Wednesday, March 30, 2016

AAA Cards #61 Stenciling & SSS Work It Wednesday March - Pastels

A card for 2 challenges

PTI's Bigger Blooms for Sentiment, Bitty Bouquets in Limeade Ice, Lovely Lake and Lemon Tart
Background is a Heidi Swapp stenciled with Distress Inks.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Make It Monday #244 Score Lines

A card for PTI's MIM  
A technique by Laurie
Using score lines to add  texture and detail

PTI Fancy Folk Art for Sentiment, Meadow Greens in Simply Chartreuse and sponged tips of Ripe Avocado, & Lavender Moon.
I made a two line frame around outside of card. 

The Challenge #66 Masculine Card

A card for The Challenge 
I rarely make masculine cards unless I need one, so decided I should enter this challenge.


PTI's Guiding Lights in Pure Poppy, Pattern paper is Men of Life.  Background sponged with Distress Ink, Salty Ocean

Monday, March 28, 2016

MUSE #159 by Jenni

A card for MUSE 

Jenni's card

MFT's Forget Me Not is PTI's Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse 
I inked up the stamp and then spritzed with water for a more water color look.
MFT Double Stitched Squares 
PTI Keep It Simple Thinking of You. 

Merry Monday #198 - Christmas Carroll Theme by Bonnie

Bonnie wants us to use a Christmas Carroll as the theme for this week's challenge.
Come join us and take a look at the other team members' inspiration.

PTI's In the Meadow, H/A Layering Christmas Tree
White embossing past over MFT Snowfall stencil 

Friday, March 25, 2016

PTI's March Blog Hop

My card for PTI's March Blog Hop 
Click to play along

Blog hop inspiration 5 
Here is one of the inspiration photos.  I do not sew at all so had this Stitches & Swirls stamp set that I emobssed then used my Zigg Water colors to color it. 
Simply Chartreuse pattern paper.  
PTI border
Keep it Simple frames and Thank you set on vellum.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #229 with Cindy H.

A card for FMS 

PTI's Heart to Heart #2 & 10, Take 3 Die- The strip and butterflies are backgrounds that I created when visiting my friend, Colleen, using Liquid Pears & scrunched up saran wrap. Makes such pretty backgrounds.  Then sponged on the color.
Used Distress Inks to smoosh on the squares.
Perlen -Pen

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Paper Players #287 A Clean & Simple Challenge by Jaydee Celebrate Spring

So I almost made a card with Birds and Blooms which is the stamp set, Colleen, my BFF used to enter this challenge.  I guess great minds think alike.  Lol.
I ended up using Bold Bouquet an older stamp set that I haven't used in awhile.
I'm entering this in The Paper Players 

PTI's Bold Bouquet in Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Limeade Ice, Ripe Avocado and Memento's Dandelion
The background is using Inka Gold Platinum and Steelblue, which I created when I was visiting Colleen.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle

Monday, March 21, 2016

Make It Monday #243 with Danielle, Ink Blending over Heat Embossing

After a busy week and not feeling like crafting I am back in my craft room.  And I can't believe how easily this cam together.  Love it when that happens.
 And this was a great technique by Danielle at PTI's  MIM
Click to watch her video and play along.

Here are her cards for inspiration.
MIM video2  

PTI's Garden Gild Cover Plate, Wonderful Words Thank You,  MFT Romantic Script embossed in white then sponged with Lovely Lady, Berry Sorbet and Memento's Dandelion

Merry Monday #197 - Church

Wendy is the host for this week and she wants us to use a Church on our cards.
Please join us in the fun to get those cards done throughout the year.

PTI's Holiday Home and Masculine Motiffs.  Sponged circle with Distress Inks, 
Wet Paint Holiday 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Merry Monday #196 Black, White, Gray or Silver

Sue, our host this week want us to use black, white, gray or silver on our card.
Please join us this week and get a head start on your Christmas cards.

PTI's In the Meadow, Holiday Home, Masculine Motiffs, Think Big Favorites #20
Silver Shimmer embossing powder for sentiment. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Stamping and Experimenting with my BFF

So enablers like Darnell and Marcia made Colleen and I have to buy more goodies.  And they both linked back to Loll.  We had to get on Amazon and order some Inka Gold.    Darnell used Liquid Pearls(for a faux Mother of Pearl BG) and Marcia used Inka Gold to make the most beautiful backgrounds.  These are some of the backgrounds I created trying out these techniques. These are all using the Inka Gold technique but have posted some cards using the Liquid Pearls. 
Click on the link to watch both of these techniques and others too.
Well, my stamping days with my friend are about coming to an end.  I am leaving today about 1:30 and dropping Colleen off so she can watch the rest of the VB tournament that Lily is in and I can get back to my duties at home.  Darn.... 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #227 - by Linda

A card for FMS
A new technique that Colleen and I discovered this morning from Loll through Darnell's blog.  The butterflies and the stripe are all from this technique.
Using Perfect Pearls and then sponging over it.  I linked it to Loll's video in a previous post.  So we went to town making several different backgrounds.  Love this technique and the beautiful backgrounds that they create.
PTI's Beautiful Butterflies. Sponged with Distress Inks.

