Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two Birds ~ One Stone

I've never liked that saying. I'm an avid bird watcher and love to feed them and watch their sweet little antics in our yard. If anyone ever threw a stone at one of them, I'd have to hurt them. Haha! But, my card today meets both of the MFT challenges. Here's the color inspiration:

And here's the sketch challenge:

And here's my card that meets both challenges:

I used Blueprints #1 & #13, Stitched Scallop Edges, Sentimental Flourish and Gerbera Daisy.
I'm also adding this to the Paper Players Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Please leave a comment to let me know you've been here. It's so appreciated! Blessings~ Birgit

Confetti Garland with PTI

Good morning friends~ I'm hoping to get this posted before we lose power from the biggest snow storm we've had in years here in Maine. We're enjoying a Nor'Easter right now with blinding snow and high winds. We've got provisions to last us for days if needed. I'm hoping it will give me extra time to spend in my craft room as long as we don't lose the electricity. No sun for the next couple of days. Anyway, I made this card yesterday for PTI's Make-it-Monday Challenge. Betsy showed us how to add fabulous garland to our cards so here's mine.

I just recently received the Hands of Time set so this was my go to choice for today along with Phrase Play #4 stamps and die.
The card panel is stamped using Hands of Time in Smokey Shadow ink that I stamped off once. I added vellum to the inside window of my Phrase Play panel to soften the background even more and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. I used these super old punches to make lots of silver, gold and metallic blue hearts and stars.
This card is pretty general as it could be used for retirement, graduation, engagement or any other celebratory event.

Thanks so much for looking! If you're in the coastal north east, stay safe and snug! If you're in the south and the temps are above 50, send it our way! Blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Good Sunday morning Papertrey Ink fans! Today is PTI's monthly Blog Hop and it's all about hearts.

I was inspired by the sweet little quilted hearts in the lower right corner. I love little quilted ornaments and hearts are well, dear to my heart since my sweet daughter also celebrates her birthday on Valentine's day.
Here's one of the cards I made for the hop.

I chose to do a little paper piecing, Melissa Phillips style. Well, I know I fall way short when it comes to paper piecing but this was a simple design for me to try it on.
I used the Limitless Layers Heart Die Collection and the small hearts are punched from a paper punch.
Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll take the time, since you're here anyway, to leave me a comment. I see I get lots of viewers but a handful of comments. I'd love to know that you've been here so I can stop in and visit your lovely blog as well.
E.T.A. ~ I'm also adding this to the Simon Says Have a Heart challenge.
Thanks again! Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ODB Inspiration Challenge

This card was made for the challenge over at Our Daily Bread.

I was inspired by the two pink candles sitting on the piano ledge, but used two bottles from Joy In A Jar instead.

The flowers were cut from ODB Heart and Soul printed paper pack.

I'm also entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

You're Very Special

This card is made using colors from
Curtain Call.

I used various frame stamps to create the background using the suggested colors and heat embossed the sentiment using black embossing powder. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
I'm also entering this card into the CAS-ology challenge
the Paper Players
and Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
E.T.A. Thanks Gillian R. for letting me know I can link this to the Uninko Studio Challenge. A new challenge to me that I've never visited before.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

PTI's MIM ~ Three Panel Card

It was Ashley's turn to host the fabulous Make-it Monday and her video was on making three panel cards.

I stamped a plaid background using white ink on spring moss cardstock. I also added some very faint thin lines using another stripe stamp in soft stone ink. The watering can is from Garden Variety and I filled it with flowers made from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Flowers.
Here's the inside:

The center panel was made using the Mover's and Shaker's Zipper Die and sentiments. The wreath is from MFT, on which I added more Fresh Cut Flowers.

The bottom flap holds a gift card envelope made using the Seed Packet Envelope Die and stamps from Garden Variety, Vegetable Garden and Grow in Grace from SNSS.
I love how this all came together since I didn't really have a plan starting out. My MIL is an avid gardener so she will enjoy getting a gift certificate to her local nursery for her birthday in the spring.
I'm also entering this into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Word Of Thanks

This next card was made using the colors from Color Throwdown

I also used Karen's sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch.

I used MFT's Postage Stax for the stamp panel and PTI's Daydreamer set for the flowers.
I'm also entering this into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit