Thursday, May 25, 2017

MIM #285

 MAKE IT MONDAY

 Felt Flowers 

 

This week Monday means it's time for another fun tutorial and challenge over at Papertrey Ink from one of the very talented Design Team members!  Lizzie's is sharing her tips for creating felt flowers.  See her video HERE.
I've got lots of felt and some flower dies that may work, so I am going to give this challenge a try.  Although, I don't think I would use this embellishment on many of my cards, unless I use a padded envie or a box...the majority of my cards are mailed out of state. 

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My Card~

PTI Stamper's Select White  CS and Swoosh Die

Embossing Folder (base card) from Spellbinders

Circle Die from Nestabilities
Paper Pennant from Crafter's Square
Felt, Button and Blingy Flower center from my stash

PTI Blog Hop-May 2017




It's time for the PTI May 2017 Blog Hop and here is the inspirational photo you can jump start your mojo with, 
   then go HERE and post your card to the challenge :-)

 My Card~
 Stamps/Dies:  PTI Song Bird, Peonies on Parade, Sugar Loaf (sentiment)
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Inks  
CardStock:  110# Cream, Pink Buttons from Recollections
Embossing Folder: Sizzix 


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Create Along with PTI - May 2017

"Create Along With Us" challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select a card  one of the amazing DT Members has created during the May Release that inspired you.  We can then create our own version of their project...so awesome!
It's a fabulous opportunity to CASE something made by one of these talented ladies! πŸ’“

I really liked the colors (kraft, pinks and greens) and the beautiful design of Heather's card which you can see HERE


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My Card ~ 
Stamps/Dies:  PTI Peonies on Parade, Tulip Time
Inks: Brown, Pale pink on leaves and flower outlines;
Copics R85, RV04,  RV21;  Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen
Cardstock:  Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Vellum, paint chips for leaves
Other:  Cuttlebug EF-Swiss Dot; green sequins; paper pennant die cut (pink); Spellbinders Nestabilities circle




Monday, May 15, 2017

Creative With Stamps

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


                             (using Sponsor's image:  Magnolia Branch)
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My Card ~
This Magnolia flower is one of the beautiful digital stamps from the awesome "Pattie's Creations Digital Images", one of our fabulous sponsors.  
I fussy cut the image, colored in the flowers/leaves with Copic markers and added touches of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.
The Pink 'n White stripe tag is from Paper Eskimo, the embossing folder is Sizzix and the thank you stamp is from a clear set by Heidi Swapp. 


You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.

You have until the end of May  to enter our Challenge #14.

Hope you will join in the challenge and be eligible to win some prizes from our fun Sponsors.  Just be sure to read through the few  "Rules" and have FUN!   :-)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

MIM #284

 MAKE IT MONDAY

 Background stamping with Sentiment Stamps

I am joining Melissa this week on MIM, as she shares her tips for background stamping with sentiment stamps. See her video and beautiful cards HERE.

 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

MIM #283

 MAKE IT MONDAY

Watercolor wash backgrounds

This week, Laurie's up for the MIM challenge with her 
first video which you can check out HERE.  She's sharing some tips for creating a watercolor wash background and it looks like a fun technique I will use again and again.

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I liked Laurie's second card so much, I tried to  create something pretty close to it   ;-) 

Stamps/Dies:  PTI Peonies on Parade, Song Birds, Swoosh
Cardstock:  PTI Stamper's Select White, 140# Watercolor paper, Navy panel by Recollections
Paints:  Water-color paint is from Michael's
Acrylic paint splatters are Navy and White from Craftsmart
 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps







Well, Here we are on May 1st and you know that one of the happy things that happens on the first of each month is there is a new challenge at Creative With Stamps.  This month is easy peasy ~ every stamper has at least one flower stamp ;-) 
Have some fun and join us by creating and posting your cards.  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! 
NOTE:  CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidlines", but please read and follow the few we have to be eligible to win. 



