Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fusion & Where Creativity Meets C9

Today, I have a card to share for the current Fusion Challenge: Hello Cards:

Here's my card:

I used my Concord & 9th Flourish stamp set and stamped my images
in Altenew inks: Blush, Peach Perfect, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake
and Sand Dunes.
I stamped the details on the leaves in versamark and heat embossed them in gold.

I also heat embossed my sentiment (from Wplus9's Pretty Peonies set) in gold.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop

I have a card to share for today's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

 This month's challenge was to use this photo as inspiration:

Isn't it lovely?
Here's my card:

 I started by stamping my berries and leaves (from PTI's Summer Berries) with some masking
in Altenew inks: Morning Frost, Evening Grey, Arctic and Caribbean Blue. 
Then, I diecut my stamped panel using my Shaker Shapes: Square die.
I also diecut the same shape from a coaster, stacked them together,
and adhered them back with my card.

I stamped the sentiment (from Choose Joy) and added a stamped/diecut berry
with some dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #297

Today, I have a card to share for 

My co-worker, Jazmyn, asked me to make a card for
her friend's daughter's first birthday
and requested pineapples.

I blended ink onto my background using a mask I made from post-it
notes, three shades of ink and my ink blending tool.
I framed it with my PTI Shaker Shapes: Square die
and stamped it using a sentiment from my PTI Ballerina stamp set.

I stamped my pineapple from my Reverse Confetti pineapple set
in versamark and heat embossed it in gold onto its coordinating diecut.
I diecut my "1" using my PTI dies.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Make It Monday #291

Today, I have a card to share for this week's
Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments.

I've been invited to the wedding shower for the daughter of a friend of mine
next weekend, so I decided to make a card for it.
I have some very cute wrapping paper with bicycles on it,
so I made a coordinating card using Pedal Pusher.

I made a mistake in my technique though...
Instead of stamping my sentiment (from PTI's Wet Paint III) in a black ink
and then a second time in versamark, like Ashley suggested,
I used versafine black ink.
But I had a hard time getting my stamp completely clean after that,
and, as a result, my shadow is a little grey.

I stamped the wheels in versafine onyx black and heat embossed them in clear.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Five for Friday

1. Austin left for a missions trip with twenty-five other youth and leaders
from our church on Wednesday.
After a layover in Montreal, they arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday.
I'm very excited for this opportunity for him!

You can follow their trip here, if you'd like.

2. After church on Sunday, Austin and I drove to Winnipeg and spent the afternoon together,
just the two of us.
We did a little shopping and went to see Baby Driver at the theatre.
Unfortunately, I realized later that we hadn't taken any photos of our day out. :(

3. I got new glasses. 

Sage and my friend, Val, helped me pick them out.
And Sage took this photo of me. :)

4. I shared a couple of weeks ago how I sold the front display at Two30Nine 
and redesigned it to fit into my client's kitchen (click here to see photos).

Well, I wanted to share a peek of the new front display that I designed to take its place.

It combines so many of my favourite things:
white shaker cabinets, herringbone tile, glass cabinets, floating shelves,
Fantasy Brown granite countertops and an island in one of our new Coastal colours.
You can see more of it here.

5. I have another card for this week's CTS:

 and for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Surf's Up:

I decided to make a card using my MFT butterfly set -- in different shades of blue. 

I stamped my butterfly onto its coordinating diecut 
and layered it over a piece of cardstock that I'd smooshed with PTI Hawaiian Shores ink.

I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Sympathy) 
on a strip of navy cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #231

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #231 designed by N@Ali:

I also used MFT Colour Challenge 73:

Here's my card:

I found this fun Crate Paper journaling card in my stash and trimmed it down for my card.
I used the coordinating patterned paper as my background and to diecut my butterfly
(from MFT's Beautiful Butterflies set.)
I blended some Altenew Volcano ink onto my aqua mist background panel
and onto the banner I diecut using MFT dies.

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, July 27th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 296

Today, I have a card to share that I made using

Here's my card:

I made my frame by diecutting my PTI Shaker Shapes: Square twice -- once
from PTI Linen Cardstock and once from a PTI Coaster.
I stacked them together and adhered them to my card.
I stamped the hummingbird and petunias using Humming Along onto their coordinating diecuts
and adhered them to my card, using dimensional adhesive for the hummingbird.

I stamped the sentiment using PTI's Songbirds.

Thanks for looking!