Thursday, September 30, 2010

OTWC Challenge #26

I just loved all the fresh springy colors of this week's OTWC challenge.
To be honest, these colors are right up my alley!
Here is the inspiration photo and the color palette from what we
worked with this week!  

I decided to take my inspiration from the balloon colors above and
use my Up, Up, and Away stamp set from PTI.
Lots of Copic coloring....not sure I'd want to do that much all the time but it was fun!

Well, I had to work "green" in there somewhere so I use my grass Die-namics to cut
some Simply Chartreuse felt.

Thanks for stopping by today!

{Birthday Wishes}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Up, Up, and Away
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, Stampers Select White
Ink:  Memento Black, Fresh Snow
Misc:  Balloons die, Grass Die-namics (MFT), Foam Tape, Copics, Sunshine IP, Nesties, Simply Chartreuse Felt

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 49}

Today I am playing along with the Curtain Call Color Challenge: ACT {49}. 
Here are the fabulous color scheme for this week.

I did have to substitute some "other" similar colors for the tan colors.
I kind of went back to my roots so to speak.  I went with a technique I learned when
I first started stamping:  Chalk popping.  (At least that's what I was taught it was called!)
The centers of my flowers look a bit green but I used some tan
shimmery chalk for the centers....I promise!

For this I also had to do a little masking and I really like how this turned out.
What do you think?  I so wanted to add some pearls or something but I am
leaving it "off" so to speak.  :)

Have a great day!

All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Friends 'til the End
Paper:  Pure Poppy, True Black, Rustic White, Kraft, Fine Linen
Ink:  Versamark, True Black
Misc:  Chalks, Bracket Edge Die-namics (MFT), Red Grograin ribbon (Dollar Tree), Foam Tape

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #21: Autumn Wishes

I made this card for my dad on his birthday last week and I'm finally getting to post it for
Her challenge was to keep it simple using something beautiful and warm
with the fall season as your inspiration.

I inked up Leaf Prints and used my Woodgrain IP for this one. 
Pretty simple except that I used the rock 'n roll technique for those this look!
I also want to mention that to "soften" the woodgrain and make it stand out, I
did sponge some Vintage cream ink all over the impressed woodgrain pattern.  I really like how it turned out!

I am also sending this card over to the CARDS blog for their hunt for cards with leaves!
Have a wonderful day!

{Happy Birthday}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Leaf Prints, Communique Sentiments
Paper:  Kraft, Rustic White
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avocado, Vintage Cream.
Misc:  Terracotta Tile Saddlestitch ribbon, Wood buttons, Rustic Jute button twine, Woodgrain IP, Foam tape

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge!

It is Papertrey Blog Hop time again!  A favorite time of the month for me!

This month's challenge was to:
 "show off skills that you might have learned from a fellow stamper".

I interpreted this challenge as CASE'ing a fellow stamper that showcased a
particular technique.  Well for me.......ever since I'd seen Maile Belles card using the
letter press technique where she also combined it with dry emboss masking, I wanted to try it!!

Here is my version!

If you follow Maile's will come out with a beautiful impressed frame!
Thank you Maile for the wonderful inspiration!

Have a great day blog hopping!  Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Framed, In Bloom
Paper:  Kraft
Ink:  Memento Black, True Black, Fresh Snow
Misc:  Diamond IP, Foam Tape, Pearls, Copics

Curtain Call Act 48

I wanted to participate in the Curtain Call challenge but I just couldn't come up with
something that fit these colors!
This was tough!  So finally a lightbulb came on and I decided to make my own background paper.

I used Spiral Bouquet for this one.......a favorite stamp set of mine!
This ended up being a fast and simple card and I LOVE it!

I used the current sketch from the Get Sketchy blog
They have some great sketches......go check them out.

Thanks for stopping by!  We'll see you in the morning for the PTI blog hop!!

{Thinking of You}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Spiral Bouquet, Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Paper:  Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding, Melon Berry, Rustic White
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding, Melon Berry, True Black, Simply Chartreuse
Misc:  Canvas IP, Nesties, Red grograin ribbon (Dollar Tree), Rhinestones

Friday, September 24, 2010

Scallops, scallops, and more scallops!!

***This card made Fab 4 at Wee Memories!  Thanks Jenny and the Wee Memories DT!***

I decided to play along with Wee Memories challenge today which was
S.O.S. (scallops, orange, and string).  You needed to incorporate 2 of those 3 elements into your
card.  Well, I definitely have scallops and orange and just a "wee" bit of string!

I made this card after seeing a fun scallop tutorial over on the CARDS blog by Michelle Mathey. 
I used some Chloe's Closet DP by Making these papers.
They have such a soft, distressed look to them.

