Thursday, August 10, 2017

PTI Stamps and Dies for Sale

All products listed below are 50% off the prices listed. Items with an * mean that I believe these products are retired. (Let me know, please, if I've made any mistakes.)
All stamps are in like-new condition, from a smoke-free home.

I will charge actual shipping. (I live in Canada.) Payment by Paypal gift, please.

Christmas/Winter
Text Block Christmas $8
*Silent Night $24
*Snowflake Medley (and dies)-in same DVD case as Mistletoe and Holly $15 + $12
*Mistletoe and Holly (and dies)-in same DVD case as Snowflake Medley $15 + $10
Phrase Play 9:Winter Cheer $5 +$8

DIES
Beautiful Beads $10
Cover Plate: Harlequin $16
Cover Plate: Chevrons $16
Cover Plate: Deco $16
Phrase Play 3: Hello $5 + $8
Phrase Play 4: Enjoy $5 + $8
Phrase Play 6: Sending You $5 + $8
Paper Clippings: Thank You $16

STAMP SETS in CD Cases
DayDreamer, and dies $24 + $12
Distressed Stripes $15
Faith and Hope, and die $15 + $3
*Funky Florals, and dies (Notched Flower) $15 + $9
*Happy Day, and die $15 + $5
Happiness in Bloom, and dies $24 + $5
Headline Alphabet, and dies $24 + $16
Lace Bouquet $15
Little Bitty Birds, and Little Bitty Bird Additions, and dies $15 + $15 = $5 (Couldn’t find price)
Mat Stack 4 Collection, and dies (all 3 sizes) $24 + $28
Mat Stack 5 Collection, and dies (small and medium) $24 + $31
Rosie Posie, and dies $24 + $14
Sketched Shapes, and dies $15 + &10
Square Prints $15
Tag, It’s #2 $5
Tag, It’s #3 $5
Watercolor Wonder $15


DVD CASES
Half and Half, and dies $24 + $20
Lovely Layers, and dies $15 + $7

STAMP SETS  in Avery Elle sleeves
Background Basics: Circles $18
Background Basics: Medallions $18
Bitty Background Blocks 2  $15
Bloomers, and dies $15 + $10
Enclosed: Cupcake, and dies $5 + $21
First Place, and dies $24 + $8
Friendly Flowers, and dies $24 + $6
Mat Stack 6 Collection, and all 3 dies $24 +$ 12
Nesting, and dies (stamp used once, dies never used) $24 + 11
*Sweet Speech, and dies (never been used) $15 + $11
Tinsel and Tags: House Additions $5

JOURNALING/CARDMAKING
A Few Pointers, and dies $15 + $13
Calendar die (coordinates with Day to Day Blocks stamp set, below, but can be used on its own) $15
Day to Day Blocks (coordinates with Calendar Die, above) $5
Journal Accessories $18
Monthly Moments: Tabbed, and dies $15 + $4
Monthly Moments: Library Card $15
Simply Framed, and die $24 + $8
Wet Paint ll, and dies $15 + $12

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Make it Monday #290: Stencils and masks

Can it really be #290 for PTI's Make it Monday's? Wow. Time flies... This week "that Betsy" does it again, with a wonderful idea for one-layer cards. I don't have the stencil she used, so I made one out of the oval in the A2 dies set. I used Humming Along stamp set for the first time, and enjoyed seeing the hummingbird and flowers come to life. (It did take me two tries to get all the bits and pieces lined up properly...sort of...but I didn't have the time to try it a third time.)
So without further ado, here is my effort.
Thanks for looking, and/or leaving encouraging comments!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 2017 Blog Hop

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It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop, and there is a wonderful inspiration photo!
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Don't you just love those vases and flowers! I would've loved to have painted this whole picture with watercolours, but I just know it wouldn't have been very pretty. I think glass is actually quite difficult to paint. Instead, I used "Just the Jar" stamps and dies, heat embossing the image onto vellum, then used some Copics to colour them in. My PTI ranunculus stamps were too large for this composition, so I substituted flowers from Gathered Garden. I added the glass highlights with a combination of glossy accents and white gel pen. The background is Soft Stone paper. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has done for this challenge!
And here's another look at it in daylight, instead of florescent lighting.


Thanks so much for looking, and I always appreciate your comments.



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Create Along With Us-June 2017



I was inspired by Michelle Leone's card, seen here:
I loved the colours she used, but I had one of these Mix and Match diecuts already cut out in Lavendar Moon paper, and since it is Sunday night, and down to the wire, I thought I'd better use it!

