Sunday, July 17, 2011

Papertrey Ink Obsession!

My name is Michelle La Grue and I think I have an obsession that I need treatment for!  I cannot stay away from The Papertrey Ink site!  Currently I have over $150 of dies and stamps and stunning ink pads in my cart, but not sure if I can press the send button as my crafty spend is kinda huge at the moment!

Recently I had to make a Wedding Acceptance card and a With Sympathy card.  For the first card I used my my new Papertrey Ink dies and stamps.  I think there are 6 Papertrey Ink items on this one card!  (Scallop Die, Small Scallop Circle Die, Butterfly Die, Edge Die, Banner Die and sentiment stamp)

This second card is one for a really good old family friend who recently died, he was such a fab man and always been a very good friend to our family.  Last year he send me a gift of money out of the blue, and this enabled me to buy my new 24 - 70mm f/2.8L Canon lens - so everytime I pick up my camera I think of him!

The funny thing about this card is that the twill ribbon came from the wrapping on a throw I bought for the couch!  The beads came from ends of Christmas Crackers a few years ago and I have been using them every since.

This last item was a gift to my aunt who visited recently.  She has 3 stunning grandchildren who she is so proud of so this was a fun little gift for her.  I made some frames to go around the sentiments (old Rusty Pickle paper) and embellished with the TH die flowers.  The whole item got a coat of paint to bring it together.

So thats it for today - I have 2 LO's waiting to be photographed, 2 cards on my desk for finishing!

Finally I wanted to share a photo that I took at a new baby shoot that I did last week.  Meet baby S!  He was 8 days old when I met him and he really made my hormones (whats left of them!) jump around a little...


janine said...

I love the baby photo---so cute!!! And your cards are beautiful, too =)

I know what you mean about the Papertrey website. I just love every release they come out with. My favorite this month is the Hanging Out collection---love both the stamps and the dies. Also the Half & Half die, plus the Party Favor Box. Honestly, I could just go on & on.
I've been tempted to make Papertrey Ink my Homepage but know exactly what would happen if I

Sue said...

Lovely cards and wall hanging.
Adorable photo!!

Emilie said...

Those cards are gorgeous!

vixen said...

Beautiful cards :)

Fifi-T said...

I too have a papertray problem, but I only let myself indulge in it once a year... they do make such beautiful stamps and dies

Sandra said...

What lovely cards, and oh my what a stunning photograph

Handmade Hannah said...

Love your work here! I share your PTI obsession. I have $80 worth of stamps and dies on their way to me right now (they are still in Chicago though!). There is nothing else like them, so I say, do it! I am a bad influence....sorry Michelle ;-)

Ali said...

what can I say, supercute baby, gorgeous cards, love that brown twill, and your 'grandma' project is just fabby.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

lots of fabby work, loving the babe too

Aimes said...

What fabulous creations! I love the sympathy card - such a great use of recycled things!
Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!