Saturday, January 20, 2018

Precious Remembrance Shop Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the PRS New Release Blog Hop!  We're sharing projects using the new stamp set Daily Thoughts.
The cassette tape image is so fun & I love the little encouraging thoughts.  However, my card today uses some of the big words along with the brushed image from the Totally stamp set.
I stamped the image at an angle using Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, Sky Blue & Jade.  Then I die cut a heart from the panel to show my sentiment.  Really love the mix of fonts!  I finished it off with white Nuvo drops & clear Wink of Stella on the stripes. 

Here's the Blog Hop line up--lots of inspiration!  Be sure to leave comments all along the way to be entered to win the random drawing for the Daily Thoughts stamp set. 

Erica Thompson - Guest DT
Greta Hess--You're Here

The giveaway is open until January 24, 2018 midnight EST.

The winner will be announced in the PRS Blog and on Facebook & Instagram.  To keep updated with our projects, join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Youtube.

If you'd like to add some PRS goodies to your stash, use coupon code DTGRETA10 for 10% off your online purchase of $30 or more until the end of the month.
I'm entering SSS Wednesday.  Enjoy the hop!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thank You

Thank you all for your good wishes & concern.  I'm much better--just taking a long time to get rid of all the crud.  Hubby's hand may not blister after all--so far, so good!  There's never a shortage of inspiration to play along in the PTI CAWU challenge.  This month I kept going back to admire Melissa's wreath card on Day 2 of the release.  I really love her organic wreath & use of lace--2 of my favorite things.  Now I have Gathered Garden on my wishlist! 
For my wreath I used stamps from Turning a New Leaf & Friendship Jar Flowers stamped in Spring Moss, Classic Kraft & Sweet Blush.  The die cuts from The Sweet Life were stamped in Spring Moss (double for the details), Sweet Blush (double for the second layer) & Melon Berry.  The sentiment from Friendship Jar Flowers was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa & I used it for splatters, too.  My neighbor just gave me some old sheet music & I used it instead of patterned paper--sponging the edges with DI.  I have a sack of lace & this is one of my favorites, but it's almost gone.  The left over piece of twisted hemp was on my table & just fit.  Instead of putting more flowers at the top of my wreath, I made a Melissa junk bow.  Finished off with pink Nuvo drops & this will soon be in the mail.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy Wishes

Slow start to the day with me still trying to get rid of this congestion & cough and hubby managing to burn his hand.  It's one of those things where you say to yourself--"how could I be that stupid?!--so I didn't say anything.  He's going to have some blisters, but isn't in a lot of pain, thankfully.  
Anyway, I'm finally getting my card posted for Ellen Hutson Mix it Up with Concord & 9th.  I used my first C&9 product, Flourish stamp set, so I'm also entering WCMC9
Finally used a bit of the stem stamped in a light gray.  I didn't like it, so went over the whole thing with my pumice stone Distress marker.  I used the same inks on the flowers & berries (Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy, Pearlescent Rust & Pearlescent Olive) just in different orders & amounts.  The white dots are done with my extra fine point Sharpie which works so much better for me than the white gel pen & the tiny splatters are DI hickory smoke.  I stacked the words from EH Merry and Bright dies 2 high, colored with the pumice stone marker & covered them in Crystal Laquer.  A tiny gem replaces the dot & I decided against any other embellishments.  Not sure who I'll send this to, but think it could work for a masculine BD card.  I'm also entering Allsorts.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  Please be safe if you're in the path of the winter storms.
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Roses and Shiny Gold

We're enjoying the NFL playoffs, even though our team didn't make it.  Couldn't wait to use my new Impression Obsession Sketched Roses again & finished up this card between games.
This time I gold embossed on Bristol paper & colored with 2 pink & 2 green Zigs.  Then I spritzed heavily with gold Perfect Pearls for that awesome shimmer. 
This is my first card using the IO All-in-One Frames-Ovals which I cut from black cardstock & stacked 2 high.  I also cut the sentiment (Greetings Top Edgers) from black & attached it to the back of the frame before adhering it to the roses panel.  The card front was heat embossed with the same gold powder to match.  Sequins provide a bit more shine & the panel was mounted with fun foam.  I'm entering Impression ObsessionAllsorts, HLS Watercolor, Time Out & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

So Thankful

Three days to make & post a card thanks to this virus!  I'm getting better & thankfully it's only a cold.  Anyway, here's my card for PTI MIM Heat Embossed Stencil Backgrounds
I loved Melissa's distressed look, so I did that, too.  Fun to use my kraft felt for the Twig Wreath--layered up 2 of them.  Yes, it's still winter, but nothing says you can't send a Springy card to a friend!  The Butterfly Hope die cuts were stamped in Winter Wisteria (double for the outside, once for the inside) & Lemon Tart.  They're brushed with WOS for that beautiful shimmer & are layered onto the little branches from Twig Wreath die cut from Spring Moss.  The stenciled panel is Harvest Gold & the sentiment from Twig Wreath is stamped in Winter Wisteria.  Finished off with Nuvo yellow drops.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies,  Time Out & WAW.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

PRS Create It Wednesday~A Graphic Hello

I'm so happy to bring you my first PRS Create It Wednesday post. 
I used a wintry color combo of Memento Teal Zeal & Gray Flannel with the fun graphic stamp set called Totally.  Two of the images were stamped diagonally across the card front--super easy to line up.  I added a bit of sparkle to the triangles with a Gelly Roll clear star pen. 
Love how the sketchy hello from This Moment stamp set goes great with the graphic images.  This simple one layer card can easily be mailed & works for a guy or a gal.  You could really change the look just by using different colors.  I'm entering Inkspirational, Penny Black & More (just got both stamp sets), SSS Monday & WAW.  This virus is hanging on, but I'm getting better.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

First Christmas Card for 2018

Apologies to those of you who are tired of Christmas cards, but they're my favorite to make.  I always like to play along with PTI MIM, but this week I've been trying to fight off a cold.  Thought I was winning, but today score one for the virus.  Can't wait any longer to make a card, so it's pretty simple. 
This is A La Carte week which gave me a chance to use Lexi's Small Images on Repeat technique.  I had wanted to use it again, but never did.  The sweet image is from Splits: 'Tis the Season & the sentiment is from Wreath for all Seasons.  The inks are Simply Chartreuse & Festive Berries. 
I added sparkle with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.  The card is slightly smaller at 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  I'm also entering ATSM, HLS Christmas, The Snippets Playground & WAW.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'll check your blogs soon.  
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