Monday, June 25, 2018

June Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello and happy June 25th to you!

The 25th means it’s time for Papertrey’s monthly blog hop and the inspiration photo is full of fruity summer goodness.

The gorgeous fruit was my inspiration for today’s card.

The watermelons and sentiment are from Fruit Fusion: Melon, County Fair for the florals and paisleys and a few stars from Celebrate With A Bang. The images were stamped in the juicy colors of Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf and Pure Poppy with a little Spring Rain for the stars.

I’m off to grab a popsicle and check out all the colorful creations.

Have a great week!

Friday, May 25, 2018

May Papertrey Bloghop

Hello, hello, hello!

Thanks for stopping by to spend a little time with me today as you hop through all the wonderful creations for this months blog hop with Papertrey Ink. Can we take a moment to sigh over the dreamy inspiration photo. Check it out -

It’s been a while since I’ve been inspired to make a card but one look at this outdoor scene and my card practically came to life right there!  Inspiration strikes everyone differently. Inspiration can come from the theme of the image. Or the color palette. You may be inspired by the focal image. Or by one of the little details. I was inspired by the little trailer and the general outdoor vibe.

Happy Hopping

All Supplies Papertrey Ink unless Noted:
Stamps-Petite Places Happy Camper, Birthday Style, Glamper Camper (Avery Elle)
Dies-Petite Places Happy Camper, Scene It: Mountain View, Shape Shifters Circle 1, Mix & Mat Postal
Cardstock-Raspberry Fizz, Pinefeather, Classic Kraft, Stampers Select White, Spring Rain
Other-True Black Bitty Big, Spring Rain Ink, White embossing powder (Hero Arts), pink dots

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PTI Anniversary Sketch Challenge

It’s February, which means it’s Anniversary time with Papertrey Ink. Anniversary time is 10 days full of announcements, challenges, inspiration and contests. The challenge for Day 1 is to create a project using one of the design team sketches.

 Michelle Leone’s clean and graphic card with all the white layers really appeals to my style of card making.  Here’s what I came up with.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

January Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. It’s once again time for the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. The inspiration photo this month is full of party fun with lots of white and sweet treats.

With all this party goodness, I have to confess, the first thing thing that I REALLY noticed when I looked at the photo was - are you ready for it - the window blinds!  I have the Cover Plate: Stripes Horizontal and it’s never been used so when I zero’d in on those blinds I knew this was the perfect time to dig it out.  So here’s my card:

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello friends,

How are you today?  Did you start (or finish) your holiday shopping yesterday?  Did you find any amazing crafty sales?  Are you still reheating leftovers?  Whatever you have on tap for today, I hope you’ll take a little time to check out the eye candy that is the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. You can find the link HERE

This beautiful tablescape is our inspiration photo.

I was inspired by the hexagon pattern on the rug and I also wanted to incorporate the bow from the back of the chair.

The mason jar components are from Friendship Jar Fall Fillers and are colored with Copic markers. The bow is from Tinsel and Tags.  I also used the Linen and Canvas impression plate to add a little texture to the rustic cream card front.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, November 10, 2017

Blog Hop for Dawn Part 2

Hello again,

One more card for Dawn before the hop ends. For this card I wanted to focus on Dawn’s love of color!

The sentiments are from Dawn’s Say It With Style stamp set and the stripe background is half inch strips of cardstock in a rainbow of colors. I hope this card brings a smile to her face. Be sure to check out all the amazing cards created for Dawn HERE

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Blog Hop for Dawn

Good Morning friends,

Today begins a week long blog hop on Nichole Heady’s blog CAPTURE THE MOMENT  for Dawn McVey.  Dawn is one of the designers for Papertrey Ink and recently had transplant surgery. From all accounts she is on the road to recovery but has a lot of healing to do over the next 4-6 months. The hop is showcasing stamps and dies designed by Dawn, not only to show our love and appreciation but to provide a little bit of eye candy for her during recovery.

If you’ve followed Dawn on her blog or Instagram it quickly becomes apparent that she has a great love for her family, friends and faith. Also high on that list of loves is her love of flowers and she has been able to translate that love into beautiful floral stamps and dies.  It was difficult to choose which stamps to use so I ended up using three different sets.

I began by stamping the background with Basic Backgrounds: Sheet Music. I then die cut and stamped various images from Spruce and Sprigs. The sentiment, from Deck The Halls, is heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. Then was able to play around with all the pieces until I found one I liked. At that point, the intention was to trim down the background piece slightly and mount it on a red cardbase. However, before I cut the red cardstock down to size I noticed how nice it looked layered on the full sheet of cardstock. So rather than a card, it’s now in a frame ready for Christmas decorating.

Thanks for stopping by,