Saturday, February 18, 2017

PTI Celebrating Past Present and Future 2013

I used this card from Nicole Heady for inspiration. 

The Best Is Yet To Be - Nichole

I used paper from the Twig Wreath paper Pack and the Make It  Market Kit. 

Paper Trey Ink 2009

Here is another entry for paper Trey Ink Celebrating the Past, Present and Future. I took my inspiration from Dawn McVey.


I used PTI Choose Joy Stamp Set

PTI Celebrating the Present , Past and Future 2008

Paper Trey Ink is is hosting several challenges is honor of their anniversary. I took my inspiration from this card by Amy Rysavy. 

I used paper Trey Ink Spring Woods Stamp and die set and Choose Joy stamp set. The paper is from Garden Gate.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dies R Us Think Spring

Time for a new challenge at DIES R US. Are you ready to Think Spring? With the record snows in some areas I know many of you are ready for the first sign of spring. In California, the almond trees fill out with soft pink blossoms in February.  Since we have many almond orchards surrounding us, I am looking forward to the day they begin to flower.  .

Last fall I made a similar card using fall colors and liked it so I thought I would make another one with a spring theme. I sponged a sun then covered it with a mask so I could sponge a blue sky. I layered the bench grass and tree and then framed the scene. A couple kitties and  my scene was done. 

The team has some fabulous inspiration for you so go take a look Dies R US  and then link up your spring creations. 

Double D Rick Rac/ Zig Zag

New Mood Board and New Challenge over at Double D Challenge Blog and as usual we have a wonderful mood board. I liked the soft pastel colors mixed with white so I used that for my inspiration.                    


    I love it when I see a mood board that allows me to use something I have not used for awhile.   I pulled out My Favorite Things Chevron Cover Plate for this challenge. I cut it four times so I would have a variety of colors and patterns.

My fabulous PTI papers were perfect for this design.    I had lavender moon, spring rain, and harvest gold paper packs. I enjoy these papers so much that I had several others on my wish list so can you imagine my happy dance when they put them on sale for their anniversary (marked down from $12 to $ 1). I got every color on my wish list.  since I cut it four times I saved the parts I did not use so I can make three more cards. I used PTI Wet Paint 2 for the sentiment and added one of my homemade flowers and some greenery. This pattern would make a cute baby card.

Out team is always so impressed with your entries in the challenges. There are so many talented designers and we are glad the mood boards inspire you. Here is the prize for this challenge.

 I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Visit the  Double D Challenge Blog  to see details and find more inspiration from the team.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Sympathy Birds

This week's PTI challenge was a lot of fun and fit in with some new dies and papers I just received from their gigantic sale. I have been wanting their spring woods stamp and die set for some time and had them in my cart waiting for the fabulous paper sale so I could get them along with several of their designer pacs.  Lexi Daly had the Make it Monday Challenge this week and her theme fit right into my new purchases. She challenged us to use patterned paper with die cuts. To see her challenge and get the details go HERE. I cut the birds form twig wreath paper pack and used a sheet of the spring woods paper pack for the background.
The paper pack made this a quick and easy card, but I like it. I used some of the twig wreath paper on the bottom and stamped a sentiment from the spring woods set.  I will enter this at the PTI challenge and also at NBUS challenge 10 since I have never used any of these things before. I can't wait to play with the stamp set  which includes branches, birds, and flowers now.



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Double D Lavender and Lace

This lavender and lace mood board is very feminine and it was fun to make a card using it for inspiration.

 I needed several birthday cards this month so while I had my materials handy I made a few cards using basically the same design. I originally made this card for the challenge but I thought it looked  more pink than lavender enough even though the PTI paper is called lavender moon. I embossed the bottom with a Swiss dot embossing folder. I tied a ribbon from lace, added some greenery, a couple of Wild Orchid flowers a sentiment from Sue Wilson and some enamel dots.

I decided to make another one in lavender and purple card to post on DD Blog.  I used some Gina K card stock in shades of lavender and purple.  I doubled the border on this card using two of the dies from a Sue Wilson set. Frantic Stamper Ivy, Tim Holtz ferns, and some lace from my stash  are the backdrop for a lavender silk flower. the bottom is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder

The Prize for this Challenge is this beautiful border.

My teammates have outdone themselves with this board. Go visit the Double D Blog and the pull out your lavender and lace.

Straight from the Heart

The challenge at Dies R Us this time is called Hearts. I chose some pretty paper from PTI in Lavender Moon and cut it with Sue Wilson's Sue-Wilson-DesignsGemini-DiesCentaurus  border die. I added some burlap and lace ribbon the topped it with Cheery Lynn Heart to Heart Doily and and Amy Design. musical stave. I added a few flowers from Wild Orchid and a punched butterfly that was on my desk from another project. 

The design team has some beautiful designs and great inspiration for you. 
You can see it at Dies R Us