Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Card Concept #40

Today, I have three cards to share that I made for 

I love these sweet stuffs on the wood panelled wall!
I dug through my stash of patterned paper scraps and found
a piece of My Mind's Eye woodgrain that seemed perfect --
and there was enough to make three cards!

For all three, I used PTI's Twig Wreath.
For the first two, I used PTI's Hey Foxy.

For my first card, I decorated the wreath with the berries from the Twig Wreath set.
The sentiment is from Studio Calico's Grateful Blessings stamp set.

On this card, I decorated the card with leaves from Twig Wreath
and stamped my sentiment from PTI's KIS: Thanks.

On both of these cards, I coloured in the fox by pressing some terracotta tile ink
onto my acrylic block, adding some water and painting them in with a paint brush.

On my last card, I stamped the squirrel from SC's Grateful Blessings stamp set.

Isn't he adorable?
The sprigs, acorn and sentiment are all from the SC Grateful Blessings stamp set, too.

Before you go, I had been asked recently by two people to feature my cards.
The first was Michele of the Craftsy, who has a bunch
of Halloween inspiration up on their blog today, including a card
I made for the September Reverse Confetti Release.
And the second was Lena Johansen who asked to feature
one of my cards on The Paper Crafting.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Birthday pockets for Sunday School

Our new children's pastor heard I was the "card lady"
and asked if I could make cards for the kids in Sunday School.
(She must have misunderstood, because I've never made them for all of the kids,
just the ones in my small group.)
Nevertheless, she explained she wanted one for each child and they would also receive
a coupon for a treat at Dairy Queen.

I decided to make pockets using my PTI Journaling Pocket die...

I diecut my white cardstock using the PTI Journaling Pocket die.
On it, I stamped the "Good is Good" stamp from Reverse Confetti's God is Good.
I also stamped the "happy birthday" & little robot from Lawn Fawn's Beep Boop stamp set.
(Our Sunday School program has a bit of a robot theme, so this seemed appropriate.)

I coloured in the robots using my Zig Clean Colour Waterbrush markers.
I diecut some patterned paper (Echo Park, Heidi Swapp) using a Journaling
Card die from PTI and adhered it to the inside before assembling the pocket.

Sage helped me with the diecutting and we managed to make 75 in one evening.
Not bad, I say.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 28, 2015

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today, I have a card to share that I made using some Reverse Confetti products

with the previously released Be A Barista stamp set.

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #cards

 I stamped the cups from Caffeinated Cups onto some Prima patterned paper.
I also stamped them onto a post-it note, which I cut out and used the negative
part of the post it note to create a mask.
I used this to colour in the inside of the cups, using my Tim Holtz Blending tool.
I stamped the latte tops, using Be A Barista.
I used my paper crimper to crimp some kraft cardstock, which I then

2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Leigh Penner @leigh148 @reverseconfetti #reverseconfetti #cards

I stamped the sentiment (from Be A Barista) onto another piece of Prima patterned paper,
which I diecut using the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts
and heat embossed it in white.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A couple of light house cards

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was asked by my church
to make some cards for our town's nursing home September birthdays.
I shared the cards I made for the women on the list yesterday.
Today, I'm sharing the cards I made for the men.

I kept these very simple, stamping the lighthouse images from PTI's Guiding Lights
and the sentiment from KIS: Birthday.
I had planned to make them both the same, but I messed up on the sentiment
on one of them.
Rather than start over, I stamped the sentiment on some kraft cardstock
and adhered it to my card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Retrosketches #182

I normally try not to post twice in one day if I can help it,
but Sage and I are leaving after supper for a Mother/Daughter retreat at the Winkler Bible Camp.
The weather is gorgeous and we're looking forward to having a fabulous time together!

Anyway, since I'll be gone tomorrow, I thought I'd post my card,
so I can link it up to Retrosketches #182:

Isn't it a sweet sketch?

I was asked to make five birthday and one anniversary card
for our local nursing home (our church hosts the September birthdays),
so I used my MISTI to quickly create six cards
(five birthday and one anniversary)
using this sketch, my WPlus9 Watercolour Anemones stamp set
and my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.

So, I made five of these:

I stamped my sentiment with SSS's Big Scripty Sentiments.

And then I made one of these:

I coloured the markers onto the stamp and then spritzed it with water
before stamping.
This sentiment is from SSS's Congratulations stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop

It's the 25th of the month, which means that I'm playing along
with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, where this month's challenge is this photo:

Isn't it fabulous?
It makes me want to paint my front door black 
and make a wreath like this -- so very perfect for fall!

