Thursday, April 24, 2014

MIM # 161 and Merry Monday

Here is what I came up with:
I wanted something peaceful...I chose aqua mist,
Hawaiian shores and tropical teal.
the stars are from Super Stars.
I am also going to enter this in the Merry Monday Challenge
asking for a decorated Christmas word on your card...mine just happens to be sponged and then die cut.
Thanks for taking a look!
Heart Hugs,

Seize the Birthday ~ No toppings!!

Today we are celebrating a birthday of one of our own!
I hope you will stop by Jodene's blog  and give her some birthday wishes.
This is for you Jodene!!
I liked the No Sew Quilted card from the Make it Monday (a PTI video) a couple of weeks ago and thought this would make a lovely card with some soft flowers...and make it first I was thinking a Mother's Day card, but decided to make this one for the special birthday card today.
I cut each square 1.5 inches, used four pattern pieces and rustic white.
I laid them all out on the diagonal and taped them to another piece of paper with less weight (not computer paper though, that is too thin.)
After all the pieces were adhered, I cut off the excess hanging over the sides.
Then I ran it through the cuttlebug using a PTI hexagon cutting plate, but by using the soft mat I was able to get an impression instead of a cut.
I hope you will go HERE to Seize the Birthday Challenge Blog and play along with us...
PTI paper:  rustic white, MME:   fine and dandy, berry sorbet
stamps: PTI Sweet Life, Side by Side Sentiments
ink:  sweet blush, berry sorbet, aqua mist

Monday, April 21, 2014

Merry Monday # 105 Decorative Christmas Words

Decorative Christmas Words
to be used on our
On a piece of rustic cream cardstock, I stamped the poinsettias and leaves from  PTI's Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set.
Next I die cut the word:  "holiday" from the stamped card.
I then cut out the word in both black and pure poppy.
I laid the black piece inside the negative space, layered the red over it and slightly off,
then placed the die cut stamped word over that, again slightly off.
the "greetings" is from PTI's Stylish Sentiments:  Christmas
Thanks for taking a look!
Heart Hugs,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Merry Monday & The Challenge

I finally had time to play this afternoon in the craft room...I definitely wanted to play with the Merry Monday Challenge # 104 ...I missed it last week!  And forgive me Lesley, I am taking a little creative license with your sketch for The Challenge # 4 the legs of the "buck" are taking the place of the banners!!  And my "any shape is at the bottom instead of the top corner!
Paper:  PTI rustic cream, kraft, kraft pattern stripes, MFT steel gray
stamps:  PTI Masucline Motif, Winter Hills
dies:  Impression Obsession:  Deer Trio
versamark and white embossing powder

This was a difficult one because the colors were rather challenging!!
Thanks for taking a look, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!
Heart Hugs,

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MIM # 159 No Sew Quilted Cards

Hi friends!  I am back from a wonderful trip to the south!  we spent one day at Augusta walking the golf course and watching a practice round of the Masters!!...that would be for my husband!  Then we drove to Savannah and spent a day and a half there before heading to Charleston and Mount Pleasant, then heading back to Savannah for another night, then to Atlanta for the trip home...just enough to wet my appetite for more of that southern hospitality and WEATHER!  Today, Sunday, after church I spent the day in the gym watching a granddaughter play a volleyball tournament and such a shame, the weather was perfect...sunny, blue skies and 72 degrees...reminded me of the south!  As soon as I got home, I wanted to try that MIM with the no sew quilted card...was hoping to combine it with the Merry Monday, but that challenge is already closed, so her is the card I made:
I selected some pattern paper from Lawn Fawn:  Peace, joy love.
The little snowman is from the Tremendous Treats:  Christmas colored with copics
I used the circle impression plate for my "quilted" look!
Thanks for taking a is midnight eastern time, so must be time for bed...
hopefully I can play with some more challenges tomorrow!
Heart Hugs,

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Seize the Birthday ~ White on White

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!
If you would like to join us in a topping option,
it is "white on white".  If you are not a topping
kind of person, then you are welcome to make a birthday card of your choosing!

I used some Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste for the chevrons,
then adhered it to a white card base.
Please join Seize the Birthday Design Team for this challenge!
White on White 
paper:  PTI stampers select white
ink: Distress Inks: wild honey, peacock feathers, shabby shutters, PTI kraft
dots made from Viva Pearl pen then colored with copics BG 49
stamps:  PTI Feather Finery, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
stencil:  Heidi Swapp chevron

And I would like to welcome the newest addition to our STB team:

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Colour Me # 14 & Card Concept #7

I know this looks really red almost, but it is definitely an orange.
I sponged the flowers from a stencil, starting with bright orange zest
and then going with a lighter hand and less of the ink for the remaining flowers.
I am entering this in both the colour Me # 14

I just wanted to show you the card...I was having some editing issues and it would not let me crop or edit this card, so I started all over, but truly the colors are what you are asking for...more pumpkin than red!
Either way, I do like the card and using one color is pretty striking!
stamps:  PTI Wet Paint, Butterfly Dreams
ink:  PTI orange zest
stencil:  MFT spring flowers
Friends, I am going to be out of the craft room for almost a week
My husband and I are going to a practice round of the Master's Golf in Augusta, Ga,
That is just one day, then we are going down to Savannah and spend a couple of days, then head to Charleston, SC for another couple of days before we drive up to Atlanta and see some of the sights and explore that city.
So I will be able to play a little bit more today, but if I don't check back in, have a good week and I will see you all sometime during Easter Week!
Heart Hugs,

Monday, March 31, 2014

MIM # 158 Stamping with Water Color Mediums

The new challenge this week on Make It Monday is about using water color mediums on our stamps.
I used the same stamp set as Heather.
I must admit to trying several different things and nothing looked very good.
I am wondering if it is just the obscure look of the watercolor that I don't like,
or if I just don't do it right.
I settled for this one...I used distress markers directly on the stamp,
spritzed my water color paper then laid the stamp down...
you can see that it bled quite a bit...then I remembered that anyplace there is water,
the distress marker will run to it.
So I inked it up again and stamped it on the now damp paper...
now it gives the softer effect of watercolor, but you can clearly see it is a flower.
I am calling this good!
paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock. PTI white, black
stamp: Wildflower Garden
Inks:  distress markers: crushed olive, worn lipstick, wild honey
dies:  Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle mat
Thanks for taking a look
have a super week
Heart Hugs,