Monday, March 30, 2015

The Challenge One Year Anniversary

A card for the one year anniversary for 

PTI's Doodlie Do in Berry Sorbet & Simply Chartreuse, & sponges Aqua Mist & Memento's Pear Tart


Make It Monday #207 with Laura & Merry Monday #152 with Kristie

A card for two challenges
A technique by Laura showing double partial die cutting
A color challenge 

PTI's Holiday Double in Hawaiian Shores and Mat Stack #1
Embossed with a Poinsettia by the Paper Studio
Sponged with Hawaiian Shores & Memento's Pear Tart
Little dots of Irresistible in middle of Poinsettias

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Paper Players #238 Claires Tic Tac Toe & Sweet Sunday Sketch # 262

A card for two challenges
I chose any shade of yellow, die cut and flowers for my card

PTI's Sweet Life in Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold & Summer Sunrise, Silver Luxe Foil patterned paper on Smokey Shadow cardstock
Boutique Borders - Sympathy
Love my MISTI

AAA Cards Game #36 Easter Colors

A card for a challenge (new to me) that I saw on Kimberly Wiener's blog
These Spring colors really appealed to me although mine are a little darker.

Impress - flowers stamp set in PTI's New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Winter Wisteria and Lemon Tart cardstock
Memento's Dandelion
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Bubble Gum, Pale Tomato & Soft Apricot
Sentiments from Swoosh & Polka Dot Parade #1

Saturday, March 28, 2015

My Favorite Things #16 Color Challenge

A card for MFT 

It' so nice when a card comes together fast and you don't have to do it over 
Yeah for the MISTI - so nice to get such vibrant colors.

MFT - Forget Me Not in Memento's Dandelion & PTI's Spring Rain and Terracotta Tile on Lemon Tart cardstock
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles

Addicted to CAS #60 - Cute & Addicted to Stamps & More #137 Make Your Mark

A card for two challenges
Make Your Mark

Clearly Besotted Cute & Cuddley colored in Copics and fussy cut.
RV10, 13  C1, 3, 5
PTI's Sweet Blush polka dots, 
Avery Elle Custom Panels

Friday, March 27, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #116 - A sketch by Leigh

Well, this is not what I started out with this morning.  I made a Faux tile that Julie Ebersole did in a video in an On-Line Class.  I used the backside of a card stock that had been stamped on before and when I finished with my project it showed through because some of the paper came off, so I just wasn't liking it.  And that was the second one I had done.  The first one, I did completely 
wrong.  Oh my, some days are like that.
However, I really love how this turned out.  Using my MISTI to line up this 3 step flower makes it so easy and beautiful.  However, it took me twice to do this one too.  YIKES....
Entered in

PTI's Sweet Life, in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado
Double Ended Banner and Sentiment, Backed flower with fun foam and added some rain stones.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Merry Monday #151 - Tree & The Glory of Christmas - Tree #55

My card for Merry Monday this week
I actually wanted to go for non-traditional colors this week but picked up Ocean Tides instead of Aqua Mist.

 Heidi Swapp stencil to sponge with Hero Arts Bubble Gum and PTI Ocean Tides
PTI's Polka Dot Parade #9, 
Swiped along the edges of the pink paper with Bubble Gum also.
When I tried to blend both colors they turned to a gray so decided to not blend them.
Embossed sentiment with Liquid Platinam
Clear Wink of Stella on some of the stars and some Glossy Accents on heart and star topper.
Then a few Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins.

Muse #110 by Tenia Nelson

A card for the Muse Challenge

PTI's Circle Scribbles, Life Is Beautiful on Gold Adhesive Paper, Classic Kraft & Vellum
Stars from Monthly Moments Journal Card #5
Sentiment - Boutique Borders Thanks embossed with clear embossing powder
Strip of Washi Tape

March 2015 Blog Hop

My card for  PTI March Blog Hop
Blog inspiration 

Hero Arts Wavy Leaf Pattern in PTI's Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart, PTI's Stitched Sentiments
Mama Elephant - Sweet Havana, 
Clear Wink of Stella
Washi Tape and aqua bling

Monday, March 23, 2015

Make It Monday #206 Stamping & Mixing Patterns with Danielle

Here is my card for MIM this week
This is a little busier than I am used to but I kind of like it.
Here are the patterns that I made.

PTI's Friendly Flower, Ombre Builders, Sketched Shapes & Swoosh, BB Super Stripes
in Hawaiian Shores & Simply Chartreuse
Hero Arts Shadow Inks, Butter Bar, Bubble Gum, Pale Tomato & Soft Apricot

Sunday, March 22, 2015

NBUS #4 with Darnell

My card for the NBUS - A stamp set that has never seen ink before.
I used the Bokeh technique that I saw on Stamp TV

Stamps of Life Bicycle 2 Stamp
Hero Arts Shadow Inks, Pale Tomato, Grape Juice, Butter Bar, 
& PTI's Spring Rain on Lemon Tart cardstock.
Colored in the bike with Copic - B06

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Addicted to Stamps & More #136 & CASology #138

Ok, so this took me all morning to do this card because when you use the MISTI you expect perfection.  I still have trouble lining up the middle of the flowers as you can see.  It took me about 4 times to get it this good and it still isn't perfect. 
Anything Goes

PTI's Petite Pots in New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest & Terracotta Tile,  Swoosh Dies, Lemon Tart Gingham & Smokey Shadow cardstocks.
Hero Arts Shadow Inks, Butter Bar, Bubble Gum,
Clear Wink of Stella on Flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Challenge #27

A card for The Challenge 
I chose the colors as well as the sketch to make my card.  This card came together pretty easily unlike the other two cards I made today.
I should have mentioned that I used the MISTI and made the background all at once.  So easy.

