Saturday, September 12, 2009

Recipe Swap

One of my all time favorite recipes is Ina Garten's Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes. Even my picky eating girls love it! It's so tasty and such a great comfort food. It only takes a few minutes to whip it together. The girls love to help me make it. It tastes much better the next day after the pasta soaks up the dressing, but it rarely lasts that long in our house!

Stamps: PTI Fancy Flourishes & CHA Exclusive set
Ink: SU Old Olive, Tim Holtz Distess inks
Paper: SU Old Olive & Certainly Celery, PTI Sweet Blush, Martha Steward Plaid Patterned paper
Misc: EK Success punch, Machine Sewing, MS White Twill Ribbon, PTI Button, twine, Becky Higgins font, SU Tag corner punch, CM Corner rounder

Friday, September 11, 2009

Special Birthday


So what do you think about my new card stand? It's a Floral Frog that I got off of ebay for a steal. I love how Dawn McVey's cards look on top of hers. Plus, now I can take pictures outside and let the natural light do all the work.

I tried making a CAS birthday card for a new friend of mine. I recently met her and we hit it off right away. I wanted something special, but not over the top. I rarely give my cards to non-card makers so I often wonder people's perception of this whole hobby. I'm just hoping it doesn't look like my daughter made this in her elementary art class. ;)

Stamps: PTI Friends Til the End, Background Text & Damask Designs
Ink: Versafine black, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush & Raspberry Fizz, SU Certainly Celery & Old Olive
Misc: CB Swiss Dots folder, PTI Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dots Satin Ribbon, PTI White Button, Liquid pearls, SU Top Note Die

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just sittin' here

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I didn't really like the new PTI set, On my Couch, when it was first released. I thought it was a useless set. But after seeing some really cute cards, especially Amy's, it kind of grew on me. So a swapping friend of mine, Chrissy, graciously offered me some images to play with. Last night while dh and I were watching tv I colored some couches and chairs in with my copics. It was SO much fun! I made a couple with Polka dots and one has a plaid design. I'm going to make a couple more with some teeny tiny pattern, not sure what yet though. I have so many plans for the images that I have, I just may have to break down and buy the set!

And I also had SO MUCH fun going through my PTI buttons and finding just the right button for the pillow. At one point my hubby looked over at me with all of the buttons laying across my lap. I was happily sifting through them and oohing and ahhing. He just rolled his eyes at me. Heehee!

Stamps: PTI On My Couch
Ink: Memento
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise & Select White, misc blue cardstock
Misc: Copics, PTI Summer Sunrise Satin Ribbon, PTI White Button, DMC thread #742, Nestabilities ribbon die, dimensionals