Sunday, February 13, 2011

Go-To Sentiment Card

I've been meaning to post this card all week and time has just gotten away from me!  Last Monday was the start of "Make It Mondays" from Papertrey Ink.  The first challenge is to make a Go-To Sentiment card.  I only have five PTI stamp sets right now and four of them are Christmas oriented so my card had to have a winter theme.  Here is what I created!
Paper: DCWV Christmas Combo Stack
Stamps: Big & Bold Holiday Wishes, On Ice, & Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Broken China, Memories Baby Blue & Dew Drop Brilliance Platinum Planet
Shape cut on Cricut

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Final PTI Card Today

This is it! my last card for PTI's anniversary challenge Day #2. 
For this card I used the lovely hearts created by Lisa Johnson.

If you are familiar with my blog you know that I am obsessed with SVG Cuts!  They have great SVGs for free and to purchase for use with your Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software.  This fantastic dino image was a free file!  He is supposed to be holding a heart, but I think this image by Lisa Johnson is much better!  I colored the hearts with Copics and used Glossy Accents on the big heart and Stickles on the smaller one.  I also added some perfect pearls to the rest of the circle.

Making these cards with the freebie's was so much fun.  I loved having a challenge to do and only about 24 hours to do it!  I am looking forward to using these tags in future projects.

Another PTI Card

I wanted to make more cards using the free stamps from PTI for their anniversary challenge today.  Here is the card I made using the adorable rainbow and sentiment by Melissa Bickford.


I made this card out of random paper I had laying around.  I colored the rainbow with Copics and then used a VersaMarker to wet the image and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It really added a lot of shine! The sentiment is from a bunch of old stamps my mother-in-law gave me - it says (c) D.O.T.S. on it.  I also inked around the edges of the card with Niagra Mist VersaMagic ink.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge #2

I decided to check Nichole Heady's blog before I went to bed... and today's challenge literally got me too excited to sleep!  It is going on 3am and I want to keep crafting.  

Today's challenge is to make a card using one of the great free 4th Anniversary tags created by Papertrey's amazing design team!  I chose to use the tag designed by Dawn McVey.  I love love love her designs!  Here is her tag:

And here is my card:

I embossed the background with the Diamonds Sizzix Texturz plate and used a nail file to buff the raised parts to add more visual dimension.  The shapes around the tag I cut out on the Cricut.   The sentiment stamp is from PTI's Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers stamp set.  You can't tell from the photo but Dawn's circle is raised by foam dimensions and with the blue ring around it the tag really pops!  

You have until 7am tomorrow (2/7/11) to enter this challenge... and you can enter up to 9 times by using all 9 of the tags made by PTI's design team.  If I wasn't so tired I would keep making them tonight.  Maybe I'll be able to fit in another one or so later on in the day!  

Papertrey Ink 4th Anniversary Celebration!

If you haven't been able to tell yet from my previous posts, I LOVE PAPERTREY INK!! They are simply the best place to purchase stamps.  They are celebrating their 4th anniversary right now, and having great festivities along the way.  To follow along check out Nichole Heady's blog.

The first contest is for the world's most AMAZING prize aptly called the "Ultimate Card Kit", which includes: 22 stamp sets, 20 dies/die collections, felt, ribbon, buttons, cardstock and more (over $700 worth of fabulous stuff)!!  I never win anything... but I couldn't pass up this chance!  To enter this contest you have to post your favorite card from 2010 made using Papertrey products.  Here is my favorite creation.

The Papertrey product used in this card are the Candy Canes from Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers and the sentiment from my favorite holiday stamp set On Ice.   The candy canes are colored with Copic R29.  I cut out the trim and banner (created myself!) on my Cricut and the background was embossed in the Sizzix dots folder.  This picture doesn't really do this card justice.  It looks simple on here, but in person the candy canes visually pop right off the card.  I loved the way this card came out... and I love the stamps I used! 

 I made all my Christmas cards this year using Papertrey stamps and dies.  I posted photos of them in an earlier post which you can see here.  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentines Challenges & Creative Cowgirls Blog Hop

 There are a lot of Valentine's card challenges right now... so I decided to join in the fun. I have never made a card that was not square or rectangular, so this was a fun learning experience for me!  I think I will be making more round cards in the future because I love the way this card turned out!

The sketch: 

My Valentine Card: 

I used my Cricut to cut all of the shapes.  The heart balloon is a freebie from SVG Cuts.  I used a Sizzix Texturz Plate called Hearts Retro for the embossed hearts on my cardstock.  I thought the "Love is in the air" stamp sentiment went perfectly with the heart balloon.  

Mojo Monday - The Card Sketch
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Red, Black and White
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Theme Valentines/Love
Delightful Sketches - Put hearts in project
Lexis Creations - Valentines
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything but Square
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Valentines
Wild Orchid - Love Is
Creative Cowgirls - Valentines/Love is in the air
Stamp TV - STVCSP10 - Black Onix, Red Hot, White

I will be participating in my first ever Blog Hop this month!! I'm so excited! Go visit Creative Cowgirls to learn more about their Blog Hop on February 13th.