Sunday, August 28, 2011

PTI Make It Monday Card #2

Howdy Bloggettes! Nothing much to say about this one except I wish I hadn't glittered it...which is crazy coming from me. I love glitter. Oh well. Sorry. Will have to fill you in on deets later. My baby boys (23 months & 2 months) are sick with a yucky cold. Please say a prayer for them. I did put Glossy Accents on the leaf and it looks neat IRL. If you feel like leaving a comment, let me know what your favorite thing about Fall is. Mine is the amazing weather after the blazing hot summers we have here in Southeast Texas. Also, all the pumkiny things. I LOVE PUMKIN DESSERTS! Thanks for stopping by!

PTI Make It Monday Card #1

Howdy bloggettes! I have to be SUPER QUICK with my post this evening because BOTH my baby boys are sick with a yucky cold (Josiah 23 months, Asher 2 months). Please say a prayer for them if you don't mind! If I get a chance (and don't forget) I will come back soon with the deets. I just saw that my card is incredibly similar to another card that is posted even though neither of us had seen the other's card. WEIRD! Hers is fabulous. If you feel like leaving a comment, LET ME KNOW WHO YOUR STAMPING HERO IS AND WHY. Mine is the magnificient Maile Belles. Her cards appear effortless, flawless, and stylish. She is the opitome of Clean And Simple in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Double Duty: MIM & TT

Howdy Bloggettes! While perusing through Bloggerville this week, I happened to stumble upon (who am I kidding, I visit these blogs almost every day) PTI's Make It Monday challenge and Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger. Since I am currently momma to a 23 month old and an 8 week old, I thought I would combine the two challenges, hoping that meant I was more likely to complete both. Lol. (My crafting is on the back burner these days.) I so love the inspirational Tuesday Trigger photo... All the glitz and girliness... pops of unexpected color... I thought it would pair beautifully with the sparkle of the MIM glitter borders technique. I am not 100% in love with my card, but it came together fast and that is what I needed. I think the layout needs a little tweaking. Oh well. Perfection is for JESUS. :) Thankfully He doesn't require it from me. I am still trying to work on my card style and become a more CLEAN AND SIMPLE stamper. I want my cards to come together fast, be easily reproduced if necessary, and have a WOW factor with as few "ingredients" as possible. My stamping hero is Maile Belles of . Her cards are always so effortlessly breathtaking. I am not saying the cards don't take any effort on her part, just that card making seems to come so naturally to her. If you haven't checked out her blog, GO RIGHT NOW. It will change the way you look at card making.
WHO IS YOUR STAMPING HERO? If you feel like chatting, leave me a comment and let me know WHO & WHY. Here is my attempt at combining both challenges:

Here's the deets:
Cardstock: White, Sweet Blush (PTI)
Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Springtime Doodles, Faux Ribbon, Tag-Its #3 (PTI)
Die: Jar Label
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsudineko), Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, Crystal glitter (Martha Stewart), Green rhinestones, Green ribbon (unknown)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

MFT Sketch Challenge Entry

Howdy folks! This is my entry for this week's MFT sketch challenge. I will try to come back soon and fill you in on the details. WAY TOO EXHAUSTED RIGHT NOW TO DO IT. Lol!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MIM: Decreasing Aperature with PTI Attempt #2

Howdy friends! Since my previous try at this week's MIM didn't contain a series of DECREASING aperatures, (I was WAY too excited about my new Alpha-blocks die and other PTI goodies) I decided to try again. This time I made sure I knew what I was doing BEFORE I made the card and got carried away by my new toys. Lol! 5 layers of cardstock later... I wanted to use glitter over the image, but was afraid it would be too hard to see it, so I glittered the last frame instead. :) I really hope you like it! If you feel like leaving a comment, let me know what your biggest product frustration is. Mine is the fact that my Quickutz Revolution is AWESOME but only passes paper 4 inches wide. Know what that means? No PTI impression plates or Favor-it dies for me. Massive bummer! :( *Snif, snif* I will eventually save up for an additional, bigger machine. My stamping rockstar friend Paula Laird (who just so happens to be gracing the pages of your current Papercrafts issue!!!) is kind enough to run impressions for me on her plates. You ROCK girlfriend! Anyways, the Sunshine impressions are from her. Thanks for stopping by and I hope we get to craft together again soon!

SUPPLIES: PTI (except the bling)

Cardstock: White, Fine Linen

Stamps: Borders & Corners Circles, Gracious Vases

Impression Plate: Sunshine

Dies: Mat Stack 1, 2, & 5, Numbers (used the 0 for my oval and it's center for the sentiment)

Other: Fine Linen twill, Copics

Monday, August 1, 2011

MIM: Decreasing Aperature with PTI

Howdy and welcome friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so excited to have gotten to play with my new PTI goodies that just arrived this past weekend from my Stamp-a-faire order. I don't get much time to play with stamps these days, seeing as how I have a 1 month old and a 22 month old to occupy my play time, which makes blogging my cards next to impossible. The fact that this card was made AND blogged is practically a miracle! How do you other moms do it? I hope this counts for the MIM Decreasing Aperature challenge. My layers aren't decreasing in size as they go, but they do layer backwards so that so that the last layer is the one inside the window (which is layered behind the Kraft layer with dimensionals). All the other layers are die cut using the Alphablocks die. The depth is very realistic...for a card. ;) I wish it's dimension would show up better in the photos. {SIGH} Oh well. Hope you like it! It was inspired by the simpler and oh-so-clever card by the amazing Jessica Witty shown here. Thanks for looking! If you feel up to leaving a comment, let me know what time a day you craft and (if kids are in the picture) how you manage mommying and crafting/bloggin. Hope to see you again soon! Have a blessed day!

Stamps: Mendhi Medallions, Gracious Vases (PTI)

Dies: Alphablocks (PTI) Labels #4 (Nestabilites)

Impression Plate: Woodgrain (PTI)

Ink: (Tsudeniko)

Markers: BG10 (Copic)

Cardstock: White, Kraft (PTI) Black is unknown

Ribbon: Lavender Moon (PTI)

Other: Stickles glitter and Glossy Accents (on the vase)