Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Card Concept 100th Post Celebration!

Hello! And welcome to my post today. 
The Card Concept is celebrating it's 100th post and challenge,
and we are bringing you double inspiration!

Each of us has invited a special guest to our celebration. 
My guest designer is someone you all probably know, Marcia Hill from
Marcia's Stampin' Pad.

Here's my card:

As you know, we at the Card Concept follow design styles, or combine them, or even 
create a style of our own.
I combined a few this week, calling my card 'layered elegant'.
A little touch of gold in the sentiment, adds a bit of elegance to any card,
and I was inspired by the gold on the pumpkins in the inspiration photo.

Can't wait to see how you are inspired and hope you'll play along this week!
Be sure to visit Marcia's blog and give her some love! 

Have a great week, and Happy Crafting!

Like a certain stamp or die I used?
They are all PapertreyInk, and my links will take you to their store.

Poppystamps Challenge Reminder

Hi there, Poppy Peeps! This is a reminder that there's a challenge going on
at Poppystamps. 
Fall and Scary Things!
Check it out and play for a chance to win a 25. gift certificate to the store!

I made some treat bags for inspiration. You know Halloween is right 
around the corner!

I loved Halloween Costume Cats ever since their release last year. So darn cute! 
Paired them up with a die from this year, Leafy Wreath Collage.

Each of my tags got a different colored tag behind the cutout (and to write on), and a 
clothespin covered in washi.

Check out the Poppystamps blog to see exactly how I made them.

And remember, we have a Blog Blitz going on. Comment for a chance to win!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Create Along With Us October

It's time for PapertreyInk's 'Create Along With Us'.
There were so many wonder filled projects and cards this month. 
I just drooled over every set released!
Heather's card and envelope set really caught my eye. 

I loved the way she used the new Pleasing Envelopes Stamp set, stamping all
around the card, and framing her beautiful sentiment.
The matching envelope was cut from watercolor paper, and is every bit as lovely
as the card!

I didn't stray far from her design. Even using kraft as my card base, and die cutting the front
of my card with the Medium Scallop Stackers die.

I used a We R Memory Keepers punch board to make my envelope. I've done so 
many of these, it's second nature now, and they always take card making up a notch!

Stamp sets used below. They are a direct link to the PTI store.

The sentiment is from Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write, but
I couldn't find it in the lineup. Afraid it might be gone. Maybe you have it?

Hope you have a great week, and hope it's full of crafting!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Blog Blitz! Holiday Happenings with Poppystamps!

It's Blog Blitz time at Poppystamps! 
Head on over to the blog and comment for a chance to win! 
Comment every day, and you have a better chance. The dies are
fabulous this season. I'm showcasing Deco Cecil Frame.

Another of the new die is this stag head, pure love die cut from red glitter cs.

Each of my 10 tags were cut twice, once in gold glitter cardstock and again in 
light blue shimmer.

I explain in detail the tag box you see above on the poppystamps blog. So easy, and
all set for gift giving. (Or just might keep these, I love how they look on my craft table!)

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Blessed Season

Ashley has us creating patterned frames for our cards, this week, on Make It Monday.
Her card was so beautiful on several levels. Her colors were dramatic, and the 
layers were definitely speaking to me. 
So those 2 inspirations were my starting point.

My patterned frame was made with plaid builders on Pale Peony cardstock.
Behind that is Scallop Stackers Small. When that is cut, it leaves the center
whole, or in my case solid red. I opened it up with the oval from Scalloped
A2 Die Collection, almost a perfect opening cut.
Seasonal Borders: Winter formed my swag. The many pieces in the set
allow for all kinds of design. I can't wait to make a wreath with the holly 
and berries!

Sentiment: Penned Elegance Christmas.

Play along with Ashley on PTI's blog! 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Autumn Birthday Card

Greetings, PTI fans! I'm playing along with Lizzie and MIM. This week
it's all about using packaging dies on our cards.

My husband's birthday is in October, and I decided to make him a fall themed card,
with a die that definitely could be used for a tag on a package, 
Shaped Saying: Happy Birthday.
Shape Shifters: Circle 1 formed the frame for my shaker. 

Lots of layers for my shaker rather than foam.

Play along with Lizzie on PTI's blog!

Lots of goodies available in the PTI store.
My links will take you right there.

Weathervane Ink
Weathervane, Orange Zest cardstock

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Card Concept Challenge: Sunflower Serenade

Hello! It's time for a new challenge at the Card Concept, and we have 
this gorgeous inspiration photo for you!

