Monday, February 20, 2017

You Make My Days Brighter

Back again, just had to finish up my PTI Homework. 

This will be entered into the Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Past, Present And Future 2016.


I chose Heather's fabulous card shown here, where she used the Painted Petals set.

And just now I noticed her stitching at the top.....oopsie!
Here is my card, sans sewing:
I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets; Flower Favorites, Happy For You and Happy Hexagons.  Inks in Always Artichoke, Black Licorice, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.  I didn't have a viny leaf stamp so I made do with the 3 leaf stamp that comes with the Flower Favorites set, which was kind of a pain in the neck as I had to keep masking it off, but I have achieved the look I was going for.   

I have 2 inexpensive White ink pads, both were not any help in the stamping department.  :(  I decided to stamp the small flowers in Wild Honey Distress ink.  I also added some dots all over using a White Marker.  Iridescent Sequins for accents.  Washi Tape.
I can't believe I did not see that stitching until posting, I have been sewing all week on my cards.  I kept thinking it needed something along the top, and am mad at myself.  I suppose I could add it now. 
Well all of my PTI Anniversary Homework is complete, it has been a lot of fun to create cards for this celebration AND I have actually cut into lots of that beautiful PTI paper that I bought--YAY!
Thanks for coming by.

Happy Easter

Good Monday Morning!

Picture It....Sicily.....The Year, that's not right lol 

Today's card will be entered into the Challenge at Papertrey Ink, Past, Present And Future 2015.

I chose Laurie's gorgeous card shown here, she used the Brushed Blooms set.

Here's what I came up with:
I used the Papertrey Ink products; Flower Favorites, Garden Gate and Polka Dot Parade #1.  The Flag Banner is from MFT's Blueprints #12 die set.  
Inks in; Black Licorice, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi.  Designer Paper from my stash.  Darice Floral Embossing Folder for texture and a wee bit of Natural Twine. 
Now on to you there!

Celebration By The Sea

Good Monday Morning!
Back on the Dies R Us Blog again!  Today I will be sharing a Masculine Birthday card with you. 
The dies from the Dies R Us Store made it so easy to create this Nautical Masculine card.  A theme that's near and dear to my heart!  I created my background using that fabulous Distress Windham Collage die by Memory Box.  Lighthouse by Gina K Designs, By The Sea stamp set.  Image colored with Copic Markers.  

I die cut 3 of the Starfish from the Sand Dollar And Starfish set by Cheery Lynn.   Check out the texture on them, perfect!  I also sponged the edges a bit using Antique Linen ink.  I then placed them on top of the Distress Windham Collage opening, almost looks like they have been caught in fish net.  I layered the Curly Word Celebrate from Die Versions  3 times to create a chipboard like accent. 
This particular die is no longer available but check out this one out, same great die, affordable price!
Die Versions
Sweet Wordlets Celebrate
Here's what I used:
Memory Box
Distress Windham Collage
Cheery Lynn
Sand Dollar And Starfish
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Garden Of Birthday Wishes

Good Morning!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Papertrey Ink, Past, Present And Future 2014 and Simon Says Wednesday, Fantastic Florals.

This card is by Melissa and she used the Embellished Elements set.

Here is my interpretation:
I used the Daydreamer, Garden Gate and Simple Sunflowers stamp sets by Papertrey Ink.  Stamping flowers and leaves all around to make a pretty little frame.  Once I stamped my sentiment I knew I had to add just something more, so these scrolls worked perfectly.  Added a strip of Designer Paper and then paper pierced it on the edge.  

I colored some Seam Binding Ribbon with a Copic Marker, made a Double Looped Bow and topped it with a pale pink button and some twine.  Inks in; Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red, Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi.  Corner Rounder.
Well I see that Year 2015 has hit my mailbox, off to play!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Be Happy

Back again!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Papertrey Ink, Past, Present And Future 2013 and  Simon Says Wednesday, Fantastic Florals.

I chose Melissa's beautiful card shown here, she used the Ruby Rose set.
And here is my creation:
Rustic White card stock and Berry Sorbet Designer Paper, both from Papertrey Ink.  Also from PTI; Vintage Linens stamps and dies and Pretty Petals stamp set.  Musical Notes Designer Paper from my stash.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice ink.

Flowers and leaves stamped in Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi inks.  Buttons and twine for accents.  I also stuck a bit of white tulle under the large flower for some added texture.   Corner rounder. 
Super fun to create.  I have been having a ball with these Anniversary Challenges at PTI.  And I am happy to say I am caught up, although I did just see year 2014 hit my mail box. lol
Thanks for coming by, hope you are having a creative and fun weekend!

Happy Birthday

Good Morning!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Papertrey Ink, Past, Present And Future 2012 and Simon Says Monday, Favorite Tool.....which is back to my Janome Mini Sewing Machine.  I am hooked on sewing on cards again!

I loved Betsy's card shown here, she used the Sentiment Signs set.

And here's what I created:
I used a few Papertrey Ink products; Happy For You, Pretty Petals and Shakers & Sprinkles stamp sets.  And I loved Betsy's card soooo much I cut into several packs of that 19 paper pad collection I have been hoarding lol.  Rustic White card stock, Designer Papers in; Bitty Star Basics, Classic Kraft, Damask Design, Funky Town and Green Boutique! So there!  

The flag cuts were made using MFT's Blueprints #12 die set.  I stitched them right to the Classic Kraft Designer paper.  The frame round Happy Birthday was hand cut and popped up on itty bitty pieces of Fun Foam.  Inks in; Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party. Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum
I really love the Subway Tile look of Betsy's design! 
Thanks for all of the sunshine and happiness, smiles and JOY!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hello There

Good Morning!

Back again with a little card to share with you.  This will be entered into the Challenges at Papertrey Ink, Past, Present And Future 2011, Simon Says Monday, Favorite ToolSimon Says Wednesday, Fantastic Florals and Scrapy Land, Add Texture.

I CASED Debbie's card shown here, she used the Tremendous Treats Valentine set.

Here's what I came up with:
I used the Papertrey Ink products; Classic Kraft and Men Of Life Designer Papers and Rustic White card stock, Vintage Linens stamp set.   Black Licorice ink.  Copic Markers.  I sewed on the panel strip, which adds a bit of texture and is my favorite tool that I used on this card.  The ribbon topped with button and twine also adds lots of texture.  The image is stamped on a square of card stock which has been mounted to a Spellbinders Captivating Squares die cut.  Sakura Black Glaze Pen added to flower center.
The sun is shining and the temps could hit 50 in the next couple of days, which means our snow will be melting and Spring can't be too far off!
Thanks for coming by.