February 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop...here I come!

I'm so excited to take part in the PapertreyInk Blog Hop.  I have admired all the designers of this company for awhile now.  February's theme is Design Team Appreciation Day. I took this as a sign I should participate since I don't leave comments on their blogs very often.  Every single one of the DT blogs has the best inspiration and I probably check them at least every other day.  The challenge was to go through the DT gallery or their blogs and find a project that you found inspirational and recreate it giving it your own spin to make it unique.

The card above was taken from Besty Veldman's Blog, one of those very talented ladies.

And, here is mine...not anything the way Betsy originally posted...well, maybe a little, but, it was supposed to be unique right?

A close-up view.  Thanks for looking!  Oh, and leave a comment, I know I will from now on!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate - PTI; Chestnut Roan - Colorbox Chalk
Buttons: Spring Moss, Razzberry Fizz, Ocean Mist - PTI
Twine: Rustic Cream Button Twine - PTI
Stamps: Blooming Buttons Bits - PTI
Patterned Paper: Estate Sale/Nana's Apron - Bella Blvd
Ribbon: Unkown

February 24, 2010

A sneak peek!

This is so exciting!  I have a new blog and I actually have something to post on it!  My sister thinks I have too much time on my hands :) My house isn't clean, that's for sure.  I can't thank Stephanie enough for the cute header.  I had a name and she made it come to life.  What a friend!  Oh, and did I mention, how much I am learning!  I think it only took me 3 hours to post this!

Here is a little sneek peek of the handmade items I have crafted for the Blog Crawl...enjoy!

February 22, 2010

Consider yourself invited...

and please be sure to pass the invite on to all your friends too! Bella Blvd is pairing up Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker for one huge blog crawl. With nearly 50 handmade giveaways from design team members, and 3 large product packs from each company! I will be crafting away this week on one of those handmade giveaways, so be sure to stop by and maybe you will see a sneek peek or two! On Friday, March 5th be sure to visit Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker for all the information on where to go next and how to win!
Mark your calenders!!!! It's a date!!! We can't wait!!!!

February 11, 2010

Glimmer Misting the morning away

I watched Heidi Swapp's latest Wednesday night Webisode and she always gets me fired up about products I keep telling myself...I DO NOT NEED! So, again, on another Thursday morning I find myself in the middle of a Glimmer Mist mess, I do not like messy things. Although, I have to admit, on a scale of 1 to 10; 10 being the messiest, Glimmer Mist ranks about a 4. So unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I see more colors in my future. I used some stencils I already owned from Crafters Workshop and my mere 2 colors, Coffee Shop and the coveted Marshmallow. I was somewhat happy with the results and made a thank you card I owe to my nephew, Ben's, girlfriend, Katie. I have the big button on the front and hope the Postal Service lets it go through. Enjoy!

February 7, 2010

SuperBowl Sunday

October 28th? Honestly, that's the last time I looked at this and today is February 6th, but I am going to make an honest effort to keep up. Please don't ask me where Polka Dot Kitty came from, this is my second post and I have renamed this and changed the background at least 5 times and I'm sure the next time you visit, it will have changed again. Haven't paid much attention to the game except for half-time show, gosh, do I look as old as The Who? I hope not. Tomorrow I will try to figure out how to do links to my fav blogs. Ciao for now!