Thursday, February 24, 2011

Papertrey Ink cards

if you follow my Twitter feed, you know I am a complete Papertrey Ink junkie. stamps, dies, paper, embellies- i'm obsessed with it all. The obsession started with and continues to revolve completely around the Friendship Jar set and its 4 "companion" filler sets. i mean it,
O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D. love them.

i made a couple of quick cards over the weekend, using (of course) The Jar Stamps and just love them to bits.

LOVE THIS. its super simple and came out exactly how i wanted it. i cut a jar with my PTI Jar die & Bigshot, stamped the jar, stamped the dotted "filling" in rich, bright HOT PINK ink then heat embossed it with clear American Crafts ZING! i absolutely love it. i also cut the label with a PTI die, then used the label & a sentiment both from the Friendship Jar set.

whoa. crazy angle. i was trying to get the sunlight to reflect off the embossed ink/powder- i love that sheen!

this was SO FUN :) The sentiment & the pickle are both from the Friendship Jar Fillers set and they make me happy. i used Jenni Bowlin "Stick Candy" for the pickle- JBS inks are THE BEST plain & simple. if you're on the fence about them, DONT BE! you need them. all of them. wink! (i am a horrible enabler!) i also ran a tad of Tim Holtz Vinatge Photo distress ink around the PTI bitty dot paper- perfect little touch.

thanks for looking :) i adore my followers!

Friday, February 11, 2011

More Napa Valley!

hello loves! remember a couple months back when i went cuckoo-bananas with the Studio Calico "Napa Valley" kit and i knocked out SEVEN layouts & a card? well bc i just can't quit that kit (and it's add-on "Monterey"), i have two more to share! (seriously Studio Calico kits will change your life. really 9 LOs?! its an amazing feeling!)

"Pre-Show" without exaggeration, this is one of my favorite, favorite layouts i've ever done. i love the products here SO MUCH! and the photos make me smile :)

"NCO Club" i know, broken record.. but seriously. LOVE. the colors really came together here, to match the photos and the day perfectly. sigh!

thanks for popping in, i adore & appreciate you all! i have a few more projects to share and blog posts planned so keep checking back!