Saturday, August 31, 2013

MFW's Christmas Tag Challenge Post 2

2nd post for Moxie's Christmas Tag Challenge
Stamped the tag with words from the set,
and included a place to put a name (PTI's tiny tags dies).

Made a set of 3 from Waltzingmouse's Nutcracker Sweet stamp set
Embossed and fussy cut nutcracker/tree and popped them onto PTI's tag sale die.

Still time to join the fun, but better hurry, challenge ends 9/2!

MFW's Holiday Tags

Need to get these posted before the challenge ends!
Love, love, LOVE making tags!
And Moxie Fab World gave me the nudge to start my holiday collection a bit early.
Waltzingmouse's 'Cottage Home' embossed in Winter Wonderland by Stampendous
Sugared the bells
You only have until 9/2 to join the fun!

Friday, August 30, 2013

WM Challenge 4 Golden Oldies

Challenge 4 is to use our oldies, preferably WM stamps.
One of my orders was The Seasons of Love Tags to coordinate with mySpellbinders Nestabilities
Classic Heart and Classic Scalloped Heart.
Love those 2 Spellbinder sets, so when I saw WM had stamps to go with them, well, 
had to have the set!
My oldie is a WM oldie, but a newbie for me! Hope that counts!
Used the set's snowflakes for my wallpaper, stamped in PTI's kraft.
The The heart is embossed with Adirondack's Raspberry Plum, Joy is embossed in Ivory.
PTI cardstocks except for the raspberry,
which is  from my stash, wish I could tell you where it's from, but it was the perfect hue to the embossing powder, so had to use it! 

Did a bunch of tags as well, just love getting a head start on the holidays!
One more challenge, a sketch to complete tonight.
And must get around to see the beautiful posts!
Catch the Waltzingmouse blog here:

WM PJ Party Color Inspiration

Challenge 3 is a color challenge
speaking of challenges, those are not the easiest colors to play with.
But, a challenge is a challenge, is a, well you know.
I don't have a lot of WM stamps, so I chose Cottage Home to work with, which I loved the moment I saw it. This stampset just speaks to a grandma that is a collector of all things miniature!
Layers, piecing, picture window, and hand dyed resin blossoms.
I first created a ticking paper with PTI's background basics: Super Stripes and scarlett jewel ink.
Way too bright so softened with vellum.
Cut a picture window from both and framed it with Mat Stack 5. 
Fussy cut 2 topiaries and placed them on top. 
Used an edger die to scallop the bottom of the front.
Some details with embossing and a few rhinestones.

Waltzingmouse Challenge 2 Get Nauty

2nd Challenge for Waltzingmouse PJ Party
We are to 'Get Nauty' for this challenge.
For a cardmaker that can only mean get nautical! 
Here's my card
Ocean Bound is my stamp choice.
Created a 'wallpaper of the life preserver and seahorse.
PTI cardstocks and inks (Terracotta Tile and Enchanted Evening.)
Created a medallion with the Limitless Layers dies and that amazing ship scene.
The anchor was fussy cut and embossed with pewter.
It's 5:00PM PST on the west coast, too early for my pj's?
Don't think so!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party-Aug.

Watzingmouse is hosting a pajama party!
Challenge 1 wants us to 'Tie a Knot in it'.
All the wonderful images on their Tying the Knot stamp set provided the inspiration for this card.
Square cards are so interesting! Probably aren't done as often because of the extra postage, but fun to do  
none the less!
Center wheel fussy cut from Ocean Bound.
PTI cardstock
Ivory embossing powder from Stampendous.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

PTI SAF 2013 Closing

10 projects, 10 challenges, 10 cards, 
What a wonderful Stamp-a-faire!
Thank You Nichole and designers!

SAF Limited Ingredients

To do a card with a limited amount of ingredients, that is the challenge.

All stamped with Aqua Mist,
Circle stamp from Tagged Sentiments
Basket of Blessings paper pieced.
Rick rack die cut from Aqua and gold card stock.
Not so easy in a room filled with goodies to put on a card! 
Limited ingredients... 
that's the final challenge!

SAF Sugar Coating the Background

Betsy Veldman showed us how to sugar-coat the background of our card. 
I used the new stamp set, Reasons to Smile, that came with our Stamp-A-Fair kit.
Prisma glittered the background and put a bit of gunmetal Stickles on the flower centers
Tiny tag is wrapped with 1/8" tape and dipped in glitter.

SAF Scratch and Sniff

It IS possible to make our own scratch and sniff cards!

