Friday, August 26, 2016


This week's challenge is to make a cover plate tag. I made two tag backgrounds, one with the regular and one with the reverse of the cover plate.

I used one for the tag for this challenge and I have another to use for another project :oD

PTI products used:
Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale: Quilted Die
Mat Stack 1 Collection Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Life is Beautiful Die Collection (set of 2)
Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Quatrefoil Die
Paper Basics - White Tag Stock (15 sheets)

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

PTI Create Along With Us: August 2016

Here is a tag that I lifted from Amy Sheffer. Amy's tag is here:

And here is my tag:

And I used NO STAMPS!

PTI products used:
Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale: Quilted Die
Papertrey Ink - Wonderful Words: Birthday Die
Papertrey Ink - Scene It: Celebration Die
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock (40 Sheets)
Paper Basics - White Tag Stock (15 sheets)

Monday, July 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop

This month's challenge is a photo inspiration:

And here is my card:

PTI Supplies used:

PTI white card stock
PTI tag card stock
Be Happy stamp set and matching dies
Wet Paint stamp set

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

PTI Make it Monday

This week's challenge is to make a card with money on it. I took this opportunity to make a card for my niece's 21st birthday.

To create this card, I used a 20 dollar bill and a 1 dollar bill since it's her 21st birthday. And the following PTI product:

PTI Beautiful Blooms Dies
PTI White cardstock
PTI Signature Greetings stamp set

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

This weeks challenge was one of my favorite color combos:

Here is my card:

The script stamp and sentiment are from a set called Super Scrpt 2 from Altenew. I also used the Embroidered Blooms stamp set from PTI for the flowers. 

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This weeks challenge was to create a card with water color script. 
Here is my card:

The script stamp and sentiment are from a set called Super Scrpt 2 from Altenew. I also used the Embroidered Blooms stamp set from PTI for the flowers. 

I really like this technique since the water color evens out my uneven stamping. 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PTI Create Along with Us

For this challenge, I lifted the "King of the Grill" card by Lizzy Jones. You can see her card here:

Here is my card:

The PTI supplies that I used:

Ombré Sentiments : Birthday set
Cupcake Collection Stamp set

You can see more great cards by PTI followers by going here:

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

PTI - ink blending over heat embossing

I love learning new techniques to use on my cards. PTI's new technique this week is inking over clear embossing. 

I used:
Script Swirls Birthday stamps
Be Happy stamps and dies
Stylish Sentiments Birthday stamps
Heart-2-Heart #5 mini stamp set

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Friday, March 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop

The theme challenge for the PTI Blog Hop this month is "stitching." I have PTI's Embroidered Blooms stamp set. It's one of my favorite flower stamp sets!

It's a bolder color scheme than I'm used to using, but I really like how it came out.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

PTI Release Create with Us

I have such a hard time with guy cards. When I saw the beautiful black and gold card created by Maile Belles, I knew I had to lift it for my stash. 

PTI stamp set: Heart-2-Heart #5 Mini Stamp set. 
PTI card stock: white and kraft

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


I'm on a card making roll. Another card today using the PTI Make it Monday technique challenge. This week's technique is for ombré stenciled backgrounds. Here's my card:

This was a very fun technique, and I really like how the background came out. Then I added white embossing powder and black ink to the foreground to give it some pop. 

I used:
PTI Wet Paint stamps
PTI Embroidered Blooms stamps
Crafters Workshop stencil

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

PTI Blog Challenge

I must say that pink and green is one of my least favorite color combinations, but I like the way this one came out. I used stacked plates to get the butterfly embossed on the background. I always wanted to try that technique. 

PTI products used:
Heeling Touch Sentiments
Aida Embossing plate
Beautiful Butterfly Layers stamps
Beautiful Butterfly Layers dies
White card stock 

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Friday, February 19, 2016

PTI Make it Monday

This weeks MIM challenge was to customize a background. Here is my background before and after:

And here is my final card:

I used the PTI Birthday tag stamp set. I love this set for making tags. This is the first time I've used it for a card. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Altenew February challenge

I took a class by Altenew at CHA and fell in love with their layered flower stamps. The class didn't offer freebie sets, so I had to go buy my own. I chose the stamp set called Golden Garden with matching dies and another one called Super Script. I love the bold mod look and these flowers and sentiments make it easy to whip up a quick tag. 

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

PTI Release Challenge

The last challenge was to use the first three layers of your name to create a project. This was a perfect simple project for a last minute Valentine's tag for my mom. My name challenge came out like this:

J - jewels
O - ombré
N - something new

And here is my tag:

I used my new PTI tag die and PTI Scribble Circles stamp. 

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

PTI Thank-you

My last card that I'm sharing today is a thank-you card. 

