Saturday, January 31, 2015

Clean & Simple #4 Day 6 with Julie - Tri-fold card

My last card for Day 6 - Tri-fold card by Julie
SSS - Friendship Butterflies in  PTI's Autumn Rose ink and Pattern Paper
Wood stamp by Judith
I think this looks better in real life than in the pictures.  Hard to photograph.

Clean & Simple #4 Day 6 with Carissa Colored Vellum

My card using Carissa's technique coloring velum.  First of all my ink mixture didn't mix up very well although I do like how this turned out.  There are little spots of the Perfect Pearls in it.
Then I think I left out some steps and did the shadow on the bottom layer so only part of the Happy has the shadow on the top.  Duh....Then she also had another piece of cardstock and layered that onto a piece of color cardstock.  Maybe need to try this again to....
PTI's Embellished Elegance in Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise and Hawaiian Shores.
Irresistible dots
Basice Bookmark #3

Clean & Simple #4 Day 6 with Tasnim Masked Stripe Background

My card using Tasnim technique.  I had wanted a softer light blue for this background but didn't chose the right color.  
Distress Tumbled Glass
PTI's Garden Grace & Bigger Blooms in Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado & Simply Chartreuse.
The white dots are Irresistible by Imagine Crafts.



Seahawks PreGame Prayer by Sandy Allnock 
Isn't this an amazing picture painted by Seattle's own Sandy Allnock
This captures the essence of the Seahawk Team

Friday, January 30, 2015

Seize the Birthday Anything Goes - 1-29-15 & CASology #131 Birthday

Decided to finally try a Shaker card again.  I have had problems in the past making them.  I think it turned out pretty good, but not sure I did the back of the shaker correctly.  After I posted this on STB I remembered that I had wanted to add three hearts on the outside so did that and re-took the picture.
I will enter this into Seize the Birthday 
PTI's Balloon Bash in Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile & Hawaiian Shores
Happy Birthday from Keep It Simple Birthday
Some sequins

Clean & Simple #4 Day 1 with Julie Faux CeramicTiles #2

Really liked this technique from Julie so decided to make another card this time with a butterfly.
PTI's Life if Beautiful in Fresh Ink Peach & French Lavender
PTI - Aqua Mist bitty dots paper

Clean & Simple #4 Day 5 with Jennifer R. Ink Patterns

My second card for today using washi tape to mask off the pattern and then sponge over it with color.
Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmons, Fired Brick, Squeezed Lemonade
PTI - Text Block Birthday
Actually made a really easy pattern and added the text block.

Clean & Simple #4 Day 5 with Kristina Direct to Paper

Kristina made a circle card and I chose to just add the circle to a card.
PTI's Basic Backgrounds - Medallions in Berry Sorbet and Aqua Mist
I was such a dummy trying to make this card, that I had to watch her video about 4 times.  I didn't listen close enough to what circles to use and it just wasn't turning out like hers because I didn't use the correct ones.  Anyway, finally done and it think it turned out ok. 

Clean & Simple #4 Day 4 with Jocelyn Using Embossing Paste

My second card for Day 4 using embossing paste with a Chevron stencil and a Medallion stencil.
Added a jute bow and 
PTI's Wonderful Words Thank You

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Clean & Simple #4 Day 4 - with Yana - Faux Embossing

I'm getting a late start today cause Thursday mornings I go shopping for my 94 year old dad, then we go to I-Hop for breakfast, and then I take him for a drive.   So I am a morning person as far as most things go including stamping.  Usually, I come home from that and sit and read and maybe take a nap (yes) take a nap....
So I Skyped with Colleen and she was still creating so I got one card done also.    Yeah for that.
Yana made her card with a word die so I thought I would try something different so chose the butterfly.   SSS Friendship Butterflies.
I had two different pink banners, but it just wasn't thrilling me, then decided on the red.  I think it is better.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Clean & Simple Class #4 Day 3- Velveteen Stamping by Karolyn Loncon

My two cards using Karolyn's technique -  Stamping a background stamp with white pigment ink and then stamping over with solid stamps to bring out the pattern in the backgound.
I used two separate backgrounds the red one is a diamond shape and the blue one is a leafy stamp
You can actually see the leafy stamp better than diamond.  
PTI's, Beautiful Butterflies &  Turning A New Leaf in Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
 I tried Jennifer's Technique and it didn't work like hers and don't have any Gesso to try Julie's.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Clean & Simple #4 - Day 2 - Shari's Technique

My card using Shari's method, making your own stamp out of a die using fun foam
Dies from MFT Gerbera Daisies
PTI - Button Stacks,  No Strings Attached bow and sentiment from Bigger Blooms
Fresh Inks, Peach, Mint, French Lavender, Pool & Sky Blue - Pigment Inks.
Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Clean & Simple #4, Day 2 with Kristina

My first card for today's class using a technique by Kristina
SSS - Friendship Butterflies in PTI's Sweet Blush & Hibiscus Burst
Sponged portion:  Distress Inks, Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord & Seedless Preserves

Monday, January 26, 2015

Clean & Simple Card Class #4 - Julie's Technique Faux Ceramic Tiles

My second card for the day using Julie's technique of Faux Ceramic Tiles.  I really like how this one turned out.  Wasn't too sure at first.
MFT Gerbera Daisies Die  with PTI's Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise in the center
Fresh Ink - Sky Blue for Background
Gold embroidery thread
Doodlebug cardstock

