Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Birthday!

This is a new set from PTI called Fiesta Flag Birthday.  I love the cake on the pedestal all decorated for a special birthday.


For the background, I used a new stencil called Stencil Basics Diamond.  I mixed some Dapp Lightweight Spackle with pink and peach re-inkers.  I used the Mix and Mat Plaid dies and one of the Frosted Border dies.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Fiesta Flag Birthday
PTI Mix and Mat Plaid
PTI Frosted Borders
PTI Stencil Basics Diamond
PTI In the Shadows

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PTI Anniversary Challenge - Stripes

Today's challenge at the PTI Anniversary Celebration is Stripes.


I used the beautiful Twig Wreath set along with Autumn Pumpkins.  I love the "happy" look the Hawaiian Shores stripes give this card.

Autumn Pumpkins is one of the sets on the Retirement List this year.  I had to snap it up quickly before it was gone.

Thank so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Twig Wreath
PTI Autumn Pumpkins
PTI Bitty Big Hawaiian Shores patterned paper
PTI Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Cocoa Bean, Orange Zest, Tropical Teal inks

Hoping Your Day is Lovely

I seem to be on a vintage kick lately.  This set from PTI called Nostalgic Notions has a very vintage feel to it.


I love the style of the patterned paper and the fun flowers.  The colors are so cheerful.  When I stamped the flowers, I tried to replicate the ones in the paper.  The scalloped piece with the red and white polka dots made everything pop.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Nostalgic Notions
PTI Nostalgic Notions patterned paper

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PTI Anniversary Color Challenge

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 11th Anniversary and that means many fun challenges.  The one I'm entering today is a Color Challenge.


The Color Recipe I chose belongs to Laurie Schmidlin. 
 Here are her colors:


When I saw the green in this selection, I knew I had to use the beautiful Bloom & Grow stamp set.  The next thing that concerned me was the shading on the flowers, but I stamped them again in the same color making a section of the flower darker and it turned out great.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
Bloom & Grow
PTI Bitty Big Hawaiian Shores patterned paper
PTI Power Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, Amethyst Allure inks

Monday, February 12, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Retired Challenge

I am entering another challenge in PTI's 11th Anniversary Celebration.  This challenge requires us to choose a set that is going to be retired and make a card with it.


This year PTI is retiring a number of stamp sets.  This beautiful Cutting Garden set is one of them.  I have used this one several times and just love the gorgeous blooms.  I used the Mix & Mat Herringbone die and some pretty paper from the Green Boutique patterned paper pack.  

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Cutting Garden
PTI Mix & Mat Herringbone
PTI Green Boutique patterned paper
PTI New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst inks

PTI 11th Anniversary Floral Challenge

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 11th Anniversary.  The challenge I am entering today is a floral challenge.  We are to pick our favorite floral stamp set and use it to make a card.


It was very hard to pick one floral stamp set, because I love all of them.  This gorgeous tulip set would have to be at the very top of my list.  I adore it!  The three step stamping on this set makes it so beautiful!  The set is called Tulip Time.

I thought the shades of yellow in the tulip looked very springy against the lovely Aqua Mist colored card stock.  I used the Mix and Mat Hearts set, that is very quickly becoming another of my favorites.  The striped paper is one of the Bitty Big Aqua Mist patterned papers.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Tulip Time
PTI Mix & Mat Hearts
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical
PTI Bitty Big Aqua Mist patterned paper
PTI Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Green Parakeet inks
Verve Seam Binding

Life is What You Bake It

I love this old fashioned stand mixer.  Years ago, I bought a Kitchen Aid stand mixer.  It has served me well and came with several attachments...it does everything. The problem is I bought boring white.  Now you can get them in every color under the sun.


I love it in the lime green color.  My husband told me to go and buy a new one, but I can't justify buying a new one when the old one is still working.  The stamp set is a new one from PTI called Life is What You Bake It.  It comes with these wonderful stacking bowls....aren't they cute!  The background is my go to gingham in yellow.  I thought it fit in very well for this vintage kitchen.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
Life is What You Bake It
PTI Mix & Mat Confetti
PTI Super Gingham