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Henry Van Dyke

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!

Papertrey Ink blog hop

PTI's blog hop is today and the theme this month is hearts.  This was perfect as I needed to make an anniversary card for my sister and her husband.
I decided simple would best highlight my heart shaped dies.  Here is my card -

The picture is a little dark as it was snowing and gloomy outside when I took the picture. 

I really think my sister will enjoy this don't you?

Supply list

PTI cardstock - pure poppy and white shimmer
PTI ink - pure poppy & smokey shadow
PTI die & stamps - Bountiful banners and Keep it simple anniversary
Heart die - Quickutz

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mojo Monday

One more for today.

I follow another blog, Mojo Monday, that also had a really cute sketch this week.  The prize for this last week is your choice of a stamp set over at  the Verve Stamps shop. As I have quite a few birthdays both this month and next it was time to start creating.  Sketch's make this process so much easier as then all that is needed is picking out paper, stamps and ink colors to complete the project.  Here is their sketch for this past week:

I told you this was cute.  And here is my take on their sketch:

This is going to be the perfect card for my brother in law whose birthday is this month.

Here are the supplies I used:

Papertrey Ink - cardstock - Tropical Teal
Little Yellow Bicycle - pattern paper - Fern & forest
Papertrey Ink - stamps & dies - Songbirds & Mat stack 7 basics
Stampin Up - ink - chocolate chip

Thank you for stopping by!


Sketch Saturday

Happy Sunday everyone.

I follow quite a few blogs over on bloglovin and I can't say how convenient that makes things.  This particular blog, Sketch Saturday, has a really cute sketch that I thought was simple and I could then create a quite elegant sympathy card I need to mail tomorrow.  Here is the sketch

And here is the link to the blog Sketch Saturday.  This week the giveaway is a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says and we all know how much I like to shop.

Without further ado here is my take on the sketch

I really like how this turned out and might need to use this design a few more times this year.

Here is a list of my supplies:

Papertrey Ink cardstock - New Leaf
Papertrey Ink - Royal Velvet ink
Papertrey Ink - Cutting Garden stamp (sympathy)
Prima - Say it in Crystals
Wild Rose Studio - Bluebell paper (flowers) - this was a free gift from my Quick Cards subscription

Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey October blog hop challenge

Papertrey Ink has a blog hop today.  I choose two different color combinations to use and then broke out some stamps that I have not used yet.

  I used my garden grace stamp set for the flowers and songbirds set for the happy birthday music.

Here are the colors for my next card.

I am so glad I purchased the Songbirds stamp/die set from the current October release.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hello again.  Wow two posts in one month I think that is a record for me.
I have been struggling to figure out what I was going to do with Tim Holtz's altered clock.  I watched a ton of YouTube videos, checked out blogs and scoured sites looking for ideas.  Finally I decided on at least a color scheme.
My new bedroom color is a very cool green and I have some really colorful art above the bed.  So keeping with those red, green and orange colors I misted the heck out of the clock after coating it with two coats of gesso.  I used my fingers in the gesso to give some additional texture.

Here is a picture of that

Once I had that done I had to figure out what I wanted to do inside.  I played with the idea of a Prima door with some flowers and clock pieces but then thought of my PTI die that is a clock face/hands.  I thought this was perfect.  The only problem was it was too thin so going with the trends of today I cut it out four times then glued them together.  Here is what that looked like

Here is how they looked side by side before and after

That made it nice and thick.

After assembling those I decided to see how it looked on the clock inside back.

I really liked how that looked!  And then it was an accident that I found on my table this for the center of the clock hands and how cute does this look?

Did I mention that I got that cute little orange/peachy flower from this months card kit from Mary?  Perfect match!  Thanks Mary :)
So I started to put it all together.  Here is the finished product.  I have to apologize in advance as I used my Iphone to take my pictures and didn't notice you can see the reflection in the glass.

Thanks for stopping by!