Sunday, February 28, 2010

Poppy Seed Challenge #1


Thanks to Michelle who commented on my PTI Blog Entry and said: "Your card is gorgeous! That yellow flower really pops! You did a great job paper piecing your image. Just add some bling and consider entering this into Lisa Johnson's new challenge."  I have taken her suggestion and added three rhinostones on the card base in the flower stamens.  I love to re-purpose thing in my life and this is the ultimate in re-purposing.


Thanks for stopping by,  Jessica

Compose a Card Challenge #5

I am certainly enjoying playing along with Becky's challenges.  If you want to play along check out the details here: 


Following Becky's template I used PTI's Aquamist, Pure Poppy, and White cardstock.  The stamps I used were all PTI: Polka Dot Basics, Giga Guidelines, and Background Basics: Text Style.


The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.


The Giga image was stamped with Ocean Tides, as was the background text.  I cut the stamped image out with Nestibilities Square dies and then added a Pure Poppy button.


Thanks for stopping by and checking out may card.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Blog Hop with PTI


My inspiration came for all the designers and the anniversary contest to create embellies.  I am soooooo ready for spring that I decide to create some button embellies in spring colors.  

This is Dawn's embellishement example:

Some the buttons are cardstock or pattern paper adhered to chipboard and then cut with Sizzix and other are real buttons.  I can't wait to add these to my spring, Easter, and Mother's Day cards.

Here are the ones I created: 


Enjoy the Hop!     Monica

PTI's February Blog Hop

Tonight is PaperTrey's monthly blog hop.  My inspiration came from several of the designers when using the Violet stamp set. 

Here's Debbie Olson's pieced violet:

I have long wanted to start coloring with Copic markers and have even purchased some but not really done much with them before now.  I also love how paper piecing is one of current trends so I did a mix of these two techniques.

I used the Friend till the End stamp set.  One of my favorites I must say.  I pieced the flower, sorta - I stamped the flower on Bitty Polka Dot paper and stamped a background from Background Basic Retro for the flower's center.

I colored the leaves with the Copics.  I strategically placed most of the leaves behind the flowers.

The background stamping I saw on one of Nicki Estes card when searching for coloring inspirations.  Thanks Nicki for letting me scraplift.

Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Becky's Compose a Card

This is my entry in Becky's Compose a card Challenge #4.  Find the details here

Here's my card:


And a closeup of the sentiment


And the inside to make the card complete

Thanks for checking out my card, Monica

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Compose a Card Challenge #4

My sister and I decided to play along with Becky Ohlers' Compose a Card Challenge.  Find the details at Becky's site:


This was quite the challenge for me.  I love the color combination but stamping a negative image is the challenging part.  The issue is I want solid coverage and I seldom get the coverage I would like with negative stamps.  I hope you enjoy my card.

One tip: I didn't have matching pearls and rhinestones so I colored them with a Copic marker.

I also did a little stamping on the inside of the card.

Thanks for checking out my card,  Jessica

PS: Check out my sister's post a little later.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

PTI's Card and Embellishment Challenge

Hasn't it been fun to play along with PTI's 3rd Anniversay challenges.

I use some of my favorite PTI products!

We can't forget the inside.

Now for my embellishments: stamped images and buttons.

Stamps: PTI:: In Bloom and Polka Dot Basics
Paper:: PTI:: Itty Bitty Polka Dots in Lemon Tart, Lemon Tart, Vellum, SU: Going Gray
Ink:: SU:: White and Going Grey
Buttons from my stash
PTI White Satin Ribbon

Thanks for checking out my work,


PTI Day 13 Contest

I love this Gerber Daisy flower that I make using my cricut.  I am becoming very fond of this color combination.


Most of the supplies came from my stash.  I sure do hope that PTI does an assortment pack of paper with all last year releases like they did last year.
Thanks for checking out my card and pre-made embellishments: 2 flowers, 3 buttons with PTI twine, and ribbon with 2 chipboard buckles.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

PTI & CPS Challenge

My sister and I decided to play along with this challenge.


Create 5 x7 card from PTI: Cream cardstock
Cut mat out of pattern paper. and adhere to front of card.
Use spellbinders Label 13 and cut from Ocean Tides and pattern paper.
Adhere Ocean Tides to front of card.
Adhere Cream ribbon across middle of Ocean Tides.
Adhere pattern paper with dimensionals
Apply 2 brown pearls.

CPS Sketch Sponsored by PTI

This is my first CPS Sketch and it was so fun to play along.

Create A2 card from PTI: Melon Berry Cardstock.
Cut a card front from Cosmo Cricket Earth pattern paper.
Stamp image on Melon Berry CS and cut with Rectangle Nestibilities.
Adhere strip of ribbon to pattern paper.
Adhere stamped image to card front with dimensionals.
Add buttons with glue dots.

Thanks for checking out the card.


Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI's Paint by Number Challenge

I decided to play along with PTI's latest challenge.  WOW this was a challenge for me.  I would never put these colors together, I guess that is why they call them challenges.

Cut cardstock to challenge measurements.
Stamp sentiment
Punch Raspberry Fizz with border punch.
Punch strip of Terracotta tile with ribbon punch.
Assemble card.

Paper:: PTI - White, Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, and Terracotta Tile
Ink:  PTI - White
Stamps:: Inkadinkadoo - celebrate
Tool:: Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch and Ribbon Punch

Thanks for stopping by. With the post completed now I can finish watching the Vandy UT women's game - GO DORES!


Friday, February 5, 2010

PTI Challenge Day 5 - Celebrate

My sister posted earlier and now it's my turn. Hasn't the PTI Challenges been a blast so far? And Nichole has hinted there is much more to come!

This card developed as I went along. Most the time I like to have a definite plan before beginning, so what do you think? I haven't fully decided myself.

Make 5 x 7 card from White cardstock.
Stamp the front of the card with damask background.
Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment on white cardstock with black ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat. Cover the image with pink ink, the same color used for the damask background. Trim the image and mount first to a black mat and then a white mat.
Cut a ribbon tag and stamp Celebrate.
Thread the celebrate tag through the ribbon and tie black ribbon around card front.
Adhere happy birthday image front of card with dimensionals.

Paper: PTI – White, Black and a scrap of pink from my stash
Ink: Black pigment
Stamps: PTI – Damask Design and Inkadinkadoo – Happy Birthday
Embellishments: Black Ribbon
Tools: Embossing powder, Spellbinder’s Ribbon Tag Trio die

Thanks for check out my card,


Day 5 PTI Challenge

I’ve been playing along with PTI’s Anniversary Celebration all week at Nichole’s blog. This card is from todays emboss resist challenge. I have to say that I admire the look but haven’t executed it before so here we go.

Make an A2 card from Kraft cardstock. Ink edge of card.
Cut a 3 ¼ inch square of cream cardstock and stamp with background text.
Stamp the teapot image in Versamark and clear emboss.
Ink the edges of the cream square and over the teapot image.
Tie brown twine around bottom of cream square and add a button.
Adhere image square to card.
Stamp sentiment on bottom of card.

Paper: PTI – Kraft, Rustic Cream
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Colorbox Chestnut Roan
Stamps: PTI – Background Basics Text Style, Tea for Two – Inkadinkadoo – Thinking of You
Embellishments: PTI- Button and Hobby Lobby Brown Twine

I hope you enjoy the card,


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

PTI's Birthday Celebration - Day 2

Happy Birthday PTI!!! I am so glad that you are here to support my card making habit.

1. Make a 3 ½ inch square card from Pink cardstock.
2. Use a scallop border punch on the front of the card.
3. Adhere a strip of chocolate cardstock to front of card to emphasize the border punch.
4. Punch small darker pink circles and adhere to front border.
5. Print Happy Birthday 2 YOU (HB2U) image on white cardstock and punch with
1 ¾ inch circle punch.
6. Emboss the HB2U image to create an epoxy look.
7. Punch 2” scalloped circle from Chocolate cardstock.
8. Adhere HB2U image to Chocolate scalloped circle.
9. Adhere ribbon to middle of card under image.
10. Adhere image to card front with dimensionals.

Paper: PTI – Chocolate, Making Memories – Pink and darker Pink
Embellishments: Dawn’s HB2U Image, Making Memories - Elements ribbon
Tools: Punches – 2” Scalloped Circle, 1 ¾ Circle, and Fiskar Scalloped Border

I hope you enjoyed the card,


PTI's Birthday Card Challenge

I wanted to play along with PTI’s Birthday fun. I chose Heather Nichols’, aka Pine, image for my card. I hope you enjoy the card and played along.

1. Make A2 card from chocolate cardstock.
2. Stamp front of card creating a background of polka dots.
3. Print cupcake image on white cardstock and punch with square punch the round the corners with ¼ rounder.
4. Punch scallop square with 2 ¼ inch punch from Aqua Mist cardstock.
5. Cut a 5.5 x 1.5 inch strip of yellow and stamp with Happy Birthday sentiment
6. Adhere yellow cardstock to front of card
7. Adhere cupcake image to Aqua Mist scallop square and add rhinestone to candle flame.
8. Adhere image to card front with dimensionals.
9. Add 3 buttons since the card seemed to need something more.

Paper: PTI – White and Aqua Mist, Making Memories - Chocolate and Yellow
Stamps: PTI – Polka Dot Basics and Handwritten Notes
Ink: PTI – Vintage Snow and Color Box – Chestnut
Embellishments: Pine’s Image, PTI Holiday Mix vintage buttons and a Rhinestone from my stash
Tools: Punches – 2” Square and 2 ¼ Scallop Square, Corner Punch

Thanks for checking out my card.