Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tuesday Trigger!

When I saw the Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger photo, I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use and went CAS!  Here's this week's trigger:  Flower Power.

Certainly not a color combination I've used before!  So bright and fun!

This was also made for the challenge that Carol issued over on her blog Carol's Ink Spot celebrating her birthday this week!  The details:  a birthday card, flowers, happy colors, and to finish the inside. 
Happy Birthday Carol!  Here's the inside of my card: 

{Make a Wish}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Flower Garden, Thing Big Favorites #1, Communique Sentiments
Paper:  Stampers Select White
Ink:  Violete Palette, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
Misc:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge!

Hello everyone!  Today is a day I look forward to every month (other than release night).......the PTI Blog Hop!!!  I am going to keep this fairly short as there were sooo many wonderful entries last month and I want you to hop on your way to visit as many as you can!!

This month's challenge:

This month we decided to dedicate the Blog Hop to scallops!  We want to see your best use of scallops, of any sort, on a project!  This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops,  scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up! You can use dies, patterned scissors or even circle punches in a row to achieve your special look.

My card:

My scallops include the Doily Details Die, Medium Scallop die, and the scalloped wings of the butterfly from Love Lives Here stamp set.  I am beginning to have fun layering with all these dies now that I have my doily dies!!!  LOVE them!  :)

My fun color combo comes to you from Heather's new challenge:  Totally Hues.  Take a peek at these yummy colors!

{Best Wishes}
All products PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Giga Guidelines, Love Lives Here, Mat Stack 2 Collection
Paper:  Guidelines Cardstock, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, Oasis Green (Versamagic), Raspberry Fizz
Misc:  Mat Stack 4 Die, Doily Details Collection Dies, Love Lives Here Dies, Medium Scallop Die, Pink Rhinestones, Raspberry Fizz Saddlestitch Ribbon, Foam Tape

OTWC #47

Another week, another color challenge over at Off The Wall Craftiness!!  This week is another monochromatic challenge using PURPLES!!  Check it out.

I had a little fun with this week's card......kinda "punny"!!  :)

This card was made using Spring Silhouettes and Simply Silhouettes stamp sets from Wilson Designs.  These sets are my favorites released thus far.  I am sending this card over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog for their challenge this week to use die shapes!

This week's sponsor is iCopic and there is a sweet prize up for grabs so go get your PURPLE on!!  Remember if you use Wilson Designs stamps, make sure you leave a comment for Kim as you will get an extra chance at the prize this week!
{Happy Couple}
Stamps:  Simply Silhouettes and Spring Silhouettes (Wilson Designs)
Paper:  Plum Pudding (PTI), Pale Plum (SU), Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink:  Plum Pudding (PTI), Violete Palette
Misc:  Doily Detail Dies (PTI), Paper Rose (Recollections by Michaels), Double Ended Banner Die (PTI), Labels 8 Nesties (Spellbinders), Tin Types IP (PTI), Pearls (Michaels), Seam Binding (Prairie Bird Boutiques on Etsy)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More MIM #3 cards...........

Just another sampling of cards using the Card Patterns sketch and Make it Monday challenge from PTI to use Scor-Tape with glitter!

This card uses Sign Language stamp set from PTI.

The last card uses a stamp set from iCling by Studio G paired with a sentiment from Communique Sentiments.

I know exactly who this is going to next week!  I think this will be just perfect for my brother.

Let me know what you think!  Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It all started with........

It all started with THIS card by Lindsay.  I loved her use of argyle and the layout.  I needed a masculine Birthday card.

My card:

I didn't want to totally CASE her I changed it up with a different focal point shape and sentiment.

So from there, I made more of them.  :)

This time I paired up the fantastic sketch from Card Patterns this week with the new Make it Monday challenge from PTI:  Glittered strips with Scor-tape.  I sure hope the person receiving this card, likes it! :)

Here's the sketch:

I'll be back later in the week with the others I made!

Friday, February 18, 2011

OTWC #46

Are you ready for another Off The Wall Craftiness challenge?  This week's inspiration photo is bright and fun!  We also have a very special sponsor this week too.......Nikki Sivils!  We were given some goodies from them to design with this week for our challenge!

My stamp set:  Will He B the 1

The inspiration photo: 

My card:

Let's go see what you can come up with this week!  There is a great prize up for grabs to a lucky participant!  Remember the sponsor is Nikki Sivils.

