Sketchy Saturday

Well it's been so nice outside lately that it was tough for me to sit down and make a card.  I just wanted to play outside all day!  However, I'm glad I got to make this card because it's just my style.  :)  In fact, it's based on a sketch that I created (I made the sketch first, then the card)!

When it comes to cardmaking, I'm generally all about simple simple simple!  This sketch is no exception and I'm really happy with how the card turned out.

  No ribbon, no buttons, just paper and ink!  The gorgeous flower image is from Crate Paper.  LOVE it, especially the colors.  I used my Silhouette SD to cut out the frame and all the paper (and the stamp) is Papertrey Ink.  Anyway, I look forward to seeing what you can do with my sketch!  You can interpret it however you like.  Just head over to 365 Cards to find out about all the details and to link up your card!


Papertrey Ink: Mega-Sized!

This card is an oldie, but a goodie. I made this card in February of 2010, but I don't know if I ever have posted it on my blog or not. I used the PTI Damask stamp set to create this giant flower. In fact, everything is PTI except for the patterned paper and the glitter. LOVE this card and I don't have it anymore, so I will probably recreate it at some point (I'll probably leave off the glitter next time). Papertrey Ink wants us to share a card that includes a "mega-sized" element. This certainly fits the bill and I'm glad to revisit it!  ((Have I posted this before??))

I hope everyone's enjoying this Saturday!  The weather is finally starting to warm up (at least for a little while)!


It always seemed kind of ironic to me to put an exclamation point after the word "shhhhh."  Today's card is all about subtle and muted themes and colors.  I'm using part of a digital stamp from Digis with Attitude, who was our sponsor at 365 Cards this week.  I created the label on the computer, then just printed it off.  Add some ribbon and some lines drawn with a ruler and there you have it.  I popped up the sentiment on dimensional adhesive.

And before I go, I wanted to share this sweet picture of my little one.

Just a funny expression that I love!  In the background you can kind of see the quilt I made for her when she was born.  That's the only big sewing project I've ever endeavored and I'm very proud of it :)

Thanks for reading!


Papertrey Ink Anniversary Day 2

Hello hello. As part of PTI's Anniversary celebration, they put out an awesome free download of small images/sentiments that the stamp designers made. On top of that there's a giveaway with an AWESOME prize to become a guest stamp designer. All I had to do was make some cards with the free download, which was so fun! There were some that really inspired me. Take a look!

That about does it for now.  I'm sure I'll be back soon with the next installment of the PTI celebration! :)


Favorite Papertrey Project of 2010

 Hello!  In celebration of Papertrey Ink's Anniversary, I want to share with you my favorite project from 2010 that used PTI products (which was basically everything).  I can't decide between these 2:

This first card was published in the August 2010 issue of CARDS magazine and a lot of it is PTI!

This next project is my Repurposed Sweater project, where I made a hat for Adelle.  The felt and button that I used for the flower are all PTI.  This one has gotten a lot of views on the blog and I'm hoping it has been helpful for others!

all you need is love - SRM sticker style!

Happy Valentine's Day! Oh wait, it's not for another week?  That's okay, I'm still excited to share this fun card today!  365 Cards gave me a special challenge today: to steal another 365er's design and make my own card from it (we call it scraplifting - maybe that sounds better than stealing).  I chose one of our regulars, Doreen!

I loved this cute little cupcake card.  Doreen does a great job of balancing bright and cheery with class and elegance.  This card is no exception.  I love the simplicity - nothing is overstated.  So, I was excited to make my own version, especially since I got to use the awesome and amazing SRM stickers, which I LOVE.  I may have mentioned that before ;)

There really aren't too many ingredients here.  The cardstock, ribbon, button and felt are all PTI.  I used some vintage book paper, a SRM sticker, a little twine and a black scrapbooking marker (with a ruler), well that about does it!  Very simple and I love how it turned out.

To participate in today's challenge at 365, take a look at cards submitted by other 365ers on the blog and make your own version of it!  Just make sure to give the proper credit for the card/cardmaker who inspired you!

Thanks for dropping in!


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