Monday, February 20, 2017

Papertrey Ink Celebration - 2016

This is the last day for the Celebration Challenge at Papertrey Ink.  I will make this one quick.

This is the card from Kay Miller, you can see it Here.  She used the stamp set called Painted Pedals.  I love the look of water color and thought that I would give this one a try.  Here goes.

                                                                       This is my card.

 Don't you just love water colored flowers?  I used an embossing folder from StampinUp for this background.  The paper is Turquoise Sea , GKD and I swiped my white pigment ink pad over it. While that was drying, I stamped and die cut the flowers and when water colored them.  I used Destress inks in Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, and Spiced Marmalade. A strip of gold foil paper on the side and the sentiment die cut severl times, is from Simon Says, SSS111446.   The stamp set from PTI is Peonies on Parade.  They sure are!  Some pearls from my stash and it was done. 

Thanks again for stopping in.  Your comments really make my day better. 


Papertrey Ink Celebration 2015 

Almost done!  I am  been continuing with this challenges here at Papertrey Ink and I am almost done.  Today I have chosen to to a card that was done by Melissa.  She used the die called You've Been Framed Hexagon. 

                                                  This is Melissa's card.
                                                     My take on her card.
I tried to do a free hand hexagon, but as you see, I didn't accomplish that. I just switched up to a oval.  I used DP from my stash and Dusty Rose and Warm Cocoa inks.  The card stock is Soft Sand and from GKD.  The stamp set is Quilted Summer.  I used some rectangle and oval stitched dies from Lil' Inker.
Thanks for stopping in.  I do appreciated your comments.  Must get the next card done for the 10 day challenge, as we have family coming this week.  Yeah!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Celebration at Papertrey Ink 2014

This is was an easy choice for me as I am using one of the first stamps that I bought from Papertrey Ink. It is the beautiful Feather Finery.  That it is, in my opinion the best feather stamp in the market.  It is so elegant and bewitching.  It is a stamp alone stamp and it is just radiant in any color.
Here is Melissa's card and you can find it Here


                                                                        My card

A little better look at the gold embossing.

My card is just as simple, but was a mistake that I liked.  I stamped in Distress Ink Antique Linen, and then heat embossed with gold.  Well, I forgot that the Distressed ink held the old powder and I got a more gold feather that I wanted.  But, never fear, I re-stamped over the top the second layer of dots with Warm Cocoa, GKD ink.  I also used that for the sentiment and the dots that you see on the card.  Then I placed a row of dots all around the border with the help of a ruler.

Thanks for stopping by to see more.  I appreciate that you do and your comments.

Celebrating Papertrey Ink 2012

 10th Anniversary - Sending Hugs Card

See what Lizzie did click here

I love the soft look of the cascading flowers  and I wanted to recreate this card as soon as I saw it. 

I don't have a scalloped edge die that cuts like this one, so I used a scalloped border and just cut the sides.  I place that panel on a base of white card stock that I sponged with Dusty Concord Distressed ink.

For the cascading flowers, of course I went to the Garden Gate stamp set.  I have been getting a lot of use from that set for these challenges. 

The heart is a die from DieNamics  and it is cut from Recollections, Painted Fancy.  The dots sparkle. Finally the Die cut sentiment is from Big Hugs. 

Here is my take on Lizzie's card.

Thanks for stopping to take a closer look.  I enjoy your comments and they make my day.

Celebrating Papertrey Ink 2013

Another card for the celebration Challenge at Papertrey Ink.  This time I did a CASE of Nichole Heady.  This is her card. Click Here


I made my card a Birthday card as I sure need more of those these days.

I used the Scene it: Celebration stamp, along with the Stamping Simply Swoosh both from Papertrey Ink.  I stamped the stars and heat embossed with silver.  Really better to see than the picture.  There is a layer of fun foam under the design paper with is from Recollections Painted Fancy.  Thanks for stopping by, there will be more posted soon. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Seize The Birthday - Inlay die cuts

It s time for another Challenge at Seize the Birthday!


Our toppings are Inlay Die Cuts

           Of course if you are not a toppings kind of person,  
just make it a birthday card.

                                   Here is my example.

The ingredients: 
Gina K Designs card stock in White
PTI die, What the Doodle Butterfly
Sparkle paper and scraps of colored paper
DieNamics Dies, Happy Trio and Stitched Rectangle Frame

Sentiment stamp, Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental.

I simply die cut HAPPY in the white panel and then cut it again in the color paper scraps.  I then cut the letters apart and put them like puzzle pieces into the white.  For the butterfly, I cut the circle out of sparkle paper, placed the butterfly die over the circle, where I wanted it and cut again. I then colored the circle blue with Zig markers and didn't like the results.  So I added yellow to make the green sparkly that you see.  I like that better.

