Thursday, February 12, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Long time no blog, eh?
I made some time to participate in PTI's anniversary challenges! This post is going to be short and sweet and will focus on the cards only for the challenges!
I'm sorry I won't be providing details as time is limited, but I hope you get to enjoy what I made.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
It has been quite over here for over four months, almost five. Life happens, kids happen, responsibilities, vacation, etc. All I know is I am not going to commit to a schedule for the time being and will be posting as I create my cards.
I really liked this week’s MFT sketch and played along.
I created my own background using the sentiment Watt’s Up from the LJD WATT’s UP stamp set. using Grout Grey ink. I also went with a super bright color palette!
Pictured above is a close up of the die. This is how I assembled it.
- I cut out a bulb from white cardstock
- I cut out a piece of vellum slightly larger than the bulb and adhered it onto a large piece of redline tape adhesive and then ran it through the Big Shot. This way they vellum would already be adhered to the sticky sheet and I wouldn’t have to worry about placement.
- After the filament was cut in black I placed it on the stick side of the bulb.
- I layered the vellum portion of the bulb onto the previously cut white bulb and sandwiched everything. This was the filament peeks through, without having any of the other colors in the background.
- I finished assembling the rest of the bulb.
Stamps: LJD WATT’s UP stamp se
Ink: Grout Grey, black
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
My SAF cards and projects! What a variety right?
Above is a picture of all the projects I created for SAF2014 including the name tag Merry made for us. Feel free to scroll through all of the blog posts below and see close-ups of each project. I have to say this was fun, but it was also challenging. For some Eras I think one challenge would have been enough. If I were stamping by myself I could easily have spread out the challenges over the weekend, but when you have friends over you also want time to chat, have lunch and not feel rushed. This definitely made me step out of my comfort zone. I can honestly say that all of the cards created today with the exception of the morning challenge are not my typical style. However, it was nice to try something new. Overall I loved it and PTI definitely kicked it up a notch! Additionally, kudos to the PTI team for their music playlist. I thought that was such a nice touch and we definitely listened to it!
Pictured below is our messy creative process! How many of you can relate?
It’s the time of year where Papertrey Ink hosts a great online event.
This year the theme was traveling through time. Essentially we experimented with different techniques and the focus of our cards represented what was popular during that era. I have to admit that some eras were a bit challenging and there are some cards that I like more than others.
I will be posting each card as a separate entry. The SAF series will have the same introductory paragraph followed by an individual comment to each card. I had some mixed feelings about some cards. Also, please note we worked as a team and sometimes you may see some replicated work. That just means we either loved an idea that one of us in the group came up with, or we were burnt out and just went with the flow.
I will also edit each post at a later time to include a supply list. I stamped with my good friend Cammy and Merry who is also a PTI aficionado.