Thursday, February 12, 2015

Some more cards....

As the PTI celebration continues, I am trying to keep up and participate in some of the challenges.

Here are a few cards I made. Excuse the poor quality of photos, but I have only been photographing them at night and the lighting isn't the best. 

I am particularly fond of this trio of cards. Can you believe I ran the circle coverplate only once through the coverplate? I then used the negative pieces on the white and black cards. The actual cut out was used on the bottom card! I took advantage of the negative space of the Hello sentiment as well. It was used on both cards as you can see below! 

This last card showcases a blue ombre!

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Few Challenges!

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!

I cut out the circle using Blueprints 16 and the bulb from it’s respective die.



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

Dies: Blueprints 16 Lightbulb

Ink: Grout Grey, black

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MFT Color Palette Challenge 8

I decided to get a little crafty this week out of the blue. I haven’t felt this creative in a really long time and I don’t even know where this design came from. I thought this particular color combo was challenging. Let’s face it I don’t like orange and navy blue doesn’t fit into my color scheme either. I also tend to make girly cards and this color scheme was screaming masculine colors and or Halloween to me.
However!!! I had a stroke of genius and creativity and this is what I came up with. I surprise myself every now and then!
I used a ton of MFT supplies with this card you would be surprised. I also used some “Jody boosters” which helped tremendously with the shaker aspect.
The circle was cut out using BLUEPRINTS 16 in Kraft cardstock, and I gently brushed it with the Wink Of stella pen I have. To my surprise it gives the cardstock a golden touch to it. The petals (HIBISCUS DIE) were individually cut after I ran the die through the Big Shot from orange and shimmery orange cardstock I had.  I created the background with the awesome houndstooth stamp from Spring Backgrounds set using Sour apple ink. I just didn't have Fuse Green on hand.

Above is a close up of the shaker card. The largest circle booster from the set fits perfectly around the circle die from Blueprints 16.

I thought about using the navy cardstock, but it was too dark for such a cheerful card. I opted to stamp the sentiment in navy instead of the usual black. As you can see pictured above, I made the front of the card a little shorter and stamped the sentiment and the partial sunburst on the “inside” panel.
I hope you like this different approach!
I used the following stamp sets:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SAF2014: Farewell


My SAF cards and projects! Smile 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.


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