Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop

This month is all about scallops, and not the potato kind.  The challenge was to create something using the lovely wonderful scallop.  I made 2 cards for this challenge because when I finished the first one it just was not enough scallops.

This first card I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday.   The new paper from Papertrey has a ledger style paper so I kinda used that as a starting point to be fun and stamp her birthdate where it reads "date" and then I die cut on the line that has 29 and circled it in red to be funny because well she is not :)

I could not stop using my new goodies from the Anniversary this month and pretty much this whole card came about as I was taking things out of the box.  I totally fell in love with this kinda abstract flower that I saw on my friend Rhonda's Blog and the rest just kinda happened.

This second card came to mind when I was singing (badly) a Sign Language song to Ava that she loves,   "Do you know the colors of a rainbow?"  Sign Language has been such a great gift in our house when the kiddies were not talking so they could communicate with us without crying.  Ava is starting to talk more but still signs when she needs to reinforce her message.  Emma and Anton still use it some, mostly to assist Ava but last night at dinner Emma was using her signs and making us guess what she was signing ....... she signed "mommy you are beautiful" and that made my night!!!

I do not know but the photos look a bit blurry to me.  I am trying the photobucket exporter on my Mac but the quality does not look the same as in iphoto... humm I will have to check that out.

Happy Blog Hopping

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Make it Monday #2

I am posting today with a quick card for PTI Make it Monday.  The challenge this week was to use vellum for your sentiment.  I cannot believe I had time to make this because I have a house full of sick kiddies and Curt YIKES!!!   

For some reason I could not get a good focus on the vellum sentiment but IRL it is very crisp.

Have a great week!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

PTI Challenge tag with a frame

Well I needed a way to wrap a wee gift for Emma's teachers so why not enter another contest over on Nicole Heady's blog.  The photo quality is not so great because I was busy all day at my daytime job, CEO of Hallinger and Hallinger INC :)  

I used a paper bag for the gift with a swatch of dark denim fabric and some PP saddle stitch ribbon.  
Then I  put the card right on the top.  

I am thinking this will be my last challenge since I have so much to get done for
St. Valentine's Day on Monday.

Sue Ann

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Make it Monday Card #2 and CR84FN14

And for my second card for Make it Mondays I worked in another challenge, 
 Here is my card for both challenges.

I used some YUMMY felt for that cupcake top and the bottom is a brown shiny paper that I scored to look like a real cupcake wrapper.  I wish I had one right now to eat ......


Sue Ann

Make it Monday Card #1

Boy has this been a crazy week for challenges over at Papertrey Ink , they are celebrating their 4 year anniversary.  Because the prize is so FANTASTIC I thought I would give it a whirl.

Sue Ann

Monday, February 7, 2011


Here is a fun little banner I made to hang over our fireplace for St. Valentine's Day.

Let me tell you I made more cuts with my CB than Disney has movies but it was a fun project and the kids and Curt LOVE IT.

Liebe is German for Love.  I kinda thought for the location and the photo
above the fireplace and my vinyl Hummel Hansel and Gretel that Liebe would be perfect.

I found and used my Cricut for the letters and then so many different dies.

  Here are some close up shots.  All the Vintage Cream was stamped in Pure Poppy and I used my tea dye for the edges.  
I went a different route this time with thread thanks to Mona  she always knows when to add the darker thread to a card and I thought for the banner tops this would be the perfect time for me to throw in some color to make it pop.... SO HAPPY I FOUND MONA!!!  Her work is amazing 
and the name of her blog makes me happy!!!

And how ADORABLE are the Valentine's.  VERY OLD SCHOOL.
I bought them from Corinna at Piddix on Etsy.  
I have them in this size and a smaller size for small cards.
I printed them on card stock and CURT cut them out :)


And then I took a lead from my friend Laurie who on this linked post used a paper bag for the embossed piece.  OH ..... how smart is she and me because I took her idea and ran to make the medallions for a cute layering of the vintage Valentines.  

A few clothespins and some floral wire and we are all ready for 
St. Valentine's Day!!

Have a GREAT day!!!