Monday, August 26, 2013
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I made a card for a friend's baby shower using PTI's Baby Button Bits and Inside & Out: Baby.
I hope you like it! And go check out Papertrey's 3rd Anniversary party on the night of the 14th and the CPS blog too. =)
Supplies Used (All PTI):
Dark Chocolate Cardstock, Polka Dot Parade Patterned Paper
Spring Moss Ribbon, Rustic Cream Twine
Holiday Button Assortment
Dark Chocolate Ink
Thursday, April 23, 2009
There are several available for purchase and even 2 for free - you should check them out!
One of her newer ones is called Filed with Flair. I love it. It is so cute! I used it to make a stationery set for a friend as part of her bridal shower gift. I used a combo that Lauren did herself on her blog here that combined this template with another template called All Boxed Up.
Next I made the panels to decorate the sides and the back. I used my Baja Breeze CS and my swiss dots cuttlebug folder in my Big Shot to emboss dots on the back panel. As the panel is bigger than the folder, I had to get creative in making sure everything had dots on it.
Then I used the 2nd (smaller) layer to add my flowers to the holder. I used the SU! Fifth Ave floral stamp set because it is just the type of flowers and colors my friend likes. Sorry about the picture being white on white!
I hope you like my creation and if you haven't tried a template - you should! PaperTreyInk is having their blog hop this weekend and everyone will be using these templates this month so be sure to look to see everyone's wonderful ideas! Lauren also has amazing ideas on her blog too!
Before I leave you, I'd like to share a quick picture of me and my hubby. This was before the Final Four weekend just before the Michigan State game. We were so blessed to have his Alma Mater, Villanova, make it to the final four and we got tickets! Isn't he cute?!? =)
PAPER: PTI: White, SU!: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
Stamps: PTI: Everyday Classics, SU!: Fifth Avenue Floral
INK: SU!: Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Going Gray, Basic Gray
PTI: Classic Card Set, Filed with Flair (MTT), All Boxed Up (MTT)
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Seriously though, I was one of the first of my friends to get into wine. Not that they are all converts now, but some are learning as they go. My friend Amber and I used to watch Alias every Sunday and we start with Beringer White Zin, oh yes we did!
It didn’t take long for us to get out of that phase and then we moved on to bigger and better (and more expensive) things.
I have always loved France and Italy and had always wanted to go there as well. I loved the wines I had tried from there at restaurants and such, but never really branched out and bought my own until one night I met some friends at a wine bar called Nectar’s. They had a fabulous 1997 Bordeaux made by Chateau LaGrange. Here is the label from their ’98 vintage. After that, I was in love with all things Old World….
I view wine as not only a delicious beverage, but a learning experience. I love to learn about wine, the wineries, the grapes, the winemakers and their inspirations, their labels, the distributors, the wine glasses and crystal... all of it and above all of that I love to learn what everyone else thinks of it. It doesn’t have to be snobby. It doesn’t have to be expensive. I love the debate of who likes what and why (without having to bring up politics or religion!)
So, tonight I am resuming my attendance at the wine tasting at my local WineStyles. I wanted to share with you my love for wine so you could understand why I will post my reactions on my blog and share my thoughts on some wines with you, and maybe by sharing them with you, you’ll be inspired to go try something new.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Each of the pictures can be clicked on for a larger view. I also included two details of what the front of the lei looks like and what the back looks like.