Friday, June 24, 2016

Altenew June Inspiration Challeng

Hello everyone, Today I am playing along with the June Altenew Inspiration challenge to make a card for my CCC swap partner.  This is the inspiration image.  I love the cluster of flowers and the soft yellow.
photo inspiration challenge_June_2

I made my card using water color paper.  I stamped a simple cluster of the flowers and leaves from the stamp set Beautiful Day.  Then I stamped an individual outline of the largest flower and colored it with Peerless water colors.  This is my first time using the Peerless water colors.  

And here is a close up of my painting. I think the hardest challenge for me is to let my water colors dry between switches colors.  I tend to just want to keep going until I'm finished.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set
Peerless Water Colors
Water color paper
Stampin Up Cardstock 


Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Hello everyone, this is my second attempt at reverse stenciling.  My first card I finished and put in the mail and forgot to take a photo.  This was a challenge for me, I have very few stencils and the ones I do have aren't really background type stencils. So I had to improvise and use the monogram stencils from the Don't Forget to Write kit.

I actually used pale blush and the new parakeet green. 

I did use watercolor paper and love how the texture looks.  

Thanks PTI for another fun challenge.  

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Water Color Paper
PTI Inks
Patterned Paper from a past SAF kit
Dies- Don't Forget to Write Kit


Friday, June 17, 2016

MFT Camp Create 2016 Wonderful Watercolor

Hello everyone, today I'm posting my Wonderful Watercolor project for camp create. My computer decided it needed a little vacation from blogging and wouldn't let me post earlier.

I've been wanting to try water coloring.  I had the paints but never bought paper, finally I have all the supplies so here is my very first attempt at water coloring.  Thankfully there was an awesome tutorial to follow along.  Click here to learn more about MFT Camp Create and watch the video.  

 I didn't have the outline set so I used the Pretty Poppies and just used third generation stamping for my outline image.

And here is a close up.  I added a little orange to add the highlights to my poppies.  

I love how it turned out for a first try.  

So here is the badge I earned for today's Camp Create Project. 

Thank you MFT and the awesome camp directors! 
I'm having an awesome time at camp! 

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water color paper and water color paints (stash)
Patterned Paper MFT Lucky Prints

Thursday, June 16, 2016

MFT Camp Create 2016

 Hi everyone, this week I'm at summer camp with MFT (yes they are some of my favorite things!) Click on the image to learn more about coming along to camp.  

Today's camp project is to use glitter.  Who doesn't love glitter!

I made this card for today's project.  
I started with kraft ink to stamp the background using MFT Succulent stamps. 
Then I die cut the same catus using a sticky foam sheet.  
These work great with glitter. 

I finished by coloring the pot with copic markers and adding a sentiment form the same set. 

Here is a close up for you.  

So today I earned my Glitzy Glitter Badge! Woohoo! 

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Copic Markers


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday 252

Hello everyone, 
I am loving all the fresh spring veggies that are ready in the garden.  What I was not ready for was the huge black snake I found in my strawberry bed yesterday! If you have a garden I hope yours stays critter free!  Of course my husband is away so the snake is tormenting me.  I have seen it 3 times already just walking out to our driveway.  I will not be in the gardens until he gets home to do snake removal!  

So yesterday I spent the day with a guest.  Tiana joined me for the day.  We had an eventful day.  First we went on a hike with the puppy, tended the flower beds, picked fresh veggies for our lunch then we played along with this weeks Make It Monday.  

This is the card she made after watching the video.  I had to explain that I didn't have the exact die so she would have to chose a different word.  

She did fabulous for her first card.  

And then here is my card.  

And a close up to show my shading.  

Thanks so much for another fun Make It Monday PTI.  

Hope to see you all again soon! 

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Stamps- PTI


Monday, May 30, 2016

International Card Exchange

Hello everyone,
Today I'm sharing my cards that I mailed to my swap partner for the CCC internaltional card exchange on Debi's blog.   The card should have arrived by now so I'm going to go ahead and post today in hopes of hearing from my partner soon.

I used the Papertrey Ink Make it Market Kit, Don't Forget To Write.  I think my very favorite past time is actually sending cards and letters so when I saw this kit I knew I just needed it.

I just love how these cards turned out and I hope my swap partner enjoys her package.  

Here are a few more photos of my cards.  

Have a great day!

Enablers List

Papertrey Ink Make it Market Kit 
Various Inks
Melissa Frances Perls
Ranger Blending Tool 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Altenew Inspiration Challenge - May

Hello everyone, hope your enjoying beautiful weather this week.  

Today, to escape the first warm day we have had hit over 90 degrees, 
I played along with the Altenew Inspiration challenge.  

                                            Altenew_Inspiration Challenge_May

The sentiment and the background represent the brown in the photo. I used chocolate ink. And the circle represents the circular pattern in the photo.  Of course I added a blended masked colored background with some water splotches to represent the blue and the textured feel of the photo.

I haven't figured out how to actually make the daisy look white, yet still show on a white background.  I thought grey but it just didn't work very well.  So I used the lightest yellow ink I had and stamped off on scratch paper before I stamped each layer.  

I finished with a sentiment from the Altenew anniversary set also stamped in brown.  

While I was trying to find the best location to photograph this card 
I found this little guy out enjoying the sun.   


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Cardstock PTI
dye ink


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello everyone! 
Today I'm playing along with the PTI blog hop.  I love the fun summery inspiration image.  

Blog hop inspiration
artwork from the Sarah Langtry from Just the Bees Knees 
I didn't use watercolors, but I sure do love this amazing water color artist that did this inspiration photo.   But I did used pastel colors and the new Make It Market Don't Forget To Write Kit to make this card. I made this card for the mail a card on the PTI forum. YOU should stop over and play along! 

If you would like to play along all the details can be found on the PTI Blog, just click here.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!

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Various Inks
PTI Background Die 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Set

I made a card set for this weeks Papertrey Ink Make it Monday and wanted to finish it up by making a holder for the cards.  I received the download for the Make It Market kit and thought I would make a cut file out of the pattern for the box.  I can cut the perfect box every time I need a gift holder for A2 size cards in no time at all.  And the Silhouette cuts so much nicer then I do by hand.  

I think the box could hold up to 6 cards with envelopes nicely.  

This is the close up of the slide that holds the box closed. 

And this is what the finish box looks like.  

I'm giving it to my Mother for Mother's Day along with her gift  that I wrapped and tied them together with a ribbon.  

Thaks for stopping by and hope you enjoy! 

You can see more in the card post HERE.  
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