Sunday, August 30, 2015

SAF 2015: Runway Inspiration Challenge

I think this was my favorite challenge today because I loved the inspiration photos.  It was hard to decide which one to choose.  Finally I picked this one.

I actually made this card twice because I got carried away with the flowers and in the end did not like the first result.  So here is a paired down version with just enough flowers to have a pop of color.


SAF 2015: Pins & Needles Challenge

I do enjoy to look of stitching on a card and I like the idea of stamps that mimic this look.  Unfortunately, I don't have any.  Often I just use a white pen and drawn perfect short lines.  Today I got out my 20 year old sewing machine and fiddled with it until I could get a couple of rows of metallic silver thread to sew through cardstock.  My first attempt to sew around a circle was a disaster.  So, here is a simple bit a stitching.


SAF 2015: Mix & Match Challenge

I rarely used multiple pattern papers on a card so Betsy's video was very helpful today.  I think it will be easier for me to get a better result now that I understand the basics.  Here is my card.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015: Patterns Challenge

It was difficult to choose a pattern for this challenge because I liked so many of the designs.  Needless to say I will have wonderful inspiration for future cards.  I chose Ashley's pretty card because I have the dies to make this card but have rarely used them.  This was a good opportunity to get them out again.


SAF 2015:Threads Challenge

This is the first time I have ever put thread nested on a card.  I can't say why I have not tried it because I love the look. After putting this card together I am sure I will use it again. Here is my take on Laura Bassen's wonderful card.


SAF 2015: Bridal Challenge

Well it has started, the Papertrey Ink STAMP-A-FAIRE!  It is going to be a fun day.  To start off I have my all white Bridal card to share. 


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

This month's blog hop has such great warm colors for our inspiration.  Here is the photo.  Fall is my favorite season so these colors were right in line for some very special cards.

 I got to use the new brushed off stamp set which is just too fun to work with.  This first card was also inspired by Betsy Veldmen who had an amazing card in her Autumn Style post.

The branching out die was so versatile, in the card above I used both the stamped die cut and the reverse image kissed into the brushed off stamp.  Then I used the stencil image of the branched out die to blend in the leaves in the next card.
I enjoyed the blended leaves enough to try that same technique with my Leaf Print dies on this next card.
Last I did some direct stamping with the Leaf Print Stamp set because I wanted some crisp purple/pink leaves on this card.

Products Used:
Papertrey Ink Counting my Blessings stamp set and dies
 Papertrey Ink Brushed Off stamp set
Leaf Prints stamp set and dies
Papertrey Ink Summer Hills stamp set


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Papertrey Ink - Create Along with Us Challenge

As I have watched the release for Papertrey Ink unveil this month there are definitely a few products I would love to have.  In particular I have the twig wreath stamp set on my mind and have already imagined some fun cards with that product.  Therefore, I had to create a card with a wreath for the challenge.  This one I put together using the Mini Blooms stamp set and the sentiment form Autumn Hills.  Without a circle base I decided to trace a light green circle with a pale green colored pencil, it gave me a nice shape to follow. 


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