{Happy Anniversary}
Stamps:  Will He B the 1 (Nikki Sivils)
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy (all PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, True Black (all PTI)
Misc:  Filigree Embossing Powder (PTI), Stamp border punch (EK Success), Foam Tape, Red Gems

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #32

Today it's my turn to host the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge!  I am SOO ready for spring so what better for a challenge than a SPRING theme using FLOWERS.  I wanted to focus on embossing for my card challenge today......I don't do this enough but it has just beautiful results.

My cluster of flowers was created using the masking technique along with heat embossing.  I also challenged myself to use this birthday set that had yet to see ink!

My card uses the colors from this week's CR84FN challenge.......beautiful spring colors!

I'd love for you to play along with my challenge!  Check it out over at the Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge Blog found HERE.  Have a wonderful day!

{Happy Birthday}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  In Bloom, Big Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss, Teal (DCWV)
Ink:  Versamark, True Black
Misc:  White Filigree Embossing Powder, Harvest Gold Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Pearls (M's), Corner Rounder (CM)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Curtain Call Act {69}

On Sunday I JUST needed to work on my kid's Valentines and make my daughter's friend Valentines but when I saw this week's Curtain Call inspiration photo/colors, I just HAD to make one more Valentine!  Besides, Laurie, one of my best stamping friends is the Guest Designer this month. 

I am having a lot of fun mixing and matching different elements and layers.....not sure if it's vintagy or not but I like it!  This one uses Heart Prints stamped in 2 different red inks.......Pure Poppy and Ruby Red (SU). 

I used my Top Note die for the center piece and it was made using the letterpress technique and Dark Chocolate ink.  (My friend Laurie does this all the time with the IP's from PTI)  I think the hardest part of this challenge was to use both vanilla and white so I layered my red piece on white cardstock and added a white seam binding bow with a white stick pin.  You don't know how much I wanted to use more of my distress inks on these!  :)

This past week has been soo busy with releases for WD and then the PTI Anniversary week with challenges galore, I may step back and slow down but we'll see!  Have a great day!
{Cherish, Hugs & Kisses)
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Heart Prints
Paper:  Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White, Kraft, Rustic Cream
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Ruby Red (SU), Frayed Burlap and Fired Brick Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Misc:  Music IP, Top Note Die (SU), White Seam Binding (Prairie Bird Boutiques), Pure Poppy Button, Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Heart Punch (EK Success), Limitless Layers Dies, Corner Chomper, Stick Pins (Little Yellow Bicycle), Foam Tape

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Treats!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Mine was spent so far going between 2 school parties but it was enjoyable!  I wanted to share my daughter's Valentines that we made yesterday.  Now I can't take credit for these as I found the idea for them on Maureen Merritt's blog here.  Ours didn't turn out professional because as much as I wanted to help Payton do these, she did all the stamping, the glueing on of the hearts, and the die-cuting.  It was so much fun to hear her say, "I can't believe I get to use your Big Machine."  (Big Shot)  :)  Anyway, here they are with all their ink smudges and double stamped sentiments!  Thanks to Maureen for posting her adorable project!

If you have a Top Note die, some pattern paper, heart punch, scor-tape, hole punch, and some ribbon/twine.....YOU can make these super quick!  We added in some mini Kit Kat bars......they fit perfectly. 

I forgot to take a picture of the backs but they are stamped with the To: and From: that is included with the Tiny Treats stamp set.  She wrote her name on all of them and she kept saying, "There are so many!"  :)
I wouldn't give up this moment for anything!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

When I started off making my kids mini Valentine's yesterday, it was just that......their Valentine's.  Well, I liked the design so much, that I decided to make a couple more!  So sit back and enjoy (there are several photos)!! 
My kids' valentines:

I started with the Spiral Notebook Page die from PTI and die cut a folded piece of white cardstock.  When it comes out of the die, it looks like this!  Too cute!  I pulled out my Tiny Treats Valentine for my images. 

A teacher card:

And finally a card for the DeNami Button Challenge and the Product Challenge:  Twine!  Ok, who doesn't like twine?  And seriously, this is the best twine out there.  Period.

And lastly, a photo of all these tiny notebook cards in a row. sweet!

This week's challenge over at Wee Memories is Live, Laugh, I thought I'd send these in for their challenge!

That's all for this post but I'll be back with another one or two later today!  Gotta get those Valentines posted!

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