Sunday, February 28, 2016

Make It Monday #240: Watercolor Resist

Good evening dear friends!  I'm on a roll with another challenge project with Papertrey Ink!!  I have been working so hard at work lately and crafting has been the best therapy for these crazy days!!  Crafting fills my heart with so much joy and my heart is full!!!

  Here's the challenge:


--Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and watercolor resist.
and here's my take on the challenge:
I really had a hard time with this challenge.  I didn't have any rubber cement, but I did have some zip dry and it worked perfectly! I used PTI Ink Refills with a little water for watercolors and then die cut the finished product the the What the Doidle Butterfly Die.  I used an assortment of stamps and a brand new Papertrey Ink Stencil for this project.  I am just loving all the new goodies from PTI!  They really knocked their Anniversary Release out of the park!
Supplies used:
Painted Petals Stamps and Dies
What the Doodle: Butterfly Stamps and Dies
Color Pop Forals Stamps
Modern Background Stencil
Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Bright Buttercup, Vintage Jadeite, Scarlet Jewel, and Black PTI Inks

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Paper trey Ink February Blog Hop Challenge

Good morning dear friends!! I was so lucky last night to have some serious happy mail from PTI!! It was all the motivation I needed to join in the FEBRUARY 2016 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE!!!

Here's the challenge:
and my take on the challenge:

I used brand new PTI sets Tulip Time and Paper Clippings.  I am loving both of these sets.  They will be the first sets I pick up this time of the year when I am dying for spring!!  I used an old floral shaped card template as the pink plate in the challenge photo grabbed my eye.  I added die cuts from both sets and a butterfly that was inspired by the photo.  I do have to say that I absolutely love the font in the sentiment from Tulip Time!!  So fun and just my style!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!  See you along the hop!!

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Happy Saturday dear friends!!  Saturday is a perfect day for Craft Therapy and I decided to participate in the PTI Make it Monday challenge!!  Making cards has been so therapeutic as I have been putting in a lot of time at work.  I am so thankful to have such a wonderful hobby that gives me so much joy!!  Here's the challenge:
--Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and customized patterned paper.
and here's my take on the challenge:

I used Pure Poppy Patterned paper as my base and added a Sweet Blush stripe to change it up and I love the results!!  I added some Sweet Blush florals from the Bold Blossoms Stamp and Die set.  I used Copic Marker R20 to add some shading to the flower and my favorite Happy Die for the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful evening!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges

Happy Valentine's Day dear friends!! I 'm so excited that I was able to get a couple of cards done for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge and share them with you!! Here's the first challenge:
In honor of Betsy's new Dress Up Dolls, go through your closet or explore a favorite clothing store online and select a piece of clothing or outfit to use as inspiration for a project.  Whether you select something simple or a bit more complex, this is sure to be a fun one!  Be sure to share a photo of your inspiration somewhere in your blog post too!
And here's my take on the challenge:
My sweet daughter Heidi's birthday was this week and I created a birthday card based on her love of gold accents.   She is planning a destination wedding in Mexico and at a recent Bridal Affair we saw a beautiful pink dress with gold accents and the inspiration for this card was born.
Sparkly Gold + Pink. Yes, please!:
I added a Lovely Lady diagonal striped background and die cut the sentiment.  The gold accents totally make me smile!! They will always make me think of my sweet Heidi girl!!   I had some fun water coloring an ombre background with Hibiscus Pink Ink and die cut a Papertrey Ink Primitive heart as the focal point.  I layered the heart on a while and gold heart and then I used the florals from the Fresh Floral Wrap as accents and added a few layered butterflies.  Such a fun and happy birthday card!!

and the next challenge I had fun with was:
We've put a little something fun together for you today in honor of the last day of our anniversary countdown!  We present the Paper Crafting Alphabet Challenge!  Use anywhere from the first three to ALL of the letters in your first or last name.  Write the letters in a single column on a piece of scratch paper and then use the chart below as a reference for each of those letters, making notes about what you need to incorporate into your project.  If you have a "double" letter, skip the duplicate letter and move onto the next letter in your name.  Use your first or last name, depending on which one has a more interesting array of letters.  If you want to keep things simple, just use the first three letters of your name, if you want something more complex and challenging use all of the letters in your name!  And most importantly, have fun!
I had a lot of fun with this challegne!!  I used my last name:
L - Lean my sentiment at an angle
O - Incorporate some kind of ombre - I used ink on my background panel to create the ombre effect
C - Use at least 5 colors - Kraft, Sweet Blush, Cream, Spring Moss, Autumn Rose and Cream
K- Use Kraft Cardstock
A - Add a border - I layered a cream panel on top of my kraft cardstock to create the border effect
R - Round all or some of your corners
T - Tie on some twine

It was a great challenge and it gave me an excuse to break open my Bold Blossom Stamp set and dies!!
Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge: Grab & Craft

Good evening dear friends!! I'm so excited that I was able to get home early enough tonight to participate in one of the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenges!!  I can't tell you how good it feels to get a little crafty during this busy work season!!  I see a little light at the end of the tunnel, but still have a lot to do!! I will try to get in as much crafty time as possible!!  Here is the challenge:
Since we introduced the return of the Grab Bag today, we thought it would be fun to do a "Grab & Craft" challenge!  So, set a timer for 5 minutes and *grab* supplies for your project. Don't think about it too much, just grab what inspires you!  But don't grab too much!  You need to utilize everything you grab to create a project!
And here's my take on the challenge:
 I tell you what, this was a hard challenge for me!! I thought it might be a good time to make a male themed card since it was a quick grab and go challenge and I am pretty happy with the results!! I grabbed my favorite PTI Happy die, a PTI Wreath For All Seasons birthday stamp, a wooden arrow, a black marker and ink pad along with a PTI banner die.  I also grabbed some Stamper's Select White paper and PTI black cardstock and patterned paper.
I die cut the "happy" out of black cardstock and the banner twice out of Stamper's Select Cardstock.  Then I die cut a 2 inch strip of patterned paper and glued it to the top of a white panel.  I stamped "birthday" right under the patterned strip and then I layered the two banner die cuts and adhered them to the patterned strip.  I colored the wooden arrow with the black marker and adhered it to the white panel and attached the happy to the top of the banner.  I layered the embellished white panel on top of a black card base and voila, 5 minutes later my card was finished!!  It will be perfect for my dad whose birthday is in two weeks!!  Thanks PTI for the inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  See you at the next challenge!!