Monday, June 30, 2014

PTI's MIM #170 Masking with Die Cuts by Erin Lincoln

My card for this week's MIM  
PTI's Beautiful Butterflies & Embellished Elegance in Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart & Lavender Moon.
I had the Happy die in black but it was too stark so decided to use Aqua Mist pattern paper.
I love sponging backgrounds.  I think they turn out so pretty.

Friday, June 27, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays #133 - Heart with Summer Colors

My card for CAS-ual Fridays 
Impress Flowers Stamp set
PTI's Limitless Stitched Heart Die in Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush & New Leaf
Fresh Ink- French Lavender, Sky Blue, Peach and Pool

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Seize the Sketch #23 by Lee Ann

My card for:
I debossed the butterflies first and then stamped.
SSS - Friendship Butterflies in PTI's Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst, striped Aqua Mist pattern paper.
Lil Inkers Stitched Ovals
The Twinery twin and some sequins.

Monday, June 23, 2014

PTI's MIM #160 Vellum Overlays by Danielle & MUSE #73

My card for PTI's MIM 
The inspiration from this card is the white on kraft and then stamped over.
Kristina revisited a technique stamping on Kraft paper in white and then again in inks offsetting it just a bit.  See here for the video
She used a stencil instead of stamp and I also selected a Memory Box Flower stencil.  I used PTI's Perfect Snow over the stencil on Classic Kraft cardstock, then let it dry for a couple of hours.  It may not take that long.
Then moved the stencil just a bit and then sponged with Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise.
PTI's Circle Scribbles Die
Tag Sale #9
Button Stacks,
The Twinery twine
I actually have some Vellum tape that I found at  Scrapbook Nook and it works pretty good.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Card Concept #12 - Nautical & The Challenge #9

My card for 2 challenges
PTI's Men of Life pattern Paper and Masculine Motifs in Blueberry Sky
My pattern paper has anchors which you can barely see.  Didn't cut my paper to show them off.
Another retirement card.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

CASology #100 & Less Is More - #177 Watercolor

Another Retirement card to enter into CASology #100 

Art Impressions Watercolor EZ Project A and WC Foliage Set 2
in Distress Inks and markers
Love this look but sure wish the stamps were acrylic....
After looking at more cards on Less Is More, I forgot to put a little color at the bottom of the pot so it isn't just floating in the air.  It seems I always forget some finishing touch.  Darn...
I have a request for a retirement card so making a few so she has a choice to pick from.
Is seems like a lot of us baby boomers are taking the plunge....

Friday, June 20, 2014

Color Throwdown #297

A retirement card using colors from Color Throwdown 
This is a scene your could see riding in downtown Seattle on the Waterfront.
Impress Seattle stamp set
PTI's Pedal Pushers
in PTI's Tropical Teal
Memento's Cantelope
& Hero Arts Soft Granite

Colour Me #25 Colour Me Subtle & CASology #100

A retirement card using the colors from Colour Me 
Memory Box  Flower Stencil in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst and Aqua Mist.
PTI's Life is Beautiful stamp making my own ink pad with the same colors as above on a baby wipe.
PTI - Christmas Label Die
Also entering in 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fusion & CAS(E) this Sketch #81 & CASology #100

My card for 3 challenges 
The two are teaming up together for this weeks challenges.
Stencil embossed with Gold embossing powder
PTI's Half & Half die on Vellum
Small butterflies an MFT die inking with Wink of Stella Gold
Gold Embroidery thread.
It was so hard not to add any other color

CASology #100 - Celebrate and another MIM #169 Chalk, stamp on embossed image.

My card for the following 2 challenges
I have been getting requests for retirement cards so thought I would make up a few.
I think this one could be for a man.  I guess all of us baby boomers are coming of age.
Darice - Dotted emboss folder
PTI's Feather Finery stamp set in Tropical Teal
Kind of plain, not really loving it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Make It Monday #169 by Melissa Phillips

My second card for MIM such a fun technique stamping over chalked emobossing
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - using blue and green chalks.
PTI's Beautiful Butterflies in Hibiscus Burst & Harvest Gold, and Fresh Ink Sky Blue
PTI's Aqua Mist Pattern Paper and Ribbon- under vellum
Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder
I tried using Sweet Life of this card and another one and it would just ink up the outside and I couldn't get any ink in the middle.  Not sure why.  Then I tried the butterflies and that seem to work good.

