Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas in July Challenge

I love the Merry Monday challenge blog and had time to join in for the Christmas in July challenge and get a jump on holiday cards.


I have 2 cards today to share!



The card above is inspired by Challenge #254 - Moose on a card.

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Merry Christmoose, Winter Words Confetti Cuts, Big Chevron Pretty Panels, Branch Out

This next card was inspired by Challenge #250 - Rustic Christmas. I love these wood grain card stock panels and love highlighting it with a CAS design.




Ingredients: PTI In the Meadow, Double Ended Banners, Stylish Sentiments - Holiday 

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PTI Stamp-a-Faire - Year 8 - Bronze


Back for one last card for SAF! Whew so much inspiration and ideas - just not enough time to do them all!


For year 8, Jessica Frost-Ballas featured embellishing with bronze! I just got some cooper/bronzy embossing powder and gilding flakes so I was ready to go!


Here's that fox again! This time embossed in bronze. I liked the combo Jessica used with Tropical Teal and bronze so I incorporated that here along with a touch of gold to mix it up!

Thanks for visiting! SAF was AMAZING! I loved being inspired by all the designers with ideas that I'll use again and again.

Ingredients: PTI Stylized Autumn, Keep it Simple: Thanksgiving, Wet Paint Cuts, Fabulous Frames (banner), Linen/Canvas Impression plate
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PTI Stamp-a-Faire - Year 7 - Wool

Time for another Stamp-a-Faire challenge - this time wool with Heather Nichols.



Heather showed us a layered wool technique using our favorite dies. Now while I don't sew, I can glue so that's what I did with my felt layers! Although I did bring in the look of stitching with the details on the leaves and the inset frame.



Thanks for visiting! One more SAF card to come!

Ingredients: PTI Mix & Mat: Postal, Songbirds, Signature Greetings II
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Monday, August 28, 2017

PTI Stamp-a-Faire - Year 5 - Wood


Time for another PTI Stamp-a-Faire challenge!



I jumped ahead a few challenges/years and was inspired to make a card featuring a wood element for year 5. I LOVED seeing Lizzie Jones' creation but I have no wood veneer paper - it is on my list (and hard to find), so I ended up creating a card featuring a wood grain look using an inked embossing folder shown to us by Natasha Trupp. Can I just say I am loving all the guests PTI has brought on for this!!


Wood grain to me screams FALL or masculine cards. But this time I went with fall and brought out that cute little squirrel for my card! I love that I'm getting a head start on my Thanksgiving cards!

Thanks for visiting! Still a few more cards to come!

Ingredients: PTI Nuts for You, Keep it Simple: Thanksgiving; Sizzix Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder

PTI Stamp-a-Faire Year 1 - Paper


Back again with another card for PTI's Stamp-a-Faire



Laura Bassen (love her!) provides colorful inspiration for the Paper challenge using scraps.  Although Laura used scraps of paper to die cut and create her piece, I pulled out my leftover precut "scraps" from previous projects and put my card together. 


Every piece here was pulled from my leftovers. The only new item is the embossed sentiment. I love how this masculine card came together!

Thanks for visiting! More to come!

Ingredients: PTI Chevron Vertical Die Cover Plate, Birthday Bash Sentiments; MFT Stacking Stars

PTI Stamp-a-Faire Take Ten Challenge

It's Stamp-a-Faire time with Papertrey Ink! 



This year PTI celebrates 10 years with a 3 day fest of stamping inspiration! We start off with a Take Ten Challenge - by selecting an image/color combo for inspiration.  Here is what I picked:


I liked the fall feel of these colors so I went from there and pulled out that amazing fox from Stylized Autumn to create my card! 


I used a woodgrain card stock panel for my base and inked it over to bring out the texture. 

More cards to come! Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI Stylized Autumn, Autumn Pumpkins, Fabulous Frames (banner)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Altenew Academy Muse Class: Party and Paper Goods

Another fun day of Altenew Academy's Muse Class- this time party and paper goods! Like most card makers, I love party supplies and paper-y goodness like stationary! Here is the image (credit) I was inspired by:

Floral Petite Gift Bag - Spritz™ : Target

I LOVE gift bags - they are the best eye candy! This one screamed at me because those flowers are the same one's in Altenew's Adore You set! yes!

Here is my card:



Thanks for visiting - this was the last lesson in the class. I loved the class and will use the skills in my every day card making!

Ingredients: Altenew Adore You, Label Love; MFT Sentiment Strips (die); Maude Asbury-Gabbie (patterned paper)