Saturday, August 29, 2015

PTI SAF 2015: Patterns, Threads & Mix & Match Challenges

All right, Sage & I have been stamping in our basement for the past few hours
(well, Sage stamped for some of that time -- the rest of the time, she's been playing 
with her Lego Friends. LOL!)

But, we've created a few cards for a few challenges for PTI's Stamp-a-faire.

The first one is for the Patterns Challenge, the Threads Challenge

I used the first pattern from Ashley to make my card:

Her pattern was a little busy for me, so I simplified a little.

I used my Quilted: Summer stamps and dies, 
along with a Graceful Greetings die/stamp.

I created a "thread nest" behind my diecuts.
I used some new inks (Wplus9's Hayride and Ocean Drive),
so this is a new colour combo for me, so it qualifies for the Mix & Match Challenge.

I actually made a similar card at the same time, but
with a fall colour scheme:

I changed up the sentiment (SSS's Blessed)
and this card will go to  my church's visitation committee.
I liked the "comfort" idea with the quilt.

Next, Sage made a card using Betsy's pattern:

She used some PTI watercolour striped paper as her background:

She diecut the Wet Paint die from melon berry cardstock.
She stamped the butterflies from the Masterpiece stamp set and cut them out by hand.
She also added some twine for the Threads Challenge.

And lastly, I used Melissa's pattern:

I love this pattern and had to use my new Twig Wreath stamp set:

I stamped the border along the side using Brushed Off.
The sentiment is from Choose Joy.
Again, I used some new Wplus9 inks (Gala Red & Hayride)
so this is a new colour combo for me, so it qualifies for the Mix & Match Challenge.

I also added some buttons and twine, so it's for the Threads Challenge, too.

I loved this pattern so much, I duplicated my card, but changed up the sentiment
using one from Bloomers.

Thanks for looking!

PTI SAF 2015: Bridal Challenge

I'm enjoying playing along with the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire Challenges today.
So far, though, I've only made two cards.... 
but I have big plans to make more this afternoon!

The cards that I made are for the Bridal Challenge
where we were challenged to make a wedding card using only white
(& a neutral for the sentiment).

Now, my first idea (which I decided on last night) was to use
the Garden Gild cover plate.
But, then I saw that Betsy Veldman made a very similar card,
so I decided to use my Songbirds die instead.

I diecut the leaves from vellum and adhered them to my card.
I stamped the sentiment (from Garden Gild) in my new Wplus9 Warm Wool ink.
A few rainstones finish it off.

Then, I decided to make a card using my original idea...

I diecut the Garden Gild coverplate from vellum and adhered it to my card.
The sentiments and ink are the same as on my first card.

I love how they both turned out!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Five for Friday

1. Last weekend was our town's annual Corn & Apple Festival.
I took Jonah & Sage to it on Friday, because the forecast wasn't good for the rest of the weekend.
I got some fun photos:

On Saturday, we went to the parade in the morning.
This is first time we've been able to watch the parade -- for the past
several years, we've walked with our taekwondo club.

I took this photo before it started (& before Austin joined us).
We managed to watch about a third of the parade before it started pouring!

2. Lucy came to stay with us again last week --
she'll be with us until mid-September.

3. I've been busy painting this week again at our middle school.
I got the doorframe and stairwells painted in both the Grade 7 & Grade 8 wings.
I actually finished everything yesterday, but they'd like me to paint
some doors in the high school now....

4. Sage & I are looking forward to participating in Papertrey's Stamp-a-faire tomorrow. 
We've got all of the supplies we need (except we forgot to get popsicle sticks --
and I don't think we can buy those anywhere in town...)

The first challenge was to decorate a white t-shirt.
At first, we were both going to each decorate one, 
but we ended up making her tee a team effort.

Sage came up with the idea of making a diamond using the Brushed Off stamp set.
I helped pick the colours and suggested the sentiment we could use.

In the end, I stamped the shirt, using some washi tape to make the outline
of the diamond shape.
The sentiments are from Wet Paint & Wet Paint II.

5. And lastly, I have a card to share for Kara's Pure Colour Challenge at Wplus9:

I combined some stamps to make my card: PTI's Twig Leaf, 
Wplus9's Watercoloured Anemones & SSS's Big Scripty Sentiments.

I thought the watercolour anemones would be lovely on a twig wreath.

To finish it off, I added a couple of PTI buttons and some button twine.
Since I used my MISTI to stamp it, I decided to make a second card right away, 
but I changed up the sentiment so I could give it to my church's visitation committee.

This sentiment is also SSS -- it's their Blessed stamp set.

