Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 2 Online clean & simple ~ Kristina's technique

Border gap die cutting is the technique shown by Kristina.
Okay, I think we are done with embossing, now we move onto die cutting.
This was fun and a way to think outside the box!
I used the stamps and dies from PTI Birthday Style
The sentiment is from SSS Birthday Balloons.
Distress inks were used for the strip.

Final card for Day 1 Online Class ~ Masked heat embossing

I was pleasantly surprised that it worked for me, although I am NOT happy with the zing embossing powder, it would NOT melt and it doesn't blend well, except for that I was able to stamp my background and mask off and then apply the different colors of powder.
And here we go again with another 'boo boo'...I can't even tell you how long I used my heating tool to emboss this card...OMG it took forever and when I 'thought' I was done (of course, I turned it this way and that to scrutinize the embossing) I was ready to apply my sentiment (which is a Lawn Fawn: Thanks) die cut with black cardstock and embossed twice with rangers 'black sparkle' powder...wow is this ever cool looking when it is all done.  Oh, but wait, my orange powder was NOT embossed...oh shoot...so, since some of it flaked away, nothing to do but add a strip of black paper to cover up the smear...I think I am done with zing powder!
the background stamp is a Hero Arts stamp called "tablecloth"
Okay, now for day 2...hope this goes better for me!!

Another card for Day 1 Online Class ~ 3 D Embossing

Are we all having fun learning new techniques?  These girls are just beyond crazy creative!
Here is my take on Kristina's card with a 3 D embossing technique:
I am still in the mood for Valentines cards, so I pulled out PTI background basics: heart.
I stamped it with raspberry fizz, then again with versamark and gold embossing powder.
Now this card was suppose to be a one layer card with the illusion that the background was all one stamp (it isn't, you have to stamp it multiple times to cover the sheet) so I masked it off, repeatedly stamped the hearts with the pink ink, then I went back and used versamark and gold embossing powder.  Yeah, then I was ready to stamp "happy"...cool, all done and embossed with gold, when I was getting ready to adhere my banner I realized I stamped the "happy" upside down!  OH NO!!  After all that work I just couldn't start over, so I decided to just cut a strip and add it on top of my boo boo...I am sure you have never done anything like that, right?  *wink* 
So there you have it...kind of makes your eyes go all wiggly doesn't it?
Go out and make it a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Online clean & simple Day 1 Masked heat embossing

Jennifer showed a Masked heat Embossed technique.
I pulled out a Hero Arts Background Stamp called antique brocade...I don't have many large background stamps, but this one worked.
I not only embossed the heart in zing aqua, but also the whole card is embossed with white powder, IRL, it is all shiny and pretty!
One more technique, hope I get to it today, you know those classes, they keep rolling them out!

Rainbows during a storm of Life

We have an 11 year old girl from our parish family who was diagnosed with Leukemia and entered the hospital on Dec 23 to start chemo treatments.
The family is hoping she can come home for 2 days the end of this month, then back to the hospital...for 5 more months.
Our Bible study ladies are doing special things for her.
My 11 year old granddaughter and I are going shopping for some new pajamas for her!
I made this card:
Enjoy your week!

Online Clean & simple 4 ~ Day 1

Clean & Simple with Julie~
Faux Ceramic tile
I have been looking forward to this class because my "mojo" has been missing!
I really liked Julie's "faux ceramic tile" technique.
Off to try the other two techniques!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

PTI January Blog Hop

It is all about the one you love
and telling them so...
I used PTI "Heart Cover Plate" over a panel that was swiped in gradient colors of light pink to purple.
The die cut heart and sentiment are from
"The Best is Yet to Be" stamp set.
It will be 44 years for us later in 2015!
I think our love is here to stay!
You can go to Capture the Moment for the January blog Hop, hope to see you there!
Hope you have a great week!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Sketch for Seize the Birthday!

Seize the Birthday has something new for you to try...
a SKETCH for the topping!!
If you don't want to do a sketch, than anything goes!

Here is the sketch for you to try!

I had fun pulling out my Stamps of Life set called Pinwheel that my BFF got for me for a birthday a couple of years ago...it was needing some love.  The papers are all PTI as are the inks.  I added a little white enamel accents to the dots on the pinwheel.  I hope you find time to join us this time around.  I am needing to replenish my stash of birthday cards I hope you are too!

Heart Hugs friends!  Have a great weekend...I am taking the train up to Seattle tomorrow morning with my older daughter and a granddaughter.  The Granddaughter has a volleyball tournament Sunday and Monday.  My daughter wanted to go up early to visit a special friend, so I thought I would go up and spend the day with Linda...DH and other daughter (coach and assistant) will drive up Saturday.  Looking forward to spending some time with my BFF!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches

I am sneaking in under the wire here with a new Freshly Made Sketches!
I used PTI Beautiful Brushstrokes and some Avery Elle Sorbet collection pattern paper.
The sentiment is from PTI Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday.
I am also posting this at the Stamp Nation to celebrate its Fourth Birthday!
CLICK here to go to Stamp Nation and become a member.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seize the Birthday ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Happy 2015 FRIENDS!!
Today our topping is "PARTY", perhaps many of you did your partying last night to bring in the New Year...now it is time to make a card all about a birthday party!
I hope you will be inspired by the Design Team and join us in this New Challenge of Seize the Birthday 2015!!
I didn't get a chance to play along with last week's MIM, but it was all about using your stamps to create a border and then having a center piece...so I pulled out an old Fresh Squeezed Stamp :  Life of the Party...the sentiment is from  SSS "Birthday Balloons".
We are just happy to see you join in the challenge, so you can always do "Anything Goes" for your card!  Just have fun with it...it seems we can never have too many birthday cards...after all those birthdays keep rolling around, year after year!
I wish you all the very best in 2015!
I hope it is filled with JOY, PEACE and abundance of LOVE!
Heart Hugs!

Monday, December 29, 2014

I'm here for you....

If it isn't a death it is the dreaded Cancer that is striking.
A friend from church has a very rare kind of lymphoma...no cure for it...she is actually the second person I know from my church with this same cancer.  Only 1500 people a year in the US have this kind of blood disease.  I knitted her a Prayer Shawl, she will start some chemo next week...41 weeks of chemo...weekly!!
She was told 5 - 7 years to live, I am thinking with all the progress made with cancers and cures, that perhaps we cannot give up hope that one will happen and she will have many many more years to live and give praise to the Lord.
I totally copied a card by Debby Hughes in a copics online card class...well, I didn't have all the stamps she used, but the design is hers...the flower is the same it is from Clearly Besotted Happy Everything.
Heart Hugs!

Three sympathy cards

My BFF gave me a "with Sympathy" Darice embossing folder for one of many little gifts she gave me.  I was in need of sympathy cards...I tell you people, when peers start dying around you, it is quite sad and profound...I hate that I need these kind of cards for people that I know.

I stamped my images first, then used the embossing folder.  the first card used Avery Elle Petals and Stems, the second card I used PTI Garden Grace.
This card was made with glossy paper.  I stamped my images, then slightly off center I stamped again with versamark ink.  I made sure everything was dry before I took an ink pad and rubbed it across the paper...wiping off a little bit of the background ink.
I die cut the sympathy out of the main card, then die cut again with black and set it into the space.
I hope it will be awhile before I need any more sympathy cards.
We have one more Christmas dinner tonight...my Italian family...23 of us will gather at my daughter's house...I have the baked spaghetti all set to go and everyone contributes to the meal.
Heart hugs.