Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sending Sparkle

Hey everyone, I'm up today with some inspiration on the poppy stamps blog,

Hoping you'll pop by and see how my card was created with some of 
their fabulous dies!

So many ways to add sparkle to your cards! And what a fun impact.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Celebrate: MIM Creating Stencils from Die Cuts

Hi! I'm playing along with Melissa and Make It Monday, where the challenge
is to create a stencil from die cuts. 
Melissa's gorgeous sample card and her video are on PTI's blog,
and takes you step by step crafting the process.

Part of the fun in doing this card was searching through my PTI collection and 
combining stamps and dies I thought looked interesting together.

For a complete list of supplies, see the list below.
Click on what you like and it will link you to the PTI store.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Poppy July Challenge Reminder

Hi Poppy Peeps!
There's a new challenge on the Poppystamps blog, Birthday Party!
I'm up today with some inspiration using Poppy dies Leafy Vine Collage
and Best Wishes Folksy Script.

Visit the Poppy blog to see how I created this card.
All that gorgeous gleaming color is created using Lindy's Magicals.
Hope you are inspired to create a birthday themed card. There's a gift certificate for the 
winner, and a chance to pick from Poppy's fabulous store!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sending You Birthday Hugs

It's Laurie's turn at Papertrey's Make It Monday, and she shows us a technique 
called, 'Creating Shadow Backgrounds'.

Going through my stampsets, I ran across one that hadn't seen ink in a while,
Better Together. Just the line drawn images I thought would look good for Laurie's
tutorial. Once the bg was stamped, I used watercolor cardstock for the popped up
die cuts, and watercolored them with Zig Clean Colors.

See Laurie's video on the PTI's blog.

All PTI products are linked to the PTI store.

Hope your week is filled with crafty goodness!

Inspired By... Vintage Linens

Hi, I'm glad you're here. I was visiting a friend's blog and was introduced to  a new challenge blog
I hadn't seen before. The inspiration photo instantly won my vintage loving heart.

My card uses some PTI stamps that came closest to the front linens in the photo.

All the stamps and dies are listed below, and if you click on the ones you like it will 
take you to the PTI store.

Play along with Inspired By, here:

Hope your day is full of crafting!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Transformation Tuesday with Michelle Leone

Hi! Thought I'd play along with PTI's Transformation Tuesday and Michelle Leone,
where we were challenged to take a previous card we liked but wanted to 
re-do better.

I was so excited to add PTI's Stitching Garden to my floral stamp sets, and wanted to
see how all the stamps looked inked and assembled. The colors I used were OK,
and the one layer card reminded me of a spring pattern. 

Michelle used her original card to springboard a second that used more modern colors
and an eye-catching flower in the center. 

Like Michelle, my 2nd remake card uses bolder colors, and a more focalized design. 
It's always fun to improve and redo. There's always ways to tweek certain elements,
such as colors or design.

Have a card you'd like to transform? 
Play along with Michelle and Transformation Tuesday on the PTI Blog.

Hope you had a great weekend and look forward to lots of crafting!

My links for the products I used take you to the PTI store.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sending Prayers

Hi everyone. I've made a card for a very sad purpose today.
A cousin of mine has died after a long fight with breast cancer.
Sending her parents this card, made following Betsy's technique,
'Ombre Watercolor Backgrounds.'

I love the soft look of the background, and tried it Betsy's way with 3 shades
of green. Second time around added honeynut and stuck with that little bit of 
color change.

My cousin was full of faith, and during the worst of it, always managed
to encourage everyone around her. I will miss her, but I know I'll see her again!

Take care, my friends. This gift called life is all too fleeting!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Merry Monday's last Challenge

I heard recently that Merry Monday, a Christmas card challenge,
was saying farewell. Around about July, it was fun to see how many
cards I could make to get a head's up on my Christmas cards.

Getting this card in under the wire, it ends in a few hours.

Rustic deer in a snowy meadow. The deer are cut from cork cardstock.

Blessings and Happy Crafting!

If you see something you like, my links take you to the item in the Papertrey store.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Inchies with MIM

What fun this was, from start to finish.
Lexi shows us a technique called, 'inchies', and with her fabulous tips
I made this card.

She demonstrated how to create bg interest in the 1 inch strips before stamping the image. 
She used small images, and I did too, but not on all the squares. She used sides and corners,
not just the centers to do the stamping. Loved how she popped
up the cubes with foam. And I have enough extras to do another card!

Play along on PTI's blog through Sunday!

PTI Products will take you directly to the PTI store for purchase.
Happy Shopping!

12 Kits of Occasions: June '18: Sum sum Summertime!

Hi everyone! The last day of the month means 12 Kits of Occasions!

