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Sunday, August 7, 2011


Here's a hasty photo of the card I made for a co-worker. She just finished her Master's degree in Library & Information Science, all while working 3 part-time jobs!

Card Recipe: All supplies by Papertrey Ink (unless otherwise noted).

Stamps: PTI Library Card, Just the Ticket
Paper: Pure Poppy CS, Kraft CS, Rustic Cream CS, Distressed Dots patterned paper
Ink: Pure Poppy, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Other: Library Card Pocket die, Eyelet Lace border die, Beautiful Blooms II die, Pure Poppy button
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Make it Monday-coloring with white ink


I made this card for Papertrey Ink's (PTI) Make-It_Monday Challenge. Once again, I'm posting this on Sunday!
I thought this would be an easy card to make, but it was a bit difficult to color in small areas with white ink. I used Q-tips and make-up sponges to fill in the flowers with the white ink. I think I'll save this technique for larger areas, things like clouds or snowmen.

Card recipe: all supplies by PTI unless otherwise noted.

Stamp: YOF: Lily of the Valley, Botanical Silhouettes (sentiment)
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Fresh Snow
Other: Copic Markers
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Stamp-A-Faire challenge # 10

I made this card for PTI's Stamp-A-Faire. Challenge # 10 called for a focal image stamped on top of another stamped image.
I chose to use Impression Obsession's "Screen" for the background and PTI's Daydreamer for the focal point & sentiment.
It's a simple card but I like the way it turned out.

Card recipe:

Stamps: Daydreamer (Papertrey Ink), Screen (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Spring Moss, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Misc. tools: Paper chomper

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cracked glass card-1st attempt

This week's Make It Monday challenge was to make something using the "cracked glass" technique. I used two new (to me) stamp sets, Four of A Kind (A limited edition set that was only given out at the CHA conference in 2010) and Label Basics. This was my first attempt. I dipped the whole image into clear Versamark ink, then into the Ultra-thick embossing powder (UTEE) and used my heat gun until it melted. I dipped it in the UTEE 4 times total, using the heat gun each time. I put the image into the freezer for a few minutes to allow it to harden up, then just bent the paper a little until it cracked. Afterwards, I rubbed a little distressed ink in using a makeup sponge to give it an aged look. I think I'll skip that step next time. It was a fun technique. I love the make It Monday challenges. I always learn something new. Here's the link to watch this week's MIM video.

Card Recipe: All items from Papertrey ink unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream
Stamp sets: Label Basics, Four of a Kind
Ink: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Garden Green ink-Stampin Up, clear Versamark, Tim Holtz's Tea Die distress ink
Other: Sizzix Hello Friend Embossing Folder, UTEE, PTI Rectangular Labels die, heat gun

Denise's Paper Birdhouse

I participated in an embellishment swap in March and this is part of what my swap partner Denise sent me. isn't it gorgeous! She made it using some of my favorite colors-Aqua Mist & Spring Moss. It was filled with buttons in those colors too!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

easel card

Easel card

I made this card tonight in honor of PTI's May Blog hop. The theme was flowers!

Card Recipe: All materials Papertrey Ink (unless otherwise noted).Cardstock: Lemon Tart
Patterned Paper: Itty Bitty Box in Lemon Tart
Stamp set: Garden Variety
Ink: Pure Poppy, Stampin Up' Garden Green, Chocolate Chip & a blue ink (can't remember the name now)
Other: Garden Variety Die Cut, rub on butterflys

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Snowy Cottage card

snowy cottage card

I made this card at my stamp club retreat. The start to making all handmade Christmas Cards this year! There's just over 7 months left...