Monday, September 30, 2013

MIM #134 Repeat + Lift

Nichole shows us a technique to hi-light our word dies.
Must say this card is the closest attempt to a 10 min. card I've ever done! (OK, 35 min. isn't bad!)
Using the Wonderful Words 'together' die, I cut it from Shimmer gold paper.
From there it went so quick! 

Rustic cream card stock
Basket of Blessings stamp set
Sentiments 'thankful' from First Fruits
PTI Inks: Kraft, Terracotta Tile, Scarlett Jewel and tea dye duo
Card base: Vintage Cream
Pretty much a CAS of her card, with a different word. 
Love this technique!
Thank you, Nichole!

MFW's TT 'A Fine Toothed Comb' & Metal Wood & Cork Challenge

The Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World is this delicate comb:
Delicate, vintage, feminine, metallic, porcelain, 
a decoration for a lady's hair.

My new Waltzingmouse order was laying before me calling to be used and there on top was 
their new 'Putting on the Ritz' stamp set. Delicate, feminine, well, you know, perfect for this trigger.

I created my bg paper using 2 of the stamps in the set and PTI's Simply Chartreuse and Fine Linen.
The pattern was perfect, until I got to the bottom! 
I Cut off the 1/2", rather than cut the stamped pattern,  and added a bit of glitter paper that just happened to match.
The 20's images feature this art deco lady, I cut with PTI's 1 1/2" circle die, then stamped with Melon Berry and decorated with plume and sequins. The top sequin is in the shape of a flower,
pink Stickles added to center.
She was added to a 2nd die cut circle stamped with another image from the set in PTI's Dark Chocolate. Then added a ring of latte pearls.
Another larger size was added to the diamond stamped shapes on top and bottom.
Soft gold ribbon, 2 metal leaves, copper tie finish.
Oh yes, and a sprinkling of 'fairy dust'!
A Fine Toothed Comb runs through this week if you'd like to play along!
Find the link here:

Tuesday Trigger: A Fine-Toothed Comb
Handmade Cards Week: The Metal, Wood, & Cork Challenge

Also realized I could enter this in Moxie's 'Metal, Wood, & Cork Challenge.
Love those 2-fer's!

Merry Monday #77

Good Monday Morning!
Last week I was chosen to be the guest designer on Merry Monday's Challenge blog.
The Challenge is this theme:
Irrisistable to a quilter!
Now a few weeks ago, Dawn McVey of PTI showed us how to decorate with dies.
Felt all those lovely layers were perfect for a 'quilt card'!
PTI cardstocks
PTI's circle border die
jingle bells and peppermint twist twine.
Lil Inkers stitched die
Zing embossed sentiment (double stamped) from PTI's Instant Photo Holidays
Come join the fun here:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

MM Christmas Card Club Snowmen

Playing again this week in Merry Monday's Christmas Card Challenge
This week it's "Snowmen!"

Mr. Snowman is trying to corral all the little snowmen into the snow jar!
Of course they want to play!
PTI's Shape-up Snowman die and stamps
Friendship jar stamp and die
Winter Snow Globe snowmen
Sentiment from Two Feet Deep (stamped twice and hi-lighted with stickles)
PTI's Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy Inks
Memento Black and Pine inks
Snowballs die cut from Birds and Blooms and stickled with Chrystal
PTI Ocean Shores felt
Lil Inkers stitched die (thank you Marybeth!)

Merry Monday Christmas Card Club {SNOWMEN!}

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PTI's September Blog Hop

4th Post
Wreaths is the theme and couldn't resist adding this card
which won me a guest designer spot on 
Merry Monday's Christmas themed blog next week!
This wreath was created with Peaceful Pinecones stamped in Dark Chocolate.
PTI's Fine Linen cardstock
Red embossed pinecones with a bit of glitter.
Side panels of glitter paper.
Come join the fun at Nichole's blog here:

PTI's September Blog Hop 3rd Post

September Blog Hop at PTI!
3rd Post is all about Halloween!

A bit spooky without being scary is this Halloween themed wreath card.
There's a wonderful veiny stamp in the Leaf Prints set that I used to create a wreath.
A leaf from the same set was then stamped in True Black to fill things in a bit.
Then came the fun of adding the Halloween elements from Tremendous Treats: Halloween.
Copics used to color.
Cardstocks: Soft Stone, Orange Zest and True Black Pattern Packs, Stamper's Select White
Sentiment: Trick or treat embossed in middle of wreath and on 2 popped up leaves.

