Saturday, February 27, 2016

MIM #240


Lexi  is up this Monday, showing us a fun technique for watercolor resist using rubber cement. See her video HERE.

YAY!  I received my order from PTI yesterday and couldn't wait to ink up some of the beautiful Spring Woods flowers and sentiments.  There were so many gorgeous entries in the Blog Hop this month using the new stamp sets and I used the same pretty inspiration photo for my card :-)

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

PTI Feb Blog Hop


This is the inspiration photo we have to work with, there is so much to spring off from,  I was instantly drawn to the beautiful color combo, the fern, butterfly and the texture on the tea towel.
Check out all of the entries HERE on Nichole's Blog.

Here's my card ~ 
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

MIM #239


Even though it is Wednesday, PTI is bringing us the Make It Monday Challenge!  I am joining  Lizzie as she shares some tips HERE for sprucing up your patterned papers with stamps, to give them a more customized look.  
I have used this technique before.  I rarely create multiples, but at that time,  I stamped extra paper and die cuts so I could somewhat replicate the cute card I made. 
I just  knew there would be a need for more Baby cards for all of my friends who are becoming Grandparents ;-)  

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My Card ~
I used an old wood block stamp 'Biased Stripe' stamp, crisscrossed it to make a plaid on Stamper's Select White, randomly adding the tiny hearts.  The lion and sentiment stamps from PTI's Sweet Baby set. Wonderful Words: baby also PTI. The 'Swiss Dot' embossing folder is Cuttlebug,  Baker's twine and button from Michael's.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

PTI-9th Anniversary Day10

Day 10 - Paper Crafting Alphabet

PTI has put a really  fun challenge together today in honor of the last day of their anniversary countdown (sniff sniff).  It is a Paper Crafting Alphabet Challenge!  You can use anywhere from the first three to ALL of the letters in your first or last name, skipping the duplicate letters in your first or last name.  
Here is the free download, which I will definitely use again as a Mojo jogger or jumping off point for many more cards.  I went with                          my first name "HELEN" 
and had 4 great letters from the list  to create with and some techniques I haven't used in a while   :-)
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My Card ~

H - heat emboss image (butterfly layers) 
E - emboss resist (leaves)
L - sentiment placed at an angle (hello)
N - use a new product (Stickles)

Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White, True Black, Turquoise 
Stamps:   SongBirds, Beautiful Butterflies, BB Layers
Die:  Swoosh 'hello' was cut thru the middle of the butterfly then     the 3 pieces were adhered to the base card
Ink:  Color Box-Lettuce, Clear embossing
Other:  Stickles -Baby Blue

PTI-9 Anniversary-Day9

Day 9 ~ Mail a thank you

Today's challenge is to make a thank you card and mail it to all the FABULOUS folks who work in the warehouse at Papertrey Ink getting our orders out to us with the speed, care and attention these wonderful products deserve.  
Congratulations on your 9th Anniversary of being outstanding!

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 My card ~
Card Stock:  Stamper's Select White,
Burnt Orange, Aqua, Chocolate Brown
Stamps:  SongBirds, Fall Elegance
Dies:  SongBirds, Sizzix Tim Holtz

PTI-9th Anniversary Day 8

Day 8 ~ Color Pop Fortune Teller  

Today we are challenged to create a new card using at least three colors selected with the Color Pop Fortune Teller.  
Go to Nichole's Blog to print off a free download 'Fortune Teller' with the instructions to get the color choices for your card. 
My colors were Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist ~ LOVE this combo :-)
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My Card ~
Cardstock:  Stampers Select White, True Black,
Aqua,  Chartreuse, Turquoise from Recollections
Sentiment:  Beautiful Butterflies
Dies:  Song Birds
Embossing Folder:  Woodgrain
Wood Veneer from Cosmo Cricket

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PTI-9th Anniversary Day 5

Day 5 ~ Sampler Square Challenge

In honor of the PTI 9th Anniversary, we are challenged to cut nine 1-1/2 inch squares from white cardstock, then alter all nine squares using a variety of techniques, colors, stamps, whatever you like to make each square different. Once you have completed them, adhere the nine squares to a 5-1/2” x 5-1/2” square card front.  
Okay, my head is spinning (more than usual) with ideas for this FUN challenge.  ;-) 

My Card ~
Well, my second card actually.  I reread Nichole's instructions AFTER making my first :-{
I cut nine squares out of Stamper's Select White card stock and used a different 'something' on each.   
This card, has Beautiful Butterflies stamps, sentiment from Embellishments stampset, 3 Embossing Folders, Water color markers, die cut leaves from SongBirds, felt flower w/bling, and wood veneers.

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PTI-9th Anniversary Day 4

Day 4 ~ Create Along With Us-February

Instead of Make It Monday, PTI hosts "Create Along With Us" challenge during  Release months.  Nichole allows us to select something amazing that she or the Design Team has created during the February 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.  There is no shortage of inspiration especially this month ~ the Release combined with the 9th Anniversary. 
Pretty cool, eh?

I really like this card using What The Doodle stamps/dies that Lizzie Jones created here:
Special Day Card
Lizzie Jones creation

My Card ~ 
I went with the butterflies, color scheme and design :-)

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Monday, February 8, 2016

PTI-9th Anniversary Day 3

Day 3 - Grab & Stamp Challenge

With the return of the Grab Bag today, the fun challenge will be a "Grab & Stamp Craft". Nichole's instructions are to set a timer for 5 minutes and *grab* supplies for your card or project. 
But don't gather up too much because you will need to utilize everything you grab!  
I didn't take out a sentiment stamp, so I will add a banner strip with my Anniversary Wishes at a later time :-) 

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My card supplies:
Stamps - PTI  'Rosie Posie', 'Rosie Posie Step2'
Inks -  Archival  'Turquoise Gem' 'Tea Leaves'; StampinUp  'Lost Lagoon'; Color Box 'Lettuce';  Spectrum Noir markers GT1, IG3
Papers - Stamper's Select White;  The Paper Co.-  Glimmer Green

PTI-9th Anniversary Day 2

Day 2 -  Select a piece of clothing for inspiration

Today's challenge is in honor of Betsy's new Dress Up Dolls, we can go through our closet, an online or store ad and select a piece of clothing to use as inspiration for a project.  
Well,  this is fun ~ not only do we get to choose our fave piece to create off of, but we get to peek inside the closets of those who share a photo of theirs  ;-)

This top from my closet is my inspiration:
It's from Beall's (a Florida store) embellished with gold studs and bling in the two palm trees

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 My card ~
This is for a friend who just bought a house and moved here from WI.
I used gold glitter embossing power on the Palm Trees and adhered a turquoise panel to PTI's Stamper's Select White card base and die cut the Swoosh congrats glued on top.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

PTI-9th Anniversary Day 1

Day 1 - Color Recipe Card Challenge 

Congratulations and Best Wishes to this awesome company!
Today is the first day of Papertrey Ink's Anniversary festivities. 
I wait for this Gala every February.  Not only does the inspiration pour out to Blogland for 10 days, but there are contests, challenges and prizes as the uber talented Nichole and Design Team create projects and teach us techniques that they use and have perfected over the years.  Can't beat THAT with a stick!   :-) 

Today's challenge is to  create a new project that uses one of the Color Recipe Cards from the options provided. I chose Amy's:

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MIM #238


  Ombre Stamping

I am finally adding my card to this week's MIM challenge.   
Melissa is up and shows us how she experiments with the ombre effect using gelato.
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My card is obviously not a Valentine, but I needed this Baby Congrats card for a Shower Gift today (!)  and the BABY word die is definitely ombre.    :-)