Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 2012 Papertrey Blog Hop

Papertrey's monthly blog hop is here and it is a beautiful photo, here is the link:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/07/july-2012-blog-hop-.html

I used Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, and Harvest Gold. I have several of the Flower Fusion sets and finally used two of them with this challenge (#4 & #8). I have to thank Dawn McVey again for improving my bows this weekend. Hope you like it!

Supplies all PTI unless noted: Turning a new leaf, Flower Fusion #4 & #8  & die, Hero Arts pearls, Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Bitty Box PP. Colors of ink and CS listed above.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stamp-a-faire Camp Card Set Challenge


These cards are so adorable! I basically copied Jessica Witty's cards, except that I changed the colors a little and put the set of 4 cards together in a little simpler packaging. I used a belly band to go around the glassine bag. Love, love this technique and I will try it again soon.

Supplies: Beautiful Butterflies and dies, PTI  Ink- Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse, Winter Wisteria, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores.

Stamp-a-faire Ribbon Techniques Challenge

THANK YOU DAWN! Dawn's video has greatly improved my bows! Over the Stamp-a-Faire weekend, I made many of Dawn's bows and I love the way they turn out so fluffy and cute. I am currently in LOVE with this layout and have used it many times recently. Finally, Dawn's tips in her embellishments video about PP was also helpful to me.  I used those tips to create this card and then added her bow technique down the side.

Supplies all PTI unless noted: Think Big Favorites Stamp set, Friends till the End PP, Bitty Dots PP, Raspberry Fizz PP, Black Twill, and pearls (unknown).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stamp-A-Faire Morning Make and Take

What a beautiful make and take from Nicole to kick off the weekend. I love the colors in this card! I stamped at my friend's house and she let me use her set (thank you Kriss). This set is so beautiful! I copied Nicole's card 100% and plan to make more versions.

Stamp-A-Faire Limited Supply Challenge

I love how this turned out-but this stamp set is so BEAUTIFUL (hence the name). It would be hard to make this set look bad ;-) I used Winter Wisteria, Summer Sunrise, and Royal Velvet (CS too) ink from PTI. The white CS is one piece. I just added  1/8' CS strips above and below the sentiment (Think Big Favorites #12). Hope you like it. It is hot in Iowa again today but the sunshine makes for great camera shots.

Stamp-a-faire Tie-Dye Techniques #2

So, I have twin daughters and one likes pink and one likes purple so I tried again with Copic V17, BG18, & BG13, and this is the front side this time. LOVE this idea and will play with it again soon!

Supplies: Copics, Rubbing Alcohol, Royal Velvet CS PTI, Wonderful Words Additions PTI, Corner Chomper, SU black grosgrain.

Stamp-a-faire Tie-Dye Techniques

My Favorite technique of the weekend. I love my copics but I really don't give them much love, they are very lonely most of the time. I used Nicole's colors but I liked the 'back' side of my paper better than the front, so that is what you see. Crazy, huh?! 

Supplies: Copics, Rubbing Alcohol, Raspberry Fizz CS PTI, Wonderful Words Additions PTI, Corner Chomper, SU black grosgrain.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Make It Monday #74: Stamping on Texture

I have never tried this technique before. I am always up for trying something new.  Here is the link:
My brother and his wife are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this weekend so I used this technique to make a card for them. I made the background with the Text Style bkg and the Giga Guide Lines 1 Impressions plate. The sentiment is from 2 different stamp sets- Congrats all the way and Celebrations. The sentiment was inspired by day 5 of the Stretch your stamps online class, and so was the layout. I LOVE online card classes!!! I down load them and watch them when I am on the treadmill -great motivation ;-)

Supplies all PTI unless noted: stamp sets- Congrats all the Way, Celebrations, Text Style bkg, Giga Guide Lines 1 IP, SU taffeta ivory ribbon, Pattern Paper unknown, corner chomper, SU pearls, Kraft and Chocolate Ink.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Make It Monday #73: Stamping on Patterned Paper

This is the first time I put ink on this set. I love it! The sentiments in it are so very cute! The challenge was to stamp directly on pattern paper and I think it goes perfect with the Hello Sunshine set. We are ROASTING right now in the Midwest and I would love to send it some where else ;-) The heat index is 105 today, down from the 110 we had yesterday.

Link to the challenge: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-73-stamping-on-patterned-paper-participants.html

Supplies: Hello Sunshine, Dotty Biscotti PP, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, pop dots, rhinestones (all supplies PTI unless listed otherwise)