The challenge was to create a project/card using offset scallops in an innovative way!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a wonderful fall day!

{Hello From the Heart}
Stamps:  Vintage Picnic Sentiments (PTI)
Paper:  Chloe's Closet DP (Making Memories), Rustic White (PTI)
Ink:  True Black
Misc:  Summer Sunrise Button (PTI), Button twine (PTI), Wrinkle Ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique-etsy), 2" circle punch (EK Success)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge using Paper Piecing!

Oh, I've forgotten how I love to paper piece!  Here are the colors of this challenge:

I LOVE this challenge because I used one of my favorite PI images by MFT!  This image is great
for paper piecing.  I still had some Origins DP from Basic Grey and knew it would be
perfect for this challenge!  I paper pieced her shirt, pants, and the tiny flower on her shirt!

This little cuties soo reminds me of my daughter!  Pigtails and all!
I will be giving this to her for her birthday.....yikes, just 1 month away!

I LOVE the Bracket Edge die from makes such pretty edges to your cards as
well as layers. 

Did you notice my nice "box" around my Pure Innocence girl? 
It's the new stamp set from PTI called Framed.  This is going to be a favorite I can tell right now!
With all of my new goodies I got in the mail from the last release, THIS was the image I used!

I would love to hear what you think of this! 
You will be seeing more of these cute PI kiddos in the future!

{Being Cute is What I Do}
Stamps:  Being Cute is What I Do (Pure Innocence by MFT), Framed (PTI)
Paper:  Kraft and Rustic White (PTI), Origins DP (Basic Grey)
Ink:  Memento Black, True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Bracket Edge Die-namics (MFT), Copics, Foam tape

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2s4y challenge

I finally get to play along with the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge this week!  If you haven't checked
them out before, you must!  Every week they host new sketches and they are always so fun!
This week's sketch is by Laura.  Why don't you check it out?
I used Laura's sketch but flipped it on it's side.  I also incorporated another challenge here as well.
This is for the Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge #20 hosted by Laurie.  Her
challenge was to make a project/card with a School Time theme. 
I decided to make a Thank You "teacher" card. 

I finally got to use my Impression Plate:  Book Print.  I thought it would be perfect for this card!
Oh yeah, I got to use some of that yummy baker's twine again too!  Gosh, I LOVE this stuff!

Laurie's Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge is still go ahead and play!
We would LOVE to see what you make!

{Thank you Teacher}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Teacher's Apple
Paper:  Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, True Black, Stampers Select White
Ink:  Pure Poppy, True Black
Misc:  Book Print Impression Plate, Baker's twine (MS), Pure Poppy button, Foam tape, Copics

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another fairly CAS card!

I am really enjoying seeing all the CAS versions to my Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge I posted
on Thursday that I thought I'd post another one.  Thanks to all of you that have
played along so far....keep linking those CAS cards up!

This one uses some Scor-pal work and Copic coloring!

Thanks for stopping by.....Have a great rest of the weekend!

{thanks for all you do}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Autumn Abundance
Paper:  Rustic White, Enchanted Evening
Ink:  True Black, Memento Black
Misc:  Copics, Foam tape, Harvest Gold saddle stitch ribbon, Scor-Pal

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm back....finally! Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #22

So I'm finally back to blog land......feels good but it also felt good to take a break for awhile.  Anyone else ever feel like this?  My goodness everyone has been busy the past week as I had over 500 items in my Google Reader to go through!  Now, I didn't get to comment like I would have liked to but I did do my best!
I have been extremely busy this past, on-call all night one night, set-up and marked for my garage sale, had garage sale all weekend, worked again this week, funeral today.  Whew....I hope it slows down just a little!  I always have my garage sale with my fantastic friend/neighbor, Michelle, and boy did we do good.  Like $1800 good.  We always say....location location and cheap prices is why we do good. 

So, when it came time for me to host the Papertrey Paper Dolls weekly challenge this week,
I knew exactly what I wanted to do......CAS! 

Here were the details of my challenge and my card for inspiration:
1.  CAS
2.  lots of white space
3.  use a pop of color

Here in Kansas, we've had some rainy days and not so much I took my card outside for
my photo today.  My flowers still look as nice as when we planted them (you can see them in the background).  It's finally the weather where we can sit and enjoy them on our patio.

So what do you think?  I'd love to hear your comments!

