Thursday, February 23, 2012

Make it Monday # 54

Hello again!
Well if it weren't for Papertrey, I wouldn't be posting at all these days!  Time is a hot commodity around here and by the time I have a chance to sit still and blog, I fall asleep.  True story.  So for those of you still hanging in here with me and putting up with my random rambling posts, I appreciate you.
I had a really rough day today.  Just one of those days where it felt like I worked my tail off and just didn't get anywhere.  Then as I left work, I was stuck in a traffic jam for 50 minutes, was late picking my kids up, and of course being a Thursday we had to rush around even more than usual to make it to soccer practice on time. While I'm battling yet another sinus infection.  Just one of those days.

I should have gotten on the treadmill and worked out some of my frustrations.  Fail.  After soccer, we stopped at McD's and got some McFlurries of the oreo persuasion.  Much needed dose of chocolate and frozen goodness to soothe my itchy throat.  Win win.

So after the misfits went to bed, I settled in on the couch for some swamp people- which by the way doesn't seem nearly as fun to watch without the hubby here to discuss it with me- and my trusty ipad to do some Pinterest pinning and blog hopping to unwind and relax from the day.  I made my regular stop over at Nichole's blog, and watched the Make it Monday post.  I normally don't have time to participate before the deadline expires, so I decided tonight I was just going to go do it.  Getting my hands dirty and doing something crafty just picks me up.

The topic for this week was glitter buttons.

Here is my take:
 Sorry about the dark photo- it's late and I'm so sleepy!  Here is one with the flash:

Stamps: Sending You & Script Sentiments- both from PTI
Ink:  Summer Sun- Stampin' Up & Orange zest- PTI
Dies:  Beautiful Blooms II die set- PTI
Other:  Buttons- PTI White, Glitter- Doodlebug Designs, Embossing folder- Swiss Dot by Cuttlebug, Rhinestones- Queen and Co., Ribbon- PTI, Dimensionals- Stampin' Up!

And that's it.  Goodnight all!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Day 5

Quick post for another Papertrey Ink challenge!  I will be back later with more since I already shared this card last week.

Today's challenge over at Nichole's blog was to create a project inspired by a photo found on pinterest.

This was my inspiration photo:

And this was my card that I created! I shared the details about this card in my original post here

 I only have 9 minutes to get this submitted so I will be back in a bit!!

Happy morning, all!! :-)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy Anniversary PTI!!

It's the Papertrey Anniversary countdown celebration again over at Nichole Heady's blog.  For the Day 4 contest challenge, each designer came up with a favorite color combination.

I chose to create a card using Dawn's color combo:

 I had to substitute out the Ripe Avocado and instead I used an old SU color, Wild Wasabi.  The other colors I used are the berry sorbet and Raspberry Fizz.

 I stamped the adorable elephant image from Sweet Baby to create the patterned paper and topped it with a strip of Raspberry Fizz cardstock and a heart border die cut from the distressed dots paper.  I finished it up with a die cut Mat Stack 5 label, some sentiments from Sweet Baby and a couple of pearls.

A close up of some detail.  This was a quick and easy card since I REALLY wanted to get some creative time in and participate in the challenge.  I made this in less than 10 minutes because it was almost midnight! :-)
Have a great day all!  And for those that enter the contest- Good Luck!!