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Sunday, August 13, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #294: MONOCHROME COLOR POP

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and monochrome with a color pop.

Fun technique...


I LOVE this Mix and Mat: Pretty Brackets. It is so easy to cut it out and gives a lot of color and dimension.

I used Pinfeather ink to stencil my background with the Woodgrain Stencil.


All 3 pieces of the Mix and Mat were used with pinfeather card stock.
My color pop was White! It worked for me.



I am hoping this will be a masculine birthday card.
Brandon's birthday is the 18th.

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #293: COLOR SLIDER CARDS

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-Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a color slider card.

My oh my!!! What a challenging challenge!

I won't even tell you how long this one took!!!
I wanted an image I didn't have to color...and I had to do it twice because the first one was just too ugly...
I do not have Staz On ink, YIKES!!!
So the one I'm posting uses vellum. I just could not get away with the smearing with regular ink.

I LOVE the technique but you apparently HAVE to use Staz On...

So...here it is...
Not my best work...my image is very hard to see...





Also the line image is a bit too dark so it overshadowed the colored image...
In retrospect I could have used a purple ink on the vellum. I tried using a colored ink on the original acetate. EPIC fail. I got so frustrated, I just let it be!

Probably should have kept this one to myself... :(

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Sunday, July 30, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #292: COLOR BLOCKING THREE WAYS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and color blocking.

WE GOT A PUPPY!!!
Well, technically Brandon got a puppy...but he is still at my house!!!
Meet Cooper...


He is a 9 week old Chocolate Lab...SO CUTE!!!

We are completely smitten!!!

Oh, I did make a card...


I enjoyed this technique...QUICK and easy.


Thought I would make this one masculine...



Ok, gotta run and see my grand-puppy...PUPPY BREATH!!!
He will get big soon, so we have to enjoy him fast.

Thank you for looking at my blog
Susan



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

JULY 2017 BLOG HOP

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Blog Hop Inspiration

YIKES!!!

Where did July go??? How did it get to be the 25th???

To say the least...I forgot today was Blog Hop day... :(

So after meeting a lady from Florida who heard about my card mission and wanted to buy some cards, I quickly went to make one for the hop!!!


Why do you notice things about your cards when you photograph them you don't see before...?


My buds kinda look like pink radishes when they are upside down...
I like radishes, tho!


Anyway, a broken record...it's been another busy week!
Does anyone not have a busy week???
If you don't, let me know, PLEASE!!!

Thank you for looking at my blog
Susan

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #291: EMBOSS RESIST SHADOW SENTIMENTS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and an emboss resist shadow sentiment.

I chose to make a tag. It made the inking go a lot faster!!!

I did have a bit of glare on the picture of the top card...Looks like the stamping is washed out...it's the the shiny embossing.


I used Initial Sentiments: Birthday. I bought it when it was released but just hadn't used it...
I really love the circle HB but thought it might get smeared...


It is a fun technique. I wanted to try Ashley's idea of using solid paper but didn't take the time.
Colin is helping me clean out cabinets and closets. Gotta make hay while the sun shines...
He will be a working man soon... :(



Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Friday, July 14, 2017

Create Along With Us: July 2017

Create a project utilizing inspiration you've seen during release week. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product.

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I really love this card of Nichole's. 
I obviously do not have any mountain dies...
so, I improvised!
I used 2 of Dawns Edger dies, #3 and #4




I enjoyed inking the night sky. I loved it from last years Stamp-a-Faire.
My mountains came out alright. But it needs something else and can't figure out what...


Anyway, I need those mountains...
I used my Stamp-a-Faire gold gilding paint.
Worked like a charm...great tip!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan


Monday, July 3, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #290: COMBINING STENCILING AND MASKING

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and combine stenciling and masking.


Oh. My. Goodness!!!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Betsy's GORGEOUS card!!!!!
So...I nearly copied it verbatim!
I HAD to! Her's is so pretty.

I do not have Betsy's Herb Garden set, but I do have Beautiful Berries. But you already
know that 'cause I've used it on nearly every challenge since I got it.
I love it that much!

I am pretty good at improvising...
I used Mix & Mat: Pretty Brackets. The dashed frame gave me a way to cut out the inside
giving me a stencil. It is a wavy line mimicking Betsy's stencil.


