Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Helloo Grand Finale 2016 Anniversary Set

Can you believe I have had this 2016 anniversary set and haven't inked it up until now.  Shows you the results that can be had by organizing.  Forgot all about it.

All products are Papertrey Ink

Stamp Set
2016 Anniversary Set "Grand Finale"

Inks
Smokey Shadow, Berry Sorbet, Green Parakeet

Papers
White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow) and Berry Sorbet Card Stock

Accessories
Grand Finale Dies and Pierced Feature Frames Dies, Foam Dimensional, Rain Drops, Wink of Stella

Monday, July 30, 2018

All About You MIM

This is my creation for this week's MIM "Creating Mixed Background Texture Challenge #331.  All products are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.  I adored this challenge.  I've had my granddaughter here for a week and haven't been able to participate in any of the card making challenges or the July Blog Hop - it feels nice to be back to normal.  I purposely forced myself to use an older flower set.  Every time a new floral comes out it becomes my new favorite.  It was a joy to pull out an oldie but goodie.

Stamps
All About You and Backyard Branches

Inks
Basic Gray and Sahara Sand (SU)
Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet and Green Parakeet

Paper
White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow)

Accessories
Big Shot Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder, Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Scan n Cut, Tag Sale #3 Die, Foam Dimensional

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Wonderful Friend MIM Challenge#329 - Stretching Your Dies

Everything that could go wrong that could go wrong on this card.  I struggled through it thinking "remember mistakes can become beauty".  Well I got as close as I could.  First I noticed I was heavy handed with the color I used for ink blending, then I had chosen a round die to use as a pattern for my sponging and my frame to hide the ink blending behind was square.  On top of that my desk is such a mess I couldn't find my dies for the flowers and had to fussy cut.  Here is the result:
The challenge may be found at:  Lilly Bean

All products are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Farmer's Market Florals and Penned Elegance

Inks
Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup and Versafine Noir Onyx

Paper
White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow) and Vellum

Accessories
Dies:  Penned Elegance, Bold Borders - Diagonal and Shaft Shifters:  Oval 1 Die (used for stencil)
Foam Dimensional

Heartfelt Greetings JUL18VSNN Challenge - Passport

I didn't get to this Splitcoaststampers Virtual Stamping Night challenge until this morning, but am in love with the creation of Dr. Sonja.  I did not put the ribbon around it as she did, but rather used Velcro.  I plan on either using it for a gift card or possibly some small note cards as a gift.

All supplies are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Challenge may be found at: JUL 18VSNN Passport 
She has a tutorial on her challenge you may want to visit

Stamps
Don't Forget To Write

Inks
Versafine Noir Onxy, Winter Wisteria, Lavender Moon, Royal Velvet, Green Parakeet, Bright Buttercup

Papers
Winter Wisteria Card Stock, White Linen Card Stock (Fresh Snow), and Winter Wisteria Pattern Pack

Accessories
Don't Forget To Write Dies, Foam Dimensionals, White Seam Binding, Velcro, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, Wink of Stella

Saturday, July 14, 2018

JUL18VSNK Life is a Beautiful Ride

Virtual Stamping Night Splitcoaststampers Challenge.  All supplies used are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamp
Pedal Pusher

Ink
Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, Green Parakeet

Papers
White Linen (Fresh Snow) Cardstock, Raspberry Fizz Cardstock and Bitty Big Raspberry Fizz Patterned Paper Collection

Accessories
Petal Pusher Dies, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, Foam Dimensional and Raindrops

JUL18VSNG Merry Christmas Lovely Layers

This challenge was exciting to me because it gave me the opportunity to finalize my 2018 Christmas Card.  It appears my pure poppy ink needs re inked (looks splotchy and pinkish).

All products Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Lovely Layers and Stylish Sentiments:  Holiday (text)

Inks
Pure Poppy, Call Me Clover (SU) and Versafine Noir Onyx

Papers
White Linen (Fresh Snow) and Pure Poppy

Accessories
Lovely Layers Die, Mix and Mat - Postal Die, Gathered Garden Die (bow)
Gemini Machine and Scan n Cut Machine
Dimensional Foam and Wink of Stella (for a little sparkle)

JUL18VSNF Stitching I love Best

When I saw this challenge I immediately thought of What I Love To Do Best and that is cross stitch and make handmade cards.  Therefore, the above is what I came up with for challenge JUL18VSNF.

All products used are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Quilter Sampler (Text)

Inks
Autumn Rose

Paper
White Linen (Fresh Snow) and Autumn Rose Card Stock

Accessories
Regency Era Stamp A Faire 2014 Die, DMC Thread #22, J.P. Coats #3088 and Weeks Dye Works Floss #2205 (Grasshopper), White Seam Binding, Autumn Rose Button, Quilted Tag Banner Die, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, #26 Needle

JUL18VSND - Here's The Scoop

I am not the best when it comes to coloring but this stamp by MFT just popped in my head when I read the challenge.  Its a Clean and Simple card, unlike most of my other creations.  Its funny how one thing can be a challenge to someone and not to another.

Ice Cream is my one down fall and I don't believe in a bowl.  Just wrap a towel around it and eat right from the carton.

