Monday, February 20, 2012

LIM 55 Punches or Die Cuts

Is it too early for Easter??

This week's challenge over at the Less Is More blog is Theme:  Punches or Die Cuts.   This card uses a grass border punch by Fiskars and the basket/egg punch by Martha Stewart.  I pulled out some really old patterned paper that has a sky/cloud motif, grass and basket weave.  Gotta love using up that old stuff!  Sentiment is by A Muse.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PTI 5th Anniversary Day 4

Had a few minutes to play with today's challenge over at the PTI 5th Anniversary festivities.  Today we were to select one of the design teams' favorite color combinations and make a card.   Melissa Phillips color combo appealed to me and I was able to make another Valentine.   Besides white for the card base, I used PTI colors Autumn Rose, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Simply Chartruese.  I used PTI Heart Prints for both the heart images (stamped in Versamark) and the sentiment.  Twine is from Doodlebug.

Punched out the hearts with a Marvy punch.
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary PTI!

Today begins the 5th anniversary festivities over at Papertrey Ink.  Five years of fabulous stamps and a supporting cast of wonderful product.  Five years of the most incredible, jaw dropping inspiration from Nichole Heady and her Design Team members.   And, five years of fabulous February anniversary festivities.
In honor of Day 1 festivities, Nichole had her entire design team list each of their top five PTI items along with a favorite card or project and a special memory.  Then, she wowwed us all by announcing a grand prize package of ALL those top five picks to a random poster if we made a card that was inspired by one of the design team members favorite cards/projects.
I am always amazed by the clean graphic style of Maile Belles, and I used PTI Background Basics Text Style and a PTI sentiment from A Big Thank You to create my card.

A few punched flowers from my scraps and a few rhinestones colored with my copics finish it off.
Congratulations on a fabulous 5 years, PTI.  May you have 5 times many more!
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FTL 175: Clean & Simple Sketch

Boy, it's been a long time since I did a Clean & Simple sketch in the actual week that it appeared.  This is their 175th sketch and I love it!

I've been working on valentines and this seemed perfect for the reverse punch technique I wanted to try:

Used a Marvy heart punch, a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the swiss dots, My Sentiments Exactly sentiment, Hero Arts heart gem and ribbon from my stash.  Cardstock is SU.

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