Friday, November 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop-November 2016

PTI inspiration photo
Here is my card picking up the colors and shine from the inspiration picture.
I wish the colors came out better, they are brighter IRL. 
Used my PTI Butterfly Cover Plate die cut twice and left a little lime green shadow under the glittery turquoise c/s. I also cut out the center butterfly so I could add my silver embossed sentiment in the middle of my Polka Dot embossed card base.  The pink glitter down the side is Deco Tape from Michael's

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 I had to go with a Birthday card for my Granddaughter who turns 14 ~ #what! ~ on December 28th.  
We always have separate Christmas and Birthday celebrations for Megan, but there is nothing wrong with a little holiday sparkle, right?

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Create Along with PTI-November 2016

"Create Along With Us" challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select something one of the amazing Design Team members has created during the November Release that inspired you.  Then we can create our own version of their, eh? 
It's really hard to choose just one card, but Betsy's sweet birthday card is the one I tried to CASE:

Here is my card, using the PTI Birthday Trio and Cake Plates dies~

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Creative With Stamps

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

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  November to enter our Challenge #8, 
so post your stamped art to win some fun prizes. :-)

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This pretty-in-pink flamingo is one of my favorite bird stamps. 
I love to send this Tropical image to friends and family members up North  ;-)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

MIM #267

Assembly Line Card-Making

Laurie is up this week on MIM sharing some tips for whipping up lots of cards for Christmas or any other occasion, assembly line style.  Check her video HERE.

Okay, I have to admit, this is a new-for-me concept.  I tend to re-invent the wheel each time I make a card, which is totally crazy especially after a card is finished and mailed off, I think 
"Wow, I shoulda~woulda~coulda made a few of that one!" 

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I don't have those totally adorable little mice stamps/dies yet, but they are definitely on my Wish List for the next order :o)

Had to go with glittery red Song Birds and different colored green leaves with white berry die cuts. The bird is sitting on a silver glitter tape at the bottom.  I planned on using the wood grain embossing folder on all, but tried a Pine Branch and Swiss Dot EF  on a couple and thought they made a pretty background plus a little bit of a difference on each card~~so, not quite re-inventing the wheel on these ;-)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

MIM #266


That's a Wrap


Lexi Daly is up on MIM this week with a fun idea to design your own wrapping paper with stamps you have in your collection.
You get to decide on colors and images to create beautifully wrapped little packages. Check out her video HERE

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I downloaded Lexi's templates to stamp my images in a diagonal fashion, which started out somewhat of an organized design, but ended up kinda random with the three Song Bird stamps :-)
I wrapped the paper around a wood stamp I am giving to my crafty friend as part of her Birthday gift next week then realized you could not see the full paper creation, so unwrapped it and took this picture.  I normally use gift bags and wrap individual gifts inside with different colored tissue paper, but thought this idea was cute. Thank you, Lexi!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Creative With Stamps

On the first day of each month, there is a new challenge posted from "Creative With Stamps"
The month of November you are challenged to create a card using a Bird stamp.

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 sponsors 
Eureka Stamps and Stamplorations  :-)

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LOVE this TimHoltz stamp set "Bird Talk". It has such fun images and dies and even includes an embossing folder (not used here). 
I mixed together White acrylic paint and Turquoise blue re-inker then painted it on Watercolor paper as my sky background.  
Those sparkly clouds are dies from Paper Smooches.
Sentiment die is from Die'sire 
The flower branch is from PTI's Spring Woods stamp/die set.