Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I'm ready! Too much snow this winter. We've had snow on the ground since last fall and that NEVER happens around here. Never say "never"!

So, in anticipation of spring coming (sometime) I have a couple of cards to share with you.

The first one turns out to be a Mother's Day card. (No, my mom doesn't read my blog or check SCS. She is somewhat computer-challenged.) The sketch was a challenge for me. I had to spend a bit of time getting what I wanted. The tulip is PTI's Wishing You set and the greeting is an old SU set called Wonderful Wishes. The kraft paper is dotted with SU's new Dot, Dot, Dot then punched with a Martha border punch. I love the twill tape! It is on a roll in the sewing department at WalMart. I'm going to have to stock up!

I've been wanting to make some of those really cute trees that are made of patterned paper and cut out. But I don't have the stamps and can't afford them right now. So I made do for this card by using SU's Sheltering Tree on some dotted-watercolor-wash type designer paper I had in my stash. The check paper at the bottom is from Creative Memories. I think it sets the card off well, don't you?

Have a wonderful week anticipating the coming of Spring!

Monday, February 1, 2010

"New" PTI stamps

I'm bad, I know. I buy new stamps and then they sit for long periods of time before I use them. I did it again with a huge order of PTI stamps that I bought about 4 months ago! So I broke out two sets today.

This one is PTI's Tea for Two set. I even recycled some paper from one of the set boxes to do the narrow polka dot band.
Paper: Wausau 110 pound white and recycled PTI paper
Ink: SU Not quite Navy, Old Olive
Ribbon: Blue Grosgrain (from Michaels?)

This one is PTI's Wishing You set. The images I stamped on the card had some "bloopers" so I restamped, cut, and popped the tulips up. It was designed for the CAS52 Sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.
Paper: Wausau 110 pound white and Basic Gray PP
Ink: SU Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi
Ribbon: SU Groovy Guava stitched grosgrain

Hope you enjoy these!