Friday, September 19, 2014

A baby card

About 10 days ago I showed a baby girl card here coloring all the balloons in shades of pink.
Today I am showing the one I made with shades of blue.
You are NOT surprised to see the cut out shape are you?
I warned you that I would be using it a lot!  *wink*
I had to selectively stamp the "BABY" because it was meant to be stamped horizontal.
Heart Hugs!

CASE Study # 209

The fabulous Debbie Hughes is our inspiration on Case Study challenge this week.
I used the feathers and embossed in white as my inspiration.  I couldn't help but add one more little color to the mix!  I added a strip of "PTI tropical teal" through one feather. (I borrowed this technique from Maile Belles on another card and I am still playing around with it...I will probably use it so much you all will be sick of seeing it!  ha!!)  The sentiment is from PTI happy trails.
Well, here we are in the wonderful Pacific Northwest with our awesome Fall weather!
Today is suppose to be 79, but then it is heating up over the weekend into the very high 80's!!
I am spending the day tomorrow with a group of ladies that I went to high school with...oh we have so much fun catching up and talking, talking, talking..not to mention laughing!
5 of us pile into a car and drive about 1 1/2 hours to another classmates home that is on the Mackenzie River...she is the hostess with the mostess and provides us with a bountiful lunch from her garden...and of course always a light dessert!  We always look forward to this yearly gathering.
Have a great weekend!
Heart Hugs!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall is in the Air!

Adding some Fall cards to my stash.
This is a sketch from Stamp Nation.
PTI paper, Phrase Play # 5 die cut "thankful",
MFT Fall Foliage, Lawn Fawn "So Thankful"
I have been wanting to do a layout inspired by Maile Belles and at the same time, do the layered stamping.  I used the MFT Fall Foliage again and inked up each leaf with two different colors.  I love how it gives depth and richness to the images.
Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tag You're It! # 6

Karrin made a beautiful tag for this
So sorry for the poor picture and shadows!
PTI tag #5, PTI: Bells & Boughs, WPlus9: silver Bells
PTI sweet blush paper, PTI ink:  hibiscus burst, simply chartreuse
hand made melted beads for embellishment!
Heart hugs!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Merry Monday ~ the "words" have it!

The challenge this week at Merry Monday is to use your word or sentiment as the star of the card.
I die cut the "peace" and then embossed it TWICE with "WOW Pearl Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter"!!  This baby sparkles!!  I inlaid it into the card.
I used some Recollection Foil paper for my two strips.
The dove is from PTI Peace Be Still stamp set.
Fine linen paper for the face of the card and white for the card.
Thanks for taking a look!

Heart Hugs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seize the Birthday ! Sweet Treats

The first thing I thought of when I saw "Sweet Treats" were PEACHES!  Sweet, juicy yummy peaches!  The topping for this Seize the Birthday Challenge  is SWEET TREATS if you don't want to do a topping, that is OKAY!  Just go with ANYTHING GOES!!
For this card I pulled out my set from last year's SAF called:  Scent-imentals.  I die cut one peach and stamped it using both summer sunrise and berry sorbet, then I stamped two of them on either side of the die cut.  The sentiment is also from that same set, however the background is a stamp from Beautiful Brushstrokes.  The Happy Birthday is a Think Big # 12 and it was embossed with black zing embossing paste.
I used  PTI Edgers Collection # 3 for the white die cut edge.
The topping is SWEET TREATS
Hope you are inspired to play along with this challenge and making something sweet for a birthday card!  Go check out the inspiration from the Design Team!
Heart Hugs!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another NBUS Challenge!!

I am sure there was NEVER any doubt in anyone's mind that
She maybe didn't think it would happen so soon, but we knew it, right?  She is ONE special lady, and that includes her little "hammy" too!
You will have to go to her blog to read the rules of this challenge just click on the highlighted words above and it will take you right there!  The acronym is one Darnell thought up all my herself!
Or did she have a little help...?
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
I have a couple of "Never Before Used Schtuff"!!
The first is the cloud impression folder I have had a month or two, just never used!
The second is the bunny and balloons because it is NEW!  I just got it and had to ink it right up.
Darnell, you are a joy to read and get to know, if you ever take a road trip up north, you must look me up...perfect time of year to visit the Pacific Northwest and our coast is beautiful!!
I decided this would be a baby girl card, so I colored the balloons with many of the copics I have in those pretty pink/red shades.  I better do one in blues, too, huh?  Oh, and I added glossy accents to the balloons...oh it is so sweet and shiny in real life!!
Congrats on reaching another milestone, Darnell!!
I love watching your followers grow and even more I love your humor, your stories and your awesome talent!
Heart Hugs!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Make it Monday

Laura Basson has a video over at
Use your die cuts as a template for sponging on a background color.  I happen to have a clear sheet of the mosaic from the SAF this last August and it was sitting right on my desk!
So I put it to good use!
I used aqua mist, Hawaiian shores and tropical teal and sponged it all over after I used versamark and clear embossing powder on the mosaic.
Thanks for the terrific video Laura!
Wet paint III is the die cut and sentiment!
Heart Hugs!