So here is what I came up with. I used a few of the Beautiful Berries:Spring diecuts in various shades of PTI inks on top of the Mix and Match diecut. (But I still like the neutrals and greens of Michelle's card better...)
Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 5, 2017

MIM #287: Baby Wipe Inking

Ashley was revisiting the Baby Wipe Inking today, so I decided to give it a try. It was surprisingly easy! My first card is a remake of last week's card, since I dropped it on my black ink pad as I was stamping the inside!  I hate it when that happens... Fortunately,  it was after I had taken a photo of it and posted it for the challenge. Here is last week's card, before the mess!
I took it all apart, and cut it down smaller, which removed the ink splat at the top, and rematted it. I then layered it on the baby wipe background, and "Presto Magic!" a  new card. I like it a lot better, so I guess it was a happy accident. The leaves are a WPlus9 stamp (Peonies).
Inks: Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Pale Peony and Green Parakeet
Stamps: Gathered Garden,  KIS: Birthday

However, since this may not be acceptable for the challenge, and because I wanted to try some different colours, I did another one, using balloons as the focal point, but because I didn't want to cover up all the background, I used vellum and acetate for the balloons. I'm pretty "meh" over this one, but I do like the patterns achieved with the baby wipe method!

Inks: Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss (Balloons sponged with Bright Buttercup, Teal)
Stamps: Sentiment Splits, Harvest Berries (for the dots)
Dies: Shaker Shapes:Balloon

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

MIM #286: Coordinating Card Pairs

Stephanie has challenged us to create a pair of cards, which coordinate (ie. use similar colours and the same stamp set). Since I haven't used Gathered Garden yet, I chose this set. For the first card, I chose to use just the stamps, and stamped a simple arrangement of flowers, and used Keep It Simple:Birthday to put a sentiment underneath it. It looked too plain to layer it onto a white card base, so I matted it with a piece of coordinating card stock.  I used a Gel pen to add a few details onto the flowers, and a touch of Stickles for the centers of the flowers.

My second card is a shameless Case of Nichole Heady's card, from when this set was released. My photography leaves a lot to be desired, but the sentiment is from an old "Fillable Frames" set.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Papertrey May 2017 Blog Hop

It's time for the monthly Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink, and our inspiration photo is below.

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 I loved the soft, watercoloured feel to the photo, as well as the colours. I used Friendship Bouquet, stamps and dies, along with a host of Distress Inks, traditional watercolours, as well as a Copic to add some detail to the flowers. A sprinkling of Nuovo Drops were the finishing touch. 






And here is what I came up with:


For a twist, I stamped the leaves first on the paper, as well as a few flowers, then painted on the coral buds with watercolour paints. 

Then I diecut the same leaves and "smooshed" then into 3 colours of Distress Inks before adhering it loosely to the card front. I like the dimension it gave. Diecut flowers were added, with some tucked behind a few of the branches.

Thanks for looking, and much appreciation for taking the time to leave your comments! Happy hopping!




Thursday, April 27, 2017

Make it Monday #282- Stenciled Watercolour Background

Betsy is having us use our stencils this week, to create watercoloured backgrounds. I don't have many PTI stencils, and I didn't "really" do a background, but here is my creation. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and my new Distress Oxide ink (Lipstick) and other Distress inks, to fill in the flowers and stems. I added a spritzed butterfly from "Beautiful Butterflies" and some twine to balance things off. The sentiment is from the new "Keep it Simple: Friendship". A few drops of Glossy Accents finished this card off. This will be going to my good friend, for her upcoming birthday.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI April 2017 Blog hop

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It's time for the monthly blog hop. The inspiration photo  left me stumped, as these colours are definitely NOT me. However, I accepted the challenge...
April Inspiration

I chose to focus on the yellows, oranges and pinks for my flowers, and add some gray leaves. Delightful Dahlias has not seen the light of day for quite awhile, so I decided to use them. I heat embossed the outline images in gold powder, and used my Daniel Smith Watercolours to colour the flowers in. The background panel is Soft Stone and the card base is Stamper's Select White. I added the banner in Blush cardstock with a vellum overlay, and embossed a sentiment from Keep It Simple:Birthdays, in white.

Happy Hopping, and thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Make it Monday #281: Patterns Behind Die Cut Windows

Dawn used a pretty stencil behind a die cut window in this week's Make it Monday, and challenged us to do the same. I'm always in need of masculine cards, so I used Guiding Lights stamps and dies, as well as a PTI stencil to make a pattern behind the lighthouse. Here's what I came up with:


Thanks for looking, and for your kind comments! They make my day.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Create Along With Us-April 2017

I liked Lizzie's design, seen here:

And this is what I came up with:


I used some flourishes, since I don't have a hexagonal stamp. I used the same colours as Lizzie, but I like how hers turned out better than mine. I may add some yellow stickles in the centers of the flowers, just to coordinate the yellow throughout the card.

Monday, March 27, 2017

MIM #279: Curved Sentiments


It's time for another Make It Monday, over at Papertrey Ink. Ashley has us curving our straight sentiments to make them curved. My "Inspired: Hope" set hadn't seen any ink, yet, so I decided to use it. I sponged on some ink, added some rays from "Shine" and added a small cross to balance everything out. I added some ribbon (can't remember when I last used ribbon!) because there was an empty space underneath the sentiment. I'm a little "meh" on this card, but there you have it. Thanks for looking!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

PTI March 2017 Blog Hop

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It's time for PTI's monthly blog hop, with the following colour inspiration, from Victoria Johnson.
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I used Fresh Bouquet (again--I have made many cards lately with this set!), and used the colours from the above photo. The background is stamped with leaves from "Turning a New Leaf", stamped in Versamark onto Tropical Teal cardstock. I used my watercolours to paint in the flowers, etc.


