February 9, 2011

52photos: week 5

The prompt for week 5 of 52Photos was letter.

After thinking about a couple of different approaches to the prompt, I settled on the above. I love to read, enjoy writing letters and appreciate people who know how to use words to evoke emotion. This photograph conveys that words in their simplest form are composites of letters.


February 5, 2011

pti favorite

Papertrey Ink is celebrating its fourth anniversary and the contests have begun. Today, there are a couple of ways to enter a mind-blowing giveaway of the ULTIMATE Card Kit, one of which is to share your favorite PTI project from last year. My favorite is actually my gratitude journal. It is just so colorful and filled with such positive vibes that it will always have a place close to my crafting heart. Since I just posted that project, I thought that I would share a card from my pre-blogging days. For my SIL’s birthday card, I used PTI’s Just the Ticket stamps and die in Mary Ellen’s favorite color.

The inside of the card was decorated with another strip of tickets.

It is worth your time to peruse some of the other favorites shared. There are close to 400 projects (at this time) created by some very talented people in a range of styles and colors – something for everyone, as the saying goes.


paper:  The Winter Combo (DCWV); Staples c/s
stamps:  Just the Ticket, ‘happy’ from Round & Round, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
ink:  not sure of colors since I didn’t write them down (Clearsnap)
dies and punches:  Just the Ticket border (PTI); traditional scallop edge (Martha Stewart); Flower Power, Retro Flower, corner rounder (EK Success)
extras:  sheer ribbon (Michael’s); pearl stickers (Queen&Co); blue beads (Michael's); pearls (Crystazzi)

February 3, 2011

52photos: week 4

The prompt for week 4 of 52Photos was shadow and I am two weeks late with my entry. That is the result when life and sun do not cooperate.

Even before I had a blog, I would take photographs of the cards I made as a personal record. Like most card makers, I prefer to take those pictures in natural light. During warmer weather, those photos were usually not a problem for I could follow the sun around my yard, but not so in these days of brutally cold and snowy weather. The challenge comes in organizing my life to fit the short period of natural light available in my home to snap a picture. The week 4 photograph captures my ongoing battle with shadows.

The card is my take on a tag by Kim Hughes. I incorporated the sentence - life is too short for beige - into the word rainbow.