Friday, May 20, 2011

A frogin fun card with Paper Trey Ink

It's Friday---and I am home--so excited to have a nice weekend at home!  Today's card was super simple and so fun to make.  I saw this stamp set and die on Paper Trey Ink and just loved it. 
All stamps are PTI as is the frog die.  The oval die is a nestabilities and my paper and bling were just bits I had in my scrap bin.

For my sentiment I first stamped it right on the card front--of course it was wonky so my solution was to cut this oval and stamp again--by adding the bling it just adds a bit of flair.

The frog and pad are one die but I cut it twice--I just love how the stamp just fits the die cut so it looks like you bought it at the store.  I also like to stamp things like this on pattern paper which just adds a bit of pop.

Do you not just love the flight line and tiny fly!!!  I think it is my fav part of this stamp set.
If you have not checked out Paper Trey Ink--you should!
Have a great weekend-

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Another Damask Decor and Winner..................

What a week this has been!  BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!
I threw this card together while I was doing laundry for yet another business trip--this time to the Big Apple!
Paper is Basic Grey, Stamp is CTMH, and I used PTI edgers--these are two of the best colors and they go with every project!!!!!!
Here is a close up view of the layers and the inking.  I used some foam mounting tape to add levels to the center and then under the whole damask to pop off the paper ribbon!

Now for the winner of the Pink By Design Hats Off Stamp set:
Cathy said...

I love simple cards. They are like a whisper that can be heard anywhere! Give your brother my thanks for his service to our Country. We all are indebted to him.
MCF's Mimi
mcroark113 at bellsouth dot net

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thank you with Pink By Design Our Troops Stamp set and BLOG CANDY...................

Happy Monday everyone--since Blogger was jacked up on Friday and I usually take the weekends off here is my project from last weeks Pink By Design Team Friday.  Our challenge was to do something for the troops--so I made this!
I used a premade card base and some great (yet simple) K&Company Americana Paper.  My brother is over seas now and will be coming home the first week of June for a couple of weeks and we will be having a family vacation in Branson--yes Branson!  (said in disbelief as this is not my idea of a great vacation spot)
When my brother got his orders the whole idea of the armed services changed for me and I can not hear the national anthem without getting might misty eyed. I am so proud of him and all of those that serve to keep our country safe and FREE!
I cut three equal strips of paper and inked the edges with my trusty PTI edgers (must haves)!  I added the sentiment from the OUR TROOPS Pink by Design stamp set.
The perfect sentiment for those that are in service to our country!

OK--so I have been crazy with work and travel and forgot that Sarah was nice enough to allow me to give away a stamp set--so one lucky winner will be getting the HATS OFF set that will be perfect for all your graduation cards and layouts--just leave a comment on this post and the winner will be announced on Wednesday Morning!

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