Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mission Not Accomplished

Well, I made it 25 days into the month of April without skipping a single day of posting a project. But today, April 26, I'm failing my mission. It has been the most perfect weekend with gorgeous weather and lots of relaxation outdoors, so I haven't stamped a thing. The Red Sox game is on in less than 45 minutes and I need to whip up something for dinner before it starts. So no card today, sorry! I'm a little disappointed not to have completed the full month of posting, but the wonderful weekend I've had has made it worth it!

Hope your weekend was equally great!

Go Red Sox!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

You Make Me Happy

My blog post today was supposed to be for the PTI Blog Hop, but the theme this month is to make something with one of Lauren Meader's My Timeless Templates. I bought one of the templates and planned to participate, but since that takes longer to do than a card, I never got a chance to make something this week. I was hoping to make something today, but quite frankly, it's just too nice out to be indoors! I've spent most of my morning and early afternoon outside and as soon as I'm done posting this, I'm heading back out!

So, all of that to say - this is another card from the archives that I made about two years ago. I thought the bright beachy theme is perfect for today!

Stamps: ProvoCraft Summer Party, sentiment from SU, background from SU's Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Gable Green, YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Real Red, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: umbrella brads

Friday, April 24, 2009

Enjoy Your Day!

Happy Friday!! I thought this week would never end, but finally the weekend is just about here! I did stamp last night, but nothing I can share yet, so I've got another card from the archives to show you. I made this card a little over a year ago for a sketch challenge, though I couldn't for the life of me tell you where the challenge came from! I pretty much never make cards of this size and shape, but I think it was a fun departure from the normal A2 size and perhaps something I should try more often!

Stamps: SU Riveting
Ink: SU Rose Red
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, SU Prints patterned paper in Tempting Turquoise and Rose Red
Other: SU circle punches and scallop circle punch, Marvy circle punch and scallop circle punch, foam dimensionals, gemstones

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ladybug Lily

Typically, this type of image is not my style. I don't own many stamps that require coloring and I'm not often drawn to "cute" stamps. But I think these Lily images by Pink Cat Studio are SO cute! And, now that I've amassed a collection of Copic markers, I enjoy coloring a whole lot more!

This little ladybug Lily is just too sweet and I love coloring her. The photo didn't really pick it up, but all of the black spots are colored with a black spica glitter pen and Lily's headband and earrings are colored with a clear spica pen so there's some nice sparkle to this!

I've colored a bunch of other Lily images as well, so you'll be seeing more of her in the next few weeks as I turn them into cards!

Stamps: Enchanted Lily by Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Copic markers (sorry, I never remember to keep track of which ones I used!)
Paper: Pure Poppy, PTI white, Basic Black
Other: 3/4" circle punch, PTI True Black button, Pure Poppy twill, Pure Poppy and True Black swiss dot satin ribbon, spica glitter pens

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes

While organizing some of my photos, I came across this card that I made a few months ago but never shared. It reminded me that I am seriously neglecting my cuttlebug border folders, as I think this card was the last one I used them on! Maybe my resolution for May should be to use a never-used or long-neglected item on every card I make...!

Stamps: Inky Antics cupcake stamp for background, sentiment from PTI birthday basics
Ink: SU Rose Red, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: Rose Red, PTI white
Other: word window punch, cuttlebug border folders, clear spica pen (the cherries are dotted with it)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From the Archives

When I started this "post every day" resolution, the intention was to get me stamping a lot more. And so far, it's worked. Except today. I sat down to stamp last night and ended up playing with my Copics and some adorable Lily images from Pink Cat Studio that my friend Colleen sent to me. I apparently had too much fun coloring, so I never actually got a full card made! So off to my computer archives I went to find a card that's not new, but new to my blog.

I made this card about two years ago for my friend Jenn's birthday and she told me recently that it's her favorite card I've ever made for her. She has a beach day for her birthday every year, so this card was just perfect for the occasion!

