Monday, March 31, 2014

Merry Monday #102 - Mistletoe & The Challenge #3

My card for Merry Monday, Click to play along
PTI's Tiny Treats - Christmas in Ripe Avocado on Vintage Cream cardstock
Heidi Grace Pattern Paper
Red Stickles, The Twinery red twine
Can you believe this is the only Mistletoe stamp that I have?
Love this sketch by Lesley from The Challenge

PTI's MIM #158 - Stamping with Watercolor Medium

My card for Papertrey Ink.  Click to play along
PTI's Happy Hydrangea and Mega Vases in Simply Chartreuse and Royal Velvet spritzed with water for the watercolor effect on watercolor paper.
I tried using watercolor crayons and the first one I tried turned out good, but then I ruined it by putting another color on it that I didn't care for.  I must have tried about 5 or 6 times to duplicate but could not get it right.  I was using Life.  I tried a couple of other techniques, but was not getting what I wanted.  So decided to do this technique of inking my stamp and spritzing.  I like how it turned out, but it doesn't have the true watercolor look.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Challenge #3 - Hello

My card for The Challenge which you can access Here 
PTI's Scrambled Eggs in Harvest Gold, Hibiscus Burst,
PTI's Scrambled Eggs in Harvest Gold, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise and Winter Wisteria
Thanks Lesley for giving the dimensions of you papers.  That was a great help.
My friend Colleen and I made too cards today using the same challenges and seeing what we each came up with.  That was fun to do.  We often Skype and craft together.  The next best thing to being side by side since she lives in Portland and I'm in Seattle.

Freshly Made Sketches #129 by Jen M.

My card for FMS which you can access Here 
PTI's Polka Dot Parade #1 in Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile
Doodlebug Pattern Paper - Fruit Stand
My friend Colleen Here and I decided to do a challenge within FMS challenge.  We each used the same stamp set to see what each of us would come up with. Fun challenge.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Addicted to Stamps & More #88 Holiday, CAS-ual Fridays #130 and ColourQ #234

My card for 3 challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More Here
CAS-usal Fridays Here 
ColourQ Here 
PTI's Scrambled Eggs in Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores and Memento's London Fog
Heart Border from PTI

Festive Friday #28

My card for Festive Friday which you can access Here
PTI's Peaceful Pinecones in Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy and Hero Arts Latte on Rustic Cream cardstock the jar in Vellum

CAS-ual Fridays #130

My card for CAS-ual Fridays which you can access Here 
PTI's Polka Dot Parade #4, Sweet Baby, in Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, and Memento's Latte
It's not as crooked as it looks in the picture.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Colour Me #13 - Playful

My card for Colour Me which you can access Here 
I embossed with white embossing powder on the back of vellum and colored with Ranger Distress Markers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon and Squeezed Lemonade on PTI's
Turned over Vellum for softer look.  A technique that I saw on Kristina Werner's blog today. 
To watch video click Here
PTI's Stitches and Swirls, Fillable Frames #4 on Double Ended Banner
Added some yellow bling to the middle of the small flowers
Had to add a little bow to cover up glue that showed through.
The colors were as close as I could come....
I putzed (if that's a word) around in my craft room all day and this is all I have to show for the day.  I watched some videos and tried some techniques that didn't work so well.  Oh and skyped with my good friend Colleen.   Fun day all in all.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Merry Monday #101 - Gray, Red and White

My card for Merry Monday which you can access Here
W Plus 9 Silver Bells, in PTI's Pure Poppy, and Smokey Shadow Cardstock
Memento's London Fog Ink
Wooden dot stamp by Judith
Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangle

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Less Is More #164 Recipe

My card for Less Is More this week.  You can join the fun Here 
Recipe - Three 
Stamps of Life Crazy 4 Daises, and PTI's Button Up in Ocean Tides, Hibisicus Burst, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise and Hawaiian Shores.

CAS(E) this Sketch #69

My card for CAS(E) this Sketch which you can access Here 
PTI's Boutique Borders Birthday, Beautiful Butterflies, and Happy Hydrangea for the sentiment in Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, & Simply Chartreuse
The sentiment and borders were heat embossed with Black embossing powder
The white portion with black border was popped up and adhered to Spring Moss cardstock

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Colour Me. #12 - Subtle

My card for Colour Me which you can access Here 
PTI's Spiral Bouquet, Happy Hydrangea, in Spring Moss, Spring Rain and Hawaiian Shores,
Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangle 
I really love Brenda's card.  It is so serene and beautiful.  I cased it somewhat but tried to put my own spin on it.  It took me three times with the white portion behind the rectangles.  I kept trying to put too much on the white but ended up only adding the bling.  I think it turned out OK but it didn't come close to the image in my head and Brenda's card.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Card Concept #6 & Seize The Birthday- Stitches & The Paper Players #187 with Jaydee - CAS

My card for three challenges this week: 
Join in the fun
Card Concept Here 
Seize the Birthday Here
The Paper Players Here 
PTI's Pretty Peonies, Butterfly Dreams, Keep It Simple Birthday, in Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist and Spring Moss.
Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangle 
White Enamel Accent
As you can see I screwed up and meant to put Berry Sorbet and instead stamped Aqua Mist, so decided I would stamp over which didn't work.  This was my last thing to stamp so wasn't about to stamp over.
This is for my daughter in law, hope she won't mind.

