Saturday, January 21, 2012

New goodies and a little giveaway..

For this last PTI release, me and my friend Jen, decided to order together.  We both had small lists so I added her stuff to my cart.  She had the Take 3 die on her list.  I don't have any of those Take 3 sets, so I never really looked at the die.  Until now.  She made me do it really.  I changed the quantity in my cart to 2. I'm pretty happy I did that.  And that she made me!  :)  Here is a quick card with the one stamp set I purchased this month and the new Berry Sorbet ink.  Can you see how great the ink and cardstock match?  I love it!

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I used the die on the card base first and then on the Berry Sorbet cardstock, lining it up and then cutting the excess.  Then I ran it through with a Sizzix embossing folder.  

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I used the new Flower Fusion Die and set to make these flowers.  This is my first Flower Fusion purchase and I would have to say my favorite.  I. love. that. plaid. flower.  So cute with the button center!

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The other color is Hawaiian Shores ink.  These colors are really fun together I think! And here is a quick shot of the inside...

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I have one of the little PTI Thank You stamp sets to giveaway.  It's been forever since I've given anything out!  And due time I think!  Become a "blog friend" over on the side bar... if you aren't already and leave me a comment!  I'll pick a winner on Wednesday, January 25th.  



That's it for today!  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

68 comments:

claire-bears-cards said...

Wow I love the card! I've seen PTI bits & pieces around blogland but always held off ordering as their postage charges terrify me- must look into finding a PTI 'buddy' hehe

x

Suzanne said...

Laurie! I love it! The ink looks awesome and I love the Sizzix folder that you used too! I have a TY set, so if I do win please gift it to someone else. :)

Darla said...

Cute and happy card! I like that plaid flower too and hope to order it at some point!

rockwelldesigns said...

This card has the WOW factor for sure! The colors are so yummy!

Kristin said...

Isn't that die great! I love the TT:Winter set just for that little flourish. It is so perfect with the cut outs from the die. I am not enabling...just suggesting :).

Love the plaid flower too. I ordered 2 sets and this is one of them :).

If I win the other set offer it to someone else, I already have one.

Karen B. said...

I was going to place a PTI order soon, this die might just have to go in it. I don't often place with them, but I have a few gift certificates. Do you like that Hawaiian shores better than the Aqua Mist? I have no ink or paper from them and wanted to try out a bit. Oh, and your card is amazing, of course. So purely clean and simple and gorgeous.

Jen Carter said...

Haha!! Enabled!! I don't have any of the Take 3 stamp sets either, but that die is just too versatile! I loved seeing this card in person and was happily shocked at how well the cardstock and ink matched! This is really pretty and so cute!

Jess said...

those colours look so awesome together. Love your cards. Thanks for the chance to win.
-jess.

carol (krillsister) said...

Love your card. the flower & take three die look great together. Love the embossing too!

Emma said...

Love this card. I just sold my Take Three die last night! Kind of regretting it now lol. I'm already a follower :)

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous! I always wondered what the new ink was like. So pretty!

Isha said...

Lovely card and those inks look so yumm!!! Gorgeous creation. TFS

Susie said...

Laurie, this card is just adorable! Oh great...now I want that die AND the flower fusion set. Thanks!

Lisa said...

I LOVE THIS Laurie! So sweet and simple yet really makes a statement. CUTE!!!

Ronnie said...

Such a cute cute card! I ordered the plaid flower as well, (my first flower fusion to). Ty for the giveaway!

cards by cara said...

Love it! :) I bought that die just for making window cards. So very useful!! I am a follower and get your gorgeous posts by email - they always inpsire me. Thanks so much!

Andrea M said...

GOR-JUSS Laurie! Love this sweet little number! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gail said...

I've been your friend for a while!
Like seeing your creations!

Bonnie said...

Been a follower for quite a while. Isn't that berry sorbet a yummy color. It is one of my favorites, too.

littlebitoftoto said...

oh how cute, I love plaid....sure hope this means it is coming back...love this card

Tenia Nelson said...

Love your new pic and this card is so so cute!!!

Barb said...

yup, i love that plaid flower too! it's in my cart now. your card is gorgeous. i got one of those stamps in my last order...i just wanted to comment on your sweet card. no need to enter me in the draw :)

kimisue said...

What a great way to use the take 3 die. I love the card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a sweet, sweet card. My Flower Fusion #12 is on its way. I love your colour scheme and really like the take three die cut. I have to say I cannot put off getting that embossing folder any longer--gorgeous.

Meghan said...

When I first started reading blogs yours was one I came back to time after time. I really love your style. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Laurie, I always look forward to coming to your blog. You NEVER disappoint. I absolutely love your style and you always inspire me. That flower fusion stamp and die rocks!! Great job...as usual! :)

maryse n. said...

Great card today! I'm always so jealous of how fast you get the new PTI stamps. I live in Canada and it takes FOREVER to get my order. Thanks for the giveaway!

kingstonmama said...

I love the colors on your card and that flower is fabulous. Why didn't I add it to the order I just placed? Darn! Love the plaid petals and button center. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

designbydonna said...

Great technique. Will have to try that. Love your color combo too.

Marisa said...

