Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Autumn Blessings

PTI October Blog Hop Challenge

Lovely photo inspiration for this month!

It was grab two newer stamp sets for my card,
Autumn Pumpkins and Stylized Autumn.
This is one of my favorite cards this season!

Linking this to the PTI October Blog Hop
                                               SSS Monday Challenge: Autumn

Card Menu:
Stamps: PTI Autumn Pumpkins, Stylized Autumn
Dies: PTI Stylized Autumn, Tipped Tops
Inks: Hero Arts Apricot, Just Rust, Unicorn White, Wet Cement; Momento Cottage Ivy

Sunday, October 23, 2016


This week's Make It Monday Challenge featured a technique tutorial 
from Melissa Phillips using die-cuts as stencil shapes. Her cards are 
amazing and I hope you'll check out her page.

In general my style is more CAS. This is my attempt for an
easy-to-mail, one-layer Christmas card. My stencil was
made from a seldom used PTI die, Delicate Details. Now 
that I use spray adhesive, I'll be reaching for this pretty set.
I sponged a trio of green Distress Inks over the die cut on
the main card panel and lightly misted water for more depth.
Two mistletoe twigs die cut from DCWV shimmer paper
and PTI patterned vellum decorate the panel.

Card Menu: all PTI unless noted
Stamps: Botanical Blocks IV (sentiment), Mistletoe & Holly
Dies: Delicate Details, Mistletoe & Holly, SSS Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Distress Inks-Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Pine Needles
Misc.: an old Lawn Fawn Snow Day pattern paper, silver washi tape, Lawn Fawn twine, red glitter paper for berries

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Create Along with Us

 Nichole Heady on the first release
 day used the new Botanical Blocks IV.  


I created a sympathy card with the
 PTI Botanical Blocks rose and a
sentiment from Brushed Blooms.

Yay! Tonight I ordered the new Christmas Botanical Blocks plus a bit more! 

Linking this to Capture the moment

Thursday, October 6, 2016



Amy Sheffer from the Papertrey Ink design team provided the impetus for today's card. The MIM
challenge focused on using die cut frames in a new way, as a tool for creating a background. 

Amy Sheffer's card

My frame is a wreath die cut from woodgrain paper which was layered on a stitched rectangle panel stamped with silver evergreens and berries. I added portions of two more wreaths for the background and a "Peace" sentiment that coordinates with the wreath. The card is 4.5 x 6" so it can be mailed with a photo for Christmas. Ta Da! one more card for the season. 

Card Menu:
PTI Stamps: Enclosed: Wreath, Spruce & Sprigs
Dies: PTI Enclosed: Wreath, SSS Stitched Rectangles
Card Stock: SSS woodgrain for wreaths, PTI Ocean Tides, DCWV Shimmer, Staples white
Ink: Hero Arts silver shadow
Silver sequins 

Linking this to: Make It Monday #263