Sunday, July 23, 2017

Make It Monday #291

Today, I have a card to share for this week's
Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments.

I've been invited to the wedding shower for the daughter of a friend of mine
next weekend, so I decided to make a card for it.
I have some very cute wrapping paper with bicycles on it,
so I made a coordinating card using Pedal Pusher.


I made a mistake in my technique though...
Instead of stamping my sentiment (from PTI's Wet Paint III) in a black ink
and then a second time in versamark, like Ashley suggested,
I used versafine black ink.
But I had a hard time getting my stamp completely clean after that,
and, as a result, my shadow is a little grey.


I stamped the wheels in versafine onyx black and heat embossed them in clear.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Five for Friday

1. Austin left for a missions trip with twenty-five other youth and leaders
from our church on Wednesday.
After a layover in Montreal, they arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday.
I'm very excited for this opportunity for him!


You can follow their trip here, if you'd like.


2. After church on Sunday, Austin and I drove to Winnipeg and spent the afternoon together,
just the two of us.
We did a little shopping and went to see Baby Driver at the theatre.
Unfortunately, I realized later that we hadn't taken any photos of our day out. :(


3. I got new glasses. 


Sage and my friend, Val, helped me pick them out.
And Sage took this photo of me. :)


4. I shared a couple of weeks ago how I sold the front display at Two30Nine 
and redesigned it to fit into my client's kitchen (click here to see photos).

Well, I wanted to share a peek of the new front display that I designed to take its place.


It combines so many of my favourite things:
white shaker cabinets, herringbone tile, glass cabinets, floating shelves,
Fantasy Brown granite countertops and an island in one of our new Coastal colours.
Intrigued?
You can see more of it here.


5. I have another card for this week's CTS:


 and for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Surf's Up:


I decided to make a card using my MFT butterfly set -- in different shades of blue. 


I stamped my butterfly onto its coordinating diecut 
and layered it over a piece of cardstock that I'd smooshed with PTI Hawaiian Shores ink.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Sympathy) 
on a strip of navy cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #231

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #231 designed by N@Ali:



I also used MFT Colour Challenge 73:


Here's my card:


I found this fun Crate Paper journaling card in my stash and trimmed it down for my card.
I used the coordinating patterned paper as my background and to diecut my butterfly
(from MFT's Beautiful Butterflies set.)
I blended some Altenew Volcano ink onto my aqua mist background panel
and onto the banner I diecut using MFT dies.


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, July 27th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 296

Today, I have a card to share that I made using


Here's my card:


I made my frame by diecutting my PTI Shaker Shapes: Square twice -- once
from PTI Linen Cardstock and once from a PTI Coaster.
I stacked them together and adhered them to my card.
I stamped the hummingbird and petunias using Humming Along onto their coordinating diecuts
and adhered them to my card, using dimensional adhesive for the hummingbird.


I stamped the sentiment using PTI's Songbirds.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Create Along with Us: July 2017

Today, I have a couple of cards to share that I made for this month's

Having just purchased the Humming Along set last month,
I was inspired by Dawn's card to use it:


I decided to use the same flowers as Dawn did and made this card:


I stamped the hummingbird and flowers from Humming Along onto their coordinating diecuts
and layered them over a piece of PTI Linen cardstock that I diecut using my
Mama Elephant Femme Frames die.


I stamped the sentiment using SSS Big Scripty Sentiments.

And, then, I decided to make a second card, using the petunias from the set.


I just changed up the colours slightly.


This time, my sentiment was from PTI's Tropics.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Surf's Up

The LEAD of the Surf's Up Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

I was also inspired by this week's Muse Card Club Challenge
to included a camouflaged sentiment diecut on my card:


Here's my card:



I started by smooshing some PTI Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores ink
onto my watercolour  paper background.
Once dry, I diecut the thanks from it, careful to keep all of the pieces from the diecut.


I diecut two more "thanks" (using a MFT die) from PTI coasters and 
layered them together, with the original diecut on top.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #230

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #230 designed by Donna Mikasa:



Here's my card:


I created a background panel with PTI Stamper's Select White,
Rustic Cream and Reverse Confetti Stone cardstock.
On this, I stamped images from Altenew's Garden Grow stamp set
in Altenew Frayed Leaves ink.


