Monday, December 30, 2013

lots of love

Make It Monday #146 Angled Backgrounds

The first of my Valentine cards! 

     I cut a piece of white cardstock, 4"x 5.25" and covered it with red & white washi
     tapes laid at an angle. Die cut 3 hearts from panel and attached it to a top folding
     A2 card. Using the same 3 heart dies on silver cardstock, placed them inside
     washi tape panel negative spaces and added 3 silver sequins. The sentiment
     strip was stamped, the heart colored with a crimson Berol Prisma color pencil,
     and mounted with foam dimension tape
      Stamps: PTI Framed Out #11
      Paper: Recollections Silver, Staples #110 White Cardstock
      Dies: Spellbinders Nestabillities Classic Hearts
      Ink: Fresh Ink Pigment Ink - Slate
      Washi Tapes 

Monday, November 11, 2013

May Your Days be Merry & Bright

Make It Monday #140
Ink Pad Designs

Ashley showed two cards using the uniquely shaped PTI ink pads to color 
the cardstock on her cards. I used little cat eye ink pads, using a mask to keep
it inside the circle. The die cut wreath was stamped with violet ink, leaves
colored with a silver Sharpie and purple/violet Sharpies for the berries. Then a spray
coat of the Shimmer Spritz to make it shiny. I added the ribbon to make it more like
a Christmas ornament mounting it on a silver A2 card.

PTI Rustic Wreath stamp set & Die
Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz, White Embossing Powder, Scotch Layering Tape
Ink: ColorBox Dusty Plum & Violet; Color Box Chalk Warm Violet & Blue Iris
Silver Metallic Sharpie, Violet Sharpie, Recollections Silver Glitter Tape, Ribbon
Cardstock: Staples White 110 lb, Silver Recollections

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

have a Joyous holiday

Make It Monday  #139 Stamped Square Frames

Dawn McVey challenged us to use our stamps in a new way 
by creating a square frame for a card focus. 

                                         Stamps: PTI Sketched Shapes, Snowflake Flurries
                                         Die: Snowflake Flurries, Marvy Circle Punch
                                         Ink: Hero Arts Mid-tone Pool & Mint Julep, 
                                                 Momento London Fog 
                                         Cuttlebug Embossing Polka Dot folder, sequins

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Leaves fall

Make It Monday #138

Inlaid Die-Cuts

        With PTI's Mighty Oak Die I first die cut a kraft sheet.
        Next used the same die to cut a 4.25 x 5.5  piece of ivory
        card stock removing all of the leaves and tree. 
       The kraft negative die cut sheet was laid over a top fold
       A2 ivory card and various leaves were stamped with Hero Arts shadow inks.
       After removing the kraft sheet, I glued the ivory die cut sheet to the A2 card
       aligning all of  the leaves to show through their holes. Then inlaid the
       kraft die cut tree which had been stamped with gold ink to give it
       some shimmer. Text is from the Mighty Oak stamp set. Voila.

Die: PTI Mighty Oak
Stamps: PTI Might Oak
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Inks: Butter Bar, Soft Sage, Soft Wheat,
                                               Soft Cantelope, Just Rust, Cup O Joe

Monday, July 29, 2013

Yay! it's your birthday


I finally unwrapped my new PTI Cover Plate: Triangles Die
and embossed it with the Big Shot on white cardstock. Used
PTI Trendy Triangles Mini Stamp set with various Hero Arts
Shadow Inks to create the rainbow look. PTI Birthday Sentiments
used on banner. Mounted it on Bazille aqua cardstock, a score line
frames the panel.

Have some fun with your triangle ideas at Trendy Triangles Challenge at Moxie Fab World

Monday, April 8, 2013

love you Forever

Make It Monday #111:Watercoloring Embossed Images

Started with white watercolor paper, stamped heart images from PTI Framed Out #11 with Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Next pressed 3 different Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick, Shaded Lilac on an acrylic block, wet my brush and blended the colors on the embossed paper. Directly adhered the colored card stock to a white A2 card. Die cut the PTI Trendy Tree Tops and stamped one circle with the plaid PTI Trendy Tops circle and watercolored Shaded Lilac Distress Ink on it. Dry embossed a Cuttlebug folder on the other Trendy Top die cut. PTI Trendy Tops sentiment stamped in Versafine Black ink on top of half a Nestabilities Labels 8 die cut stamped with PTI Polka Dots Basic II in Hero Arts Soft Lilac ink. Added 2 Fiskars scallop lilac strips to two sides and 3 silver pearls.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy 33rd birthday, Matt

Not the best photo. A dark gray top fold card with a Hero Arts chevron background stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White on light gray card stock mounted with dimensional tape. Not having any speech bubbles I improvised with Hero Arts/Sizzix dies. Stamps: PTI, Impress, HA and Marvy Heart punches enhanced with Glossy Accents & Candy Cane Stickles

Entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog for Birthdays:

Hey there...

