Saturday, February 28, 2015

Addicted to CAS #58 - Distress

A card for Addicted to CAS 
Speaking of addicted, I am addicted to using clear Wink of Stella as the water with Distress Inks.
This is the 4th of the Botanical Blocks from PTI using Distress Inks, Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concorde, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry.  These sets of flower blocks is perfect for this technique.
Sentiment is Swoosh from PTI 
Love the sparkles which are hard to see here.

Tag You're It #16 with Marybeth

My tag for Tag You're It 
by Marybeth, one of the most elegant DT's out in blogland'
I was inspired by the colors
PTI's Basic Bookmark #3 I just love this bookmark, Beautiful Butterflies, BB Layers and Petite Pots, in Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy and SU Night of Navy.
A little clear Wink of Stella on butterfly body and the flowers.  I have been going crazy with watercoloring with Wink of Stella lately.
I was going to put some sequins on this but see I forgot.  Will have to go back and add them.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Color Throwdown #331

A card for Color Throwdown 

PTI's Friendly Flowers, Wet Paint sentiment in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse and Classic Kraft.

My BFF's Birthday - Happy Birthday Col

Today is Colleen's birthday One Smile Lifts a Spirit 
Please stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday
As many of you already know we have been best friends for about 55 or 56 years.
 When you see this post, I will be in Portland visiting with her for about a week and spending a good portion of the time in her craft room.  We always have so much fun creating together.
This technique is stamping first in white pigment ink and then stamping another color over top and offsetting it just a little.
PTI's Friendly Flowers in Hibiscus Burst, Fresh Snow & Simply Chartreuse on Classic Kraft cardstock, Bigger Blooms for the Sentiment
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Well, this was supposed to be posted this morning.  Almost missed it....

PTI's February 2015 Blog Hop

I usually have this all made up before hand and completely forgot about it until yesterday.
But after working in the yard for a couple hours all I could do is sit down, read and take a nap....
So this is what I came up with this morning.
I used Clear Wink of Stella and Distress Inks to watercolor this.  It is a technique that Jennifer McGuire showed on her blog.  Love the effect and the shine that it gives to the card.
PTI's Botanical Blocks, white & black cardstock, 3 Rainstones
Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar

Monday, February 23, 2015

Merry Monday #147 Stars

My card for Merry Monday 
Use Stars 
Heidi Swapp Stencil and Embossing Paste with Spring Rain Ink
PTI's Holiday Double, Confetti Garland Die
Pure Poppy paper
Clear Wink of Stella on stars.

MUSE #106 with Shona Chambers

A card for MUSE 

PTI's Wet Paint, Confetti Garland Die & Stamp set
Memento's Grape Jelly and Bamboo Leaves
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins & Clear Wink of Stella on hearts.
I had to use the clothes pin to hold the card down to take the picture.

Make It Monday #202 with Melissa Anchoring with Border & Banner Dies

A card for MIM - Click to view the video by Melissa Phillips
She is the Queen of layering and this is definitely out of my comfort zone.  I'm more a CAS girl.
Basic Bookmark #3, Friendly Flowers fussy cut, Beautiful Butterflies, LL Circles, Confetti Garland Banner Die done in Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreus & Summer Sunrise.
Melissa only stamped on the bottom portion of the card but I decided to do the upper corner also.  I don't know might be too much.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Challenge #25

My card for The Challenge 
PTI's Botanical Blocks
A technique by Jennifer McGuire using Distress Pens and watercolored with Wink of Stella Clear sparkle.
Distress inks Mustard Seed, Fired Brick & Mowed Lawn
PTI- hill die for the bottom sentiment
Keep It Simple Birthday
 SSS Friendship Butterflies

Addicted to Stamps & More #132 Make your Mark

I used a technique from Jennifer McGuire which you can access Here 
Using Distress pens and Wink of Stella as the water which gives it this really cool sparkly effect, which is hard to see in the picture.  She even tells you how to get more out of your Wink of Stella pens by putting water in them after it is almost empty.
PTI's Botanical Blocks in Distress Inks, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry & Mowed Lawn

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Merry Monday #146 Santa

My card for Merry Monday 
My third Shaker Card and I still really have to think when I am putting them together.
Hero Arts Candy Cane Santa colored with Copics
R24,27,29, G07
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
PTI Double Ended Banner & Keep it Simple Chrsitmas, 
Christmas Prints pattern paper
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle

The Card Concept #29 Get Well Soon

A card for The Card Concept 
I was inspired by the bright colors 
PTI's Confetti Garland & Keep It Simple Get Well in Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Winter Wisteria, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores & Summer Sunrise.
Avery Elle Custom Panels

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CAS on Sunday #52 Chevrons & CASology #134 Monocrome

One card - two challenges
 Chevron Stencil in PTI's Pure Poppy & Hibiscus Burst
SSS Friendship Butterflies
PTI's Think Big Favorites #24

Monday, February 16, 2015

Make It Monday #201 Cover Plate Stencils & Embossing Paste - Laurie & The Paper Players #232 - A bird

