Friday, May 25, 2018

PTI 2018 May Blog Hop Inspiration

The 2018 May Blog Hop Inspiration photo at PTI is fabulous!  My mind was racing with ideas.



Here's my card


If you don't know it, I am a gingham girl, so I had to play off of the black and white gingham tablecloths.  I also wanted to use the red, pink and purple flowers and chose the new Seasonal Borders Summer set for that.  Another hit of black and white with the Shape Shifters Circle 1 die and I added some pink rays to help break up the white border using the Sunburst stencils.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Seasonal Borders Summer
PTI Shape Shifters Circle 1
PTI Sunburst Stencils
PTI Penned Elegance
PTI Autumn Chicken Scratch patterned paper
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Make It Monday #322 Above and Below

This week's Make It Monday is called Above & Below.  Simply make a sentiment line and decorate above and below it.  Here's my card:


I chose the beautiful Forget Me Not set.  I don't use this one enough and thought it would look pretty with all of the little flowers spilling out above and below.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Forget Me Nots
Ranger Watercolor Paper
PTI Amethyst Allure, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Prairie Grass inks
Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel
Kuretake Color Set

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Warm Wishes

This is the other new set from the new GKD Stamp TV Kit Sunshine & Love.  It's called Rose Peonies.


I love making my own backgrounds and decided to do that with this set too.  I stamped the flowers with Jet Black Amalgam ink because I wanted to watercolor the flowers.  The flowers were stamped on Peach Bellini card stock and colored with my water brush and Tangerine Twist, Dusty Rose and Grass Green inks.  I added a strip of gingham patterned paper from the Petals & Wings pack.  I used the GKD Double Stitched Circle dies in Dusty Rose and White and added a circle stamp from the Wreath Builders Bundle set.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
GKD Rose Peonies from the Stamp TV Kit Sunshine & Love
GKD Petals & Wings patterned paper
GKD Double Stitched Circles
GKD Peach Bellini, Dusty Rose, White card stock
GKD Jet Black Amalgam, Tangerine Twist, Dusty Rose, Grass Green inks

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sending You Lots of Love

I found out this morning that a very sweet lady I know lost her mother, so I'm taking advantage of a little free time to make a card for her.


The stamp set I chose is the Layered Daisies set from the new GKD Stamp TV kit, Sunshine & Love.  I am really loving these gorgeous daisies.  I started with Ocean Mist card stock and stamped the first layer of the flower in Ocean Mist.  The second layer was done in Tranquil Teal and the centers in Passionate Pink.  I love the tone on tone with the little pop of color in the flower centers and the leaves.  I used a two inch strip of Vellum to anchor my focal image.  The focal image was created using two GKD Double Stitched Circle dies one in white and one in Tranquil Teal.  The sentiment is from the GKD Nurturing Blooms set.  I, also, used a circle stamp from the Wreath Builder Bundle set.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
GKD Layered Daisies from the Sunshine & Love Stamp TV Kit.
GKD Wreath Builder Bundle
GKD Nurturing Blooms
GKD Double Stitched Circle dies
Vellum 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Note Card - Indiana

The state flower from my state of Indiana is the gorgeous Peony.  This is the second of my flowered note cards.


I'm loving the Stately Flowers series from Gina K. Designs.  The border stamp around this fun flower is from Stately Flowers 11.  I love that it looks like a big postage stamp.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
GKD Stately Flowers 9, Stately Flowers 11
Cuttlebug Oxford
PTI To The Point Edgers
MFT Proper Pinstripes Pastels patterned paper
Prismacolor Pencils

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Just a Note

I had some time to play today and decided to pull out some of my Gina K. Designs stamps.  I've been wanting to make some note cards, so I thought I would start making them using the Stately Flowers series by Melanie Muenchinger.


The flower I chose is the Indian Paintbrush.  It is the Wyoming state flower.  I have never seen one before, so I did a google search and found a picture of one.  I started with two shades of green and worked on the stem and the base of the petals.  Next came a layer of cream and then the orange on the tips of the petals.  I would love to see a field of these beautiful flowers.....how amazing that would be!


Thanks so much for stopping by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
GKD Stately Flowers 11
MFT Tiny Check Brights patterned paper
Cuttlebug Kitchen Weave EF
Lil' Inkers Scalloped Border
Prismacolor Pencils.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Make It Monday #321 Ink Blending on Colored Card Stock

I've had a lot of fun with this week's Make It Monday.  Melissa introduced us to Blending on Colored Card Stock.




I stayed pretty much with Melissa's design, but with some color changes and change in the size of  the layers.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Butterfly Folk Outline
PTI Cutaway Tags Spring
PTI Tag Sale Quilted
PTI Shape Shifters Circle 1
PTI Noted Simply Stitched A2 Vertical
PTI Bitty Big Amethyst Allure, Harvest Gold patterned paper
Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles