Monday, July 28, 2014

40

Hey there! One of my good friends from my hometown is turning 40 in early August, so I wanted to send her an extra special card in honor of this extra special occasion.

I used two challenges to get the creative mojo flowing. CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 134: Tic Tac Toe (dots, gray, twine) and Seize the Birthday: Stringing Along More Birthday Wishes!



Here's what I came up with:


I hope she likes it!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

-------------------------------
Supplies:
Stamps: Truth Is (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White and Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: By The Numbers (Papertrey Ink), centers of reinforcements from Tag Me (Reverse Confetti)
Twine: Gray (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Foam Dots (American Crafts)
 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank You Notes



Popping in today to share my creations for the most recent Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It.

 
I used the emboss-resist technique and some new (to me) stamps to create a couple of thank you notes. I LOVE the results!!! I've included a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

Here's a look at each one individually:


 
My husband and I recently spent two weeks in Denmark! It was FABULOUS! These notes will be mailed off to our Danish friends for their incredible hospitality!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a fun weekend!

------------------------------------
Supplies:
Stamps: Thank You Handwritten (Paper Source), DC-Abstract Art (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko); Pale Tomato/Bubble Gum/Orange Soda/Butter Bar (Hero Arts); Mint Julep/Tide Pool/Soft Pool (Hero Arts); Grout Gray (My Favorite Things)
Embossing Powder: Clear Zing! (American Crafts)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Peace Joy Love 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn) 

 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Poppy Sketch #9

Hey there! It's time for a brand new Poppy Sketch Challenge! I think this sketch is one of my all-time favorites! Check it out:


This time around our challenge is being sponsored by Jane's Doodles. Talk about SUPER DUPER CUTE stamps!!! Wowzers! For my creation, I got to ink up "Jungle Baby"---and let me tell you---I am in LOVE with these ADORABLE images! (Thanks, Jane's Doodles!)


Isn't that elephant sweet?!?! And so perfect for paper piecing! The dotty border and hearts are also from the same stamp set. You will definitely be seeing more creations using these images (and the other images and sentiments from this set) in the very near future!

So...are you ready to play along??? Be sure to check out the Poppy Sketches Blog for all of the challenge details and to see my fellow DT gals' awesome takes on Poppy Sketch 9!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

---------------------------------------
Supplies:
Stamps: Jungle Baby (Jane's Doodles)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Grape (Amuse Studio), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White and Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink), Bundle of Joy Girl - Dots and Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Dies: Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), Hearts (Lawn Fawn)
Embroidery Floss: White (Janlynn)
Ribbon: Gold (recycled from a package I received)
Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Dots (American Crafts) 

 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Poppy Sketch #8

It's time for a brand new Poppy Sketch Challenge! Are you ready?!?! Check out this FABULOUS sketch and "pop" of color:

This time around we're being sponsored by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet. They sell lots and lots of incredible digital images. I received an image called "Kingfisher in the Rushes" to work with (Thanks a bunch, Stitchy Bear!). Teri (from Delicious Doodles) is the talented artist behind this gorgeous image.


I hope you like my creation and feel inspired to play along with us! Be sure to hop on over to the Poppy Sketches Blog for all of the challenge details and to see the fantastic samples my fellow DT girls made!

Thanks for stopping by!

--------------------------------------
Supplies:
Digital Image: Kingfisher in the Rushes (by Teri of Delicious Doodles)
Copic Sketch Markers
Spica Glitter Pen: Clear (Too Marker Products Inc)
Cardstock: White and True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: Jute Rope (Canvas Corp)
Rhinestones: Orange (Kaiser Craft)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Winner!

Hi there! Popping in to announce the winner of my most recent Chickie Couture Giveaway!

The lucky gal is:

Diane Jaquay

CONGRATULATIONS, Diane! Please send your snail mail info to me at petrellas@hotmail.com and I'll ship your goodies to you ASAP.

Thank you to all of my blog readers for all of your sweet comments and for being so enthusiastic and supportive of my Chickie Couture feature! YOU.ARE.AWESOME!

Hope your July is off to a FABULOUS start!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Balloon Trio

It's Product Spotlight Day at DeNami Design! Today we're featuring this SUPER CUTE balloon trio:

 
I decided to pair up the E175 Balloon Trio image and a masking technique to create a GIANT cluster of balloons:


 I think this would make a fabulous wedding card! You could easily change up the colors of the balloons to coordinate with any wedding color combo. I also added glitter to the white balloons for a touch of pizzazz!

What do you think?!?!

How would you like a chance to win the E175 Balloon Trio stamp? Just leave a comment on this post and on each of the blogs below to enter! Good luck!!!

Lisa Petrella --- that's me!

Thanks for stopping by!

--------------------------------
Supplies:
Stamps: CL-E175 Balloon Trio, "congrats" from PF48 Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set (DeNami Design)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock: PC21 White and PC23 Black (DeNami Design)
Glitter: SS02 Extra Fine Sparklets (DeNami Design)
Stamping Mask Paper: (Inkadinkado)
Adhesives: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Foam Dots (American Crafts)
Tool: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)
 
 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Poppy Sketch #7

Hey there! It's time for a brand new Poppy Sketch Challenge! Are you ready?!?!

Once again we have a sketch and a "pop of pattern"---LOVE IT!!! Check it out:





This time around our sponsor is one of my FAVORITE new shops, Pretty Pink Posh! Paulina, the owner of Pretty Pink Posh, is so sweet and I LOVE all of the super cute and fun products she carries in her shop!

I received some GORGEOUS sequins (in Cobalt and Marshmallow) to work with (THANKS, Paulina!)!!! Here's my creation:


How do you like my sequins raindrops??? Aren't they FUN?!?!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my card and feel inspired to play along with us! We'd LOVE to see your take on this sketch and "pop of pattern"!

Be sure to check out the Poppy Sketches Blog for even more inspiration and for all of the challenge details!

Have an AMAZING week!

----------------------------------
Supplies:
Stamps: J135 Large Open Umbrella and F184 Under The Weather (DeNami Design)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Let's Polka 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Copic Sketch Marker: C1 Cool Gray
Sequins: Cobalt and Marshmallow (Pretty Pink Posh)
Baker's Twine: Denim (The Twinery)
Adhesives: Studio Matte Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth), Quick Glue Pen (Sakura), Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Dots (American Crafts)