Wednesday, July 25, 2012

papertrey ink july blog hop

hiya! popping in this morning to share my card for this month's blog hop. nichole chose a beautiful inspiration photo with summery colors..very cheery. i made a card for my grandma's birthday, which is at the end of the month. i love her dearly. truth be told, she receives the majority of my handmade cards that i don't sell. we write each other back and forth and everytime she replies back she tells me that she loves my cards i make for her :) makes my heart warm to know someone appreciates it. grandmas are so special. i used inspiration from one of the SAF first aid cards to color my flowers (think it was the one that erin made.over). thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

stamp.a.fair : morning make.n.take

for my morning make.n.take, i broke out my rosie posie stamp set. the pretty sentiment is from last years SAF set, iconic images. i had to heat emboss that because i only have dye ink...and because i am weird (as in my momma would tell me dont touch that hot stove so i would go touch that hot stove) i tried to smudge the sentiment afterwards...but it didnt smudge...thank goodness lol. it held up just fine. and lastly the leaves were from paper smooches reflections stamp set.

Friday, July 20, 2012

papertrey ink stamp.a.faire

saturday is the big stamp.a.faire summer camp! lots of fun activities will be going on all day! since i have a 9 month old, i might not get to participate in actual project making as much but i will definitely be watching videos and chatting in the forum throughout the day :)

last year i was lucky enough to attend the event in cincinnati and meet all the pti team. anyone remember the lil pregnant girlie waddling around? yup, that was me lol!

hope everyone has a great day stamping away!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stamper's First Aid Submission

I created this card a few weeks ago but I feel that it's in need of help...first aid if you will...PTI designers, a girl could use your help! I considered stitching where my two patterns meet, adding buttons, applying glossy accents to the frame, giving the butterfly a glittery makeover, etc. I would love to see your solution! I really liked the sentiment on that Studio Calico pattern paper in the bottom right corner and decided to collage the frame and sentiment but maybe thats where I went wrong lol! In my head it was going to be an awesome, trendy card but I was left with a case of the blaha on this one. See the more I think about it, the more sad I get...please help out this card! It deserves some PTI love! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

MIM #73

although i'm cutting it close to the deadline and only have a grainy iphone pic to share, i still am submitting my card for this week's papertrey ink make it monday. this week, ashley did a video about stamping on pattern paper. my card uses some grid paper that i got from hobby lobby which i believe is the paper studio brand, and the yellow polka dot is by basic gray. the stamps i used are pti: in bloom & pretty peonies, plus leaves from paper smooches' reflections stamp set. i won 5 paper smooches sets from the paper crafts moxie fab blog a few weeks back...woot woot...i was suuuper excited about that :) anyhow thanks for taking a peek! oh, and i got more happy mail from susan at paper crafts magazine on friday. another card of mine will be published, this time in their january/february issue!!! so amazing...thanks pcm!