Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI's 10th Anniversary Celebration: 2016

2016's stamps, dies and card stock colors were glorious! 
More of their signature style, and release after release of 
irresistible sets!
Looking back at the Christmas release, I think it was their best ever!
Back to the challenge. 
One of the sets featured was this one I chose to ink up, Just Desserts.

Strawberry season in the Central Valley is celebrated like a holiday! 
There are local stands everywhere, and strawberry shortcakes, pies, pizzas,
desserts and jam is commonplace in homes and restaurants.
So this card is an ode to the strawberry! 
Doubled the strawberry dies and piled them high on my cake!
It could be a birthday card, or a celebration of an anniversary,
if I need it to be. But truthfully, my mouth is watering for the day
the local strawberries are ripe enough to pick and enjoy!

Just Desserts
Paper Clippings: Happy Day
White Embossing Powder
Cardstocks: Dark Chocolate, Mint Julep, 
Mint Julep + White Basics,
Vintage Linens


PTI 10th Anniversary Celebration: 2015

2015's stamp sets featured from PTI, included this set,
2015 Birthday Tags.

Thought I'd practice my ombre stamping, and did
a bunch of these tags to have on hand.
(You can't have too many ready made tags for birthdays!)

The tag stamps coordinate with Limitless Layers: Oval dies,
 Ruby Rose and Leave It Be stamps and dies.
I made a bg wallpaper, before adding my tag and blooms.

Here's a shot of the extra tags.
Don't they look like Easter eggs? 
All set for adding to a card or gift.

Staying indoors today, more rain and flooding!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Celebration: 2014

Feather Finery is one the 5 featured Stamp Sets at PTI today.
I've used the lovely feathers so many times over the past years,
in so many ways, with so many techniques. 
Time for a fresh look? 

With fresh Spring colors, and a beautiful Bible verse, I think 
it feels brand new!

1st the feather stamped onto Bookmark Die #2, with Aqua Mist & Vintage Jadeite.
Feather dots: Lilac Grace
Then, the Beautiful verse from New Every Morning in Amethyst Allure.
Next, the sweet flower bouquet included in New Every Morning.
And the bird popped up stamped with Aqua Mist and Amethyst Allure.
I splattered a bit of Aqua Mist ink on the tag, and attached it to 
my card, cut with Noted A2 Scallop and stitched dies.
For more ideas with Feather Finery, visit Nichole's blog, here:

Are you playing along?
There are prizes for creating cards, and for commenting.
Hope your weekend is bright and sunny.

We got a break in the rain, and the sky is incredibly blue!
A reason to smile for sure!

Friday, February 17, 2017

PTI's 10th Anniversary Celebration 2013

2013 was an outstanding year for PTI.
So many unforgettable stamps and dies.
Among them, Hands of Time.

This set takes on a life of it's own every time I use it.
Stamped, embossed, or die cut with Clock Face, anything works.
A real favorite in 2013, and now, combined with the newer
Hope die, and Inspired: Hope Stamp set, again a favorite.
Do you have a favorite from 2013?
So many PTI greats to choose from!

PTI's 10th Anniversary Celebration: 2012

PTI is working it's way to present day, celebrating each year, and each
year's releases, with the Celebration of it's 10th Anniversary.

Embroidered Blooms is one of the 5 featured sets released
in 2012. Multi stamping allows for infused color and depth for an image.

Paired my card with Embroidered Frames: Dots. 
I stamped white ink onto Spring Rain Cardstock, very subtle, 
and a bit hard to see in the photo.
Sentiment: Hello is from Embroidered Blooms, Lovely, from
Make It Market: Nostalgic Notions.
Copic colored pearls.

Play along on Nichole's Blog Here:

Thursday, February 16, 2017

PTI's 10th Anniversary Celebration: 2011

2011 was an outstanding year for me and stamping...
I found PapertreyInk!
I can trace back my first timid order online to Sept. of that year.
I don't think I've missed a release since then!

All the images in Garden Variety are favorites,
especially this sweet watering can!

Garden Variety, Background Basics: Newsprint
What's new? Gathered Garden,
Sentiment: To Have and to Hold

Come join the fun on Nichole's blog here:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PTI's 10th Anniversary Celebration: 2010

It's 2010 at PTI, and we're celebrating that year's release.
Among the sets is one of the Year of the Flowers Series, Sweet Peas.

I've used this set many times. Love the graceful lines of 
it's flower images, and that it lends itself to endless forms of coloring.
Here's one of the cards done for a challenge.

And here's the new version, using the single sweet pea.

I went to internet and found this photo of real sweet peas, in their natural glorious color.

I used my tube watercolors to try and capture the sweet pea's brilliance.
Truthfully, nothing comes close to God's handiwork!

Each bloom is climbing the trellis on Betsy's wonderful card stock
from Make It Market: Garden: Gate.
Sentiment from: Wreath for all Seasons.

