Saturday, December 26, 2015

PTI Blog Hop-December


Papertrey Ink's Inspiration photo

Here's my card, using ....
Yes, Marcia H  ;-) 
PTI's Song Birds and Swoosh dies
That is more of Martha Stewart's Christmas PP in the background, framed with Stamper's Select White and True Black cardstock then glued onto a Green card base

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

PTI - Create Along

Create Along With Us: December 2015


During Release week each month, Nichole has started this challenge taking the place of Make It Monday, that allows us to select something the amazing PTI design team has created which inspired us and create our own version.  This project could use a color scheme, a technique and/or revisit an older stamp/die set.  Sound like fun?  I think so too ;-)

   How sweet is Nichole's card?  

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I really love this new floral set that Maile designed.  Here is my card using Nichole's beautiful sample above.


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I apologize for the terrible 'inside' photo, I will take and post another picture in the morning.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop

Okay, this is the last day of this amazing Blog Hop!
A very HUGE Thank You to Amy Tsuruta for hosting this awesome and inspiration filled event!!

Day 8 ~ Card 8
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My Card ~ 
I found those sweet little marshmallows (okay, they're tiny white pom-poms) at Michael's and had to use them in these cute mugs :-)
The green polkies are from a MS border punch that were laying on my desk, so instead of throwing them out...

Cardstocks:  Stamper's Select White, Glimmer Chartreuse
Embossing Folders:  Tim Holtz Icicles Border, Momenta Large Polka Dots
Stamps:  Cocoa Mugs by Gina K, Sentiment  by Dear Lizzy American Crafts
Embellishments:  Red/White Glitter tape from Recollections, Bling from StudioG 

I'm off to finish up commenting ~ 
(cause I am all caught up to my entry, anyway :-)  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Coffe Lovers Holiday Blog Hop

Day 7 ~ Card 7

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My card ~
The base card stock is bright pink by Recollections
Lime Green panel embossed with Tim Holtz 'Winter Berries' EF
Sentiment and To Go cup from Verve Stamps~free digi set :-)
Wood heart charms from  Cosmo Cricket

Keeping it brief cause I'm on the run ... like everyone else is, I'm sure!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop

Day6 ~ Card 6

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My card ~
The base cardstock is glimmer turquoise blue
I watercolor painted the sweet free Verve Digi mugs and used a round punch to cut them out.  The Verve sentiment is on a Spellbinders Label die cut.  
The wood veneer hearts are to thank you, Verve Stamps ;-)  
The red & white stripped ribbon is taped to white c/s

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop

Happy International Tea Day!  Today is a celebration on the Blog Hop for all of our Tea Lovers.

Day 5~Card 5
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Sorry about the posted photo, I edited my photo this morning.  :-)
I am celebrating International Tea Day with cups of Rooibos, Oolong and Green teas sitting on a lacy doily.  

Thank you Verve stamps for the beautiful free digi stamps and sentiments used on my card :-)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Coffee Lover Holiday Blog Hop

So many cards/projects to see and be inspired by HERE.  I am really enjoying this Hop as I get a few more Christmas cards made, yes, still making cards!   :-)

Day 4 ~ Card 4

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Inside of my card

My card ~ 
Glittery gingerbreads from Michael's  (after Christmas sale 2014) 
Striped glitter ribbon is Recollections  (   "         "           "        "   )
EF from Tim Holtz Christmas Background & Borders
Red snowy DP from Martha Stewart

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop

Happy National Cocoa Day

Today is a special day of Cocoa Lovers posts HERE.  There are Flash Prizes for some lucky entries. You have until 5PM Pacific time to get your cocoa projects posted and a chance to win.

Day 3 ~ Card 3 

My card ~
I'm not sure what Gina K had in mind for these cute snowflake decorated mugs, but I am thinking hot cocoa with whipped cream on top today  ;-)
The sentiment is heat embossed with Silver EP
That embossed Circle Frame is from Sizzix
 Silver Metallic paper is from Wausau Paper Co.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop

Check out all of the entries so far HERE.

