Thursday, April 19, 2018

You Got This: Two Cards One Post!



Happy Thursday!  I am popping in with a couple of cards to share.  I am playing along with a couple of blog challenges.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Be the Reason!


 

Happy Sunday! I am popping in with a card to share.  I am playing along with a couple of blog challenges.  The Card Concept and Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I chose the middle going across. My free item was the butterfly.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hang In There!




Happy Thursday!  I am playing along with this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  This week Michelle challenged us to simple stitched stems.  I decided to to stitch the stem of a branch. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Day 4: Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!


Verve Stamps April 2018 Spotlight Hops


Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!  This month we're combining our release hop with our monthly Diva Inspirations Hop & Challenge. We're stamping with a yellow color scheme this month and would love to see what you create. Hop along to see our takes on the challenge, then get inky and show us your take!


Monday, April 9, 2018

Day 3: Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!

Verve Stamps April 2018 Spotlight Hops

Welcome back to Day 3 of Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guest are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online shop on Tuesday, April 10.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Day 2: Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!

Verve Stamps April 2018 Spotlight Hops



Welcome back to Day 2 of Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!  The Verve Divas and special guest are back for another day of spotlighting our new release! Everything previewed this week will be available to order in the Verve online shop on Tuesday, April 10.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Day 1: Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops!






Welcome to Verve's April Release Spotlight Hops! A new release is just around the corner and for the next few days we'll be shining our creative spotlights on the new Verve sets and dies releasing Tuesday, April 10.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Dreams: Viva La Verve Sketch!



Happy Friday!  It is a new month and a new Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge. I have a card to share using April's  Viva La Verve Sketch.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thank You!




Happy Thursday!  I am popping in with a couple of cards to share today.  I am guest designing this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Thanks so much to the team for having me.  It is truly an honor!


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Just Because!




Happy Tuesday!   I am playing along with this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  I really love this challenge idea to use outline images.  I had fun creating my card.  I am also playing along with House of Cards April 2018 Challenge.





For my card I started with some stampers select white card stock.  I used Bold Blossoms stamp set for the solid images. I used sweet blush, fine linen, and stormy sea(stamped off), and scarlet jewel inks for all the solid images.    


I used Vintage Linens stamp set for the outlined images stamped using black ink.  The sentiment comes from Bold Blossoms stamp set as well. I kept my card pretty simple except for all the stamping.  I finished with a few clear sequins.


As always thanks so much for stopping by!






Saturday, March 31, 2018

Just For You!




Happy Saturday!  I have a card to share for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  This week is about stenciled edges.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Kind Words! 2 cards 1 post!




Happy Friday!  I had a chance to get crafty and made a couple of cards for some blog challenges.  The first card is for The Paper Players Sketch Challenge.  I just love the layers!


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop!




Happy Sunday!   I have a card to share for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge.  


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sending You Sunshine!





Happy Saturday!  Popping in with a card to share.  I am playing along with this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge Embossing Enamel Splatters,  Papertrey Inks Transformation Tuesday Challenge, and Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Wonderful Friend!




Happy Sunday!  I had some time to get crafty!  I am poppy in with a card to share.  I am playing along with a couple of blog challenges.  I am playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things, Sunday Stampsand Seize the Birthday.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

ODBD 10th Anniversary Celebration!






Happy Saturday!  I have two very special cards to share today!  I was thrilled to be ask to join with Our Daily Bread Designs for a 10th Anniversary Celebration!    Wow!  10 Years!  So proud of you Kelley and all of the team.  I designed with  Our Daily Bread Designs from 2008-2013.   Naturally, I had to play along for this momentous occasion with past and present designers for a Bread Basket Reunion!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hi: PTI Create Along with Us Challenge!





Happy Wednesday!  I have a card to share today.  I am playing along with this month's Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Challenge.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hello!




Happy Sunday!  It is late, but I wanted to pop in with a card to share.  I am playing along with this week's CASE this Sketch and Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Verve's March Diva Inspirations Challenge Hop!






Welcome to Verve's March Diva Inspirations Challenge Hop! We're bringing back our monthly inspiration challenge and would love for you to play along! On the 10th of each month we'll bring you a blog hop, sharing our takes on the challenge. After that, we'd love for you to try your hand at the challenge and link up on the Verve Blog for a chance to win.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Make It Monday: You're Amazing!




Happy Thursday!  I have a card to share today.  I am playing along with this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  This week Lexi has challenged us to Color Wheel Cards.  


Friday, March 2, 2018

Good Things: Viva La Verve Sketch!


Happy Friday!  It is a new month and a new Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge. I have a card to share using March's  Viva La Verve Sketch.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Happy Birthday!





Happy Wednesday!  I have a card to share today.  I am playing along with this week's Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge.  We are challenged to Mask and Stack. 


Sunday, February 25, 2018

February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!




