Thursday, April 19, 2018

Congrats Class of 2018

Our oldest grandson will not only be graduating from high school soon, but will also be receiving his Associates Degree from college.  It is mind boggling to me that you can accomplish so much in four years time.  Congratulations, Bradley!  We are all so proud of you!
Here is the card I made for him.


His high school colors are black and red, so I wanted to make the cap using those colors.  The cap is a die from PTI called Graduate.  The white layer is from the PTI set Noted Scalloped A2.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Graduate, Congratulaitons
PTI Noted Scalloped A2
MFT Birthday Blowout patterned paper

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Another cold, gloomy day.  I don't think it is ever going to get warm.  Winter seems to want to hang around a while longer.

Here is the third Anniversary card.  I am finally caught up.


This one is a very patriotic Anniversary card with all of the red, white and blue.  The stamp set I used is from PTI and is called Stacked Sentiments.  I love the stacked "happy" and all of the happy flowers floating around it.  The white die cut is from the Shape Shifters Oval 1 set.  The patterned paper is from the Bitty Big Dark Indigo pack.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Stacked Sentiments
PTI Shape Shifters Oval 1
PTI To the Point Edgers
PTI Bitty Big Dark Indigo patterned paper

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Happily Ever After

I was sitting at my craft table and thinking that I always seem to gravitate to the same color combos.  I have all of these beautiful ink colors that I don't use, so today I'm trying to use some new colors.  Here is the second anniversary card:


The three colors I used in this combo are Raspberry Fizz, Dark Indigo and Limeade Ice.  It's very different for me, but I like it.

I started by stamping the Corner Adorner March stamp in the upper left and lower right corners.  I then added one of the Quatrefoil stencils and sponged in opposite corners with Limeade Ice and a little bit of Berry Sorbet.  I die cut the center panel of the Mix & Mat Flourishes set.  The main panel is Dark Indigo and the stripes are Limeade Ice.  Next I used the largest of the Stitched Primitive Hearts in Raspberry Fizz and stitched it with Doodlebug twine and added a sentiment from Pen & Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Mix & Mat Flourishes
PTI Corner Adorner March
PTI Stitched Primitive Hearts
PTI Pen & Ink
PTI Confetti Garland Border (inside)
PTI Dark Indigo, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Make It Monday #318 - Stitched Stems

This week at Make It Monday our challenge is from Michelle, and she is wanting us to use stitching on flower stems.  Here's my card:


I have always adored this sunflower set.  It's called Simple Sunflower.  I used Bright Buttercup and rock and rolled it with Summer Sunrise.  The centers were stamped with Cocoa Bean and I added some Shabby White Enamel EP.  The background die is from the Mix & Mat Snowflakes set and the patterned paper is from the Bitty Big Green Parakeet pack.  I sponged a little Sweet Blush around the sunflowers to break up all of the white.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Simple Sunflower
PTI Mix & Mat Snowflakes
PTI Bitty Big Green Parakeet
Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Monday, April 9, 2018

Love for a Lifetime

I was looking at my calendar this morning and realized that I needed three anniversary cards.  Our daughter, son and my nephew and their spouses were all married in May or June, so I'm working ahead.  Here is the first one:


I started by stamping the Cover Up Quatrefoil stamp in VersaMark ink and embossing in white embossing powder.  That stamp is not an A2 size, so I placed it on a piece of Bitty Big True Black patterned paper and gave it a striped edge.  I next stamped two of the beautiful Corner Adorner February stamps and added a sentiment from Graceful Greetings II.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Cover Up Quatrefoil stamp
PTI Corner Adorner February
PTI Graceful Greetings II
PTI Bitty Big True Black

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Grown with Love

The sets I'm using today are called Garden Variety and Garden Variety II.  They are older sets that caught my eye.


I love the fun seed packet and the pretty hydrangea in a pot.  I used a stamp set called Brushed Off to add the darker color on the pot.  The background was done with the Background Basics Gingham set.  I used white card stock and stamped the gingham in black and then sponged GKD Wild Wisteria ink to give it that gorgeous color.  The white panel is from the Mix & Mat Herringbone die set.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Garden Variety, Garden Variety II
PTI Mix & Mat Herringbone
PTI Background Basics Gingham
PTI Brushed Off

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hello Stitching Garden

This stamp set is from the new March release at PTI and is called Stitching Garden.


This set looks like vintage stitching.  You can especially see the stitching in the large flower and the leaves.  It's not as easy to see in the photo, but in person it is very visible  I, also, used the new set called Stitch In Time Borders.  It is a very vintage looking set too.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Stitching Garden
PTI Stitch in Time Borders
PTI Bitty Big Pale Peony
PTI Embroidered Blooms - sentiment
MME Enamel Dots