March 22, 2009

Birthday wishes

I've been playing around with some of my new goodies I purchased from PTI. I love the Life stamp set by Lisa Johnson. The possibilities are endless when working with this set. I was disappointed when I opened the Guidelines Two set because my guideline stamp was messed up. Half of the stamp is all foggy on the underside and will not stick to the block. I've never had this happen to me before. I've read that this has happened to other folks so I'm waiting to hear from customer service to see what I need to do to get a replace stamp.

I so wanted to play with that set this weekend since I had the time. Next weekend I'll be doing some spring cleaning cause we have our annual spring clean up which mean if there's anything you want to throw out that can't be picked up with your regular garbage this is the time to put it out at the curb. For instance I've got an old old dresser (not worth keeping), an old TV, a TV stand, boxes of stuff and I still have to go through the garage and the cellar. That same weekend I'll be having all the family over to celebrate my parents birthdays which are a week apart. The following weekend I'm going out of town with my sister and her family for a little R & R and the weekend after that is Easter. Hopefully I'll get some play time during the week.

Ok, enough of that, now on to my project.

Here I used the new PTI color Hibiscus Burst and the new stamp set Life. I never worked with markers before so I went to my local scrapbook store and picked up a few. These markers are from Towbow. I've heard so much about the Copic markers but I had to take what I could get my hands on at the time. I do like how the markers give it a watercolor effect. I grabbed my Cuttlebug Tiny Tags set and stamped the birthday wishes on it and attached it to the ribbon with a metal ring.

I used the Heidi Swapp edge distresser around the stampers white cardstock and matted it to some spring moss cardstock. I then tied it up with some Hibiscus Burst satin ribbon and attached it to the Hibiscus Burst card. For a final touch I added alittle sparkle to the buds with some Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter and glue pen.

Stamps: Life and Mixed Messages
Ink: True Black, Tombox markers
Paper: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus Burst and Spring Moss
Other: Hibuscis Burst satin ribbon, Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter, glue pen, Cuttlebug tiny Tags, Heidi Swapp edge distresser
Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


  1. This is the most beautiful card I have seen with this set. WOW!!

  2. This is beautiful! Great job!

  3. Wow! So pretty! You did an excellent job. I own both tombow and copic markers. Tombow are way better for stamping with. Copics are better for coloring, in my opinion anyway. But long before I splurged on copics I colored plenty with my tombows.

  4. Oh, that's so pretty! I love how you colored the flowers.

  5. You rocked that hibiscus paper! It looks to crisp and fresh alongside the life set. gorgeous!