Monday, September 18, 2017

Make it Monday: Mixing Florals


Dawn's challenge was to mix florals from different stamp sets. I chose  Sunflower Harvest, Color Pop Autumn, and Grans Garden. The sentiment is from Banner Sentiments which I curved to fit the oval and the stencil is from the Garden Gate Kit. I often mix florals but it does take a little longer putting things away - LOL.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Anniversary 9: Pottery

This Anniversary is Pottery using Paperclay which I never heard of but was an easy and different medium. I used the 2 hearts from Choose Joy and the Limitless Layers Heart. The sentiment is Handwritten Sentiments from Simon Says. 

Anniversary 8: Bronze

Anniversary 8 : Bronze2. I used Tropic and Leave it be Leaves which I stamped in ripe avacado on ripe avacado and smeared perfect pearls in gold. I then I had a bright idea of clear embossing them- as you can see they are too dark but were used anyway. I used the Thanks from a big Basics Cutouts. 

Anniversary 8: Bronze

Anniversary 8: Bronze. Well I must not have many Bronze things in my stash so I used Bronze paper for my strips and sentiment. The Hello is from Ways to say Hello. 

Anniversary 7: Wool

 For the 7 th Anniversary I chose the Friendship Jar of cookies. I stamped a few cookies on the pink felt and added them at the bottom

Anniversary 7: Wool

For the 7 th Anniversary- Wool we used felt. I did not dig out my machine so I tried to hand sew but that failed also so I went back to glue! I used the same dies and stamps as Heather.  Cute idea though. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Anniversary: 6 Iron

So I had no luck mixing water with the embossing paste so I did  my best to make the frame look old. 
I used the Charmed Frame and the Sunflower Harvest. 

Anniversary 5 : Wood 2



This is Anniversary 5:Wood and I love Leaf Prints so this was an east one. I like smearing the ink on the cover plate as it made it very rich looking. Fun project. 

Anniversary 5:Wood
The 5th Anniversary is wood so I chose Phrase Play #6 cut from chocolate cardstock and wood. I inlaid the wood words. The background is the new Sunflower Harvest. I used the XOXO from MFT. 

Anniversary 4: Linen2
The Anniversary 4 -2 is also printing on Linen and make a card or tag. I chose the Noted scalloped square for a small card and the Simply Stitched sentiment and die. The roses are from The Sweet Life. I was surprised ar how realistic the roses turned out on the linen. 

Anniversary 4: Linen

Linen is the 4th Anniversary so I chose the new Sunflower Harvest to decorate my linen fabric square corner. This was a fun and easy project so I may have time for Lunch!! Cute idea Amy. 

Anniversary : Leather2


For The Anniversary 3 my second card was adding multiple layers of tissue paper over a cover plate or die.  I used Ivy and Bloom and the sentiment from Ways to Say Birthday. I think I might try less tissue next time for more definition. I like the look though for a masculine card.  

Anniversary 3: Leather

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For Anniversary 3 the theme is Leather and this was a real joy to do. I think it's my favorite technique so far as it really looks like Leather and I'm always looking for good male looking cards. I used the sentiment from Stylish Sentiments and the Mix and Mat Postal and  Mix and Mat Pinked dies. 

Friday, August 25, 2017





The 2nd Anniversary: Cotton 


Using cotton was a real challenge as I'm not sure it would mail very well but I chose clouds for my cotton balls setting a scene with The Life Is Beautiful die and the tree from Mighty Oak.

1st Anniversary : Paper

The idea was to use up your scraps which was easy Peary!  I used the mighty oak cover plate and Fall colors to make this Thank You card

Challenge one: Paper

The idea was to make embellishments for a card or gift. I made a bow from strips of paper and cut confetti in the little bag. Since it was festive I chose balloons but my dieting didn't t turn out so I shaded them  with an ink blending tool. I also could not find the tassel caps so used regular tassels. There were some interesting ideas in this challenge. 


