Thursday, April 12, 2012

A new look, a clean slate!

I finally got finished setting up the new blog/website. Please make sure if you linked to my old blog, you update your roll to the website. One of the most time consuming things was creating links to the stamp sets which I have created over the years for Papertrey ink. Each stamp set or coordinating die on the right sidebar links directly to the Papertrey Ink website.

I have taken a bit of a break from everything (but family) in recent months and I am glad to get back into the swing of things. My middle child, Isabella (Bella) Ray, had her first communion a few weeks ago. We had a small gathering at the house to celebrate and Bella has some of her closest friends over to celebrate this monumental occasion. Here is my freckle-face ginger-top! Oh how I love this girl and her beautiful locks!

One of the many things on my to-do list was to make thank you notes for her to send out for those gifts which she received. Her only request: make them blue!

I love the clean monochrome look of this card. It is clean but elegant! I had to make a dozen cards - so these are easily replicable! I used the monarch butterfly punch from Martha which is NOT easy to use with cardstock. The small sentiment is from Train Tracks, stamped with enchanted evening ink.

I raised up the mat stack die with some foam dimensional squares. The ribbon (may arts) is tied in a simple knot! Thanks for stopping by for an update!

all items from Papertrey Ink unless otherwised noted

paper: white base (GP), bashful blue (SU!)
ink: enchanted evening
stamp: train tracks (Thank You sentiment)
misc: birds & swirls embossing folder, dimensionals (SU!), monarch punch (Martha), blue striped ribbon (May Arts), mat stack 3


  1. the card is so pretty all in blue.

  2. Congratulations to your daughter on receiving her first Holy Communion. My niece made hers on Saturday too. I spent a few days making cards for her, and some others in the class. I love your thank you cards. So very pretty. Love the new blog.

  3. Congratulations to your daughter (and to you! I am sure your efforts and support were a big part of your daughter's success). Sad to see you are leaving PTI, but it looks as though you have new opportunities in the offing. All the very best to you! MANY THANKS for your amazing creativity!


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