Thursday, November 17, 2011

Birthday Cards

Every year for Christmas I give my husbands grandma at least 12 handmade birthday cards. So I usually try and make some throughout the year but this year it must have slipped my mind so I am working on birthday cards. This is card #2 and it is a sketch from Card Patterns. I saw a banner done with circles somewhere and thought that would be cute.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MIM Reverse Applique

This was a fun challenge for Papertrey Ink. The idea was to use a die and then back it with patterned paper. I don't have a lot of PTI dies but thought this basket would be perfect. Plus I needed a birthday card and I'm still making fall cards even though it snowed here last night.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

MIM Challenge

This week's Papertrey challenge was to use multiple stamps to make a background. I used three sets: Fall Friendship Filler, Everyday Button Bits, and Grunge Me. This was a really hard challenge for me, but I guess sometimes that's the point. I decided to go with tree backgrounds and tried a number of different stamps for the leaves and ended up using an eyeball stamp from the Friendship Filler set. My images seemed really big to me and it really made me wish I had some PTI flower stamps. Maybe with my next order! :)