Festive Friday #27

My card for Festive Friday - It is so great getting my Christmas Cards done ahead of time.  You can play along Here 
The Paper Studio Embossing Folder sponged with PTI's Spring Rain Ink,
PTI's Fabulous Frames, Background Basics Evergreen, Spring Rain ink and Pattern Paper, Blueberry Sky Ink.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PTI's March Blog Hop - Shine Theme

My card for this month's Blog Hop.  You can join in the fun Here 
Heidi Swapp Stenciled with Pearlescent Embossing Paste
PTI's Happy Die, Doodlie-Do and Garden Grace for Sentiment in Lavender Moon, Royal Velvet and Simply Chartresue

Merry Monday #100

My card for Merry Monday this week which you can access Here
Stamps of Life - Christmas 2 Build in PTI's Raspberry Fizz and Simply Chartreuse 
Carta Bella Merry & Bright Pattern Paper 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Merry Monday #99 Green, Gold & Brown on White or Cream

My card for Merry Monday this week which you can access Here 
Stamps of Life Wreath 4 Me
Embossed with gold embossing powder and colored with Copic G07 pen and Wink of Stella, Gold
PTI's Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream cardstock
My first day of stamping by myself after spending a week with my best friend, Colleen.  We had so much fun together as we always do. We often Skype and work together from our Craft rooms.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Paper Players #186 Anne Marie's Color Challenge

My card for The Paper Players which you can access Here
TCW Balzer Designs Butterfly Stencil
Sponging with PTI's Blueberry Sky
Memento's Cantaloupe
Hero Arts Soft Granite
PTI's Heart 2 Heart #3
Paper Smooches Background

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #210 & Curtain Call - Peachy

This is the first time I have entered the Sweet Sunday.  You can join in the fun Here
And another card for Curtain Call Here
MFT Roses stamp set on
PTI's  Green Tea Leaves Pattern Paper & Pattern Pack in Melon Berry, & Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avocado and Spring Moss.
Limitless Layers Die

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

My card for STB which you can access Here
PTI's Boutique Borders - Birthday and Boxes, Bags & Tags in Hawaiian Shores and Berry Sorbet
Cuttlebug Birthday and Swiss Dot
The Twinery
 Clear Wink of Stella in middle of flowers

Dynamic Duos #93 Soft Pink and Stone

Dynamic Duos - You can play Here
PTI's Reasons to Smile and Bigger Blooms in Sweet Blush and Soft Stone
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Less Is More #162 With Spring Flowers

A card for Less Is More:  You can find it Here
One Layer Card
should be 
Spring Flowers

PTI's Garden Grace in Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon and Simply Chartreuse
A couple more days to stamp with Colleen

Friday, March 7, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays #129 Shades of Gray

My card for CAS-ual Fridays.  You can play Here
PTI's Mum's the Word, Sending You, Crackled, With Sympathy in Soft Stone and Hibiscus Burst
and Hero Arts, Soft Granite
Still visiting with Colleen and planned on spending the day crafting, but got a text from a friend of hers and mine asking if we could do lunch today.  She didn't know I was here so it worked out perfectly.  She also asked her sister to join us.  Had a great lunch and visit.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #67 & Simon Says Tag it & Curtain Call

My card for CAS(E) this Sketch which you can access Here
I can also enter into Simon Says Tag It which you can see Here
And Curtain Call Peachy Here
Hero Arts Misc. Stamp Set in Vintage Cream and Melon Berry Pattern paper
Colored with Copics
PTI's Sending You for sentiment
PTI's Impression Plate for Super Stipes
Memento's London Fog

Muse #57- by Vicki Dutcher

My card for Muse which you can access Here
PTI's Rosie Posie in Berry Sorbet and Hawaiian Shores
Confetti Garland Hearts
Dainty Doilies
Sentiment from Asian Fusion

Color Throwdown #282

My card for Color Throwdown which you can access Here
PTI's Bold Bouquet, this year's Anniversary Set in Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold and Pure Poppy
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - Bigger Blooms by PTI
Getting a late start on cards today.  Visiting with my friend in Oregon.  We went to the Craft Warehouse which was so full of fun stamping items and then to lunch at the Olive Garden.
Great day...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Less Is More #161 - Yellow and Green

My card for Less Is More which you can access Here
PTI's Garden Grace in Harvest Gold, Ripe Avocado, and Simply Chartreuse
Sentiment form Beautiful Butterflies.
And Edger Die from PTI
Memento's Dandelion

Colour Me #10

My card for Colour Me this week which you can access Here
PTI's Round Repeats in Simply Chartreuse pattern paper and ink.
Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder
PTI's Double Ended  Banner
 Hero Arts Misc. Sentiment
Colleen and I have been having fun creating together.  I am visiting her celebrating her birthday which is today.