Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday - PTI Swap Card

I am participating in the PTI Swap hosted by Steffie on SCS and I wanted to share the card that I did for the Birthday card category.

I used the new PTI Pretty Peonies Anniversary set for my card. I was inspired by Nichole Heady's card that she did for the set reveal. I did not get the background set she had used, so instead used the Script Patterned Paper. You can see her card here.

I am for sure loving the new PTI Inks. I used Simply Chartreuse ink for the label. I used Ranger DI Tumbled Glass and stamped the outline Peony image for the center panel. I cut out the copic colored flower and the panel and popped them up on foam dots to give the card a bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Pretty Peonies anniversary set
Ink - PTI Simply Chartreuse, Memento Black, Ranger DI Tumbled Glass
Paper - PTI Dearest Jane Patterned paper, PTI White and Hawaiian shores card stock
Other - None

Monday, February 27, 2012

Layout with some older pictures

Today is the first day of GS107 class that I am taking. You can see the details of the class here if you are interesting in joining as well. I love Valerie's sketches.

There are some challenges going on over Bella Blvd Blog as well and one of them was to use cute cuts. I do not own any Bella Blvd products and hence no cute cuts, but I found some really nice chipboard die cuts in my vacation stash and so I am hoping these will work instead of the cute cuts. So, I am entering this LO for the Bella Blvd challenge as well.

These are pictures from our Hawaii Trip (Oahu actually) in the year 2000. Our first anniversary vacation. I had to get the negatives scanned to get the digi prints, so the quality is not that great, but I love the memories associated with these pictures and so I had to create LO's with them.

I am also getting more bolder and experimental with my PSE10. I did not have much space on the tag to write with my own handwriting. So, I created a blank document in PSE 10, wrote the journaling and then printed it directly on the tag. YAY!!! Was so happy with the final result.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - SU, PTI Patterned papers, Coredinations Card stock
Ink - Copics marker
Other - Chipboard vacation accents, Creative Memories Hexagonal punch

Friday, February 24, 2012

February Viva La Verve Challenges - Week 1 and 2

It had been a while since I participated in Verve Sketch Challenges on SCS. Life happened and time was running!!!!! But I loved all the 4 sketches from February and decided to play. There is still time if you are interested to participate as well - Click here to visit their thread on SCS Forum.(Verve stamps are not needed, I use them as it is a good time to put these stamps to use).

Here are my cards from Week 1 and 2,

For both these cards I used VERVE Stamp set called Making a statement. I just love this set (the font for sentiments is amazing I think). I am not getting paid to say this - but I love VERVE and their fast shipping and this stamp set is on their spring sale right not.

They also have a die for the loopy flowers, next time I will for sure get those as it will be easier than cutting the by hand.

Here are the sketches,
Week1 -
Week 2 -

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Verve Making a Statement
Paper- PTI White, Brown and Kraft Cardstock, Making Memories, Stampin Up and OA Patterned paper
Ink - Memento Black, Ranger DI Iced Spruce and Faded Jeans
Other - Circle Punches, Copics, Pearl Embellishment

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Riley Birthday Card

Hello Friends, I was in a mild creative slump. I was creating some of my LOAD pages and working on my PL, but had not taken pictures and posted on blog as I felt that some of them had quite a bit of personal stories etc. I have to yet learn how to mask certain areas of a photographed page using PSE10. But today I made a card with a new (I mean new for me) Riley stamps that I had acquired a while ago and had not used.

This card is for three Challenges,

1) February Sketch for you to Try.
2) Riley and Co Challenge - Going Around in Circles.
3) Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Use three different papers.

I used patterned papers from PTI, MME and Making Memories. All the paper used on this card is from my stash which makes me very happy. I colored the Juggling Riley image with Copics and then added some Glossy Accents to the balls. Inside I used one of the patterned papers and added sentiment from PTI Birthday Bash. Riley and Co has some cute circus sentiment stamp set, but I do not have that, but I thought the sentiment Who is Counting, kind of went well with this image.

I was inspired by my Friend Michele and Imke's cards.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Riley and Co Juggling Riley, PTI Birthday Bash
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Inking Cube Chai
Paper - PTI White, True Black and Spring Moss Card stock, PTI, MME and Making Memories Patterned Paper
Other - Buttons from Stash, Circle Punches, Nestabilities, Ranger Glossy Accents

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Load Day5

Today was Day 5 of Load212 and today's prompt was "what has not changed"..I was getting so many ideas. This LO was the first idea I got, I am working on another layout for this prompt.

I used pictures of myself with my mom, husband and brother - an older picture as well as a newer picture.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Golden Memories - Past Perfect

I am participating in Lain Ehmann's Load212 - Past Perfect. It started on Feb 1st. I have not yet fully completed day 1 and 2's prompts. But I wanted to share the two layouts that I did for Day 3 (Who am I today) and Day 4(The More things change).

Day 3 - Who Am I today - I figured who I am today is because of how my childhood was and how my parents raised me..So I created a layout with a few of my childhood photos with some journaling.

Day 4 - The more things change - I guess relationships become stronger and you grow more..That is what my layout talks about. My relationship with my brother as years have changed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Paper - Coredinations Cardstock, SU patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Chai Inking cube
Stamps - None
Other - Gemstone embellishemnt, Prima flowers, Pearl Flower centers, AC Thickers

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Holiday Tidings

I am supposed to be working on Valentine day cards, but some how I am all into Holiday cards :)) One of the challenges on the Weekly Christmas Card challenge(Apr 27th week) was to create a Christmas card with Lighthouse or Nautical theme. Immediately I thought of an old CHF Set that I own called Beacon of Hope.

I love the lighthouse images in this set. So I stamped one of them, colored it with copics. The sentiment is from PTI Take Three - Winter. I thought the word tidings kind of went well with the Nautical theme. The paper is from PTI Men of Life.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - CHF Beacon of Hope, PTI Take Three: Winter
Paper - PTI White, Pure Poppy and Hawaaiin Shores Card stock, PTI Men of Life Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, SU Red Ink
Other - PTI Twine, PTI Vintage Button

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Less is More - Sketch

I was browsing through some blogs and saw a card done with "Less is More" Week 52 - a sketch. I did a Christmas card using this sketch - also for our Weekly Christmas Card challenge on SCS for Feb3rd weekend challenge which is to create a CAS Card that does not require extra postage to mail.

Here is my card,

I used Lawn Fawn's vintage ornaments set for this card and stamped the ornaments on a few tree branches and colored them with copics. Added a red card stock border. The sentiment is from PTI Holiday Spirit Sentiments.

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Lawn Fawn Vintage Ornaments, PTI Holiday Spirit Sentiments
Paper - PTI White and Pure Poppy Cardstock
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Chai Inking Cube
Other - Border Punch