper hill.

PTI Supplies: In The Meadow Dies and Stamps, Snow Border Die, Double Ended Banner Die,
Pure Poppy PP, Pinefeather CS, Vintage Cream CS, Ocean Tides Felt, Pure Poppy button,
Front and Center Die and Fresh Snow Ink.
Other supplies: Distress Ink in Pine Needles by Tim Holtz. The envelope liner stamp
by Hero Arts, Heart Paper punch, and Divine Twine.

Thanks for taking a peek!! Off to hop!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Play Date Cafe 3rd Anniversary Celebration Challenge

Now, usually I would never, ever, ever... getting back together. (Oops, sorry. I saw Taylor Swift on TV this morning and I know that song is very popular but it can get a little annoying.)
Ok, so back to what I was saying, that I wouldn't normally put these colors together but since the fun was extended through today over at  I had to use these fun colors:
Flame ... Grape ... Mulberry

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!!

Supplies:  PTI: Orange Zest, Scarlet Jewel and Ripe Avocado CS,
Orange Zest and Autumn Rose Ink, Fall Elegance and Autumn Tags Stamps.
Mat Stack 3 Die
Other: Sizzix emb. folder, Misc. thread/fiber and Zing Em.b powder

Sunday, October 21, 2012

You Make Me SMILE

I'm having a ball over at The Play Date Cafe. Please come and join us! There's still a whole day left to celebrate and add YOUR projects!!  I wanted to do a CAS(clean and Simple) card but it did not
turn out exactly as I planned. Oh well, that happens I guess!!  I incorporated the Make It Monday into my card by die cutting letters out of fun foam and using them as stamps just like Heather showed us on the video. A little challenging stamping them. Rather than use bottle caps like Heather suggests I used Perfect Pearls and other little jars of stuff I had on hand.  I don't need to add another item to my small crafting abode!!  Thanks for looking!!


PTI Supplies: Autumn Tags 2009, Alphabet, Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise Ink.
Hero Arts:"You make me" and smiley guy. Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Rickety Old House lantern

I first want to tell you that the quality of this picture is terrible and I apologize.
Another project for the celebration going on over at The Play Date Cafe . Having a ball with this!

The color is Aged Mahogony by Tim Holtz and it really looks awesome but you can't really tell.  Anyway, I die cut some card stock(grunge paper was an after thought) with the Rickety House by Tim Holtz. Embossed it with a brick Texture Fade. Inked it up and used a bit of Black Soot around the edges. Secured it around a battery operated tea light. Tied a bunch of twine together for some smoke and stapled it in place(with tiny attacher) and glued the chimney together. I die cut the letters out for the MIM challenge and then stamped them using blueberry Sky ink which came out like a true navy blue. Added some googly eyes and that was all.
Sits on the table all crooked too! I really like the way it turned out. I may make more of these with Grunge paper so they will hold up a bit longer. Thanks for looking!

Two for One: Get Well

A friend of ours is having knee surgery tomorrow so I thought I would use this excuse to sit, create and listen to the Bills game. I decided to make another card for the festivities going on at The Play Date Cafe and also Make It Monday on Stamping Alphabets with die cuts.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet and Terracotta Tile CS, Parisian Doily Die, Tiny Tags die.
Two For Tea Additions Stamp Set, Alphabet.
Other: Prima Flowers, American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder, Divine Twine, Kaiser Crafts Rhinestones. I think that does it. Oh yeah, shaving cream and ink refills for the tye dye effect patterned paper.

On the inside it says: " a speedy recovery!"

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Make It Monday # 87: Stamping Alphabets with Die Cuts

Well,  I finally accomplished this card for Make It Monday over at Nicholes' Blog.

Heather hosted this week with some great tips to boot, thanks Heather!!

I began having issues with my glimmer mist. I tried three different bottles,
all of which were clogged so I tried a few different options and hated everything. During this time, I spilled half a bottle on the kitchen floor trying to unclog the sprayer. Flung a cap under the stove to find out the dust bunnies were having a ball under there-it's been a while since I cleaned under that baby!!

I didn't think I was meant to craft today but in the end, it all worked out and I did get a baby card out of the deal. This will hop in the mail tomorrow for a college friend that I haven't seen in years but Congrats to you Jules!

