Friday, December 26, 2014

Ornament for my daughter -- PTI blog hop

I didn't get the gold on it -- only the silver -- for the blog hop. I used silver metallic thread & glass beads that have silver inside them.
I mostly copied this ornament by Nichole & was very pleased with the result. My daughter liked it as well.
Had never done any beading before -- it was a lot of fun.
Thanks for coming by!

supplies: PTI snowflake die, CS; DMC thread, beads from HL, felt from JoAnn

Sunday, November 9, 2014

touch of gold birthday card

Sorry the light was bad for this shot.
I made a card for a friend's birthday & tried out some gold papers I had. The banners are cut from Silhouette adhesive-back gold paper -- it's nice & shiny & cut just fine in my Big Shot. the "You" & frame are cut from some American Crafts textured cardstock.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI - dies, cardstock, shimmer card stock, stamp, ink; AC- textured gold cardstock, Silhouette - gold adhesive paper, foam tape

Monday, September 22, 2014

PTI Stitched bookmark

I tried out the new bookmark & embroidered borders dies to make a quick gift door a friend who's having surgery.
The colors look better in real life.
It was quick & fun & will certainly be making more. I will also say that the PTI felt (Tropical Teal) was so much nicer than the pink felt -- which was sold to me as 100% wool felt, but did not have the thickness & stability of the PTI felt.
Thanks for coming by!

Monday, August 25, 2014

PTI August Blog Hop

This card didn't turn out quite as I planned, but at least I got a card made. I think the recipient will be glad to get a piece of real mail & won't be too harsh a critic.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI- cardstock, stamps, ink, cover plate; Hero Arts sentiment, Zing embossing powder, Versamark

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The 80s, PTI SAF 2014

This was a fun era. I'm getting a lot of use out of the little $5 thank you set.

The 60s, PTI SAF 2014

I liked the cross hatch pattern stamp, but didn't have it. Was able to reproduce the look.
I don't think I have ever used 7 different colors of ink on a card before!

Morning Timer Challenge, PTI SAF 2014

This photo does not show the colors accurately!
Here's the link to the sketches & color schemes for this challenge. Morning timer challenge

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The 1920s, PTI SAF 2014

The 1940s, PTI SAF 2014

I think I'm in a monochromatic mood today. I used PTI cardstock, but the stamps are Waltzingmouse. I love that sentiment.

Ancient Rome, PTI SAF 2014

I am getting so much mileage out of that coverplate. I still have one piece left to use on a card.

Ancient Rome, PTI SAF 2014

I used the Quatrefoil cover plate for a stencil/mask & sprayed the mist I mixed up for last year's SAF to give the faux mosaic.
More details to come later.

Ancient Rome, PTI SAF 2014

Stamped on the negative pieces from the Quatrefoil cover plate. Thanks to the Press n Seal (invented by Jennifer McGuire's husband -- just what you'd expect from a Texas Longhorn!) technique shown my Lori Willison in the MIM video, lining up all the pieces was a cinch!

Renaissance, PTI SAF 2014

I did the faux wax seal technique (many coats of embossing powder) to make a seal. My impression was not as good as I'd hoped, but all in all, I'm happy w/the card.

Friday, August 22, 2014

last minute buys for PTI SAF 2014

Got my velvet, my gold embossing powder, white self-adhesive fun foam, & some colored glue sticks to stand in for sealing wax.
Ready for Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire 2014!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lattice Birthday card

Made this fun card for our pseudo-daughter's birthday. She's one of our daughter's college roomies who now lives in our area. Her family is in Phoenix, so we are her Texas parents. She appreciates handmade cards & so it's fun to make them for her.
I cut two PTI Diagonal cover plates & layered them to make a lattice to hold my button flowers. The vines are from some new Spellbinders dies. the bling centers are from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for coming by!

Supplies: PTI: dies, stamp; Bazzill cardstock, Spellbinders die, vellum, foam tape, Memento ink

Cat's Meow thank you card (OCC SYS 2)

Made a thank you card for my daughter to give to the friend who's been keeping her cat. The cat is marmalade & white & I tried my hand at coloring the PTI "Cat's Meow" kitty. Copics really help you look like you are better at coloring than you are -- I am usually happy every time I use them. He's standing on the green fleece blankie he likes to sleep on.
With this card, I've made 7 in the past week -- that's pretty high production for me!
(Also using this for Online Card Classes "Stretch Your Stamps 2")

Thanks for coming by!

Supplies: PTI: stamps & CS, Copics, MFT die, foam tape

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Made some cards for my ex-pat daughter...

Did you not know that Texas is like a whole 'nother country?
She's moved to Indy & has friends spread all over the US. The state dies & "These United States" stamp set have sure come in handy. I now want the states spelled out & in a font larger than the abbreviations. Did you hear that, Lizzie Jones? ;)
She loves them, so I guess I'll be making some more.
Thanks for coming by to have a look!

