Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Always thinking of you

Make It Monday #207: 
Double Partial Die Cutting

Wow! The latest Make It Monday Challenge totally challenged me! 
I am not mechanically inclined at all so...
Check out darling Laura Bassen's video for MIM for the pro version.

Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies Layers, PTI Brushed Blooms (sentiment) 
              Hero Arts Looped Flower Pattern
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
Inks:  Hero Arts Cup O' Joe, Distress Ink tumbled glass
Kraft & white card stock, pattern paper, sequins, Platinum Stickles (antenna), 
Sharpie bronze metallic pen

I'm linking this to Paper Players latest challenge:  PP238: Claire's Tic Tac Toe Challenge  as I used a die cut, sequins and the color blue. Also linked to Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Wednesday, March 25  

Papertrey March Ink Blog Hop

Today I joined the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop for the first time ever.  I've always admired the submissions in the past and decided to join in this month.

My aunt & uncle in Texas have a 55th wedding anniversary next month. I used the Botanical Blocks: Rose image coloring the leaves with Copic markers and the background with Prismacolor pencils. Stamping the image again on a tone on tone striped yellow paper, I fussy cut the rose and mounted it on foam tape for more dimension.  I added some shine to the rose with a clear Wink of Stella pen which is impossible to see in the photo. Inside the card I stamped the Quilted: Spring love sentiment.  

Stamp: Botanical Blocks
Paper: Pebbles 6x6 Garden Party paper pad, PTI A2 card
Ink: Momento Black
Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Sharpie pen, Wink of Stella pen                                

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

You Are My Sunshine



Check out Danielle Flanders'  Make It Monday #206  video where she showed her technique for creating stamped patterned papers. I love the combination of gray/black and yellow and had a hoot stamping my blank paper squares!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Doodlie Do, Framed Out #2 & 3, 
               Irresistably Ikat, Note Niblets
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Soft Grey, Versafine Onyx Black, 
        Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
Die: Papertrey Ink Framed Out #3
Gray & White card stock, Recollections Color Dots, 
Hemptique Baker's Twine, Scott Foam Adhesive Tape

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring is Here - Yeah!

   I found my neglected PTI Oopsie Daisy set this week and created this card. First I pressed Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks on an acrylic block, misted with water and smooshed a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper on the block.
    After drying the paper with the heat tool, I die cut several different sized daisies from it. The petal die cut pieces were glued on top of bright yellow solid daisy die cuts. Stems and leaves were stamped with Momento Pear Tart ink. The floral group was grounded with a strip of wash tape.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Linking this to this week's  CASology Blossom Challenge.
Also linking this to The Paper Players Floral Challenge

Tuesday, March 17, 2015




The  Make It Monday  challenge this week was Lizzie Jone's 1st MIM video.
Using the first set of stamps/dies Trendy Tree Tops that I ordered from
Papertrey Ink three years ago, I traced 3 of the foliage circle dies
and filled each with various little leaf and flower stamps from several
PTI stamp sets, finishing with a sentiment from the new PTI Swoosh set. 
What a fun way to create a new, springy look!

Stamps: PTI Hugs, Note Niblets, Ruby Rose, Swoosh, Trendy Tree Tops; Art Impression grass  
Inks: Momento Angel Pink, New Sprout, Pear Tart
         Distress Ink Antique Linen, Picked Raspberry
         Hero Arts Shadow Butter Bar, Soft Canteloupe, Wet Cement
 Lifestyle Crafts Chain embossing folder

Wednesday, March 11, 2015



Stamps: PTI Swoosh, Bold Bouquet
Die: PTI Tipped Tops
Inks: Distress Inks- Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
         Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, Encore Gold
Misc.: Sharpie Gold metallic pen, white 120 lb Staples card stock

Please check out the fabulous Betsy Veldman's video for this fun technique @ Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #204

With sympathy

Recently card designer, Heather Nichols, posted a series of sympathy cards @  Pine Feather Sympathy Cards for the March 6 Papertrey Ink Team Tips blog. This prompted me to case these cards with my supplies and replenish my sympathy card stash. On the final card below I used a new PTI stamp and die set - Quilted: Spring.