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Thursday, October 23, 2014

PTI blog hop: Card 4

This card really doesn't stick to any of the color palettes, but it is Christmas themed, newly made, and I figured it fit the blog hop.  We have classic colors of red, cherry, chartreuse, and harvest gold.  I used Year of Flowers poinsettia, and Year of flowers mini, as well as Seasons greetings.

Papertrey Ink Oct. Blog Hop: Card 3

This card was fun to make.  I used Wet Paint holiday words, red, raspberry fizz, new leaf, and hawaiian shores (which looks more blue than turquoise for some reason), pink and green twine, and a hawaiian shores button.   The focal point is supposed to look like a present.

PTI October Blog Hop: Card 2

Keeping this short and sweet.  I loved the bright cheery colors of the color scheme I used with the shiny silver added in.  I used Vintage Ornaments and Additions, silver embossing, white gold glitter, seam binding ribbon, silver stretchy string, and the following colors: aqua mist, hawaiian shores, raspberry fizz, blueberry sky, and wisteria.

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop: card 1

I made more of a wintery card, but I think it works for the challenge.  I used Blueberry Sky, Hawaiian shores, soft stone, and new leaf inks, and PTI stamps.





Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Blog Hop final card





Here is my last card for this month's blog hop.  I had lots of fun this week putting my own spin on the color and sketch inspirations.  Hope you had fun too.  I so wanted to incorporate the berries and twigs in the picture.  I thought the wonderful wreath set would work great until I found out that it doesn't fit in the limitless layers circles dies which coordinate with mat stack 3.  So I improvised with a little sketchy help from Dawn McVey and came up with this.  The glitter is reminiscent of snow, and the other little details are from the photo.  I just wish my markers worked better on my clear stamps.  They always ink up blotchy no matter how hard I try to make them even, so the mat stack 3 stamp did not turn out very crisp.   And I did not have any small autumn rose colored ribbon, so I used my marker to color this.  My markers are not PTI colors but SU!  In color from last year.  All in all I like it though, crafty flaws and all.  It is homemade right.   Enjoy the blog hop.  I hope to hop around and leave some comments throughout the day too.  



Papertrey September Blog Hop 3rd card






As you can see, I used the 3rd sketch and first color combo.  I used soft stone in there too as well as some vellum for my banner overlay.  I think this turned out lovely.   So what have you been doing lately to get in the fall spirit?  We have been baking up a storm in our house.  My sons just started a cookie business in August and we have been baking dozens and dozens of cookies.  Plus we just had a fundraiser for Childhood  Cancer Awareness Month where we sold cookies to raise money for better treatments and a cure for pediatric cancers.  I also auctioned off lots of handmade cards and gifts using much of my PTI supplies.  It was a great success!  We raised a little over $600 this year.   I think we might have a lull here for a couple of weeks in the cookie making, but the holidays are coming and that means cookie gifts.  


PTI September Blog Hop project 2



Here is my second card.  I used the second sketch and again, a combo of the colors.