Thursday, September 3, 2009

Melon Thanks for PTI Swap

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I bought some PTI Melon cardstock quite a while ago. I thought I liked it, then I didn't. But now I think I do again...Maybe. I think the key is to match it up with the right colors. Not sure if I achieved that but here it is. This card is a case of one of Dawn McVey's cards that you can see HERE. I left the tag off because I wanted to keep things simple. I guess I'm still trying to find my style. {Sigh} But I'll tell you, I am just happy to be stamping again!!!! Keep an eye out for my next PTI Swap card. Coming soon!

Stamps: PTI Text Background, Fancy Flourishes & CHA exclusive set
Ink: SU Certainly Celery & Old Olive
Paper: PTI Melon Berry & Vintage Cream, SU Old Olive
Misc: SU Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, twine, paper studio button,EK Success Punch

Penny black swap #2

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Here is my second swap card. I was trying to make the flower look like those echinacea flowers. I still need tons of practice with my Copics. I have the toughest time figuring out where the color needs to be darker vs. lighter. I just need more TIME in the day!!!

Stamps: Penny black
Ink: Memento Black, SU Certainly Celery
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise, SU Certainly Celery, Regal Rose & dsp
Misc: SU Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon, paper studio button, twine, MS buttefly punch, Copics, stickles

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Penny Black Swap

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I have been in love with Penny Black Hedgehog stamps since I first laid eyes on them. They are just so cute! I made this card for a Penny Black swap that I joined. I popped up the image on dimensionals and also popped up the top note die cut. I love when cards are 3D, I think it gives them a bit more interest. I have another Penny Black swap card to post tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Penny Black
Ink: Memento Black, SU Certainly Celery
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, misc yellow and dsp from stash
Misc: SU Top Note Die, Copics, Silver Gel Pen, Nesties, PTI Aqua Mist Swiss Dot Ribbon, DMC embroidery thread, misc button, CB mini tag die, dimensionals, Martha Stewart mini hearts border punch

Monday, August 31, 2009

Clean & Simple Christmas


I completely CASED this card from a fellow SCS'er. I just loved the design of it. You can see it here: CASE

I chose this set "Ornamental Christmas" when I won a free set on Verve's blog for participating in the Verve Divine Details. My intentions are to make as many CAS Christmas cards to send over to the troops so that they can send them home to loved ones.

Stamps: Ornamental Christmas by Verve
Ink: Versamark, SU Garden Green
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream
Misc: Gina K Luxury Ribbon, Ranger Gold EP

Sunday, August 30, 2009

To My Forever Friend


It's a been a while since I've blogged. And stamped for that matter! I sure have missed my crafting time. I have a few cards made and will be posting them in the next couple of days so stay tuned.

This card I made for my best friend. We lost touch for a couple of years but now we are back on track. It's like we never stopped talking. I've known her for almost 30 years!! She brings me love and joy like no other friend I've ever had. She is truly a one of a kind. I never want to lose touch with her again. I'm going to be sending her this card tomorrow. I've never sent her one of my handmade cards before because I started card making right around the time we stopped talking. I hope she likes it. I made it with my favorite PTI color. I also used some irridescent ice, but I'm not too sure how well it photographed. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Stamps: PTI Fancy Flourishes, Hero Arts Butterfly
Ink: Versamark
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Cream
Misc: SU Irridescent ice, flat back pearls, PTI cream ribbon, PTI Aqua Mist button, MS Butterfly punch, EK Success scallop punch