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Sunday, October 9, 2016

PTI Make it Monday

My computer is updating so I am trying to post using my iPad. Let's just say it isn't going well, this is try number two, and move on.
One of my nieces birthday is this coming Sunday and I need to send out her card a little early because I am going out of town for my new job training on Tuesday.  This niece has made it clear that she looks forward to my cards each year so I try to make them extra special.
The PTI challenge really fit with what I wanted to create.  Here is a link to the challenge MIM.

This is what I made her


Stamps/dies - Bold blossoms and Meadow greens
Ink - aqua mist, ocean tide, pine feathers, olive twist, terracotta tile, summer sunrise and orange zest
Summer sunrise card stock for happy birthday

Simon says stamp - stitched rectangle dies
Sizzix - Tim Holtz celebrate dies
Perfect pearls mist
Stick it adhesive

Sunday, September 25, 2016

PTI Make it Monday

This last weeks Make it Monday was to use floral for a masculine card.  Here is the link to the video where Betsy showed her project Make it Monday.
What perfect timing because I need to send my brother in law something in the mail that my husband cannot use.  I wanted a little card to slip the gift card into so I made this -


Stamps - Bold Blossoms, Spruce & Sprigs and Meadow Greens
Ink - Americana, Terracotta tile, Soft stone, Stormy sea, Olive twist and Saffron Spice

Ranger ink - distress ink - Ground espresso

Bo Bunny - Noteworthy - Mama Razzi

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PTI September blog hop

Instead of just lazing around today I thought I would make some cards.  PTI is having their blog hop  and I just loved this challenge.  I love color and having so much white space drove me a little crazy.

Here is my card for the hop.


Papertrey Ink  stamps -
Holiday Greens (pinecones) and Holiday Swoosh (sentiment)
Ink -
PTI Olive Twist
Ranger Ground espresso
Simon Says Stamp - Stitched slopes and hills die
Sizzix embossing folder for the snowflakes

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Baby shower

This week there is a baby shower for one of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  I had to make a special card for her and this is what I decided to create.

I just love this new color by Papertrey Ink, the name is Green Parakeet.  I used the cardstock to cut out the mat stack then used the ink to stamp both the image for the mat along with the sentiment.  I found the little piggy in my stash along with the buttons.  I think she is going to love it. :)

Cardstock - white and Green Parakeet
Harvest Gold patterned paper
Ink - Green Parakeet
A2 Noted scalloped die (for base card)
Mat stack 6 die and stamp
Cutting Garden stamp for sentiment

Making Memories - Pitterpatter felt sticker & buttons

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103

If you know me at all you know I am a huge Tim Holtz fan.  I love everything distress and have such a hard time making a card or layout 'clean' without some type of distressing.  If you get cards from me you know exactly what I am talking about.
This technique was fun but because I used my Misti tool on the first one, the one that looks like Tim's example project, I didn't get the shadow I was going for.  I like how the Picket Fence distress ink brings out the true color on kraft cardstock and will be using this in the future.  Here is the one similar to his:

I liked this so much, and need so many cards this month, I decided to try this again but not use the Misti.  I used PTI and MFT products along with the picket fence distress ink to see if I could get the same desired effect.  I like this one better because you see a little more of the white shadow.


Stampers Anonymous - Wildflowers
Distress ink - Mermaid lagoon, broken china, crushed olive, peeled paint and picket fence
Anniversary stamp PTI - Keep it simple

Ink- Picket fence distress ink
PTI ink - Raspberry fixx, berry sorbet, summer sunrise, orange zest, spring moss and ripe avocado
Stamps -
PTI - Make it Market kit - Bloomin' cute and Boutique borders birthday
MFT - Sketched Blooms

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If you haven't yet and love Tim Holtz as much as I do stop by Online card classes to check out this lastest in the Creative Chemistry series.  See you there!


Monday, July 25, 2016

PTI - Masters STAMP-A-FAIRE 2016

This last Saturday Papertrey Ink had lots of challenges with some great tutorials by some of their design team members.  I have been able to complete only one of the challenges thus far but even if I don't get them done in time I am still going to give them a try. 

The challenge I was able to complete was done by Kay Miller.  The challenge was called Watercolor like a master.  I just loved how the stamp set Kay used looked so I decided to use that as well.  I tried some different color combinations but to be honest the ones she choose looked best.  Here is my card:

Some of the watercoloring could have been a little softer but this was a great lesson.


Ranger watercolor paper

Lovely lady cardstock
Stamps - Mums the word & Bold blossoms for the birthday sentiment
Ink - Summer sunrise, berry sorbet, spring moss, simply chartreuse and ripe avacado

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PTI blog hop for July

The July blog hop is today for Papertrey Ink.  You can find it here.
My nephews birthday is next month so I decided to make this a more masculine card.

This was harder than I thought it would be :)

Supplies (all PTI)

Melon berry & soft stone cardstock
Stamps -
Background basics - Diagonals
Bountiful banners
Keep it simple birthday II
Tropical teal, aqua mist and soft stone

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