It is obviously not as awesome as Betsy's stencil but it is a pretty good representation.



I should have inked my background a bit more...I was trying to not get too 
aggressive so it is a bit light.


I am in love!!! I LOVE this card and the technique was fun.
I hope my stencil hold up to make a few more cards...I definitely
want to make few more!

It's Betsy's fault I used Beautiful Berries, again!
Not mine...I'm innocent!!!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Thursday, June 29, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #289: BUILDING WREATHS WITH SMALL IMAGES

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a wreath built with small images

In my desire never to have a flat card, I created a monster for myself!
I spent WAY too much time with this card. I could not...let well enough alone...


WAY to much time!!! and...it got a bit wonkey...

 I used Rustic Wreath and several flowers...



But on the bright side...it's Thursday...the earliest I have posted a card all summer!!!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Sunday, June 25, 2017

JUNE 2017 BLOG HOP



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Blog hop inspiration

Such a pretty picture. I love colored glass and these are such calm, soothing colors...kind of a tropical feel...


I don't have any jar stamps so when I need the "feel" of one...I fake it!
I just sponged Sweet Blush and Ocean tides ink on my panel.

I got Grans Garden last month but had yet to ink it up. I was DETERMINED to use
 it and am happy with the results. The buds mimicked the flowers pretty well for me.

I also cannot stop using Pen & Ink. I love the handwritten look...

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan



MAKE IT MONDAY #288: PANTONE CHIP INSPIRED CARDS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and stamped "Pantone chip".


Lexi always has the such fun challenges! This one was no exception.
Very cool...I have never looked a Pantone Pinterest page...


I had Sweet Blush out for the Blog Hop and I had another BUSY week. My brother and nephew were in town, so no free time...so I just used the scraps from my Blog Hop card.
I apologize for the non-stop use of Beautiful Berries, but they are so...BEAUTIFUL!!!
So, I'm not really sorry...



Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan


Sunday, June 11, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #287: BABY WIPE INKING

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-Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and baby wipe inking.

So...another busy week. I had a graduation Party for Colin. We had 35 or so people here. Middle son Brandon made amazing smoked brisket and pulled pork...so good!
We all had a great time...good food...good friends and family!!!

So last minute card making...


Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush ink.
I rolled my baby wipe like a cigar...


Makes pretty quick background paper!


Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Sunday, June 4, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #286: COORDINATING CARD PAIRS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and coordinating card pair.

So much for getting my MIM done earlier in the week!!!
Turned out to be a week of "things that come up".
I no longer have kids in school but summer still seems to be busy and lack routine!

And this summer we passed a bittersweet milestone.
My baby boy graduated from college!!!



OK!!! I KNOW in am biased, but...how stinkin' cute is this boy!
This is Colin! He is AWESOME! All of my boys are awesome. I am SO blessed!!!

 Will have another busy week. We are having a graduation party on Saturday...He will need Thank Yous, so that is the direction I went for the challenge.
Crimson and Blue, the Kansas Jayhawk's colors.


It is always a challenge to make masculine cards.
I think I did it here...we shall see if Colin agrees!
Bottle Tag die is my banner, Pen & Ink stamp and Seeing Stars dies.
I did have to use a Royal (KU) blue card stock from my stash.
The KU sticker was cut down as much as I could with a circle punch to fit in the largest star.



Hopefully Colin will like them!!!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan




Sunday, May 28, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #285: FELT FLOWERS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a felt flower

FINALLY getting around to make a flower!
As of late I am behind on every challenge.
I HOPE to do better next week!!!

Have you heard of Birchbox? It is a monthly beauty subscription sample box.
I have subscribed for 3 or 4 years. Actually last year I won this years subscription!
You get 5-6 samples...sometimes full sized product.
Anyway, I have to be honest, sometimes the box is my favorite part.
The boxes are sized to fit a stack of note cards perfectly.
I decorate them and sell them. I LOVE it when gals buy them to put cards in but sometimes they buy them for gift boxes.



I made a pretty red flower with the Flower Mandalas I like Lizze showed.
It turned out great...except for the dang hot glue strings...HATE those!
I used my heat gun the melt them...mostly!


I used the leaf from Beautiful Berries. I like it a lot!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan