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May 2009

Borrowing Friends 'Til the End

My friends Tiffany and Janie came over for a crafting day on Saturday (and into Sunday morning!). We stayed up waaay too late, but we have lots of fun. Anyway, I have so many flower sets that I have resisted getting the Friends 'Til the End set. So, I borrowed it from Tiffany to make a couple of cards with. I was inspired by Dawn McVey's cards in this post (the purple card 4th down from the top). I've been playing with the My Mind's Eye papers, so I used that for the polka-dot background. Enjoy!

The bright and sunny version:


Stamps: PTI Friends 'Til the End, PTI Everyday Classics

Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, PTI Raspberry Fizz

Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, Raspberry Fizz, My Mind's Eye polka-dot, Solarcrest Cream, Hibiscus Burst

Accessories: PTI Lemon Tart stitched grosgrain, Lemon Tart buttons, SU Large Oval punch, SU Scalloped Oval punch

The cool aqua version:


Stamps: PTI Friends 'Til the End, PTI Everyday Classics

Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, PTI Raspberry Fizz

Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, My Mind's Eye polka-dot, Solarcrest Cream, Hibiscus Burst

Accessories: PTI Aqua Mist Topnotch Twill, Aqua Mist buttons, SU Large Oval punch, SU Scalloped Oval punch

Scattered Showers Happiness

I just love this umbrella set. The images are so cute, and the sayings are also. Here is a card that I made for a friend that just found out she is pregnant. The sentiment was perfect for the occasion! I hope you enjoy it.


Stamps: Scattered Showers, Guidelines II
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunshine, Lemon tart
Paper: PTI Summer Sunshine, Solarcrest White, Guidelines II Grid paper, Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: PTI Lemon Tart Stitched Grosgrain, staples, Prima pink flower

Branch Out for Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7

I love these color challenges! Lately I've been trying to combine them with using a product or stamp set that I have been meaning to use and/or making a project for someone that I have been meaning to send a greeting to. I had been wanting to make a spring time card with the Branch Out set and some pink or raspberry flowers.  So, these colors were perfect for that idea! I hope you like it. In the photo the Artichoke looks like a brown, but I promise that it's really Artichoke!

The Inspiration:


My Creation:


Stamps: SU Branch Out, SU Sweet Little Sentiments, SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Ink: SU Classic Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, PTI Raspberry Fizz

Paper: Solar Crest White, PTI Raspberry Fizz, SU Always Artichoke

Accessories: SU Certainly Celery Twill, Small Oval punch, white thread, 1/16" hole punch, SU Scallop Edge Punch

KWerner Color Inspiration #53

Kristina offered up another challenging set of colors with her 53rd inspiration! I decided they might make a good masculine card. I used a retired tool set from Stampin' Up. It was the first time it saw ink! I wanted to make two thank you cards, one for my parents and one for my friend's father who have both worked on my house this month.

The inspiration:


My creation:


Stamps: SU Power Up; Papertrey Ink Everyday Classics, Background Basics: Text Style

Ink: SU Classic Basic Blank, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red

Paper: Solarcrest White, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: EK Success postage stamp border punch, gold hemp, SU Top Note Die, Earth Elements brads

May 2009 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I was able to steal a few moments today to create a card for the May 2009 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  The theme for this month is yellow.  I used the anniversary set Everyday Classics.  I have had this Heidi Swapp cherry bling for awhile, and kept meaning to use it.  I got the idea to use it to top the cupcake in this set.  I really like how it turned out!  I might have to try it with the red cherries in the bling set also.  I plan to send this to one of my friends whose birthday is next week.  I hope you enjoy it!


Stamps: Everyday Classics

Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart

Paper: Solarcrest White, PTI Bitty Dot Basics, Summer Sunrise

Accessories: SU Pink Ribbon, Heidi Swapp Bling, Quickutz Scalloped Circle nested dies, Fiskars 2" circle punch

Raspberry Suite #6 Challenge I am with another challenge card, this time for the Raspberry Suite. I loved these colors again, and found a way to put another couple pieces of My Mind's paper to good use. ;-)

Raspberry Suite 6 


Stamps: Around and About by Papertrey Ink, SU Sanded Background

Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip

Paper: Laundry Lin by Jen Wilson for My Mind's Eye, Soft Sky

Accessories: Autumn Leaves Buttons, white thread, MME chipboard, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon

KWerner Color Inspiration #52

Hi everyone! Time for another Inspiration Challenge from Kristina Werner's Blog. I really liked these colors. And, I was able to use some of the My Mind's Eye Laundry Line paper that I have been hoarding. ;-) The stamping is pretty simple, but I like it anyway. I hope you do too!


Stamps: Around and About by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Classic Soft Sky, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip (for shading only)
Paper: So Saffron, Patterned Paper from Laundry Line by Jen Wilson for My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Chipboard Border My Mind's Eye, Crystal Brads Circle Brights, Flower Punch

Mother's Day Gift & Mini Card

I decided to play with some of my new stamps sets, and make a set of cards as a gift to my Mom for Mother's Day. I also used a template called All Boxed Up. I really liked this color combo. It reminds me a little bit of all of the beautiful color combos that Betsy Veldman uses on her cards. Anyway, I hope my Mother likes them, and that you enjoy them! I was really pleased with how they turned out.

Here is the cover of the All Boxed Up template.


This is the first card in the set.


Here is the inside, with an envelope that has room for a tea bag.


Here is the 2nd card in the set.


And, here is the inside with room for a tea bag, and a different image from the Tea for Two set as a seal.


Here is the third card in the set.  I used Nichole's technique of coloring with Copic Markers, and then creating a design (polka-dots) with the Colorless Blender.


And here is the final card.


The Mini Gift Card:


Stamps: Papertrey Ink Tea for Two, Mixed Messages, Everyday Classics

Ink: Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Memento Rich Cocoa

Paper: Papertrey Ink Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Raspberry Fizz, Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fix Mix, Everyday Blessings, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics, Green Tea Leaves, Neenah White, SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Polytwill Ribbon, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate buttons, SU Scallop Edge Punch, SU Word Window Punch, Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot ribbon, SU Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, white thread, Sizzix Petal Card Envelope, Copic Marker BG10 and Colorless Blender

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #5

I haven't posted for awhile in blogland.  I was out of town last weekend to visit my cousin in Texas.  It's time for another Color Challenge post for Raspberry Suite at Dawn McVey's blog.  I have really been enjoying using the Raspberry Fiz color from Papertrey Ink.  I don't have Hibiscus Burst, but I think it will be my next color purchase from them.  So, I used Stampin' Up!'s Regal Rose color.  This is also a congratulations for my cousin, who is just completing her residency.  I got the idea for the feather in the bird from Melissa Phillip's post at the Papertrey Gallery.  Let me know what you think!

Raspberry Suite 5


Stamps: Papertrey Ink Everyday Classics, Birds of a Feather.

Ink: Papertrey ink Raspberry Fizz, Stampin' Up Basic Gray

Paper:  Papertrey Ink (patterned), SU Basic Gray textured, SU Regal Rose, Neena paper.

Accessories: corner rounder, coluzzle, 1/8" hole punch, coluzzle, Regal Rose ribbon, pink feaher, 1/16" hole punch, silver brads