Thursday, February 15, 2018

Another PTI anniversary challenge

For this challenge, squeaking it in under the wire, we had to use dies only, no stamps. For this challenge, if anyone is looking to enter, it has to be done before 6:00 a.m. EST tomorrow!

Without further ado, here is my card...which I wish I had more time to fuss with, but there just isn't...

Cardstock: PTI bitty big, retired paper, soft stone, fine linen in white; dies: PTI "hello," gathered garden and Mix & Mat plaid, MFT stitched rectangle, distress inks for sponging and sequins.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A few Papertrey Anniversary challenges

So happy to have a new job, but it leaves less time for creativity. I had a bit of time this weekend to participate in a few Papertrey Anniversary challenges. Eleven years!

The first challenge card I have was supposed to use a set that is retiring. I chose Delightful Dahlia. I have fun with this set. For this card I had a piece of cardstock where I'd been playing with some oxide inks and it just fit the stamp, which I then embossed in white and cut out. Did the same for the leaves, used a few distress inks, stamped and cut.

Stamps: Delightful Dahlia, Simply Scripted; Paper: black, kraft, vellum, watercolor; Inks: Distress oxides, white, sequins, Fiskars edge punch

My second card is for the floral challenge. It uses Pretty Peonies, a previous Papertrey Ink anniversary set, also fun to color. The new anniversary set for this year is also a floral set and I'm looking forward to adding that to my cart next week. I also added a spare brushed bird I had sitting on my craft table, just because. Kind of looks like its floating with no purpose, but i thought it might help balance out that side.

Thanks for looking. Have fun stamping!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink January 2018 Blog Hop

Hello! No time, ack! Had so much work to do today, didn't get to my craft table until late, late, late. So this is what you get with late. Lots of sequins for the confetti sprinkles and a cupcake because it IS a birthday photo after all. (It is, isn't it?) I dropped the sequins on the card four times to try to get a random pattern...don't know if it worked or not.
PTI stamps Baker's Dozen and Petite Pots for sentiment. White, raspberry fizz, black cardstock and pink patterned paper, sequins, silver gel pen, copics, dies, etc, blah blah

Happy hopping! I will hop tomorrow if time permits!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

CAS(E) a sketch and Make it Monday

Hi there! Long time no stamp! Actually I've stamped some but not posted here. There is always Instagram! :)

I saw someone post a card for the CAS(E) this sketch challenge (#255) and it looked simple enough, thought I'd play along. I also used Lizzie's technique demonstrated for Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink, shadow stamping a sentiment. You can hardly see it on my sample but I stamped the word "serenity" in gray and then a pale shade of pink, Spun Sugar actually. It looks like a pink shadow, barely there.

Had fun! No time to chat much right now, I fussed for an hour trying to get into my blog just to post and it is past time to be thinking about dinner. Thanks for looking. Have a great day!
Papertrey Ink Brushed Birds; soft stone cardstock, Alte New lace die, Spun sugar, Raspberry Fizz and a pink distress oxide ink (which one??? can't go look right now!), gray; Gathered Garden die, sequins, glitter

See? If you look real close you can see the pink by the gray on the sentiment....

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Papertrey Nov 2017 blog hop

Hello! Its been a while since I posted. I think I muffed a few things along the way too. Anyway, it is time for the November 2017 Papertrey Ink customer blog hop. I really liked the image chosen for inspiration and I keyed into the cream colors, the plaid, the pumpkins and the gold centerpiece for my inspiration.

I've been trying numerous ways to use the tag from the Holiday tags mini kit. I have more pieces that I can't share right now because they're for a gift, but I will have them soon!

Thanks for looking and happy hopping!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Autumn Scarecrow; Dies: tiny tags and Holiday tags; Paper: rustic cream, watercolor; Inks: Ranger distress inks, variety of fall colors; Other: ribbon, copper stickles, sequin assortment

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sketch Saturday #489

Welcome to the weekend! Today there is a new challenge at Sketch Saturday and this week's sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls. We invite you to play along for your chance to win a few digital files of your own. The rest of the design team has done a fabulous job using this week's sketch! Here is my contribution.

This post is a bit short since I am traveling out of town right now. Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Paper: PTI linen, vintage cream, patterned papers, vellum; Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger distress ink in vintage photo; Other: Copic markers, gold stickles, My Favorite Things stitched circle die, sequins

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #246

Saw a card on Instagram for this week's CAS(E) this sketch and had an idea using another set Dawn McVey designed way back in 2009. Happy, cheerful sentiments like the designer herself. Fall colors are still in full glory in our area although I expect that to change this weekend.

While the sentiment was designed by Dawn, I did pair it up with a few other products to complete the card. The owl is from Lil' Inker Designs, which might not quite fit the sketch but I wanted it to help complete the card. The embossed leaves from from a PTI set called Autumn Scarecrow. I used Distress Ink colors of Mustard, Pumpkin and Candied Apple with the "smoosh" technique for the watercolor background and the woodgrain embossing plate for the main body of the card.

Thanks for looking and wishing you all the best Dawn as you recover!