Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PTI July 2012 Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Well, it's a pool day around here, but before we head off, I thought I'd post my entry for the PTI July Blog Hop.  Here's the inspiration photo from Nichole Heady's blog:

To be perfectly honest, I was most inspired by the circles to the right of the picture.  After thinking about those circles for a little while, here's what I came up with:

Thanks so much for visiting!!


Paper: PTI's White, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Mellon Berry, and Berry Sorbet
Stamps: PTI's Mat Stack 5 collection and Star Prints
Ink: PTI's Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow, and Dark Chocolate
Other: Circle Punches and Rhinestones from my stash

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stamp-a-Faire Homemade Embellishments

My final Stamp-a-Faire project was for the Homemade Embellishments challenge.  I chose to make a felt bow as demonstrated by Melissa Phillips here.   I'm getting too tired tonight for anymore explaining, so without further ado my final project:

Paper: PTI's Spring Rain and White; acetate cardstock
Stamps: PTI's Movers and Shakers Sentiments and Background Basics Medallions
Ink: PTI's Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf and Raspberry Fizz
Other: PTI's Hawaiian Shores felt and a button from my stash

Stamp-a-Faire Card Set Challenge

Another challenge presented on the PTI Stamp-a-Faire agenda was the Card Set Challenge.  Several video tutorials were presented and you were asked to incorporate one of the techniques presented in a four card set.  To be honest, I really loved the videos presented, (I chose to incorporate the technique presented by Jessica Witty found here), but I just couldn't find a good groove with this challenge.  I'm not thrilled with my results, but here's my effort.  Anywhoo, here it is:

I made two "boy" cards and two "girl" cards.  Here are some close ups:

Paper: PTI's White, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky and Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI's 2012 Birthday Tags
Ink: PTI's Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky and Hawaiian Shores
Dies: PTI's Seeing Stars and Limitless Layers Circles - 1.75"

Stamp-a-Faire Tie-Dye Challenge

Another event on the PTI Stamp-a-Faire itinerary was a great Tie-Dye challenge.  Nichole Heady presented three different paper tie-dying technique videos, and the one I chose to replicate can be found here.  I really loved the technique using shaving cream, found here, but I didn't have any shaving cream on hand.  Rest assured that you'll see this technique from me in the future! 

Anyway, here's my take on this challenge:

Paper: PTI's Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, and White
Stamps: PTI's Rosie Posie and Movers and Shakers Sentiments
Ink: PTI's Lemon Tart, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse and True Black
Dies: PTI's Rosie Posie and Heart Border Die
Other: Rhinestones

Stamp-a-Faire Limited Supply Challenge

Another one of the activities on PTI's Stamp-a-Faire agenda was a Limited Supply Challenge.  We were asked to create a project using only the following supplies:

  • STAMPS: Natural Beauties only (or another floral set as a substitute if needed)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
  • RIBBON: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
  • BUTTONS: Simply Chartreuse

  • You were also allowed to use any dies and inks you had on hand, so, here's my take:

    Instead of the Natural Beauties floral set (which I don't yet have), I chose the Rosie Posie set.  Simple, I know, but I was trying to get as many cards done last night as possible.  I think it's kind of cute though!

    Paper: PTI's White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, and Simply Chartruese
    Stamps: PTI's Rosie Posie and 2012 Birthday Tags
    Ink: PTI's Hawaiian Shores and True Black
    Dies: PTI's Rosie Posie and Super Stars Border

    Stamp-a-Faire Ribbon Techniques Challenge

    The second activity on the Stamp-a-Faire agenda was a great ribbon technique challenge.  On Nichole Heady's blog there were three GREAT tutorials by three amazing DT members.  You were asked to incorporate one of the techniques demonstrated in the tutorials into a project of your own.  I chose one of the techniques presented by Melissa Phillips found here.  Here's my project:

    As you can see, the ribbon I used in this project is the leaves next to the flower.  This is such a simple little technique, but so stinkin' cute!  Melissa presented several other ways to use ribbon as leaves which I hope to use in the future.  The inside of this card reads, "a happy birthday, just a little bit late."  Here's a closer look at the ribbon technique used:

    Paper: PTI's White and Simply Chartreuse
    Stamps: PTI's Background Basics Houndstooth, Movers and Shakers Sentiments and Fillable Frames #10
    Ink: PTI's True Black and Versamark
    Dies: PTI's Fillable Frames #10 and Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection
    Other: PTI's Hawaiian Shores Felt, and Simply Chartreuse ribbon; Hobby Lobby Houndstooth felt; button from my stash; White embossing powder

    PTI SAF Make-n-Take

    The first activity for PTI's 2012 Stamp-a-Faire was a quick Make-n-Take project.  Here's my interpretation!

    Paper: PTI's Raspberry Fizz and White, Vellum
    Stamps: PTI's Beautiful Blooms II and Movers and Shakers Sentiments
    Ink: PTI's Raspberry Fizz, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Simply Chartreuse, and Pallete Noir Black
    Other: Corner Chomper

    Saturday, July 21, 2012


    Ok, so you thought I died...admit it...well, I didn't!!  I've just been wrapped up in life and haven't had time to post lately.  I have made TONS of new cards and hope to get them posted here one by one in the near future.  However, TODAY, I am going to be participating (at least a little bit I hope) in Papertrey Ink's first online stamping event, Stamp-a-Faire Summer Camp.  I was fortunate enough to go to the SAF event in Cincinatti last year, which was absolutely AMAZING!!  I was very sad that PTI wasn't going to hold the same event this year, but I understand the desire to include everyone from around the world through this online event. 

    I am so excited for all of the tutorials and projects today.  I have lots going on, but I hope to be able to take a peek at what's going on throughout the day.  I plan to make a few of the projects tonight when the boys have gone to bed.  Wish me luck!