January 25, 2014

papertrey january blog hop

Rather than explain this month’s PTI blog hop theme, I decided to rely on the expression that a picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s the picture:

Because I am in the midst of organizing and purging my paper crafting supplies, I didn’t think I’d be able to participate in the blog hop. I desperately needed a break from making difficult decisions, such as “should I keep this paper that I haven’t used in over a year or should I put it in the purge pile,” and decided to make a card. I think you’ll appreciate the irony, though. The paper that I used for this card… it came from the purge pile!

The card was inspired by this Melissa Phillips card (last in the post), the above photo collage, and an Emma’s Shoppe brad that I came across while sorting supplies.

My daughter is working on a documentary about pregnancy and has asked me to make some baby cards. One of the mom’s is expected to have her baby girl early next week, so I thought I’d go traditional with this very pink card. And it felt so very good to be using my supplies rather than just sorting them.

For a list of all the pretty pink projects, click on over to Nichole’s blog. Thanks for stopping by.


paper:  white c/s (PTI); dots vellum (Paper Studio); silver POW! glitter paper (American Crafts); patterned paper from my purge pile
stamps: Purls of Wisdom and Simple Valentine (PTI)
ink and embossing powder:  VersaMark; silver glitter, rose and white Zing! (American Crafts)
dies:  LL: 2¼” ovals, seed packet, cover plate: hexagon and tag sale #3 (PTI)
extras:  Emma’s Shoppe brad (Crate Paper); crinkle ribbon (stash); wood veneer (Studio Calico)

January 5, 2014

happy happy happy…

A birthday card for my nephew was on today’s agenda and Ashley’s MIM#146 looked like it would be great for a masculine card. Then I checked the Sunday Sketch on the Studio Calico blog and realized in would work well with the angled background from the Make It Monday Challenge. Doesn’t it make you happy when things like that happen?

Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to watch the new season of Downton Abbey.