Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papertrey January Blog Hop Contest

      A quick post for my 2nd entry for PTI's January Blog Hop featuring hearts. I used this week's sketch from Retrosketches.

My version:

 I just purchased Wink of Stella (clear) and decided to ink up the hearts. Was almost finished when a glob fell right onto the big heart so I had to redo it. I think I need to practice using this new product.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

PTI January 2015 Blog Hop: Hearts

 My favorite time of the month; the 25th. I love participating in PTI's monthly Blog Hop.  The theme
this month is hearts. Of course that means a Valentine for my husband.


I was inspired by the picture of the 3-d hearts that were laid out in rows.

 Here's a close up of the stamped hearts. I used Ombre Builders and Polka Dot Basic #1.

This is the message inside:

A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

From Our Home to Yours

   Still on a roll making Christmas cards in between Valentine and birthday cards. I decided to use
sketch # 149 at Retrosketches for this card.

I am also submitting it for this week's challenge at Merry Monday. The theme is houses. I don't own any stamps with houses on them so I decided to use the die from Love Lives Here.  This is the first time I also used that particular sentiment stamp from Holiday Wishes. Never could figure out a good use for it, but I think it goes perfectly with this card. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Merry & Bright

Happy Friday!  I have a card today that I made for the challenge this week at Showcase Your Style.
It is a Color Challenge. I usually don't participate in color challenges, but when I saw this beautiful palette, I thought it would make a great Christmas card using non-traditional colors.

Needing a layout I used this sketch #148 from Retrosketches. (I can't believe I made the dead line for submission)

My card:

Since I don't have a reinker for VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, I used Copic BG15 to color the ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

NBUS Challenge: Wedding Card

I was in need of a wedding card for my sister-in-law who remarried last month. She is having a reception this weekend. Looking over my stash, I came across the Framed Love Die that I ordered eons ago but never used. When I saw that the cue word for this week at the CAS-ology Challenge
was NBUS, I decided to play along.

For those who do not know what the acronym NBUS stands for, it means "Never Been Used Schtuff". Every dedicated stamper has NBUS and lots of it.
Here's my card.

I had originally wanted to emboss the flourishes with Bridal embossing powder, but couldn't find mine (as my room is still a mess) so I settled for Judi Kins Iridescent Sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

MIM: Colorful Card Corner Take 3

  I'm back with my 3rd card for this week's challenge at PTI: Colorful Corner Card. I love this design that Danielle Flanders focused on this week in her video. This card is my favorite one of all three.(#1#2) I finally got brave to stamp a bold background and just love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

MIM: Colorful Card Corners: Christmas

 I made another card for PTI's MIM Colorful Corner Card. Since I am not burned out making Christmas cards and on a roll for 2015 (I already have 4 made) I used Peaceful Pine Cones to make another Christmas card.  This time I added a small star image in the background.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Merry Monday: Snowflake

 I'm so happy to be participating in Merry Monday's snowflake challenge. Last year I was able to make half my cards prior to the holiday season. However, once I started prepping for my granddaughters' birthday parties in July, making my Christmas cards fell to the wayside. Hopefully this year all my cards will be done by October especially since I will be traveling the entire month of November.

This is the insspiration photo for the snowflake challenge.

My card.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

MIM: Colorful Card Corners

    I am very excited about this week's MIM challenge at PTI. Danielle Flanders created several cards where the focal point is in the corner.  This is a different perspective for me.  Since I need another birthday card for this month, I decided to use balloons as my image.

(little natural light today; snowy)

I combined sentiments from Heart to Heart and Star Prints. I love the way the card turned out. I thought about stamping the circle confetti from Birthday Style, but loved the white space on my card, so I left it as is. I would love to make some more cards using this idea. Hopefully, I'll find some time to do so. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

MIM: A la Carte: Confetti

   Back with another card for this week's A la Carte MIM Challenge at PTI.  This time I chose the video Make your Own Confetti by Danielle Flanders. I just found out one of my nephews is turning 40. I couldn't miss this opportunity to send him a card. I thought the confetti card was perfect.

I also included the technique "Camouflaging Die Cuts. I think that technique is awesome.  I've tried it before and wanted to do it again. Since I used my Cameo to cut the numbers, I had to estimate placement of numbers. The shading is a bit higher than I would have liked.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Friday, January 2, 2015

MIM: A La Carte: Diamond Wallpaper Stamping

   Now that the holidays are over and I can get back into my routine, I have time to not only make cards, but post them on this neglected blog. I love this week's challenge at PTI's MIM: A la Carte which is to revisit a challenge one did not already participate in. Although I did quite a few in 2014, there were still some I missed.
  My husband and brother-in-law both have a birthday in the middle of January.  I thought the
MIM: # 174 Diamond Wallpaper Stamping technique was perfect for a masculine card. I used a stamp from Square Prints to create my diamonds. This is my take.

   I used the color combination from this month's Inspiration Archive at PTI.

Jan 15 Color Play

Now I have to decide who is getting this card. My husband or brother-in-law. I guess that depends on how my next masculine card turns out. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

MIM: A la Carte

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Here's wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2015.
I'm back with another card for this week's MIM challenge at PTI which is to participate in a challenge that was missed. This time I picked # 179 which is Emboss Resist Die Cuts. I have only two cover plates and chose the Diagonal to make this card.

At first I wasn't too happy about the way the ombre background (Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice) turned out. However, once I placed the poinsettias on the card, I thought it looked much better, I'm still on a roll with Christmas cards for 2015. This makes my 4th one already.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.