Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Creative With Stamps

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

Here is my  Easter card~
I stamped the cute little bunnies twice in a patch of grass, which I also stamped with a background leafy stamp to make patterned paper  then used my Martha Stewart 'Grass" border punch.  :-) 

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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  March to enter our Challenge #12, 

Hope you will join in the challenge and also win some prizes from our fun Sponsor "EyeConnect Crafts"   :-)

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PTI March Release-Day 5

The Challenge today ~ Day 5 ~ 
Transform a card you are not happy with into something beautiful. We all have those projects that don't quite turn out like we pictured it.  Apply the tips you have learned this week to one of your rejects. 

My card is a remake for the PTI Multiples Challenge.  
Sorry for the night time inside photos and for the color distortion.  
My re-do card is on pale orchid cardstock base.  :-(
The original-attempt card was tossed in my recycle bin ~ enuf said!
This card was in my recycle bin
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PTI March Release-Day 4

Day 4 of the March Release brings us one of the most magical things about spring ~ the return of the birds! Nichole has created a  template for making a very sweet little bird house, so that we can assemble and alter the bird house to make it our own.

The Challenge ~ Build a Bird House
 Create and decorate a bird house using the provided template.

My Card ~
I made the birdhouse out of white cardstock, the roof was embossed with a woodgrain EF on Kraft c/s.  
Had to cut down the Picket Fence die to fit in front of the birdhouse.  
Leaves and Birds are from Song Birds set.
Flowers are cut from a Darice border die.
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PTI March Release-Day 3

Day 3 of the March Release brings us lots of Springtime flowers. 

The Challenge-Favorite Florals ~
Dig out your very favorite floral set and create an all new project! Use a fresh spring color scheme, maybe inspired by one of today's projects. Create a true spring masterpiece putting your favorite floral set to work!
I don't have to dig too deep~all of my Flowering stamp sets
 are on my desk top 😊 

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My Card ~
Stamps/Dies:  Peonies on Parade.  
Patterned Paper:  Recollections 6X6 pad of Christmas papers
I just bought a set of Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pens and had to use them on these flowers.  The glitter is amazing IRL, wish I could have captured it on the photo. 

This card took way longer than I thought (in my mind) that it should have :-{  But, I am happy with how it turned out.


Monday, March 13, 2017

PTI March Release-Day 2

Day 2 of the March Release brings us the new Multiply dies.  These small shapes will create some fun card making!

The Challenge ~ Multiply
Create a new project that incorporates multiples of a single shape, stamped or die-cut.  Find some kind of shape, large or small to repeat on a project.  Play with arrangements and color combinations. Be sure to use a minimum of three repeating shapes remembering an odd number of them for best visual appeal.  

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My Card ~
The dies are all from Song Birds.  My multiples are one of the flowers in this set.  I tried to copy the colors on the bird as closely as I could to create the 5 flowers on the bottom.
This Congrats card is going to my cousin who just bought a new home :-)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

MIM #277


Nail Polish Marbling

This week, Lizzie is up with her take on using nail polish for marbled backgrounds.  Check it out HERE.

Okay, this was a tad messy, I don't have many nail polishes in my cosmetic collection (usually get a French Manicure) but I had a red, bright pink and a pale pink which evedently has sparkly bits in it~BONUS for this technique πŸ˜‰
I am not crazy about my card, but I can't pass up a MIM Challenge now, can I?

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary-Day 4

March 8th brings Heather Nichols in the new monthly Traveler's Journal feature. You can see her amazing Journal designs HERE.

The Challenge-Photo Finish ~ 
Incorporate a photo into a project. You can create a personalized birthday card, a special keepsake for an upcoming graduate, a greeting for a friend that shares a special photo of the two of you together, or maybe a Traveler's Journal page of your own, scrapbook layout, altered home decor or anything else you dream up.
This was the perfect opportunity to make a Sweet Sixteen birthday card for my *great niece, Ava.  she is 6 year's old in the photo I have on the front.  
  * great or grand neice?    PotAto    PotAHto πŸ˜€

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PTI 10th Anniversary-Day 3

March 7th  informs us of a new Monthly Planner feature from Lexi Daly, replacing the Moments Inked newsletter. See her cute Planner page designs HERE.

The PTI Challenge-Altered Envelope~ 
Our challenge is to create a new card for someone in your life who could use a little cheering up this week. While your supplies are out, put as much time into the envelope as you do the card. You can create your own envelope, paint it, ink it, stamp it, brayer it, color it, doodle on it...whatever you are inspired to do. 
Sounds like a good idea to me, cause it will go right in the mail today! 😊

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary-Day 2

March 6th brings us Rebecca Luminarias, Papertrey Ink's Packaging Designer extraordinaire😊

The Challenge:
Rebecca has shared an amazing amount of eye candy today! Now it is our chance to put our packaging skills to use! Look at all of her packaging ideas HERE and pick a few details that really appeal to you. 

My Project~
I made a Thank You card and  pillow box for a gift card I am giving to young lady who helped me figure out a cell phone problem my oh-so-not-techy-self  was having today 😟
The stamps are "Spiral Bouquet", sentiment is a "Swoosh" die.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary-Day 1

Today begins the celebration of ten years in this wonderful crafting world for Papertrey Ink.

Happy Anniversary to you and the amazing design team of the past and present!  This is such  an incredible milestone  and PTI is celebrating big time with ten days of festivities as they countdown to the March release.

March 5th brings us a special stitching die feature from Lizzie Jones, which you can see HERE.

The Challenge:
Lizzie has shared some amazing stitching projects, both old and new.  Use that inspiration to create your own project.  You can create a felt project, or a paper creation, no stitching required, you can add stitching if you wish. Take a look at the colors, the way things are laid out, and the repeating patterns. 
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My Card ~
Die cut PTI's Beautiful Butterflies from yellow felt and Butterfly Layers cut from black sparkle paper. PTI's Fancy Flourishes is stamped in Lilac Distress Ink, sentiment from Spring Woods  stamped in True Black ink.  I used my 'Sew Easy' Stitch Piercer to created the lines bordering the white card panel.  Purple patterned paper is from an older Stampin' Up 6X6 pad.

Friday, March 3, 2017

MIM #276


Kraft and Colored Pencils

 Today I am joining  Melissa as she shares her tips for using colored pencils on kraft card stock!  I am always so happy to see her beautiful cards and videos ~ Melissa's creations are awesome and very inspiring. You can see her video HERE.

My Card ~ 
Stamps/Dies:  Peonies on Parade embossed with White EP
Coloring:  Prismacolor water-soluble pencils
Cardstock:  Kraft,  Polka Dots on Kraft, Stamper's Select White for the base card
 Embellies:  Silver Thread from Michael's

I forgot to add the vellum, which looks so pretty on some of the cards posted on this challenge.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps

Well, it is March 1st ~ can you believe it?😲
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 we are celebrating Easter~so join in the fun by posting your cards with those sweet bunnies, cute little chicks, Spiritual  and Springtime flower images.  

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My Card~
I went with a chocolate colored bunny and a basket of flowers stamped on watercolor paper and colored with alcohol markers.  Then I used Spellbinders 'Postage Stamps' in violet card stock and popped the two panels onto a pink embossed base card.
The sweet cluster of flowers on the bottom are from a lovely Basic Grey set of stamps 'Ornamental Flowers' which was given to me by a special Team Member πŸ’“ Thank you, dear friend!
The butterfly is cut from a Martha Stewart border collection,   cotton tail, gingham ribbon and pink neck bow are from my stash.