Sunday, June 26, 2016

MIM #253: Reverse Stenciling

Popping in to post a card for this week's challenge: Reverse Stenciling. Betsy always has such fun techniques and I am really glad I gave this one a try!
This stencil is from Dreamweavers- I've used 2 inks on it and then both water & shimmer mist to achieve the slight blur.


Graceful Greetings is stamped with one of the inks used on the stencil (Momento Luxe Lilac Posies- but more magenta than lilac!)- by using my mini Misti I could stamp it several times to achieve a rich color. A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins & some ribbon peeks out the top & bottom to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by & have a super week!



Saturday, June 25, 2016

June 2016 PTI Blog Hop

A quick post to play along with this month's hop!


I pulled out an old set, Life- my first PTI purchase actually! I went from memory from the inspiration pic on this one. :)
Looking forward to hopping later tonight!
Happy hopping!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop: But first, Coffee

One more to share for the coffee hop!
I'm using some super cute Lil' Inker Stamps to create this yummy iced coffee! A bit of zigging, some ink spattters & Pretty Pink Posh sequins are all used. 


Embossed card base & a strip of DCWV paper finish it off!
Hooray for Friday! Happy Hopping & thanks to Amy for another awesome coffee hop!
I've no doubt #amymademebuyit will be used much in the days to come!!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Thanks a Latte

I've got another project to share for the Coffee Lovers Hop!
I've created a pillow box (PTI die) and added a coffee cup with Reverse Confetti stamps & dies. 


Patterned paper is all old Cosmo Cricket, a little PTI tiny tag is tied on with burlap string and an adhesive flower finishes it off. The perfect way to give a coffee gift card! :D


Thanks to Amy for another amazing hop & to all the people that make it around to comment on each post- you ARE super stars! Thank you so much! I'm barely finding time to create these days!!


MFT: Camp Create- Glitzy Glitter & Wonderful Watercolor

Well here's my entry for the MFT Camp Create!
I used glitter on the wings, wand & zigged this sweet pure innocence image right up. She's adorable & a card size I never make but rather like (4" square).


The MFT site is not loading so only linked to one of the challenges- I think it was the watercolor one? It was the Glitzy Glitter one! :D 
I also need to retake that picture! Maybe tomorrow!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Create Along With Us: June 2016/ Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I used Laurie's pretty card as my Create Along With Us inspiration for this tag! Loved the pattern she created on her base layer with a stencil- I created my own with a warm happiness too die.


I used stamps from Latte Love on the base and also embossed on the velum. I don't have a coffee word die that would fit this tag so tried to capture her look with ink and embossing powder. 


I thought these ink colors were very summery- perfect for the summer coffee lovers hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by!






Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Treat Yo Self



It's time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog HopAmy has done it again & put together an amazing lineup of sponsors to add to the fun!


I had created some fun coffee themed projects done & photographed before giving them but my computer did an automatic update yesterday and erased my entire hard drive. Boo. 
It's at the computer shop & sounds like with lots of money they will recover my pics. In the meantime  I had a couple not-quality pics on my phone so thought I'd use them to play along! 
This is an old g45 envelope with fab Lil Inkers coffee dies & stamp. The coffee sleeve is die cut from a Starbucks sleeve😉
A little black burlap string finishes it. 
Again- sorry about the pic!!
Hoping to share more but posting without my computer makes me batty!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

MIM #252: Shadowing With Markers

 This week Danielle challenged us to use markers to shadow our die cut words.
Here's what I came up with:

I don't have any copics, but my trusty zigs worked great!
Scatter joy stamps for the flowers & wonderful words: hello for the sentiment & die cut word (I stacked 4 'hello's'). A few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins finish it off (after much discussion about sequin placement with Karen!).

I threw Erin off last week linking before Sunday night, so I'm back to my late night linking! I've been working on end of the year gifts for Hadley's teachers (I'm determined to be done tomorrow- which means I will be finished a week early!)- and I nearly forgot to link at all! :D
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

MIM #251: Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts

This week Dawn challenged us to use watercolor gradient die cuts. I loved this technique and have already colored two more panels to use in a similar way!
Here's what I came up with:


I used a spellbinder cover plate for my panel after zigging the background & allowing it to dry. I actually applied the adhesive before I even removed the panel from the die & that seemed to work great!
I used a sentiment from Fillable Frames #8 & heat embossed it in white. I tied on a bit of yellow burlap string to finish it off.
My other panels are different colors- I know one will use the bitty butterfly coverplate!


I had a fun surprise this morning when Karen messaged me to tell me my origami money MIM card made the June PTI newsletter! So fun!! Almost makes up for setting my alarm for 4:40am tomorrow to go to work. Almost!
Have a great day & happy June 1! 



Sunday, May 29, 2016

MIM #250: Masked Backgrounds

This week Laurie challenged us to create a masked background. 
Here's what I came up with:


I've used 4 colors for the background blending and then stamped the focal image from Reasons to Smile. I love this technique! I think the crisp lines look great & I'm getting better at wiping my fingers off to avoid an ink oops!


