Monday, April 25, 2011

PTI Make It Monday Challenge and Blog Hop

Hi all!
I decided to participate in the Papertrey Ink Blog
Hop and luckily was inventive enough to add the cute square idea in today's Make It Monday video so I can participate in both. This card is made with the Pond Life and Pond Life
Sentiments set. Colors are Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke and Kraft for paper and the same for ink. Water lilies were colored with copics. The lines were drawn with a fine tip sharpie. This card was actually my second card, the first being below. However, the bird card didn't seem manly enough, so I went with a turtle. I struggle with masculine this was a challenge for me.

This next card was made with a set that was a freebie from PTI a few years ago.
If you
purchased 12 stamp sets within the year, they sent you this set. I love this set, but, if you can
believe it....I hadn't even inked it up until today. If you are lucky enoug
h to have this set,

definitely use has cute things in it. The colors are black, daffodil delight and summer sunrise. I added lots of bling to this card and also incorporated one of the images from guidelines.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Wishes

I hustled to get this card created before I went to stamp with my girls Sunday night. I seem to work well under pressure. :) I think I should get myself a stop watch so that I can meet my deadlines. I tend to wait until the last minute...but it seems to get my creative meter ticking faster. I love love love the Perfect Petals Die I used in the corner of this card. It is a heartfelt creations exclusive...I will link them to to the bottom of the page. The set is Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar Spring Fillers stamped in PTI's Dark Chocolate Ink. All the coloring was done with my copic markers. I love my copics for two reasons, one you can color on anything which makes them amazingly versatile and two you can blend colors like a pro even if you have no idea what you are doing and it turns out GREAT. They are an expensive investment but well worth their weight in gold. Your images will look amazing and they are even earth friendly since they are refillable. The patterned paper is one I found in my I don't have a source for it and same for the ric rac. (sorry) And who knew that ric rac would hot again. :) Luckily I save all my ribbon for such an occasion. Some might say I hoard my ribbon, I like to think I only break it out on special occasions. *giggle* The paper is all Stampin Up! and the colors are Barely Banana and Pink Pirouette, the ovals were sponged in matching ink colors. The ovals were cut using Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Oval Large Nestabilities and the bottom edge was punched using Martha Stewart's Double Loops Punch

As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Springtime Flowers

I whipped up this little card for my triathlon training partner because I have been dying to ink up these Papertrey Tulips and I wanted to send her a little note to thank her for her positive reinforcement. I love the size of this flower stamp, because it fills up the card face without adding much else. The jar is a PTI exclusive that coordinates with the several jar sets that they have come out with. I die cut it out of a heavier window sheet and then added the lace ribbon which I bought ages ago from Flourishes. Colors are Stampin Up! Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette and the ivory is a shiny cardstock that I bought ages ago as well...I think at a local store that is no longer in business. :( Flowers were colored with my copics.

Thanks for stopping by! Email with questions.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Something Old and Something New

If you are anything like me you have a semi large (ok large) stash of stamps and supplies that are just waiting there for your inspiration...and may have cobwebs and dust doting their tops while the inspiration arrives. I have a stack of stamps that have been on my to put on ebay list for a LONG time now. So in trying to find a creative way to move them onto greener pastures...I thought I would make up some cards to post with the ebay listing. These two cards are made from the retired Stampin' Up! set called Nature's Secret.

I currently have this set for sale on ebay or if you are interested...drop me a line and I will be happy to deliver it to your happy home where you can create to your heart's desire. This set is unmounted and uncut...brand spanking new in the box. So how did she make the cards you might ask? I am pretty chum with myself in my own cleverness....ha ha...but both cards were made digitally and here's the best part, they were free. All of the supplies were found online and the card was free to make. Free is AWESOME...wouldn't you agree. Stay tuned for details on your own freebies on my upcoming to be determined soon. In the is the card. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

PTI Make It Monday Challenge

Hello Everyone!
It's been awhile since I've been please forgive my short post. Many things have been keeping me busy, but hope to get some posts up here now and again. I made this card for the PTI Make It Monday challenge. The great team over there posts a challenge every Monday with a tutorial video. This weeks was using embossing. I took th
e technique and went a different way with it and did an emboss resis
t technique. Here is my card....

To create the emboss resist I stamped the Text Boxed image in Versamark Ink on PTI White cardstock and then embossed with clear embossing powder. After the embossing had cooled for a few minutes I brayered over the image first with Marigold Morning and then with Daffodil Delight. I then colored the leaves with three colors of copics and the stems with a Ultra Fine Tip Dark Brown sharpie. The ric rac was created with the small ric rac die from PTI and the buttons are also PTI. Supplies are listed below. Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Stamping!

Text Boxed and Everday Button Bits Papertrey Ink Stamps
Daffodil Delight and Marigold Morning Ink Stampin Up!, Burnt Umber Pallete Noir Ink
Small Ric Rac die, bakers twine and vintage buttons Papertrey Ink, Distressing tool and punch SU.

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