Saturday, May 20, 2017

Congrats

My husband asked me to make a card for a lady in his office who just received a promotion.  This is what I came up with.


I couldn't wait to try out some of my new Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils and Foils Mates.  I used the Polka Dot pattern and some Turquoise Sea foil.  I love the little pops of color and shine.  The tulips are one of my favorites from PTI and they are called Tulip Time.

Thanks so much for coming by to  look.  I always appreciate your kind comments.

The Recipe:
PTI Tulip Time
PTI Mum's the Word - sentiment
MFT Stitch Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical die
GKD Fancy Foils - Turquoise Sea
GKD Foil Mates - Polka Dots
GKD Sweet Mango, Tomato Soup, Faded Brick, Jelly Bean Green & Fresh Asparagus inks
GKD White Fine Detail Embossing Powder

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

All-Star Birthday

I'm still working ahead and trying to get some summer birthdays taken care of before our vacation. This one is for one of my grandsons.  He will be 14.


The background is red gingham.  I dug out my Mini Minc and used some red foil and a gingham toner paper to create the background.  I have more trouble trying to photograph foil.  There always seems to be a dark section.  In real life the bright red on the right side of the card is what it looks like all over.

My grandson has a pair of black high tops very much like these.  I think he will get a kick out of this card and these fun shoes.  

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  I always appreciate your kind comments.

The Recipe:
MFT Be Original - sentiment
MFT All Star High Tops, Sentiment Label Strip dies
Heidi Swapp Mini Minc, Toner Paper, Red Foil
Doodlebug Twine

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thank You So Much

My husband's company had a huge planter delivered to our house yesterday.  It is beautiful!  Here's the card I made to send to them.


I made a very soft background using the PTI Background Basics Art Deco set and Kraft ink on Kraft card stock.  The flower set is a new one from PTI called Gran's Garden and the sentiment is, also, new and is called Pen & Ink.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Background Basics Art Deco
PTI Pen & Ink
PTI Gran's Garden
MFT Cross Stitch Circle die

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Father's Day

This one is for my sweet hubby.  He loves old trucks and this set is perfect!


I used several sets to make this one, but the star of the show is this little pickup from Honey Bee stamps.  I added some rays of sunshine and an old windmill to complete the scene.

Thanks for coming by to see.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:

Honey Bee Little Pickup
PTI Sun & Surf stencil
GKD Country Roads, By the Sea 2 (sentiment)

Mother's Day

Here's another work ahead card for Mother's Day.  I love this stamp set!


This is the PTI Bloom & Grow set.  It was a lot of fun to do.  There are stencils for the base part of the flowers and stamps to add the accents.   Then I popped up a few of the flowers to add some dimension.

Thanks for coming by to see.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Bloom & Grow
PTI Pretty Pastels patterned paper

Happy Anniversary

I have been making cards for upcoming events that will fall close to our vacation, and thought I better get them posted.  Our kids both have anniversaries, one in May and one in June.



As you can see, I used the same stamp set for both - PTI Embellished Elegance.  I love all of the little flowers in this set.

Thanks for coming by to see.  Your kind comments are always appreciated!

The Recipe:
PTI Embellished Elegance
PTI Green Boutique patterned paper
PTI Tucked in Anniversary sentiment (inside)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You are Toad-Ally Awesome

This little toad makes me happy!  Isn't he a cutie!


This stamp set is from MFT and is called Springtime Critters.  The background is a panel I made a few weeks ago using a finger nail polish technique.  I love how it came out.  The colors are very vivid.

For this technique you need a container big enough to submerge a piece of card stock.  Start by filling the container with water.  Add the finger nail polish by drops until the surface is covered.  You need to act quickly.  Place the card stock on top of the polish and push under water.  Lift it out and allow to dry thoroughly.  It is a fun background to make and use.

The Recipe:

MFT Springtime Critters
MFT Blueprints 31
MFT Cross Stitch Circle die

Thanks for coming by to look.  I always appreciate your kind comments.