Sunday, September 30, 2012

With Sympathy

A sympathy card for the color challenge at ColourQ, and
the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp!
I found a really old stamp set when I was looking for something else
(didn't find what I was actually looking for).
This is perfect  for colorful fall trees for someone with no coloring skills ;).
 


Supplies ~
Stamps: Craft's Meow Hope Blooms & #'s 310 & 389 from the Bad Axe Trading Co. 
Paper:  PTI White, SU Pumpkin Pie & Soft Suede
Ink:  SU Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede & Rich Razzleberry
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twelve
Additional Supplies: PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean


O is for One

A card under the wire for the shoe challenge at CASology. 
I will be giving this one to my niece who is definitely one of a kind!
I CASEd one of my own cards here.
I believe I saw this idea first on Splitcoast Stampers.
You could use this for elf shoes for Christmas also.
I am also entering it into the anything goes challenge at
Simon Says Stamp! and at 52 Card Pickup.



Supplies ~
Stamps:  SU Occasions Alphabet
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, SU Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black, Doodlebug Design Haunted Manor
     Tombstone
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches: SU Top Note Die, Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches, EK Success 1" & 1 1/2"
     Circle Punches
Additional Supplies:  Glitter Pompoms - LCS


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Harvest Blessings

An Autumn card for challenges at CAS-ual Fridays, Less is More, and Play Date Cafe.
The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to make a CAS project inspired by Autumn.
The colors at Play Date Cafe are just perfect for Autumn colors.
At Less is More the recipe is to choose three previous challenges.
I actually chose six:  Week 15 ~ Embossing, Week 25 ~ Button or Ribbon,
Week 41 ~ Leaves, Week 52 ~ Sketch 4,
Week 76 ~ Three (I used three colors), and Week 84 ~ Foliage.







Supplies ~
Stamps:  Craft's Meow Golden Days
Paper:  PTI White & SU Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie
Additional Supplies:  PTI Herringbone Impression Plate, PTI New Leaf Button, SU Cherry 
     Cobbler Twine (a more rustic twine would have probably looked better)


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September PTI Blog Hop




Blog-hop-logo 

9-25-blog-hop-challenge


This month the challenge for the PTI Blog Hop is about felt, fabric and packaging.
I used the new Essential Pillow Box die, and 
cut out in New Leaf,  then layered the top with
the New Leaf Pattern Pack paper.  
On top of that I used the Lovely Layers die to cut felt in 
Scarlet Jewel and Vintage Cream, and sewed it together with a PTI button.
I really like that the box will hold a gift card.
My nieces and nephews all prefer gift cards instead of presents,
and now I have another way to package them.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

BOO!

A Halloween card for the color challenges at 
At CAS-ual Fridays the challenge is to use 
black and white and one other color.
The challenge at Dynamic Duos is use to black and
lucky limeade with a dessert option of "Halloween."
I am also entering this into the 52 Card Pickup.



 


Old Back Porch


 
Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI White, SU Basic Black, Memories Glitz & Glitter Sweet Solids (Green)
Dies:  SU Timeless Type
Additional Supplies: PTI Linen Impression Plate, Recollections Stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean
 

One More

Oh, I'm having fun with the current challenges.
This is my third entry for the trendy challenge at Simon Says Stamp!,
and my second entry for the rainbow challenge at Just Us Girls.
Please see my two previous posts for the earlier entries.
I am also entering this one in the focal point challenge at Moxie Fab World.

We're So TRENDY ,,,,

we are using designs that are very much on trend at the moment,,,

NEON HEXAGON CHEVRON

 


Supplies ~
Stamp:  PTI Signature Greetings II
Paper:  PTI White,  Recollections Colors
Ink:  SU Real Red
Dies:  Verve I Heart U, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Hexagon
Additional Supplies:  Hero Arts Sparkle Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean
 

With Thanks

A bright thank you card for the rainbow challenge at Just Us Girls,
the trendy challenge at Simon Says Stamp! using both chevrons and neon colors,
and the movement challenge at Moxie Fab World.
This is my second card for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp,
the first one is my previous post.

We're So TRENDY ,,,,

we are using designs that are very much on trend at the moment,,,

NEON HEXAGON CHEVRON




Supplies ~
Stamp:  PTI Think Big Favorites # 19
Paper:  PTI White, Colors by Recollections
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  PTI Chevron Stripes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Sunday, September 16, 2012

With Heartfelt Thanks

A card for the color challenge at ColourQ,
the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches,
the "Thank You" challenge at A Passion for Papertrey,
and the trendy challenge at Simon Says Stamp!
I used the herringbone impression plate for the chevrons.


 

I chose sketch number 44 ~ 


Challenge: Thank You 

At Simon Says Stamps! 

We're So TRENDY ,,,,

we are using designs that are very much on trend at the moment,,,

NEON HEXAGON CHEVRON


Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Script Sentiments
Paper:  PTI White, SU Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, October Afternoon
     Huckleberry Hill
Ink:  SU Bravo Burgundy, Calypso Coral (on the tips of the flower)
Dies:  PTI Bloom Builders 3, Spellbinders Circles
Additional Supplies: PTI Herringbone Impression Plate, PTI Melon Berry Button , Twine from the
     Twinery

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Wish Upon a Star

A card for three challenges at CASology,
where the cue word is "Sky," Less is More ~ to use an oval,
and CASE Study.  This month's Muse is Torico.
I roughly followed her sketch and used a negative die cut.
Her card ~



  At Less is More ~ Week 85 Theme
For our theme this week we have a really easy project for you... simply incorporate an
OVAL
into your design somewhere... what could be easier?



Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Star Prints
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, Silver from my stash, Navy Blue by Paper Studio
Ink:  SU Midnight Muse
Die & Punch:  Spellbinder Oval & Fiskars Star
Additional Supplies:  Silver Thread by Anchor

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'm Here

An encouragement card (the inside reads
"through life's ups & downs ... i'm here")
using the colors from Play Date Cafe.
 (ETA) ~ It may be hard to tell from the photo, the image is a yo-yo.

 



Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  Unity I'm Here
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, October Afternoon Huckleberry Hill, SU DSP Patterns Stack
Ink:  SU Midnight Muse


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

With Gratitude

A very quick card today for the foliage challenge at Less is More,
the OLW 104 gratitude campaign at Simplicity, and 
the washi tape and stamp challenge at Simon Says Stamp!
The sketch for the card is by Stephanie Halinski in
the Card Design Handbook by Papercrafts on page 29.

At Less is More ~ Everybody's favourite!
The 
One Layer Card
Challenge Week
For the focus of your contributions this week we would like to see 
FOLIAGE

OLW104: Let's Kick Off the 2012 Gratitude Campaign

Simon Says ,,, Put a Stamp On It Challenge and Blog Hop ! :-) 

 

Supplies ~  
Stamps:  PTI Round & Round
Paper:  PTI White
Additional Supplies:  Washi Tape ~ LCS's

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Grandparent's Day ~ Take 2

A card for my Dad (from my son) for Grandparent's Day tomorrow.  
My previous post here is the card I made for my Mom.
I entering this one at CAS-ual Fridays for the embossing, 
CASology for the cue word "family," and at the 52 Card Pickup.
There is embossing on the silver and gold paper, 
as well as, on the main white layer.
 The inside is more decorated than the outside,
and note that my son had to sign his last name
(just in case his Grandpa wasn't sure which "Matt" 
was giving him a "Happy Grandparent's Day" card!)
 BTW, he only has one Grandson named "Matt."



Old Back Porch




Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  MFT Clearly Sentimental about Grandparents
Paper:  PTI White, Gold & Silver from my stash
Ink:  SU Basic Gray
Punches:  EK Success & SU Heart to Heart
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and 
Happy Grandparent's Day tomorrow for all of you Grandmas (& Grandpas)!
 
Jean
 

Happy Grandparent's Day ~ Take1

A card for my son to give my Mom today.
Pink and green are her favorite colors.
Sunday is Grandparents Day, and we're taking my parents out to lunch today.
 I used the layout from CASE Study and the colors from Color Throwdown
I am also entering it into the challenge at CASology for the cue word: family.  
If it weren't for my parents, I obviously wouldn't be here ;). 
 Stay tuned, I will be making another card for my Dad.

 
Torico is the Muse this month at CASE Study.



Not sure why the circle and white layer appear slightly off, but they are not IRL.

The joys of trying to get a picture on a windy day ~
I can't count how many times this happened!


Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI Sending You & MFT Clearly Sentimental about Grandparents
Paper:  PTI White, SU DSP Patterns Pack, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  SU Pink Pirouette, Garden Green & Melon Mambo
Dies:  Spellbinders Circles & Scalloped Circles
Additional  Supplies:  Martha Stewart Rhinestone


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Dynamic Retro Sketch

A thank you card for a friend using the colors at Dynamic Duos 
and the sketch at retro sketches.  I am also entering it at the
Simon Says Stamp! challenge to use a stamp.

Simon Says ,,, Put a Stamp On It Challenge and Blog Hop ! :-) 

 

Supplies ~
Stamp:  SU Best Kind of Friend
Paper:  SU DSP Patterns Stacks  & Very Vanilla
Ink:  SU Poppy Parade & Lucky Limeade
Die & Punch:  PTI Mega Gracious Vases & EK Success Punch
Additional Supplies:  SU Poppy Parade Ribbon, PTI Kraft Buttons

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thanks!

A thank you card for my followers, and 
everyone who takes the time to leave such kind comments on my blog.
I used the colors from Color Throwdown
 and CASED myself for the current challenge at CASE Study.
(I am counting the flower under the "n" as barely banana).
I chose to CASE the card on this post, which 
was featured by Cath on the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. 
I CASED it fairly closely, substituting buttons for the twine.

 



Supplies  ~
Paper:  PTI White, SU Basic Black
Dies:  Memory Box Script Thanks
Additional Supplies:  Washi Tape - LCS's, Buttons - PTI, MFT & Doodlebug Designs, PTI Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Jean



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Inking of You!

One more card for the challenge at CASology for the cue word "Relax."
Stamping is truly my relaxation.
Yes, I know it is corny, but I do have an eight year old, 
and I do hear lots of corny jokes and silly riddles.
My first card is my previous post here.
I used the colors for this week's challenge at Less is More.
I am also entering this card into the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

At Less is More ~ 

Being the first of the month it's colour week and we have chosen two for you....

Brown & Pink
 
 Simon Says.....ANYTHING GOES !

 

Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Flower Fusion #7 & SU Circle of Friendship
Paper:  PTI White, SU Melon Mambo, Regal Rose & Early Espresso
Ink:  SU Early Espresso
Dies:  PTI Sending You & Notched  Flowers
Additional Supplies: PTI Sunshine Impression Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Now ... Relax

A masculine birthday card for a few challenges this morning.
The cue word at CASology is "Relax."
I used the colors at Play Date Cafe, and 
I am entering this into the 52 card pickup.


 

Old Back Porch 



Supplies ~
Stamps:  SU And Many Mower
Paper:  PTI White, SU Island Indigo
Ink:  SU Basic Gray, SU Markers Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Island Indigo 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope you are having a relaxing Labor Day weekend!

Jean