Are you playing along this week? It's been such fun visiting the older sets.
Not to mention, Nichole is offering prizes if you enter each day!
See you in the lineup!

Monday, February 13, 2017

PTI's 10th Anniversary: Love

We're celebrating 10 years of stamping with PTI, and 
todays focus is stamps produced in 2009.
I didn't have any of the 5 sets hi-lighted, but chose to be 
inspired by Dawn's premier set, Damask Designs.
Using another of her sets, Enclosed: Hearts, I made a shaker
with the flower stamp encircling the masked die cut heart.
The stamps in Damask Designs could be used any which way,
and I think that's also true of the sweet little flower stamp in
Enclosed: Heart.

Berry Sorbet, Vintage Jadeite, & Pure Poppy Inks.
Plaid paper from PTI's Beautiful Beads Pink & Orange Mix.
(Remember when we all made paper beads?)

PTI's 10th Anniversary: 2008

We're celebrating 2008 with PTI, and 5 sets from the year's 

My inspiration came from Melissa's floral card celebrating Flower Garden.

She white embossed the edge stamp, then stamped it again a bit offset,
then used her watercolors to fill in the petals.
Loved the look!
I used the stamps from Oopsie Daisey, and the sentiment and little
flower from Happiness In Bloom.
Plaid paper from Beautiful Beads Pink & Orange Mix.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

PTI's 10th and Hello There

PTI's celebrating their 10th Anniversary, and the fun
and festivities have just begun!

With a team of talented designers we're inspired to recall
5 sets from their first year in business.
I don't have any of the 5, but Nichole allows for adapting 
a set we do have to one of the originals.
Take Three: Summer reminds me of Text Boxed, with it's
PTI Classic reverse stamping.

The bird images were cut with the square die from Be Happy,
and stamped with Dark Indigo.
Background stamped with Turning a New Leaf, and 
sponge inked with Pale Peony.
Scripted die sentiment.
Can't wait for tomorrow! More fun to come!

Any Day with You...

Good Saturday Morning Blogging Friends!
Julie Tilman has created a digital freebie on the Verve Stamps blog,
and is challenging us to participate in their giveaway, ($40.!!! twist my arm!)

After printing all these sweet sentiments and images,
I put together this card,

Just because any day blogging with all my peeps is definitely a favorite day! 💖

I cut the digital sentiment with PTI's new Gathered Garden frame,
love that quirky shape!
Added a couple of hearts to anchor the frame (PTI's Stitched Primitive Hearts),
and then added a 3rd heart with the heart duo from the printout,
which was watercolored and GA-ed.
Bg is stamped and embossed with a tiny flower from PTI's 
You've Been Framed, and Craft Concepts' In Stitches.

Hope your weekend is full of fun! 
We have a dry one right now,
but more rain on the way!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hello There

There is a call, at PTI, to post our own favorite project 
to their: Celebrating the past, present and future: Favorites.

Peonies on Parade gave me the perfect set to be noticed at the Card Challenge #65.
Also used PTI's Scripted & Gold Foil pattern paper.
Watercolored with Zig Clean Colors.

So excited for the new designers at Papertrey, one of which is Michelle Leone,
a fellow 12 Kits Teammate!
Join in the fun here on Nichole's blog:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love Always

This morning sees a bit more light for photo taking.
Sharing a card for Inspired by All the Little Things.

Rather rustic, with the weathered wood,
and a big red distressed heart.

Just received Concord and 9th's Cozy Up stamps and dies. Ordered said set
after seeing a darling tag by our friend Marybeth Lopez, using the heart stamp,
(see here:Enjoy)

I actually used 2 Concord and 9th sets,
Cozy Up & Love Always
Love Aways has the die that cuts the attached word 'love' from the 
window created from the frame.
Cozy Up also has dies, even the sweet 3 circle wood rings I used
for my ombre heart.
PTI Inks: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy & Scarlet Jewel
Love Aways was stamped with Hero Arts Unicorn,
and selectively white embossed (Love Always).

Popped up the little ringlets with foam tape.

Play along with Inspired by All the Little Things here:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Interlocking Hearts

2 Posts in one day, whoo hoo!
Don't you love that sentiment die?
Just perfect for the Fusion Card Challenge,
where the photo features this beautiful quilt with interlocking hearts. 

I cut Text Block: Love from PTI's Sweet Blush
slightly elevated with foam tape
over dp from Vintage Linens (also PTI).

PTI: Vintage Linen stamps and dies

Spending the day tomorrow handing out Valentines to family.
This one might just go hubby.
What an adventure we've had over 47 years! (Next month is
our 47th).

Love Is...

Finishing up some Valentines, and playing along with
the Card Concept, where the inspiration is this lovely confection

Clean and Layered style, with the shaker.

PTI: Text Block: Love Die
MFT: Wonky Stitch Rectangles die 
Rosebud vellum: The Paper Company