Erin isn't #1 this week (does that throw other people off too?), not to worry- I told her she still had time tonight- and even though I'd already masked my card when I told her this she still finished before I did! :D
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

PTI May 2016 Blog Hop

It's the 25th so time for a PTI blog hop!
The challenge this month was this great image:


Here's what I came up with:


I used the bitty butterflies coverplate to lightly trace in pencil the butterflies and then I used the inspiration pic and tried to zig the butterflies in the same colors as the popsicles. I lightly splattered as well, although it doesn't show much. Maybe if you click on the images you'll be able to see it.
Sentiment is from Botanical Silhouettes stamped in smokey shadow- wish I'd moved it down a teensy bit... I mounted the panel on Berry Sorbet cardstock.
Happy to have a birthday card for one of my nieces done- and their birthday is in August! Woohoo!


I've been a busy beaver today but looking forward to hopping tonight!
Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, May 22, 2016

MIM #249: Make it With Money

This week Lexi challenged us to add money to our card design. She had a very cool shirt that she folded, which made me hit Pinterest to look for another pattern. I ended up using this pattern.


Some old MME cloud paper, some extra butterflies from bitty butterflies (stamp/die) & sentiment from butterfly dreams, I believe. There's a large butterfly under the money butterfly that is a Skipping Stones image. 
Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

MIM #248: Ink Blending Through Die-Cut Masks

The challenge this week was to use die-cut masks and ink-blending to create a card.
I used spellbinder dies for my masks- here's what I came up with:


Thanks for stopping by- have a great week!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

MIM #247: Watercolor Card Sets

Hi there & Happy Mother's Day to all the Mama's out there! 
This week the very talented Melissa challenged us to make a watercolored card set- here's what I came up with:
(so sorry about the pics- I was a little too relaxed today & didn't get pics during daylight!)


I've been busy zigging- I am forever grateful to Karen for telling me to try them on Bristol paper- LOVE.
I've accented a couple with G45 paper, and all have a touch of ribbon.
Below I've taken individual pics...


Which one of these things doesn't belong?!
We adopted a cat last night from the local shelter. He's pretty cute- about a year old- not at all sure about the dog (thank goodness he has basically no prey drive)! It does seem that I'm more allergic to him than to our previous cats. Hoping to give him a bath after the trauma subsides! 
His name was Prince- but that isn't staying. Had is thinking Barney, but she keeps referencing a big purple dino in an effort to tease C. I don't know if Barney will stick- we'll see!


Monday, April 25, 2016

PTI April 2016 Blog Hop

This month the hop inspiration was the photo by Chad Hagen at the bottom of my post. Quite graphic- not my go to style, but I did enjoy the process & rather like the outcome! 

I used spellbinders to create my circle stencils and then ink blended away!
My die cut sentiment is stacked- I like the detail that adds.
 Thanks for stopping by- happy hopping!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

MIM #246: Faux Brush Lettering

The challenge this week was to add detail to scripty-font to create a faux lettering look.
Here's what I came up with:

I put my zig clean color markers to work! I like how it turned out, but can appreciate needing more practice! Dear Lizzy patterned paper for my base.
Sorry for the poor lighting! It's past my bedtime so a phone pic has to do it tonight!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ribbon Resource: Braided Bracelets

Head over to the Ribbon Resource to get the details on these pretty bracelets!


Thursday, April 7, 2016

MIM #245: Color Isolation

This week the MIM Challenge was to use color isolation. Hadley has some thank you's to get out so I used this technique to get some made!


You really have to look to see the background stamping, but the subtlety of it is quite pretty! I used versamark ink after trying some chamomile tea and deciding it was darker than I wanted for this card.
Graceful Greetings stamps & die, Fresh Ink in Pink Lemonade, Pretty Pink Posh sequins.


Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

MIM #244: Score Lines

This week the challenge was to add score lines for Make It Monday- here's what I came up with:

Smooshed some ink for the background then used the new graceful greetings dies with glitter cardstock.
Some flowers from the same set & colors as the smooshing were also added- and I tried to offset the die cut words a bit so that the same words stamped in gold would show a bit.

Score lines are at the top & bottom, but difficult to see in the pics!
Some 1/4" pink silk finish it off!


We celebrated Had's 11th birthday- how is that possible?
She is a really great girl- brings so much joy to all around her!

Family birthday party this year- and she didn't have a particular theme, but she has been in to unicorns lately- so that's what happened on her cake top!


Thanks for stopping by! 




Saturday, April 2, 2016

Ribbon Resource: ASD Hop- Shine Brightly! #LIUB

The Ribbonistas are hopping today to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day!
Along the theme of 'Lighting it up Blue', I've created this fun card!



This silhouette cut file was used- I used the outline as a mask to ink the bulb in, then the top layer I cut in white vinyl. 
I added the 1.5" turquoise woven houndstooth to the base of the light (cut to size) and a bow of white wired string along the side.
Lawn Fawn stamps for the sentiment!


Now, of course, there is a giveaway for you too.  The prize up for grabs is: 3 – 5 yard rolls of blue ribbon: winner’s choice! Head over to The Ribbon Resource to enter!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you find a way to #LIUB


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