Monday, February 09, 2009

Friends 'til the end

I couldn't resist participating in Nichole's challenge today, Friends 'til the end. She asked us to make a card for our best friend. Easy, peasy! My BF loves to garden, so I went with flowers.

I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone by also using this weeks Card Positioning Systems sketch (CPS102) which is being sponsored by PTI! I just love the Gerber daisy from this new set and figured I'd double my chances to win it. :)

Stamps: Green Thumb & Garden of Life from Papertrey Ink, Mixed Bouquet from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tide, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise perfect match Palette Hybrid Inks, Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, White
Accessories: Dimensionals
Tools: Paper Snips

Thursday, February 05, 2009

PTI In the Bag challenge

Have you been following PTI's second anniversary countdown? I'm getting pretty excited to see what they are coming out with! Today Nichole posted a challenge called It's in the Bag. We were to make or alter a bag with stamps and then post a link to the bag on her blog.

I decided to tackle a project I've been meaning to do for a while. Can you tell what it is? How about now? That's right, they are reusable produce bags. We stopped using plastic grocery bags about six months ago in favor of the reusable cloth ones that the store sells, but we would still get stuck with the plastic produce bags. Not anymore!

I cut 1 yard of organza into fat quarters, stamped with perfect match ink and then made little drawstring pouches out of each piece. Here's the tutorial that I followed. If you have a sewing machine, you can totally make these. It's just a few straight lines and they are super cute! Now I can't wait to go grocery shopping. :)

Stamps: Green Thumb from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado and Pure Poppy perfect match Palette Hybrid Inks
Fabric: 1 yard of organza
Accessories: Twine
Tools: Sewing machine