Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mother's Day card featuring watercolor splats!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so I got a jump on my cards with PTI's Make It Monday. This week is Challenge #161: Watercolor Splats.  Great technique- I've gotta make a masculine card with this technique soon! I am also submitting my card to CASology's challenge for Week #92: Garden.

Here's my card:

For my background I used PTI's Berry Sorbet and Raspberry Fizz and Memento's Lilac Posies. I also popped up the die cut.

Ingredients: PTI Friends Till the End, Happy Day; MFT Blueprints #11 (panel)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Embroidered Inspiration card

It's time for the PTI Blog Hop!

This month's challenge was to be inspired by embroidery.

This was a tough one for me as I'm not into the sewing arts BUT I finally found a pattern that spoke to me. I found this pattern by Ursula Michael and being that I LOVE snowmen I dove right in! I used a LOT of sentiments and love how this turned out!

Here's the inside of my card:

Ingredients: PTI Shape up Snowman, Winter Penguin, Tag Its #8, Holiday Tree, Peaceful Pinecones, Winter Cheer, Stylish Sentiments: Holiday, Peace Be Still, Happiest of Holidays, Think Big Favorites #9, Snowflake Impression plate; Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Calico Shine Mist; MFT Blueprints 11 (panel)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Merry Ornaments card for Merry Monday!

First let me say ACK!!! I was chosen as the winner for Merry Monday Challenge #103!!!! I was thrilled to be chosen! So this week I am a guest designer! Woo-hoo!

This week's challenge is to use a Christmas word(s) and decorate the letters.

Here's my take:

Here is a detailed view:

And here is the inside of my card:

I had lots of fun with the challenge and I love how my card turned out. Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: MFT Christmas Ornaments, Grand Holiday Greetings; PTI Block Alphabet Die Collection; Doodlebug North Pole & Home for the Holidays pattern papers; embroidery floss

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Easter card


I love that Papertrey Ink created a monthly Inspiration Archive with sketches, color combos and tons of creative inspiration!!! For my submission into the April 2014 Inspiration Archive, I used the color combo for a cute Easter card.

Here is the inside of the card:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI Scrambled Eggs, Framed Out #12, Bitty Dots Basics paper; MFT Blueprints 11 (panel); SP&Co. Easter Bunny Sentiments (interior sentiment)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Peep! It's Easter!

Time for yet another Easter card with Reverse Confetti's super adorable Carton Cuties stamp/die set! This card was inspired by the current Curtain Call Challenge: Confetti Crush.  Reverse Confetti is also the sponsor for this challenge.

 Here's my card:

 I don't know which I love more about this set - the CUTE egg carton OR the critters!!!
Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Carton Cuties; PTI Scrambled Eggs (sentiment), Chevron Vertical Cover Plate; Doodlebug Hello Spring pattern paper

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hoppy Easter Bunny card

Easter is right around the corner and I'm finishing cards to give. Today I have a cute card that I will give my niece with her Easter goodies.  My card is inspired by the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #13:

Love the bunnies and eggs so I had my bunny "hide" some eggs for a hunt! Great challenge! Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Paper Smooches Magical Spring; Maude Asbury-Gabbie pattern paper; MS Grass punch

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Merry & Bright Faux Quilted Card

This is my second card for Papertrey Ink's MIM #159 - I really like this No-Sew Quilt technique for a great "one layer" card!  I am also submitting my card in this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #103: Use a Snowman.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI Holiday Flourished & Swirls pattern paper, Made of Snow Mini, Fillable Frames #9, Signature Christmas; Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas pattern paper; MS Twine

Easter Wishes Faux Quilted Card

I love to use (and buy LOL) pattern paper and this week's PTI Make It Monday was the perfect opportunity to use several patterns. This week's MIM #159 is No-Sew Quilted Cards. I only have one cover plate (chevrons) and I loved the quilted effect it created.  I am also entering this card in Cuttin' and Stampin's Weekly Challenge 14-14: Rainbows/Easter.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI Scrambled Eggs, Egg Hunt, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers (sentiment), Cover Plate: Chevron Vertical, Bitty Dot Basics pattern paper; Doodlebug Hello Spring pattern paper; MFT Layered Treat Tag (banner); Spellbinders Classic Squares Large

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bunny Trio Easter card

Easter is on it's way! My card today features the cutest stamps from Reverse Confetti - Carton Cuties! I love this stamp and die combo! I am entering my card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - the theme is Spring/Easter or Sweet Treats. I used this sketch from PTI:

 Here's my card:

Here's a closeup:

And here's the inside:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Carton Cuties; MFT Blueprints 11 (panel); Fresh Squeezed Stamps Subway Series: Spring; Doodlebug Hello Spring pattern papers; PTI Ric Rac Border, Button; MS Bakers Twine

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Many Thanks Card for PTI MIM #158 & CAS(E) this Sketch #71

Time for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday. For MIM #158, the technique is to stamp with watercolor mediums. I just bought a small pack of Distress Markers so I used those and a mini mister to create my watercolor stamped images.

I am also using Sketch #71 from CAS(E) this Sketch for my card. I adore this sketch - great for minimal layers!

The mister takes some getting used to and I was being conservative with my spraying here because in practice I sprayed way too much! I think the blue flower pulls off the watercolor effect best. I also lightly sprayed the sentiment to carry over the watercolor technique.

Ingredients: PTI Funky Florals, Fillable Frames #1, Fabulous Frames (banner); MFT Blueprints 11 (panel); Ranger Distress Markers