Don't forget, we have a Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Rahmat Goose and you will find her designs here.   Check out what all of the other designers have done Seize the Birthday Challenge

Celebrating Past, Present and Future 2011

A quick post again today, with the card that I did for this continuing challenge at Papertrey Ink.
It sure ahs been a fun one as I have had to use my stamps and dies in different ways.  It really has opened up a whole new world.  Seriously there is so much out there to challenge us in many different ways.
Here is Melissa's card that I was inspired by to make my card. You can find it HERE scroll down a bit, it is there.
Here is my card.
Ingredients: Stamps and dies from Leaf Prints and sentiment is from Give Thanks both PTI
Card stock is GKD in Dusty Sage ( looks much darker here) and white ink. A die from Memory Box called Penne Frame.
Some vellum and pearls form my stash.

A closer look at the sentiment. 

Thanks again to all of you that stop by and leave a comment.  I know that you day is busy and I appreciate the efforts.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Celebrating Papertrey Ink 2010

Another day of Celebrating the Past Present and Future at Papertrey Ink!  Today I am CASEing Debbie Olsen.  Here is her CARD

I have been having fun going through my PTI stamps and dies to recreate the cards that I have been doing.  This one was a bit harder for me.  I made a card that was similar, but changed up the colors and used the Pretty Petals stamp set.  I believer it was a free stamp that I got with an order. The sentiment is from Borders and Corners Mini Stamp set.

Hope you like it.

I used Kraft, White, and Cherry Red card stock, from GIKD.
Cherry Red ink and some ribbon and a pearly from my stash.  That's it!
I am sure that I will be comtinuing to enter these fun challenges this week at PTI's Celebration.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Past, Present and Future 2009


The daily challenges at Papertrey Ink, are continuing, and this is the year 2009
Today I am doing a CASE on Laurie Schmidlin, this is her card.  You can find it Here.  Laurie used Giga Guidelines stamp set.  The closest that I had were the Garden gate.  I thought it made a rather good second.
Giga Guidelines Thank You by Laurie Schmidlin

                                                      Here is my card.

After figuring out how to get the score lines correct, this was really easy to do.
I used the Garden Gate stamp set along with card stock form Gina K Designs, in White and Wild Orchid.  The sentiment is from Stamping Simply and it heat embossed with the Platinum that I use a lot.  Gina K Designs inks in Wild Lilac and Fresh Asparagus.

Hope to see you again and I do really appreciate your comments.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Papertrey Ink 2008

Looks like there will be lots of posts from me as I continue with the celebration of PTI's 10th

Michelle Wooderson did this eye catching card, and I just had to CASE it.

She used fabric and did some sewing on the card, along with the Flower Garden Stamp set.  I had no fabric, let alone a sewing machine.  Of course, I deferred to paper. 

Here is my take on Michelle's card
I used the Vintage Linens stamp set and paper from Recollections Fashionably Chic paper pad. The base card stock is GKD, Lemon Drop. 
Thanks for stopping in to take a closer look and I really enjoy your comments. 

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2007

Papertrey Ink is celebrating the past 10 years.  They have shown us five stamp sets from 2007, and asked us to dust them off and make a card.  Or, you can draw inspiration from a card shown in the challenge.  That is what I have done here.  This card was done by Heather Nichols and it is a beauty.

I looked to my stamps set as I did not have the Spiral Bouquet that Heather used, and I found one that worked well for this CASE. It was Flower Favorites, one that I used often.

                                                    Here is my take on Heather's card.

Card stock PTI, Soft Stone, and GKD Moonlit Fog
Stamp set, PTI Flower Favorites
Ink, GDK Moonlit Fog and Dusty Rose
Gingham ribbon and two gems from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping by, you comments brighten my day.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Power and Spark-Say Yes to No lines

This month the challenge at Power & Spark is to try the No line technique.  Oh Wow!  Something that I admire when I see it, but not so easy to recreate. OK, that is what a challenge is all about.  So I have to give it a try.  This is the first card that I have done after looking at a thousand videos.  ( not really a thousand)  But after all is done, I think that I will be doing another one soon. 

