A Rainbow of Hearts

Today I have a fun rainbow heart card to share with you.IMG_4507eidted

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I used a couple of different PTI stamps sets to make this design, which was inspired by Casology’s Cue Word: Shape and HLS’s Sketch Challenge. I’m also going to play this over at Little Tangles: Challenge #56: Clean and Simple.

I did some stamping on the inside of this card.

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Melissa

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Muse Inspired

A quick post to share another card for Muse’s Challenge #103:

 

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Vicki’s card (below) is super cute!

Another look at mine.

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Melissa

PTI handmade tags and bags challenge

Today I have a fun project to share with you, a handmade bag and tag for PTI’s handmade tag and bag challenge.

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This came together pretty quickly. I just kind of made it up as I went, no template, no real plan.

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My girls thought this was pretty cute! 🙂

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I used several different PTI products for this one, Happy Hearts stamps, Heart Cover Plate Die, and a Polka Dots Basics II stamp.

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I really like rainbows….

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Melissa

 

PTI January 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Wow! I was so excited to see the inspiring photos for PTI’s January Blog Hop!

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the possibilities!

I had so many ideas for each photo. So much card-making fun to be had! 🙂

Here’s the card that I have decided to share as my entry in the Blog Hop.

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I used PTI’s Background Basics: Super Stripes Stamp Set to make the ombre rainbow.  The “>>>–love–>” sentiment is from the “Happy Hearts” stamp set. I used a large variety of SU, Tim Holtz and Hero Arts inks. The paper is Bazzill’s Marshmallow and SU Whisper White.

Here’s another look at the inspiration photo and my card together.

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I like making square cards and the shape seems to work nicely with the heart, which I cut out using a Sizzix Framelits Heart die. I will also be playing this over at Uniko Studio’s Challenge #17: Love and Friendship and SSS’s Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Have a Heart and TIME OUT’s challenge #23: Valentine’s Day With the Optional Twist of Hearts

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Melissa
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P.S. Please hop over and look at my daughter’s card. She’s not feeling well and could use some encouraging words. Thanks!

P.P.S. The inspiration photos got me into creative overdrive! I made quite a few cards and had such a hard time choosing which one to link up. I was excited to share them all, but alas, PTI’s hop is limited to one entry per person! What to do?!My solution? Secret ballot vote! I enlisted the help of my family in choosing which card to share in the Blog Hop. The vote was nearly unanimous, but everyone had other favorites too. If you have time to, I’d like to invite you to take a look at the other PTI January Blog Hop inspired cards that I made.

Make It Monday #196: Colorful Card Corners, Delftware

This may be my favorite card that I made for this week’s MIM #196.

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After stamping the hearts pattern, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I added a variety of small circles to the pattern. Leaving the circles not embossed allowed for a slight variation in the blues.

I used this photo of delftware as inspiration.

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I also made this card. Very similar, but a simpler design for this one.

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Here are both of the delftware inspired cards side-by-side.

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Melissa