{You are too Kind}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Beautiful Blooms II, Fillable Frames #6
Paper:  Stampers Select white, Plum Pudding
Ink:  Plum Pudding, Fresh Snow
Misc:  Plum Pudding saddle stitch ribbon, Beautiful Blooms II die collection #3, Fillable Frames #6 frame die, Plum Pudding buttons, Linen IP, Purple bakers twine (The Twinery), foam tape

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gone Western! (a little)

One of my fellow Paper Dolls team, Cecilia, had a Cowboy Week on her blog (Trade Fish Designs)
last week and she challenged us to join in and make a card along with her. 
I dug out an oldie stamp set from TAC that I have never used but it is oh so cute!

I used **another** new MFT Die-namics here as it was
perfect for this card.....the star border!

This card is based off a fun sketch found at the Get Sketchy blog for this week.

Have a great week....I may be MIA this week as I am preparing for my annual
garage sale with lots to do before Thursday!

Stamps:  Cowboy set (TAC)
Paper:  Stampers Select White, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, Kraft (all PTI)
Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Misc:  Star Border Die-namics (MFT), Woodgrain IP (PTI), Rectangle Nesties (Spellbinders), Copics, Chalk, Foam tape

Saturday, September 4, 2010

With Sympathy and Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #19

I don't know about you but I think Sympathy cards are one of the hardest cards to make along with masculine cards.  I had a friend this week contact me to make her a sympathy card.  She
said she would rather buy one that is HANDMADE than buy one from the store.
Once I asked her if it was for a female, then it became a bit easier!

I saw this card by Nerina and just had to stamp my flowers this way too! 

This card was made for the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge and was hosted by Michelle S. 
Her challenge was:
1. Use a stamp/stamp set that is new
2.  A Product that is brand new and never used

So for my card, the "With Sympathy" stamp was new/never used and I used Soft Stone
cardstock for the base.  I can't believe I had never even opened this cardstock to see how subtle and beautiful is is.  I also used some new satin ribbon from Michael's too!

{With Sympathy}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Four of a Kind, Communique Sentiments
Paper:  Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Sweet Blush
Ink:  Charcoal Palette, Sweet Blush
Misc:  Scallop border punch (SU), satin ribbon (Michaels), Top Note die (SU), Oyster Baubles (Stamping Bella)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Get Sketchy #53

****Edit:  This card made Top 5 at Get Sketchy****

I've been wanting to play with some of my clear cardstock so
when I saw this sketch challenge over at Get Sketchy, I thought I would give it a try.

This is the sketch from this week.

I used another new die from MFT that wasn't released yet. 
I'm guessing it will be next month!  Just in time for the holidays!
Can you guess what it is?
There is prisma glitter on the white circles behind the snowflakes but I couldn't capture it
with this photo very well.

Thank you soo much for stopping by!!

{Holiday Greetings}
Stamps:  Signature Christmas (PTI)
Paper:  Spring Moss and White (PTI),  Eskimo Kisses DP (Basic Grey), Clearly Creative Cardstock (PTI)
Ink:  Aqua Mist (PTI)
Misc:  SnowFlake Trio Die-namics (MFT), Circle punches, Satin ribbon (Michaels), Glue Pen, Prisma Glitter, pop dots

Embellish Squares Color Challenge

I finally get to post my card for this challenge!  I'm sure some of you know that one of my favorite
color combinations is purple and green.  So when I saw Embellish Magazine's
color challenge using my favorite colors.......I HAD to play along!

Did you notice the stamp set?  Yep, I had this out making my card before the
PTI Senior Design Team projects this month!  Coincidence!
I bought Flower Garden and Flower Garden Sentiments from a fellow PTI forum friend a while
back when fellow Paper Doll,  Lee Anne, had showcased this set for a whole week.
Well, I just had to buy it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

{Flowers Bloom}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Flower Garden and Flower Garden Sentiments
Paper:  Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, True Black, Stampers Select White
Ink:  Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, True Black, Fresh Snow
Misc:  Tin Types IP, Linen/Canvas IP, Mini Apron Lace border/corner punch (Fiskars), pop dots, Plum Pudding Twill

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #17

Today's card is for the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #17.  This challenge was from Lisa to use
one of Dawn McVey's cards for inspiration.....I love Dawn's style and flair.

I made this card last week and thought, I'd better get to posting it before the inLinkz disappears!
I chose to get out my Spiral Bouquet for this this set soo much. 
It is one of the most elegant PTI sets in my opinion!

I used Dawn's layout and angled striped background for my card!  I love how it turned out!
I am liking this color combination too:  Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, and Kraft/Dark Chocolate!

Please upload your photos to our inLinkz on the blog.  We would love to see
what you create on our challenges!

{Celebrate Today}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Spiral Bouquet, Polka Dot Basics II, All Booked Up
Paper:  Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Rustic White
Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo
Misc:  Mat Stack 3 die, circle punch (EK Success), pop dots, Baker's twine (MS), yellow rhinestones (Kaiser)
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