Saturday, February 25, 2017

In My Thoughts ~ PTI February Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I'm entering today's card in the PTI February Blog Hop.  I still had the Painted Petals set out from last week's Anniversary challenges so decided to give it a go again with different colours.  I pulled out ink and paper from the inspiration photo and die cut a matte gold quatrefoil to help with the background.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges ~ 2016

Greetings everyone!  I was so happy that our staff meeting ended early this afternoon so I could make it home a little earlier than usual and play along with the last year of PTI challenges.  It was a toss up between Tulip Time and Painted Petals but since I haven't used Painted Petals much, I thought I should get it inky.  I am, once again, CASEing a card by Amy.  I find that when a set has lots of layering stamps, I have to CASE a card to get use to all the elements in a set to figure out how to use them.  Are you the same?  I did change up the white frame on Amy's with a partial quatrefoil coverplate.  Whew!  I did all years! I get a little obsessed at times and this is exactly what happened.  I'm sure I'll be the same next month for the official anniversary challenges.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges ~ 2013, 2014, 2015

 Greetings everyone!  I'm back today with some more of PTI's Anniversary Challenges.  The first cards are extremely close CASEs of Dawn's and Betsy's cards as they were so amazing I just had to see if I could make them.  I also still have these stamp sets and was so happy to ink them up.  First up is 2013 and a CASE of Dawn's incredible's both of them.  It was so easy to make both of these at the same time.

 Next up is 2014 and an almost detail by detail CASE of Betsy's card, seriously, how could I ever improve on her fabulous card?

And last, but not least, 2015...I chose to CASE Betsy's darling card with a few different details.  I've been pretty good at making two cards at a time so I'll show both cards. 

Wow! We're almost at present day!  I'm hoping I'll have time to do the last year tomorrow after work.  Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

PTI Anniversary Challenges~ 2010, 2011, 2012

 Hi friends!  I've been stamping away the last few days and have a line up of cards to share for the PTI Anniversary Challenges.  Up first is from 2010.  I just adore Melissa's card using Love Lives Here and had to CASE it.

Now onto 2011.  Dawn's Basic Background newsprint has always been a favourite of mine (and I still own it!).  I'm CASEing Dawn's card, changing only the patterned paper and sentiment.  Why mess with perfection, right? AND, in case you're new to my blog...2011 was the year I met Dawn IRL at the first Stamp-a-Faire!!

 Oh, I could get stuck in 2011 when I met my bestie Lynn and the PTI design more photo and then I'll move on!

The last card tonight is for 2012 and uses Maile's lovely layout with some Friendly Flower and Hello Friend stamps.  See anything funny about this card?  I didn't until I added the photo to this post!  ARGH!!  I wasn't about to re-stamp and photograph again...needless to say I will fix this card before sending it! LOL  The celebrate your birthday flowers was supposed to go on the Happy Birthday card I made at the same time, not the thanks for everything card! HA!

That's for now!  I'll have a couple more cards tomorrow!  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Happy Day ~ Curtain Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

 Hello everyone!  There's a new challenge up and ready to go over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…

I was inspired by the colours and gold yarn when I made my "happy day" card.  Here's my second take with the same layout, but some different paper and a different sentiment...

Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!


stamps: Be Blessed, Happy Birthday plain jane (retired) - Verve

Celebrate Your Day ~ The Card Concept

Hello everyone! Today starts a new challenge over at The Card Concept challenge blog based on the picture below...

I made this shabby chic/vintage card focusing in on the text paper and heart.  I used a bunch of my odd and ends I bought from Michelle Wooderson's store a few years back. I'm trying not to hoard! LOL  I hope you'll head over to The Card Concept blog to see all the different interpretations from the Design Team then join in the fun!  Have a great day!

stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Best Wishes ~ PTI Anniversary Challenge 2009

 Hi friends!  I'm back tonight with my take on PTI's 2009 Anniversary Challenge.  I still have several sets from that year, just not the highlighted ones so I improvised!  I fell in love with Laurie's gorgeous card so dug through my current PTI sets to find something to make the medallions.  Fab Flakes is helping me CASE Laurie's elegant card!

2009 Laurie

 Thanks for visiting!  I'm sure you are enjoying this trip down PTI memory lane too!

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