Using Pumpkin Pie Spice and clear embossing powder, I embossed 2 fussy cut pumpkins with the mixture. (Did I hear threre are die cuts coming for this set?)
Here's my card for this challenge.
Stamped the background with Autumn Hills, and used copics to color in a bit.
Tag Sale cut from corrugated card stock, and
yes! It smells like pumpkin pie!

SAF Custom Accents

I remember 'Shrinky Dinks'!
It kept the kids busy for hours!
My kiddos are grown, and now it's my turn to play!
After watching the videos and tutorials, 
I decided on Melissa's example. 
I used Damask Snowflakes dies
Using the mat sheet, and after a couple of oops, this is what I got.
Boy, does it shrink!
Sprayed and sprinkled glitter on 3 snowflakes and made a Christmas card
Stamped the image from Santa Stationary, copic colored it and selectively ran the piece thru the
 cuddle bug with a Snowflake folder.
Tea dye stained edges and Angled Edge die with sentiment.
Peppermint twine.
Rustic Cream cardstock.

PTI August Blog Hop

It is Aug. 25th, and that means Blog Hop at PTI!
Fortuately we were given our challenges  ahead of time, and, although I slept in today, 
I had this card ready.
Here's the color and sketch I chose:
And here's the card:
Gold embossed 'Thank You' from Pedal Pusher.

This card is dedicated to Nichole Heady and the design team at PapertreyInk, for an amazing job well done! I know all who participated had the best time ever, from morning 'til night!
The best tutorials ever! 
Thank You!
Speaking for me, I'm not done, so there's more posting to do!
See you all soon!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gallon, Quart, Pint

Betsy Veldman reminds us to keep everything in balance with this challenge
OK, so I had this tree left over from the misting challenge.
Simply adapted the Gallon,  quart, pint rule by stamping Ripe Avocado (quart), and Aqua Mist (pint) leaves to the Ripe Avocado tree trunk.
Misted background: Scarlett Jewel (gallon). It works!
Gotta go!

Mixing Mists to Match

I loved this!
The first batch was with Scarlett Jewel. Pretty, and will use it later.
2nd try, was a mix like Melissa showed us.
We've had the most beautiful silver full moon for the past few days due to fires in Yosemite.
The smoke casts an aerie glow over the valley.
Thought of Halloween and came up with this.
My mist recipe is one I probably will never be able to reproduce!
Some ripe avocado, a bit of smokey shadow, and some perfect pearls thrown in, gold and copper.
I just kept adding til I got what I liked.
I cut the moon first from Limeaid Ice card stock, masked it with a 3 tree trunks from Mighty Oak,
did a handcut 'ground', and spritzed away!
I wish you could see the pearl effect, but my camera couldn't capture it this time of day.
I stamped the tree trunk in ripe avocado and stamped off the back 2 trees.
Boo is from Mr. Bones.
A few sequins, a Smokey Shadow card base and done.
Off to the next challenge!

SAF Sprinkle of Salt

I took Danielle's example and used watercolor paper.
I was going for a citrusy look, and feel the poppy is too intense.
Will try Nichole's glue technique when I have more time.
Done salt on watercolors before, never with re-inkers.
All PTI, cept the sequins!

SAF Rolled Dough Designs

Next up: Playing with clay, Paperclay that is!
Ashley demonstrated how to use Paperclay, something I was not familiar with, so 
I thought I'd try it for my card.
Signature Series has the most adorable dressform die and stamp. Perfect for this challenge.
Framed out #5 stamp and die.
All PTI cardstock and inks
I really want to try Betsy's Jello technique too, maybe tomorrow.
Right now off to learn more!

Tea stain challenge

2nd Challenge is to use simple household black tea to dye/stain muslin.
I chose Melissa's technique (stained my muslin last night),
and loved her flower, which was a die cut Ruby Rose.
Pretty much did her flower, with the exception of stamping script from Simply Jane in Melon Berry.
Melissa's sweet flower (love!)
and mine.
Muslin flower is on a Boutique accessory die, which is popped up on a couple of PTI papers.
This is a perfect handmade embellie for special gifts, etc., and I can't wait to do more.
Paperclay is next, see you soon!

Stamp A Faire 2013

Good Morning! And welcome to PapertreyInk's 
Stamp A Faire 20131
Up at dawn on the west coast, and ready to get cookin'!

Already (coffee made, snacks on hand,  apron on
and 1st challenge done!
Here's the challenge: 
Pick a color recipe
This definitely looks like morning!
And a sketch recipe
After cardful stirring,
 here's the result
Actually 'whipped' it up in less than 20 min.!
Off to a good start.
Gotta run, the dryer has signaled my tea stained muslin is dry!