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 look...it is midnight eastern time, so must be time for bed...
hopefully I can play with some more challenges tomorrow!
 
Heart Hugs,
Colleen

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:
Shirley!


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,
Colleen
 
 

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,
Colleen

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Challenge # 3 a second card


On my last post I mentioned prayers for JoAnn, she is on the Seize the Birthday design team with me, she is also on Dynamic Duos...she may be on others, she is so very talented.
She is in ICU with severe injuries, if you could please keep her and the family in prayers to help them get through these difficult days it would be so uplifting for them.
I will be sending her a prayer shawl and this card.
 
I mentioned that I love this sketch and Lesley gives the measurements for cutting the papers!
Love that!
 
 
Okay, back to knitting!
 
Heart Hugs,
Colleen


Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Challenge # 3

Have you seen the Fantastic Sketch over at Always Playing With Paper.
I had so much fun with this sketch and can I just say THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES
for the paper dimensions...
So thank You Lesley for giving the measurements, I really loved it and will be saving this sketch for future cards!!
Now I know this said "Hello", but I really needed another Easter card...so I took liberty with that!

Here are the card measurements that I used to create my card:

Card Base 4.25" x 11" scored at 5.5" (A2)

Striped Piece 3.75" x 5"

Skewed Gray Panel 2.5" x 4.50"

White Panel 2.5" x 4"

stamps:  MFT Easter Bunny, PTI Egg Hunt
paper:  melon berry, white, soft stone, kraft, terra cotta tile pattern paper, MME fine & Dandy girl
dies:  Mft Easter Bunny
inks: kraft, melon berry, terra cotta tile

Okay folks that is it for me today, I am going to sit and knit a prayer shawl.
One of our blogging friends has had a tragedy in her family and can use prayers...if you all could lift up JoAnn, it would be tremendously appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your prayers!
Heart Hugs,
Colleen



Freshly Made Sketches # 129

Over at Freshly Made Sketches I decided to make another Easter card...actually as I am skyping with my friend Linda  over at her blog we decided to use this sketch and both use PTI Polka Dot Parade #1 the bunny and see how different or the same they would turn out...truthfully I like hers better *wink...I struggle with pattern paper...I think I laid down and cut out about three different kinds until I finally settled on this...what does that tell you?  We did both use the exact same sentiment though!!
So this is two down and two more to go for Easter cards...I always send my aunts cards every month to let them know that I am thinking of them and praying for them...they are all in their 90's.
 
Okay, maybe my friend and I will do another challenge and I can get another Easter card made!
 
It is a stormy day here...lots of wind and lots of rain!
 
Heart Hugs,
Colleen

Friday, March 28, 2014

CASual Friday ~ A good Egg!

CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week is all about OVALS.
 
Products used:
 
PTI paper:  white, soft stone plain and pattern
MFT Stamps:  Easter Bunny, PTI Egg Hunt (sentiment)
inks:  PTI kraft, aqua mist, sweet blush, berry sorbet, summer sunrise, simply chartreuse, winter wisteria, spring rain, HA Latte chalk ink
dies:  MFT Easter bunny, Lil' Inkers Stitched Ovals
 
I stamped the eggs on the side to make my own pattern strip and attached soft stone paper to the sides.  The oval was die cut with stitched mat and I used dimensional tape to adhere the basket.  The bunny and the eggs were attached using DOTS  from Deanna's blog, she has them on sale, only until the end of Saturday...so jump on it and buy some you will not be disappointed...they add just a bit of dimension, maybe half of the scotch dimensional roll.  Go to her blog and check it out...Kloset Kreations.
 
Okay, time to go sit and maybe knit while I watch a show with DH...have a good one friends!
 
Heart Hugs,
Colleen

Merry Monday # 101



I am entering this card in the 101 Merry Monday Challenge which asks us to use Grey, Red and White.
Stamps:  PTI  Winter Hills
ink:  memento black, Hero Arts Soft Granite
copics:  R37, R89, W, W4, T1
paper:  PTI white and pure poppy
 
Today has been a very rainy day here in Oregon...quite heavy at times, so it is a good day to stay inside and make cards!!  I hope you all have a good weekend...no plans for me, maybe I can continue playing in my craft room!
 
Heart Hugs,
Collen