Sunday, February 28, 2016

Thanks cards featuring Brushos

Hi all! Today I have a pair of thank you cards I made using my new Brushos along with an embossed image.  I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Here are my cards:

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Ingredients: PTI In the Bag

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Masculine B-Day Card

It's time for another Papertrey Ink Make it Monday. This week it's Make it Monday #239: Customizing Patterned Paper. Lizzie Jones showed us that it's easy to jazz up all that patterned paper we hoard. I went with a masculine take.

Here's my card:

I took some newspaper patterned paper and stamped over it with one of the woodgrain stamps from Background Basics: Woodgrain and then finished off the card with some die cut greetings!

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Ingredients: PTI BB: Woodgrain, Wet Paint, Birthday Style

Peep! Peep!

Easter is soon approaching so I've gotten started on my cards. My card today features some chicks hatching out of their eggs.  I am submitting this card to the CASology: Week 185 Egg challenge.

Here's my CAS card:

Chicks are colored with Prismacolor pencils.

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Ingredients: PTI Scrambled Eggs, Linen/Canvas Impression Plate

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thank You card for PTI Anniversary Festivities!

I have another card for one of the challenges being issued by Papertrey Ink during their 9th Anniversary Celebration.  Today's challenge is the Paper Crafting Alphabet Challenge. Using at least 3 letters in my first or last name and following the key below, I came up with my card recipe!

I used L, I, and Z so my card features NO inking - dies only, with my sentiment on an angle and I used an impression plate.  Here is my card:

I went with soft stone for the card base and panel - love this neutral!

Here's a detail pic:

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Ingredients: PTI Wonderful Words: Thank You, Songbirds, Linen/Canvas Impression Plate

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Let's Party - It's PTI's 9th Birthday/Anniversary!

Papertrey Ink is turning 9!!!! I discovered PTI during their first year in business - I was fairly new to card making/stamping, was curious about clear stamps and stumbled upon them. Glad I did! I've loved their products - so many different styles of stamps, dies (yes!), awesome card stock and amazing designers! Although the stamping world has increased ten-fold since PTI emerged and I've discovered so many amazing stamp companies, PTI will always have my heart and be #1. OK enough gushing! Happy Anniversary PTI - I have loved watching you grow!!!!

Today I have a card for the first challenge presented during the birthday festivities! I love to be inspired by color combos - things I'd never think of on my own. Today's challenge is to pick a color combo and create a project.  Here's the combo I picked:

Here's my card:

I adore this die and hadn't used it yet so I broke it out to create a colorful birthday card! 
The frame portion of the die is cut from white card stock to stand out against the soft stone base. I added some Wink of Stella to the balloons - here's detail pic - hope you can see it a bit.

 Here is the inside of my card:

Thanks so much for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI Text Block: Party Time, Dot Spot,Think Big Favorites #12, Birthday Style

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wheelie cute Valentine!

I have a super cute Valentine card for my niece featuring that adorable hamster from Lawn Fawn's Wheelie Like You stamp set. I love this cute little set! I am submitting today's card to the Lawnscaping Challenge: Sending Love and the Card Concept #48 Sweet Hearts challenge.


Here's my card:

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Ingredients: Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You; PTI Limitless Layers Hearts 2.25"; Doodlebug Sweetheart collection pattern papers

Reverse Confetti Valentine card

Time for some more V-Day card goodies! This week the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Have a Heart featuring Reverse Confetti products! Yay! I adore Reverse Confetti! You can check them out here

Here's my card:

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Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Big Notes, Arrow Confetti Cuts, Crushin', Heart Love Pretty Panels; PTI Mat Stack #4

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ombre Love card

It's time for a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge! Challenge #238 is Valentine Ombre Stamping with Melissa!

Melissa used Gelatos but I had to go with inks since I only have one pink Gelato (not even one red shade!).

Here is my card:

I created the ombre look with Scribbled Circles die cuts. My card base is stone gray - I love it with the pinks!

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI Scribbled Circles, Wet Paint