Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Card Concept #56 - Sweet Tea

A card for The Card Concept

S/U stamp set colored with Zig water color pens.  I used Inca Gold for the frame  I basically went with the colors and the theme for this card.
Not that thrilled with this.   

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CAS(E) this Sketch #174

Here is a card for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch 

When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this star die from PTI.  Not sure if I had used it before.
I masked off the border and sponged with Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
The star die is from Memento 
Double Ended Banner from PTI
Some star bling 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Muse #167 by Jenni

A card for Muse   I always love when die cuts are inlaid and remembered I have this SSS butterfly die that worked perfectly for this technique.  Perfectly but not easily....
 PTI Stacked Sentiments stamp set.

 Jenni's Card

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Make It Monday #250 Masked Backgrounds with Laurie & Seize the Birthday Dimension

Today's challenge on MIM is to do a Masked Background

Laurie's Card

PTI's Butterfly Cover Plate sponged in Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, & Memento's Dandelion over the Lemon Tart
Wonderful Words Birthday 
I used her foam technique but didn't do so well adhering the a & y. 
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Merry Monday #206 Nativity & The Christmas Challenge #85 Home of Jesus' Birth

This week Lori wants us to create a Nativity Scene.  Please join us in this week's challenge.  Come see all of the inspiration created by our Merry Makers.


I am also able to enter this into The Christmas Challenge
Home of Jesus' Birth

I used a miscellaneous Christmas stamp set.  First I took Distress Inks direct to paper and then spritzed with water for the background.  Then stamped in black ink.  The little gold stars were made with Nuvo Glue Pen and foil.
Two strips of black card stock along top and bottom.
Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass Seedless Grape & Dusty Concord

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Paper Players #296 A sketch from Laurie

A card for The Paper Players

I usually have better luck with color themes than sketches but this one caught my eye and I had the perfect stamp set for it
Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration 
& a balloon die from Sugar Pea Birthday Cake
PTI's Lovely Lady & White pattern paper and Aqua mist pattern paper. 

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Just Us Girls #344 - Color Week

Another card for a new challenge for me JUGS
Good thing I have my BFF to look over my cards and tell me the o & u were missing from the You.
Ok all better.


PTI's Paper Clippings Thank You - Used for the first time and I just love it.
The flowers were colored with Copics G94, V17 &RV66
Used Distress to sponge the background Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord on Vintage Cream PTI cardstock
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Color Throwdown #393

A card for Color Throwdown 


PTI's Peonies on Parade in Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow & H/A Soft Granite

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Seize the Birthday Adding Dimension - My Granddaughter, Kailey's Birthday

One of my granddaughters, Kailey will be turning 14 tomorrow.  Where does the time go?
So I made this card for her and am going to enter it into STB which I haven't done in a long time.
Since Meeting the lovely owner of STB (Nancy) and my Bff is on the design team, I thought it's about time to enter it again.
This is part of the stamps from Stamps of Approval that Colleen so generously got me for helping her out posting for her on Merry Monday when she was in the gym watching her granddaughters play volleyball.  Thanks again friend.
Think it turned out pretty cute.  A few years ago, I started taking the girls out to dinner and then shopping after for their gift.  That way I get to spend some one on one time with them and they get what they want.  I used to be pretty good at picking out things for them when they were little.

Sugar Pea Birthday Cake, Winnie & Walter Ring in the Celebration stamped in PTI's Lovely Lady, Hawaiian Shores and 
H/A Neon yellow
PTI's Lovely Lady & White pattern paper
I used Copics to color the cake in like colors.

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Time Out #57 'May All your weeds be wild flowers' & CASology #198 Stencil

I haven't been in my craft room to create all week and I was really ready to be here.
When I saw the topic on Time Out, I knew exactly what I wanted to use.

'May All your weeds be wild flowers'
  I just saw that I can also enter this into CASology

This Lisa Johnson stencil called Peaceful Wildflowers.  Of course the stencil isn't like pictured here so I had to cover up some images as I sponged the ones I wanted then turn the stencil upside down to get others.  And of course I tried other methods, like my Brushos and Zig pens to watercolor and did not have much luck with them.  Loll made a beautiful background with a stencil and her Brushos, but mine did not turn out like hers.
Anyway this is it and I used Distress Inks to sponge on then because they were so plain tried to add some details by hand, which is not good since I can't even draw stick people.  Also put some white Perfect Pearls on the flowers which is hard to see in the photo.
Used some PTI vellum and embossed with Liquid Platinum and some embroidery thread.

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