Sunday, April 9, 2017

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

I have made myself ink up my stamps this weekend because it has been absolutely forever since I have given myself time to do what I enjoy...crafting.  We all know how life gets in the way from time to time so this weekend I decided to dust off my blogger reading feed and check out some challenges.  This is my second challenge for the weekend:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.  This challenge blog is celebrating it's 8th year so the theme is Happy Birthday.
I went out on Pinterest for some inspiration and found this card from I'm in Haven.  I pulled out my SSS Favorite Flowers (June 2014 card kit stamp set) and the SSS It's Your Birthday set (which I think I got for free last year during my birthday month) and created this card:

I used Core'dinations 65lb vellum and randomly stamped the open swirly flowers, leaves and such from the Friendly Flowers set in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing powder.  I used cotton swabs to ink up the backside of the vellum with the following ink:  SSS Hybrid Cubes in:  Fern, Evergreen, Deep Purple & Sunshine.  Hero Arts - Ultra Pink.  My cardstock is Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White.  I use 3M Foam tape to pop up the white panels and added a few My Mind's Eye, Now & Then, Gold Enamel Dots for interest to the center of the flowers.  Thanks for looking and have a great week! 
 

PTI MIM #280 - Stamping Outside of the Box

Over on the Papertrey Ink blog this week for their Make-It-Monday challenge is Lexi with her Samping Outside of the Box layout technique.  I made the following card:

I used the Stamp-a-Faire 2014, 1960's set for the background 'square' stamped in Lemon Tart ink.  I then used the Paper Clippings: Birthday stamp and die set and stamped in Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet, Limeade Ice and Summer Sunrise (colors from Betsy Veldman release post and PTI gallery).  The sentiment is also from the 1960's set and was stamped in Tropical Teal.

My other supplies are:  Papertrey Ink Stamper Select White cardstock, Cuttlebug, 3M foam tape, Xyron sticker maker and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen on the white frosting parts and candle flames.  Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

PTI - 10th Anniversary - Past, Present and Future

Over at Papertrey Ink they are celebrating their 10th Anniversary.  I made my first purchase with PTI in May of 2012 and have been hooked ever since.  Their monthly releases, weekly Monday challenges and Stamp-a-faire events are spectacular and they always put the customer first with prizes and the way they package their deliveries is better than any other out there.
This year they are starting the anniversary festivities off with a look at the past, present and future.  So they asked customers to go back to their photos and find our favorite PTI project and post it.  I have a lot of favorites but I narrowed it down to my submittal for their Make It Monday #107 challenge from March of 2013.
For the details go to my blog post here.