Monday, October 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps





The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our October Challenge ~ Halloween or Leaves

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


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The window is an embossing folder from Darice. 
Looking inside this haunted house ~
Stamps: Overstuffed Chair from Unity Stamps 
              Chandelier from Studio G
              Wallpaper (repeat stamping) from Studio G 
All other pieces on this Halloween card are stickers 👺 
or wood 👻 or plastic 🐞






Tuesday, October 9, 2018

MIM #339

MAKE IT MONDAY 
Add Patterns To Frames

I am joining  Ashley Cannon Newell today as she shares ideas on ways to add pattern to frame die cuts.  You can watch her video and see her lovely card HERE.

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I cut my framelet by Sizzix out of musical note paper from 7Gypsies "Journey Collection".   The flower branches and sweet bird are from PTI Spring Woods stamp/die set.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #21

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY
CHALLENGE #21


I'm joining Lizzie Jones as she gives a makeover to a card that she created for the September release. I think both of her cards are very pretty, but the makeover card has a favorite color scheme of mine and who can resist that glittery sentiment? 😉

OLD Card ~

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NEW Card ~

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I like the old card design using the Rosie Posie daisy flower so I thought changing up the colors and embellishments a little bit would make a nice Thanksgiving card. 

MIM #338

MAKE IT MONDAY
Incorporating Packaging Dies Into Your Cards

Joining Lizzie Jones today as she shares a fun way to incorporate packaging dies into a card project.  See her sweet card and video HERE.

My Card ~


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I don't make shaker cards often, but this was totally fun and I love the way it turned out. Thanks Lizzie for the great instructions and video~I will definitely leave my (oh so many) sequins out on my desk to use for more shakers in the near future! 😊

I followed the video directions pretty closely here.
Stenciled the background with pale blue ink onto the white panel with a Heidi Swapp flower stencil.  
The Scalloped Framlet is a Sizzix die cut using PTI Stampers Select White cs.
The medium size of three butterflies is cut from PTI Butterfly Cover Plate out of Shimmery Aqua paper (which kinda looks like a bow, maybe). 
All panels are adhered to White card base

Monday, October 1, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #20

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY
CHALLENGE #20


I'm joining Michelle Leone  as she shares a transformation from a feminine card design to something perfect for the upcoming holidays.  See these two beautiful cards and Michelle's video HERE.

OLD Card ~  

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 I like this card and used it as an encouragement card for a dear friend who needed a pick-me-up. 

The re-make was an easy transformation to a Christmas card:

 NEW Card ~
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I kept all of the same dies from Song Birds on my 'after' card, changing up the colors, sentiment and added Holly leaves 😊

Creative With Stamps




Can you believe it is October 1st?  Yikes, this year is flying by ~ hope you are having FUN!  Well, there is one fun thing that happens on the 1st of each new month, Creative With Stamps has a new challenge for you.

For this month's challenge, we are looking for cards with  Halloween or Leaves images.  Easy Peasy, right! 

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 💕

Saturday, September 29, 2018

MIM #337

MAKE IT MONDAY
Packaging With Printed Papers

I am adding my little gifty package to this week’s MIM challenge.  
Melissa Phillips has a photo tutorial which you can view along with her absolutely beautiful packaging HERE.

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My pillow box package  is decorated with 'Spiral Bouquet' flowers and leaves (which, btw resemble tea leaves 😊).  The tag (Marvy Punch) has 'thanks' from Swoosh and leaves from Gran's Garden die cut from black card stock, 'Scribble heart' is from Tim Holtz.  I was able to put 6 tea bags in this little gift pak going to my neighbor who picked up my mail for 4 days while I was out of town. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

PTI Blog Hop - September 2018


It's the 25th of the month ~ time for the  September 2018  Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink.  Take a look at this beautiful table-scape that is so perfect for Thanksgiving. There is a ton of inspiration here with the gourds, pumpkins, foliage, amber glassware and fall plaid.

PTI September Inspiration


My Card ~ 
 
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I pulled out an oldie-but-goodie PTI set - Fall Elegance, which I still love and use every year for Thanksgiving and Autumn birthday cards. The leaves are Branching Out cut from Avacado Green embossed card stock.  The plaid is a note card from my stash (Target's Dollar Spot) set onto gold glimmer paper and the base card is Kraft.  The sequins add a little glitz, dontchya think 😉


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #19

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY
CHALLENGE #19 


I'm joining  Melissa Phillips as she shares a transformation using a layout that she really loves into a second card with the same basic design of her first card.  See these two beautiful cards and Melissa's video HERE.

