Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Kimber!

Kimber McGray is celebrating her 40th birthday today, and we're holding a surprise blog hop to wish her a happy birthday. I used to work with Kimber on the Jillibean Soup Design Team for two years, and got to meet her in person in the Netherlands in October 2010. She's a great DT coordinator, and wonderful and sweet person. For her birthday card I used Jillibean Soup's Apple Cheddar Soup collection. Happy Birthday, Kimber!



A close up of the gorgeous ribbon and felt flower...



Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White) | Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup (Apple Cheddar Soup) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Big Birthday Wishes) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo), Versafine (Onyx Black) | Button: Papertrey Ink | Felt: Felt on the Fly | Ribbon: May Arts | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Tools: By The Numbers Die Collection, Beautiful Blooms II #3 Die Collection, Mega Mat Stack 3 Die, Pinking Shears Border Die), sewing machine | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative

Your next stop on this blog hop is Aly Dosdall. Enjoy the blog hop, Kimber!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday

My sweet nephew Nick is celebrating his 3rd birthday today. He'll be having his birthday party on Saturday along with his mom who celebrated her birthday earlier this week. For his birthday card I used October Afternoon's Rocket Age collection which is great collection for (little) boys.



Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Kraft), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: October Afternoon (Rocket Age) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Big Birthday Wishes), MSE! (Simplicity) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo), Versafine (Onyx Black) | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Banner Builder Die Collection, By The Numbers Die Collection, Pinking Shears Border Die), EK Success (Circle Punch 1/2", 3/4") sewing machine | Adhesive dots: Zva Creative

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wishing You The Happiest of Birthdays

Today my sister-in-law Li is celebrating her birthday. Since I hardly purchased any new paper collections in the past 6 months I was almost inclined to use October Afternoon papers again, but instead I used the Hometown Summer collection from Pink Paislee. Slowly my interest in card making is getting back, and it feels good to be creative again.





Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Celebrations) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Vintage Tea Dye Duo), A Muse Studio (Fern), Versafine (Vintage Sepia) | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Button: Papertrey Ink | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Celebrations Die, Edgers #2 Die Collection), MFT Stamps (Die-namics Scalloped Scallop Die), We R Memory Keepers (corner chomper), sewing machine

Have a happy Sunday!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary Papertrey Ink

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 5th anniversary this month, and there will be challenges and big prizes given away during the 10-day countdown. Today the PTI design team share their favorite project and top 5 products and the challenge was to pick one of the team members favorite project to use as inspiration for your own creation. PTI has a fabulous design team and I love the variety of styles. Each design team member has something (e.g. coloring skills, style, technique) that inspires me, but my favorite go-to design team member is Betsy Veldman. I think Betsy is amazingly talented. She can combine stamps, dies, colors and patterned papers like no one else can. So.....I guess it's no surprise that I picked Betsy's favorite project as inspiration for my own project. I can't get enough of the October Afternoon papers and since they were still on my desk I used them again for today's project.



I used five different stamp sets to create this panel.



Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream) | Patterned paper: October Afternoon (Sidewalks) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Big & Bold Wishes, Enjoy the Ride, Say It With Style, Tag-its #5, Little Lady) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy), A Muse Studio (Eucalyptus, Papaya, Sage), Versafine (Vintage Sepia) | Twine: Cards & Wishes | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Filigree Border Die), sewing machine

Happy Anniversary to everyone at Papertrey Ink, and thanks for the inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!