Monday, August 25, 2014

SAF 2014 Explore the 1940s

This idea by Betsy is just adorable! It totally brings me back to the tablecloths and hankies my grandmother had. Oh, for the good old days! Thanks Betsy!

SAF 2014: Closing Ceremony

Oh what a fabulous day! I made these cards and had so much fun with my friends and my sister! I wish we could do this every weekend! I hope you all had as much fun as I did! Thank you Papertrey!

PTI 20 minute challenge

Okay so this has to be my favorite challenge of the whole day so I did a 2nd card. I just love the it is all so laid out for me- a map and the colors. Perfect for a tired mind! I used the PTI wet paint stamp set and the Lavender moon PP fro PTI!

August 2014 Blog Hop

I adore this challenge- Clean, simple, pink, gold, what more could I wish for. I used gold embossing paste and a polka dot stencil to make the background. I embossed the Think Big Favorites saying in gold embossing powder. And the flower from Happiness in Bloom was cut out of white CS and I dipped the edges in versa mark and added gold EP.  I say this too often, but I am not the best at getting good shots of my cards- it really looks better in person. Anyway-I love all the gold! But then again who doesn't!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

SAF 2014 Explore the 1920s

Click here for- Explore the 1920s from PTI. 
I couldn't get a good photo of this card,  it looks so much better in person. 
The die shape is embossed in gold and and then I used a copic marker to color the rhinestones a gold tone. The Saying is from Think Big Favorites #19. Have a great day stamping!

SAF 2014 Ancient Rome

This is such a cool technique. I will have to try it again soon! I used a light gray for my 'grout'. I hope you like it! 

Stamp-A-faire Morning Timer Challenge

I love this, PTI gave me the colors and the layout! What could be easier?! Love it! I used Bigger Blooms and the PTI inks from 2nd color recipe. See the post here.
I hope you are having as much fun as we are here in Iowa!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stamp-A-Faire 2014 Friday Night Meet & Greet

My sweet friend Kriss invited us to her house- about 6 of us. Most of us got her at 5pm so we have been stamping away. I have only completed 2 cards at this point because we have done toooooo much eating and visiting. I LOVE stamping at Kriss's house because she has entire room dedicated to stamping! We all get to stretch out and it allows me to bring too much stampin stuff. We are stamping in West Des Moines, Iowa. Hope you like the card I made! Good night!
Supplies-PTI Make it Market Shaker Kit

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stretch your stamps 2 Day 2

I made this card for a friend that gave me 40 gifts for my 40th birthday! Amazing right!!! I followed Laura Sterckx's idea but used a stencil. I love how Tim's inks blend together to make a new color. I used 3 colors but I think it looks like I used 5. I used a PTI die behind the sentiment instead of thread. 

Supplies: Sentiment is from Hobby Lobby brand unknown, Stencil from MFT, Ink Tim Holtz- Peacock Feathers,  Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Tim Holtz Mini Blending tool, Enamel dots My Minds Eye.