Thursday, May 17, 2012

My First Publication

I can't believe I failed to post this on my blog, so I'm doing it now.  Here's the photo of my first ever published card.

It can be found in here, Cards 365 by Papercrafts Magazine.  Pg. 135.  Although, I don't like the background color in the magazine.  It made the yellow look mustard like, instead of the soft buttery color it truly is, as shown above.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake (SU!)
Fibers: Harvest Gold Saddle Stitch Ribbon (PTI), Chocolate Bakers Twine (PTI)
Button: Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Pattern Paper: Orange Polka Dots (DCWV Autumn Stack)
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf (PTI)
Ink: White (SU!)
Cutout: "Birthday Girl" and flower from Color Couture Vol 7-9 (PTI)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Day 4

Here we are, the last of the teacher appreciation gifts.  I failed to get pictures of the inside of the second box, but you get the idea.  I filled each box with 6 handmade cards, envelopes, and a small cellophane bag with a couple pecan turtles.

Template: Keeping Tabs Template  (Paptertrey Ink)
Paper: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranete, Kiwi Kiss (SU!), Patterened Papers: Raspberry Tart, Ginger Blossoms (SU!)
Ribbon: Various (Michaels/Joann)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Dies: Mat Stack1, Limitless Layers Circles 1 3/4"(Papertrey Ink)
Punch: Small Oval (SU!)
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots (Cuttlebug)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fortunate Teacher Appreciation

Filled these empty take out boxes with individually wrapped fortune cookies.  I added glimmer mist, but I don't think it's very obvious from the photos.  These were the easiest gifts!
Take-Out Boxes
Fortune Cookies (La Choy)
Teal Ribbon (Michaels)
Red shimmer cardstock (Michaels)
Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer (SU!)
Circle Punch (Mervy)
Downloadable tags found Here.

The above link also has a free download for a 'generic' tag of Fortunate to have You - great for spouses or kids or whoever needs to feel appreciated!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Day 2

I was up super late working on these ones.  I purchased plastic, reusable coffee cups (or in my case, hot cocoa cups ;) ) and added some cellophane bags of mini donuts.  Complete with pink ribbon.  I was searching the internet for a good carrier for this lovely cup and donut combo.  Wouldn't you know, I'd find it on Lauren Meader's shop?
Template: Fancy a Cuppa (
Paper: Taken w/Teal (SU!), Dark Chocolate (PTI), Loves Me designer series paper (SU!)
Ribbon: Loves Me Ribbon (SU!)
Punch: Flourish Square (EK Success)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts

I've showcased this template on my blog before, but I know it's been a while.  These are the first goodies I sent in this week.  I filled each of these with assorted Lindor Truffles.
My Timeless Templates - Time For Takeout - Papertrey Ink website (download)
Paper: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Cameo Coral (SU!), Patterned Paper: Heat Wave Line (American Crafts)
Stamps: Thank You (Say It With Style, PTI)
Felt Flowers: Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die (PTI)
Brads: Recolletions
Buttons: Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold (PTI)
Fibers: Various Ribbon (PTI, Joann), Chocolate Bakers Twine (PTI)