Monday, February 28, 2011

Favorite Color Combos

During the Papertrey Ink anniversary celebration, Nichole Heady posted the favorite color combos for each PTI design team member.  I thought I'd try some out.  I think this one was Betsy's favorite color combo: Scarlett Jewel, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold and Rustic Cream.  Here's what I came up with:
 I used the Copic trios for Summer Sun on my center butterfly, and the Copic trios for Hibiscus Burst on my other two butterflies.  The sentiment was stamped in SU! Purely Pomegranate.  I used clear embossing powder on the Mat Stack 1 die cut.  I ran the card front through my Cuttlebug to emboss with the Moroccan Screen embossing folder.  I love this color combo as well.  I'll have to try it out more in the future.  What's your favorite color combo?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

cQc #72

Yeah!  I completed a challenge this week!  I love the sweater Arielle chose for the Color Queen Challenge this week.  I love the color combo for cards as well.  I liked it so much, I made two cards!

This was actually the second card I made, but I like it the most.  I used my new Dot Spot from PTI (Papertrey Ink).  I love the graduated dots that give a 3-D effect.  And these colors in the Dot Spot - perfect!  I also love the Say it with Style stamp set (also by PTI), but I rarely find just the right fit for it.  Fortunately, I was able to use it for both my cards.

I stamped my sentiment in Not Quite Navy on Baja Breeze cardstock.

Next up is the first card I made with this color combo.  Not sure why, but I just didn't like it that much.  I stamped the background with the Diamonds Background stamp in Versamark.  I also used the Monday Video tutorial from PTI a couple weeks ago, mixing and matching sentiments from several different sets.

I used Fine Linen buttons for my bit of Kraft on this card.  Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Madness!

For some reason, this year, I have gotten into Valentine's Day more than I ever have.  Maybe it was all the cute projects/ideas on the How Does She site.  Yeah, that was probably it. Valentine's Day Ideas

I saw these jars with vinyl lettering posted and thought: What an EASY teacher gift!  So I enlisted the help of one of my girlfriends, Windy.  She owns a vinyl lettering business and does the cutest stuff!  Check it out here.  She happily agreed to cut vinyl for me and a bunch of other friends.  I thought: ok, now all I need is to stop by Hobby Lobby and pick up jars.  But.... then I found these little jewels I'd been saving up: Gold Canyon Candle jars that were cleaned an prepped and just waiting to be filled with, something.  I used these free downloaded Valentines by as tags for each jar

Next up, I loved the tin mailbox idea for each of my kids.  Once again, Windy helped me out and cut all my vinyl.  I can't wait to surprise the kids with these little cuties filled with Valentine's Day treats!  I couldn't resist, I HAD to get the pink one for myself.


Finally, I tried the heart shaped Rice Krispie Treats.  I used a spatula and melted milk chocolate for some goodness on top.  Then I sprinkled with some V-Day Wilton's sprinkles.  Once again, I used the free downloaded Valetines.  The treat bags I picked up at Michael's.  At first I was hoping for some heart printed ones, but they must have all been sold out.  It was Feb. 11th, afterall.  But I actually like the pink polka dot better, because I can use them for anything now.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Favorite PTI Project of 2010

I glanced through my prior blog postings and have to say this card is probably my favorite from the last year.  I made it for a friend's October birthday.  I love the layers of Mat Stack, label and the combination of stamping and preprinted embellishments from the Color Couture collection.