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. 

PURE BLISS!!!

****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!
TLady




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!
TLady


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! 
YEAAAH!!! 

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!
AGAIN, 
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!
 
FOR YOU LADIES,
 
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.....
 
WHAT A FUN TECHNIQUE! 
I'M HOOKED! LOL
  
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,
TLady
 
 



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:

Such a FUN TECHNIQUE!

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



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! ;)
TLady
 
 
 

PTI-SAF-9th Anniversary Tradition- Pottery!

Hi Blog Friends!

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

Why?
You can find out on the PTI Blog here:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2017/08/saf-2017-guest-lexi-daly.html

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! 
TLady

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!
TLady



PTI-SAF- 8th Anniversary Tradition- Bronze!

Hi Blog Friends!

This post is all about Bronze!

See the PTI Blog for this challenge here:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2017/08/saf-2017-guest-kimberly-crawford.html

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!
TLady


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

PTI- SAF- 7th Anniversary Tradition- Wool! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

I am here with a SWEEET treat for you today!
(Don't blame me if you start craving sweets after this post!) LOL
 
You can find more information about this challenge over on the PTI Blog here:
 
Our host for this challenge?
Debbie Olson
 
The challenge?
To create a project featuring stitched felt cookies!
 
This was SUCH A FUN CHALLENGE & SO SWEEET! 
I've been wanting some of these for myself for sometime.
I made some felt cookies AGES AGO for a friend for Valentines,
& just never got back to making them for me.
But, the cookies I baked for this challenge, can be displayed year round! 
They're "Tea Cookies!"
 
Here is what I baked up:

 


 


 
 Here is a close-up of the two cookies- the large circular iced cookie, & the crescent cookies I came up with myself, venturing off in creative cooking! ;)
 
I did embroidery stitches-French Knots for the cream squishing through, seed beads- for sprinkles, along with fine glitter, & strips of felt.



I used:
 PTI-Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Dies- for the rectangle cookies, & the crescent cookies,
Don't Forget to Write- for the circular cookies/sandwich cookies & the doughnut cookie,
Bitty Button Stacks- for the hole in the doughnut cookie, 
Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection- for the inside cream on the sandwich cookies,
Noted: Scalloped Die Collection- for the large circular iced cookie,
& Frosted Boarder Dies- for the Icing.   
 
See you over at PTI for all of the SAF fun!
(A PERFECT TREAT for their 10th Anniversary Celebration! AND NO CALORIES!) ;)

I'm hungry now!
TLady

 
 
 


Monday, August 28, 2017

PTI- SAF- 7th Anniversary Tradition- Wool!

Hi Blog Friends!
 
A FUN wool/felt technique with this post!

You can find out about this challenge on the PTI Blog here:
 
This challenge was hosted by Heather Nichols.
I love to see Heather's work on the PTI Blog.
She likes to use Kraft Card Stock- I always know when I see Heather's work,
 & I have found her tip with using the Misti & the PTI Dies VERY HELPFUL! ;) 

The challenge?
To create a project featuring a stitched layered embellishment.

Here is my project:
I used:
 PTI- Noted: Scalloped Square Die Collection, Meadow Green-leaf die, 
Stitched Sentiments- the berries, Vintage Picnic- Sentiment.

See you over at PTI!
TLady

P.S. I'll be back tomorrow with something SWEEET! ;)
 


PTI-SAF- 6th Anniversary Tradition- Iron! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here again with another Iron Challenge!

You can find out about this challenge over at the PTI Blog here:
Yana Smakula is the host for this challenge.
The challenge?
To create a project featuring a Metallic embossed Die Cut. 
Actually, when you watch Yana's video, there are two techniques!
 Here is what I made:
 I used PTI- Don't Forget To Write, Comfort Foods Additions & Lovely Lace. 
Hope you like!
TLady







PTI-SAF- 6th Anniversary Tradition- Iron!

Hi Blog Friends!

The card I made for this post involved  SUCH A FUN TECHNIQUE!

You can find out more about this challenge on the PTI Blog here:
 
The challenge?
To create a project featuring a faux iron embellishment.
 
Betsy Veldman was the host for this challenge.
 
Now, I have to tell you, I didn't think I had anything in my stash to do this technique,
 but Betsy showed us how, to my delight!
Yes, I had the supplies! LOL
 
Here's what I made:
 I wanted this to look like a vintage cross-stitch piece. 
I used PTI- Cover Plate: Scroll Frame & Stitched Sentiments.
 
Just a few more pictures to show the sheen on this!
I LOOOOVE OLD THINGS!
TLady


 

PTI-SAF- 5th Anniversary Tradition- Wood! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here again with another wood project! 

See the PTI blog for the details on this challenge here:
 
This challenge was hosted by:
Natasha Trupp
 
The challenge?
Create a project featuring an inked impression plate (or cover plate, stencil, etc.)
 
