Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Simon Says STAMPtember Blog Hop

I thought I would play along with the STAMPtember Blog Hop, who doesn't love a chance to win a gift card!

The card I made has stamping and coloring.  I love these girls by Stamping Bella.  The are so fun to color.

The sentiment is stacked so I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stretch it out on the banner.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the hop.



Stamps: Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls - Clarissa & Camille Share a Cafe
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, and White
Dies: My Favorite Thing's Fishtail Flags STAX
Inks: Versafine's Onyx Black and Memento's Tuxedo Black
Other: Jewel from my stash and Various Copics

Saturday, August 25, 2012

PTI August Blog Hop

The textile in PTI's blog hop photos were a great inspiration.


I chose to incorporate herringbone, argyle, and houndstooth in my card.

I wanted the sentiment to be "Autumn Splendor" unfortunately I didn't have anything like that so I pieced together the following sentiment from two stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the hop.  If you want to play along visit PTI's blog.


Supplies:  (PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado, Kraft, and Harvest Gold
Inks: Canyon Clay, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Leaf Print, Everyday Button Bits, A Little Argyle, and BB-Herringbone
Dies/Impression Plate: Leaf Print and Herringbone
Other: HA-Houndstooth stamp, Ranger Glassine Paper and MFT Fishtail Flags STAX Dies

Monday, February 6, 2012

Papertrey Anniversary - Day 2 -- Thinking of You

Play along with PTI's Anniversary Challenges by downloading one of their freebies and making a card.

I did, I love the colors on this little birdie!

Thanks for stopping by, Monica

Supplies: (PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides, and Aqua Mist
Tools:  Sunshine Impression Plate, Square Nestibilities

Papertrey Anniversary - Day 2 --LOVE

Here's my card for PTI Freebie Challenge, day 2 of their anniversary celebration.


Supplies:  (PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, and Kraft

Ink: White and VersaMark
Stamps:  Just the Ticket and Technic Tuesday Alpha
Tools: Just the Ticket die, white embossing powder, twine

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey 5th Anniversary - Little Argyle

I'm sad to say the last post to this blog was last year's Anniversary events.  Note to self, blog more!

My card was inspired by Maile's favorite.

And my card,


Supplies: (PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft and Stamper's Select White
Stamps: Little Argyle and Hero Art's Big All Time Greetings
Inks:  Hawaiian Shore, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Colorbox - Heliotrope, and Versafine's Black Onyx
Tools: We R Memory Keepers - Corner Chomper and various buttons from my stash

Papertrey 5th Anniversary - Bloom Builder Get Well

I took inspiration from Dawn’s card and Maile’s clean and simple style.

And my card:


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartruesse, and Kraft
Stamps: Mat Stack #3, Tea for Two, and Turning a New Leaf
Inks: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, and VersaMark
Tools: Bloom Builders #3, Turning a New Leaf, Mat Stack 3 dies and Linen Impression Plate

Thursday, February 10, 2011

PTI Go To Sentiment Card

As part of PTI's 4th Anniversary, their Make It Monday challenge was to create your "go to" sentiment using the same theme message or sentiment stamp--in various fonts--from your stamp collection.  Here is what I made:

It is an easy layout and you can easily change out the colors to reflect your favorites.  I used two neutrals (Fine Linen and Rustic White) and one bright or focal color (Raspberry Fizz).  I used the largest Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies that I had (standard circle large and small).  You could use Martha Stewart's circle cutter for larger circles if the sentiments you are using are larger.

Numerous stamps sets were used to gather the "hello" sentiments:  Big and Bold Wishes, Everyday Classics, Everyday Button Bits, Comminque Sentiments, Beyond Basic Borders, Beautiful Blooms, Friends 'Til the End, and Handwritten Notes.  The dashed line from A Little Argyle was stamped in dark chocolate to create a background.

I tried to balance the raspberry fizz with stamping and layering and with the felt flower.

I hope you enjoy and have played along to find your own "go-to" sentiment layout.

Thanks for stopping by...Monica