Monday, July 25, 2016

PTI July Blog Hop

Hi friends!  I'm playing along with this month's PTI Blog Hop.
Here's Nicole's inspiration photo for this month:
Blog Hop Inspiration

And here's my card:

I started by cutting some grey colored card stock using the Hexagon Cover Plate and trimming it off, keeping a random shape and adhered it to the card front.  I stamped some ink splats using MFT's Distressed Patterns and added the outside frame from Pretty Frame Die.  I cut and stamped the flowers and leaves from Painted Petals using Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Soft Stone and Aqua Mist and the flower branch and bird from Spring Woods.

I popped the bird and spring branch up using foam tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is from Walk By Faith.  I added some candy dots to the centers of some of the small flowers and some gold dots for accents.

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have fun along the hop!
Blessins~ Birgit

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations #368 ~ A Color Challenge

Hello friends~  It's time for a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog and this week is a color challenge:

Don't those cupcakes look delightful?  If you don't have the exact colors, just use whatever you have that's close.

Our sweet sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies and they so generously allowed each of us designers to choose any graphic we wanted, to  inspire you with.  I chose this adorable Happy Birdie Blue image because I just love birds and this little fella has found a special friend to spend some time with.  
Thank you so much Arielle!  Your images are so fabulous!

I started by printing out the image on my home printer and coloring it in using Copics.  I added some white gel pen details to both the bird and snail and then fussy cut them out.  I cut and stamped the tree branch from Sweet N' Sassy Stamps Love Birds for the friends to sit upon.  The background is made using a stitched rectangle frame from MFT's Blueprints #13 and a Stitched Cloud Edger also from MFT.    The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Absolutely Delightful.

Be sure to stop by the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to see what amazing projects the other designers have done using these fun images and awesome color palette. 
 You could be the winner of a $12 gift certificate to A Day For Daisies 

Birgit ~ That's me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Happy Stamp A-Faire and Happy Birthday!

Hello friends~  Today is the day for PTI's  long awaited Stamp-A-Faire!
I look forward to this event as much as I look forward to their anniversary each year and I haven't missed a SAF yet.... until this year.
I just happens to fall on the same day as my birthday.  I'm spending the day with my family and hopefully having as much fun (if not more ;0) ) as I would be if I were spending it playing along with you fun friends, creating along with the amazing PTI design team.

So I just wanted to pop in and say "hi" and share this lovely card that I CASEd from the ever talented Heather Nichols, just so I could say I played along.

I used Super Gingham, Forget Me Not, Bitty Bouquet and Choose Joy, using the same color palette as Heather used, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate and Avocado as well as Memento's Wedding Dress.

I also want to give a BIG shout out to wish Karen Letchworth from My Cup Runneth Over a HAPPY BIRTHDAY as well!  We share the same special day!!
HaPpY BiRtHdAy Karen!

Have fun at Stamp-A-Faire today and thanks to you if you took the time to stop by and say "hi".  I can't wait to play catch up and see all your wonderful creations.

Hugs & Blessings to you ~ Birgit

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PTI's Make-It Monday ~ Spritzed Stamps

Good morning friends~  I'm playing along with PTI's Make-It Monday with Melissa Phillips.  She's got a great video on Spritzed Stamps where you spray your inked up stamp with water before stamping it, leaving a dreamy textured image.  I never grow tired of this technique!

I used Forget Me Not flowers and stamped them in Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy and the leaves in Spring Moss.  I made  happy discovery that this die cut bunch of flowers fit perfectly into the wheelbarrow from Elizabeth Crafts.   I popped a couple of the flowers up using foam tape to add some dimension.

You can kind of see the texture a little better in this close up photo.

I stamped the sentiment from A Cheerful Heart with VersaMark and heat embossed it in silver on a skinny banner from MFT.  The yummy citrus colored sequins are from Winnie & Walter.

You can find all the details of Melissa's sweet cards HERE.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Perfectly Plaid Baby Cards with Dies R Us

Good morning friends~ I've got some baby cards up for you today at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
These came together so quickly and easily, as I used the same design on all of them.
I started by cutting the largest Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Rectangles out of various plaid design papers.  The center rectangle is cut using Lawn Fawn Small Cross Stitched Rectangles.  I then cut Impression Obsession Patchwork Elephant out of both blue's and pinks to make a baby boy and baby girl card.  I added the "Welcome" banner from Taylored Expressions Welcome Spring die set and stamped a sentiment along the bottom of the white panel.

Each card is the same but different.

Today's tip:  Use various printed papers when cutting with dies to create fun, mix and match cards.  They go together quickly and easily!  

Here's a list of products I used that you can find in the Dies R Us Store:

Be sure to stop by the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog daily for fresh new ideas and inspiration!

Join in on the challenges at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and you could be their next winner!

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Thanks so much for stopping By!  Blessings~ Birgit

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #367 ~TROPICAL

Hi paper crafting friends~ It's time for a new challenge at 
Here's this weeks inspiration and it's a tropical theme:

Our sponsor this week is Your Next Stamp and if you join the challenge, you could be the winner of a $25 gift certificate to their super fun store!!

Here's my card for this week's challenge:

 I used the adorable frog from Your Next Stamp's Sticky Note for my card today and took my inspiration from the colors.  He's kind of tropical...  don't you think?

 I stamped the frog and leaf image onto white card stock, die cut him out and colored him using copics.  I then added a thin layer of Glossy Accents on the frog to make him look slimy and then set it aside to dry because all frogs are slimy, right?  

While my frog was drying, I cut a piece of soft yellow Bazzil card stock using Your Next Stamp's Curved Scallop Edge Die and ran it through my machine with a polka dotted embossing folder.   

I then added some greens using a fern from Spellbinders and Elizabeth Craft Designs Leaf & Berry Branches.  I colored the leaf & berry branch with copics and added some yellow stickles to the berries.  I then assembled the leaves and sweet little froggie and leaf image and finished the card off using some Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.

Here's a couple of bonus cards for you using this adorable stamp set!

A shaker card...

And a birthday card.

Be sure to stop by to check out all of the fun cards from the Cupcake Inspirations Design Team and join in on the fun!  Maybe you'll be their next lucky winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, July 15, 2016

Seahorse Pop Up Card

Hello friends ~ I had a special request from a friend of mine to make a birthday card for someone who was turning 98 years old and this person loved the ocean. 
Here's a list of what she wanted:
*the number 98
*ocean theme
*inside birthday sentiment to pop up

 So with that criteria in mind I went to work and came up with this pop up birthday card.  

I used Elizabeth Craft Design Seahorse, Seaweed and Shells to make this card.  The pop up sentiment on the inside is from MFT's Pop Up's Birthday.

I enjoyed making this card so much that I made another one in almost the exact design to send to my dear friend Marcia to thank her for being such a sweet friend.

I used the Simon Says Stamp On Edge, Thank You Die on the inside of this card.

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Create A Scene
Dies R Us Challenge Blog ~ Water &/or Beach
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Nautical / By The Sea

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit