PTI's November Create Along with Us

Hey everyone!  I love PTI challenges. Seriously, I really do. They make me really try to reach outside the box to learn a new technique, find a new layout, stretch my art knowledge from other mediums to card making.  So this challenge I decided to bring my style of water coloring to the challenge.

PTI MIM #303 Holiday Photo Card

Hey there everyone!  I made this cute little card for my nephew who was feeling a little bit under the weather this weekend.  I used the opportunity to incorporate some Florida Christmas photos, watercoloring and some fun stamps to make this tri-fold card for this week's PTI Make It Monday.
The pictures are from our last Florida Christmas with my nephew.  He had sooooo much fun and we can't wait for another one!

PTI We Love You Dawn Blog Hop!

Today is a fabulous blog hop for Dawn starting at Nichole's blog to show Dawn how much the PTI fans love her! She's been facing some serious health battles, but now, she is on the road to recovery.  I've made a bunch of cards, and I need YOUR help! I don't know which one to send, so I'm hoping YOU FABULOUS HOPPERS CAN HELP ME CHOOSE WHICH ONE TO SEND! So here are the cards made to show some love for our fabulous blogger friend, Dawn.

PTI's August Create Along with Us

Hey there.  I decided to break out a few stamp sets to participate in this month's Create Along with Us Challenge at PTI
Now, on to the card that I did for this month's PTI Create Along With Us.  
I loved Keeway Tsao´s card and used it as my inspiration piece.

Poppy Slider Card for MIM #293

Hey there!  This week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge #293  is to make a slider card.  I've used the PTI Movers and Shakers Slider Dies and made a slight modification.

A challenge for sure!! Fun challenge and fun card!

PTI July Blog Hop featuring a Gift and a Card!

Hey everyone! Today I am participating in the Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop.  The inspiration photo is so peaceful with it's blue hues and bits of gold.  
I decided to make a card and a painting as a "thanks for being such a great friend" gift.

Laugh, Smile, Live : PTI Create Along With Us July 2017

Hey there! Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by Keeway Tsao during this month's PTI Release Day 3 Countdown.  Here is my card for this month's Create Along With Us Challenge.

Happy 4th of July!

Hey there!  I was needing a July 4th card for a party tomorrow and thought I would use Betsy's PTI MIM #290 Challenge to use both stenciling and masking.  Now THAT is a great challenge! Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge this week is Red, White and/or Blue.  I used the  Guiding Lights Stamp Set and Red, White and Blue Stamp Set to make this very "outside the box" 4th of July card.

PTI Make It Monday #289 Two Wreath Cards

Hey there! Today I'm playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge #289 Building Wreaths with Small Images.  I'm just going to admit it straight up.  I had the HARDEST time with this challenge.  I made a BUNCH of messes which I'm going to share.  And as always, I had to make it a two card challenge.


No-One Could Ever Fill Your Shoes Father's Day Card

Hey there! OK, OK, I know, I am posting this a bit late. Whoops!  But I forgot to take pics before I gave my Dad the card! So I "borrowed" it back to take these pics. :D  Tee Hee!

Be Happy (use up those leftovers) Embossing Paste Card

Hey there!  I made two cards with ombre colored embossing paste for the Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop.  I had some pretty leftovers and wanted to use them up by making a card.  For this week's MIM, I used the Embellished Elegance stamp set.  Since the stamp set was out, I figured, let's use up those leftovers and make another pretty card! 

Lovely Lace Ombre Embossing Paste Cards for the PTI June Blog Hop

Hey there everyone!  I'm a little late posting today, but I made it!  Today's cards are so beautiful, that I actually stunned myself! LOL  Sometimes you envision a card one way, but it just doesn't work out the way you intended.  THIS TIME, the vision and the cards came out just as I'd pictured! 

Hello Sweet Friend MIM Challenge

Hey there!  Today I am sharing a set of cards that I made for PTI's MIM #288 Pantone Chip Challenge.  

Like always, I can't make just one card.  I am not sure why, but once the supplies are out, I have to make a set of cards.  And honestly, it is a blessing to have cards at the ready when you need them, so it's a good OCD habit.  Right?!

