Monday, August 31, 2015

SAF 2015 Red Carpet Challenge

Well another year of SAF is over and what a fun one it was.  Colleen and I started up in Seattle because it was my dad's 95th birthday which we celebrated Friday night, then got started about 8:00 am which is already 4 hours late, so we were behind from the get go.  Then about 11:00 we lost power until about 3:15 at which point we had to go to my dad's and then to Church and didn't get home until about 7:15 pm.  So we finished up posting the cards we were working on.  So not such a great start.
Sunday, we left for Portland where I will spend about a week with Colleen for our yearly visit.  We spent Sunday and Monday catching up and posting our cards. So alas, we are done and posted our final pictures.
Thanks PTI for another fun year.....

SAF 2015 Runway Challenge with Dawn

Can you tell this is a card with colors chosen by Dawn?  Bright and bold colors, love them.
Dawn inspiration 

PTI's Flower Garden, Tag #9, Vintage Linen sentiment with Liquid Platinum Embossing powder on Vintage Cream card stock.

SAF 2015 Runway Challenge with Ashley

My card for the Runway Challenge using Ashley's color and inspiration photo
Ashley inspiration 

I love white and black together and don't know why I don't use it more often.

PTI's Sweet Life, Fabulous Frames & Round & Round for sentiment.

SAF 2015 Stamped & Stitched with Heather

A card using Heather's Technique of stamping stitches

PTI's Back Pocket Basics in Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart & Summer Sunrise, Blueberry Sky

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SAF 2015 Mixing Colors with Dawn

My second card for Mix & Match by Mixing Colors with Dawn

PTI's Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart and Spring Rain
Altenew - Wild Hibiscus
Colored with Zig Pens  

SAF 2015 Mixing Patterns with Betsy

A card using Betsy's technique of SAF 2015 Mixing Patterns 

PTI's Beautiful Brushstrokes in Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz
Shakers & Sprinkles Pattern Paper

Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015 Threads - by Danielle

My card using a technique by Danielle 

Sponged with Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord
PTI's Lovely Layers & Bigger Blooms for sentiment 

SAF 2015 Threads - Laura

A card using a technique by Laura Bassen for SAF 2015 Threads 
A very frustrating day for us up in Seattle.  We had a wind storm and the power was down for about 2 hours.  Had two cards made that I am just now posting.  By the time the power came up, we were headed to my dad's house and then to Church at 5:30.  So we just got home about 7:30 and had to re-boot everything and finally was able to watch a couple more videos.  

Sponged Stencil MFT Moroccan Stars with PTI's Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Terracotta Tile 
PTI's Wonderful Words and Birthday Bash  

SAF 2015 - Patterns Challenge

My second card for the day for the Patterns Challenge 
I used Betsy's Pattern

PTI's Vintage Linens embossed in gold and colored with Zigg markers.
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 

SAF 2015 - Bridal Challenge

This is my first card for the Bridal Challenge for SAF 2015 
We are in Seattle and Colleen my BFF and I did not get up at 4:00 am to start so we are a little behind.

Darice Diagonal Embossing Folder, PTI's LL Heart, Heart 2 Heart #9 using Fine Linen.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Stamp-A-Faire 2015 Opening Night

This year for Stamp-A-Faire Colleen came up to my house as tomorrow is my dad's 95th birthday.  We are celebrating with family tonight so we can participate in tomorrow's events.
She came up on Wednesday and we went to our favorite store Impress at Southcenter.  We found this glitter paper that we could iron on and that is how our shirts evolved.  I used Life Is Beautiful, Framed Out and Scripted Alphabet for my shirt.
Sunday, Colleen and I will drive down to Portland and I will spend a week with her for one of our yearly visits.
We have so much fun together, but believe it or not we have not made a single card.  We have been in my craft room though and done some organizing and watching videos.  But tomorrow we will be  stamping all day.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Make It Monday #222 with Betsy - Die Cut Kissing

My card for  MIM
Click to watch the video.

