Saturday, February 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop-Feb 2017

The PTI February Blog Hop inspiration photo is full of  rich, deep hues and pops of gold metallics.  I spy a couple of heirloom diamonds in here too.  The colors include pinks, purples, yellow, splashes of red and orange. We are challenged to create outside our comfort zone...I think this month mission accomplished 😏

 Blog Hop Inspiration photo
My Card~
Stamps: Peonies on Parade; Swoosh
Ink/Coloring:  Black embossing powder; Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers 
Card-stock: Grey, Black, Stamper's Select white; Gold Foil
Embellishments:  Diamond bling 😎
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebrating 2016



Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.

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 My Card ~
I had to create with Tulip Time and a Butterfly embossing folder split to show off the lovely sentiment.  I didn't CASE anyone, but there are some gorgeous Design Team/Customer cards that I am inspired by and definitely will  check them out at another time πŸ˜‰

I don't know about you, but I have added soooo many more stamps and dies to my Wish List from all trips back in time checking out all of the amazing sample and posted cards! πŸ’–

Go HERE to see the 2016 entries.

Celebrating 2015



Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.

 
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My Card ~ 

I thought I would CASE Laura Bassen this  time.  Her Sweet card features one of the five sets highlighted, Baker's Dozen.  That one is on my Wish List 😊   Check out Laura's card HERE.   
 I used my  Cake Plate and By The Numbers dies to create a fun birthday card for my Niece Olivia...can't believe she is 14 this year!πŸ’—

Celebrating 2014



Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.



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My Card~
I just had to make a card with my all time favorite stamp/die set for 2014......yup......Song Birds!
I tried to make the background with ink splats on glossy paper like Debbie Olson did HERE, but that failed miserably   :-(  
Sooooo, I went with a blue and green ink splatter instead.  I will definitely try Debbie's technique at another time, it really look cool.

Celebrating 2013


Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.


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My Card ~
I was inspired by Maile Belles card and tried to create this using her layout. You can check out her card HERE.
I veered off a tad, but in my mind, this is close ;-)  
I do like how it turned out.

Stamps~ Rosie Posie;  
Rosie Posie Step 2; Boutique Borders:Birthday which were released in 2013

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Celebrating 2012


Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.


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My Card ~
Nicole inspired this one.  Her beautiful card paired two stamp sets: Embroidered Blooms and the sentiment from With All My Heart from 2012 which you can see HERE.
I tried to CASE Nichol's lovely colors and created my card by inking up Beautiful Butterflies released this year.  The flourishes are from Embellishments.

Celebrating 2011



Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.

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My Card ~ 
Rosie Posie stamp sets and dies are the most used set I have from 2011. The background is a Cuttlebug EF "Script".   My card  was inspired by Dawn McVey ~ her beautiful card features  Background Basics: Newsprint and Fresh Bouquet stamp sets, I also CASE's her gorgeous color scheme :-)  You can see it HERE.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Celebrating 2010


Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.
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My card~
Once again my inspiration was drawn from Dawn McVey.  Her card was created using 'Take Three: Summer Stamp Set'.  
I don't have the featured sets from 2010, so I improvised using  'Embellishments' (a 2010 set I do own) as a border 
and 'Song Birds' to CASE the sweet birds and flowers.  
The embossing folder from Spellbinders was added as a  background for some texture.

Celebrating 2009

Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.

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My Card~
This inspiration came from Dawn McVey's sweet card for the 2009 post.  I don't have the featured stamp sets, but I do have the much loved and well-inked 'Fancy Flourishes' and 'Fall Elegance' sets.
The sentiment is from Spring Woods.  It's certainly helpful to have a few Sympathy cards on hand, because creating them at the time of need is often very difficult for most of us. 

Celebrating 2008

Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.

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My Card~

I was inspired by one of  Nicole's cards where she used one of the featured sets from 2008,  "Out On A Limb"
I don't have that set but stamped the limb, flowers, leaves and sentiment from Spring Woods for my version.

Celebrating 2007



Nicole's Challenge: 
The design team has shown us sample cards of Past and Present and now it's time for the Future of these sets, which is all up to YOU!  
 -Do you already own any of the five sets that were highlighted today? Time to dust it off and make an all new project using it!
-Don't own any of today's showcased sets? Draw inspiration from any of the projects highlighted in today's post and adapt a Papertrey set that you already own.

