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Friday, February 16, 2018

PTI color challenge

A real quick post so I can get this up on PTI's blog for the challenge due in the morning.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary challenges

Papertrey Ink will be retiring stamp sets in May.  The challenge was to use a set off of the retiring list.
I have had this set for quite some time and haven't really used it yet.  This was my perfect opportunity.  At first I tried to do some stamping but then realized that the images pre-printed would look perfect after cutting them out with the matching dies.
I was so happy  how quickly this came together being that I wanted to get this done on a work night.

Here is my card


Make It Market kit Color Pop Butterflies
Keep it Simple Birthday III stamp

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary

Today's challenge was to use only dies to create a card.  No stamping allowed.  I had to put on my thinking cap for this one as most of my cards are stamped floral images.  You can check out the challenge here.
I found the perfect PTI die to create this card.

I just love how this turned out with all the different greens I used.


PTI  You've Been Framed Diamond Die
PTI Happy birthday
PTI cardstock colors - Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal & Saffron Spice

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

January PTI Create with Us

Instead of a Make it Monday for this last weeks challenge, due to the January release of their new stamps/dies & stencils, Papertrey Ink is having a Create with Us.  There are so many inspiring projects to choose from but I found this one by Lizzie Jones just irresistible.

My purchase came just in time for me to create this adorable card.  Here is mine:

I absolutely love how this turned out and I hope my sister in law likes it as well.  And as a side note I am going to go back and buy the stamps/dies for the balloons as I decided I really need them :)

Here is the link if you are interested in joining PTI.

Supplies (all are Papertrey Ink):

Bitty Big Raspberry Fizz patterned paper & Raspberry Fizz cardstock
To the point edgers II
Stitched shapes (stamped pink balloon)
Balloon stencil
Birthday strings stamp
Ink: New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Soft Stone & True Black
Wink of Stella clear for some added dimension on the main balloon

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

It's Christmas Card day

Over at SimonSaysBlog they are having a contest to win a gift certificate to their online store for uploading a picture of your Christmas cards that you have made this year.
I was going to quickly upload my photos using PhotoBucket to no avail.  That website drives me nutty.  So a quick blog post and off I go.
Here are 2 of my cards that I have made this year.  I used some really cute stamps.  The snowmen are available on SimonSays online store.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mojo's October crop

I had these pictures of Lulu on my phone for quite some time.  I had picked out some things from my stash to use on a layout and those items were out on my counter for about 3 months.  They went together beautifully.

Did this not turn out adorable?!?


Authentique paper- Foundations
Basic Grey [un]dressed - Margie - letters
Bazzill chips - arrow
Prima - Little darling kitten
My Mind's Eye - transfer title - Princess
Pet Parade charm
Stampin' up ink Cameo Coral - colored chipboard

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

PTI Stamp-A-Faire 2017

I needed to make a birthday card for my niece but really didn't know exactly what I wanted to create. After checking out the various challenges for Stamp A Faire I choose the challenge for 8th Anniversary- Bronze. You can find that here. To see all of the challenges you can start on the main page here.

This is Kimberly's example

And here is what I decided to make with this in mind.  The photo doesn't show the shimmer very well my lighting was bad due to the overcast weather.

I would definitely use this technique again.


Ink- Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Fine Linen & Cocoa Bea
Stamp sets - Delightful Dahlia, Delightful Dahlia additions (so easy to line up and use), Stemmed Statements (niece), Cover Up Quatrefoil
Tropical Teal cardstock

Versamark ink
Perfect Pearls Super Bronze

I am hoping to try a few more challenges before the deadline of Thursday.

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