Wednesday, November 25, 2009

papertrey ink blog hop

This is the first time I have participated in the papertrey ink blog hop. The theme this month is tags or wrapping paper so I went with the tags. I mean it is pretty much a no brainer with the great tag sets that papertrey ink  puts out. I used mainly the 2009 holiday tag collection with the exception of the large snowflake from the 2008 collection. I really wasn't sure what colors I was going to do until I looked at all the scraps left over from Dawn's latest Raspberry Suite Color Challenge and thought "well why not"? So here they are with the latest color challenge as my inspiration..........

What I love about these tags is that they are large enough to use as a focal point on your card but small enough to use your scraps to make. They look great even without the snowflakes I added. I die cut the snowflakes with a cuttlebug die in all the different colors and just switched them all around. I added a few pearls and brown silk ribbon as the tie. These came together really quick once I figured out what I was going to do. Probably took me about 20 minutes for the eight tags.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!


all supplies papertrey ink unless otherwise noted

stamps: 2008 & 2009 holiday tag collection
ink: aqua mist, lavender moon, spring moss & raspberry fizz
cardstock: aqua mist, lavender moon, spring moss & raspberry fizz
brown silk ribbon, cuttlebug snowflake die, pearls from hero arts

Friday, November 20, 2009

raspberry suite color challenge #19

Well I got my new papertrey ink stamps from the release last weekend in the mail today and I could hardly wait to get them inky! I don't think I have been so excited about a release since... er... um...last month! :) I know I definitely have a slight problem. So anyway I got right on the new raspberry suite color challenge #18 over at Dawn's blog. I am in LOVE with these colors! I can't stop using them... luscious! So from this....

I turned it into this.....
I don't think I have had a card come together this fast in a long time. I usually play around with everything before I actually put the card together, but this one just practically fell together. I used the largest leaf image in the new turning a new leaf set. When I first saw this set in the peaks I literally jumped for joy. I really wanted a new leafy vine image and this set just called my name. And of course Dawn's new signature greetings set is perfect. Since I was in my tissue flower making mood and the dark pink matched raspberry fizz perfectly it was only natural that I use one. I also used the new diamonds backgrounds set on the brown cardstock... it's a little hard to see in the pics... you know my photography skills are not the greatest ;) I used my spellbinders labels 8 die for the spring moss piece and punched out lavender moon butterflies from my martha stewart punch. Put it all on an aqua mist card, add some bling and you are done!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


 all supplies from papertrey ink unless otherwise noted
stamps: turning a new leaf, signature greetings, background basics: diamonds
ink: dark chocolate, spring moss
cardstock: dark chocolate, spring moss, aqua mist, lavender moon
rhinestones: hero arts
spellbinders: labels eight & flower dies
tissue paper
apron lace punch from fiskars

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday trigger

I haven't really blog hopped for awhile so a couple of days ago I took the time out to check out a few blogs and I stumbled on to a fairly new challenge on the Moxie Fab Blog called the Tuesday Trigger. This was the trigger for this week ....

and this is my take....

I basically decided to embraced the white space and used my sentiment in smokey shadow as the monogram. I was going to do a pumpkin but to tell you the truth I am all pumpkin-ed out! I have been in the mood for flowers.... tissue paper flowers to be exact and pink at that! I used my spellbinders flower die and cut out layers of three at a time to give some dimension. I used my favorite apron lace punch for the bottom and the leaf die from stampin up for the foilage. The sentiments are from the vintage picnic sentiments set from papertrey ink. The flower centers are from stampin up.
 I'm off to get a few other things finished....... Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

another holiday card

Just a quick post to show off another holiday card I made using the pti holiday tree set and the awesome paper that Debbie did a tutorial on here. I used the same ingredients from my last card but I added the flourish from the vintage labels set to the bottom. I also used a sentiment from the awesome vintage ornaments set stamped with fresh snow ink on the kraft cardstock. Let me interject here how much I am in love with the fresh snow ink! I held off buying it because I already had a white from SU but I finally bought it in my last pti order mainly to match all my other ink pads as I have made a new organizer for my pads, markers & re-inkers. Well I decided to use it on the last few projects that I made and I am so impressed! It is a little mooshy at first but I love the way it sticks out on the paper. It also has some resist properties when you stamp over it with another color like I did for my tree. I stamped the solid tree in spring moss and stamped over it with one of the flourishes in the fancy flourishes set in fresh snow. When it dried I stamped the leaf portion of the tree over it in dark chocolate and the effect is really cool! I have heard that the fresh snow did this but until I tried it myself I didn't really get it. All supplies are papertrey ink except for the pink rhinestones (hero arts) and I used a cuttlebug die for the snowflakes and a spellbinders petite oval for the sentiment.

thanks for looking and have a great day!


Friday, November 13, 2009

card patterns sketch #40

I have been a busy little bee lately trying to get my holiday things done, my house organized and keeping Mr. T happy. I finally had a few minutes to just do whatever I wanted so I decided to play with the card patterns sketch this week. I haven't played for a couple of months but this sketch was just calling my name. I have been obsessed with this new stamp set from papertrey ink called holiday tree. Oh the possibilities!!  That lovely patterned paper on the bottom of the card is actually stamped. Debbie did a tutorial here so I thought I'd give it a try and WOWZER I had a blast! It is the most beautiful paper. If you have the giga guidelines and the guidelines II you should try it- it is totally addicting! I used the color combo that she used mainly because those three colors are my very fav and I was wanting to do these colors for my holiday cards this year... totally out of the norm.  I will post the deets below to save time.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


stamps: holiday tree, fancy flourishes (papertrey ink)
ink: sweet blush, aqua mist, spring moss, dark chocolate (pti)
cardstock: sweet blush, spring moss, kraft, guideline grid#2 (pti)
rhinestones: heroarts
snowflakes: cuttlebug die