Friday, March 28, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #157

Good afternoon fellow crafters! It has been quite a while since my last post, I have been super busy! Sadly, while I was able to place my PTI orders for February and March, I still have not been able to play with most of my new goodies! I am so anxious to get started on my Monthly Moments journaling pages! Have any of you used your Monthly Moments sets yet?!

Last month, we took a last minute, short trip down to Anaheim, California to visit the good ol' Disneyland again. We sure do love our Disney visits. It's all been a busy blur since we've been back, can't seem to get ahead on anything, I definitely wish I was back there right now! We had a blast as always and cannot wait to go back again! Of course one of the main reasons we were excited to visit this time was to meet Anna and Else from Frozen. We had to wait it line for almost 4 hours to meet them! It was insane, there were so many people!

DH and I took turns waiting in line while we took the girls on other rides. I am glad we waited in line though because apparently they aren't going to be there year round!

Anywho, back to this week's challenge. Since we have been back from Disneyland, I have not been in my craft room to craft. I've used the computer a few times, and so have the girls. I've thrown my PTI and Simon Says Stamp order boxes in here, but that is it, so I was so happy and relieved when I finally got to sit down and make a card yesterday! I wanted the PTI Sweet Life stamp set for the longest time, and I finally ordered it last month. And let me just say, the detail in this stamp set is AMAZING. I was a little confused at first how to stamp all the layers, but I think I got the hang of it. I used the matching dies to make my "cover plate" and stamped my roses inside the die cut parts. I ran out of foam tape so had to used dimensionals to put the card together instead. I would have preferred the tape so the card didn't pop up so much, but all in all, I love the way it came out.

Last month I also ordered Simon Says Stamps entire set of 19 new Dye Ink pad colors as well as their matching cardstock. I have always been a Stampin' Up Ink pad exclusive kinda gal, and I really wanted to set outside of the box and order from either Simon Says Stamp or Papertrey Ink. Of course, I would have preferred PTI, but unfortunately, every time I try to order, they are always out of stock on a couple of the ink colors that I want, so I decided to go with Simon Says stamp instead. I haven't had a chance to try them yet but Kristina Werner has a few good videos showcasing them, and I can't wait to try them!

I work late tonight so need to start getting ready. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!