Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Feathers!

This week at Crazy Card Party, Patricia has asked us to use feathers. They are so on trend right now. But...bad news...

I am certain I am the only one of my scrappy friends who does not yet own a feather stamp set! Never fear though...Patricia to the rescue...she gave me a gorgeous set of Studio Calico wood veneer feathers as a hostess gift last month. So I was really excited to play along with her challenge.

I heat embossed the feathers in different colours...they turned out really cool as you can still see the wood grain through the colour. 

I hope you play along with us this week. Maybe it will entice all the spring birds to come back and chase away this never ending winter! Head over to Crazy Card Party to check out what all the very talented Party-Ers did!

PS: thanks Patricia!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ WPlus9, PTI
inks~ PTI, Versamark, Versafine
embossing powder~ Martha Stewart
wood veneer~ Studio Calico

Friday, February 21, 2014 and forever

I have been dying to try the "confetti" idea I have been seeing everywhere plus embossed gold and silver and die cut vellum! So I put it all together and created this wedding card for a wedding coming up...

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...Wedding or Anniversary.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI, Maya Road, Paper Smooches, CTMH
inks~  PTI, Versafine
emobssing powders~ Martha Stewart
dies~ Sizzix, PTI
washi tape~ Sostrene Grene
vellum, sequins

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Crazy Card Party Challenge-- Switch it up!

It is time for another Crazy Card Party challenge and Avril is making us work extra hard this week! She has asked us to take inspiration from a male or female themed card to switch it up to the opposite. Get it? It took me a while to figure out what to do, but I think I got it!

Here is the birthday card I made for my dad last fall...

I "switched it up" and made a get well card for my mom after she had surgery last week...

I kept the speech bubble idea but switched it from Dad to Mom and nothing says mom like pink and sequins!

I really hope you put your thinking cap on this week and play along with us and be sure to head over to Crazy Card Party and see what the very talented Party-Ers came up with!

die~ Simon Says Stamp
stamp~ WPlus9
ink~ Versafine

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hey Buddy-- Be My Valentine

I made my hubby a valentine yesterday and had it sitting on his place setting last night before a romantic dinner. 

Very simple...just some layered tags with wet and dry embossing. I used a sentiment from my new Paper Smooches set--perfect since that is what I call him! And on the inside is a little "be my valentine" sentiment from PTI inside tiny brackets--so cute. I heat embossed the wood grain heart from Simon Says Stamp.

I also linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...Get Krafty.

Happy Valentine's Day Buddy!

cs~ PTI, Bazzil
stamps~ Paper Smooches, PTI, Simon Says Stamp
dies~ PTI, Simon Says Stamp
twine~ PTI

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crazy Card Party Challenge-- In Sympathy

I am up this week for my very first challenge over at Crazy Card Party. It seems inappropriate to get excited about a challenge for making sympathy cards, but we all need them, and maybe more than most kinds of cards, they really have impact when we send them. 

This was a great opportunity to use my new Clearly Besotted set called "Remember" which features one of my favourite flowers...the poppy. I die cut and popped up the three different poppies and heat embossed the black centres. And I really love the sentiments in this set. They say just the perfect thing at a difficult time.

I really hope you play along with us this week. And remember, there are lots of reasons we could be sending someone expressions of sympathy. Pop over to Crazy Card Party to see what the very talented Party-Ers did.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Versafine
stamps~ Clearly Besotted 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Love on your birthday

I decided to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge..."Have a Heart." A great excuse to use my Simon Says hearts stamp and die set that has barely seen any ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

pp~ PTI
cs~ PTI
stamps~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI
ink~ PTI, Versafine

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Crazy Card Party-- Glitter!

Kathryn is up this week with her first Crazy Card Party challenge and in honour of her new blog, she has asked for glitter!

 I added a strip of glitter at the bottom of my card using double sided tape. 

We hope you get your glitter on this week and play along with us at Crazy Card Party!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9, MFT
inks~ PTI, Versafine
enamel dots~ MME

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Stop and Smell the Roses...

...well I would if my garden wasn't covered in three feet of snow!! Enough already!

At least I could two summers ago in BC when we stopped at a few's another layout I did last Saturday with the best crafty ladies around...

I finally cracked into my Studio Calico "Abroad" line that I had been hoarding!

I linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge..."anything goes with twine or string."

Happy shovelling (again)!

pp, flair~ Studio Calico
washi~ MME
embellies~ Jillibean
twine, Thickers~ American Crafts
alpha stickers~ Basic Grey
enamel dots~ Theresa Collins