Sunday, June 25, 2017

Colorful Camper

Such beautiful summery colors for the Color Throwdown Challenges this week!  
Purple, mint, hot pink, and teal.


Last night we were sitting around the fire pit at my sister's house on Conesus Lake, and the sky was the most amazing pink!  So I got inspired to go with a night time/camp theme...


Used PTI's Petite Places: Happy Camper set and dies, the Scene It: Mountain View dies, and a sentiment from Pedal Pusher.


I blended Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord, then spritzed the whole piece with shimmer spray.  After cutting out the mountains, I embossed them with PTI's Woodgrain Impression plate.  


Added some stickles for the stars that are peeking through the mountains.  I am so glad school is out and summer is finally here!

Monday, May 29, 2017

ABC Apple Sketch

Another really fun sketch by Linda Callahan this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

I chose to make a card for a teacher since school will be out in a few short weeks!

Used PTI's Petite Places: School stamps and dies, as well as the Enclosed:  Apple die.  I cut off the "Thanks" sentiment on the die and used the apple as a frame.  Also from PTI are the letters cut with the Headline Alphabet die set.


The little trees are from Teeny Trees by Claire Brennan.  The background is made with the Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card background called "Screen."  Love their 6x6 cling backgrounds!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Chalkboard Baking Inspiration!

I absolutely love the picture and sketch this week at the Fusion Card Challenge, and the DT had tons of awesome inspiration for us!

I took out an old clear set that I love from Hero Arts called "What's Cooking?" I had to get it when I saw the cute apron and little pot holders!



I made my chalkboard by stamping in Versamark then heat embossing with white powder.  I colored around and inside the images with white and colored pencils. The "YUM" was cut with PTI's Headline Alphabet dies, and the windows with PTI's Trio die.  The sentiments are from Ways to Say:  Birthday.  The tag is cut with Tiny Tags with a sentiment from Mixed Messages. The cup and donut are from Lawn Fawn's "Love You a Latte."



Topped it off with some Baker's Twine, or course :)!


Friday, May 26, 2017

Felt Daffodils

This week for PTI's Make it Monday, Lizzie Jones challenged us to make gorgeous felt flowers and gave us lots of sweet examples!

I created some birthday tags with felt daffodils!


I used a sentiment from Beautiful Berries and felt cut with Beautiful Blooms II dies, set #1.  My centers were made by folding over felt, cutting slits along the folded edge, and rolling them up.


My first recipient of the tags gave Lizzie's flower idea a huge thumbs up :)! (Me, too!)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gran's Garden Sketch

This weekend I decided to play along with Hannelie's awesome sketch at the 


I just received Dawn McVey's lovely floral set "Gran's Garden" from Papertrey Ink this weekend.  Cards practically make themselves with it, it's so much fun!


I used Impress Fresh Ink in Sugar, Peony, Sicilian Blue, Gypsy Blue, Navy, and Slate for the flowers and leaves.  Added a side panel of Dark Indigo cardstock from PTI embossed with an old Cuttlebug folder, and a sentiment from PTI's Beautiful Berries.


So happy it's spring!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Botanical Butterfly


The Card Concept Challenge had a lovely set of vintage botanical notecards for inspiration, so I had to play along!  (Can you tell that my Mother's Day included some stamping time? :))


I chose to use the butterfly from Nordic Spring by Claire Brennan.  I stamped it on a piece of PTI's Rustic White cardstock then went about "botanicalizing" it (SO much fun)!


I stamped the butterfly in Stazon Black, then watercolored in and around it.  Once dry, I stamped an old Penny Black text background over the top in Frayed Burlap ink.  Splattered some black paint on, then ran it through the Cuttlebug with PTI's Canvas embossing plate.  Stamped a sentiment from PTI's Scripted Sentiment in Stazon Black, too, then cut out the piece with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.


Last  but not least, a coating of Glossy Accents on the butterfly to give it a little dimension and to make the colors pop.  My husband seemed mildly impressed when I told him this was a blank piece of cardstock when I started :)!!

Smile Background

Melissa Phillips made a fun background using sentiments stamped on a diagonal for PTI's Make it Monday, and then there was this cool sketch by Jen Timko for Freshly Made Sketches!


I used the "Smile" sentiment from Enclosed:  Flower stamp set to make my ombre background for a birthday card...


The balloons are from "Birthday Style" and the small sentiment is from Ways to Say: Birthday set.


And I even used a pink card base instead of white, go me!  :)