Sunday, November 25, 2012

PTI November Blog Hop

Two cards and a tag for the PTI Blog Hop using two sketch challenges.
I focused on two of the most colorful book covers for the cards.
They would have also worked for last month's blog hop using 
nontraditional Christmas colors.


For this card I focused on the pink, yellow and lavender in the Liars cover.
I also used the sketch from the Paper Players.


Supplies ~
Stamp: PTI Holiday Button Bits
Paper: PTI White, Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, & Hibiscus Burst
Ink:  PTI Royal Velvet
Dies:  Double-Ended Banners & Christmas Tree
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace Be Still & Linen Impression Plates,
Washi Tape (Silver) & Rhinestones - LCS

For the next one I focused on the red and teal in the Weekend cover.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  PTI White, Hawaiian Shores & Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
Ink:  SU Real Red
Dies: PTI In the Meadow Silhouettes
Additional Supplies: Washi Tapes & Rhinestones - LCS

 For the tag I used the colors in the Stacy Clark book.

Supplies ~ 
Paper:  SU Pacific Point
Dies:  PTI Tag Sale # 6
Additional Supplies:  PTI Autumn Rose Button, 
Washi Tapes, Twine & Rhinestones - LCS

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Gobble, Gobble

A very quick, very literal take on this week's cue word at CASology.


Supplies ~
Paper & Ink by SU
Dies by PTI
Rhinestones ~ LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy 2013

A Happy New Year card for my brother using the 
colors at Color Throwdown, the number challenge 
at A Passion for Papertrey ~"Your Numbers Up"
and the new challenge ~
Addicted to CAS for the cue word "snow."


Supplies ~
Stamps:  H-114 by Judith (an old one)
Paper:  PTI White, SU Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party & Soft Suede
Ink:  SU Early Espresso
Dies & Punches:  PTI By the Numbers & Snowflake Punches by EK Success

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 16, 2012

More Christmas Joy

A Christmas card I made on Wednesday for the 
sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the 
color challenge at Dynamic Duos which closed on Thursday.
The colors were Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand.
I am also entering this at the 52 card pickup.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  WPlus9 Pretty Patches: Christmas
Paper:  SU Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand & Festival of Prints Paper Stack
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler
Dies:  WPlus9 Seasonal Sentiments
Additional Supplies:  PTI Pure Poppy Buttons, Hemp from Hemptique, Corner Rounder

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Another Thanksgiving Card

One more Thanksgiving card for the color challenge at 
ColourQ, the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches, the
"Thanks" cue word at CASology, and the "Thanks / Thanksgiving"
challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  This is my second card for the
thanks challenges; the first one is my previous post.
I rotated the sketch. 
The tempting turquoise is in the twine.

Supplies ~ 
Paper:  SU Soft Suede & Old Olive, PTI White & Canyon Clay, Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Dies:  PTI Counting My Blessings; Cuttlebug Leaf
Additional Supplies:  Doodlebug twine;  Mr. Huey's sprays ~ Sunshine & Estate Green

Thanks so much for stopping by!

So Very Thankful ...

for you.
Another Thanksgiving card for three challenges ~
color at Paper Players, and Thanks and Thanksgiving
at CASology and Simon Says Stamp.

Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Counting My Blessings
Paper:  SU Naturals White, Bravo Burgundy & More Mustard
Ink: SU Bravo Burgundy
Dies:  PTI Counting My Blessings
Additional Supplies:  Rhinestones - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Joy

This is my first Blog Hop at Cloud 9.
I love the quilt dies at WPlus9, and with quilt in the 
inspiration photo, I just had to use one for this card.
I am also entering this card at the 52 card pickup.

Supplies ~ 
Stamp: WPlus9
Paper:  PTI and SU, 
Ink: SU
Dies:  WPlus9
Additional Supplies:  PTI Impression Plate & Rhinestones - LCS
If you would like more details ~ please let me know, I should have been in bed a long time ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I Thought of You ...

... and smiled.

