Monday, February 29, 2016

Make It Monday #241 with Betsy - Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds

My card this week for MIM 
Click to watch Betsy's video 

PTI's Painted Petals and background in Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Summer Sunrise.
MFT Raindrops
Flowers, same as above plus Terracotta Tile, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse
Memento's Dandelion

Merry Monday #194 Tropical

Lori's challenge this week was to make a tropical Christmas Card which was quite a challenge for me as I only have one tropical stamp set and it is not a Christmas one although it did have the Christmas sentiment.  I was able to incorporate it into my card.
Come look at the inspiration from all of the Merry Makers and join in our challenge.

I sponged the background using Distress Inks, then stamped Holiday Lights by PTI and used a small Poinsettia from Clearly Besotted, Pretty Poinsettia.  A stipe of Pure Poppy cardstock and some White Perlen-Pen in the center of the flowers.

Friday, February 26, 2016

ColourQ # 330

A card for ColourQ 


PTI's Color Pop Floral Mini Market Set in Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Distress Inks, Mermaid Lagoon & Mustard Seed
First I sponged on the bottom layer of the flowers and leaves with the stencils provided.  Then stamped on tops to the flowers for more dimension.  This was a preprinted sheet in the set.

Color Throwdown #381 & CAS(E) this Sketch #161

Just got my PTI Tulip Time stamp set and just had to use it.  It such a beautiful set.  I think I leaned them down too much. 
I am entering this in Color Throwdown 

PTI's Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady and Classic Kraft on white Linen cardstock.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Muse #154 by Jenni

I was inspired by Jenni's card on Muse this week.  I didn't want to case in completely so did 3 different bouquets instead of one flower.  Also had to use a bigger square for these little bouquets.

Loved the soft yellow Spring yellow color in her card.
 PTI's Bitty Bouquets in Lemon Tart and Simply Chartreuse
MFT Double Stitched Square.

Make It Monday #240 Watercolor Resist by Lexi

A very fun technique by Lexi on PTI's MIM 
Watercoloring, then drizzle on some Rubber cement a couple of layers.
I wasn't so sure about my drizzling but when I die cut the butterflies, I love how then turned out.

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies, Keep It Simple Thank You.
Stenciled a light floral background with Distress Tumbled Glass  

Merry Monday #193 - Bells

I am excited to be  hosting MM for the first time.  Use a bell or bells on your card and play along with us.  

PTI's Enclosed Bell in Silver and black Shimmer card stock
PTI's Holiday Plaid pattern paper

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Paper Players #283 A CAS with Joanne

My card this week for The Paper Players 

I smooshed a watercolor background with Distress Inks then die cut this Let's Party die from PTI
Sentiment from Keep It Simple - Birthday
Clear Wink of Stella on a couple of the balloons.
I also made a blue smooshed background for a male version and put Glossy Accents on a couple of balloons, but when I was taking the picture it wasn't dry so it ran down the page and was ruined.  Grrr.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Card Concept # 49 (Floral Radiance) & The Muse #153 with Tracey

A card for The Card Concept 
Tracey's card

One of PTI's  Watercolor Sheets of Bold Blossoms
Watercolored with Zigg watercolor pens.
Leaves - PTI's Aqua Mist & Tropical Teal
Boutique Borders Thanks
Clear Wink of Stella in centers of flowers

Make It Monday #239 Customizing Pattern Paper, Fusion - Pretty in Pink, & CAS(E) this Sketch # 160

My card for 3 challenges
 I messed one corner so had to cut it off so I wouln't waste another sheet of this pattern paper.
The initial paper is just the pink and white stripes and I added the rest of the patterns.
All PTI 
Lovely Lady + white basics 
BB- Superstripes
Tag Its #2
Lovely Lady and Tropical Teal Inks
SOL Bicycles2stamp
PTI- MIM  Lizzie's card

MIM239 - Hello Sunshine Card
I used the photo with the colors and designs

The diagonal strips plus a sentiment.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Muse #153 with Tracey

My card this week for Muse 
I embossed with gold embossing powder and then used PTI ink to watercolor.  Vintage Linens Stamp set
Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Terracotta Tile, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado & Lovely Lady.
Here is Tracey's beautiful card.

Merry Monday #192 Berries

This week Bonnie has chosen berries as the theme.  Come see what the rest of the Merry Makers have made for inspiration and join us in getting those Christmas cards done.


