Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Grateful for You

Hello! And welcome to the Card Concept's new inspiration,

...and it's all about pastels!

Love to do shakers, and just imagine what the recipient's face is like when they open the
envelope, and get to interact with their card. 

Play along for a chance to become our guest designer! We love seeing what you do
with the photo and card styles.
Thanks for visiting, and happy crafting!

PTI: Enclosed Leaf
PTI: Cardstock
Richard Garay Embossing Folder

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oh Frap!

Did you all know the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is happening?
I just don't miss playing along with Amy and the group and all those
generous sponsors

I never know when I'll need a belated birthday card, and I love the AI chicken set 
featuring the art of Bonnie Krebs! Miss Henny Penny is holding her cut, 'O Frap',
and a little note at the bottom explains her bird brain.
Tags from Reverse Confetti.

Art Impressions and Reverse Confetti are both Super Sponsors of the Hop!
Thanks to all for participating!

Grab a cuppa and join in the fun! Hop lasts through Friday.

Blessed Autumn card

Dawn McVey has a video that captured my card making heart, on
Nichole's blog. MIM this week celebrates mixing the PTI Florals.
Hooray! I love all things floral, and ALL the florals at Papertrey.
Time to pull out the fall stamp sets. And with Dawn's advice on 'how to', 
combine a few and celebrate this time of year!

I have to tell you, I was late ordering Beautiful Berries: Autumn, just received it a few days ago.
But like all the sets that shine a light on the beauty of this season, I'm won over.

As Dawn advised, I collected several of my Autumn stamps, deciding which ones to combine.
Twig Wreath helped to 'ground' the different sets. 
Simple Sunflower hasn't seen ink in a while, but I liked the size with the berry branch.
Also liked the look of elements in Paper Clippings: Thankful For You Details.
My sentiment is from Inspired: Blessed
Thank you for visiting this morning. Check out Dawn's video here:

Poppy Stamps Halloween Release

Good Morning!
If you'd like a chance to win this adorable pumpkin die, (or the set of your choice!)
hop on over to poppy stamps' blog.
It's Halloween Release week, and your comments will win you a chance for
one of the new stamps and dies!

Do you love fall, and creating Halloween fun? 
The new dies celebrate all things Halloween, from sweet to spooky for your cards and projects.
Wait till you see what the designers have created!
Like I said, leave a little love on the posts to WIN this darling pumpkin!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heaven & Nature Sing

It's time again for Create Along With Us. Our chance to case the 
beautiful new stamps and dies and the creative genius of the PTI designers.
This month, Nichole's striking tag caught my eye.

Definitely going in the cart!
Nichole did several things that were jaw dropping; the colors, the candy striped circle,
Scarlett Jewel bg, and some glossy accents on the berries.

My tag came from Don't Forget to Write
Double Edge Banner
Sentiment: Christmas Faith
Lots of Christmas greenery and bow from Tinsel & Tags.
And, of course, Glossy Accents. 
There's a few raindrops too.

I'm excited that I have a Christmas card done!
I think I only have 99 to go! 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Just a Little Note

Make It Monday, and Lexi, this week, with a great tutorial on
repeating small images on our cards.
She shows several examples, among them repeating a small image on a punched backing.

I made a card set using the bee from Monthly Moments Inked: Everyday Symbols.
I punched the scallop circle from a Martha Stewart punch, and the smaller circle (1") is 
a Fiskars Punch.

I colored my bees with copics and added Wink of Stella to their little wings.

Sentiment: Note Niblets
Noted Scallop A1 Size card die

Such a quick and easy way to do a card or note card set!
Thanks, Lexi!

Card Concept Challenge - Weathered Floral

 Welcome back to the Card Concept Challenge!
We had a nice long summer break, and hopefully you're ready for September's inspiration.

Weathered Floral!
Inspiration everywhere!

Clean and Layered is what I'd call this card.
What will you do with the inspiration? 
I can't wait to see!

PTI: Stemmed Statements
Cuttlebug Woodgrain ef

Monday, September 4, 2017

Slider card

Hi! I'd like to introduce you to a new slider die from Memory Box. 
Honestly, never did a slider card before, but with this die set, I'm hooked!
Have you ever made one?
This die set makes it so easy!