I own Spiral Bouquet which you can see is one of the "Past" featured cards on Nicole's Blog today~which you can see HERE.
WOW! What a great surprise and honor to see my card there πŸ’– 

No need to dust off this stamp set for a "Present" day card, it is still a favorite. 😊
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Creative With Stamps

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY


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


Here is my Valentine~
I loaded up the fun truck from Stampendous with presents and candy hearts and sent it off to a dear friend.  :-) 
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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  February to enter our Challenge #11, 

Hope you will join in the challenge and also win some prizes from our fun Sponsor "Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps".   :-)

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

MIM #275

MAKE IT MONDAY
Stamped Dangles

Amy is up this week and she is sharing with us how to enhance sentiments with stamped and doodled dangles.  
Check out the video HERE

I'm a first-time Doodled-Dangles stamper :-) but I think my card came out pretty well.  I will send it to a friend going through a rough patch right now and hope it cheers her up.

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Stamps used from:
Swoosh, Song Birds, Beautiful Butterflies, Sweet Baby and Embellishments

Card stock:
Stamper's Select white

Embellishments from my stash:
Pearls, Bling Heart, Uniball Vision Elite black pen


 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Celebrating Past, Present & Future



Celebrating the Past, Present and Future


The amazing Papertrey Ink design team has shared their favorite projects, we are asked to go through our photos and select the one Papertrey project that we are most proud of. 
I actually have a few cards that are favorites and I try to re-create them for various occasions using different color combinations, 
this one of them. 


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Big surprise here, the "Song Birds" are featured ;-)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

NBUS #10-Card 3

Here is my final card for NBUS #10.  

Thank you a million times, Darnell for putting together this wonderful event 10 times now! 

Also, a HUGE thank you for your fabulous blog posts, always inspirational and creative cards and for being such a beautiful friend to so many of us craftaholics!! 

Hope you are doing more better with each passing day and soon will be back to having fun in the Playhouse!

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NBUS used ~ 
Stamp/die truck and gifts from Stampendous 'Truck Tidings' set.
I bought this set at Michael's for Christmas and didn't use it for any cards...go figure!  
But, I thought it would make a fun Birthday card for my pre-teen grandson πŸ‘¦

NBUT (never before used technique) used ~
Fluffy-ish clouds in the sky~which I obviously need more practice on πŸ˜€ 



Congratulations on your 
5-year Blog Birthaversary 
and your 1000+ Followers, Darnell!  
Sending many 'thugs' your way πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

Friday, February 3, 2017

NBUS #10-Card 2

Here I am again with another card for NBUS #10.  I made this card for my BIL's Birthday.  He has a beautiful fish pond in his backyard with the largest Koi I've ever seen and since I like to make theme-related cards ~ this seems to work for him  πŸ‘¨ (yes, I know my fishies don't look like Koi).


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 NBUS used ~
* Hampton arts 'Celebrate' sentiment
* Hero Arts (crab) 
* Bubbles embossing folder from Crafter's Companion
*  Sparkly coral pieces that may have been Christmas decorations-?-  that in my mind look like coral under the sea πŸ˜‰

Thursday, February 2, 2017

MIM #274

MAKE IT MONDAY

Pattern Play With Die Cut Silhouettes

This week, Lexi is up with her take on mixing patterns on your die cuts!  Check out her video HERE

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I'm not 100% sure this came out as good as it could have and really looks too busy for me, but the Song Bird dies look pretty in any color or pattern (just sayin') ... so I'm posting my card.  😊

Truth be told,  I think the Beautiful Butterflies would have been a better choice for this technique and will give it try using them next time.

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

NBUS #10-card 1



So happy to hear Darnell's surgery went well and she is on the road to recovery!   Hope to see her back in the Playhouse soon.

This week starts NBUS #10 and I have a few stamps/dies/
inks/stencils/embossing powders/glitter/embossing folders...
Wait! What? This challenge is only a week long?  😁
I will try to chip away at my Mt NBUS even after this week, but I am so grateful to the wonderful Miss D for getting me started on my up hill (mountain) battle!

 
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NBUS used~
*Violets stamp by Hampton Art
*Martha Stewart fine embossing power
*Spellbinders Nestabilites "Labels Twenty-Three"-2 sizes to create 
  a frame


Creative With Stamps

Here we are on the first day of February and that means there is a new challenge posted on the Challenge Blog "Creative With Stamps".



For the month of February, the challenge is to use stamps for a ValentineπŸ’˜card.
So get those hearts, flowers, candy or whatever your embellishments are for those cards to be made and sent to all the special people in your life. 
Then head over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, HERE and check out what my fabulous Design Team members have created, add your entry there for a chance to win some fun prizes from our awesome sponsor:


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

 
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