Another Easter Card with Faux Mother of Pearl Technique.

Another Easter card with a new technique that Col and I discovered from Loll through Darnell.
It is using Liquid Pearls to create these beautiful Faux Mother of Pearl backgrounds.  We have making several in different colors.  The side panel, the grass and the eggs are made from these packgrounds.  Love it.  We didn't have any Liquid Pearls (what??) so we used Viva Pearl Pen and Airondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Pearl Dabber and they worked just fine.
I think I can enter this into
Look for the video by Loll showing how to make these gorgeous backgrounds.

Easter & Misc. Cards - Addicted to Stamps & More #184 Clean & Simple

Another stamp set that Colleen has that I don't
Clearly Besotted -Sunshine Smiles colored in Copics.
I am entering this in Addicted to Stamps & More
This was also colored in Copics and is from the same stamp set. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Color Throwdown #383

A card for Color Throwdown
One fun thing about stamping with my friend is that she has some (lots of)  stamp sets that I don't have so I get to play with hers.  This is one of them.
Altenew's Layered Lily in PTI's Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse and Bright Buttercup
Sentiment from MFT Easter Bunny 

Meeting a Blogger Friend

Yesterday Colleen and I got to meet one of our Blogging friends, Greta, (GG Creations)
She is as sweet as she can be.  She lives in Oregon about an hour away from Colleen, so we met her in Woodburn, Oregon and had lunch with her at Red Robin.  We visited with her for about 2 hours and never had a silent moment like we had know her forever.
Such fun to connect with our crafty friend.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

ColourQ #332

A card for ColourQ
I smooshed the background with PTI's  Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky
and used the same colors on the balloons.
PTI's Scene It Celebration

Monday, March 7, 2016

Muse #156 by Michele

A card for the MUSE challenge by Michele
 Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade and Coral Abandon sponged on
Stencil Echo Park, Falling Leaves
Lawn Fawn Thanks

Make It Monday #242 with Dawn - Sponged Stamping.

I am here in my BFF's craft room and we are crafting together.  So this is my card for MIM.
Click to watch the video by Dawn.
PTI's Beautiful Butterflies in Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal,
Lovely Lade, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy
Stencil -Echo Park Fallen Leaves in Aqua Mist

Merry Monday #195 - Buttons

Nina's challenge this week is to use buttons on your card.  Another challenge I struggled with on what to do, then I found this sweet little MFT Pure Innocence Warm Wishes stamp set and saw the buttons on her coat and decided to go with this.  I then added some of PTI's Button Stacks.
Some clear Wink of Stella to her hat and coat. 
Colored with Copics.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Happy Birthday to my BFF - Colleen

Happy Birthday to my dearest friend of 58 years.  Wow how is that possible?  It seems we were just rollerskating and playing princesses.  And then getting married, having children and now our children have children.  We have been so blessed to have this friendship for all of these years.  I'm so excited I am going down on Sunday for my weekly, March visit.   Dear Friend, I will always cherish our friendship.  Love you.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Addicted to Stamps & More #183 - Holiday

An Easter card for ATSM 

PTI's Scrambled Eggs, Polka Dot Parade, 
H/A Ombre Mint to Green & Bubblegum
Mementon -Grape Jelly
Clear Wink of Stella on eggs and few PPP sequins.

Freshly Made Sketches #226 A sketch by Rita

A card for FMS
I hate when you have the card all done and then stamp the sentiment crooked.


PTI's Painted Petals stamp and die in Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, Lemon Tart, Terracotta Tile and Limeade Ice
Confetti background pattern paper & Ombre patter paper 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CAS Mix Up March Challenge & Darnell's NBUS #6

A new challenge by blog favorites, Bonnie and Loll.  I actually might be the first or second to post my card to this challenge.  

PTI's Peonies on Parade, watercolored with my Zigg pens.  I also clear embosed the flower and leaves.  Then  sponged a floral stencil for a light background.
Sentiment is PTI's Painted Petals.