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!!