Day 2-Card 2

Here she is in all her Holiday morning finery! Love the expression on her face as she (sincerely) wishes you all Christmas Happiness ;-)

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Fun image from Skipping Stones Design stamps
Sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers stamps
Corduroy Brad is from Nikki Sivils
White panel is Spellbinder's Label's Eight
The background DP is Martha Stewart taped onto Reflections Shades of Red card base. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop

I am joining in the fun again for this hop and want to start off with an enormous Thank You to Amy Tsuruta and her wonderful team of crafty friends who put on this amazing Blog Hop. Also a huge thank you to the Super Sponsors to this Holiday Gayla :-)

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Day 1-Card 1

The Cuttlebug EF-Snowflakes panel is more chartreuse IRL and the felt snowman is not so neon, but I took this photo in the bright sunlight out by my pool and had to hurry so it didn't fall into the water when a little breeze blew through :-) 

 The to-go cup is from Skipping Stones Design stamps which I won ~YAY!  in the Autumn Coffee Lover's Hop. 
Sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps "Cocoa'sLatte" set which I won the CLBH this Summer ~ YAY-again!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MIM #234

This week, on the MIM challenge, Ashley is going to show us how to use felt with our dies to embellish our paper crafting projects.  
See her two beautiful cards in this video.

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My Card ~
The base card and the embossed panel are PTI's Stamper's Select White
Embossing Folder is Sizzix
PTI Songbirds die cut from felt
Background DP (pine-cones have a glossy finish) from a Martha Stewart Christmas pad
Plaid Washi Tape from Dollar Tree
Wood veneer Hearts from Cosmo Cricket
Silk leaves and Gold twine from my stash 

Friday, December 4, 2015

MIM #233


Danielle shares her tips for the splattering technique on this week's MIM Challenge.  Watch HERE to see how easy she makes it look with her beautiful gift tags. 

I have a tendency to 'over-do' sometimes (okay, it's more like all the time) so I really concentrated on splattering enough ink to look like snowfall and not a blizzard on this card.

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My Card ~ This one's for you, Marcia H  ;-)

* PTI Song Birds dies are cut from textured aqua cs from Bazzill and mounted on blue glitter foam, then hot clued onto red glitzy  ribbon from the Dollar Tree. The leaves are cut from red foil and some are lifted up for (more) dimension.
* Tim Holtz "Christmas Background" is embossed onto PTI Stamper's Select White cardstock.
* The splattered shimmery ink is Summer Sky from Imagine Crafts

I went to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving this year, brought my iPad, but didn't have much time to use it.  So, gone for a week has put me waaaay behind on commenting.  Slowly but surely, I promise to make it by your Blogs to catch up ... you all have been very busy!  :-)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PTI Blog Hop - November

November 2015

This month's inspiration photo is just gorgeous, don't you agree?
I wanted to duplicate the beautiful shiny colored ornaments, sparkly ferns and bring in the pretty silver and white on white.

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The ornaments are from Spellbinders and die cut from Shimmery Papers and tied to the tree branch with silver thread.  The sentiment is from PTI's Fall Elegance stamped in silver onto Sizzix Baroque panel cut from PTI's Stampers Select White card stock. 

Have a great day hopping along :-)

MIM #232


Layered Stamping on Kraft

Check out this week's MIM and join Dawn McVey as she shows how to get bright, fun colors when stamping on kraft card stock HERE.  

In my humble opinion, Dawn can do no wrong with her beautiful color combinations.  So this week I am playing along with the challenge and learning how to stamp vibrant color images on kraft cardstock.  :-)

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Friday, November 20, 2015

MIM #231



Motif Building

This week Betsy Veldman is showing us one of her favorite techniques on MIM.  Motif Building with large and small stamp images. She demonstrates this so well on the video seen HERE.


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I used stamps from Song Birds, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers for building my motif design.

