Monday, July 31, 2017

The Challenge #93

A card for The Challenge this week

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I chose butterfly and friendship for my inspiration.

Rubberneck stamps Butterflies are Free in CP inks
PTI  Noted Scallop A2 Die set on White Linen cardstock
Nuvo Crystal Glitter Aquatic Mist Drops 

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Addicted to Stamps & More #252 Make your Mark


 Flowers are one of my favorite images to stamp.
I needed to practice on my Copic coloring so this is the first of two that I colored with my Copics and highlighted with Prisma pencils.
Used the same colors to make the border piece so that it matches the flowers.


Clearly Besotted Friends Forever
Memory Box Sentimental Iris
R22, YR31 & YR65  First card
BV13 & B63 Second card
Avery Elle Scalloped Border Edges

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Color Throwdown #453

A card for Color Throwdown 

I loved the bright summer colors of this challenge

MFT's Flashy Florals stamped with CP inks.  I really did use a pink, but on the yellow it looks orange.  I diecut the flowers and then stamped them on the card front.  Then stamped the leaves on the top piece which is then popped up.
Used some clear Wink of Stella. 

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

PTI July 2017 Blog Hop

My card for this month's PTI Blog Hop
I found inspiration in the light blue and the flower with a touch of gold in the center of the flower and in the scalloped edge using Nuvo Gold Embellishment Mousse.

Blog Hop Inspiration

PTI's Especially You watercolored with Ziggs.  Background stamping with Spring Rain, To the Point dgers
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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Challenge #92 Colours

Two cards for The Challenge
Couldn't decide which color I liked best.
Using Avery Elle's Floral Bouquet colored with my Ziggs 
MFT Striped Diagonal 
Nuvo Jewel & Crystal Drops

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PTI Make It Monday #292 with Laurie Color Blocking 3 Ways

A card for this week's MIM
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Laurie's cards
Color Blocking Three Ways by Laurie Schmidlin 

I used PTI's Ombre Builders in Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest
Tulip Time die 
MFT Striped Diagonal 
Nuvo Crystal and Jewel Drops

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Splatter

A card for STB using Splatters
I really have a tough time with splatters.  And I have tried using many different methods.  This one is using Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine spray.  Even this one is  second try, but was happy how this one turned out
The stamp set is WPlus 9 Modern Anemones another birthday gift from my BFF, (she really spoiled me this year)  I used my Ziggs to watercolor.  Then used Nuvo Jewel & Crystal Drops.

 Our "Topping" option this time around is...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Make It Monday #291 with Ashley Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

A card for this week's MIM 

I used PTI's Beautiful Butterflies and Graceful Greetings Sentiment  and did the same for the butterfly as well as the sentiment.  I almost threw this in the trash because I wasn't happy with the 2 colors I used,   These were the DOX inks so I sprayed it and was able to get a salvageable background.
The stripes were MFT BG Diagonal Stripes that I stamped with CP black ink and got a perfect impression with one inking.  Love those inks.

Ashley's card

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CAS Watercolor Card July 2017 -2

It's been a week since I have been in my craft room and I have really missed it.  I was finally able to make another card for CAS Watercolour 
I embossed MFT Romantic Script on some Bristol cardstock, then used my DOX to watercolor around a masked butterfly from PTI's Beautiful Butterflies.  I got this inspiration from one of Nicole's cards from PTI's last release, except hers was a bird. 
Die is PTI Mix & Mat Scallop Die

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Color Throwdown #451

A card for this week's Color Throwdown 


WPlus 9 Beautiful Bouquets Mums another stamp set that I got from my BFF for my birthday.
Using my Ziggs to watercolor.  Still need practice with watercoloring.  
PTI's Keep It Simple Thinking of You
Gina K. striped Foil Mates foiled with a dark pink foil.  It really is a pretty, bright pink. 

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PTI's Create Along with Us July 2017

A card for Create Along with Us 
I picked the beautiful card below by Nicole.  I wish I had put the sentiment down lower on the card.
PTI's Garden Party first stamped in H/A  Unicorn and then stamped over with PTI inks.
H/A Infinity Rectangles that I got for my birthday from Colleen.
PTI Boutique Borders Thanks

Nicole's Beautiful Card
Hang in There Card

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CAS Mix Up July 2017 - Tissue Paper

Another card for CAS Mix Up

Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle, PTI Graceful Greetings and Harvest Berries
On this one I rubbed  gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on it with my finger. 
Much prettier in real life. 
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Friday, July 7, 2017

CAS Mix UP July 2017 Challenge - 2

A second card for this challenge CAS Mix Up
Stamp, Die Cuts, Framing and Tissue Paper

Tissue Paper made with Distress Inks,  Birthday Cheer Die, Balloon Bash Die and Stamp
Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle Dies. 
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CAS Mix Up July 2017 Challenge

My first card for CAS Mix Up using Embossing Folder, Die and Tissue Paper

Cuttlebug Happy Birthday EF, PTI's Let's Party Die and Tissue was made using Distress Inks,  Not sure what the black spot is on the tissue.  
I made several tissue backgrounds so this is the first of the cards.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Make It Monday #290 with Betsy - Combining Stenciling & Masking

A card for this week's MIM 
with Betsy

PTI's Forget Me Not with PTI inks
DOX sponged background,
MFT's Stitched Scallop 

Betsy's card


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CAS Watercolour July 2017

My card for CAS Watercolour 

I used Brushos to create some background pieces and then die cut the butterflies from Rubberneck Butterflies are Free stamp set.  Sentiment is PTI Keep it Simple birthday,
Used DOX to sponge a little on the edge
PTI's To the Point Edgers & Linen Paper

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Color Throwdown #449, Creative with Stamps #16 & Just Us Girls #400 & Pictures of Brad & Mt. Rainier Climb

One card for 3 challenges
I have only been in my craft room about 1 day a week for about 4 weeks.  So ready to get back in here.

Got my order from PTI yesterday:  Garden Party, Birthday Cheer & To the Point Edger Dies.
in Catherine Pooler's Inks




My son, Brad fulfilled a long time dream of climbing to the summit at Mt. Rainier this past week.  
Here are a few pictures.  His cousin, Shawn was supposed to go with him, but pulled something in his neck and was unable to go.  So Ramie, his wife of two weeks, said she would try it.  She is a great hiker but had not trained for it.  She made it to Camp Muir, 10,000 ft, and tried that night at midnight to go.  That is the time they go in the dark and can only see a couple of feet in front of them.  Scary....  About one hour into it she had to turn and go back to Muir.  She said it was too hard.  Two guys also turned around.  We are so proud of both of them, Brad for making it and Ramie for even trying.

 Brad is on the right

Plus we are dealing with trying to figure what to do with my dad who will be 97 in August.  He needs more care and needs either someone all day or an Adult Family Home.  That has weighed hard on me and my sister.  Hard to focus on card making.  We have a couple of people working on things for us.  Maybe you could keep us in your prayers that we are able to find the right solution for him....

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