Monday, September 26, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Cards To Die For

The challenge the last couple weeks at the Art Impressions Blog is Cards to Die For.  So for my card I pulled out the AI stamp set and coordinating dies called Fairy Spinner.  I used white embroidery floss for my string to make my stamped image spin.  The papers were from Recollections Bright & Basic 6 x6 pack.  I used a circle & scalloped circle die to create the opening.  The sentiment, which also comes with the stamp set was done with two old punches from Stampin Up.

Have a great week...

Thursday, September 22, 2016


This week's Make It Monday challenge for Papertrey Ink is making masculine cards using floral stamps.  Betsy has a video showing her tips and tricks for this type of card.  For my card I used papers from 7 Gypsies called Travel.  I die cut a solid piece of pattern paper from the same pack using the PTI Tipped Tops Dies.  The "Happy" was also from this same die set.  The word "birthday" was stamped using the PTI stamp set Keep It Simple - Birthday II.  For the branches & leaves I used the stamps & dies from PTI called Spruce & Sprigs.  The flower was stamped & die cut using the PTI set Bigger Blooms.  Here is my card.

I not real sure if I pulled off this masculine look.  After I made it I thought I should have hidden parts of the sprigs & blooms under the pattern paper like Betsy did to so it's not so in your face.  Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - From Black & White To Color

This week's challenge for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday is From Black & White To Color.  Danielle has a video showing her tips and tricks for this technique.  For my card I used two coordinating stamp sets - the Delightful Dahlia set and the Delightful Dahlia Additions.  In Danielle's video she used Copic markers to color in her stamped images.  I just used the Delightful Dahlia Additions with three different colors of pink for my color.  The sentiment also was from these sets.  I die cut the colored piece and popped it up with foam dots to give it a little more dimension. 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

The inspiration for today's card is the photo over at Nicole Heady's blog for the Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge.  

Using the Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia stamp set I embossed the flower & leaves with white embossing powder.  Using a dauber I added colors from the inspiration pic.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Just the Ticket.  The ribbon is actually a die cut using the Cherry Lynn Designs Alison's Ribbons Die.  I can never get ribbon to look the way I want, so this is a nice alternative.  And since you can use paper it always matches your project.
Here is my card.

 It's a cloudy day today, so my pic is a little dark.  Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge - Too Cute To Spook!

The challenge for the next two weeks at the Art Impressions Blog is Too Cute To Spook.  They are also releasing three new Halloween clear stamp sets that are super cute.  For my card I pulled out the Art Impressions stamp set Girls Night Out.  I colored my image with Copics and added some silver Stickles to her shoe buckles and hat band.  The papers were from K & Company Spooky collection.  Here is my card.

I think this image is so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us

This week's challenge over at Nicole Heady's blog for Papertrey Ink is Create Along With Us.  It's a chance to use all the inspiration from the design team posted for this month's release.  There were so many great ideas and card designs it was hard to just pick one, but I went with a card done by Heather Nichols using the new Mini Market Kit: Color Pop Autumn.
Here is Heather's card I used for inspiration:

For my card I used the PTI Bitty Bouquet stamps and dies.  The stamped dots came from the PTI stamp set Harvest Berries and the sentiment was done using the "happy" die and sentiments stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I thought it needed just something else, so I added the ribbon.  
Here is my card:  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PTI - Make It Monday / Sentiment Strip Grounding

This week for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge Lexi has a video with her tips and tricks for making a CAS card with a grounding strip with sentiment.  For my card I used the PTI Swoosh stamp set for my sentiment.  I embossed it using fine white embossing powder on a brown piece of card stock.  For my flowers I used the PTI Bitty Bouquets stamps & coordinating dies.  I was going to stop there, but I thought it was just a bit too plain, so I added a die cut using the PTI Hexagon Cover Plate.  It's hard to see in the pic, but I think it really finishes off the card.

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