Sunday, April 29, 2012

MIM #63 and MFW Tues Trigger

This card is for two challenges:

Make It Monday #63 
MIM - Glitter Die Cuts
and Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger
Watercolor Butterflies
The Inspiration photo from MFW was my starting point, I colored the flowers with Watercolor Crayons and the butterflies from this fabulous dress are my glitter die cuts (actually they are from a MS punch).

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details

Cardstock:  The lavender base card is Recollections and the White heavy duty card stock is PTI
Stamps:  Emily Rose Bouquet is from Stampendous; the butterfly trail is Fancy Flourishes from PTI
Ink:  Jet Black from StazOn: Watercolopr Crayons form Stampin Up
Tools & Embellishments: Classic Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart; Xyron Machine used to adhere glitter; fine pink Glitter is from Studio G; Sheer Ribbon is from Creative Accents

Thanks for stopping by~ have a good evening!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PTI - April Blog Hop

For the month of April the PTI  focus  is on fun florals, damasks & polka dots and a fun color scheme.  The inspiration piece's color scheme, pink roses, daisies and a few of the pattern combinations inspired my creation.

You can join in today here: 

My Card~
Cardstock:  Base card is Stamper's Select from PTI;  Patterned papers "Raspberry Fizz Mix" from PTI; Damask pattern is from Gartner; Aqua stripe is from Me&My Big Ideas paper pad

Stamps: Emily Rose Bouquet from Stampendous
Ink:  Sepia from Ranger; Decorating Chalks used to color in the flowers and leaves
Yellow and Lime Green glitter from Stickles

Hope you all enjoy the creative inspiration, I know I will be back to check out the beautiful posts throughout the day.  

PS:  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I find the "new" changes to Blog Spot a challenge sometimes :( 
When do they make these changes? In the middle of the night?

Not being the most techy person out here, it took me quite a while to post this and  I sure hope the comment double password thingy is NOT on, please let me know and I will try to turn that off.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

MIM #62 - Step It Up Layering

Here it Make It Monday post on Sunday evening :)
I made two cards for this week's MIM, trying to copy the video by Betsy Veldman~ HA! Not quite up to Betsy yet :), however with lots of practice I may just get this technique? I think I could have added a few more layers on the second card and may just do that before mailing it out.

If you would like to play along, check it out here:
My Cards - click on the photos for more details

Cardstock: off white by Recollections; patterned paper mat is a note card from Target
Stamps: Fancy Flourish by PTI: single hydrangea by Anna Griffin
Ink: Flourishes stamped in olive green: flower stamped with Sepia by Ranger; Decorating Chalks used on the single layer
Tools & Embellishments: corner rounder by EKSuccess: Lavender Stickles ; 3D butterfly from the Dollar Tree

Sunday, April 15, 2012

MFW - TT- Three Little Birds

I wish I had three little birds like the one in the inspiration photo. But, I don't so I went with Two little birds and a flower :) I tried to duplicate the layout by stacking my images and also came close to the beautiful colors from the photo (although my colors do not show as well).

My Card~ you can click on the photo for more details

Cardstock: Base card is SS White; Grey and Aqua are from Recollections and the green was a scrap on my desk.
Stamps: Spring Squares from Impression Obsession
Ink: Peeled Paint from Tim Holtz; French Blue from Stampabilities; the olive green if from Studio G; sentiment was typed in 'grey' font on my computer
Embellishments: glittery stars are from Michae'ls; the strip of blue gingham ribbon is from Target

Thank you for stopping by :o)

MIM #61- card #2

This is my second card for Make It Monday's Creating Flowers with Leaf Dies.

I used my Martha Stewart "Rose Leaf" punch on this one also. Punched out 20 leaves and adhered them to a circle (just like Dawn's video showed)

Cardstock base is SS White and flower petals are 'Polka Dot Parade' paper collection from PTI
the 'Aloe Vera' is a paint chip from Loew's.

The flower stem is the wire from the two different size leaves from Hoppy Lobby; gold button is from my stash; 'Stylized Flower' embossing folder is Cuttlebug

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

MIM #61- Creating flowers with leaf dies

Spent last week in MA visiting my family and and a friend and missed a couple of blog challenges. I love making the cards I need from these wonderful blog inspired really pushes me to get these cards done each week ~ usually, at the last minute :o)

I made this card to join in the new Make It Monday-'creating flowers with leaf dies' at Papertrey Ink this week. Check out Dawn's video here:

I don't have any leaf dies, but I used a Martha Steward 'Rose Leaf" punch (see the extras on the bottom of the photo) and kinda like the flower created with it. I punched 16 leaves out of card stock that was embossed with Cuttlebug folders. Cut out a round disk and used score tape to adhere the leaves in two layers.

My Card ~ click on the photo for a more detailed look
Cardstock: Basecard and stamped on panel are Stamper's Select White from PTI; green panel and lavender 'flower' is Recollections; patterned paper is from Pressed Petals paper pack;
Stamps: Fancy Flourish from PTI, sentiment from my computer
Tools and Embellies: Rose Leaf Punch is Martha Stewart; square bling is from Crafter's Square, Cuttlebug embossing folders used on 'flower petals'
Thank you for stopping by ~ you are so appreciated :o)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

MFW-TT Happy Happy Joy Joy and MIM #59

One card Two challenges:
For Moxie Fab World's- Tuesday Trigger this week the inspiration photo shows cookie tins with patterns that reminded me of this Martha Stewart "Heart and Flower" stamp set that hasn't seen any ink yet.

Haven't had the change to check out all the entries yet, but plan to visit some tonight here:
The colors and flowers on the bottom tin are what I was duplicating with my card.

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details

First I stamped the PTI White base card with the medium size image (the tulip and circles are all one stamp) to create my background and used my corner rounder on the top and bottom edges.
Next I used my computer on the yellow card stock to create my sentiment. I then ran my PTI Banner Border die over the sentiment (see the MIM video)
The next step was to tape the banner to the front, I added a brown satin ribbon to the side. The leaf was a bit of an afterthought, but it was just to plain and needed "something" (?) I was headed for some bling or pearls, however this card is supposed to be for a man...hope it's masculine enough :o)

Hope you had a great weekend, thanks so much for stopping by