Friday, May 28, 2010

OWH Blog Hop

Welcome to the OWH BLOGHOP!!!

If you want to start at the beginning and see all the great cards, please go to Operation Write Home's Blog:

For this blog hop, the instructions were to make a red, white and blue missing you card. Our first stamp set from Papertrey Ink is our absolute favorite! I don't think a week goes by when we don't use it. Therefore, when I read the instructions for this bloghop, I thought the set would be perfect for the bloghop card. This card was made with the Everyday Button Bits stamp set. The vintage buttons for the hot air balloons are also from Papertrey. Finally, the sentiment comes from AMUSE stamps. The red paper behind the sentiment was punched with the Stampin' Up window punch. 

The Operation Write Home Blog is an amazing resource for new card makers! It has great tips and tutorials on there. We always visit the blog to learn about new projects and products. In fact, we learned about PTI from the blog! 

I hope our cards can bring a smile to someone hearing from their family members overseas! I feel like it is the least we can do to help these amazing heros and their families. 

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the card! 

The next stop on the bloghop is :

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some bunny loves you


I just though I would post a similar card to the one below. For this card, I also used the Tiny Treats: Valentine set from Papertrey Ink. I really like the bunny image- the little heart tail is so sweet. I stamped the border in a light pink and the bunny with the sentiment in black. I put the bunny in the frame on a piece of maroon Bazzill swiss dot paper. I then finished the card off with a strip of pink paper and two small pink buttons. Instead of coloring the entire bunny, I decided just to make the inside of the ears pink and the heart tail red. 

You're a great catch!

Good Evening! I have to start off by apologizing for not updating the blog in a while. I have been inundated with school work. Thankfully, last Tuesday was my last final exam!!! We spent Tuesday and Wednesday cleaning out the dorm. When I finally had some free time, I decided to use all of our new stamp sets. In the past few months, Robin and I have discovered the amazing stamps from Papertrey Ink. Every month they come out with new stamps and I have to admit that we are totally addicted. We are currently waiting for even more stamps that we ordered Friday night, but I decided that I should ink up some of the other PTI stamps that we have. This stamp is from a fantastic set called Tiny Treats: Valentine. It comes with the larger frame and various small images with matching sentiments. The images include a small bunny, a frog, a dog etc. and all of them have a small heart. I really love that all of the images and sentiments fit perfectly in the border stamp. Furthermore, it is great that this image coordinates with the Marvy Punches. 

For this card, I decided to use the fish image and the sentiment, "you're a great catch".  I stamped the border in a light blue and the fish and sentiment in black. I then colored the image with Copic makers. After punching out the entire stamped image, I mounted it on a large piece of navy swiss dot paper from Bazzill. I then added a strip of light blue paper. To finish it off, I attached two small blue buttons. 

I hope you enjoy!