The embossing folder on the base card is Lifestyle Crafts and the enamel heart in the center is from Chickaniddy Crafts.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MIM #230

Cover Plate Water-coloring

Ashley  is up this week on the Make It Monday Challenge. She shares how to use Cover Plate dies as a stencil to create water-colored card designs. You can view her video HERE.

Sorry for the nighttime photo.  My card is much prettier in daylight.
The base card and stamped panel are cream colored and the framed panel is a rustic orange cardstock.  
I used the negative die cut of the leaves from Song Birds to paint my leafy branch in reds,oranges and yellow watercolor.  the Bird is dark brown and the sentiment from Fall Elegance is inked in chocolate brown.  There is some gold thread nested under the bird.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MIM #229


Fabric Strip Christmas Trees

This week, Melissa Phillips is up on MIM and she's got a fun use for fabric and ribbon scraps for paper-crafted holiday cards! 

Check out her beautiful card and video HERE. 

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I didn't have a pretty straw with stripes or polka dots and thought instead of buying some I would use something I already had for my tree trunk.  Remember the Popsicle sticks we needed for SAF?  :-)
I inked up my Wood Grain stamp in chocolate brown ink and stamped it onto the trunk (stick).  Added a bunch of ribbons, lace and scraps of material to create the branches like Melissa shows us, but my tree trimming skills are not so good. The topper is a silver glittery snow flake with a pearl glued to the center. 

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I used part of the "Enjoy" sentiment stamp from PTI's Spiral Bouquet for the Christmas "joy" and the base cardstock is PTI Rustic Cream.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

MIM #228


Pearlized Blending

 Lizzie has a pretty technique to share with us on the MIM video HERE. She is showing us how to create pearlized ink blending. I really love anything that's shimmery or glitters, so I had to give this one a try. 

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PTI Stamps/Dies used:
Fancy Flourish
Beautiful Butterflies
Boutique Borders: Birthday

Perfect Pearls:  Blue Smoke

Sunday, October 25, 2015

PTI Blog Hop-October

 Blog Hop Inspiration photo
Isn't this the most festive inspiration?  The red and green paired together really gets the Christmas creativity flowing for me!  
Our challenge is to keep it simple and just work from the color scheme, or work in some greenery or leaves along with some red ribbon/twine. 

That's what I think I accomplished with my Song Birds musical stamp in forest green and the Bird and Leaf dies in red, green and white.  Added the red twine around the dark green base card.  

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

MIM #227





This week I will join Lexi as she shows us several ways to create focal clusters with smaller images and sentiment stamps.  Watch her video HEREI, for one,  have a bunch of those tiny stamps that I don't quite know what to do with.  So this MIM is very helpful. 

The card I created, however, does not have a lot of tiny stamps, instead I went with a couple of stamps/dies as my "focal cluster" with white space all around on this Birthday card for a sweet granddaughter turning 13 this year. :-)

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Create Along-October 2015

October 2015
This challenge over at Papertrey Ink allows us to select something that the amazing Design Team has created during the October Release that we find inspiring.  We can then CASE a project using one of their color schemes, techniques or design with an older PTI set.  Pretty cool, huh?

I chose one of Dawn McVey's cards to copy, using her color scheme for this card.  Haven't decided where this one is going yet, so no sentiment was added :-)
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My Card~
  • Card base is Stamper's Select White that I embossed with a Woodgrain EF
  •  Kraft panel on top is die cut from Spellbinders Labels Eight
  •  PTI SongBirds dies popped on top with double sided tapes
  •  Blings from Michael's

 This is Dawn's beautiful card:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

MIM #226



Creating With Stripes 


Today I am joining Laurie as she shows us a variety of ways to use stripes in our card making.  Follow along on her video HERE to see how easy she makes it look  ;-)

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I stamped the striped woodblock stamp in burnt orange ink first, then tried to stamp in between the lines (which look stanted :) in gold glitter embossing. I kinda liked the 'mishap' so this is how it stayed and will be mailed out for a friend's Birthday this week.

