Saturday, February 20, 2010

Year Of Flowers: Violets

I just received my order from Papertrey Ink yesterday.  Their February release was simply amazing, I don't know how in the world it could ever be topped!  (Of course, I say that to myself every month about them, lol!)  When I opened the box last night, I immediately put together the Year of Flowers: Violets set.  It is so gorgeous that it's unbelieveable!

During the sneak peeks Nichole Heady did a beautiful card featuring the largest violet stamp and the leaves colored with copics.  (This is her post- )  That card made this stamp set a must-have.  So when I got the stamps yesterday, I CASE'd this card ASAP. 

The only things that I did differently were; added rhinestones to the center of the flower, I didn't use distress ink on the edges of the kraft, and I decorated the inside of the card.

Supply list: (All items from unless noted otherwise)
    Paper:  Kraft, White
    Stamps:  Year of Flowers: Violets, Polka Dot Basics II
    Ink: Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow 
  Other:  Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitch ribbon, cream twine, button (My Mind's Eye), edge punch (EK Success), Raspberry Rhinestones, various Copic Markers
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello everyone! Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays. My husband and I don't exchange extravagant gifts, and we don't even go out just the two of us. Instead, we spend the day celebrating love- love for each other, love for our children. And enjoying how blessed we are.

This card is a quick one that I made for my stud muffin husband. The patterned paper, die cuts, and button are from My Mind's Eye. The cardstock (kraft) and ribbon (poppy saddle stitch) are from Papertrey Ink. The edges are inked with Fresh Snow, also from Papertrey.

Happy lovin' everyone! :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sultry, take 1

I'm in love with BasicGrey- their paper constantly blow me away. When they translated their designs to fabric, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! My two loves- papercrafting, and all things fabric were merging in an amazing way. I immediately purchased pre-cuts- a charm pack, a honey bun, and a layer cake. And then they sat for almost a year.

I do this often- I purchase something so excited to use it, and then I just put it on the back burner. But I get to relive the excitement when I finally do pull it out to use it. So I'm challenging myself- I'm going to use up as much of all of the cuts as I possibly can. So far I've made a small quilt for my daughter, and the project I'm sharing with you tonight- a small zippered bag.

I needed a small bag to keep snips and adhesive runner in for my monthly Stampin Up stamp club, and this is just perfect. I used 3 honey bun strips, 1 layer cake piece (lining) , and a 10x10 inch square of fusible fleece. I love the stability that the fleece adds to the project. And with a yo-yo made from a charm square, and a button it was finished.

This project took a little bit over an hour and you can find the "recipe" at