Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Hello

Hi everyone ...

Just a quick post of a happy hello card I made for a friend

I used the new Fillable Frames #2 die and stamps, plus the ricrac die and Background Basics: Retro

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Fillable Frames #1 and #2, Background Basics: Retro
Ink: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate
Paper:Lemon Tart, Spring Rain, Turning a New Leaf patterned
Tools:FIllable Frames #2 die, Ric Rac die, Big Shot

Saturday, March 27, 2010


I've looked at the sketches Jen Del Muro posts just about every Saturday, but have never played along before ... until now

Todays sketch looks like this:
Here is my version:
I used some retired In Colors from SU! (Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze) but I love the color combo - especially that pop of red from the buttons

Thanks for stopping!!

Stamps: Through the Trees, Mega Mixed Messages [PTI]
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip [SU!]
Paper:Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Naturals White [SU!]
Tools: Circle nesties
Embellies: Pure Poppy vintage buttons, button twine [PTI]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Missing You

I showed you a card earlier this week using the ne Fillable Frames #2 set where I made a cutout in the card front and stmaped through that to the inside of the card.  Here is what I used the piece that I cut out for

I stamped the polka dots in vintage cream and used red for the sentiment to make it really pop.  I also got to use my new ric-rac die.  This time I just cut paper, but I can see using this on all kinds of fabrics too!

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thinking of You

I got my latest PTI order in the mail on Friday but just had a chance to play with it today.  I spent most of the weekend helping set up for a friend's wedding.

This is a CASE of one of the cards Heather made when she previewed Fillable Frames #2

I loved the unique way she used the matching die ... to make a cutout in the card front instead of making an embellishment to go on the front.

I also used the poppies from  Remember to add a little pop of color to the front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birds of a Feather

I'm not a big fan of birds ... never have been.  Now that birds are trendy, I'm trying to put aside my lack of liking and try some things out.  I made this card with the new bird punch from SU! (I borrowed it from a friend because, well I dont like birds ... I might be buying it now though - it was a positive bird experience :) )

This card is for an upcoming class:
Its kind of springy because its birds and all, but I really like its simplicity, for all that it took a while to put together ...

...I  was playing with different patterns on the bird and the wing - solid body, patterned wing is where I ended up, mainly because of the large patterned paper piece behind the focal medallion.


And I  really like this sentiment from Vintage Vogue.

Thanks for stopping by!

{Kindness card supplies}
Stamps: Vintage Vogue [SU!]
Ink: Chocolate Chip [SU!]
Paper: White, Turn A New Leaf (patterned), Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate [PTI]
Tools: Bird punch [SU!]

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Signs of Spring

I think Spring has finally sprung - here in Iowa anyway. Out East, my sister is buried under 2 feet of snow [and on my niece's birthday too :'( ].  But I am trying to think happy thoughts so maybe the spring will stick around!

I got a "happy thoughts" card froma  friend in the mail a week or so ago - all bright and cheery - and so I used that as my inspiration for this card

I searched and searched for my vase stamps (and began kicking myself for not getting Asian Fusion when I had the chance!) but couldn't find them.  So I started looking through all the other stamps I had ... surely something could double as a vase.  What I ended up using was a solid Christmas ornament stamp from Vintage Ornaments.  Without the hanger loop on it looks kinda like a vase (or a pink hershey kiss according to my kids ;)

I printed the sentiment from my computer using the Gigi font that comes standard with Word.  It comes pretty close to the original card, and I love all its loopiness

Thanks for stopping by!

{Happy Thoughts card supplies}
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments [PTI]
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest [PTI]
Paper: Taken With Teal, White [SU!]
Embellies: Flower Fusion (felt flowers by SU!), silver brad [SU!]