Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Party Decorations.

  September is full of family birthdays. Both my daughter and granddaughter are Virgos. Since my granddaughter was born 4 years ago, my daughter's birthday has taken a back seat somewhat. Their birthdays are 2 days apart.
  This year I had the family over for dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Since I had made some party decorations for my granddaughter's birthday, I thought I should rightfully create some for my daughter's birthday dinner.


 An up close shot of the banner.

Now, a birthday is not complete unless there is a party favor. So this is what I whipped up. I filled the bags with 4 nuggets of candy.

  Needless to say my daughter was surprised and appreciative of all I did to make her birthday special.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PTI September Blog Hop; Take #2

  This is my second submission for the September PTI Blog Hop. I might be stretching the challenge a wee bit. Does gauze count as fabric?  I have been seeing a lot of mummies in Halloween displays. I don't have any mummy stamps. Saw these cute little mummies on Pinterest. Seemed easy to do. So here is my rendition.

  I used a Fiber One bar for my base. When I make some up for my granddaughters, it will be chocolate for sure!

That's my PTI True Black card stock in the back.

Papertrey Ink September Blog HOp


Today is Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop.  Today we are challenged to create a wrapping using either felt or fabric. Here are the inspiration photos.

One of my favorite ways to wrap a baby gift is in a receiving blanket.
 I created the yellow flower with a baby washcloth. The leaves are from the Delightful Dahlias die colored with Copics.

 The mat stack 4 die and Stamp set was used to create the tag. The giraffe image is a wood mounted stamp from Art Gone Wild. The ink used for the tag was Memento Rose Bud.
    Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see all the different wrappings created by everyone.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vampires & Virgins!

  As I was browsing the card aisle to find  a card for this week's MIM: Card Aisle Inspiration I came across this card.

  After seeing the inside sentiment,  I knew I had to replicate this card. I have just the right person in mind that I am going to send it to.
Here's my version.

  I used the  ABC Kid's font on my computer to generate the sentiment. The large bat image is from Inky Antics stamped on Smokey Shadow card stock. The smaller bats are from Stamps by Judith. The star is from Star Prints.

And now for the inside sentiment.......

I love it!    
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Happy Birthday Olivia!

     Today my precious granddaughter, Olivia, turned 4. I was blessed by being able to spend the day with her. Her princess birthday party was last Saturday. You can click here to see the decorations I made for her party.
    This is the pocket card I made her.

The finished size of the card is 4.5 by 8.25. 

I began with a piece of PTI Pattern Paper; cut and scored as seen below

 I then adhered a piece of Royal Velvet on the front of the pocket.

 I added the striped pattern paper and stamped image on the Mat Stack 4.

The image is a wood mount rubber stamp by Great Impressions. I dazzled the shoes by using Lilac Glitter Ritz.

The inside sentiment is a compilation of 3 stamps: Great Impressions, Heart to Heart #2,Make a Wish Additions

   Here's a close up of the little wand to which I added some ribbon.

  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MIM #83 Card Aisle Inspiration

     Rarely do I cruise down the card aisle for inspiration. However, after viewing the MIM # 83 video, I decided to give it a try. While at Krogers,  I saw several cards that I snapped pixs of with my camera phone. I decided to use this one since I still have about 6 more Halloween cards to make. (Sorry for the Blurred picture)

  This is the card I made.

   I had to stamp my sentiment on pattern paper because no other color was visible on the black card stock except for Fresh Snow and Sweet Blush which I did not want to use. The sentiment is stamped using the technique of selective stamping from Think Big Favorites # 1 and 7 as well as an old wooden stamp from my stash. Scary was stamped with Outline Alphabet and colored in.

 Here are some up close shots of the scary critters.
 The bat was stamped on Smoky Shadows card stock using an Inky Antic Halloween stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Birthday Decorations

     On Saturday, my granddaughter celebrated her up coming 4th birthday with a party.  Being a girl turning four, it had to be a princess party of course!  Being a crafty grandma, I had to make her a banner.


  Here is an up close shot.
   My favorite part of the banner was the crown panels. The crown was cut using the Cricut Princess Party Cartridge. I used my Copics to color the gems.
   Normally, I make party hats, but one day while shopping at the dollar store I found these crowns.