I'm also linking this card up to this week's 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #138

Thanks so much to Bazzill Basics for sponsoring this post!
I was provided with products, but all opinions are my own.

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #138 designed by Chrissy Larson:

Isn't it super fun?
Here's my card:

To make my card, I used some post-it notes to mask off of rectangle 
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and blending tool to apply ink to the unmasked area.
I stamped the cat (from Mama Elephant's Three Amigos stamp set) in versafine onyx black ink 
over the woodgrain rectangle, as well as on another piece of Coconut Swirl cardstock. 
I heat embossed the cat in clear embossing powder. 
To colour him in, I pressed some of the same ink onto an acrylic block, 
added a little water and painted the wet ink onto my cat with a paintbrush. 
Then, I repeated the process with a dark grey ink, as well as with Delicata Silver ink. 
I cut the painted cat out by hand and then adhered him to my card. 

I added a banner diecut from some Bazzill Basics Monochromatic: Smoky cardstock using 
Papertrey Ink's double-ended banner die and and stamped with KIS: Birthday.
I matted the card with this cardstock as well.

I'm also linking this card up to this week's 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 3rd to link up your card.

Oh, and before you go, I'm also up on the Bazzill Basics Blog today
with this card, as well as with a coordinating tag.
Click here to check them out.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Today, I have a fun card to share that I made using some Reverse Confetti  products.

Sweet Birthday Wishes Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #cards

I diecut the scoops and cone from some Heidi Swapp patterned papers using
Then, on the cone, and on my background, I stamped the sentiment in dark chocolate:
"sweet" is from Fancy Words & the "birthday wishes" is from Circle Sentiments.

Sweet Birthday Wishes Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #cards


I'm also linking this card up to this week's 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

A huge thank you to everyone who left comments for Sage
over the past few days while she guest-blogged for me!
She is over-the-moon encouraged by your support!

And thanks again, Sage, for being such a wonderful guest blogger!
You're the best!
From the comments received, it looks like you'd be quite welcome
to guest blog for me anytime... :)

It's the 25th of the month, which means that I'm playing along
with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, where this month's challenge is this photo:

I love these pinks, oranges and golds together!
I decided to use the colour scheme (orange zest, autumn rose,
scarlet jewel, sweet blush & gold), along with my new Brushed Off stamp set
to make a couple of cards.

My first card uses my new Leaf Silhouette dies.

I masked off my card and stamped the Brushed Off stamp repeatedly
across my card.
I stamped the sentiment (from Wet Paint) in onyx black.
I added a strip of Bazzill Basics Gold Foil.

I also diecut the leaves (one using the Leaf Silhouette die
and the second one from the Phrase Play #7 die.

On my second card, I stamped the same Brushed Off stamp
in the same colours. 

This time, I stamped the sentiment from Choose Joy
and added a strip of true black cardstock.

I diecut the leaves from vellum using the Songbirds die
and adhered it over the Brushed Off stripes.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Guest Blogger -- Day 3

Hi there, Sage here.

(My mom took this picture on the Ferris Wheel at the Corn & Apple Festival
this past weekend. I had a great time!)
Today as guest blogger, I'm sharing the card that I made for
Bella, a friend I made at camp this summer.

Here's my card:

I used some of my mom's watercolour paper
and stamped the dog & sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Simon stamp set.
Then, I stamped the bandana on another piece of paper.
Then, I coloured in the bandana using the Zig Markers
and used a water brush to give it a watercolour effect.

I used the Zig Markers to colour in the dog.
For the grass, I drew a bunch of lines with a green Zig marker
and took the water brush and made more lines going down.
Near the bottom, I just swirled it.
For the sky, I coloured around the sentiment and then I took the water brush
and brushed the colour around.

I'm linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp's 

Thanks for all your kind comments as
my mom's guest blogger!
See ya next time!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Guest Blogger -- Day 2

Hi there, Sage here.

(This weekend is the Corn & Apple Festival in our town.
My mom took this photo of me on Friday at the Midway.)

Today as guest blogger, I'm sharing the card that I made for my mom's birthday,
which I made using my mom's new Zig Clear Colour Brush Markers.

I love colouring with these markers!

Here's my card:

I used some of my mom's watercolour paper
and stamped the flowers & sentiment from PTI's Vintage Linens.

I used the Zig Markers and coloured them in.
Then, I used a water brush to give a watercolour effect.
For the leaves, I drew the darker green lines and mixed the watercolour
brush with the colour and put it around to make the leaf.

I'm linking this card up to Simon Says Stamp's 

Come back tomorrow to see that card that I made for
a friend I made at camp!
See ya next time!