Now I didn't have an Impression plate, 
cover plate or anything by PTI that could be used for this technique.
BUT, 
I did have a wood grain embossing folder by another company.
The challenges also call for at least ONE item to be PTI on your project. 
So, with this in mind, I am able to do this challenge! 

Here is what I made:
I used PTI- Vintage Picnic Stamp & Die Set & In Stitches Die.

Still knocking on wood here! ;)
TLady


PTI-SAF- 5th Anniversary Tradition-- Wood!

Hi Blog Friends!

Whew! 
You know I have been busy here CREATING! ;)

My post today is for PTI- SAF 5th Anniversary Traditional Gift-Wood, 
& I have to say this was a SUCH A FUN technique!
 
You can find out more about this challenge on the PTI blog here:
 

Hosted by:
Lizzie Jones

The Challenge?
 To create a project featuring some kind of wood grain inlay technique.

Keeping it short & sweet!
Here is what I made:
 I used PTI- Mix & Mat Postal Die Collection for the inlay.
I also used PTI- Meadows Green, Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection, Mini-Blooms,
 & Tremendous Tags. 

I really enjoyed this technique & I hope to get more wood to play with! ;)

Knock on Wood!
TLady



Sunday, August 27, 2017

PTI-SAF- 4th Anniversary Traditional-Linen & Silk! Take Two!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here for the second take on the Linen & Silk  Challenge.

The challenge?
Create a project featuring a die cut frame backed with stamped linen.

See the PTI Blog for more information on this challenge here:
 
Here's what I made:
 
Following Anna Kossakovskaya's lead..... 
I used:
 PTI's- In Stitches Stamp & Die Set, Don't Forget To Write Stamp Set, & In Stitches Sentiments.
 
A closer look at the card:
 Again, I used muslin for my linen.

This is my last finished project as of yet, 
so give me some time to create for the other challenges,
 & I'll have another post or two for you! ;)

See you over at PTI!
TLady


PTI-SAF- 4th Anniversary Tradition- Linen & Silk!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here with the Linen & Silk Challenge from PTI-SAF!
 
The Challenge?
Create a project featuring stamped linen wraps. 
 
See the PTI blog for this challenge here:
 
This was fun to do!
I used muslin again & created a little wrap. 
I didn't have a lot of colors of fabric paint to choose from & one was dried up, but
I was thinking of using this to wrap a few farm fresh eggs in, since we share our eggs with the neighbors, & so the whole idea for my design. 
I ended up wrapping a little box for this challenge photo though.
 
 Sweet & Simple! 
I love checks & so I did checks about all of the edges of the cloth.
I used:
PTI- On The Farm.
 
Take two coming up!
TLady


PTI- SAF- 3rd Anniversary Tradition- Leather! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here with another post for the PTI- SAF!
 
The challenge?
Create a project featuring faux embossed leather.
 
See PTI for this challenge here:
 
This was another fun challenge, hosted by Nichole Heady!
Not too messy either. LOL
 
Here's what I made:
I used PTI- Mix & Mat Scallops Dies for the embossed leather. 
I didn't have the beautiful die Nichole had so I had to improvise!
(One thing for sure, these challenges are showing me what I "need" in supplies! LOL) ;)
 
More looks at the embossing....
(Makes me think of a leather wallet! Too bad there isn't any $$$ in it! ) ;)
 
I also used
 PTI- Tag Sale: Quilted Die, Thank You Kindly, Button Stacks, Button Stacks II,
 & Bitty Button Stacks. 
 
Next up is Linen & Silk!

Posting soon!
TLady
 


PTI- SAF- 3rd Anniversary Tradition- Leather!

Hi Blog Friends!

The PTI Challenge for this post?
Create a project featuring faux leather.

Ashley Cannon Newell is hosting this challenge & you can see her card,
& find out all about this challenge here:
 
If you aren't playing along, but would love to know the how to's of each creation, 
you should check out the link above, (or the links I give on each post)
 as there are video's on the how to's of each creation on the PTI blog!  
 
Here is my card:
Using what I had on hand, my card is a bit different from Ashley's but I love it just the same!
I used:
 PTI-Quoted: Start Again, Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection, & Mix & Mat: Herringbone Dies.  
Ashley's technique on making the faux leather was fun,
 & I can see using this technique again in the future! ;)
 (I do have a squirt bottle now with Glycerin & water....)

Skipping on over to the PTI Blog for more fun!
TLady


PTI-SAF- 2nd Anniversary Tradition- Cotton! Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

HOPE you  aren't tired of all these postings, because I am having SUCH A
 HAPPY TIME CREATING for this SAF! ;) 

These challenges that are given ARE "Challenges!" LOL
 If you LOVE to create, PTI is 
THE PLACE TO BE!

