Sunday, June 10, 2018

Alcohol Ink & Dad

I've just recently dived into using alcohol inks and I have been making Father's Day cards. This challenge at Just Us Girls is perfectly timed.

I used the Ranger mini ink blending tool & felt pads in a pouncing motion to do the background. I didn't use and blending solution on this card and thought it came out quite pretty. The lighter areas of the card have silver mixative so they shine but that is hard to see in the photo.

Paper: White, silver (pti), Brilliant Blue (SU), Yupo paper
Ink: Black (Versafine Onyx), Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (Indigo, Sail Boat Blue, Silver mixative)
Die: Epic Dad (WP9), Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT)
Other: Silver cord (SU), Baker's twine, Tiny Attacher, mini blending tool & felt pads

Friday, April 20, 2018

2 Anniversary Cards

Here are 2 anniversary cards that I recently made using the Bubble Over set by Stampin'Up.

This card I made for friends at church celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary. They are a very sweet couple and still going strong. I am submitting this one to the Addicted to CAS #134 challenge which is Bubbles.

Edit (4/23): I just now realized that this card is pretty much a CASE with a few variations on this card. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Stamps: Bubble Over (SU), A Second Helping of Sunshine (sentiment-pti)
Paper: White, Silver, Vellum, Bubbles & Fizz dsp
Ink: Black. Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Terracotta Tile (pti)
Dies: Bottles & Bubbles framelit (SU); Fishtail Flag Stax (mft)
Other: Sequins, Baker’s twine, Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (SU), foam tape

Here is my second card which I made for my daughter and her husband. They just celebrated their 9th anniversary.

Stamps: Bubble Over (SU), King of the Grill, Background Basics: Gingham; A Second Helping of Sunshine (sentiment)
Paper: White, Pool Party, Kiwi Kiss (SU))
Ink: Black, Linen, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Amethyst Allure, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy (pti), Bermuda Bay (SU)
Dies: King of the Grill, Bottles & Bubbles framelit (SU)
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary - Day 7 Challenge

Hi!  I can't believe that it has been almost a year since I posted a card.  It's been a rough year but I'm going to try to post a little more frequently and the PTI challenge is good to get me going.

The Day 7 Challenge is to use only dies - no stamps.

I made this valentine using the new PTI die Matchbook Medley.  I wasn't thinking about entering this in the challenge when I made it and it is already in an envelope to give away so sorry I don't have better photos.

Here are the supplies that I used:

Stamps: none
Paper: White, black, red, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy, Bitty Big: True Black, silver
Ink: none
Dies: Matchbook Medley; Huge Hugs
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape

Here are a few more Valentines that I made using the Matchbook Medley die but that do have stamping so not for the challenge.

Here is the inside.

Stamps: Life is What You Bake It
Paper: White, black, Hawaiian Shores, Bitty Big:Pink Posey, silver
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, silver, black
Dies: Matchbook Medley; Life is What You Bake It
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape, tiny heart punch


StampsLife is What You Bake It
Paper: White, black, Hawaiian Shores, Bitty Big:Pink Posey
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, silver, Smokey Shadow, black
DiesMatchbook Medley; Life is What You Bake It
Other: Tiny Attacher, foam tape, tiny heart punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


I can't ever publish cards that I send to my family ahead of a holiday because my daughters see my blog. So here are a couple of the Easter cards that I made.

This card is for my two grandsons to share. I bought the bunny die but not the stamp set so I freehanded is face.

The bunny is popped up on dimensionals and attached to the tag which is also popped up.

Stamps: Hippity Hoppity (PTI)
Paper: White, Kraft
Ink: Black, Sweet Blush for nose (PTI)
Other: Pink Pirouette marker (SU), Black Pigma marker, thread pulled off of a piece of canvas material, tag die (forget which one), So Sweet die (PTI), dimensionals

Here is another card.

I first stamped Rejoice in Hawaiian Shores and then I overstamped it with Versamark. I added Perfect Pearls over the Versamark. 

Stamps: Rejoice (SSS)
Paper: White, Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Ink: Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, Ocean Tides (PTI), Versmark
Other: Perfect Pearls



Monday, April 10, 2017

Papertrey Make It Monday: Stamping Outside the Box

I needed a Thank You card and just received my long awaited PTI order from the last release. I really liked Nichole's sample card so I used her basic design and changed it up just a bit.

This card fit in nicely with this week's Make It Monday #280. The Thank you die cut overlaps the rectangle die cut.

STAMPS: Courage & Kindness
PAPER: White, Ripe Avocado 
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Scarlet Jewel, Green Parakeet 
DIES: Mix & Mat: Flourishes die, Ways to Say: Thank You die

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wish Big

A friend's birthday was last Sunday. I don't have much time for card making these days so I CASE'd this card using some of my new stuff from PTI.  Here is my version. It was a quick photo because I needed to head out the door.

I added a bit of sparkle to the candles and the cake with the Stardust Gelly Roll pen and then added few sequins to finish off the card.

Stamps: Invitation Basics (pti)
Paper: White (pti), Basic Black, Melon Mambo (SU)
Ink: New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Lovely Lady, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist (pti)
Other: Big Basics: Wish Big die (pti), Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape yellow (SU), sequins, Stardust Gelly Roll pen on candles & cake

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy Retirement

I made this card back in June but never got around to posting it on my blog. A man from our church retired and was moving to Arizona so the church had a party for him. This is the card I made for him. I don't know if there are mountains where he is going in Arizona but he will be leaving behind lots of mountains here in Washington state.

I didn't have the dies to cut out the car or camper so I fussy cut around them.

Stamps: Petite Places: Happy Camper (PTI)
Paper: White, Soft Stone (PTI), Old Olive, Bliss Blue (SU)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Scene It: Mountain View die (PTI), Nestability circle die, dimensionals

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Get Well Flowers in a Jar

Today I have a get well card.

I've seen others stamp the pint jar on acetate and I really wanted to do that but no matter what I tried it did not stamp crisp and it never really dried.  So I die cut the jar from white cardstock and stamped it in black. I then stamped the flower stems and amazingly they lined up pretty well with the stamping on the card.  Next I watercolored a little Aqua Mist to look like water but the SU Whisper White paper did not take the water well and swelled up immediately.  So then I thought I would die cut the jar once again from acetate and just place that over the top of the white cardstock jar. I'm pretty happy with that solution. You can see how it reflects in the pic below.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment and added some Rainstones.  

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Stamps: Larger Than Life, Pint Jar, Graceful Greetings II (PTI)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU)
Ink: New Leaf, Limeade Ice or Simply Chartreuse (can't remember which), Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay (PTI)
Other: Pint Jar die, Rainstones (PTI), dimensional foam tape under jar, acetate (from small PTI stamp set), Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL (to attach acetate)

Monday, July 18, 2016


My niece's grandfather passed away and so I made this card for her using Papertrey's new Stamp-a-Faire set.

It's been a while since I've posted. I will try to do more but they will probably be short & sweet. Have a great day!!

Stamps: Art with Heart, Keep it Simple: Praying for You (PTI)
Paper: White
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Stitched Rectangles die (SSS), fun foam for dimension

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Masculine Birthday

My son-in-law's birthday is today and I made him a King of the Grill card.

Hope he likes his burger :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: King of the Grill (PTI)
Paper: White, Ombre Stripes pattern paper (PTI)
Ink: Fine Linen, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
Other: Twine, dimensionals, scissors

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