OLD Card ~ 

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This card is pretty, but it needed a little sumpthin sumpthin 😉

NEW Card ~

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I cut out the largest butterfly and kept the frame of my Cover Plate: Butterfly from some pretty patterned paper found in my "Scrap Bin".  The embossed Blush card base has a soft feminine look and the double die cut happy birthday picks up the colors in the pretty pp.  Added a few sequins in a deeper blush pink and happily mailing this card to a friend for her special day next week. 💓

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MIM #336

MAKE IT MONDAY
Faux Gilded Leaves

I am joining Laurie Schmidlin today as she shares how to create faux gilded leaves. see her video and lovely Autumn card HERE.

My Card ~ 

 
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Those Leaf Prints, Gratitude, and Wood Slices Laurie used are so pretty.  I tried to keep the falling Autumn leaves theme going by embossing my Darice 'Leaves and Acorn' dies and a wood grain embossing folder, my heart is cork instead of wood and the sentiment is a stamp from PTI Spring Woods set.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Create Along With Us - September 2018

I am always motivated and inspired by the many challenges out there, but have to say this is one of my favorites from PTI!  
You can select a card/project that the amazing Design Team has created during the monthly release that has inspired you, and create your own version.  You could use a color scheme, a technique, revisit an older stamp set or ink up a newly purchased one 💓
Check it out and post your card HERE

I really loved Milissa's sweet card from Day 2's Release HERE.
So this is my CASE 😊 of that beauty.

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These love birds are going to congratulate a couple of friends who just got engaged.  
The colors are a bit closer to Melissa's in real life and I forgot the ribbon, but since this is going to be mailed, I will leave the bow off.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps








The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our September Challenge ~ Pumpkin.

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

My Card ~ 

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Monday, September 10, 2018

PTI Transformation Tues #18

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY 
CHALLENGE #18


I am joining  Lizzie Jones take a card that she wasn’t happy with and transformed it using almost exactly the same supplies as on the first card.  You can see both of her beautiful cards HERE.

My OLD card:

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My NEW card:
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

MIM #335

MAKE IT MONDAY
Pop Up Slider Cards

Betsy is hosting this week’s challenge and she’s going to show us how to make a pop-up slider flap using the pumpkin from Grins & Ghouls Halloween set which is adorable.
You can see her video and cute card HERE 

I taped the Beautiful Butterflies together to made a larger pop up and added the felt flowers on the "pull" part of the tab.  My blue sky background is an inked dauber.

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This technique is fairly new to me (or else it has been so long since trying this, I forgot how to do it, so after a few more cards, 
I'm thinking it should get it to work a little better 😀

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Creative With Stamps


Well here it is September 1st and there is one fun thing that happens on the 1st of each new month, Creative With Stamps has a new challenge for you.
For this month's challenge, we are looking for cards with a Pumpkin image.  

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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.
Please stop by and check out the card creations from my very talented Team Mates and leave them some blog-love 💕

Friday, August 31, 2018

PTI Transformation Tues #17

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY 
CHALLENGE #17

I am joining this week's Transformation Tuesday challenge with
Lexi Daly as she takes her box card from Stamp-A-Faire and transforms it with hashtags and emojis!

You can see her video and both of her fun Pop Up boxes HERE.

I wanted this sympathy card to look a little 'softer' and by changing out the turquoise panel  with a white one and replacing the green leaves with grey ~ oh and I did add a touch of Wink of Stella to the Rosie Posie,  I think I accomplished my mission. 

Old card:
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New card:
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

SAF 2018 - Garden Journal



The Challenge:
Create a journal project.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Heather's video or design your own using the same concepts. 

My journal will be a gift for a friend who loves her garden.  
She can write on the pretty flower themed pages or paste photos of the posies she plants from the seeds I will send along with the journal.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SAF 2018 - Pop Up Card


The Challenge:
Create a pop-up card project.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Lexi's video or design your own using the same concepts. 

Oh my, what a cute project!  I didn't think I would have the time to make this sweet little pop up garden and the photo was taken on my patio in the dark of night 😄 but, here it is. 
I will definitely try this again~ Thanks Lexi for this fun technique for a card and your awesome How-To video! 
I used the die cut flowers from Song Birds and the grass is Martha Stewart's punch.  The hello is from Swoosh and those 3-D butterflies are stickers.

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SAF 2018 - Felt Flower Project



The Challenge: 
Create a felt flower project.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Lizzie's video or design your own using the same concepts. 

