Saturday, February 25, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge - Playful People

I have another card for the Art Impressions Playful People Challenge.  This one using an image & sentiment from Art Impressions called Hot Java Mama that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  There are so many cute images & sentiments it was hard to pick just one. I again paper pieced her gown & robe using paper from Recollections Bright & Basic.  I use this paper pack since it's very thin pattern paper and works the best for paper piecing.  I work in layers starting with the lower part of the gown between her legs, then the left side, followed by the night gown and finally the right side to give it correct dimension.  The background papers were from American Crafts / Studio Calico Snippets collection.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge -Playful People

This is the second week of the Playful People challenge over at the Art Impressions Blog.  I love all of these quirky characters, so it was hard to pick one.  After looking at all my stamps I went with the Art Impression set called AHH.  The other AI Sentiment "You're How Old?" is one I use a lot - it's perfect with the Golden Oldies stamps.  I love to paper piece and these stamps are perfect for this.  The paper I used is from Recollections called Bright & Basic and the speech bubbles were done using the Papertrey Ink using the Bubble Talk dies.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Papertrey Ink Celebrating Past, Present & Future 2012

Today's card is using a Papertrey Ink set from 2012 called Embroidered Blooms as part of Papertrey Ink's Celebration Past Present & Future.  The sentiment was done using the stamps & dies from Wet Paint.  I used three die cuts layered on top of each other to give it a bold look.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Papertrey Ink Celebrating Past, Present & Future 2008

My card today is for Papertrfey Ink's celebration looking at the stamp sets of 2008.  For inspiration I used the card by Betsy Veldman using the stamp set Out On A Limb.  Here is Betsy's card.  I love the simple design. 

For my card I used the PTI stamp set Twig Wreath to create my branch.  The bird was from Winter Woods and the sentiment from Just the Ticket.  Here is my card

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Papertrey Ink - Celebrating Past, Present & Future 2009

It's been fun looking back at Papertrey Ink's Past stamp sets this week.  For my card today I used inspiration from a card by Cristina Kowalczyk.  She used a set from 2009 called Giga Guidelines.  Here is the stamp set and Cristina's card.

Since I didn't have this set I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Lovely Layers.  The sentiment was done using Keep It Simple: Birthday II also from Papertrey Ink.  I thought it still needed a little something so I added some gems to the centers.  Here is my card for today.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Papertrey Ink Celebrating Past, Present & Future 2007

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their past ten years and looking back at the stamp sets from each year.  Today's card was made for the 2007 look back.  Since I didn't have any of these stamps I took inspiration from a card done by Dawn McVey using a set from 2007 called Beautiful Blooms.

Here is Dawn's card.

For my card I changed up the colors and used yellow instead.  For the flowers I used the Papertrey Ink stamps & dies called Delightful Dahlia & Delightful Dahlia Additions.  The edge was made using a die from Marianne design and the paper was from American Crafts called Classic Calico.  Here is my take on Dawn's card.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Celebrating Past & Present With Papertrey Ink

This year Papertrey Ink is doing something a little different for their anniversary this year.  On Nicole's blog PTI is celebrating the past & present, so today I am reposting one of my favorite cards I made using Papertrey stamps and dies.

I posted this back on in March of 2016 for a challenge that incorporated heat embossing and ink blending.  This is one of my very favorite techniques and I think it really works so well with the Papertrey Ink stamp set Hands of Time.  The flowers were from the PTI stamp & dies called Brushed Blooms.  I can't wait to see what the design team has planned!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday - Stamped Dangles

This week's Make It Monday challenge for Papertrey Ink is a really fun technique from Amy stamping dangles from the sentiment.  This is a really different and creative way to use all those tiny stamps that come in most of the Papertrey stamp sets.  Here is my card.

All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink.
Happy Birthday Sentiment & Heart - Swoosh
The edge was die cut using two different edge dies from Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Baptism Card & A Stamp Cleaning Tip

I just have a quick post for a card I made for my niece's new little girl's baptism.  I didn't have any stamps that really fit the bill, but I really didn't want to go out and buy a card either, so I just sorta winged it.  I can't really take credit for the design on this card.  I found it on the internet and I don't know who to give credit to.  I used the same layout design, but instead of stamping the background I used pattern paper.  The frames were die cut using the Papertrey Ink Cover Plate Pretty Frame Die and the flowers were from the PTI set called Bitty Bouquets.  The background paper was from My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose.  The sentiment was typed on my computer along with a sentiment on the inside that I found also on the internet.  Here is my card.

 Before I go I have a tip I picked up on You Tube.  I was watching a video last week with the person cleaning their stamps with what she called The Absorber.  I use stamp cleaner, baby wipes and a stamp cleaning pad from Stampin Up, which still leaves a lot of lint on my clear and rubber stamps, so I was intrigued by this Absorber.  I looked it up on You Tube and there was another stamper showing how it works.  It's basically a shammy you can find in the automotive section of Walmart.  According to the video other brands do not work the same, so I went and picked one up and I must say it is fantastic!  Your stamps are squeaky clean with no lint left behind.  I just keep my damp in a plastic glad container.  You no longer need expensive stamp cleaner for your dye inks.  (I haven't tried it with StazOn Ink, so you might still need cleaner for that).  This is definitely worth the money!

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