Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Two Fun Days with Colleen - Learning about Foiling

About 2 years ago Jennifer McGuire did a video on foiling with 5 different techniques.  I was down at Colleen's and we tried some of her techniques, but were not successful.  Well Col got some new toner sheets from Gina K and some Deco Transfer Gel and we were foiling everything in site.  Here is a sample of cards that I made with them.  The fourth one is the transfer gel that you use with a stencil and the rest are sheets from Gina K's Foil Mates selection.  They are so pretty in real life.  The photos are hard to do because of the reflection.  The last one in particular is bad.  It was done in silver
We are having so much fun trying out this technique.
I've also played a little with my way early birthday present from my friend.  I was truly spoiled.  The second from the bottom is one of the stamp sets she gave me from W Plus 9, Modern Anemones.  

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Guest Designer for The 12 Kits of Occasions for May.

I was the lucky winner of Birgit's first, 12 Kits of Occasions and was asked to be a Guest Designer for the month of May.  I was a little nervous about it that I wouldn't have  mojo to create cards that someone else had picked out all of the pieces.  But once I got the kit, I was quite surprised how easy it was to create the cards.  I made 4 on the first day and they came together quite easily.  Of course, I started with my comfort zone which is CAS and flowers.  The others with more layering came together too although not as easily.  It was a lot of fun and I ended up with 7 cards.  Thank you Birgit, great kit....

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Make It Monday #286 with Stephanie - Coordinating Card Pairs.

First of all, I want to say I am so excited because my BFF is coming today for a week's visit.  We haven't seen each other in person since last summer.  Colleen is up here for her granddaughter, Lilly's  VB tournament.  Yeah can hardly wait!!!

I kind of went to town today on this technique.  I wasn't sure what would look good but decided to try all three of these sets to see which I liked best.  I figured as long as I was embossing, I might as well emboss all at once.
You can see Stephanie's video Here

Stephanie's cards

PTI's Sweet Life, Meadow Greens & Harvest Berries.  Love the new Nuvo drops, 

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Merry Monday #250 with Deanne

This week Deanne wants us to make a rustic card.  Now I'm not sure if this is rustic or not, but with the Kraft cardstock and woodgrain EF, I feel it qualifies.
Come join us at Merry Monday  to play in this week's challenge

 PTI's Spruce & Sprigs with CP inks. PTI woodgrain cover plate
Oh I think I should add some Clear Wink of Stella to the berries. I always wait until I have it posted to remember that....

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Altenew's Creative Watercolor Media Lesson 6-1 with Laura

My second try using reinkers to create a colorful background.  Used white EP this time.  Like how this one turned out.  This however was my third try and the second went into the trash...
Altenew's Spring Daisy with PTI re-inkers and Thick & Thin Thanks Die
Nuvo Crystal and Jewel Drops

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Altenew Creative Watercolor Media Lesson 6 with Laura Bassen

Lesson 6 is:  Creating a Colorful Background using Re-inkers 

Laura's cards

Altenew's Spring Daisy with PTI re-inkers & Thick & Thin Thanks

I used Clear embossing powder on this one and the yellow flower didn't emboss well.  So I needed to try again.

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Altenew Creative Watercolor Media Lesson 5 with Debby Hughes

Lesson 5 of Altenew's Creative Watercolor Class

Debby's card
I used a Stamps of Life Cactus stamp set and used the pinks and blue Altenew cubes.   Had to use some Distress Inks to do the rest.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

PTI's May 2017 Blog Hop

My card for this month's PTI Blog Hop
I used the colors from the inspiration photo with Distress Oxide Inks for the smooshed background and then die cutting PTI's Mix & Mat Scallop Die.  The card base is sponged with the Oxide inks.

Blog Hop Inspiration

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Altenew's Creative Watercolor Media Lesson 3 With Laura Bassen

Lesson 3 
Painting images using Altenew inks

Laura's Card
I only have flower sets by Altenew and the cubes in Purple, Blue and Pink.
Amazing You 

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Monday, May 22, 2017

The Paper Players #345 with Nance

A card for The Paper Players this week.  Butterflies and flowers are my favorite things to put on cards, so of course I needed to play in this challenge.


Avery Elle Butterflies in CP inks stamped and then watercolored. Sentiment Keep It Simple Thinking of You by PTI.
MFT Romantic Script
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Lemoncello
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Altenew's Creative Watercolor Media Lesson 2 with Debbie Hughes & CAS May Watercolour & CAS Mix Up May

Watercoloring with Altenew's Shimmer Sprays

Debbie's Card


Altenew's Peony Bouquet with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls and some Shimmer Spray.  I don't have any Ink Shimmer Sprays so had to improvise.  I mixed in some Perfect Pearls in some Distress Ink and also sprayed with Shimmer Spray
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Merry Monday, #249 with Colleen

My BFF wants us to use Mistletoe on our cards this week, here at Merry Monday 
Come join in the fun and get your Christmas cards done ahead of time.
Come see all of the inspiration.

PTI's Merry Kiss-Mas in Pure Poppy and CP inks. PTI's Striped Vellum, Neat & Tangled Merry & Bright
Clear Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glitter Drops
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