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Sunday, August 30, 2015

2015 Stamp-a-Faire at PTI

There is still time to complete the challenges over at PTI but everything needs to be uploaded by Tuesday morning, 7am EST.  So far I have completed 3 of the 6 challenges I want to accomplish.  Without further ado here they are.

Mixing patterns challenge by Betsy Veldman.  She had a great video which gave some great tips and beautiful samples.  Make sure to head over to Nichole's blog and check it out.
Here is what I made:

Sparkle & Shine patterned paper
Tropical teal ink
Think big favorites - happy birthday stamp
Stitched slops die by Simon Says Stamp
Piece on the upper right hand side is from a Becky Higgins, Project life kit

Next up is the Runway Challenge.  I choose the color scheme by Dawn McVey.

Scarlet Jewel cardstock
Ink - Scarlet jewel, Simply chartreuse, Ripe avocado,  Raspberry fizz & Pure poppy
Embroidered borders stamp and die
Boutique borders - Birthday stamp
Fall florals stamp and dies

And finally for the final challenge I choose the Thread nest challenge by Laura Bassen.

Soft Stone patterned paper
Embroidered borders - Birthday stamp
Keep it Simple - Happy stamp
Smokey shadow ink
metallic thread
SEI - Fieldnotes dies - circle and flowers/butterflies

I am hoping to get a few more done before the day is over but I have to stop and make dinner.

I did get one more done.  This is the Make it work challenge.  We are supposed to take a previous card we made but didn't completely love and remake it.  I chose this one from a challenge to use something other than a square or rectangle.  I really didn't like how this turned out at all not even the stamping.

But I turned it into this

Much better don't you think?

Soft stone patterned paper - PTI
Bitty bouquets - flowers - PTI
Think big favorites - sentiment - PTI
Smokey shadow ink - PTI

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

PTI create with us

The Monday challenge over at PTI this last week was to lift or be inspired by one of the design teams projects.  Beat you can't guess who I chose lol.  Yes, Dawn McVey.  I just love her sense of design and style.
Here is the card that I used for inspiration

Aren't those colors yummy and that design so simple yet completely gorgeous?

Here is my take on her card

I absolutely love how this turned out and hope my sister in law does too!

PTI cardstock - New Leaf and Hawaiian Shores
PTI ink - Tropical Teal and New Leaf
Distress ink - Cracked Pistachio
PTI stamps- Leave it Be, Meadows Greens and Sketched Shapes

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Background check class

Hi there everyone.
After cleaning all my windows and mirrors in the house with those amazing E-cloths I thought I deserved a little crafty time.  I am taking another amazing class over at Online Card Classes.  I just love the teachers and there is a little something for everyone.
I have many cards to make this month so thought I would try one of the techniques.  I have to say I liked the technique but hated my coloring so I turned it over to use the other side.  Amazing that is the side I should have been coloring in the first place lol.  Leave it to me to do things backwards.
I think my nephew is going to like this, or at least I hope so.  Here it is

The picture is a little wonky sorry.

Here is a list of my supplies:

Tim Holtz - Crazy bird stamps/dies

ink - Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal
paper - Tropical teal cardstock and white cardstock for card front

Ranger - distress ink - Gathered Twigs

Copics -
Y02, Y04, Y11, YR02, YR04 & YR65

Spica pens - orange and lemon

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Thanks for stopping by!