Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PTI MIM #300: Build-A-Wreath

This weeks MIM, hosted by Melissa, deals with building your own
wreath with PTI's endless possibilities for embellishments! You could make a wreath card for whatever occasion. I chose to build a holiday wreath selecting Rustic Wreath for my base. I also wanted
to use Brilliant Baubles for embellishing the wreath. I decided to
go with a 5"x5" format as the card base. Putting together the wreath was fun tho a bit time consuming to make all the "bellies."
Guess I should have used less since you can hardly see the wreath base underneath (oops).

Supplies: PTI Rustic Wreath, Brilliant Baubles, Tinsel & Tags Sprig Stamp Set, PTI Dye Ink (Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Cocoa Bean), PTI Aqua Mist cardstock. 

Monday, October 16, 2017


Supplies: MFT Jingle All the Way, Small Brick Wall stencil,
Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, Hybrid Ink (Cherry Crisp),
Distress Ink (pumice stone, walnut stain, tea dye), Copic
Sketch, Fiskars border punch (grass), Nuvo Glitter Drops
(Silver Moondust).

My Santa is peering into the window of a house. I have added
clear cardstock for a window-like appearance and raised the whole panel up with foam tape. I also turned the sketch vertically.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PTI MIM #299

"Sentiment Windows"
Dawn hosts this weeks PTI MIM and creates a wonderful
holiday card with her sentiment peeking thru a window
framed by snowflakes (my favorite). I dusted off a few of
my older PTI Christmas stamp sets. I was happy to use 
the cute little mouse from Christmas Critters...paring it
with a sentiment from Fancy Pants Holiday Sentiments
and topping it off with a bow from Tinsel & Tags. :)

Supplies: PTI Christmas Critters, Fancy Pants Holiday Sentiments, Tinsel & Tags Sprigs Stamp Set, PTI Dye Ink (New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

MFT World Card Making Day 2017, #4

Supplies: MFT Bitty Bears, Stitched Collage Frame, Pop-up 
Alphabet, Drifts & Hills stencil, Snowflakes dies, Copic 
Sketch, Stickles (crystal).

I am planning to send this card to my sister-in-law "just because" and she enjoys receiving my handmade cards. :)

MFT World Card Making Day 2017, #3

Supplies: MFT Happy Hippos, Balloon Shaker Window/Frame, Balloon Shaker Pouch, Pop-up Numbers, Cloud stencil, Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, MFT Dye ink (Berrylicious, Daffodil), PTI Dye ink (Pale Peony, Winter Wisteria, Mint Julep), Zig Clean Color.

Just had to do it even tho' I've seen something like this design made by the designers/others. This was my first at using the balloon shaker die/pouch...makes is so easy. This card is also for my granddaughter's birthday which we'll be celebrating next weekend. Her favorite color is PURPLE!!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

MFT World Card Making Day 2017, #1

Supplies: MFT Magical Dragons, Rainbow of Happiness, MFT Hybrid Ink (Cherry Crisp), MFT Dye Ink (Daffodil), PTI Sunshine & Rainbows stencil, PTI Dye Ink (Orange Zest, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Amethyst Allure, Spring Rain), Zig Clean Color, Stickles (clear).

MFT World Card Making Day 2017, #2

Supplies: MFT Snow Globe kit, Stitched Rectangles
STAX 2, PTI Tag Sale: Quilted Die, Distress Oxide
(peeled paint), MFT Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels PP.

Friday, October 6, 2017


Supplies: MFT Deer Friends, Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels
PP, Lawn Fawn Birch Trees, PTI Berry Wreath Tag die, 
Copic Sketch, VersaMark, clear embossing powder, 4mm
sparkling clear sequins.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

PTI MIM#298: Faux Epoxy Embellishments

Betsy has a great idea for us this week to make our own
faux epoxy embellishments thru the use of multiple layers
of clear embossing powder over die-cut images. This is
a wonderful technique to use with the upcoming holidays!

I've selected a couple of new sets from the September
PTI release. The flower/foliage embellishments from Brilliant
Baubles really stand out with a triple coating of clear embossing powder. I'm getting into the holiday mood already! 

Supplies: PTI Brilliant Baubles, Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs, PTI Dye Ink (Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Scarlet Jewel, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather), VersaMark,
clear/silver embossing powders.

Monday, October 2, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #78

Supplies: MFT Snow Globe card kit, Snowflake Flurry,
Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copic Sketch, Stickles (red).

Saturday, September 30, 2017

MFT Blueprints Challenge

MFT Blueprints Challenge: Mix-it Up
Supplies: MFT Witch Way is the Candy, Blueprints #7/28,
Distress Oxide (picked raspberry, faded jeans, black soot),
Distress Ink (dusty concord, squeezed lemonade), Copic
Sketch, Copic Opaque White, Fiskars border punch (grass),
Wink of Stella (clear).
     Getting use out of my MFT Witch Way is the Candy stamp set...just love all the critters!