My card for MIM.  Click to play along.
I used Translucent Embossing paste with a couple drops of Spring Rain on the Quatrefoil die used as a stencil.  
Notched Heart Banner  Die in Blueberry Sky
Birds are from Feather Finery, Sentiment from Butterfly Dreams

Also can enter this into The Paper Players 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

PTI's 8th Anniversary Day 8 - Blue Ombre

I sponged this Heidi Swapp Stencil and Life Is Beautiful  die with Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores & Aqua Mist 
Vellum for top layer of butterfly
Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
Sentiment is from Bigger Blooms
Dots are made from Irresistible
Hawaiian Shores Striped Pattern paper along the side.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PTI's 8th Anniversary Day 7 Heavy Metal

My card using DCWV Metallic cardstock in gold
PTI's Feather Finery,  Bigger Blooms sentiment.
Feathers clear embossed 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Paper Players #231 Color Challenge from Nance

A friend of mine asked me to make her some Horse birthday cards.  So this is one I came up with 
Here are 3 more that I have done.
The first one I can enter into The Paper Players 
Inkadinkado Mustang Stamp in PTI's Melon Berry, Pure Poppy and Versafine Black

Monday, February 9, 2015

Merry Monday #145 Candy Canes

My card for Merry Monday this week
Stamps of Life - Christmas2build in pure poppy.
Avery Elle's Custom Panel

PTI's 8th Anniversary Day 5 - Spring Into Action - & Kathy's Birthday

My card using the Aloha stamp from PTI.   Some of you may think, hey that's an old set, but somehow I missed and recently saw it on a MIM (I think).  I just got it in the mail on Saturday so decided to use it.  I colored it with Copics, Yg03, 06, 09, R35, 37. 59 & Y35
Pure Poppy Bitty dots paper.
Keep It Simple - Get Well 
I really loved how the first card turned out so made another for a friend of mine who is having a birthday.  These are her colors.
Copics YG03, 06, 09,  YR02, 04, 07

Sunday, February 8, 2015

PTI's 8th Anniversary - Day 4 - Build a Bouquet Challenge - And a Day Meeting with Fellow Bloggers.

Day 4 of PTI's Anniversary - Building a Bouquet
I just received my order from PTI and got the Stripes Diagonal Cover Plate and just had to use it over Aqua Mist Bitty Dots paper
Love the shape of this Basic Bookmark #3 which is fairly new for me also.
PTI's Ruby Reprise, Bigger Blooms & Friendly Flowers in Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist and New Leaf.
Ok I am trying to upload a picture I took with my phone that I emailed to myself and it keeps coming up upside down.  The picture looks right when I go to the file but ends upside down when I try to post it.  I get so frustrated because I am not very computer savvy.
Anyway to tell my story, Julie Ebersole was teaching a class at Impress in Tukwilla, WA and a fellow blogger Kimberly Wierner was taking the class.  She had asked if I was going to be there and I had said no, but I would love to stop by and meet her.  And that's what I did.  My 9 year granddaughter, Avery went with me and we met Kimberly along with Katie Brooks, Amy Tsuruta and Julie Ebersole We had our picture taken with Kimberly and Julie.  It was awesome to be in the same room with all of those talented ladies.  I really wish I could get the picture to turn out right side up and believe me I tried rotating it several times.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

PTI's 8th Anniversary - Day 3 Bagged + Tag Challenge

My bag and tag for Day 3 of PTI's anniversary
PTI's Front & Back die, Filled with Joy, Phrase Play #5 in Berry Sorbet & Hawaiian Shores.
I've had this die cut for a long time but couldn't remember how to use it.  Had to text my friend, Colleen, to find out what to do with it.  You sandwich it around a lunch bag.  As soon as she started telling me, it all came back to me.  How soon we forget.  Guess I should use it more often.

Friday, February 6, 2015

PTI's 8th Anniversary Day 2 Inspiration from Maile & CAS on Sunday #51 Flowers

My card for today using
PTI to play along
Cut out panels.
PTI's Garden Grace in Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Ripe Avocado, & Simply Chartreuse, Rain stones
Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
It took me about 6 tries stamping this and finally got a good image. 
I love this technique of Maile's.
Also will link to CAS on Sunday 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Day 1 of PTI's 8th Aniversary & CAS on Sunday #51 - Flowers

My card for this first day of PTI's Anniversary
I chose the following colors and sketch
PTI's Filled with Joy stamp set & Rain stones. 
I can also link this up to CAS on Sunday
(use a flower or flowers on your card)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Favorite Things #214

My card for the MFT Challenge
MFT - Gerbera Daisies in Fresh Ink French Lavender & Peach
PTI's Melon Berry Bitty Dots pattern paper.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Make It Monday #200 with Dawn - Layering Cover Plate Die Cuts

My card for MIM.  Click to play along.
PTI's Quatrefoil & Life is Beautiful in Lemon Tart and Orange Zest.  
Double ended banner embossed in white
Irresistible dots