Sunday, December 2, 2018

PTI MIM #305: Love of Layers

It's time once again for another Make It Monday with Papertrey Ink. This one revisits Laurie sharing different ways to use layers on projects.  Don't you just love her style and unique color combinations? I sure do. It's been a busy week around here, but squeezed in some time to make a masculine birthday card for one of our nephews. These are his school colors and bears are their mascot. Enough said as it's past my bedtime and on with my card. 



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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Autumn Chicken Scratch
Ink: Pure Poppy,VersaMark and VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: MIM Mini Kit: Holiday Folk, Birthday Style, Background Basics: Super Stripes and Keep It Simple: Birthday II Mini
Dies: MIM Mini Kit: Holiday Folk, Birthday Style, Balloon Strings, Scene It:  Basic Backer and Modern Numbers
Other: White Embossing Powder, We R Memory Keepers Gemstone Embossing Folder, Ink Blending Tool

Sunday, November 25, 2018

PTI November Blog Hop Challenge

Why is it I never seem to have the right stamps for these challenging? No candy cane stamp whatsoever. Guess I'll have to remedy that so it doesn't happen again. Anyway, it's time once again for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. Here's the image to inspire us. 





The shade of blue ribbon is like none of the blues I own so I capitalized on the red and white with a touch of Blueberry Sky. My holly was stamped in Pinefeather with red berries. This is the card I created that looks just like a gift box all decked out for Christmas. 




Happy Hopping! I can't wait to see what others created based on the above photo. 


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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Blueberry Sky and Pinefeather
Stamps: MFT Hand Lettered Holiday
Dies: Fancy Flakes, Tag Sale #9 (resized) and Noted: Scalloped A2
Other: Red/White Striped Ribbon, White Crochet Thread, Ink Blending and SU Real Red Marker




Saturday, November 24, 2018

PTI MIM #343: Masking & Ink Sponging

That Betsy Veldman is pretty amazing, isn't she? The latest challenge for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday uses Betsy's technique of combining masking with ink sponging/blending. All week I tried to come up with something other than snowflakes, but I failed. Also, I didn't have adhesive-backed vinyl so used Sizzix Adhesive Sheets. Big mistake! My saving grace was glitter because I could not get all the adhesive off of each image. Should have known permanent adhesive means permanent but I had a "duh" moment, I guess. This is it...there is no more!




Sorry, the glitter made it very difficult to photograph. 


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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Blueberry Sky and Aqua Mist
Stamps: None
Dies: Fancy Flakes and Wet Paint Holiday
Other: Ink Blending Tools, Sizzix Adhesive Sheets and SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Sunday, November 18, 2018

PTI Create Along With Us: November 2018

Because it was release week at Papertrey Ink, our challenge is to create something that inspired us using the Design Team creations and/or color schemes. You can find the details here. In honor of Heather Nichols bidding farewell with Papertrey Ink, I just had to incorporate Kraft card stock this month. Every time I use Kraft, I think of her because after all, she is the Queen of Kraft. Best of luck, Heather, and here's from one Minnesota-born gal to another!

Heather's Card




My Card





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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Kraft, Stamper's Select White and Pure Poppy
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, VersaFine Onyx Black and VersaMark
Stamps: In The Meadow and "Let It Snow" Sentiment from Michaels
Dies: Shape Shifters: Oval 3 and In The Meadow
Other: White Embossing Powder, White Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush and SU Dimensionals


Sunday, November 11, 2018

PTI MIM #342: Envelope Bags with Patterned Paper

Didn't think I'd have time this week to try Lexi Daly's challenge for this week's Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday so I'm rushing to beat the deadline and also my bedtime. 

The old bag-elopes have made a comeback by using patterned paper instead of an envelope. Same concept, new idea! I had to be very careful while folding my scored lines as to not tear the paper. Perhaps it's a bit easier with a tad-bit thicker patterned paper than my old Bitty Dots. Thanks, Lexi, for the inspiration and awesome refresher!

Nothing fancy but I've completed the challenge, and one bag is ready for goodies. 







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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Bitty Dots and Clear Vellum
Ink: Raspberry Fizz
Stamps: None
Dies: Tag Sale #9, Hexagon Cover Plate and Fancy Flakes
Other: Ink Blending Tool, Twine, Nuvo Drops, Heart Clip and Victorian Edge Scissors

Saturday, November 3, 2018

PTI MIM #341: Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds

It's time once again for another Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink. Dawn McVey shows us a quick and easy way to paint beautiful brushstroke backgrounds. She used acrylic paints but since I only have white, I used a paintbrush with my PTI ink pads on Stamper's Select White card stock. Now I want to invest in the same colors Dawn used because they are stunning. Look at her beautiful cards! Can't wait to get my hands on those Brushed Birds when the stamps and dies are in stock at the same time. 



Since I'm pushing myself to get more Christmas cards made, I opted to use Pure Poppy and Pinefeather inks but with light brushstrokes. My foam brushes worked okay, but I can see where acrylic paint colors would be more vibrant. Anyway, it's getting late here so I'll wrap this up and share the two cards I made from my painted background. 








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Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pinefeather, Berry Sorbet, Ocean Tides and Holiday Plaid
Ink: Pure Poppy and Pinefeather
Stamps: None
Dies: Shaped Sayings: Merry Christmas, Jolly Holiday and Mix & Mat: Pretty Brackets
Other: Silver Glitter Paper, White Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush and Nuvo Drops


Friday, October 26, 2018

PTI MIM #340: Banner-ific!

Good thing I started this challenge early because it took me a few days to get back to finishing this banner. Thanks, Michelle, for the inspiration on this week's Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday! She challenged us to create a banner for the upcoming holiday season. Look at how gorgeous hers is!


Those newly-released stamp sets and dies get me every time...already.  Love her nontraditional color scheme also. 

Because I wanted to use my birch wrapping paper I bought last year, I went with the traditional red, white, green & black plus some silver thrown in there to add a little sparkle. Besides my total banner image, I also posted individual ones of all three tags. Looking forward to seeing what others created for this fun challenge!










The birch wrapping paper is quite thin so I backed each tag with two layers of white card stock. This also gives the backsides a nice finished look. 



Thank you for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted):
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Pure Poppy
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and Pinefeather
Stamps: MIM Mini Kit: Holiday Folk
Dies: MIM Mini Kit: Holiday Folk, Tag Sale #4, Jolly Holiday and Block Alphabet Upper
Other: Birch Wrapping Paper (Pier 1), TH Tinsel Twine, Silver Twine, Darice Red Bells, SU Real Red Marker, Gelly Roll Glitter Dust and Foam Tape