Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thank You

When I saw the theme for Papertrey Ink's May Blog Hop I was happy - Flowers!
It's one of my very favorite things, in real life and also in paper crafting.

I spent the last few months at work planning an all-day Stroke class that took place on May 21st. Since the physician speakers treat patients at our hospital and the class was for hospital staff, we weren't allowed to pay them for their time. I decided to make each one a gift basket and card. Only one of the 5 physician speakers was female, so I got to get the fun supplies out for her!   

These blooms were cut with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream CS. Each flower was stamped with a different pattern from Papertrey Ink's Bitty Background Blocks stamp set. The scale of these stamps is perfect for flowers and I know I'll be making more of these.
Thanks for visiting:) 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Flourishes 3 in a Row challenge

Flourishes is having a challenge and the winner will get the new release stamp sets. I picked the diagonal combination from the chart above that includes die cut, flower and scallop for my card.

I used Flourishes Sweet Violets stamps set for the focal image.
The new release has some beautiful sets - keeping my fingers crossed:)

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Cup of Tea for Claire

Waltzinmouse Stamps is turning 2 years old and there is a tea party going on to celebrate this milestone.

I remember when I first discovered WMS. I first knew of Claire from seeing her creations on the Papertrey Ink forum/gallery. Her projects were beautiful. When I first saw her stamps I loved them - such clever and beautiful images.
Don't look too closely at my tea cup - I have a heck of a time putting these together. But I love how they look when finished.

I made a coordinating place card using the PTI tea stamp set.
There is a very generous prize up for grabs for one lucky tea party guest. Read all about it here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Cath's newest Moxie Fab Challenge is to use tissue paper in an innovative way.

Many, many years ago when I first became interested in paper crafting  I took a class at a local college. They taught a lot of the basics of papercrafting. Back then it was dry embossing, embossing using powder, and other basics. One of the things I learned was how to make tissue paper envelopes. I haven't made one in years but this challenge inspired me to use that technique. The other thing that triggered this card is some pretty tissue paper that was part of a gift that my friend Nan gave me. I usually use envelope templates to create the envelopes but this one was made with Papertrey Ink's envelope die. The tissue paper butterfly was made with a MS punch.
Thank you for visiting:)