We're 12 friends who receive the same kit each month and make wondrous
creations from all the goodies! Well, cute projects anyway...
 I made some fun cards with the kit sent from Michele Ferguson (I card everyone).
It's always a treat to see what bits of Michele humor she tucks into her kit!
Most of the images I hadn't seen before. If you know Michele, you know
she's creative, innovative and full of humor! Love her!

My first card uses the images from Waffle Flower Crafts (new to me) and I'm 
crazy about the free hand cas drawing that allows me to color.
note: At this posting, I'm visiting a daughter and her family in Newport Beach, CA,
and have to giggle at the joy in happily shedding clothes in summer...
Hooray for beach life!
Had to make a tri-fold card to get all 3 boys in the picture.

MFT's Strike up the Band bunnies are celebrating the 4th with CAS-ual Friday's sentiment.
PTI Tagsale 12. 

I have this card pegged for a graduate. Colored with my Pentels.

She's off to wherever the wind takes her in this colorful, floral sundress.
(Pattern first hand drawn then colored with copics)
Beach bag textured with PTI's BG Basics: Gingham. Flowers also from PTI:
Back Pocket Basics

These letters and the word 'beach' (I told you she's a hoot) on a stenciled bg from PTI's Sun & Surf 

Sideview of how the letters pop off the page.

Well that's June's post from me folks. Hope you enjoyed, and hope you'll visit 
the other friends. You're sure to find a touch of 'Michele' whimsy in every card!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Card Concept Challenge: Golden Table

Hello everyone! And welcome to some inspiration for the newest 
Card Concept Challenge: Golden Table.

What inspired my Classy Elegant and layered card?
Oh my, that gorgeous floral arrangement in pinks and corals,
and of course the touches of gold! 

Botanical Bounty 2 from PTI gave me the blooms to create my bouquet.
The 'for you' sentiment die was gold embossed several times to get
that thickness. And the dew drops are from Betsy Veldmans's
Make It Market Shakers & Sprinkles.
Play along for 2 weeks on the Card Concept blog!

Note: The Card Concept goes on Summer Break after this challenge.
Winner will be announced and we start up again in September.
Happy Crafting!

See below for a complete list of supplies.

Monday, June 25, 2018

PTI June Blog Hop '18

Hello everybody! It's the 25th and that means time for a blog hop.
PapertreyInk's Blog Hop, where our inspiration was this photo of
riotous color!

Now when I see an inspiration photo, sometimes I go for mood or 
certain items, sometimes a color scheme or style, but today I went literal... 
those colorful popsicles!

The only way to come close to those wow colors was Lindy's Magicals. My
friend Marcia Hill (Marcia's Stamping Pad) introduced them to me, 
and it's been love ever since!

In each little powder filled jar, there's a bit of mica flakes. I wish you could 
really see the shine! Magical!

Play along all day on the PTI blog. Besides the fun of creating, playing and
commenting, you're sure to be amazed at the scope of fabulous posts. So 
much fun to see how we were all inspired!
See you at the hop!

My supplies used are listed below. If you click on what you like
it'll take you to the PTI item in the store.

note: The stampset, Summer Sweetness is no longer available in the PTI store.
(Hopefully it's in your stash!)

Lindy's Magicals (Amazon) Mad Hatter collection

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Poppystamps Summer Blog Blitz!

Hi all! I'm so excited to be showcasing one of Poppystamps newest:
Delicate Branch Collage.
It's Blog Blitz time at Poppy, and you could win this die. In fact you could
win one of any of the new dies being released just by commenting on
today's or any of the other designers during Blog Blitz days. 

Head on over to the Poppystamps' blog to see how I made my shaker card,
and don't forget to leave a comment... you might win this die!
Then scroll through to see what's new!
Good Luck, and Have a Super Crafty day!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Two-fer Challenge #6 ~ Trees!

I'm so excited to be playing along at the latest Two-fer Challenge. It's Darnell's brain
child, where we're challenged to use the same stamp (or die) 2 different ways and 
create 2 different cards for 2 different occasions.

This month's key word is 'Trees'. 
I chose a die set from Frantic Stampers called, Lollipop Trees.

1st card:

I used my lollipop trees the traditional way, and set them in a window created with 
MFT's Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle die. Then framed the window with PTI's
Coverplate: Nesting. 

Have you ever worked with Lindy's Stamp Gang's Magicals? 
It comes in powder form, and when you apply water, the effect is well, magical!
The trees are die cut from a panel I made from 'hi Maintenance Magenta.'
Tree trunks cut from a wood look washi tape.

2nd Card:

On a PTI tag, I made the 'tree' into a triple ice cream cone, with lots of sprinkles. 
The cone is from PTI's Colorful Treats. 

Those cute little sprinkles are actually from a PTI die!

Below is a list of supplies I used. 
If you'd like to purchase something, my links take you to the Papertrey store and item.

Frantic Stamper, Lindy's Magicals, Catherine Pooler Inks, 
Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

You better hurry, only 3 more days to play! Ends the 24th.