Saturday, October 30, 2010

Birthday cards for twins

Thought I would share a couple of cards I made for our neighbors.  They are turning 8! 

Hope you are having a great Saturday!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday - medallion style

I was inspired by this card on Splitcoast.  Isn't it beautiful?  I LOVE the purely pomegranate satin ribbon so I went with that color for the card.  I used MFT's fabulous rolled rose die for the white rose.  I wish the sentiment stood out a little more.  But over all I am happy. 

Enjoy your day!

Stamps: SU medallion, PTI birthday bash sentiments 
Cardstock: PTI white, SU purely pomegranate 
Ink: Versamagic perfect plumeria and Memento black
Misc: ribbon, MFT rolled rose die

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I just finished reading the latest Sookie Stackhouse (she is the main character) book called Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris.  The HBO series True Blood is based on this book series.   

I did enjoy the book.  But I have to say I am ready to find out which of the men in her life she ends up with.  I NEED to know.  I really like Eric and Bill but I think she should end up with Sam.  So, if you have read this series, leave me a comment and tell me who you think she should end up with! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

PTI BLOG HOP - Winter holiday challenge

PTI's Blog Hop challenge was to create a card based on a winter holiday other than Christmas.  At first, I was stumped; really stumped.  Then I decided to do a search.  I searched winter holidays and went to Wikipedia.  I found a Jewish holiday called Purim.  You can read all about it here.  According to Wikipedia, Purim is about celebrating the rescue of the Jews from Haman's plot to kill them.  You can read all about their deliverance in the book of Esther in the Bible.  So this is what I came up with...

I used the PTI All Booked up set, Daily Designs, mini Scrapbook Series:Tabs and Text Style backgrounds.  I LOVE the book image.  It reminded me of an open Bible; possibly open to the book of Esther?!  And I thought the "remember" sentiment was perfect for the holiday.

Thanks PTI for making me research and learn something new.  Hope you have a great hop!

Stamps: PTI All booked up, scrapbook series tabs, Daily Designs, Text Style
Cardstock: PTI kraft, rustic, hawaiian shores
Pattern Paper: Dotty Biscotti
Ink: Versamagic
Misc: PTI die 

Halloween treats

My boys have a short school week.  They have Thursday and Friday off for Parent-Teacher conferences.  So, I thought I would surprise them Mon - Wed with Halloween treats.  I will try to post a picture on my blog of the treats each day.

I unwrapped a piece of candy and took a pic of it to show you the candy corn kisses.  Aren't they cute?  

The little treat toppers were SO EASY!  I used The Cutting Cafe's Halloween Treats Just for You (this set comes in black and white AND colored) and the 13 piece Halloween set for the candy corn.  I used the colored Treats Just for You set which made this SUPER EASY - I simply cut out the tags added a button and I was DONE!  

Cardstock: white and black
Pattern Paper: none needed
Ink: computer printer!
Misc: button and scissors

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Bingo

I haven't been on here much lately.  I lost my mojo.  It seemed like everything I tried to put together just looked horrible.  Anyway, I forced myself to sit down and make SOMETHING.  My sister-inlaw's birthday is Oct. 25.  I made her a card; very last minute.   

I used The Cutting Cafe's Bingo Card set.  Don't you just love the Bingo card?!  What I LOVE even more is the fact that I can get a Cutting Cafe set within 24 hours of ordering (usually quicker).  No waiting for the slow snail mail.  I also used the HB2U stamp from PTI's birthday bash set.  I thought it worked well with the Bingo card.   

Stamps: Cutting Cafe Bingo Card, PTI Just the ticket and Birthday Bash Sentiments
Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Aqua Mist
Pattern Paper: PTI
Ink: Memento Black, Versamagic
Misc: button, bakers twine, PTI ticket die, twill ribbon 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween home decor

Warning:  This post is photo-heavy! 

To start my project, I printed out four past Halloween photos of my boys in costume on my Canon Selphy.  It has an option to add a border to the photos and I really liked the look of the border with the black and white photos.  (I converted them to B&W using PSE).    

(I took multiple photos of my photo tray.  I kept trying to find the perfect light.  Not sure if I ever found it!) 

I picked up the photo tray at Hobby Lobby for $6!  It was originally $9.99 but I had a 40% off coupon.  I thought this was a steal.  I used lots of paper scraps that I had at home.  I also used a few Cutting Cafe files.  I used The Cutting Cafe's Halloween time, Halloween mini colored set, and the 13 piece Halloween set.    

(Don't forget you can click on photos to make them larger.) 

The Bingo card is from the Cutting Cafe set Halloween time.  I used a couple of Copic markers to color in the title.  I also used some PTI tea dye ink to make it more vintage-y.  (Not sure if that is a word!  hehe!)  The black paper was embossed using Stampin Up's new web folder.

The pumpkin was cut out using the 13 piece Halloween set.  I added in some ribbon I had laying around.  

The colored witch boots are from The Cutting Cafe's Halloween mini colored set.  They are already colored in.  All I did was hit print and punched it out with a 1.5" circle punch!  I die cut some felt using one of PTI's mat stack dies.  The buttons are from my stash.  I used embroidery floss to attach them to the felt.  The doily is from the cake decor aisle at Hobby Lobby.  I used some tea dye on it also. 

Don't you just LOVE the spooky trees?  They are from the Cutting Cafe's Halloween time set.  Can you imagine having to hand cut those?  All I did was put a black piece of paper in my cricut, set up SCAL and I was done! 

The candy corn was easily cut using the 13 piece Halloween set from The Cutting Cafe.

I hope you enjoyed this post - sorry it was so long.  I had a fun time making this little photo tray and it is now proudly hanging in my living room.  I can't wait to make one for Christmas!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sympathy cards

A friend of mine unfortunately needed a couple of sympathy cards.  I had less than an hour to make these cards (which means they were both the same - hehe!)  It seems when I start with a blank slate I envision one thing but end up with something completely different.  Does this happen to anyone else?!  Ok, enough talk, here is the card...

Not sure if you can see in the picture, the card is sitting on the envelope.  I cut out the pattern paper with the Papertrey Ink envelope die.  I think it really makes a homemade card look sophisticated. 

The paper doily is actually something I picked up in the cake decorating aisle at Hobby Lobby.  I saw Dawn McVey use the paper doily and knew I had to get some and try it out.  I love the look.    

Stamps: SU Very Versatile, WMS Vintage Labels 4
Cardstock: PTI white
Pattern Paper: SU dsp
Ink: SU black craft, Versamagic perfect plumeria
Misc: SU ribbon, spellbinder, paper doily, Martha S. punch, SU punch, PTI envelope die

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween goodies

I LOVE this goodie bag from The Cutting Cafe.  It is called the pumpkin goodie bag and is part of the 13 piece Halloween set.  This was super easy to make.  I just cut the file using my Cricut.  Filled a vellum bag with candy corn.  Stamped and embossed a senitment from WaltzingMouse stamps.  Punched it out.  Used a couple of Spellbinders.  Added ribbon.  And I was DONE! 

Here's a close up of the sentiment.

Stamps: WMS Midnight Feast
Cardstock: SU black, very vanilla
Pattern Paper: Lasting Impressions
Ink: SU craft black
Misc: Cutting Cafe 13 Piece Halloween Set, black emboss powder, Spellbinders, SU ribbon and punch, vellum bag from Joanns