Monday, January 30, 2017

Altenew Academy Beyond Basic Backgrounds Lesson 5

Water Bleaching with Lydia at Altenew Academy 
A technique that I have used before.

Altenew's Persian Motifs, Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, & Spiced marmalade 
Black stripe is Catherine Pooler  Peppermint Stick stamped with her black ink.  PTI's Keep it Simple Frame die and Thinking of  You. 

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Make It Monday #274 Pattern Play With Die Cut Silhouettes

Today's MIM with Lexi
Using Pattern Paper with die cuts.

Lexi's card

 PTI's Butterfly Dreams, Beautiful Butterflies, Keep it Simple Birthday, Bitty Dot pattern paper & Doodlebug pattern papers
Cuttlebug EF  

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Merry Monday #233 Use 5 of something

This week Debbie wants us to use 5 of something on our Christmas card for  
Come join us to see all of the inspiration by the team.

I used this miscellaneous stamp from a Christmas stamp set using CP's Party Collection inks.  Love these inks.  I only had to stamp the bulbs one time except for the purple one which is PTI's Amethyst Allure.  PTI's Jingle all the Way for the sentiment.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Altenew Academy Beyond Basic Backgrounds Lesson 4

Day 4 of Altenew Academy 

Matt Watercolour Resist Using Freezer Paper
Lydia's Card

 PTI's Garden Gild Die cut on freezer paper and transferred to cardstock by ironing it on.  Tried it in my laminator but it didn't work.  
Gansai Tambi watercolors.
Wet Paint for sentiment. 

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Altenew's Beyond Basic Backgrounds Lesson 2 with Lydia

Perfect or not so perfect spacing.  I am not a measurer but I did measure this one but it is not as perfect as Lydia's

Lydia's card

PTI's Heart 2 Heart #3 in Altenew's pink cubes.
PTI's Wonderful Words, Birthday, LL Heart

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Altenew Beyond Basic Backgrounds Lesson 1

Decided that I needed some help with backgrounds so am taking this class at Altenew Academy with Lydia Evans
Beyond Basic Backgrounds Lesson 1 DIY Stencil
Unfortunately, I need to make up some Sympathy cards for my stash.

Lydia's card 

Altenew's Peony Bouquet in the Purple cubes on PTI's Linen cardstock

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Darnell's NBUS #9 No Option

A couple of Sympathy cards one for my stash but unfortunately, I have to use one.  It has been a bad month for me.  First the boys lost their cousin a 41 year old man to pancreatic cancer.  So sad as he is leaving behind a wife and young daughter, mom & dad and twin brother.  
A couple weeks ago, I lost a friend that I used to work with also from cancer.  She was only 59 years old.  She was so vibrant and passionate.  Both so, so young.
And then this week, the mother of a very large family from our old church, passed away in her sleep.  She was about my age or a couple years older, maybe 69 or 70.  Still very young.  My kids went to school with her kids several years ago.
So many deaths in so short a time.  May God be with All of them and their families.

So I am entering this in Darnell's NBUS
Sorry this is such a sad post.  
I used a PTI Botanical Blocks #III that I had not used before.  There are two images in it and had only used one before.  I embossed both cards one in gold and one in white and then used my Ziggs to water color them.
PTI's Keep It Simple Sympathy
Darice Diagonal EF

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PTI's January 2017 Blog Hop

It's been a couple month's since I have entered a card in the Blog Hop by PTI 

Here is the inspiration photo
Blog Hop Inspiration 

I used PTI's Botanical Blocks III embossed in white on black cardstock and then used my Prismacolor Pencils to color.
Keep It Simple Praying for You.  I first tried just stamping with white pigment ink but lost the outline and am not good with outlining so decided to try embossing it.  However the leaves turned out better with the ink than embossed cause there wasn't much to color, but I am happy with it.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Make It Monday #273 Spinner Card with Lizzi

So the second card is what I came up with first and just wasn't liking it because I screwed up the birthday wishes and had to add it on the strip.  I was thinking of someone who has a birthday on Valentine's day.  I think the balloon is too big too.
Then made the other card and I'm not sure about it either.  The heart is too small.   Oh well, some days are like that. 
Entering in PTI's MIM 
Lizzie's card
MIM Spinner Valentine Card

PTI's Limitless Layers, Heart, With All my Heart, Balloon Bash & Heart 2 Heart #3
Stampin Up Heart

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The Paper Players #328 CASby Jaydee

A card for The Paper Players 
It's been awhile since I have entered this challenge.  Of course this one speaks to me
CAS and Flower

Altenew's Peony Bouquet and their cube inks in the purples.
PTI's Ripe Avocado and Simply Chartreuse on Linen cardstock, A1 Noted Scallop die, Keep It Simple Thinking of You
Cuttlebug - With Love embossing folder 

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Merry Monday #232 Inspiration Photo

This week at Merry Monday, Deanne has this lovely inspiration photo for us.
Come get a jump start on your Christmas cards this year. There is lots of inspiration from our Design Team


SOL - Gingerbread 2 Stamp and PTI's Cup of Cheer stamped in Classic Kraft, Fine Linen and CP's Rockin Red.
MFT, stitched scalloped rectangles
PTI's Pure Poppy + white pattern paper

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Addicted to CAS #103 Wish & Seize the Birthday Dashes and or Doodles

Another card using my Catherine Pooler's inks.  Have I told you how much I love these inks.  So bright and vibrant the first time stamping.
Adding this card to 2 challenges:


"Dashing and or Doodling"

Catherine Pooler (CP) Spot On & Amazing Floral stamped with her inks on PTI's Linen cardstock
Dashes wish I could make them more uniform...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Darnell's NBUS #8 & Seize the Birthday Dashes and or Doodling.

Another card for 2 challenges:

"Dashing and or Doodling" 
A new Penny Black stamp set that my oldest son picked out. - Sweet Wishes colored with Prisma colored pencils. I always get very nervous when I add something by hand.  An artist I am not.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Card Concept #65 Fresh & Bold

A card for The Card Concept 
I was inspired by the pink and orange on the all white bed for my CAS card.  Also, the swirly pattern on the pillows.

PTI's Garden Gild Cover plate sponged with CP's New Party Collection Inks.  They were great for sponging. 
PTI's Keep It Simple Praying for You. 

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Addicted to Stamps & More #225

It is so nice to have some new challenges besides Christmas and winter ones.  
When I saw ATSM I immediately thought of butterflies.  Love that when it happens.

I also got the rest of Catherine Pooler's party collection inks yesterday and could hardly wait to use them.  They are simply amazing.  One time stamping to get these bright images.  Love them.
And this was on Linen paper which is sometimes hard to get a good image the first time.  I used PTI's Butterfly Dreams one of their oldies and Swoosh sentiment.  The flowers are from CP's Amazing Floral.
Some PPP sequins and Perlen Pen for the middle of flowers and butterflies.  Yeah, less than an hour to come up with this and finish it without having to start over.  That is unheard of for me.

Here is the inspiration photo.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Darnell's NBUS #8 & Just Us Girls #376

I love when a technique I have been wanting to try turns up on a challenge.  I had just seen this technique on Nancy's Blog  and knew I wanted to try it.  I rarely use my color pencils or kraft paper so thought this was perfect. 

 Isn't her card beautiful?
And of course we all have never before used schtuff.

 Also entering this on JUGS which Nancy is a designer on.

MFT Sketched Blooms - never used stamp set colored with my Prism pencils.

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