Wednesday, December 26, 2018

PTI Blog Hop - December 2018

It's the 25th of the month ~ so that means it is time for the   
December 2018  Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink.  

Take a look at this beautiful photo for inspiration~

PTI Dec Blog Hop inspiration picture

I love the pink, greens and white in this pretty photo, so the colors were my inspiration here. 

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PTI Stamps and Dies:
        Shape Shifters: Oval 3
        Brushed Blooms

Monday, December 24, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #28


I will be joining Michelle Leone today as she shares a transformation from a crisp red/aqua plaid card design to something perfect for Valentine’s Day.  
You can see her two beautiful cards HERE.

I am still hand delivering Christmas cards, so my transformed card is not a Valentine๐Ÿ’“ 

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I liked this card just fine and it was mailed out already ~
But I saw one of the DT members use this pretty Christmas greens frame in 2-3 soft color tones and said "Why didn't I think of that?"๐Ÿ˜

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

MIM #345


 Creating Ombre Sentiments


I am joining Lizzie Jones today as she shares how to create ombre sentiments.  She made a lovely card using this simple technique which you can see HERE on her video.


Sorry for this inside photo and totally distorted colors 

~I will retake the picture in daylight tomorrow and edit this post.  

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Say It Simply: Lovely Birthday is my in ombre

sentiment in shades of peach. 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Create Along With Us - December 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 and create your own version of that inspiration project.  You could use a color scheme, a technique, revisit an older stamp set or ink up a newly purchased on.
Check it out and post your card HERE.

I love how Melissa Phillips can add layers on top of layers and her cards look absolutely gorgeous.  I tried to duplicate her cards HERE, but think I need to practice this technique a bit more to come close to her beautiful artwork ๐Ÿ’

Sorry for the inside photo~it's very late, I will try to take another picture in the AM.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our December Challenge ~ Santa or Gift

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

My Card ~ 

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #27


I am joining Melissa Phillips as she shares a transformation using a card that she really loves and recreates it using different images and colors.
You can see Melissa's beautiful cards transformed HERE.

OLD Card:

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NEW Card:

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I made a few of this same design back when I made the "OLD Card" last year and changed up the base card, bird background color C/S, added different sentiments and put flowers or leaves instead of the fluffy clouds on a couple...this Transformation ended
up to be another mailable Christmas card. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, December 8, 2018

MIM #344

Deck Your Dies

I am joining this week's Make It Monday with Melissa Phillips as she demonstrates fun ways to deck out and dress up your dies.  You can cut them from glitter, corrugated cardstock, patterned paper, embellish them with felt holly leaves, flowers, gems, stack stamped and die cut images on top of the die or hang them beneath. 
See Melissa's beautiful card HERE.
I really should have re-read this post a second time, but started the card early in the week and just finished it to post ~ not quite sure it's exactly what it should be for the challenge, but I like it and it's going in the pile of finished Christmas cards!  ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog hop-Fall+Winter 2018

Yay!  The first day of the  
has arrived!  Amy Tsuruta and her merry band of Coffee Lovers has graciously decided to host another hop.  They changed from quarterly to semi-annual this year and I am happy that gives these amazing ladies a bit of a break from all of the hard work and time it takes to put these events together.  
A huge thank you to the 87 (WOWZA) Super Sponsors who are generously giving away some amazing prizes also!

This has to be one of my favorite Blog Hops for fabulous inspiration from everyone around the globe participating ๐Ÿ˜€

Day 1 - Card 1
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Creative With Stamps

WOW! only 25 days til Christmas๐Ÿ˜ต.  
Can you believe it is December 1st already?  Anyone else wonder where this year has gone?
Well, there is one fun thing that happens on the 1st of each new month as the year just zips on by ~ Creative With Stamps has a new challenge for you. This month we are looking for Santa or Gifts on your cards or Holiday projects.

My Card ~ 

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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.  While you are there, please check out the card creations from my very talented Team Mates and leave them some blog-love ๐Ÿ’•