HI! This is my first time participating in PTI's blog hop and I'm so excited! This months challenge was to find our summer inspiration and no doubt about it- my summer inspiration is 4th of July! My hubbies birthday is on July 2nd and every year it is a big celebration! One year, he even was sung "Happy Birthday" by one of the bands playing at our local 4th of July festival! It's always so much fun! And it doesn't hurt that I absolutely LOVE red and blue or that my hubby is a proud member of the US Air Force! So I browsed for a while and found some red, white, and blue papery inspiration! LOL!
And here's my card made from some 4th of July red, white, and blue inspiration!

This is a 4 1/4 square note card to give to a friend for 4th of July! I used star prints for this card and heat embossed the design with white embossing powder on navy blue paper. Finished it off with a satin white ribbon and it's ready to be sent off!

Here are the details (all PTI unless otherwise stated):

Stamps: Star Prints, Mega Mixed Messages

Paper: pure poppy, kraft, stampers select white, navy (michael's)

Ink: fresh snow

Other: white embossing powder, fresh snow satin ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to browse everyone's blogs at the blog hop tonight!


Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #10

Here's the challenge this week from Dawn McVey!

The colors are so sweet and I immediately pulled out my Wishing You set and inked up those pretty tulips with berry sorbet and melon berry ink! Here's my card made with melon berry, berry sorbet, vintage cream, and dark chocolate.

I stamped the tulips radomly on 6 1" squares of vintage cream cardstock. I matted the squares with dark chocolate and berry sorbet squares of cardstock. I adhered the squares to the vintage cream card base with foam adhesive to give the card more dimension.

Then, I stamped the dragonfly outline in dark chocolate ink directly onto the card base. I also added the swirly flourish behind him! Then I colored the dragonfly's wings with a blender pen and melon berry ink.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment "MAKE A wish" onto the bottom right corner of the card in berry sorbet ink- the brackets are stamped in dark chocolate ink.

I hope you like it! I had a lot of fun with this color combo this week! I'll be back later for the PTI blog hop!




Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #9

Hi! I promised my first card post and here it is! This is a card I made a few days ago for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #9! I didn't have a blog when I posted the card- I just posted it from my SCS gallery so I thought I'd share it again. I really love the way it came out- it seems very elegant to me and the color combo was so much fun!

Here's the challenge- you can check it out here!
And here's my card using new leaf, true black, and vintage cream: all from Papertrey Ink! I stamped the flourishes with vintage cream ink on true black cardsock. Then I cut the paper into strips, matted them with vintage cream cardstock and attached them to a new leaf base.
I then stamped the sentiment "Absolutely Fabulous" in true black ink onto vintage cream cardstock, matted it with true black cardstock and mounted it with foam adhesive. I added some pearl accents and the card was complete!
Here's the finished product! Hope you like it!

Here are the details (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated):

Paper: True Black, Vintage Cream, New Leaf

Ink: True Black, Vintage Cream

Stamps: Fancy Florishes, Mega Mixed Messages

Other: pearls (michael's)
Thanks for looking!


Hi There!

HI! This is my very first blog post and I'm so excited! I've been following many blogs for the past couple of months and I think I'm ready to dive in head first! A little about myself? I am a proud Air Force wife living in North Carolina. We moved here about 2 months ago and we're loving it! We're finally a DRIVE instead of a PLANE RIDE away from home which is Delaware. My husband Eric and I have two little boys, Aden (3) and Austin (1). They light up my life and bring me so much joy! It's so neat to watch them grow and I'm sure you'll hear a lot about them here on my blog! So- I will be posting a lot of cards on this blog with a happy mix of my home life and hopefully some interesting stories! I'll be back later tonight with a card post after the kids go to bed, but in the meantime here are a couple pics of the kiddos!
Here's Austin! He is 15 months old and I hate that he is growing up so fast! He is getting so big and time is just flying by!
Here's Aden- he turned 3 in May and is my little man! He asked me the other day if he could make a card! SO CUTE! He had a blast!
Thanks for taking a look at my blog! I hope you enjoy it!