Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Make It Monday #30: Colored Pencils Participants

I love this challenge! I had no idea I could blend colored pencils with baby oil. Who knew!? I invested in a quality set of Prisma Colored pencils last month. I am so glad I did! This card will be for my Mom's birthday (Sept. 21).

I stamped & colored both the large and medium flower from In Bloom, cut them out, & layered them on top of each other. I hope you can see that I used the In Bloom Impression plate in the background (love that one) on Royal Velvet CS.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 2011 Blog Hop

Hello again for the second time today! I hope you have had a fabulous day. I did!!! I shopped, had lunch with a friend, and stamped. What could be better than that? A perfect day! (I paid bills and did house work too ;-)

Anyhooo, the photo above is the inspiration photo for Papertrey's August blog hop. I posted a card earlier today and I just had to try the technique again.
http://stampyblock.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-it-monday-29-second-try.html
I took two things from the inspiration photo- the damask pattern in the suitcase and the pink flowers with the yellow centers (tossed in some black b/c I love pink and black.)
Supplies: PTI Friends 'till the End (my favorite set), Guideline One Impression plate, Raspberry Fizz CS, Copics, Black satin ribbon from SU, rhinestones. All PTI unless noted!

P.S. If you made a comment earlier today sorry I posted such a similar card again :-) But thank you!

Make It Monday #29 Second Try

So, this idea came to me last night. And I do really love the results. I have seen this cute little card for a flower bouquet at the flower shop in town several times and I have been pondering how I could turn the idea into a card and how to make the tie died flower. And last night it came to me - Freestyle coloring. I grabbed my copics and my favorite Friends 'till the End stamp set from PTI and came up with this. I used about 8 different copics and just brushed out from the center. I really like it. Hope you do to! Has this been done before and it was just laying dormant in my mind?

I will list the supplies later. Gotta run ;-)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Make It Monday #29: Freestyle Copic Coloring Participants

Okay this challenge was super hard for me. I am a little bit of a perfectionist. I can't wait to make this card again and actually color the flowers in (inside the lines ;-). I used the PTI edge die #3 to make the poppy layer and then I embossed it with PTI Polka Dot Basics II Impressions Plate. I hope you like it.

Supplies all PTI unless noted: Edger die #3, Polka Dot Basic II IP, All about You stamp, Up, Up & Away Sentiments, PP non PTI-?.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Make It Monday #28: Glitter Die Borders Participants

I really do have a glitter border around the fillable frame #4. Honest! ;-) Here is a closer look......



I wanted it to be subtle and it looks great in person, click on the photo for a closer look. I used PTI Vine background and the saying is from the PTI anniversary set (last year).

Next is the reason why I have been absent for the last 2 weeks. We had a wedding out of state last weekend and my girls started 2nd grade this week. It has been crazy around here! (but wonderful!)


My Courtney (in the dress) has started to pose for photos and Katelyn is in love with Owls right now. I can NOT believe they are starting 2nd grade. WOW! Time really does fly!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Make It Monday #26: Decreasing Apertures

Hi! Bopping back in for another PTI challenge. There really isn't anything too special to say about it. Hope you like it!

Supplies: all PTI unless noted- Think Big Favorites #2, Flower Fusion #4 & Die, Polka Dot Basics #2 impressions plate, Mat Stack #4 die, Bitty Dots & Bitty Box PP, Hibiscus Burst & Hawaiian Shores CS and Stampin' Up Butterfly die.