Monday, January 15, 2018

I am popping in with a card to share.  I had several things going on today so between making a card, taking pictures, and doing a blog post, it has been an all day event.  I wanted to play along with this week's Papertrey Inks Make It Monday Challenge.  I am also using the sketch for CASE this Sketch.  

I started with PTI  Woodblock Stencil collection.  I created a gradient background with the two-step stencil blending inks from darker to lighter from bottom to top.  I white embossed the top stencil.  I used a portions of Fresh Bouquet stamp set to create my floral clusters, or, in this case, buds.  

I layered the wishes sentiment using stampers select white and lovely lady card stocks.  I added some autumn rose to the bottom for added detail and dimension.  I added some wink of stella to all of the berries and the die cut sentiment.  The stamped sentiment is from Huge Sentiments.  The stamped frame is from Pretty Peonies Anniversary set(retired).  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy Monday!  After several days of snow and freezing temperatures, school resumes tomorrow on a 2-hour delayed schedule.   It sure has been fun getting crafty over the past several days.  I have a card to share today playing along with a couple of blog challenges.  Fusion Card Challenge 4th Anniversary Celebration, and The Paper Players Punny Valentine.

I created a water smooshed background.  I used PTI  Be Mine, Valentine stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also used the the Bitty Big True Black pattern paper with a strip of gold foil.  The sentiment strips were used using elements from Wine Bottle Tag #2. The white embossed hearts and some of the red splatters in the background are from PTI Free set You Are Loved.  The tiny accent hearts are from Mix and Mat Hearts die.  I finished with some loose thread and clear sequins.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy Friday!  It is a new year and a new month for Viva La Verve Sketch Challenges. I have a card to share using January's  Viva La Verve Sketch.

For my card, I used some distressed 12X12 pattern papers that I have had in my stash for a long while.  I combined Verves   Be BlessedMore than LoveNew MerciesBetter Together stamps for the background, heart, and sentiments on the focal image.

   I used Verve dies in  Wavy Hearts Die SetHeart Quartet and the Falling Leaves.  In keeping with the sketch, I layered a piece of pink and white twine that I frayed the ends of once I ties them to go along with the distressed feel of the background paper.  I finished my card with some clear sequins.  I am playing along with DiesRUsChallenge.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!  I just had to post a card today.  Crafting more is one of my new year's resolutions.  I am playing along with a couple of blog challenges today.  I made a card for Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge A La Carte.  I found a challenge(several actually) that I did not get to play during the year.  I chose challenge #284: Background stamping with sentiments.

I  started with some dark indigo pattern papers.  I stamped the sentiment from Pen and Ink at an angle using dark indigo ink.  I next die cut and stamped the flowers and leaves using PTI Farmer's Market Florals and Farmer's Market dies.   I arranged the florals around the scalloped frame(which I cannot remember the name nor can I find at PTI...if you know, let me know).  I stamped the same sentiment in dark indigo.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins. I am also playing along with Freshly Made Sketches.  I chose to use a circle instead of a rectangle for the focal image.  I am also playing along with Dragonfly Journeys Fresh Start Challenge.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  I finally had a chance to get crafty.  Bittersweet since all of my Christmas company has left now.   I just had to make a card for this month's PTI Blog Hop Challenge!

For my card I focused on the background colors and just one main flower with a few tiny buds.  

I die cut and stamped the large flower and buds from Especially You and white embossed.  I colored with ranger inks using an aqua brush.  I die cut a decorative edge into my simply chartreuse card stock.  I stamped the panel using Background Basics: Celestial Skies to mimic background greenery detailing using simply chartreuse ink. 

  I added arranged my flowers with the center using foam tape.  I also popped up the background panel to accent the decorative edge from Edgers to the Point dies. I die cut the huge hugs die three times and glued together for added dimension.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for hopping by!


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