Sunday, March 31, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #109: Watercolor Stamping Plus Embossing #2

Our MIM for PTI submission is a littttttle late this week.  We were lounging on the beaches of Cancun all week...a wonderful excuse.

Getting scrapbooking supplies in Mexico City is not all that easy (or cheap) so my daughter and I got very creative on this challenge.  We used empty CD cases vs. acetate sheets and Stampin' Up markers vs. re-inking dies for the project.

On accident, I made my first card with clear vs. white embossing powder (thereby MIXING my 2 embossing powders, as Emily did hers in white bummer...thankfully my mom visits in 2 weeks!).  I actually like how the clear card came out better.  It shows the underlying colors more clearly.  I do like the addition of leaves to the 2nd card though.  Overall, Emily beats me, as she exclusively used PTI product for the challenge :)

PTI Make It Monday #109: Watercolor Stamping Plus Embossing

Emily's MIM Project!  She made an Easter card for her cousins, Bella (2) and Tristan (4).  I love that she included a dinosaur for Tristan!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #108: Inked Backgrounds - Take 2

I had fun with this week's challenge...and since my daughter works at a slower pace, I cranked out 2 cards while she worked on hers.  I don't like this one as much as the first one though :)

PTI Make It Monday #108: Inked Backgrounds - Preschool Style

It's become somewhat of a fun weekly activity to do the Make-it-Monday challenges with my 5 year old daughter.  I don't have the heart to tell her that she stamped her sentiment upside down though....

Monday, March 18, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #108: Inked Backgrounds

My husband had a business trip in Cincinnati this week, which means I had a supply chain of new PTI stamps to Mexico!!!  It was fun to break-out one of my new sets tonight for the Make It Monday challenge.  I really like how this turned out...I will definitely be using it again for other cards.  They weren't joking about the hand workout though...


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Playing Around!

I decided to play this morning - of course it took much longer than I expected!  I made this card for my mother-in-law, who really enjoys tea.  I was inspired by the Teabag Envelopes Cut-It set by Lettering Delights.  I used this tutorial for the button closure and love how it turned out!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #106: Two-Toned Stamped Flowers

The perfect recipe for a scrap night:
- Wine
- Husband on a business trip
- Caught up on work and home stuff
- New MIM challenge
- Good music & favorite scented candles (that you can't burn when Hubby is around due to allergies!)

Pretty simple approach this month - I had fun with it :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #105: Glitter Trim #2

My 5 year old daughter really enjoys crafting with me, and recently she has also wanted to participate in the MIM challenges.  This week, she was more fascinated with the stamp set from PTI "Life is Beautiful" and probably spent 30 minutes die cutting herself, and stamping.  She made a "good pile" and a "bad pile" and these were her 2 favorite flowers.  She made a huge mess with her glitter trip, but got the vacuum and cleaned it all up herself.  A fun crafting partner!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Birdie Birthday

My daughter and I are just playing around today - crafting in our jammies all afternoon!  She is hard at work on her own PTI MIM Challenge.  Meanwhile, I combined some of my favorite birdie sets from my 2 favorite stamping companies - Stampin' Up! and Papertrey Ink.

Friday, March 1, 2013

PTI Make It Monday #105: Glitter Trim

I had to get a bit creative with this PTI Make-it-Monday challenge.  Living in Mexico, there is limited supply of scrapbooking materials, and what is available is crazy expensive.  While I like bling, I have never gotten into glitter, and actually only had a clear glitter color on hand.  So, I cut some of my border shapes with glitter tape I picked up in the US over the holidays and loved the effect so much, that I went online and ordered 25 more colors of glitter for my parents to bring when they visit next month :)  This masculine birthday card is for my hubby, who turns 34 later this month.  We will be celebrating in Cancun, so I went with an oceanic color palette.