Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Create Along With PTI - August 2017

Create Along With Us challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select a card one of the amazing Design Team Members has created during the August Release that inspired you.  We can then create our own version of their project...so awesome!
It's a fabulous opportunity to CASE something made by one of these talented ladies! 💓 

I went with simplicity of this sweet card created by Nicole Heady, using the new Sunflower Harvest stamp set which I plan to add to my flower stamp collection 😊











My Card ~ 
Stamps: Rosie Posie and  Tulip Time
Lines: Martha Stewart Scoring Board 
Inks: Pearlescent Orange, Terra Cotta, Peeled Paint, Black
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Sand 
Glitter:  Stickles Antique Linen, Copper 

 
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Creative With Stamps




The Design Team for
 "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our August Challenge~Boys To Men

You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.
You have until the end of August to enter our Challenge #17.
Hope you will join in the challenge, you can enter up to 3 cards and be eligible to win some great prizes from our Fabulous Sponsors.  
Just be sure to read through the few "Rules" and have FUN!   



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My Card ~ 
*The truck and gifts are from Stampendous "Sending loads of Christmas wishes" set.
*The '30' are die-cuts from PTI By The Numbers
*Clouds are fabric sticker shapes from Studio Calico 
*Happy Birthday 'sky' is a Cuttlebug embossing folder


I just returned from a trip to Tuscany. It was an awesome time spent with 8 others friends. One of the Special people on this trip was my friend's son, Scotty who turned 30 on August 3rd.  I made this card and brought it with me for the amazing celebration of his 30th birthday. Scotty has a medical condition which occurred at his premature birth, he was not expected to live very long, but thankfully, God had other plans.  
We were all so happy to be a part of this truly amazing "miracle" celebration.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

MIM #294

MAKE IT MONDAY
Monochrome Color Pop


This week on MIM monochrome and a pop of color is a technique being shared by Stephani.
See her demonstrate this new-to-me creation HERE

 
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My card~
Stamps:  Peonies on Parade
Die cuts:  Wish Big
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White; Navy 
Ink:  Light gray 



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps





Oh how this year is flying by ~ it is August 1st!   Hope you all are enjoying some warm Summer weather and fun family activities!

Well, as you know, on the first of each month is there's a new challenge at  Creative With Stamps.  For the month of August we are looking for masculine  "Boys To Men" creations to be entered at our Challenge Blog  HERE.

My card is for my oldest Grandson, who turned 16 this year!
 #WHAT!  How the heck did that happen? :-o
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* The base card is embossed with "Anchors" EF from KaiserCraft onto grey card stock. 
* The stamp/die set is from PTI What the Doodle-Waves. The 'water' in the background is from PTI Cover Plate - "Nesting" which I used as a stencil
* Sailboats are from Impression Obsession
* The happy birthday laser cut words and anchor charm are from Michael's Craft store.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 2017 Blog Hop


PTI Inspiration Photo

This is the lovely inspiration photo for the July 2017 Blog Hop.
There are beautiful soft blues, grays and a touch of antique gold, seam binding, water-colored leaves, vintage florals and faux postage....oh so many lovely elements we can select from to create a project. 

For my dear friends 45th Anniversary card, I chose the blue/white color scheme, leaves, flowers and postage stamp :-) 


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My Card~
Stamps/Dies:   PTI-Peonies on Parade; By the Numbers; Song 
Birds.  Altenew - happy die.  Cuttlebug - "Celebration Stamps" embossing folder and die
Cardstock/Papers:   PTI-Stampers Select White; Craft Smith-Embossed Brights; Vellum
Inks:   VersaMark + White EP; Distress Oxide green, blue

Friday, July 21, 2017

MIM #291

MAKE IT MONDAY

Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

Ashley is sharing how to use the emboss resist technique to create shadow sentiments for large word stamps on MIM this week. You can view her video HERE.

 

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My Card ~

Stamps/dies: Sweet Baby. 

Clear Embossing powder: Recollections

Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White,  Recollections Pale Pink, DCWV stripe.

Fabric clouds from Studio Calico



 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Create Along With PTI - July 2017

Create Along With Us challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select a card  one of the amazing Disign Team Members has created during the July Release that inspired you.  We can then create our own version of their project...so awesome!
It's a fabulous opportunity to CASE something made by one of these talented ladies! 💓 

I went with this sweet card created by Heather Nichols:

Heather's inspiration


My card ~
I tried to duplicate the colors Heather used and her beautiful design and used my Song Bird stamps/dies. I do love the larger sized bird and branch in this new "Give Love" set. :-)
This will be a birthday card for my friend who is an amazing photographer and bird watcher.

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