Sunday, September 17, 2017

Not Quite Fall

Good morning and Happy Sunday!  The weather is finally cooling off, after some much needed rain last night.  We have had a long, dry summer this year.  The poor trees have been dropping leaves to conserve water and energy, and all the flowers are dried up within an inch of their short lives.  Fall is my second favorite season, next to Spring.  I hate to see the magnificent show of colors be limited by the heat and lack of rain.  Fall will be here in a few short days, whether the weather cooperates or not.

I created this card last week while wishing for cooler temperatures.  I used my Zig Clean Color brush markers for the wreath and some Tim Holtz Distress inks for the flowers.  I love the loose look of watercolor and have yet to master the technique, but I will keep trying.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I will be back soon with a couple cards to share.  


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Coworker's Birthday

Hello, and Happy Thursday!  I have a couple coworker birthdays this week and quickly whipped up these two cards.  The recipients are both males, so I kept them CAS.  I ordered the balloon bash cover plate with my last PTI order, but had not used it yet.   I sponged some TH Distress inks on white CS and spritzed some water on it, for the background behind the die cut panel.  

This card was quick and easy to make, just a one stamped layer.  The stamps and dies used are from My Favorite Things.

Both cards we created for the Seize the Birthday challenge with the "toppings" to be balloons.  

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sending you Sunflowers and Sunshine

Good morning!  It's the beginning of September and the shorter days and cooler temps have me thinking of fall.  I adore this set Simple Sunflower stamp set from PTI.  I have used it countless times over the years, and it continues to be one of my favorites.  I was playing around with my Tim Holtz Distress markers with this set.  I colored the stamp and misted with water, which gave it this pretty washed out look.  I played around with different colors for the sunflowers trying to decide which one I was going to go with.  Well, I decided that I loved them all and made three different cards with varying color schemes.   

I am entering the top card in the Sisterhood of Crafters for the "anything goes" challenge.  

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I used several PTI dies for each card, and some pretty foiled vellum accents.  The flowers were inked using Tim Holtz Distress markers, misted with water,  and stamped on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.

This one turned out to be my favorite.  I am also entering this one into the Seize the Birthday challenge.  

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Happy Saturday!  I am back with a card to share that I created using some of my new PTI stamps and dies.  I layered this darling little tag and topped it off with a couple balloons.  I was going for a more CAS card as the recipient is a no frills kind of gal.  Even the colors were outside of my comfort zone.   

I am entering this into the Seize the Birthday "anything goes" challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Make A Wish

Hello, and happy Sunday!  I am back to share a cute little birthday card I made using some new PTI stamps that I ordered myself for my birthday.  I used the current, pretty color combo from Color Throwdown.  This Confetti Toss stamp set gave me a run for my money.  Figuring out how to stamp it so it looked random, was no easy chore.  I used PTI inks in Lilac Grace, Sweet Blush, and Aqua Mist.  

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Humming Along

Hello!  I ordered this sweet Hummingbird set a few weeks back and spent the entire evening stamping out a bunch of darling little Hummers and Petunias for them to drink from.  I was undecided on how best to place them on a card, so I searched out a challenge to have a jumping off point.  The Paper Players had the perfect challenge, Tic Tac Toe.  I used the bottom three across: blue, animal, and circle.

If I keep up with blogging, I'm going to have to get a light tent again.  Sigh.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Garden Party

Hello, and Happy Sunday!  It's few and far between that I blog.  I recently bought some PTI stamps and have been playing around, stamping various flower color combinations.  One of my new favorites is PTI's Garden Party by Dawn McVey.  You can always count on Dawn for beautiful stamp sets.  I used my new i Phone 7 Plus to take my photos, so we will see how well these look on my blog.  I didn't do any kind of touch ups or filters, these are just as they were taken.  Tell me what you think.

For my first card I played along with a sketch from Fusion Card Challenge.  I followed the sketch and somewhat used the color palette provided.

My last cad wasn't using any sketch, just something that I put together.

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