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.

  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!
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!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge & Ribbon Storage

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Trying to get my craft room painted. Ceiling, trim and walls!  I am still looking for an area rug. I ripped up the old carpeting and the hard wood is in rough shape but for now I figured I would just cover it with an area rug.  I just can't seem to find what I want. I have scrolled through pages and pages on,  but when I find one I like, it's either out of stock or not the size I need.  So, I just have to wait I guess until the right thing comes along.

I will talk more about that at the end of this post with some pictures of my new ribbon storage for ALL the new ribbon I got from the PTI sale!!

 On to the Build a Birdhouse Challenge:

Papertrey Ink has been having Anniversary Challenges since the 5th and I have been
plugging away at them each day. I made my birdhouse last night but never linked it 
because I wanted to post it here on my blog as opposed  to Flickr where you can find 
my other pictures from the challenges.

After I cut the pattern out that Nichole provided, I stamped Polka Dot Basics with Versamark
and heat embossed it using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing Powder. That is one of my favorite powders for sure! I also took Nichole's advice and used the scalloped rectangle Spellbinders
die for the roof , I made the wood grain paper by using Elmer's glue and inking the paper after it 
dried. Then I cut it out with the scalloped rectangle die.

I  thought it came out cute! I used  Hawaiian Shores CS and it looks nice with the
freshly painted walls although you can't tell in these pictures. 
I am sad to see us at the end of the Anniversary festivities but I had a great time creating!

Here is my ribbon storage:
                           This cost under $18! Two bags of screws, L brackets and the piece of PVC
                         that is used for garage doors. The nice woman that helped me at Home Depot
                         even cut it for me in different lengths so it would fit between my shelf brackets!      
                    This is a closer shot so you can see what it looks like from underneath. The rubber
                            flap is just the right angle to hold the spools of ribbon on the "shelf".
Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

 It's the 25th again and time for the Papertrey Blog Hop
Here is the classy inspiration photo:

Feb Blog Hop Inspiration
I loved these colors and definitely not something I would normally reach for so I was surely
out of my box while creating. I found it strange not having any white space but in the end I did
like the results.

Have fun hopping along today. I will finally have some time to do this too!!
Thanks for all of you others out there playing along. You all inspire me so!

All supplies PTI except the Simon Says Stamp thanks die.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

I really wasn't planning on participating in this Hop today but I saw the challenge picture:

Blog Hop Inspiration

And I could not help myself. I didn't notice anyone that took inspiration from the adorable little cupcake with the cherry on top in the corner of the photo or at least directly stamping that cupcake. And that is because you were supposed to used bright flowers but I just had to do it this way and break the rules after seeing that doily and cupcake!

So here is my card:
I used PTI Parisian Doily and Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes. Very simple!
Thanks for looking!!

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!!