Thursday, July 28, 2016

Seize the Birthday - Pink & Brown Topping

A card for Seize the Birthday

"Pink and Brown"

CB - Butterfly Wishes, PTI's Fancy Flourishes, Hooray, Dark Chocolate, Memento's Angel Pink
I stamped the flourishes on the Lovely Lady cardstock in Angel Pink.  They are hard to see in picture but I wanted a soft background
MFT Stitched Scallops

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Experiementing with Deco Foil with Colleen

So we got a slow start today and we have been doing some experimenting.  Using Deco Foil is very tricky and too labor intensive for us.  This is the second time we have given it a try and I think have come up with the same conclusion.  I think using Glimmer paper is easier to do. 
Sorry about the terrible picture, but the foil shows all the reflections in it.  We also played with the Distress Crayons a bit.  They are so smooth and creamy and go on very well.
Today is the final day of crafting with my BFF.  We have had so much fun together.
She is actually riding home with me because her husband, daughter and granddaughter left for Seattle today for a Volleyball Camp.  She will meet up with them Friday night.  So at least we have one more day together and it will be nice having company on my way back home. 
Second card is a new stamp set for me by Lawn Fawn which I colored yesterday.
A card for Colleen....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Playing with Floral Sketches

Wanted to play with this stamp set to see if I needed it.  Not sure if I do or not.  It is pretty but I have a lot of flowers and this seemed a little harder to line up.   It was probably just me.

PTI's Floral Sketches in New Leaf,  Vintage Jadeite, Memento's Angel Pink and Fresh Ink Peach

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Color Throwdown #403

A card for Color Throwdown
Love these soft colors.

PTI's Forget Me Not's
Memento's Angel Pink, Fresh Ink Peach, PTI's Soft Stone, Lemon Tart & Smokey Shadow
PPP Clear Sequins
Lil Inkers Stitched Circles Sponged with Angel Pink

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ColourQ #352

A card for ColourQ

PTI's Forget Me Not in Lemon Tart,  Orange Zest & Memento's Rose Bud
Darice Foliage EF, MFT Stitched Scallop

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Monday, July 25, 2016

SAF 2016 Farewell

What a great SAF this year with my BFF, Colleen.  We always have so much fun together and learn from each other.  She may be good at one technique and I may be good at another.  We were not able to do 2 techniques, Melissa's Impression card and the Splats by Lizzie.  Colleen had ordered Floral Sketches and we thought it was going to be here by today but it didn't come and we couldn't get the big splats to work on Lizzie's technique.  We tried several different stamp sets for Melissa's card, but just couldn't get them to work.  Colleen's order is supposed to come in tomorrow so we will try again.  Maybe this just isn't out thing.
Thanks PTI for a great SAF.....

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PTI's July 2016 Blog Hop

A card for July Blog Hop 

Such a pretty Inspiration Photo.  Love the colors
Blog Hop Inspiration 

And a second card:
Using PTI's Bold Blossoms  

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies, Graceful Greetings, sponged background with Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry & Berry Sorbet, the used the Modern Background stencil and sponged again with the same colors.
Some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle om butterfly 

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Guest - Muse

I am so honored to be the Guest Muse this week.  Thanks Ardyth for asking me.
Partial Die cutting is a technique that I always love when I see it, but then forget about it when I'm looking for something new to do. 

PTI's Vintage Linens in Limeade Ice and colored with Copics, PTI's Lavender Moon pattern paper
V01, 04, 06  YG03 on  leaves
PPP Sequins, 
Spectrum Noir Clear Sprarkle.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

SAF 2016 Color Blocking with Lexi

Last card for SAF today.  We are waiting for a stamp set from PTI to do Melissa technique.  None of the flowers we tried worked.  So hope to get it tomorrow.
This technique is Coloring Blocking

PTI's Butterfly Dreams in Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise & Vintage Jadeite

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SAF 2016 Watercolor Like a Master with Kay

Really love how this turned out
PTI's Pretty Peonies in Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss & Simple Chartreuse
Graceful Greetings II

Kay's Card
Project 2

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SAF 2016 Pointillism Play with Heather

Playing catch up today.  We still have 5 more techniques to try today. 

Heather's Card
This is a technique just stamping dots all over different sizes and colors.  So pretty but gives you arm a work out.

PTI's Year of  the Flower, Violet, Graceful Greetings. Using Altenew's color cubes in violets.
PTI's Spring Moss & Simply Chartreuse

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016 Masterpiece Inspirations with the Team

A card inspired by Heather.  I rarely make cards with Kraft card stock.  Heather on the other hand almost always uses Kraft

Here are the inspiration photo and Heather's card

Heather inspiration


PTI's Bloomers, Funky Florals, Bloomers,
Altenew Beautiful Day in Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Dark Brown, H/A Unicorn Pigment White

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SAF 2016 Gilded in Gold with Danielle

A Monogram card for my DIL

SAF Monogram1

Limitless Layers Circles, Don't Forget to Write paper
Headliners Alphabet

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SAF 2016 Starry Night with Amy

Being on the West Coast we are a little behind.  There is no way we were going to get up at 4:00 am.
Here is my Starry Night

Amy's card

PTI Inks
O Holy Night

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PTI"s SAF 2016 - Master Color Recipes

Ok, so my first card to get this crafting party going.  I am here with my BFF, Colleen as this is one of our annual get togethers.   We actually got to attend the very first SAF in Ohio and had so much fun.

I used this combination for my inspiration.

PTI's Flower Favorites
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Friday, July 22, 2016

PTI's 2016 Stamp-A-Faire Friday Night Gallery Reception

This is a card I did for the June Blog Hop using this as the inspiration.

June blog hop
  So excited to be in Portland visiting my BFF, Colleen, for SAF
We are ready to craft.....

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Make It Monday with Melissa #256 Spritzing Stamps

Tried with 3 other stamp sets, but didn't work very well so went with the one's Melissa used  Check out her video here, MIM 

I had trouble with how much water to spritz.  The second card is my first attempt (well not the first) which didn't have enough water, so tried again with the first card above with better water coverage.  Decided I still should use both cards.

PTI's Feather Finery, Beautiful Butterflies, in Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Amethyst Allure  and Hibiscus Burst.

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