Sunday, May 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!



Happy Sunday!  I have a card to share today.  For my card,    started with watercolor paper and watercolored a background using Broken China Distress Ink.  I put the panel aside and let it dry.


Next, I die cut and stamped several of the PTI Bold Blossom flowers and leaves and created an arrangement on the bottom of the card to mimic the look of the top pillow in the inspiration photo.  I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment in hybrid black ink.   I added some black gel dots to the center of the flowers.  





 To give the look of the lace edging around the pillow, I used some diagonal kraft paper cut to fit down the sides of my card.   I finished my card with a few clear sequins. 



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




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Monday, April 25, 2016





Happy Monday!  I have a card to share today.  I am playing along with this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.


  Here is the inspiration photo.




I decided to play off the warm tones in the inspiration photo.  I love the greenish tan tones of the bottom circles.  I decided to carry that theme around the perimeter of  my card using the bouquet leaves from PTI Friendship Jar Flowers.  I placed the image on my MISTI.  Each section of leaves was stamped first with fine linen, mint julip, and then spring moss.  Once the colors for each section was complete, I moved the card stock frame around until each area was done.  

 




To add some red, pink, yellow, and soft gray tones, as well as keep with the circular look, I used the cluster image in the same set.  I stamped these randomly in hues of sweet blush, lemon tart (some images stamped off for an even softer look), and soft stone stamped off. 
 


Next, I sponged a piece of white card stock using Ranger's Candied Apple ink heavy at the bottom and lighter at the top.  I die cut the Inspired Faith from this sponged panel.  I die cut the word two more times and glued all pieces together.  I used one of the small frame ends in Center Style Feminine die and white embossed the sentiment from Faith Mini stamp set.  I finished my card with some loose white threading a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for hopping by!

Betty


Saturday, April 16, 2016



Happy Saturday!  I have a couple of cards to share today.  I am playing along with this month's Papertrey Ink's Create Along With Us Challenge.  When I saw the collection of beautiful cards by Danielle used here, I just knew I had to try to recreate at least a couple of them.  

 




First of all, I always like to recreate the "look" using what I have.  I do not own the frame die Danielle used, but I do own the Fancy Pants coloring paper pack.  I saw the packaging used to wrap around the papers and wondered if I could use those.  I cut it down and die cut a stitched frame with both.  They totally work!  I love that they both have the frame detailing as well as the soft green/blue sponging inside the frame like Danielle's cards.  




Next, I had to break out my PTI Doily Die (I must add a disclaimer here......I do not intentionally try to use my doily die on every card....it just seems that way).   This die is serving two purposes.  It is giving me the circular image like Danielle's center card.  I love the way the apples and blossoms all create an intricate frame design.  Plus, this die is covering up all of the Paper Pack packaging words.   Win! Win!  The gold was my idea!  I just had to add some metallic!



I die cut the same Thank You die cut twice. One in white linen and one in white card stock.  I layered the two together.    For the focal colors like Danielle's I used my Color Pop Florals kit.  I die cut, stenciled, and stamped the small flower cluster and leaves.



Since I had two panels, I made two cards.  I used a smokey shadow doily on this one.   I only used a couple of the flower clusters and leaves on this one. If you look closely, you can see a few letters from the packaging peeking through the doily. 



I die cut the "Celebrate Today"  that is part of the Floral Pop Kit.  I die cut it twice for added dimension.  I used some foam tape to pop up the doily and flowers. 




For the flowers and leaves on both cards,  I used the stencils to sponge pure poppy and ocean tides.  I stamped the centers in hybrid black licorice ink.  I finished both cards with a few clear sequins.


As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Friday, April 15, 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!


Happy Friday!  For my card, I created  a "Celebrate You!" card.  I stamped a fun and simple background using the "Celebrate" sentiment from PTI Birthday Cheer repeatedly stamped in soft stone  at an angle for added interest.  


To keep with the simplicity theme as well as a writing focus from the inspiration picture,  I watercolored a background using Distress Ranger Inks in Fired Brick and Candied Apple.   I die cut the word "YOU" from PTI Phrase Play #1.   I added fun foam to the back and popped it up over some silver threading.  I finished with a few sequins.  




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


Jacquie Southas (Guest Designer)


As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty
Sunday, April 10, 2016




It's time for Verve's monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!

There are TWO $30 gift vouchers to the Verve store up for grabs this month and two ways to win! First, comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) for an entry in the first giveaway. Then to be entered into our challenge prize drawing, go get inky and link up your take on the challenge. You have until May 5 to link up. Feel free to play along with the challenge as many times as you like. Verve stamps aren't required to play, but we do smile a little brighter when we see them!


A little tropical flair is in the air for inspiration this month. Bright pinks, aquas, golden tones and a touch of white promise easy breezy days ahead. There's no script for this inspiration... go floral, keep it modern, follow our color pattern or forge your own path, just show us your tropical chic inspired creations.



For my card I started with some watercolor paper and mixed squeezed lemon, scatter straw, and wild honey Distress Inks to create the sun colors.  Once the paper dried, I die cut it using Verve's Partly Cloudy Cut Above dies. This image looks like the sunburst mirror hanging on the wall in the inspiration picture.



Next, I used some watercolor pattern paper by Momenta.  I love the look of the free-formed watercolored background. It adds to the sky effect for the sunshine. Best of all, it is all ready done. 


I added the scripture from Verve's Good Work stamp set.  I used some fun foam to pop the panel up on to a white card base.  I added some fun foam to my sun and one of my clouds for even more dimension.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for hopping by!
Don't forget to play along with us!  Check out the rest of the design team below!

Betty




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