Thursday, February 16, 2012

For Your Inspiration #24

My how time flies.  It's already time for the next For Your Inspiration Challenge.  The photo this week was really difficult for me.  Truth be told, it's not the's me and my lack of mojo:)

Here's the beautiful picture:

And here's my card:

I decided to keep it monochromatic.  I wanted to use my new Mat Stack 5 stamp set that hadn't seen ink yet.  I also decided to ink up Blooming Button Bits which I've had for years and only used once.  Shame, shame.

The idea to use buttons came from the JUGS challenge this week.  I've been wanting to play along with them for so long now.  Glad to finally meet a deadline:)

I hope you'll join us at FYI for this challenge.  I'd love to see what you do with this photo.  You have until Feb. 29 (leap day!) to play.  Link up your card on the FYI blog.

Please check out the rest of the DT projects.  Links are on my sidebar.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Mat Stack 5 Collection, Blooming Buttons Bits
Paper:   New Leaf, White, Chartreuse 
Ink:   New Leaf, Pear Tart (memento)
Other:  Mat Stack 5 die, ripe avocado buttons,  Scor Pal, grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Here's a quick CAS card that I made for my oldest daughter.

I impressed a piece of white cardstock with my Woodgrain IP and then cut it into strips for the background.  Just thought it added a bit more visual interest.  The circle is impressed with the Sunshine IP.  The tree image is from Hero Arts.  Thanks to my friend Barb for loaning me this set:)

Have a wonderful day!

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Who Loves You (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White, Kraft
Ink:   Sepia (memories)
Other:  Woodgrain Impression Plate, Sunshine Impression Plate, Pure Poppy Twine, circle nestability die, copic marker, hole punch

Saturday, February 11, 2012

PTI Day 7: Hearts Challenge

I finally was able to make another card for Papertrey's Anniversary challenges.  This has been a busy week and I've had zero mojo.  Not a good combination for card making.

Today's challenge was to incorporate hearts into your project.  I made a super quick card using all three Mat Stack 5 dies and my Heart Prints dies.  The card fold is on the left side.  I just offset the Mega die so that it didn't cut through that one edge.

This Valentine is going to be for my sweet daughter.  It's just her style.  Keeping my post short to day since everything is pretty straight forward.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Tiny Treats Birthday, Fancy Flourishes
Paper:  Kraft, Black, White
Ink:  Black (memento), Pure Poppy
Other:  Pure Poppy felt, Heart dies, Mega Mat Stack 5, Layerz Mat Stack 5, Mat Stack 5, Kraft Grosgrain ribbon

Monday, February 6, 2012

PTI Anniversary Day 2

The best part of February has arrived!  It's Papertrey's 5th Anniversary and the festivities are underway.  Today the contest is to use one of the stamp designer's digital images and create a card.  I chose Dawn's birthday circle.  You can see Nichole's post for the free download.

You've seen this design from me before HERE, HERE and HERE.  I guess it's my go-to look when I need a quick card:)  I just love using dies to make impressions for quick CAS cards.  Once again it was one of the Limitless Layer circles that I impressed on the card base.  Just use the tan embossing mat under base so that the die does not cut through.

I printed the birthday image and then punched out the inside with a 1 1/2" circle punch.  That left the outside ring which I punched out with a 1 3/4" circle punch.  The inside circle is popped up over the buttons.

Have a wonderful day,

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Dawn McVey's 5th Anniversary Digi
Paper:   White, black 2008 Bitty Dot pp
Other:  PTI buttons, Limitless Layers circles, 1 3/4" & 1 1/2" circle punches (ek success), Scor-Pal, Black DMC embroidery floss

Thursday, February 2, 2012

For Your Inspiration #23

It's time for the next For Your Inspiration challenge!  We had so many amazing participants for our last challenge.  I hope we have even more this time.

Since this is the first challenge of the month we have a great sponsor -- Kenny K!  We each got to choose a digi to work with from the extensive collection.  One randomly selected participant from this challenge will win  4 digi stamps from Kenny K.  The challenge is open until February 15th so I hope you'll join us!

Here is the inspiration photo:

I don't know what this building is, but isn't it amazing?  I was inspired by the blue and white colors and the architecture of the building.

I chose the Milkshake stamp because I wanted a Valentine's themed card and the rays in the background fit with the inspiration photo.  I also decided to add a scrap of blue paper behind the Quatrefoil die cut to help the image pop.  Once again, I chose to leave a few pieces of the Quatrefoil die in place.  I really like the look of that.  I enjoyed coloring this image even though I am not much of a "colorer".  This is about my limit:)

Please be sure to visit the rest of the DT to see their beautiful cards.  The links are on my sidebar.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Milkshake (Kenny K digi)
Paper:   White, blue scrap?
Other:  prismacolor pencils, copic markers, quatrefoil die, white grosgrain ribbon