Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blog Hop Entry

Well, I haven't had time to make a new card for the blog hop but I do have a Scor-Pal and love it. I am going to re-post a card I made before and I think that the use of the Scor-Pal was good. I made a frame around the center items and then made holes in the front so that I could run ribbon through the holes.

Thanks for looking! This is a short post but I'm super busy with a lot of other things going on around here. I'm supposed to be getting a light tent soon. Thanks Niki Estes for the suggestion! The FedEx website says that it's been on a truck for delivery since last Friday....hmmmm. Strange.

All PTI stuff

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Father's Day Card

Well, I wasn't going to post this until after Father's Day but I realized my dad and my FIL don't look at my blog so it's okay!

I have ordered a light tent and am so excited. I bought it for my purse business but am also going to use it for my cards and paper products.

I need to get started on some purses because I'm going to start having Plaid Parties. They are similar to Stampin' Up parties where the hostess can earn benefits for merchandise sold at their party. Oh, and I just got a really cool design for some new business cards. I ordered my design from nbcreative on If you haven't been to etsy yet, you should check it out. Everything sold there is handmade and I could literally spend all day just surfing around. It really inspires and encourages me to expand my own purse business.

I've been busy with a knitting project. I've been meeting with a great group of ladies at the local B & N where we sit and knit on Thursday nights. I'm getting ready to start my second big project. I just am about finished with a drop knit scarf. I will post pictures when I have the last stitches bound off.

This past weekend I went to Nashville with my Bunco friends. We rode on the General Jackson, saw the Peking Acrobats on ship which was cool!, got my first pedicure, played at Dave & Busters, and watched Made of Honor (cute). On Sunday we ate at the Aquarium restaurant which is such a cool experience. It feels like you are eating underwater.

Okay, now onto the card. I submitted this card for the PTI GSS contest but did not win with this card. I still really like the vibrant colors. I'm really looking forward to next month's GSS because my SIL is pregnant and I'm going to make a goodie basket for her. (cover your eyes April :)).

This card uses only Papertrey Ink supplies. Race over to the site because their products rock :).

Close up...I just love close ups:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hoppy Birthday

Edited to add: This ensemble was highlighted as an honorable mention on Nichole's blog. I feel so honored and the other projects are great. Go check them out here: Capture the Moment.

This is another entry I had for this month's PTI submissions. Today's project was a gift bag set for a boy's birthday. The project was supposed to be a boy's birthday card...there's where I went wrong :). However, once I thought of stamping on the tissue paper my mind was on a gift bag. I did make a little card though. I just got out a kraft bag and put the front decoration on. I stamped the frog from Pond Life stamp set all over the place...on the tissue paper, on the card, and on the front of the bag. I used the Spring Moss ribbon, ink, and paper along with the white cardstock. I had some Me & My Big Ideas rhinestones that coordinated very well with the colors.

Close up of tissue paper

Kraft bag

Little card

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mother's Day Shadow Boxes

Here are the shadowboxes that I made for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I think that she liked them. I used all PTI products, which is now my staple product even though I have a ton of other great stuff that I need to start using! I highlighted Garden of Life and just love these flowers! Alli and her designs rock! I used Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, and Summer Sunrise. I used Lemon Tart on all of the shadowboxes. I have been meaning to find a way to reuse the acrylic cases that the stamps arrive in from PTI. I looked at them and immediately thought of home decor and the shadowboxes seemed to fit. I put a band around the case and stamped the polka dots with Polka Dot Basics in Lemon Tart. I used my lovely Nestabilities that I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have them. All of the products are PTI so I won't include a supply list.

Close-ups of each box...which one do you like best?

Monday, May 12, 2008

It's Been Too Long

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted a card or any project. I am going to post a few peeks of the Guest Star Stamper entry that I've submitted this month. I'll post all of the pictures once the entries are shown on the Papertrey Ink site.