Friday, February 25, 2011

PTI February Blog Hop!

This thinking of you tag is from day two of the 4th Anniversary Celebration and contests over on the Papertrey ink blog! and was my favorite of all the tags!  Today's card challenge was to use scallops on the card.  I was thinking of a dear friend of mine that lives far away when I was making this card and the list represents all the things that I feel when I think about her.  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies PTI! (except brown pen from Creative Memories)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

22nd Birthday Card

I was really stumped on a card for my son's 22nd BD.  I searched Splitcoast stampers and came across this clean and simple card and knew it was the one.  I can't believe he is 22!  It seems like he came into my life yesterday.  Time really did just fly bye, I am so very grateful to have him in my life and proud of how he is choosing to live his life.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Challenge & Birthday Card

This card was made for three challenges.  PTI has a new weekly challenge, Make it Monday of course being a procrastinator I waited until 7 hours before the deadline to work on the card!  I also made the card with the color challenge at CR844FN and the layout challenge at Card Patterns.  I really need to get a new card reader hooked up to my computer because the pictures from my iPhone are just not cutting it!  Of course that may not be all that is wrong with the pictures, but I will blame it on that!  :) 

Supplies: All paper is DCWV; Stamps-PTI; Flowers-Bazzill Wings; Brad from stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 11, 2011

PTI Day 7 - Tag & Frame Challange

Day 7's  PTI challenge is to create a tag that incorporates a frame, this is what I came up with.

Supplies: PTI stamps - Places Please and Signature Greetings; PTI dies - Tag Sale #1 and Placecard; Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, Ranger Black Soot White and Pumice stone; card stock, Felt and Ribbon from stash.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI and Mojo Monday Challenge Card

The PTI challenge was to use one of the color combos from this list. I chose Melissa Phillips color combo. The layout was for the Mojo Monday challenge.

Supplies: Paper-PTI Pink Patterns, Kraft; Striped paper DCWV; Stamps: Little Bitty Bird, PTI; Easter Blessings, SU; Bunny ?; Pink Felt, Green Ribbon and Pink Rhinestone from stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Great info on this blog!

A girl and a glue gun

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Adding a Signature

Hmmm...Trying out this new signature and not sure I am liking it. I have to move it each time I do a new post and that would be fine but it doesn't seem to want to move! It want's to stay in the top corner... Seems to work if I type in the HTML window.

I think it looks good.  I found out how to do it by going reading this blog which gives you the link AND step by step instructions! Gotta love that!

Papertrey's 4th Anniversary

I have been a HUGE fan of Papertrey Ink since 2008. I love everything about them. I think almost all of my paper crafting projects have something from Papertrey on them.  The contest is to choose my favorite card from last year.  I think I have to choose this one.  I CAS'ed this from someone on the web but I can't find the link Edited:  I found the link!  The talented Maile Belles designed this card. Please check out her blog, she has TONS of talent and she looks very sweet.  (I haven't met her but her picture makes me think she would be nice to know!)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Versatile Plaques - I love these!

I knew as soon as I saw this blog post with a wonderful tutorial from Whitney, that I HAD to make these cool plaques!  

I changed mine up a bit, I changed the color to Totten's Inlet (Valspar).  Instead of burlap I decided I wanted to be able to change mine up for the seasons or whatever, so I used my Cricut machine to cut out the HOME letters.  You can cut them out of vinyl but I used white contact paper. If you don't have a die cut machine you can find precut vinyl in many craft stores already cut out and your local scrapbook store probably has machines available to use for a small fee.  I  then airbrushed the white contact paper with E44 Clay and then used a thick coat of Mod Podge Matte as the glue and sprinkled Makeing Memories Brown glitter over the top.  I let them dry for about an hour before I peeled the backing off and placed them on the wood. 
Then because the backs were painted and looked bare I decided I wanted to be able to use them too so I was searching Martha's website and came across this and that was it!  Here is how that turned out.
Isn't that too cool!  I made the chalkboard paint the same color as the plaques and used colored chalk for the letters.  I can even make my own color of chalk to use on this too!  ( I haven't done that yet)  My biggest issue with this is that I went in thinking that I could draw or hand write on this side but I did not like my drawings or handwriting so... I used my handy dandy Cricut again and cut out the letters LOVE and then used the reverse of the cut outs as a mask for the letters.  I like how it turned out.
I would love to hear from you so please let me know what you think!

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