Saturday, February 12, 2011

Double Duty

Today's card is for both the February SFYTT and today's PTI challenge

The layout is for the SFYTT ... I'm so glad these went to monthly challenges because I get to play along more often - I only hit about once a month before when they were weekly. 

The focus on BIG is for PTI ... BIG flower made from a felt circle about 3" across  and BIG sentiment from Giga Guidelines.
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{Supplies - PTI unless noted}
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Giga Guidelines, Background Basics: Music, background Basics: Text Style, Turning a New Leaf
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado; Crumb Cake [SU!]
Paper, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, White
Other: Raspberry Fizz felt, Simply Chartreuse felt, Clear rhinestones; Sketch RV19 [Copic]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Make it Monday and CPS 204

PTI started a new challenge this week for their anniversary. Its called Make It Monday and it sounds awesome! A video tutorial each Monday with a new technique or trick plus an opportunity to win a set of your choice for playing along ... sounds like fun to me

This week's video was called Go-To Sentiment, and shows how to use all those sentiments you have to create something new and different ... checkout the video on the PTI You Tube channel

Here is my card:

I started out with this weeks CPS sketch and then pulled out every birthday set I had and focused on the word" celebrate" in all its forms ...

This was really fun and I look forward to using this technique a lot in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

{Supplies - PTI unless noted}
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments, Fillable Frames #5, Round & Round, Framed, Mega Mixed Messages, Mat Stack 3, Cup[cake Collection, Take Three: Summer; Crazy for Cupcakes [SU!]
Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Momento Tuxedo Black [Tsukineko]
Other: Sketch Markers: RV04, RV 07, C1, R89, BG11, BG13 [Copic]; Glitter Pen [Spica]

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Favorite Project of the Year

Over at Papertrey they are showing the design teams favorite projects from the past year.  I looked back and had a hard time coming up with a favorite ... I narrowed it down to 5 or 6, but I think this one is my absolute fave ...

It was a creative stretch for me - the first of many this year as I tried different styles to come up with my own.

It was my first publication attempt - sort of.  I entered it in the auditions of Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol

I think it was the first Copic coloring I did that was any good :)

and that's why its my fave!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Get Well Soon

I have been seeing lots of clean and graphic designs out on the web lately on the blogs I follow.   Thought I would try my own hand at it ...

I used the school lines from Library Ledger and one of the Fillable Frames for the sentiment.  I also die cut from Beautiful Blooms and used an oval punch then trimmed it to a point for the leaves.

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{Supplies -PTI unless noted}
Stamps: Library Ledge, Fillable Frames #2
Ink: Marina Mist, Basic Black [SU!]
Paper: White, Tangerine Tango, Delightful Daffodil [SU!]
Dies: Beautiful Blooms #1;  small oval punch [SU!]

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

You're So Sweet

Playing around with some old stamps and new dies ... Cupcake Collection any one?  I'm also loving the shape of the Mat Stack 3 die and the frame stamps for it !

I  had a stampy date with a friend of mine and she suggested the color scheme.  I don't think I would have put purple and black together on my own  but I love how it turned out!  The layout is from Card Patterns sketch challenge (last weeks ... late again :\)

Thanks for stopping by!

{Supplies - PTI unless noted}
Stamps: Mat Stack 3, Cupcake Collection; Scratched background [SU!]
Paper: Basic Black, Concorde Crush, White [SU!]
Ink: True Black; Concorde Crush [SU!]
Mat Stack 3 die, Cupcake Collection die; Tasteful Trimmings {?}[SU! BigzXL die]