Thursday, June 25, 2015

PTI June Blog Hop


I just have to say that I had every intention of posting this for the Blog Hop, but being on vacation and having a house full of family, it totally slipped my mind.  I just remembered tonight, so thought I would post it now anyway, since it was all done!
Also, my granddaughter Ellie will be playing tomorrow for the CHAMPIONSHIP  in the 14 and under Volleyball Tournament in Phoenix AZ.  There are 140 teams in her age division, so to be first or second is a great accomplishment!
Goodnight friends!
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 I can't believe the JUNE BLOG HOP is upon us!
I used the striped vellum pattern paper and embossed my flowers using some zing ep.
Sorry for the not very clear picture!
Blog hop inspiration 
Here is the inspiration piece!  I placed my vellum over smokey shadow card stock, added my sentiment on a rustic white tag to get the cream color.  Those are such cute little shoes, I can just imagine a sweet little thing wearing these shoes and dancing and twirling around!

stamps:  Mum's the Word, Petite Pots (sentiment)




Sunday, June 21, 2015

I'm Leaving...on a Jet Plane...but I do KNOW where I am going!

Hello Friends!
It is going to be a very quiet three + weeks here on my blog.
DH and I are leaving for HOT Scottsdale AZ this morning and will be there for 9 nine days,
from there we fly directly to Spokane WA and drive over to Idaho and spend two weeks on Lake Coeur d'Alene!
And of course the whole family comes with us!
So 12 in all...oh but wait the two older GD's are each bringing a friend!  So that makes 14.
We always look forward to Coeur d'Alene, we love the lake and all the activities, and then there is golfing for the guys and lots of relaxing and just having FUN with each other!

I do have a couple of posts that are ready to go, but other than those two, it will be quiet...no bringing pens or inks or stamps...I will have major withdrawals for sure and will be itching to get inky when I am back on July 14!

So I hope you all have a wonderful and SAFE 4th of July!

Heart Hugs!
Colleen

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Seize the Birthday ~ Nothing but Neutrals!

 
 
Yeah!  It is another Seize the Birthday Challenge !
This time around for our "toppings"  we are looking for 
NOTHING BUT NEUTRALS.
I had several ideas and laid out a couple different designs...didn't realize how difficult it is to just use "neutrals!  *wink  Although I really do like how this card turned out using just plain neutrals without any "real" color!
  My card base is PTI soft stone.  I embossed a WPlus9 lattice frame in white card stock.  I took PTI's Frilly flowers and die cut and stamped each of the three with PTI fine linen, kraft and soft stone inks.  The "happy" is a PTI die cut from Phrase Play #5 ~ die cut two times and glued together.  The birthday is stamped using PTI's Keep it Simple: Birthday collection.

I hope you will play along with this challenge, I am anxious to see all the different ways you come up with using neutrals for your birthday cards!  
I was just thinking...neutrals would tend to lend themselves to "masculine cards", but nope...nothing like frilly flowers for a girl!!

Happy Day friends!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Merry Monday...Tag your It!

I used PTI Tag #5 and sponged a little blue distress ink around the edges.
I water colored the "ice rink" with Zig Clear Brush Ink, stamped that little penguin and hat and fussy cut it all.
My sentiment is from a Paper Smooches set called Swanky Dudes.
I had some random snowflake confetti that I added to the card.
The red pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn:  Snow Day
The Challenge is to create a card with a tag(s) on it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Card Concept ~ Butterflies!

The Card Concept Challenge is all about Butterflies!
And we all do love our butterflies, don't we?
I used Altnew's Painted Butterflies and PTI Tip Top Dies
My inks were WPlus9 Wild Mango and Sweet Nectar
My sentiment is from Altnew: Love Labels
A few Pretty Pink Posh Clear sequins to finish it off!

I think this is CAS!
 

Thanks for looking!


Monday, June 8, 2015

MIM # 214 Stamping with Neutrals

Dawn has a really pretty card video over at the 
Stamping with Neutrals!
I stamped my background with Background Basics:  Tin types and then used a very tiny dot from Bold Bouquet for the little dot in the center.  I stamped the background with soft stone and the dot with dark chocolate stamped off once.
My flowers are from Frilly Flowers.
I used a sentiment from Keep it Simple:  Sympathy

I loved Dawn' background and now feel like I better buy that stamp!
Talk about enabling!!  * wink *

Heart Hugs

30 Day Color Challenge

I managed to find time to color in between sneezing and coughing this weekend.
I think I am now on the mend.
I love this Persian Motif from Altnew, I colored it up with copics, added a strip of washi tape on the side and stamped the sentiment from Love Labels an Altnew set also.
It really does help to color every day to get better...and to not forget, that is my problem!
This is for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge
over at the Daily Marker.
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Thanks for taking a look, supposed to be 93 today and it is already 87!!

Heart Hugs,

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge

A pretty photo inspiration is the challenge for this 
I saw the pretty ombre colors of mint to darker mint.
I decided to make another card that could be a graduation card.
 
stamps and dies:  PTI Enclosed Star
ink: smooshed aqua mist, hawaiian shores and tropical teal
the star die cut is from tropical teal paper

Thanks for taking a look!