PTI June Blog Hop Thinking of you

PTI Blog Hop
Time for the Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop!


This month’s inspiration photo:


Here is my take:


PTI Kraft, White & Vellum Cardstock, Think Big #7, Fancy Tea Cup Die; Waffle Flower Potted; Copics Distress Oxide Faded Jeans.


You can barely see it but the blue in the cup is ombre.  I used Distress Oxide Faded Jeans on the a vellum cup but it kept curling and didn’t really show with the kraft background so I cut out a white cup for backer and sandwiched the vellum in the middle.  I colored the Waffle Flower succulents with copics and then popped them up with foam.  I was inspired by this great layout.

Since The Heart Desires is a Super Sponsor this week over at the Sumner Coffee Lovers Blog hop I am linking there too!

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

Be Kind PTI May 2017 Blog Hop

PTI Blog Hop
Time for the Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop!
This month’s inspiration photo:
 PTI Courage & Kindness, Roadtrip Pattern Paper; Distress Oxide Peeled Paint. Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo: Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins



This is such a fun stamp set this flower comes together so easily.  I have been dying to play with my oxides that came this week and finally was able to open them up.  I inked the flowers up with worn lipstick and then fired brick right over the top and it worked great.  I think it gives the flowers some depth and kind of a mottled effect.  I was inspired by this great layout.

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PNW Birthday Buddies Blog Hop for Kimberly!

!!Happy Birthday Kimberly!!

Please join us in wishing our friend Kimberly a very happy birthday!  Kimberly is one of the sweetest and most talented people I know.  If it wasn’t for her at our crafty days I would never actually make anything, I would just sit and talk.  She always brings the most awesome make and takes for all of us.  I tried to case some of her watercolor cards for this hop but I could not do it so I cased a card I saw at CHA from Altenew and I am happy with how it turned out.  I am going to keep practicing so that I can actually case some of Kimberly’s gorgeous creations.


I embossed and watercolored the Altenew Persian Motifs flower with Tim Holtz markers and a water-brush.

Kimberly I hope you are surrounded by family and friends today and feel totally loved throughout the year! Happy Birthday my friend.

Here are the links to all the other buddies.  Please be sure to leave Kimberly birthday wishes on her blog!


Kimberly  <<<Birthday Girl!

JOY THD and PTI December Blog Hops

PTI Blog Hop
Time for the Papertrey Ink Dec Blog Hop!
This month’s inspiration photo:
Supplies:  PTI Snowflake Die, Cardstock, Hibiscus Burst Ink; Concord & 9th Joy Die, Snowflake Stamp;
Versamark Dazzle Ink, Nuvo Sparkle Dust Glitter, Wink of Stella

But darn it is hard to get a good picture when it is dark outside.  This is much prettier in real life and the colors match the inspiration photo.  The letters have just a touch of wink of stella on them as they seemed too flat on top of the very sparkly snowflake.  I added the versamark snowflakes in the background just to add a touch of something as it looked naked to me.  Hope your holidays are full of JOY!

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!