Monday, September 25, 2017

autumn feathers & happy fall

Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop & Time Out

Inspired by this gorgeous art, I focused on the bird's tail feathers,
colors, and black background for my first card

PTI Stamps: Feather Finery & Tiny Tags
PTI Dies: Feather Finery, Mix & Mat: Postal & Tiny Tags
Misc.: background Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp, twine

With my resident bird-watching hubby, I couldn't ignore the bird!
The second card focused on the bird and red flowers on black.
Jim is off to Peru this weekend for a two week trip with his bird-
watching pals. His hobby makes it easy to purchase certain stamp
sets. ;-)

PTI Stamps: Autumn Pumpkins & Spring Woods
PTI Die: Spring Woods, SSS stitched rectangle die

Take a moment to check out the gallery of the blog hop at capture the moment

Linking this also to the Time Out ChallengePaint The Flying Spirit 
Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy birthday

My card was inspired by Dawn McVey's card & video for this week's 
Make It Monday challenge on the capture the moment blog. 

She encouraged us to mix different floral sets on our projects and design with 
small, medium and large sized blossoms to create our cards. I used PTI stamps 
& dies: Bitty Bouquets, Leave It Be, Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2 and Ruby 
Rose plus the Stitched Die cover plate. 

I finally purchased Rosie Posie during the spring anniversary sale but had not inked it up yet. Oh, my, now I know why so many have said it was one of their favorite floral sets. I inked up each flower in the set but chose the cabbage rose to anchor this card. A sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday was centered on the Stitched Cover Plate panel first before arranging the flowers in the bottom corners. I mounted the roses and one blossom of the Bitty Bouquets on foam and tucked the rest under the roses. A long process but it resulted in one of my favorite cards this year. Stamping the die cuts in different ink combinations was the most fun and left me with more flowers to create another card or two. A bit of clear Wink of Stella adds some sparkle. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Merry & Bright

Dawn McVey's tag on release day 2 with the color 
combo of rich red and pink inspired me this month.

Dawn's tag

I pretty much cased her design with my current supplies.

PTI Stamps: Autumn Pumpkins & 'Tis the Season Sentiments
PTI Dies: Noted Scalloped: Square & Tag Sale #4
Candy Cane Stickles, Hero Arts Royal Red ink

Saturday, September 9, 2017


 Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #255

It's always a "joy" to add to the Christmas cards finished pile!

The alphabet "joy" letters are from Altenew, the rest of the dies are Papertrey Ink.
No stamping on these cards.





These cards were inspired by the challenge at Merry Monday
I'm also linking to Happy Little Stampers - Glitter 
Cards 2 & 4 have a bit of glitter in the joy letters and Card 2 has a glitter tape line across the middle.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Repetitive Small Images - stamped and/or die cut

Several crafting gurus that I follow enjoy stamping backgrounds with the small images that are included in many clear stamp sets. This week Lexi shared her CAS method of using these smaller stamps in a repetitive format to create a quick, graphic card on the Capture the Moment blog.

Lexi's card

This was so much fun! 
Because I wanted to use several neglected stamp sets, I made three 
different cards. If I had been thinking like some crafters on PTI's Make
It Monday challenge, I would have made card sets for future gifts. 
Next week...

Card #1 -  4 bar size (3.5 x 5)
PTI stamps: Sketched Shapes, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
PTI Tipped Tops dies and Linen Impression plate

Card #2 
PTI stamps: Autumn Pumpkins, Mighty Oak
Dies: PTI Mix & Mat: Herringbone, SSS stitched rectangles

Card #3 
 PTI stamps: Choose Joy, Flower Favorites (bee), Simple Sunflower
PTI dies: Cover Plate-Stitched Die, Simple Sunflower

Thanks for stopping by.