Friday, September 25, 2015

PTI September Blog Hop Challenge

Love the results of Faux Chalk Art when combined with the right colors and sentiment. Betsy Veldman is the queen of this technique and showed how to do this in a video for Make It Monday #98. This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge on Nichole's blog here is to incorporate fall colors and images surrounding our faux chalkboard as shown in the beautiful photo below.

photo source: Country Living

I'm well ahead of the deadline because we're heading on vacation to visit family over the next couple of weeks. Going to "schedule" this post to see how well that works for me. Anyway, here's my take on the challenge. 

Edited to add: Entered also in AAA Cards #48: Autumn Colors (thanks honeybeelane) here.

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White and SU Basic Gray
Ink: Joann's White Pigment, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Mum's The Word and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Dies: Mum's The Word and Tag Sale #9
Other: Colorbok Designer Paper Pad Carnival, Sponge, White Embossing Powder and SU Dimensionals 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PTI MIM #224: Two-Toned Stamped Sentiments and SSS Monday Challenge: Use A Stamp and Blog Hop

Danielle showed us her cool technique of creating two-toned sentiments on Nichole's blog. For those of us who don't own the right cover plates, she also shared a way to create the strips without and keep them lined up and even. Even though I'm packing for vacation, I had to take a bit of time to try this. Let me just say, I will use this again and maybe even splurge for a cover plate and Graceful Greetings. Instead, I had to cut my strips and adhere them individually. See my card below.

Can you see that the top and bottom of the sentiment are black with the middle portion being gold? Guess it's because it's taller than Graceful Greetings that Danielle used. I still like it though. 

Additional Entry: Also entering this in Monday's Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Using A Stamp and Blog Hop. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Black (Joann's)
Ink: VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black and Delicata Gold Glitz (Joann's)
Stamps: Think Big Favorites #11 and Harvest Berries
Dies: Harvest Berries
Other: Gold Metallic Thread, Black Gems, Black Sharpie and Foam Tape (from my stash)

Sunday, September 20, 2015

ColourQ Challenge #308 and SSS Challenges

Just love the shopping tote and colors shown here on the ColourQ blog for this week's challenge to use this color palette:

Even though I'm not using all SU products, my color choices are very close. Chalk off another Christmas card for me ~ yay! Here's my card.

Edited to Add Challenges: Faux Chalk Art Technique for Monday's SSS Challenge: Love This Technique and Wednesday's SSS Challenge: Die Crazy. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Kraft, Aqua Mist and SU Not Quite Navy
Ink: VersaMark, Simply Chartreuse, SU Not Quite Navy Marker, White Pigment Ink (Joann)
Stamps: In The Meadow, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (stars) and Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
Dies: In The Meadow
Other: Snow Tex, Glossy Accents and SU dimensionals (all from stash)

PTI Create Along with Us: September 2015

There was so much inspiration this month from the DT, but isn't that the truth every month? It was hard to decide which card to choose for creating along with them, but I've always admired Maile's ability to cut any angle and make it work. This post by Maile shows several different designs. Here's mine.

Here's Maile's card I'm referring to:

Even though we can only enter one card for this challenge, I just had to attempt one like Dawn's last card in this post

Edited to Add: Entering my "Celebrate" card above in Wednesday's SSS Challenge: Die Crazy. 

Here's Dawn's card I'm referring to:


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

In The Meadow:
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: In The Meadow
Dies: None
Other: MME Winter Wonderland Paper Pad, Red Sequins, Red Twine and SU dimensionals (all from stash)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Kraft
Ink: Classic Kraft
Stamps: Wet Paint III
Dies: Life Is Beautiful
Other: Twine, Glossy Accents, Watercolors and SU Dimensionals (from stash)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

PTI MIM #223: Camouflaged Pocket Inserts

Guess what? It's Sunday night and I'm entering the challenge demonstrated by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday. She showed us how to make pocket inserts and camouflage them. She posted this last Monday, but this is my first chance to create since last Sunday. Where does the time go? It sure has been flying by quickly these days.

Here's my card that includes a bit of watercoloring by misting Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky inks on the pocket and blending Hibiscus Ink on the insert. If you look closely, you might just see some WOS Shimmer on the wreath and the flowers.

This photo shows the camouflaged pocket insert. See, it was camouflaged!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Winter WIsteria, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening
Stamps: Background Basics: Super Stripes and MIM Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels
Dies: MIM Mini Kit: Lovely Laurels and Tag Sale #9
Other: Corner Chomper, White Crochet Thread, Blending Tool, Water Mister, Wink of Stella Shimmer and Foam Tape

Sunday, September 6, 2015

CASology Week 162: Write

For the first time ever, I am entering the challenge at CASology, which is to interpret the cue word below any way it inspires me.

Digging through my stamps and dies, I found something that I thought would work. Here's my card. 


Cardstock: SU Going Gray, PTI Soft Stone and Stamper's Select White
Ink: VersaMark, PTI Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise and SU Ruby Red Marker
Stamps: Paper Smooches I Heart Art and PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Dies: PTI Monthly Moments Spiral Notebook
Other: Foam Tape and Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ColourQ #306

This is my first time participating in a ColourQ challenge, and I just love the color combination. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but that's a good thing. Check this out.

After attending five memorial services last month, my stash of sympathy cards was depleted. Since they can be challenging to create (especially when needed in a hurry), I thought I'd try this color palette to jumpstart my mojo. Here's my card. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist and SU Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Winter Wisteria, VersaFine Onyx Black and VersaMark
Stamps: Keep It Simple: Sympathy, Harvest Berries and Background Basics: Super Stripes
Dies: Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Other: Glitter Glue, Glue Dot and SU Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

PTI SAF 2015: Pattern, Runway Inspiration and Unconventional Materials Challenges

WOW, I have been one busy gal today but only got six cards made. Didn't want to create too late and not get them posted in time for the challenges for PTI's Stamp-A-Faire so thought I better stop, upload and add them to my blog. For my final card, I chose Laurie's Go-To Pattern #6 and Ashley's Runway Inspiration as shown below.



One more challenge I just had to incorporate some way. Even though I don't have my receipt, I did buy these at Home Depot for less than $5 (image below my card). Can you guess what they are by looking at my card? Just might give this one to my DH for our anniversary in October. After 31 years, he's finally getting hardware on his card. (wink, wink)

Well, if you guessed black Magnetic Vent Covers holding up my banners from Sketched Shapes, you are right. Here's a picture of them. 

(bought at Home Depot for $4.77 + tax)

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Pure Poppy
Ink: Sweet Blush, New Leaf, VersaFine Onyx Black and Melon Berry
Stamps: Sketched Shapes and With All My Heart
Dies: Sketched Shapes and Jolly Holiday
Other: Studio 112 Red Heart Adhesive Gems, SU Dimensionals and Magnetic Vent Covers (Home Depot)