Monday, May 25, 2015

rainbow of colors

I LOVE jigsaw puzzles, so this was a challenging little puzzle of congratulatory greetings!

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
die:  papertrey ink
embellishment:  twine - doodlebug

Sunday, May 24, 2015

sweet Juliana

we were supposed to be in Utah this weekend for the birth of our 1st granddaughter, Juliana . . . apparently she's inheriting a smidgen of Italian stubbornness from her papa because she is now overdue and we're spending the weekend cleaning the garage!  at least this sweet little card will be waiting for her when she decides to make an appearance  :)

(although I do need to make a graduation card, I used the color combination as my inspiration instead of the actual tassels)

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  spellbinders, papertrey ink
embossing folder:  cuttlebug
embellishments:  baker's twine - stampin' up; button - my stash

celebrate with cake!

"stamping off" gave me the depth I wanted for the floral arrangement on the top of the tag - the black & white reversals made these fun colors pop . . .

stamps:  stampin' up, w+9
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
dies:  w+9, papertrey ink

Friday, May 22, 2015

a sketch turned on it's side

I had never considered using this color combo until these scraps ended up together . . . I love having a box of these little notes in my desk drawer at work . . . I just used this note to congratulate a co-worker on her recent promotion.
papers:  stampin' up, october afternoon
dies:  stampin' up, papertey ink
embellishment:  button - stampin' up

Sunday, May 10, 2015

farmer's market inspiration

our farmer's market was filled with berries yesterday morning . . . I'm in berry heaven!
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  red rhinestones - k&co.

two-wheel traveling

created for one of my brothers . . .  the former ironman competitor . . . turned master swimmer . . . currently mountain biking every inch of Maui - a few years ago he rode his bike from Canada to New Orleans - not bad for an old guy (I can say that because he's not going to see this :)

stamps:  stampin' up
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishment:  divine twine

Saturday, May 9, 2015

butterfly birthday

Washing a bit of summer starfruit ink on this card front really made the different shades of purple pop!

stamp:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  divinge twine

Friday, May 8, 2015

a million and one thanks

for a friend who has been there for me AT LEAST a million times in the past 10 years!


stamps:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
papers:  basic grey, crate paper, papertrey ink, stampin' up
die:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  button - papertrey ink; bubble - queen & co

Sunday, May 3, 2015

pink, green & aqua

more patterned scraps that were meant for each other . . .

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  crate paper, american crafts, echo park, stampin' up
die:  my favorite things
embellishments:  buttons - papertrey ink, american crafts, my stash

using vellum to soften patterns

I've had this little scrap of vellum that I stamped 7 years ago for my daughter's wedding invitations - it ended up with some pink and sahara sand scraps and I loved the color combination . . . I tucked a few sequins and a pinch of "snowflake iridescent sprinkles" under the vellum before I attached it to the card base . . . from one beautiful bride to another  :)

Papertrey Ink's
Make it Monday

stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  ribbon - may arts; button - my stash; embroidery thread - dmc; sequins - avery elle; snowflake iridescent sprinkles - buffalo snow