Skip to main content

Friends 'Til the End Challenge

Today's challenge at PTI is to make a card for our best friend.  This one is for my very (insert every positive superlative here) and dear friend, Sherri.  I just love that girl.  She makes me a better person, and I love the fact that over the course of just a few minutes, we can go from silly to spiritual, and not skip a beat.  We are two transplanted California girls, living on the East Coast, so we look out for each other.
Sherri loves these happy colors, so I thought I'd indulge her.  Thanks to Jenn, I now have a few sheets of Spring Moss cardstock (don't ask me why I haven't gotten that color yet), which I used to mat the sentiment (words are from SU's Amazing to Zany set, which I don't use often enough, and the "friend" was masked from PTI's Believe).  I also thought the left side needed a little charm, so I cut a flower from some leftover paper, punched a hole with my paper piercer, and hung it from a tiny strip of ribbon.  Here's a closeup:


Paper: PTI White, Bitty Baby Blessings patterned, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet
Stamps: SU Amazing to Zany, PTI Believe
Other: PTI Lemon Tart satin, tiny strip of yellow Offray ribbon, dimensional tape
Posted by Picasa

Comments

  1. Hey Cheryl,

    I love how you stamped all those separate words for the background.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The charm is great. What a good idea!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh I love the little charm you made!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really like how you made your own charm. What a great idea. Lovely colors, too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. your little hanging flower is the cutest thing ever!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love the card. It is so beautiful. The colors are perfect. You pegged just what colors I like. You are so talented. And creative. And who cares? YOU PICKED ME! SHE PICKED ME! MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME! I am doing the Snoopy dance of joy! She picked me! And blogged about it/me! The words on the card were clearly handpicked to describe ME ME ME ME ME ME ME. They were such nice words. Who wouldn't want a card like that? I want it. I will wait until after she wins the contest, if I have to, and I can't wait to see what she writes on the inside to ME! I am entirely confident that if everyone had their own Cheryl, everybody would be happier, more well adjusted people. I am willing to share her, but in the end, she is mine, and I pledge my undying friendship to her, which she knows she already had long before she made this card. My kids asked me why I was crying this morning. She picked me, people! And she has no shortage of friends. She is totally popular. I am the contest winner. This is going to be a good day, even though I have to go to the dentist. I hate going to the dentist. Behold the power of a card.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cute, cute, cute!! LOVE that little charm you made out of the pp! :>

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a nice card, Cheryl, and such a nice comment from a friend! Makes me smile!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Cheryl, the charm is perfect and the use of words like that is genius!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cute cards Cheryl! Love the charm - clever :-)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Lil' Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends!  So glad you're here, hopping with us.  (Go here to see the full blog hop order.)  I am excited to show you this brand new stamp from Lil' Inker Designs, which is part of their May Mini Release.  Leave comments on any of the blogs in this hop to enter to win one of the new stamp sets, the new cover plate, or the angel pets goodies!  Details on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog.

This stamp is called Never Regret Being Kind. (Keep hopping, and you'll see more!)


One of the things I love most about this hobby is that it is inherently kind.  So what could be better than a stamp that encourages even more kindness?  Such a great sentiment!

This stamp is easy to use as the focal point of a card...so easy, in fact, that I made 4 right out of the gate!  Each one uses a different technique--this stamp is so versatile.

For my first, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on steel grey cardstock.  I then colored over the embossing with my Copics for a multicolored effect…

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop

Hello, friends!  I am honored to be a part of the National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop with Right at Home Stamps.  Hopefully you've come from Linda's blog.

We are celebrating our hobby of papercrafting by bringing our community together and spending a day doing what we love.  Come hop with all of us, leave comments along the way, and you will be entered to win this awesome stamp set:



It's called "Make Something Beautiful", and it is being released today.  It's so fun to have a stamp set that is dedicated to our love of all things crafty--scrapbooking, painting, cardmaking, sewing, and any and all combinations of the above.  Here are two cards I've made with this set.  Those tools begged to be paper-pieced with some sparkly silver paper!

For this one I heat embossed the images in white on navy cardstock, as well as fussy cutting the tools out of the silver paper.  Then I used a Copic marker to shade the hearts and sentiment in red for a pop of color.

Papertrey Blog Hop-March

It has been a long time, but I thought I'd jump back in to the Papertrey Blog Hop this month.  I couldn't resist creating something with these beautiful patterns as inspiration.


Here's my take on it:

I used the Anniversary Set: Painted Petals, a combination of heat embossing, coloring with Copics on that heat embossing, fussy cutting and die cutting.  Very fun.
PTI White and Dark Indigo cardstock Ink: Versamark, Copics, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Raspberry Fizz, Lovely Lady, HA Navy