Sunday, July 25, 2010

pti blog hop - office

Yippee!  I'm really excited about today's project!  I've always been obsessed with office supplies and organizing - I'm a teacher and a Capricorn, so it's a double-whammy.

One thing I Really love is a rainbow of 'things'.  My class periods are organized by rainbow color, I use a rainbow of dry-erase pens on my white board, I have a rainbow of categorized hanging file folders, and, of course, my craft room is FULL of supplies displayed in rainbow order.

The moment I saw Dawn's Color Couture download - with the little file folder cards, I knew I would have to make the entire PTI rainbow.  And I did.
 I needed little files to hold all my colored, punched shapes - this is what I do with my small paper scraps.  I printed the download, enlarged the image by 108%, then trimmed about an inch off the bottom and taped the templates in order to fit into the egg box.
And because it's for MOI, I was free to decorate however I wished!  I see a little of my whimsy-gothy came out :) But I love it.
All right - I'm looking forward to tonight's inspiration!!! 

stamps - PTI Damask Designs, Recipe Label, Big & Bold Wishes
paper - every PTI CS except rustic cream and harvest gold
ink - PTI true black, pure poppy
accents - PTI black twill & swiss dot ribbon; pure poppy twine; white and black vintage buttons; black rhinestones
template - PTI July Color Couture Download
tools - Scor-It Mini; Cricut 'A Child's Year' cartridge
other - PTI egg box

Friday, July 16, 2010

graduation card

Oh boy, another post of cards past.  I made this card in May and sent it in July (hate when that happens).  It's a CASEd card from Debbie Olsen on p. 126 of PaperCrafts 'Go-To Sketches' - with a masculine spin & I "PTI-ified" it.  I've never put buttons on a guy card, but it does look real classy.
It's perfectly timed with the 8th grade graduating class from the school I teach at - this Tuesday!  What a wonderful class they are...  I've never seen a group of kids this amazing and they will be dearly missed :)

stamps - PTI Background Basics: Retro, Fresh Alphabet, Around & About Sentiments
paper - PTI white, enchanted evening, true black; PTI PP Black & White Basics
ink - PTI enchanted evening, true black
accents - PTI vintage black buttons

tools - Marvy circle punch

Saturday, July 10, 2010

birthday season tags

Whew - this post has been molding in my saved folder for far too long.  Summer's here, but I'm still teaching for 9 more work days.  Just gotta hang in there!

Summer's one of those birthday season times of year.  To simplify the card making, I had three large manila tags sitting in my paper drawer, and voila!  I used Dawn McVey's Dotty Biscotti papers to inspire the color theme (which only ended up as a patch on the back) - C. picked the pink, orange and green.  Of course, I only photographed the first of the set. *bummed*  I never seem to get to b'day gifts in time.
The same swiss cheese border is on all three, and but the scalloped scissors used to cut the pink trim I substituted for dragon back with the boys' orange and green tags.  I stamped the koi from PTI's Masculine Motifs - in Tsukineko Pearl Orchid ink for a shiny, girly effect.  The sentiment is PTI Birthday Basics, letters are from a $1 alphabet set, and swirls are from the Basic Grey gamma series.  Cardstock is PTI Raspberry Fizz, along with the other ink.
The other two boy tags were a purple & green owl tag, and a red & orange robot tag.  Very fun stuff!  I think I love making tags - instant gratification!