Thursday, May 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink May BLOG HOP Challenge

So, here it is again. May 25th, time for the PTI BLOG HOP.

Here is the inspiration photo:

Blog Hop Inspiration

It's a beauty, don't you think?
So, I began with Turning a new Leaf stamps and didn't like the outcome.

Ended up switching to a Simon Says Stamp Background stamp.  I did some ink
smooshing(with various distress inks) and spritzing with water and then stamping my background.
I do like the final outcome but after all that I ended up with just PTI Hawaiian Shores CS, so that's my one PTI product! I even tried a PTI sympathy stamp that ended up too big for the doily!

Here it is:

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Smile!

I am finally getting around to post this today. It has been a crazy week. I mainly wanted to participate in Make It Monday this week with Dawn. It was all about Patterns Behind Die-Cut Windows. I wanted to also use a stencil to fulfill another challenge over at AAA Cards.
 
  I began inking up my paper through a dotted stencil to make my pattern of dots and decided it would be cute to stamp little faces on some of them from Lawn Fawn's Love You Smore.  I then die cut my flower/sentiment window with Enclosed Flower from PTI in CS and Smokey Shadow Patterned Paper. Layered my cuts and adhered everything together after adding a bit of ribbon.

Hope you all like it. Hope everyone has a great week!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Make it Monday #280: Stamping Outside the Box

Another Make It Monday with all the girls over at Papertrey Ink. It's Lexi's turn this week and I've always loved her clean and simple style. She inspires me so!

I decided to go springy since I cannot wait any longer for some warm sunny days.
Here is my card:
PTI Supplies used: Bitty Bouquets, Monthly Moments:March, Sweet blush,summer sunrise, harvest gold, spring moss, spring rain and lavender moon inks. Avery Elle Pierced Rectangles. 
Versamark Dazzle and clear embossing powder(for the embossed flowers). 
Sorry about the dark photo. I am finally getting my craft room back in order so I will be getting my photo box back up with much better lighting! Thanks for stopping by!!

This card fulfills the:
PTI  Make It Monday Challenge, 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #279: CURVED SENTIMENTS

It's time for Make It Monday with Ashley this week as she gives us some tips on making curved sentiments out of straight sentiment stamps.

I really wanted to use the Enclosed Butterfly die because I had not broken it in yet.
I also wanted to put a little organic stitching in the background so I used my rotary cutter.
Sorry for the poor picture quality, the sun is long gone!


 I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
Things with Wings. Also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

SUPPLIES: Papertrey Ink CS, Enclosed Butterfly Die,
 Birthday Classics:Feb and April Stamps.
Distress Ink and rotary cutter.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink March blog Hop Challenge

It's the 25th everybody!!
 I think we all know what that means! 

The Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is today!

Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo below:

Victoria johnson 8

I broke out some of my new releases and went to work. 
 I had to use the new wood grain stencil, 
among a couple of the new stamp sets.

So, here is what I created:

If anyone has any tips on cleaning the metal stencil, 
let me know. I immediately put it in water
when I was finished with it but it seemed to still have a film of embossing paste on it. I even used a mild soap. Ended up scraping it off with my fingernails!  Anyway, thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies: Metal wood grain stencil, Courage and Kindness Stamp Set, Cutaway Tags: Spring 
Stamp Set, Floral Sketches Stamp Set, PTI CS and Inks, Embossing paste, Pretty Pink Posh
Scalloped Oval Frame. 

  That's about all. I am off to help with a
 working day at our church. 
Pulling up carpet or something along those lines.

 I hope to be back later to hop along and see 
what everyone else created for today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Make It Monday #278: Window Chipboard Sentiments

Congratulations to Stephanie for her first Make It Monday video released this week.  It was something I had never thought to do and I love the look.

 I decided to stick with flowers and I have been reaching for the One Big Happy stamp
 set for the past week so it was there staring at me on my desk begging me to give
 it some more love.  I also pulled out some Avery Elle pigment pads that I don't use too much to
 see if I wanted to pass them on to someone else. I am really trying to get rid
 of the stuff I don't use. Or at least relocate it for now.

I needed to make at least a couple Easter cards so I thought this was a good place to start.

SUPPLIES:
  PTI Limeaid Ice CS, One Big Happy Stamp Set, Birthday Classics:April Stamp Set
                    Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Frames, The Stamps of Life Blessings Die, Avery Elle
                    Pigment Ink Pads(various colors), Lace trim from Hobby Lobby.

Have a great week everyone, not sure what I'll do Sunday night now
 that I have already done the MIM this week!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge Day 5: Transformation

Here it is release day 5 and the last day of the 10th Anniversary Challenges over at Nichole's Blog.
So sad to see another party come to an end but on to another year of great products, lots of
inspiration from the Design Team and tons of fun! I hope they have at least another 10 years to come!
10-year-logo
On to the Transformation Challenge:  One of the cards I made for the Anniversary festivities,
I was not happy with at all. I felt like I pulled it out of a box of cards I made 10 years ago!
Here is that card:
So, I took the happy die cut that I cut from the paper and a smaller version of the stamp I used
from Embroidered Blooms, white CS and some of the same Distress Oxide Inks and started
again.  I do like the result much much better than the above card. So here it is:
After stamping I took a water brush and blurred the images a bit while mixing the colors.
Anyway, I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did these last 10 days!
Thanks for stopping by!