This is a nice flat card since it's going in the mail today to PTI. And of course there is a matching envelope. :oD

I used an old PTI stamp set called Bird Watching. I also used Wonderful Words:Thank-you and Circle Scrbbles. 

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PTI Color Pop Challenge

This challenge involves a color picker...

Pick a number: 5
Move the picker 5 times and the color over my left thumb is my first color
Flip 11 times - November
open flap on the left to get the next two colors

These aren't colors that I would have picked... kind if too monochromatic for me, but I really like how it came out.

I used the PTI Enjoy frame die cut, and Beautiful Blooms stamp set and dies.

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PTI Release Challenge

In this challenge we were asked to cut 9 squares and use a different technique on each. I used the following techniques:

Dry Embossing
White on White
Coloring with Copics
Embossing Powder
Die cuts

I also used PTI Framed Out Set #1 and Beutiful Blooms Stamps and Dies. 

It's amazing what a mess I can make of my craft area using 9 techniques!

Time to clean up. Thanks for stopping by!

PTI release challenge

This challenge was to use one of the paper trey design teams' projects as inspiration.

I picked this project by Danielle Flanders

And made this wedding card for our friend's daughter. 

I used flower stamps, steel dies from PTI. 

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Happy Birthday, Jena!

6 years old today! For a special treat, she gets a yummy cookie. Jena loved these cookies :oD

Sunday, February 7, 2016

PTI Birthday

Today's challenge was to grab all our supplies within 5 minutes. Well, if I'm going to do that, I have to know exactly what I'm going to create and use familiar tried and true supplies.

I grabbed my go-to PTI Star Prints stamps, Think Big birthday stamps, and one of my favorite BG 6x6 paper pads...
And this is what I created

I timed myself and it took me 15 minutes to finish this card, but to my defense I didn't stop the timer when the Girl Scout came to the door. 

So in 15 minutes, I have a fun birthday card and two boxes of Thin Mints :oD

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PTI Birthday

This PTI Birthday challenge is to gain inspiration from clothing. All of my clothes  are pretty boring... Mostly solids, so I went cruising online and found this dress from Banana Republic.

And here is my card

I used the Happiness in Bloom stamp set, the Wonderful Word Thank- you die, and PTI card stock. 

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

PTI Birthday

I'm playing along with the PTI Birthday crop. This challenge is color inspired. Here are my colors

And here is my project. 

I used the PTI Scene It Celebration stamps and dies. 

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PTI Make it Monday

The theme this week was ombré valentines. I was thinking of doing a guy version, but since I didn't have a Love die, I went with HAPPY. Since I went with HAPPY, it evolved into a happy birthday card. I used watercolor crayons since I don't have gelatos, but I like how it came out.

PTI supplies used:
   Stylish Sentiments Birthday

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Monday, January 25, 2016

It's a Happy Month

... A happy birthday month :oD

And we got the whole family together to celebrate. 

The birthday girl...

And the birthday boy...

Happy birthday to Cheryl and Jim!

Note: Buca order for 11: large antipasto salad, large pizza, large spaghetti, large eggplant and small sausge rigatoni. Next time don't get the rigatoni and substitute another large pizza. 

PTI Blog Hop

I'm getting my crafty in gear again this year, and I'm starting with the PTI blog hop. This month the theme is to take inspiration from this collage by Rex Ray:

And here is my card:

I used the following supplies from PTI:
Stylish Sentiments - Birthday
Headline Alphabet Die
Headline Alphabet Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Happy Holidays

Hello poor neglected blog...
As I was going to do another post, I found this post in progress that I never finished! Well, now is as good a time as any....

Holiday Season is in full swing!!!
I signed up for a seasonal flower arranging class. It's one night a month for the rest of the year. The arrangement is not quite my style, but it was fun to do. 

I reinjured my foot, and have been going to PT once a week. I'm on my second month there and it's been getting better! WHOOHOO!!! Thank- you, Sean at Rausch Physical Therapy and Sports Performance!

Jim had the kidney stone incident last summer. The stone is 6mm and has been hanging out in his bladder. They tried blasting it with ultra sound, and it didn't work, so they went up into the bladder to get it. Jim is in s lot of pain. Hopefully that will all subside when the stint is removed. 

Chris finished his first semester at Dominguz Hills. He stayed two nights a week at my mom and dad's house. It worked out great and cut his drive time in half. 

Cheryl is focusing on PT school and is refreshing the final two classes that she needs before applying. 

I've started going to yoga. And I realized that I look seriously creepy upside down. 

That was a random revelation...

Things were so busy with work, Jim's surgery, and doctor appointments that I only got about half my Christmas cards sent out. I sent the rest out as New Years cards :oD

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's from our house to yours.