Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dot Spot Birthdays

I'm finally starting to feel a bit crafty after a nice Spring Break vacation.  Last week was spent catching up on real life duties.  I should have more time this week for creating and commenting on blogs.  Anyhow, when my mojo is in a slump I usually CASE some projects that I've bookmarked for inspiration.  It helps the creative juices flow again.

Joy is having a challenge on her blog about honoring someone in the crafty world that inspires you, so this was the perfect time to play along.  Thanks for the push Joy!

I remembered that I loved this card from Dawn McVey using Dot Spot.  I really need to use that set more often.  It's so fun and versatile.  So I quickly chose some colors and recreated Dawn's card.  I used the same layout as her card -- just changed the colors and sentiment panels.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Dot Spot, Make a Wish additions (1st card sentiment panel), Birthday Basics (2nd card sentiment)
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz / New Leaf, Lemon Tart
Ink:  Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Sunflower (CTMH), black

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Welcome to the very first Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop!  Our hop starts today, March 9th and ends on March 13th.  Two prizes are being awarded ~ one for leaving a comment on our Blog Hop posts and one for playing along with our blog hop challenge and linking it up on the Paper Dolls Blog.  Check out the Dolls blog for details.

I'm honored to be part of such an amazing group of papercrafters.  I've only been a part of the Dolls group for about one month even though I've been following (and giving all my money to) Papertrey Ink since they first started as a company in 2007.

Our theme for this hop is in honor of what brought us together as a group:  P.T.I. ~ meaning each project you seen along the hop will have something that starts with a P, T and I.  For my card I chose:

P = Pure Poppy cardstock
T = Through the Trees and twine
I = Impression Plate (Woodgrain)

When Lee Anne first issued the challenge I had an idea in mind to use Through the Trees, this is NOT that idea.  I didn't like how it was turning out so I started over and ended up with this.

I distressed the edges of the pure poppy base and tag with Fresh Snow ink.  The white layer is distressed with ink too.  It just didn't show in the photo.

In addition to the challenge we are also sharing a little about ourselves so our fellow Dolls and visitors can get to know us.  As most of you know, I am from Hawaii originally, but I now live in Indiana.  I came out here to go to college many moons ago and met my husband.  We moved to Arizona right after we got married and enjoyed nine years there.  I really miss living there.  About five years ago we felt led to move back to Indiana.

My husband and I have been married for almost 14 years and have two daughters ages 12 and 9.  I am blessed to be able to work part-time from home doing administration and finances for our church.  Before I had children, I was a high school math teacher.  I think it's so interesting how many of us in this group are/were teachers.

Enough about me you've gotta continue hopping.  Here's the next blog on the hop:

Tanna (tfiskers)http://scrapaliciousness.blogspot.com/

Here's a list of all the Papertrey Paper Dolls:
Lee Anne (Lee Anne)
Laurie W. (Laurie Beth)  
Deena (honugurl16)
Leish (leish)
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)

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  Through the Trees
Paper:  Pure Poppy, white
Ink:  Fresh Snow, Bamboo (CTMH), tuxedo black (memento)
Other:  rustic jute twine, button (?), Mat Stack 4 die, woodgrain impression plate, ribbon tag (spellbinders)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Baby Card Duo

Here's a set of baby cards for our Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge 33

Leish asked us to make a baby boy and girl card with a similar layout.  I don't own any PTI baby themed sets but I have a few sets that have one or two baby images.  I pulled out Just the Ticket.  I'm ashamed to say that this is the first time I've inked this up.   I got this set right after CHA as a gift from LeAnn (sillyleann).  It's so cute.  Why don't I use it?

I kept the layout pretty simple.  I used a Mat Stack 2 die cut under the ticket strip to highlight the sentiment.  The Book Print Impression Plate used on the yellow panel is my favorite part.  Hope you play along with our Paper Dolls challenge!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  Just the Ticket, Everyday Classics (yellow dotted oval)
Paper:  white, spring rain / sweet blush, 2008 bitty dot basics pp
Ink:  Summer Sky (memento), Indian Corn Blue (CTMH), Buttercup (CTMH), Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush
Accessories:  Just the Ticket die, Book Print impression plate, Mat Stack 2 die, button brads (making memories)