Here in Connecticut we had a beautiful weekend, but then the temps dipped by about 30 degrees and it was a gray and rainy day. So I thought this was a fun card to brighten things up a bit! I pretty much live at the beach during the summer, so Beachabella remains one of my favorite stamps ever and I can't wait for beach season to arrive!

Stamps: Beachabella image and birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella
Ink: Black Staz-on, SU Green Galore, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Paper: SU white, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, patterned paper from TAC
Other: SU grosgrain, white gel pen (for polka dots on bikini), ticket corner punch

Monday, April 20, 2009

Scattered Showers Birthday

Today's card is completely CASE'd from a card made by Nichole Heady during the most recent Papertrey Ink release countdown. I fell in love with her card (scroll down in that post to see it) and had to order the set so I could replicate the idea!

I stamped the umbrella in Fresh Snow ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder because I didn't want to wait for the white ink to dry. After attaching the ribbon, I adhered the Aqua Mist piece to the card base and used a craft knife and my paper snips to cut out the umbrella.

To do the peek-through sentiments (see the inside photo below) I arranged a number of the sentiments from Birthday Basics on an acrylic block. I traced through the umbrella window so I'd know where to put the sentiment and I also put post-its on either side of the stamping area so that I could have a neat sentiment block on the inside. With the sentiments being different lenths, had I not used the post-its there would have been a raggedy bunch of uneven
sentiment lines. I don't usually do anything on the insides of my cards, but since I have the sentiment block going on, I decided to add a strip of polka dotted patterned paper to finish it off. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out - just a fun and springy birthday card!

Stamps: PTI's Scattered Showers and Birthday Basics
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Fresh Snow
Paper: PTI white, Aqua Mist, Bitty Dot Basics
Other: clear gemstones, white embossing powder, Berry Sorbet swiss dot satin ribbon, SU scallop border punch

Sunday, April 19, 2009

HSE Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #3

I haven't gotten a chance yet to do the second cupcake inspiration challenge over at the Hope Stamps Eternal blog, but couldn't resist diving in to challenge number 3! As soon as I saw these delicious cupcakes pictured on the left, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my card. I decided to use my Nestabilities to make a clamshell card, mimicking the round shape of the cupcakes, and ended up with a card that measures 4" x 3.75".

As you can see, there's actually very little stamping on the card - I used two different SU flower punches to decorate my "cupcake" and embellished the centers with black gem stickers by Making Memories. The butterfly was created with a Martha Stewart punch and then covered with Stardust Stickles for lots of pretty sparkle. I seriously don't know what I did before I discovered Stickles - they're the best thing ever and I use them ALL the time!

The flowers were adhered with mini glue dots and to adhere the butterfly I cut off a small piece of a foam dimensional to make it pop up a little above the flowers. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the PTI set Mega Mixed Messages.

If you try out this challenge, be sure to link your creation to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge post on Rachel's blog. If you link by next Sunday, you'll be included in the participant collage on her blog! And if you post your creation to SCS or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword CIC3.

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another Baby Card

I guess I'm at that stage in my life where I better get used to everyone around me having babies! Right now I've got 5 friends who are either pregnant or who have had a baby in the last few weeks!

For today's card, I focused on the duck image from PTI's Bitty Baby Blessings. I stamped one large duck and seven small ducks onto PTI's Lemon Tart Bitty Dot paper using Palette Noir ink and then cut them all out. The large duck is popped up with dimensionals onto the punched out circles (punched with SU circle and scalloped circle punches) and PTI's Spring Rain swiss dot satin ribbon is the little backdrop for the scalloped piece. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. And that's about it!

I've run out of pre-posted projects for my blog, which means I better do some stamping this weekend so I can keep up with my "post every day" resolution! I'll be back tomorrow with something new to share!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Baby Shower Inspiration Challenge

For the card I'm sharing today, I made my own little inspiration challenge. I needed to make a card to include with the gift for my friend's baby shower and I decided to use the invitation as the inspiration for my card. The result was something that I wouldn't typically come up with for a baby shower, but I think it works!

