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Monday, March 23, 2015

March PTI Blog Hop: blue and yellow inspiration



I am going to keep this short and sweet.   I love the inspiration photo for this month's blog hop.  What an amazing assortment of pieces and patterns to use as a jumping off point.  Dishes, linens, light shades, cabinets, wallpaper, headboard, woodgrain, flowers, lemons, etc.  So many ways to go.  I kept my card simple and cheery.  I used a stripe embossing folder to mimic the headboard cabinet doors on the bottom of the cabinet chest.  I used kraft from the picnic table, and then aqua and lemon tart and a brighter yellow for my flowers.  They kind of remind me of a modern take on a hydrangea.  Can't wait to see what everyone else makes.  I have a whole collection of blue and yellow cards I have ideas for that I want to make, but this one will have to do for now.  Happy blog hopping.  









These two cards I cased from some cards in my Pinterest files.  I used PTI printed papers, Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie additions, Fillable Frames, and Mini frames sentiments.  I think I like the kraft base card the best of these two.





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Going Postal

I love the Postmarks set, but frankly wasn't sure how to use it to it's fullest potential.  I dug through the internet to find some samples using this set and made two cards from Dawn McVey, because they were just too pretty and colorful to not make them.   I have a few more clean and simple ideas to CAS that uses this set.   Then I guess I need to get a little creative on my own and see what I can do.  Loved both of these cards and the fact they made me dig out some older products I have not used in awhile.



Getting Sketchy

I am trying to work my way through the sketches from this month's Papertrey Ink release.  There were some very good sketches that I could easily picture using certain sets and papers with.  That does not happen to me very often.  I am trying to build up my card stash so I can sell some assorted card sets.  Here are two I made yesterday and today.










Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few cards on a March day

I so want warm weather.  It has been warmer here, but rainy.  I guess we are getting a taste of Seattle weather.  Anyway, to lift my rainy day blues, I made three cards this afternoon.  Here they are.





Thursday, March 5, 2015

Some more cards from this week

Here are the cards I have made this week.  Trying to even out my stash and I was low on friendship and get well cards.    It feels good to get out some very neglected stamp sets, paper colors, and accessories to make some fresh new cards.  I used a lot of card inspiration from my Pinterest boards, but had to fit in my own selection of supplies.  Fun.  I am loving the challenge I put on myself to not bring in any new stamps or other supplies and just use what I have.  Not that I haven't been tempted.  I really like some of the $5 sets and $8 dies from PTI as well as a ton of cover plate dies that are in my wish list, but I will resist.  I must resist.   Hope you have a blessed day.  Enjoy the cheery cards.






Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Some more cards I have been working on.

So I have been trying to use my neglected stamps and accessories lately in an attempt to justify all the stamps and stuff I have accumulated over the past 8-12 years.  I got some new goodies in January and have been trying to use them before they get shoved aside and neglected.  I made these cards using a new SU! Sale a ration set, new SAB designer series paper, and my new PTI cake stand dies, which I love.  I also used a neglected Foodie Fun set for my cupcakes.  I think they turned out pretty cute.  

















MIM#202 Anchoring a focal point with banners and border dies

I made this card just last week, and look, it fits perfectly with this week's MIM challenge.  Awesome! I used a card that had used only Stampin' UP! stamps and embellishments and used my PTI sets and border dies to create a similar look since I didn't have the SU! stamps or embellishments.  I think it turned out rather cool.  Trying to get more masculine cards in my stash.

Supplies used:
Stamps: PTI Celebrations, Bitty Dot backgrounds, Wet Paint I set, and MFT washi tape backgrounds
Inks:  SU! bermuda bay, chocolate chip, crumb cake, and pool party
Accessories: SU! large dot embossing folder, PTI stars border die, fabulous frames die, bakers twine