Saturday, October 31, 2009

PTI Swap #5 Sketch #1

Happy Halloween! I didn't expect to be able to post a new card today, but last night we had "Family Movie Night". While the kids watched Monsters and Aliens, I was able to put together my cards. It was SO much fun rummaging through all of the gorgeous buttons. I've never been a huge fan of buttons and crafting but PTI has forever changed that!

At first I tried the buttons alone, but then got the idea to use the Guidelines 2 set as little ornaments and used the buttons for more pop.

Each button was carefully selected for size, color and texture. I am going to have a difficult time parting with my beloved buttons. ;) Oh well I can always buy more.

This is not the greatest picture, but I wanted to show you the variety of the buttons on the cards. (Remember you can click to enlarge the photo.)

Well, we are off to buy a new Hamster. Since Fluffy's untimely passing the girls have been bugging me for another one. I'm hoping to be able to post my fourth and last swap card (for this round anyway) tomorrow. And guess what it has on it? That's right! More buttons!!! Heehee!

Stamps: PTI Holiday Button Bits, Holiday Treats & Guidelines 2
Ink: SU Old Olive & Whisper White, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist & Sweet Blush, SU Old Olive
Misc: PTI Vintage Holiday Buttons, EK Success Punch, dimensionals

Friday, October 30, 2009

PTI Swap Sketch #2

We were given a couple of sketches for our swap. I did the second sketch first because I am just backwards like that. ;)


I tried my best with the supplies that I had on hand. I ran out of cream ribbon so 3 cards have pink ribbon. (Hope that's okay Chris!) I colored the Sakura flowers with a Copic marker. Why I didn't just use the Sweet Blush cardstock, I had no clue. Guess that's what happens when you don't have much time to stamp. I tried to squeeze this project into a very busy week. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Happy Halloween!

Stamps: PTI Damask Designs
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush, Martha Stewart Chalk Ink
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush & Vintage Cream
Misc: Flower punch, ribbon, flat back pearls, copic marker

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gingerbread Tag Card

I am in LOVE with this cute little man!! I stamped him in Versafine Sepia then sprinkled with some clear embossing powder to give it an icing effect. Then I added the buttons & popped him up on the tag.

I made the mini Gingerbread patterned paper out of SU's Old Olive cardstock and ink. I used PTI's Holiday Treats stamp set which has a mini Gingerbread man.

I just adore this stamp set!! I apologize in advance to everyone because you will be seeing lots of cards using it in the future. Hope you are having a fantastic day!!

Stamps: PTI Holiday Button Bits, Holiday Treats & Text Background
Ink: Versafine Sepia, SU Old Olive & Creamy Caramel
Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, Old Olive & plaid DSP, PTI Sweet Blush
Misc: Ribbon, twine, ric rac, tag (all from my stash), MS mini heart border punch, machine sewing, dimensionals
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI October Blog Hop

For this month's blog hop, I decided to do an Advent Calendar. I've never done one before and it was SO much fun! I absolutely loved playing with the Holiday Button Bits set. The Holiday mix Vintage buttons are just so lovely. I really enjoyed going through all of the buttons and finding just the perfect color and size.

I also used some images from the Anniversary set. The stars and the mug both spoke "holiday" to me. I went with a color combo that used the buttons and had to add some hot pink, my daughter's favorite color. Here are some photos:

{You can click on the images to enlarge}

I hope you are all enjoying the Hop! I can't wait to see everyone's creations!!

Stamps: PTI Holiday Button Bits, Everyday Classics, On My Couch
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush & Raspberry Fizz, MS Chalk Inks, SU Old Olive
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush & Raspberry Fizz, Misc Holiday paper from my stash
Misc: PTI Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon, Vintage Buttons Holiday Mix, dimensionals, chipboard letters from Target, circle punch