Sunday, March 26, 2017

Love always, Love you

Make It Monday #278: Window Chipboard Sentiments
AAA Cards:  CAS Game #86-Diecuts
Simon Says Stamp: Layer It Up Monday Challenge

 Stephanie Gold  made her first MIM video for Papertrey Ink this week showing how to
create a die cut word sentiment which is glued on the inside of a card while showing 
on a decorated, stamped front. After three cards I said, "enough is enough" and took
photos. I used different word sentiments and stamp sets with each card which became
  less intricate than the last. Thanks, Stephanie for the challenge! Here's my humble card.



Stamps: Bold Bouquet, Botanical Blocks, Mat Stack 3
Die: Wonderful Words: Love

Linking this to: Make It Monday ChallengeAAA Cards: CAS Game #86- DiecutsSSS Monday Challenge- Layer It Up (sentiment)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Papertrey March Blog Hop

Happy Birthday

Nichole Heady's inspiration this month was from the art gallery of Victoria Johnson.  What a bounty of colors, patterns and spring floral images we were provided.  My first card is a direct reflection of Victoria's dark navy poster, a fun look and quite a bit busier than my usual style. I had planned to stamp the images in white and again in color but instead made many die cuts and played with the colors and design. PTI stamps and dies were used on my cards.  

    Inspiration #1                                                                                            Card #1                                                                                                  
                                                                                            Botanical Blocks (sentiment), Brushed Blooms
                                                                                            Oopsie Daisy, Stylized Autumn
                                                                                            Brushed Blooms, Oopsie Daisy, Stylized Autumn
                                                                                            Tag Sale: Quilted (banner), Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical

More inspiration from Victoria Johnson

Card #2
       This card reflects a more CAS style with similar color tones, a yellow bird, and a floral cluster.  I made enough die cuts to create four thank you cards too! Note to self: when using dies, create an abundance and play!

                                                                        Stamps & Dies: 
                                                                        Oopsie Daisy, Songbirds, Stylized Autumn
                                                                        Other dies: 
                                                                        Noted: Scalloped A2; also a Marvy daisy punch

Linked to: PTI March Blog Hop

Monday, March 13, 2017

Back home again to PTI's 10th

Time to Celebrate


On January 15 Jim and I drove our Winnebago down the hill to wander for seven weeks in southern Arizona and California. Four weeks visiting Lake Havasu, Yuma, El Centro's Rio Bend RV, Palm Desert, Anza-Borrego Springs State Park, and ending at Mission Bay in San Diego for three weeks. We learned a few things about rv life and places we will return to another year. But, because our rv is only 25' we did not take any card crafting materials with us and I really missed it! Reading crafters' blogs is fun but missing all the challenges was not, and especially Papertrey Inks.

We returned last week. After washing at least 12 loads of laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning, opening a pile of mail and entering all the bank info into Quickbooks/reconciling statements, I finally gave myself permission to craft! Yeah! Even a new box from PTI's January sale was waiting to open and enjoy. Now some cards for this momentous 10th anniversary of Papertrey Ink!

10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelope

I do not use a planner other than my iPhone calendar so I was pleased that Lexi included a challenge with a card and adorning its envelope. PTI Noted Scalloped Vertical Die to cut the butterfly paper, the 2016 Celebrate Big stamp & die for the layered sentiment and flag which was mounted on a saffron spice top-folding card. The envelope was stamped with butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies. My card was taken to a surprise 50th birthday for a dear friend this weekend. Linked to: Altered Envelope

10th Anniversary Challenge: Multiply 

March 2017 Release Day 2

My card was a complete case of one from Keeway Tsao  for this challenge.  PTI Brushed Off stamps were stamped in a light gray; the Cover Plate Triangles die provided the triangles painted with a gold Wink of Stella pen; the Swoosh sentiment was stamped in Delicata gold with some black spatters. Linked to: Multiply Challenge

10th Anniversary Challenge: Favorite Florals 

March 2017 Release Day 3

I have at least a dozen PTI floral sets, many of which are a favorite. This new to me Floribunda Frame die was waiting in the box when I arrived home and it had to be used, right? I die cut it from water color paper thinking to use my water pen and distress inks. Instead I used copic markers which need to get more use in my craft room. Mounting it on a gray panel and stamping the PTI Winter Woods sentiment made for an easy-peasy design which I'm going to repeat a few more times!! I really like this die! Linked to: Favorite Florals