Saturday, June 25, 2016

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

June blog hopI wasn't sure what I'd end up with for my PTI Blog Hop card, but decided to start by making a smooshed panel of the colors. The inks are PTI Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz & Simply Chartreuse along with Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon & a mix of Fired Brick with Frayed Burlap.  
Thought the circular image from PTI Friendly Flowers might look neat stamped in white paint.  I used Picket Fence Distress Paint watered down a bit.  It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I do like it.  I die cut the panel with a Spellbinder die & matted it to a square of Raspberry Fizz with foam tape.  The words & die cut are from Don't Forget to Write & 3 clear sequins provide embellishment. I'm also entering Word Art Wednesday.  Lots to see, so enjoy the hop!
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Thursday, June 23, 2016


I did it--completed MFT Camp Create! The link is about to close, so quick post.  My card for Spectacular Shakers Creative Challenge is made with these MFT products: Vertical Greetings die, Prima Donna Petals, Mini Rolled Roses, Striped BGs & Thankful Leaves.  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Majestic Blue.  I used seed beeds & small PPP clear sequins for the shaker mix & clear dots to embellish the pink felt roses.  I was inspired by the theme at City Crafter Challenge Blog.
Next is my entry for PTI MIM using Reverse Stenciling.  
I used a stencil from Tattered Angels which I've had a long time, but never used.  The sentiment is from the Don't Forget to Write MIM Kit.  I used PTI Lovely Lady & Versafine Smokey Gray.  The card has a wondeful shimmer from Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz & finished off with PPP clear sequins.  
I'm also entering One-Layer Simplicity. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. I'll catch up on my blog reading as soon as I can.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Coffee & Summer Camp

Finished 3 cards over the last couple days, so I'm putting them all in one post.  
I'm not disoriented even though my MFT Camp Create card for the Delightful Die Cutting Creative Challenge is for Halloween!  I did a very simple version of partial die cutting with the tallest MFT Primitive Pumpkins die.  Even so, I put the top cutting plate on the wrong side of the pumpkin the first time--haha!  All the die cuts are stamped with the coordinating stamps using VersaMagic Mango & Hint of Pesto.  I added Stickles & used foam tape for the little pumpkin.  Cream lace from a blogging friend grounds the images & the panel is attached to the card with foam tape.  I used Hint of Pesto for the sentiment from the same set.  Now I've earned my 4th camp badge--one to go!  I'm also entering CAS Mix Up hoping the lace counts for my choice.  
I just had to make some cards for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as my sweet friend, Judy (Runs With Scissors), recently gave me the Penny Black Love Cup die set.  I love fancy cups, so decided to use my newly acquired Lawn Fawn plaid paper pad.  The heart from the die set is covered with Wink of Stella & Diamond Glaze--so pretty in person.  The sentiments are done with tiny alphabet stickers--boy have them come in handy!  
The first card is going to my sister (favorite color blue) with a coffee shop gc.  We love to sit in her back yard or on my deck drinking our coffee whenever we visit each other.  She could use a smile right now.  I'm also entering The Playground, as the blue punched piece was in the scrap box, SSS Monday & Twofers.
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The other card could go to any of you--my wonderful blogging friends!  I'd love to be sipping a mocha with you right now!  The background is done with little images from SSS Hello Friends & it's good to use my Spellbinder oval--it's been ages.  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogI'll enter the Blog Hop & SSS Flickr Challenge #47 via Flickr.  Also entering SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

I haven't worked for 6 weeks, so hopefully I'll remember how to do my job today.  Always miss my dad, but days like this are especially hard. I know a lot of you are in the same situation.
So Sorry cardLast night I was able to finish a couple cards. First up is my entry for PTI Create Along With Us.  I pinned a lot of the DT cards, but finally decided to case the design of this card by Nicole.  I pulled out Watercolor Wonder & stamped the images in PTI Lavender Moon, Spring Rain & Mint Julep.  The dots from Harvest Berries are stamped in Soft Stone.
My first time to do a double sentiment this way--just love it!  I used Splits: Just A Note & Wonderful Words: Hello with Soft Stone & Versafine Smokey Gray. The whole card is covered in Shimmer Spritz for a lovely sheen.  I'm also entering Share Joy.

