Friday, August 31, 2012

another ColourQ Challenge . . . Papertrey, too!

This one is for my honey - I sure do love him!

supplies:  papertrey - sentiments, dies; stampin up - ink, cardstock, thread; echo park - patterned paper; cuttlebug - die; buttons from my stash

Thursday, August 30, 2012

retrosketches challenge #26

A co-worker asked me if I would make a special card for her daughter - it had to be a shade of pink, and her daughter loved Paris/vintage - so this is what I created for her . . .

supplies:  stampin up - ink, cardstock, images, butterfly embosslit, patterned paper, embossing folder; spellbinders - doily die, sizzix - border dies

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Dynamic Duos Challenge

When I was expecting our second child (26 years ago) I suddenly became insanely obsessed with purple - and I still love it :)

supplies:  papertrey - images, sentiment; stampin up - ink, cardstock, patterned paper, border punch, butterfly embosslit; sizzix - die; cuttlebug - embossing folder

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Scrap Minis

What do YOU do with all of those nice scraps you have left over from your projects?  This is what I like to do . . .

I keep a box of these little notes in my desk at work - they are random sizes (3x3ish/3x4ish, etc) depending on the size of scraps I have (I don't use envelopes).  They are the perfect little acknowledgement that I'm thinking about a co-worker on their birthday.

supplies:  stampin' up, papertrey, my favorite things, my mind's eye, ki memories, spellbinders, cuttlebug, offray

Monday, August 27, 2012

Kind Thanks

Laurie Schmidlin (Just Give Me Stamps) has inspired me to bring out the vellum - it's just been sitting on the shelf, collecting dust . . .

supplies:  stampin up - ink, cardstock, patterned paper, border punches, embossing folder, chalks, pearls; spellbinders - label die; michaels - ribbon, embroidery thread


Looks like I'm, quite possibly, the LAST person on the planet to know about the new paper crafting store in our area - they've been open since June!  I stumbled upon "Chico Scrapbooks" Saturday afternoon - it's behind Round Table Pizza in the Best Buy/Old Navy shopping center.  I picked up several Echo Park minis - can't wait to use them (just a heads up - they have unique business hours - noon to 7:00 pm - and they're closed on Sundays).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Colour Q

I NEVER have enough masculine cards . . . when I saw Colour Q's challenge, I knew it was perfect for "dudes!"

supplies:  verve - sentiment; papertrey - sentiment; sizzix die - sentiment; stampin up-ink, cardstock, images, embossing folder; patterned paper - senic route

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Papertrey Blog Hop

It's 90/100 degrees here in N. California, but I really wanted to join Papertrey's blog hop this month - fall is such a wonderful relief from our long, hot summers and the colors are magnificent!

supplies:  papertrey - sentiment; stampin up - ink, cardstock, stamped images, die, embossing folder, ribbon, button; ek success - border punch; patterned paper, felt, lace, small button, embroidery thread from my stash