Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Card Concept #34 & Color Throwdown #340

A card for two challenges
Pretty Paper Packaging

This was a technique shown on MIM this week by Lizzie - Made my background paper from Coming Up Roses and Softened with vellum

W Plus 9 - Coming Up Roses in PTI's Aqua Mist & Simply Chartreuse, H/A Bubble Gum
PTI's vellum - No Strings Attached

Addicted to Stamps #142 & SSS Work It Wednesday April

A card for two challenges
Use Yellow

PTI's Ribbon Tails in H/A Ombre Butter to Orange on Vintage Cream cardstock
MFT - Spring Tulips watercolored with Distress Inks.  I have not been able to use the Ribbon Tails because I could never get a good image, but with my MISTI, yahoo....

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Merry Monday, #156, Pine Cones, Greens & the Word Believe

So, I forgot as usual that I wanted to put some sequins on my card.  Here it is with them. A much clearer picture too.

 My card for Merry Monday

This is the frame from PTI's Sentiment Splits Curve in some gold foil paper

PTI's Peaceful Pinecones & Bells & Boughs in Classic Kraft, Ripe Avocado & Pure Poppy on white Linen cardstock
MFT Inspired by Christmas - Sentiment

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Challenge - Polka Dots #32 & The Paper Players - Sketch

One card for two challenges

PTI's Petite Pots in Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse & Hibiscus Burst
Keept It Simply Frames & Double Ended Banner
MFT - Raindrops Stencil in Hero Arts Ombre Pool to Navy
Clear Wink of Stella & Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh

Make It Monday #210 Using Vellum to Soften Patterns with Lizzie

A card for MIM #210 by Lizzie
Click to play along
I chose to do a partial covering with the vellum.

PTI's Butterfly Dreams in Simply Chartreuse & Hawaiian Shores
H/A Shadow Inks, Butter Bar, Grape Jelly, Pale Tomato, Soft Apricot, Bubble Gum, Ombre, Pool to Navy, Butter to Orange & Pink to Red
Lawn Fawn Thanks die,
PTI's bitty dot vellum on Basic Bookmark #3

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI's April Blog Hop 2015

My card for April Blog Hop  

Blog hop inspiration
Using the colors for inspiration, I smooshed the background and die cut the vase and flowers in the same colors.  The stripe is direct to paper with the ink.  I think I finally got the hang of smooshing. YEAH!!!!

PTI;s Happy Hydrangea, Rosie Posie, Delightful Dahlia Additions & Mega Gracious Vases in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet and New Leaf
Hero Arts Ombre Pool to Navy

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tag You're It #20 With Jen

A tag for Tag You're It 

I used Distress Inks to watercolor the background and then stamped with PTI's Life stamp
The sentiment is from the left over sheet that I watercolored.

Distress Inks, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade & Dried Marigold
PTI - Life & SSS Friendship Butterflies
Little Clear Wink of Stella on butterfly 
MFT - Tag You're It Die

Colour Me #68 - Colour Me Playful

A card for Colour Me 
I had this background already done so was able to use it for the base of my card.  Loving my MISTI, never could get these 3 step flowers to line up.  The large one is easier, and it turned out great, however, I had a little trouble with the smaller image.
Like this color combination.

PTI's Delightful Dahlia's Additions in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart
Memento's Dandelion & H/A Butter Bar
H/A Wavy Leaf Pattern

Seize the Birthday - Make your own Background

" Make Your Own Background"  
I always forget to make  masculine cards so thought with these colors it should be for a man.  This was a background that I created with the Hero Arts Ombre pad and hadn't made anything with yet.

PTI's Ombre Builders in H/A Ombre - Pool to Navy & Butter to Orange, Phrase Play#5
Heart 2 Heart #2

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bridal Shower Card for Nadine & Addicted to Stamps & More #141

One of the ladies in my Beta Sigma Phi group is getting married in July and we are having a bridal shower for her.  So here is my card for Nadine.


PTI's Heart2Heart #9 on Winter Wisteria cardstock.  New die I just got is Sentiment Splits - Curve
Memento's Lulu Lavender

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Paper Players #241 A Clean & Simple Watercolor by Nance

A card for The Paper Players


Impress flowers stamp set 
Distress Inks used to watercolor Dried Marigold,  Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmons, Pealed Paint, Crushed Olive & Seedless Preserves
PTI's Spring Rain for background

Make It Monday with Lexi - White on White Die Cuts with a pop of color

White on white with a pop of color.  You can watch Lexi's video here MIM
A fun and lovely results
The bit of color that you see at the top of left hand side is a butterfly that I stamped on the inside.

