Saturday, May 31, 2014

Paper Sweeties June Inspiration Challenge #20 - Princess Party

Welcome Paper Sweeties fans to the June Blog Hop!

Here is our Inspiration photo:

Possitively Princess!
Made a shaker card using the 3 main colors

Crazy for the carriage from Life is a Special Occasion
Banner from Celebrate
Sweetie Sequins decorate the wheels.

Come on now, what do you see in the inspiration photo?
You have all month to play along
(or to order some stamps & dies, accents too!)
Don't forget to see what the others have for you,

Fusion Challenge: Dinner is Served

Dinner is served over at the Fusion Challenge,
with this gorgeous photo and inspirational sketch.

Thought I'd go for both (fusion of sketch and photo), 
but could not fit the center rectangle in anywhere!

Always love a red/white challenge!
PTI cardstocks & sentiment
PTI Table Service stamps and dies
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flouish die
Hero Arts Bird (fussy cut, white embossed, bleached breast)

Better hurry, challenge ends soon!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MIM #166 Pt. 2

It's always fun to actually have an excuse, uh, purpose for doing a card,
and this one came because a certain grandson won
his championship baseball tournament!

Garrett's the front and center, with the shades,
but they're all all stars!

This week's MIM with Dawn is the perfect technique for honoring Gar-Bear with a card.

And 7th Inning Stretch was the perfect set!
Sketched Stars did the debossing, with a bit of ink watercoloring to define.
Border Stars die, and cap star Zing embossed from Confetti Garlard
Envelope to match,
Inside too.
Love that the star emboss shows when card is open!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MIM # 166

This week's MIM is something I've wanted to try, debossing.
Dawn shows us how, and her card is pure bliss!
I've been working on backgrounds lately, and had several ready to use.

Needed to do another birthday card, and wanted to play with the Circle Scribbles set. 
Liked how the scribbles looked with the Center Stage Cover Plate stenciled.

Birthday sentiment from Wonderful Words: Birthday
All Papertrey products

The bright morning light really shows the deboss!
Can't wait to do another! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI May Blog Hop - Post 2

Just had to post one more time with some booties 
I made for little Eli.

Used the aqua mist and terra-cotta tile felts for the moccasins, with a little white patch 
and tiny white felt button.

Also included is a card with the challenge colors, with just a bit of terra-cotta tile too.
Card: Background Basics: Chevron Stripes in aqua mist
Text Block: Baby die cut shimmer aqua
Polka Dot Basics: stamps and dies
The balloons are the ball die from 7th Inning Stretch

Zing embossed the buggy, and teddy.

Mocassins: Baby Booties, Baby Booties Patches and Baby Bootie Details
All PTI  Products

Eli smiles in his sleep.

Still time to create something, using this beautiful inspiration.

PTI May Blog Hop & MIM

No wait! You're in the right place, this is PapertreInk's May Blog Hop
Just had to make a happy announcement, 11th grandchild just arrived! Baby Eli, 8 lbs. 12oz. all boy, and simply wonderful!

More photos to follow, but now to the hop!

Nichole has given us a color challenge: Aqua and Melon

4 cards for you

1st up, a birthday card using this week's MIM watercolor technique.
BB: Art Deco,
Gatsby Glamour stamp and die
copper & teal ep,
Aqua Mist and Melon Berry inks,
PTI cardstock

I used 5 layers of card stock for the die cut,
more sturdy than foam dots

Card #2

In love with Botanical Blocks! So many possibilities.
Simple ink watercoloring and fussy cut over original stamp.

PTI card stocks and inks

3rd card

Botanical Blocks, this time the sunflower, again ink watercolored.
Copper eb, copper Shimmer PTI cardstock, embossed with herringbone folder,
PTI cardstocks, aqua mist dot paper.

3rd card

Ivory embossed mums on Melon Berry cardstock, inked with Melon Berry,
Aqua embossed sentiment

Mum's the Word stamp set

Card 4

I never have a favorite of my my own work, but if I had to, this ranks as a favorite.
Friendship Jar, and Friendship Jar Spring Filler, simply love tulips!
These are copic colored with the 3 shades PTI offers to coordinate with Melon Berry...
Vellum colored with copic, leaves too.
Background Basics: Chevron Stripes in Fine Linen.
A bit of lace and Tiny Tag die

Stamped it first, then added the fussy cuts.

Just a bit of glitter

Well that's all for now, need to see more of Baby Eli?

The family Penir, that's my baby boy on the right,
his sweet wife and Eli's mamma, and big bro Shephard.
You know there'll be more pix later!

For now, enjoy hopping, there's always so much inspiration to see!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MIM #165

Make It Monday at PapertreyInk features the inspirational Betsy Veldman
and Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds

So many June birthdays, thought I'd get a headstart and
use her talented suggestions and play along.
Never miss MIM, even if Nichole's site goes down for a bit!

Boy card using Grundge Me (haven't used that one for a while!)

The images seemed to beg to be 'smudged' and smeared with this technique.

All PTI products, except the enamel dots & watercolor paper.
Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores and Limeaid Ice Inks (very Betsy-esque!)
Rock and roll technique with the sentiment

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Card Concept #10

It's a coffee theme at The Card Concept.
Wanted to play with some Farm Fresh goodies I've had awhile.

Sentiment stamps PTI's Latte Love
PTI Background Basiscs: Tin Types 
Waltzingmouse Stitched tag die
Cheery Lynn Ambergris Doily die
PTI Cardstocks

Definitely Freestyle Collage (?)
Although it could go with Classy Elegant

Play along here:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind

It's Paper Sweeties Rewind time, and I've created a patchwork card
using the new flag die, with Fancy Monogram stamps
to spell out Happy Birthday!
The sweet birds are from Happy Summer

Double die cut, and then slightly curved, easily done because of how the die cuts
each flag.

The talented design team has pulled out all the stops this release, check them out here:

Find the new products by clicking below:

Feel Better Soon
Sorry You're Sick

Sweet Cuts - Sweeties Wagon

Fusion Challenge: Black, White & Yellow

Have missed playing Fusion Challenge, lots of life getting in the way of paper play Glad for the gorgeous inspiration this week.

My card is combining both the sketch and the photo.

Pretty much followed the sketch and used layers of patterns for the background.
Memory Box Bountiful Sunflower
sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang.
The black behind the center of the flower is covered in glitter (hard to see).
PTI cardstocks

Play along with the Fusion challenge through the 20th.