The first picture is the card, which of course uses almost exclusively PTI supplies! The "bow" is made with patterned paper because I wanted it to match the top of the baby carriage and my only black polka dot ribbon has much bigger dots and just wasn't working right.

Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics
Palette Noir, PTI Lemon Tart, SU Certainly Celery
Paper: PTI white, Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper
Other: clear gemstones

And now here's the original invitation that I based the card on. (It obviously did not arrive with the black stripes across it, I was just trying to protect the privacy of my friend and the shower hostess, so imagine it without the black lines!) I had wanted to try to mimic the shade of yellow with the polka dots over it that you see on the bottom of the invitation, but it just wasn't coming out right after a number of attempts. So I had to settle on the polka dots stamped directly on the white that you see in my card above.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #13 - Stacy

This card, which is the last of my spring kit creations, was made with the kit provided by Stacy.

Not much to explain about this one, so just check out my supply list for information. To see all the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK8 on SCS.

Stamps: Pretty Bird from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Palette Noir, PTI Fresh Snow (for edges of sentiment panel)
Paper: patterned paper from 3 Bugs in a Rug Happy Bird-day collection
Other: Ocean Tides stitched ribbon from PTI, Marvy oval and scalloped oval punched, foam dimensionals

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #12 - Barb

Today's card was made with Barb's kit. You'd never guess based on its simplicity, but this card took me quite a while to finish. Once it was done though, I was pleased with how it turned out. I was also happy that I thought to use my much-neglected Nestabilities to cut and emboss the main image panels. Everything else is pretty straightforward, though I just wanted to mention the Sizzix swirl, which I coated with Stardust Stickles. That is such a great and easy way to add lots of sparkle to the card without the mess of loose glitter! Also, the bird and leaves are all traced with a clear spica glitter pen, which wasn't picked up by the camera.

To see all the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK12 on SCS.

Stamps: Birds Galore by Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: from Bazzill, SU, and EK Success
Other: Vines die by Sizzix, Stardust Stickles, foam dimensionals, True Black twill ribbon by PTI, Nestabilities cutting and embossing dies, black self-adhesive dots from Joann's $1 spot

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #11 - Tammi

This card was made with Tammi's kit. It's pretty straightforward, but I'm happy with how clean and simple it turned out. The two designs of patterned paper are shimmery in real life so that adds a little kick when you see it in person.

To see all of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK4 on SCS.

Stamps: Riley from Whipper Snapper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: PTI white, SU Lavendar Lace, patterned paper from Reminisce
Other: dew drops
, foam dimensionals

Monday, April 13, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #10 - Edie

This card was made with Edie's card kit. Sorry the picture's a little dark - it was a taken on a cloudy day and the weather really does affect how photos come out!

Overall I'm fairly happy with how this card came out, but there are two things I'm not thrilled with. The first is my apparent inability to paper pierce in a straight line, even with a template! My pierced lines started to slant up as I went across the card and I didn't notice it until I was almost at the end. Ooops! The second thing is the ribbon slide. I had what I thought was a great idea to create a faux ribbon using a very slim strip of New Leaf cardstock to cover up where the two papers meet and thought the ribbon slide would provide a nice compliment to the brad since they're both from the same Hodgepodge hardware kit. But, once everything was adhered and done, I decided it looks a little weird I think. Oh well!

To see all of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK2 on SCS.

Stamps: Tags for Spring, and Mixed Messages, both from PTI
Ink: Rouge Colorbox chalk ink, SU Garden Green
Paper: PTI white, New Leaf, patterned paper from Making Memories
Other: Stardust Stickles, foam dimensionals, Stylized Silver Hodgepodge hardware, paper piercing tool, Marvy circle and scalloped circle punches

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter wishes and Card Kit #9

Happy Easter! I hope you and your families have a wonderful day!

My card today was made with the kit provided by Cindy, who was the hostess for this swap. I LOVE the paper that Cindy chose for her kit. The pattern is so fresh and springy and I just adore the color combo. So pretty! I love the little bunnies hanging out in the basket together too. I'm giving this card to my parents today.

