Monday, June 25, 2018

PTI Blog Hop - June 2018

It's the 25th of the month ~ time for the  June 2018  Blog Hop  
at Papertrey Ink.  Take a look at the Summertime fun inspiration photo and everyone's interpretation HERE !

PTI June inspiration photo

My Card ~ 
I don't have those sweet Summertime popsicle stamps, so I went with the inspiration "shapes" and used my Palm Prints stampset and different shades of blue sequins represent the berries.  
I KNOW!  It is a bit of  a stretch 😁but I have a vivid imagination!
Well, the fun colors are in my interpretation anyway...

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

PTI-Transpormation Tuesday #10

 Transformation Tuesday Challenge #10

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with Lizzie Jones.  You can see her video and fun cards HERE.

I love this challenge, it gives us an opportunity to transform a card we made before that we were not entirely happy with.

This is my "Before" card:
        The Peonies on Parade flowers were outline stamped and not colored in, I believe this was a challenge technique, I liked the look of this, but thought it would also look pretty with some bright and cheery colors.

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This is my "After" card:
        I used exactly the same stamp sets and card design, but colored in the Peonies and die cut the smaller ones, plus some leaves just to add dimension ~ then popped the dies onto the Stamper's Select White panel.  The pale green patterned paper with sweet hearts on the background panel is from Craft Smith 12X12 pad called "Ohh La La". 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

MIM #325


 Flowers in Reverse


I am joining Dawn McVey as she shares a fun twist on how to approach color on floral cards.  You can watch dawn's video and view her gorgeous cards HERE, then link up your version of this fun technique.  I can't pass up the chance to CASE anything Dawn creates, so here is my take ~

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I want to add a tag with a sentiment, but not sure who is getting this card yet~most likely it will be for a July birthday.😘

Stamps/Dies:  PTI 'Branching Out', 'Rosie Posie' leaves; I don't know who makes that lacy flower die I used because I took it out of the packaging

Embossing folder: 'Basket' by Darice

Cardstock:  PTI stamper's Select White; Recollections Kraft; turquoise leaves are paint chips

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Create Along With Us - June 2018

I am always motivated and inspired by the many challenges out there, but have to say this is one of my favorites from PTI!  
You can select a card/project that the amazing Design Team has created during the monthly release that has inspired you, and create your own version.  You could use a color scheme, a technique, revisit an older stamp set or ink up a newly purchased one 💓
Check out the beautiful cards posted HERE

I was so inspired by Melissa's gorgeous card, I just had to try to CASE it for this challenge 😊

Melissa's creation
My Card~ 
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Stamps/Dies:  PTI Brushed Blooms, Beautiful Butterflies (used one of the butterfly dies under the black Martha Stewart punch, used Distress stain to color the White C/S and trimmed it a bit around the wings)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our June Challenge~Cute Animals.

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

Well I am not quite sure my collection of House Mouse stamps can be considered "cute animals" for this CWS Challenge but, these little rodents certainly are cute! 😄

My Card~ 
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I made this birthday card for my friend who just learned how to play Bridge ~ now I would never advise her to cheat this way 😲, but I thought the stamp image was funny!

The happy birthday die and embossing folder are from Sizzix.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

MIM #324

Lots O' Dots

You still have time to add your card and join Michelle Leone on this week's MIM as she shares how to add fun dimensional dots 
to your projects as seen HERE on her Video where you can also check out her beautiful cards.  💓

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Stamps:    PTI  Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Cardstock:     PTI Stamper's Select White, True Black
Craft Smith "OohLaLa" polka dot PP
My dimensional dots: Ranger's Liquid Pearls

Sunday, June 3, 2018

PTI-Transformation Tuesday #9

 Transformation Tuesday Challenge #9

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with  Lexy Daly. You can see her video and fun cards HERE.

Transformed card ~

I love the butterfly trails (not the real name) embossing folder by Tim Holtz Sizzix (it actually came with "Cat Chat"
stamps/dies/embossing folder set by Tim).
The Butterfly cover plate was die cut twice in Kraft CS and Aqua CS.  I scattered a few chocolate brown sequins and liked where they landed, so they are glued in place.  😊

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I really like glitter and sparkle but thought this 'before' card needed to calmly be transformed. 😄

MIM #323

Cascading Die Cuts

I'm joining  Stephanie Gold on MIM as she shares how to use dimensional die cuts that cascade down your card front to create a flowing and interesting project. You can see here video and beautiful card HERE.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018

Card #10

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018

Card #9

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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018

Card #8

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Creative With Stamps

Wow, here we are, it's June1st~where is the time flying off to?
Well, one fun think happens on the 1st of each new month,
Creative With Stamps has a new challenge for you.

For this month's challenge, we are looking for cards with Cute Animals.  I'll bet you have some adorable critters to ink up and join in the fun with us. 
You can enter up to three of  your card creations to be posted on our Challenge Blog HERE.  There are only a few 'guidelines' to follow to win some awesome prizes, so be sure to take a look.
Please stop by and check out the card creations from my very talented Team Mates and leave them some blog-love 💕

My Card ~ 
These cute animals are 'Chubby Chums' from Paper Smooches. The pretty clouds with silver linings (I double cut the dies and added silver glitter to the bottom layers sticking out) are also from PS 😊

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