Sunday, October 25, 2015

PTI Blog Hop-October

 Blog Hop Inspiration photo
Isn't this the most festive inspiration?  The red and green paired together really gets the Christmas creativity flowing for me!  
Our challenge is to keep it simple and just work from the color scheme, or work in some greenery or leaves along with some red ribbon/twine. 

That's what I think I accomplished with my Song Birds musical stamp in forest green and the Bird and Leaf dies in red, green and white.  Added the red twine around the dark green base card.  

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

MIM #227





This week I will join Lexi as she shows us several ways to create focal clusters with smaller images and sentiment stamps.  Watch her video HEREI, for one,  have a bunch of those tiny stamps that I don't quite know what to do with.  So this MIM is very helpful. 

The card I created, however, does not have a lot of tiny stamps, instead I went with a couple of stamps/dies as my "focal cluster" with white space all around on this Birthday card for a sweet granddaughter turning 13 this year. :-)

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Create Along-October 2015

October 2015
This challenge over at Papertrey Ink allows us to select something that the amazing Design Team has created during the October Release that we find inspiring.  We can then CASE a project using one of their color schemes, techniques or design with an older PTI set.  Pretty cool, huh?

I chose one of Dawn McVey's cards to copy, using her color scheme for this card.  Haven't decided where this one is going yet, so no sentiment was added :-)
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My Card~
  • Card base is Stamper's Select White that I embossed with a Woodgrain EF
  •  Kraft panel on top is die cut from Spellbinders Labels Eight
  •  PTI SongBirds dies popped on top with double sided tapes
  •  Blings from Michael's

 This is Dawn's beautiful card:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

MIM #226



Creating With Stripes 


Today I am joining Laurie as she shows us a variety of ways to use stripes in our card making.  Follow along on her video HERE to see how easy she makes it look  ;-)

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I stamped the striped woodblock stamp in burnt orange ink first, then tried to stamp in between the lines (which look stanted :) in gold glitter embossing. I kinda liked the 'mishap' so this is how it stayed and will be mailed out for a friend's Birthday this week.

* Cardstock:  
Base card and stamped panel - PTI Stamper's Select White
Lemon Custard polka dot embossed - Bazzill Basics 
* Dies:
Cake Plate and Birthday Trio die - PTI
* Stamps: 
Biased Stripe - Cornish Heratage Farms
Cupcake with candle - Hampton Art

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MIM #225

Die Cut Shaped Boxes

This week, Ashley  is up on Make It Monday.  She has a video HERE, which shows us how to use dies to transform them into treat boxes!  
Okay, I tried this a couple of times and thought, "Maybe I should skip this MIM challenge, even though I have entered 224 others!"
Well... "Noooo", my stubborn self said and I persevered until I created this:
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Please forgive the poor quality, color distorted, inside picture.

  • I used PTI Stamper's Select White card stock and cut out 2 Spellbinder's Lacey Squares.  
  • Stamped the front with PTI "Fall Elegance" pumpkins then fussy cut two that are popped on top of the card base ones.
  • The grass is cut from a pp sheet and adhered to make this look like a pumpkin patch. There is also grass on the sides hiding some tape  :-) 
  •  The sides and bottom pieces (which were not-so-easy to attach) are Burnt Orange cardstock 
  • The crinkle grass inside is dark green (not black). 
It looks much cuter in real life and I'll try to get a better pic in the AM.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

This is my final card for this season's Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  
I just wanted to let Amy Tsuruta and her merry band of crafty friends and all of the Super Sponsors how much they are appreciated for their hard work in putting this extravaganza together!  

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 My card ~
  •  Teal cardstock base is from Recollection
  • "I" is a sticker from Alpha Stacks  with white marker outline (covering up a mishap :()  
  • Sketchy Heart from Tim Holtz Sizzix dies
  • To-Go cups from Verve (free download) Thank you!
  • Heart design washi tape from The Dollar Tree 
Whoo Hooo!  My card is  #599, so you know this hop will go way over 600 entries!

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Can you believe how many creative crafty Bloggers there are out there!  The Coffee Lovers Bloghop sure brings 'em out ... I'm certain before the end of today, the last day of this hop, there will be well over 600 entries  :-)

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Day 8 ~ Card 8 
I stamped the coffee mugs on white card stock with Pearlescent Orange ink and fussy cut it to pop onto the stamped image which I added the Copper glitter  creating hot steaming coffee. 
The base card is Orange card stock and the multi-color stripe down the side is from a piece of junk mail :)

Added the wood veneer hearts to cover the snow flakes on the Gina K Design mugs image, and the glittery leaf with buttons for Fall are from my stash.

Off to catch up on my hopping and commenting. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

I should be back on track with this post  :-) 
My goal is to make a card each day for this fun Coffee Lovers Hop.  Sure hope you have had the time to join in HERE.

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 Day 7 ~ Card 7
  • I used one of the To-Go cups and sentiment from the free download "Latte Love" from Verve Stamps ~ huge thanks for the sweet Super Sponsor gift which you can find  HERE
  • The Scribble behind the cup is from Tim Holtz Alterations die set, both are popped on a Marvy punched out Scallop Circle
  • Solid turquoise card stock is Recollections and the patterned paper is DCWV

Fall Coffee Lovers Hop

Go HERE to see over 500 projects to WOW your eyes and inspire your creativity!

I made this yesterday, but didn't get a chance to post so, this is my card for Day 6 posting on Day 7.  I will be back later with Card 7 for Day 7, which is today.  Okay, who's still with me? :-O

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Card 6
 Love the free digi download sentiment/togo cup is from 
Verve Stamps ~ so very sweet of this Super Sponsor.  Thank You!

  • The panels are Spellbinder's Labels Two dies
  •  That green leaf is a doily I bought at the Dollar Tree a few years ago, it's glued onto a wood-grain embossed card base
  •  There's another sweet wood veneer heart from American Crafts
  •  Can you see the gold thread behind the To-Go cup? It was neatly wound in a circle, but noticed it got all wonky after I took the photo~I kinda like it better, so it's staying that way :-)