Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Cardinal Thanks

Hi all! Super Bowl Sunday I attended an annual even at Your Maine Stamper in Winthrop, Maine. We had a BLAST!!!!! There were lots of prizes, fun, food and of course goodies GALORE! for our shopping pleasure. Now, Sunday was a beautiful day, BUT! since it is a little chilly (lol) here in Maine.....retail therapy was definitely in order throughout the festivities. I have never used or owned a Memory Box stamp in my life much less their gorgeous paper but I'll tell you I was browsing around, these stamps, paper and all kinds of ribbon goodies and, and other stuff just kept falling into my basket. Now, any stamper out there knows exactly what I'm talking about here ROFLMBO!!!!! Anywho, I wanted to make a thank you card for the ladies who made all the festivities happen and for making me feel so welcome. I wanted something simple and with a lot of white space. It was a short, quick card that I am very happy with the outcome. Thanks for looking and have a great night! :)

Supplies Used:
Ink: Momento rich cocoa, copic
Stamps: Memory Box winter birds (F1151), Amuse thanks script (3-8039B)
CS: PTI stamper's select white and pure poppy
Access: misc polka dot ribbon, Xmas red stickles, foam squares and 1/4" scor tape

PTI Contest Day 6

The challenge for today was to use buttons in a unique and creative way. What more creative than doing a spring scene! I sponged the sky while adding my clouds. Next, I sponged the hills to make sure spaces between the buttons carried the same color. I laid the buttons out in a random way before attaching them in place. I wanted the tree to have a sense of having bloomed flowers hence the pink Thanks for looking and have a great night! :)

Supplies Used:
Ink: Momento summer sky, new sprout and tuxedo black
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Gulls in Flight (3412-C)
CS: PTI stamper's select white
Access: Great Impressions cloud stencil kit, sponges, PTI simply chartreuse buttons (grass, tree leaves), PTI dark chocolate buttons (tree trunk), PTI hibiscus burst buttons (flowers in the tree), PTI new leaf buttons (tree leaves) and PTI true black button (tire swing)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

PTI Customer Favorites

Papertrey Ink (AKA PTI) is celebrating their 4th anniversary. The first contest is about customer favorites. We were to go back through all of our cards and projects that we made in 2010 to select our favorite. I would definitely have to say this is mine! It's quick, simple and elegant. It took minimal supplies to create and I am ALLLLLLL about that! lol Thanks for looking and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs
Paper: PTI plum pudding and stamper's select white cardstock
Ink: PTI fresh snow and Momento sweet plum
Access: Kaisercraft snow pearls, SU scallop trim border punch, white satin ribbon, mini glue dots and foam squares

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vintage Quilts

WOHOOOOO!!!! I got lucky today!!!! I found these two quilts in the same store as the drink carrier. Now, I am VERY particular about the quilts I've been searching for. They have to have a certain feel and just kind of speak to me. These remind me of my great great grandmother's quilts from my teen years (13ish). I absolutely fell in love with these two! It must've been kismet that I walked into this store this morning. The daughter of the owner just happened to get her hands on these yesterday and put them out this morning. They smell sooooooooooo nice! Thanks again for stopping by today! :)

Vintage Drink Carrier

Hiya! I did some vintage hunting today and came across this baby. I have never in my life seen one until I was looking at Mish Mash's blog a few days ago. Well, it's all her fault I tell ya! lol I was in one of the few antique stores we have here looking for quilts. I passed this the first time I browsed the store. I went back to it another 3-4 times before it decided to jump into my pile of stuff on the counter BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!! I was so drawn to it. It may have been the style, the colors, who knows but....I will be using these glasses VERY soon! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Antique Store Finds!

Well, I went to my first antique shop today. I was so excited to find some tablecloths and these old clothespins!!!! I have been looking everywhere for the clothespins for some time now. I'm still hunting a nice vintage winter tablecloth and the old Pyrex stuff. I am so tired of using the plastic storage containers they make now. We're replacing it way too often for my taste! lol Being in this antique store brought back so many memories of going up north to visit my great, great grandparents growing up. When I was a teen (about 13-14ish) I remember having to sleep in the shed (it was like a very small house, not like the metal things we have now, just so ya My great, great grandparents still lived like the old days. I remember the silver kitchen table with the formica top and the chairs, the old type fridges and especially the quilts. I thought they were kind of funky back then but now I'm understanding a lot more about the way they lived back then. I would give almost anything to find one of my old grandmother's quilts from those days! Well...enough of my chattering! lol If you happen to know any information about the tablecloths in the pic, PLEASE!!!! let me know. I have no idea how to begin researching this stuff. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Grow With Love

Hope everyone's having great Tuesday! Well, I usually don't post anything personal on my blog but, the last few days have been really hard for me. I HAVE to quit smoking, I no longer have a choice in the matter. Now, that being said, I have never smoked in my house or my car. I have fought so hard to keep the second hand smoke from reaching my DS because I do NOT want him having any repercussions from my bad habit. Anyway, I got hit with some very disturbing news last Fri. I have emphysema! Now, my husband smoked (quit a little over a year ago) twice as much as me and longer, my mother smoked, get the picture. Nonetheless, I'm the one that ended up with this disease. Please!! don't get me wrong, I would NEVER wish emphysema on anyone. It just adds to the joke I have about my being Anyway, I will learn to live with this and pray that I can watch my son grow up to adulthood and beyond. I see the pulomonologist a week from today to see where I stand. I am really praying, very hard that this is just a short stint into the disease and can slow the progression without a lot of added med's or anything like that. that I am trying to quit cold turkey (the last few days haven't been going so well), I'm hoping I can make lots of cards to keep my mind focused on something besides smoking (or sleeping all I haven't been too fond of this color but I think it's growing on me ;) I believe that I am now down to maybe my last 10-12 sets that have not been opened yet...WHEW! I apologize for the long post but I just needed to get it out there and off my chest. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day! :)

Supplies Used:
Ink: PTI berry sorbet, momento black and bamboo leaves
CS: PTI white and berry sorbet
Stamps: PTI garden of life
Acc: KaiserCraft yellow pearls and PTI new leaf bitty dot ribbon