Cards!!!

OMG! I made cards!!! This has become a rarity for me lately since I have rediscovered my love for scrapbooking. However, I needed to send some Thank You cards from my birthday and my family has come to expect nothing but handmade cards from me so this is what I came up with. I used the new PTI All About You stamp set. Colors are Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, and Simply Chartreuse. I also used the Eyelet Lace border die and Mat Stack 1 dies from PTI in creating these cards.

Yesterday my hubby and I celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. I wanted to make him a little card to let him know how much I love him and this is what I cam e up with. The Kraft card base was stamped with Text Style from PTI in Chai Tea Dye ink. The patterned paper border is from the Library Ledger collection and featured the medium scalloped border die. My hubby is a librarian so I wanted to use the fun new Library Card stamp for my card. It was just released yesterday so I don't have it yet but I downloaded this version from Heather Nichols' blog to tide me over. I also used the new All About You stamp set and images from Heart Prints, as well as Fresh Alphabet for the numbers. Colors are Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, and Dark Chocolate.



I also wanted to take a moment to share all the gorgeous handmade cards I received from my fellow Papertrey Pixies for my birthday! Special thanks to Pat, Karen (kthaman), Lorraine, Jill, and Karen W. for these beauties!!! You really made my day!

Looking forward to all my new PTI goodies arriving sometime next week and I hope to have new creations to share with you real soon! *wink*

Ice Cream!

Ice cream is my favorite indulgence. It doesn't really matter what kind. There is just something about that creamy, dreamy, icy concoction that is magical to me - especially in the summer! Here is another layout from the National Scrapbooking Day crop I attended. I used several PTI stamp sets here - It's a Celebration, Vintage Label, and Outline Alphabet. Colors are Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate, and Kraft. The pink dotted patterned paper is from the Dotty Biscotti collection from PTI and was punched using my EK Success embossed scallop border punch.The blue dotted patterned paper is from Bo Bunny and the letter stickers are from Making Memories. I found some time this week to make Thank You cards from my birthday which I hope to share with you soon . . . *wink*

Butterfly Beauty . . .

Wow! This summer has been CrAzY so far!!! Something going on almost every day it seems! Sorry that it has been so long since my last post. I haven't scrapbooked in what seems like forever either!!! This page is from back in May when I attended a National Scrapbooking Day crop. I wanted to create something vintage looking to compliment this photo. My hubby is a librarian so I asked him to grab some old books for me to use with my PTI dies. This is what I came up with. Colors are Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate with some Vintage Tea Dye stain on the butterflies. Some handwritten journaling and Making Memories chipboard letters for the title. Simple and sweet! Hoping to be able to post more soon!!! Enjoy your summer . . . *wink*

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Here is another page from National Scrapbooking Day. One of our favorite weekend activities is going to a bookstore and relaxing with a good book or magazine. My husband snapped this picture of our daughter on one such occasion and I thought it would make a nice little scrapbook page. I used Spring Moss cs from PTI as the base of my layout. The patterned paper and flower embellie are from the Color Couture Collection Vol. 2, also from PTI. The velvet ricrak and letter stickers for the title are from American Crafts, while the smaller letter stickers are from Making Memories. I also notched the corners of the patterned paper with a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. Looking forward to posting more creations soon! Enjoy!!! *wink*

Grow with Love . . .

Ugh. I have been so busy lately, but that is how the end of the school year seems to go . . . *sigh* Oh well, only a few more weeks left. Here is another page I made during the National Scrapbooking Day crop I attended. This photo of my daughter was taken on Easter this year. I used some patterned paper from the Making Memories Flutter collection and the title was done with American Crafts Thickers. The stamped medallion was done using this year's PTI Anniversary Set, Round & Round and the new For the Graduate stamp set. Colors are Aqua Mist, New Leaf and Raspberry Fizz. Kept things fairly simple here. Hope to be able to post more soon!!!