How could one pass up a bargain like this!  Besides I knew my granddaughter would prefer these crowns to some paper ones. 

Now every princess needs a personalized banner!  Right? So I created this one.

 When my granddaughter saw it she told me it was   "BEAUUUUTIFUL". (I am not sure her parents liked it as they do not want her called "princess".)
 An up close shot of the details.

       It was a great party. All the little girls came dressed up in their princess outfits. When they arrived they received their crown and a wand. Here's my little princess!

  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Celebrating 90 years.

     Today my uncle turned 90. There have been many history making events in his life time along with advancements in medicine and tools for everyday living. Here's the card I made him.

  An up close shot of the banner & numbers I made using my Wishblade.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cas-u-al Friday #69

  I decided to try my hand this week at submitting a card to the Cas-u-al Fridays challenge which is to create a CAS project using embossing; dry, heat or a combination of the two.

  Immediately the components of this card popped into my head. (Believe me that is rare!)

 Here's an up close shot of the embossed panel using one of my Cuttlebug folders. The bitty bird is cut using PTI Blueberry Sky felt. I used a french knot to create the bird's eye.
  As I was assembling the card, the idea to emboss the card base using PTI's Linen & Canvas impression plate came to me. It adds some nice texture to the card base. You can see it in the photo below. The sentiment is from Peaceful Garden stamped in Blueberry Sky ink.

I am also going to enter this in Sweet Stampin Challenge . The challenge this week is white on white.
   Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monsters Three

  Do you send out many Halloween cards? There are about a dozen people I send Halloween cards to in addition to my 2 granddaughters.  With the incentive of Nicole's Mr. Bone's Halloween Spook Out I am a third of the way finished with my Halloween cards.

 I used PTI's Striped Impression plate on the top third of the card.  You can see the details better in the picture below. This is the first card I made those monsters in a non-ghost color and with one eye.

An up close shot of the Sentiment stamped in Fresh Snow.
 Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Happy Haunting!

  I think this is one of the first months that I have actually used 80% of the goodies I recently ordered from PTI before the next release. (It does help being retired.) I'm just loving that little guy from Happy Haunting! This is another entry for Nichole's Mr. Bones Halloween Spook Out.

 Finally got the opportunity to use those Halloween star brads I bought ages ago! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


 This is my 3rd submission for Nicole's Mr. Bones Halloween Spook Out. I've been entertaining the idea of creating a spider using black felt cut from one of the limitless layer oval die. I used the chevron die to make the legs using True Black card stock.  Isn't he cute?

. I attached a vellum spider web against a white panel impressed with the Striped Embossing Plate to create this card. Because I didn't want to have the spider take up the entire card, the base is 4 1/2 by 6 1/4".

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hair Raising Ghosts!

     When I saw the little ghost barrettes Erin Lincoln created with the Happy Haunting die, I knew I would  be making those cute little guys for my granddaughters. I used hair clips instead of barrettes.
      This is the first time I used score tape to adhere the twill ribbon around the hair clip base. So much easier than using the glue gun. However, I still used the hot glue gun to stick the ghosts on.

   Don't you love their googly eyes? I found some self adhesive eyes at Archivers. So easy to attach instead of glue. Which one is your favorite? Mine is the ghost with the gingham ribbon. I can't wait until October to give Lilly and Olivia their little ghost. I still need to package them. Thanks for stopping by.

Die: Happy Haunting
Ribbon: PTI Black Twill, Gingham,
Buttons: Orange Zest
Other: PTI Vintage Creme Felt, Googly Eyes, hair clips

Saturday, September 1, 2012


I made this card a month ago because I wanted to submit it for the Retrosketch # 23 challenge.

Turned out that the sensor on my camera went bad. It took me about a month to find a camera I liked.  That's why I am only posting this card now.

I used Kryon webbing spray to create the background. The images are from all old rubber stamps in my stash. The black border was made using PTI's heart border die.
One good thing about posting this today is I can submit it to PTI"S Mr. Bones' Spook Out. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.