I just wanted to mention that there is a flower stamped repeatedly in Versamark on the pink panel that wasn't picked up very well by the camera. I felt like that space really need something and in person, that flower is just the right touch.

To see all of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK1 on SCS.

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms, SU Simply Said (for pink panel)
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers, Versamark
Paper: Black, SU Cool Caribbean and Pretty in Pink, patterned paper is Alissa from BoBunny
Other: white gel pen, Marvy circle and scallop circles punches, PTI True Black buttons, embroidery floss, foam dimensionals

Saturday, April 11, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #8 - Rachel

Today's card is from Rachel's kit. I really love this paper from Imaginisce and thought the images Rachel chose went perfectly with it.

I like how this card turned out, but I'm a little disappointed with the color of the gemstones I put on the little tabs. When I held them up next to the card it looked like they'd be a good match for the ribbon. However, once I adhered them I realized they're really a completely different shade, but by that point of course it was too late.

To see all of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK3 on SCS.

Stamps: main image is made up of Chickie and Easter Basket stamps from Whiff of Joy, sentiment is from Elzybells
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: SU Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose, patterned paper is Tiptoe Thru the Tulips by Imaginisce
Other: SU Word Window punch, Kaiser gemstones, Hibiscus Burst twill ribbon from PTI, foam dimensionals

Friday, April 10, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #7 - Debbie

This card was made with the kit provided by Debbie. With such a large main image, I struggled with how to do the layout of this card without completely covering the beautiful patterned paper she included, but I think I came up with a workable design in the end!

To see all of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK14 on SCS.

Stamps: image is from Whipper Snapper, sentiment is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Brilliance black ink, Copic markers, SU Chocolate Chip
Paper: Georgia Pacific white, SU Always Artichoke and So Saffron, patterned paper from K&Co
Other: clear gemstones, foam dimensionals

Thursday, April 9, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #6 - Jeannie

Today I've got the card I made with Jeannie's card kit. This was probably the most difficult of the kits for me. I'm not sure why, I just really struggled with the layout and colors for some reason.

Not much to say about this one, except that I wanted to point out that the buttons are actually button brads! They've already got thread stitched through the holes and I like that since they're brads, they're very secure and I don't have to worry about any adhesive coming loose and the brads falling off of my card.

To see the rest of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK5 on SCS.

Stamps: Egg Craft by Penny Black
Ink: SU and Copic markers
Paper: SU Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Pink Pirouette, patterned paper is Bella Rose from SU
Other: Imaginisce Stitchin' Button Brads, foam dimensionals

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #5 - Laura

Today's card was made with Laura's kit. It took me a little while to pull this one together, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

Laura had provided us with a few strips of cardstock stamped with different patterns - I used two (the Apricot Appeal and Perfect Plum strips) as is, and the third, the Blush Blossom strip, I decided to turn into a decorated egg shell. Laura sent more than one stamped image, so I cut the shell off of one of them, traced it onto the Blush Blossom strip, and cut it out and mounted it on the main image with foam dimensionals. The egg shell is finished off with a few adhesive pearls. The only other thing I wanted to mention was the white gel pen - I used that on the scallops, the flower centers on the Perfect Plum strip, and randomly on the background. I think those little touches add a lot and make the card pop a little more.

To see all of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK10 on SCS.

Stamps: image andegg/strip patterns are from A Good Egg by SU, background was made using PTI's Background Basics: Retro
Ink: SU Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, and Pretty in Pink
Paper: SU Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Other: PTI Ocean Tides twill ribbon, white gel pen, Marvy oval and scallop oval punches, Hero Arts adhesive pearls, foam dimensionals

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #4 - Suzanne

Next up is the card I made using Suzanne's card kit. I just have to say that I LOVE that PTI is now selling buttons! I love the variety of colors and shapes and sizes that come in each bag. So pretty!

To see all of the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK6 on SCS.

