Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day Sweetie

Here's a card I made for my Sweetie. 

(Edited to add the rest of the details)
I was in such a rush to publish this card and run off to have dinner with my Sweeties that I didn't have time to finish this blog post. Everything on this card is Stampin' Up, except for the Martha Stewart twill tape and Making Memories button.

This card is for two challenges: CPS Sketch #153 (which was sponsored by Papertrey Ink) and Two Happy Stampers Color Challenge #1. The sketch and colors were perfect for a Valentine's Day card. I still need to create a card for the Little Guy.
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients (all SU! except where listed)
Stamps: A Happy Heart
Paper: Kraft, Barely Banana, The Write Stuff Speciality DSP
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Scallop Trim Border punch, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: white embossing powder, twill tape (Martha Stewart), button (Making Memories), foam tape (3M)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day - Color Inspiration Challenge #18

Here's my last card as a Guest Designer for Inkspirations by Makeesha Byl. Thanks so much Keesh for the many weeks of challenges! I've never had a guest designing gig before, so this was very thrilling for me.

This is Inkspirations Colour Challenge #18. To join in the fun, stop by Keesh's blog. Here are links to the rest of the design team:

Tonight I received some new goodies from SU!. I had to use my new stamps and border punch. The creative mojo was not flowing, so I had a very hard time even though had great colors, stamps, and new tools. I think I'm just worn out from a very long week. Next week the little guy doesn't have school, so it will be fun to not have the routine of school. It's super late here, so I'm not going to post an ingredient list for this card.

Thanks for stopping by, Chicas!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to You

I'm almost embarrased to post this card. I don't like it very much. It's like distressing gone wild. Yikes! The only part I like is the lace border I cut with my Silhouette.

I loved the sketch and colors for Papertrey Ink's "Paint" by Number Sketch challenge. Well, tomorrow is another day. I'll have another try at this sketch at another time.

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Remember, Damask Designs, Background Basics: Text Style II
Paper: Kraft (SU!), Blue Grass (CA Paper Goods), Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink: VersaMark, Vintage Cream, Taken with Teal (SU!)
Tools: Silhouette (lace border design)
Other: button, Tim Holtz distressing tool

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thank You - Using Embossed Resist

I haven't done the embossed resist technique for a very long time and it shows! Haha! I used the technique tonight and I'm not in love with what I made. I do love the new lace border I cut with my Silhouette. I created this card for Papertrey Ink's Day 5 Anniversary Celebration, where we had to use a form of embossed resist.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Damask Designs (PTI), Background Basics: Text Style II (PTI), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: white &  Lemon Tart (PTI)
Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black (SU!), Lemon Tart & Sweet Blush (PTI), Memories Black
Tools: Silhouette, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Heat tool
Other: Whisper White ribbon (SU!), rhinestones (Michael's), clear embossing powder

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Soaring By to Say Happy Valentine's Day

My job as Guest Designer for Inkspirations by Makeesha Byl is almost over; it's been fun. I made this card for my Aunt Ruby who lives in New Mexico. She loves receiving cards. Her health is poor. She's been living with Parkinson's disease for several years.

This week, Keesh gave us Sketch Challenge #18. I find sketch challenges harder than color challenges. I love how this card turned out, except the "Soaring by to say..." sentiment is not stamped as dark as I would like. I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card, but it says "Happy Valentine's Day".

This is my first time using the Everyday Button Bits set from Papertrey Ink. I didn't use buttons, but I created chipboard using the 3 Heart Punch from SU!. I also masked off a word on the sentiment to make it fit my Valentine's Day theme.
If you want to play along, check out Keesh's blog. Check out the rest of the Design Team:

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Melon Mambo (SU!), white paper, patterned paper (Color Box)
Ink: Memories Black
Tools: Martha Stewart Circle Butter
Other: white gel pen (Sakura), foam tape (3M), rope (SU!), rhinestones (Michael's)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sending Birthday Wishes

I've been a fan of Papertrey Ink for a while now. How can you not be, right? Nichole is having a huge 3rd year anniversary celebration. I had to join in the fun.

I used the cupcake image from Heather Nichols. I printed two images out and cut the top off of one of them and coated it with Stickles. I used some foam tape to mount it on the first cupcake.

This is the first card I've made that is almost entirely Papertrey Ink.

Happy Anniversary Papertrey Ink!

Card Ingredients (all PTI except where noted)
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (thanks Heather P!), digi stamp from Heather Nichols
Paper: Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, White, Bitty Boxes patterned paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Aqua Mist
Tools: Silhouette used to cut circles and design
Other: button, foam tape (3M), Stickles, Tomobow Mono Multi Liquid Glue