Monday, January 29, 2018

Merry Monday #275 with Susan

Susan wants us to use pastels on our card this week,  Love the softness of pastels.
Come join us this week while it is still early and the bustle of Christmas is behind us.

PTI's Cutaway Tags: Winter with CP inks.
PTI Window Works and Ways to say Merry Christmas

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

PTI's January 2018 Blog Hop

My card for this month's Blog Hop

I was inspired by the balloon cones with the dots on them, the cake and the confetti.

 PTI's Confetti Toss, Heart 2 Heart #2, Paper Clippings Birthday and Birthday Styles,  My cake looks a little like the Leaning Tower Of Pisa, LOL

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Merry Monday #274 with Nina

This week Nina wants a card with snow on it, so I used the adorable Avery Elle, Frosty Friends stamp set colored with Copics.
Used some snow crystals on the on the sign and Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops in the center of the snowflakes.  Also some clear Wink of Stella on the snow people.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #78

I am honored again to be Darnell's Guest Designer for the second half of January.
Don't these look good enough to eat.  Love sugar cookies.
I was inspired by the soft colors, flowers and heart.

PTI's With All My Heart in CP inks.
PTI To the Point II dies 
Nuvo drops

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CAS Mix Up January 2018 -2

Another card for CAS Mix Up trying this technique again using more water with Brushos and spritzed with some Shimmer.  I think that was a mistake cause it sort of moved the color around so you can't see the lines as well made by the cling wrap
Love this cover plate by PTI Winter Floral
Banner is The Ton Basic Banner
I have another one in the works, but it is still drying.  Hoping for a better result.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Merry Monday #273 with Marcia

This week Marcia wants us to use Red and Turquoise on our cards.
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I used this sweet little MFT Season's Tweetings stamp set and colored with Copics
Little B Christmas sentiment die
As I look, I might go back and put some Wink of Stella on her for some sparkle
Cottage Cutz Scallop Oval Die

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #254 & Color Throwdown #475

Oh, what a fun and productive day in my craft room.  It's been a long time since I have had a day like this. 
This card is for 2 challenges:
Love this sketch by Leigh
The colors listed under this were Navy, Aqua and Pink so that is what I went with.  It actually looks like purple and baby blue to me.

PTI's Grand Finale & Sweet Life with CP & PTI inks.

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Twofer Card Challenge #1 with Darnell

Everyone's good friend, Darnell has started a new challenge for all of us.

I thought this would be quite a challenge for me, but my mojo was working well and I think I did both of these cards in less than an hour and it only took me one time for each.  Love when that happens.  Of course, I sort of had an idea for the first one as I was laying awake at 3 in the morning thinking of it and a hint of how I wanted to do the second.  But to actually have them work is a MIRACLE...Lol

PTI's Feather Finery embossed in the first card and added some Nuvo Drops and then the second with CP inks and some Gina K. Foil Mates.  Doesn't show in the picture but the strip has blue marbled through it.  It's very pretty IRL.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CAS Mix Up January Challenge with Cling Wrap

I struggled with this technique a bit.  I didn't have any spray starch and just tried it without that.  The cling wrap didn't stay adhered  to the paper so I didn't get any designs with it.  I finally used some Gesso on it first and then tried it and this one took.  I used Brushos on it.

Entering this in CAS Mix Up

PTI's Life is Beautiful and Window Works on Linen cardstock.
Nuvo Jewel Drops

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PTI Make it Monday #309: Heat Embossed Stencil Backgrounds with Melissa

Oh, I am in my happy place, making floral cards.  This is for Melissa's
MIM Challenge  

Melissa's card
I used Ranger - Pink EP which is very close to Berry Sorbet on PTI's Modern Background Stencil
Then sponged some Berry Sorbet and added BS pattern striped paper.
Used Flower Power with CP inks. 
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Merry Monday #272 with Leanne

My card for this week's Merry Monday challenge
Leanne wants us to use glasses on our cards.   I know it seems early to start thinking about Christmas again, but in October or November you will be thanking us when you have most of your cards already done.
I used Gina K. Foil Mates, Poppy Holly Leaf Branch die (that I got from Colleen for Christmas)
SOA  Good Stuff for the glasses

Please join me and the other Merry Makers for this week's challenge.
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #77

My good friend, Darnell of has invited me to be her Guest on this week's 

Now if you know me at all, I am not a critter type of stamper.  So this was a challenge for me, but I remembered I had this fox from Kay Miller's Stylized Autumn stamp set from PTI, so thought I would give it a try.   The pattern paper is also PTI's Winter Woods.  I was pleased that it turned out.
I was wishing I had a sentiment that said Popping by to say Hello.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

CAS Watercolour Challenge January 2018 & Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

It seems like forever since I have done the CAS Watercolour Challenge
Don't think I entered last month.

I decided to also enter this into STB

Memory Box Sentiment Iris water colored with Distress Inks.  It took me three tries to get it right.
Tried my Ziggs, then Inktense Pencils and then this one.  I embossed the outline in white and dropped in the color on a petal with water.
Cottage Cutz Oval Scallop Dies
Clear Shimmer Spray

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PTI's Make It Monday #308 A La Carte

So happy to finally be able to craft today.   This was one of the last challenges that I wanted to play in and just didn't find the time.

I chose this card by Lauri using Faux Stained Glass

This was a review of all the challenges this year and to pick one you didn't get to play along with.

PTI's Quatrefoil, Flower Power in CP inks and copics
The Ton Basic Banner that I got (among a bunch of other things) from Col for Christmas.  We Skype with each other and open our presents together.  It makes it so much more fun.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Merry Monday #271 Dry or Heat Emboss

A brand new year and I am your hostess for this week's MM challenge.  Are your ready to start making your cards for next year.  Just think if you start now, you won't be scrambling around in November to get your cards done. 
I used Gina K Foil Mates on my card for the sentiment and strip.
The Paper Studio EF
Come stop by and see the inspiration by all of the Merry Makers.
I would like you to use dry or heat emboss on your cards

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