Monday, May 22, 2017

Just Because (it's Holiday Monday)



Happy Victoria Day Monday to all my Canadian friends...this is my take on PTI's Make it (Holiday) Monday!  LOL  I love holiday Mondays because it usually means I have time to watch the MIM video first thing in the morning with coffee in my PJs.  It's the little things, right?  Today we are asked to make felt flowers.  I literally said, "ouch," each time Lizzi squeezed those darling little petals with hot glue so I'm thinking she hadsa cooler hot glue gun than mine.  I went for some spray adhesive instead :)  I wanted a card that was fairly flat so I just layered the flowers like I do when using paper.  These dies cut the felt like butter without any adjustments to my Big Shot. I did, however, use a metal shim for the melon berry layer on the biggest bloom just to make sure it cut all the way through.  Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sending You Hugs






 Mid week greetings to you all!  I love PTI release week because that means that the MIM challenge turns into a Create Along with Us challenge.  I love getting inspiration from some of my favourite designers.  I cheated a little this time and am CASEing Heather's card from this release with a former card from Melissa...here are their cards...

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 Ptipaintedpetals2

I am so happy I got those banners sentiments and dies...I can't stop using them!  I'm also getting my money's worth from last year's Anniversary set.  Thanks for stopping by!












Monday, May 15, 2017

Congratulations ~ Curtain Call Inspiration



Hello everyone!  EEK! It's May! That means there's a new challenge is up and ready to go over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…





I tried to mimic the flowers with my Botanical dies on a woodgrain background.  I'm really enjoying these dies!  Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sending Birthday Cheer


Hello friends!  I was excited to have a couple of hours in the studio after all my Saturday morning running around.  These two cards ('cause I'm still trying to create 2 cards at once) are for this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge to use a big sentiment as a background.  The background is hard to read on this second card...it's the New Beginnings sentiment from Tulip Time.


Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wish Big ~ The Card Concept


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


I was inspired by the soft colours and bird images, which helped me pick out these sweet papers from a couple of different paper pads.  Then I went into my lace box and found a little scrap of lace, the perfect size to sneak under the sentiment.   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!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Verve Release!


Welcome to Verve's May New Release Spotlight Hop! If you've arrived form Laurie's blog you are right on track!  There's something new in the Verve shop today, and we're celebrating with a blog hop. Along the hop you'll see the Divas' first looks at the new Butterfly Grace stamp set and Graceful Butterflies die set. We're also hosting a little giveaway,so why not join in the fun and hop along with us? Just leave a little shout out in the comments at each stop and you'll be in the prize drawing for the new products. Check out the Verve Blog today for a little more about the new goodies and all the prize info and deadlines.

I was going through new Verve withdrawals so when this set came to me I was head over heels in love.  I wanted to make this a thank you card for a friend so went with a double sentiment...I love how Julee's fonts from different sets work so well together. Head over to Marisa's blog for more inspiration!

New Release Hop List

Julee
Charmaine
Christyne
Laurie
Maureen
Marisa
Teresa

Butterfly GraceGraceful Butterflies Die Set


what's in it?
stamps: Butterfly Grace,  Simply Amazing (Verve)
ink: onyx (versafine), raspberry fizz, pure poppy (PTI)
paper: white (PTI), Baxter (seven paper)
accessories: Graceful Butterflies, Stitched Pennants Die Set, Shine Bright Sequin Mix (Verve), black twine (Hemptique), banner die (PTI), stitching








Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Happy Mother's Day


Hi everyone!  Today's card is for the current PTI Make it Monday challenge :)  I've taken my cards into work and am quickly running out of Mother's Day cards.  It was nice to take some time to play with watercolours and Laurie's video sure helped!  Have a great week!






stamps:Wonderful Marvelous (Verve)
dies: PTI

Monday, May 1, 2017

Grateful for You ~ Curtain Call Inspiration


 Hello everyone!  EEK! It's May! That means there's a new challenge is 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 butterfly, minus the sharp edges of those glorious paper butterflies.   Want to play along?  Head over to the Curtain Call blog for more inspiration and then join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

It's Your Day to Celebrate!


Hello friends!  I was supposed to spend sometime weeding today, but when I got home from a food run, it was raining! RATS!  So I had to spend some time in the studio with this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge...I know, hardship! HA! I dug out my old SU reinkers (does anyone remember Marvelous Magenta!?) and the same stencil Betsey used.  I layered a piece of striped vellum to soften the background as I wanted some separation of colour with the flowers.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Birthday ~ The Card Concept


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


I was itching to use my new Grand Botanical dies and this challenge seemed like the perfect place to start.  Inspired by the colours, flowers, and polka dots I went to work die cutting these gorgeous botanicals.   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!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mother's Day Wishes ~ PTI Blog Hop


Hi friends!  Thanks for stopping by to see my entry for the PTI April Blog Hop.  I have been having fun with my new Grand Botanical dies.  I was mixing and matching so much that I had enough pieces left over to make another card...which has been my goal this year...to make 2 cards at a time.  So far it's been going well! Enjoy the hop!







 Inspired by...




Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Mother's Day ~ Make it Monday


Hello friends!  I was lucky enough to have one more inky day in the studio this long Easter weekend.  I made sure to take in this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge and am so glad I did as it was Dawn's turn to challenge us to use a pattern behind a window.  I went with some patterned paper that I could stamp a sentiment on.   Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week















stamps: Rosie Posie (PTI), Button Best (Verve)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day ~ Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge


Hello everyone!  It's the 15th of the month and that means there's a new challenge is up and ready to go over on the  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  This time we’re inspired by this photo…



 Tulips are one of my favourite flowers!  When they are blooming, it means Spring is on the way (hopefully!)...except maybe for this year! LOL  I was inspired by EVERYTHING in this photo...the colours, the neutrals, the aqua bucket, the distressed chair...EVERYTHING!

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





sentiment stamps:Wonderful Marvelous (Verve)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Done in Love


 Hi friends!  I had some good inky time in the studio today and was able to finish some projects I had started during Spring Break.  I had gold embossed this sentiment on a couple of bristol panels ready to water colour but never got around to it until today.  So happens that I was able to be inspired by Laurie and use it for the  PTI's Create Along with Us challenge.  Laurie's card is so gorgeous, I can't stop looking at it! Thanks for stopping by!






Psalm 20-4 by Laurie Schmidlin



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