Wednesday, November 28, 2012

a scrap of summer

We just got back from Santa Barbara, where every day feels like summer - it was so relaxing and beautiful - it would be a fabulous place to retire (if it wasn't in California).

stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up, my favorite things
papers:  october afternoon, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink, sizzix
embellishments:  twine & button from my stash

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Currier & Ives

This Papertrey Ink stamp set reminds me of classic Currier & Ives prints (I'm probably the only one OLD enough to even know what they are :) but I grew up with their art on posters, cards, magazine covers, calendars, cookie tins, etc. 

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  sizzix; papertrey ink
embellishments:  ribbon - american crafts; button - stampin' up


We've had an absolutely BEAUTIFUL holiday weekend!!!  We were blessed with perfect weather (the fog is supposed to roll in soon).  The sunlight was so beautiful this afternoon, that I just had to capture this pistachio tree on our back hill - it literally appeared to be ablaze - I've grown to love fall almost as much as I love spring.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Make it Monday Faux Pockets

Loved this little Paptertrey Ink "loop de loop" trim die the minute I saw it - I have a little scrap of similar red felt trim that I couldn't bear to use up because it would be gone - love that it's so soft and flexible and that I can make as much as I
need - in paper, fabric, felt, etc.  I made my pocket deep enough and wide enough that it would entirely hide a gift card attached to the lower end of the tag.

edit:  yikes - that bow looks like a bad hair day, lol

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  october afternoon, stampin' up
dies & punch:  papertrey, stampin' up
embellishments:  felt - papertrey ink; ribbon - may arts; twine - stampin' up; buttons - my sewing stash

Sunday, November 11, 2012

29, AGAIN???

Papertrey Ink's "Make it Monday" challenge this week was to combine sentiment stamps with sentiment dies:

stamps:  papertrey ink; stampin' up
papers:  daisy d's; stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink; sizzix
embellishments:  button - papertrey ink; embroidery thread

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Peace, Love, Joy

I had fun mixing stamps from a Papertrey Ink non - Christmas set with a Stampin' Up set, then finished it off with one of PTI's new Christmas sentiments. This is a dynamic duos project for their latest challenge . . . AND I'm beginning to catch the holiday spirit :)

stamps:  papertrey ink; stampin' up
papers:  stampin' up
embellishments:  crochet thread; button from my stash

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Creating Windows for Floating Images

It only took me ALL afternoon, lol, but here it is . . . Papertrey Ink's "Make if Monday" challenge card (love Melissa Bickford's sweet & simple designs paired with the perfect sentiments) . . . I can think of several friends in need of a little note like this, guess I'll be making a few more before I clean up my mess - yes, my BIG mess :)

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  my mind's eye; stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink; my favorite things
embellishments:  divine twine; button - creative cafe