Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 2012 Papertrey Blog Hop


I have finally returned to work after a wonderful 3 weeks off, so just a quick post to play in the Papertrey Blog Hop!  Here is the challenge:

{photo credit}
This month's inspiration is all about pairing up beautiful summer colors as this wonderful season begins to come to a close. Put together some citrusy hues along with some pretty floral images to create the perfect project that embodies everything summer. We look forward to seeing your creations!

And here is my take:

My new order arrived yesterday, so I had a chance to play with the new set, Life is Sweet.  I used the colors as listed in the challenge, and only did two of the three layers - I stamped off once for the first layer, and then used the same color full strength for the highlight layer.  The tiny filler flower is from Natural Beauties (from Stamp-a-faire).  The vellum layer is die cut with Lacy Squares nestie, and stamped with Staz-on ink.  The primrose seam binding bow is from Ribbon Carousel, and topped with a melon berry button.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #122 Elegance and Lace

Hello again!

I struggle to find time to post when I am working, but this vacation-at-home stuff is fabulous...two posts in one day...Go me!

This post is dedicated to The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #122, for which I have made two cards (VACATION is the key here!) The first is the one linked to the challenge:

The challenge calls for WHITE/CREAM, KRAFT, PINK and LACE which is covered in this card - PTI kraft cardstock, pink buttons, flowers, and ribbon, green crochet lace, and white ink on the card base and on the chipboard butterfly.

This next card covers all the bases, except for kraft...I just couldn't resist putting the front piece on a pink card base with a black mat.  There is lots of pink, lace, and white, however, so I included it in this posting.

Well there you have it!  If you have a chance, try your hand at this challenge too!

Signing off now,

Hexagon Challenge - Moxie Fab World

Hello Blog Friends!

This being on vacation at home for three weeks is fabulous, I have to say!! 

Since I have more time, I was able to create a project for the Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World - and it was so much fun, there are two cards here for you enjoyment!  Look:

This first card uses hexagons and washi tape, along with pretty patterned paper from the "Random" 6 x 6 pad from Crate Paper...look MA, no stamping!  The buttons are tied with floss.  This one just screams "bright and sunny!" to me.

Next up is a card made entirely with PTI materials.  The hexagons are cut with the new Cover Plate: Hexagons die, and then stamped with PTI ink and the new Happy Hexagons stamp set.  The label is die-cut with the Fillable Frames #10 die, and stamped with the matching frame image, and the sentiment is from Happy Hexagons, accented with crystals.

Now it is your turn to play too! Here is the link to the challenge in the Moxie Fab World...let's see what you can come up with!

I'm off to play in another challenge...(I have got to quit my job...just kidding!)


Thursday, July 12, 2012

An Exciting Little Someone...

Hello Blog Friends,

Today I am going to share some preview pictures of my little grandson, Connor, who is predicted to arrive in November of this year!!  My daughter had some sonogram pictures taken this week that really show him well! Look...

So amazing what they can do now, versus 29 years ago!  Can't wait to get this little guy here and snuggle him!!

So that is the little someone who brightens my days!  Just finished knitting a blue blanket for him...on to some bibs...more card pictures to come soon!