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

ASD Line Up

Sunday, March 27, 2016

MIM #243: Ink Blending Over Heat Embossing

The challenge this week was to use ink blending over heat embossing- I really love this look, and although for the example it was used as a background, I chose to use it over the focal image!

I finally inked up the adorable Wee folk set! I love it!
I used sweet blush ink for the blending, as well as the flowers, and with the misti was able to build up the color. There are tiny pearls in the little flowers too!
I've used 3 ribbons for my tag- a great way to add some fun detail!
1.5" pink tulle, 3/8" pink satin knot edge, and 1/4" moss silk bring the ink colors together.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Easter!

Friday, March 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop: March 2016

Playing along with the PTI blog hop today- the inspiration had beautiful stitching on sketches, so I decided to incorporate some stitching into my project.

All images are from Filled with Joy.
I added gold metallic string to my flower center!
Definitely a challenge, as paper tears more easily than fabric! 

I used my new misti on this for the first time- I think I will enjoy that tool :)
My first non-coffee card in a while! ha!
Thanks for stopping by- Happy Hopping!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop

I've got another coffee card to share today for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!
It's amazing how blog friends can become such great friends- I count myself very blessed that a couple of my dearest friends are people I've *met* through the blogosphere!
When Karen sent me these goodies to play with I may have squealed with joy! Seriously- you need to check out the Lil' Inkers stamps & dies- LOOK at how perfect this cup is!  A huge thank you to Karen for sparking creativity!

I framed it with a spellbinder die- paper is Authentique again- that stack says spring to me!
Topped with a butterfly from the same stack. 
Doesn't it say SPRING!!!?

Loving all the inspiration- need more hours in the day!
Thanks for stopping by- and thanks again to Amy and everyone helping her out to create this amazing hop!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Ribbon Resource + Graphic45

The Ribbon Resource and Graphic45 has teamed up again for some fun!
I was sent products from Children's Hour to work with & here is what I created:

A fun pillow box, tied up with 1.5" sheer/wrinkled edge in white. I tied on a little stamp & key with lavender &  yellow burlap string 

Next up, a sweet April card.

Yellow 1.25" silk is topped with yellow 3/8" double faced satin ribbon & and a 3/16" yellow striped grosgrain bow is tied around both. A layer of coordinating paper is topped with the focal panel.

Last, a July card!

A gorgeous 1.25" red silk bow is tied on top of a double layer of 3" red tulle; the focal panel tops both.

There will be 3 $25 gift cards up for grabs, so make sure you stop by all the blogs! Here is the list for the week:






Monday, March 21, 2016

MFT: Sketch Challenge 272

Playing along today with the MFT Sketch Challenge
Amy is the guestie, so I am glad I could play along!
I've been converting my stamp storage to the Jennifer McGuire system (late to the party on that, I know!)- but love finding some gems that I'd completely forgotten about.

This sweet little PI image is colored with prismacolor pencils. I used a Spellbinder die to cut the circle then used ribbon for the horizontal elements. The pink layer is 5/8" satin/grosgrain double band, topped with the robin's egg blue adhesive scallop ribbon. 
The color is a bit off in the pic- the paper is Authentique- and it looks great in person!
I am usually so literal- but my circle was so big that it didn't let enough of the pretty ribbon show- so I turned it!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

PTI: Create Along With Us March 2016

It's the Create Along With Us challenge at PTI this week!
I was inspired by the slant of Maile's front panel, as well as the way the image was stamped on the base layer.
I had the immediate idea of using the older Embellisments set in the same manner that she did- but the plan was foiled when I realized the dies are connected.
Off I went to find a die large enough!

I came up with a Year of Flowers- with the initial intention of stamping the sentiment over the flowers- but I ended up feeling like the yellow panel needed to be broken up....
A tiny tag is tied on with light blue burlap string.

Here's the pretty inspiration: