Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PTI's Make It Monday #300

300!  WOW!  Excited to play along this week with Melissa's Build-A-Wreath challenge!  She made three beautiful wreath cards:

Not sure how to get those images to line up in a row; I'll have to look into it!  For my card, I started with a background of patterned paper from PTI's text-style Chocolate Remix.  I added an ivory rectangle cut from PTI's Noted: Scalloped A2 Collection.  Using Lawn Fawn's mini wreath, I die cut a wreath each out of orange and yellow card stock, and offset them slightly before glueing together.  I added a little bow from the set using the same patterned paper as the background, and stacked two die cuts of the word Blessed from the Inspired series for the sentiment.   Happy Fall, ya'll!

Monday, October 9, 2017

PTI's Make It Monday #299

I just wasn't able to finish my card for last week's MIM, so I'm happy to be able to jump right in to this weeks'!  Dawn made a very pretty Christmas themed sentiment window card.  

I am so excited to start making Christmas cards...but first I need a Halloween card for my nieces.  For my front panel I used a sheet of paper from PTI's Halloween Prints.  I ink blended the background, and cut some pumpkins from textured orange yardstick using the Autumn Pumpkins dies.  I added little faces from the Pumpkin Expressions set, and stamped the sentiment from there as well. To finish it off I added some die cut bats from Lawn Fawn's Trick or Treat mini set, and some purple bling for eyes.  

Monday, September 4, 2017

PTI's Make It Monday #296

Wow, what a rush my first SAF was!  I wish I'd had time to blog each project but I had to settle for just popping them on Instagram.  Hope ya'll had fun too!  I love today's Make It Monday for its simplicity--I'm a C&S girl at heart.  Lexi made a cute card by simply repeating a telephone image and adding a sentiment--what could be easier?!

For my "Small Images on Repeat" card I chose to focus on the apple from PTI's L'Shanah Tovah mini stamp set.  I die cut three apples and stamped them in Pure Poppy and a bit of Scarlet Jewel for depth, and did the leaves in New Leaf and Green Parakeet.  I used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain for the stem, and popped them up with foam tape on a small panel (great tip!) atop a Pure Poppy base.  The sentiment, from the same set, was embossed in gold for holiday flourish.  Happy (almost) fall and New Year to those celebrating now!

Friday, August 25, 2017

SAF 2017: Take Ten Warm Up Challenge

I am sooooo excited to be taking part in my first SAF over on the PTI blog!  I am even more excited to be able to join my sister-in-law for this event, which happens to coincide with a milestone birthday for her.  I chose the following photo to inspire my first card:

For my card, I used PTI's Tropics and Still Life: Summer sets.  Appropriate, I thought, given that we are in Florida and both love lemons :)  I stamped various leaves in multiple shades of green around the edge, adding a few lemon slices from the Still Life set.  To finish, I stamped the "for you" sentiment in black on Green Parakeet card stock, and popped it up using foam tape.  Happy Crafting!

Stamps: PTI's Tropics, Still Life: Summer
Dies: PTI's Tropics
Ink: SSS Lucky, Green Leaf; HA India Ink Black; Ranger Dye Ink Electric Lime, Lemon Twist
Card stock: Heavy weight white, PTI Green Parakeet

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

PTI's Make It Monday #295

It's so nice to be back after a busy but wonderful summer!  This weeks' MIM challenge was to make a Z-fold card.  Ashley created a great video to show us the steps!  I knew I wanted to try a fall scene for mine...though it's still hot here, I know fall is not far away.  Plus, all the beautiful releases from PTI this month have me thinking leaf-y, all-things-pumpkin-y thoughts!  Is anyone else anxiously awaiting for the new Mix & Mat die to be restocked??

I started by ink blending the card to create the sky and grass.  Then I stamped the tree and adhered the leaves in a pattern reminiscent of windy fall day.  After blending some ink on the fence to distress it, I used liquid adhesive to add it to the scene.  The finishing touches were the clouds and pumpkins, some of which I popped up with foam adhesive tape for dimension.  This card was so much fun to make! 

Ink: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, New Leaf, Antique Linen, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage; PTI's Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: PTI's Through the Trees, Tag Its #7
Dies: PTI's Autumn Pumpkins, Picket Fence, Heart 2 Heart #6; Taylored Expressions Leaves
Other: Foam Adhesive tape, Tombow Aqua liquid glue

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CAS #220

Hello and welcome!  While I've played along with a couple CAS Colour Challenges, I believe this is my first CAS Sketch challenge.  I really liked the simplicity of the design and the challenge to incorporate some bling--definitely out of my comfort zone and hence the challenge!

I started with a tent fold of PTI's New Leaf card stock and added a strip of white scalloped card stock, die cut with PTI's Small Scallop.  The stitched rectangle came from PTI's Noted: Scalloped A2 collection, and I stamped it with a lily of the valley from PTI's Year of Flowers Collection set.  I colored the lily leaves with my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers (LG2 and LG4), and added some white Wink of Stella to the blossoms just to make them stand out from the white base a bit.  I popped the rectangle up with some dimensional foam (horrible shadow from late night photography...), and finished the card off with some little rhinestones I had in my stash.  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 7, 2017


Hello!  This is my first time playing along with one of Paper Smooches' challenges and I'm pretty excited!  The challenge theme for April is "showers."  My eye was immediately drawn to the bright, colorful rainbow behind the raindrops in this photo...which is how I hope to see life as well :)  Always working on that...

For my card, I mainly used Paper Smooches' Rainbow Dies and Spectrum Stamp and Die Set.  I set the background with some rainbow patterned paper from my stash, adhered to a white card base, and then topped it with an ink-splattered panel.  The sun and clouds were die cut from the Spectrum set, and given a bit of shimmer with my Wink of Stella pens (clear and white).  I used the Rainbow dies and various scraps of card stock for the rainbow, which was also treated to a glaze of clear shimmer.  To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment from Little Yellow Bicycles' Faith set.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm also entering this in CAS-ual Fridays CFC #171 challenge.