Thursday, November 20, 2014

Giving Thanks






AAA Cards Challenge is a new one for me. Their THANKSgiving game is about giving thanks. Paper Players Challenge #222 is "Clean and Simple Thank You".  I wanted to make a card to thank my niece for hosting Thanksgiving this year. When I saw the inspiration photo for the AAA Cards challenge, I immediately thought of PTI's Table Service stamps and dies, and I wanted to do a place setting on burlap.  This is what I came up with for these two challenges.  I really love that silverware tucked in the napkin. I will be making the turkey, the brie tartlets and the place cards this year.  I can smell those heavenly smells already.  Thanks for coming by today.

Supplies:
Stamps~PTI Nuts To You, Table Service
Accessories~PTI Leaf Prints and Table Service Dies, Woodgrain IP, Burlap, Twine, Button, Lil' Inkers stitched Sentiment Flag Die
Paper~PTI Terracotta Tile, Rustic Cream, SU Brushed Silver, Authentique Thankful DP
Ink~Versafine Vintage Sepia, PTI Vintage Touch Tea Die, Scarlet Jewell, Classic Kraft

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Make It Monday #188: Stamping Ombre Backgrounds


This is my take on PTI's Make It Monday Challenge for this week: Stamping Ombre Backgrounds. I don't own the Ombre Builder stamp set, so I chose one that I thought would work with this technique:  Background Basics: Vines. I used many PTI inks in Fall hues, and in ROYGBIV order as applicable.  I decided to die cut a banner from the panel that I made with the technique and go from there.  I love the way it turned out. This was a really fun one, and I can see many possibilities for this technique.

I am thankful that you stopped by today. Happy Saturday. It was a cold one here in the Northeastern US.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gratitude Attitude




The current challenge over at Catered Crop is all about taking an attitude of gratitude. For this challenge just make a thank you card for any occasion, or, since its the season of thanks, make a Thanksgiving card.  Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday because it is all about gratitude and gifts of the heart. Here is my take:




I don't get here much these days.  I am grateful for your visit. 

Supplies:  
Stamps: Phrase Play 7 Mini Stamp Set
Ink:  Versamark
Paper: PTC Canyon Clay, TE Vintage Cream, Gina K black, Authentique Enchanted DP
Other:  PTI Phrase Play 7 Die, gold embossing powder, sequins, Dimensionals

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fusion Happy Birthday




Here is my take on the current Fusion challenge using both the photo and the sketch.


I stamped one of the images from PTI's Grunge Me on to watercolor paper using distress inks, spritzed it with water and dried it with a heat gun. I stamped another image from the same set over top.  The die cut "happy" is from PTI's Wet Paint dies. It is layered three times, then colored with clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer. The sentiment is from the Wet Paint stamp set. I really had trouble capturing a good photo of this card. It looks far better when you are holding it in hand...

Thanks for coming by today. I always appreciate your visits and your comments.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ric#65 - Thank You

Good morning Yesterday I found 2 Penny Black slapstick/Cling stamps that I had no recollection of buying! When I looked at the current Runway Inspired Challenge, an idea immediately came to mind that would put either of them to good use. Here is the inspiration for this week's challenge:



And here is my card:


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I thought a lot about adding some bling, but then thought better of it. I think that was the right thing to do. Be sure to check out the gorgeous entries for this challenge and play along if you can.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.
  • Stamps: Penny Black slapstick/Cling blissful
  • Paper: SU Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Gina K Pure Luxury Pure White, Bazzill Basics 40 lb. Vellum.
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags dies die, PTI Wonderful Words Thank You die

Monday, August 11, 2014

CMCC#32! I'm Here For You


I created this card for the CMCC#32! challenge. I interpreted it quite literally as the windows immediately put me in mind of my Memory Box Madison Window and Shutter dies.  I sponged a little Memento London Fog ink on watercolor paper and spritzed it with water to give the effect of the stucco on the house. The curtains are made from patterned vellum that I had saved from an invitation, punched with an SU punch and layered behind the window. The branch is cut from the Memory Box Grove Branch die.  It needed a little sparkle, so I added a little green bling to perk it up.  The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Calm and Gentle. This is a departure from my usual style, but I like it. Thanks CMCC team for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Happy To Call You My Friend


This is my take on Muse Challenge 79. I used some new goodies from PTI that my dear sister gave me as a birthday gift.  This week's Muse is Vicki Dutcher, and her gorgeous inspiration piece is below.




 Thanks for stopping in today.