It’s PTI 6th anniversary. I decided to do a Valentine card that coincided with a color challenge.

puppy valentine


I used Tremendous Treats Valentine stamps and die for the card and PTI’s envelope liner as well.

pup and valentine


feb blog hop photo


For the February Papertrey Blog Hop the above photo is the take off point. Here is what I did with a black background.

card front


I used Graphic 45 papers and Papertrey dies for this card.

closer detail


Thanks for stopping by today. TGIF.

Make It Monday #100: How to Package Cards with Oversized Embellishments

This is the 100th episode of Make It Monday. The challenge is to find a package for a card with oversized embellishment. Those big embellishments are so tempting to make but then there is always the packaging to contend with in the end.

Here is my card and envelope.

card and inside of envelope

I made an envelope out of card stock that was 1/4 inch wide instead of flat.

card on stand


The card was made using Prima’s Almanac Collection patterned paper. PTI’s Mat Stack #6 was used for the stacked labels in the front. The sentiment is from PTI’s Simply Jane stamp set. The flower is a My Favorite Things die.

card and envelope front


Here is the front of the envelope. I used Tag Sale #6 from PTI for addressing the envelope.

Thanks for taking a look.

Happy 100th Make it Monday.

Keep those videos coming.


It's a wrap


It’s that time of year where we are wrapping it up literally. I have gotten so much inspiration from viewing other bloggers present their holiday creations and ideas. I want to thank all the creative women and some men for their generosity in sharing their work on the web. It always gives me brand new ways of looking at things.

Here are a few of my gift wraps. Can you see inspiration from One Lucky Day or perhaps this crinkled flower tutorial on SplitCoast Stampers ?

Poinsetta and deer



Three deer


Flower on pkg


Spirit of Christmas


tag with bow


Joy to the World and Joy to all those who blog and share their card crafting. Have a peaceful Holiday Season.

Tag full size

I made this gift tag for the following challenges:

Make It Monday: Detail Glitter Technique

Simon Says Stamp & Show: House Rules

CAS-ual Fridays: Gift Tags

Tag detail

I used PaperTrey Ink’s Winter Hills stamp set on PTI cream card stock stamped with Versafine gray ink. The tag is a PTI die. The glitter is Tim Holtz’s Distress Stickles Dry Glitter.

I have gift tag made. How many more to go before 12/25? I’d better get a move on. Thanks for coming by.

Papertrey Blog Hop asked for non traditional holiday color schemes.

Here is what I selected.

Here is my card, using Papertrey dies and stamps and the bird image from InkaDinkaDoo stamps.

A closer look.

Thanks for Hopping over!


I needed a card for a photo book I was giving as a gift. I had the perfect stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink. It is Shutterbug Special. Along with some My Minds Eye Honey Cake 6 x 6 paper I came up with the perfect accompaniment.


And a close up:


I hope you are all enjoying this glorious Fall day. Thanks for visiting.