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies & BB layers in Terracotta Tile
Butterflie is Hero Arts Ombre - Butter to Orange

Friday, April 17, 2015

Curtain Call - Bouquet - 4-15-15

A card for Curtain Call 

Using the colors in the bouquet I created this background paper.  I heat embossed the flowers and then watercolored with Distress Inks
Then I smooshed another piece of watercolor paper with the same Distress Inks
and cut out the frame which cuts out two pieces using the outside piece.  Then I popped the sentiment piece on fun foam.

PTI's Doodlie Do, Keep It Simple Frame, Vintage Cream Cardstock , Spring Rain background
Watercolor paper
Distress Inks, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon & Peacock Feathers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Card Concept #33 & MFT #224

One card for two challenges 
My inspiration was the colors and shapes
My Favorite Things Sketch 224 
And used this sketch
I see I forgot to add the four little circles at the bottom.

Sponged H/A Soft Granite on MFT Harlequin Stencil
PTI's Background Basics Super Stripes, Delightful Dahlia Additions in Raspberry Fizz

Colour Me #67 Subtle & Freshly Made Sketches # 182 by Rita

A card for two challenges.
Smooshing has been a struggle for me, but I think I got it right this time.  I like how it turned out.
Then did a little rocking & rolling with two colors on the  flowers and butterfly.  I tried sponging on the stamps, but I just don't get a good image from that.

PTI's Pretty Peonies in Hibiscus Burst & Sweet Blush, Keep It Simple Banner
Memento's New Sprout for the green.
Some bling - some look like pearls but they are all bling like the one on the sentiment

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Addicted to CAS #61 Showers, AAA Cards, #37 It's Springtime, & Stampin' Celebration #102 Inspiration

A card for three challenges all revolving around Spring. Hope the fence doesn't look too random....
Some little PTI rainstones to bring in Spring Showers

MFT Spring Tulips in Lemon Tart & Summer Sunrise
Hills of grass PTI die in New Leaf bitty dots
Fence from PTI's  Little Bitty Bird Additions
Clear Wink of Stella on tulips

Monday, April 13, 2015

Merry Monday #154 Let's Get Vintage with Nina

After spending the whole afternoon working on another card, I was able to come in and make up this card fairly quickly for Merry Monday 

MFT - Inspired by Christmas in PTI's Pure Poppy
Miscellaneous Pattern Paper
Strip of PTI's  Lux Gold Adhesive (which I forget)
Delicata Gold Pigment Ink
Lil Inker's Stitched Ovals 

The Paper Players #240 by Joanne

This is a technique by Jennifer McGuire Spotlight Die Cutting.  Click to watch the video.

PTI's Butterfly Dreams, Think Big Favorites #2,  in Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores & Spring Moss,
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles

The Challenge #30 Color Challenge - Guest Designer

I am so honored to be a Guest Designer for The Challenge #30
So here is my card.  Hope it is deserving of the title.

PTI's Rosie Posie, Background Basics Super Stripes and Swoosh Die in Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Granite.  Rainstones and Smokey Shadow cardstock

Friday, April 10, 2015

Live, Love Card - April Rainbow Challenge

A card for Live, Love Cards First time to enter this challenge.
April Challenge

Distress Pens and Inks to make the rainbow background
Stamps of Life -Hot Air Balloons 2 Stamp 
Clear Wink of Stella on balloons - I messed up the yellow balloon because I didn't clean off my brush after coloring the red one.  Duh.....

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Challenge #29

A card for The Challenge 
I really like how this turned out.  I had started with plain white on the background but just felt it needed something else so added some sponged raindrops.  Just what it needed.

MFT - Spring Tulips by Lisa Johnson, 
Doodlebug - Fruit Stand Pattern paper
Copics G07, 14, 17 & V12, 15, 17
Raindrops - PTI's Winter Wisteria

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Christmas Challenge #56 Blue & Silver & The Paper Players #239 Use a die cut

A card for two challenges
blue and silver 

PTI's Deco Cover Plate & Stamps of Life Ornaments for Christmas
PTI's Silver Lux Foil Patterned Paper
The blue was sponged on with Distress Inks.  Don't remember the colors cause I made it the first part of March when I was down visiting Colleen.  I think Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean.

Make It Monday #208 Ombre Stamping with Laurie & The Paper Players #239 Using Dies

My card for this week's MIM by Laurie Willison
I know the paper looks like part of the polka dots are black, but they are actually all the same silver.
It must have been just the lighting.
PTI's Rosie Posie which I haven't used in a long time, in Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Lemon Yellow, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss. Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush 
Silver Lux Foil  Patterned Paper 

Friday, April 3, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays #138

A card for CAS-ual Fridays 
This is a technique from Jennifer McGuire.  Stamping first in white and then stamping a little offset in colors.

 Kraft, Flowers and Twine.

PTI's Friendly Flowers in Orange Zest & Simply Chartreuse on Classic Kraft
Hero Arts Bubble Gum & Grape Juice,
Twine from The Twinery and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.