Stamps: image is from Spring Gifts by SU, sentiment is A Muse, background was created with PTI's Background Basics: Retro
Ink: Pallette Noir, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Copic markers
Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Close to Cocoa, PTI white, patterned paper is Oopsie Daisy and Queen of the Crib from Baby Powder collection by Imaginisce
Other: SU corner rounder punch, SU flower punch, PTI Hibiscus Burst buttons

Monday, April 6, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #3 - Maggie

Today I've got the card I made using the kit provided by Maggie. Not too much to note here other than that the vertical strip of patterned paper is so pretty and shimmery in real life! Also, the centers of all of the flowers - on the image, the background, and the patterned paper - are filled in with Stardust Stickles. Love the sparkle that provides!

To see all the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK9 on SCS.

Stamps: image is Changito Spring from Stampendous, sentiment is from A Muse, flower on background is from PTI Beautiful Blooms
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip, Copic markers
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Chocolate Chip, Reminisce Field of Daisies patterned paper
Other: Stardust Stickles, Marvy oval and scalloped oval punches, twill from Taylored Expressions

Sunday, April 5, 2009

HSE Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #1

This is my second post of the day, so be sure to scroll down and see the second of my LOSTie card kit creations!

Rachel over at Hope Stamps Eternal has started a fun new weekly challenge - a cupcake challenge! Every Sunday she will post a picture of a cupcake and we are to use that picture as a source of inspiration to make a card, scrapbook page, or whatever your heart desires. You do NOT need to use cupcake stamps, just take whatever you want from the photo - the colors, the theme, etc. and run with it!

Here is the photo for today's challenge:

I just love how pretty and springy these cupcakes are! I of course immediately thought of the PTI Little Lady set, so that served as my main image. As soon as I saw the "ruffles" of the frosting, I knew just what ribbon I wanted to use as well. I think the edges of the white ribbon are very similar to that delicious-looking piped frosting. The little punched out pink flowers were the finishing touch inspired by the photo. And of course no card is complete without some sort of bling, so I adhered pink jewel stickers to the centers of the flowers.

Now it's your turn! Create a card inspired by the photo and leave a comment on Rachel's post with a link to your blog or gallery entry (use keyword CIC1 on SCS or Paper Craft Planet). Link your creation before next Sunday, because one random participant this week will win $10 toward the Hope Stamps Eternal store!! What are you waiting for?? Go forth and stamp!!

Stamps: PTI's Little Lady and Mixed Messages
Ink: PTI's Pure Poppy, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI white, Pure Poppy, SU Pink Pirouette
Other: Memory Box jewel stickers, May Arts ribbon, SU three flower punch, small oval punch, and large oval punch

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #2 - Colleen

The card I'm sharing with you today is from Colleen's card kit. I had a lot of fun with this image and Colleen was sweet enough to stamp the image on some patterned paper so we had the option to paper piece a portion of the image if we wanted. I chose to do that, paper piecing Hanna's coat/outfit. I think the center part of her outfit is meant to be a dress, and therefore a different color, but I took the lazy way out and didn't want to do that extra cutting, so she's got a matching coat and outfit!

When I made this card, I did not have the right colors of Copic markers for the umbrella so I had to use my SU markers and you can really tell the difference in coloring quality. The marker lines are clearly visible with the SU markers, which of course meant I knew which Copic colors needed to be added to my shopping cart for next time!

The only other thing I wanted to mention is that Hanna's boots are coated with Diamond Glaze. I wanted the boots to be shiny like traditional plastic/rubber rain boots and I think that I achieved that look when you see the card in person.

To see all the cards made with this kit, use keyword SCK11 on SCS.

Stamps: Rainy Day from Hanna Stamps
Ink: Pallette Noir, SU Certainly Celery and Regal Rose, Copics for hair and skin
Paper: SU Regal Rose and Certainly Celery, patterned paper from DCWV
Other: SU grosgrain, adhesive pearls from Hero Arts, Diamond Glaze

Saturday, April 4, 2009

LOSTie Spring Card Kit #1

The LOSTies participated in another card kit swap like the ones done for Christmas and Valentine's Day. The theme this time was Spring/Easter and I almost didn't sign up for this round because these kits tend to stress me out, but I'm really glad I did!

