Saturday, August 13, 2011

And...introducing my best work yet...


With the new baby, i haven't had time to craft, but about a month ago, we had a bridal shower for my brother's's what I made.
Their wedding colors are baby blue and peach.
My mom and I also made her a towel cake. I die cut washi and mulberry paper to make the flowers.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

MIM #12 - Line frames

Here's my attempt at PTI's Make it Monday challenge. Try as I may, I have issues with drawing straight lines! LOL! And, to make matters worse, the silver gel pen I was using kept smudging. It's a good thing I found some little punches to use to cover up the smudging! =)

Monday, April 25, 2011

PTI April Blog Hop Challenge

This month's challenge was to create a male card, using masculine colors, etc...I've been waiting patiently for my new PTI stash to come in. I think the thing that excites me the most about all the boy stamps is that there's so many colorable images! One of my faves is the rocket! So, that's what made it into my blog challenge card. This was a fun card to make!
the outside:

the inside:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Anni to my awesome HUBBY!

Today is our 4th wedding anniversary (altho we've been together for 14 years now)! Because he let me buy some PTI goodies for my birthday a few weeks ago, and I went a little over my budget, I told him all I wanted was a card. =) After "teaching" him about not wasting my precious PTI papers, using the blocks and stamps, using the dies with the big shot, I was kicked out of the room for him to create. Two and a half hours later, this is the fruit of his labor of love. Can I just tell you how much I love this man?! Happy Anniversary BUBBA!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Some Easter tags

The hubby's co-worker wanted me to make some Easter taggies for some kiddie baskets she was giving away. Here's two of the eight that I made.

Friday, March 25, 2011

PTI bLoG hOp

Woo, this one was a difficult one for me! That's what I'm soooo late! I had absolutely no mojo!

I used limitless layers to make the lion and since I didn't have any other ideas for eyes, I stitched them in. This was especially difficult, since I have NO..NONE..NADDA skills with a needle and embroidery thread! LOL.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

HEC Challenge #15

Okay, this St. Patrick's Card is a little late, I know. It's my entry for Ted's HEC challenge #15.
It's a super simple card, and I didn't have any St. Patrick's sentiments, so I just didn't add one at all! I don't know if that's cheating, but oh well. Can I just say, I love love love this Anya stamp? She's so fun to color!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Welcome to the Papertrey Paper Dolls first Blog Hop! Woo HOO! Since we are all OBSESSED with PTI products, the challenge was to use items that begin with P-T-I. What an interesting and brain busting challenge!

Before I get to my take on the card, we were asked share a little bit about ourselves. So, without delving into the realm of identity theft, here’s a little bit about me. I’m from Hawaii and lived here most of my life (was born in WA and went to college in CO!). By day, I’m an 8th grade English teacher, and there is NO JOB I’d rather do than that. Well, except maybe a makeup artist. =) I’m currently on “house arrest” because of a high risk pregnancy. It gets a little boring being at home all day alone, but I try to keep in mind that it’s for the best of reasons!

As for PTI…I’ve only been hooked for about a year. And I blame DEENA. She and I teach together and we live about 5 minutes apart, and it’s all her fault that I got into PTI. It all started with the cardstock. Once you go PTI…it’s so thick and the colors are so yummy. If I had to pick ONE fave color, it would have to be RazzFizz, but Hibiscus Burst is a close second.

Anyhoo, on to the card. Don’t forget to check out the other DOLLS and leave comments for your chance to win some FABU prizes!

P-Pinefeather Button ~ T-True Black CS and ribbon ~ I-sizzix IMPRESSION folder (yea, I cheated on this one and used a non-PTI)

Happy Hoppin' with the Dolls!
Jen (JenCarter)

Lee Anne (Lee Anne)

Laurie Beth (Laurie Beth)

Deena (honugurl16)

Leish ***that’s me!***

Amy (kolling143)

Suzanne (*suzanne*)

Katie (choc0holic)

Laurie (In My Craft Room)

Cecilia "C" (camvds)

Michelle (abzzymom)

Sara (hiinaz)

Tanna (tfiskers)

Renee (Renee L.)

Kristin (jcmom04)

Christy (christea)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #33

I posted a new challenge over at the DOLLS blog. I hope you play along!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

PTI Feb. Blog Hop

This month's blog hop theme was SCALLOPS. I have a birthday get together to go to this weekend, and all last week I worked on some cards to give to her. Rather than throwing the cards in a bag, I decided to try my hand at making one of those card purses I keep hearing about. =)

I even used those glitter strips! Whoohoo. And here's a sampling of some of the cards I included. I actually made 28 of them!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make It Mondays

Here's my Make it Monday card using a glitter strip..

