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!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

This is the Time - Make it Monday #155 Make Your Own Confetti

Happy Sunday sweet friends!!  I knew the minute my friend Audrey mentioned this week's MIM Challenge, I was going to have to participate.  Danielle Flanders made the cutest card using die cuts and I was completely inspired.  I wanted to make confetti using something more than just generic confetti and the beautiful Papertrey Ink Hands of Time stamp set came to mind and so idea came to life.  The passing of time.  Confetti numbers.  A little gold to add class and sophistication.
Here's my idea come to life:
 I started by stamping the sentiment on the paper.  I knew where I wanted the sentiment to be and I planned to watercolor the background, so it worked best to stamp the sentiment first.  I stamped the clock face with Versamark and heat embossed with fine white embossing powder.  I water colored the background with a light aqua hue and then I stamped and water colored the florals.  I just love the Garden Grace florals!! They are so fun to watercolor!

I die cut the confetti with PTI's Number Time Trio Dies, Star Gazer Die Collection, Heart Stitches Dies, and the very top of the Front and Center Die.  The clock hands are die cut from Gold Foil Paper.
The inside of the card contains a familiar quote that supports the passing of time theme as well as the sentiment.  I can't tell you how much fun I had making this card!

Supplies used:
Papetrey Ink Hibiscus Burst and Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Garden and Hands of Time Stamps and Dies
Reeves Water Colors
Bazzill Gold Foil Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Chevron Cover Plate
White Embossing Powder
Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet Ink
Hand Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wishing you a wonderful and crafty week,

Monday, March 10, 2014

Just for Fun!!

Hi there dear friends!!  It's been a while since I have posted and I am so excited to say that I finally found my mojo!!  I have been so busy with work and updating our house that I haven't had a lot of time for crafting.  I just gotta say it feels so good to get my creative juices flowing again!!  Today I have a little card I made just for fun using Papertrey Ink's Garden Grace Stamps!! I love these stamps and I know I will be using them again and again!!
I sprayed the base layer with Heidi Swapp Blush Color Shine and Stencil Set.  I stamped the florals with the Pink Ink Pad from Heidi Swapp and I stamped the leaves with Papertrey Ink Limeade Ice. I watercolored the inside with various Papertrey Ink Pads.  The new Papertrey Ink Luxe Letterpress sentiment is promising to be one of my all-time favorite Happy stamps!  It is supposed to be stamped at an angle, but I rebelled and stamped it straight across.  I love it!!  It's even better stamped with Heidi Swapp's Pink Ink!!  I topped off the card with a hand dyed seam binding ribbon.  I can't wait to give it away!!

Supplies Used:
PTI Garden Grace Stamps and Dies
PTI Luxe Letterpress Stamps
PTI Stamper's Select White Cardstock
PTI Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, and Orange Zest Inks
Heidi Swapp Pink Ink
Heidi Swapp Star Stencil Set
Heidi Swapp Blush Color Shine

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a wonderful evening!!