Saturday, April 26, 2008

Papertrey Ink Meets CTMH

In an effort to convince myself that I don't need a certain set of stamps, I made these cards using Close To My Heart's Beloved Blossoms stamp set and papers, ribbon, and Berry Sorbet ink from Papertrey. I love Papertrey's ink, although I warn you, it is permanent. I have a couple of pink acrylic blocks to prove it. However, its rich color matches the paper beautifully, and it has all the qualities of a pigment ink with the exception that it dries instantly like dye-based ink. Papertrey's satin ribbon is as soft and smooth as butter. Again, the color matching is superb. There isn't too much to explain with regard to my cards. I random stamped a 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch piece and used it to make two cards. The white cardstock on the bottom of the Mother's Day card is textured. That pretty much tells the story.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Garden Green cardstock; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock; PTI Pink Patterns patterned paper; PTI Berry Sorbet and CTMH Olive and Garden Green ink pads; Beloved Blossoms, Say it in Style, and PTI Mixed Messages stamp sets; Garden Green marker. PTI Berry Sorbet satin ribbon; White mini brads; Corner punch; Sponge dauber; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; 3M foam mounting tape.

The baby shower was great. I met my great-nephew, who was born December 9, for the first time. Not due until late February, he was in the hospital 125 miles from here until around his due date, and then when Jenny and Nate finally got him home, I had that three-week cold that kept me from going to see him. Around the time I got rid of the cold, Marv's health issues surfaced. Evan weighed just over three pounds at birth and was 15 inches long. He weighs over 10 pounds and is 22 inches long today. Still small, he's alert and smiley and appears to be very healthy - a perfect gift in a tiny package. I got to hold him, feed him, and burp him and was happy to note that I haven't lost my touch.

Marv put a roast in the crock pot this morning, and it smells great - a nice, homey aroma to have wafting through the air on such a cold, blustery day. Driving home from the shower, I noticed that there was not a car on either side of the street in the center of downtown's business district. Whether they have a choice or not, people are staying home where it's warm. In Minnesota, it never fails but what the hospital isn't busy delivering babies nine and a half months following weather weekends such as this. I guess part of staying warm is getting close. Personally, I'll stick with the heat given off by the lamp in my corner. LOL. Speaking of my corner, I've got at least a couple more things I want to try today. Later!!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous work, Kathi! Thanks for the heads-up on the ink being permanent. That's good to know in case I decide to splurge on it.

I just posted a couple of cards inkspired by you on my blog.

Hey, it has spit snow a few times today, in my neck of the woods. Not near the amount you are getting but it's kinda yucky here as well.

Whatcha going to come up with next?