Sunday, April 27, 2008


Here is Another card I made using the squares from PTI's Blog Hop Challenge. This time keeping them fairly square, using the Heidi Swap Edge Distressor to rough up the edges for interest. I wasn't sure what setiment to go with here... I finally chose "Welcome to the Neighborhood" because the four squares reminded me of a four paned window.

Friday, April 25, 2008


When I saw the little patterned squares we were to use as this months Blog Hop Challenge, I imeadiately thought of the 4th grade when Mrs. Wilcox taught us how to make tiny pinwheels on the ends of our pencils using a tiny square of paper and a sewing pin. (Yes, they do spin too.)

So for my card I couldn't resist using the squares to make tiny pinwheels. I cut out the squares and placed two back to back so that when I folded the pinwheels there wouldn't be all the white showing, (Like the one on the pencil has,) but rather a different pattern. I cut an "X" in from the corners being carefull not to go all the way to the center. I used gold mini brads to hold down my folds and adheared them to their "handles" with a foam dot. I stamped "Joy" in the "grass" with SU's Chocolate Chip ink. Then I layered my scene onto brown carsdtock and attached it to a Vanilla base card.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Nutty G.G.

Here's a little gift I made for my grandmother (G.G.) She just loves Pastachios, but she never gets them for herself because she feels they are too expensive.

So When I thought of PTI's "Nuts for You" stamp from their Punny Valentine set, paired with their heart tin. I couldn't resist filling it with them for her.

I used K&Co Smitten paper to cover my tin.
(The pictures do not do this paper justice. The tiny hearts are metalic pink, and the background is a yummy shade of chocolate brown. It's just beautiful paper in real life.)
I wrapped the edge of the lid with PTI's new Sweet Blush satin ribbon. (I used Satin because it had the shiny quality that went well with the metalic hearts.)

I stamped my squirrel in Cocoa DewDrop calk ink, and the heart in SU Pink craft ink. I cut him out and used Diamnetional dots to help him stand.
My sentiment was also stamped with the SU pink craft ink onto pale pink cardstock and layered onto SU pink Cardstock.
I think this is such a cute idea. I can hardley wait for her to get it!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sweet Roses

For Valentine's Day this year my kids decided they wanted something different than the store bought cards. So we made Hershey Kiss roses.

Star by holding two Kisses end to end.

Then center in a square of red cellophane. Pull ends over Kisses and twist.

Tape end closed with floral tape. Lay the end of a wooden floral pick against taped end of bud and secure with the floral tape. Add a silk leaf and wrap with more floral tape , making sure to go all the way to the end of your stem.

....This didn't make it into the photos, but we used the SU tag punch to create little valentine tags with "Be My Valentine" stamped on them for them to sign their name to before handing them out in class.