Next is my card for day 2 of MFT Camp Create. The video shows a darling slider card, but the creative challenge is make a card with any type of movable part.  I don't have the supplies for sliders or wobblers, so had to improvise.  
Needed a card for Fritz to give Daddy so for the first time I used the dog from MFT Boy & His Dog Snow Adorable.  I colored with markers, fussy cut & added Diamond Glaze. The Memory Box heart die cut was stamped with an old Stampin' Up paw print & then I attached the dog using a spring from an old pen (cut down) & Diamond Glaze. May not hold up too well, but trust me, the doggy moves when you gently push down on his nose--kind of fun!  
The words are from MFT Complimentary Greetings.  For the inside I used another MFT set & colored the little heart to match the doggy's scarf.  Think hubby will get a kick out of this card!
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. I'll catch up with you as soon as I can. I'm also entering Double D.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Camp!

I always loved summer camp as a kid, so I was happy to go to MFT Camp Create.  Day One's Creative Challenge is Glitzy Glitter--right up my alley--& the video is great! Easy decision of which MFT die to use--the wonderful Poinsettia.  
Elizabeth Craft glitter is my favorite--smooth & sparkly when burnished. I used Regal Red, Sweet Basil & Champagne. The sentiment is also from MFT. Think I'll make some more of these in different colors.  Yah--earned my first badge!
I'm also entering Freshly Made Sketches.
I skipped day 2 for now--hope that doesn't put me in detention--haha.  Day Three's Creative Challenge is Wonderful Watercolor & there's another great video!  I pulled out my first MFT stamp set, Spring.  I've used the sentiment, but never the pretty branch.  
I stamped in PTI Classic Kraft & watercolored with my Zigs, which I also used for the splatters.  The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia & then I spritzed the panel with Shimmer Spritz.  I made a smooshed background & then a blended background--neither looked good. Finally realized it just needed to be a kraft card. 2nd Badge earned & hope I'll have a chance to get some more!
I'm also entering AAA Cards, CropStop & Virginia's View Summer Challenge.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Fortunately, I don't get sick very often, but yesterday was pretty much lost as I recovered from the night before.  I'm 99% better today so had to play with my new SSS goodies--Spring Flowers & Painted Hugs.  
I made a circular shaker card to enter SSS Flickr Challenge #47. Hugs die cut is stacked 3 high & clear embossed. Simple, but fun card that can easily be mailed to a blogging friend. I'm also entering Twofers  & HLS Anything Goes with Dies.  

My hanging basket has grown like crazy & is so gorgeous this year--thought you might like to see it. Hubby picked out the perfect one!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Happy Hello

Pretty Pink Posh: Rainbow Challenge
Fun challenge at Pretty Pink Posh--Pick a DT card to inspire a rainbow creation.  I've been wanting to make a card with a series of border dies, so I picked the second card.  I used the scalloped border from PPP Stitched Borders 3.  I inked a scrap of white cardstock with these 5 Memento colors: Love Letter, Morocco, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy & Nautical Blue.  Those inks are so easy to sponge--love them!  
Decided to add the little bow from PPP Twine & Bows (Blog Candy from Cat), so I sponged another scrap.  I die cut 3 bows of each color & covered the top one with Diamond Glaze & a dot of Crystal Stickles which also embellishes the scallop edges.  The fun Hero Arts sentiment is from the 2009 Happy Hello set.  I used my Mini MISTI to get a good inking with Versafine Vintage Sepia.  The panel is mounted with foam tape & the bottom corners are rounded. Simple, CAS card, but fun to make!  I'm also entering CropStop, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, The PlaygroundDie Cut DivasVirginia's View & Word Art Wednesday
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Our last camping trip had a variety of weather, but anytime you can wear short sleeves at the Oregon Coast, you know it's a good day--haha! There was enough sun Fritz chose to take his nap in the shade of hubby's chair.  We got home to find this gorgeous rose which I promptly brought into the house. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.