January 28, 2010

Get Well Soon

Here's a little get well card I made for Dad.  I just received the Vintage Label stamp set and love it. 

I used plum pudding cardstock for the base and used an imade for the stamp set to create the background.  Then I ran a piece of lemon tart bitty box paper through a crimper.  The ink I used for the focal image is plum pudding and lemon tart.  The sentiment is from the Communique Curves sentiment set.  For a few final touches I added some yellow pearls and rounded for the bottom corner.  This card came together rather quickly.  Thanks for popping in.


January 26, 2010

January Blog Hop

I was disappointed that I could not participate in PTI's January Blog Hop.  My sister and niece were here from Florida.  I just got back from dropping them off at the airport.  They came in to visit my father (and the rest of the fam) who by the way is doing very well.  He is in a rehab facility getting physical and occupational therapy.  We're hoping he will be able to come home in a couple of weeks.

So because I missed the hop I wanted to share a few projects that just happened to fit the Total Package Challenge.  The first card I made for Dad using the Turn a New Leaf stamp set along with some spring rain bitty dots paper as well as rustic cream cardstock.  The ink I used for the leaves was Versa Magic Dew Drops in Sahara Sand.  I added some dots in spring rain ink and scalloped the edge of the paper.  The ribbon is from my stash.

This photo shows where I cut out some of the leaves and adheres them with some bitty foam pop dots.

For the inside of the card I used a verse from Everyday Blessing stamp set with some smaller leaves and cut a strip of pp and added the scallop to match the front of the card.

And of course we have to have a matching envelop. 

This next project is a sample of this year's Christmas card.  I don't send out that many cards and I don't have time to make them all different.  For me it is easier to make them all the same and have an assembly line going.

I used PTI's Tree Trimming Trio and cased the card sample Nichole used in her countdown.  I just loved the color combo she used.  Thank's Nichole for the idea.  For the inside I used the leave stamp from Beyond Basic Borders stamped over the sentiment which I did on my computer.

And here is the matching envelope.

I hope you enjoyed my projects as well as I did making them.  I hope to join you all for next month's hop.


January 10, 2010

Time to create

It's been over two months since I've been able to get in my craft room and be creative.  I finally had some time yesterday and it felt so good.  Here's a quick update on my father before I share a couple of projects I was able to make yesterday.  Dad is still in the long term acute care hospital but he may be  discharged this week to a skilled care facility for rehab.   He's doing much better but will need more physical and occupational therapy before we can bring him home which is the plan.   He has not been home since November 21st and there have been many trips to the hospital since then.  He's actually been in 4 different facilities.  So there is a bright light at the end of this long tunnel.

Now to share a couple of projects.  The first one is a little winter card I made using some Imaginisce paper I picked up at the LSS.  When I saw this paper I knew I had to get the Snowfall stamp set from PTI that had those adorable mittens in it.

I made a template from the mittens so I could trace it onto some cardstock that matched the pp.  I then stamped the double line  from Faux Ribbon with pure poppy ink and added some Star Dust Stickles.  I used some red fet for the top of the mittens and added some small black buttons.  These mittens were made to mimick the ones in the pp.  The happy winter was also stamped in pure poppy and the snowflake in Color Box's Celadon.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch and added some Stickles to the center of the snowflake.  The green glitter paper I purchased at my LSS.

The second card was created using all Papertrey Ink products with the exception of the little heart punch and the sentiment and ink.

The cardstock used was kraft, vintage cream and sweet blush.  I stamped the little tree from Beyond Basic Borders in Versa Magic wheat and I adhered some little hearts using a punch from Provo Crafts.  The background was created using the open circle stamp from Polka Dot Basics and the little heart from Around and About stamped in the center using Versamark ink.  The sentiment in from a $ stamp I picked up a few years back which is stamped in wheat as well.

Well I hope you enjoyed my projects today and I'm looking forward to getting in my craft room to create more projects.  Stay warm and see you soon!