Sunday, January 25, 2015

PTI January Blog Hop and MIM #198

Hi there!  Today I have a last minute entry for the Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop and the Make-it-Monday Challenge #198.

The Blog Hop challenge this month is hearts!

I love making Valentine's Day cards, and this particular one is for my almost two year old niece.

Be My Valentine

It was fun digging through my stash for all of my heart themed products!  I used some Simple Valentine patterned paper for this 3 panel card.  I think I will be making lots more of these cards!  So fun!!  I added a diecut hearts border along the top flap of the card and then diecut some Limitless Layers Hearts for the focal point of my card.  The cute little cat is from Cat's Meow... sooner or later I'll be able to stamp that cat on her diecut perfectly.  LOL! The sentiment is from Tremendous Treats Valentine, and the cute little clothespin is from the Dollar Spot at Target.

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Reverse Confetti SFYTT #20

Hello there!  I am so excited because today, I have a card to share with you for the Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try #20.  This is my first time participating, but after playing with my new RC goodies, I know it won't be the last!  My mom gave me my first RC stamps and dies for Christmas, and I recently made an order from their newest release.  So cute!  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:


I used some patterned papers from Lawn Fawn and PTI along with my RC Love Note and Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panels die cuts (thanks, Mom!) along with the new Puppy Love stamps and dies.  As soon as I saw those pooches, I knew I had to have them!  Adorable!

That's it for today... thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Reverse Confetti Puppy Love
Dies: Reverse Confetti Puppy Love, Love Note, PP Diagonal Stripe, SSS Mini Hearts
Paper: Lawn Fawn Snow Day, PTI Simple Valentine, PTI White, Pure Poppy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy
Other: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Peppermint Lawn Trimmings, Foam Tape

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #10

Hello there!  Today I have a card to share with you for the

The theme of this challenge is:
I find that I do not often have many mailable cards on hand.  I am a bit addicted to foam tape and layers, and that doesn't always lend well to dropping cards in the mailbox.  I challenged myself to create an (almost) flat panel card for this challenge.

I used the SSS Hand Lettered Winter Wishes stamp set and stamped the sentiment on a white panel diecut with Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies.  Then I added a few other small images from that same stamp set in Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I used one of the small single dot images from PTI Polka Dot Basics to create a bokeh effect using first and second generation images in several ink colors.  Then I matted that panel on black cardstock and popped the panel up with foam squares.


That's all for now... thanks for stopping  by!  I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share with you... I'm on a roll this week! :)

Stamps: SSS Hand Lettered Winter Wishes, PTI Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, various PTI inks
Paper: PTI White, True Black
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Other: Foam Tape

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #211 and Curtain Call Challenge

Hi there! Today I have a card to share with you that I am entering into two challenges.  I used this sketch:

And I was inspired by the theme and colors in this photo:

I'm also linking to the current ColourQ challenge:

I first diecut a piece of Rustic Cream cardstock using the Femme Frames dies from Mama Elephant, then I stamped the MFT Sweater Stitch Background in PTI Fine Linen Ink.  I diecut a circle from that panel and put some Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather patterned paper behind it.  Then I stamped, colored and diecut those adorable kitties and milk bottle from the Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair stamps set.  The sentiment is also from that set, and it is stamped on the ME Bold Banner diecut.  I used foam squares to adhere panel to a Fine Linen scalloped diecut also from the Femme frames die set.  Then I diecut some tiny hearts using the SSS Mini Hearts dies and added a bow with some twine. The entire panel is mounted on a kraft card base.

A moment with you

I'm also sharing a fun Valentine's Day card over at the Lawnscaping Blog today!  Click on the sneak peek below to see the entire card! :)

Stamps: MFT Sweater Stitch Background, Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair
Dies: Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair, Femme Frames, Bold Banner, SSS Mini Hearts, PTI Limitless Layers 2.5" Circles
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Fine Linen, Kraft, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Fine Linen, Tropical Teal
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Rustic Jute Twine, Glossy Accents, Foam Tape

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #98 - Create a Background

Hello there!  Time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  Challenge #98 is to create a background using your Lawn Fawn stamps, and the sponsor for this challenge is none other than the super fabulous Lawn Fawn

For my card today, I dug through my stamps looking for a fun way to use an unlikely stamp to create a background.  I had just gotten the Hello Sunshine stamp set, and had it sitting on my desk when I saw the long line stamp in the set and decided to make some fun wonky plaid as my background.  The best thing about this plaid is that is quick and easy and it's so cute!  You can easily get a great an imperfect result which lends so well to Lawn Fawn's whimsical style.  I simply inked up the line image in hot pink ink, stamping it several times horizontally on the card front, only eyeballing the distance between each stamp.  Once I had completed the horizontal stripes, I turned the card it's side and stamped what would be the vertical stripes.  I find it easier to turn the card front rather than try to stamp vertical stripes on a vertical card front (clear as mud, right?)  After I'd completed pink stripes in both directions, I chose another ink color and repeated the process, stamping fairly close to the pink lines.  I love that it is not perfect and a little wonky!  Once my plaid background was complete, I diecut and stamped a white stitched journaling card to create a fun scene.  The birds and balloons are popped up on foam tape.  So glad to have dies for this stamp set! :)

Oh Happy Day

Be sure to check out the blog for more information and for lots more inspiration from the design team!  Be sure to visit the Lawnscaping Blog again tomorrow to see another project from me!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine
Dies: Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine, Stitched Journaling Card
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Rasperry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores
Other: Copic Markers. Popdots

Monday, January 12, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch and Color Challenges

Hello there!  Today I have a card to share for the MFT Sketch and Color challenges! :)

I loosely followed this sketch:

I've been itching to ink up the adorable MFT Polar Bears since they arrived in the mail from a sweet friend (I have the BEST friends, btw!)

Sending Warm Thoughts

I can't wait to play with this stamp set some more!  It's no wonder he's so darn popular!  The sentiment is from the Cozy Greetings stamp set.

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: MFT Cool Day, Cozy Greetings
Dies: MFT Cool Day, Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Other: Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn Coral Lawn Trimmings, Foam Tape, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Monster Hugs {Simon Says Stamp}

Hi there!

A new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was posted today, and I wanted to participate using some new goodies gifted to me by a sweet friend.  The challenge this week is to create something NEW.  New baby, new house... or using NEW stamping goodies.  I am going to enter their flickr challenge too!

I used the Simon Says Stamp Little Monsters stamps and dies for this card, along with PTI's Circle Scribbles stamp set.

SSS Monsters

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: SSS Little Monsters, PTI Circle Scribbles
Dies: SSS Little Monsters, SSS Mini Hearts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest
Other: Copic Markers, Foam Squares