For this post the challenge is:
Die Cut Fabric Flowers- recreate or use the same concept given.
Check here for information on this challenge:

Short & Sweet again! ;)
 
 Here is the sachet I made using Die Cut Flowers!
I colored my flowers using a variety of Alcohol Markers.
I used PTI- Tag Sale: Quilted Die, Lovely Laurels & Mini Blooms.
I used Muslin for my sachet. 
I try to keep muslin on hand at all times. 
You never know what you'll need it for! ;)
I embroidered the Lovely Laurels in place with some Vintage DMC Floss I had on hand 
& added French Knots to the centers of the flowers.

My potpourri is scented with Lavender & Sage.

See you over at PTI!
TLady 
So much more to do here! ;)




PTI- SAF- 2nd Anniversary Tradition: Cotton!

Hi Blog Friends!

I have to tell you, this is SUCH A CUTE CARD & SO MUCH FUN to make!
A little messy, but FUN! 
The results speak for themselves!
Thank You Stephanie Gold, from PTI! 

Here is where you can find all about this challenge:
 
Here is what I made, casing Stephanie's card:
 Is that cotton candy cute, or what????? 
The challenge?
To 
Color Cotton!
I used Tempera paints like Stephanie used. 
And made sure I made some extra for future use too!

I didn't have the die Stephanie had for the sentiment, but used what I had:
PTI- Customer Appreciation Set- Celebrate Big.
 
For the stripes of Glitter, I grabbed the wrong glitter first-Mica Flakes, but I like how it came out.
Then I grabbed the fine iridescent glitter & went over it to fill in where the Mica Flakes didn't stick! ;)

SUCH FUN & SO FESTIVE!!!
TLady

PTI- SAF - 1rst Anniversary Tradition: Paper- Take 2!

Hi Blog Friends!

No, I'm not asleep here! LOL
When there is something you really want to do, things just seem to conspire against you, right?
Well, that is what happened here.
Phone ringing off the hook-people calling who never call otherwise, the camera died, should I go on? 
But, never fear!
My hubby is here & he helped me out & ran to the store to get the camera going again 
& is going to take the calls coming in!
This way, I can continue creating.
WHAT would I do without him?
He is SUCH A SUPPORT in my creating & just anything I want to do!
I thank the Lord DAILY for him!

For the PTI Challenge next on the list:
 Use Vellum Overlays & feature paper scraps! 
Oh, I have plenty of those! LOL
Check here for the challenge at PTI:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2017/08/saf-2017-guest-laura-bassen.html

Keeping this short & sweet!
Here is my card:

And here is a better look at the vellum overlay:

I used  PTI- Frosted Boarders Dies, Birthday Trio, & the Customer Appreciate Set- Celebrate Big!

See you over at PTI!
TLady
Working feverishly behind the scenes here to keep up! 
So much to learn over at PTI & fun to be had!

 


Saturday, August 26, 2017

PTI-SAF- 1rst Anniversary Tradition: Paper!

Hi Blog Friends!

Back again today, with another post for the PTI-SAF!
Check here for this challenge:
This Challenge was given to us by Rebecca Luminarias & the challenge is to:
Create Paper Embellishments!
Using Die Cuts, strips of paper, tassels, confetti,  etc. 
You chose!
Rebecca did a wonderful video for us showing us the "how" of it all.
So, I took her concepts & used them for my card.

Prayers  
 I created Die Cuts with the PTI- Meadow Greens & stamped them.
I created a boarder using small strips of paper, & then I created a paper bow with strips of paper, 
as Rebecca did in her video. 
The sentiment "Prayers" is from the same set.
See you over at PTI for all of the festivities!
TLady


PTI- Stamp-a-faire!!!!

Hi Blog Friends!

Today, I am here joining in on the PTI- 2017 Stamp-a-faire!
I have been waiting for this all year & am excited it is finally here!
This year is PTI's 10 Year Anniversary &
This year, the Stamp-a-faire is FREE!
What a treat!

The STF started yesterday,
 & I thought I better get on with the posting  what I've gotten done so far,
 before I get mixed up.
It'll be short & sweet, something I don't normally do.
(Just maybe this will help me to get in that short & sweet mode with making & posting? ;) )
 
The first challenge?
"Take 10 Warm-Up Challenge." 
Ten- Select an Inspiration from those given.
Here's what I chose.
Ten- Sketch your card/Make a plan.
Ten- Collect supplies, trim paper, etc.
Ten- To create & assemble.
 I used Bristol paper- tore the edges, added Distress Oxide Ink- Faded Jeans to the edge & then used my Nuvo Aqua Brush to water it down  & create the look of water.
 Stamped my sentiment from the PTI set- Pen & Ink.
Then stamped the little boat from PTI- Clouche Quarters- Summer Fillers & popped it up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape.
Very CAS!

See you over at PTI for all of the Festivities!
TLady