Friday, July 29, 2011

Make It Monday #25: Coloring With White Ink

YA! I love this challenge. I love to use white ink to color but I use my blender pen (from Stampin' Up!) and a white reinker. I put a dab of ink on my clear stamp block and then pick up color with my Blender pen. I don't know if this is good for my blender pens but I have one that I only use for this technique. Maile Belles posted a card a while ago with this layout. Here is the link http://mailebelles.blogspot.com/2011/06/papertrey-ink-june-2011-release.html
I loved the layout and it is what inspired this card. Hope you like it!

Supplies: All PTI unless noted Friends Till the End, In and Out Thank you, Versa Pen (centers of flowers), twine.

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 2011 Blog Hop

This is Papertrey Inc's blog hop challenge for July, I am in love with the colors in this photo. I pick out the coral, aqua, brown and navy (in the stripe) from the blanket. I will have to come back to this photo because I have other ideas from this beautiful room.

I don't have much to say, this is a pretty simple card (that is my style ;-) The medallion & thank you is embossed in white and the squares I cut with my nestibilites - I hate when they don't come together perfectly. I don't think it shows in the photo but I did dry emboss the base card with PTI linen background. Love these colors, hope you do too!


Supplies all PTI unless noted: Mehndi Medallion, Think Big Favorites #4, Nestibilites Square and #14, PTI Linen Impression plate, White embossing Powder, Versa Mark, Pearls (?).

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Make It Monday #24: Dry Brushing



This Make it Monday challenge was harder than it looked, and I am not sure I like my results. I think I need some more practice with this one. It is my birthday today and my friend Kriss made sure I had a wonderful birthday. Thank you Kriss! You are the best! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!


Supplies: Chevron Stripes, Big & Bold Wishes, White paint, SU retired ribbon, rhinestones (?), Label 14 -nestabilites.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 4



Hello! What a fun color challenge. I am taking the summer card class and I had fun with these colors. I used Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Papertrey Inc Hawaiian Shores. I just received my edge die from My Favorite Things yesterday and had to play. I added shimmer (sorry you can't see it) and white dots to the butterfly to give it some pop. The butterfly is from an old Taylored Expressions set. I hope you like it! Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Make It Monday #23: Pockets with Edger Dies

I finally found time to join in this weeks PTI challenge. It was an easy challenge and that is exactly what I needed. I have a new online friend and her name is Jose and she has a fabulous blog. http://joseshoekje.blogspot.com/ And one of her cards inspired the block background on my card today. I hope you like it. Oh and here is the link to PTI's challenge http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2011/07/make-it-monday-23-pockets-with-edger-dies.html

Supplies all PTI unless noted- In Bloom stamp set, pp and dies. Rhinestones from Hero Arts, Edger Die #3, Enchanted Evening CS & twine, Spellbinders lacey die.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Week #3 Summer Card Camp Challenge




WOW! I didn't realize how cloudy it is in Iowa today until I tried to take this photo. So sorry for how dark it is. This is my week #3 entry for the color challenge from Summer Card Camp. I copied this layout from a PTI card I saw a while back, and then this week Nicole made a cute little card with a flower sticking out of a tea cup, so I borrowed that too. I just feel like my mojo is missing this week. I hope you like it anyway ;-)




Supplies PTI unless noted Garden of life stamp set, Tea for two additions set and die, chocolate twine, Dotty Biscotti PP, Mat Stack Die.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 2




So I am back again for the second time today (shocking I know!) for a challenge. This time for the Summer Card Camp Challenge. I finally got a chance to sit down and play with My Favorite Things Kite Die, too cute! Love these summer time colors - perfect for a kite ;-) If you look real hard you will see that I stitched down the edge of the PP in the background. I hope you like it!


Supplies: MFT Kite die, My minds Eye 6*6 Fly a Kite PP, Twine from PTI, Tag punch from SU, and PTI Flower Garden Sentiments, Summer Sunrise CS PTI.

Make It Monday #22: Multi-Color Stamping with Ink Refills

Hello there! We have been on vacation so I apologize for my absence. We went to Lake of the Ozarks and cooked for several days :-) This weeks challenge was really a challenge for me. I love the idea though! I used the 2 line damask image from PTI Damask Designs. I made my "ink pad" out of Regal Rose and Lucky Limeade from SU. I am in love with these little frames from Making Memories. I picked them up some time ago and they have been laying on my desk waiting for the right opportunity. Oh, and I used my copics to color my adhesive pearls. I hope you like it! Have a wonderful weekend.

Supplies: PTI Damask Designs, MM frame, PTI Butterfly die, EK Edge punch, vellum, SU adhesives back pearls, copics