Sunday, March 18, 2018

PTI: Create With Us March 2018

  I think this is the first time I am playing along with PTI' Create along with us challenge.  I was inspired by the background and color combination of  Melissa's card.  Needless to say, I have  been working on this card for a number of days in between some other projects and I am just getting it submitted with a few hours to spare.

I used the quatrefoil cover plate to create my stencil.
I really wanted to use a different flower in the upper right hand corner.  However, I seemed to have misplaced my Floral Sketches Stamp set.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

PTI Blog Hop: February 2018

It's the 25th of the month. That means PTI is hosting their monthly blog hop. I'm on a roll.  My 2nd PTI Blog Hop this year.  February was a fabulous release month at PTI. Of course, I bought all of their Easter products and then some.  The photo inspiration this month is an opportunity to use these wonderful products.

I couldn't resist using the newly released Shape Shifter for my background. Love the bunny image too. I combined the flowers from Bitty Bouquet with those in Bunny Blessing.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

PTI MIM Challenge: Framing Sentiments

 I love this week's  MIM at PTI.  The challenge this week is Framing Sentiments.  I'm on an Easter kick.  I used all old products, nothing from recent releases. I think Bitty Bouquet is a perfect stamp set for Easter.

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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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