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!

PTI-SAF- 8th Anniversary Tradition- Bronze!

Hi Blog Friends!

This post is all about Bronze!

See the PTI Blog for this challenge here:

The Challenge?
To create a project featuring Perfect Pearls or a similar metallic pigment powder.
The host for this challenge is:
Kimberly Crawford.
I chose to use an open lined image for this one,
& keeping this short & sweet....
Take a look!
I used:
PTI- Especially You.

This is the last full day to get your entries in at PTI!
Are you playing along?
You're missing out, if you aren't!

See you over at PTI!