Loving that EF you used....you are enabling me here...LOL! Great card and thanks for the chance to win :)

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful! Love those adorable flowers!!!!

Lin said...

Hi Laurie! I love everything about this card - the colors, the embossing folder and especially the Flower Fusion #12 - I don't have any of these either and am about to place an order for it!! I also hadn't heard about the Take 3 sets or die - might have to get that too! Thanks for doing what you do - you continue to be my paper crafting hero!! :)

Deanna Jean said...

Ok, I have this die and I think I might have used it once. I'm thinking I'll be pulling it out and putting it to use. What a super cute card. I love that embossing folder too. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce said...

I'm so glad you got this die. I have it, and hardly ever use it. Now, I will be sure to get some amazing ideas. Thanks for buying it. I love this card. So cute with the window.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance to win this cute little stamp. I would love to give it a home.

Robin said...

gorgeous! It's fun to have a friend to enable us...
Love this card and colour combo!
Robin

Aimes said...

Ha! Y'know I've just been eyeing up that die myself (I don't own the coordinating set either!) and now you've sold it to me with this fabby card!
Are those new inks working out good for ya? The results look great - though I'm a little hesitant to dive in again after being burned twice by them...!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Kathy said...

Amazing card! So fresh and pretty and just what my eyes needed to see with all the winterish landscape around here. Not that our temps would tell you it's winter (76 yesterday!) but bare trees, brown grass and overcast skies give it away. Thank you for such a sweet card and now I'm off to see if PTI still has any take 3 dies in stock!!:)

Emily Keaton said...

This is adorable, Laurie! I just placed a PTI order for cardstock and ink, so I loved seeing the Berry Sorbet and Hawaiian Shores colors. I've ordered them both!

Sara Mac said...

Laurie, I'm so glad you got the take three die. I love to use it and now you'll give me so much more inspiration when you use it:) Love this card girly. Love your new photo too!

Leigh said...

Wow, I love this card, Laurie! Now I need those dies, too! LOL!

Caroline said...

Such a great idea with the little windows and those colours are absolutely gorgeous! x

Tami McBeain said...

I LOVE your card! I just ordered the Take 3 die myself and I'm waiting for my delivery! I looked and looked at this die and finally decided I had to have it, and I'm so glad I did! Your card would have pushed me over the edge if I didn't already have it coming! Thanks for the chance to win this cute little stamp!

Kathy Martin said...

Love your card and embossing! :)

Lindsay said...

Seriously awesome card my friend! I LOVE the two step die cutting and those perfect little flowers! Such a fun card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this window card you made! Thanks for the inspiration.

Annette said...

BEAUTIFUL card...Love how you made the windows..

i got my stamps..thank you very much..

Wendy said...

I love it when friends "make" us buy stuff, I'm guilty of this too! Such a fun card though, you just might "make" me buy it too! Thanks for the chance to win the Thank-you stamps.

Christi said...

I really like how you used the take 3 die with the embossing folder!

Tammy said...

THANK YOU--for the chance to win this great stamp set! Your trio of windows is awesome!

gardener said...

Just found your blog this afternoon and know it's one I'll visit frequently. Love PTI stuff. Love how you used the take 3 die.

Ivanka said...

Love your cards with the take 3 die, beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Wiko said...

Dang! I just placed a big order with PTI last week and never even noticed that die. Now I have to have it!

lostinpaper said...

Super cute card! Love the window flower treatment, especiall with the embossed border!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

So cute! I love those two colors together. I'll have to try their new inks - they look great!

Barbara A. said...

Love the card and the colors...awesome!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the card. Especially like the cut out parts. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Jen W. said...

Love that Berry Sorbet colour and it looks great with the Hawaiian Shores! When I was a kid I suggested we paint our house turquoise with flamingo trim. :) It would have looked much like your card!

Jill W. said...

I love the crisp and clean design! The dimension of the flowers is great too!

reeree62 said...

Love this card, Laurie...that die is one I want for sure! Beautiful color combo too!!

Nancy L. said...

beautiful card!! thanks for the chance to win the stamp!

Cathy A said...

Just found your blog through Casual Friday, loved your Black & White card, this one has such lovely colours an such a clean design.

Marybeth said...

Very pretty , love that die ,and beautiful color of card stock.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! I love that Berry Sorbet cardstock! And those daisies inside are so pretty! ;o)

cutiephinphin said...

Flower Fusion #12 was on my list but had to move it to my next order since I was over my budget this month. Take 3 die is too.

Love how you used both the flower fusion & the take 3 die. Lucky you to have received it. I'm still waiting for my order...

Tanya Ham said...

I'm getting caught up on all my blog friend's posts, and I'm again just in awe of your card! Love it! Making a list of PTI things I "need" now ... :)

Kathy Mc said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Laurie! I have the Take Three die but didn't think to use it this way. Really stands out with the dry embossing and plaid flowers. FF#12 is in my cart now waiting for my next order! Your card is gorgeous and love it when your blog pops up in my Google Reader.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the card! The cut outs and the embossing look fab! I'm going to have to check out that die! I just signed up to follow your blog, although I've had it bookmarked for a long time! Love checking in here and seeing your creations!
DeniseB

 
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