And, it's my first video! (Thanks to son Ryan, who filmed while I operated the slider!)

I put it together with a new stamp set from Poppy called 'Wintertime Fairies.'

Your could win a stamp set of your choice, and these versatile sliders by leaving a 
comment on Poppy's blog. Be sure to see what each of the designers do with this fun new die set.

Check out how all the details on the Poppystamps blog, here:

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Little Stampers September '17 Watercolor Challenge

Happy September to you! Oh yes, it's September all ready.
Kids in school, temperature cooling (Hopefully), and the colors change
from bright pastels to fiery hues! Love it!
And, to launch September HLS has a challenge for all the 
Watercolor fans, Anything Goes with an Optional Twist - Spritz

Here's some inspiration for you, stamping and watercoloring with your water based inks.
My sentiment is from Year of the Psalms April from PTI, stamped in Ranger's 
Archival Waterproof black ink. 
The berries are also PTI, a set called Beautiful Berries: Summer, which allows 
2 step stamping.
The inked images were spritzed with water before stamping on watercolor paper.
While still wet, the 2nd layer of defining stamps were added, bleeding just a bit,
not enough to blur the definition.
Some added color around the berries, and leaves, and then some Lindy's Stamp Gang
Starburst dropped onto the card, randomly.

Hope you play along this month. Remember winners receive a $25. gc to the HLS shop.
See you in the linep!

12 Kits August '17 Teacher's Pet

Hi Everyone! It's 12 Kits time!

The fabulous Lisa Elton from My Paper Tales, is our hostess this month at 12 Kits, 
and she gave us the most wonderful Back to School themed elements!
 I loved every bit, and made 6 cards, well, 
scratch that, 5 cards, and 1 milk carton. Take a look!

Loved reading to my kiddos when they were young, and now as a grandma, have read this precious book to all 11! When I saw this darling mouse holding a book, it reminded me of 
 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie'. The kids love it, and can quote most of it!

This darling milk carton die was included in the kit, along with the heart washi tape, bunny,
and sign sentiment. 

Crafting a card from all these darling elements was so much fun! Don't you love the hand buttons?

It takes 2 photos to show you this card. With the flap closed...

And with the flap open, to reveal the shaker.

Love that PTI apple!

And finally, a sweet little mouse making a wish. GAed 'great job'
Oh my! I have so much yet to play with. Thank you, Lisa, for a wonderful kit!

Thank you so much for visiting. Hope you enjoyed what I did with the August kit.
Be sure and visit the other 12 Kits teammies. It always delights to see what all
do with the same elements.
And there's a special guest too. Judy Marino from Judy's Craft Corner.
Welcome, Judy!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SAF '17 10th Anniversary Tin with Laurie Schmidlin

Laurie Schmidlin and Tin & Aluminum celebrates the 10th and final

Year of the Psalms: April, Friendship Jar Fillers, 
Autumn Pumpkins.

SAF '17 2nd Anniversary Tradition - Cotton Michelle Leone

Michelle Leone made the cutest sachet for her Anniversary Tradition - cotton.

Using lots of things I had handy, 
Tag Sale #9
Happy die: One Liners
Birthday sentiment: Ivy & Bloom.
Borders die
The sachet is a vintage hankie, with lavender inside. Gives the card a lovely scent!

SAF '17 with Kimberly Crawford - Bronze

Bronze with Kimberly Crawford and using Perfect Pearls.
Initial Sentiments: Birthday
Made With Love: Tags 2 ( I cut off scalloped edge)

SAF '17 7th Anniversary Tradition Wool, with Heather Nichols

Heather Nichols and Wool, celebrate the 7th anniversary tradition. 
And she created the loveliest little notecards, 
and showed us a technique in which she sewed on the veins of leaves. 
I thought of my old friend, Lovely Layers, but couldn't bear to cut off those 
sweet scallops, as Heather did!

Stylized Autumn leaves stamped in the background, Canyon Clay Pattern Pack paper,
sentiment also from Stylized Autumn
PTI: twine