Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Card Concept #54 Spring Flowers

My card for The Card Concept
I lilacs are one of my favorite flowers.  I didn't use a lilac but this new stamp set from PTI that I just got yesterday.  So I was drawn to the purple colors but decided to add some yellow too.  And I used the CAS style.

Friendship Jar Flowers and Just the Jar.  I had mistakenly bought the jar die a couple of years ago and was so happy when they came out with the stamp for it.  Now I can use it.   
Memento Inks, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Tangelo
PTI's Spring Moss & Spring Rain

And here is a second card I made for my son's girlfriend's birthday.  I used the colors of the napkins that I got here.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Merry Monday #202 Something Snowy

This week Kathy wants our cards to depict something snowy.   Come take a look at the other designers cards for inspiration.

Wild Rose - Snowmen colored with Copics
PTI's Pure Poppy & White Striped pattern paper
PTI's Christmas Cheer for sentiment

Friday, April 22, 2016

Muse #162 by Tracey & Time Out #55

One card for 2 challenges

Tracey's beautiful card

Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting

PTI's Bold Blossoms and Garden Gilds in Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss & ripe Avocado 
Little Spectra Noir Sparkle on centers

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Make It Monday #246 with Amy & The Paper Players #291 with Sandy CAS with Butterflies

A card for two challenges
Faux Brush Lettering by Amy


PTI's Wet Paint sentiments, Butterfly Dreams in Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile and Tropical Teal
Sugar Pea Scalloped Die
Perlen - Pen & a few bling 

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Merry Monday #201 Purple, White & Silver

This week Debbie want us to use purple, white and silver on our cards.  Come join us this week at:

Embossing folder by Darice,
 Penny Black A Bright Tomorrow in Memento's Grape Jelly.
Embossed with Silver Shimmer.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Color Throwdown #388

A card for Color Throwdown 

PTI's Bitty Bouquets in New Leaf, Blueberry Sky & Memento's Dandelion
Background was done with Distress Inks on the back of a stencil and then spritzed with water.
MFT Raindrops stencil 

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The Card Concept #53 & Sugar Pea #49

A card for 2 challenges

This is the first time I have entered in this challenge.  I just received two  Sugar Pea Stamp sets in the Stamps of Approval box that my Bff, Colleen got me for helping her out posting on Sundays when she is in the gym watching here granddaughters play volleyball.   Wow, what a surprise to receive such a generous gift.  Thanks, friend.

When I saw the sketch I thought of this set but half way through discovered it was Winnie & Walter not Sugar Pea, but the little flowers and the sentiment are from Sugar Pea Birthday Cake.
PTI's Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady and Memento's Pear Tart.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Muse #161 with Anita

A card for Muse with Anita


I used Brushos to make my background with yellows and a little red, then made another one with reds and a little yellow for the butterfly.  I inlaid the butterfly in the middle.  I scored some lines at the top and bottom to add just a little texture.
PTI's Keep It Simple Thank you.
MFT Double Stitched Square 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

The Paper Players #290 A color challenge by Joanne

A card for The Paper Players

The background is a fun technique that was found on Gina K's Stamp TV 
Using wax paper for embossing and then sponging.  PTI's Bold Blossoms with Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Spring Rain, & Ripe Avocado

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PTI's Create Along with Us April 2016

This is Betsy's card that I used for Inspiration

I used Doodlie Doo and sponged on with Distress Inks,  Then stamped on the other images in Terracotta Tile, New Leaf and Summer Sunrise
I sponged on Blue Gelato at bottom of flower 
The strips at the bottom and top were made with the Faux Mother of Pearl technique.  Scrunching plastic wrap and applying Liquid Pearls to it and then sponging with Distress Ink.  

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Merry Monday #200th Challenge Celebration with Guest Designer Marybeth Lopez & Muse: Christmas Challenge #39, CAS Mixed Media April

Hello everyone, today we celebrate our 200th Challenge here at 
We were asked to pick a Guest Designer to join in our fun so you have twice as much inspiration.
The Challenge is to choose one of the following
As you can see I picked a Snowman Theme with this cute little image from Wild Rose - Girl with Snowman.  Colored with Copies.  The background circle is Inka Gold - Steeleblue which is shiny and prettier in  real life.  The white background is embossing paste over MFT Snowfall Stencil.
Sentiment from PTI's Tiny Treats - Christmas

And here is my Guest Designer, Marybeth Lopez
You probably all recognize her for her beautiful, CAS, elegant cards.
She even makes cutesy cards look elegant.  
 And here is her beautiful elegant card for you inspiration.

I am also able to enter this into Muse: Christmas Challenge 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

ColourQ #336

A card for ColourQ 

PTI's Happy Hydrangea for sentiment
MFT's Blissful Butterflies in Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest and Simply Chrartreuse

Color Throwdown #387

Yeah, my first card with my new watermark that Loll created for me.  Isn't it just so lovely.  Thank you so much Loll for your help.
And I am also redesigning my blog.  Love the new changes but still is in progress.

I am entering this in Color Throwdown


PTI's Painted Petals in Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest and Memento's Dandelion

Monday, April 4, 2016

Make It Monday #245 with Ashley - Color Isolation

My card for MIM - Click to watch Ashley's video

Unfortunately, I lost my mom about 6 years ago, but I do sell some of my cards and know I will have requests for  Mother's Day cards.

PTI's Bold Blossoms in Soft Stone and then watercolored with Zigg markers.

Merry Monday #199 Use a Sentiment as the Focal Point

Colleen is the host this week for Merry Monday and would like us to make a card with the sentiment as the focal point.
Click to play along Merry Monday 

PTI's Cover Plate with Inka Gold on outside of frame, Inka Gold and Pure Poppy on inner frame.  Happiest of Holidays stamp set. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

New Challenge: CWS Creative With Stamps #1 - Butterflies

First card for a new challenge CWS 
Check it out and play along


MFT - Stitched Cover Up Plate,  PTI's  Keep It Simple - Thinking of You, Beautiful Butterflies & Butterfly Dreams in Aqua Mist, Terracotta Teal, Lovely Lady, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest and Memento's Dandelion


Friday, April 1, 2016

CAS Mixed Media April, 2016 & Live Love Cards

My card for 2 challenges

 Live Love Cards
Use a butterfly 

 Memory Box Fantasy Floral stenciled with Distress Inks for a nice soft background
The butterfly is a technique  scrunching plastic wrap and applying Liquid Pearls on paper and then sponging ink.  This was some backgrounds that I had made when visiting Colleen the first of March.
PTI's Keep it Simple - Thinking of You, Life if Beautiful