Sunday, June 25, 2017

You are my sunshine

MAKE IT MONDAY #288: Pantone Chip Inspired Cards

This week Lexi shared a clean, CAS color idea inspired by Pantone chip cards. 
I've used paint chips on cards before but had not thought of this as a design
element! It was so much fun! I found an already prepared "smile"die cut, and
matched it to card stock. Then chose a small sentiment from a PTI Framed Out 
set and a sun shape from another FO set to complete the card.

PTI Stamps: Framed Out #2 & 3
Dies: SSS smile, PTI Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die

Linking this to: capture the moment MIM


Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Shades of ombre - Wow! 

                                                      I'm nursing a summer cold and had some difficulty
                                                      thinking clearly as I pondered this serene photo for
                                                      the challenge. I took a literal interpretation, stamped 
                                                      a jar in Versamark and clear embossed on water color
                                                      paper. I used a water brush and distress inks to create 
                                                      the ombre bottom in the jar with a faint line of Tumbled
                                                      Glass outlining the entire jar. Gran's Garden flowers 
                                                      and leaves are supported by Meadow Greens stems. The 
                                                      panel was die cut with a SSS stitched rectangle die 
                                                      and adhered to a light gray card. While I like the result
                                                      I'm not inclined to think it's my best effort! Oh, well, off
                                                      to the Arts Festival and then two weeks in Kenya building
                                                      a school and working in a dental clinic with my husband.

Stamps: PTI Gran's Garden, Meadow Greens, Winter Woods (sentiment); Inkadinkado jar
Dies: PTI Gran's Garden, SSS stitched rectangles
Inks: Distress Inks Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough, Old Paper, Pine Needles, Tattered Rose, 
Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick; Momento London Fog
Misc: clear Wink of Stella, foam adhesive

Linked to: capture the moment  June Blog Hop

Saturday, June 24, 2017

thinking of you

Inspired by All the Little Things #62

Fun photo with so many colors. We recently visited Las Vegas  
and I immediately thought of the Bellagio lobby's ceiling of
floral images. I used a new to me PTI set to create my card.

PTI Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies and Butterfly Hope
Dies: PTI Noted: Scalloped Vertical and SSS Stitched Rectangles
Various Hero Arts and Distress Inks

We're leaving for Kenya on Tuesday where my husband will
help in a mission dental clinic and I'll line up adobe bricks
on a new campus construction project. See you in 3 weeks.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

thank you card set

Make It Monday #286:
Coordinating Card Pairs

We've been away for a few days with two of my mom's sisters and their families in Las Vegas where one aunt lives. Her husband has been on hospice recently due to his parkinson's disease but has rallied for now. We talked a lot, ate delicious food and toured the Bellagio's wonderful conservatory of Asian floral displays. We arrived home late last night and woke up to lots of yard work. This evening I managed to gather some energy and join this week's challenge at the last minute. I used the negative and positive portions of a You've Been Framed: Oval die cut from a panel stamped with several of the Palm Prints leaves in various greens. They were glued to kraft cards and here they are!

Card #1

Card #2

PTI Stamps & Dies:
 Keep It Simple: Thank You, Palm Prints, You've Been Framed: Oval

Linked to: Make It Monday

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Birthday wishes

Make It Monday #285: Felt Flowers

The challenge this week featured Lizzie Jones who shared a felt flower tutorial on
her blog Don't Forget to Write. It's full of ideas and many beautiful creations which
she uses on gifts and tags. I no longer use hot glue guns due to past finger burning
incidents. (Grin)  Instead I created a flat flower using a Kay Miller mandala die and
two leaf die-cuts from Gran's Garden, an idea I cased off Dawn McVey's card from
 the April release week. It turned out better than I thought it might because 1) my 
 stash of old patterned paper contained this dotty gem and 2) the PTI lavender moon  
card stock. The mandala base is cut from PTI tiny dot vellum and mounted on foam
tape hidden behind all of the felt die cuts. A dot of lime green Stickles to the flower 
center finished the flower. The sentiment is a favorite from PTI Winter Woods. 
I really love the PTI wool felt. This card will be mailed to a friend next week.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Day to Celebrate

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

This month's yummy inspiration print from irtsya

and now for my interpretation for this month's PTI Blog Hop

I misted my stamps after inking to get a softer, water colored look.

While the supplies were out, I made another card, same design.
Card #2 uses different colors but the same stamp and
die sets with paint chips die cut for the flowers and bow.

PTI Products unless noted otherwise:
Stamps: Beautiful Berries: Spring,  Friendship Jar Flowers, Make It Market: Sunshine & Rainbows (black floral center) Dies: Bells & Boughs, Friendship Jar Fillers, Noted: Scalloped Vertical  Inks: Distress-abandoned coral, picked raspberry, worn lipstick; Hero Arts Chalkboard Black, Soft Violet, Stone Wash; Ranger Cloud Blue  Paper: PTI Soft Stone, Ranger water color


Friday, May 19, 2017

Zappy Birthday

Create Along With Us: May 2017

 Nichole's card

When I saw this card from Nichole Heady on day 5 of the May release, I thought of my  
PTI Triangle Cover Plate. It provided the inspiration for my 7 year-old grandson Luca's 
birthday card. He's a quirky boy, no flowers for him!

PTI dies: Triangle Cover Plate, Zappy Birthday
Stamp: Zappy Birthday; Copic markers

Luca,  May 2017

Linking this to: Create Along With Us