Monday, February 28, 2011

Take Me the Way I Am

Got a LO done this morning, YAY!!! It seems like it has been forever since I've done a LO. Some pages can take me a couple days to hassle over because I do a little, come back, do a little more, come back, etc. And with a process like that I don't get too many LOs done. May need to revamp that style, not working so well.

So maybe hoping this page will get some scrapbooking juices flowing again.

I used some inspiration from my Creating Keepsakes magazine to make a LO using song lyrics. Loved that idea and it wasn't hard for me at all to pick a song. Have always loved "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson. It always reminds me of my husband and myself, we love each other and will do anything for each other no matter what.

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cardstock - Papertrey Ink
patterned paper - BasicGrey, October Afternoon (grid)
stamps - Stampin' Up!
rubons - American Crafts
chipboard hearts - Colorbox
border punches - EK Success, Martha Stewart
Cricut cartridges - Paper Lace, Straight From the Nest

Friday, February 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop: Scallops

Scallops. Have to love them. I love them on frames, borders, flowers, you name it, I love the look of scallops. So imagine my excitement when Nicole announced that this months PTI blog hop is all about scallops.

Loving the new background stamp that Dawn McVey created for Papertrey Ink. It looks good with anything. And that new royal velvet felt color is amazing and so vibrant.
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All items Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
stick pins - Maya Road
gem - craft supply

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Love You

Hi everyone! I am loving all the inspiration I am having lately. I hope it keeps rolling for a while, I have a lot of crafty stuff to create.

Here is another PTI Make it Monday card. I went with a love theme for this one because I still had to make a card for my husband for Valentine's Day. Good thing he doesn't read my blog so I can post it on here. :o) If I have this much inspiration for the first week of Make it Mondays, I can't wait to see what is in store in the weeks to come.

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cardstock, stamps, twine, notebook die - Papertrey Ink
ink - Stampin' Up! (red, blue), Tsukineko (black)
border punch - Stampin' Up! (hearts), EK Success (scallops)
die cut machine - Big Shot by Sizzix

Monday, February 7, 2011


Papertrey Ink is starting a new challenge, it is called Make it Mondays. Every week a Papertrey Ink designer will make a video that shows a new technique and our challenge is to try that technique. You can find all the information HERE. I don't know about you, but I am always up for learning new things. This should be fun!!!

For this weeks challenge, we had to make a collage of sentiments focusing on any one occasion. My collage is focused on a birthday celebration. I have never tried this technique before, but I must say, it was tons of fun and it made me look at all my stamp sets again. Just had to find the perfect sentiments to use.
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All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
border punch - Stampin' Up!
gems - craft supply

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to You

Second card for the day. Wow, that is so unlike me. If you didn't read my last post, Papertrey Ink is having a challenge to use one of their free down loadable tags that the stamp designers created. A random winner is chosen to, get this, be a guest stamp designer for Papertrey Ink. Wow, talk about a dream come true. You can find out the details here. So cool!!

For this card I chose the tag that was created by Nicole Heady. LOVE the colors and design!!
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All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
scalloped circle punch - Stampin' Up!
die cut machine - Big Shot by Sizzix

Celebrate You

Hi Everyone!!! Back with another Papertrey Ink post. Another fun challenge today, you just have to create a card, tag, LO, etc. using one of the tags that you can download for free on Nicole Heady's blog. And the best thing about this, the random winner gets to help Nicole design a stamp set for Papertrey Ink. WOW!!! Wouldn't that be soooo cool?

For my card I used Maile Belles tag that she created. LOVE the pinwheels. Perfect for my birthday card that I made for my niece who is turning the big 1-3.

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cardstock, dies, tag download - Papertrey Ink
patterned paper - October Afternoon, Papertrey Ink (yellow polka dot)
journaling card - October Afternoon
die machine - Big Shot by Sizzix
border punch - Stampin' Up!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Favorite Papertrey Ink Project for 2010

If someone were to ask me who my favorite stamp company is, I wouldn't hesitate to shout out Papertrey Ink. And if you go and read this blog post by Nicole Heady, it is a small snippet of why they are so great. Not only are there great designers, including Nicole, who inspire me daily, but how generous could one company be to give away $700 worth of their product to one lucky winner. So by posting my favorite project for 2010, I can double my chances of winning. What are you waiting for, go enter yourself into this great drawing.

These cute rosebuds were inspired by Betsy Veldman. Told ya the designers were great with wonderful, innovative techniques.
Thanks for stopping by!!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
hole punch - Stampin Up!
black ink - Tsukineko
scallop circle punch - Martha Stewart