"A friend is what the heart needs all the time"
Henry Van Dyke

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink July blog hop

It is that time again another blog hop over at my secret obsession or maybe not so secret lol.  This month the focus was on butterflies and here is the inspiration piece.

I have been neglecting my crafting except for card making lately so decided to make a page for one of my journals.  I had this great idea but when I laid it all out it wasn't exactly as I had imagined.  I looked through my stash and found some pre made butterflies that would work perfectly they just needed some color.  Of course I grabbed my PTI ink as it is my favorite.

Here is my creation

I really like how this turned out and once it is completely dry I will put it away.

Here is a list of my supplies:

Wendy Vichi embossing paste
Tim Holtz stencil
Unity background stamp
Pink Paislee - Artisan chipboard (butterflies)
Heidi Swapp ephemera
Papertrey Ink
Make it Market kit - Garden Gild (happiness stamp)
Papertrey Ink - ink colors
Hawaiian shores, Melon berry, Aqua mist, Berry sorbet, Raspberry fizz & Orange zest

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Simon Says Get in Shape

This idea has been rattling around in my head all day.  Once I got home from work and worked out I knew that I was going to skip my walking routine with my friend in lieu of making this card.  I love how it turned out and I know the friend I am sending it to will love it as well.

Here is a link to the challenge  Simon Says get in shape

Here is my card

I used PTI stamps and ink along with spritzing the background with some distress ink.  You know I can never leave something white.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

PTI challenge

Good morning everyone.  This week over at Papertrey Ink the challenge that took the place of their Make it Monday was to 'Create along with us'.  They asked that we pick a project that one of the design team members created to use as inspiration.
You know that I just love Dawn McVey and all of her creations.  They just speak to me so I chose this one that she created for the July product reveal.

I had a vision of how I wanted to design my card and it didn't turn out exactly as planned.  I am not too sure I really like it but I love this technique that Dawn used.  I just think I need the right stamp set to achieve the look I was hoping for :)

Here is mine

I added some little touches of blue at the top of the card using a distress marker and the distress maker spritzer by Tim Holtz.

Thanks Dawn for the inspiration you always challenge me!

Papertrey Ink
Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie step 2 stamps
Rosie Posie dies
sentiment from Cutting Garden
Ink smokey shadow
Zig clean color makers for the flowers -orange, bright yellow and pink
Distress marker broken china