Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Queen of Hearts

Hi everyone! 
 We have a new challenge up on StampNation today.  
We were inspired by a piece one of our members shared with us! 

Here is a peek at my card:

Members can view the challenge HERE!

Before you go, I wanted to share another card I made using the SOA Young at Heart Collection! 

Super simple card using the Double Stenciling and Stamping over Stenciling with ink techniques shared in the Creative Stenciling class shared over on StampNation.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenge: Create Along With Us

With all of the new projects shared by our team during the release, we know you are left with lots of ideas and "I have to try that!" moments.  We present the "Create Along With Us" challenge.  This challenge allows you to select something that the amazing team has created during the release that inspired you, and create your own version.  Your project could use a color scheme that inspired you, a technique, revisit an older set, etc...

Hi everyone!  Today's cards for PTI Anniversary Challenge: "Create Along With Us", were inspired by Laurie's card HERE.  I absolutely LOVE her water colored background with the black and white doodle butterfly!  So awesome.  I used Doodlie-Do stamp set and matching dies.  Here are my cards.  I made 5.  Figured why not, when I have all of my supplies out and ready to go.

The sentiments are from Sketched Shapes and the stitched frames from My Favorite Things.  Do you have a favorite color combo?

I am adding one of the birthday cards over at Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Merry Monday #191


Hi everyone!
Time for another Merry Monday Challenge.
This week I am your hostess and I challenge you to create a Christmas card using the chalkboard technique.

I decided to keep my card fairly simple by stenciling the background and stamping the sentiment using the chalkboard technique.  I love the stamp set, All the Christmas You'll Ever Need and the die set, Oh My Ornament Dies by Lil' Inker Designs.  So much fun!!!

Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  All the Christmas You'll Ever Need (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  Black (PTI), Silver Glimmer
Accessories:  Oh My Ornament Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Stencil

Sunday, February 7, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenge: Grab & Craft

Hi again!
This is my second post for today.  Scroll down or click HERE to see my PTI Anniversary Challenge: Dress Up card.

Today's PTI challenge is a Grab & Craft Challenge.  We were to create a new project that is created with supplies you grab and gather together in 5 minutes.  Your project must utilize everything you grab!

I grabbed my supplies and went to work.  The green is glitter paper.

This is my first time using the Bitty Butterflies cover plate and stamp set.

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PTI Anniversary Challenge: Dress Up Inspiration

Hi everyone!
Day 2 of PTI's Anniversary celebration challenge was to be inspired by a piece of clothing/outfit from your closet or online clothing retailer.  I chose this shirt from my closet.  Actually, when I was in NY with the SN DT, I wore this shirt and Maureen said we should make a card inspired by it.  We never did, but she reminded me about it yesterday and I knew this was the perfect chance.  :) 

Close-up of the shirt:

I was inspired by the graphic design and the colors.  I used PTI's set Ribbon Slider Sentiments and Keep it Simple: Birthday II.  

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenge: Color Recipe Cards

Hi everyone!
Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 9th anniversary. 
Yesterday's challenge is to use one of their color recipe cards in your project.  
I chose to use Lexi Daly's inspiration colors:

 I not only used the colors, but loosely followed the sketch over at Freshly Made sketches.


I am also adding this over at CAS-ual Fridays blog for Caring for the Cox Family.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Graceful Greetings (PTI)
Ink:  Black, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst (PTI), Daffodil (Memento)
Paper:  White, Soft Stone (PTI)
Accessories:  Silly Stitched Die set (Lil' Inker Designs) Black Pico Embellisher

Friday, February 5, 2016


Hi everyone!
Happy Friday!
Today's card was inspired by a challenge that is new to me.

I heard about this challenge from my bloggy friend, Cornelia

To create my card, I stamped the fun cupcake from the set YUM YUM YUM by Clearly Whimsy Stamps onto my card base.  Then stamped again onto masking paper to create my mask.  I placed the mask over the stamped image.  Sponged distress inks over the area I wanted colored.  Removed the mask and had a stunning white cupcake that stands out against the glorious ombre colors.  LOVE that.

I took another piece of cardstock and die cut the heart out of the side.  Placed that over the top of the card and popped the sentiment from Into the Woods, to finish off the card.  I also added some stickles to the dots on the cupcake to add a bit of sparkle.

Also linking this over at Double Click Skittles-use a heart

Here is a closeup of the stamps I used today.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  YUM YUM YUM & Into the Woods (Clearly Whimsy)
Paper:  Black (PTI)
Accessories:  Heart framelits (SU)