The first card I'm sharing is from the kit that I provided to the group. Once it was all together I felt like it was sort of more of a summery card with all the bright colors, but I think with the flowers it can squeak by as a spring card, right??

Not much to note as far as special touches or techniques, so I'll just leave you with the supply list. Check back tomorrow for Card # 2!

To see all the cards made with my kit, use keyword SCK13 on SCS. (You may need to check back later in the week because not everyone is finished with their kits yet!)

Stamps: Memory Box, PTI's Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Palette Noir, PTI Raspberry Fizz, SU markers, Copic markers (sorry, I didn't write down which colors!)
Paper: SU Pink Passion, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Taken with Teal, PTI white, patterned paper from Junkitz Salsa Junk Pad
Other: clear gemstones, Marvy circle and scallop circle punches, foam dimensionals

Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Oldie

Tomorrow I can start sharing the cards I've been working on with the LOSTie card kits, but for today I've got one more oldie to share. This one's really old, from before I even started this blog, but I still really like it!

The image and the sentiment (which is a little tough to see in the photo but says "Have your cupcake and eat it too") are both from Inkspirations. The base of the card is SU Rose Red, the top panel is PTI white embossed with the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder and the bottom is SU Rose Red patterned paper. I covered up where the two panels meet with Pretty in Pink grosgrain from SU and traced some of the lines on the striped paper with a clear spica glitter pen.

The cupcake liners and cherries were colored with a Rose Red marker and the cupcakes are "frosted" with opal liquid pearls. I traced the base of the cupcake stand with a Sakura silver glitter gel pen and then filled in the plate part of each tier with Crystal Effects to make it look like a glass tiered tray. The corners of the image panel are punched with the SU ticket corner punch and there is a gemstone adhered to each corner for even more bling.

I'm laughing as I'm writing up all the supplies for this card - you can tell it's a really old one because there's not a single thing from Papertrey on there! I don't think I ever make any PTI-free cards anymore!

That's it for today - be back tomorrow with the first of the spring card kit creations!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day Two

Today's card is another one I made a little while back but never got around to sharing on here. It's a good thing I have a few of these projects stored or I'd have failed my "one post a day" mission already!

Note: All of the supplies used for this card are from Papertrey Ink except the butterfly punch (Martha Stewart) and the Stickles (available here). The base of this card is Raspberry Fizz with a layer of Spring Moss on top of that. The focal image is from the With Sympathy set and is stamped in Spring Moss with Raspberry Fizz accent flowers. Stardust Stickles were used on some of the leaves for some sparkle - I couldn't resist! The sentiment is from Around and About Sentiments and the ribbon is Raspberry Fizz twill. The butterfly is punched out of Raspberry Fizz cardstock and I glued only the body down so the wings look like they're fluttering off of the card.

And that's it - a clean and simple card - my favorite kind!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

30 Days of Blogging

Hmmm...I seem to remember mentioning that my goal was to post something on my blog every day in April. Well somehow April 1st has come and almost gone, but I've still got an hour and 18 minutes to get in my first post for the month! Everything I've been stamping lately can't be unveiled until this weekend when the LOSTies reveal their spring card kit creations, so I went back and found a card I stamped a few months ago but never shared.

I find that I very rarely use purple on my cards, but I'm thinking I should start more often! The purples here are Plum Pudding and Lavendar Moon from Papertrey Ink, and the green is Spring Moss, also from PTI. I pulled this color combo from the Polka Dot Parade patterned paper collection from, you guessed it, PTI! The main image is made up of two sizes of flowers from the Verve set called Meditations. I layered them with a dimensional in between and finished it off with Stardust Stickles in the center of the flower. The sentiment is from PTI's Mixed Messages, the ribbon is Lavendar Moon twill, and the background was created with PTI's Polka Dot Basics stamped in Plum Pudding and dotted with a white gel pen. That's about it!

See you tomorrow!