* Cardstock:  
Base card and stamped panel - PTI Stamper's Select White
Lemon Custard polka dot embossed - Bazzill Basics 
* Dies:
Cake Plate and Birthday Trio die - PTI
* Stamps: 
Biased Stripe - Cornish Heratage Farms
Cupcake with candle - Hampton Art

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MIM #225

Die Cut Shaped Boxes

This week, Ashley  is up on Make It Monday.  She has a video HERE, which shows us how to use dies to transform them into treat boxes!  
Okay, I tried this a couple of times and thought, "Maybe I should skip this MIM challenge, even though I have entered 224 others!"
Well... "Noooo", my stubborn self said and I persevered until I created this:
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Please forgive the poor quality, color distorted, inside picture.

  • I used PTI Stamper's Select White card stock and cut out 2 Spellbinder's Lacey Squares.  
  • Stamped the front with PTI "Fall Elegance" pumpkins then fussy cut two that are popped on top of the card base ones.
  • The grass is cut from a pp sheet and adhered to make this look like a pumpkin patch. There is also grass on the sides hiding some tape  :-) 
  •  The sides and bottom pieces (which were not-so-easy to attach) are Burnt Orange cardstock 
  • The crinkle grass inside is dark green (not black). 
It looks much cuter in real life and I'll try to get a better pic in the AM.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

This is my final card for this season's Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  
I just wanted to let Amy Tsuruta and her merry band of crafty friends and all of the Super Sponsors how much they are appreciated for their hard work in putting this extravaganza together!  

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 My card ~
  •  Teal cardstock base is from Recollection
  • "I" is a sticker from Alpha Stacks  with white marker outline (covering up a mishap :()  
  • Sketchy Heart from Tim Holtz Sizzix dies
  • To-Go cups from Verve (free download) Thank you!
  • Heart design washi tape from The Dollar Tree 
Whoo Hooo!  My card is  #599, so you know this hop will go way over 600 entries!

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Can you believe how many creative crafty Bloggers there are out there!  The Coffee Lovers Bloghop sure brings 'em out ... I'm certain before the end of today, the last day of this hop, there will be well over 600 entries  :-)

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Day 8 ~ Card 8 
I stamped the coffee mugs on white card stock with Pearlescent Orange ink and fussy cut it to pop onto the stamped image which I added the Copper glitter  creating hot steaming coffee. 
The base card is Orange card stock and the multi-color stripe down the side is from a piece of junk mail :)

Added the wood veneer hearts to cover the snow flakes on the Gina K Design mugs image, and the glittery leaf with buttons for Fall are from my stash.

Off to catch up on my hopping and commenting. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

I should be back on track with this post  :-) 
My goal is to make a card each day for this fun Coffee Lovers Hop.  Sure hope you have had the time to join in HERE.

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 Day 7 ~ Card 7
  • I used one of the To-Go cups and sentiment from the free download "Latte Love" from Verve Stamps ~ huge thanks for the sweet Super Sponsor gift which you can find  HERE
  • The Scribble behind the cup is from Tim Holtz Alterations die set, both are popped on a Marvy punched out Scallop Circle
  • Solid turquoise card stock is Recollections and the patterned paper is DCWV

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Go HERE to see over 500 projects to WOW your eyes and inspire your creativity!

I made this yesterday, but didn't get a chance to post so, this is my card for Day 6 posting on Day 7.  I will be back later with Card 7 for Day 7, which is today.  Okay, who's still with me? :-O

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Card 6
 Love the free digi download sentiment/togo cup is from 
Verve Stamps ~ so very sweet of this Super Sponsor.  Thank You!

  • The panels are Spellbinder's Labels Two dies
  •  That green leaf is a doily I bought at the Dollar Tree a few years ago, it's glued onto a wood-grain embossed card base
  •  There's another sweet wood veneer heart from American Crafts
  •  Can you see the gold thread behind the To-Go cup? It was neatly wound in a circle, but noticed it got all wonky after I took the photo~I kinda like it better, so it's staying that way :-)