The hop is open all day,
For those of you who want to play,
Don't forget to leave some love along the way!

PTI's September Blog Hop 2nd Post

2nd Post for Wreaths Blog Hop
This time a jolly Christmas theme!

Holiday Lights stampset comes with a long straight string on which to build your lights.
I bent and stamped the string several times before adding the lights, into a 'wreath' shape.
Some fussy cut lights are popped up.

Sentiment also from Holiday Lights on handmade banner
All PTI cardstocks, inks and stamps
Stickles to look like lights on bottom

With the fabulous theme of 'Wreaths' as a challenge, you're sure to find some wonderful ideas today, so hop along and see what everyone has done!
You'll find Nicole  Heady's blog here:

PTI's September Blog Hop

Welcome to PapertreyInk's September Blog Hop!
This month the challenge is:

Beautiful, Seasonal, Colorful,
Endlessly element possibilities, Wreaths!

I'm celebrating the change to fall with an Autumn wreath.
Lots of Ruby Rose details popped up with the sentiment in the middle.
Cardstocks: PTI Fine Linen Pattern pack, Stamper's Select White, Fine Linen, Terracotta Clay
Stampsets: Ruby Rose, Leaf Prints, Basket of Blessings, Meadow Greens, Mum's the Word
Inks: Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Terracotta, Kraft
Other: Suede Leaves, Resin dots
It's a beautiful day for a hop! 


You'll find PTI's Sept. Blog Hop here:

Monday, September 23, 2013

MIM #133

Danielle Flanders makes her debut tutorial on PTI's MIM challenge
demonstrating how to create a flocked look with dimensional paste.
I used white gesso, and added canyon clay reinker to color my paste. (Dani said we could!)
Kraft cardstock, misted with pearl and mojito.

Mighty Oak die cut stencil
Mat Stack #6 in Ocean Tides and Dark Chocolate
Meadow Green leaves, stamped with Scarlett Jewel and Ripe Avocado, then clear embossed.
Rustic White cardbase 
Blessings sentiment from Basket of Blessings
Crackling that took place... happy accident!
Will definitely do this again! 
Thank you Dani! 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

MMonday #75

This week's challenge is to use the following colors on our Christmas card:

Merry Monday Christmas Card Club #75 {Red, Dark Brown, Vanilla, Champagne or Gold with some shimmer}

The photo glows with the shimmer of a holiday table!
I tried to capture that feeling. 
PTI cardstock: fine linen
PTI's Peaceful Pinecones stamp and die sets
Used a couple shimmer papers, platinum and vanilla
Red embossed the popped up pinecones, then used glue and glitter to highlight both the pinecones and fir wreath.
Wreath and sentiment stamped with PTI's Dark Chocolate.
Very late in entering, had a busy weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MFW's All That Glitters

Quick post of a card done for our son's BD, who lives at the coast.
Used Waltzingmouse's Tying the Knot and Oceanbound stamp sets. Knew when I saw these delightful images they would come in handy for him and his family!
Sentiment: PTI Masculine Motifs
Stamped the images first, then stamped again on diagonal cut piece.
Fussy cut the wheel.
Glitter embossed strip on bottom.
Washi tape, gold brad and a few gold pearls finish.
The All that Glitters challenge runs through Oct. 7th if you like to give it a try!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MIM #132

Dawn McVey shows us how to get miles from multiple die cut borders.
Love my border dies, and had this idea to use the rick rack border in a weave.
Do I like the end result. Not really. Too busy, I think. 
Love the technique though, and will use it again.
Getting the halloween cards done. Will do 10, one for each grandchild, this one's scratch & sniff.
When you scratch the yellow pumpkin, pumpkin spice and ginger!

Monday, September 16, 2013

FF Colour Challenge: Navy, White & Silver

Time for a new challenge at Festive Friday!

