Sunday, May 27, 2012

MIM #67

Just got home from a trip up North to be with my family.  My Dad passed away on May 18th. 
I need lots of Thank You notes to send to family and friends who have been so comforting and kind. 

Make it Monday this week features a tutorial by Betsy Veldman.  She is showing us step by step how to mix patterned papers and have an interesting and beautiful effect watch it here  MIM #67
I pretty much followed Betsy's video (why mess with perfection :*)

My card~
Base card is PTI Stamper's Select; Patterned papers from DCWV (I think?) I will try to find the pad these came from!
Stamp:  sentiment is from PTI Fall Elegance set
Tools & Embellishments:  Tag punch is Marvy; silky string is from my sewing stash, flower is from Studio 112 pillow stickers bought at Joann Fabrics; butterfly charm from my hoarded stash :^)

Thank you so much for stopping by~

Sunday, May 13, 2012

MIM #65

Hope you all had a beautiful Mother's Day. I spent the day with a dear friend who is a Priest from Chicago vacationing here on Merritt Island.  We went to Mass this morning at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando this morning. I had never been there before and Fr. has spoken of it so often, I just had to have the experience and what better day than today in honor our Mothers.  Wish my Mom could have been there with me today.

On another (crafty note)  I have another Make It Monday post ~ making backgrounds with patterned papers. I am just lovin using up some of the hundreds of scrap papers I have hanging around my desk (bet I'm not alone ;)

You still have time to enter  HERE 

My Card ~ click on the image for more details
Cardstock:  Base card is yellow from Recollections; scraps are from my stash
Tools and Embellishments:  Banner Borders from PTI; Cornice border punch from Martha Stewart, Stars, Moon and Sleeping Baby Bear are stickers from Special Moments

Thanks so much for stopping by this evening ~ I really appreciate you taking the time to comment too!  XoXo

Friday, May 11, 2012

MIM #65 - Backgrounds from Patterned Paper Scraps

Make It Monday #65 is a challenge I'll just bet we all could work on  for months with all the scraps of card stock and patterned papers in our craft rooms! 
AND, maybe I will just continue to do so ~ I love using these pieces of too-pretty-to-throw-out scraps :^)
Dawn's video is so helpful ~ she shows the entire process from beginning to end.  Check it out  Here 

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details

I used the negative part of PTI's Banner Border die to create my "strips", taping the different patterned papers behind it to peek through.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and cut it out to look like a trailing banner from the butterfly.  The butterfly is a 3D sticker from Special Moments.

Thank you for stopping by ~ I love to hear what you think!

MFW - Postage Challenge & MIM - Patterned Paper Scraps

I am entering this card in two challenges today.
Moxie Fab World's Card Creations-The Postage Challenge.
You can post your projects incorporating "Postage"   Here

I like the way this card turned out, although it seemed to take a lot longer to come together on paper, than it did in my head.  I will use it as a Bon Voyage card for a friend who is going on a 16 day cruise to Europe (no, I'm not toooo jealous!) 

The second challenge is Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #65 - Make a Background with Scraps
Check out Dawn McVey's video 
Dawn has such a flair with color and patterned papers that this looked a lot easier than it actually was for me :*) 

My Card ~ click on the photo for more details

Base Card is Kraft and the scraps are from various companies; 
bird and flower branch sprig is a 3D sticker from Special Moments; Corner Rounder from EKSuccess;
Border Banner used for the bright yellow "scrap" on top is PTI.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog ~ your comments are always so appreciated!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

MIM #64 Inspired Color Challenge

I was hoping to get a couple of cards posted to the the PTI MIM challenge , but it's been a crazy busy week (for which I am very grateful these days :)

Check out Nicole's video where where creates a card from the beginning to end. 
 PTI - MIM Color Inspiration

There are several beautiful color combos to use from a free download Nicole provided for us, I chose this one:

My Card ~ 
Cardstock:  Base card is Vintage Cream from PTI;  I substituted the Linen, Aqua and Terracotta from Recollections papers: the gingham is from Fancy Pants Designs
Ink:  "Kraft" is a combination of Chocolate Brown from Stampablities and Pearlescent Beige from Archival Ink; butterfly stamped in Aqua Blue from Studio G; sentiment stamps were inked with Terra Cotta from Ranger
Stamps:  Sentiment stamps from PTI "Fall Elegance" ; Branch Flight from Stampendous; Butterfly from
Studio G
Tools:  Wood Grain embossing folder; scallop border punch

Thanks for stopping by~