Sunflower Serenade!
The huge sunflowers definitely inspired my card. This time I combined
watercolors, ink stenciling, and some layers with die cuts and fussy cutting.
I call it, 'Layered Mixed Media'.
Did you know you can mix the styles? A list of them is on 
the Card Concept challenge blog.

My sunflower comes from Deep Red, and is called: Large Sunflower.
PTI: Window Works Die, Hexagon Stencil, and Forest Floor Autumn.
The Card Concept is a 2 week challenge. I can't wait to see how you're inspired!

As an affiliate for PapertreyInk, my links give you access to their store.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Poppy Post: Holiday Card

Hi Poppy friends! I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today with a holiday card
made with some of the new dies.

Come see how I made this watercolor card with 3 dies that fit perfectly together!
Hope your day is full of crafty goodness!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions: September '18

Hello! And welcome to September's 12 Kits of Occasions!
A big BIG THANK YOU, Lindsey for our monthly kit photos!
Kim Higgins, from Cupcakes Cards and Kim, is our hostess this month, 
and she gave us all the above sea themed goodies.
Under and Over that is! If it swims or floats, it was in our package.
Kim has a guest this month, one of our own, Joyce Mehrberg.
Be sure to visit her, Joyce always wows with her creations!

Starting off with 2 mermaids and a shaker.

I so love MFT's Mermazing Mermaids! Had to give them a shaker to float on!
Those are Poppystamps' Mermaid sequins, and PTI's Pierced Oval frame.
The darling mermaid paper, and sentiment were in the kit.

Hard to see in the big photo, but there's a bit of Sheer Shimmer Spray on the mermaids.

Ellen Hudson's Otters are on VaCa, and sending all of you 'Oceans of Love'.

I LOVED coloring the images to suit the papers Kim sent us.
PTI Scallop Frame.

Just had to give baby otter his own setting, and use that adorable sentiment!
PTI Reef Builders & Pierced Rectangle Frame.
Fish and shells included in the kit.

Kim also included the blue enamel dots. Just perfect for bubbles!

My girl on a raft has been floating a bit longer than she should, and has quite the tan.
Where's her sunscreen?! Oh, I can remember using baby oil to accelerate tanning in
my 'younger' days. Who ever thought skin needed protection???
The scallop frame was the piece left over from PTI's Scallop die cut.

Girl, seriously, at least wear a sunhat!

That's it for me! A big happy thank you, Kim for a kit I loved!

Hope you enjoyed, and hope you'll visit each of the 12 Kits' gals!
And don't forget to say 'hi' to Joyce!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Peace on Earth

A Transformation Tuesday and Michelle Leone has us transforming an
old feminine card into something with a holiday flare.

My former card was for a MIM challenge, and had decidedly feminine elements.

The re-do card had a gathering of elements with a background of snow from the new
Winter Fox Stamp Set. I love Heather's sweet faced fox, and stylized trees, and enjoyed
stamping him arctic blue. 

Join Michelle and play along with Transformation Tuesday here:

Happy Happy Happy Halloween

MIM this week, is with Melissa. And she uses Printed Paper to package her wondrous treats!
Now Melissa can put together patterns and layers better than ANYONE I know. So to 
play along creating a treat with pattern, I decided to go all out Halloween.

Looking through my PTI stash, I found a basket die that I forgot I had, Favor It Box #9.
Basically a basket for Easter, I used b/w Bitty Dot to make it hold Halloween Candy.
The dotty basket came together quickly. The tag took a bit more time.

I started with Tag Sale #12 and PTI striped pattern paper cut diagonally.
The sweet elements are from Spooky Smiles. All of them are from that set, 
even the sentiments, and I copic colored each one. Only the little 'Tiny Tag'
is not. 

If you're like me, and I know you are, you have a vast stash of ribbon.
My Halloween stash is so cute and I LOVED putting a few together to 
form a junk bow like Melissa does.

Fun, fun treat box for one of my grandkiddies. Meanwhile I think I'll just
leave it on display! 

Play along with Michelle on PTI's blog here:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Give Thanks

Hi there! Hope it's a lovely autumn day you're enjoying!
I'm playing along with the gals at Just Us Girls today, with 
this photo inspiration:

Fall is everywhere in this dreamy photo. Leaves of color, and
a truck on a journey left to the imagination.

I couldn't wait to ink up the new Glorious Globes: August, with the encircling fall
leaves, and pair with Seasonal Borders: August, both from PTI. 

I kept it close to the colors of the photo, all traditional and warm.
Also cut into the card base with the Seasonal Border die.

The challenge runs through Saturday and there's lots of inspiration on
their blog!