Thursday, October 16, 2008

Papertrey quilt set

This is inspired directly by Amy Rysavy of Prairie Paper and Ink. My apologies for not linking it, but my browser keeps crapping out on me when I try and go to her blog. I think that I have a link to her blog in my sidebar though.

Anyway. I made this (different colors than Amy) for a friend's mother who was so kind to host us all weekend. We were complete strangers to her and she was the sweetest woman I think that I have ever met. She was just so warm and welcoming and so much fun. DH seems to think it is too personal to give someone that I have just met, but I think that it is perfect.

Now, with it being 10:30 pm and all, I don't have a frame for it just yet. I am going to stop at the dollar store tomorrow and get a plain frame and white wash it to match the clean simplicity of the design and colors.

I used Papertrey white, Aqua Mist, and Spring Moss paper, as well as Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, and Palette Noir ink. I just used a blender pen and dabbed on the edge of the ink pad to color in the quilt squares. And yes, I am just getting this set. My mother got it for me for my birthday two weeks ago. And now I have seen the add on set and I -must- have it. Soon. Very soon.

That's all for now, kids.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008


This soldering thing is HARD! The edges are really hard to get smooth and keep em even and shiney....I can't figure out the trick. Practice, I suppose. *sigh*. So here they are.

The papers are DCWV Once Upon a Time collection. I just trimmed them down and then wedged them in between two pieces of memory glass, copper taped the edges, and attempted to solder. Practice, practice, practice!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wedding Invitation

I know that it has been a while, but I have been busy with alot of rl stuff going on. So my darling boyfriend and I are getting married in June! Here is the invitation I came up with.

The card is made out of vellum (just regular old vellum) and stamped on the front with Whisper White, So Saffron, and Always Artichoke craft ink. I then let the cards lay for three days and didn't bother heat setting. I just let them dry naturally. I think the stamp is by Penny Black...not sure on that though.

I then made up the wording in Microsoft Word and printed it on Whisper White cardstock and cut them out and just laid them in the vellum card. I used my Crop A Dial to punch two holes in the folded side, through the vellum and cardstock and threaded the Saffron ribbon through it.

I wanted simple and clean. I think I might have acheived it with this invitation. Sorry about the picture quality!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Papertrey Junkie

Yeah. It's a self proclaimed title at this point.

I still haven't opened any of the stuff I bought last release....and I just ordered paper, ribbon, and ink from this months release.

I might just need some inspiration....and the will to stamp again.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


See how deep? That address sign is two feet high.
Dad and my brother walking in the truck tracks in the driveway. The snow is about a foot deep, maybe a little deeper in places because of drifting. Actually, we just saw on the weather channel that it is 18" here in Columbus. I have never seen snow this deep before! Dad says it hasn't snowed like this in my lifetime.
My car. It's suck and it's not going anywhere. Dad says that hopefully we will be able to get it out tommorrow, but it's snowing again, so who knows.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Snow. Lots of it.

Its snowing....alot. I'll be honest, I don't think that I have seen this much snow in years. More time to stamp? One would think....but I am trapped at my parents house and haven't been able to leave because we are under a level 2 emergency. Fun. No stamping for me. :(

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Valentines Day

Supplies: Fabriano Mediovalis square notecard, Blush Rose and Chestnut Roan fluid chalk ink by Clearsnap, French Flair BG by SU!, Birds and Nests stampset by Cavallini, and sentiment from Out on a Limb stamp set by Papertrey Ink.

I saw a card done up on Mama Dini's Stamperia that caught my eye. Reverse masking, sponged ink and then stamps. I wanted to do something simple and elegant for my dear boyfriend for Valentine's Day, and this is what I came up with.

I started out with a Fabriano notecard and made a freehand mask out of a cheap piece of cardstock and tacked it down with Tombow removable adhesive. I used cheapo makeup sponges and sponged the Blush Rose ink onto the card, then inked up my stamps and randomly stamped before removing the mask. Then I stamped the sentiment and viola! Done.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Twin sammich

We went to Re-enactor Fest 4 in Chicago this weekend. This is where I ended up Saturday night at the Re-enactors Ball! I met these two girls (twins) and we became pretty quick friends. Thanks to these dolls for helping me with curling my hair and putting on makeup! (I don't normally do those things....but it was a Ball we were going to!) So much fun!

I will likely scrapbook this soon!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Saw these....

On Bad Sherry's blog and seeing as how DBF and I are getting into the pirate era re-enacting....