Card Deets: (All supplies PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Beautiful Blooms II, Signature Greeting, Dot Flourishes (Inkadinkadoo)
Ink: plum pudding, pure poppy, spring rain, true black, tangelo (Memento)
Paper: Hibiscus Burst, stampers select white
Other: Stickles, glitter (unknown), scor-tape

Post-It Notes

Just some post-it notes I made for a friend at work. I think this is the tutorial I used. =) Pregnesia strikes again.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Make it Mondays - Card #4

Card Deets:
Stamps: Miss Anya Love(The Greeting Farm), Calendar Basics, Tiny Treats Birthday, Fillable Frames, All About You (PTI)
Ink: Plum Pudding(PTI), Lulu Lavender,tuxedo black (Memento)
Paper: lavender moon, Plum Pudding, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Other: Copics, Carl CarlaCraft Lily punch, Starburst punch, Stickles

Make It Mondays - Card #5

Card Deets:
Stamps: Cheeky Rockabilly (The Greeting Farm), Butterfly Dreams, Tiny Treats Birthday, All About You (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow(PTI), Platinum,tuxedo black (Memento)
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Kraft, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Other: Copics, Carl CarlaCraft Lily punch, Starburst punch, Stickles

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Color Challenge

First of all, let me start by saying I LOVE COLOR! I try to match my MAC eyeshadow with my clothing everyday. LOL. Seriously. So, this challenge was kind of exciting for me! I decided to go with colors that I would not ordinarily use. I like more springy, bright, using this:

was straight out of my comfort zone!

It took me 2 hours to make this card. I spent about a half hour staring at the color download trying to decide which one I wanted to use, taking out paper and seeing them together. Then another half hour deciding what I was going to do with it. I love the internet. I mozied on over to Mojo Mondays and found a layout. Then deciding on a stamp...geesh. it is. Now I'm gonna watch my DVR'd shows and relax. =)

Card Deets: (All supplies PTI unless noted)
Stamps: YOF Daffs, Butterfly Dreams sentiment
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado, Stampers Select White, Distressed Dots
Other: Copics, Ribbon (?), silver pearls (?), circle nesties

Make It Mondays - Card #3

This is the one I was very unhappy with. My Razz Fizz ink wasn't working well, but I was already invested in this card and didn't want to waste paper. So, I got out some punches and embellished a little.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Miss Anya Love(The Greeting Farm), Calendar Basics, Tiny Treats Birthday, Fillable Frames, All About You (PTI)
Ink: Razz Fizz (PTI), memento tuxedo black
Paper: Sweet Blush, Razz Fizz, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Other: Copics, Carl CarlaCraft Lily punch, Starburst punch, Stickles

Make It Mondays - Card #2

Here's one for my other brother who loves fishing.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Imaginisce, Calendar Basics, Tiny Treats Birthday, Fillable Frames, All About You (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf (PTI), Giverny Green, memento tuxedo black
Paper: Pinefeather, New Leaf, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Other: Copics

Make It Mondays - Card #1

Okie, I know it's a couple days behind. I was so unhappy with how they were coming out. I let it simmer for a little bit and added some embellies. I'm still not very thrilled about how the sentiments came out, but since it's only for my brother, I don't think he'll mind that much! LOL!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Later sk8ter (The Greeting Farm), Calendar Basics, Tiny Treats Birthday, Fillable Frames, All About You (PTI)
Ink: Enchanted Evening (PTI), memento tuxedo black
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Stampers Select White (PTI)
Other: Copics

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ted's Happily Ever Challenged #14

I'm pretty much a forum lurker. I admit it. lol. Most times I don't have much to say...but since being home these last three weeks, I've been reading the PTI forums A LOT and taking a look at A LOT of blogs. One challenge from a member caught my eye. Ted challenged crafters to create a card which used your own handwriting. I'm not particularly fond of my handwriting, but I love doodling and "fonting" around. LOL! I had in mind a card I wanted to make for my hubby, but didn't have a train stamp, so I drew it! Don't laugh, I know I'm not the best drawer!! But, I did have fun making it. Bonus points if you can tell me where the card inspiration came from. I think it's one of the longest running "sitcoms" and my hubby and I were avid watchers.

Card Deets:
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: PTI smoky shadow, hawaiian shores, stampers select white
Other: Copics, PTI true black buttons, clouds die

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PTI Download Challenge

Here's a quick card I made for my hubby's desk at work (and for the PTI contest!). Yup, that's our 18 week ultrasound pix! =)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Clippies and PPD Challenge #30

Deena turned me on to these. She found um on Betsy Veldman's blog, but for the life of me, I can't find it. LOL, must be the "pregnesia" that's invading my brain.

Oh, and it's my submission to the PapertreyPaperDolls Challenge #30! Fun with felt and dies!

Anyhoo, I had fun making these. I must say, there is no comparison between regular generic felt and PTI felt. PTI felt is so crisp and clean. The generic sucks. LOL. I tried to cut flowers in orange, and while they came out okay, up close the felt is yucky. Oh, and I used the PTI Beautiful Blooms II dies and a sakura (cherry blossom) die from QuicKutz.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

And some mittens!

Can I just tell you how much I love Tiny Treats Birthday?

Monday, January 31, 2011

More Onesies

This time I used stamps from The Greeting Farm-McSplendid Farm. I still have to work on the coloring part. It's hard to control the Copics on fabric.

These little guys are on the way to the hospital for my cousin's baby boy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January PTI blog hop

Okie, so challenge was to ink up a stamp that hasn't seen ink or one that may be collecting dust. I inked up Night, Night Moon, which I bought a little bit ago, but haven't used yet, the new Tiny Treats Birthday, and Baby Button Bits, which I have never inked up because I borrowed it from Deena!

With my cousin's baby due any day now, a friend due in Feb/March, and me due in June, I'm having tons of fun with onesies!

Edited: Here's the tutorial I used for stamping on onesies. Oh how I love copics!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hawaiian Sunset

These aren't the best photos, but not bad seeing as how I took them with my phone.