Here is the card that I finished with the no line technique
This card morphed into something completely different than I first planned.  It was going to be a flat card that could easily be mailed.  After completing design and coloring the flower, I really didn't like how the little flower was done.  I did like the large spray.  Solution, fussy cut it out.  OK, now we are on our way, but just putting it on the card front was not quite right.  So I die cut the oval.  Too much blue showing, not right.  I had these layered dies form Lori Whitlock on my desk, and thought that completed the card.  OK, now I am happy and we are on the way to posting.  All of a sudden, there appears a dark smudge on this white card.  Happens to me a lot of the time.  Don't know why, maybe smudge from my fingers.  White card stock and me just don't mix.  My usual fix is to cover it up, so that is why I went back and did the small group of flowers to cover the smudge.  Too much information?  Well, I bet you all have a similar story and this is mine.

This card will be entered in the Power and Spark challenge this month.  You have lots of time to enter.  Come on join in the fun.  Look out, I will be doing another one soon. 

Ingredients:  Power Poppy Azalea stamp
                     Water color paper
                     Gina K Designs card stock in Power Blue
                     Distress ink Antique Linen
                     Zig water color markers
                     Oval die from Lil'Inker
                     Lori Whitlock  die, cut on my silhouette

Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look.  Your comments make my day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ModSquad Challenge for February

The time is going fast and it is time for another challenge at the ModSquad.  I am so happy to be representing Power Poppy this year and I am having a lot of fun too.  I feel a bit of pressure to create something worthy of these designs.  This month, I decided to pick a challenge that shows texture.  That is why I titled the challenge, Show me your TEXT (ure).  I had a digital image that fit well with the new embossing folder that was a gift from my Son this year. 
Here is my card.
I just love this digital image from Power Poppy.  It was in her November release and is called Get Wool Soon.  I printed it out on white card stock and die cut it with Crossed stitched Circle from MFT.
After coloring with Copic markers, I placed it on an embossed layer that was done with a Stampin  UP Embossing Folder, called Cable Knit.  What texture it gave this card.  Great with the yarn and knitting needles.  After embossing, I used Distress Ink in Peeled Paint to sponge over it.
I used a white heavy card stock for the base.  There is a layer of blue texture card stock over that.  Some patterned paper from Every Elle, the Sorbet collection.  A strip of scallop from the blue across the bottom to separate the two papers.
Can’t wait to see how you all do this challenge.

Here is a closer look at the digital image. 

Thanks for stopping by, your comments really brighten my day.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Lavender amd Lace

Lavender and Lace is the new challenge at Double D challenge.  I started out wanting to use a rose for my card.  After several attempts at getting the right colors I switched it up, and used the Power Poppy stamp called, Lilac Time.  Those roses will probably be used on another card some day.  Click on the title above to see the challenge.
 I was able to used my copic markers and get the colors that I wanted for this card. 

Power Poppy, Lilac Time
Background die from PTI, got this one from a friend, (you know who you are) I did cut this down as I wanted the base card to show. 
Card stock from GKD, Wild Orchid
MFT Home Spun Gingham 6X6 paper pack - Green
Vellum, a bit of white polka dot ribbon colored with my copic marker, few sequins from my stash
Hello die from Simon Says cut three times.  two of white and one of the gingham,

Here is a closer look at the lilac and die cut.  I use this Hello often and it lets my use a card for almost any occasion.  n over lay of vellum to soft the gingham paper.  Glossy accents on the lady bug and the Hello. Of course, some Wink of Stella on the lilacs.

I know that we were to use lace. I hope that the die cut panels make you think of the lace.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I do appreciate your comments so very much. They brighten my day.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Make It Monday #274:

This weeks challenge at Make it Monday is Pattern Play With Die Cut Silhouettes
This challenge had me going for while, and I had no idea what I was going to do.  After looking at some of the other entries and then pulling out some pattered paper, it came together.  You can see the challenge and what it all about by clicking on the blue underlined statement. 

                                                     Here is my card.

The ingredients:
Card stock - Tomato Soup, Gina K Designs
My Mind's Eye,  Loving, Kind and Fearless
PTI dies, Circle Scribbles
Die-Namics, HI

Border dies from Stampin Up
Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate your comments.

Seize the Birthday - Topping is Felt

It's time for another Challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

Our toppings this week are FELT

Of course if you are not a toppings kind of person,  just make it a birthday card.

Don't forget, we have a Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Rahmat Goose and you will find her designs here.   Check out what all of the other designers have done Seize the Birthday Challenge

                                    Here is my card for this Challenge.

I used a gingham stencil to make the black and white gingham tag, then I die cut a similar tag from white. The flowers are cut from felt using the Roses for You from Simon Says.  The sentiment is also from Simon Says, called You Matter.  I stamped the YOU and fussy cut it and used Kool Tack foam to attach it. The white panel is splattered with Distress ink, Picked Raspberry.

Thanks for stopping in your comments really brighten my day.