Saturday, February 12, 2011

Think BIG - PTI Anniversary

Yesterday's challenge was to "think big"! Here's a couple little "numbers" (wink) for ya. The qualify as "big" for two reasons the use of the large numbers and the monumental birthday that they are for!!

It's late enough that I think I can let the cat out of the bag. My baby brother turns 30 on 2/13. So what better way to celebrate than to receive 30 birthday cards from his big sis! That's my Project 30! I thought it was such a fun and unique idea-the whole family got involved. I've posted several of the cards already and will trickle the rest in over the next week or so. Let me tell ya, there are some dosies!

This first card came from the idea that Nichole used here during the January release of By the Numbers dies and stamps. Here is used just the dies to cut out 30's after i used the Polka Dot Basics II impression plate. I then ran the numbers through my Xyron and voila! I LOVE how this turned out!!
For the next card, I used By the Numbers again, but this time gave it a more vintage/retro look. Cause ya know when someone turns thirty.... they're now vintage! LOL!

Friday, February 11, 2011

PTI Anniversary Cont...

Here's a couple more cards using this weeks freebies from PTI. The first is a pinwheel tag by Maile. The pinwheel just evokes a childhood whimsy for me. When I come across one in the store, I can't help but pick it up and give it a go! (**Note this card is also part of Project 30. ;) wink**) Although it's not too clear in the photo, I embossed the card base with Tin Types impression plate. I layered Maile's tag with a Berry Sorbet Nestie Petite Scalloped Cirlce on top of MatStack 3 - one of my new fav layers! It's all topped off with some lavendar twine one of my crafty BFFs, Alicia, shared with me. Next up is a romantic card based on Beth's tag. I went to my stash of left over background paper and came across one of my favs - a Plum Pudding Damask background stamped on Lavendar Moon paper covered in a golden shimmery ink mist. This was all matted with a perfect gold lined cardstock. I also pulled out Matstack 1 and stamped the large image from Round & Round; I just love the dotted line scroll work! Finally it's topped off with Beth's tag layerd on top of a Nestie Petite Scalloped Circle and 3 gems. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

PTI Day 5 Color Challenge I was able to combine Nichole's freebie tag with Jessica's favorite color combination. I must say I love her choices!!!

The tag is printed on soft stone, the card base is Aqua Mist (my personal fav!), and this lucious Basic Grey paper has Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz splashed in. It's all topped off with a layered Swiss Dot Summer Sunrise bow.

This card is also part of a secret project I'm calling Project 30. I'll give more details next week!

PTI Anniversary Day 3 - Make It Monday

Yes I know it's Tuesday, but we have a week for this challenge. I combined a Lisa's tag along wtih the first Make It Monday challenge. if you haven't seen Erin's video - head over to Nichole's blog to check it out! This was a super fun challenge as it got me looking through all my PTI stamps set to find "love" related sentiments. I really love how this turned out. The finished card is about 5x7 ish. If you're wondering the emobossing is a Cuttlebug embossin folder, that I used a stylus to emboss. It was a pain, but added the needed texture to the card.
Thanks for stopping by and keep your fingers crossed for me!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PTI Anniversary-Day 2

So day 2 of PTI's 4th Anniversary, if you can imagine, is more amazing than the first! Today provides an opportunity to design your own stamp set! OMG! Can you believe it?

To get an extra entry in today's contest, Nicholle has provided a freebie download. When I sawy Melissa's tag I knew I wanted a rainbow of paper on the card front. I added texture with the Polka Dot Basics II impression plate on the strips of colored cardstock. A seam binding edge and bow complete the card. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

2010 PTI Fav(s)

Papertrey Ink, my all time favorite stamp company is celebrating their 4th Anniversary. Nicholes post today, asks us to reflect on our favorite project and products from 2010. This was difficult as I couldn't narrow this down to just one I have a couple so here they are!

  • I love this first card because it has my two favorite colors (Aqua Mist & Lemon Tart) AND my single most favorite flower (Friends Til The End) from PTI!!! When I got this set, all I did was cut these flowers out and color, color, color. Hey PTI how about a die for this one?? :)

  • When Everyday Button Bits was released and I saw that bicycle, I knew those wheels just had to be flowers! A good friend my age, who was diagnosed with cancer, received this card because she owned a bicylce that had flower patterns in the tires. Can you imagine?
  • I think I secretly want a VB Bug, because this little Car and Die form Enjoy the Ride got lots of mileage at my house! (Again with the Aqua Mist *wink*)
  • I wish I had a picture of the litte girls dress at church that inspired this beauty. The dress was white with the chocoalte brown patter and then a pink shrug and ribbon at the waist! Ohhhh it was divine. Here I also tried my hand and the popular layerd paper flowers.
  • Last but not least.... I cased this card idea from a fellow PTI'er who layere the text and polka dot backgrounds. It turned out so good! I also love, love, love the Sweet Treats II and that wicth. I wish you could see this one in real life as I used the Martha glue pad and her amazing glitter.

Well that's my PTI year in review favs. I hope you join the festivities....but don't leave too many comments 'cause that will reduce my chances of winning. ;)