Oh, and I didn't even mention any of the issues I had making the stamps! I don't think I had my head screwed on right today. I just couldn't seem to get it right. I think after about the 5th run through my vagabond did I finally get the adhesive on the correct side and everything cut properly and all the way through! I used a quickutz cookie cutter alphabet. (I think it was the Recycle set). I also used a sizzix embossing folder but everything else is PTI in blueberry sky and Spring Rain.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Play Date Cafe challenge # 154

Happy 3rd Anniversary to The Play Date Cafe!!  I just stumbled across this Blog recently and I want to start participating in more challenges so here's my chance! They are having a great celebration so hop on over!!!

Here's the inspiration photo:

This week's suggested colors
are great for Halloween
and all the beautiful autumn inspiration around us . . .
Flame ... Grape ... Mulberry

So here's the tag I made today:
I love the limited edition Distress Inks that Tim Holtz
came out with last year. Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs
and Seedless Preserves. Great colors for this challenge.

I heat embossed the "JS" with Ripe Persimmon and colored up my
tag really well. Then you iron off the embossed image onto
newsprint. It's an awesome technique that Tim taught in his
Creative Chemistry 101. It really makes the lighter color pop!
I finished it off with some orange twine, a little tag from Paper-
trey Ink. That about does it everyone. It's been fun. Hope to see you again!!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Make It Monday #86: Inside Edition

Today I am looking for a little feedback. As you can see this card is different on each side.

I prefer the right side with the pine branch stamped around the side and framing the sentiment. I am making moving announcements and I wanted to see what everyone thought. The inside is not perfected and I didn't fill in the new address but I thought everyone could figure out where it was going.   I don't think I really like the line of houses but I'm still not sure. I used Mat Stack 1 and a wood grain texture plate. "Hello" stamp by Paper Studio and "we've moved" from Close To My Heart. The trees and pine branch are by Tim Holtz.

I figured I'd enter this into the MIM for the week. I did two other cards for the challenge earlier in the week and sent them off in the mail. Didn't I forget to take pictures of them! Oh well, at least I got them in the mail!  The challenge was to step up the inside of the card with stamps, borders, paper or whatever else to enhance the inside of your card.  Anyway, here is the inside of mine.


I appreciate your comments and thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Make It Monday(on Tuesday) #85: Glitter Tabs

Another take on the MIM , even though it's Tuesday. You have all week long to play along!

Dawn showed us how to glitterize our tabs and add them to a project.
Here is a tag that I made.
A little Martha Stewart glitter on the journaling tab that I added with a little scor-tape
and a glue pen.  I also die cut the parisian doily out of some black tissue paper. Added some
flowers and some tattered angels mist on this first side.
On the second side I inked it up with
some Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves. Then I finished it off with Gathered Twigs.
A little washi tape and some miscellaneous recycled pearls I had from something.
That's about all for now.

Thanks for stopping by today and I love your comments, THANKS!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Make It Monday # 85: Glitter Tabs

First of all I want to say thank you to all the wonderful birthday wishes from everyone. I had a terrific day and some quality time spent with my fabulous Mom whom drove two hours to make my birthday EXTRA special. I also had a great birthday surprise(from my daughter) when I got home after a romantic dinner with my DH.

So, this card is headed for the mailbox as soon as I get this posted. I wanted to partake in the Make It Monday challenge today that Dawn Mcvey is hosting over on Nichole's Blog.

I used a My Minds Eye card base to begin.  Half & Half die for my glittery tab with Martha Stewart glitter. I just masked off the edge, applied some glue and then glitter. Punched a few hearts out.Backed them with vintage cream CS so they would pop out a bit.

Adhered this to my card base.

I then die cut a doily details out of vintage cream CS. Stamped Thanks Mom with Mat Stack 4 and Women of Life Stamp sets. Masked that off with a circle and added some Tea Dye Duo and stamped it with BB: Text Style II. Then stamped "You're the best" with Flower Fusion 5 in Dark Chocolate Ink. Adhere this with some foam tape and I was done.  This was a great way to add a little sparkle and I do like the finished card, why not head over to The Make it Monday link above and join us this week???