Friday, February 26, 2016

MAKE IT MONDAY #240: WATERCOLOR RESIST

Getting a little artsy this week with Make it Monday was a blast!  I actually made two cards, and I can't wait to use my pallet of watercolors again.  Thank you Lexie for the fun tutorial!


I was trying for purple on the edges of these butterflies, but they were more Autumn Rose when I got done.  I layered the larger one, and left. The smaller one open. 


For this one, I had a small piece of Aqua colors, and liked them best on the pink background, so they didn't get lost.  The larger bloom was cut and stamped, and placed right over the patterned paper.  Just a simple way to dress up the paper, and I layered it on an Aqua Mist card base to tie it all together.

Off to start another piece to play with...!

Have a great weekend,
Luanne

Thursday, February 25, 2016

February 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Here is the beautiful, spring photo to use as our inspiration this month...


I just love these colors! I went for Meadow Greens, as I just purchased the dies, and they arrived quickly!


I cut and stamped them on Sweet Blush. And...I got to use the new stencils!! I love them and can't seem to put them down.  :)

Enjoy all today's creations, I can't wait to see what you have made!

Luanne


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Color Throwdown #380

My cousin lost her best buddy this week, and I thought these colors would make a good card to send to her...


Snickers was a rescue dog, that lived a wonderful, happy life with her, and I know how much my cousin will miss her furry friend! The tag is actually a luggage tag, but it reminded me of a dog tag too.  The background was made with Knit Bits from PTI, and the print paper is from Bo Bunny called Happy Tails.

Have a great weekend!
Luanne

MAKE IT MONDAY #239: CUSTOMIZING PATTERNED PAPER

Make it Monday, on Wednesday! I love that we got another challenge this week. It's kept me in the creative mood, after all the fun Anniversary challenges.  I thought of several different directions for Lizzie's challenge, and ended up with smaller polka dots and a set from SAF 2015, Stamped & Stitched.


Just a simple Hello card, with a little zip in the patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by!
Luanne

Sunday, February 14, 2016

PTI Anniversary- Saturday Snail Mail!

I am so happy to be sending out this card, to the wonderful people that pack up and send our treasures every day!  Thanks for making us smile, when the mailman arrives!


I also stamped on the inside!



I've used the 2015 Anniversary Set, Petite Pots, and the colors are for this week's Color Throwndown.

One more day to release, and one more card to make!

Luanne 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

PTI Anniversary Challenge - Color Pop Fortune Teller

How fun was this challenge?  I remember making these little cookies when I was in High School, many, many years ago! Good thing Nichole gave great directions for putting it together!  The colors I got were, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, and Royal Velvet.  I wasn't too sure about that green, but I love how it all came together!!  (I'm going to hang onto this little thing when I get stumped for a color combination idea!)


Hope you like it too!

Luanne

PTI February Create With Us

I have ad so much fun today, catching up with all the PTI Anniversary celebrations! This card is for the Create with Us challenge for February.  I fell I love with this particular card of Dawn McVey's...


Her coloring is so fabulous! What I really loved was the way she die cut it, and I wanted to duplicate that.


I used more of a watercolored wash for my flowers, and added a button and twine.  The card base is Vintage Jadette.

Thanks for stopping by!
Luanne


PTI Challenge 4 - 9 Squares!

I decided to make my 9 square card into a little collage. I used 9 different PTI inks, and 9 different PTI Background Stamp sets to put it together.  The little sentiment at the bottom is from Doodlie-Do. I've added a few buttons for interest, and I think it's a fun card!


Can you name all the backgrounds? 

Fun challenge!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

PTI Challenge 3 - Grab & Go!

This challenge was to grab in 5 minutes and go make a card, using everything you grabbed! I had a minute to spare..!


And this was my pile...


Here is the finished card...



Inspired by Melissa's pretty release card using Bitty Butterflies.  I must admit, it's been flying around in my head since I used my last baby card from my stash!

Thanks for looking!
Luanne




Thursday, February 11, 2016

Challenge 2 for PTIs Anniversary Celebration- Clothing Inspired

I pinned this fabulous shirt from Chicos a long time ago.  I thought the unique color combination would be great for a card. Then, in November, I found it on our vacation in Florida at an outlet store! Score!



I can't wait for warmer weather so I can wear it! Here is my finished inspiration...


I stamped the "thanks!" In Kraft, and then again (using my Misti) in clear embossing powder.  It looks pretty cool in real life!  

Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PTI Anniversary Day 1 Challenge - Color Recipe!

After a weekend out of town, I've finally had a chance to start celebrating PTI's 9th Anniversary! It's been such a wonderful year of PTI products, I can't imagine what this next year will bring!

I choose Amy Sheffer's color palette. I loved her butterfly card, and the new one she created too!!


I think I will use this one over and over again!


My card is simple, but I wanted to try out my unused One Big Happy set, that is so sweet!  After sponging Aqua Mist and Mint Julep on the white card panel, I just arranged the blooms and leaves in the corner, and added the white happy die cut across the top.  The Teal Bitty Dot is layered on a Mint Julep card base.  

Thank You for stopping by, and enjoy all the celebrations!
Luanne