5 inspiration

Warm Up Challenge for Stamp-a-Faire 2017


The challenge was to pick a card and duplicate it using your own stamps.
 I used a Bowl of Sunshine, Tea for Two and for the handles I use the screw driver from Handy Hardware and glued them on the back of the pots. What a fun start 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Rainbow Maker:
I used a dot stencil and PTI's Thick and Thin sentiment

Monday, August 7, 2017

Rainbow Maker



I used PTI Shaker Series Balloons and a polka dot stencil from My Favorite Things. The Sentiment is from PTI  Just a Number.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017




Create Along with Us

I love the Cloche Quarters and thought a cupcake might fit inside - and it does! I also used a panel of lace from the Mix and Mat Scallops. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Just to Make You Smile CardThis is the card I'm emulating:
I used Edgers for the scalloped bottom and the Make It Market Still Life fruit. the Sentiment is from the Keep it Simple Thinking of you set. I used Copic marker R27 for the checked background.

Monday, May 8, 2017


Make it Monday Background Stamping

I used Cloche Quarters Spring Fillers and the new Pen & Ink Sentiments. I think this is a cute idea and will use it again - thanks Melissa

Monday, April 17, 2017

MIM: Patterns behind die-cut windows

I used the Don't Forget to Write and Pop color Butterflies. The Sentiment is from the Nested Stamp set.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Make it Monday Challenge: Chipboard Sentiments

I used the Dress Up Dolls Birthday for the balloons and presents and Just a Number
for the Happy Birthday Sentiment. Colored with copics.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PTI Envelope Challenge

With Spring in the Air I had to drag out those tulips. The butterfly is from Color Pops Butterflies.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2014 Past, Present and Future Challenge
Life is Beautiful was my choice today and I've used this set several times and I love that the butterflies can be solid or with open wings.. The plaid paper dictated this card..Sentiment by Verve.

Friday, February 17, 2017

2013 Past, Present and Future Challenge
Pedal Pushers is one of those stamp set that's good for many occasions but I use it most 
for male Birthday cards. It just seems to fit.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2012 Challenge Past, Present and Future
I used the Don't Forget to Write floral to kind of match the background paper. The Sentiment Signs have been used for so many occasions - it says it all. Also the Basic Bookmark #3 was a perfect background.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2011 Challenge for PTI Past, Present and Future:
Garden Variety has always come in handy for the Spring time and I'm ready for that.  I used a small pocket to hold an enclosure card. I have used that grass many times in other cards creating a scene.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2010 for the Past, Present and Future Anniversary Challenge
I used the Year of the Flower Sweet Pea stamp and have loved all the rest of the years flowers. I also used the Noted Scalloped A2 die, the Tag Sale Quilted Die and the New Layered Gift Bow..Copics were used to color the flowers.

Monday, February 13, 2017

2009 Challenge was lots of fun as I loved the ON the Couch set.  I have usually used this card as a Welcome to you new Home card but Get Well works too. It's fun choosing fabric (paper) for the couch and pillows.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Today's challenge was from 2008 which is when I first discovered PTI and then my life changed. Oh how I loved their stamps as they were fresh and clean and some even had dies with them. I chose the Bitty Baby Blessings and it is still as cute today as it was then.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The PTI Challenge was to be inspired with one of  the 2007 designs. I chose Kim's card.


I used the Mat Stack 3 and Layerz but used the recent Gathered Garden flowers.. I stenciled the front with a scalloped stencil. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

PTI has challenged us to pick one card we are proud of from Past stamp sets. Well that is a chore as I just love all of their stamps and have created right along with them for the past 8 years... I chose this one because I loved the extra  trinkets as it was fun picking them out and it was nostalgic. It's called "Hanging by a Thread"

Monday, February 6, 2017

Make it Monday Stamped Dangles:
Amy showed some really cute dangles so I went through my stash and found the above. I used Friends from Wonderful Words Friends and the forever was from Taylored Expressions Pockets and Pages. I drew dash lines around the outside using  my Prismacolor pens. It was fun hunting down the dangles too.