Saturday, 13 February 2010

Day 13 Papertrey Contest

We are down to the last days of the Papertrey anniversary celebrations. The latest contest on Nichole's blog is to design a floral embellishment, then create a card using one and an acetate sheet of them to share. Ever since Nichole announced that PTI would be making felt in the perfect match colors I have been in heaven. So, I got out the stash of felt I bought/acquired long ago and made some embellies. I would much rather have 100% wool felt but this will do until the PTI felt is available.

Stamps- Signature greetings (PTI)
Paper- white, lemon tart (PTI), Apricot Appeal (SU)
Ink- dark chocolate (PTI)
Misc- swiss dots embossing folder, scor pal, cuttlebug and nestabilities flower dies, felt, buttons, twine

Papertrey PALS- Challenge #2 a "ValenPallenge"

Liz D. issued a challenge to the Papertrey Pals to create a Valentine project with stitching of some kind. Well, I had already made all of my Valentine's Day cards so I decided to make my parents anniversary card. Close enough to a Valentine, I think. I LOVE my little Janome Sew Mini. I have no sewing skills whatsoever but this little machine is so easy to use it makes me look like I know what I am doing.

Hope everyone is having a great Valentine weekend! I can't believe the Papertrey anniversary is almost over. My order list is WAY too long! I'll be up at 6am to place my order (midnight Papertrey time).

Stamps- Seasons of Love (Waltzingmouse), Fancy Flourishes, Damask Designs (PTI)
Paper- Rustic white, dark chocolate, ocean tides, melon berry (PTI)
Ink- dark chocolate, ocean tides (PTI), versamark
Misc- ocean tides button, twine, sewing machine, apron lace border punch

Monday, 8 February 2010

Day 8 Papertrey Paint by Number Sketch

Today Nichole announced that Papertrey will be selling acrylic paints in all of the perfect match colors soon. I haven't played with acrylic paint and stamping before. I definitely see how it would be great for covering chipboard and I am sure the PTI design team will give me plenty of excuses to buy it in the months to come! Here is the challenge sketch:
Since my username is TammyRN I was to use the colors listed above. I'm not sure I like spring rain and aqua mist together but here goes...

Stamps- Everyday Button Bits, Vintage Picnic (PTI)
Paper- Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, White (PTI)
Ink- Enchanted Evening (PTI)
Misc- Spring Rain  grossgrain ribbon, PTI buttons, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, diamond & stars impressabilities, apron lace border punch

Sunday, 7 February 2010

CPS Sketch and PTI Challenge

Well, it is day 7 of the Papertrey Anniversary festivities and Nichole has teamed up with CPS for a challenge. Here is this week's sketch:
 And here is my take on the sketch:
Stamps- Vintage Picnic, Bird Watching, Birds of a Feather, Simple Valentine (PTI)
Paper- Kraft, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, White (PTI)
Ink- Rich Cocoa (Memento), Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Misc- Copics, corner rounder, nestabilities, Pure Poppy saddle stitch ribbon

Friday, 5 February 2010

Emboss Resist- Another Papertrey Challenge

Here is my attempt at the emboss resist challenge issued by Nichole. Using white card stock I stamped the hearts from Background Basics Hearts and embossed the sentiment with clear powder (if I were to do it over again I would have used white to make it stand out better). Then I sponged the card stock with sweet blush, hibiscus burst and finally raspberry fizz. Good luck to everyone!

Stamps-  Heart Prints, Background Basics: Hearts (PTI)
Paper- Kraft, white, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz (PTI)
Ink- Versamark, fresh snow, sweet blush, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz (PTI)
Misc- Bitty Dot hibiscus burst ribbon, corner rounder, Upper Crest punch, clear EP

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Papertrey Day 2 Challenge

One of the first things I did this morning after waking up was go to the computer and see what was new on Nichole's blog regarding Papertrey Ink's Anniversary. A challenge was issued and below is my take. I went ahead and made 2 cards using the same layout and colors. I wasn't very original since I used the same color scheme as yesterday's card. I decided to use the digital image from Melissa. I LOVE her stamps and own nearly every set she has designed. Good luck to all the players!
I went with 3 candles (firecrackers) from the Let Freedom Ring set to represent 3 wonderful years for PTI. I was also trying for the messy sewing look. It is a mess alright but it looks intentionally messy. I can't seem to achieve the look I want. Practice makes perfect (or messy) I suppose.
Stamps: Let Freedom Ring (PTI) & Melissa Bickford's digital stamp
Paper- white and ripe avocado, bitty dots PP (PTI)
Ink- pure poppy, summer sunrise, ripe avocado
Misc- sewing machine, nestabilities, copics (Y35, R27, G99)

Monday, 1 February 2010

Papertrey PALS- Challenge #1

We were issued our first challenge by Ted last week to incorporate P A L into our project in a creative way. Well, I've never claimed to be the most creative person so I took the simple route to incorporating PAL: P - pure Poppy, A- ripe Avocado, and L- Lemon tart. I haven't had much time to be crafty lately. I've been finishing up my dissertation. I finally submitted it to my chair this weekend! So, until I hear back from her about edits or revisions I have free, no guilt craft time on my hands. I've been wanting to get Through the Trees inky so that is what I used. Now my plate is clear to join in on ALL of the Papertrey anniversary challenges. Have a great Monday everyone!

Stamps- Through the Trees (PTI)
Paper- Kraft, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink- Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Misc- Ripe Avocado button, brown DMC floss, corner rounder