Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Finally ... a card!

Hey everyone! Happy holiday week :-) Last night after getting home from work, I got my Thanksgiving break started off with some stamping. I haven't made anything in weeks because I have been too busy either lesson planning or working on sorority letter shirts for my side business, but I took a well-deserved break last night and got some new cards cranked out! Yippee!

This card is a 3.5 x 5 card - my new favorite size. :-) And this image is just too fun ... its from Unity's November KOTM and I think its adorable. It's kind of valentine-ish but I think its fun to send to a friend anytime.
I colored the type writer with some gray Copics and I roughed up the card stock frame with an edge distresser and some ink. Love how it turned out. It is hard to see in the photo, but the type writer is popped up on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to clean up my paper crafting mess and get to some cooking for tomorrow's feast with the family. If I have time, I will be back tonight for the monthly PTI blog hop ... although my project for last month is the perfect fit for this month's theme! :-)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Unity Nov 09 KOTM
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Copic Markers; PTI Chai & Chamomile
Paper: PTI White; SU! Pink Pirouette
Other: PTI Hibiscus Burst grosgrain, foam tape, edge distresser tool

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Hiya! Sorry its been so long since I last posted! Things have been crazy in the letter shirt business world with many chapters of my sorority initiating new girls! Anyway, I have a few buddies who are celebrating their birthdays this month and this is one of the cards that I made. In fact, its the only card I have made in about 3 weeks! Ack! I am dying to take a break from sewing, but not much time until I meet some more shirt deadlines. Anywho ...
There has been a lot of heat embossing going on in the blog world and I have been itching to try it out. So much easier than I thought it would be. I added some embossed polka dots to the bottom half of the card using Versamark ink and some clear embossing powder. I stamped the "flowers" with a medallion from the Giga Guidelines set, cut them out and added some glitter using a 2-way glue pen. Love it! I stuck them up on foam tape around the stitched grosgrain bow. In general, I just love how quick and easy this was and how cute it turned out to be! A definite need-to-repeat in the future. How fun would it be to make a set in different color schemes? Maybe when I finish those shirts ...

Thanks for stopping by after such a long time between posts! Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Giga Guidelines

Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz; Versamark
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, White
Other: PTI Raspberry Fizz stitched ribbon; clear embossing powder; 2-way glue pen; foam tape; glitter from Taylored Expressions