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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Papertrey Ink - Create with us

Papertrey Ink had their April release this week.  They also had their Create with us challenge instead of their normal Make it Monday which gives more autonomy with so many design team members creations to choose from. 
Here is the link PTI
I just fell in love with this particular design because of the shadows.  It definitely helped me decide to purchase this new stamp set by Dawn McVey.  Isn't it lovely?

Here is my creation.

My leaves are a little bit darker and I am wondering if she stamped off with them first. 

PTI stamps - Bold Blossoms, Happiness in bloom and Meadow Greens
PTI ink - Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup and Soft Stone

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Papertrey Ink - 10 yr celebration

Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday.  The clocks sprang forward today but our weather is going to go back to winter starting tonight all the way until sometime Tuesday afternoon.  You see we have not had any measurable snow here since December.  Lots of ice and rain but no snow.  I might have to stay home from work :)

Today I made a card for my nephew and his wife for their wedding anniversary this coming Friday.  The challenge was to make a matching envelope for your card design.  I absolutely love how this turned out and I hope they do too.

Here is a close up to show the tulle clearer.  You can see the shimmer a bit better too.

You can join in the fun here.


DCWV - the Mariposa stack - butterfly paper
PTI - Prairie Grass cardstock -butterfly die
PTI - Beautiful butterflies & Beautiful butterflies layers - dies/stamps
PTI - ink colors - Spring Moss, Prairie Grass & Dark Indigo
MFT - Die-namics- Rec Peek-a-boo window
Green tulle
Wink of Stella and Wink of Luna

Join in the fun, you have until Wednesday morning to upload a project or just make comments in order to be entered to win a $25 gc to the store.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

PTI Make it Monday

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend.  I just had a yummy sushi lunch with my son and that just made my day. 
I finished this card that I started when I was home sick with a cold on Monday.
I really like how it turned out except that the vellum slipped a little so my sewing at the top is not exactly straight.  I vowed to like my imperfection and move on.  Here is my card:

I hope you had time to create this weekend as well.
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PTI vellum & kraft cardstock
PTI Botanical blocks stamp and die
PTI Fine linen ink
MFT sketched chevron background stamp
MFT Watercolor wash brights
BoBunny stamp - with sympathy
versamark ink
white embossing powder

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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