I used two stamp sets to create this wreath.  First I made a circle and then used the holly from PTI's Enclosed Bell to go around the circle and filled in with a smaller holly from Tag Its #9  Added the berries from Enclosed Bell
PTI's New Leaf & Pure Poppy.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

PTI's 9th Anniversary Day 10 - Paper Crafting Alphabet

My granddaughter and I used the first 3 letters of our last name to  do our card.
S - Stitched real or faux
n-  new product
o-  ombre look
This is day 10 of PTI"S 9th Anniversary

Lil Inker's Stitched Rectangel
SOL - Hippo2Stamp
PTI's Ombre Stripes card stock

Saturday, February 13, 2016

PTI's 9th Anniversary -Color Pop Fortune Teller

I was finally able to make a card for yesterday's challenge.  I had a routine Endoscopy yesterday and was out of commission most of the day.  Everything was good.  Have 2 of my granddaughters here for the weekend so I am not always able to just come in here and play.  The 10 year old likes to play along so she  has been in here with me.  The 15 year old is off by herself and comes up for air every once in awhile. 
Avery discovered sponging on stencils.  She watched Betsy's video on the Mini Market Kit and thought that was pretty cool.

Here are the colors I picked from the Color Pop Fortune Teller
Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores and Blueberry Sky
Click to play along

PTI's Butterfly Dreams, Wonderful Words, Thank You & Confetti Toss
MFT Stitched Cover Up 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PTI's 9th Anniversary Celebration Day 5: Sampler Square Challenge

This was a difficult challenge for me.  I have been trying all morning to create this.  I finally came up with something that I liked.
Click on above to join in the festivities.

I used the Take 3 Die to make the squares, although they are about 1/4 " too small.  I sponged Distress Inks from a stencil on the 3 middle  squares and then had to come up with 3 butterflies and 3 leaf images .
PTI's Butterfly Dreams, Harvest Berries, Sending You & Bitty Bouquets in Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold and Raspberry Fizz.  I see that I didn't add a sentiment, but not going to send as a card anyway cause I don't have an envelope that size.

Monday, February 8, 2016

PTI's 9th Anniversary Celebration - Create Along With Us - February 2016

My card that was inspired by


PTI's Embossed in white Life is Beautiful and Butterfly Dreams then sprinkled on Brushos and spritzed with water.  Love how it turned out.
Stitched Pinked Edge Label 

A second card

I also decided on doing a second card using Botanical Blocks, III.
I really liked this card by
I used Distress Inks to water color.
Delicata Gold Ink
And gold Uniball for the outside border
Brass Perfect Pearls 

Merry Monday #191 Chalkboard Technique

Kristie's challenge this week is to use the chalkboard technique on your card.
Click on Merry Monday to play along.

PTI's Tag Sale #4  & Tinsel & Tags, Sprigs, Think Big Favorites #9 embossed in White and then H/A Unicorn Pigment Ink to add the chalk look.
Stamped in Pure Poppy on card stock  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

PTI 9 Year Anniversary Day 2 Dress Up Inspiration

Kind of a funky card for me....
My card based on the inspiration of this top that I wore last night at our Group'sValentine Dinner
I pulled out a lot of the colores from the top to make the background out of
Confetti Toss then die cut the 3 flowers from Vintage Linens and stamped in Berry Sorbet and Raspberry Fizz.
Other Inks:  New Leaf, Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Raspberry Fizz

Friday, February 5, 2016

PTI 9 Year Anniversary Day 1 - DT Favorites

PTI is celebrating their 9 Year Anniversary with Day 1 challenge being 
I have chosen Kay Miller's favorite color pallet

Love this bright and cheery card.

PTI's Bold Blossoms in the above colors.
Ombre Stripes pattern paper.
Few Sequins


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Make It Monday #238 - Valentine Ombre

I was finally able to get in my craft room and make a card for  
MIM by Melissa
I only have 4 different colors of Gelatos so was not able to make an ombre card with them.
I used my Zig water color pens on the Framed Out #11 Heart die.  Then did the wash on the card background.
Used Double Ended Banner embossed in white and added the little red heart bling.

One-Layer Simplicity #24 & Addicted to Stamps & More #179 CAS & 30 Coloring Challenge with Kathy Using Copics & Addicted to CAS #81

A card for One-Layer Simplicity 

PTI's Bold Blossoms Coloring Sheet colored with Copics.
Sentiment from In Bloom 



Sparkle & Shine #23

When I looked at the inspiration photo on Sparkle & Shine 
I knew exactly what I wanted to make with this NBUS stamp set from Stamps of Life.
I stamped some and also colored with Copics 
And added some PPP sequins.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Merry Monday #190 Santa

Kathy's challenge is to make a card with Santa on it.
For more inspiration click 

H/A Candy Cane Santa colored with Copics.
PTI's Candy Cane Prints
MFT Pop Up Holiday Greeting
Clear Wink of Stella on Santa's suit