I decided to use Twig Wreath stamp set & dies -- I know: surprise, surprise!
Here's my card:

I started by diecutting the Twig Wreath die from true black 
and classic kraft cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment (from Choose Joy) in versa mark and heat embossed it in white.
I stamped the wreath onto my kraft diecut, as well as onto my white panel.
I stamped the stamps from Twig Wreath onto my white panel and 
onto a few diecuts.
A trio of buttons and some classic kraft button twine finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #142

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #142 designed by me:

Here's my card:

CAS(E) this sketch 142 Leigh Penner @leigh148  #cards

I stamped along a strip of aqua mist cardstock for my background,
using one of the stamps from PTI's Twig Wreath.
Then, on the other side, on the white panel, I used more Twig Wreath stamps.

CAS(E) this sketch 142 Leigh Penner @leigh148  #cards

My sentiment is from Wplus9's Grateful Greetings, 
which I stamped in tropical teal.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 1st to link up your card.

And before you go, I also have a card & coordinating envelope 
on the Bazzill Basics blog today.

CAS(E) this sketch 142 Leigh Penner @leigh148 @bazzillbasics #bazzillbasics #cards

Hop on over to the Bazzill Basics blog to see which
new-to-me tool I used to make them!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sage's Birthday Party

This past Saturday, Sage turned 11.
To celebrate, we invited a few of her friends over for an art party.

Now, we'd already been thinking of an art party for her next birthday last year.
So, when Betsy Veldman's Masterpiece kit came out,
we had to get it -- it was exactly what we needed!
We used the stamps/dies to create the invitations
(which I forgot to photograph before we delivered-- oops!)
and the treat bags.

We had the dining room table set up with butcher paper
and canvases before the girls arrived:

Their first activity was painting canvases with acrylic paint.

Sage and I had created place cards for the guests using the Masterpiece kit
-- and those sweet easel dies!

I printed the names on the computer, trimmed the cardstock to 2" square
and stamped a butterfly from the Masterpiece kit on each one.
This is the canvas Sage painted -- it will go perfectly in her room!

The girls got to hang out for a bit -- I think they created Miis for themselves on our Wii U.

Our next activity was painting on watercolour paper with watercolours.
After we cleaned up from that, it was time for our snack, which I set up on our piano.

I added a couple of the watercolour pictures Sage & Clara had painted.

Using the same idea as the placecards, we created frames on easels for the food.
For the cupcake toppers, Sage and I diecut the printed easels from the Masterpiece kit.

I think the girls would be super disappointed if I didn't serve Butter Crunch at 
Sage's party -- it's definitely a favourite!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pop Pop Pop

Today I have a card to share for the latest

I was totally inspired by the popcorn and decided 
to use my Reverse Confetti products to make a popcorn shaker card:

I'm super excited with how it turned out!
I used my Shakers 'n Frames Confetti Cuts to diecut some 
Webster's patterned paper that was in my stash and create
my shaker, using multiple layers of Bazzill adhesive foam.

I stamped the sentiment from Sugary Sweet Sentiments twice:
once in dark chocolate and a second time, slightly to the right and down, in aqua mist.
A trio of buttons and twine finish it off.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Muse Card Club Challenge #133

Today, I have a card to share for the Muse Card Club Challenge #133
which is to use this card by my talented friend, Michele Ferguson,
as our inspiration:

I recognized the background patterned paper that Michele used
(it's My Mind's Eye) and thought that perhaps I had the same paper in my stash.
I did, in fact, but it was sized to 12x12.
I decided to use it as my background anyway....

I matted my patterned paper on some aqua mist cardstock.

I created a tag using sweet blush cardstock & PTI's Tag Sale 5, which I trimmed down
along the edges and the end.
I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Wplus9 stamp set.

Thanks for looking!  

Saturday, September 19, 2015

PTI Create Along with Us

Today is Sage's birthday and her party starts at 1:30 this afternoon,
so I'm just popping in quickly to post the card that I made for 

The PTI Design Team is amazing and always so inspiring!
This month, I chose to be inspired by this card by Amy Sheffer:

I was very inspired by the design of Amy's wonderful card,
but since I haven't gotten my MIM Holiday Folk kit yet,
I needed to find a different stamp set to use.
I decided to make my card using Guiding Lights.

I stamped the sentiment repeatedly in soft stone.
My lighthouse was stamped in soft stone, ocean tides & black.

The panel was mounted with dimensional adhesive onto a piece
of Pink Paislee patterned paper.

Okay, I'm off to do some party prep...

Thanks for looking!