Saturday, December 29, 2012

Make It Monday #97:2012 A la Carte

Make It Monday #88: Positive and Negative Die Cuts

 Supplies~ PTI Lovely Layers stamp set and dies, Scarlet Jewel PP.
INK- Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Smoky Shadow,Soft Stone and Sweet Blush.

This completes all my make-up Make It Monday challenges for 2012.  
Have a blessed day!


Make It Monday #97: 2012 A la Carte

Make It Monday #82 Cutting Stamps

This card was made cutting apart the exclusive Thank you stamp from PTI.

Supplies: PTI- Exclusive Thanks stamp, Thank all the Way stamp set.
Ink- Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening and Spring Rain, MFT border die, rhinestones and PTI edger #3
 Have a blessed day!


Make It Monday #97: 2012 A la Carte

Make It Monday #73: Stamping on Patterned Paper

PTI Soft Stone and Raspberry Fizz Pattern Packs, Embroidered Blooms stamp set, Hearts border die.
INK~~Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding and Aqua Mist.
Have a blessed day!









 Have a blessed day!

Make It Monday #97 A La Carte

In Make It Monday #96: Patchwork Die-Cuts Melissa Phillips shows how to make adorable, one-of-a-kind patchwork diecuts to create stunning focal points. This technique is the ideal way to turn seemingly worthless teeny tiny scraps of paper into a truely wonderful project.

PTI~ Patterned Paper, On the Farm die cuts and stamp set, BB Farm and Barn stamp set, Filigree border die, Vintage Cream Ink and Smoky Shadow ink.   Have a blessed day!

Make It Monday #97: 2012 A la Carte

Make It Monday #65: Background Patterns From Patterned Paper Scraps

Supplies used:

PTI~Patterned Paper Blueberry Sky, Sweet Blush and Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst CS, Limeade CS, Frilly Flowers stamp set and On the Farm stamp set.

 Have a blessed day!

Make It Monday #97: 2012 A la Carte

  I am trying to do the "Make It Mondays" I didn't have chance to compete in during the year. This Make It Monday is:

#69: Inspiration Into Unique Sketches

and I am using this sketch for my inspiriation:



 Supplies used:  Papertrey Ink~ Scarlet Jewel Patterned Paper, Thinking Big, Party Popper, By the Number die set, Scarlet Jewel ink, Sweet Blush ink, Autumn Rose ink and Smoky Shadow ink.

 Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December Blog Hop!

The color white evokes a feeling of clean crispness that can't be replicated with any other color.  With winter and snow upon us, there couldn't be a more perfect time to embrace this beautiful color and the blank canvas it creates.  With color taken out of the creative equation, there is no limit to what you can do.  Your challenge is to create a white-on-white card.  While you can add small pops of color or touches of neutrals, the main focus of your project should be the color white.  Layer die-cuts, mix textures created with impression plates, combine multiple ribbon styles, dazzle with rhinestones & pearls, think white heat-embossed patterns and so much more.

What is more fun than a new white sweater for Christmas!

I decided I like this card san sentiment.

PTI Sweater die, Stamper Select White CS, Ocean Tide buttons, Notched Flower die, vellum, Aida IP.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Make It Monday #95: Layered Glitter Shapes

PTI Smoky Shadow CS, Raspberry Fizz and Soft Stone Patterned Paper, Love lives Here Holiday, MS glitter, MS embossing rhinestones.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Make It Monday #94: Detail Glitter Technique

A little glitter can go a long way. This week Erin Lincoln shows how to get small  precision glittered accents on your stamped images for just the right amount of sparkle.

PTI~ Cane IP, Peace,Love and Joy stamp, Love Lives Here Holiday, Grunge "&" painted with silver dabber paint, MS red glitter
Take 2
 Take 3

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Make It Monday #93: Splitting Die Cuts

Circle Plate cut in half, Hanging Out Sentiment, Thinking Big, Raspberry Fizz Patterned Paper

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

photo credits {great expectations}-{liars}-{weekend}-{sugar cones}- {stacy clark}-{oz}
Have you every been inspired to get paper crafting after browsing the shelves at the book store?  Or excited by the cover of a particular catalog when it arrives in the mail?  Cover art is a wonderful source of inspiration and it can be found all around you.  Your challenge is to select one of my favorite covers above (or a cover of your own) and use it as inspiration to create a really unique project.  Take things into consideration such as the layout of everything on the cover, the colors. the sentiment placement, etc.  And most of all, have fun with it!

PTI~~Count your blessing stamp and word, Ocean Tide CS, Seasonal Distress Stains for rainbow effect.
Thank you for stopping by and "Have a blessed day!"

