Saturday, August 29, 2009

Many Happy Occasions

I've had a lot of happy events lately that I created gift for, thought I'd share them with you.

First off my husbands birthday was last week. We had a very low key day- just like my husband- but I wanted to make him something special to show him how much he means to me - us.

This card was CASED from Debbie olsen - she's fantastic, it was exactly the type of card for my no fuss, manly husband. It's still out on display so I guess he likes it !!

Next up we have one of my best friends baby shower gifts. I took cues from her bedding and made her a little door knob hanger onesie inspired by Becky Oehlers - what a fantastic idea. It really was quick and simple, and there was NOT a lot of sewing involved.

Based the card on the doorknob hanger. Used Lisa Johnsons great saddle stitch ribbon technique - LOVE IT !!

Here is a pic of her bedding, it's funny how I had stamps to match.......the sing of a true addiction !

I had a very successful table at a recent vendor sale- i work in a large building and we have them I've some more pics to share from then......
Soon !!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I can only use that word to describe my brand new love. My Janome Sew Mini !!
NOW AVAILABLE IN CANADA through (however they are refurbished)
I got it last night, and got it up and running in NO TIME at all - and I've never used a machine. I thought I would start using it with a really simple one layer card. THEN I got brave and thought why don't I try my take on the whole messy ribbon thing. SO here is my very fist sewn-on card.

I used Blue Bayou and DSP is Urban Garden- all retired SU stuff. The ribbon is some plain grey American crafts. Not sure that I like how the ribbon turned out, but proud enough to put it up here !!!
Next is a little card that I made inspired by Geny Cassady. I love the embroidery floss frame she made on her card for the Autumn Elegance countdown at PTI, and decided to do something similar. Stamp Set is vintage picnic, basket stamped onto Summer Sunrise bitty dots. Buttons are from a Wal-Mart grab bag.
And last, used the new Timeless Template from PTI, Tucked Away. It is ssssooooo adorable. I love it and I can't wait to play with it tons more- and like everyone said, it was super easy to make. I used Kraft and Berry Sorbet for the box. I also used Lauren's binder clip idea to make some cute handles. Some more American Crafts ribbon and Berry Sorbet button finish it off.

Friday, August 14, 2009

off for a while

Lots of notecards !

Yellow and Kraft is PTI, ribbon is PTI, button is from a Walmart grab bag, faux stitching stamp, and coloured in with my copics.

Stamps are fun and fast notes from SU

Finally getting to do some things with my button bits- LOVE it and it was so easy to make this little set of cards. I used a rhinestone from the dollar store for the eyes...Berry sorbet with some clear embossed polka dots on the bottom, and the wing is cognac stamped on rustic cream.

Last is something I took straight out of the PTI forum, it's Debbie Olsens take on Made of Snow. It was an extremely labour intensive card, and I made five of them !!! I used Versamark and chalks for the sentiment. PTI Aqua Mist and White, polka dot ribbon, and copic finished it up. TONS and TONS of cutting out later, and the set was finished !!!

I've got some more great cards for you tomorrow !

Sunday, August 2, 2009

NOT AT CHA PTI Challenge

Hello all, some of the ladies on the PTI forum had a great idea for and event for those of use who could not attend CHA this weekend, and I thought a challenge to use some much ignored or your first PTI set to make a few cards.

I pulled out Green thumb which was the first set I received and used the star burst image to make a Christmas card- gotta keep those up !!

Used both images on Guidelines 2 cardstock. I heat embossed the large image, and stamped the small one with some brilliance ink. Matted on EE with some EE satin ribbon, and then on some stardream cardstock.

It was a very easy card and I think it will be easy to mass produce, although I think next time I'll leave off the sentiment and put it on the inside.

Stay tuned, the glue is just drying on my next card..................