Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop: October 2016

The 25th always was the favorite time of the month for me because I loved playing along with PTI's monthly Blog Hop. However, I haven't participated in ages.  When I saw this month's inspiration photo, I knew I had to play along.

Blog Hop

 Once again, the date almost got by me. When I realized today was the 25th, I postponed my house chores and created a simple card based upon the colors in the photo.

Cleaning up my craft room from the mess I just made is now added to my list of chores.  I'll be commenting later today once I get my chores done.  Happy Blog Hopping.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Make It Monday: Die Cut Stencil Shapes

It's been ages since I posted as well as played along with a challenge.  There are times I make a card based upon a challenge, but miss posting it on my blog in time.  However, I couldn't resist this week's PTI challenge: Die Cut Stencil Shapes. I have really been into stenciling lately.  In addition, I just loved the card Melissa made.


Isn't it beautiful.

  I sorted thru all my dies and came across an oldie: Harvest Berries. I used parakeet 
Green for my stenciling color. Here is my card.
I added some die cuts from Floral Sketches (my favorite stamp & die set) using Lovely Lady card stock and Habiscus Burst ink.  Love how this came out. Usually I don't care for some of the cards I make for challenges.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stamp-a-Faire: Pointillism

Good evening,
       Trying to squeak in one last card for Stamp-a-faire before tomorrow morning's deadline. Playing along with Heather's challenge: Pointillism.  I was rather dubious about the look when I first viewed the video, but after playing along, I really like the uniqueness of the look. Hopefully, I'll remember this technique for the future.

I think it took me longer to sponge the background than actually doing all the dots on the trees. Just received my Clarity Stencil Brushes today so I really wanted to try them out. Love how the background evolved; much better than when I use the various blending tools I have.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Stamp-a-Faire: Starry Night

Good Morning,
       I started this card Sunday evening and finished it this morning. This is one of my favorite paintings of Van Gogh. However, one can not find it in his museum in Amsterdam. I was so disappointed when visiting that museum several years ago.
    I love the technique that Amy used to create this night sky.  My sky did not come out as dark because I wanted to stamp my tree in Enchanted Evening. I am submitting this for PTI's Stamp-a-Faire Starry Night challenge.

Well, that's another Christmas card down. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stamp-a-Faire: master Color Recipes

Good evening,
        I'm finally getting the opportunity to post my first Stamp-a-faire project. I wasn't thinking when I invited another couple over for dinner on Saturday. That meant cleaning and prepping all day Saturday and entertaining Saturday evening. They must have had a good time since they left after midnight.
       I had planned to spend this afternoon working on a few projects, but was waylaid by a couple of lengthy phone calls.
       The  challenge  is Stamp-a-Faire: Master Color Recipes. One is to Create your own project utilizing one of the color schemes presented.  
This is the color scheme I chose.

Here's my card using my favorite stamp set. Floral Sketches.

At first I wasn't going to stamp a sentiment because I didn't know what occasion I wanted to use the card for. But after I sponged the Lavender Moon on the bottom of the card, I got a few smudges on it, so I stamped the sentiment to hide the smudges. I added the strip of Blueberry Sky to cover the unevenness of my blending.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Stamp-A-Faire: Masterpiece

Since I haven't posted in quite a few  months and wasn't taking photos of my cards, my pickings were limited.  However, the card I have chosen is one of my all time favorites.  It was done for Pti's Make it Monday :2015 A la Carte.  I chose  #215: BRINGING THE INSIDE OUT by Danielle Flanders.


Here's a close up of the Inside coming out.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. I hope you like my Masterpiece!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Stitched Tray Rectangle

 I made this rectangle tray as a gift for one of the employees at the gym I go to every day. She is a real gem and is moving to Atlanta. I also made her a set of cards (but forgot to photograph them)

This is the second tray I have made as a gift. I also forgot to photograph that one too. Gave it as a hostess gift filled  with some dark chocolates on Easter morning.

 They take about 5 hours to make. I just do a little each night as I watch tv. However when adding the trim I need to be extra careful; so of course I don't stitch the trim while watching tv.

 I have yet to make a tray without the trim.
 The side view

  These are so cute; tiny but cute. Perfect as a catch all or little treat holder.
I am planning on making some for my granddaughters' teachers for end of the year gifts.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.