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies, Garden Gild in Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Harvest Gold & Orange Zest.
Sentiment Spring Tulips from MFT 

Friday, August 21, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #137 & ColourQ #304

One card for two challenges

PTI's Sweet Life in Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist & Lemon Tart, Sentiment Boutique Borders, Birthday
Memento's Dandelion,  H/A Soft Granite
 Chevron Stencil for background

Merry Monday, #169, Lt. Green, Dk. Green & Red

Here is my card for Merry Monday 
Every time I see this picture, I start craving M & M's.....

WPlus 9 Silver Bells colored with Copics.
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Lil Inker's Stitched Oval Die
PTI - Christmas Prints pattern paper. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Color Throwdown #356 & Freshly Made Sketches

My card for two challenges

PTI's Vintage Linens in Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile & New Leaf
The Paper Studies embossing folder 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Make It Monday #221 Masking Sentiments, AAA Cards #46, Maskerade, & Colour Me #84

One card for three challenges.  Love when I can combine 2 or 3 challenges.  Well, It looks like I missed the deadline for Colour Me.  Hate when that happens...
Make It Monday with Ashley


PTI's Vintage Linens in Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf & Ripe Avocado
Sentiment from Harvest Berries
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Color Throwdown #355 & The Paper Players #258

One card 2 challenges & a birthday


My dad will be 95 on August 29th so this is a card I made for him.  I really struggle with masculine cards.  I think this turned out pretty cute. 
Just got this set Guiding Lights from PTI yesterday.  Perfect timing.  I smooshed the background with Distress - Tumbled Glass
The waves are SOL - Flipflops die set
Inks - H/A Soft Granite & Color Box Royal Blue
The bottom strip is PTI's Soft Stone


Friday, August 14, 2015

Tag You're It #28 & Addicted to Stamps & More #157 & Seize the Birthday - Anything that Flies

A card & tag for Tag You're It 
I am really struggling posting cards with Windows 10.  It is completely different than my old system that I had down pat....
"Anything that Flies"

Stampin' Up, colored with copics.MFT Tag You're It die, Burlap BG stamp
PTI Circle Scribbles
I think I went overboard with the confetti dots by Judith.

Monday, August 10, 2015

PTI's Create Along With Us - August 2015

I was really missing MIM today, but then Create Along with Us posted which I had forgotten about.
Here is my card for Create Along With Us 
PTI's  Stitches and Swirls, Solid Stitches & Swirls in Spring Moss and Harvest Gold.  Mine doesn't look nearly as yellow as her's.

I chose this card from Nicole.  It was so bright and cheery that I went with the same colors.
Joyful Card

Time Out #37 Friendship is Golden

A card for Time Out 
'Friendship is Golden'

I embossed in Gold and used my Zigg pens to color.  I then spritzed with water to let the water blend.
Altnew Persian Motifs 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

ColourQ #302

My card for ColourQ 

Impress Flowers, in PTI's Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores and Memento's Cantelope.
Oh my, I installed Microsoft Windows 10 and my screens are totally differents.  Including importing my pictures of my cards and getting them into the folder so that I can browse for them.   I got it done but have no idea how I did it so will be a chore for the next few times until I get it down.  Yikes I hate when they change things..... 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Colour Me #83 Monochromatic & Freshly Made Sketches # 198 with Cindy L.

One card for two challenges
PTI's Butterfly Dreams embossed in white and then colored with Zigg watercolor pens.  Then spritzed with water to get the colors to flow.  I little masking fluid for some dots.
The Paper Studio embossing folder on background.  The strip was also watercolored and spritzed.  This was a technique that Darlene showed on Love, Live Cards.   Love it. 
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Color Throwdown #354 Using a Technique by Betsy Veldman

A card for Color Throwdown 
Using a technique by Betsy from PTI 
Coloring one cluster of flowers, cutting them in half and then framing them around a sentiment.

PTI's Garden Grace in New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft & H/A Fresh Peach
I also sponged those colors on a piece of Linen card stock and then cut Keep It Simple Die banner so the sentiment is also framed in those colors.
Some Perfect Pearls and Stickles 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

One Layer Simplicity #19 Strip Down & Happy Little Stamper August CAS Challenge

My card for One Layer Simplicity 

I masked off both sides of card and sponged with Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve and Dusty Concord
Then stamped with PTI's Garden Gild.