Monday, December 26, 2016

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge 2016

Nothing like rushing at the last minute. Here's my card for Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop Challenge for December. Hope this will put a smile on my friend's 75th birthday as we were unable to attend her party.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Edited to Add:  Also entering this birthday card in Simon Says Monday Challenge: Party Time

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Lovely Lady
Ink: Lovely Lady, Bright Buttercup and Aqua Mist
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Dies: Nesties Classic Scallop Circles, Nesties Classic Circles and Modern Numbers
Other: Sponge and SU Dimensionals

Sunday, December 18, 2016

PTI Create Along With Us: December 2016

Couldn't miss the opportunity to participate in another challenge after seeing all the great inspiration throughout December's Release at Papertrey Ink. The goal is to choose one or more projects posted by the Design Team to create our own version. It's challenging just deciding which one to tackle because they are all beautifully done.

This week I selected this beauty of Dawn's from her December Release Wrap-Up but changed the color scheme and improvised with older products from my stash. It's such a thrill to see her creating and posting on her blog again. Yay, Dawn! (still praying though)


Here's the get-well card I created by stamping the Floral Sketches with VersaMark and heat embossing with white powder. Then my Zigs came into play for the two sizes of flowers. New Leaf ink was used to stamp the leaves and then colored over with my Aqua Brush for that watercolored look. Thanks, Dawn, for the inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. Hope to get caught up in the next day or two leaving comments for other participants. Sorry for the delay!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet and Canson Mixed Media (watercolor paper)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, New Leaf and VersaMark
Stamps: Floral Sketches, Boutique Borders: Valentine and Keep It Simple: Get Well
Dies: Nesties Classic Scallop Squares
Other: Aqua Brush, Light Carmine and Geranium Red Zigs and White Embossing Powder

Saturday, December 10, 2016

PTI MIM #269: Embossed + Outlined Backgrounds

Leave it to Betsy Veldman to come up with this cool idea of embossing images and then outlining them with a coordinating colored marker. You can see her sharing how it's done here for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. Thank goodness for these challenges as I not only try something new but it motivates me to create. And now, back to creating more Christmas cards before it's too late to mail them this year.

On with my Get Well card for a dear friend who just had hand surgery this morning. (We were up way too early on a Saturday as she had to be there at 6 am.) I embossed What The Doodle: Feathers in white and used a VersaMarker for the outline since I don't own any Copics. The sentiment from Painted Petals was stamped in Dark Chocolate. The Kraft card base was sponged using white pigment ink.

Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft
Ink: Dark Chocolate and VersaMark
Stamps: What The Doodle: Feathers and Painted Petals
Dies: None
Other: White Embossing Powder, VersaMarker, White Pigment Ink and Sponge

Saturday, December 3, 2016

PTI MIM #268: Double-Layer Tags

Once again it's time to participate in Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday here, hosted this week by Dawn McVey. This is truly a blessing because poor Dawn has been through so much lately with ill health and lots of testing. I'm so grateful she had the stamina to create and share her talents with us once again, and I will keep her in my prayers.

Believe it or not, I'm not a tag person because the extent of our gift giving now is for the Giving Tree at church. But, I just had to face the challenge and make one double-layer tag.
Here it is (front & back):


Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy and Holiday Plaid
Ink: Ocean Tides
Stamps: In The Meadow and 2012 Birthday Tags
Dies: Mat Stack #6, Mat Stack #2, Wet Paint Holiday and InThe Meadow
Other: White Organza Ribbon, Red Ribbon, Red Thread, Black Rhinestones, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Orange Marker and SU Dimensionals