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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Halloween 2018

I tend to mass produce for the grands for Halloween.
This year I decided to make a shaped card.

I pulled out the Make It Market Halloween Pin Ups set and used the sweet monsters.
  The base is from the Shape Up Series -  Pumpkin.
I made one in Orange Zest and the other in the Bitty Big Orange Zest patterned paper.
I added a Winter Wisteria circle to anchor my focal.
The leaves are from the Forest Floor Autumn set.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Stamps MIM Halloween Pin Ups, Forest Floor Autumn
PTI Paper Bitty Big Orange Zest patterned paper
MFT Dies Cross Stitch Circle
We R Memory Keepers Brown Bakers Twine

Monday, September 17, 2018

Boo To You

It's time to start making Halloween cards.  I pulled out this sweet set from PTI called Spooky Smiles.  The images are adorable.  I made these two cards for my great-niece and great-nephew.

These were fun to make and I loved changing the colors around.  On the Shape Shifters Circle 1 dies, I used the smooshing technique and then added some Stampendous Shabby Blue &  Shabby Pink Enamel Embossing powder.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Stamps Spooky Smiles, Stylized Autumn
PTI Dies To The Point Edgers, Tiny Tags, Shape Shifters Circle 1
PTI Papers Bitty Big Amethyst Allure, Orange Zest

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Peace on Earth

Today I'm playing with Gina K. Designs stamps.  I wanted to make a snowflake wreath after I saw the new Holiday Wreath Builder set, but mine has not arrived yet, so I had to improvise.

The snowflakes on this card are from Melanie's Triple Play Frame set and they worked beautifully.  The cute little snowman and the sentiment is from her Holiday Frame set.  If you have any of her frame sets, there are some wonderful little images that work well with the wreath builder.  It's hard to see on the photo but I stamped the background paper with Gina's beautiful new Petite Flourish background stamp and Versamark ink and then embossed with Ranger Bridal Tinsel EP.  I've never used this embossing powder before.  It dries clear with lots of sparkle.

Here are some more wreaths that I have been working on in the wee hours of the morning. (Still having insomnia problems.)  I'll tell you more about them when I make a card with them.

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

The Recipe:
GKD Wreath Builder stencil
GKD Triple Play Frame, Holiday Frame
GKD Petite Flourish Stamp
Ranger Bridal Tinsel EP
Cherry Lynn Mini Flourish One
GKD Sea Glass, Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea,  Amalgam  Jet Black, Black Onyx

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Happy Fall

I made this card for the PTI August Blog Hop, but then it was postponed, so I decided to go ahead and post it now.

I adore fall!  
I love everything about it from the glorious colors to the cooler sweatshirt weather.  

Well, I knew I had to work plaid in here somewhere and decided to make it my frame using the Pierced Feature Frames and a red and orange plaid paper.  The pumpkins are from the Autumn Pumpkins set.  I used some leaves from the Quilted Autumn set and the bittersweet is from the Beautiful Berries Autumn set.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Autumn Pumpkins
PTI Quilted Autumn
PTI Beautiful Berries Autumn
PTI Pierced Feature Frames
GKD Diagonal Stripe background stamp