Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MIM #114

Make It Monday #114 ~ Blown Ink Challenge 

This week, Dawn McVey has a video how to showing us a new-to-me technique.  I've seen it before, but never tried it myself, so this challenge is the perfect opportunity, right?  I liked the way Dawn started all of the paint blowing from one side of the panel, then covered it up with layers and her sentiment, so I kinda copied her layout.

My Card ~
I used Glimmer Mist because I only have one re-inker and I thought this technique really lends itself to more than one color being blown around on the cardstock :)  

Cardstock:  Card base and panel are Stamper's Select White by PTI; the Aqua, Green Apple and Teal are from Michael's

Tools/Dies:  Beautiful Butterflies from PTI; Scalloped and Smaller Circle punches from Marvy; Birds & Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug
Glimmer Inks:  Granite from Tattered Angels : Green and Teal from Ditto
Embellishments:  bling from Studio G; the flower is a 3-D sticker from Special Moments ~ can you see a sequin on the leaf?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

MIM #113 and Passion for Papertrey

Here's a card for two Challenges:

Make It Monday #113 - Perfect Pearls 
Passion for Papertrey - Let's Celebrate
In this week's challenge, they want to see creations that "celebrate"It's open to interpretation, you can celebrate anything...I have lots of Birthdays in May, so...

Sorry, I could not get a decent shot of how pretty the flowers and leaves glimmer and shine in real life  
My Card ~ you can click on the photo for more details

Stamps/Dies:  Rosie Posie by PTI; Beautiful Butterflies by PTI
Cardstock:  Stampers Select White by PTI; Yellow by Recollections: Ric Rack strip from Paper Borders by Martha Stewart
Tools: Round Scallop punch (negative) by Marvy; corner rounder by EK Success
Inks:  various inks used to stamp the flowers and leaves;
I don't have Perfect Pearls but sponged Decorating Chalks over the inks  for a shimmery sheen

Thursday, April 25, 2013

PTI - April Blog Hop

Here is my last card for the Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop Tilted Challenge ~ getting in under the wire :)

 PTI Products Used:
Stamps/Die:  Rosie Posie

Cardstock:  Stampers Select White

I cut strips of patterned paper borders by Martha Stewart and glued them diagonally. The stem and leaves from the daisy flower are glued flat onto the card and the daisy is popped up for dimension. the black and white gingham bow was adhered to the base of the stem, Yellow glitter from Stickles is the center of the flower. I haven't added a sentiment because it may just be a note card.

PTI - April Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink- April Blog Hop

I created another card for the PTI Blog Hop - Tilted Challenge 
You have time to link up your entries HERE

PTI Products used ~
Stamps: Rosie Posie and Beautiful Butterflies

I stamped the sentiment on flower patterned vellum and taped it into the glittery chipboard frame which is popped up for dimension, added two bling accents and "tilted" it onto my aqua card stock. The aqua panel is glued to a white card base. The bottom of the card front is decorated with a border punch by Martha Stewart.  The leaves and posies are die cuts and just the top flower is popped up with double sided tape.

Papertrey Ink - April Blog Hop

  Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Copied from Nicole Heady's Blog HERE
This month we are challenging you to create a project that features something tilted.  Position a frame at an angle, tilt your text, add a background strip diagonally, create a border that has an incline, slant a sentiment block. 


PTI products: 
Beautiful Butterflies die cut and sentiment

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MIM #113

Make It Monday - Perfect Pearls

This week's VIDEO by Nicole introduces us (well, me) to a new product called Perfect Pearls ~ it is a pigment powder that has metallic sheen to it.  I have not heard about this crafty item before, but really like the effect it creates on cards....so, I'll just have to buy some.  But for today's MIM entry, I used Radiant Pearls which I think has the same sort of look because of it's shimmery shine :)

My Card~ click on the photo for more details

Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select White by PTI; Deep teal is by Colorbok; Yellow banner is a paint chip (Haystack by Martha Stewart Living)
Stamps:  Sentiment is from Beautiful Butterflies by PTI; Cake Trio by Impression Obsession
Tools:  Border punch by Martha Stewart; Mini Jewel Brads by American Crafts; Metallic Cord from Target

I embossed the Cakes with White embossing powder, heat dried then painted each with Lime green, Lemon Chiffon and Petal Pink Radiant Pearls.  I hand cut the banner and stamped the sentiment with Teal ink.

