Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lacey Thank You!

Hi Blog Friends!

Are you ready for this gorgeous fall weather?
We are! 
We LOVE the fall here. 
Soon, I'll be cooking up our Thanksgiving feast & enjoy having our family all back together again! 
As I'm sure you will be too!
There's nothing like having your own traditions with your children for the holidays!

Today, I have a Lacey Thank You card for you.
I have followed Becca Feeken's blog since I began paper crafting,
 & I have to tell you, she has only gotten better, if that's possible! 
Becca's blog is one I will ALWAYS follow! ;)
I can't believe the gorgeous dies she has been creating & all of her lovely creations, 
not to mention her design teams creations! 
They just make my heart pitter-patter!
Now, to do them justice.... LOL
Here is my card:
 Quite simple really! 
Just look at that lace die! Sigh! 
It is breathtaking isn't it?

If you follow Becca's blog you know this die is from the 
Graceful Boarders Collection- 
Graceful Floral Lace.

I used Neenah Metalic card stock for the lace.
I used Paper Studio's- Kirby Teesdale Studio Designer Paper with this.
I don't think there is much else to add to this really!
I wanted to add a flower or a tag,
 but those haven't arrived yet, 
& I needed a quick Thank You card for a dear friend, 
who has become our kids only "Auntie!"

 A few small pearls by Paper Studio & some sheer ribbon, woven in. 


****This card was chosen as FAVORITES for the week ending Oct. 21, 2017 over at SCS****

Hope you like & are getting some time to enjoy this wonderful season!
Happy Paper Crafting!

Monday, September 4, 2017

PTI- Make It Monday #296: Small Images On Repeat

Hi Blog Friends!

I think I am recovered now from PTI's Stamp-a-faire! LOL
My husband said it was a "Marathon!" 
I SO ENJOYED myself!

Today, I wanted to play along with
PTI's Make It Monday Challenge #296:
Small Images On Repeat
You can find more information on this challenge here:
Lexi is hosting the challenge today. 
Here are the two cards I did for this challenge: 
(I can only enter one, but once I got started, I couldn't stop, so you get an extra here! ) ;)
My hubby & son voted, so here is the one that I will be entering in the challenge:
 I used PTI- Boy Basics: Game On Stamp Set.

For my second card, just for fun....
I used PTI- Shine, & Ever So Much.

Hope you like!

See you over at PTI!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

PTI-SAF- 10th Anniversary Tradition- Tin & Aluminum! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

I'm here with my very last post for the
 2017 PTI- Stamp-a-Faire!

I was wondering if I could keep up & get all of the challenges done.
They don't call these "challenges" for nothing! LOL
I am HAPPY to inform you, 
I have completed ALL of the challenges given! 

So, keeping this short & sweet like all of my other posts..... ;)

The challenge:
Create a project featuring Gilding Flakes.
You can find out more about this challenge on the PTI Blog here:

The host for this challenge?
Carissa Wiley
I have been wanting to try this technique, but hadn't gone there yet!
Thank You to PTI for taking me out of my comfort zone!
I was SO TICKLED AGAIN with the results!
I thought I would do a "Thank You" Card for ALL of the ladies over at PTI,
 that had a hand in the 
2017 PTI-  Stamp-a-faire, 
to let them know just how much I appreciated all of their work for us!
I created an ombre background with Oxide Inks, gave it a spritz of water,
 & I tried the technique that Carissa suggested, 
using Sticky Embossing Powder. 
 I also created a silver edge on the piece I matted behind the main piece,
swiping my Versa Mark Ink Pad over the edges & adding Sticky Embossing Powder.....
After doing this on a white card base, I thought it would show up better on a dark background:
I think if I did this again,
 I would put it on a dark blue card base! 
I LOVE the dark background with this!
I used:
PTI- Cover Ups: Diamonds, & Thank You Kindly.
I am Ever Grateful to PTI for the WONDERFUL week of creating,

PTI-SAF- 10th Anniversary Tradition- Tin & Aluminum!

Hi Blog Friends!

Whenever you can take one thing, 
an everyday type of thing,
 & turn it into something else....
Especially when it comes to techniques in stamping! ;) 
I find that FUN!
I used 4 layers of Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil.

The challenge:
To create a project featuring some form of the tarnished foil technique.

Of course, you can find out how to do this on this on the PTI Blog here:
Our host:
Laurie Schmidlin 

I started looking through my embossing folders for this one.
I was SO TICKLED with how this one came out!

Take a look:
This reminds me of a silver tea tray! 
I had to make my own bronze embossing powder since I didn't have any.
I mixed a gold embossing powder, & a color called Peridot, as it has a greenish tone.

I felt the stamped image should be done in vintage tones--colored with Alcohol Markers.
Here are some more photo's for you:


I used:
PTI- Especially You.
One last challenge coming up!

PTI-SAF- 9th Anniversary Tradition- Pottery! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

Remember I said I was playing with clay all day yesterday? 
And you know why, right?
Check the PTI Blog for information on this challenge here: 
The challenge?
To create a project featuring a dough tag/ornament.
Our host on this challenge:
Nichole Heady 
O.k., so Nichole gave us a recipe for clay.
I have to tell you, when I was making these tags/ornaments our son came into the room. 
He THOUGHT I was making cookies!
He was disappointed when he found out he couldn't eat these! LOL
Here's what I made:
I was able to get 12 out of the recipe & these are the ones I decorated. 
I need to stamp some more tissue paper for the others yet.
OH, & I even used PTI -Tissue Paper!
The Tissue Paper they wrap their product in when they mail them to you! ;)

So, I left some with only decoupage on the underside of the tissue paper & I did a couple decoupaging over the tissue paper to see how it looked. 

The two on top are without the decoupage & the bottom two are with.

I used:
PTI- Inspired- Savior, & Make It Market- Post & Parcel.
Our son did like these after they were done, even knowing he couldn't eat them! ;)

PTI-SAF-9th Anniversary Tradition- Pottery!

Hi Blog Friends!

I spent the day yesterday creating---
 playing with clay! ;)

You can find out on the PTI Blog here:

The challenge:
To create a project featuring a clay/paper clay embellishment.
The host for this challenge is:
Lexi Daly.
I used a piece of "pottery," a dish that I absolutely LOVE!
When I purchased this piece, I was single & into Asian things.
This piece is what made me fall in love with the color blue.
I'm using the large platter for my inspiration.
Here's what I made!
Another look at a different angle, so you can see the diamond impression I created.
I used:
PTI- Noted: Scalloped Square Die Collection- Circle,
Mini Blooms, Clouche Quarters Stamp & Die Sets, & Clouche Quarters- Spring Fillers.  
I also used Paper Clay for this project!
I had some tucked away, & had never dived into it. ;)

Thank You Paper Trey Ink for helping me get out of my comfort zone,
 & helping me learn SO MUCH this past week! 

PTI-SAF- 8th Anniversary Tradition- Bronze! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

Another Bronze post for you!
This one is done differently than the other, of course. 
You can find out about this challenge & just how to do it over on the PTI Blog here: 

The host for this challenge is:
 Jessica Frost-Ballas.

Here is my card for this challenge!
This was a FUN technique & I LOVE the outcome!!! 
I used:
PTI- Meadows Green, & Don't Forget To Write Stamp & Die Sets.
Here are a few more pictures for you on this one to get a better look!

More fun coming up!

See you over at PTI!