Friday, January 31, 2014

New Pretty Pink Posh store

Paulina has opened her new Pretty Pink Posh store!
In honour of this occasion, she's asked her DT to share a project using 
"lots of Pretty Pink Posh." LOL!

Well, I ended up making two projects, since my first one had some Pretty Pink Posh on it,
but not enough to be considered "lots."

So, I made a second card, using some Woodlands Mix sequins
and some Espresso sequins.
Here it is: 

To make my card, I die cut PTI's Mighty Oak cover plate from 
some Simon Says Stamp woodgrain card stock.
Then, I ran the cover plate through my big shot with a piece of white card stock with my
embossing pads, so I impressed the image onto the card stock.
I added some adhesive and started glueing down the sequins.
I'm not going to lie.... this took a long time!
I cut a strip of vellum and heat embossed my sentiment (from Wplus9's feather set).
I adhered the woodgrain card stock over the sequins using some dimensional adhesive.

Here's a close up of the sentiment:

I love how it shimmers in the sunlight!

And here is my other card, the first one I made, which doesn't have as
much Pretty Pink Posh, but I still really like it.

which was to use this photo as inspiration.

I loved the soft butterflies on the wall!
However, for my card, I decided to use some of my feather stamp sets instead.

I started with a soft stone background and stamped my feathers 
(using WMS's Fine Feathers & Papertrey Ink's new Feather Finery stamp sets.)
I added the sentiment from the WMS set and the stamped circles from the PTI set.
Then I added a trio of Sand sequins to finish it off.

Well, that's it for me, today.

Please stop by the new Pretty Pink Posh store before Feb. 5th, 
use the coupon code SAVE10 and enjoy 10% off your purchase!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #62

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #62 by Julie Day:

With this sketch, I decided to make a card for one of my Sunday School students, 
using some Echo Park patterned paper and my Big Ticket Basics stamp set and die from PTI.

Here's my card:

I started with some Echo Park patterned paper for my background and for one of my ticket strips.
I decided to tuck a second cardstock ticket strip underneath the top one for a little dimension.

To accompany the card, I made some cookies (the recipient's favourite)
and decided to have them coordinate with the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 6th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Guest designing for Top Dog Dies

A little while ago, I was contacted by Top Dog Dies
and asked if I'd like to work with some of their products.  
Um, yes, please!

You may not know Top Dog Dies.  It is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including My Favorite Things, Sizzix, Savvy Stamps, and Cheery Lynn Designs.  Tog Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by U.K. designer Stephanie Weightman.

One of the projects that I'm sharing today is a mini-book I made using their Heart Mini Album die.
I decided to make it about all of the things that I love.

For my album I used a mix of Crate Paper and Fancy Pants patterned papers.
For my cover, I used a Reverse Confetti Love Note heart die, backed with a 
Crate Paper embellished heart.
The arrow is part of the Heart Mini Album Finishers Set, which I die cut from some 
smokey shadow cardstock. The decorative brad is My Mind's Eye.

The alphabet dies that I used on the cover and throughout the mini book are Mama Elephant.

I'm not sure what happened, but I ended up cutting my back panel incorrectly, but I was able to salvage it by die cutting it again with the large heart die from the Heart Mini Album Finishers Set
-- so fabulous that they are exactly the same size!

Top Dog Dies also sent me an adorable Onesie Card die
which I used to make a baby card for Jonah & Sage's kindergarten teacher.

I die cut the Onesie Card die from sweet blush card stock.
I diecut a heart (using Reverse Confetti's Love Note dies) from the front panel.
I stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say stamp set.
Then, I die cut the onesie liner from Onesie Card Finishers Set and layered it under the front panel.
I traced the heart with a pencil and proceeded to fill it in with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Then I adhered it to the front panel using some dimensional adhesive.

My favourite thing about this card?
The back.

I stitched on some ribbon to give it a ruffly bum!
Another Onesie Card Finishers Set die cut adhered to the inside 
hides the stitching.

