Saturday, March 8, 2014

Papertreyink Make it Monday 154: Color and Texture Tips

This is my take on Papertreyink's Make it Monday 154: Color and Texture Tips. OK, I know, I know, I cheated just a little by raising a few of the stripes with a bit of foam tape. I love layers, and layers, so this was very hard for me. I wanted to use more "stuff". I love the sentiments from Friends 'Til the End, and the inside of the card uses "It's been to long".

Stamps: Rosie Posie step 1 and step 2, Friends 'Til the End
Dies: Cover Plate Stripes Horizontal
Inks: Melon Berry, Scarlet Jewel, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss (?)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February Papertreyink Bloghop

This card is for the PTI February Bloghop. Our challenge was "Spring". Wow, that sounds good, doesn't it? This winter has been long and hard. Well, we did have a couple warm...ish days that reminded me we will not always be caught in the "bleak midwinter".

My card uses "Ruby Rose" and "Ruby Reprise" stamp sets, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush and Lemon Tart inks.

Papertreyink Make it Monday #152

For this challenge I used "Stitches and Swirls" for the background which I stamped in white pigment ink. I then used a pre-Papertreyink stamp for the top layer. The sentiment is from Delightful Dahlia Additions set. The inks are a combination of Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Hibiscus Burst and Berry Sorbet. I like the technique a lot, and will play with it again, but it took me a little time to figure out which stamps to use.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Vanentine's Day!

I hope your day is lovely and sweet! This is a card I made for my daughter for Valentine's Day. Valentine's cards are so fun to make. It's a toss up for me between Halloween and Valentine's cards. I love making them both. I used the Papertreyink Banner Builder stamps and dies along with the Headline Alphabet dies.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I didn't make the deadline for the Papertrey Word Challenge, but I made the card anyway. I have some antique stereoscope cards that I had copied, so I don'thave to cut up the original. I think the picture captures old fashioned LOVE, so that's the word I chose. I love doing the challenges, but they sure are hard to keep up with!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Papertrey Ink Recipe Card Challenge

OK, next year I'm taking two weeks off work for the Papertrey Anniversary festivities! I did the color/sketch recipe card challenge, and had a ball. But, for me, it's all a challenge. I'm a slow stamper. I knew I would never be able to do the 17 minute challenge, and to all of you who did that one...well, I need some lessons! I don't have all the ink and paper colors yet from Papertrey, but I'm working on it, so for this card I used as close to dark chocolate and scarlet jewel as I could find. (I've kind of forgotten that I have 20 years worth of supplies which I accumulated before I discovered Papertrey.)
For this card I used:

Stamps-Polka Dot and Gingham Background Basics, Happiness in Bloom, Framed Out #4 sentiment

Dies: Beautiful Blooms ll #1, photo finishers, Boutique Borders Valentine, Turning a new Leaf.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Make It Monday #150: Window Screen Cards

This card was indeed challenging for me. I kind of just followed Melissa's lead the best I could. I love this technique, though, and I'm going to try it with some other dies. It's nice to see everybody's take on this. I used Limitless Layers Hearts, and the Berry Basket die (because I don't have any Cover Plate Dies. And then of course the beautiful Rosie Posie stamp sets.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey MIM 149-Glittered Embellishments

I love glitter! In fact I often wear it for a while after a busy crafting session. For this card I used the Papertrey One Liners-Love die, and one of the Double Ended Banners. I am a pretty messy stamper, so needless to say, I was very sparkly when I was done with this card!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge It's amazing how many different colors of pink there are! For this card I used " Quick Stitched Sentiments", which was a real challenge for me (and not really quick) since I can't even sew a button on a shirt. Well, I can now, I think! I also used Tag Sale #8, Confetti Garland, and Framed Out 11. My second card was created with "Wonderful Words-Love" which I love, heart border die, and the gray and white stipe frame I can't remember what it's called. I really need to get more organized when I'm stamping. It was so much fun to "Think Pink".

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Here's my take on MIM 148 "Generation Stamping". Fun, fun fun! I can't remember everything I used-the flower is from "Beautiful Blooms" and the leaves from "Turning a New Leaf" I also used one of the single dots from "Polka Dot Basics" (is that the name? Oh, it was just too hard to focus while that release was going on-- I was thinking ahead! My ink colors are Melon Berry, Summer sunrise, Hibiscus Burst and Poppy.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Papertrey Ink MIM #147

So far, so good on my resolution to do a challenge a week. This is PTI's Make it Monday #147; multi-layer images from a single stamp. I have to say it was a challenge for me. I used one of the stamps in the 2012 Birthday Tags stamp set, and Limitless Layer Circle Dies along with Headline Alphabet Dies. I also used the envelope liner die. I have lots of Papertrey stuff, but have never really gotten much into Perfect Match inks and papers. Well, after this challenge my cart is full of new inks, re-inkers, and matching papers!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Papertrey's MIM angled backgrounds challenge. Limitless Layers Hearts, and Lovely Layers for one layer of lace behind the flower.