Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 2017 Blog Hop

PTI Inspiration Photo

This is the lovely inspiration photo for the July 2017 Blog Hop.
There are beautiful soft blues, grays and a touch of antique gold, seam binding, water-colored leaves, vintage florals and faux postage....oh so many lovely elements we can select from to create a project. 

For my dear friends 45th Anniversary card, I chose the blue/white color scheme, leaves, flowers and postage stamp :-) 

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My Card~
Stamps/Dies:   PTI-Peonies on Parade; By the Numbers; Song 
Birds.  Altenew - happy die.  Cuttlebug - "Celebration Stamps" embossing folder and die
Cardstock/Papers:   PTI-Stampers Select White; Craft Smith-Embossed Brights; Vellum
Inks:   VersaMark + White EP; Distress Oxide green, blue

Friday, July 21, 2017

MIM #291


Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

Ashley is sharing how to use the emboss resist technique to create shadow sentiments for large word stamps on MIM this week. You can view her video HERE.


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My Card ~

Stamps/dies: Sweet Baby. 

Clear Embossing powder: Recollections

Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White,  Recollections Pale Pink, DCWV stripe.

Fabric clouds from Studio Calico


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Create Along With PTI - July 2017

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

I went with this sweet card created by Heather Nichols:

Heather's inspiration

My card ~
I tried to duplicate the colors Heather used and her beautiful design and used my Song Bird stamps/dies. I do love the larger sized bird and branch in this new "Give Love" set. :-)
This will be a birthday card for my friend who is an amazing photographer and bird watcher.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Creative With Stamps

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

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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 July to enter our Challenge #16.
Hope you will join in the challenge, you can enter up to 3 cards and be eligible to win some great prizes from our Fabulous Sponsors.  
Just be sure to read through the few "Rules" and have FUN!   

Sunday, July 9, 2017

MIM #290


Combining Stenciling and Masking

Betsy is hosting this week's MIM challenge, combining two classic techniques ~ stenciling and masking, for a striking one-layer effect.
See the video and her gorgeous cards HERE

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I probably could have used a smaller frame stencil for this stamp set(?)  In my head, I thought I would use leaves and flowers for this technique...
Okay, I will just have to do that on the next card. 😁

This is the frame stencil I made

Saturday, July 1, 2017

MIM #289


Building Wreaths With Small Images

Okay, Lizzie is up on MIM this week and she is demonstrating how easy it is to create a stamped wreath using small flowers, leaves, and accents. You can watch her video and see her sweet card HERE.  

I typically don't like pulling out a bunch of stamps to use this technique, mainly because I don't clean and put back the stamps I use immediately after using them.
I know! Gasp, right😱!  

Well, on the other hand, it's hard for me to NOT join in the MIM challenges ~ so here is my card.

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Most of the flowers are from Song Birds stamped onto Stamper's Select White cardstock.  The base card is embossed with Cuttlebug's 'Divine Swirl'.


Creative With Stamps

Happy July!   Hope you all are enjoying some warm Summer weather activities and having fun! 

On the first of each month is there's a new challenge at  
Creative With Stamps and for the month of July we are looking for ways to "CELEBRATE" πŸ˜‰ 

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I made this card for a dear friend who's birthday is in July! 
I just love the expression of the little crab holding up the 'celebrate' sign ~ I think that same expression will be on my friend's face because it's a big "6-Oh" birthday!

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 for inspiration, then add your entries for a chance to win some fun prizes from our awesome sponsors! 

NOTE:  CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.