Sunday, November 13, 2016

Make it Monday #267: Assembly Line Card-Making

Today I joined in on a Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink and Laurie gave us some tips
and tricks when making cards assembly line style.

 This was perfect for me today as I am still creating cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  The fabulous Jennifer McGuire is how I found out about this great card drive. Vera Yates started this 7 years ago and it has grown bigger and bigger every year. They collected over 22,000 cards last year for the elderly that live in nursing homes! My own goal this year is to do more than 100. I am well on my way but the dead line is fast approaching.

Laurie is on the same page that I am on as far as wanting everything cut, organized and ready to go.
This makes the process so much easier. I cut first, stamp and then assemble. I used a variety of stamps and dies that you see here but particularly Tremendous Treats:Christmas by Papertrey Ink , Pretty Patches:Tree by WPlus9 and Calendar Critters by Taylored Expressions. Paper is by Stampin' Up!

And here they are:
I still need to finish stamping envelopes and get them ready to ship by this weekend.
You can find all the info on the card drive here!

Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Challenge

Another Blog Hop today with Papertrey Ink. Autumn is what it's all about! Check out this inspiration photo below, I love it!
I took inspiration mostly from the colors and I used distress ink spritzed with some
water before stamping.  I used PTI: Keep It Simple- Frames Die and Birthday Classics
Stamps.  Hope you all enjoy the hop!

Thanks for hopping by today!!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Make It Monday #262:Pumpkin Stamps 3 Ways

I thought this would be a fun challenge to participate in especially with the fall season upon us now.
So, Ashley challenged us to use our pumpkin stamps in three different ways. Fine with me, it's all about getting the most out of our stamps, right?

I don't have that many pumpkins but I do have the PTI set Fall Elegance so I used the pumpkins in that set. I did three different tags and here they are:
If you look closely you can see the pattern of the pumpkin stamps in the eyes, nose and mouth of the Jack-o-lantern. I thought it came out pretty cool. The second tag I just stamped around the edge to frame the tag and the last one was quite traditional. All kinds of fun, hope you enjoyed! Any questions, leave me a comment! Thanks so much!!

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!