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My card front is embossed with a new die cover plate I just purchased from Little B.  It has a window die cut and a pretty butterfly.  I put a panel of greet polka dot pattern paper behind the butterfly and there is also a blank panel you can add a sentiment or stamp more images.  I added my 'hello' and some small pink flowers with yellow Stickles in the centers.  The Flower and Leaves in the corner are from PTI-Rosie Posie.  I popped them up on the bottom chevron embossed portion of the card front.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

MIM #282

MAKE IT MONDAY

Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds 

Betsy is up on MIM this week with what she calls an easy technique for creating pretty watercolor backgrounds using stencils.  Well, I think Betsy can make any thing she does seem effortless and easy, but I am going to give this a try anyway :-)

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I finally inked up my new "What The Doodle: Waves" stamp set 
and used the "Wood Grain" stencil for the watercolor background, I thought it could pass for water ;-)  
The grey base card is embossed with the Anchors embossing folder from Kaiser Craft which I received as a little gifty from a sweet friend. πŸ’“
Not entirely thrilled with the outcome, but ran out of time this week for posting a card. 
Anyone else out there think time is whizzing by waaaay too quickly?? 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop-April 2017

It's time for the PTI April 2017 Blog Hop and here is the inspirational photo you can jump start your mojo with,

             then go HERE and post your card to the challenge :-)

Here is the card I created using my Peonies On Parade and Song Bird Stamp/die sets. I colored the flowers with Copic Markers, added touches of clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers and popped them on the Embossed card base (Stamper's Select White) with double sided dimensional tape.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

MIM #281

  MAKE IT MONDAY

 Patterns Behind Die-cut Windows

 

Dawn is up this week with a MIM challenge to get you using patterns on your cards and doing a bit of die-cutting, too.  Check it out HERE.
I could watch video's by Dawn all day long, she is so talented, you can learn so many amazing craft techniques, color combinations, and beautiful design ideas that all come so naturally to this lovely lady! 

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I used my new Nesting stamps, coordinating dies and stencil for this "New Home" congrats card.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Create Along with PTI-April 2017

"Create Along With Us" challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select a card  one of the amazing DT Members has created during the April Release that inspired you.  We can then create our own version of their project...cool, eh? 
It's a fabulous opportunity to CASE something made by one of these talented ladies! πŸ’“


Dawn McVey's Card


My card ~ 
I was totally inspired by and  LOVE Dawn' s card 
and tried to CASE it with this one  😊 
* PTI's Butterfly Cover Plate 
* Peonies on Parade stamps/dies
* Stamper's Select White cardstock

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Creative With Stamps

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

My Card ~
This is vintage stamp from my wood block collection called Baby in Hat Box from Paper Inspirations.
I stamped in Sepia ink and just colored in the flowers with Copic markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.
The pattern paper (looks like wallpaper to me 😊) is from the Jack n' Jill paper stack collection by Prima Marketing.
The sheer pale pink ribbon is from Michael's.
 
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You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.

You have until the end of April  to enter our Challenge #13.

Hope you will join in the challenge and also win some prizes from our fun Sponsors "Bugaboo Stamps" and "Sunny Studio".

There are also a couple of extra prizes to be won in April:


2 Stencils from Monika 
(because April is my Birthday Month :))

and...



3 Digital Products from Lilian
(April is my birthday month, too!)

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

MIM #280

MAKE IT MONDAY
Stamping Outside of the Box

This week, Lexi is upon MIM with a simple challenge for us.  Check out her video HERE

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Instead of a box I stamped a circle 😏 to stamp outside of. 
I made a template circle (Spellbinders) then stamped the musical notes (Stampendous) background onto my Stamper's Select white card stock base.  PTI's SongBirds were die cut and popped onto the circle partially "outside the box".  The Hello sentiment  is also in and outside the box. 😊

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Fool's Day BooBoo


Adding a card to Darnell's AFDBB 2nd annual event.

