Sunday, February 7, 2016




 Happy Sunday!  It is a cold rainy day here in North Carolina.  I carved out some stamping time this afternoon so I could play along with a Papertrey Inks 9th Anniversary Celebrations.  


My first card is for PTI Challenge Day 2.  Dress Up Inspiration and I wanted something that made me think of warm weather and crystal blue water.   I found this beautiful Tea Dress on Pinterest.  








I used PTI Bold Blossoms stamp set and dies.  I have been eyeing this set on my craft desk all week and not had a chance to stamp with it yet.  






My second card is for PTI Challenge Day 1.  I used Lexi Daly's go to color combo. 






I combine some fun PTI sets to create this very masculine Valentine's card for my hubby.  I could not resist adding that touch of pink.  I am also playing along with this week's Freshly Made Sketches.  




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Thursday, February 4, 2016

I am popping in with a sparkly card this evening.  I am playing along with this week's Papertrey's Make It Monday Challenge.  We are to make a Valentine card with an ombre effect.  I decided to go the watercolor route.  I started with three shades of Ranger Distressed ink Cubes(festive berries, candied apple, and spun sugar).



 I applied the cubes direct to the watercolor paper then used my blending tool to blend it all out.  The paper is completely dry at this point.   I added more color when needed here and there.  When I was satisfied with the look, I added some water droplets for effect.   Once the paper was thoroughly dried, I white embossed the Star Scribbles circle frame in white.



  I embossed the sentiments from Sparkle and Shine in Red, then die cut the sparkle word out of glittered gold card stock and some kraft colored fun foam for added dimension.  The kraft color matched the gold better for layering.  I  added some Rangers distressed ink splatters using the tiny stamp in Star Scribbles.  I finished my card with some tiny gold stars and gold sequins.

I am playing along with this week's PTI Make It Monday Valentine Ombre



 The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.





As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Monday, February 1, 2016






It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!








The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!






 
As soon as I saw this inspiration piece I thought heart shaker cardHowever, I thought a gem shaker using my MFT die namic diamonds would look fantastic, too! 





I based the layout on the layout of the three inspiration hearts.  I decided to do three recessed shakers.   There were a few tricky spots along the way, but in the end, it came together.  I actually love the look and the sound!  I finished with a sentiment from MFT Bling It On stamp set.  




Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!



As always thanks so much for stopping by!  


Betty
Sunday, January 31, 2016


Happy Sunday!   I finally had a chance to stamp with some new MFT goodies. I ordered the Beautiful Blooms stamp kit.  I love all the components of this kit.  I started with smooth white card stock base.  I die cut Blueprints 15 stitched panel.   I sponged some daffodil and lemon tart ink for the background.  I used some fun foam to pop this panel up.


 I die cut and stamped the Beautiful Bloom flowers.   I used colors from this week's ColourQ Challenge.   I used brown in the centers.  I die cut a piece of pattern pack paper that comes in kit using Stitched Horizontal die namics to follow the MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge.  I arranged my flowers.  I sort of got carried away with the arrangement.   I arranged the flowers to give the look of the sketch elements.  Plus,  I just enjoyed playing with these flowers.




I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and finished my card with a few of the sequins that was also included in the kit.  I am playing along with the following challenges!




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


Monday, January 25, 2016





Happy Monday!   No school again today due to weather and area power outages.  We have been very fortunate and did not lose power.  It is nice to be home, but I know we will have to make up these missed school days later.   


 I decided to play along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo.

 Try as I might, I could not make anything in the inspiration elements look like a flower! LOL! ;0)  In the end, I chose to work with the basic look and colors.  I started with true black card stock.  I decided to try layered stamping on the black to see how it looked.  I actually ended up liking it a lot.  



 I chose PTI Brushed Off stamp set.  I stamped the first layer in white pigment ink. (TIP: Make sure white pigment ink pad is freshly reinked for best results).  Then, I went back and layered stamped different shades of blue using PTI enchanted evening, MFT blueberry, and some Ranger Distress ink colors.  I love the bold color payoff I was able to get on the black card stock. 


 

For the focal sentiment, I started with some summer sunrise card stock.  I stamped using  tangy orange ink using PTI Background Basics: Woodgrain stamp set.  Once the card stock was stamped, I die cut the word using PTI Birthday Cheer die cuts.  I cut three more words using white card stock and layered all four together for added dimension.   I layered some loose white quilt threading behind and secure with glue.  
 
 
I used the Birthday Cheer stamp set for the Happy stamped sentiment.  I chose to use the smaller of the Building Blocks die.  I stamped the sentiment using the MISTI with black licorice hybrid ink to perfectly place the sentiment on the strip to the right. I popped up using foam tape.  


 
I finished my card with a few of the wooden stars that came with the PTI Holiday Folk Mini Kit.  I think this is a cool looking masculine card!   

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty

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