Over this, I stamped the sentiment from The Stamp Market's Thank 
You So Much stamp and added the little bird from Garden Grow on the last letter,
in Altenew Jet Black ink.

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, July 20th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge: July

Today, I have a  card to share that I made for 
this month's Mix It Up Challenge with Essentials by Ellen,
where we were challenged to pair Essentials by Ellen with Lawn Fawn.

Here's my card:


Using some masking, I stamped my images from Essentials By Ellen's Mondo Hydrangea
and Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm in ink and then, using my MISTI, again
in versamark, so I could heat emboss them in clear.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I diecut my Simon Says Stamp Happy diecut from pink and black cardstock,
stacked them together and added a strip, on white I stamped birthday
using my PTI KIS: Belated Birthday stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Make It Monday #290

I hope you're enjoying your Sunday afternoon!
I was able to spend some time in my craft area this afternoon and made a card for
  this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Combining Stencilling and Masking,
before going for a walk with Sage.
I love summer!

I didn't have a stencil that would work for this technique,
so I made my own by diecutting my PTI Shaker Shapes: Scalloped Rectangle
from a piece of scrap cardstock.


I laid down my “stencil” and then layered some Summer Berries diecuts over top, 
which I diecut from post-it notes.
I blended some Hawaiian Shores ink onto my PTI White Linen cardstock. 
I mixed some Tropical Teal ink with water and flicked it onto my panel with my water brush. 
I then flicked some water onto my panel and 
pressed a paper towel over top to soak up the excess water.
I kept one of the diecut masks in place and stamped my berries using PTI’s Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse and Altenew’s Coral Berries and Ruby Red.


I stamped the Sweet from Summer Berries in Altenew Jet Black and added the strip which I heat embossed in white using PTI’s KIS: Belated Birthday.
A few PTI Rainstones finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Five for Friday

1.Well, this week has been a fabulous kick off to my summer!

It's actually my first summer that I've worked since, well, 
I think the summer Cameron and I got married -- 21 years ago!

I had the day off on Monday for Canada Day.
We went strawberry picking in the morning:


And then Jonah, Sage and I biked to the beach in the afternoon:



2. I've made some goals for the summer -- which include some "eating better" goals
(no sugar or deep-fried foods), as well as some exercise goals (to exercise daily,
which has included going for bike rides every morning, biking to work (when possible)
and biking in the evening.
We've been riding our bikes to the beach and back --considering it's mostly uphill on the way
there, it's a pretty good workout!


3. On Wednesday, I took most of the day off and we went to Winnipeg
to spend the afternoon at Fun Mountain Waterslide Park, which was so fun!


I decided I wanted to spend more time enjoying the day and less time
taking photos, so we got this selfie before storing my phone and our belongings
in a locker for safe keeping.


Then, we took my mom out to celebrate her birthday (belatedly).



4. I've added a couple more kitchens that I designed to my Houzz page.

The first one is my first solo kitchen Modern Farmhouse Style:




It was so exciting to go and see the finished kitchens --
I'm thrilled with how they both turned out, as are my clients!


5. Lastly, I have another card to share that I made using the current



and CAS(E) This Sketch #229 designed by Hannelie Bester:



Here's my card:


I used the same technique as yesterday's card,
except I used PTI Linen paper and their Summer Sweetness stamp set.



Remember, there's still time to play along with this
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #229

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #229 designed by Hannelie Bester:



Here's my card:


I started by pressing PTI Hawaiian Shores ink onto my acrylic block,
misting it with water and pressing it onto my PTI white cardstock.
Once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment (from MFT's Forest Friends).


I stamped my new PTI Summer Berries onto its coordinating diecut
and adhered it to my card with dimensional adhesive.
I matted my card on a piece of aqua mist cardstock.

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, July 13th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Red, White & Blue

Happy Canada Day!
Our nation is celebrating 150 years this year!
 
The LEAD of the Red, White & Blue Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

I saw the stripes in the photo and thought of using my lighthouse set.
Here's my card:



I stamped my PTI Guiding Lights stamp set onto my background and
did some masking/ink blending to create my land and water.


I stamped my sentiment using PTI's Tropics.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!