Stamp
Here's The Scoop (MFT)

Ink
Kraft (PTI) and Versafine Noir Onyx 

Papers
White Linen (PTI) and Berry Burst (SU)

Accessories
Copics - E57 (Light Walnut), E55 (Light Camel), RV17 (Deep Magenta) and BG13 (Mint Green)
Stampin Write - Ballet Blue and YoYo Yellow
Wink of Stella

JUL18VSNC This Book

I'm definitely behind in the challenges.  My back just wouldn't hold up sitting so long.  Hopefully, today will be better.

The map in the background of this card is to signify the places that reading can take you in your mind.

All supplies Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Bibliophile

Inks
Dark Chocolate and Hawaiian Shores

Papers
Kraft and White Linen (Fresh Snow) Card Stocks, as well as Road Trip Patterned Paper

Accessories
Bibliophile Die, Fancy Bookends Die, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, Foam Dimensional

Friday, July 13, 2018

Prayer for Peace and Comfort - JUL18VSNB

Splitcoaststamper's Virtual Stamping Night Challenge B "Involuntary Staycation".

All supplies Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Inspired - Prayer (text) and Farmer's Market Florals

Inks
Versafine Noir Onyx, SU Pretty In Pink, Lovely Lady, Harvest Gold, Soft Stone and Aqua Mist

Paper
Stampin Up Coastal Cabana and PTI White Linen (Fresh Snow)

Accessories
Bold Borders:  Flare Die, Farmer's Market Floral Dies, Dimensional Foam, Gemini Die Cut Machine

Masculine Grid Line VSN Challenge JUL18VSNA

I'm playing along with Splitcoaststampers "Virtual Stamping Night" .  This is challenge #1 - JUL18VSNA "Fire Up the Grill".  There are some upcoming masculine birthday's in my family so this challenge is two fold for me.

You can play along at https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/virtual-stamp-night-f54/jul18vsna-%7E-friday-july-13-%40-5-pm-et-%7E-fire-up-grill-t625206.html

All products are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Stamp A Faire 2014 "1980's", Cover Up Grid, Banner Sent

Inks
Brutus Monroe Alabaster (White) and Versafine Noir Onyx

Papers
Weathervane and White Linen (Fresh Snow) Card Stocks

Accessories
Dies - Noted:  Pinked A2 Vertical, Gemini Machine and Wink of Stella (lens part of glasses), Dimensional Foam

Monday, July 2, 2018

Updated Flowers in Reverse

I previously posted a card for a Papertrey Challenge and I have updated it.  I'm in love with the grid background and the new gray color "Weathervane", so I had to use those stamps.  I also added Wink O Stella for some shimmer and used a different stamp set for the flowers that seemed more to scale.

All products used are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Garden Party (flowers), Leave It Be (Leaves), Cover Up Grid (Background) and Phrase Play 7 (text)

Inks
Smokey Shadow, Brutus Monroe Alabaster Pigment Ink, Hawaiian Shores, Prairie Grass and Pine Feather

Papers
Weathervane and White Linen (Fresh Snow) Card Stocks

Accessories
Dies:  -   Doily, Leave It Be, Garden Party
White and Aqua Seam Binding (Bow)
Scan n Cut Machine and Gemini Die Cutting Machines
Wink of Stella

Fishy Birthday



I needed a card for a nephew’s birthday so I went on Pinterest for inspiration.  I found a card made by Betsy Veldman which may be seen here:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AdwIMQTRz9e26H0K9-CBuTtvimuzsYgJe1mbBQ8pP5ysu1eNLZrU7zM/

I didn’t use the same colors she did other than background and small yellow fish.  I added whiter colors to the card, shimmer with Wink of Stella and Rain Drops.  I also didn’t use as dark a color combo as she did on her larger fish.  Isn’t her card lovely though.

All products used are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Salt Air:  Fauna, Salt Air Sentiments Mini, Text & Texture:  Ocean

Inks
Versa fine – Onyx Black, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Bright buttercup

Papers
Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup, White Linen (Fresh Snow) Card Stocks

Accessories
Salt Air: Fauna Dies, Reef Builder Die, Rain Drops, Wink of Stella Brush, Blending Tool and Pads, Gemini Die Cutting Machine, Dimensionals

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Here Fishy, Fishy


A friend of my husband, brought us a fresh caught salmon unexpectedly.  It was a stunning fillet (just beautiful).  He had filleted it, cleaned it, and removed all the bones and had it vacuumed packed.  What a blessing and it was so delish.  The above photo is my thank you card for this gentleman.

They are shimmery using Wink of Stella.  However, I could not capture that in the photo.  The grid background stamp is placed on an angle and is to symbolize a net.

Thank you every so much for viewing.

Stamps
Fly Fishing (Stampin Up)
Cover Up Grid and Banner Sent both (Papertrey Ink) 

Inks
Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Brutus Monroe Alabaster Pigment Ink

Papers
Simply Chartreuse, Weathervane and White Linen (Fresh Snow) PTI Card Stocks

Accessories
Wink of Stella (SU), Copics:  YG11 (Mignonette) and R30 (Pale Yellowish Pink), Dimensionals and Scan n Cut 2 Machine