Saturday, June 29, 2013

MFW TT Scene in Tangerine

This week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World grabbed me immediately!
Time has been an issue, as my house was room and board to family since the end of school.
Not that grandma is complaining...
Here's Moxie's trigger
This Week's Tuesday Trigger
I have to admit, I wanted to play some more with PTI's new release, "Garden Variety',
so inspiration was colors, trim, embroidery thread.
Almost all PapertreyInk stamps, dies, Felt, Zing powder, papers and twine.
The edging detail is one of Martha Steward's edge punch.
Background paper is the lettuce head stamp, first in Simply Chartreuse, then in snow.
Tuesday Trigger lasts until Sunday.
Stay cool! And eat your vegetables!

Friday, June 28, 2013

MIM #122

Getting in late with MIM, this week featuring Heather Nichols and
giving polka dot texture with Copic markers to our cards.
Inspiration comes from my garden, and the bumper crop of tomatoes this year!
It's hot and dry in the valley, perfect weather for growing fruits and vegetables!
I was thrilled when PTI added 'Vegetable Garden Stamps and dies!
Seed Packet diecut from Ocean Tides Pattern Pack,
tomato colored with lots of copic reds and that O which picks up the color.
Did some fussy cutting with the tomato leaves on the top of the diecut tomato, and inked them in Limeaid Ice, Simply Chartreuse, the darker leaves in Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.
All mounted on a sprayed screen stencil, that looks like chicken wire,
some corrugated cardstock and layers of patterned paper.
A few mums from Freckled Fawn and a scarlet jewel finish.
Oh yes, the sentiment from Bigger Blooms.
Don't think I need the darker tomato underneath, but I added it, and a jewel as an anchor.
Layers and patterns qualifies for Moxie Fab World's Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge.
Hope your weekend is cooler than mine. We're promised 109 through the coming week!
Meanwhile, enjoy a few more shameless photos of my veggie garden!
Don't you just love Armenian cucumbers?
Waiting for this guy to get a bit bigger, and then, fried in Panko!
These get roasted.
Thoroughly spoiled by homegrown!
Wishing you a beautiful (not as hot as mine) weekend!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PTI's Gold Blog Hop

Post 2 for the Blog Hop,
"Touch of Gold"
Can you pick out the Papertrey products?
Clockface stamp and die set embossed with gold+aqua powders.
Hands of time embossed as well to give it that aged look.
Dawn's Boutique Borders: Birthday embossed on vellum
A La Blanche pocketwatch stamp embossed on vellum and fussy cut
The face of the pocketwatch is inked with aqua mist and Hawaiian shores ink, our last
MIM challenge.

The front of the pocket watch is opened with some foam pop ups (kinda hard to see)
Enjoy the Hop!

PTI June Blog Hop

It's a great day for a blog hop!
PTI is hosting one on Nichole's blog that use gold in your project
Don't you just love all that bling?
On to my project:
All PapertreyInk, except the gold glitter from Martha Steward and some Lindy's aqua spray.
Where did I find those perfectly round cylinders? They're the holes out of PTI's 'Clock Face Die'!
Now hop along to see what all the clever gals have posted here:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MIM #121

Colored Vellum Flowers is our challenge at PTI's MIM this week.
Betsy Veldman's tutorial used die cut vellum colored with ink on a Q-tip.
Love this! The results are translucent pieces of loveliness on a card.
Well, it was when she did it!
I still have strawberries in the garden, so I pulled out Strawberry Patch and Strawberry Patch Sentiments stamps and dies.
Summertime and strawberries, a perfect match!
I cut away the center of the Twisted Coverplate, and mounted it on a ripe avocado cardstock, which was stamped with fresh snow.
Vellum sentiment on a double ended banner and a tiny tag.
To color the vellum strawberries, I used Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, and a bit of Limeaid Ice in the centers of the berries.
The leaves are Limeaid Ice and New Leaf.
Tiny foam dots pop up the berries and the tag.
Always enjoy Betsy's tutorials! Might just have to do another!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

MFW TT: Vintage Vagabond

Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger this week is:
Vintage Vagabond
This Week's Tuesday Trigger
Inspiration? Came from the striped carpet, patterns, colors, that touch of burnished gold, the cage, the angles of the photo, phew! Is that enough? If not, how about the word, 'vintage'.  
Out came a paper pad from My Mind's Eye called Traveler.
My card was built on a rather quilted pattern paper, which was not quite patterned enough, hence the added distressed stripes from a PTI stampset.
See the wooden cages? Reminded me of a Kaisercraft wooden dressform I had.
Added a reddish print paper behind it.
Lots of fun elements, such as the patina strip sent through my Cuttlebug with a folder that looked like the patterns on the plates. Cork tag with a sentiment from PTI's Embellishments stampset.
The 'You' and 'Inspire Me' are stamped in gold and then black ink.
Found objects in my stash, including this old button (it is, afterall, a"vintage" vagabond" challenge)
Angled the finished piece on black cardstock, and angled it a bit again on Kraft Cardstock from PTI.
This one was not in my comfort range, and took me awhile to interpret. But Cath doesn't miss with these Trigger photos. They're apparently meant to 'challenge!'
Vintage Vagabond runs through the 23rd if you'd like to join the fun! 
Discover your inner 'Vagabond', and play along!


