Monthly Archives: May 2010

PTI May Blog Hop!

Hey there!  Quickie post for  me today… all 3 boys are sleeping and I know they’re going to wake up any minute.  Ah, the anxiety!  Okay, I made 2 cards for the hop because I “felt” my first attempt wasn’t too creative.  Here ya go:  (By the way, the challenge was to use felt). 


On number one, I die cut a piece of brown felt (cheapy stuff, not PTI) and placed it behind the focal image.  The pattern piece is actually fabric, not paper, hence the funny looking texture in the photo.  Oh, if you zoom a bit, you’ll see that I colored in those little dots on the butterfly and around the leaves with my *new* copics.  That was fun.  I’m so excited to start using big girl markers!  Behind the felt are 2 sweet blush buttons, and I used some light pink floss to complete my pink trio. 

Okay, so for number two (another butterfly?!?), I used more of my cheapy felt.  I found that it gets kinda wooly when you stretch it a bit so I thought that added a fun texture.  I then doubled it up and tied it with more of that pink floss.  My butterfly (please don’t hate on my lack of coloring skills :)) has a body made of stickles, but that’s tough for you to see.  I adhered the colored wings to a second stamped image and curled the wings a bit.  I wanted those dots to be a bit more staggered, but it is what it is.  For today at least. 

Enough of my rambling…hop along now!  I’m really looking forward to what everyone came up with.  Thanks for stopping by tonight (or tomorrow, or next week) & huge thanks to PTI for inspiring all this creativity and sharing.  What an awesome hobby.  Night. 



Paper: PTI Spring moss & Vintage Cream

Ink: Tsukineko Jumbo Java

Stamps: PTI Round & Round

Accessories:  PTI Buttons, Moda fabric, DMC floss, Copics, felt



Paper: PTI Kraft & Vintage Cream

Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, Palette Noir

Stamps: PTI Round & Round, Birthday Basics, Hero Arts Butterflies

Accessories: Stickles (diamond), DMC floss, Copics, felt


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Something fabby….

and a little different today!  I made this journal and matching card for a wonderful friend to give her sister as a gift.  I consider it a bit out of my creative comfort zone, but that’s whats so great about creating for others – getting to enjoy another’s  tastes and what makes them happy – ah ha!  Anyway, I saw the Moxie Fab World’s Fun With Fabric Challenge and thought I couldn’t pass it up, especially since I already had something made!  I can’t wait to see what others come up with for this one!!!!!  

Here’s a close-up of the journal:  (go on, click on the pic to get a closer look!)

 The fabric I used came in a charm pack (variety of 5 inch square pieces usually for quilting).  I adhered the pieces I liked to a piece of cardstock using Heat N Bond and then cut the circles out using my EK Success Circle Cutter.   Some are a bit frayed at the edges, but I was ok with that because I was attempting to embrace an artsy, semi-tattered look.  Most pieces have two fabric circles layered on them.  I crumpled and distressed some, ran some through the sewing machine, added eyelets, buttons, and brads, and did a bit of stamping.  Just playin’, you know?  The medallion in the lower right-hand corner was stamped with Staz-On onto a transparency and then layered over the fabric.  The “e” was added on top of that.  My favorite part (that I wish I had a better pic of) is the closure.  It’s a big chunk of a canvasy-type ribbon adhered to the back of the book.  The circle on the front was adhered to the ribbon with a little magnet in between.  The magnet schzoops (because that’s what magnets do) to another magnet hidden under the cardstock on the cover.  Lots of words, little concept.  Sorry. 

 The card was mainly made from leftover pieces from the book, just repeating similar elements.  Again, I adhered the red fabric to cardstock with Heat N Bond, but then ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder.  Don’t cha know you can emboss fabric, too?!?!?  Yeah, I didn’t. 

And here’s a little group shot of the ensemble, ready for my friend to gift:


Thanks for stopping by!!! I hope you came across something you can use in your own crafty adventures! 


Paper: PTI Stamper’s Select White & Kraft, transparency

Fabric: Moda’s Wonderland

Ink: Staz-On Black

Stamps: Purple Onion Designs Damask & Humanities

Accessories: Buttons, brad, eyelets, Fancy Pants acetate shapes, canvas ribbon, American Crafts Thickers

Tools: sewing machine, circle cutter, Zutter Bind-It-All, Heat N Bond

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Happy Mother’s Day!

  Hope you’re gearing up for a fun (hopefully relaxing!) weekend… My birthday actually falls on Mother’s Day this year, so I’m anticipating a good time!  Here’s a card I made for my mother-in-law.  I used Dawn’s colors from her current Color Cue, and BOY OH BOY was it a toughie for me!  I seriously made like 3 cards, none of which had anything goin’ on.  After some time of looking at this one, I’m satisfied.  But this color combo surely threw me a curve! 

 It may be difficult to see without zooming in, but I stamped a little circle in the middle of each flower to tie in the blue and repeat the circles. I loved using the woodgrain stamp to heat emboss the background – I did it after stamping the large dots and sentiment to avoid getting a resist.  My little border strip fills in for a row of missing dots and is velum with a border punch just threaded through a slit in the side of the card.  Thanks for taking a look today & hope you are celebrating the mothers in your life! 


Paper: PTI stampers select white, velum

Stamps: Gelatins Right Round, WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouettes & Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions

Ink:  PTI melon berry, spring rain, summer sunrise, Versamark

Accessories: Buttons, DMC floss, clear embossing powder

Tools: EK success border punch