Another thinking of you card for the challenge at 
Simon Says Stamp using the lovely purples at Play Date Cafe,
and the sketch at CAS(E) this sketch.
My first card for Simon Says Stamp is my previous post.


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  WPlus9 Heartfelt Mix
Paper:  PTI White & SU Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  SU Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry & Elegant Eggplant
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate & Rhinestones - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thinking of You

A card for three challenges ~ ColourQ, Freshly Made Sketches, and Simon Says Stamp.
The challenge at Simon Says Stamp is a Sympathy / Thinking of You card.


 Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Flower Fusion # 7, TPC Studio Yarn Crafts
Paper:  PTI White, SU Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler & Daffodil Delight
Ink:   SU Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler & Daffodil Delight
Dies:  MFT Fishtail Banners, Spellbinders Ovals
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate & Rhinestones - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving X 4

Getting ready for Thanksgiving with four cards using the sketch
at CAS(E) this Sketch.  The first two also use the colors at ColourQ,
except I missed that deadline ;).  I've been having fun with some of my 
new Mr. Huey's Color Mists.  They work perfectly to make fall leaves.
For these leaves I used Hot Dog and Taxi and cut them with dies 
from Cuttlebug. I used watercolor paper from Strathmore.
The sentiment is from Harvest Blessings by Craft's Meow.
White paper is by PTI.  Colored paper is by SU.


Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
PTI Background Basics: Diamonds Impression Plate

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 
Paper: So Saffron
Taylored Expressions Circles Impression Plate

 Ink & Paper:  SU Soft Suede
PTI Linen Impression Plate

Ink & Paper:  SU Tangerine Tango
PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate

I know they all quite similar.  Do you have a favorite?
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Orange for CASology

I am honored to be the guest designer this week at CASology after 
winning with this wild card.  The cue word this week is "orange."
After an interesting conversation with my son about what to use for
orange I chose to use pumpkins.  I told him about the cue word, and
asked him what he thought I should stamp on my card.  First, he suggested 
an octopus, and asked "Does it have to start with the letter"O?"  I asked 
him if an octopus was really orange.  Then he suggested a cheetah.  I asked
if cheetahs more orange than yellow.  Then he asked if it had to be an
animal.  Of course I said "no."  After a long lull in the conversation, I 
asked what he thought about pumpkins.  Very emphatically he gave me 
the thumbs up.  Definitely not my most original idea for the cue word,
but I'm happy with how it turned out, and the inside is stamped with a 
Thanksgiving sentiment. 

Supplies ~
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Primitive Pumpkin
Paper:  PTI White, SU Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz & Crumb Cake
Ink:  SU Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake & Pear Pizzazz (to ink the edges of the grass)
Dies:  PTI In the Meadow
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


A masculine card for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays 
and the cue word "sugar" at CASology.  I am also entering 
this card at 52 card pickup.  There seems to be a lot of latitude
at CASology for the cue words.  How did I associate sugar and a 
horse?  Horses love sugar cubes ;).  I also really wanted to use
my new set from My Favorite Things ~ Howdy ;).


Old Back Porch

Supplies ~
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Howdy
Paper:  PTI White, SU Marina Mist & Not Quite Navy
Ink:  SU Soft Suede & Not Quite Navy
Dies & Punch:  PTI Mat Stack 1 & Layerz Mat Stack1, EK Success 1 3/4 " Circle Punch
Additional Supplies:  PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate & Cloud 9 Sorbet Villa Rain Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

With Heartfelt Sympathy

The challenge ending soon at CAS-ual Fridays is to use kraft.
I made these before the challenge, but never posted them.
Sadly, I have recently used up all of my sympathy cards,
and its difficult to have to make one quickly, so I had put 
together this trio of cards to have available.


Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Through the Trees
Paper:  PTI White, SU Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy & Marina Mist, paper from my stash
Ink:  SU Marina Mist & Not Quite Navy;  PTI Fresh Snow
Additional Supplies:  PTI Enchanted Evening Buttons, Button Twine & Background Basics Diamond Impression Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by!