Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 2010 Papertrey Blog Hop 2

This is my entry, Yvette, for the PTI July Bloghop. I was inspired to do this set by Laurel Seagrave. Her notecard inspired me to use my damask stamps from PTI. My set includes: a birthday calendar, tin paper-clip holder, notecards with stationery box, wall hanging and matching notepad. All items can be placed in my gable box as a wonderful gift box. I will also give you the details on how I made each of these items when I post again. Office supplies used are: paper-clips, binder ring to hold wall hanging and birthday calendar, and a paper pad. Take a look and enjoy!!

July 2010 Papertrey Blog Hop

Here is my entry (Vanessa) for Papertrey Ink's July Blog Hop. Being a teacher and seeing their July release I was inspired to make a teacher set. I hope you like it. It was extremely easy and fun to make. I will give you all the details and show you each item. I used Teacher's Apple, Just for You and the library card stamps from PTI to make this set. It includes office supplies because one is a post-it holder, a notecard holder, a long note pad, and a card that has a removable bookmark. Again I will share the details of each item on my next post.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shopping Bella

Since the weekend is approaching and we all like to shop a little on the weekend :)
I thought I would share my card with shopping Bella but before we get to my card I think we are starting to approach 500 hits on our blog and when we do we will post some blog keep posted on the deets and photos for that....
On to the card:
1. A2 base is made from Michaels Kraft cardstock
2. stamped the image on white cardstock and colored with prismacolor markers
3. the designer papers were just from old, old, old scraps I found in a folder in the house
4. I cut the circles of scraps with different size circle nestabilities and the bella image with an oval and orange scrap cardstock as the mat.
5. The strips on the bottom were also in the scrap pile.

From a bunch of scraps a quick and cute card. Well keep checking back here we are working on some projects to post this weekend since we will be indoors with the storm Bonnie approaching South Florida this weekend. Pray we don't lose power or flood. Be back soon, Yvette

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flowers and Jane Austen Continued

Here is part two of my Jane Austin inspiration. Here is the same type of card I made yesterday but changed it up to be pink. Again I used K & Co paper called Classic Margo with a dark green base. I used my Prismacolor pencils to color the flowers from my Lockhart stamp called "Rose of Sharon." Is there anyone out there using Prismacolor pencils? Let me know, I am very interested to see how many people use colored pencils and oppose to markers. Are you interested in knowing which colors I used? Yes you say, okay, here it is:

For the flower I used: PC928 Blush Pink as the base color then I used PC995 Mulberry in the center of the flower. All the other colors I used are on yesterday's blog for the leaves and basket. Don't forget your odorless paint thinner to blend the colors nicely.

Have any of you read any Jane Austen books? Who is your female favorite character? There are so many distinct female characters in each book. On the right side of our blog you can take a quiz to see which female heroine you are. Did it match with your favorite character?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flowers and Jane Austen

I am just a few pages away from finishing Jane Austen's book, "Mansfield Park." I am a big fan of Jane Austen and the classics. I have already read "Pride and Prejudice" and "Persuasion." Now I am in a vintage-type mood so here is my Jane Austen inspired card. In every book or movie you would see the women of this period picking fresh flowers for their houses and this Lockhart stamp reminds me of those flowers. I colored them with my prismcolor pencils and used the Gamsol technique to give it that smooth blended effect. I'm like my sister. We see so many cardmakers using Copic markers and although I have tried them and various crafting conventions and I absolutely love how they feel and color, I, like my sister find it very difficult to pay $5+ dollars for one marker. I will keep playing and experimenting with my prismacolor pencils until I get the effect I want.

In case you are interested here are the colors I used:
For the flower: PC1088 Muted Turquoise and PC1086 Sky Blue Light
For the leaves: PC1090 Marine Green and PC1005 Limepeel
For the basket: PC946 Dark Brown and PC1080 Beige Sienna
Highlight around the flowers: PC914 Cream
and ultimately don't forget to blend the colors using a stump dipped in Gamsol (Odorless Paint Thinner).
The paper I used is K & Co. and Kraft cardstock.

