Monday, August 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop

August blog hop inspiration
Inspiration Photo
Love the inspiration for today's PTI Blog Hop. I used to spend hours in stationary stores admiring the beautiful designs. Pink & gold is one of my favorite color combos, but I decided to make 4 note cards for my sister using the basic layout in the inspiration picture & using her favorite combo of blue & silver. She always intends to make Christmas cards, but it usually doesn't happen.  She does give super yummy homemade goodies as gifts so she can use these note cards with them.  She doesn't like to write much, so I think the size will be perfect for her.
I used PTI Snowflake Flurries & Peaceful Poinsettia with silver StazOn & Adirondack Denim inks. Now I want to make some for me!  Thank you for leaving a comment--always appreciated.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

One more card for PTI SAF

Only time for one more PTI card & thought I'd try a mock mosaic technique shown by Lizzie Jones.  I had a PTI Hexagon die cut on my table ready to use as a mask for inking with Versamark over my stamped Vintage Cream panel.  The flowers from The Sweet Life were stamped in a light pink, Hibiscus Burst & Berry Sorbet with the leaves done in Limeade Ice & Ripe Avocado.  After clear embossing I sponged on Summer Sunrise.  Fun technique I plan to use again.  Love the sentiment, also from The Sweet Life.  
Since I used scraps, except for the card itself, I'm entering at Pixies Snippets Playground. I'll be catching up with all your blogs very soon. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Golden Wedding Anniversary

I haven't been able to play all the PTI SAF videos yet, but I did scroll through the posts yesterday. Immediately I fell in love with Heather's cards for the 1920s. We also found out our neighbors are celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend, so I set out to make a card for the Sparkle & Shine challenge.  
Challenge-8I would love to have the die Heather designed, but fortunately Amira Flourish by Memory Box worked as a substitute. The Xyron didn't give me complete coverage, but I just covered it with spray adhesive & added more Art Institute Pot O' Gold glitter. I used 3 sizes of gems & mounted it to a panel of PTI Vintage Cream cardstock debossed with Anna Griffin Rosa folder.  The sentiment is from PTI Lovely Leaves & is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. I looked through all my PTI sets & this little flourish from Sweet Life was the only thing that fit next to my sentiment except for dots.  I used the same ink stamped off once & added the tiny gems like Heather did.  
I have to say, this is one of my favorite cards.  I have a million bottles of glitter & I'd love to make this using all of them--LOL!  Still hoping to get more cards made for SAF before the deadline--chores can wait! I'm entering at Pixies Snippets Playground, SSS Monday Anything Goes & The Cutting Edge Blog Hop
Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Die Cuts & Stickers


I usually have stamping on my cards, but this one is just die cuts (Penny Black deer from my Stamp Squad teamie, Judy)  &   
Spellbinders scallops. I double embossed the deer with gold & silver embossing powder.  I used Encore Metallic gold & silver inks to color the scallops.  The sentiment is done with DCWV letter stickers I've had for ages. They were a white sparkle & I added black Stickles.  Tiny black gems were added for the eyes & gold & silver pearls embellish the deer.  Don't think I've ever made a Christmas card with these colors, but the Merry Monday challenge provided great inspiration.  I'm also entering the Cutting Edge Blog Hop & Pixies Snippets Playground. Thanks so much for stopping by.

PTI Stamp-A-Faire

Morning-timer-challengeNot sure how much I'll get to participate in SAF--glad you don't have to get done today!  Puppy was napping this morning, so I made a card for the Morning Timer Challenge.  I've been wanting to use Watercolor Wonder, a set I "had" to have when it was introduced--LOL!  Found just the colors & sketch to make a quick thank you card.  The sentiment is from Through The Trees.
I bought these jeweled Petaloo flowers long ago & they were just what I needed to embellish my simple card which took me 15.01 minutes.  
Hope you're having a great weekend.  I know the galleries are going to be full of inspiration & I truly thank you for taking some of your time to see what I made.

Friday, August 22, 2014

For a Friend

It really is a good idea to come back the next day before you decide to trash what you've made.  Last night this almost went in the round file, but this morning I actually liked it & finished putting it together. I used the negatives of the PTI Hexagon cover plate to make my flowers after watching the PTI MIM video for this week.  The sweet aqua dotted paper is part of the blog candy I won on Maria's blog.  
I used another PTI tiny tag & stamped the sentiment from the set in Aqua Mist. The gray panel is matted with a purple panel & is mounted with foam tape.
Edited to add: Entering The Cutting Edge Blog Hop.
We had a lovely 3 nights at Winchester Bay. Wearing shorts at the Oregon coast is pretty rare! Our site was right on the bay--hated to leave!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Thinking of Fall--kraft, gold & blue


We had a brief reprieve from the heat & now it's back to the 90s.  I know Fall will be here before we know it, though, & decided to use a fall theme & colors for my entry in the MFT sketch challenge.  I wanted to make some more Nightshift Blue felt rolled roses & thought they'd be pretty with kraft & gold.  I used the MFT Peek-a-Boo Chevrons die to make a stencil.  I added gold embossing powder to the paste & heat embossed. To make a sort of faux embossed panel, the kraft die cut leaves from MFT Thankful Leaves were stamped with Versamark, glued to a kraft panel & trimmed even with the panel edges.  I used my waterbrush with Distress Stain Tarnished Brass to do the splotches.  Finally tried the "messy thread" look with some gold floss--not sure about it.  Both the chevron & leaf panels are mounted with foam tape.  
Gold pearls embellish the roses & now I have a Thanksgiving card done!  I'm adding this to the City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is roses. Hope you've enjoyed the weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog.