Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday {ippity} Blog Hop

It is Monday and time for the {ippity} Blog Hop. Please stop by at the {ippity} Blog for the complete list of participants

Please click here if you want to buy some {ippity} stamps and to see my current sales and specials.

Here is my card for today,


I used the Music Background from Music of my heart and stamped it as the background. I used some scalloped borders to add color and then cut out the bird image from the same stamp set from patterned paper. I kind of liked how this card turned out.

I did this card for,

1) The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC70


2) Wee Memories Challenge #45 - United We Stamp - To make cards for the OWH. This card will be added to my stash of cards that I am mailing out to them.

Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - Music of my Heart
Paper - PTI Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse and White CS, SU Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Inking Cube - Chai
Other - Nestabilities Tags Trio, EK Success Scallop Border Punch

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blue Birds

I am in the wold of blue birds inspired by the Embellish magazine color trends challenge. I did these cards for,




1) Embellish Magazine Color Trends Challenge with Birds

2) For Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA82-CAS-Elements of Style-Scallops
3) CPS Sketch #206

Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - SU Asian Artistry, Sweet and Sassy Digi Birdhouse Stamp
Paper - PTI Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, White, Kraft and Blueberry Sky CS
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, PTI Inking Cube - Chai
Other - Nestabilities Petite Scallop Circles, Nestabilities Rectangles, Cuttlebug Embossing Folde

Friday, February 25, 2011

PTI February Blog Hop

It is time for the PTI Blog Hop. The challenge this time is "Sensational Scallops!". Please stop by at Nichole Heady's blog to see the complete list of participants.

I have a few cards to share with you for today's hop.


1) A little Note to Brighten your day


I made this card for,
1a) Heather's Totally Hues Challenge #2 - to use the colors Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate.


1b) For PTI Make it Monday #3 - to use Glitter Strip on your project. I mixed some Doodlebug glitter and some micro beads and then applied it to the CS.


The image is from PTI's Anniversary Tag Download. I had not had the chance to use all of the images from that download. So here is one of them.


2) Flower Card


I made this card for,
2a) Heather's Totally Hues Challenge #2 - to use the colors Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate.
2b) Clean and Simple Sketch #129

3) Tea Pot Card
I just had to use the new Parisian Lace Doily that I had gotten with my PTI Order. So, another card with some scallops :) I love this doily die and how nice they look when cut with PTI's superb card stock. Just awesome...I cannot wait to create more cards with this die.



Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Tea for Two Stamp set, PTI 2011 Anniversary Tag Download

Paper - PTI Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Fine Linen, Ocean Tides, Dark chocolate, Kraft, White and Blueberry Sky Card Stock
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Inking Cube - Chai, Copics
Other - PTI Parisian Dolly Die, PTI Tea for Two Teapot Die, PTI Limitless Layers Die, PTI Matstack #1 Die, SU Scallop Border Punch, EK Success Scallop Border Punch, PTI Punch out tool, , PTI Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, Generic Buttons from Stash, PTI Rustic Twine

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sorry you caught a bug

I made this card for Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge. This week's challenge was "Caught a Bug?". To make Get Well Cards.

I love love this bug in a jar stamp series from Bugaboo and saw some awesome DT Creations using the images from this series that I had to create one too.  Sentiment is computer generated. I love how well the PTI wood grain impression plate goes with this image.

Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - Bug in a Jar Digi from Bugaboo
Paper - PTI Melon Berry, White CS
Ink - Copics, PTI Inking Cube Chai
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, Nestabilities Tags Trio, PTI Rustic Twine, Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle, PTI Wood grain Impression plate.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

PTI Make it Monday #3

2nd Post for the Day. Please click here or scroll down to see the Unity Stuck on You post.

Here is my card for the Make it Monday #3 from PTI. The challenge this time was to create a glitter strip on your project using scor tape. I was aware that we could do this, but had never tried it - as I am good at avoiding glitter, but this challenge was perfect to try this technique. I was totally inspired by Dawn's card that she made for this challenge, so did a similar card.


I used Fine Linen CS for my based, added two 1/4 inch strips of Scor Tape and added some chocolate colored glitter from Doodlebug Sugarcoating Glitter (I do not know the exact name of this glitter). Then I cut out the mat stack die #3 using PTI Patterned paper Dotty Biscotti. Added some layering with the 1 3/4" Limitless Layers and then used one of the tags from PTI Anniversary Download. Love these tags.. I added a small punched out butterfly in Raspberry Fizz to add some color to the Project.

It was fun doing this technique and for sure will give this a try again.
Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Anniversary Tag Download
Paper - PTI Fine Linen, Dark chocolate, raspberry Fizz and White CS, PTI Dotty Biscotti Patterned Paper
Ink - None
Other - PTI Limitless Layers Die, PTI Mat stack #3 Die, SU 13/4" Punch, Scor Tape, MS Butterfly punch, pearl Embellishments

Stuck On You


Here is card that I did for the Unity Challenge of using Hearts using the Unity Hip Hop Sketch #45.

I used the October Store Kit - Wonderful You for this card. I stamped the pin cushion in black and colored it with copics. I just love this image and the associated sentiment.

Here is the sketch,


Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - Unity October Store kit - Wonderful You
Paper - PTI Kraft and Blueberry Sky CS, SU and OA patterned papers
Ink - Memento black, Ranger DI - stormy sky, Copics
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, Nestabilities,

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shine Brightly

I made this Card for my friend for the Chinese New Year Celebrations. I am late, but I am sure she will appreciate the thought. By the time I thought of how great the Lunar Lanterns stamp set from Lawn fawn is and I ordered it etc, it was late :( But now that I have the stamp set in my hand, I should be on time for next year :)

I stamped the Lantern images on the white card stock and on the patterned paper, cut it out and added them on top of the stamped image. These lanterns have such well defined lines that it was breeze to cut them out. The picture is not the best, the card has a soft pastel look IRL.


I also made her this small Origami Box filled with some Hershey's kisses. I paper pierced this lantern image as well. :)


I did this card for the following two challenges,

1) Lawnscaping Challenge #4 - Paper Piercing

2) Moxie Fab World Stamp It! Techniques Week: The Paper Piecing Challenge

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you checkout the Lawnscaping Challenge blog. Lawn Fawn are really neat. These lanterns were so easy to cut out.

Supplies:
Stamp - Lawn Fawn Lunar Lanterns
Paper - PTI White and Kraft CS, Crate Paper and MM Patterned paper
Ink - Memento Black
Other - SU Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, Pearl Embellishment

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday {ippity} Blog Hop

It is Monday and time for the {ippity} Blog Hop. Please stop by at the {ippity} Blog for the complete list of participants

Please click here if you want to buy some {ippity} stamps and to see my current sales and specials.

I have two cards to share with you today.

1) Just a Note card,


I did this card for,

1a) The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC69


1b) For the CASE Study Challenge #27 - I was inspired by the use of the diecut and scallops and of course flowers in Eva's Card. (you can see her card in the PDCC image above)

1c) I used the Clean and Simple Sketch #128 for this card. The sketch had the diecut as well, making it perfect for this challenge. here is the sketch,


2) I did a happy anniversary card for the {ippity} February Challenge - using the Inspiration Photo from last week,

Here is the challenge info,

Thanks for Stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - {ippity} Because of You, {ippity} Devoted, {ippity} Just wanted to say, {ippity} Love in Return
Paper - PTI Kraft, Pure Poppty, White and True Black CS, PTI Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper, SU Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, copics, Memento Ladybug
Other - SU Scallop Border Punch, SU Oval Punch, Nestabilities

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I wanted to share this anniversary card that I did for my friend. I used the Image from GKD Heartfelt Hits 1 Stamp set and the sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages. I stamped the image on white CS and on the red polka dot paper. Then I cut out the dress from the red polka dot paper and adhered to the stamped image.


I did this card for
1) Moxie Fab World - Paper Piercing Challenge.

2) Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge #44 - Source of Inspiration

I was inspired by the Cutie Pie Mr and Mrs Card by Katie Stilwater on Page #52( March/April Paper Crafts Magazine). It was so simple and elegant and I remembered I had a similar GKD stamp that I could use.

3) StampTV Sketch Spotlight Challenge - STVSKSP13
Here is the Sketch. I rotated it to fit my image.



Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - GKD Heartfelt Hits 1, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI white, ripe avocado and pure poppy CS, SU Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black
Other - Nestabilities

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Always time for you

I wanted to share this card that I did for the following two challenges,

1) Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge - Comfy Cozy. I was inspired by the Blue and subtle red/pink colors and the bench itself :)


2) Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge - PPA81. Here is the Sketch,


Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - SU Time For You
Paper - PTI Kraft, Rustic White and Pink CS, SU and MM Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - SU Circle Punches, Generic Ribbon from Stash, SU Word Window Punch

Friday, February 18, 2011

More Lily of the Valley

I had the PTI Year of Flowers - Lily of the valley set out and I had to create another card using it. Again I cased another card of Nichole Heady from the post where she introduced this stamp set.

I stamped the flower image using Memento Potters Clay ink on Melon Berry and then colored it with Copic Marker R02. I then embossed this panel using the PTI Woodgrain embossing plates. I stamped the sentiment from Handwritten Notes on Vellum (remembering this time to heat set the ink on vellum to avoid smearing) and then added it to the card. A button threaded with Dark Chocolate Twine and some Ribbon completed the card.

Here is a closeup as I was having a bit of hard time capturing the Embossing,

I am entering this card for,
1) PTI Make it Monday #2 - Vellum Sentiment Strip
2) Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #32 - To use embossing with any PTI Flower image and to use spring colors.
3) Limelight Papercrafts Sketch #67 - To use the sketch along with String. Here is the sketch,

 Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Year of the Flowers - Lily of the Valley, PTI Handwritten Notes
Paper - PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, Melon Berry CS, Vellum
Ink - Memento Potters Clay, PTI Inking Cube - Chai, Copics
Other - PTI Vintage Terracotta Tile Saddle Stitch Ribbon, PTI Dark Chocolate Twine

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Moxie Fab - Shimmer Spray Challenge

Moxie Fab World is having the Stamp It!! Technique Week Challenges. I did this card for the Shimmer Spray Challenge.



I cut out a Tim Holtz Grungeboard with SU Top Note Die and then I used Couple of Shimmer sprays on it (I forgot to write down the names, I will update the post with the names). I let it dry over night and then I stamped it with Tim Holtz Flourish stamp using White Ranger Acrylic Paint. And then I inked the edges using Pearl White Acrylic Paint :). Some Ribbon and Recollections red roses completed the card.

It was fun to play with Shimmer Sprays after such a long time. I am going to try and use them on some scrapbook pages as well. Thanks to Moxie Fab for this Technique Challenge that is making me use my supplies that I had not used in a while.

Here is a close up of the grungeboard, it was hard to get a good picture of the shimmer on it.


Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - Tim Holtz Flourish Stamp
Paper - Tim Holtz Grungeboard, PTI Pure Poppy CS
Ink - None
Other - Glimmer Spray, Ranger Acrylic Paint, SU Top Note Die, PTI Ribbon, Recollections Rose Accent

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

PT Make It Monday - Stamped Vellum Sentiment Strip

The challenge for Make It Monday #2 from PTI was to use a Vellum Stamped Sentiment strip on your project.

Here is my card for this challenge. I have been wanting to CASE Nichole's card that she did for the Introduction for the Lilly of Valley Stamp set and this was the perfect opportunity. It is not as good as Nichole's, but I felt it turned out pretty good.


I smeared some of the ink on the vellum, but not too bad. I added the 1/8" clear tape behind the score marks and then adhered the vellum piece to the project. I had need to buy some new Vellum sheets. This is an older one and is not as transparent.

Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Year of Flowers - Lilly of the Valley
Paper- PTI White and Kraft CS, Vellum CS from Stash
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Fresh Snow, Copics
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, Bakers Twine

Monday, February 14, 2011

{ippity} Blog Hop Monday

It is Monday and time for the {ippity} Blog Hop. Please stop by at the {ippity} Blog for the complete list of participants

Please click here if you want to buy some {ippity} stamps and to see my current sales and specials.

Here is a simple card that I did for the Ippity February Challenge. I used both the sketch and the color challenge.



Here is the sketch and color inspiration,


Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp = {ippity} Now and Always
Paper - PTI White, True Black, Pure Poppy and Hawaaiaan Shores CS
Ink - Memento Black and Lady Bug
Other - Black Gem Embellishment, SU Oval Punches, Square nestabilities

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Beyond Measure

I wanted to share two Valentine day cards that I did using TSG Chemistry Stamp set. I just love this set and all the "witty" sentiments included in it. Just one thing I wish is that the font of the sentiments should have been slightly larger :)


For this second card I cut out the image and popped it up with some glue dots.



Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - There She Goes Chemistry Stamp set
Paper - PTI White,Aqua Mist, Hibiscus CS, PTI Pretty Pastel and Library Ledger Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copcis
Other - SU Bracket, PTI Inking Cube - Chai, SU Oval Punch, Nestabilities, PTI Vintage Buttons

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Moxie Fab World Cameo Challenge

2nd Post of the Day. Please scroll down or click here to see the PTI Think Big Challenge Post.

Here is my entry for the Moxie Fab World Cameo challenge. I do not have any Cameo type stamps and as I was cleaning up some of my stash, I found this beautiful Cameo Pendant that I had bought a while ago and this was the perfect for this challenge.

Some Simple ribbon tied with tiny rose completed the card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - None
Paper - PTI White and Hibiscus Burst CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Inking Cube - Chai
Other - May Arts Lace and Ribbon, Recollection Paper Rose, PTI Mat Stack Die, Pearl Embellishment.

PTI Think Big Challenge

PTI Challenge for today was to create a project that incorporates something unexpectedly mega-sized! You can find all the details of the challenge on Nichole's blog as PTI Celebrates it's 4th Anniversary.

I used this big flower that I had sitting in my stash and then just added a simple PTI Sentiment from Fillable Frame 3. I kind of like how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Fillable Frame #3
Paper - PTI Kraft and White CS
Ink - PTI Summer Sunrise
Other - PTI Fillable Frame #3 Die

Friday, February 11, 2011

Birds and Hearts

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down or click here to see the PTI Tag and Frame Challenge Post.


I wanted to share this card that I did for Embellish Color Trends Challenge with Hearts using Unscripted Sketch #92.

I stamped the bird house from PTI Bird Watching set and then added a sentiment from PTI Mega Mixed Messages.


Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Bird Watching, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI Blueberry Sky, White and Hibiscus burst Cardstock, PTI Men of Life Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Love Bug
Other - Blue Gel Pen, SU Heart Punch, Nestabilities, PTI Inking Cube - Chai, SU Circle Punch

Tag and Frame Challenge

PTI is celebrating their 4th Anniversary and as part of Day 2 reveal - the challenge was to make a Tag and Frame project. More details on Nichole's blog.

I used a hand made tag that I had gotten from India a while ago and then added a frame to it that I made with PTI Limitless Labels Die, PTI Anniversary Tag Download and Heart image from Heart Prints. Just the ticket banner completed the card.



Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Anniversary Tag Download, PTI Heart Prints, PTI Just the Ticket
Paper- PTI White and Kraft CS, PTI Pretty Pastel Patterned Paper Collection
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Other - PTI Limitless labels die collection, Handmade Tag, PTI Inking Cube - Chai

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Got Buttons?

Reveals have started over at PTI...OMG!! So much cool stuff...More details on Nichole's blog. The challenge for today was to create a project/card that utilizes buttons in a creative way. I could not think of out of the box for this one, kept it simple.


I used the PTI Eyelet Lace border die and cut it out with some Simple Chartreuse CS. Then I added some buttons in the eyelet holes :) The button on the flower was kind of unique shaped almost like a brad.
I created the sentiment panel for Thinking of you inspired by the Make it Monday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Vintage Picnic Sentiments, PTI Mailbox Greetings, PTI Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley, PTI Anniversary Stamp set Simple Things.
Paper - PTI Simple Chartreuse, Sweet Blush, Hawaiian Shores and Vintage Cream CS, PTI Pretty Pastels Patterned paper
Ink - Memento Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Ranger DI- Victorian Velvet, PTI Inking Cube - Chai
Other - PTI Beautiful Blooms ii #3 Die, PTI Eyelet Lace Border Die, PTI Vintage Buttons

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Day 5 PTI challenges - Last Card

Hi All, It's me again. I was about to go and sleep when an idea struck me for Michelle's color combination and I had to do a card. Details on the challenge is on Nichole's blog.

Here is my card using Michelle Wooderson's color combination - Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Harvest Gold and Simply Chartreuse. I was quite inspired by Michelle's card but did not have that stamp set, but I liked how she had used the two patterned papers on her card and that is what inspired my card as well.



It is quite late in the night and my picture quality is not the best, but those patterned paper look quite nice IRL. I used the sweet blush patterned paper from Pretty Pastels collection and the Aqua mist Patterned Paper from the Library Ledger Collection. The sentiment is from Dawn McVey's Signature Series: Flower.

Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Signature Series: Flower
Paper - PTI White, Simply Chartreuse and Harvest Gold CS, PTI Pretty Pastel and Library Ledger Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz
Other - PTI flower Die, PTI Aqua Mist Button, PTI Fillable Frame #2 Die

PTI Anniversary Challenge - Another one

Sorry for so many posts :) but I was totally inspired by all the different color combination provided by PTI DT as part of their Anniversary celebrations. Details on Nichole's blog.

Here is my card using Jessica Witty's color combination - Soft Stone, Summer sunrise, Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz. I used an image from Anniversary Tag download that I had not used before. This card came together very easily and quickly.


Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamp - PTI Anniversary Tag Download
Paper - PTI Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise and White CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Inking cube Chai
Other - Nestabilities, SU 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Gemstone Embellishments

PTI Baby Shower Card

4th Post of the day in honor of PTI Anniversary Challenges.

Day 5 of PTI Anniversary Celebrations. Challenge on Nichole blog was to create projects using DT's favorite color schemes.

I used Lisa Johnson's Color combination - Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Kraft and Vintage Cream.


Thanks for stopping by,
Supplies:
Stamps - PTI Scattered Showers
Paper - PTI Kraft, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Kraft and Vintage Cream CS, PTI Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Black, PTI Spring Rain
Other - PTI Ric Rac Die, SU Scalloped Border CS, PTI Flower Die, PTI Vintage Button, PTI Twine.