Sunday, February 26, 2012

Background Basics: Medallions- LOVE, love, love!

Hmmmm.... I'm thinking that I could probably use this background on every card/project that I make and still not tire of the myriad color combinations. Although this a my first test drive of BB Medallions, it's just the tip of the proverbial creative iceberg. 
And I love the new PTI ink in Simply Chartreuse- perhaps my new favorite go-to green!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTI February 2012 Blog Hop


The Papertrey Blog Hop challenge was to create an interactive card. Since I am usually a CAS kind of girl and because I do not have any of the brand spankin' new Movers and Shakers tools released by PTI this month, I was left to my own devices. So.... I made a "thanks for your hospitality" 4X4 card! Unfortunately, I did miss the deadline, but thought that I'd give it a try anyway! Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, February 10, 2012

PTI 5th Anniversary- Day 6

Today on the Papertrey Ink site you will find five sketches in honor of their fifth anniversary. The challenge is to pick one (or more!) to work with and create a project based on your chosen sketch. My first choice is #4 - one of my favorites!

PTI 5th Anniversary- Day 5, Papertrey and Pinterest



Pinterest, oh how I love thee- so many creative ideas, so many recipes, so many cards to fawn over! I chose Betsy Veldman's lovely card for my inspiration and did not venture too far from her design. A bit of machine stitching would have been nice too...  I really wanted to enter this in the Day 5 challenge at PTI, but ran out to time (and steam)!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PTI 5th Anniversary- Day 4


I loved Erin Lincoln's layout and also went with her color combo!  Why, oh why, is "simple" never quite so simple? I had all of my elements laid out every which way! So here are two versions. And, hey, not one stamp in sight..... how'd that happen?
With all of the DT's favorite combos tempting me, will this be another PTI obsessed day? Perhaps.

Monday, February 6, 2012

PTI 5th Anniversary- Day 2, version 3

Ok, Ok, I promise.... this is the last PTI Day 2 project for today! I have to get some sleep so I'll be fresh for tomorrow's Papertrey activities!

PTI 5th Anniversary- Day 2, version 2

Yes, me again, with an additional contribution to the Papertrey Day 2 festivities- some cute little chicks from Lisa Johnson! Ah, if only I could create to my heart's content down in the craft cave...... sigh. However, some people might expect some real food for dinner- perhaps something other than Super Bowl leftovers!

PTI 5th Anniversary- Day 2, version 1

Today is Day 2 of Papertrey Ink's Anniversary  celebration, with another really great giveaway! The PTI designers offered 12 cute download-able designs to use in a project (or two, or three, depending on how ambitious you're feelin')! My first card is inspired by Dawn's pretty HB greeting!I really, really wanted to participate in the PTI Day 1 challenge, which was to choose a designer's favorite project and re-create your own design that is similar in layout, color(s), etc. However, I was SO overwhelmed by this prospect that I was creatively paralyzed. Aak! Come up with a card, in a mere 24 hours, whilst my brain was going in a million different directions, thinking about what I might create.Nope.... couldn't do it. At least not while all involved in the Super Bowl goodies: Buffalo Chicken Dip, Oriental Chicken Wings, homemade pizza, veggie tray, etc. The food IS what football is all about, right?