Friday, March 27, 2015

Seize the Birthday NO TOPPING

Seize the Birthday Challenge has NO TOPPING this time!!
You can make any kind of card your heart desires!
We look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!
I pulled out Ruby Rose and Ruby Reprise along with my Tip Top dies to make this card.
The happy die is from Wet Paint I.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 116

I am playing with CAS(E) this Sketch.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the MISTI?  Well, I do!
It is so fun to stamp two or three times and get a nice solid crisp image every single time!
I even showed my granddaughter how to use it with die cuts... perfect every time..and when she stamped the sentiment on her card, it wasn't inked very good.  No problem, she just reinked it and it was perfect!
stamps:  MFT Easter Bunny, PTI Keep it Simple:  Thinking of you
Paper. Doodlebug:  spring
Dies:  MFT stitched square



Merry Monday~ TREE

I am back in the studio!
Had a wonderful time in Spokane watching both granddaughters play in the Pacific Northwest Qualifiers Tournament, from there we drove to Montana to visit a cousin. 
First time in Montana...OH MY, what a gorgeous state!
Today I am playing with the Merry Monday Challenge
I laid down some paper from Lawn Fawn:  Peace Joy Love... isn't it cool?  It has the bokeh look to it which I thought really looked great behind the tree.
I die cut the tree four times, two in white then two in green to have it on both sides of the tree.
Dies:  Memory Box:  Frosted Christmas Tree, SSS: Christmas Blessings
stamp:  PTI Wet Paint: Holiday

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stampin Celebration #100 & Addicted to Stamps

This is my first time with this challenge: Stampin' Celebration, .  They have a really pretty inspiration photo:
I used PTI's Beautiful Brushstrokes and what I liked about the photo was the white and green...but then I saw a bit of silver and gold too.  I stamped the flowers off each time I stamped the three layers....I didn't want pure white, just a touch of the green but this was the lightest I could get it! the sentiment is from PTI Wet Paint.
My next card is for Addicted to Stamps and this might be my first time for this challenge also.  The challenge this week is for "ANYTHING GOES!"  I loved that Lawn Fawn was sponsoring this challenge.
I have adored these Lawn Fawn bunnies from the Snow Day stamp set and thought they would be perfect for an Easter card.  The little eggs are an older Hero Arts quatros set called Fanciful Eggs.
I used the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders and the grassy borders dies.  The sentiment is from a PTI set called Egg Hunt.
I sponged some distress ink for the background,

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two Challenges ~ One Card

I am seriously in need of comfort cards and sympathy cards for my bible study ladies, I can barely keep up with the demand!  Sad, isn't it?  Lucky for me there were two challenges that worked for this card.  The first is CAS ology:  Blossoms
The second is CAS(E) this Sketch # 114
I pulled out my favorite blossom stamp from Clearly Besotted:  Happy Everything and I white embossed it and used water with distress inks to paint in the petals and leaves!
I then used Lil' Inkers Stitched rectangles die and cut out the center portion and adhered it flat to the card base.  The frame was attached with dimensional tape to raise it up.
Thanks for taking a look...hope you all are having a fantastic St. Patrick's Day...hope y9ou didn't get "pinched" today!!

Merry Monday ~ Gifts!

 What a fun challenge this time around!
I used some Lawn Fawn Paper and my dies from PTI Make a Wish to make my little assortment of Christmas gifts!
The sentiment is from PTI Stylish Sentiments.

Monday, March 16, 2015

MIM # 205 confetti Cluster Stamping

I think doing the cut threw for the sentiment didn't work so good this time..not sure if it is because I needed it wider than normal, or if I should have actually cut a section out rather than one cut and separate, if you know what I mean.  The poor bottom butterfly looks a lot distorted!  Could you even tell they are butterflies?
I traced the die and then used these stamps for stamping inside the butterflies:
Birthday Style:  the confetti
Feather Finery: the inside of the smallest feather
the sentiment is from Life is Beautiful

Saturday, March 14, 2015

MIM # 204 Water color or "Smooshing"!

I think this is my fifth card with this technique!  Betsy makes it look so easy, but seriously some of my "smooshes" left a lot to be desired!  ha ha!  I do like this one a lot and I also incorporated the  "doodling" technique from the week before.
If you want to watch the video and play along, go  HERE and be inspired by Betsy!
Stamps:  Frilly Flowers, Keep it Simple: Thanking of you
inks:  summer sunrise, hibiscus burst, simply chartreuse
misc:  sequins from the Shaker Market Kit.

These are just a couple of the other ones I made using this smooshing technique.

Thinking of YOU ~ The Card Concept

I just had to try my hand at the "doodling" or sketchy technique again that was shown on MIM two weeks ago.  I used the same flower that Ashley used.
I am entering this in the Card Concept Challenge.
I am not sure, but maybe this would be a "freestyle collage"??
Stamps:  PTI Enclosed flower, Keep it Simple:  Thinking of you
Inks:  W Plus 9:  wild mango, Miami spice, sweet nectar, sweet gelato, PTI sweet blush, berry sorbet
dies:  Keep it Simple
paper:  white, berry sorbet
Thanks for taking a look!
Have a wonderful weekend!
We are volleyball free this weekend, but getting ready for a trip north to Spokane Washington for a three day tournament that will start off the Spring Vacation for the girls next Thursday!  then we are going to drive to Montana to visit a cousin for two days!  Looking forward to the trips!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Seize the Birthday ~ the sentiment as focal point

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge
Today our topping is to use your sentiment as the focal point.
If you are NOT a toppings person, then you can always go with
My friend gave me a pack of these American Crafts diecut chalkboard frames for Christmas.  I thought they would be perfect for the birthday sentiment!
I made the background with strips of tape and a sponge dauber.
I hope you will join us in this challenge
The topping:  Use the sentiment as your focal point

Have a great week!