I hope you like my projects and check out Top Dog Dies for yourself!  
They are kindly allowing me to run a giveaway!

All you have to do to be eligible is click *HERE* and register on their giveaway page.  
You can earn additional entries by commenting on this blog post, liking their facebook page, and following them on pinterestinstagram and twitter.  
The Deadline to enter the giveaway will be Sunday, Feb. 2 at midnight.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Treat bag tags

I found a photo of these tags that I meant to share a while ago...

I decided that even though Austin is in high school now,
his teachers deserve to know how much I appreciate them.
So, I made them some butter crunch and brought it along to our parent-teacher conferences.
Most of them seemed to appreciate them..... I don't think they get very many treats!

I was totally inspired by the tags that Laura Bassen made here 
and I had to copy her idea.

For my tags, I used my Simon Says Stamp thanks die,
along with some My Mind's Eye patterned paper.
The tags are Papertrey Ink's tag sale #5 die.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Like Ctrl-C & Ctrl-V

Today I have a card to share that I made using
some Reverse Confetti stamps & dies. 

I chose some My Mind's Eye patterned paper that had a bit of a "techie" feel to it--
to go with my sentiment -- and die cut it using the Double Edge Scallop Border.
I stamped my sentiments from Go Together in different coloured ink to coordinate.
I die cut the two hearts from Love Note
and added a little bit of twine to finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

PTI January Blog Hop

Once again, I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop this month,
where the challenge is to create a card only using the color pink
with the option to use neutrals (such as white, cream, gray, black or kraft).

For the blog hop,
I created both a card and a layout.

I was inspired by the pillow in the bottom left-hand corner to create my card.

I trimmed my background cardstock in pinks with curved edges, just like the pillow.
Then I added stitching.
I diecut a vellum panel using the new PTI heart cover plate, 
which I layered over top and stitched in place along the top.
I stamped my sentiment (from Wonderful Words Additions) in versa mark 
and heat embossed it in white.
For the "you", I diecut it several times, twice in pink and a third time in white and stacked
the words together before adhering them to my card.

For my layout, I decided to scrapbook a photo of Sage
sitting under my scrapbook table, playing my iPod touch.

I used a mix of My Mind's Eye patterned papers, both 6x6 & 12x12.
I diecut my title using PTI bookprint lowercase alphabet dies.

I used my PTI The Sweet Life dies to diecut some MME patterned paper.
I love how these look scattered on the page! 

Here's a close up of my journaling:

I diecut the tag using PTI's Tag Sale #7 and added
my journaling with my typewriter.
For the bow, I used some twine from the 
Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Embellishment Kit (which the sequins come in, too!)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 24, 2014

A trio of baby cards

I was asked recently by a woman at my church if I would make some cards 
for an upcoming baby shower.
Six new moms were being honoured and they wanted me to make a card for each of them.

Of course, I said yes.
(Any excuse to make a card, right?)

Well, I went looking through my stash of cards to see if I had any on hand and I found these three.
Since I needed one girl card and five boy cards, these three would work perfectly.

Now, I only needed three more.

I decided to go with the same colour scheme and use some of the same patterned papers.
I also decided it would be fun to pair my new PTI hearts cover plate with a sentiment from one of my favourite sentiments stamp sets -- Reverse Confetti's Lots to Say.

I thought it would be fun to add an animal to each one.
So I used my Lawn Fawn Into the Woods stamps
and paper pieced two foxes and a raccoon.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #61

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #61 by Julie Day:

Here's my card:

I used my Papertrey Ink City Scene stamps and some masking to stamp the background.
I then die cut some of the City Scene buildings and stamped them, adhering one directly to the background and the rest with dimensional adhesive to give the illusion of dimension.
A little inking on the background makes me think of a golden sunrise.

The sentiment is from Wplus9's Valentine Wishes.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, January 30th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!