MIM #168 - Combining Chalk and Ink with Impression Plates - Melissa Phillips

My card for PTI's MIM .  Click to play along
PIT's Delightful Dahlia Additions in Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise and Simply Chartreuse 
Diagonal Stripes Embossing Folder by Darice
Sentiment from Fancy Folkart embossed in Ranger, Liquid Platinum.
Life is Beautiful, butterfly on Vellum
Really fun technique by Melissa P. 
3 Orange bling on butterfly.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Paper Crafting #12 - Summer

My card for Paper Crafting 
Stamps of Life Flipflops2Stamp
In PTI's Berry Sorbet, Fresh Ink Pool
DCWV Glitzy Glitter paper
Wink of Stella and some bling
I also made 3 others in different colors.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Color Throwdown #296 & Freshly Made Sketches #140 by Linda C.

My card for the following 2 challenges
SSS - Butterfly Drift in PTI's Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst
on Bitty Dots pattern paper.
Sentiment - PTI's Life is Beautiful.

Merry Monday #112

My card for Merry Monday - Click to play along
That has to be the cutest baby picture.  Love it.
PTI's Pattern Paper - Christmas Prints, Wonderful Words Joy Die
Miscellaneous Christmas Acrylic stamp set.
A little Wink of Stella on Santa hat and on Joy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Retirement Card for Ruth

A friend of mine needed a retirement card so this is the second card I made for her so she would have a choice.  She took both of them
PTI's Botanical Blocks using Distress Inks to watercolor in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, & Pine Needles

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Color Throwdown #296 & MIM #168 & Paper Crafting Using Stencils

Another card for MIM using baby wipes and re-inkers to make a tie-die effect
PTI's Life is Beautiful in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist and Simply Chartreuse
The background is a stencil by Heidi Swapp using daubers in the same colors.
PTI's Double Ended Banners
I am meeting some of my friends from the place that I used to work to celebrate a couple of birthdays.
One of my friends needed a retirement card so I made this.  Hope she likes it.
Kimberly Wiener left a comment on my blog to enter one of my stencil cards to Paper Crafting so that's what I am doing.  This is another one I just made.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fusion, NBUS & Time Out #7 & Paper Crafting - Using Stencisl

My card for 3 Challenges

Summer - Optional twist of flowers

I used the colors from the Fusion Challenge
PTI's Inks
Stamp set is SSS Friendship Butterflies a new NBUS - I don't really have any old stamp sets that are NBUS -  I keep them on my desk until I have used them and I was excited to use this one.  Congratulations, Darnell on reaching 500 Followers, (that's amazing).
Time Out 
Flower Stencil my Memory Box
Kimberly Wierner asked me to link this to the Paper Crafting Challenge which is using stencils.

Make It Monday #168 Ashley - Baby Wipe Stamping & Time Out #7

My card for Make It Monday Click to play along
Fun technique using baby wipes and re-inkers by Ashley
I pulled out an old stamp All About You for my card using Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest and Lemon Tart for the flower.   For the leaves, I used Ripe Avocado, Simple Chartreuse and Spring Moss.
Tag Sale #9 in Orange Zest
with the optional twist of a FLOWERS

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Addicted to CAS #40 & The Paper Players #199

My card for 2 challenges
  The Stamps of Life, Stamp of the Month Hot 4 Balloons
PTI's Blueberry Sky and Pure Poppy on white Cardstock
Since Father's day is right around the corner thought I would make it for my 93 year old dad.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Seize the Birthday - Summertime

 My card for Seize the Birthday
Stamps of Life Flipflops 2 Stamp in PTI's Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal and Raspberry Fizz
DCWV Glitter paper
Just had a scare:  My SD card wouldn't let me import my card from my camera and being the illiterate as far as computers are concerned I called my son and he thought that the card just might be bad.  So I took it in and the guy at Fred Meyer checked my card and said it looked fine, but that would mean it was my computer.  Oh no, don't want to take it in for repair.  Called my son again and he suggested either using just the USB cord to import or try shutting down my computer.  Now, I had restarted it and that hadn't fixed it, but I did shut down and it worked.  Yeah, now I won't have to try to figure out where to put the USB cord.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

MIM #167 DIY Notebooks by Erin Lincoln

My card for PTI's MIM 
PTI's Life is Beautiful on Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet and Harvest Gold
Sentiment from SS. Dressform
Leaves from SSS - Friendship Butterflies. 

Merry Monday #111 Aqua, White and Touches of Color & Addicted to Stamps and More#98 Holiday

My card for Merry Monday 
Memory Box Classic and Jasper Ornaments in PTI's Sea, Silver and Raspberry Shimmer cardstock, the shimmer paper actually looks prettier in real life.  
Peace Die from PTI
Pink twin from the Twinery.
Also able to enter intoAddicted to Stamps and More

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Challenge #8

My card for  The Challenge 
PTI's Life Is Beautiful on Summer Sunrise Friends to the End pattern paper
Double Ended Banner
Small butterfly die
Doodlebug - Fruit Stand Purple patter paper.