Supplies: PTI: stamps, dies, ink; Hero Arts stamp, Bazzill: CS, PP is OLD Making Memories, Memento Luxe black ink

Thursday, August 7, 2014

80th b-day cards for my in-laws, PTI Topiary set -- OCC SYS 2

We had a family party last weekend to celebrate the 80th birthdays of my husband's parents. It was not the month for either one, but that's when people could make it to their little town.

I wanted the cards to be a bit matchy, so used the same stamp set & LO, but different accent colors. I hadn't used this topiary set before & was surprised at how well my 2-step stamping came out. I'm a bit challenged at lining things up. After stamping the planter a bit wonky, I decided to stamp them on separate paper & cut them out. Popped up on a bit of foam tape, I think they provide a nice accent.

They liked them, but I never think they really appreciate a handmade card any more than a store-bought one. It's somewhat expected that I will give cards that I made & I enjoy making them, so there we go!

Edited to add this to the gallery for Online Card Classes "Stretch Your Stamps 2" for the Floral Builders day. (I think that 2-step plants count too!)
Thanks for coming by to take a look!

Supplies: PTI: stamps, cardstock, ink; Memento brown ink, foam tape

Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI March blog hop -- Aqua & Melon

I was wondering if I could make something I would like with the challenge colors, but after playing around with them I found that I could...and got two birthday cards done in the process.
I used a Make-it-Monday technique from a few weeks back & 4 products that had not yet touched paper. It was fun doing the "quilt" pattern.
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: PTI -cardstock, PP, stamp, button dies; Sizzix embossing folders; crochet thread, Memento ink, foam tape

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI blog hop - Shiny

I didn't do well w/either photo in showing the shiny, but take my word for it. The green is shimmer cardstock & the sequins are iridescent.

I was inspired by Erin Lincoln's card HERE

This is my daughter's birthday card as well.

Thanks for taking a look!

supplies: PTI-- cardstock, dies, stamps; foam tape, sequins

Saturday, March 8, 2014

My lovely Magenta stamp

Not much work on this card, but it's nice to make a little something.
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI card stock & dies. Magenta stamp, studio calico PP

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Very pink -- baby card!

Made this for a friend to give for her new grand-baby due any day now.
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI -- cardstock, PP, dies; Sizzix embossing folder, MS punch

Friday, February 14, 2014

PTI 7th Anniversary -- last day of challenges

Vickie's Valentine

The challenge was a card w/a matching decorated envelope. I am on the margin of "matching" here, but they are both hearts & w/the same colors of cardstock.
It looks a little wonky in the pic, but my daughter liked it so that's all that matters!
Thanks for coming by!

Supplies: PTI -- cardstock, PP, banner & stitched heart dies; crochet thread, HA stamp, Spellbinders fancy heart, foam tape

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PTI 7th Anniversary - stripe challenge/ sketch & color recipe challenge

My son has a Valentine birthday, so I do a combo card every year.
I used this for 2 challenges -- today's stripes challenge & the earlier sketch & color recipe challenge from the free downloads. Here's a link so you can get them for yourself
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI -- cardstock, dies, stamp; MS punch, HA ink

Monday, February 10, 2014

PTI 7th Anniversary -- word focal point challenge

I've been using the supplies I already have out -- a nice challenge in itself.
I little card for my OWH pile for the word focal pt. challenge.
Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI -- cardstock, PP, word die, stamp; memento ink, MS punch, Lil Inkers circles dies

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Me & my card

I get an extra entry for taking a pic of me & my card. I'm not skillful at selfies!

Happy 7th Birthday PTI!

Here's my card for PTI's birthday.
Thanks for coming by!

Supplies: PTI -- cardstock, PP, die, stamp; Hero Arts ink, foam tape, WRMK corner rounder

Saturday, February 8, 2014

PTI 7th Anniversary -- ATC challenge

To celebrate all the new Project Life-style products that will be released, we have an ATC challenge.
I plan to mount this to something larger & turn it into a card.
Thanks for coming by to take a look.

Supplies: PTI -- cardstock, PP, free printable; foam tape, WRMK corner rounder, LC embossing folder

Thursday, February 6, 2014

PTI 7th Anniversary -- Free Printables

Here is my take on Lexi's printable design.
Thanks for coming by to take a look.

Supplies: PTI - cardstock, shimmer cardstock, number die, banner die; Sizzix embossing folder, foam tape

PTI 7th Anniversary -- free printables

A very bright birthday card is my take on Lizzie's printable design. Thanks for coming by to take a look.

Supplies: PTI -- cardstock, PP, loopy die; Lil Inkers stitched circle die, foam tape

Monday, January 20, 2014

Christmas Any Hero cards for OWH

I made these Any Hero Christmas cards in November, but had never posted them. I used a 6x6 pad that I won in a blog candy from Kristina Werner.

Supplies: PTI die & stamp,cardstock & PP; MME PP

I actually made a card!

Here is a baby card I made last weekend. It felt so good to do something creative!
It's not a good picture, but it gives the idea.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies: PTI stamps & dies, Bazzill cardstock, Memento ink, Provocraft scissors