Friday, February 14, 2014

PTI 7 year anniversary - Day 10

Hello Hello!

Another post, craziness I know! I wanted to try one more time to win something during Papertrey Ink's 7 year anniversary celebration. I definitely have a bit of a stockpile of cards going after making cards to enter all of these challenges! Today's challenge was to decorate the "package" for your card (so the envelope). It's funny how you get so involved in the card that you don't even think about the envelope, or at least I don't. I don't know about you, I usually make the card and then have to hurry up and grab an envelope on my way out the door. I really need to think about the whole package more, I think it makes it so nice to have a coordinating envelope. Plus once the card is done, the envelope is easy!!

Anyways, it's been a fabulous anniversary celebration and they have some fabulous new products coming out on the fifteenth. I can't wait!!! Here are my cards that I'm entering, hope you like them!

I did the flap of this envelope. I really love it!

Thanks for taking a look and for any nice comments! Hopefully I'll be making another post soon.

Dori :)

PTI 7 year anniversary - Day 1

Hi again!

These cards are to be entered into Papertrey Ink's 1st day anniversary challenge, better late than never right ;).  Blogger and my computer have been giving me troubles and not letting me upload my pictures except every once and a while. Not sure what the deal is, but if it wasn't for that I would have done this blog post a while ago and entered them before the last day! Oh well, at least it's working now so that I can enter. These were also entered in the Day 5 contest but I had to do it through Flickr due to my computer troubles. All product is from Papertrey except for the glitter, the rhinestone's, and the bakers twine.

Anyways, I hope you like my cards, and nice comments are always welcome. I'll try to be a better blogger, but being a CPA and heading into busy season it may be tough. I really like doing it though and it really helps keep me being crafty. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Dori :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

PTI 7 year anniversary - Day 4


I tried to do this post yesterday but for some reason I was not able to insert my pics. Not sure what was going on, but it seems to be working fine today.

I know it's been a really long time since I've posted. It's tough to find the time and with the holidays and everything it just was not possible. At the beginning of January I had my wisdom teeth taken out so that kept me from doing much for a little bit, I was just wiped out!

Anyways, I have been participating in the Papertrey Ink (PTI) anniversary challenges for the past couple of days but have just been posting them to Flickr because by the time I finished the cards, after work, it was late and I just needed to get them up and linked to Nichole Heady's blog so that I would have a chance to win. It's been a lot of fun so far and I can't wait for the coming year and all of the fabulous new products they will be introducing.

Yesterday's challenge was to make a 3x4 monthly moments (their new monthly pocket scrapbooking line) trading card. The card could be made to be attached to a card at a later time or maybe to be used in a pocket scrapbook. I really love the concept and products that they are offering for this. I'm not sure yet if I'll end up getting into it though. I've never been much of a scrapbooker, plus I don't have any kids or anything so I just don't think I would get as much out of it. Although I do keep having ideas about doing stuff for my niece. I don't know, we'll see. Anyways, here are my projects, I'm linking them to Flickr too, so that I can enter them each individually in the challenge, but not have to do multiple blog posts. All products used are from PTI.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

OCC Holiday Card Workshop - Day 5 of class

Good Morning!

How are you today? Good I hope! I tried to make a more masculine card for the 5th day of class for the Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2013. I think there may be too much glitter on it to make it very masculine but it is blue! I think a guy could handle a little glitter right? Anyways, I used the largest Fancy Flakes die from Papertrey and cut it out of Enchanted Evening cardstock. The card base is Spring Rain cardstock. I also used Enchanted Evening ink. The sentiment is from the Instant Photo: Holidays stamp set. All of this is from Papertrey, because I have a serious addiction! The glitter is some blue Stickles that I got from Michaels.

So, like I said, not sure if it's very masculine, but I like it! Thanks for having a look at my blog and my card! Comments are appreciated and welcome!
Dori :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

OCC Holiday Card Workshop 2013 - Day 3 of class

Hello again!

I had a chance to make another card with the Rustic Wreath stamp set from Papertrey. This one I tried to keep clean and simple for the 3rd day of class of the OCC Holiday Card Workshop 2013. Clean and simple is hard for me, I always seem to want to fill up all of that space! Anyways, I used Rustic Cream cardstock and Pine Feather ink from Papertrey. I colored the wreath in with some Crayola colored pencils using two different greens for some shading. I also used a bit of red stickles that I got at Michaels for some berries. I really like how this one turned out and like how easy and quick it was to make (I guess that's the beauty of clean and simple).

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous day!
Dori :)

Festive Friday #21 take 2

Hello Hello!

I made another card for the Festive Friday #21 challenge. I'm also going to post this to the Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2013 for the Day 2 class forum. I used Papertrey Ink's Rustic Wreath stamp set and the related die. I used Pure Poppy and Stampers Select White cardstock and Candy Cane Prints paper, all from Papertrey. I also used a bit of red and white bakers twine and some clear Stickles glitter glue that I got at Michaels.

Anyways, hope you like it! Comments are welcome and appreciated! Have a great day!

Dori :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OCC Holiday Card Workshop - Day 1 again

Third post for today! Woohoo! I'll get right to it. Again mostly Papertrey Ink products. Aqua mist cardstock again (other side of the base from the first card, previous post) and Melon Berry. The tag die is Tag Sale #8 (new in October). Stamp sets used include Winter Hills, Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, and Background Basics: Medallions. The Medallions were stamped in white ink across the whole card base, so they are not very noticeable, but add a little something. I also sprayed the whole base with some perfect pearls mist for a little shine. The tag is actually a shaker tag. I made a little snow bank inside the shaker and covered it in a white glitter from Michaels. I then filled the shaker with the same glitter to make it seem like snow. I really like how this card turned out!

Thanks again for looking! I had lots of posts today! I guess I'm trying to make up for the week I missed. ;)

Dori :)