Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Make It Monday Watercolor Stenciling

Betsy shared how she watercolors using the stencils.  I used the Modern Background stencil collection from PTI.  I used Daffodil Delight from StampinUp, Lilac Grace and Autumn Rose from PTI for water coloring the stencil.  I used SU Balloon Celebration stamp set.  I used Big Basics Wish Big die from PTI.  I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI April Blog Hop

Our challenge this month is to use the colors in this piece by Megan Carter. We are challenged to use these colors as a springboard for our own ideas.  

I used the stencil from Lovely Lace in SU Smoky Slate.  I wish PTI had a medium gray in their arsenal.  I used Bitty Bouquet Stamp set and dies for my flowers and for the sentiment.  I embossed the sentiment in Smoky Slate from SU as well.  The inks were from SU and PTI for the yellow.  The heart frame came from the Sparkle and Shakers kit.  The ribbon is from StampinUp.  I added a little bit of Wink of Stella to the card front and some enamel shapes from SU as well.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Make It Monday PTI Patterns Behind Die Cut Windows

I needed to make a sympathy card so I decided to use the technique Dawn McVey showed in the Make It Monday video.

I used the Noted A2 rectangle for  my window.  I used one of the other Woodblock Prints stencils.  I used Autumn Rose and Lovely Lilac inks for my stenciling.  I used Keep It Simple Sympathy for my greeting.  I used a stamp set from Stampin Up for paisleys for my focal point.  I added some Limeade Ice to my paisleys.  The front of my card is Lilac Grace and I used the Woodblock Prints Stamp set.

Friday, April 7, 2017

PTI Make It Monday Out of the Box

Lexi Daly shared her project about stamping out of the box.  I need to make some Easter cards.  I am a very CAS style card maker and make my cards pretty simple.  The card that I made I used Inspired:  Savior stamp set and die along with the Noted Scalloped A1 die collection.  I like the smaller card when I have smaller elements.  I used a stamp set from Stampin Up for my "box."  The ink that I used was Terracotta tile and Starfruit from Stampin Up.  I used some copper foil cardstock and some sequins that I had on hand.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PTI Make It Monday Curved Sentiments

I'm trying to participate in more challenges and use my stuff that I have.  I probably have too many sets that have never seen ink.  Our challenge was to curve a straight sentiment such as here.  Here is Ashley's project and below is my take on curved sentiments

Supplies used were Lovely Lady PTI card for the base.  I used Color Pop: Butterflies.  The sentiment was from Keep It Simple:  Just Because.  I used Banner Style Die for the label.  I used SU Bashful Blue, Lost Lagoon, and Melon Mambo and PTI Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores,  Lovely Lady, and Smoky Shadow inks.  I used some gold thread and some Wink of Stella to add some gold to the front.  The label is popped up with dimensionals.  I also used the technique shared by  Yana Smakula for PTI and embossed a couple of the butterflies after coloring.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March PTI Blog Hop

This is the picture that we were given for inspiration for this months's blog hop.  I wanted to use the theme of the flowers and the colors for my card.

Here is my card that I made.  I used PTI Ruby Rose Stamp set, the free December stamp set Ruby Reprise, and then the dies.  The sentiment is from that stamp set as well.  I used SU Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue inks as well as PTI Lovely Lady for the flowers.  I embossed the sentiment with Tempting Turquoise embossing powder.  I sponged Bashful Blue ink on the edges.  Not exactly satisfied with the card but hopefully the recipient will be pleased.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Make It Monday PTI

This is the first time that I am participating in the Make It Monday on Nichole Heady's blog for PTI.  Stephanie Gold is sharing a video on chipboard sentiments.  I used the Wonderful Words:  Birthday die and stamp and Star Prints stamp set from the Vault which was one of  my first stamp sets that I bought from PTI.  Colors are SU Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and PTI Summer Sunrise inks.  I used Polka Dot Basics stamp set to add some texture.  Below is the inside of the card.  I used Small Sketch Stars dies inside. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 2017 PTI Blog Hop

This is the first time that I have participated in the Blog Hop.  Don't know how to put the picture in from Nichole Heady's site but this is my card.
I used Lovely Laurels for the image.  I used Lovely Laurels and Sprinkles and Sparkles for the sentiment which was embossed in gold.

Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI 2011

I was trying to participate in the challenges for the PTI celebration, but I got sick.  This is the last card that I got done.  I still want to revisit my old stamps even though the contests will be over soon.
I didn't have the stamp sets from that year, so I used the inspiration and used Mat Stack 4 collection with Tag-It's 5.  I thought the striped paper rather mimicked the Newsprint background.  I used Buttoned Up for the button.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PTI 2009

I don't have any of the featured stamps from 2009, so I took inspiration from Here but didn't follow the sample exactly.

I used Star Prints from PTI along with Americana ink and Blueberry Sky.  I also used double ended banners and sketched stars dies.

PTI 2010 Beautiful Blooms II

I am trying to use the paper that I bought through the sale along with the challenges for PTI.  I used Perfect Plum with Aqua Mist and Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise for the flowers.  The leaves are from Happiness in Bloom dies.  I also used Mat Stack 4 die and collection.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, February 13, 2017

PTI 2007

 This is from PTI Green Thumb stamp set from 2007.  I used some of the wonderful paper from PTI that was on sale last month.  I used Cocoa bean for the sentiment, Summer Sun for the flower, Olive Twist for the stem and leaves with other products from Stampin Up.  The card base is Stampers Select cardstock.

I am loving the custom built table that my husband built for my Christmas present.  This shows it almost finished.  The table top in this picture isn't attached yet.

PTI 2008

Sorry that the picture isn't very good. The sentiment is from Mixed Messages PTI 2008 release and Ink is Cocoa Bean.  Other products are from Stampin Up.


Hi, I'm Linda. I love making cards and scrapbooking. I also love sewing and cross stitch. I have four grown children and one granddaughter, who lives with us.

Hello! I'm Sarah Beth. I'm married to a wonderful man who supports my hobby and loves me for who I am.(Bless his heart;) I have a 5 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. They love crafting with me! So every once in a while I ~sneak~ to the craft room. lol

I love making Cards and Scrapbooking and Mini Albums. Making beautiful things is something that is in my heart. Hope you enjoy!