Saturday, May 22, 2010

Chick Challenge # 2 Re-Do

So last night I was able to make a proper card for the Papertrey Chicks Challenge. {Everyone is welcome to join!! We post a new challenge every Monday.} The card above was what we were supposed to case. As I said before I just love Betsy. Casing her cards is intimidating!! I don't have that particular set she used, so I used Damask Designs. I'll be sending this to my Mom because after almost 2 months in the hospital my brother is finally coming home!!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!

Stamps: PTI Damask Designs, Fancy Flourishes, Round & Round
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Blush
Paper: PTI Select White, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise
Misc: White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, scallop scissors

Friday, May 21, 2010

PTI Chicks Challenge #2 Casing Betsy Veldman

Last week's Papertrey Chicks Challenge was to case a card from the PTI Design Team Gallery. I thought I was to choose my own card to case but apparently I do not know how to follow directions!!! I was supposed to case the particular card chosen on the blog. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

I have been completely in love with this card since I set eyes on it. Betsy Veldman is my favorite DT Member!!! Below is the picture of her gorgeous card from the PTI Gallery:

I tried my best on my card but I had to leave some things off. My card just didn't look right with ribbon and a bow on it. It was way too busy. I also left off the second set of vellum flowers. I almost didn't want to put the vellum over the flower at all!! I am  not very good with copics but when I was done, I was happy with the outcome. It was almost painful to cover it up!!

I'm going to give this card to a sweet lady that I met at a church function. You know when you meet someone and you immediately connect with them? Not only did I connect with her, I absolutely fell in love with her. She was full of such energy and vim and vigor. She was the sweetest lady to me and my girls. After talking to her for a while, she told me that she was 79. I was completely in awe! I would love to have her energy and attitude at that age! I am giving this to her because we left behind my daughter's sweater and she tracked me down to let me know. And the next week at church she brought a bag full of puppy toys for Buddy. So I wanted to thank her. I'll give it her on Sunday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: PTI Delightful Dahlia, Damask Designs (sentiment)
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise & Spring Moss, Memento Black
Paper: Gina K Luxury White Cardstock
Copics: RV10, RV13, RV14, Y15, Y35, Y38, YG63, YG67
Misc: Vellum, Silhouette, Velvet Ric Rac, Rhinestone

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thank you Teacher

I have been in such a rut lately. Too much going on at home I guess takes away all of the crafty Mojo. A good friend of mine asked me to make her a card for her son's teacher. I had no idea where to start or what she would like. I knew I wanted to use an apple from PTI's Everyday Button Bits. I started searching teacher quotes and found a great one. I then took it from there and created this card.

Edited to Add: Because I blog surf so much, I had forgotten that I found the tree idea from another much more creative blogger. You can see her gorgeous card here:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!! I hope to have some more cards posted this week. I bought some great patterned paper at my LSS and can't wait to use it. I'll be by your blogs sometime this week to check out what you've been up to. I feel so behind in my blog surfing!! But Buddy appreciates my attention right now. ;)

Stamps: PTI Communique Curves Sentiments, Take Note, Through the Trees, Imaginisce Crayon
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa & Old Olive
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy & Summer Sunrise, SU Old Olive, GSD Studios "Practice Book" DSP from the Schooled Collection
Misc: Arial Rounded Font for the sentiment, PTI Pure Poppy Buttons, Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon, pop dots, SU Top Note Die, Copics