PTI June Create Along with Us

Hey there! Thanks for visiting! It seems as though I am falling in love with all of the beautiful Papertrey Ink stamp sets I've been playing with lately.


MIM #287 Baby Wipe Swiping

Hey there! This week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge is all about Baby Wipe Swiping.  I took a bit of a different approach.  I decided to make the baby wipe swiping patterns on cardstock and then die die cut them into flowers and leaves.  I love how this turned out!

PTI Make It Monday #286 Coordinating Card Pairs

Hey there! I had such fun with this week's PTI MIM challenge to make 2 coordinating cards.  I added a twist, to make a masculine card and a feminine card. Using the same color scheme and stamp sets it was a great challenge.  I picked 2 stamp sets, because one was only sentiments and one was only floral.  

May Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and MIM #285 Felt Flower Challenge

Hey there!  Today is the May PTI Blog Hop.  I decided to double up on the challenge so I can enter the PTI Make It Monday #285 Felt Flowers challenge too.  Gotta LOVE it when you can do that!

Koi Fish Pond Mother's Day

Hey there.  Today is all about marbled embossing powder on day 6 of the Sparkle and Shine Online Card Class.  After paper crafting for more than 10 years, I can't BELIEVE this is a technique I haven't tried before!  I totally, totally love this technique and can see it in my future as a go to technique.

Cosmic Shimmer Butterflies

Hey everyone! The next few posts are gonna be quickies, because I've been working on cards for the Sparkle and Shine Online Card Class all week and not posting them as I've completed them.  I know, ridiculous!! But hey, I'm posting them now so here goes. 😄

Sending Sunshine Cards

Hey there!  Today's cards are all about the sunshine!  Living here in Florida is all about bright colors and sunshine all year round.  Yes, we do wear white after September and shorts in December.  And all of my cards seem to use "Florida colors".  Day 4 of the Sparkle and Shine Online Card Class is all about Shimmer, Pearls and Flakes.  I used both Wink of Stella Shimmer Pens and Perfect Pearls along with card class instructions to make some fabulous "Florida" cards.


Sparkle and Shine Birthday!

Hey everyone! Sorry for the slight absence, but I have been soooooo busy with Physical Therapy (Water Therapy) for my back (back surgery last month), a FABULOUS week long visit from my SIL, Liz, and 3 year-old nephew, Nathan, AND attending the Scrapbook Expo here in Orlando. Phew!!

I am participating in this week's Online Card Classes' Sparkle and Shine Classes. My SIL's birthday is next week, so I thought this would be a perfect occasion to use today's, Day 1 Glitter ideas to create the perfect card!

Wishing You Sunshine and Rainbows

Hey everyone!  Thanks for visiting.  I made a cute slider card and it turned out so adorable!  I'm entering it in the Paper Smooches April challenge for Showers, Rainbows, Bridal/Wedding Showers, etc. I know, I know....you're thinking, lets just move past this ugly one. 
NOOOO! Don't do it! Stick with me for a minute to see the beauty of the slider card.

PTI April Blog Hop Slider Card!

Hey everyone! It's time for the April PTI blog hop. I just love interactive cards so here's a new one!

Spring Woods Birthday Wishes

Hey there.  Today I am participating in the PTI MIM #281 Patterns Behind Die Cut Windows. I have had the Spring Woods stamp and dies set for a year and have never used them.  HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN???? I know I'm not the only crafter out there with this malady.  It is commonly known as F.S.S. aka Full Set Syndrome!

Easter Egg Hunt Card

Hey there! As we prepare for Easter, it's the little ones that I get excited about seeing their first real Easter and all the wonder of the Easter Bunny.  My adorable, just turned 3, nephew participated in an Egg Hunt at pre-school.  The children had to find the eggs with their names on them. Lightbulb moment!

Modern Easter Love!

Hey there! Today I am sharing a card that I made for my Brother and SIL.  I was on a run with the Papertrey Ink Etched Easter Eggs Dies and honestly I just couldn't stop using them!

Easter Blessings

I love the Easter season.  I do some reflecting and praying.  It's just a wonderful time of the year for me.  So on to my parents Easter card.

