Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stripes Challenge

It's finally Release Day over at PTI!  I am so excited for all the spring things, especially since the temps here in Western VA hit 75 today!  The final challenge of this week was to create a card using stripes, since it is PTI's 11 anniversary.  Here's my creation!


My son's birthday is this weekend and his favorite color is blue, so I used all the PTI shades of blue that I had!  I popped the star up with some foam adhesive for dimension, but it's not showing up in the picture.  Ah well; he'll like it!  Good luck to all the challenge entries!

Cardstock: PTI Dark Indigo, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain
Dies: PTI Seeing Stars
Stamp: misc. foam mount from stash
Ink: PTI Blueberry Sky

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Color Challenge




I really like color challenges because they force me to use quantities and combos that stretch me a bit!  To celebrate PTI's 11th Anniversary, Day 3 presented a Color Challenge.  These color combos were so beautiful that I had a hard time choosing--so I picked two :).  The first is my official entry, while the second is a bonus :)


I like the boldness of the teal and purple in Betsy's card, and so replicated the colors in my own.

Stamps: Botanical Blocks II, Botanical Blocks
Ink: Memento Black, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Green Parakeet
Paper: Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Heavyweight White




I also loved the pretty pastel palette of Lizzie's card, and was so inspired by Betsy's Lilies card that I couldn't resist making another card with a spring theme!


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Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Easter Blessings, PTI Easter Alleluias
Dies: PTI Blue Skies Rays, In The Meadow; Pretty Pink Posh Easter Blessings
Inks: PTI Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise: DI Peacock Feathers
Markers: SN Illustrator AB1, AB3, FS2, PP5, EB2
Paper: SN Smooth Cardstock; PTI Pale Peony, Vintage Jadeite; Heavyweight White

Hope you enjoyed my creations!  Thanks for stopping by!

Use Only Dies Challenge

The PTI countdown this month is even more exciting because they are celebrating their 11th anniversary!  I'm loving all the new challenges that are being presented.  Release Day 2's challenge was to make a card using only dies--no stamps!  I think it was pretty fun and like how it turned out.  Thanks for visiting!


Dies: Noted: Scalloped, Bloom Builders 3, Turning a New Leaf, Bloomin' Cute
Paper: Spring Rain, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, heavyweight white

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Floral Challenge

It doesn't seem to matter how many floral sets I have; there's always something more beautiful coming out!  For this challenge I turned to one of my favorites--the classic cabbage roses in The Sweet Life.


I tried to keep it clean and simple, so I stamped the large rose and leaf set in layers, and attached it to a sentiment embossed panel.

Stamps: The Sweet Life
Dies: The Sweet Life
Card stock: Scarlet Jewel, heavyweight white
Inks: PTI Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, DI Bundled Sage & Forest Moss

Retirement Set Challenge

Hello!  The countdown has begun to PTI's February release and 11th anniversary celebration, which also means that some good things must come to an end.  So many wonderful sets are being retired, including Heart Prints which I love!  In honor of Valentine's Day I chose to utilize it once more for the Retirement Set Challenge :)



I began with a white base, die cut with Noted: Scalloped A2.  A Raspberry Fizz panel provided the backdrop for my top black panel.  I used the die from Heart Prints to cut various hearts from papers in my stash, and finished it with a banner and sentiment stamp.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Stamps: KIS: Valentine
Dies: Heart Prints, Double Ended Banner
Card stock: Heavy duty white, black, Raspberry Fizz
Papers: various
Ink: DI Picked Raspberry

Thursday, January 25, 2018

PTI's January 2018 Blog Hop Challenge

Happy New Year!  I just loved this month's Blog Hop Inspiration photo...so yummy!  I was especially inspired by the polka dots on the ice cream cones, so that's what I focused on.



I began by die cutting multiple circles in various colors of card stock.  After lining them up in rows on my white base, I used double sided adhesive to stick them down and then went back and double or triple stacked some of them for dimension.  After trimming off the overhanging bits, I added the sentiment "Enjoy" (also triple stacked) and stamped a secondary sentiment below.  Quick, bright, and fun!



Stamps: Cupcake Collection
Dies: Hello Sunshine, Bloomin Cute
Paper: Amethyst Allure. Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, heavyweight white
Ink: Picked Raspberry
Supplies: Tombow Permanent Adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

PTI's December 2017 Blog Hop Challenge



Hi there!  Just popping in to contribute to the Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink today!  I just love the inspiration photo...so soft and pretty, and gets me thinking ahead to Valentine's Day!


When I saw this photo, my mind immediately went to my To Have and To Hold set.  I die cut the wreath three times for dimension, then stamped it in New Leaf and sponged in some Green Parakeet to brighten the background and add more green tones.  I stamped several of the flowers in various shades of pink, and then hung the wreath with a bit of pink and white bakers twine over a Sweet Blush sponged backdrop.  After stamping the sentiment from the same set, a white panel and Sweet Blush base anchored my card.