If any of you try this, let me know how it goes and if you are a pro at using Prismacolor pencils I would love for you toshare some techniques and color combos with me.
Has anyone read any Jane Austen book? If you have please let me know which is your favorite. I am torn between Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. They are my all-time favorite.
Enjoy and have fun creating!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Get Well

Lately we have had a few sickies in the group so I have needed some get well cards.
I used my Lockhart stamp for this task and colored it with my prismacolor and SU markers. I know they would have blended better with Copics but right now they just cost too much and I WANT so many other things.

I cut it out with my Oval nestabilities and embossed.
The base of the card is Kraft cardstock with a blue mat from Michaels bazzill cardstock
The gingham paper is from Kay and Co and the plaid I could not find a name on the paper so I dont know who makes it.
The orange ribbon is from the dollar spot at Target and the buttons are from my stash
The get well sentiment is a PTI stamp stamped in SU Chocolate chip. The tag I just cut by hand since I didnt have anything that size.
I dont need Copics!!! I dont need Copics !!!
I hope you liked my card.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Teen cards

I needed to make some male teen cards and this is what I came up with. I must tell you I love my Inkadinkado stamps. I like their stamps and with a Michael's or Joann's 40% coupon it becomes a real value.

I started with black cardstock to make an A2 size card
The designer paper is from Basic Grey Ambrosia.
I stamped the skull, border and you rock stamps onto white card stock and cut out with my fiskars cutter. I did not have my Nestabilties yet.
I took orange and red glitter gel pens and colored the border and skull and sentiment.

I hope you like it... I think it looks cool, lets see what the teens think: they may just roll their eyes at it...

Monday, July 12, 2010

I wanted a simple card I could easily mass produce. I was running low and needed to just have some quick cards on hand....PTI to the rescue. Last year my sister, sister in law and I went to CHA in Orlando Fla and purchased enough PTI product to qualify for their free stamp set called "Floral Fusion" I must tell you this stamp set has been loved...

I took kraft card stock and made an A2 size card.
The green paper is from Making Memories I just cut strips of it to put on the cards.
I took some cream color cardstock and stamped the stems in SU mellow moss and
the flowers in a lilac stamp pad I have of Anna Griffin ink.
The sentiment is also from the floral fusion set stamped in SU Chocolate chip and the dots on the flowers are also Chocolate chip marker.
I grabbed buttons out of my stash and added Michaels rhinestones to them and the flowers. Voila in about 30 minutes I have about 20 cards made all for different
occasions by changing the sentiments.

Here is a close up of the card:

I hope you liked my card!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just Because

This is a card base I made and had left over so I can't even begin to tell you what
paper was used but the stamp is a stamping bella stamp colored with my prismacolor
markers. I added some dew drops on the side. I must have a million of them. I think when we get closer to 500 hits we will think about some blog candy just to spark things up a bit. Maybe I will get together some blog candy for the 1st person that comments on our blog if they leave their email address. Tell me how we could improve upon our posts to make you ladies comment? We seem to get hits but no comments....:(

Saturday, July 10, 2010

On My Couch

I thought I would share with you a card I made with one of my favorite stamp sets from PTI on my couch.
1. The base of the card is black cardstock from michael's cut to be an A2 card.
2. The mat is from Basic Grey Ambrosia one of my favorites they made. Just seems to
fit my card style.
3. Cut out Nestablities Labels 1 on black cardstock and outlined the inside the
die with a white gel pen to make with frame around it
4. The sentiment was stamped on the bottom of this piece of cardstock also from
on my couch.
5. I cut a circle with my nestabilties and embossed with my cuttlebug embossing
6. Stamped my couch on making memories paper I got at Big Lots and adhered to the

I hope you like it. If I don't post alot in the next week I will be at Disney but my sister will continue to post so just check back.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birthday Bella