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Here's my 3rd card for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger.~ 
Wake Up Call .  

Almost seems like I am trying to make up for all the TT's I missed ... LOL 

Again, the colors, polka dots and coffee theme inspired my card. 

The cute cup o' latte is a 3-D sticker, I am thinking of making a set of cards for my coffee-lovin' friend while I'm on a roll here :)

MFW - TT #2

A second card for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger - Wake-Up Call

I managed to get another card in for this week's TT,. I am bound and determined to use up a few more of the (waaay too many)  stickers and papers covering my craft desk :)   
Actually, I'm thinking I need an intervention~can't stop buying this stuff!

Click on the photos for a more detailed look.

The inside of my card has a piece of  paper attached for an additional note to my friend...yes, I still hand write notes and use snail mail ~ pretty much a dying breed, huh?


Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger is always a fun challenge, but I don't seem to enter as often as I would like.  You still have time to join in...here's this week's photo:

I was totally inspired by the colors and the coffee (of course ;-)
I made a card using some hoarded paper and stickers that I picked up months ago at Target.  I have several more really cute 'coffee' stickers, so maybe you will see a couple more entries before the deadline :-?

Friday, April 19, 2013

MIM #112 and Passion for Papertrey

Hoping to improve each time I try a new technique ~ I made another card to enter into these two challenges:

Make It Monday-Embossed Alpha Die Cuts
See Ashley's video HERE

Passion for Papertrey-Lets Get All Touchy Feely
This challenge is all about using texture on your cards~I used the blingy embossed butterfly, the button and twine and the embossing on the letters
Check it out  HERE

Click on the photo for a closer look

My Card ~

Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select White by PTI; True Black by PTI;  the turquoise panel with the big white daisy is from my local supermarket's add that came in the mail. There are several more piece of this coupon flyer you will see in the near future on my cards  ;-)

The alpha letters are stamped with Writing Background by Hero Arts and then  embossed with black embossing powder from Antiquities
NOTE:  When using a heat gun to dry the embossing powder, use something plastic to hold those letters down ~ I used a metal tweezers and burned my fingers 5 times!  Wouldn't ya think I'd learn after the "H" or "E" ?   :^O    I used some Scotch Clear Glue to mount the letter onto the black panel.

The butterfly is from Beautiful Butterflies Die Set by PTI  which I embossed with the Swiss Dots folder by Cuttlebug

Bling, button and twine from Michael's

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MIM#112 & Passion for Papertrey

 My card entry this week for:

Make It Monday - Embossed Alpha Die Cuts 
Ashley's video demonstrates 3 different ways to emboss your alpha die cuts. 
           I chose to use polka dots embossed onto my letters

Passion for Papertrey - Let's get all touchy-feely 
This challenge is all about using texture on your cards to add that bit of extra dimension.  
                    I added glitter to a foam shaped number 2

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details
Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select White- by PTI
Stamps:     Spiral Bouquet- by PTI; Polka dots from Clear Patterns-
by Martha Stewart 
Embossing Power:  Cobalt- by Antiquities; glitter- by Martha Stewart

Sunday, April 7, 2013

MIM #110 & Simon Says Stamp

Make It Monday #110 - Collage Elements is really stretching my comfort zone. I thought I would give it another try, but have to say, I am not happy with how this one came out (it looked so much better in my head than on paper). 
There are lots of very pretty cards to view and you can watch Dawn McVey create some magic HERE

I am also entering this Birthday card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog ~ Check it out HERE  
They are celebrating their 4th Birthday this week and giving out lots of fab gifts!

My Card ~
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White by PTI; Raspberry and Salmon
Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes, Rosie Posie by PTI; Say It Again sentiment by Dee D's; Stamp Patterns by Martha Steward; Music Score by Stampedeous
Tools and Embellishments:  Border punch by Martha Stewart; bling by Studio G

Saturday, April 6, 2013

MIM #110

Make It Monday #110 - Collage Elements is really out of my comfort zone, but I had to try it anyway :)  Dawn McVey does a beautiful job with this technique as you can see on the video HERE

This Baby Shower gift card is my attempt at MIM this week:

PTI Products:
Stamper's Select White cardstock
Fancy Flourishes stamps