Friday, February 25, 2011

Bon Voyage!

I made this card for two friends who are going to Australia for a year. I used soft stone card as a base and layered blue American Crafts cardstock on it. I stamped a plane from PTI's Fly Away set on it to form a background and added die cut clouds and Papermania foam letters to finish it off. Very simple but I love it. I just wish PTI would sell a die for cutting out these planes. They are far too fiddly for me to cut out! Thanks for looking :)

Papertrey Ink Blog February Blog Hop

I want to enter this card into PTI's February Blog Hop. The challenge was to use scallops of any kind on a project. I used soft stone card for the base and stamped Polka Dots Basics using Memento ink in Bahama Blue. I layered blue card on it, scalloped the border and stamped the flowers and sentiment from Everyday Button Basics on it. The red buttons are mother of pearl. I die cut a cloud, put it on dimensionals and stuck a yellow button behind it for the sun.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I got a few layouts finished last night, both of Ethan (think it's time to get another subject!) The first one uses all Basic Grey Cupcake papers and some AC Thickers. The little stickers are from Sassafrass and the stamps in the corners are BG. And of course the clouds are PTI. I don't think I have ever used any die cut as much in my life! I love this picture of Ethan because it was the first time he ever did his "Blue Steel" pose at the tender age of 4 weeks old. Any Zoolander fans will know what I mean!

This layout uses more Basic Grey paper. I used a very simple sketch as the background paper is pretty busy. I die cut a butterfly, coloured it with Tim Holtz distress ink and then stamped with Memento ink and a Tim Holtz script stamp. It felt great to use papers that I have been hoarding for ages!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Papertrey Think Big Challenge

Today's challenge was to incorporate something big into your project, so I used a big focal point for this Valentine's card. It is a very simple card but I really like it! The main image is a sticker from Bo Bunny which I matted on red cardstock. I then diecut 2  PTI Victorian Lace borders in pink and then layered them under the main image. I punched holes in the image, knotted velvet ribbon through them and I was finished. Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Papertrey Button Challenge

This is a very quick post as I only have ten minutes left to enter the challenge! The challenge was to use buttons on your project. I stamped the background with Polka Dot Basics and punched a strip of card using a scallop punch. The sticker is from Sassafrass Lass and is layered on a 3" circle. The letters are from American Crafts. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics
Card: PTI Soft Stone, American Crafts Brights
Embellishments: Sassafrass Lass, American Crafts, The Twinery Peapod Bakers Twine
Ink: Tim Holtz- Stormy Sky Distress Ink.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make it Monday Series

Papertrey Ink have introduced a great new challenge series called "Make it Monday". Every Monday a new technique video will be posted to their Youtube channel and you must make a project inspired by it. Erin Lincoln has made the first video and it is called the "Go-to Sentiment Card". This is my attempt at it, although I don't really have a great range of sentiments to use! Normally the Make it Monday challenge winner will earn a free stamp set of their choice, but because it is PTI's 4th anniversary celebrations, the winner will receive a $250 gift certificate.
Check out the contest page here.

Card blank: Hero Arts
Cardstock: American Crafts and Payper Box
Stamps: PTI- Framed, Everyday Button Bits, Inside & Out Baby, Banner Builder, Friendship Jar, Communique Sentiments.
Felt: unknown, Bling: Basic Grey, Ink: Tim Holtz Dusty Conchord.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A few more cards to share

Just a few more cards I have made over the past few days. The first uses a Hero Arts stamp, PTI kraft card and Basic Grey papers. The buttons were bought from Etsy. 

This one uses AC paper and PTI stone card. I also die cut a notebook page using the PTI CS and inked the edges. The animal stickers are from Making Memories and the letters are AC Thickers. I used some bakers twine and white buttons to finish it off. Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mirror Mirror...

I just wanted to post this really quickly. I did this layout last week of a very old picture of Ethan. He was just a few weeks old :) The background paper is Basic Grey, which I inked up a little more with Broken China and Stormy Sky distress ink. I die cut some clouds but used the negative instead as a stencil. The hot air balloons are from PTI's Everyday Button Bits set and the flourish in the corner is a Basic Grey rub-on. The butterflies are MS punches and I stamped a butterfly underneath one of them to make it look bigger. Letters are all American Crafts. Thanks for looking!