Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sitting Next to You...

Hi there!! So how was your Valentine's? :) We stayed at home and baked some homemade enchiladas and danced to old Elvis songs (our first dance at our wedding was an Elvis song). It was a great Valentine's!

One of the things my husband and I love to do is sit on the couch together after dinner and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. That time together is so precious and I treasure it. So when I saw the On My Couch set I knew I would make him a card. :)

The pearls were originally white. I colored them with a light brown copic and the shine of the pearl makes them appear gold. The paper behind the couch is a gold shimmer paper.

And here's the inside decorated. :) I added some score lines above and below the hearts strip.

I also made a coordinating envelope using PTI's Simply Valentine patterned paper and envelope liner die.

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's! Today has been a gorgeous day here and tonight I'm going to a cake decorating class. Should be fun. Can't wait! Have a sunny day!!

All supplies listed are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise listed.
STAMPS: On My Couch, Chair-ished (sentiment), Sweet Love, BB: Hearts
PAPER: Pure Poppy, SS White, Gold shimmer (Core'dinations Pearls paper line at Joann's), Simply Valentine patterned paper
INK: Red Brick, Midnight Black (Versamagic)
DIES: 2.5" Limitless Layers, Envelope Liner die, Double-ended Banners
OTHER: SS white envelopes, white pearls (from Michaels, colored gold with light brown copic)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Book Lovers Set and new Etsy shop!

In early December I posted a set of book notecards I made for my uncle for a Christmas present. The original post is here. I was happy to find out that Caardvarks chose that notecard set as a winner for their final challenge. :)

I ended up making my uncle a book lovers set, which included notecards, bookmarks, book plates, pen, gift bag and tin. It was a lot of fun to make the set and he really liked it. So today I thought I would show you the rest of the book lovers set. I'm also very excited to be announcing today that I'm opening a new Etsy shop! (I'll provide a little bit more info about that at the end of the post.)

I made a set of 4 magnetic bookmarks, each using a 1-1/2" x 8" piece of PTI Kraft paper scored at 4". I rounded off the tops to coordinate with the notecards and to give it a finished edge. By stamping the sentiment at the very top, the sentiment peeks out from the top of the book when it's closed.

I attached adhesive magnets to the inside of the bookmark to secure it to the page, so it won't slide around.

A tip about alignment: glue down one magnet, then snap the second magnet onto the first magnet, remove the adhesive backing from the back of the second magnet, then press the paper down onto the second magnet. The magnets will be perfectly aligned on the bookmark this way.

Here are the other bookmarks.

I stamped the sentiments from the PTI All Booked Up set and then masked the lines from the PTI Journaling Lines set and the PTI Text Style set.

I bought some mini kraft bags from Michaels to store the bookmarks inside. I stamped the outside of the bag with another image from the Booked Up set. I thought that image was appropriate since there is a bookmark sticking out of the book. ;)

I also made a set of 4 bookplates using the same circle images from the notecards, then stamped "From the library of" so he can personalize his books. Then I tied them together with twine.

For the gift bag, I made an extra book plate and attached it to the outside. I used the "From the library of" sentiment again and then put my uncle's name. It just seemed more fitting than putting "To/From". :)

Inside the gift bag, I included a RSVP pen with PTI kraft paper rolled up inside, a set of notecards and envelopes in a cello bag and then packaged up the book plates and bookmarks inside a tin. Here's the whole tin set.

I still plan to make coordinating mini magnets and notepad and more and will try to post those at a later date.

I made a few extras when I was making them for my uncle and I will be adding them to my new Etsy shop. My new etsy shop is HERE. It has been a goal of mine for awhile to open one so I'm very excited that it is now a reality! Hope you'll stop by and take a peek. I will be adding new things often too!

By the way, I'm including this special note with any book-related orders from my Etsy shop:

It says: "Thanks for checking out my Etsy shop!" ;)

Thanks for reading through this post! Hope you have a great, sunny day!

All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise listed.
Stamps: All Booked Up, Faux Ribbon, Text Style, Journaling Lines
Ink: Graphite Black (Brilliance), Tea Dye Duo
Paper: Kraft
Other: magnets (Michaels), clear top tins, pens, gift bag (Michaels), mini kraft bags (Michaels)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Simple Floral Notecards

It's been fun to do all the giveaways the past month! Now I thought I would show you some projects I've been working on. Today's project is a floral notecard set I made.

The flowers are stamped with PTI Year of Flowers Morning Glories stamp set and the sentiment is from Fillable Frames 10 stamp set. I love stamping the YOF flowers by themselves. The images are already detailed and then I used bold, happy colored cardstock to brighten and color the flowers.

That's all for today! I will have another post tomorrow, along with an announcement! :) See you tomorrow!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Final PTI Giveaway #5: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!!

Thanks so much to everyone for playing along with all of these giveaways. It's been so fun this past month celebrating the blogiversary and I've loved reading all of the wonderful comments! Also, hello to the new blog followers, so glad to have you here and I hope to see you again soon!

Now it's time to announce the winners again. Yay!! The winners of the final giveaway from Giveaway #5 are...

The winner of the Giveaway #1 package with PTI papers, etc. is...


Congrats, Melissa!!!!!! You can check out her gorgeous blog here.

The winner of the Giveaway #2 package with PTI Impression plate, etc. is...


Congrats, Cathy!!!!!! You can check out her lovely blog here.

And the winner of the Giveaway #3 PTI 2010 Anniversary stamp set is...


Congrats, Jen!!!!!! You can check out her really cool blog here.

Woohoo, congrats ladies! Please email me your mailing address and I will mail you the goodies! My email is under "contact info" on my sidebar.

Thanks again for playing along with these giveaways and I will have more giveaways in the future! Have a great sunny day!!
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