Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #40

Paper Dolls Challenge #40

Hi, all! It's Deena and it's my turn to host this challenge. I've come up with a simple one. Drumroll please...Use a background stamp! That's it. Easy peasy. I'm hoping that this will encourage those of you who have held back on using your background stamps. Yes, it takes a little practice to get them lined up properly, but once you do, they're a blast to use and they're a great way to make patterned paper that matches your focal point perfectly.

I had fun making this card, and with it being summer, I think it's perfect to give to one of my kids. I love the sun and the sentiment makes me feel so happy.

Card deets: (All supplies Papertrey unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: BB: Retro, FF #4, FF #3 (sentiment), Up, Up and Away
Ink: Pure Poppy, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy
Other: FF #4 die

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I vowed recently to be better about actually sending cards. This is for someone special to me, someone with whom I share my love of coffee and crafting. She understands so many things about me, and we have many, many jokes. Her birthday recently passed, so I need to get this card in the mail soon.

I tried my hand at distressing after watching the MIM video on it. I ended up being quite pleased with the results.

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
  Stamps: Warm Happiness, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink:fresh snow, chocolate chip (SU)
Paper:raspberry fizz, Hawaiian shores, kraft
Other:mat stack 4 die, warm happiness die
Size: 4.25" x 5"

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Gifties

I know this is a week late, but better late than never. Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. I truly appreciate my children's teachers. They are great with my kids, and the things they do, I believe, often go beyond their professional duty. 

I decided to make them a little treat, but I had no idea what I was going to do. I ended up using the small pocket from Keeping Tabs.  Because I don't have a printer that takes PTI cardstock, I had to tape the template and make the cuts. Booooo! I only had to make ten, however. It ended up taking about two hours to cut everything: cardstock and patterned paper. 

I used PTI felt and Tiny Tags to create accents and stuffed the pockets with Crackerfuls (our family's favorite) and hot chocolate.  

Project Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: Tiny Tags
Ink: Pure Poppy
Paper: Golden Harvest, Material Girl (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Scarlet Jewel Felt, Orange Zest Felt,

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last Soccer Game and Potluck

Saturday morning was Kawai's last game for the AYSO season. We had to get things for the goodie bags, and instead of buying treats, I decided to make the girls hair clips and bookmarks. We stamped the back of the bookmarks with the girls' names. I was not in the mood to do all that coloring, so luckily, I had a number of images already colored. I only ended up coloring 3 or so. The hula Anya in the bottom picture is one Leish colored for me a while back to show me how to color hair, which I still SUCK at. Lol. 


Bookmark Details:
Stamps: various Anya and Wild Sprouts
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: PTI Cardstock
Other:Bookmark sleeves from Clear Bags

Hair Clip Details:
PTI felt and BB II dies, alligator clips from Doodlebug Accessories (Etsy)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #33

Gee, I wonder who has baby on the brain! Lol. Well, Leish's challenge was to do a girl baby card and a boy baby card. Since we had a crafting day this past Monday at Leish's, I decided to work on her challenge. Here's what I came up with. It's very simple, but I left it. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to give them. You won't hurt my feelings. Here are the two cards.


Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: Night Night Moon, Baby Button Bits
Ink: Black (Versacolor), Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist
Paper: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet
Other: Aqua Mist Vintage Button, Berry Sorbet Vintage Button
Size: 4.25" x 5"

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Blog Hop

Hi, I'm Deena, and I'm a Papertrey Paper Doll. I've been a doll since the very beginning. I stumbled across Lauren Meader's blog in September 2009, and it led me to PTI, which has been both a blessing and a curse. :) It has truly been a blessing to meet such wonderful people and join such a supportive group. However, every month, I end up feeling like I have no willpower. The Design Team gets me every time! My favorite PTI products are the dies. My favorite set is Take Note or Little Bitty Bird. My favorite PTI color (?) is Kraft, and my favorite PTI combo is Aqua Mist, Kraft, and Dark Chocolate OR Pure Poppy and Hawaiian Shores OR Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet.

I am an intermediate school English teacher in Hawai'i. I have two awesome kids and a hubby who tolerates my crafting obsession. I started out as a scrapbooker, and now I'm primarily a card maker. In my spare time, I read and play basketball. I am also a soccer mom who never thought that's what she'd be.

I hope you have fun viewing our creations and participating in our first ever blog hop. We have two great prizes up for grabs. By commenting on one of our blogs, you'll have a chance to win the Made of Snow set. By participating in our challenge and linking it to our blog, you'll have a chance to win a PTI G.C. worth $25!

Here's my card.
  • P = Pinefeather (leaves)
  • T = Teracotta Tile & Think Big #1 & Tea for Two
  • I = In Bloom

Card front

Inside of card
Please visit the next Doll in our group, the fabulously talented Leish!!!

The Papertrey Paper Dolls
Jen (JenCarter)
Lee Anne (Lee Anne)
Laurie W. (Laurie Beth)
Deena (honugurl16)
Leish (leish)
Amy (kolling143)
Suzanne (*suzanne*)
Katie (choc0holic)
Laurie (In My Craft Room)
Cecilia "C" (camvds)
Michelle (abzzymom)
Sara (hiinaz)
Tanna (tfiskers)
Renee (Renee L.)
Kristin (jcmom04)
Christy (christea)

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: In Bloom, Think Big #1, Tea for Two
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper: Teracotta Tile, Fine Linen, Pinefeather
Other: In Bloom die
Size: 4.25" x 5"

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make It Monday

This card is for Make It Monday. It uses the glitter strip, which definitely jazzes things up. 

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: TT: Birthday
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU), TUxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet
Other:Mat Stack 5 Die, EK Success 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Pure Poppy Vintage Buttons, Copics, Scor Tape, Glitter (MM), Button Twine, Red Spica pen
Size: 4.25" x 5"