Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Good Morning dear friends!!!  Happy Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!!  I finally found my mojo during the PTI Anniversary celebration and I have got to keep it going!!  This month's Blog Hop is full of gorgeous color and I let the colors inspire me with my creation.

  Here's the challenge:


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and here's my take on the challenge:
I stamped and embossed the background panel with Background Basics: Venice and then I sponged the base with Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding, Hibiscus Burst and Blueberry Sky inks. The Butterfly was inspired by one of my favorite card makers Melissa Phillips.  She is amazing!!  I added some stamped banners and a die cut sentiment.  I die cut the rolled rose and added a pearl and leaf embellishment to complete the card.
PTI Supplies Used:  Beautiful Butterfly Dies, Life Is Beautiful Dies, Songbirds Stamps and Dies, Swoosh Dies, and Background Basics: Venice Stamps.
Thank you so much for stopping by!! I can't wait to see what  you have created!!!
Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Papertrey Ink MIM #201: Cover Plate Stencils and Embossing Paste

Good morning sweet friends!!  I have a fun little card to share with you today for the Papertrey Ink MIM Challenge.  Here's the challenge:


--Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a Cover Plate Die stencil.
and here's my take on the Challenge:

I used Betsy Veldman's Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set and the Chevron Cover Plate for this challenge.  I started by die cutting the Chevron Cover Plate and then adhered the die cut to the white card panel with some Washi Tape.  I spread some Teresa Collins Essential Modeling Paste onto the panel with a spatula tool and let it dry.  Love the dimension it creates!!  I then die cut and stamped the florals with black ink.  I then stamped a light base on the florals and then added some watercolor contrast.  Love, love, love these florals!!

I added some rub ons to add a little more black contrast and then mounted the panel onto a Hibiscus Burst Card base.  I plan on adding a bible verse to the inside for a card to send a bright ray of sunshine to a friend who needs a little encouragment in her day.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge - Heavy Metal Challenge

Good Morning friends!!!  I am here with my final post for the Papertrey Anniversary Challenge.  
Here's the challenge:
With today's product introductions being geared around metallics, your challenge is to incorporate nothing but metallics and neutrals into a new card creation!  Think heat embossing, metallic papers, embellishments, fibers or ribbons.  Time to pull out all of your heavy metal!
and here's my take on the challenge:

I used metallic gold paper, printed paper and gold embossing for this challenge. The stamps and dies include PTI's Life Is Beautiful butterfly die, Circle Scribbles Die and the sentiment is from the Friendly Flowers stamp set.

This was such a fun card to make!! Gold is one of my new favorites!!
Thanks for stopping in!! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge - Blue Ombre

Hi again!! Whooo hooo!!!  It's a record!! Five projects in two days!! Thank goodness for the PTI Anniversary Challenges!  Here's the challenge for this project:
Today we introduced Blue Skies, which has us thinking about the color blue!  Your challenge today is to create a blue ombre card using all your favorite shades of this beautiful color,  It can be an ombre background, several of the same image stamped in shades of blue, ombre inking of a bold stamp or whatever else you dream up!
Here's my take on the challenge:
 I used my favorite PTI Polka Dot Basic Stamp and inked it up using Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, and Enchanted Evening.  Love, love, love Ombre Polka Dots!
Thanks for stopping by!! I appreciate you all!!

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Day 4 - Bouquets with more than one set

Hi there dear friends!! I have another project to share for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge!!  Here's the challenge:

1. Create a new project that features a bouquet created with more than one floral stamp set.
and here's my take on the challenge:
 I used Papertrey Ink's Mini Blooms and Bigger Blooms sets for the bouquet on this card.  I just love both of these sets!!
I created the background stripes using Papertrey Ink's Watercolor Wonder stamps with Sweet Blush Ink.  I used Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist , Harvest Gold and Simply Chartreuse  Inks for the bouquet.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Challenge Day 3 - Tag and Bag

Hi there friends!!  Two posts in one night!  Whoo hoo!! I am on a roll!!  Craft therapy is the best therapy there is!!!   Here's the challenge for day three of Papertrey Ink's  Anniversary Challenge:

  •  Create a tag for a gift bag that you make from scratch or pick up at the store.
I had these cute little craft bags in my stash and thought it would be fun to add a little shaker heart for a fun little Valentine Gift!!  I stamped the bag with Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow using Polka Dot Basics III.  Love those polka dots!!

 I created a little shaker tag using Betsy's Make It Market Sparkle and Shine Kit.  Oh my goodness, I just love this kit!!  These little shaker tags make my heart sooooo happy!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you have a wonderful night!!!

