Friday, June 19, 2015

Super Hero Fun

Still having fun making a lot of little birthday cards and gifts. This one is for a neighbor girl. I put it in a little package with a small bag of candy. Just the perfect thing to acknowledge without making them feel obligated to my kids something for their birthday. You know what I mean? Often, I think we don't want to give a gift because I don't want the recipient to feel like they need to return the favor. Is that silly? Perhaps just a concern of a busy mom. Don't want to put work on other busy moms.


I'm also a mom who really appreciates non-princess themed stuff for little girls. Not that a little princess play is bad, but rather, I like having other options. So all this Super Hero stuff from PTI is just the ticket. I mean, how fun are those glasses?  In pink and turquoise, no less.

The little girl these went to is a member of what my husband and I call the "Pink Mafia". There's a lot of girls the same age who run around in a pack all wearing pink.  Come winter when they are all out sledding, I can't tell them apart. So they are the "Pink Mafia".  And most of them have a name that ends with an "A". Not a single one has hair color other than blonde. My poor husband can't tell them apart to save his life. Kinda cracks me up.

I say this all with a sense of humor. I have a mini blonde Pink Mafia member (she's a few years younger) and her name starts ends with an "A" too. Speaking of which....

...she wanted to model those glasses for us. Need to make her a set all her own.


The card was super fun. I just went to town combining all the Zappy Birthday and Super Hero stuff. Pure playtime for me. Enjoy myself quite a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Zappy Birthday, Super Hero
Dies: Zappy Birthday, Super Hero, Super Hero Mask 1, Star Cover Plate, Shaker Shape: Star, Secret Agent Glasses

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pet Sitting Card

It's the time of year when you might be needing some cards of this nature. Thought I'd share one for a magazine call I made several months ago. I miss magazine calls. I always enjoyed the challenge.


Stamps: Superstition, KIS: Thank You Pack Your Bags, Knit Bits
Dies: Pack Your Bags, Superstition
October Afternoon Products (buttons, paper)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Day 4...Let's Party!!!

It's Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink June Release and it is all about the birthdays today! It's probably the number one card making occasion. I make a ton of birthday stuff. So, I'm very happy to have some new goodies to add to the stash.

Sew Stylish Numbers and Party Hat

For my project today, I'm using the new Party Hat, Party Hat Trim,  Balloon Bash Cover Plate, and Shakers Shape: Balloon Dies. The Party Hat Die is actually design to make an actual birthday hat for the party goers to wear (how fun is that?), but I trimmed it down to use it on a card. 

The fringe trim you see along the bottom and on the focal point was made by cutting several layers of tissue paper at once. There are probably ten layers in the medallion. A staple holds it all together. That gets covered up with the Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle Die. Fantastic. And, of course, a little bit of felt and stitching really gives this a nice look with my new Sew Stylish Numbers coming out this month. 

I have an actual party hat to share tomorrow. There's sewing involved. You'll want to check that out. See you then. And only two more days until all these new goodies are available. You can pick them up yourself at at 10 PM EST on June 15th!

Party harty!

Dies: Sew Stylish Numbers, Balloon Bash Cover Plate, Party Hat, Party Hat Trim, Shaker Shapes: Balloons, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circles
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Blueberry Sky
Raspberry Fizz Gingham
Summer Sunrise Felt

Friday, June 12, 2015

Day 3 of the June Countdown

A little Sew Stylish Numbers and Chicken Scratch mush up for you today.


I found that you could line up some holes between the Sew Stylish Alphabets/Numbers and the Chicken Scratch Cover Plate for an easy card theme. I randomly stamped stamps from Chicken Scratch here and there to add some inky stitches to the compliment the actually white floss ones. Definitely a great look for a crafty friend or family member in your life.

Pretty simple from me today! See you back tomorrow. Remember all the new PTI stuff will be available on June 15th at 10 PM EST.

Stamps: Chicken Scratch, Birthday Bash
Dies: Sew Stylish Alphabet 1 and Numbers
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse
Blueberry Sky Buttons

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Day 2....With Bling!

Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink countdown. Got a quick card for you today. With lots of bling.

Sew Stylish Numbers with Rhinestones

You have a friend who is perpetually 29 every year? This is the card for them. I used my new Sew Stylish Numbers here. But this time, I used the holes to show me where to place small rhinestones. Since the holes are evenly spaced, so is the bling. And it looks like something you bought. Only you don't have a half used pack laying around taking up space. Just make what you need.

Sew Stylish Numbers with Rhinestones Close Up

I pulled two stamp sets to use here. The "Happy" is from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and the ordinal and the word "birthday" are from Big Birthday Wishes. I'm still using those sets, so they are good ones!

New die is also something you can spot. But I'm afraid that isn't my secret to reveal. But man oh man, I love it.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow. And remember, new goodies are available here on June 15th at 10 PM EST if you are interested in anything coming home to live with you.

Stamps: Big Birthday Wishes, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Dies: Sew Stylish Numbers
Paper: Winter Wisteria, Tropical Teal, Stamper's Select White
Raspberry Fizz Polka Dot Patterned Paper 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Day 1 of the June Papertrey Ink Release

Hey folks! It's that time again. Looking forward to all the fun and inspiration myself, so I'm sure you are too.

I've got just one die set being released this month. I'm enjoying the little break. But I'll have a project a day for you using the Sew Stylish Numbers for the release. And if you are interested in more,  summer in general is a very creative time for me with a plethora of birthdays and events which require handmade things. I've been very busy in my office and have made sure I've blogged my projects. Take a gander back over the last month or so and you'll see lots of new projects and ideas. Even more to come.

Sew Stylish Alphabet Birthday Card

Somebody close to me is turning 30 here next week and this card is for her. Not only does it use all the numbers in the Sew Stylish Number set, but I've stamped a great sentiment from Lizzie's new set, Hooray. Isn't that a great one? Goes so well with the numbers. This is a bright and cheery card that didn't take me long to create. Hooray for that, I say!

Be back tomorrow. Remember, all the new Papertrey Ink release will be available on June 15th at 10 PM EST if you are interested in adding either of these new items to your stash of crafty supplies.

Stamps: Hooray, Enclosed: Stars
Dies: Sew Stylish Numbers, Mini Sketched Stars
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, True Black
Ink: Aqua Mist and True Black

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Another Fancy That Card

It's a good set for practicing with the watercolor markers. Lots of possibilities.

Fancy That and Noted

I heat embossed the medallion stamped three times from Fancy That. I used four colors of the Zig Clean Color Markers, just applied a little bit within the lines. I washed and blended them with my water brush, purposely letting the color push beyond the boundaries of the stamped images. I did go back and highlight some areas with the markers while the paper was still wet to make them darker.  Mostly the inner dot details. Buttons, Noted die, and Wet Paint 1 finish it off. Super simple and fun to play around with.