Friday, February 27, 2015

CAS Card Challenge

Happy Friday!! I'm back with a CAS card for AAA Cards.
Here is the challenge photo:

                                                Fun... right??  So, here is my card:

Any I have the perfect person to send this to!!

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Border Die, Color Bloom Spray in Gilded
Summer Sunrise CS(Papertrey Ink). Close to My Heart All Occassion Sentiment.

I am also entering this into Work it Wednesday


That's all for now!! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Well, the 25th came up really quick this month.  I just wish the snow would melt just as fast, no luck there!!  All the more reason to stay home and get crafty!! And today is the Papertrey Blog Hop.

                                                   So, the challenge photo is below.

I had the perfect paper in mind, a little distress ink and some fun. Here is what I came up with:

And a closer picture of the butterfly

I will also enter the following challenges: PTI:Make It Monday: #202:
 Anchoring with Border and Banner Dies
                                     Simon SaysAnything Goes  and
                                  Simon Says Stamp:  Monday Challenge: No Rules
                                                 Simon Monday Challenge Blog
PTI Supplies: Hibiscus,& Winter Wisteria CS, Bitty Box & Bitty Dot PP, WW:Additions, WW:
Thank you Die
Other Supplies: Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper, Ranger Distress Inks and Archival Ink in Jet Blk.
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Dragonfly, Simon Says Stamp: Tilted Banner Sayings,
Hero Arts: All Occassion Messages, Tim Holtz Butterfly Die, Misc paper scraps strewn upon my desk!

That's all for now! See you all later

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thanks- Simon Says Stamp

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
I wanted to play along this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
The challenge this week is "add a little texture".

I was quite anxious this week as I waited for my MISTI to arrive
from SSS.  I seriously thought my mail carrier decided to take it home 
and get all inky herself when it didn't show up as expected. I guess she
was instructed to stop delivering mail, as she was running late, and she never
 delivered any packages! Ugh! Do they have any idea what that does to us??

I received my MISTI the next day, thankfully.  So, anyway, I made this card,
to thank the fabulous people at Simon Says Stamp. They seem to be a
 wonderful group of people. I met a few them last
year at Simon Says Create.  So here is the card:

 I LOVE Simon!
 His crown is all glittered but I couldn't capture it.

I am also entering this in this weeks Make it Monday: Cover Plate
Stencils and embossing Paste over at Papertrey Ink.

PTI Supplies: Limitless Layers:Hearts and Stitched Hearts, Quatrefoil
Cover plate, Dearest Jane PP, Dark Chocolate & Rustic Cream CS, Vintage Cream ink. 

Simon Says Stamp Supplies:Stylish Simon Stamps & die,
 Banner Sayings & Folded Banner die.

Other Supplies: Ranger Texture Paste, Tim Holtz distress Ink in
 Vintage Photo, Antique linen & Old Paper, Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee,
Wendi Vecchi Translucent EP, Water brush, Glossy Accents and a Sharpie pen.

 Top Dog Dies: Photo Props and MISTI TOOL!  

Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Swim Shaker card

                           I decided to take part in Virginia's View Challenge #12: Shaker Cards

                                   for the first time.

I made a shaker ornament of sorts for some swim friends of my daughter's and wanted to give it on a card. So, here is the finished result:
It's inlaid and taped lightly so it can pop right off.

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Piece of Paradise. Where ever my paradise is, there is always water!!

Supplies: PTI: Shakers and Sprinkles, Hawaiian Shores CS and ink.
              Tim Holtz ink in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky. Water brush
              CTMH: Alphabet for "swim"
              The Stamps of Life: Love die
              Other: DCWV-glitter paper, bakers twine, Paper Studio Stitch border(waves)
                         Memento Bahama blue ink

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hey Chickie!!

So, I saw a card a while back made by Shari Carroll. I looked for it but could not find it, otherwise,
I'd link it up.  It was the inspiration for my card. I fell in love with these Chubby Chums by Paper Smooches and had to get them. I've got to get the dies next! I'm already tired of fussy cutting them!

Anyway, this card is for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "All Creatures Great and Small".   I usually don't mask things just because it's a longer process but always well worth it. I love to peel away the mask and see the fabulous outcome!  This little one even made me chuckle when I was done.  I just love this Chubby Chums set, they make me happy!!

Not sure why the glossy accents left bubbles-never had that happen before!

Supplies: Chubby Chums and Healthy Vibes by Paper Smooches, An assortment of Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Memento Ink, Papertrey Woodgrain Impression Plate(Note to self: put woodgrain stamp on wishlist!) Glossy Accents, Spectrun Noir markers.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Day 4: Build a Bouquet Challenge

Another Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge. We had to use more than one stamp set to create a bouquet. I'd say that mine is more a field of flowers!!

