Friday, February 28, 2014

Leibster Award....

I have been nominated by my BFF, Collen, One Smile lifts a Spirit, which you can visit Here 
for the Leibster Award.   Thank you my friend for this Honor. 
If you are like me you ask what is the Leibster Award?

Basically, it is about paying it forward and giving honor to those who have taken the plunge in this world of blogland, have a small following, and maybe I have helped to give you some new visitors to your blog and thereby, giving you more opportunities to check out others and learn from them!   
You can read all about the Liebster Award Here.

Here are the rules for the nomination:

  1. Be sure to thank the blog that nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions that the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 5 - 11 of your favorite blogs with under 500 followers and ask your own  questions.
  4. Make sure to let each blogger know about your Liebster Blog nomination on their blog (leave a comment and link back to your Liebster Blog post).    
    Here are the questions Colleen asked me to answer.
    1. Tell me your favorite three stamp companies.  I started with Stampin Up and PTI is my absolute favorite.  I really haven't ventured out too much at other stamp companies. but I have a few Clearly Besotted and MFT stamp sets.
    2.Do you enter challenges?  If so, what are your favorites?  Yes, PTI's - MIM, Merry Monday, Festive Friday.  I seem to do better with color challenges than sketches.  I take the sketches very literally.  I try to enter as many as my poor elbows will take.  You can see the Challenges I enter on my side bar.
    3. How long have you been making cards?  I started blogging in 2011 but I had been making cards for probably about 10 years before that.
    4. What is something you cannot live without in your craft arsenal?  Oh so many things, it's hard to pick just one.  How about my Big Shot?
    5. What is your style of card making?  (CAS, layered, shabby chic, etc)  CAS, Layered CAS
    6. If you could visit one place in the world (and money was NOT an issue) where would it be?  I'm not much of a world traveler, but I have a trip to Hawaii that I am quite excited about.  Any place warm.  I would like to take a cruise sometime.
    7. What do you do with all the cards you make? I have quite a stash of cards.  I sell some of them to friends.  My financial advisor buys cards to send to her clients.  I also have a box at my dentist office. 

    And here are the blogs that I want to nominate:  These are all ladies who follow my blog.  Thank you ladies.

    1. Cathryn:
    2.  Jill:
    3. Carol:
    4. Alex:
    5. Carolyn:
    6. Kim:

    And here are the questions I would like you to answer:
    1. How long have you been making cards?  
    2. When did you start blogging?
    3. What are your favorite color combinations?
    4. Who is your favorite Card Designer?
    5. What do you do with all of the cards you make?
    6. What are your favorite kinds of stamps:  flowers, geometric symbols, backgrounds, etc?
    7. What style of cards do you make?  CAS, Layered, Shabby Chic, etc?
    8. What challenges do you enter?

Colour Me #9

My card for  Colour Me which you can access Here
These colors were great for a card for my grandson who will be 11 on March 23rd.
Hero Arts Hot Air Balloon
First, I embossed with black embossing powder, then
Colored with Copics R-29 Lipstick Red and BV23 Grayish Lavender
Distress Marker Peacock Feathers
on PTI's new Tropical Teal cardstock and Pure Poppy pattern cardstock.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PTI's February Blog Hop

PTI's February Blog Hop which you can access Here 
PTI's Doodlie-Do colored with Copics on White, Lemon Tart and Harvest Gold Card stock and pattern paper.
Stitched Pinked Edge Label
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangels
White Enamel Accents and a little Clear Wink of Stella in middle of flowers.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Merry Monday #97, Sparkle and Shine with Aqua, Silver and White

My card for Merry Monday this week which you can access Here
PTI's Polka Dot Parade, Holiday Sparkle in Aqua Mist pattern paper and cardstock
DCWV Glitter paper
Lil Inker's stitched rectangles and ovals.

Make It Monday #153 Watercolor & Clear Emboss

My second card for MIM 
Pretty Peonies with Lavender Moon pattern paper
Watercolors using the daubing method.

Make It Monday #153 With Dawn Watercolor Background with Heat Emboss

My first card for MIM which you can access Here
PTI's Spiral Bouquet on Lemon Tart card stock
I just couldn't make it with just a sentiment so added the Spiral Bouquet
Used my grandkids water colors and forgot to leave some white along the edges at the tip and sides.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dynamic Duos #91 Triple Threat Week

My card for DD which you can access Here
PTI's Stitches and Swirls and Solid Stitches & Swirls in New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz and Orange Zest on Rustic Cream cardstock
Sentiment on vellum to soften a little since the colors are so bold.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Card Concept #4 - Florals

My card for Card Concept which you can access Here 
I guess this would be Clean and Layered
 PTI's In Bloom White embossed and then sponged in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon, Royal Velvet and Simply Chartreuse.
Edger Die from PTI
3 Little heart blings
Cuttlebug embossing folder but it didn't show up as much as I had hoped except when you open it.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches Sketch by Karren

