Tuesday, December 11, 2018

PTI Create Along With Us: December 2018

I've selected a card by Laurie Schmidlin for this month's Create Along With Us and it's only Day 1 of the release. I decided to make another Christmas thank you card...so please excuse the repeat of my "thank you" die. I love the
way Laurie used the Text & Texture Bokeh stamp for her
BG. It comes thru with subtleness under her vellum window
shaker card (so pretty). I've made a shaker card too but
created a wintery tree scene adding some faux snow/
seed beads to complete it.

 Supplies: PTI Enchanted Forest, ways to say: thank you, Pierced Feature Frame Dies, Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles Die, PTI Dye Ink (Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Mint Julep, Pinefeather, Spring Rain, Ocean Tides, Blueberry Sky), MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX 2.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

PTI MIM #344: Deck Your Dies

Finally got around to taking Melissa's MIM challenge for
this week! I've been very busy doing Christmas stuff as I'm
sure everyone else is too. Melissa's holiday card in non-
traditional colors is another layering beauty as she takes 
her die-cut word "JOY" and places it into a gorgeous BG.
I wanted to play with Home to Roost and decided I needed
to make some thank you cards for after Christmas. 
 Supplies: PTI Home to roost, ways to say: thank you, PTI Dye Ink (Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, Cocoa Bean), Reverse Confetti Grid Stitched Tag, Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens (mini), MFT Snowfall Stencil, white acrylic paint, Studio Katia Snow Crystals.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


MIM #305 Revisited: Love of Layers with Laurie Schmidlin
Laurie posted this challenge almost a year ago which I
took back then too. It is always fun to layer up a card and
adds so much dimension. Here is my old card with layered
snowflakes. And here is my new one: a wintery scene with
a cute snowman and "Christmas wishes."

 Supplies: PTI Fenceline Winter/Ways to Say: Merry Christmas/Pierced Rectangles Die/ Shape Shifters: Square 3 Die, PTI Dye Ink (Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Winter Wisteria, Weathervane, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy), Stampendous shabby green embossing enamel, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Snowflakes, Stickles.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

PTI MIM #343: Masking & Ink Sponging

Betsy hosts this weeks MIM with a technique involving 
masking and ink sponging. I didn't think I'd get around
to trying out Betsy's challenge, but I really wanted to
to give it a go. Finally managed to squeeze out a card
today after returning from some Black Friday shopping.
I used snowflakes like Betsy mainly because I had 
enough different kinds (a pre-requisite for the technique).
I would like to try this with flowers one of these days.

Supplies: PTI Snowflake Style, Noted: A2 Vertical Scalloped
Die, MFT Snowflake Flurry, Die-namics Layered Snowflakes,
PTI Dye Ink (Spring Rain, Lilac Grace, Blueberry Sky), Silver
EP, silver CS, 6mm sparkling clear sequins.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

PTI November 2018 Blog Hop

This month's inspiration photo of gift wrapped packages
with white paper embellished with candy cane labels/ribbon
proved to be a "stumper" for me. Maybe it was because I've
been so busy with Thanksgiving preparations with my whole
family descending upon our home for the past week. I have
not had much time for challenges. I wanted to play with all
the dies I've been collecting for the past few months. Here's
what I've come up with for the November Blog Hop...
My grandson told me he likes skittles. Of course, I had to oblige.
I loved making the train and will have to put together a few more.
They make cute little ornaments. :)      Enjoy the BLOG HOP!

Supplies: PTI Potbellies: Santa/Reindeer/Penguin Dies, Dashing Thru the Snow Train 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

PTI November 2018 Create Along With Us

Finally able to craft a card after a few days of mandatory evacuation due to the huge Woolsey fire nearby! Our home was surrounded by 2 fires (one on each side)...but thank goodness, the fires did not burn in our neighborhood. I am having trouble concentrating on much due to my mind being agitated by the fires and the recent mass shooting in our town of Thousand Oaks. But here is what I came up with to participate in the November Create Along With Us. I selected a beautiful winter snowflake card created by Laurie Schmidlin. I fell in love with her colors! Please excuse my messy sewing...my machine does not like stitching on paper.

 Supplies: PTI Quilted Winter, What the Doodle Snowflakes, Wonderland Kit (sentiment),
PTI Dye Ink (Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure), white/silver EP,
VersaMark ink, Reverse Confetti Stitched Rays Cover Panel.

Reverse Confetti November 2018 SYS

Supplies: RC Christmas Bear, Sentimental Christmas,
Confetti Cuts: tall tag trio, Very Merry PP, PTI Mix & Mat:
Snowflakes, Zig Clean Color, Stickles.