Saturday, March 5, 2016

Make it Monday #241

Happy weekend! I received some new craft supplies in the mail yesterday - such a fun way to start the weekend - and I am trying some of them out for this week's Make it Monday #241 with Papertrey Ink.

Betsy Veldman is the lead this week. I absolutely LOVE her work. She has such an amazing design style, and the sets that she makes for PTI are so well-done. I was so happy to see her in the MIM video this week!

Here's her video and finished card card that incorporates ombre stenciled backgrounds:


And here's my take on it:

I did something different this time and actually played along with Betsy as the video was playing. It was almost like attending a class with her as the instructor. I used to attend some card classes in the area, and they were so fun! This brought back some good memories, and I think I might do it again in the future.

The stamp sets, dies, and stencils from PTI were a DREAM to work with. So smooth and easy to stamp/cut out, and the stencils are so fun for making your own backgrounds. Don't be surprised if you see these products again soon here - they are quickly becoming favorite items of mine! :)

Hope you enjoy rest of the weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #226

Hi all! I'm making a quick return today to share a card for Freshly Made Sketches #226. I hope to go back to longer, more detailed posts soon - I'm going through one of those times when the busyness of life leaves little personal and craft time. We all go through times like this, right? Should be back to a more regular routine soon, so stay tuned.

I'm playing along this week over at Freshly Made Sketches with a layout from Rita. Here's her sketch:

And here's my take on it:

I changed up the orientation of the stripe and butterfly image a bit, but I think this still reflects the original design! I'm excited to send this off to a friend who recently got engaged. Happy mail for a joyful life moment!

Appreciate you taking some time to visit my blog today - have a great rest of the day!