Friday, September 27, 2013

The Insider Class

So sad this is such a short class. I am loving it and all the videos. I think Jennifer McGuire made me fall in love with my Distress pads. I have most all of the colors but they don't get used much. I love this simple watercoloring that Jennifer taught on the first day. Thanks Jennifer!

Supplies: Distress pads, water color brush, PTI Friends Till the End Stamp Set, SU Chocolate Chip Ink & CS, Watercolor paper - art supply for Michaels. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September 2013 Blog Hop - 2nd card

 I really wanted to play along again with a 2nd idea I had. 
I am so in love with PTI Bigger Blooms, I have been using it a ton lately! If you look close the wreath has different dimensions. This is a new color combo for me and I love it! I used the colors from #11, in the photo above. Love it!

Other Supplies: PTI Crushed Concord PP and ink, SU Rose Red PP and Ink, SU Baja Breeze Ink & CS, PTI white CS, White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Dimesionals. 

September 2013 PTI Blog Hop

Okay so I just couldn't help myself, I am addicted to this ruffle look from last weeks Make it Monday. So fun! I used the PTI Wreath for all reasons stamp set and the little saying in the middle is from one of the Tag Its stamp sets. I used Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, and Summer Sunrise PP and Ink. Looks like Fall to me ;-)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Make it Monday #132 Layered Border Die cuts

This weeks a challenge is one of my favorite things to do! I love scallops and I love layering them! I really copied Dawn's layout, I just loved it and I hope you do to!

Supplies all PTI unless noted: Happy for You, Mat Stack 6, Bigger Blooms stamps, Mat Stack 6 dies, Royal Velvet PP, satin ribbon and Ink, Winter Wisteria CS and Ink. Rhinestones SU and dimensionals. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MFTWSC141 Sketch - What a difference sunlight makes....

(I took this photo today with the sun shining.)
(This my original photo on a rainy day.)

I live in Iowa and we have had a very dry summer (very terrible for my farmer father) but it makes for some BEAUTIFUL sunsets. So, I have been looking for a reason to make a sunset with my inks. I used my Stampin Up inks and my Ranger distress tool to blend the background and then I grabbed my Mister Huey white spray and added a little sparkle and spots. And when that was all dry I added the flowers with Versa Mark and Black EP. I really hope that I could bring a little Iowa sunset your way. 

Supplies: MFT Peaceful Wildflowers, Clearly Sentimental Sympathy, SU ink, Mister Huey White, Black and White EP, Versa Mark, Echo Park 6x6 PP, SU white taffeta ribbon.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Make it Monday #130

Okay so don't look too close...this was my 3rd attempt and it didn't go fabulously for me. I LOVE embossing, I probably have 30+ bottles of different EP (just saying I love it that much). I had so much trouble getting the Zing EP to stick and stay stuck (not the best description) while I did the next color. I even did one flower at a time and heated the powder from the back side of the paper, so that the EP wouldn't fly off before it melted. The Zing EP is a larger grain EP and that might have been some of my issue. Anyhooo, from afar it is a cute, cheery card but from up close the perfectionist in me hates that I have stray powder in the other colors.

Supplies: PTI Happiness in Bloom & Fillable Frames Sentiments, PTI Zing Embossing power - Aqua, Apricot, Leaf, SU embossing buddy & White Detail EP, My Minds Eye 6x6 Fly a Kite PP & White Enamel Dots, Ribbon SU Daffodil Delight, Versa Mark.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Look who really seems to like our deck!

 This little red fox comes around 2 - 3 times per week.
 This photo I snapped last week at about 6:30am. I wonder if she was there all night? 
We actually have no idea if it is a girl or boy but my twin girls think anything 
that is cute is a girl and so we named her 'Reba' ;-) Oh and she has a friend we have
seen her with too under our trees once. 


 This is the sketch from My Favorite Things for this week. 

I can't tell you how many times I moved these Poppies. I struggled with this sketch, mainly because I don't have the new Blueprints Dies but I like how the card turned out anyway. I feel like the camera really didn't do that card justice, it is much more vibrant in real life. The Pretty Poppies set is my FAVORITE MFT set. I think it is beautiful! 
Make today a grateful day!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Make It Monday #130

The Make it Monday challenge is to use Heat and Bond to make fabric die cuts. I have to say this is kind of addicting because not matter what you do these little bags are so cute! I think the red fabric one is my favorite. I used the Beautiful Blooms Dies & Happiness in Blooms Leaves Die. The felt is from PTI- Simply Chartreuse, Royal Velvet, & Raspberry Fizz.  (buttons-Dark Chocolate from PTI & unknown)  This is so much fun and SO easy, you gotta try it!

Happy Birthday Taylored Expressions

 It is Taylored Expressions Birthday and they are playing games to celebrate. What fun!
I am playing along with the Tic Tac Toe game, I picked the diagonal from top left to lower right- 
use rhinestones, ribbon to make a bday card. 
I just got my new TE goodies! I love this new Party Banner Cutting plate (so cute) and the matching stamp set - Big Bold Birthday! The pattern paper is from My Minds Eye Cambridge Court, and the sentiment is embossed with white EP from Stampin Up.
Hope you like it and have a great weekend!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Case Study #155

 This is my first time playing along!
I love this card from Jennifer McGuire, it inspired me to make this card for my Niece. 
I used my Paper Smooches sentiment stamp sets (I just love Paper Smooches). I cut up some PP that I have had laying around for several months now so I don't know who made it (sorry). And finally the heart is covered with Glossy Accents. I hope you like it and have a great Labor Day.