Navy, White and Silver!
It's supposed to be in the 90's here in the central valley, cooler than last week, 
and these colors are the perfect chill!
Did some resist watercoloring with PTI's snowflakes stamp from In the Meadow and Enchanted Evening ink. Spritzed with water first, then let the ink create the sky.
The tree stamp is Classic Evergreen from Hero Arts.
Stamped twice in the background and embossed with Stampendous: Shabby Blue.
Don't know if they make it anymore, but it's a chunky embossing powder that creates a texture I've yet to equal! (Why do they stop making the greats?)
In the Meadow hills die (PTI), embossed with Stampendous: Winter Wonderland, a silver and white mix. 
Sentiment from PTI's Winter Wonderland, stamped with enchanted evening ink.
Challenge runs through the week.
You'll find lots of great ideas for your holiday cards!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

MFW TT In Transition

Tuesday Trigger's In Transition
What inspires?
Color, depth, texture, and sleek slick modern!
Now I love a good challenge as much as anyone, but I was not thrilled to see this photo.
What can I (a collector of all things vintage) do with a linear graphic?
Almost passed, but needed to conquer the 'not me' so won't do it nonsense.
So I took a little help from PTI, broke out their new Autumn Pattern Pieces and stamped MANY times in different colors and patterns 'till I came up with what I liked.
Sentiment from Birthday Style
Die cut flowers from Happiness in Bloom.
This week's Tuesday Trigger is a 2 weeker so you have plenty of time. No excuses, if I can conquer my new age fears, so can you!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

HB Kara

It's Kara's Birthday!
That's right, Madame Wong, it's all about you!
Take a big breath, and blow out your, uh, candle. No need to say how many, it's the symbol that counts.
Fun, great commenter, at all times a hoot, today, Kara, Celebrate!
Thanks to Joyce, the ultimate blog hop planner,
 don't stop here, there's more love and tribute to follow.
Inside of card, lots of wishes for the best year ever!
See that bundt cake in the background? Well, it's not a cake at all! It's a candle. 
Great for calorie counting!
Now speed along. 
Love you lady!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

APWP Green & White with Woodgrain

Merry Monday #74

We are asked to use green and white with woodgrain.

This photo oozes warmth and more warmth! 
Wood just does that to me.
The rustic floor, the ease of the chairs. Couldn't you just settle in here?
With this inspiration, this card.

PTI has a woodgrain emboss that I began with in Soft Stone card stock.
I sponged on some platinum ink to 'glow' it up a bit
Memory Box frame and joy dies,
Lil Inkers bow die
PTI Layered Postmarks: Holiday stamp and die tree embossed with Stampendous Winter Wonderland.
I love that these challenges run weekly. Gets me to pump out my Christmas cards early!

MIM #131: Striped Embossing

Betsy Veldman showed us how to stripe our embossed sentiments.
When she did it, everything looked easy. 
I just happened to have an idea for this challenge that I found hard to give up!
The finished product is NOT my first try.
Nor is it my second (or 3rd, etc.!)
I wanted to do a Halloween card.
Also a one layer, as Betsy did in her video.
Add to that a blackboard effect.
Throw in this week's challenge of triple embossing, and by evening of the first day,
all I wanted to do was leave the cave!
Wanted a candy corn effect on the Halloween, done with Headline Alphabet (PTI).
Problem 1: Not all Zing powders stick when applied to stamped card stock.
Problem 2: Much easier to pick a large image that is not in 9 pieces!
Not one to give in, I continued. 
Using phrases from Trick or Treat stamp set and Bubble Talk, I assembled my 'blackboard'.
Needed a bit of silly, so out came the web and spider from Mr. Bones.
Had to begin again, needed the spacing for said elements.
Not done.
Autumn Acorns to the rescue! Not happy with them stamped (chalked) in white.
Do over, this time in color.
Finally am I happy? Not really. 
But it is one layer, and the embossing IS striped.
Sort of a 'Shabby' Silly Halloweeny card. 
Good to keep around to remind me to KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid!)
Betsy, from me to you, wish I could be a fly on your shoulder to behold your genius at work!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge

There simply is nothing better than making Christmas Cards!
Thanks to Marybeth, I found another challenge that peeked my creative bones.
This one focuses on using kraft, red and green, and a bit of twine.

Very short on time, here's my card.

Just getting this in under the wire.
Inspiration? All things warm and wonderful about the best time of year!