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 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Three cards - Love you, hello and Celebrate

Three more cards for May events!! A bonus to use previously
 stamped die cuts and a PTI patterned paper set in making them.

PTI Stamps: Tulip Time, Wonderful Words: thank you
PTI Dies: Inspired: Love, Noted: Scalloped A2, Tulip Time

PTI Stamps: Butterfly Hope, Fresh Bouquet
PTI Dies: Fresh Bouquet, Mix & Mat: Flourishes, Tiny Tags

PTI Stamps: Layered Banner Banter, Tulip Time
PTI Dies: Sentiment Splits: Curved Vertical, Tulip Time
PTI pattern paper, Baker's twine, Wink of Stella

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Make It Monday #282: Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge

Card Menu:
Stencil: Woodblock Prints  Stamps: Gran's Garden, Layered Banner Banter
Dies: Gran's Garden, Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical   Inks: Distress Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, 
Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass; Hero Arts: Buttercup, Green Hills, Pool;  PTI: Saffron Spice
Paper: Saffron Spice cardstock and Staples White 120 lb. 

Linked to: capture the moment

Betsy used a Woodblock Prints stencil as her guide for a demo card in this week's MIM. 
I used a different stencil from the same set, several Distress Inks and a water brush to 
paint my design on watercolor paper. After it dried, the panel was die cut and mounted
directly to a saffron spice card. It was embellished with several flowers from 
Gran's Garden. I must confess to casing a similar card by Dawn McVey.

But wait, I can't waste the wet ink on top of my stencil!!  I laid a stitched panel 
of white card stock on the wet stencil and got a funky negative image as a result.
Two butterfly die-cuts mounted with foam tape on a stitched gold vellum rectangle
and finished with a simple sentiment made a second card!

Card Menu:
Stencil: PTI Woodblock Prints; PTI Stamps: Bold Bouquet (older anniversary set) & Butterfly Hope
Inks: Distress Salty Ocean, HA Buttercup & Pool; Dies: PTI Butterfly Hope, SSS Stitched Rectangles;
Paper: PTI New Leaf,  Staples White 120 lb & gold vellum from stash

Linked to: SSS: Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Three Spring Cards

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Our inspiration is from the art galleries of  Megan Carter 

Interpretation #1
simple stamping

PTI Stamps: Ruby Rose, Songbirds
Die: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Interpretation #2
die-cuts and embellishments

PTI Stamps: Brushed Blooms, Ruby Rose, Songbirds, Spring Woods
PTI Dies: Ruby Rose, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical

Interpretation #3
abstract stamping

PTI Stamps: Butterfly Hope, Circle Scribbles, Spring Woods
Die: SSS Stitched Rectangles
This card is a bit smaller at 4" x 5"

I'm off to see three plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival today and tomorrow.
Can't wait to see all of the amazing cards the hop will reveal today!.

Linked to: PTI April Blog Hop