"A friend is what the heart needs all the time"
Henry Van Dyke

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink July blog hop

It is that time again another blog hop over at my secret obsession or maybe not so secret lol.  This month the focus was on butterflies and here is the inspiration piece.

I have been neglecting my crafting except for card making lately so decided to make a page for one of my journals.  I had this great idea but when I laid it all out it wasn't exactly as I had imagined.  I looked through my stash and found some pre made butterflies that would work perfectly they just needed some color.  Of course I grabbed my PTI ink as it is my favorite.

Here is my creation

I really like how this turned out and once it is completely dry I will put it away.

Here is a list of my supplies:

Wendy Vichi embossing paste
Tim Holtz stencil
Unity background stamp
Pink Paislee - Artisan chipboard (butterflies)
Heidi Swapp ephemera
Papertrey Ink
Make it Market kit - Garden Gild (happiness stamp)
Papertrey Ink - ink colors
Hawaiian shores, Melon berry, Aqua mist, Berry sorbet, Raspberry fizz & Orange zest

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Simon Says Get in Shape

This idea has been rattling around in my head all day.  Once I got home from work and worked out I knew that I was going to skip my walking routine with my friend in lieu of making this card.  I love how it turned out and I know the friend I am sending it to will love it as well.

Here is a link to the challenge  Simon Says get in shape

Here is my card

I used PTI stamps and ink along with spritzing the background with some distress ink.  You know I can never leave something white.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

PTI challenge

Good morning everyone.  This week over at Papertrey Ink the challenge that took the place of their Make it Monday was to 'Create along with us'.  They asked that we pick a project that one of the design team members created to use as inspiration.
You know that I just love Dawn McVey and all of her creations.  They just speak to me so I chose this one that she created for the July product reveal.

I had a vision of how I wanted to design my card and it didn't turn out exactly as planned.  I am not too sure I really like it but I love this technique that Dawn used.  I just think I need the right stamp set to achieve the look I was hoping for :)

Here is mine

I added some little touches of blue at the top of the card using a distress marker and the distress maker spritzer by Tim Holtz.

Thanks Dawn for the inspiration you always challenge me!

Papertrey Ink
Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie step 2 stamps
Rosie Posie dies
sentiment from Cutting Garden
Ink smokey shadow
Zig clean color makers for the flowers -orange, bright yellow and pink
Distress marker broken china

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sketch Saturday

I really enjoy checking out all of the blogs I follow but the best ones are those that have some great card sketches.  These challenge me to get those cards made ahead of time instead of those last minute cards you throw together.

This week over at Sketch Saturday they had the cutest sketch that I thought would be perfect for my Great Nephews 4th birthday. 

Here is their sketch

This one is really versatile as it would look great turned in any direction as well as the original sketch.  I used the original sketch without really altering it too much.

Here is my creation

List of supplies:

Little Yellow Bicycle - Fern & Forest patterned paper
Basic Grey chipboard number pile - #4
Chipboard misc - stars
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles die
PTI - Textstyle stamp - birthday
PTI ink - New Leaf and Orange Zest
Atyou Spica pens - melon & orange

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Papertrey Ink

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 8th anniversary this week.  Every day they have posted sneak peeks of new products along with challenges.  These challenges enter you into their drawing of 8 PTI gift certificates.  Who doesn't love that!  Here is a link to Nichole's blog PTI.

I made 4 different projects, honestly I wanted to do them all but didn't have time, using of course 4 of their challenges.  Here they are:

This first one is from their 'Build a bouquet' challenge.  I made this card for my bosses birthday which happens to be today.


Meadow Greens
Year of Flowers
Keep it Simple - Birthday
Bountiful banners - stamp and die to match

PTI ink
Terracota Tile
Orange Zest
Spring Moss
Winter Wisteria

BG10 & YG95  - sky and grass

This next one is using the ombre technique.  I needed a nice manly card for my nephew whose birthday is coming up this week.


Ombre builders stamps and die

PTI ink
Enchanted Evening
Blueberry Sky
Spring Rain
Smokey Shadow - HB stamp

PTI cardstock Blueberry Sky
Water color paper so that I could add water to create that really cool effect

The next one is a gift bag and tag set.  I thought that my little 'greats' would love this at Christmas time.  The boys are all about snowmen.  I used a regular paper bag that was in my stash to create the bag itself and then just used 2 different stamp sets repeating the pattern to decorate the bag.  The tag was cut with my Coluzzle (remember that tool?) and stamped with that cute PTI stamp.  I don't mind being ahead of the game even if Christmas is 10 months away!


PTI stamps
Holiday Cheer
Pom Pom Pals

PTI ink
Pure Poppy
Hibiscus Burst
Raspberry Fizz
New Leaf
Ripe Avocado
Simply Chartreuse

R24, R27, R29, YR02, BG32 & BG34

Wink of Stella pen
Shimmerz - creameez - Get Glowing
Pom Poms

This last one was using a stamp set that I have never used before.  That would be my Rosie Posie step 2.  I love how this turned out.  In addition to entering this into a PTI challenge I also entered it here at Sketch Saturday.  Here is their sketch for this week

And here is what I did

My photo is not the best but it is dark outside and not that bright in my living room.


PTI stamps
Rosie Posie
Rosie Posie step 2
Sketched shapes & die

PTI ink
Ocean Tides
Melon Berry
Orange Zest

PTI cardstock - Canyon Clay

Die by Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Rectangle

Thanks for stopping by and now that my hand is healed I should be creating a lot more soon!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

MFT and Sketch Saturday

I was on a serious roll today.  I need to get all of my cards done for February as my hand is going to be out of commission again after the 4th.  Besides isn't it much more relaxing when you are ahead of the game?

Let us start with the MFT card challenge.  Here is their sketch

I had the perfect idea for this one and kept very close to the sketch.

This is so pretty in real life the picture doesn't do it justice.

Supplies -
MFT - Blueprint #1 die
PTI - Melon Berry patterned paper, plum pudding & terracotta cardstocks
PTI - 2015 Birthday tags stamps
PTI - Limitless layers oval die
PTI ink - plum pudding & smokey shadow

Next up is the card challenge from Sketch Saturday.  Here is their sketch

My card is for my Great Niece who is turning 1 at the beginning of February.  I just loved this cute little digi girl that I could color in all those cute pink and purples.

Supplies -
Prima - Julie Nutting Blush patterned paper
PTI - 2015 Birthday tag stamp
PTI - Berry sorbet ink
Copics - E00, E51, E53, E55, E57, C1, C4, RV21, RV23, V01, V04, B06, BG10 & 0

I had a great day creating and I appreciate you stopping by!


Mojo Monday

I find it is so much easier using a sketch to get my creativity flowing.  I really liked the sketch over at MojoMonday so decided to use that for the birthday card I need to get mailed out tomorrow for my sister in law.  Here is their sketch

I changed up the sketch quite a bit to suit my purposes as you can see in my finished card below -

I absolutely love how this turned out and hope she likes it as well.
Supplies -
PTI - Friendly flowers stamps (including the Happy Birthday)
PTI cardstock - ripe avocado
PTI ink - raspberry fizz, pure poppy, berry sorbet & ripe avocado
Spellbinder die
Webster pages ribbon
Kraft cardstock
Thanks again for stopping by!