Saturday, December 6, 2014

Glittered Frames

And here is my project for the Make it Monday #191 Glittered frames. I used PTI stamps Through the Trees and sentiment from Tree Trimming Trio. I sponged the sky with TH Faded Jeans. I double stamped the trees, one with color and then second with versamark and used white pearl embossing powder. That about sums it up. I really does look nicer in real.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stamping Plaid

This is my project for the Make it Monday #190 Stamping Plaid I used an old retired set from SU Perfect Plaids to create my plaid. I've never had much luck using this set before but after watching the video by Ashley it worked lots better. I used PTI Stamp set Wreath for all Seasons, Leaf border die and raspberry fizz paper and ink. I added some gold embossed lines to the plaid as well.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Snowflakes, Candle and Candycanes

Here's a fun project inspired by Melissa Philip's video at Papertrey Ink Make It Monday#182. Check it out HERE I made a Christmas Jar to hold candycanes or it works great as a votive holder as well. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint stamped with PTI Holiday Tree snowflakes in white and silver. I die cut the snowflake out of a stick vinyl and painted overtop. Removed the vinyl and embossed a white snowflake in center. The candycanes show through the unpainted glass very nicely. Top rim is Deco Tex snow. Turned out pretty cute!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Negative Cover Plate #2

Here's a second go at the Make It Monday #177 "Using Cover Plate Negatives". Again I used the PTI Twist coverplate to lay the diamond shapes and the little gold inbetween shapes. Great way to lay a perfect line of shapes to a card. A very clean and simple card which I don't often make.

Cover Plate Negative Technique

It's a cool rainy end of the week so it's been fun getting into my papers and doing a little organizing and getting a card done for the Make it Monday #177 Using Cover Plate Negatives I used Papertrey's white cardstock, burlap twine and the Twist cover plate (love this plate) for my card. After I had my piece cut out and negative glued down, it looked quilted so I just thought "baby card" which I need in my collection. The teddy bear is from a long ago retired SU stamp set. Probably one of my very first stamp purchases.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Diamond Wallpaper Stamping Make it Monday 174

This is my card for the challenge at PTI Make It Monday I used PTI Vintage Labels to create the Wallpaper background for my card. I colored in between the lines with a yellow marker although it is hard to see it. Stamped with SU Night of Navy and cardstock. I embossed the yellow CS with a Darice embossing folder and cut the bottom of the pink with a PTI scalloped edge die. I made a paper flower by cutting then wetting and scrunching the paper. Added a few pearls etc. 


Friday, July 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink July Bloghop

 Here's the inspiration photo from the July 2014 Bloghop
And here's my card!! I used banners (actually it's the hats) from PTI It's a Celebration, sentiment from Butterfly Kisses. Envelope top from Strawberry Patch. Bird is punched with SU punch. Some of the same paper as my previous card. Now to check go out the rest of the creativity on the hop!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

No Outline Watercolor #173

It's certainly been awhile since my last post!! Whew, summer time busy. This technique/challenge  looked so fun I just knew I wanted to try it. It looks lots easier than it actually is. This was my third attempt. I want to try more of this for sure. My stamp is the big strawberry from PTI Strawberry Patch. I used ink refills by SU. To keep my dots on the strawberries I used my versamark pen and a bit of clear embossing powder to keep the ink from seeping into them. It worked quite well. Added PTI jute twine and a little wooden butterfly. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Using Paper Scraps

This is my entry for the challenge at Make It Monday#162 I realized after the fact that mine isn't exactly a pie chart and yet still stems out of the middle. Hope it's ok. I did use up lots of small scrap pieces that I thought coordinated nicely. I used the Feather Finery stamp set and die. Tied it up with a bit of finely woven burlap like fabric and twine and button. Before I glued it together I sponged the center line to give it a feather spine. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Water Splats

It's a rainy rainy saturday so I fiddled with my card and this is what I came up with for the challenge at Papertrey's Make it Monday #161 It definitely was a fun trial. I wished I would have used something different in my little circle tag and I may change it at some point. It's ok. I used words stamps from PTI Text Boxed, PTI Scalloped Border die, TH Distress Inks and Gold embossing powder. Circle stamp and embossing folder by SU.

Friday, April 25, 2014

April 2014 Papertrey Blog Hop

Here's my entry for the challenge at Papertrey's April Blog Hop It's all about embroidery!! I used the middle picture of the inspiration photo. Love that little bird sitting on a nest of leaves singing her heart out.
And here's my take on it. I used the PTI Polka Dot Parade stamps for bird and music notes and leaves are from Strawberry Patch, trimmed down. Added a few french knots for the eye and inside the hearts. Paper from PTI Bitty Dot Basics. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter

Here's my project for the challenge at Casual Fridays  #130: Create a Clean And Simple project using...OVALS! I"ve made a tag using oval feet body and ear cutouts on a little tag to hang on an Easter treat. Stamped a greeting on his belly in black. Cheeks are sponged with a little pink.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Stamping with Watercolor

I'm back after missing lots of the challenges. Just couldn't get my mojo going! Anyway here's my card for the Capture the Moment Make it Monday #158 Heather just made it look so easy. This was my 3rd attempt and I'm not totally happy with the outcome. I used the Gelatos and PTI Feather Finery. I've got a wierd shadow going on on the right side?? not sure what that's all about. I think this will make a nice sympathy card.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

One Layer Card

Here's my card for the One Layer cardchallenge Make It Monday #154 So easy and effective with a little stitching etc. I used PTI stamps Butterfly Kisses and background basics Sheet music. Sentiment is from Comm. Curves. Aqua mist and Raspberry Fizz ink. Others are Penny Black and Tech.Tuesday stamps.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Watercolored Backgrounds Make it Monday

This is my card for the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge First time ever that I tried a watercolor project. Always like the look of them and have wanted to try it forever so here was my chance. I really like the effect of the embossing over the watercolor. I used PTI stamp sets Life and Butterfly Kisses. Sentiment stamp by SU(retired). A little colorful so I subdued it with the kraft and brown.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Papertrey February Bloghop

This is my entry for the Papertrey Feb Blog Hop 2014 I used PTI Garden Variety, Hello Sunshine, Polka Dot Basics and Strawberry Patch stamps, Aqua Mist Cardstock and Pretty Pastels paper pack. It still looks like it needs something but not sure what so left it so I could get it posted. Now to check out the others!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Window Screen Card

This is my entry for the challenge for Papertrey Ink and you can check it out HERE  inspired by Melissa Philips. Love her work always. I used a die by PTI (can't remember the name of it) and just handcut a second edge around to form the black frame. Stamps used are PTI Woodgrain basics. Garden Variety and Fancy Flourishes. I made a few little posie type flowers with a punch and stressed paper. Screen was cutout using my silhouette.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey January Blog Hop 2014

 Blog Hop time at Papertrey All pink!! Love it! I used PTI Damask Designs stamp set and an old SU background stamp. PTI cardstock Berry Sorbet and SU Pretty in pink. Embossed in white. I kept it simple but I think it would make a great wedding card or Valentine card. This also qualifies for the Make it Monday #149 Glittered Embellishments Right Here Love the glitter! Make sure to check it out.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Casual Friday Challenge

Happy New Year!!! It's a frosty Snowy Jan. 1 2014. But warm inside and I'm grateful for that. Anyway here's my entry for Casual Fridays CFC124 challenge. CAS New Year project. I used the Casual Fridays stamps set Woot Woot and PTI stamps to create the 2014. Hat by Unity. A few sequins to give it a celebratory look!!