Birthday Bag - Take Two

Okey Dokey Friends!!! I am obviously loving the new Front and Center die from PTI. It such a wonderful size and EASY to use. My inspiration for this bag is from Michele Wooderson's In the Meadow post here. I'm celebrating a friend's 50th birthday today so whipped this little number up.

I always struggle a little with how to attach the Wonderful Word dies. This time a just sewed across the bottom of the "p".

I glittered my little clothespin. A needed touch.

I hope you are having a great start to the new week!! R

stamps: PTI Ad Sense, Wonderful Words Additions
paper: Crate Paper -Restoration; PTI Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist; sheet music - stash
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Vintage Cream
other: PTI Wonderful Words die, Front and Center die, Love Lives Here die; Spellbinders - Fleur de lis border; Pebbles - layered embellishments (flower); clothes pin and ribbon - stash; Jenome sew mini

Pinterest Cooking Inspiration

How many of you have pinterest boards??? and how many of us spend waaaaayyy to much time getting inspiration?? I decided that I needed to DO some of the things that I had pinned. We made these Southwest Chicken Wraps for dinner last night. The vote is in and it is a keeper recipe.

Spraying the tortilla with Pam was the genius tip that made these a success. They would be the perfect recipe for lunch this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by friends!!

Birthday Bag

My new goodies from Papertrey Ink arrived today! I couldn't wait to try the Front and Center die. I also broke open the new Pure Poppy ink.

The tag is also the new Tag Sale #5. I was so glad that I had a white lunch bag already in my craft goodies.

 The coverage of the new ink is fabulous.

The picture below shows an example of my OLD Spring Moss ink compared to the NEW. 

The color is so MUCH brighter and the coverage is fabulous. The color is beautiful with the matching paper. I don't have an old Pure Poppy to do a comparison. Thought you might like to see the 2 ink pads side by side.

Have a great evening!! I'm watching the Texas Rangers in the World Series. It isn't looking to good. :(

stamps: PTI Half and Half
paper: Hobby Lobby Boho Chic; PTI Stampers Select White
ink: PTI Pure Poppy new formula, Vintage Cream
other: Making Memories Jumbo Bloom White Daisy with brad; ribbon Hobby Lobby; white lunch bag - Walmart


I love the look that stamping on a modge podge surface gives. Try it!! Lots of shine. So I'm on journal THREE. This is for Stephanie - long name means you use an initial. Another coaster pocket was essential. The dies from Love Lives Here were perfect for this cover.

The large sentiment on the cover is from Verve's Words of Wisdom set. 

Hope you enjoyed this!! I'm off to uncover my desk, its a lot little buried!

Blue Pumpkins

I'm playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch which I rotated for my card. I picked up some new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found paper pad at my LSS.

I stamped the pumpkins in brown ink and then used my Copic Marker C-3 to go over the lines to create more definition. It really does make a difference. The leaves are paper pieced for more layers.

I like creating a pattern behind my sentiment in circles. PTI's Mega Guideline stamps are perfect for this application. Just stamp off once.

What do you think about my orange border piece?? It was a happy "find." It was the scrap between my rickrack die and medium scallop border die embossed with a woodgrain impression plate. I used my Tattered Angels Glam Glitter paint on the twine so it would hold its shape.

supplies used:
stamps: Verve - Bountiful Harvest; PTI - Fall Elegance, Mega Guidelines,
paper: PTI - vintage cream, ripe avocado; My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found paper pad
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
other: PTI - rickrack die, medium scallop die, woodgrain impression plate; Divine Twine; circle and scallop punch; Tattered Angels - Glam Glitter Paint

Just Start

Don't we ALL need the reminder to "Just Start?" For Sarah's journal I thought this was the perfect sentiment to attach to my coaster pocket. 

Did you notice the touch of green on the kraft tag? It is from the PTI Banner Builder collection. The verses are Verve Plain Janes. LOVE these stamps.

I hope you Just Start something today!!

Fall Leaves and Butterflies


The 1st October Verve sketch is up and everyone can play along. I turned it around for my card. I found this lovely paper at my LSS. The line is Glitz Design. The soft yellow and distressed blue flower paper were almost too wonderful to cut apart.

I am hooked on making my own chipboard embellishments after PTI's last Make it Monday. I had to create more. I used the new holly jolly die collection to create some leaves for my 1st card. The sentiment is from Verve's Autumn Splendor set.

The next card has a butterfly die chipboard embellishment. My new go-to stamp set is Verve's Words of Wisdom. The sentiments have been perfect for so many items that I have make over the last few weeks.

Hopefully this next picture gives you a closer look at the details. Click to make it larger.

Hope your week is going well. I started working my Christmas set-up job today. I've already decorated several trees. Thanks for stopping by friends!! R

Autumn Mosaic Card - supplies used:
stamps: Verve - Autumn Splendor
paper: Glitz Design - Fabulous; PTI - Soft Stone
ink: PTI - Summer Sunrise
other: PTI - small scallop border die, holly jolly die, Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon, twine; Verve - Rounded Scallop frame die; cardboard

Goal Card - supplies used:
stamps: Verve - Words of Wisdom
paper: Glitz Design - Fabulous; PTI Soft Stone
ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
other: PTI small scallop border die, butterfly die, twine, cardboard; sewing machine
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