Thursday, November 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for stopping by! We've had our turkey and our tummies are full at my house, and now I'd like to share with you what I made for the PTI November Blog Hop. Here's the challenge:

Design a holiday tag or two using all of your favorite goodies and share it with all of us! We will all have plenty
of inspiration to create a large stash and try to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the season!

Well, once I got started making tags, I couldn't stop! Tiny Treats Christmas and the wonderful Fillable Frames #10 were so much fun to work with together. I hope you like what I put together.

Cardstock: PTI Stampers Select White; Ink: Tim Holtz
Distress Ink in Fired Brick and Pine Needles,
Adirondack Pitch Black; Copic Markers and
Spica Glitter Pen; Divine Twine.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!

Alright, there are a few minutes left of World Card Making Day, and I thought I would share with you some of what I did today.

I designed a $1 Make-n-Take card for my LSS and helped out there a bit today with it - they asked me to use Copics to generate interest in the markers and my next Copic 101 class. And, silly me, I didn't take a picture. You can just believe me when I tell you it is cute!

Tomorrow the kids and I are going to a family baby shower, and I needed a card for the occasion. So I put together this sweet little card for baby Elliot. I love how it turned out!

Stamps: PTI Framed, Just the Ticket, Enjoy the Ride; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Marker; Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Spring Rain, Stampers Select White.

And, Thursday will be mine and my hubby's 10th wedding anniversary. So I wanted to make a special card for him. I broke out my new favorite stamp set, Fall Leaves from Papertrey Ink, and got to work. I love the coordinating dies for this set - I cut a few leaves, stamped them up, and voila! I threw in the woodgrain impression plate for extra masculinity.

Stamps: PTI Falling Leaves, Fillable Frames #4, Fillable Frames #8; Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Stampers Select White, Dark Chocolate; Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain; PTI Rustic Jute Button Twine; PTI Impression Plate Woodgrain.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you had a chance to get inky today, too!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my first time participating in the PTI Blog Hop, and it was a lot of fun putting together my project. Here are the details of the challenge:

One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and
the things you can learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned
from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration
they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little
blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!

I decided to use a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. I have been a fan of Jennifer's cards for some time, and recently on her blog she posted a video on permanent masking using Glossy Accents.

I loved using the permanent masking technique, and the PTI Fall Leaves set was perfect for it! So, here's my interpretation:

Stamps: PTI Leaf Prints, PTI Fillable Frames #7, Hero Arts Swirl Background; Paper: PTI Kraft, Stampers Select White; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Fired Brick, Wild Honey; PTI Mat Stack 4 die; PTI Rustic Jute twine; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Ranger Glossy Accents

And because I love learning techniques, I also used inking techniques I learned from Tim Holtz. I'm very happy with how this card turned out, especially since its going out to my Fall Card Swap buddy. I hope you enjoy it, Cindy!

And, here's a bonus card I did, also using a learned technique from Jennifer McGuire. If you don't have a gem to match your project, you can use a clear gem and color it with alcohol ink. In this case, I used a Copic marker to make my gems match the Ripe Avocado ink I used in my stamping.

Stamps: PTI Four of a Kind, Fillable Frames #4; Paper: PTI Stampers Select White; Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge; Prima e-line gem; PTI Rustic Jute twine; PTI Simply Chartreuse button.

Monday, August 30, 2010

For the love of Papertrey Ink

Back before I was a scrapbooker, I was a stamper. In 1997 my soon-to-be sister-in-law introduced me to cardmaking and stamping and I fell in love. Over the years, that love of playing with paper and ink evolved into scrapbooking and stamping fell to the wayside. Until I found Papertrey Ink.

Papertrey has amazing stamps. The images are crisp, the sets can be used together or stand alone, and their paper and embellishment offerings are just plain yummy. And did I mention that they have dies to match some of their newest sets? It's a heavenly marriage between the things I always loved about stamping and the things I love about scrapping - yummy paper, beautiful images, fun embellishments.

I had the opportunity to meet some of the faces of Papertrey when I was at CHA in July, which was wonderful! And I got this beautiful stamp set as a thank you gift with my qualifying purchase. Another great thing about this company. They recognize the importance of their customers and thank them with free sets during their anniversary each year and at the trade show they choose to attend. Not many companies do anything like that.

Are they human? Yes, indeed. Everyone is. But they do their best every month to provide top quality products that I cannot help but love. Thanks, Papertrey and thanks Nichole for bringing me back to stamping and reminding me how much I love it.

Supplies: PTI 4 of a Kind stamp set; Fillable Frames #5 stamp set; Fillable Frames #5 die; Kraft cardstock; Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow ink; Dark Chocolate buttons; Rustic Jute Button Twine.

Monday, April 12, 2010

For the love of stupidity.

Somehow I managed to delete my blog. I guess that's okay, I was getting tired of Self-Proclaimed Diva anyway since it really didn't reflect the things I blog about - my family and scrapbooking. So here's my new bloggity home. Thanks for visiting!