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Day 2 - Maile Returens

Hi everyone!! Whooo hooo!  It's hard to believe it, but I am back once again with a project for the Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Challenge!!   I can't even say how much I have missed crafting so this challenge is absolutely just what the doctor ordered!!!  Here's the challenge:
I think it is safe to say that we ALL admire Maile and her incredible sense of style!  Take a few moments and peruse through her blog to explore all of the amazing projects she has made over the years.  Select a project that you find particularly inspiring and make your own project using elements from her card.
Maile is so amazing and has so many amazing designs to choose from, it was hard to pick just one.  After much searching and deliberation, I chose this card of Maile's for my inspiration and here's my take on the challenge:
 I used a black card base and layered a white panel on top.  I cut several happy's out of Tinsel and Tags patterned paper along with a stamped birthday banner.  I added a fun little arrow from the Phrase Play #3 die to complete the design.
Thanks for stopping by!!!  Hope you have a wonderful evening!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Celebration Day 1 - Inspiration Cards

Whooo hooo!!  Hi there dear friends!!  I am so excited to get out my stamping goodies and participate in Papertrey Ink's  first day of festivities!  

Here's the challenge:
1. Create a new project that uses one Color Recipe Card and one Sketch Recipe Card:

and here's my take on the challenge:
I stamped the pattern with one of my old favorites, PTI's Polka Dot Basics in Aqua Mist Ink that I misted with a spritz of water.  I was going for a bit of a watercolor look with this card.  I inked up the Rosie Posie florals and spritzed each one with a squirt of water and stamped them onto a watercolor paper panel.  I used Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, and Spring Moss.  I totally love the watercolor feel of the stamped images!
I die cut the Wet Paint sentiment and stamped the birthday image.  I layered the watercolor panel on top of a Aqua Mist card base.

Very quick and simple and I am loving the color combination!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a wonderful evening!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day One - Party Invitations

Good Morning Dear friends and Happy December!! It's my favorite time of the year and that means it's time to share my version of The Twelve Days of Christmas with you once again!   Today's project is a fast and cute little party invitation.  My invitation is for a baby shower, but you can use this idea for any type of party you may have during the holidays.  I really got out of my box with this baby shower invitation, but why not, it's the holidays and anything goes!!

1.  Cut a card base.  I used Papertrey Ink's Card Base-ics #1 die and Pure Poppy Cardstock.  This die is my favorite for invitations!!
2.  Design your invitation.  I used the popular chalkboard background for this invitation.  I think it will be a lot of fun to carry on the chalkboard theme into the party decorations as well.
Click onto the image and save to your computer.  Embellish and print as desired.  The fonts I used for this card were Branboll, Connie and WW Flakes which were all downloaded free of charge from DaFont.
3. Trim your printed panel and layer it onto a slightly larger white cardstock panel and then onto a printed cardstock panel.  I just love the diagonal stripes used on this invitation.
4.  Embellish as desired.  I added a pretty little snowflake, arrow and red jewel.

Such a quick and easy way to invite your guests.  I challenge you to get out of your box and create something different and fun for the holidays!!

Thank you for joining me once again for The Twelve Days of Chistmas!!
Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Make It Monday #186: Partial Die Stamping

Hi everyone!! I'm back!!  Whooo hooo!! I can't even tell you how good it felt to get a little crafty this weekend!!  I wanted to make a card for a friend and this week's Papertrey Ink MIM Challenge was the perfect inspiration to get my rusty self back in gear!  I used Papertrey Ink's Autumn Adornments to get myself started.
I stamped some Stamper's Select White Cardstock with the Autumn Adornments vine stamp in Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado Ink and then die cut the paper using Phrase Play #8.
I used several Papertrey Ink stamp sets in this card including Be Happy for the frame, Autumn Acorns, and Through the Trees for the sentiment.  I also used some sequins and twine from Betsy's MIM kit Luxe Letterpress.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  I look forward to seeing what you create for the MIM Challenge!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Case Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop!!!

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the Case Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop!!!  I am so excited to be a part of the festivities and I hope you all join in and play along!!!! 

I used this image from Pinterst as my inspiration.  I am totally loving the diagonal stripes and florals together!! Way fun!!

I used Betsy Veldman's Make It Market Kit - Beautiful Brushstrokes.  I haven't had a lot of time to stamp lately and it felt so good to get crafty again!!  

Please join in the Blog Hop by visiting the Blogs listed below:
Kristii Lockart - That's Me!!!
Jaclyn Miller

There’s also a challenge opened for all to play along. You are invited to CASE any one of the projects featured in the blog hop. Check out the CASE Study blog for more information. 
Have a wonderful day,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

CupCards to Go May Kit

Hi friends!! I am sorry I am behind in getting the CupCards to Go May Kit posted, but life has been nothing but crazy!!  In all the craziness, however, the May kit was a joy to work with and spending some time in my craft studio was just what the doctor ordered!!