My card for FMS - To join in the fun click Here 
It's been quite awhile since I have been able to enter this challenge.
PTI's Text Boxed, Sentiment from Asian Fusion in Terracotta Tile and Simply Chartreuse

Festive Fridays #25

My card for FF which you can access Here 
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
Memory Box Jasper
in PTI's Pure Poppy Cardstock and Candy Cane Prints
I used the colors and ornaments for my inspiration. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Make It Monday #152 Layering Die and Pigment Inks

My card for MIM by Heather.  You can watch the video Here 
I think I chose the wrong flower from Meadow Greens.  I should have used a solid flower so it would show the Ferns stamped in Fresh Snow.  They show up better in the leaves.  They didn't show up in the Ruby Reprise either, so glad they did in the leaves.
Inks, Lavender, Moon, Royal Velvet, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst.

Merry Monday #96 - Holly

My card for Merry Monday this week which you can access Here 
PTI's Tag ITs #9 in New Leaf and Pure Poppy
This wreath was created with the small holly image on the corners.  I went around twice to give it more depth and fill in.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Paper Players #183 Clean and Simple using stars by Leanne

The Paper Players challenge. You can join in the fun Here
Heidi Swapp star stencil with White embossing paste tinted with PTI's Ocean Tides
PTI's Balloon Bash & Stylish Sentiments Birthday in Terracotta Tile and Ocean Tides.

Colour Me #7

My card for Colour Me which you can access Here 
 I made a set of Thank You cards in PTI's Aqua Mist and S/U Purely Pomegranate

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Card Concept #3 Monochromatic Pink

My card for Card Concept which you can access Here 
PTI's Sweet Baby in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz
I think I would consider this Clean and Layered.

PTI's 7th Anniversary Day 9 Building Blocks

My card for Day 9 Building Blocks
Beautiful Butterflies, Wonderful Words, Thank You
Embroidery Floss, Closest to Raspberry Fizz - It really is pink not red.
We had to roll the dice on each team members blog to see what colors and sketch we were to use.
Colors were Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist and Soft Stone
Elements:  Thank You, Inlaid Die cuts, Glitter and Embroidery Floss

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PTI's 7th Anniversary Day 7-2 and CASology #82 BOLD

My 2nd card for Day 7
Doodlie-do,  BB Chevrons in Simply Chartreuse, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria and Royal Velvet
White embossed and sponged on color 
And CASology which you can access Here

Think Big Favorites #18

PTI's 7th Anniversary Day 7 Stripes & CASology #82 BOLD

My first card for Day 7 using Stripes
BB Super Stripes, & Pretty Peonies
Loved Nicole's black and white card with the Diagonal Stripes, so decided to make one too.
Also entered in CASology which you can access Here 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Merry Monday #95 - An Animal

My card for Merry Monday this week which you can access Here 
PTI's Winter Penguin
Fabulous Frames
My Mines Eye - Merry Little Christmas
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles

PTI's 7th Anniversary- Day 6

My card for Day 6 using a large word as a focal point.
PTI's Tag Sale  #9, Wonderful Words: Birthday, Flower Fusion #7 on Vintage Cream Cardstock
Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise
Heidi Swapp floral stencil sponged with the inks above.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 5 - Picture of Me and Card

My first selfy - Day 5 of PTI's 7th Anniversary we were to make a birthday card and take a picture holding the card.  So this is it.

PTI's 7th Anniversary Day 5

  Day 5
A birthday card for my sister who will be 60 on March 1st.
PTI's Doodlie-do - I just love this set white embossed and then sponged with Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores.
Aqua Mist cardstock,  Darice butterfly embossing folder.
And some pink pearls.

Friday, February 7, 2014

PTI's 7th Anniversary - Day 1 - 4

My 4th Card
Feather Finery 

PTI's 75h Anniversary Day 1 - 3

My third card for Day 1
I masked off the negative of a circle from Nestabilities and sponged the colors listed below
Bigger Blooms and SS - Butterflies

PTI's 7th Anniversary - Day 1 -2

My second card for Day 1 - using the following
Background Basics Chevron, Wonderful Words Hello 
Stitched Pinked Edge Label

PTI's 7th Anniversary - Day 3 Card in 17 minutes or less

My card for Day 3
With All My Heart in Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst and New Leaf
LL Heart Dies and Stitched Dies.
I hope I did it right.  Picked out my supplies in less than 7 minute
and it took me about 13 minutes to complete.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

PTI's 7th Anniversary Day 1 Sketch & Colors

My card using the following sketch and color chart:
Doodlie Do and Bigger Blooms  
Banner Border Die
New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst and Pure Poppy
I white embossed  the flowers and then sponged with Hibiscus Burst and Pure Poppy.