Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PTI Create With Us: December 2018

Hello. Lizzie Jones had a card on the Papertrey blog today that just spoke to my clean and simple heart.
My card is below. I used the retired Heart Prints set stamped in blush and red ink on smooth white PTI card stock. I then embossed the Lawn Fawn heart and stamped the MFT From the Heart greeting in Versafine black ink. Trimmed the panel and mounted it to a PTI Kraft card base. I tore the bottom edge for a little texture.
This was for the Papertrey Ink Create with Us challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

L*O*V*E

Hey there. I found a new stamp company and I am in LOVE. The only bummer part besides spending money is they don't have dies to cut the images. I ordered three sets from Kerri Bradford Studio and got them today. Shipping was a little slow but I am chocking that up to the holidays. Here are the three sets I got.
I sat down right away and started stamping. I just hit the tip of the iceberg with the depth of these sets. There are so many more ideas floating in my head. For the first two cards I was trying to follow the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge. (image below) The third card just made me happy. Super fun color combo.


This card I also used soft stone card stock from PTI. It is a really soft gray color.

The Simon Says Stamp Challenges this week are Monday:Warm Winter Wishes and Wednesday:Christmas. The Timeout Challenge was to make a Joyful card which the first card fits. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.




Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday's Cards

Hello and happy Monday to you. I was playing with a little water color today. I have trying to paint in the lines but can't get the hang of it so for today I will stick with the abstract backgrounds. I love how the colors blend and blead into each other. My first card started with a water color panel that I wet down just a stripe then chose 3 colors for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge to blend together. After is was dry I took a dark chocolate ink and stamped the From The Heart set also from MFT across the panel. I die cut the 3 hearts from Essentials by Ellen Home and Hearth set from the panel. Mounted the water color to a kraft card base and popped up the hearts with foam tape. They hearts were coated with Wink of Stella. This one is also for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and the AAA Cards three of something challenge. (3 stripes and 3 hearts)

My next card is also for the AAA Cards three of something challenge. After the watercolor panel was dry I covered it with Shimmer Spritz and die cut the trees from the Honeybee Stamps Stacked Pendants. The star is from the Essentials by Ellen Home and Hearth set also. I filled the star in with glitter to give it a little more sparkle. The greeting is from the Hello Bluebird Typed Christmas set.




 Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Stamps for Sale

Hey there. I am going through my stamps and trying to pare down the ones I did not use this year. Most are lightly used and in great condition. Some have coordinating dies also. I think all of these are retired from their respective companies. This first group all are $2.50 each.

This is 2 sets. $2.50 each.
Wreath set includes the die.




This is 2 sets. $2.50 each.
Deer set includes die for $5.

 Okay this next group I will price individually and let you know if there is a die set included.


Snowflake dies from two different companies but would like to sell together for $15 bottom dies measure 3.25" across.

Large set $8.


Large set $8.


$7


I will have to figure shipping for you depending on how much you purchase. Just comment below on sets you would like and I will go on a first comment basis. Thanks so much and happy shopping!!

CASology #323: North

Happy December to you! Playing along on the brand new cue over on the CASology Challenge blog today.



My card started with a kraft panel that I stamped the Santa from A La Art and the other two images from Travel Post from Stampin'Up! Then I cut the panel and removed a 1/2". Popped up both pieces with foam tape and stamped the greeting is from Hero Arts snowman set in the gap. Added some gold dimentional drops for a little sparkle. Now it is time to check out what the clever team has for the cue card.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Gold Bling

Hello and happy Monday to you! Jennifer McGuire should a new to me technique on her blog last week. You apply embossing paste through a stencil then coat it with embossing powder. When you heat it the surface becomes raised, metallic and bubbly.

 The card base is 110 lbs white top folding. I used a geometric stencil from Papertrey Ink and Tim Holtz texture paste. Embossing powder is Ranger Gold Tinsel and greeting is Typed Christmas from Hello Bluebird.
"B" is for Bling: SSS Monday Challenge
I also Decked my Dies  for the PTI Make it Monday Challenge #344 by triple embossing the Christmas Tree Change-up die.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.





Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cool Stripes

Hey there.  I keep telling myself that I am done making Christmas cards and then a new idea pops in my head...
Today's card is a single layer, top folding, mostly white card. It was one of those that I was trying to challenge myself to think outside the box with my stamps. I used the line stamp from The Stamp Market Birthday Wishes set to create the square for the tree cut out. I used two colors of green and two of blue moving the stamp just a bit each time I stamped it. I then die cut the tree from the Honeybee Stamps Stacking Pendants. Finally added the greeting from the Hello Bluebird Typed Christmas set. Sometimes it is the simplest cards that just tickle me.

 Simon Says Stamps challenge this week was Anything Goes, Less is More has a single layer holiday challenge going and AAA Cards challenge was mostly white. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.



PTI Create With Us: December 2018

Hello. Lizzie Jones had a card on the Papertrey blog today that just spoke to my clean and simple heart. My card is below. I used the r...