Saturday, February 12, 2011

Papertrey Ink Forum Valentine Swap

Over on the Papertrey Ink Forum, some of us members joined a Valentine's Day Swap. I was very excited to be able to participate this time! We were to send a small gift to our swap partner. I chose to use the Be Mine treat box that I posted about HERE.

Inside I filled it to the brim with Hershey's chocolate nuggets. Each nugget was wrapped with a sticker label that was stamped using all of the stamps from Background Basics: Hearts. I also included a bag with an assortment of PTI Buttons, a glassine bag with 4 hand painted, altered clothespins and a card.

I had SO much fun creating the card! I used the Friendship Jar and the cute trio of hearts from Love Birds. I just love how they look like they are floating out of the jar.

Since my swap partner chose not to thank me or answer any of my inquiries about the safe delivery of the gifts, it has soured me on a desire to enter any more swaps. Next time I think I will choose someone who will appreciate the time, effort and money I put into a special package. Someone like one of you nice folks who leave me sweet comments here on my blog. SOOOOO....if anyone out there would like to receive a RAK, send me a quick email with your mailing address to I would LOVE to reverse the effects of the bad taste in my mouth that the swap left. And I could spread a little sunshine in the meantime. :)

I hope you are almost ready for Valentine's Day! I have a few projects to finish up and then I hope to share them on Monday. Have a great weekend!

(Supplies for card:)
Stamps: PTI Friendship Jar, Love Birds
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, SU White craft ink, Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass
Paper: PTI Select White, Kraft
Misc: SU White embossing powder, PTI Jar Die

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Favorite Papertrey Color Scheme Contest

Today as I attempt to join in the PTI Anniversary festivities, this is what I see outside my craft room window! They are forecasting 6" for us. AGAIN. Last week we had an ice storm then 6" of snow on top of that. It sure is fun since it's rare for us, but after a while I need to get out of the house. But today I don't mind staying in my pj's nice and warm and playing with my stamps. All day if I must. ;-)

For the PTI color scheme contest I chose these colors as my favorite:

  • Raspberry Fizz
  • Pure Poppy
  • Hawaiian Shores
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Kraft

I would love to make some more cards but I don't have all of the PTI colors. Boohoo. I might be able to muster up something else today.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Stamps: PTI Floral Fusion, Love Birds
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Memento Rose Bud, Versamagic
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft
Misc: PTI Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon, pearls, stickles, pop dots

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Papertrey Free Download Contest #4

Stamps: none!
Ink: Versamagic for edging
Paper: PTI White Select, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot DSP
Misc: PTI Mat Stack 4 Die, PTI Aqua Mist Satin Ribbon, circle nestie

Papertrey Free Download Contest #3

Stamps: none!

Ink: none!
Paper: PTI Select White, Bitty Dots DSP, SU Coral
Misc: PTI Anniversary Image Download, PTI Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon, EK Success punch, rhinestones, nesties circle, CM Corner Rounder

PTI Anniversary Project #2

Stamps: PTI BB: Text

Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot DSP
Misc: heart doily sent from a lovely friend, Divine Twine, circle nestie, copics, MS heart punch

Papertrey Free Download Contest #1

So this is just perfect timing! I just sold a ton of my beloved PTI stamps to help fund a new, very overdue DSLR camera. So I'm grateful that I can use these gorgeous images. Also, today marks day SEVEN of being stranded at home. Between ice storms, illnesses and snowstorms this has been one VERY long week. I need to create something desperately to get my sanity back! And it's Superbowl Sunday so the hubby is occupied. Pefect!

I couldn't imagine designing my own stamp set. I would DIE a happy woman! Good luck to everyone!!! :)

Stamps: Signature Series Butterfly
Ink: Colorbox White Pigment
Paper: PTI White Select, Hawaiian Shores
Misc: PTI Anniversary Image Download, Perfect Presentation Lacey Circle, MS butterfly punch, misc white satin ribbon