Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop


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This is another card for the PTI Blog Hop using the color combination of Aqua & Melon.  It's too late to be taking photos outside so the colors are not as close in my picture as they are in real life.

PTI Products:
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Die: Wonderful Words~ hello

Other Products: 
Blossoms embossing folder from Sizzix
The Bird Branch from Tim Holtz
Owl is a Pop-Up sticker from The Dollar Tree
Sequins from Michaels

Blog Hop - May


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Such a pretty color combination, eh?
My base card stock is more of a lighter melon than it photographed this time~the sun is getting ready to set and it looks like dusk on my patio.  I like this Rosie Posie flower in an Aqua Blue, which also did not photograph true to color  :-(
Oh well, I still like it and I'm sure I'll use this combo over and over.

Blog Hop - PTI & MIM #165


MIM #165 Challenge  
Artsy Watercolor Background

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PTI Blog Hop-May

MIM #165 ~ Artsy Background Challenge

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PTI - Blog Hop

           PTI - MAY 
           BLOG HOP
Inspiration photo

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I made this card when I saw the Blog Hop photo last week, I loved the color combo. It has already been mailed out to a friend for her birthday, but I took a photo so I could enter it in the Blog Hop Challenge  :-)

This beautiful Poppy Background stamp was a Blog Candy win from the wonderful Miss Virginia Lu ~ Thank you Virginia!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MIM #165

Make It Monday Challenge
Watercolor Artsy Background

 Betsy has a video this week showing us the beautiful technique of an artsy background HERE 

I really love the look of watercolor on my cards ~ it is the softest effect...note to self:  do this more often!

This is another card going up North to my friend, Betty.  She just finished another round of chemo (she has to stay in the hospital for 5 days during these sessions). Betty loves her garden with Spring and Summer's beautiful flowers in bloom, so I thought this would be a fitting "thinking of you" card for her this week.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

MIM #164

Make It Monday Challenge
Cluster Stamped Sentiment
Check out Heather's video HERE on using those fun small images that we all have in most of our stamp sets.

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PTI Products:
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White
Stamps:  Spiral Bouquet

Sunday, May 11, 2014

MIM #163

Make It Monday Challenge
Envelope Wraps

You have to check out Danielle's video HERE on how to take dressing up your card envelopes to a new level.

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This envelope wrap was created for a card that will be mailed, so it will go into a larger envelope addressed to my friend in MA. 
I used a Tim Holtz label die "Ornamental" for the wrap around part in pink marble cardstock, the PTI "Wonderful Words:~hello" die is cut in chocolate brown cardstock and the Tim Holtz "Bird Branch" die is cut from a StudioG Paper Pack I picked up at Michael's this week. All of the parts were adhered to a Kraft envelope.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Virginia's View

Virginia's View - Challenge #3

Virginia has a new challenge for May.  It is to add some sort of stitching on your projects.  It can be machine-stitched, hand-stitched or faux-stitched.

Well, I had this card in my head for a while now, it is for my Grandson Jack's birthday coming up in June (so unlike me not to be making this at the last minute!).  I originally thought I would attach the star balloons with Baker's twine, but used my extensive sewing skills instead ;-) 

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The background is embossed with the Numbers Cuttlebug folder, the star balloons are a punch from Marvy, that cute little alien is from a sheet of 5 stickers and googlie eyes from The Dollar Tree, balloon strings stitched from my sewing machine (after dusting it off :-).

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MIM #162

Make It Monday Challenge
Paper Scrap Pie Charts

Using pieces of pretty scraps is such a good idea. If you look at this card, the scraps may look familiar ~ yup, they are the pieces I had to cut off my first card  made for this challenge.  I watched Melissa cut off and throw away her pieces of left overs,  I had larger pieces and couldn't bear throwing them in the trash  :-O
I think I have a problem!!

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PTI Products ~
Card Stock:  Stamper's Select White
Die: Wonderful Words: hello

Other Craft Products ~
Embossing Folder: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities
Scalloped Mega Circle Punch: Marvy
Scraps/Sun charm/Gold twine: from my stash