Monday, May 25, 2015

PTI May 2015 Blog Hop

Good Morning!

I am once again participating in the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, how fun is that? 

Here is the Inspirational Photo for May 2015.


I used the stamp and die sets, Uncorked.  I knew I wanted to make some pretty wine bottles, we had just taken a day trip out to The Truro Vineyards Of Cape Cod  where our daughter, Lori and her handsome man Tim, will be getting married this Fall!

I used inks in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Tuxedo Black.

I cut 2 Vellum wine glasses out and placed them over my sentiment.
A gold Sakura Glaze Pen was added for accents. 
What I really wish is to have bottles in these colors and make sea glass out of them......I am sure it would only take 20-30 years.....that is true, I looked it up!  :)
Thanks so much for popping by!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hello Tag & Card

Good Morning!  Okay, so far I have made a card.....a now it's time for another tag ON a card.  Love that!

This will be entered  into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Stencil It.

I used the beautiful Penny Black stamp set, Blooming Tags, picking the Rose image.  This is such a beautiful set!  Stamped and hand cut the tag out and colored with Watercolor Pencils.  My background was created by using the Honeycomb Cover Plate by Papertrey Ink.  I cut a stencil out from very thick card stock, almost like chip board.  Then sponging inks in Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight I created the stenciled background.  It was quite bright so I softened the look by adding a layer of Vellum over the entire panel.  

Stamped the mini tag and sentiment and hand cut that out as well, tied it on using a little Jute Twine.  Black and White Gingham Ribbon tied through the large tag.  Popped it all up using 3D Pop Dots.  I also added a Fancy Flourish die by MFT, one piece that I cut in 2 to add to the top and bottom.   MFT Notched Border on inside for accent. 
I quite love that okay to say?
Hope you all are enjoying this long weekend. 


Saturday, May 23, 2015

I Do! Tag

Hello Again!  Back with a little Tag I made.

This will be entered into  the Challenges at Mod Squad, Positively Negative, hosted by my dear, wildly, talented friend, Lisa Babitz,     Stamp TV, First Date, also hosted by another dear, wildly, talented friend, Joyce Erb    and at  Simon Says Monday, X...Y...Z...

Never knew I could put so much on one tag lol.  The negative was created by using an MFT Fancy Flourish die, which was cut out of the pink mini honey comb Designer Paper, by My Minds Eye, Kiss & Tell and layered over red card stock.  My 1st Date are the Lara's Crafts Alphabet Tiles.  And my XYZ is quite obvious.    I used a Large Tag Stamp by Stampendous, stamped and hand cut, then layered with Designer Papers.    

Lots of fun and fabulous accents to doll this 'shipping tag' up!  Ribbons and Jute Twine, Pearl Strands, Adhesive Pearl,  Rhinestone Circle, Pretty Lace and a Hand Made With Love Heart Charm.   The stamp set is I Do! by Gina K Designs, added to a small hand cut flag banner.
I am sure I will find some little gift to attach this daughter's wedding is only 17 weeks away.....but who's counting?!?!  
Thanks so much for stopping by, appreciate you doing so!

Dare To Dream

Good Morning!  It seems like it's been forever since I have been here.  Work is crazy busy and the gardens have been taking up a bit more of my time, but I love that of course!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Fussy Cutting.

I used the Daydreamer set from Papertrey Ink......yup, still in love with this one!  Designer Paper from Authentique, Gathering Collection.  Inks in Tangerine Tango, Timber Brown, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi.  Spellbinders Scallop Circle, Sizzix Decorative Corner #7, Corner Tab Punch, and MFT Open Scallop dies used. 

Fussy cut out the sentiment and sponged the edges with Tempting Turquoise ink.  Also hand cut mini tag added with Jute Twine.  Colored Seam Bind Ribbon with a Copic Marker to match.  A little glitter added to the center of each flower with a Sakura Glitter Pen.  Enamel Brads.
There may be 9 layers here, depending on how you count.......delicious!
Hope you all are well this long weekend.  I will be doing my Pig Pen impersonation all weekend long.  Life is good.....knock on wood!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hello Beautiful Flowers....'s been so long!

Hello again!  So happy you have stopped by!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Monday, Simon Says Products.

I used the Simon Says stamp set Summer Garden!  How appropriate!  :)  I wanted the beauty of these images to shine through, so I randomly stamped different flowers and the ferns.  Then I colored them with Copic Markers and added Stickles to each center.

No ribbons.  No brads.  No accents. 
Just FLOWERS and the Hello, Beautiful sentiment.  LOVE it!
Thanks so much for dropping by.

Make Today Wonderful

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the MFT Sketch Challenge.

I chose to rotate the Sketch.
I used the stamp sets, Simply Fabulous Sayings and Sweet Roses and the Blueprints #12 and Bracket Edge Duo die sets, all by MFT.  Spellbinders Scallop Circle die as well.  I stamped the leaves in Wild Wasabi Ink.  Designer Papers by S.E.I, Dill Blossom.  I made 2 little chipboard leaves, top right.
I don't know why I went with such a Fall theme, probably because I do love that Designer Paper.  lol
Thanks so much for stopping by, appreciate you doing so!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Birthday Wishes With Stencil


What lovely weather we have been having.  Each day you can notice one more leaf unfurling, one more flower blooming, one more bird's just magical!  Ahhhhh!

Today's card will be entered into Challenges at Stamp TV, Stencil Me Pretty, Simon Says Wednesday, Inspiration Color Swatch and Mod Squad, Mix It Up (to use stamps from at least 2 different sets).

Simon Says Wednesday Color Swatch

 I used 2 stamp sets from Gina K Designs, Signs Of Spring and Stamp It Big!  The fern stencil was placed on a center panel, trimmed with border stamps and covered with Vellum to soften the look.  Inks in Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party,Tempting Turquoise, and Tuxedo Black.  

I love that cluster of leaves, I use it a lot for backgrounds and accents.  Here it is stamped in Pink Pirouette on white and blue card stock.  It also looks so lovely stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink.  A bit of pink and white gingham ribbon.  Sentiment panel popped up on 3D dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by.