The Devoted kit is all about Mothers and I did have to make a fun little Mother's Day card.  The papers are so beautiful and I used my favorite paper from the kit in the card below:
Aren't the colors delicious?  I couldn't help but cut a few of the flowers out to use as embellishments. They are soooo pretty and check out that sweet little birdie!! Isn't he the cutest?  This month's challenge is "For the Birds" and this little card fits perfectly.  This card is also loosely based on this month's sketch.
 There are so many things you can say about a Mother's love, but ultimately, it is the heart of the home.  The stickers included in the kit worked perfectly for this card!!
The next little set of card was made using the cute little mini cards in the kit.  I die cut the cards using a little doily shape making sure the top of the card was not in the die cut area which created a sweet little shaped card.
These little shaped cards will be perfect for a bunch of flowers or for a gift bag for mom!!
 I also decorated the envelopes to make gift giving even more special!!
The cute little clip in the card inspired me to make a birthday card with the kit!  Don't you just love that sweet little clip??
 I had a "birthday die" and I cut it out several times and layered them all together to create a nice thick embellishment.  Don't you just love the texture it creates?
 I cut out some of the flowers from the patterned paper to use as an embellishment and added some die cut hearts to make the card as sweet as the birthday girl is!
 The next card is just a lot of layered fun!!  I stamped some polka dots onto my card base and layered a panel on top using some dimensional tape.  I tucked in some fussy cut elements and also a flower from the kit to add depth and visual interest.
 I added a couple of the embellishments from the kit along with one of the SRM stickers as the sentiment and tied it all off with a twine bow.
 You can see the depth that was created in the photo below:
The last card I created with this month's kit was inspired by the little bird on the branch embellishment included in the kit.  This card was quick and easy and will be so much fun to send out to a loved one or friend!
 Don't you just love the sweet little birdie?  This card also works with the monthly challenge!
Thank you so much for stopping by!!!  I hope you were able to get one of these kits for yourself!!  They are fabulous!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Hi dear friends!!!  It's my favorite time of the month!!!  It's time for the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop!!!  I just love this month's challenge and I was fortunate enough to receive a brand new package from Papertrey Ink just in time for the Blog Hop!! Whooo hoo!!  I had a blast using my new stamps!!  Here's the challenge:
and here's my take on the challenge:
I just love these stamps and dies.  They will be so fun to work with any color scheme but I am completely loving the primary colors!!  So fun and folksy!!  I used clear embossing powder on the sentiment and Glossy Accents on the flowers!! Thank you PTI for such a fun challenge!!

PTI Supplies Used:
Embellished Elegance Stamps and Dies
Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Pure Poppy Patterned Paper
Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, and New Leaf Inks
Other Supplies:  Heidi Swapp Teal Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Monday, March 24, 2014

CupCards to Go Spring KIt

Hi there dear friends!!! I am soooo excited to share the CupCards to Go Spring Kit with you!! Whooo hooo!  It's an absolutely amazing kit and I went wild in my little studio and couldn't stop creating!!  I hope you make sure to get in on this kit!! You're gonna love it too!  The first card I'm sharing with you today is my favorite!!  I just love those sweet little birds!!  The challenge this month is to make a card with a Sunshine Theme and it wasn't hard to do with this kit!
I die cut a circle in the top middle of the card and added a sunshine die cut to layer under the circle. I love the depth it created!!  I added some birdies and sentiment sticker to complete the focal point. Such an easy card and yet so effective!!
The next card also has a sunshine theme.  I just love the tag included in the kit and it totally sets the tone for the whole card.  I used one of the circular stickers to create the feel of the sun peeking out from behind the clouds.  Don't you just love those clouds?
This card is all about color and brightening up someone's day.  I love all the stickers in the kit and the little flags add just the right touch!
The next card just screams Hello Spring!!  I added some texture to the base and some stamping to add some color.  I don't know about you, but after this long cold winter, I am needing lots of color in my life!!
 I added a die cut and stamped butterfly and hello die cut to the goodies included in the kit!!  Sooo fun!
I couldn't get enough of the bright and cheery colors, so I created this card with a yellow die cut chevron base.  The yellow stripes on the side make my heart sing!!
I layered the beautiful floral sticker on top of some canvas flags that are included in the embellishment kit!! I love them!!
All of the cute little stickers and ribbons inspired me to create a series of tags to give to someone special with the stickers and papers in the kit.  I created a little envelope out of vellum and I stamped and embossed a little seed packet motif on the front.
Here's a close-up of the little seed packet embellished with a gorgeous flower from the kit.

The next card is a quick and easy card based on the sketch for this month.  The butterfly is simply spectacular, don't you think?
I used several Stickers to compliment the design and to add color!  Love those sentiment stickers!!
I used up some of my scraps to create this quick and easy card to finish out my kit!  I love using up my scraps and the sweet little layered hello banner pin was the perfect embellishment!
Each and every card was a joy to create!! I love CupCards to Go!! Sonda puts together the sweetest kits ever!!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!!