Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIM #272


Masked Heart Wreaths

I just love listening to Melissa Philips. She is such a sweet person and creates the loveliest cards.  So with Valentine's Day approaching, I had to join in with this week's MIM as she shares tips for making masked heart wreaths.  Check out her video HERE.


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My Card ~ 

Stamps: PTI, Beautiful Butterflies: Spiral Bouquet; Song Birds; Rosie Posie


Sunday, January 15, 2017

MIM #271



2016 A La Carte

This week Papertrey Ink has a fun MIM. There is a summary of all 34 videos posted in 2016, allowing you to take advantage of a technique or challenge you might have missed or did not get a chance to play along with and create a project using that tutorial. 

I chose Make It Monday #252: Shadowing with Copic Markers where Danielle showed us how to add a shadow effect to your die cuts with Copic Markers.

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My card~

PTI Dies:  CoverPlate-Butterfly; Swoosh-hello

I cut the cover plate in white and then in purple, then trimmed out 2 of the smaller butterflies keeping the larger one attached to the frame.  My shading on the butterfly was done with Spectrum Noir #HB1.  The 'hello' is die cut from purple glitter card stock and the gold sequins are from my stash.  All are adhered to an embossed white card panel then glued to a purple card base.

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for  
Creative With Stamps 
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our January challenge.

This is my card~ 
I picked up on the snow, glitter, trees, colors and the knit sweater with my embossed background.
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You can check out the lovely cards from my team mates and all of the wonderful entries from everyone so far  HERE.

You have until the end of  January to enter our Challenge #10, 
I'm making Thank You cards and Thinking of You cards for my family and friends up North, so this photo has provided the inspiration I need.  
Hope you will join in the challenge and also win some prizes from our fun Sponsor "Bugaboo Stamps"  :-)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps

Is anyone else surprised at how quickly 2016 whizzed on by?
Well, here we are on the first day of a new month in a new year and that means...there is a new challenge posted from "Creative With Stamps"

The month of January you are challenged to create a card using this photo of winter colors

You can head over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, HERE and check out what my fabulous Design Team members have created, then add your entry there for a chance to win some fun prizes from our awesome sponsor Bugaboo Stamps :-)

** Please read the Rules of this challenge to qualify for prizes **

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Monday, December 26, 2016

PTI Blog Hop

December 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

 It's time for the monthy blog hop over at PTI.  

This is the inspiration photo


My Card ~

I picked up the festive colors and stripes, polka dots and wood  in this pretty inspiration photo by using my Butterfly Cover Plate, Swoosh "thanks" die cuts and wood veneer hearts :-)

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

MIM #270


Holiday Photo Cards


Ashley is featuring photo cards for this week's Make It Monday challenge,we can use supplies we have to create any type of photo card!  Well, it is December 25th and I am finished sending out Christmas cards, but for my niece's birthday in January, I found a 32 year old school picture to make her a "Photo" B-Day card!  
I know she just cringes when she opens up these cards her Auntie Helen sends her, but I think it's adorable.  ;-p

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Sorry about the bad lighting on the card, it is 9:45 PM and I just forgot to take an outside pic earlier in the week!  

Friday, December 16, 2016

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Winter '16

Oh my goodness!  I love my Mini Misti that I won on Amy's Birthday Week!  Thank you so very much Amy Tsuruta! 💖

I had to use it on this card AFTER I colored in, paper pieced and lined up the frame, so if I messed up the sentiment, it would have been a disaster!  

I also plan to use it to get out the 100's of Christmas cards that I am so very far behind  making and hope it speeds up my process a bit. 😏
I have sooooo many more Coffee Tea and Cocoa themed card ideas floating around in my head, but really can't get to them with every thing else I have to do ~ same as I am sure is the case this time of year for so many of you!  Wish December was 60 days long, but, alas it is not so making this my last Winter CLBH entry.
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Thank you AMY for your very hard work ~ Thank you to the awesome Super Sponsors ~ Thanks to all of you fabulous peeps for your visits to my Blog and your very sweet comments through this amazing, inspirational and fun hop!   💗