PTI's Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Butterflies, BB Layers, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse & Memento's Soft Granite
Keep It Simple Frames 

Merry Monday #150 Gifts

Karren challenges to use gifts on our cards this week for the
Merry Monday Challenge
Wow, struggles with this to try to come up with something different but alas it's pretty ordinary. 
I have been using my new MISTI.  What did we ever do without it?  It is so amazing, but I'm still in the first stages of playing with it, so still had some problems.  I thought the issue of getting smudges on it would be over but not true.  I think I had more trouble today.

PTI's Basic Background - Birthday Fun in Pure Poppy
Misc Christmas stamp set colored with Copics BG000, 01 & R22, 24, 27 & 29
Christmas sentiment - Tiny Treats Christmas
Clear Wink of Stella on bird and present.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles

Make It Monday #205 with Lizzie, Confetti Cluster Stamping

Confetti Cluster Stamping,  Click above to see video

All PTI:
Phrase Play #5, Balloon Bash & Birds & Blooms in
Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Terracotta Tile & Hibiscus Burst
Clear Wink of Stella on clusters

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch # 114 & The Paper Players #236

A card for two challenges

Stamps of Life Thanks 4 One Year
PTI - Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy & Simply Chartreuse, Deco Cover Plate 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Make It Monday #204 Watercolor Smooshing

My card for MIM by Betsy.  Click to see the video
PTI's Harvest Berries, MFT, Gerbera Daisies, Wet Paint
in Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise 
Daisies also sponged in colors above.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle in Hawaiian Shores
This was the third attempt at the Smooshing, had a little trouble.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Seize the Birthday - Focus on the Sentiment

A card for Seize the Birthday

I used Distress Inks to swipe down strips of color and then cut out the sentiment to place over the colors.  Also, die cut some balloons from the strip.
Distress Inks, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold & Stormy Sky
PTI's Birthday Syle & Heart2Heart, Tip Top Dies for Happy
Trio birthday dies

Saturday, March 7, 2015

ShowCASe your Style #10 Color

This is a technique that I thought would fit into ShowCASe your Style
that is called Bokeh.  
My colors aren't exactly the same as the picture but it has that same blurry effect,
Distress Inks watercolored and then add the white circles with white pigment ink.
I also sponged the petals and then added some swiss dotted vellum.

Merry Monday #148 Red & Green

I had this started with just the Merry Christmas on it that was for a previous challenge but thought I could just add some red and green and call it good for this Challenge.
PTI's - Wet Paint Holidays, Mistletoe and Holly in New Leaf & Pure Poppy
Embossed in Liquid Platinum

Friday, March 6, 2015

Joseph's Coat - A new Technique that Colleen found.

A card using a technique called Joseph's Coat
Sponging on Distress Inks, then used Versa Mark on a stencil and clear embossed it.
PTI's Patterned Vellum
Embossed with Liquid Platinum
Then the scary part was to rub black ink all over the card.  But it worked pretty well.
Colleen and I are busy playing away.  It is 10:30 pm and time to call it a night.
Another card using a technique by Jennifer McGuire.  Sponging a stencil with white pigment ink and then moving the stencil over just a bit and sponging with the color of the cardstock for a tone on tone look.

PTI's Life Is Beautiful, 
Distress Inks, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold
Lawn Fawn - thanks die
Crafter's Workshop TCW - Mini Flower Piecing 

Colour Me #61 Monochromatic

A card using a technique by Jennifer McGuire 
Sponging first with white on a stencil  and then moving it slightly and sponging with a dye ink for a tone on tone look.
This is a second card for the Colour Me Challenge
PTI's Terracotta Tile cardstock and ink,  Keep It Simple Get Well,
Circle Scribbles on Lux Gold Adhesive sheets
MFT Funky Florals Stencil

CAS(E) this Sketch #113, Colour Me #61 & Addicted to Stamps & More #134

Oh my, what a fiasco trying to get this card done.  I have never had any trouble with smearing Versafine, Onyx Black Ink until Colleen and I heard it on a couple of videos this week saying it is pigment ink.  Well, I sure found out with this card.  It took me about 2-1/2 to 3 hours to complete this because I kept getting splotches of black ink on the white.  It was on a sheet that I had masked off the oval and sponged it but I had to cut the oval out and start over again. just insetting the oval.  I was not about to sponge this over again.  Then I forgot the sentiment and had already popped it up so tried with the Misti in case I needed to re-stamp, but there were a couple of hollow spots so we added more pop up tape and that worked but then when I took it out somehow there was more black on the white so that is when I cut it out and inset it.  Whew what a time!!!!!
Sponged with Distress Inks, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey &  Dried Marigold
PTI's Petite Pots, Keep It Simple Sympathy
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Nestabilities Oval
I am entering in the following 3 challenges
Clean & Simple

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

ColourQ #281

My card for ColourQ #281, but when I went in to post it I missed the deadline.  Oh well, I wasn't exactly happy with it anyway.
PTI's Text Block - Party in Hawaiian Shores, Melon Berry, Plum Pudding and New Leaf
Darice Embossing Folder - Diagonal Stripes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Make It Monday #203 Doodling with Stamps

My card for MIM 
A video by Ashley
This a little out of my comfort zone using a pen to doodle on my flowers.
I am in Portland visiting Colleen for a week.  I arrived today about 12:30.   This is our first evening in her craft room.
PTI's Flower Garden in Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet & Simply Chartreus
I actually like how it turned out.