Monday, October 15, 2018

Girl's Day Out

What a great treat it was spending time with these ladies today!    


L-R  Darnell, Brenda,  me & Sharon (Brenda's sister-in-law)

Lots of girl talk and fun stories,
lunch at the Artist Colony and some shopping in beautiful Nashville, IN.

Thanks, ladies, I enjoyed every minute!
Stamping friends are special friends!

Also, thanks to my sweet husband, Larry,
 who took off work to stay home with Uncle Harold
 so I could get away for a few hours.

Friday, October 12, 2018

May Your Christmas Be Joyful & Bright

I saw a card that Dawn McVey made using the new Bold Borders Yuletide die
 and fell in love. 
This is a CASE of her beautiful design.
 You can see her card by clicking on her name.  


This was a lot of fun to make.
  I cut the die from water color paper and got out my Zig Clean Color pens
 and my water brush and started to color. 
 I came together quickly, but I did allow it to dry before I added the shading.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Bold Borders Yuletide
PTI Words to Live By Joyful
PTI Spruce & Sprigs
Bee Paper 100%  Rag 140# Cold Press Water Color paper
Zig Clean Color Pens 
Water brush

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy Birthday

I am loving all of the new fall themed stamps!


Isn't this perfect for a fall birthday?
The gourds are so much fun and so festive.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Stamps Text & Texture Wood Slices, Kind of Corny, Simply Gourdeous, Forest Floor Autumn, Penned Elegance
PTI Dies Kind of Corny

Saturday, September 29, 2018

My Country Garden Gate

I bought the Garden Gate by PTI when it first came out.  I thought it was the most beautiful stamp set I had ever seen.  However, I have not done much with it.  I had an idea to make it really country and girly, hence all of the pink and check out the gingham doors.


I made the gingham with the Super Gingham stamp set and some Sweet Blush ink.  I decided to use all of the flowers, so there is Wisteria, Bleeding Heart and Hollyhocks.  Don't you love the old timey flowers?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Garden Gate, Super Gingham

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

PTI September 2018 Blog Hop Inspiration


Well, second time is a charm!  I made a card using this same inspiration photo in August and didn't get the message that the challenge had been changed to September.....so here we go again.  lol


Here's the inspiration photo.  Isn't it great!


I drew my inspiration from the pumpkins,
except I gave mine happy faces, the leaves and the plaid.....
and I made my card into a Halloween card.

  

I made the background by sponging Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers.  I sprinkled a little water and some Stampendous Shabby Blue EP and heated.  The plaid was made with a background stamp from GKD called Diagonal Stripe.  I used PTI Tropical Teal & Orange Zest Ink.  I cut it with the largest of the Pierced Feature Frame dies.  If you position it in the center of the paper, it will leave a little border that fits perfectly as decoration for the inside of your card.  I added a fence decorated with sprigs of bittersweet.  The pumpkins were stamped with Summer Sunrise and rock and rolled with Zesty Orange ink.  The sweet faces were stamped in True Black.  I added some leaves stamped in Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado.  I added a cute little Dracula from the MIM Halloween Pin Ups set.


Here's a peek at the card I made a month too early.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Stamps - Fence Line Autumn, Autumn Pumpkins, Pumpkins Expressions Mini, Stylized Autumn, Beautiful Berries, MIM Halloween Pin Ups

PTI Dies - Pierced Feature Frame

GKD Background Diagonal Stripe Stamp

Distress Oxides - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers

Stampendous - Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel

Monday, September 24, 2018

You're On My Mind

I adore the colors of Fall!  
The richness of the golds, reds, oranges, yellows and greens are glorious.


I had to break down and buy the Leaf Print set,
 and doesn't it look gorgeous in these pretty fall colors?
  I am also in love with the Text & Texture Wood Slices set
.  It is the perfect background for so many cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
 Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Stamps Text & Texture Wood Slices, Leaf Prints, Corner Adorner July, Direct Messages
PTI Dies Pierced Feature Frame

Friday, September 21, 2018

Christmas Candles

I was excited to get these sweet candles from Reverse Confetti!
I didn't have any candles in my collection and these are super cute.


I stamped the candles with Kraft ink and colored the area that looked like melted wax with a Versa Marker and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I sprinkled some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel and heated.  It left some wonderful texture and some gold flecks.  I added a very delicate Confetti Cuts Wreath and a Hoppin Dots Quick Card Panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
RC Christmas Candles
RC Wreath Confetti Cuts
RC Hoppin Dots Quick Card Panels
GKD Metallic Gold Card Stock
GKD Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel
Versa Marker
Gold Wired Ribbon