2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see my coffee card for the Spring Blog Hop over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Challenge.

PTI MIM Challenge #279

Hey there!  I am making this a quick post, but will come back and finish it up proper tomorrow.  This week's MIM challenge is to curve a sentiment.

PTI March Blog Hop

Hey there! I'm participating in this month's PTI Blog Hop. The inspiration photos are so pretty!


Lucky To Know You!

Hey there! Today I am playing the March Challenge with Paper Smooches, Pantone 2017 Color.  Paper Smooches is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE stamp companies!  Since the challenge is all about the Pantone Green color of the year AND it is the month of St. Patricks Day, I thought I would break out A Magical Spring.  (I know I am posting this card WAY after St. Patty's Day, but it's the thought that counts, right?! 😉)
 

PTI Make It Monday Challenge #278

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I was highlighted in this MIM challenge! Woot Woot! You can read the PTI newsletter to see more!
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Today was a wonderful day of creativity! My back surgery is healing nicely and it is making me happier than a bird with a french fry! This week's MIM challenge is to make a Window Chipboard Sentiment.

Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Day 5 Transformation Contest

Hey everyone! Today's final contest of PTI's 10th Anniversary Release Day 5 is to take a clunker reject of the week and transform it into a great card.  I don't usually keep rejects, but I did have my favorite floral stamp set, Bloomin' Cute, out that I just couldn't make a card work with earlier this week.


PTI's 10th Anniversary Day 2 Challenge - Repeat Patterns

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 10th anniversary with fun challenges all week! Today's challenge, Day 2 of the sneak peeks, is to make a project using repeat patterns.  So, I found this little arrow die from Bubble Talk Stamp Set and Dies and thought it would be great to use for a bright uplifting card.

Celebrating 2016 and the 10 years of AMAZING PTI designs!

Welcome to my last card for the 10th Year Anniversary Celebration over at PTI.  I wish I had just a few more hours to complete all 10 challenges, but, alas, I'll have to be satisfied with 7.  Today I am using the fabulous stamp set Better Together for a bright and cheerful card for my sweet, sweet SIL! Seriously, there is not a sweeter woman on the planet and she has to put up with my brother, which makes her ANGELIC too! ;)

Riding in the Future of PTI's 2013 Celebration

Welcome to my sixth challenge post celebrating PTI's 10th year Anniversary.  This challenge is all about Stamp Sets released in 2013.  I love a Clean and Graphic card, and I thought that style would be great with the single wheel from Pedal Pusher embossed in crisp lines.

5 Cards to Celebrate 2009 with Papertrey Ink!!

 Welcome! Today I am playing along again with Papertrey Ink's 10 year Anniversary Challenges. And although I don't have any of the 5 stamp sets celebrating 2009, I definitely do have and love the hearts cover plate which I thought would be great to use for non-traditional cards.  I've also found a way to layer the different colored cover plates to make a card similar to the beautiful multi-layered die-cut cards that are all the rage now, but are WAY out of my price range!

Celebrating 2008's Past Present and Future with PTI

Welcome to today's post celebrating the Past, Present and Future of PTI's 2008 releases! Time to dust off my all time favorite Bitty Baby Blessings Stamp Set and my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers and see what we come up with!

2014 PTI PPF Challenge


Hey There! Welcome to today's post where I'm playing along again with PTI's 10th-year Celebration using a beautiful PTI stamp set Feather Finery that debuted in 2014.
 Time to dust it off for an updated look for the challenge, right!

Celebrating 2012 with PTI!




Hi and welcome to the 2012 year being celebrated over at PTI!  I have the fabulous 2012 Hello Sunshine Stamp Set and the Spinner Dies, so off comes the dust and back to the craft table again.

Celebrating PTI's Past, Present, Future 2011

Hey everyone.  Today I'm playing along with  PTI's 10th Anniversary Past Present and Future 2011 Challenge.  These are just so much fun and I am on a MOJO ROLL!! So let's get to it.  

All-time Favorite PTI Blast from the Past

Hey everyone!  Papertrey Ink has asked for it's customers to post a favorite card/creation ever made over the past 10 years.


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