Saturday, August 18, 2018

May all your wishes come true

Thanks to insomnia I was able to make this card at 4 am this morning.  It's amazing how squeaky my rolling craft room chair is when you are trying not to wake the rest of the house up.  lol




I wish I could jump into this card and spend a few days or weeks.  It's been rough around here and I'm not getting much sleep.

The is  Fence Line Summer.  Also, used Text & Texture Ocean.  Both are beautiful sets and fun to play with.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Fence Line Summer
PTI Text & Texture Ocean
PTI Ways to Say Birthday

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Happy Birthday

Finally, I get to post a card!  It's been two weeks since I've been able to get into my craft room.  Life is really messing with us right now.  We've had a house guest, my husband's 91 year old uncle, for the last three weeks.  I'm not sure when that will end.



I'm using some new stamps from the latest PTI release.  The Orchid Expressions set is stunning.  I really love it.  I'm also playing with the new Pierced Feature Frames.  This is one I will be reaching for often.



Here's some other color combos that I tried.  These will be saved for another time.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Orchid Expressions
PTI Pierced Feature Frames
PTI Bitty Big Hawaiian Shores patterned paper

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

PTI July 2018 Blog Hop Inspiration


Take a look at the PTI Blog Hop Inspiration photo for July 2018. Isn't it fun!



I was excited to be able to play wilh all of my new stamps and dies.  The Salt Air Fauna & Flora sets have such fun images.  I added lots of color to make my underwater scene come to life.   

I'm also entering this card in The Male Room Challenge #92 Wild & Free.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Salt Air Fauna, Salt Air Flora, Salt Air Sentiments
PTI Text & Texture Ocean
Impression Obsession Sand

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MIM #329 Creating Stencils from Die Cuts

This week at Make It Monday Melissa showed us how to stretch our dies by creating stencils with them.


I used the Mix & Mat Postal die to make my stencil and then sponged with Spring Rain and Aqua Mist inks.  I added pretty posies from the Botanical Bounty set and inked them in Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet and Orange Zest.  The leaves were inked with Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet and New leaf.  I used a pretty polka dot patterned paper from the Spring Rain Bitty Big pack.  I also added a small border that I inked in Spring Rain and Aqua Mist inks.  The sentiment is from the Penned Elegance stamp set.

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

The Recipe
PTI Mix & Mat Postal die
PTI Botanical Bounty
PTI Penned Elegance
PTI Bitty Big Spring Rain patterned paper
MFT Blueprint 32

Monday, July 16, 2018

Thinking of You

I have a friend who is scheduled for back surgery in a few days, and I wanted her to know I was thinking about her.


This is PTI's Fence Line Spring set.  Isn't it the sweetest thing!  I paired it with a fun stencil from MFT called Cloud.  It makes a very calm and peaceful scene.  I hope she will like it.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Fence Line Spring
PTI Penned Elegance
MFT Cloud stencil

Happy Birthday

Teenage boys are so hard to make cards for.  My grandson turns 15 in August, so I'm working ahead a bit. 


Since it won't be long before he will be thinking about drivers ed, I decided to use this cute bug and some traffic signs.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Enjoy the Ride
PTI On the Road
PTI Road Signed
PTI Tag Sale Quilted
PTI Happy Spots patterned paper

Thursday, July 12, 2018

With Sympathy

While I'm not in need of a Sympathy card right now, I do like to keep some on hand just in case.


I was playing around with the Text and Texture Roses stamp.  This one I wasn't sure if I liked when I first saw it, and I was slow off the mark to buy it.  But, after seeing some of the cards the DT made with it and other crafty friends, I took the plunge.  I thought it paired well with the beautiful The Sweet Life roses stamp set.

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

The Recipe:
PTI The Sweet Life
PTI Text & Texture Roses
PTI Graceful Greetings II
PTI Shape Shifter's Circle 2
PTI Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow inks