Sunday, December 9, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #27


I am joining Melissa Phillips as she shares a transformation using a card that she really loves and recreates it using different images and colors.
You can see Melissa's beautiful cards transformed HERE.

OLD Card:

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NEW Card:

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I made a few of this same design back when I made the "OLD Card" last year and changed up the base card, bird background color C/S, added different sentiments and put flowers or leaves instead of the fluffy clouds on a couple...this Transformation ended
up to be another mailable Christmas card. 😊

Saturday, December 8, 2018

MIM #344

Deck Your Dies

I am joining this week's Make It Monday with Melissa Phillips as she demonstrates fun ways to deck out and dress up your dies.  You can cut them from glitter, corrugated cardstock, patterned paper, embellish them with felt holly leaves, flowers, gems, stack stamped and die cut images on top of the die or hang them beneath. 
See Melissa's beautiful card HERE.
I really should have re-read this post a second time, but started the card early in the week and just finished it to post ~ not quite sure it's exactly what it should be for the challenge, but I like it and it's going in the pile of finished Christmas cards!  😊

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog hop-Fall+Winter 2018

Yay!  The first day of the  
has arrived!  Amy Tsuruta and her merry band of Coffee Lovers has graciously decided to host another hop.  They changed from quarterly to semi-annual this year and I am happy that gives these amazing ladies a bit of a break from all of the hard work and time it takes to put these events together.  
A huge thank you to the 87 (WOWZA) Super Sponsors who are generously giving away some amazing prizes also!

This has to be one of my favorite Blog Hops for fabulous inspiration from everyone around the globe participating πŸ˜€

Day 1 - Card 1
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Creative With Stamps

WOW! only 25 days til Christmas😡.  
Can you believe it is December 1st already?  Anyone else wonder where this year has gone?
Well, there is one fun thing that happens on the 1st of each new month as the year just zips on by ~ Creative With Stamps has a new challenge for you. This month we are looking for Santa or Gifts on your cards or Holiday projects.

My Card ~ 

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You can enter up to three of  your card creations to be posted on our Challenge Blog HERE.  There are only a few 'guidelines' to follow to win some awesome prizes, so be sure to take a look.  While you are there, please check out the card creations from my very talented Team Mates and leave them some blog-love πŸ’•

Thursday, November 29, 2018

MIM #305 Revisited

#305 REVISITED: Love of Layers

I just had to join Laurie on the MIM revisit as she  shows us how to use layers in many different ways on our projects.  You can watch her video and see the beautiful card she created HERE.

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List of products~

Cardstock: PTI-Stampers' Select White, True Black, Reflections-Aqua, Cranberry, Moss
Dies: PTI-Shape Shifters:Oval 3, Spellbinders-ferns+berries, Little B-Trees, Nestabilities-Labels
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Snowflakes
Embellies:  on the tree:Pearl White ink, Liquitex Glass Beads, Stickles White,  bling, bow from my stash

Monday, November 26, 2018

Transformation Tuesday Challenge #25


I am joining Lexi Daly as she shows us how to transform a 3D tag into an ornament!  I did not make an ornament, but I transformed a Christmas card that could be used to decorate a fireplace mantel πŸ˜‰
You can see Lexi's transformation HERE.

NEW Card ~

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OLD card ~
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Sorry for the inside photos, will edit this post in the AM when I can take photos in the daylight.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

MIM #343



Masking and Ink Sponging 


Oh my, Betsy Veldman is up on MIM this week and she is demonstrating a technique she has used on a few cards recently that combines masking and ink sponging to create gorgeous layered backgrounds!  Check out her video and amazing card HERE.


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I really like this new-to-me technique and will definitely try it again cause I am not so sure I did it right this first timeπŸ˜ƒ.  

I cut several Beautiful Butterflies out of Post It note paper that is all sticky on the back in different colors and used pale pink, pearlescent orange and hot pink inks to sponge over my masked butterflies.  Say It Simply: Lovely Birthday was die cut out of Cranberry card-stock and adhered to the card.  Those heart shaped bling are from The Dollar Tree. πŸ’“