Saturday, February 18, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #44

Today, I have a card to share for 


Here's my card:


I started by blending Altenew's Sea Glass, Ocean Waves and 
Buttercream inks onto my panel of white cardstock.
I diecut my ferris wheel & cars using my PTI County Fair diecuts and
stamped them with their coordinating stamps.


Before adhering my ferris wheel to my card, I stamped my sentiment
(from Simon Says Stamp's Big Scripty Sentiments) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 9th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Papertrey Ink's Celebrating the Past, Present & Future -- 2008

Today, I have a card to share that I made for Papertrey Ink's

I don't own any sets from PTI that were released in 2008,
but I was inspired by this card that Betsy Veldman shared,
using Out On a Limb:


I just love this card from Betsy and decided to make a 
card that is very similar, using Spring Woods.


I blended Altenew Sea Glass and Forest Glades inks onto my background.
I stamped the bird and branches from Spring Woods onto their coordinating diecuts
using these two inks, as well as Sand Dunes and Dark Chocolate.


I stamped my sentiment in Dark Chocolate ink, using a sentiment from Songbirds.

I was also inspired by the colours of this week's Colour Throwdown Challenge:



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Thursday, February 16, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #209 & Altenew February Inspiration Challenge

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #209 designed by Chrissy Larson:



I was also inspired by the Altenew February 2017 Inspiration Challenge:


Here's my card:


I stamped my Altenew Watercolour Wonder flower stamps in Altenew Rose Quartz,
Purple Wine, Cosmic Berry and Buttercream.
Then, I masked my flower and stamped the leaves using Papertrey Ink's 
Green Parakeet.


Over top, I stamped my sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Congratulations stamp set.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 23rd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Woven

The LEAD of the At Home Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

I decided to pair my PTI Centre Stage Cover Plate with 
my Altenew Painted Flowers stamp set to make my card.



I diecut the Centre Stage Cover Plate from a piece of 
white cardstock and blended Altenew Frosted Pink and Ruby Red ink onto it.
I layered it over another piece of white cardstock.
I diecut the Painted Flowers and stamped them in Altenew Jet Black,
Frosted Pink, Ruby Red, Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake inks.


I heat embossed my sentiment (from PTI's Songbirds)
in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
for the challenge details and to play along with us!


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

PTI: Celebrating the Past, Present & Future -- 2007

Today, I have a card to share that I made for Papertrey Ink's

I don't own any sets from PTI that were released in 2007,
using Text Boxed:


I was inspired by the colours she used, the leaves and the fact that she
combined stamped images with watercolour.
I decided to use my Songbirds stamp set to make my card.


I stamped my leave images in Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse
and Dark Indigo onto my watercolour paper panel.
Then, I pressed Hawaiian Shores ink onto my acrylic block and mixed it with water
and with a paintbrush, coloured over my Hawaiian Shores stamped leaves.
I repeated this process with each colour of ink.


I used one of my Garden Gate stencils on Enchanted Evening cardstock
and blended Dark Indigo ink over top.
Then, I blended more ink onto it, without the stencil.
I stamped my sentiment in Dark Indigo ink, using a sentiment from Songbirds.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #43

Today, I have a card to share for 



Here's my card, using Reverse Confetti products:


I diecut my Linked Circles Cover Panel Confetti Cuts from white cardstock 
and layered it over a piece of black cardstock.
I diecut my tag from Tag Me Confetti Cuts from Stone Cardstock
and a Swirlies Confetti Cuts from white cardstock.


I stamped the leaves and bloom using Blooms 'n BudsBlooms 'n Buds Confetti Cuts
and Stone Ink and diecut the Fancy Words Confetti Cuts from black cardstock. 

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, February 9th to link up your card.


Want to play along with the February SFYTT

Click here for details.



 

  

 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 10, 2017

#BEASTmode Blog Hop

Today, I am participating in a blog hop to encourage my friend, Jen Del Muro.


Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer toward the end of last year. 
She's been dealt a pretty bad hand as far as the treatment for 
her type of aggressive cancer, but the prognosis is good. 
This year will be quite the journey and battle, but she is a strong and very motivated woman. 
She's done lots of reading up on how she can take on a positive role in fighting 
her cancer from all angles, including diet and exercise. 
With only a couple of treatments under her belt so far, she is looking and 
feeling good, and plans to keep it that way! 
Her mantra has become a viral hashtag among her friends and crafty peers - #beastmode - 
and it totally fits Jen's personality! 
We love her!

Here's the card that I made for Jen, to let her know that 
I'm thinking of her and praying for her. 


I started by stamping my background with my Color Me Happy stamp in Stone Ink.
I diecut a from Stone Cardstock.
I stamped my I stamped the leaves and blooms using Blooms 'n Buds


I stamped the sentiment (from My Heart Trusts) in black ink.



 

  



I hope you'll hop along with everyone today
to see what kind of projects they created to encourage Jen.
Here's a list of everyone who's participating in today's #BEASTmode blog hop:

  Susan Liles
 Amy Kolling
Leigh Penner (me!)
  Jeanne Jacana
 Heather Hoffman
 Amy Tsuruta
 Laurie Schmidlin
 Melissa Phillips
 Amy Sheffer
  Lisa Henke
 Audrey Tokach
  Heather Pulvirenti
 Amy Rohl
Jennifer McGuire

 I also want to encourage you to get yourself checked!

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