Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thinking of You

My challenge is going well.  Today's card will be my 24th. : ) So... not so bad right? I have 80 days left to make 76 cards... eeek! should I be nervous!??!

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Before I share my card today I want to welcome two new followers.  Jen from I Create blog and Michelle from My Passion for Crafting.  These girls have style!! Jen is not only a talented paper crafter she is also funny : ) and a DT member of  Freshly Made Sketches, one of my favorite challenge blogs.  Michelle's has a clean fresh Trendy!! style : ) I know you'll enjoy visiting both these great blogs. 

I have been wanting to play with my new Button Stacks from PTI.  These wonderful button die cuts make for some sweet embellishments.  I started with a piece of Stampin Up's "Sent With Love" DSP for my background paper.  Even though it is not showing up in my picture - I embossed it with a PTI cover plate.  As this was the first time I ever tried embossing with a cover plate I was nervous that I might actually cut instead of emboss so my embossing is very light - too light. But it is visible in real life : )

Are you loving the buttons as much as I do?? In the "supplies" listed below I will leave the link to each button die I used to make your shopping easier *wink*

Did you notice the Darling little enamel dots!?  I'm pleased as punch with how nifty these little cuties are!! I made them : )  Julia Aston of Create with Me blog shared how to make them in THIS POST.  Then Kelly Bertram from Kelly's Place shared that she needed to reduce time and temperature in THIS POST.  So obviously ovens vary because I melted my Perler Beads on 325* for 30 minutes.  I guess the bottom line is start low and raise both temp and time until the little beads are melted the way you want them.  It could not be easier to do!!

I paid $3.25 for a pack of 1000 pastel beads! Have you priced the Enamel dots recently? this is a very good way to use a trendy embellishment on your card for just pennies : )

That's it for today.  I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!! Thank you so much! for your comments they really do make my day!


Solid cs from PTI
Patterned paper from SU "Sent With Love" DSP
Cover Plate used for embossing my pp is "Circles" from PTI
Button dies used: Buttoned Up #1, Buttoned Up #2, Button Stacks  and Button Stacks II
Oval frame by Spellbinders
Sentiment by CTMH "Card Chatter- Sympathy"


KT Fit Kitty said...

This is lovely, Patti! I really like those button flower die cuts! Can't believe you made those enamel dots! You are very adventurous - I'd be afraid I'd have a real mess if I tried something like that. They look awesome - the colour is perfect for your card! Keep up with your card making - you'll reach 100 before you know it! Wishing you a joyful day, my friend!

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, this is a beautiful card: I love the papers and way you have matched the colours..and those dots are so cute..I just popped over to have a look at the site, very clever! Hope you are having a happy Sunday, hugs Carole Z X

Kelly said...

LOVE your "enamel" dots! they look perfect!

Jen said...

Hey Patti thanks for the shout-out! There's so much to see besides your beautiful card. Now I have to go learn how to make enamel dots (I had no idea that you could do that) and I have to check out your Etsy shop because I LOVE infinite scarves!

Asha said...

Sorry I haven't been around much these past days. We have house guests from England staying with us and things have been rather hectic. This is a beautiful card, Patti. Really really pretty. I will stop by later to look at the rest. Have a BLESSED Sunday, my friend!
hugs, Asha

Teresa Kline said...

this is super sweet, I luv your enamel dots, great job!

sparkle & shine *~*

Theresa Krout said...

Love this patti. I like the pastel colors the best and the ones with two colors. Cheap and creative way to add the bling that is often the finishing touch to our cards!
Lets try this at our next craft day. Lets make plans.

Anonymous said...

adorbs!!! love the buttons and the dots and the colors and the textures and the paterns... ok I just love it!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, Patti! I love to make "thinking of you" cards to have on hand. Lovin' those Buttons too ~

Nikki C said...

Love the soft blues in this :) so pretty

Lindsey said...

Such a stunning card! I just love it.

Rose said...

this is so pretty and i love all the blooms :)

Beth F. said...

Oh my! I simply love this card! Those flower dies are gorgeous and I am so glad that you made enamel dots too! I made some with the small pony beads and am using them on almost every project I make LOL! A very cheap embellishment indeed.

Carmen M. said...

So pretty and delicate