Monday, July 23, 2012

PTI Stamp-a-faire | Embellishment Challenge

I had so much fun watching the video tutorials Papertrey Ink provided on Saturday for Stamp-a-faire, and one of the projects I wanted to complete was the embellishment challenge. Specifically, Dawn McVey's awesome butterflies.

(Supplies - Stamps: Tiny Tags. Ink: Dark Chocolate. Impression plate: Linen and Canvas. Cardstock: Aqua Mist and Rustic White. Patterned Paper: Authentique. Dies: Beautiful Butterflies, Tiny Tags, and Mat Stack #4. Other: vellum and 1/4" silk ribbon.)

I love the layers + texture + ribbon combo... and after one butterfly I wanted to make 10 more! Except it was 2:00am and definitely time for bed. :-)

And I had to post this picture as a reminder to myself that the boys need haircuts!! They are looking very... shaggy lately. Especially Jack! He is constantly brushing his hair out of his face. I keep hoping the curls will return, but sadly I think they are gone for good. Now he has lots and lots of waves, just like Evan. 

I have one more little announcement/introduction to make. Please meet Gabby, our newest kitten.

Lilly seemed lonely and in need of some company, and the amount of kittens available for adoption at our local shelter is staggering. It was an easy decision for us to adopt another one. Gabby is 17 weeks old (6 weeks older than Lilly), and they have become the best of friends. She is technically Mark's cat, and he wanted an all black female. The shelter had just one, and Gabrielle is now part of our little zoo. They both go back to the shelter on Thursday to be fixed and officially adopted. We could not be happier with these two... they are perfect for us. Gabby is very spunky and mischievous, and loves to wrestle with Lilly. And yes, she is sleeping while sitting up in the second picture. I had to grab the camera and take a picture! 

Also... the card I submitted for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge won! I am honored to be a Paper Smooches Pro and should have a cool new blog badge soon. Thank you, Paper Smooches! 

Have a great night! 


Theresa Tyree said...

Hi Erin! I love how you used tiny tags with your embellishment! I have that set and never use it. So now, I'm going to try that too! Your boys are so cute!

Danielle said...

LOVE your card- the colors and patterns are gorgeous!

Susan said...

Those are the cutest boys. And the kittens are adorable. Your card is beautiful! I am pinning it!! :)

LEG Studios said...

I love your card - the color choices, vellum butterfly, and embossed line detail at the bottom ... so perfect! I love the photo of your kitties too ... makes me want a new fur baby too. :)

Erin said...

Thank you so much for the kind comments!