Friday, January 27, 2012

Together Forever

"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3

This is the verse for the most recent Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.  I love this verse and I love the first few chapters of Proverbs.  There is so much instruction in there about living wisely.  Kris Breach wrote a little devotion about love and her challenge is "to make a heart stand out in your card/project".

Here's what I made for my husband:

I cut the card base using the Mega Mat Stack 4 die.  The tree image, from Love and Marriage,  is stamped in Berry Sorbet -- definitely one of my favorite colors.  I just love the look of the sweet little felt heart against that tree.

Here's the inside:

Hope you all have a blessed weekend!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Love and Marriage, Love Birds
Paper:  White, Berry Sorbet
Ink:  Berry Sorbet, Black
Other:  Mega Mat Stack 4 die, Heart dies, pure poppy felt, small label rectangle die (quickutz)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI January 2012 Blog Hop

It's the 25th of the month so that means the Papertrey Blog hop is going on.  This month we are to choose one of our favorite projects from 2011 and create something new based on that.  I chose this wedding card that I made using Harvest Berries.   You can see the original post HERE.

This time I chose to use the same colors, but changed it up a bit by adding the negative die cut over the stamped leaves.  I used the smaller version of the above sentiment that is found in the Star Prints set. I also trimmed a bit off the card front and  punched the border on back of the base instead.

Happy hopping!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Harvest Berries, Star Prints
Paper:   White
Ink:  Lavender Moon, Almost Amethyst (SU), Versamark
Other:  Harvest Berries dies, silver EP, Apron Lace border punch (fiskars)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Layer Boy Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!  I made a simple One Layer card for a few challenges that I didn't want to miss.  Week after week most of these great challenges just pass me by, so I combined three of my favorites.

This is for Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenge #75 -- to make a male birthday card.  I always need these and never have them on hand.  There is also a challenge at Crazy for Challenges #120 to make a child's birthday card.

The awesome color inspiration comes from this week's Colour Q challenge.  I just love this color combo.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Grunge Me, Boy Basics: Rock On
Paper:   White
Ink:  Plum Pudding, Almost Amethyst (SU), Bahama Blue (memento), Vineyard Berry (CTMH)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Black & White Butterflies

I finally getting to play along with a CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  It's been so long since I've participated.  Since the icy weather has cancelled our weekend plans, I have some crafty time!  Gotta stay positive:)

The challenge this week was to use only black and white -- not even another speck of color.

Here's what I made.

I had the hardest time getting a decent photo of this that showed the embossing on the black strip.  Sorry for the poor picture.  The fact that it's an ugly, gray, icy day here doesn't help.

For this card I just used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and my Black & White Basics patterned paper from Papertrey.  The black strip is embossed with one of those thin Cuttlebug folders from the With Love set.

What a great challenge!  Have a wonderful weekend.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Enjoy the Ride
Paper:  white & black cs, Black & White Basics pp
Ink:  black (memento)
Other:  MS butterfly punch, with love embossing folder (provo craft)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

For Your Inspiration #22

It's already time for the next For Your Inspiration challenge.  I cannot believe how quickly two weeks fly by.  Remember, you have until Wednesday, February 1 to join us for this challenge.  Just create any project based on the photo below.  Be sure to let us know what elements of the photo you drew your inspiration from.

Here is the inspiration photo:

And here is the card I made based on the gorgeous picture:

I used Papertrey's Through the Trees stamp set along with the Alpha Blocks die to create a window card.  I love the simplicity of this card.  I often find it difficult to create a good sympathy card when I need one, so I'll file this away to have on hand.

Please take a moment to visit the rest of the FYI Design Team to see their lovely projects.  Their links are on my sidebar.  What a talented team of ladies we have!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Through the Trees
Paper:   Certainly Celery, white (SU)
Ink:   Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Other:  Alpha Blocks die, rustic jute twine

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Prayers & Strength

This is a card of encouragement that I made using my new (to me) Faith and Hope set from Papertrey.  Everything here is pretty straightforward.  I wanted to keep the card very simple and just showcase the ribbon.  I thought I'd try something new with my Mat Stack 3 die and turned it sideways after stamping it in Fresh Snow ink.

This is for two challenges this week:

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Faith & Hope, Mat Stack 3, Polka Dot basics II
Paper:   White, Scarlet Jewel, Pretty in Pink (SU)
Ink:   Fresh Snow, Vineyard Berry (CTHM), Pretty in Pink (SU)
Other:  Ribbon die (faith & hope), Mat Stack 3 die, 1 3/4" hole punch

Thursday, January 5, 2012

For Your Inspiration #21

Happy New Year!  We are kicking off this new year with a new challenge at For Your Inspiration.  Not only do we have a wonderful photo inspiration we are also putting out a Design Team call.  You'll love being part of this team.  Please visit the challenge blog for more details.

Our challenge this week is sponsored by the Wax Fruit Company.  There is an amazing prize for one randomly chosen participant -- $15 store credit from the Wax Fruit Company!  Us lucky gals on the DT got to choose a digi image to work with from their great collection.  I chose Loco for Cocoa.

Here's the photo:

Here's my card:

I just love this sweet little cup of cocoa.  The snowflake cookie reminded me of the big beautiful window in the cathedral above.  I colored the cup, cookie and hot cocoa digitally and then printed it right out on my white panel.  I decided to "decorate" the cookie a bit with some "icing" using white and glitter gel pens.  The sparkle is so pretty IRL.

I'm all about keeping things simple so I just added two score lines around the sentiment and tied some twine around the top.  Easy peasy!

Hope you'll join us for this challenge.  Remember you can make any project based on the inspiration photo.  It's not limited to cards.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps: Loco for Cocoa digi (wax fruit company), In the Meadow
Paper:   Dark chocolate, White
Ink:   Dark chocolate, computer generated image
Other:  dark chocolate twine, Scor-pal, white & glitter gel pens