I hadn't planned this card out, it kind of came together as I went along. I used PTI's Butterfly Kisses, Garden Variety and Reasons To Smile.  A big assortment of PTI inks and a few die cut fences.

Have a great day!!

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Day 5: Spring into Action

For the day five challenge over at Papertrey Ink, we had to use a stamp set that had not been inked up yet. I just got the Layered Banner Banter Set and I needed to make a masculine birthday card so I figured I could make that work. I really love the banner. It's large enough that you can use it as the focal point and you don't really need to add anything else if you don't want.

So, here it is:
So, I think I have one more to do and I will have to find some other challenges to do to keep me busy! This has helped pass the time quite quickly today!!   See you real soon!


Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge Day 2: Maile Inspiration

I was quite excited to do this challenge for the Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Festivities. I am always inspired by Maile Belles. She is fabulous and definately clean and simple, just love her style!

So, I lifted this card and came up with this:

I am loving this Big Hugs Stamp Set!  Off to do a couple more challenges and I should be done for today. Thanks for stopping by today!


Papertrey Ink Anniversary Callenge Day 3: Bagged + Tagged

Papertrey Ink Anniversay Festivities: This is for Day 3. You can find all the challenges here.

So, I started this as a challenge for another day(ink a stamp that has not been previously inked) but it worked out perfect for the Bagged + Tagged Challenge so here it is:

I used my new Hey, Cupcake Stamp Set. Loved it. Fussy cut and all!   Off to do another card!

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge Day 7: Heavy Metal

We were challenged to use metallics and nuetrals today.  Here is a simple masculine birthday card. It seems that I am always in need of these on short notice and I never have enough in my stash!! You can find the challenge here!

Well, The happy is cut from a silver metallic paper and birthday is embossed in white. I can see now that they look just about the same! Too much light perhaps. Sorry.  Have a super day!!

PTI Supplies: One liners:Happy Die, Wonderful Words Additions Stamps. Smoky Shadow CS, Stampers Select White CS, Linen?Canvas Impression Plate.


Papertrrey Ink Anniversary Day 8 Challenge: Blue Ombre

I needed to get a little springy. The weather has not let up. Cold, snowy and for the most part very dreary here in Buffalo. No school for the kids today due to the negative temps and wind chill. I am staying put, that's for sure.

So, I decided to go very simple but cheery. Blue Ombre was the requirement for this challenge.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask!! Have a great day!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge: Day 1

Happy 8th Anniversary Papertrey Ink!! The first challenge I chose this color recipe:


And this sketch recipe:



Here is my card:

PTI Supplies used: Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado,Enchanted Evening and Stampers Select White CS. Scribble Circle Dies, Double ended Banner Die, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado ink. Big and Bold Wishes Stamps

Other Supplies: Avery Elle: Finished Frames, Simon Says Stamp:Stitched Rectangles, Paper Smooches:Chubby Chums, Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping!!

Pink and Red Valentine Card for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

So, I have decided to try and do a few more challenges this year. It's been a slow start but I have high hopes of getting into a nice routine. I love shopping at Simon Says Stamp, so...why not join in on the fun over there. There are soooooooo many different challenges to take part in every week! This card is for the Monday Challenge of Red and Pink.

And here is my Red and Pink card:

Supplies: PTI Raspberry Fizz patterned paper, Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy CS & Rasp. Fizz ink. Heart 2 Heart # 11 Stamp Set.
Other Supplies: Impression Obsession Love die, sequins, Bazzill "Just The Edge" Cardstock Strips, Heart tape from the $ store!

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Love card for any occassion.

I made this card with my DH in mind. One day, I will send it off to work with him hidden in his briefcase to find when he needs it most(I hope).
I am entering this in the Make It Monday #200: Layering Cover Plate Die Cuts over at Papertrey Ink.

I am also playing along over at AAA Cards: Game 32 LOVE LOVE LOVE. This is my first time entering a challenge there but I love the CAS look so I figured why not, right?
Here is the challenge picture:

And here is my card:

This also fits the bill over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge that you can find 
here. H is for.......hearts for me!

Supplies: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Rustic Cream and Autumn Rose CS. Heart Cover Plate.
Simon Says Stamp: Friendship Messages Ranger Archival ink.

That's all for now. Thanks for taking time to stop by...have a great week!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Make It Monday # 199: Confetti Garlands

So, Betsy showed us something this week that I have never tried. How to make confetti Garlands.
You can watch the video here. I thought it would look so cute on a wine bottle tag so that's what I made.

Supplies: PTI Leaf & Harvest Gold CS, Wine tag, Tiny Tags, star border and Tipped Tops Dies. Sequins,  Birthday Classics: March and April, Pretty Petals

Have a great week!!