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,