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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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PTI 9th Anniversary 5 minute challenge

This challenge was a very big challenge for me as it usually takes me more than 5 minutes to gather supplies.  Then my eye caught on a Make it Market kit and I knew I was set.
Here is my card

This card is for my best friends birthday next week.  She just loves flowers and birds so I thought this was appropriate.

Supplies -
Make it Market kit - Lovely Laurel
Aqua mist cardstock
Ink - Berry sorbet and Simply chartreuse

Simon says stamp die - stitched circles

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PTI 9th Anniversary - Create with us challenge

There are so many really fantastic projects this really was a hard choice.  I choose this card by Heather Nichols as I really liked the use of the PTI background paper.  What this did show me was I need some bird stamps.

Here is Heather's card

And here is my version

Winter woods paper collection
Kraft cardstock
Stamps/dies - Mat stack 7 basics, Embellished elegance & Songbirds
Ink- Tropical teal, Hawaiin shores, New leaf and Canyon clay
Lawn Fawn pigment ink - yeti
Motivet stamp- happy anniversary
Distress ink - ground espresso

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PTI Anniversary paper crafting alphabet challenge

For this challenge you could either use four letters from your first or last name.  There was also an option to use all letters but my last name is a bit long for that.
I had to use:
W - watercoloring
A - add a border
L - lean sentiment on an angle
K - kraft cardstock

Here is my card

I learned a few things about the zig water color pens that I will use next time.  Like get the paper a bit wet first......but I still like the outcome.


Bold Blossoms coloring sheets
Stamps - Plaid builder from Make it Market a la carte and Keep it simple Birthday II
Ink - Classic kraft, Summer sunrise and Royal velvet
Kraft cardstock

Zip clean color real brush - violet, light violet and deep green

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PTI's 9th anniversary continued

This is the last day to work on challenges over at PTI.  I have written down a bunch of the challenges as I have a few cards that I need to make so that I can get them out in the mail on Tuesday.  I always plan on getting my cards done in advance but it never works out that way.
This challenge is the Color pop fortune teller.  I remember making these when we were in grade school but for the life of me can't remember what we wrote inside.  I will have to ask one of my girlfriends.

My colors were raspberry fizz, berry sorbet and royal velvet.  I had to add a leaf color for my flowers so choose spring moss.
Here is my card

Supplies (all are PTI)

Ombre stripes paper for background
Fall Florals stamps/dies
Ink - Berry sorbet, Royal velvet and Spring Moss

I will be back later with more :)

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

PTI's 9th anniversary

PTI has a multitude of challenges, new product peeks and just bunches of un going on from the 5th until the 15th of this month.  You can find the fun here PTI.
For their color challenge I chose one of the lighter combinations to color this simple sympathy card.
I masked off the flowers and colored the background with the classic kraft ink.  After removing the mask I put some of the ink to color the flowers and leaves on  my craft sheet and used a Brushstix by Imagine to color in my image.

PTI Bold Blossoms coloring sheets & cardstock (berry sorbet)
Ink- Classic kraft, Aqua mist, Berry sorbet & Lemon tart
Jillian Vance design - Sympathy stamp
And stamp inside the card is PTI tucked in sympathy by Raspberry Suite
Masking fluid

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P.S.  Just in case you have not seen our newest addition here she is.....meet Lulu!  Look at those eyes!