Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bloom Brighter

Hello, friends!  I had a productive day in the (super clean) studio.  I'm a little obsessed about cleaning up immediately after making a card to keep everything as neat and organized as it is now.  I played along with PTI's Make it Monday challenge.  I used Stephanie's darling layout but changed up the stamps, coverplate, and sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by! 

what's in it?
stamps: Stitching Garden (PTI), Bloom Brighter (retired Verve)
dies: Stitching Garden, Quatrefoil Coverplate, Scalloped Tags (PTI)
ink: hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz, pale peony, berry sorbet, green parakeet, pure poppy (PTI)
accessories: rustic jute twine (PTI)

Friday, July 27, 2018

Hello from a Clean Studio!

Hello (dearest) friends!  I am happy to say that the studio is DONE...clean, purged, wiped, thrownout, vacuumed...DONE!  It was so good to go through everything and get rid of the clutter.  With a sparkling studio, I couldn't wait to make a card!  I pulled out the new to me Seasonal Borders: Summer.  I found Betsy's video on how to stamp it with a Misti and that was a must-see.  I finally got the hang of it.  It's a lot of stamping so I suggest you make multiple die cuts...it's definitely not a "quick card."  However, the results are stunning, even with your first time! I used the same layout as my card for the Blog Hop and changed up the colours, stamps, and sentiment for PTI's Transformation Tuesday.

Below are some photos of the CLEAN studio!  I don't want to mess it up! LOL  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

what's in it?
stamps: Penned Elegance, Scripted, Seasonal Borders: Summer (PTI)
dies: Seasonal Borders: Summer, Tag Sale #10 (PTI)
ink: versafine onyx, lovely lady, hibiscus burst, mint julep, green parakeet, aquamist (PTI), bermuda bay, pumpkin pie, summer sun (SU)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Thanks For All You Do ~ PTI Blog Hop

Hello friends!  I was a little leery about this month's inspiration photo for the PTI July Blog Hop.  I don't have many "nautical" stamps (except the lighthouses) so I went with a colour inspiration...all those beautiful blues with pops of white and red!  I picked up an old friend again (Gran's Garden) and pulled out a bunch of blue inks and went to town.  I think I love the simplicity of Gran's Garden...not too many dies and a simple 2 step stamping that looks great everytime.  I'm also using the Make it Monday challenge of "Repeating a Greeting."   I can't wait to see if any of my PTI peeps did the same with the colour, not the topic.  Thanks for stopping by! 

what's in it?
stamps: Gran's Garden, Enclosed: Apple (PTI)
dies: Gran's Garden, Tag Sale 10 (PTI)
ink: blueberry sky, pure poppy, oceans tide (PTI), soft sky, night of navy, blue bliss (SU), versafine onyx

Friday, July 20, 2018

Thanks, Thanks and Ever Thanks

Happy Friday, friends!  It's still a little slow going in the studio as I catch up on house cleaning/organizing/purging.  I am onto my next big job of "the studio!"  Though it's not as fun as playing in the studio, I know my mojo and creative heart will love it.  However, I wanted to share this card I made for PTI's Transformation Tuesday.  I kept the flowers and layout the same and changed up the colours and sentiment.

Okay, break time over!  I'm diving into the piles! LOL  Thanks for stopping by :)

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

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 FireKnifeā„¢ - 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)

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