Friday, February 16, 2018

Color Challenge: PTI Anniversary

I'm just getting in under the wire to submit this for PTI's 11th anniversary: color challenge.  This is the color combination I chose.

Here's the birthday card I made for my son's birthday later next month.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

PTI Anniversary challenge: No stamps used

    The PTI anniversary challenge for release day #2 is to create a project using no stamps. For me the initial starting point was finding a die sentiment. I chose Birthday Wishes. Since I need a masculine card for a friend's birthday next month, I decided to use Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores & Tropical Teal.


     I couldn't believe how fast this card came together. I used the tip Dawn McVey shared about Press & Seal awhile back. Love that tip. For those of you who don't remember, you lay your die cuts on your card. Place a sheet of press & seal over the die cuts, press, then flip it over, apply adhesive and lay it back on the card front. Voila!
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

PTI Anniversary Challenge: Transform a Former Card

PTI just announced a new feature with their design team. It is called Transformation Tuesday. If I understand it correctly, every Tuesday, a stamp set will be used to create a simple card. Then there will be two more progressive samples showcasing how a card can be transformed adding layers and embellishments.  So with that in mind the challenge today is to transform a card that one previously made.
There is a card I made in 2012 that haunts me to this day. It is hideous. In fact I still have it since I would never send it to anyone. So today I decided to transform that card.
Here is the transformation. I kept the colors the same, added a mix & mat background and tweeked the butterflies.
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Friday, February 9, 2018

PTI Anniversary Challenge Day 4: Florals

     Back with another entry for PTI's anniversary challenge.  Today it's day 4 and its all about florals.  PTI has so many beautiful floral sets. I chose one of my favorite sets: Floral Sketches. I also used one of the Mix & Mat dies. I absolutely love all of the ones I have. It is so fast and easy to make a card with these dies.


 For my floral color combination, I was inspired by Betsy's card featuring the new anniversary set.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PTI Anniversary Challenge: Day 1 Sketches

February 6th, 2018
         Yesterday was day 1 of PTI's 11th anniversary celebration. To kick off the celebration, the design team was introduced. Each member of the design team picked one of their favorite projects from last year and created a sketch to go with it, Of course, the challenge was to create a project using one of the sketches provided.
      I just love the work of Melissa Phillips. She is one of my favorite designers. I try to replicate her work at times, but I don't do her justice.  Here is her favorite pick.

Be Strong Card by Melissa Phillips for Papertrey Ink (March 2017)

  This is her sketch, followed by my creation.





  I pretty much used her color combinations. I added diagonal score lines on the Aqua Mat; however, they are not visible in the photo. They really added some texture and depth to the card. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.




Sunday, February 4, 2018

PTI Make It Monday Challenge: Using Different Papers.

I must say the challenge this week at PTI's Make It Monday is really pushing me out of my comfort zone. The challenge is to use different types of papers. Since I am not very creative and didn't want to use a pattern paper as one of my papers, I pretty much followed Stephanie's card.

 I had found some left over Christmas note pad paper and did some cutting to fit my needs. I used die cuts from Holiday greens and  just a tad of tissue paper.  The card looks a bit vintage in real life. Not sure if I like it since it's not my style. Definitely different.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Merry Monday #275 Pastel Colors


        It's the start of a new week. I kept putting off Merry Monday's challenge last week and guess what? Never did participate. So today I made it a priority to  create a Christmas card for the Merry Monday challenge this week.



     I am loving the mix & mat dies from PTI. I decided to use my new confetti die. Thought it resembled snow with a stretch of my imagination.  The colors in the inspiration photo are some of my favorites for creating an up beat Christmas card. This card came together pretty quickly. I fussy cut the penguin. (He's from an old Hero Arts Christmas set.. You know the time before dies were popular. lol)

     Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.