I don't know about you girls but I just love my stamping bella stamps...Those skinny little stylish gals. Anyway here is a birthday card using one of my bellas. I colored her with my Prismacolor Markers which I am still learning to use, so I am open to any tips you may have. I know copics are easier to use but I cannot justify that cost for a marker when there are so many other things on my wish list. I made a A2 size card out of white cardstock and used brown cardstock from Michaels for my mats on everything. The green cardstock is also from Michaels and was embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder swiss dots. The designer paper is from Basic Grey Ambosia, I just love their paper!!!! I purchased about 6 of their 6x6 notebooks when had their sale so you will see more of their paper in the near future. I just checked USPS and my package should arrive today :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Baby Girl/Baby Boy

I have to say when I saw this card by Heather Nichols, one of the designers of Papertrey Ink, I had to make this card. Let me tell you it was so fast and easy to make that I was able to mass produce this card. I'm a teacher and a lot of my co-workers are expecting and I am ready for any baby occasion that comes my way. This card was done using Papertrey stamps: Enjoy the Ride and Polka Dot Basics 2. I also used Inkadinkado stamps for the sentiments: Baby Boy and Baby Girl. You will have fun making this card.

Now here is the baby boy version of the same card.You can use a bow or buttons to embellish.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Since this weekend is 4th of July and there is a lot of decorating and cooking to be done, here is a quick post of some easy cards I made.
Here is a picture of two sets of cards I made for friends. The reason why I made two sets was because I used two different punches and this card was quick to make. I cased this card from Heather Nichols, one of the designers from Papertrey Ink. I made multiples using all the different sentiments to change it up.
Here is a picture of what I used:

List of items needed: Papertrey's Ink "Green Thumb" stamp set, dark green, light green, white, and kraft cardstock, Stampin up White Craft ink pad, Stampin Up Mellow Moss ink pad, Papertrey's True Black ink pad, light green ribbon, green buttons, Martha's Stewart's lattice and doily lace punch, and hemp cord.

The card measures A6, which is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4.
Okay, here is a question for those of you reading this post. Do you prefer me taking a picture of all the items I used or is the picture of the card is enough? Let me know what you think. It does take time to find everything and put it in my basket but if you prefer the visual I'll keep doing it. First person to answer please attach your email addr to your comment. Thanx : )

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ok ladies another masculine card. I have a few male birthday's coming up in the near future. I used green cardstock from Micheals I think it was bazzill . The designer paper that is a map is from a Kay and Company mat stack. The tag, paper clip and stamp were all from Making Memories Vintage finds kits and Passport kit. The Happy birthday sentiment is stamped in SU chocolate chip but is a PTI stamp. The compass that I stamped in PTI's Avocado ink is also from my Steve Hampton Ebay buy. I told you I got my money's worth from that purchase. Around the compass I stamped my PTI Vintage Labels stamp then cut it out with my Labels 1 nestabilities. Then I took a one inch strip of card stock and wrapped twine around it and added 2 buttons from my stash and voila I have a birthday card for my brother in law....Hope ypu liked it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Eclipse and a Masculine card

Last night Vanessa and I went to see Eclipse. A girl's night out and what a treat it was. I am still on Team Edward because I still picture Jacob in my head as "Shark Boy" but I must say he has surely grown up during the Twilight series.

Ok enough of that on with my card.....For my birthday Vanessa got me some great PTI
stamps and I made a masculine birthday card with it..

I just used Kraft color paper as the base of the card and a piece of Kay and Company designer paper from one of their mat stacks. The stamp set from PTI is called Through the Trees. I took another piece of kraft paper and used my brayer to get some blue ink on the top half of the card then I brayered green on the bottom half of the card. The blue used on top is a Anna Griffin blue pigment ink and the bottom is SU mellow moss. I had to undust my brayer to use it remember when we used it all the time. I then stamped the text with a Hampton Arts background stamp I have had in my stash since the Steve Hamptom Ebay purchase. I used Avocado ink from PTI for the
text. Once that dried a bit then I stamped the tree from my stamp set with SU chocolate chip and PTI avocado. I added my sentiment over the text in black memento ink. The final touch was twine and buttons from my stash....I got the idea from Pine from PTI. Those design team ladies are just so creative I follow all of their blogs.