Monday, June 10, 2013

MIM #120

Monday is time to create at PapertreyInk!
Heather Nichols shows us how to overlap colors in her tutorial on 'Overlapping Ombre'.
Next week is Father's Day, so adding to the stash for the
father's in our family.
My father and husband were builders, and one of our son's inherited the gene.
He creates the most amazing things from wood!
Our favorite saying is, "measure twice, cut once." Had to throw that one in!
Embossed the saw and screwdriver in gold and silver. The screw joining the circle of saws is a brad.
There's a dot at the base of the saw that makes for perfect alignment as you're stamping the image.
All Papertrey inks and papers.
Inks: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay and Terracotta Tile.
Papers: Orange Zest cardstock, Stampers Select White, Dark Chocolate and Lemon Tart
Around the sentiment I stamped a tiny bolt cut from the strip of border bolts included with the set.
It's OK to do that (according to one of the designers), besides, there's plenty left on the strip!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cardabilities Sketch Challenge #76

Good Sunday Morning!
Waiting for family driving in from north and south, and wanted to get on a quick post.
While making a comment on Teresa Kline's blog, came across a new challenge that peeked my interest.
Cardabilities Sketch Challenge #76 and here's the sketch:
Loved the designer's takes and wanted to use some Authentique papers I bought at Easter.
Sometimes inspiration just clicks. (Don't you love when that happens?)
I wanted to do a baby boy card, not to give to anyone special, but I'll save it for later.
(My stash of 'later' cards is taking over the craftroom!)
See the sweet bunny paper? Just knew I'd find a use for it.
All Papertrey cardstock, inks, stamps and dies.
The iridescent blue scallop on the lace edging is actually the loop 'd loop die, turned inward.
Lots of foam dots to pop things up.
Somewhere in the universe is a baby boy waiting to happen, and I'll be ready :)
If you'd like to join the challenge, here's the link:

Friday, June 7, 2013

MIM #119

Been itching to do another banner card
PTI challenge Dawn's tutorial on Heather's blog.
Needed a BD card for a brother in law, so trying for masculine (why is that the hardest?)
All PTI stamps and dies. Birthday Style, lots of tags from tiny tags and the large tags dies.
There's a paper ((blue) with stars that came from PTI's Summer Camp. Love it!
Birthday sentiment from Ruby Rose. Crazy about that corner slant!
If you look close at the U in You, you'll notice a boo boo. Like I always say, smile and remember,
it's only a card! sigh:)


Moxie Fab World has us snuggling in
"Sweetness & Light"
How inviting is this?
Colors, lamps, florals, edging, lightness that brings a smile.
Did a card project
Project because I need to send this to someone who needs a little joy.
I began with the sentiment from PTI's Happiness in Bloom embossed in green on vellum.
It was bigger when I started, cut around the bottom to highlight the floral paper.
Front panel began as Soft Stone cardstock.
BTW, all products are Papertrey unless noted.
Stamped with Background Basics: Farm & Barn wood grain stamp in Summer Sunrise.
Then embossed with Turning a New Leaf in Snow.
Note: When the stamp didn't cover enough of what I wanted, I masked off pieces and embossed again.
That's a Mat Stack 6 medallion
paper is adhered to a die cut  coaster board, then on top of Stamper's Select White.
I wanted a heftier piece, but not foamed up.
The sentiment needed a flower, so used a stamp from Happiness in Bloom embossed with pink, and Zing Grapefruit.
The side lights are stamp and dies from Lighten Up, shades stamped with Limeaid Ice.
PTI now has a fabulous boxy die for your bulkier cards, something I do often.
One sheet of Lemon Tart Pattern Pack Paper cut twice does the trick.
Used the Mat Stack 6 again with Journaling Lines and Stitched Sentiments.
The doily is one of my favs from Cherry Lynn Designs called Nautical Wheeler
Back of envelope is the center of the die which will seal flap.
Will spray with adhesive when ready to seal.
Head on over to MFW to play!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PTI MIM #119

MIM #119 features Flagged Borders by Dawn McVey
(who should be a hand model! Did you see those aqua nails?)
Dawn's tutorial had some great elements. One I picked up on was telling your story with flags.
So many birthdays in June, so birthday it is!
I began with a tag sale die, stamped Boutique Borders sentiment and swirly flourish, then outlined in white stitches.
From there die cuts of Just the Ticket with stamping birthday joy.
Hanging by a thread dies stamped with In Pure Poppy with the Stitches and Swirls set.
All this onto a kraft cardstock embossed with a damask pattern.
Ink was then sponged on the kraft (was it Heather that gave that tutorial?) backside.
I first did white, didn't like the effect and went over it in Aqua Mist.
You get a better look at the background in this photo.
A couple of cutesy flower buttons and some red baubles and done.
Can't wait for another excuse to do a few more!
Dawn, thank you, and consider hand modeling!