Friday, July 13, 2018

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hello friends!  Oh my!  Here it is already the second week of vacation and my posts have been few and far between.  With no design team duties this summer, I feel a little lost without scheduled studio time.  However, I wrote it down on my to do list today..."make cards."  This sweet number is for this week's PTI's Make it Monday challenge.  It was a challenge to find a line image in my stash!  I don't colour and rarely water colour so I typically buy full image or 2/3 step stamping.  I had to use some retired Verve stamps and mix them with some favourite PTI sets.  Thanks for stopping by!

what's in it?
stamps: Life is Beautiful, Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie step 2 (PTI), Kindness Matters (retired Verve)
dies: Rosie Posie, Scalloped A2 Vertical (PTI), Great Kindness (retired Verve)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Happy Anniversary #11

Hello friends!  I am officially on vacation and yet I haven't spent any quality time in the studio!  I think it's because I need to do a major clean and am procrastinating!  However, I needed to make a card for a very special anniversary today.  The dh and I are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary.  The traditional gift is steel to signify the strength of a marriage and the modern gift is diamonds! LOL  Really, aren't diamonds good for any anniversary?  I bought my beloved a cool steel knife that is also a fire starter!  He loves his knives so I think he'll love this one :)

 Swedish FireKnife™ - Gardening

Here we are 11 years ago...

Thanks for visiting...hopefully I'll get back into the posting groove!  I gotta clean this room up!  LOL

what's in it?
stamps: just a number (PTI), love everlasting (retired Verve)
dies: just a number, noted A2 pinked (PTI)
paper: stampers select white, soft stone (PTI), silver paper
embossing folder: diamond plate (cuttlebug)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Congratulations ~ The Card Concept

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

 My clean and layered card was inspired by the colours, the flowers, the bits of gold, and the wedding vibe! If you visited the blog on Monday, you may recognize this layout.  I just changed out the colours for a softer, more romantic look.  I'm entering both cards in PTI's Transformation Tuesday challenge.

 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!

what's in it?
stamps: gran's garden, (PTI)
dies: gran's garden, bold borders flare die (PTI) Congratulations die (SSS)

Monday, June 25, 2018

Grateful For You ~ PTI June Blog Hop

 Greetings friends!  Thanks for stopping by to see my take on this month's PTI Blog Hop challenge!  I went for some BOLD colur with a stamp set created by my stamping love, Dawn McVey, who is also celebrating a birthday today!  Happy Birthday, Dawn!  Is it just me or does anyone else want to through this photo into a large bowl of wine and make sangria!???  HA!  I'm off to work so I'll catch all your wonderful cards tonight :)  Happy Monday!

what's in it?
stamps: gran's garden, banner style (PTI)
dies: gran's garden, banner style, bold borders flare die (PTI)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Happy Birthday ~ Tranformation Tuesday

Hello again!  I'm back with my take on PTI's Transformation Tuesday challenge.  I took the card I made for Make it Monday which had white flowers and a neutral vibe to one with the same layout but bright colours.  Here are both cards side by side.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you all have a great week!  The count down to my summer is ON!

what's in it?
stamps: banner style (PTI)
dies: banner style die, grand botanicals die, painted petals die, (PTI)
paper: select stampers white, bitty big limeade ice paper (PTI)

Grateful for You ~ Make it Monday

 Hi friends!  I've been stamping fiercely today and have a few cards I need to post quickly so I can enter them into some contests!  First up is my take on PTI's Make it Monday...Flowers in Reverse.  I hope to come back to this challenge again this summer (only 5 more work days!).  Thanks for stopping by...I'm so grateful for all of you!

what's in it?
stamps: banner style (PTI)
dies: banner style die, grand botanicals die, painted petals die, (PTI)
paper: select stampers white, sheer basics vellum patterned paper (PTI)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Choose Serenity ~ Create Along with Us

Hi friends!  I've spent a few hours in the studio making this card  for PTI's Create Along with Us and a couple of retirement cards for my teacher colleagues.  I needed a birthday card for a good friend who teaches with me.  We went to see Seinfeld Live last month so I thought this sentiment was perfect.  

 I also picked up a few of these key chains on Etsy to celebrate seeing Seinfeld (I'm a huge fan since the original series aired).  I'm CASEing Laurie's beautiful card except I stamped and clear embossed "serenity" because there is no die cut for it. Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

 what's in it?
stamps: Brushed Birds, Stitching Garden (PTI)
dies: Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical die, Stitching Garden Die (PTI)
paper: stampers select white, soft stone (PTI)
ink: green parakeet, sweet blush, pale peony, aqumist (PTI), summer sunrise (SU)

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