Thursday, January 27, 2011

FTL 124

Good morning all!  I've decided that I need to play along with more challenges in order to get some creative juices flowing.  One of my favorite challenge blogs is Clean & Simple Stamping.  The sketch challenge for this week (FTL124) looked perfect for using Papertrey's Mat Stack 1 set.  I have not inked that up enough.  I love this gorgeous frame stamp.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  Mat Stack 1, Everyday Button Bits (sentiment)
Paper:  Stampers Select White, Sweet Blush
Ink:  Sweet Blush, Black
Accessories:  black buttons, organdy ribbon (HL), paper piercer, threading water border punch (fiskars)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January PTI Blog Hop

It's time for Papertrey's monthly Blog Hop!!  I'm so excited that the challenge for this month was a simple one.  We were to use a stamp set or stamp that has not seen ink yet.  I chose two stamps from All Booked Up.

When I first bought this set two of my favorite stamps in it were this book and this sentiment.  I cannot believe it took me all these months to actually use them.  I chose to keep everything clean and simple (don't I always?).  I'll keep this short since you all are hopping:)

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  All Booked Up
Paper:  Berry Sorbet, True Black, Stampers Select White
Ink:  black, berry sorbet, ripe avocado
Accessories:  Simply Chartruese saddle stitch ribbon, corner rounder, copic markersR32 & YG95

Monday, January 3, 2011

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards

After two birthdays and Christmas we needed a big handful of thank you cards.  I came up with this quick design that I could easily mass produce.  I impressed one of the 1 3/4" circle dies (E) from Papertrey's collection into Stampers Select White cardstock by putting the cardstock between the die and a tan Spellbinders Mat.  Since this cardstock is so thick the die doesn't cut through.  I've tried this technique on thinner cardstock and it does not work.

After impressing the medallion, I used my Scor Pal to make two more lines on the card front.  For this set of cards I chose to stamp the butterfly image from Round and Round in a variety of colors.  There are many other PTI sets that fit perfectly into the circle.  Giga Guidelines looks great too!

I love a CAS card!  What do you think?

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Round and Round, 2009 Autumn Tags (sentiment)
Paper:  Stampers Select White
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, black
Accessories:  Limitless Layers circle die, Scor-Pal, Spellbinders mat, cuttlebug