Sunday, February 7, 2016

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge

It's Papertrey Ink's 9th Anniversary, with lots of fun challenges posted for the next two weeks!  I decided to play along with Day #2's choose an item of clothing online and make a card inspired by it.  With Valentine's Day coming up, I searched for hearts and found this adorable sweater from Talbot's...

Here is my card, using the Pedal Pusher stamp set...

I stamped the bike in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  The hearts are cut with dies from Love Lives Here (the centers of the butterfly and house dies).  I love the color combination of navy, white, and Berry Sorbet (with a little silver thrown in :)!)

I used Narelle's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration.  I tweeked the sizes a little bit to fit the size of my bike :)
Hope to play along more this week!  Started a new job AND am taking a college class, so sadly, I have not had much time for stamping lately.  I hope I don't get too rusty!!  I tried to make a last minute birthday tag on Friday and the results were disastrous!

PS...that sweater MAY be on its way to my closet as we speak,  just saying :)!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Icy Monday

Happy New Year!  It's an icy day here in upstate NY, with a temperature of 12 degrees just in time to send the kids back to school!

I finally got the chance to stamp during our school break, and made a card fitting for the day for two challenges...Curtain Call Inspiration Challlege "Frozen" photo and a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!

I used the Holiday Folk set by PTI and made an icy background with the Hexagon Coverplate.

Used some old DCWV paper that has woodgrain and white sweater pattern.  The sentiment is from Verve Stamps, and the Falling Snow embossing plate it from Stampin Up!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Trio of Tree Trio projects

I love these little "Tree Trio" and mini string of lights dies.  I think they're from Memory Box. Some of those "found" items...the ones in your stash that you suddenly think, "Oh I could do cool things with THESE!"

Started out with the sketch from "Happy Little Stampers" as inspiration, but didn't get my project done in time!  The little snowflakes are made with texture paste and a stencil from Heidi Swapp and sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I liked the papers I was using, so I kept the tree scraps from the first card and made these cool "recessed" tags after seeing the cool "Splatter" tags by Danielle Flanders for last week's PTI Make it Monday.

Used PTI"s tag sale die and sentiments from Hero Arts and WPlus9.  This is not the last you will see of these dies this season, love them!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PTI Blog Hop

We had this lovely Christmas photo to be inspired by for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I chose to use the "Good Times," "Christmas Cheer," and "Love Lives Here: Holiday" sets...

Struggled with the sentiment!  I had originally embossed the "cheer" with white powder but it was barely showing up next to the "Christmas" die cut.  So I ended up stamping it in silver and popping it over the top.  Still not so happy with it, but didn't want to try something crazy with it after the card was finished, hee!

Used the big confetti strip from "Good Times" and added some other colors in with the mini dot included in the set.  Also glittered some up with some Stardust Stickles, too.  The stockings are stamped in Versamark on Hawaiian shores and Limeade Ice cardstock, then heat embossed white so the words show through :).

Thanks for stopping by...and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wreath Sketch

Amy O'Neill created this week's lovely sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!

I chose to use my new Woodland Wreaths set from WPlus9 Studio and a sentiment from PTI's Love Lives Here: Holiday.

I used twigs cut with a Memory Box die and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  This is my first card made with my new MISTI!  An early birthday gift from my husband who had lots of HINTS from my friend Karen Stein :)!  It's an awesome tool, had fun watching YouTube videos featuring it, and can't wait to try some of the techniques!  Right now, I am loving it for lining up tiny die cuts likes those fruits and bird.

Sugared up the fruits and added some pearl berries.  Love this new paper for the holidays from DCWV!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Polar Bear Greeting

Just for fun!  I used the Holiday Folk Make it Market Mini Kit and some paper from DCWV.  I did use Freshly Made Sketches sketch from last week as inspiration, but didn't get this done in time :).

I embossed the polar bear on kraft cardstock to make his fur really snowy white.  Did a chalkboard look on the star.  The paper is embossed with a Sizzix snowflake folder, then I sanded over the top to make the flakes white, too!.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Curtain Call Challenge Guest!

I was thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge this week!  Then I got even MORE excited when this adorable photo arrived...

I found this sweet fox mother and baby stamp by Hampton Arts and decided to make a cozy winter scene...

I stamped the foxes and colored them with Copic markers.  The scene was built with a sheet of white paper embossed with PTI's Woodgrain Impression plate, a piece of vellum embossed with a Sizzix snowflake folder placed over a die cut tree cut from chocolate brown cardstock. The little greenery is a combination of die cut pine boughs from PTI's Tinsel and Tags Kit, and a branch die from Memory Box.

I paper-pieced the baby fox for dimension and added a "Warm Wishes" sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps, which I chose after seeing that "Foxy" was a coffee cup!

Now it's your turn to play along!  Visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog to see the Design Team's wonderful samples and to upload your own creation!  

Thanks so much for visiting!