I don't have any of the flower or leaf dies Lizzie used to make her lovely felt flower wreath with, so I improvised by cutting some simple felt flowers/leaves form my glittery Butterflies from the Cover Plate:Butterfly to flutter around.  😊

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MIM #334

MAKE IT MONDAY
Glitter Inlays



Joining Lexi Daly on MIM this week as she shares a few tips for creating glitter inlays to add a little bling on your cards!

My Card ~
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 Had to use my Song Bird 😉 perched on top of the Branching Out leaves which are set on the 'Musical Notes' die cut from Darice.  
I backed the music notes with sticky paper like  Lexi showed us in her video HERE.  The glittery sparkley powder is pretty in real life, but it's cloudy and getting ready to rain at my house, so my photo doesn't reflect that well.

Monday, August 27, 2018

SAF 2018 - Plant Your Garden



The Challenge:
Create a project using 8 colors and involving stenciling, stamping, and die cutting.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Dawn's video or design your own using the same concepts.

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I made my own leaf stencil with Gran's Garden leaves and mixed blue and yellow inks to daub onto my card base for 1 color.  My die cut Brushed Blooms make up 6 colors and the Song Bird leaves die cut from brown card stock equal my 8th color here for Dawn's fun  "out-of-my-comfort-color-box" challenge.😁 
Actually, it's always wonderful to get the chance to CASE anything Dawn creates!

SAF 2018 - Water Color Project


The Challenge:
Create a watercolor project.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Betsy's video or design your own using the same concepts. 
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Oh how I love Betsy's cards and isn't the SAF Poppy flower beautiful?   She has water-coloring down to PERFECTION! 

Always love the look that watercolor artists create and it sure was fun to try my hand at this lovely technique...
I need to take a few classes OR perhaps watch some of my very talented Blogland friends as you paint like the Masters!
 

SAF 2018 - Creating Paper


The Challenge:  
Create some handmade paper.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Heather or design your own using the 
same concepts. 

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My paper is pretty plain as I didn't make 'plantable' paper which I think would be a fun project for another time. Colored cardstock and flower petals will also be a pretty addition, eh?
I had to use colorful dies from Song Birds and those glitzy flowers to create a bit of interest. 😊

Saturday, August 25, 2018

PTI Transformation Tues #16

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY 
CHALLENGE #16

I am joining this week's Transformation Tuesday challenge with 
Laurie Schmidlin as she takes a card that she felt didn’t measure up and make the main image shine. She changed up some of the colors and now the image takes center stage. You can see her video and both of her beautiful cards HERE.

I love this challenge and I have a few cards I've made that I feel aren't quite as 'amazing' as they were while still in my head

~ so having the opportunity for a do-over is PERFECT for me 😉

OLD CARD: 
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I made this card a few years ago, but never felt it had quite enough   color contrast.  I added Wink of Stella to the flower petals along with some Paprika Stickles, the happy birthday die, different  patterned paper and cream card stock as my base.


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Stamp-A-Faire 2018

Hi, I'm Helen from Florida, joining in the fun at PTI's Seventh Annual Stamp-A-Faire 2018 party on-line. 
I know I will learn a lot of new techniques from the talented Design Team and hope to participate in the challenges and festivities starting tonight and continuing through the day tomorrow.  See you there!
  

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Make It Monday #333


MAKE IT MONDAY
Layering Patterns Over Images

It is always a treat to see Dawn McVey with her MIM challenges.  I'm joining her this week as she shares a fun way to add interest and the look of texture to card projects. 
She also shares some tips for layering of colors technique on her gorgeous card set in the video HERE.

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My Stamps:  Rosie Posie and Biased Stripe is my pattern overlay
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White and Blush 110# for base-card

I wasn't sure about this technique and how my card would turn out.  Well...truth be told, Dawn's amazing 'works of art' totally intimidate me and at the same time inspire me to branch out and try new things 😳

But, her it is and I really love this card ~ just wish I had done a few at the same time like Dawn instructed in her video!!
 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Create Along With Us - August 2018

I am always motivated and inspired by the many challenges out there, but have to say this is one of my favorites from PTI!  
You can select a card/project that the amazing Design Team has created during the monthly release that has inspired you, and create your own version.  You could use a color scheme, a technique, revisit an older stamp set or ink up a newly purchased one 💓
Check out the beautiful cards posted HERE

I was inspired by Michelle's lovely card design and just had to try to CASE it! 😊
Michelle Leone's card

My Card ~ Probably not so much "Fall" but I do have some leaves on my version of Michelle's card. 😉


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Stamps/Dies:  PTI's-Palm Prints
Punch Tag by Marvy; Embossing Folder by Sizzix: Sequins from Spellbinder; Wonky Stitched Frame is from an on-line company