Sunday, August 25, 2013

pti saf challenge : sweet sugar coated embellishments

a very sweet sugary "hello" for another pti stamp.a.faire challenge :)

pti saf challenge : mixing mists to match

a beautiful background was created with an aqua mist refill + rubbing alcohol & some doilies that i cut in half and layed over the watercolor paper. i used my finger instead of a spray bottle and love how it turned out. this was a super fun technique!

august pti blog hop

it's time for papertrey ink's august blog hop...where has the summer gone so quickly?!

color combo : hibiscus burst, summer sunrise, harvest gold, spring rain & aqua mist (the sketch associated with these colors has the 5 striped lines & the sentiment in the upper right above the lines).

i made this card with a special little girl in mind who i read about on the pti forum. after i got the card photographed, i immediately put it in an envelop so it's ready to go out in the mail tomorrow! here is a brief summary that a friend of her family's wrote:

"Our family has a dear friend who is fighting Leukemia for the second time. Her name is Meena and she is 7 years old. She actually relapsed in April with Philadelphia Chromosome Leukemia. She wont be coming home from the hospital they expect until the end of October or first part of November. She will be having full body radiation and then a bone marrow transplant. If anyone would like to help brighten her days by sending cards, I know her and her Nana (who has full custody of her) would really enjoy them.
Nana (Becki) is currently in her last semester of school to be a Nurse Practitioner. She stays day and night with Meena and doesn't leave the hospital except to go to clinicals during the day. They could both use encouragement and smiles!"

my prayers are with meena & meena's family as she goes through this trial in her life. i really hope this sweet pink owl card can bring a smile to her face!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

pti saf challenge 2 : tea staining techniques

i stained my twine with berry blue kool-aid for about 10 minutes...the result looks a lot like hawaiian shores. color scheme, hawaiian shores, limeade ice & neon green!

pti saf challenge 1 : breakfast bake & take

color recipe : royal velvet, lavender moon, ripe avocado, scarlet jewel & raspberry fizz.
stamp sets : turning a new leaf, natural beauties, stylish sentiments : birthday.

Friday, August 23, 2013

friday night meet & greet : pti saf '13

just poppin' in quickly to shout a big "hello ya'll" from kentucky! after seeing some of the ladies' die organization in the meet & greet video, it's got me thinking i need a new plan. do you agree? :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

july pti blog hop

quickly popping in to share my card for this month's pti blog hop! i created a "funky" card this time, as i like to call it. it features 2 papertrey ink stamp sets : irresistably ikat and bountiful banners (sentiment). the little outlined triangles were created by using a SC mask and outlining some random triangles here and there with a fine tip pen. pretty fun...hope you enjoy :)