When I originally created this card, the stamped images where on the white cs and looked like it needed a little sumpthin sumpthin.  So I decided to pull the top panel off (which was really stuck on the yellow cs with excellent double sided tape) and add the border punch on the bottom and re-glued it back together.  
I really thought it looked much better BUT noticed the ripped parts (circled) were now showing πŸ˜’  
Hoping the recipient of this thank you card will be distracted and bedazzled by the beautiful flowers they won't notice! 😎

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

NBUS Challenge #11




Joining in the fun at Darnell's Blog today.  It's always entertaining over there and today you get to poke fun at yourself for all of bloopers you create or you can use up some of your NBUS.  
You will surely catch an eyeful of inspiration there .

For her 2nd Annual April Fool's Day Challenge, she is asking us to share our boo-boos ~ it's all in fun, so dig 'em out of your recycle bin and post one or two ( may have a couple more :-)

You have the option to post cards with NBUS and/or do both. 
This is NBUS #11 Challenge.  I always need a little kick in the butt to chip away at my mountain, so this is the perfect time!

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 NBUS-card 1
* The Feather embossing folder and feather dies
* The white tack (round on one side snaps into square piece on the other) holding the feathers on the card front from Chatterbox 
* Sizzix Embellished Gifts the bird is perched on 
(cannot remember if I used these before 😏)

MIM #279

MAKE IT MONDAY
Curved Sentiments

This week, Ashley has a technique to bend your stamps on acrylic blocks to create curved sentiment designs on your projects, out of otherwise straight sentiments.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps


HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY CWS!!


Well, Here we are on April 1st and you know that one of the happy things that happens on the first of each month is there is a new challenge at Creative With Stamps.  

This month is a special event that we are celebrating 
 the Challenge Blog's First Anniversary!

So join in the fun by creating and posting your cards.  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 out awesome sponsors!   
AND hey hey hey.....
there may be some little extra Birthday-month giveaways too πŸ˜‰

 
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My card ~
the PTI 'Sweet Baby' giraffe is stamped on green card stock and the squiggle lines background stamp are inked on top then I cut it out, added the buttons and string around the neck to make him look like a pull toy😊
The 'baby' is a PTI word die and those tiny hearts were stamped on the argyle embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  The grass is a Martha Stewart punch and the wood veneer birds are from "Do it Yourself"

Friday, March 31, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring '17



When:     March 24 to March 31
Where:   HERE


Card 9 ~

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring '17



When:     March 24 to March 31
Where:   HERE

Card 8~
 
Another card with the oh so cute Bunny Latte, a free digi from super sponsor Craftin Desert Divas πŸ’—


The little envie and note were included in a blog candy win from the CLBH-Summer 2016~Thank you Sylvia Nelson! 😊

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017




When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE


  Card ~ 7

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 This cute Bunny Latte is a  digi is from Craftin Desert Divas that I colored in with alcohol markers and fussy cut. The glittery flower base panel on my card is from 'Citrus Stack' by DCWV. The  yellow swiss dot embossed card is by Bazzil and the doily is from my stash ;-)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017







When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE

Card ~ 6
I am trying not to keep you very long from hopping around the CLBH, so these posts are going to be short and sweet.  If you have any questions about my cards or products I used, please leave a message in the comments or email me.  😊

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017



When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE

Card  5 ~
This card  is going off to a dear friend up North who I miss going shopping with and stopping for coffee.  
The stamp is a sweet image called Coffee Break by Lili of the Valley.
 
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

MIM #278

Make It Monday 

 Window Chipboard Sentiments

 

This week it is Stephanie's first MIM video. It's a new feature and she's got a really fun challenge for us to try out! 

Check it out HERE.

This is the note card I made.  The 'hello' die is fairly big, so it works well for this technique. The smaller dies I tried ~ not so much  ;-)


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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017






When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE



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Card 4 ~

Inked up some Springy colors onto the coffee cup an saucer from Sugar Pea's Coffee Break stamp set which I won from the Spring 2016 CLBH ~love this fun set~ Thank you Kimberly Weiner😊

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop-March 2017



March 25th is the date for the  PTI Blog Hop.  
Check out the beautiful inspiration photo HERE


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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017


When:   March 24 to March 31 HERE


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Card 3 ~
I just had to use the lovely FREE digi  image again from the  very talented and sweet Jessica Lynn!  
The color combinations and designs are endless 😁