I've used GKD Denim cardstock for my card base--sure wish PTI had this colour blue, as Gina K doesn't ship their heavyweight cardstock to Canada anymore. So disappointed! It's a nice, bright navy/ Royal blue, and I only have a few sheets left. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelopes

I had fun making this card! Love this stamp set and am glad that I finally caved and bought it. I used Zigs to watercolour the flowers on the card, but knowing the envelope wouldn't stand up to water, I used the coordinating stamps with inks to colour in the envelope. I may save this for Mother's Day. Mom is 91, and not doing very well since her stroke last summer.  I want to give her a special card because I don't know how much longer we will have her with us...


PTI's 10th Anniversary: Packaging

I've made a tag for Rebecca's challenge, seen here, using the colours she's used. I stenciled some gold onto the Quilted Tag die, and sponged some Melon Berry ink onto it as well. I then heat embossed Fresh Florals in gold and used my Zig pens to colour it in. Some Berry Sorbet patterned paper gave it some punch, and some gold ribbon from my stash finished it off.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Make It Monday #277:Nail Polish Marbling

Lizzie gave us an interesting technique, and although it was a bit of a challenge, I'm glad I tried it. The results are very striking. I haven't worn any nail polish in a long while, so it's good to use it for something! And just a note in case anyone hasn't tried it yet--it sure needs to be done in a well-ventilated area! Phew... Here is my take on the challenge:


I think I'll be sending this off to my husband's niece, for her birthday on the 17th. Thanks for looking, and for commenting, as your comments make my day :)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #276: KRAFT & COLORED PENCILS


It's time for another Make it Monday over at Papertrey Ink, and I've decided to use What the Doodle: Cake, for my image. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to colour in the white, heat embossed image, and added some Wink of Stella. I'd like to try this again with a larger image to colour, like flowers. I think it would be more effective.


 I added some dimensional adhesive behind the cake and the cherry, and layered the panel onto some Berry Sorbet patterned paper for emphasis.

Thanks for looking--have a great day!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

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It's Time for Papertrey's February  Blog Hop Challenge, and here is the inspiration photo. 
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While I love the rich colours in the photo, I found it a bit heavy for a card, but gave it a whirl, anyways. Here is my take on the photo. I used Garland Garland to cut out the wreath in Gold Cardstock, and the flowers in various shades of pinks and purples. I heat embossed the sentiment (from Graceful Greetings ll) in gold, right on the Smokey Shadow card base. And you see the fig seeds in the photo? That's why I put all the dots around the wreath! Lol.
I apologize for the horrible photo...I sure wish I had put a different background behind the card, and used a better camera than what my iPad has, but I have to get this posted!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PTI Stamps: 2016

2016

What do you get when you mix Laurie Willison's card...
Painted Petals - Laurie

...with Melissa's card?
Painted Petals - Melissa

You get my card !   (You can't go wrong Case-ing 2 great designers!!)



Monday, February 20, 2017

PTI Stamps 2015

2015
I was surprised by how much I loved Twig Wreath stamp and die set, so I decided to make a Christmas wreath. I liked the colours in Betty Wright's card, which was highlighted on Nichole's blog, and decided to Case hers.
Twig Wreath - Betty


Here is what I came up with. I added some gold, and omitted the Autumn Rose, focussing instead on Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel. The green inks are the new Prairie Grass (love it!) and Simply Chartruese. So my first card for 2017 is now done!





Saturday, February 18, 2017

PTI Stamps: 2014


I had a difficult time choosing which stamp set to use for this challenge, but I finally settled on Feathery Finery. I haven't used it much, so dug it out.
I've totally Case's Betsy's card, seen here.


And this is what I've come up with.

Friday, February 17, 2017

PTI Stamps 2013

Some of my favourite PTI stamp sets are from this year! I love Hands of Time and Pedal Pusher. In fact, I finally just bought Pedal Pusher a few months ago, after having it on my Wish List forever!
Here is a card I made for a friend of mine who lives part of the year in Canada, and part in Palm Springs (lucky guy!!). He rides his bike a lot in Palm Springs, so thought this card would be appropriate for his birthday. (I hope he didn't notice that the bike is a girl's bike!)


And one of my favourite cards made with Hands of Time is this one. I loved how the painted wash background turned out. This card was made for my son, who was celebrating 5 years being cancer-free! This March, he will be 7 years cancer-free. So thankful...

PTI Stamps 2009

I don't own any stamps from 2009, but the Simple Valentine stamp set inspired me to make this card for my oldest granddaughter, who turned 11 in Feb.
I used PTI's Valentine cover plate, as well as Valentine: Foxy (not sure if those names are correct!)
Here is what I came up with.

PTI Stamps:2010

Wow... I can't believe I have been buying PTI stamps since 2010!! I still love the Sweet Peas from Year of Flowers, and have Cased my own card, seen in the samples above. (Thanks for the shout out, Nichole!) Here is my  new card.