Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bring on Spring!

I am desperate for spring to come! It has been very cold and cloudy
in Iowa and I just need out of this "Polar Vortex." 
Anyhoo, enough complaining from me....A simple card that I made for
a friend that makes me think of spring and I hope you like it!

Monday, February 24, 2014

My Favorite Things Card Sketch #164

I love this card Sketch 164-simple and classic! I also love this gold paper but it is really hard to photograph. Geesh!!!  I can see myself in this photo it is so reflective. I looked on Pinterest last night for gold color combos and this one came up a ton and I love it!!!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Make It Monday #152 Layering Dye and Pigment Inks #2

My second card for PTI make-it-monday-152 challenge.
So much fun!!!! I used PTI Polka Dot II for both layers. I used the small dot pattern first with PTI Fresh Snow pigment ink, let it dry, and then used the largest polka dot pattern over the top with some SU die ink (Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, & Wild Wasabi). I also stamped the tag with pigment ink before I stamped the daisy and hello. I hope you like it! This card makes me think of spring and oh do I long for spring, it has been a long winter here in Iowa.

Other supplies all PTI: Fillable Frames 1, Heart 2 heart #12, Flower Fusion #9, Tag Sale #8)

Make It Monday #152 Layering Dye and Pigment Inks

This is a fun technique for Make it Monday. You can see it here:
I just love the results! I stamped first with PTI chevron background stamp set with fresh snow ink and then used the new stamp set from PTI- Leave it Be with some SU inks I have (Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, and Calypso Coral).  I added little dots with the PTI- Polka Dots Basic II. And finally for the sentiment,  I used the new PTI - Keep It Simple Birthday set, embossed in white EP, and cut out with the banner basics dies (PTI). I love seeing the subtle chevron though the leaves. So fun!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

My Favorite Things Card Sketch 162 - 2nd try

I hope it is okay for me to post another card for MFT's Sketch challenge. I LOVE this sketch! I really enjoy the gold trend that is so popular right now. I found this shinny gold paper at Michaels and I knew I had to use it behind the MFT Polka Dot Cover Up Bkg. I know I changed the Sketch just a little and I hope you like it.

Other supplies (all MFT unless noted): Happy Hellos, Fishtail dies, Pierced circle dies, SU card stock, SU gold sequins.

Papertrey Ink 7th Birthday

Okay, so I have to tell you a story.....I made this card and when I was all done I just felt like I had seen it before, that it really looked familiar to me. So I looked on the PTI gallery and found that it looks JUST like Jessica Witty's card from June 2012.
I guess her card really stuck in my head and I do love it!  Hope you like my version!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

My Favorite Things Card Sketch 162

I adore these doodle stamps! They scream to be colored in! I hope some day MFT comes out with a basic set with - Happy Birthday, Thank you, Hello, etc in this style. I would be over the moon! Here is the orginial sketch (new favorite sketch)!
It is hard to see in the photo but I colored in the words with my new wink of stella glitter markers. So the saying is all glittery and fun! 

Other Supplies (all MFT unless noted): fish tail flags die, pierced circle dies, polka dot bkg, sunny day doodles, doodle bug enamel dots, unknown 6x6 pattern paper packs.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stenciled Class #5

Okay one last card, I have learned a lot and I have more ideas rolling around in my head. I used Wendy Vecchi's silver embossing paste (so shiny). I love the silver chevron paper, I found it at Michaels. Have a great night! Other supplies- Flower and vine from MFT, Thank you stamp and die from PTI)

Stenciled Class #4

I have to try for a better photo tomorrow when we have some sunshine in Iowa. This card has way more shine and so much texture in person. I used Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing paste.  I have collected so many stencils and I am finally using them. This class has been so much fun!

Stenciled Card Class #3

I am in love with this stencil from Crafter's Workshop - Echoes! I love it! I used versa mark ink though the stencil, embossed and sponged on color with 3 SU inks (Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, & Calypso Coral). Other supplies - SU coral ribbon, Verve Stamp, PTI Fillable Frame Die #11