Thursday, April 30, 2015

MIM: Using Vellum to Soften Patterns

Just a quick post for my entry into this week's MIM using vellum to soften patterns. As I look at this card I realize I didn't soften the pattern, but did use the vellum attachment technique Lizze demonstrated.

This is a birthday card for a little 3 year old who just loves trucks and cars. I thought it would be appropriate.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

PTI April Blog Hop

           Oops! As I was getting ready to write my post and get the link for this month's blog hop sponsored by PTI, I quickly looked at the inspiration photo
Blog hop inspiration
and noticed that the colors to be used were navy and pink.  For some reason I had it in my mind that the colors were navy and melon.
           Anyway, here is the card that I made. I would have much preferred to use the pink. However, I do like how this turned out.

    I am quite embarrassed to tell you how long this card took to make. (over 2 hrs) However, I did stamp the stripes on the diagonal as well as the pattern on top of the card. This was my first time using the Brushstroke stamp set and it turned out quite nicely using my MISTI. (love that tool)
   I am sending this card to a dear cousin who I found out had a stroke recently. A few weeks ago, I went back to Jersey for my aunt's 90th surprise birthday party. I saw many relatives I hadn't seen in ages and was hoping to see her there. This card will let her know that I am thinking of her.
Have a super fun time looking at all the beautiful creations this blog hop. Thanks for taking a peek.

Sunday 4/26/2015: I just received a phone call that my cousin passed away this morning.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MIM: # 209 White on White Die Cuts

     Seems forever since I last posted. It's not that I haven't been making cards; it's taking pictures and up loading them to the computer that stops me from posting.  How lazy of me or should I just say simply 'not motivated'. ( My camera also leaves a black splotch on my pictures. Need to get a new one.)
     I loved this week's MIM at PTI. Although I had seen Lexi's cards during releases, it never occurred to me to make this type of card.
     Since I am super behind on making my Christmas cards for 2015, I decided I would pull out my Christmas stamps. (actually, I have never put them away. They are always in the corner on my stamp shelf.)
     I found a new Christmas Card Challenge that I will  play along .There is an inspiration photo this week,

   My card(s)

I really like how this turned out.  Even though you can only submit one entry for the MIM, I thought I would go ahead and make a 2nd card using this technique since it is so fast.
Since my sentiment was from a red rubber stamp, I didn't notice the dab of ink on the red rubber and ended up getting a splotch.  Any ideas of how to fix this??
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.