Friday, November 23, 2012

Make It Monday #92: Layered Vellum Die Cuts

Papertrey Design Team member Melissa Phillips lending her sweet style to this week's Make It Monday video. She shows us her secrets to creating multi-layered vellum die cuts so you can give your projects that special soft, vintage touch.

Here is my card using Melissa's technique:

Supplies used:
PTI Classic Kraft CS, Lovely Layers, Modern Basic stamp sets, Lovely Layers dies, colored vellum in pink and metallic green from Hobby Lobby, Dark Chocolate Ink, Fine Linen Ink and Ribbon, Classic Kraft Ink, Lavender Moon button and pink silk embroidery ribbon. Have a Blessed week!

second card: PTI~~ Raspberry Fizz CS, count your blessing stamp and word, Lovely layers die cut, Lavender Moon button.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Make It Monday #91: Faux Pockets

Dawn McVey from Papertrey Ink shows us how to add an element of fun on your card front is sure to impress by including a functional pocket for a pull out sentiment.

PTI~~Modern Basic, Tag Sale #6, Orange Zest Patterned Paper, Kraft Paper, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse Inks, Reinkers for color was on pocket.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #90: Creating Focal Point Sentiments with Stamps & Dies

PTI Patterned Paper New Leaf, Love Lives Here Holiday Pure Poppy CS and Rustic Cream Paper.
"Love" cut with cricut machine.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Make It Monday #89 Creating Windows for Floating Images

Supplies: PTI Hibiscus Burst CS, limitless layers dies, Love lives here Holiday (tree), Harvest Berries, Over Under Holiday stamps, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst Ink and Copic Airbrush system.
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Blog Hop


 This month it is all about breaking out of your comfort zone and trying out some non-traditional color schemes for a holiday card or tag!

PTI Stamps~ Super Stripes, Christmas Poinsettia
       Dies~ Christmas Poinsettia
       Inks~ Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet
       CS~ Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Melon Berry
Signo White Pen and Ranger White Enamel

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Make It Monday #87: Stamping Alphabets with Die Cuts

This week Papertrey Design team member Heather Nichols shows how to create your own alphabet stamps from your die-cuts Check it out at this link
Anyway all week I have been trying to decide how best to use the information from this video and make a fun card, you see I do not own any alphabet dies. So finally today I figured out a way to make my own alphabet dies from the Papertrey products I do own.
From the dies on the left I cut from foam and adhered to caps these few letter to make the word "peace"
Thus creating this card
I added felt snowflakes cut from the Winter Penguin set and a piece of Pure Poppy patterned paper.
These fun MIM videos help ones in thinking WAY outside the box to create some very fun cards.
Thanks Heather for the inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Make It Monday #86 The Inside Edition

Ashley Cannon Newell inspire us this week to carry the stamping goodness onto the inside of the card once you finish up the front.

Supplies used:PTI Button Boutique, Count your Blessing, Thanks stamp sets.Papper Pack Raspberry Fizz and Ink.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Make It Monday #85: Glitter Tabs

Dawn McVey this week shows how to use glittered tabs in your card making designs. My card uses PTI scarlet jewel and New Leaf pattern packs, half and half glittered tab, Sweet Life die cut rose, chevron die cut, stripes IP, and count your blessing die cut. 
I also used Martha Stewart glitter, and some die cut green felt leaves.
Have a blessed day, and thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make It Monday #84: Reflected Sentiments

Betsy Veldman shows us an interesting technique of Reflected Stamping. This is a wonderful way to further enhance your stamp collection.
PTI inks~Royal Velvet, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Golden Harvest, New Leaf Green, Blueberry, Fillable Frames #1, Flower Fusion(Various stamps) White stampers select paper and Enchanted Evening CS.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September Blog Hop

 This month it is all about wrapping it up.  Whether you are preparing early for the holidays or have an upcoming birthday or two, have fun experimenting with fabric & felt packaging ideas.

Use a pretty piece of fabric like you would wrapping paper and make a custom tag to coordinate with it.  Not into sewing or gluing?  Wrap a kitchen towel or cloth napkin around a special bottle of wine and top it off with a hand-stamped gift label.  Or rip a strip of fabric to use in place of ribbon and finish it with a pretty handmade gift card.

This month is all about wrapping it up. For my Blog Hop challenge card I took a piece of fabric and made a fun ribbon bow on my card.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Make It Monday #83: Card Aisle Inspiration

Melissa Phillips is showcasing a bit about a fun inspirations source, the card aisle at your local store!
This week's challenge is to find a card at the local store (or in my case Online at Hallmark
and use it for inspiration.
My card
Supplies: PTI sentiment, copic markers, Joann's ribbon, TH distress ink around the edges, digi tulip stamp.

Product Image inspiration