Happy Sunday!  I have a card to share today for this month's 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Delight in the Little Things!





Happy Monday!  I have two cards to share today.  For the first card I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge:  Framing Sentiments and Images.   Fusion Card Challenge:  Spring Wreath.  I hope it is obvious I used the inspiration photo on the right.  


Sunday, February 11, 2018

PTI Celebrating 11 Years: 2 cards 1 post!



Happy Sunday!  I spent some time in my craft room today creating a couple of cards for Papertrey Inks Celebrating 11 Years Challenges! 




This card is for Day 4:  Floral Challenge!
I decided to use  Warm Regards stamp set.  I started with some watercolor paper.  I stamped and white embossed the outline images of the dogwood flowers.


Next, I stamped the stem and leaves using PTI cocoa bean and olive twist inks. Using a water brush I lightly shaded the inside of the petals with soft stone ink.  For the floral center I just lightly tapped the stamp holding it in my hand using some spring moss ink. For shading I added just a very light touch of the cocoa ink using a water brush.


I used the water brush to lightly brush around the edges of the leaves and the branches to create a watercolor effect with the stamps.  I grounded the image with some Ranger Tumbled Glass distress ink for the background.  



I added some tiny black splashes all over the panel.  I added a sentiment using PTI Scripted stamp set in Versafine Onyx black ink.  I also used  Wine Bottle Tag #2 die (the smallest flag strip) to stamp and white emboss the rest of the sentiment. I added a panel of true black card stock to the  watercolor panel to help stabilize it as water can cause some warping.  I also love the tiny border of true black.  I used olive twist cardstock for the card base.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.

  


The next card is for Day 5:  To create a card using stamps from the Retirement List.  For this one I chose to use Cutting Garden stamp set and Cutting Garden die collection.  I die cut the flowers and the leaves using watercolor paper.  I inked the flowers with scarlet jewel ink and misted them with water, then stamped them again in pure poppy with no water.  I love the rich blend of reds this gives.  The leaves were pretty much done the same way.  I used some prairie grass and kraft inks here.
  

For the background I chose to distress watercolor stencil.  I used one of the Stencil Basics: Diamond Stencils using kraft ink. I flicked on some black splatters.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set.  I added some loose threading and a few clear sequins to finish my card.

I am playing along with The Paper Players and TGIF Challenges with my second card.  




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty



Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy Birthday Transformation





It's Friday!  I am enjoying playing along with this week's Papertrey Inks Celebrating 11 years challenges.  





This card is for Day 3: Transformation Tuesday Challenge.  The purpose of today's challenge is to redo or transform a card that you did not particularly love the first time around.  I chose to use this card of mine. 


I am not saying I hate it.  I just wanted to redo it.  It was for an inspiration challenge.  I wanted to do the watercolor background resist in hues of pinks.  Instead of the sparkly blue leaf focal point, I wanted some pink on pink florals.

Here is my card transformation.



I started with some water color paper.  I stamped the Cover Up: Quatrefoil background stamp  in versamark and white embossed.  Next, I used ranger inks to create a gradient effect with hues of pinks.  


Next, I die cut and stamped Gran's Gardens stamp set and Gran's Garden dies.  I used PTI inks in hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz, and scarlett jewel for the flowers and buds.  I used Prairie Grass ink for the leaves.  



I die cut a sentiment strip using Wine Bottle Tag #2 die.  I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Strings Mini stamp set  using black ink.  I used some foam tape to pop up the panel and attach it to a  PTI Stamper's Select white card stock card base.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.  

I am playing along with CAS(E)ThisSketch Challenge.  



As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy Birthday!




Happy Wednesday!  I had a chance to get crafty last night so I could play along with Papertrey Inks 11th Anniversary Celebration.  Day 1 is a sketch challenge.



I love sketch challenges.  It was hard to choose which sketch I wanted to do.  February is a busy month for us with lots of birthdays and Valentine's Day.  I needed a manly Birthday card for my father-in-law.  I decided to use Keeway's sketch because it  was a horizontal card.  I thought this was a great sketch for me since I rarely do horizontal cards.  



I chose to make a side folding because I wanted to use PTI Noted: Scallop A2 Vertical die.  I used PTI enchanted evening card stock for the base and stamped Cover Up: Quatrefoil background stamp using PTI enchanted ink.   I layered a Stamper's Select white card stock die cut with one of the half and half die collection shapes with the same quatrefoil background stamp for some contrast.



For the focal image I die cut and stamped the Grand Finale Anniversary stamp set and Grand Finale dies using more of the Enchanted Evening ink.  I love this image stamped in blue.  I stamped the "happy" sentiment from Birthday Cheer stamp set and added the coordinating Birthday Cheer die cut in  gold foil card stock.  I did add a few clear sequins and loose threading for added detail.  

I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday! 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

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