Thursday, May 25, 2017

MIM #285


 Felt Flowers 


This week Monday means it's time for another fun tutorial and challenge over at Papertrey Ink from one of the very talented Design Team members!  Lizzie's is sharing her tips for creating felt flowers.  See her video HERE.
I've got lots of felt and some flower dies that may work, so I am going to give this challenge a try.  Although, I don't think I would use this embellishment on many of my cards, unless I use a padded envie or a box...the majority of my cards are mailed out of state. 

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My Card~

PTI Stamper's Select White  CS and Swoosh Die

Embossing Folder (base card) from Spellbinders

Circle Die from Nestabilities
Paper Pennant from Crafter's Square
Felt, Button and Blingy Flower center from my stash

PTI Blog Hop-May 2017

It's time for the PTI May 2017 Blog Hop and here is the inspirational photo you can jump start your mojo with, 
   then go HERE and post your card to the challenge :-)

 My Card~
 Stamps/Dies:  PTI Song Bird, Peonies on Parade, Sugar Loaf (sentiment)
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Inks  
CardStock:  110# Cream, Pink Buttons from Recollections
Embossing Folder: Sizzix 

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Create Along with PTI - May 2017

"Create Along With Us" challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select a card  one of the amazing DT Members has created during the May Release that inspired you.  We can then create our own version of their awesome!
It's a fabulous opportunity to CASE something made by one of these talented ladies! 💓

I really liked the colors (kraft, pinks and greens) and the beautiful design of Heather's card which you can see HERE

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My Card ~ 
Stamps/Dies:  PTI Peonies on Parade, Tulip Time
Inks: Brown, Pale pink on leaves and flower outlines;
Copics R85, RV04,  RV21;  Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen
Cardstock:  Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Vellum, paint chips for leaves
Other:  Cuttlebug EF-Swiss Dot; green sequins; paper pennant die cut (pink); Spellbinders Nestabilities circle

Monday, May 15, 2017

Creative With Stamps

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

                             (using Sponsor's image:  Magnolia Branch)
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My Card ~
This Magnolia flower is one of the beautiful digital stamps from the awesome "Pattie's Creations Digital Images", one of our fabulous sponsors.  
I fussy cut the image, colored in the flowers/leaves with Copic markers and added touches of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.
The Pink 'n White stripe tag is from Paper Eskimo, the embossing folder is Sizzix and the thank you stamp is from a clear set by Heidi Swapp. 

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

You have until the end of May  to enter our Challenge #14.

Hope you will join in the challenge and be eligible to win some prizes from our fun Sponsors.  Just be sure to read through the few  "Rules" and have FUN!   :-)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

MIM #284


 Background stamping with Sentiment Stamps

I am joining Melissa this week on MIM, as she shares her tips for background stamping with sentiment stamps. See her video and beautiful cards HERE.


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

MIM #283


Watercolor wash backgrounds

This week, Laurie's up for the MIM challenge with her 
first video which you can check out HERE.  She's sharing some tips for creating a watercolor wash background and it looks like a fun technique I will use again and again.

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I liked Laurie's second card so much, I tried to  create something pretty close to it   ;-) 

Stamps/Dies:  PTI Peonies on Parade, Song Birds, Swoosh
Cardstock:  PTI Stamper's Select White, 140# Watercolor paper, Navy panel by Recollections
Paints:  Water-color paint is from Michael's
Acrylic paint splatters are Navy and White from Craftsmart

Monday, May 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps

Well, Here we are on May 1st and you know that 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 is easy peasy ~ every stamper has at least one flower stamp ;-) 
Have some fun and join us by creating and posting your cards.  Head over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, HERE and check out what my fabulous Design Team members have created, then add your entry there for a chance to win some fun prizes from our awesome sponsors! 
NOTE:  CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidlines", but please read and follow the few we have to be eligible to win. 

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My card front is embossed with a new die cover plate I just purchased from Little B.  It has a window die cut and a pretty butterfly.  I put a panel of greet polka dot pattern paper behind the butterfly and there is also a blank panel you can add a sentiment or stamp more images.  I added my 'hello' and some small pink flowers with yellow Stickles in the centers.  The Flower and Leaves in the corner are from PTI-Rosie Posie.  I popped them up on the bottom chevron embossed portion of the card front.