Sunday, July 31, 2011

100th post - ppd blog hop

This is my 100th blog post (yay!).  There's no better way to celebrate than hopping with the PTI Paper Dolls for our crafty Idol, Laurie Beth!!  Congrats on making it as far as the top ten!!  Now, Laurie is one hard girl to CASE - every change looks wrong since her designs are perfect to begin with! :)  Since I wanted to try out an uninked set, Botanical Sillhouettes, I picked this card here.  So then my card for Laurie:

I love Laurie's Mat Stack 3 window but I don't have that die.  I tried Mat Stack 4 & 6, but they were both too big.  Fillable Frame 8 had a lovely shape but was small for the space so I added the stamped frame.  I struggle with CAS - all that empty space made me just run for my woodgrain impression plate. :)  

Laurie, you are one talented gal!  Congratulations!
Now, hop on over to see what else the Dolls have for you today, you may have come from Amy's blog, so head to Kristin's next:
Amy (kolling143)
Christy (christea)
**Kristin (jcmom04)**
Suzanne (*suzanne*)
Katie (choc0holic)
Lee Anne (Lee Anne)
Renee (Renee L.)
Sara (hiinaz)
Tanna (tfiskers)
Thanks for joining us!

stamps - PTI Botanical Sillhouettes, Fillable Frame #8
ink - PTI plum pudding, ripe avocado, fresh snow, true black
paper - PTI kraft, stamper's select white
dies - PTI Fillable Frames #8, Woodgrain impression plate

Saturday, July 16, 2011

ppd 40/41: baby thanks

Okay, I'm going to double dip for challenges, being busy with life and such.  I'm working backwards through the Paper Doll challenges, with # 41 and # 40: twine and background stamps.  Thanks Deena & Jen, both fun ideas!

Just a fun baby boy thank you - made skinny to fit a banner border.  I used Polka Dot Basics I and II on the kraft bits.  Although I've used the Night Night Moon strip as a background stamp, it's a simple strip here.  I kept the twine on the DL, too - button bows in enchanted evening. 
 Coloring those diaper pins is a blast - I love Pine's images!
Do you ever make a card you like and reproduce it?  I'm making eight of these babies :)  That's a lot of Cuttlebug cranking!  Better get to work...



stamps - PTI Night Night Moon, Tag Its #1, Polka Dot Basics I & II, Fillable Frame #5
ink - PTI spring rain, fresh snow, true black
paper - PTI spring rain, blueberry sky, kraft, stamper's select white, Bitty Star Basics 2008
accents - PTI enchanted evening baker's twine, blueberry sky vintage buttons
dies - PTI Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Collection, Banner Borders, Fillable Frames #5
tools - 1 3/4" circle punch, Copics B41/B45/T1/0
ipod - Bird & Diz, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

Friday, July 15, 2011

wonder twins

Wonder Twin powers: activate!  

Form of... an ice bucket!

Form of... a golden eagle!

(Dean & James - 14 1/2 weeks old)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cosmic CASE

Summertime is party season and here's a quick gift-on-the-go idea for $15 or less.  Pick up a shovel & pail set at your local drugstore.  Then run around the store looking for age-appropriate items that are:
  1. cool
  2. cheap
  3. tall & skinny
  4. color-coordinating
My super score item - a big pack of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS.  Wow.  I collected those in the 80's.  There's also a water blaster and Twizzlers.  I considered a red & white balsa flyer, but that would have pushed the price above my budget.

Now the card!  I've been slightly obsessed with tag cards.  I cut the card about the size of the PTI Library Card die (3 1/2" x 5 1/2"), which I don't own because I can make it myself with a corner rounder & hole punch, and it saves me $20.  This way I can leave corners un-rounded if I want - which I needed to do on the bottom of this card.  I also LOVE the bit of ribbon you get with tags that you can finish off with a button, bow or simple knot, depending on how rushed you are at the moment. :)

The card design is a CASE from a fellow blogger - Michelle (abzzymom) @ Michelle's Crafting Corner, my PTI Paper Dolls friend.  Her original card is here.  I changed up the color, added swirly planet buttons, and put the moon & star on the outside.  I love how she put Earth in the center of the 'orbit lines' with the rocketship speeding off towards it :)

Of course I had to use the blast-off sentiment, but the front of the card was busy enough.  My, how I {love} fillable frames for finishing the inside of a card!

Hope you're enjoying your summer time fun!!!


SUPPLIES  - (card is 3 1/2" x 5 1/2")
stamps - PTI Boy Basics: Out of This World, Masculine Motifs, Fillable Frames #3, Birthday Basics

ink - PTI pure poppy, enchanted evening, true black
paper - PTI enchanted evening
accents - PTI pure poppy, orange zest & harvest gold vintage buttons, harvest gold swiss dot ribbon
dies - PTI Alpha-blocks, Fillable Frames #3 & Rocket Die; Sunshine Impression Plate
tools - Copics, corner rounder punch, small circle punch, hole punch
ipod - They Might be Giants