Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PTI ~9th Anniversary Celebration ~ Sampler Square Challenge

The fun continues over at Nichole's blog. Yesterday's challenge was to create a sampler of 1 1/2" squares and make them into a square card.

I used PTI's Button Stacks along with kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain and Pure Poppy to stack up these fun buttons. The sentiment is from Botanical Blocks.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Creating Along With PTI

Happy Tuesday~ I'm playing along with PTI's Create Along With Us challenge this week.
I chose this fun card from Betsy as inspiration:

I made mine using inlaid die cuts because this is going to be mailed out. but otherwise it's pretty much a CASE of her sweet card.

I used some flowers from Doodlie-Do and colored them up with Zig watercolor pens. I used the Thanks die from Still Life Summer and cut it out of gold paper. I really love the gold against the black. So pretty!
ETA: I decided after looking at this card again, that it needed more gold so I added some sequins. I like it even better!

Sorry for the poor quality. It was dark when I took this, but you get the idea.

You can find all the details on Nichole's blog.IBr>
Thanks so much for stopping by! blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Celebrating with PTI

This is my favorite time of the year, when PTI celebrates their anniversary! They pull out all the stops, my wish list grows by leaps and bounds and my purse shrinks about three sizes. I'm including three cards in this post for their first three challenges. (Trying to play catch-up).

1st Challenge
Project Favorites
I used Danielle's sweet color combination


I used Bitty Bouquets and Banner Banter

Challenge #2
Dress Up Dolls
We are supposed to explore our closet for inspiration, but I am fashionably challenged so I turned to Pinterest and found this wonderful vintage table cloth


I used Brushed Blooms and Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Limeade Ice and New Leaf inks. After stamping the flowers and sentiment, I ran the panel through my machine with a stitched embossing plate to give it a quilted look and finished it off with some sequins.

Challenge #3
Grab & Craft
We're supposed to grab some supplies and make a card in 5 minutes.
I was already inspired by another vintage table cloth so I went with it.

I used Bitty Bouquets again, since it was already sitting on my craft table and Nostalgic Notions to make this last card.

Oh what fun this release is so far. I am IN LOVE with the new Tiny Town series coming out! Beyond excited!! Over the top! Be still, my vintage loving heart!! Can't stand it, EXCITED!

You can check out the entire celebration on Nichole's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Love ~ Shimmer ~ Hearts

There's a new challenge blog from Stamping Smiles Design, called Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and I've been wanting to play along but haven't had an opportunity to until today!!

My card uses the top row, Love, Shimmer & Hearts

I used MFT's Love Centerpieces to create this quick and easy card.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Have A Heart
The Card Concept ~ Clean & Graphic
Simon Says Stamp ~ Work It Wednesday

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Merry Monday ~ Santa

I'm playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge where the theme is "Santa". MFT came out with a fun little die set to make these amazing Santa suits. Unfortunately, I didn't get the set but I thought I'd see what I could do to replicate my own using dies I already had. Easy Peasy!

I simply cut a white strip and a black strip of cardstock for both his belt and the trim of his suit. The buttons were cut using button stax. The buckle of Santa's belt was cut using one of MFT's Blueprints dies. I added a glittery snowflake, a candy cane cut from PTI's Candy Cane Christmas and a little black bow from another Blueprints die.

Here's another card I made using the same idea.


It's always a fun challenge for me to see how I can make similar cards using supplies that I already own. The MFT Santa Suit set is still on my wish list though...

I'm also adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp ~ Work It Wednesday

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

PTI's MIM Valentine Ombre

I'm here with a card I made for the PTI Make-It Monday challenge where Melissa has us making Valentine's using ombre stamping. Confession time...
I watched the video on Monday and didn't check out the blog again until today when I got ready to link up my card. I forgot to make it a Valentine's card! I hope it will still count for the challenge.

I used the strawberry from Still Life Summer and that's where you'll find my ombre stamping. The colors I used were Melon Berry, Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel. (I just noticed that the strawberries are shaped like hearts so it's all good!) I poured the strawberries into PTI's sweet little die cut tea cup and used a sentiment from Choose Joy. I added some pretty little flowery details from that set for added interest.

I even prettied up the inside of the card.

You can find all the details on Nichole's blog

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy Little Stampers February CASE Challenge

Happy February friends! I'm here with a card I made for the Happy Little Stampers February CASE challenge.
This month we are case-ing the fabulous, Shona Chambers!
Here is her cute card:


From the moment I saw Shona's fun design, I immediately thought of creating a shaker card. The design really lends itself to that type of card.

I started by creating the word background on Kraft using HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments. There are so many fabulous sentiments, it's a perfect set for creating this type of background. I then die cut the circle from the center and added a piece of acetate for the window. Next I stamped the sweet little elephant and balloon from Birthday Friends and added lots of little stars from the Bold Birthday set. It's hard to see in the photo but I also added some clear Wink Of Stella to the balloon and to the large stars. Once my shaker card was assembled, I added a banner sentiment using the Happy Birthday stamp from Butterfly Birthday and the star from Bold Birthday Sentiments.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenge:
Cupcake Inspiration ~ Banners
Sunday Stamps

Be sure to stop by the Happy Little Stampers blog and check out all the cute cards for inspiration and then join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit