Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Garden Gate Birthday

I had my epidural yesterday and didn't do much but rest.  This morning I was feeling better and was able to play in my craft room.  My mom's birthday is coming up in November and I wanted to get her card made early.  Here it is:


I used the Garden Gate kit from PTI.  For the base I decided to use one of the pre-printed panels.  I wanted the pretty side on the inside of the card.  The panel is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  I scored it at 2 1/8 inches from both of the short sides to make a gate fold card.  The panel, as you can see by the bottom picture, has a creamy yellow base with a white lattice print and the purple wisteria.  On the front panel I sponged with Summer Sunrise ink.  I cut the garden gate out of white card stock.  I made a stencil with the lattice insert dies and sponged with Summer Sunrise ink.  I used the pre-printed wisteria over the garden sign and stamped the hollyhocks with Pale Peony, Summer Sunrise and Bright Buttercup ink from PTI.  I used GKD Jelly Bean Green ink for the leaves.  I punched two little holes in the gate and added a piece of twine to close.


The Recipe:
PTI Garden Gate Kit
PTI Pale Peony, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup ink
GKD Jelly Bean Green ink
Doodlebug Twine

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Merry Christmas/Just Because

The two cards I'm posting are both a CASE of Betsy Veldman's genius.  I've been down for about 10 days now with a pinched nerve in my back.  So much pain and I am really tired of it.  I'm getting an epidural Monday with hopes that it will eliminate the pain.


The first one is from PTI's new Wonderland kit.  I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.


The second one is from PTI's Market Street kit.  I love the flower cart and those sweet pumpkins.

The Recipe:
PTI Wonderland
PTI Market Street
PTI Bold Blossoms - sentiment

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Live & Love Abundantly

I've been playing with two of PTI's stamp sets, Vegetable Garden & Kind of Corny.


I created the background by using all of the word stamps and various colors of ink.  I love the way it turned out. I may have added too many vegetables, but just loved all of them.  lol

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

The Recipe:

PTI Vegetable Garden, Kind of Corny
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sending You Warm Wishes

It's that time of year when I am thinking about Christmas cards.  A little while ago, I made three kits with everything I needed to assemble ten each of three different cards. This is the second kit.


I used Dap Lightweight Spackle and a Falling Snow Stencil on blue card stock to create the background.  The snow is a die from Simon Says Stamps called Stitched Slopes & Hills.  The birch trees are from MFT, and the deer and green tree are from a set called Deer Friends, also, from MFT.

The Recipe:
SSS Falling Snow stencil
SSS Stitched Slopes & Hills die
MFT Deer Friends
MFT Birch Trees die
MFT Blueprints 26 - red bow

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's that time of year when Christmas cards are on my mind.  About a month ago, I made three kits containing everything I needed to make ten each of three different cards. Here is the first one.


I started with the background.  I used the Super Gingham Stamp and black ink on red card stock.  The white card stock is layered with a gold piece of card stock  I stamped with the Holiday Greens Borders stamp.  I added the Sentiment Label Strip in gold and embossed the sentiment in black.  The pinecone, holly and flower is popped up for a little dimension.

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

The Recipe:
PTI Super Gingham
PTI Holiday Greens Borders
PTI Holiday Greens
PTI Spruce & Sprigs
PTI Season's Greetings
MFT Sentiment Label Strip die

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Birthday Wishes for You/ Merry Christmas

I have been playing with some of Melanie Muenchinger's frame stamp sets available through Gina K. Designs.


This really is a quick and easy way to make a pretty card.  I love this frame!

Recipe:
GKD Fabulous Rose Frame


This is a fun take on a front door and wreath.  These will be very easy to mail, although, I did pop up the bow.

The Recipe:
GKD Holiday Frame, Holiday Frame Fillers

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


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bountiful Blessings

Fall is my very favorite time of the year, and happily, I live in an area that gets to experience the changing of the seasons.  I love color and fall bursts forth with glorious color.


I bought the PTI Color Pop Autumn set when it first came out, and I think I have only made one card with it.  So, I pulled it out and started to play.  The leaves, berries and all of the little elements are so much fun.  Do you see the little acorn?

The Recipe:
PTI Color Pop Autumn
PTI Autumn Abundance patterned paper

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