Friday, June 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop- White, Melon Berry & Ripe Avocado

Today I am participating in my first Blog Hop with PTI. The theme was to focus on COLOR. I decided to stay with a pretty clean and simple scheme. I used their Moroccan Motifs impression plate to emboss the white strip, then cut out just one of the "lines" of Motifs. The card is basic A2 size but I used a smaller white panel (4x5 1/4) to stamp and color the Lily of the Valley. After coloring it in, I used a craft knife to cut just around a few of the flowers and the leaves so it would over the embossed strip. I sponged Melon Berry ink onto the strip and around the smaller panel to add some color. The inside of the card says "Thinking of You Always".

Cardstock: PTI- Stamper's Select White
Stamps: PTI- Lily of the Valley
Ink: PTI- Melon Berry, Ripe Avocado
Other: PTI- Moroccan Motifs Impression Plate, Copics

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

You Mean the World To Me

I have always wanted to have silhouettes of my family I ended up making them myself. I wanted to give my husband something different this year too. So, after about 100 self-timed shots of  myself (yes, kind of difficult to take pictures of myself and so that it is obvious I have my hand under my belly), trying to make the boys laugh, and then deciding which photos would make the best profile, I got to work. It really didn't take that long in the end to complete. Finished, it is in an 11x14 size photo frame. I could have put in Matt's silhouette as well, but decided not to risk him asking WHYYYY he had to take a smiling side profile shot. Instead I CASE'd a card I saw on Nichole Heady's blog for the last opening. After I stamped the trees, I used markers to fill in the leaves and a q-tip to color in the hills.
The boys and I chose our favorite colors for the panels each of our silhouettes was on, then we signed our names and ages (I also added in how many weeks pregnant I was at the time). I think after the baby is born I am going to have to come up with something, but not quite sure yet what I want to do. One of the best things I liked about this is that I already had everything but the frame on hand and it was started and completed in just a few hours.

Mat board: Martha Stewart (found on clearance at KMart over 1 year ago for 60 cents!! Don't you love when you find something like that??)
Glass Frame: Canopy
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Masculine Motifs, Fresh Alphabet
Ink: Palette- Noir Black, PTI- Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: PTI- Hawaiian Shores, Rustic Cream; Stampin' Up!- Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango; the teal cardstock is from Hobby Lobby
Other: White gel pen, Copics, Su! Markers, PTI Rustic Jute twine

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Enjoy the Ride

Stamps: Enjoy the Ride- PTI; Travel World- TPC Studio
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand- SU!; Noir Black- Palette; Tea Dye Duo- PTI;
Vintage Photo- Ranger
Paper: Stamper's Select White- PTI
Other: Copics, Enjoy the Ride Die- PTI

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Coffee cozy made with black felt, butterfly dies and French knots. This particular one is for the Grande size cup at Starbucks (20.5 oz). After I measured the black felt I handstitched the ends to fit around the cup. Pretty easy, and would have taken me only about 1 hour (at the most) to make, except for the fact that I always forget how to make those French knots! In any case, I will remember for next time. I have this one for sale -$5. I can't wait to get a few more colors of felt, so many other color combinations out there...

All supplies PTI, unless otherwise noted.
Felt: True Black, White, Hibiscus Burst
Buttons: True Black
Dies: Butterfly
Martha Stewart Scalloped Edger
Thread: not sure but it is crochet thread in white