Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Color Throwdown #358

A card for Color Throwdown 


Stamping away with Colleen, my BFF while visiting for about a week.
PTI's Plaid Builder, Text Block Birthday in Enchanted Evening & Memento's Dandelion 
I thought I wanted this stamp set but it is a lot of work to complete.  So after trying it, I may not get it after all. 

Merry Monday #170 Holly

Colleen and I were watching a video by Jennifer McGuire with this technique.  We both looked at each other and had an inspiration for the MM challenge.  Prior to this I didn't have a clue, but I love this technique.
First, I stamped it with H/A BG Holly Flourish with H/A Unicorn pigment white ink, dried it slightly then used PTI's Background Basics Super Stripes in Pure Poppy and New Leaf.  I love how this turned out.
Sentiment is PTI's Wet Paint Christmas
I used my Misti to make sure I got good coverage with the stripes.

Stamping with my BFF

Colleen bought an on-line card class from Craftsy with Laura Bassen that we got this inspiration from.  We made it into a Shaker Card.  The technique was partial cut dies.  We just got the Fuse and tried it out, but had quite a bit of trouble.  We used the acetate sheets that comes with stamps and think that was just to stiff or thick, so she got out a protector sheet (these are the ones you put in a notebook to protect your papers) and that worked after some struggle.  Colleen came up the idea using the smaller protector sheets that we put on our cards. We will have to try that too. 
We have several new things to try, Brushos, we split a pack of 12 from Amazon, Foil with the small laminator and we have another video session from Craftsy that I purchased Simple watercoloring by Deepti.
So we have our crafting cut out for us.  Having so much fun......

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AAA Cards #47 Spectacular Embossing & Addicted to CAS #71 Blue

A card for two Challenges
We R Memory Keepers Next Step Embossing Folders, sponged in Distress Blue Inks
Lawn Fawn Thanks die
MFT Linen BG stamp 

Monday, August 31, 2015

SAF 2015 Red Carpet Challenge

Well another year of SAF is over and what a fun one it was.  Colleen and I started up in Seattle because it was my dad's 95th birthday which we celebrated Friday night, then got started about 8:00 am which is already 4 hours late, so we were behind from the get go.  Then about 11:00 we lost power until about 3:15 at which point we had to go to my dad's and then to Church and didn't get home until about 7:15 pm.  So we finished up posting the cards we were working on.  So not such a great start.
Sunday, we left for Portland where I will spend about a week with Colleen for our yearly visit.  We spent Sunday and Monday catching up and posting our cards. So alas, we are done and posted our final pictures.
Thanks PTI for another fun year.....

SAF 2015 Runway Challenge with Dawn

Can you tell this is a card with colors chosen by Dawn?  Bright and bold colors, love them.
Dawn inspiration 

PTI's Flower Garden, Tag #9, Vintage Linen sentiment with Liquid Platinum Embossing powder on Vintage Cream card stock.

SAF 2015 Runway Challenge with Ashley

My card for the Runway Challenge using Ashley's color and inspiration photo
Ashley inspiration 

I love white and black together and don't know why I don't use it more often.

PTI's Sweet Life, Fabulous Frames & Round & Round for sentiment.

SAF 2015 Stamped & Stitched with Heather

A card using Heather's Technique of stamping stitches

PTI's Back Pocket Basics in Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart & Summer Sunrise, Blueberry Sky

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SAF 2015 Mixing Colors with Dawn

My second card for Mix & Match by Mixing Colors with Dawn

PTI's Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart and Spring Rain
Altenew - Wild Hibiscus
Colored with Zig Pens  

SAF 2015 Mixing Patterns with Betsy

A card using Betsy's technique of SAF 2015 Mixing Patterns 

PTI's Beautiful Brushstrokes in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz
Shakers & Sprinkles Pattern Paper

Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015 Threads - by Danielle

My card using a technique by Danielle 

Sponged with Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord
PTI's Lovely Layers & Bigger Blooms for sentiment 

SAF 2015 Threads - Laura

A card using a technique by Laura Bassen for SAF 2015 Threads 
A very frustrating day for us up in Seattle.  We had a wind storm and the power was down for about 2 hours.  Had two cards made that I am just now posting.  By the time the power came up, we were headed to my dad's house and then to Church at 5:30.  So we just got home about 7:30 and had to re-boot everything and finally was able to watch a couple more videos.  

Sponged Stencil MFT Moroccan Stars with PTI's Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile 
PTI's Wonderful Words and Birthday Bash  

SAF 2015 - Patterns Challenge

My second card for the day for the Patterns Challenge 
I used Betsy's Pattern

PTI's Vintage Linens embossed in gold and colored with Zigg markers.
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 

SAF 2015 - Bridal Challenge

This is my first card for the Bridal Challenge for SAF 2015 
We are in Seattle and Colleen my BFF and I did not get up at 4:00 am to start so we are a little behind.

Darice Diagonal Embossing Folder, PTI's LL Heart, Heart 2 Heart #9 using Fine Linen.