Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Just a quick post today to play along with this months PTI blog hope


I had so much fun making this card with the Make It Market Mini Kit Butterflies. 

For the background I sponged with fine linen ink, then stamped the Friendship Jar flowers in the same color. 

I was just playing with several different stamps and stencils in the kit for the butterflies. 

I'm trying to learn how to use a white pen, I'm not sure if it's just me or I can't find a really good white pen where the ink flows nicely without looking blotchy, or seeing where the ball hits the paper. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Altenew Video Challenge #6

Hi everyone!

I'm excited to share my first video with you today.  My video is for the Altenew Video Challenge #6.   I had a crazy time trying to figure out how to video tape it.  I started with my phone that stopped recording, then switched to a camera, which worked buy then I realized you are actually seeing what I'm doing upside down.  There is a bit of a learning curve to videos, but I think it was a positive learning experience. 


                             Click here to see the challenge details on the Altenew blog.

Thanks so much for Altenew for the challenge, it only took me 4 takes with different apps to learn how to edit a video.  Then next one should be easy! 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Altenew Beatiful Day Stamp Set
Altenew Ink- Lava Rock
Ranger Clear Embossing powder
Copic Markers BG10, 23  YG 03, 25
Prima jems
Gold foil tape


Monday, April 18, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Let's Do The Polka

This week I've found several challenges to play along with.  Today's cards are for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. But I've also been trying to figure out how to best make a video of my card making process for the Altenew video challenges.  My first two videos have not been a success.   

For my first card, I decided to add the polka dots myself with a copic marker.  

And my second card I used polka dot paper.  

I was inspired by the colors in Altenew's Warm Gray collection.  
And I guess the colors just said monochromatic to me.  

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Card 1
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamps
Altenew Warm Gray Ink
MFT Scalloped rectangle
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
copic marker

Card 2
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamps 
Altenew Warm Gray Ink
PTI stitched circle die
PTI patterned paper


Simon Says stamp post 2

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April Showers bring May Flowers....

And that can happen anytime soon!  After having our mid April snow I am so ready to move on to April showers and even more happy to move on to May Flowers.  I was looking up what I can actually plant this month so I'm looking forward to getting the garden ready to go, and hopefully get some things planted this weekend.  Yay!  I love getting my hands in the dirt! 

I watched this video by  Kelly Latevola on the Simon Says Stamp blog today. I was first thinking no way am I going to play with bleach.  That just sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.  But then I actually  watched the video and there was no bleach involved, just water.  So here is my take on the technique and this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.  

For a first go, I don't think it turned out badly.  The paper did get a little bend from heat embossing, the water technique worked well, I do think I'll go a little darker with the copics for more contrast.  The do tend to blend more as the paper dries.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome week! 

Enablers List

Flower Stamp- Wplus9
Sentiment- Simon Says Stamp Prayers
Die Cut- Simon Says Stamp Prayers
Zing embossing powder- white
Dristress Ink
Studio Calico sequins
Copic Markers


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Succulent Saturday

Hello Blog Friends, 
Just sharing a fun Succulent Saturday card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

I started by just die cutting and using my Misti to stamp the MFT Succulents. 

Then I pulled out several of my green copic markers and colored until they were all finished.  
I think I used every shade of green I own.  And I love how they turned out.  

Then I used a quick an easy method for my background. 
I used my score tool and scored random lines on each corner. 

I stamped the sentiments I chose, then added the pot and one of the succulents I colored. 
Seriously took less then 5 minutes, already having the stamps cut and colored. 

Here is a close up to see the score lines and coloring a bit better.  

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

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Cardstock- Papertrey Ink.