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #110: Collage Elements, Card #2

Stamps: PTI- Lovely Layers, Irresistably Ikat, Watercolor Wonder,
Inkadinkado - Italic Writing
Die: PTI Lovely Layers
Inks: Ranger Distress, Versa Mark
Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensional Tape, Glossy Accents

Monday, April 1, 2013

yay! It's Your Birthday

Papertrey Ink
Make It Monday #110: Collage Elements

Stamps: PTI - Irresistably Ikat; A Little Argyle; Stylish Sentiments: Birthday; 
Watercolor Wonder; Hero Arts Friends Definition
Ink: Hero Arts - Soft Lilac, Soft Pool, Soft Wheat, Mid-tone Pool
Die: Spellbinder Nestabilities Hearts; Fiskars Scallop Edger
Ranger Stickles, Rhinestone

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Bonus Wrap Up Day 
Card #2

Die: PTI Beautiful Butterflies, Simon Says Stamp Memory Box Circle Border
Used my patchwork paperstrips for the butterflies & mounted on dimensional adhesive.
Glued the white panel with the circle border directly to a pink strip and mounted with dimensional tape onto a green A2 card. Pattern paper from Me & My Big Idea - Destination Paradise 8 x 8 pad

Linking to Cas-ual Friday's No Stamp Challenge

thinking of you


This card was inspired by Jennifer's patchwork strips. 
I used Simon Says Stamp Meadow Rue die and will make a card with
the die cut but thought the negative space was useable also.
Hero Arts stamp, Sizzix Texture used on light green cardstock

I'm putting this in the Pattern Play Wrap Up Student Gallery and Emphasize the Negative
Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Here is the Meadow Rue diecut framed by Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 7 
and mounted on a green pattern paper shaded with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap,
embossed with Tim Holtz Woodgrain folder adhered to Kraft A2 card.
Card was finished off with My Mind's Eye enamel dots.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hey there


Inspired by Lisa Spangler's Paper Weaving
Stamps: PTI Iresistably Ikat, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern background stamp
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagons
Paper: My Mind's Eye-Stella Rose, Bazzill CardStock 
Ink: Hero Arts Mid-Tone Pool
Ranger Distress Stickles 

Thursday, March 21, 2013



Shari Carroll inspired my card.

Dies: Memory Box Meadow Bird coated with Glossy accents, White Opal Liquid Pearl eye;  Sizzix/Hero Arts Ornaments 3: twig & talk bubble.
Punch: Marvy Uchida star, rubbed with Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles & edged with HA soft pool ink
Stamps: Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments - masked the bottom of the sentiment, Hello handsome & all 3 stars. The talk bubble was stamped in HA Soft Pool using Hero Arts envelope pattern background stamp.
Papers: all patterned paper from My Mind's Eye- Vintage Christmas - scored & finger-nail distressed lines of olive zig zag paper were glued to white cardstock and then mounted on a kraft A2 card. It was stamped tone-on-tone with HA Soft Sage ink & star stamps from HA Yr Round Sentiment.

Linked to: Pattern Play Student Gallery & Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It's Your Day


 inspired by Debby Hughes!
Martha Stewart & Marvy punches
Impressive Impression stamp 
Paper: Bazille Green, Glidden Paint Chip (hearts), no info on cake paper

you're FABULOUS!


Having some fun with a very old 6 x 6 pack of paper,
Marvy punches, Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Plate,
 Hero Arts Everyday Sentiments inspired by Kristina's card!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013



 Today's lesson on emboss resist stamping from Jennifer inspired my card. 
I ironed off the embossing after inking paper.
This card will be for my 94 year old mother-in-love on Mother's Day.

Stamps: Anna Griffin leafy vine background stamp; Hero Arts XO - Love & heart.
Ink: VersaMark; Distress Inks - Victorian Velvet & Fired Brick, Momento London Fog, Ranger Seashell Pink
Papers: Ivory cardstock; My Mind's Eye-Stella Rose-light pink paper with dark pink grid lines, used for butterfly & large background stamp
Punch: EK Success corner punch for all four corners.
Die: PTI Beautiful Butterfly  Misc. dimensional tape, clear embossing powder.