Monday, November 13, 2017

PTI Create Along With Us: November 2017


I've selected Melissa's stunning snowflake card to CAS!
I instantly fell in love with her delicate card and soft color palette when I saw it. What I realized is that I have many snowflake dies but very few stamp sets. Guess I'll need to
add PTI's newest snowflake set to my stash. :)

I needed to get this card done quickly since I have a full 
week coming up. I just noticed that Melissa's card is a
popular choice.

Supplies: PTI Quilted Winter die, Tinsel & Tags Sprigs die
set, Holiday Words die, To the Point Edgers 1, PTI Dye Ink
(Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Green Parakeet,
Spring Rain), MFT Snowflake Flurry, MFT Stitched Rectangle
STAX 2, PTI Sweet Blush cardstock.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

MFTWSC#358, Color Challenge #81

Supplies: MFT New Best Friend, Tag Builder Blueprints,
MFT Watercolor Wash PP, Cuttlebug EF (Herringbone),
Copic Sketch.

So hard to make a card not look like Halloween with black,
and orange in it. Also had to add googlie eyes to the kitty 
since I colored him too dark and his normal eyes did not
stand out. And I course, I could not leave out the puppy.
Both are very cute as is...just have to remember to lighten
up on my colors. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017



Ashley presents ideas for her 2nd Holiday Photo Greeting 
card for this weeks PTI MIM. She uses Photoshop as a base
for the photos and embellishes the card with stamps after.

I have taken 2 Photoshop classes but have forgotten how 
the specifics work without usage. I fumbled around with a
photo of my 2 cats (almost impossible to get a photo with
the two of them...just like kids) and used some of the tools in Photoshop. I chose to print my photo card on regular cardstock because I like mat finish.  After adding some accents from the Wonderland kit, I finished up by adding Nuvo Gilding flakes in silver for borders. It is a good thing that we send the pre-printed photo greeting cards at Christmas. I'd have to start making my Christmas cards in January otherwise.

PTI We Love Dawn

We Love Dawn Blog Hop

After being locked out on the inLinkz and gone over the weekend,
I finally had time to create a card for Dawn. I am sorry to hear
she has some serious health issues and hope that her current
surgery helps her problems. It is so nice to create a card that is
not for a challenge and that will actually go to someone! I hope
my card will bring some sunshine to Dawn with her recovery. 

I do love her style and hope she can continue with PTI when
she is able. In the meantime, I wish her the best in a speedy
recovery! Keep your chin up Dawn! :)

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Supplies:  MFT Our Story, Square Frames die, Stitched
Rectangle 2-window Collage die, Echo Park I Love Winter
PP, Copic Sketch, VersaMark, JudiKins EP (Rustique
Weather Vane), Stampin' Up crystal effects.

I had to juggle this weeks sketch a bit to accommodate the
boy character from MFT Our Story since he is facing the 
opposite direction. The elements from the sketch are all there;
just in a little different arrangement. I created this card especially
for my son's upcoming birthday (26th) we will be celebrating this
weekend! :) 

PTI MIM#302: Twine & Ribbon Wraps

Stephanie shows us how to incorporate twine and ribbon
into our cards with a twist for this weeks MIM at PTI.

I played with Betsy's Wonderland kit in card form to take
this challenge; adding the church from Betsy's Cloche Quarters:
Winter Fillers to complete my winter scene. The ribbon is tied
in "flat form" with the twine wrapped around the base as I 
sometimes do with ribbon for gifts. I do love different ways to add basic embellishments to my cards.

                       Supplies: PTI Wonderland Kit, Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers,
                       Mix & Mat: Snowflakes, Bitty Big: Spring Rain PP, PTI Dye Ink
                       (Pure Poppy, Stormy Sea, Soft Stone), Distress Oxide (salty
                       ocean), Distress Ink (stormy sky), VersaMark, white embossing

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #80

Supplies: MFT Beast Friends, Snowflake Flurry, Snow
Globe Kit, Drifts & Hills stencil, Its Betsy Polka Dots 
Pastels PP, Copic Sketch.