Supplies: MFT Magical Day, Magical Unicorns, Watercolor Wash PP, 4mm sparkling clear sequins, Copic Sketch, Kuretake Starry Colors, Kuretake Pearl Colors, clear cardstock/vellum.

This was definitely one of those cards that was a stumper
for me! I colored my bear over 3 times; colored the back-
ground over 3 times. I wanted the castle to appear as just a hint in the background, thus the vellum image. The stitched rectangle needed to be larger but I did not have one in between. I matted it on clear cardstock to make the rectangle larger. After everything I did, this card is mediocre at
best and I am embarrassed to put it into the in-linkz for the WSC. BTW, I turned the 
sketch upside down.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MFT Pop-Up Alphabet, Just for Fun!

I created this Halloween card just for fun without a challenge! Yay! I wanted to play with MFT's new Pop-Up Alphabet dies and try out Jane Allen's wonderful technique of no-line coloring/adding character to her stamped images with Copic markers. I must admit there
is a bit of a learning curve to mastering Jane's method of Copic coloring, but her's come
out so irresistible! I'm going to keep practicing (tho' not bad for my first attempt). ;)

Supplies: MFT Witch Way is the Candy, Pop-Up Alphabet, MFT Black & White Basics PP/
Watercolor Wash PP, PTI Scene It: Hallows Eve Die, Distress Oxide (faded jeans, black
soot, fossilized amber), Distress Ink (chipped sapphire), Copic Sketch, Copic Opaque White. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

PTI September 2017 Blog Hop

Nichole has selected a wonderful Fall/Winter themed
inspiration piece for us for the September Blog Hop!
I love the "Christmas" colors in the floral sprig that the
little bird is carrying while the birdie himself has more fall
colors. And the piece just "pops" against the black background.

The floral sprig from this inspiration photo called me to use my Stitched Folk Art Flower dies to create a similar feel.
It was a challenge for me to incorporate a stitch die into a
card. I made the felt flower into a removable ornament and placed it on the inside of my card. Then I created a window on the front and embellished it with a cute little birdie
from the Winter Woods set (the only one I have that has birds in it). I selected an Aqua
Mist background for the card front since there is one sprig this color in the photo.
     Thank you for visiting my blogspot and enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop today!

Supplies: PTI Winter Woods, Cover Up: Quatrefoil, Stitched Folk Art Flower, Tinsel &
Tags Scallop die, PTI Dye Ink (Stormy Sea, Honey Nut, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise),
PTI cardstock (Aqua Mist), PTI Coaster, MFT Lots of Hugs (sentiment).

Friday, September 22, 2017

Reverse Confetti SFYTT, September 2017

RC Christmas Bear, Sentimental Christmas, Elemental
Stripes, tall tag trio, RC very merry PP, Zig Clean Color, 
PTI Dye Ink (New Leaf).


Supplies: MFT Happy Hedgehogs, Circle Spinner Channels,
Cloud stencil, PTI Garden Party, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside
Borders, Distress Ink (peeled paint, shabby shutters), Distress
Oxide (broken china), Faber Castell watercolor pencils, Zig
Clean Color.

I love to create cards that make me smile...and this is one of
them.  :)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PTI MIM #297: Mixing Florals

Dawn creates a beautiful holiday floral card by combining a few
of her floral stamp sets. This process requires a keen eye to 
know what looks good together (and takes practice, at least for
me). I made a sympathy card using Dawn's technique since I 
unfortunately have the need for one. Color was achieved by
stamping dye inked images on top of die-cuts colored with 
watercolor pencils.

PTI Garden Party, Stemmed Statements, Holiday Greens, Painted Petals/Sunshine & Rainbows (sentiment),Tinsel & Tags (banner), Brushed Off: Circles, PTI Dye Ink(Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Autumn rose, Summer Sunrise, Soft Stone, Honey Nut), Nuvo 
Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow), Faber Castell Watercolor pencils.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MFT Blueprints Challenge

9/19/17 * Peek-a-Boo Elements
   I had too much fun coloring up the adorable Birdie Brown
Witch and had to put her into a special card. So I decided
to go again with Blueprints 28 (I only own 2 Blueprint sets)
and try my hand again at Stephanie Klauck's idea of making a slider card with this die. The first time I made Stephanie's card, I did not put a track 
into the card and the pull tab goes wonky when you pull it up. I am happy to say that 
placing a chipboard track under the frame keeps that pull tab in line! And of course, I 
had to add that quirky frog and a pumpkin under the tab. You cannot get dimensional 
at all with the image under the tab as this would interfere with the opening/closure mechanism of the tab. So I inlaid the two images and that solves the problem. "Practice Makes Perfect!" :)

Supplies: MFT Blueprints 7/28, Witch Way is the Candy, Interactive Labels, Copic Sketch,
Distress Oxide (faded jeans), Distress Ink (dusty concord), Copic Opaque White.