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Sunday, January 24, 2016

PTI blog hop

Today is PTI's blog hop and you can check it out over here blog hop.  The inspiration picture is a fun mix of colors and shapes.  After receiving my latest order, from PTI of course, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this design.

Here is my interpretation

I love this color combination and really like this new stamp/die set.

PTI stamp/die - Outlined
Birthday stamps - PTI - Bountiful Banners, Delightful Dahlia and Boutique Borders Birthday
PTI ink - Tropical teal
PTI paper - Canyon Clay (pattern), Hawaiian Shore and Aqua Mist (cardstock)


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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Simon Says Monday challenge

Dinner is done and cleaned up.  Company has gone home so I thought while I was waiting for the dishwasher to finish I would make another card.  I have this really cute die from SSS that I have not tried yet so wanted to break that out with a stamp set from PTI.  I have to say I really love how this turned out even though it was a little more challenging with the masking that I decided to do with the little deer.
Here is my card

I used the stick it product behind the die but want to put a little multi medium matte behind a few places that I see not quite down the way I want.

Simon Says stamp die - Merry Christmas
Papertrey Ink - Tinsel & tags stamps, Winter woods paper and ink colors are fine linen, hawaiian shores and tropical teal

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Simon says Monday Challenge

It was so nice that this challenge ran for 2 weeks and as usual I waited until almost the last minute to create!  Here is a link to the challenge as there is still time to enter Simon says and enter you should.  The prize is a gift cert to Simon Says online store.  Ok who doesn't like shopping there lets be honest.

Without further ado here is my entry

I bought these moose stamps when they were released and this is the first time I have used them.  I learned a lesson however which is the PTI paper I used for the background doesn't like Copic markers very much.  There was quite a bit of bleeding but I thought it added to the charm.


Unity -
Itty bitty's - (moose)ing you, Happy Kiss-Moose and A(moose)ing holiday
Avery Elle - Wonky stitches Die (found here) wonky stitches
Papertrey Ink - Tinsel and Tags paper
The paper company - weave aqua (cardstock)
Copic - BG15, BG49, E43, E50 & R35

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

Papertrey ink is having their blog hop today.  It isn't too late to go join in on the fun!  This is the inspiration that they posted.

I decided to make something non holiday related and came up with this.

This card can be used for many different occasions!

Papertrey Ink
Winter Woods paper collection
Lovely laurels - Make it Market mini kit
Hawaiian shores ink

Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches Die

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

One stamp 5 ways

This is my last post from my online card class using one stamp five ways.  I was only able to do two different ways but plan on some more later.
It was so difficult taking a picture of this card as it is shiny, the sun is going down and the multi medium matte is not dry.  Sorry for the glue spots.
Here it is:

DCWV embossed foil paper
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Scribbly Christmas
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - celebrate - Happy die
PTI - Christmas Cheer - Holiday die
Ranger embossing sticky powder
Foil paper
Stickles - Xmas red

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Last lesson and Make it Monday challenge

Today's post is for both my online card class and the Make it Monday over at PTI.  Here are the links to both sites PTI Make it Monday and Online Card Classes.
Over at PTI, Dawn McVey created a soft and subtle card on kraft cardstock.  I decided to incorporate that into my last day of class using the soft and subtle approach.
Here is what Dawn made:

The premise is to use a white ink first which will then give you a truer color of the ink you use next.  I really liked this idea and choose a more subtle pallet.
Here is my card:

I really like how this turned out so soft with just a punch of shine with the tinsel.


Papertrey Ink cardstock Aqua Mist
Papertrey Ink - ink - Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shore, Aqua Mist and Fresh Snow
Papertrey Ink - O'Tannenbaum stamp (merry sentiment stamp)
My Favorite Things - Hand lettered holiday (christmas sentiment stamp)
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Scribbly Christmas
Tim Holtz idea-ology - Tinsel- Winter

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Shimmer and shine along with Soft and Subtle

As I have said before, I am having a great time taking this online class over at Online Card Classes.  The teachers are all so diverse in their ideas and styles it truly is something for everyone.
Day 7 was shimmer and shine.  There were some great ideas and I decided to try one of the techniques that Yana Smakula showed.
Here is my card:

This was the perfect way to spend my Sunday afternoon on a day that only got into the 20's.  Brrr......


DCWV embossed foil paper (for sentiment)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper stash - Yuletide (snowflake pattern on top)
Prima - North Country collection
PTI - Christmas Cheer (Holiday word die)
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - celebrate
Darice - hemp

Day 9 was for soft and subtle.  I watched the first video and knew exactly what I wanted to do.  It is very close to the instructors but honestly once I got the idea ........ you get the picture.
Next time I wouldn't drop so many droplets of shimmer as it mixed with my watercolor and made white spots.
Here is my card:


PTI - stamp set Joyful Christmas for sentiment
Tim Holtz alterations - Tree line die
vellum by PTI
Distress paper by Ranger
Zig clean color pen - deep green
Memento ink - London Fog
Macro Pearl powder for flicking onto finished card
Shrinky dink reindeer die cut with Tim Holtz alterations die Reindeer Flight

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