Wednesday, 20 January 2010

PTI Valentine Swap Card

Here is the card I made for my Valentine swap partner (KimH). The layout design came from this card by Debbie Olson. I played around with a couple color combos but in the end I liked the sweet blush with scarlet jewel.

Stamps- Simple Valentine & Background Basics:Hearts (PTI)
Paper- White, Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Ink- Fresh snow, Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
Misc- scallop emboss punch (EK success), scarlet jewel bitty dot ribbon

Now to go check all of the blogs I have been neglecting for the last few days. On Sunday my husband went snowshoeing in the Sierra Nevada and took a 20 ft tumble off a cliff. Thankfully, he is only badly banged up with no serious injury or broken bones but I have been playing nursemaid to him, keeping him medicated and trying to keep him still. He is going stir crazy in the house and I am running out of creative ways to keep him immobile.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Wishing for Spring

Here is a spring flower for those of you wishing for warmer weather. I guess I can't complain too much here in southern Spain since the high has been in the 50's but the rain is so gloomy. I am ready to have a warm sunny day.

I am happy to report that my Papertrey order has been submitted and now I can wait "patiently" for that box of goodies to arrive. The first set to see ink will be Through the Trees. I am in love with that set!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: In Bloom, Signature Greetings (PTI)
Paper: Rustic cream, Bitty Box (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Misc: Copics, sewing machine, corner rounder, apron lace punch

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #21

Hello stamping friends! While I have been impatiently waiting for the latest post from Nichole about the new releases I decided to participate in Dawn's color challenge

The colors were so soft that they were screaming out "baby card" to me. However, I would really like to wait until I get my hands on the latest PTI baby stamps to make another baby card. The other idea that came to mind was comfort. I woke up this morning to the news about the earthquake in Haiti and can only imagine the pain and hurting going on over there. So I reached for my Everyday Blessings stamp set to make this card.

Stamps- Very Vintage Labels No. 5 (Waltzingmouse), Everyday Blessings, Giga Guidelines, & Guidelines Two (PTI)
Paper- Vintage cream, dark chocolate, lemon tart, (PTI)
Ink- Dark chocolate, lemon tart, aqua mist (PTI)
Misc- aqua mist satin ribbon and buttons, nestabilities Label 5

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 120

I want to first thank all of the wonderful people from the PTI forum who left comments on my blog post yesterday. I never realized how amazing it would feel to know that someone cared enough to not only stop by and take a peek but leave a comment as well. And I was just over the moon that some of you chose to follow me! I must admit, I have been known to neglect leaving comments on blogs, even ones I have marked in my Google Reader. After knowing how great it feels I will do a much better job in the future.

Today I have a card for the Mojo Monday Challenge. I was trying to make it work as a Valentine for my husband but I think I went a little to far with the rhinestones :) Oh well, I still have some time to figure it out.

Stamps- Heart Prints & Guidelines Two (PTI), Seasons of Love (Waltzingmouse)
Paper- White, black, pure poppy (PTI)
Ink- black (memento), pure poppy (PTI)
Misc- pure poppy button, black satin ribbon, heart punch (PTI), scallop punch, swiss dot and textile embossing folders, clear rhinestones

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Welcome to My Blog

I am a stalker of the Papertrey Ink forums. I tend to be more of a lurker than poster although I have been trying to remedy that. There has been much talk on the forums about starting a blog for the new year. I have been hesitant like many of the other forum members. What would I say? Would anyone read or like me? Are my cards good enough? All of these thoughts have been running through my head. Well, I decided to start a blog for the heck of it. Who knows how often I will post or what in the world I will have to say. To start this post I am including a card I made a while back that isn't completely copied. I am the queen of CASE-ing. Hopefully starting this blog will slowly change that. Excuse my poor photo skills. I haven't quite perfected the picture taking! If anyone is viewing, I hope you enjoy...

Supplies: All PTI unless otherwise stated

Stamps: Journaling Lines, Friends 'Til the End
Paper: White, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, SU! Really Rust (Terracota wasn't out yet)
Ink: Aqua Mist (old formula that you can barely see), Smokey Shadow, SU! Really Rust
Misc: Scallop punch, twine, button