Clean & Simple Card Class #4 Kristina's Technique

My first card for the Clean & Simple Card Class which started today.  I have been struggling today trying to get a card made.  I don't have any background stamps that worked well for Jennifer's techniques.  So I went on to Kristina's technique and had better success.
I used PTI's Background Basics, Medallions in Berry Sorbet and embossed with gold embossing powder.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 2015 Blog Hop & The Card Concept #27 Love & Stampin' Celebration #96

My card for January Blog Hop
I saw that I can also enter this into The Card Concept 


All PTI:  With All My Heart on Limitless Layers Heart Dies in Berry Sorbet, New Leaf and Sweet Blush
I consider my style CAS or layered CAS.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Addicted to Stamps & More #128, Merry Monday #142

My card for the following two Challenges
PTI's Holiday Home, Background Basics Evergreen in Scarlet Jewel & New Leaf
Snowdrift was embossed with Judikins Frosted Twinkle
Sentiment embossed with Liquid Platinum
Hard to see but there are snowflakes using Irresistible.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Challenge #22

My card for The Challenge 
I used both the colors and the sketch.
S/U stamp colored with Inktense watercolor pencils
PTI's Ripe Avocado stripes, bitty dots and  Chocolate cardstock

The Paper Players #227 Ann's Color Challenge

My card for The Paper Players
PTI's Garden Grace in Aqua Mist, Melon Berry and Classic Kraft
Butterfly Dream in Soft Stone 
This is similar to one I made for MIM last week but changed the colors and layout a bit.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Make It Monday #197 Homemade Foam Stickers by Laurie

My card for this week's MIM 
I used a chevron stencil and daubers to sponge with PTI's Blueberry Sky and  Distress Mowed Lawn.
PTI's Fillable Frames #1, Headliner Alphabet , Keep It Simple Birthday
I actually had some one sided foam that I used for the Hey.  And needed some male cards.
  Decided to use Seahawk colors because one more game and they will go to the Super Bowl again.  Yahoo, Go Hawks!!!!!
I'm not really a football fan at all but how can you not be when the Seahawks are playing so well and ready to defend their title again.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #168 by Amy

My card for Freshly Made Sketches 
This is a birthday card for my baby who will turn 37 on Sunday.  Oh my, how is that possible?
PTI's Heart 2 Heart #2, Birthday Bash Sentiments and Balloon Bash in Orange Zest, New Leaf and Blueberry Sky
Doodlebug Design paper 

CAS(E) this Sketch #105 & Time Out #22

My card for the following challenges

Say Hello: Perk up your home with a friendly welcome sign. For an added boost, choose a bright, funky color. Source: Instagram user decorame 
MFT Gerbera Daisy Die in PTI's Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise,
Distress Inks, Tea Dye, Faded Jeans and Squezed lemonade
PTI's Woodgrain impression plate on Fine Linen cardstock
I sponged the impression plate and the flowers.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Colour Me #53 Monochromatic

My first card of the year with Colour Me 
Purple is one of my favorite colors so it was not hard to make a card with purple in it.
W Plus 9 Coming Up Roses in PTI's Classic Kraft, Royal Velvet and Winter Wisteria with a little clear Wink of Stella dabbed on the flowers.
Sentiment from Birthday Bash from PTI.

The Card Concept #26 Happy One Year Anniversary

My card for The Card Concept 
My inspiration for this card was the bouquet of roses, the stripes and the colors.  I would say this is CAS category.
W Plus 9 Coming Up Roses in PTI's Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse and Fine Linen
PTI's Hibiscus Burst striped paper, Keep It Simple Birthday
Pink Sequins and Clear Wink of Stella

Monday, January 5, 2015

Muse #99 by Vicki Dutcher

My card for the MUSE challenge.  It has been quite awhile since I have entered a card in this challenge.  Great to be stamping again.
PTI's Heart Dies, With All My Heart Stamp Set in Pure Poppy and white
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Red bling

Make It Monday #196 Colorful Corner Cards with Danielle

My card for MIM using Danielle's technique.  Click on the link to participate.
PTI's Garden Grace and Butterfly Dreams in Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet,  Soft Stone, Aqua Mist watercolored around butterflies.  It feels great to be back in my craft room and skyping with Colleen.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

NBUS Challenge #3 Hosted by Darnell

Second card that I was able to make today.  This one took a little more time.  I have trouble with fruit and cutesy type stamp sets.  I belong to Stamps of Life and a lot of her sets are cutesy with silly plays on words.  That is why this is a NBUS set.  I am entering in Darnell's 3rd NBUS challenge which you can access HERE NBUS
  My birthday stash is low so I'm concentrating on them.
SOL Strawberry 2 Stamp in PTI's Pure Poppy and New Leaf for the small strawberries.
The large one was colored with Copics , R-22,27,29
PTI's Pure Poppy gingham.  Clear Wink of Stella on small strawberries and leaf of large one.

One Layer Simplicity #12 Attractive Opposites

Happy New Year to all of my blogger friends!

This is my first card for the New Year and it came together quite easily and I like it.  Funny how that happens, sometimes so easily and others hours.
Stamps of Life Crazy 4 Daisies in PTI's Hawaiian Shores and Orange Zest.
Little Clear Wink of Stella in the center of the 3 smaller ones. 
This is entered in One Layer Simplicity.  Click on link to access.