Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seize the Birthday ~ Twine or string!

This time at Seize the Birthday  we are looking for twine or string on your birthday card!  That is the topping for this challenge.  You can always make ANYTHING GOES kind of card too!  Go check out the inspiration from the other DT's on the blog!
I have been loving the angled cards I have seen lately, so I decided to give it a try.
My posies are from MFT: Easter Bunny...of all places for these cute posies, huh?
The sentiment is a SSS from Birthday Balloons.
I used PTI supplies of white paper, pattern paper and pure poppy, new leaf, scarlet jewel inks.
The twine is from the Twinery!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Now go make yourself a birthday card and enter the challenge!
Remember the topping is TWINE or STRING!
 I am in Tulsa, Oklahoma for 12 days with my husband, daughter, SIL and my 13 year old granddaughter.  Ellie was selected to be on the Continental Team for USA Volleyball.  She will be there for 10 days training and then playing in a tournament with girls from all over the world. 
She is super excited and so honored to be one of just a few liberos selected from the entire US to join this group of athletes.  We are of course proud of her and excited to watch her play at a high level.
so you won't be seeing any crafting from me for the next couple of weeks!
Go out and make it a great day!
Heart Hugs,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gone for a couple of weeks

Hi Friends, you will notice NO activity here on the blog for a couple of weeks.  My DH and I are traveling with older daughter, husband and granddaughter Ellie to Oklahoma.  She was selected by USA volleyball to be on a continental team which means 10 days in Tulsa OK.  Of course we couldn't think of sending a 13 year old by herself, so we are all going!!

Have a good two weeks and I will catch up with you all when I return home!!

Heart Hugs, Colleen

Monday, July 14, 2014

MIM ~ Rainbow Medallions

Capture the Moment with a new Make it Monday video is up friends.  Dawn is showing a rainbow medallion, using stamps from your stash.  Go check it out!  I looked at a couple and decided on one from Embellishments.  I inked up the same colors that Dawn my BFF will get a kick out of this, because I used a ruler and pencil to draw my lines to make a "T" so I would be sure to follow it straight and not get all wonky!  I decided to die cut the center circle out and then place a new white piece in the center (an inlay!), then I took a strip of paper and placed a narrow strip of the same colors in the rainbow and adhered them all at an angle on the piece of computer paper.  Then I die cut the word "hello" from Wet Paint and voila...all done!  I kind of like this...different but fun and cheery!
Go out and make it a great day!
Heart Hugs,

Friday, July 11, 2014

CASE Study Challenge # 199

I watched a video on Jennifer McGuire's Blog  and she used a resist technique with a twist.
She actually stamped with dye ink, then after it dried, she stamped over it, but slightly off center with versamark.  I must also mentioned she used a Rangers Specialty Stamping Paper but she said a Glossy Paper would work also.  I had some glossy paper, so that is what I used.
I stamped my images from Beautiful Brushstrokes with various colors of PTI dye ink, then stamped over with versamark ink.  I heat set it so it would all be dry.
Then I embossed my sentiment using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
After I was sure everything was dry, I took a pad of Hero Arts Soft Lilac Shadow Ink and rubbed it over the whole paper!!  I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess and to get it off the images. 
The white that you see is from stamping with versamark off the image.
You must go watch the video and see how Jennifer did it.
A normal resist is embossing with a clear or a white powder and then sponging or rubbing your ink over it and the embossed images resists the ink.  This technique shows stamping with colors, but to preserve the colors, you stamp over it with the versamark ink.  NO embossing powder is used!
I am entering this card in the CASE Study Challenge .
Thanks for taking a look.  Have a great weekend!

PTI Beautiful Brushstrokes
Mama Elephant: Make a Wish


CAS(E) this Sketch # 84

Yeah, I received my Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit from PTI!!
This is a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch
And I added a couple of those wonderful raindrops, they add so much to the flower, they look like dew drops on the petals!
Thanks for taking a look...I am going to play some more with this beautiful stamp set!
Heart Hugs,
PTI: Beautiful Brushstrokes
SSS: Birthday Balloons

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Muse # 75 and Seize the Sketch

Both of these challenges are by Vicki Dutcher!
I used Distress Inks (evergreen bough, peacock feathers, peeled paint) and sponged them on the card.
then I laid down a MFT Spring flowers Stencil and sponged on some perfect pearls,  as you know, the distress inks react with the water!  I added some Viva White Pearl Pen to the centers of the flower and also a couple of spots on the birthday frame.
This card is for the sweetest lady Aunt who will be 94 in less than a week.  I think she will like this shaker card.
I am entering this into the two challenges, designed by the same person!!
 thanks for taking a look!
I have 6 more days to create then I am gone for 12 days...going to Oklahoma!
Heart Hugs,

Festive Friday # 35

I pulled out my distress inks and watercolor brush to make my own plaid Christmas wrap.  I embossed the "string" from PTI No Strings Attached and added a tag.
 If you want to get a jump start on your Christmas cards, you can go to Festive Friday and play along.
We are having another HOT day here in Oregon,
this seems more like August than July!
Love the sun, though!
Heart Hugs,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Merry Monday # 116

We are finally home after almost 3 weeks being gone.
This card is for the Merry Monday Challenge  and they are asking for green and white.
I made my own gift wrap by stamping a little tree all over the paper, then I white embossed the strings and bow from No Strings Attached (PTI).
Feels good to be inky again!!
I am only home 8 days and I leave again for 12 days! 
I am going to have some serious withdrawals, I think!!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.
Hope you all are having a great summer!
Heart Hugs,

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Special Birthday Blog Hop

I am on vacation in HOT Scottsdale, Arizona and I had a few minutes to check out some of my favorite blogs.  I saw on Marybeth's blog that it is Darnell's birthday and a bog hop is going on!  Oh, how could I not wish this fabulous lady a very Happy Birthday?  Fortunately I have a few birthday cards on my One Drive, so I was able to access them.  This card I made just before leaving on my trip and I thought it was perfect for Darnell...a rose for a Rose of a Person!!  It is a PTI stamp... Block Botanicals...I colored it with copies and I actually cut out the flower and used dimensional to reattach it to the card.  Darnell, I wish you the most merriest of Birthday's and I just want you to know how special you are to me and I am sure many many more that read your blog or are the recipient of your kind and thoughtful comments.

So Happy Birthday, Dear Blog Friend!!

If you want to join in the fun and celebrate Darnell's birthday through this blog hop, you can go HERE to the Party Orangizer to link up.

                                   It is quite HOT here in Scottsdale Arizona.  We were here for a volleyball tournament for my two granddaughters... both daughters and their families came, so we had a house of 12 of us for part of the time!  Ellie's team took third in the 14 and under division.  Lily's team took 20th.  We had great fun watching them!

Seize the Birthday ~ Stars or Stripes!!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge! 
Since we are so close to the 4th of July we decided to go with a topping of stars or stripes!
You can always choose:  Anything Goes! for your birthday card.
I have a dear friend whose birthday is actually July 5th.
I decided to go with the stars and make it a shaker card
to send to her!

supplies:  PTI white paper
stamps:  PTI Red, White, and Blue, Mama Elephant: Make a Wish
dies:  Li'l Inkers Stars
ink:  PTI: raspberry fizz, tropical teal
I hope you will join us this time around...
and check out the fabulous inspiration cards from the other designers!
Hope you all have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Heart Hugs,