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Henry Van Dyke

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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Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Because it was a nice long weekend and I haven't scrapbooked in quite some time I thought I would get my creativity moving with this adorable set of photos.  My sweet Lulu stealing her brothers food.  I could just read his mind lol.

Paper - not sure
Alpha's - American Crafts Thickers, chipboard, Pink Paislee Holly Doodle, Jillibean Soup Bean Brown and Karen Foster Design Boy alpha
Scrapworks puzzle pieces
Crate paper glitter diecuts - bubble
Thought-fulls dude - journal block

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

PTI create with us

As this last week was release time for the new products at Papertrey Ink for March the Make it Monday is instead a Create with us.  This is where you can pick a designer's creation that you would like to use as inspiration.  You can find them all here PTI.
I choose a lovely card by Laurie Willison.  Here is the link to her blog Soapbox Creations.  Here is the card I chooose

What I liked was the soft color behind her flowers.  Mine is a little bolder than Laurie's but I really like how it turned out.  Of course I had a few little failures first as seen here.

Because this was such a mess I decided to try out a bunch of different colors to see which worked best with the design I had in mind.  Here is my finished card

I hope my girlfriend likes it!

Papertrey ink:
Hibiscus Burst cardstock
Raspberry Fizz ink
Fancy Pants sentiments stamps
Wink of Stella for sparkle
Distress Marker - Wilted violet
Small flowers for bling

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

PTI 9th Anniversary - Saturday Snail Mail

The last challenge I am completing today is a thank you card for the warehouse staff at PTI.  I can just imagine how busy they are after the 15th of the month as that is release day.  When I get my order, which is always right, it puts a huge smile on my face.  So hopefully my little card will do the same.

I wish you could see in the picture the shine on my little oval as I covered it in wink of stella.


Make it Market - Garden Gild for Happiness stamp, Ruby Reprise- thank you stamp and Make it Market kit - Lovely Laurel for the little sequin flowers
Ombre stripes background paper
Wink of Stella pen

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