Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

I forgot all about the blog hop today because I babysat and didn't even realize it was the 25th until about an hour ago but I didn't want to miss out on this!

Here is the inspiration photo and I love it!
August Blog Hop
photograph from VSCO

It's just so soothing to me. Anyway here is my card which I will also enter into
this week's Make It Monday# 258:Cover Plate Tags.

SUPPLIES: PTI cs in smoky shadow, soft stone and stampers select white
Heart cover plate, tag die.
Simon Says Stamp: Sending happy thoughts. That's all for now.

Have fun hopping along today!!

Monday, July 25, 2016

SAF 2016: Color Blocking

First of all, I was not the least bit excited about this challenge.  I wasn't sure about the look
and I am not really into fussy cutting those masks.  Andy Warhol inspired Lexi and she did a fabulous
job on her card found here. Thanks for all the tips and tricks Lexi! They sure helped!!
I, on the other hand, need practice and more patience! For my first, not too bad but I do need practice.

So, here goes:

I snuck in some Pure Poppy ink and PTI Stampers Select White but all the other colors were 
various other inks to match the Buffalo colors I wanted to go with.  I think with some more
practice, it might be a card I would do again, love the idea. Thanks for stopping! I got the stamp set at my local store, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

It didn't hit me until about an hour ago that today was the blog hop over at PTI. I didn't want to miss it because I remembered I loved the colors in the inspiration photo below:
Blog Hop Inspiration
I picked up on the rug design and the colors also but kept it clean and simple.

Here it is:
PTI CS and ink, quatrefoil die. Hero Arts thanks die.  

Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016: Farewell

I know I say this every year but I can't believe it's over! Another year gone and I haven't missed one yet. This is something I really look forward to for some crafty ME time and it goes by way too fast.

Anyway, I had my daughter take a picture of me since I was solo today with my favorite cards.

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did today. I saved a couple of cards to do tomorrow to stretch out the fun.  See ya then!


The talented Kay Miller gives us tips and tricks for this challenge to help us watercolor like a master!
This is a gorgeous inspiration piece!! Unfortunately, I didn't go this route.

Inspiration 3

I wanted to be different and do something other than flowers but I think I will opt for the 
flowers the next time around.
Here is my card:
I think that's about the end for tonight. I will do my color blocking card when I am a bit
more awake tomorrow. Good night for now.


Today Heather shows us how to do a cool dotting technique called pointillism.
 Very cool and fun too!

Here is the card that she did using this technique:
And this is what I came up with:

I really love the results and I decided to leave the sentiment off the front of the card. 
I'm not sure how much I would use this technique even though I love the results, 
seems like it took FOREVER!

All PTI inks were used, Pure Poppy CS, PTI Pierced Circles and the stamp is
 Mondo Magnolia by Ellen Hutson.
Thanks for stopping by!

SAF 2016: Mastering Drips & Splatters

Lizzie Jones does a great job with her tutorial today and shows us how to drip and splat!!
She gets her inspiration from Jackson Pollock, he was so fun to watch!
Here is the card she made:
Brighter Days Card 1
And here is mine:
My yellow paint really lightened up when it dried and I couldn't seem to get the
paint to splatter like I wanted it to when doing the bigger drops. All in all, I got another
birthday card ready for my birthday club!

Enjoy the rest of the evening!