Friday, March 29, 2013

Feature a Friend on Friday

Hello, friends, and Happy Friday!

Today, I am pleased to share something fun with you!  Elizabeth Mindemann has a fun program on her blog, 'Broken Treasures'.  She calls it "Feature a Friend {on Friday}", and invited me to be her featured friend today!  How exciting!  Elizabeth is a Close to My Heart Demonstrator, so I thought it would be fun to pull out my CTMH stamps, and fun colors of inks and cardstocks.


I'm using two CTMH sets, D1375 Treasures, and D1400 Celebrate the Everyday.  Sadly, I think they are both retired, but I've been looking through the new catalog, and OMG, there are some DARLING stamps! So many of their stamps could be used exactly as I've used this one!  All 6 were made in about 70 minutes yesterday after 8 p.m.!

ANYwho.....I used one of the flowers and stems from the Treasures set, and decided to use the same layout with different colors, edge punches, and embellishments to create a rainbow of cards for a gift.
Stamped the sentiment on this one repeatedly for a HOORAY effect!


These needed to be relatively flat for mailing, so the fru-fru is at a minimum!  It's hard to see, but this flower was stamped, and quickly stamped twice more without reinking, for a shadowed flower.
 


So simple, but fun and delightfully colorful!


And who out there can resist Kraft?  Not me!  Ad some black ink, ribbon, and BLING and it's a winner!


Lately, I have fallen head over heels in like with red, white, and turquoise (and black :)


Absolutely could not make SIX cards with no butterflies! Used my OLD Martha Punch for these.
The yellow ink on my flower was dabbed directly onto the stamp, followed by green. Voila - easy shading!

Sorry this was photo heavy, but sure hope you enjoyed it!

If you would like to be a Featured Friday guest of Elizabeths, pop over, and leave her a comment with a little bit of love!  Be sure to tell her how she can contact you to put you on her calendar!

You need not use CTMH stamps - I did, because I had them, and they needed to be used!

I've been down for about 3 weeks now, with a terrible tooth issue - feeling some better today, so hopefully, things are on the mend.  We are so looking forward to family beginning to arrive on Sunday!  We'll have a house full next week!

Hugs!
Patti J.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Amuse, Bazzill
Inks: Amuse, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Adirondack Dye Inks
Martha Stewart Punch
Bling: from my stash
Punches: All Martha Stewart/E.K. Success

16 comments:

Cheryl W said...

These cards are all wonderful, Patty! I may have to case this design and make myself a set. I've been focused on Easter cards lately and have run low on others. Sorry to hear about your tooth issue, but hope you still have a wonderful holiday and family gathering.

Nicole Hascoet said...

Beautiful cards Patti! the stamp is so pretty.
I hope your tooth gets better and that you have a great week-end with your family.
Hugs xx

Elizabeth said...

Love the cards! I'm sorry the post did not get up earlier - it is up now. I am not sure what happened!! Thanks so much for guest posting :)

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome set of cards - what a nice giftie that would make - love the "simple" CAS design you used too. Thinkin of you and hopin you feel better.

Beth Norman said...

Lovely set of cards. I love the clean and sinple look. Great for mailing, as you say.

Rosie Guiher said...

Patti I love the cas of these cards and will have to try some like this, my mojo has gone on vacation,lol. Have a great time with your family. Hope your teeth problem gets better too.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous cards, PJ! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful Easter! Sorry I have been scarce!

Laurie Unger said...

Wow! I really like all the different b order punches/dies that you used. Also all the colors and sentiments! Great cards! Happy Easter!

redwasher1 said...

Patti, WOW!!! Awesome cards!!!! Happy Easter!!!

Lynette said...

Wonderful cards, Patti! Sorry to hear you've been tooth issues:( Hope they are resolved soon. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh these are all gorgeous Patti! I love your pretty flower stamp, it looks fab all different colours.
Have a lovely Easter, enjoy your family time, hope your toothache settles down!
Hugs
Lynne

Amy Johnson said...

Such cute and pretty cards!

Diane said...

Very cute and simple! I like the green one the best. Great creativity.

Wida said...

Patti, I wanted to email you back so many times and I don't have it! I love this card set. You can't give up the blog?!?!??! email me your address!

Pam Sparks said...

So pretty Patti! What fun to stamp and punch a set of cards! Take care and feel better!

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are so pretty Patti. Love the beautiful image in different colors. The decorative edges look great.