Tuesday, October 27, 2009

PTI SWAP Sketch #2

So here is my card(s) for sketch #2. I haven't decided about the silver thread...I think it kind of looks like an ornament, but the card looks fine without it too...

I will probably send some thread along with the cards and let everyone make up their own mind!

All images, cardstock and ink Papertrey Ink except very vanilla from SU and silver gel pen/Encore pad.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PTI 2009 Swap #5

So...I'm baaaaaack! Briefly, but back! Here is a card for the current PTI swap on Splitcoast. It is for Sketch #1. All images PTI....


Monday, April 20, 2009

PTI Secret Sister reveal box

Hello all! It has been a while! For the last month and a half I have been participating in a PTI secret sister swap on Splitcoast. I haven't been able to post any cards because I didn't want my secret sis to catch on to who I was! So here is the final reveal package...by the time she sees this it won't matter because she will soon find out it is me!

I knew right away that I wanted to use one of PTI's egg boxes. These boxes are so sturdy!

Let me tell you a little about this package :0)

I covered the outside of the box with some cool tissue paper that my DD had gotten in a present back in February. I knew the colors would be great and the flowers are similar to some of PTI's images. I lined the inside with old olive textured CS and lined the egg holes with some PTI bitty dot paper in Razzberry Fizz (thanks to my friend Carol at splitcoast!)

I knew I was going to load up some plastic Easter eggs with some goodies. I put some flowers, buttons, brads & ribbon inside and tied them with some coordinating ribbon.

My original intent was to do six eggs, but then I saw the cutest pots at target! My secret sis is allergic to smelly stuff, so I got her veggie plants instead!
I put some die cut flowers on top of the labels to make them look like cute little plants and added them to my box.

PTI's "Bloom where you're planted" seemed to fit the whole floral feel of the box. I also wanted a button "bouquet" as part of the focal point. I put primas behind the buttons so they would have more of a flower feel to them.

I am also adding some of my secret sis's favorite treats to the package. They will fit right on top of everything in the box.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really had fun with this project!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Perfect Match Monday

On Mondays, Sara hosts a Perfect Match Monday color challenge featuring PTI Perfect Match colors. I had some time today to play...here are todays colors:

I decided to use butterflies on my card and I knew I wanted to make grass with the Leaf Green. Here is my creation!

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Supplies: PTI butterfly set (sentiment from Pond Life additions); PTI Leaf green, summer sunrise white CS; black, summer sunrise and hibiscus ink; leaf green satin ribbon, martha stewart glitter


Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's your Birthday!

Don't you just love getting packages in the mail?? It always feels like its a special occasion to me> No matter how many times I look over my order, anticipating the new crafty goodies I have coming, there is always that joy when the box finally arrives and I can put my inky little fingers on my new stuff!

Yesterday was no exception> I placed a Papertrey order at midnight Saturday night and my stuff in THREE DAYS!!! Like a kid in the candy store I rummaged through my new goodies.

Of note is that I ordered the new Hibiscus Burst paper and ink and buttons. Can I just say that this pink is so YUMMY?! I sat still for all about 15 minutes before cracking into that pack of paper! Usually it just goes in my office to maybe be used another day, but I just HAD to create something!

This card was totally inspired my my pink and black zebra striped phone case. I used Hibiscus Burst ink, CS and button. The zebra stripes are my favorite though! I covered the whole outside og the CS with versamark and powdered it up with black embossing powder. Then i took my trusty PC scraper (you couls use a bone folder) and scraped lines of the embossing powder off to create stripes. I finished by heating up the powder to melt it into a nice shine. A little crazy, but I like it! You can't really tell that the black is shiny in this photo (camera-phone ya know?)

I added some thin polka dot ribbon and a really cool button from the HB collection. I also trimmed a wave on the edge to break up the zebra print.

I lined the inside with some white CS and stamped "go WILD" in black and hibiscus. For an added touch I even drew stripes on the "WILD".
I hope you enjoyed today's project as much as I enjoyed making it! Have a great day!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 30: Party Time!!!!

WOOOHOOOO!!!! I made it! And today is party time! Mardi Gras party that is! We are heading out to Tybee for a parade and music and just to hang out at the beach! But before I go, I had to post my 30th project!!!

This Unity butterfly reminded me of a Mardi Gras mask, so that is what I made it! I stamped it in green, yellow and purple and added lots of glittery detail, cut out the "eyes" and voila! Party mask!

I really wanted to put "Celebrate" as the sentiment, but did not have a large enough, or pretty enough font. I decided "friends" was just as appropriate, since withouth the encouragement of friends like you, I may not have made it these last 30 days!

So THANKS!!! time to go whoop it up at the beach!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Day 29: Good Luck!

I got my Stampin Success in the mail today and they had a St Patrick's Day card using the new heart punch. I have not bought the punch yet because I am on my personal challenge, but I do have a Creative Memories one. I thought I would give the idea a spin:

I used some of that pre-scored wild wasabi that I still have tons of and lots of other goodies I had lying around. The white scallop piece is actually the inside of the card. Unfortunately this meant the front piece was just a little too short to stay closed on its own! I solved that problem by attachine some wasabi striped ribbon to the back and bringing it around front to close the card. Oh, and that cute button in the center? That is one of the new ones from PTI--part of my valentine gift from the hubby!

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