Saturday, February 28, 2015

Paper Sweeties March Inspiration Challenge #29 - 'Waiting For Spring'

Welcome Paper Sweeties' Fans!
It's March 1st, and that means a new Inspiration Challenge!

Spring is almost here, and we're all anxious for the blossoms it brings!
Just had to pull out some of my favorite PS sets,
and create a joy-filled Spring scene!

Hello, Emma!
Dressed in a paper pieced outfit from Sweetie Pie,
pulling her wagon (from the stamp set:'Wagon')full of posies from 
Home Tweet Home (bird from Home Tweet Home).
Clouds from Showering You With Love
Sequins: Cookie Dough & Creamsickle

Can't wait to see what inspires you for this month long challenge!
Don't miss checking out the rest of the Paper Sweeties' designers,
and our Guest Designer, Jinny Newlin
And a big welcome to our March Guest Designer: Donna Baes!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tag You're It #16

It's time for another Tag You're It Challenge!
And just look at our beautiful inspiration by
the talented Marybeth Lopez!

Her rich colors, corner layout, and sweet sequin accents are 
what inspired my tag:

Marybeth used Waltzingmouse stamps, and so did I.
Funky Flowers and some masking,
Sentiment from WM: Folk Art Medallion
PTI Bookmark die
Come play along!

I'd love to see and comment on your take!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PapertreyInk February Blog Hop!

February Blog Hop at PapertreyInk, and Nichole has given us this inspiration:

I see Harlequin Cover Plate, jewel tones, watery dreamy, almost translucence,
and a whole lot of richness.

Life is Beautiful butterfly,
Big Hugs die & Button Stack die.
Background created with inks and sprays.

A shot of the inside.

Come enjoy the day hopping with inspiration!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MIM #202: Anchoring With Border & Banner Dies & Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Did someone say layering?
Loving layers as I do, Melissa Phillips' MIM video
  set me spinning with stamps, dies, inks, watercolors,
and even embossing!

Background was watercolored, then while still wet,
stamped some ferns from Meadow Greens.
Then came the layers.
Flowers and leaves from Cutting Garden stamped with Berry Sorbet & Pure Poppy.
Leaves are Simply Chartreuse, tipped with Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry & Ripe Avocado.
Melissa had the most beautiful creation, with her layered butterfly,
so I had to try one from Life is Beautiful.
Border die from Confetti Garland, embossed.
I looked everywhere for the name of the top loopy dies, couldn't find it. They came from
my scrap stash.
Top button die in felt.
Sentiment from Banner Sentiments.
That's about it. As for mailing, it has so many ups and downs, better hand deliver this one!

Catch Melissa's video here, she never disappoints!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MIM #201

Laurie has a video on Nichole Heady's blog, showing us
how to use our cover plates as stencils this week
for Make It Monday.

I have a silver Wendy Vecchi embossing paste I've never used
so it was the perfect opportunity to break it out.

Just thought wedding as the paste was drying.
So out came the bride and groom from Man & Wife!

Cover Plate: Diagonal Stripe
Dies: Man & Wife, Garden Grace, Mat Stack 4 (used them both to create the frame, cut 3 times)
Stamps: Garden Grace, Keep It Simple: Wedding
Inks: Soft Stone, Hero Arts: Wet Cement, Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose
Cardstock: Shimmers, Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White.

See Laurie Willison's video here:

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Rewind!

Welcome back for Paper Sweeties Rewind,
our chance to pair the new stamp sets with some previously released.

With Pretty Posies stamp set and Pretty Posie Sweet Cuts, I made an arrangement for a 
Thank You card in a Tea for Two die cut teapot.
The impression on the teapot came from a long ago purchased yellow vellum laid
over a dark aqua card stock. I played a bit with highlighting the raised parts
(white ink), and edges (aqua ink).
Also added a few white embossed roses in the upper left, and then inked them with
pink ink.
The heart tag is from Hello Friend Sweet Cuts Collection.
Paper Sweeties Sequins
Paper Sweeties Cotton Candy twine.

Don't forget, if you'd like a chance to be a designer for Paper Sweeties,
Debbie is calling all designers to apply!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer* 
Nancy Penir (you're here!)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Party!

Are you excited about the new stamps and dies this month at Paper Sweeties?
Posies and pots and all things spring!

Today is the day you can purchase the new sets,
both of which I've included in my card.
Pretty Posies & Garden Time.
Each set has it's own dies!
The sequins (Blueberry) are also from Paper Sweeties, and come in 
many wonderful colors!

Hope you check out each teamie to see what inspiration they have for you,
and don't forget to come back tomorrow for the 'rewind'!
 Paper Sweeties is having a design call, if you'd like to
be a designer, all the info is here:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer* 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Countdown!

Happy Valentines!
It's getting exciting at Paper Sweeties as the reveal of new stamps
and dies continue.

Today I'm showing you a few stamps and dies from Pretty Posies.

The stylized heart just reminded me of a flower. 
Debbie gave us all a treat this month, these sequins. LOVE them!
Do you have plans for Valentine's?
Hope you remember the design team call going on this month

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer* 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Paper Sweeties February Release Sneak Peak!

It's February 13th, and,
are you ready for a couple of new stamp and die sets from Paper Sweeties?
Spring is around the corner, and flowers, buds and blooms are peeking our everywhere.
I'm featuring both sets called Pretty Posies and Garden Time

The dies make it so easy to paper piece, but I did cut my rosebuds from the middle of the 
Colored them and the pot with copics.
No sentiment on the front.
My plan is to add one on a tag when I need it.
Do you have cards like that?
All ready for any occassion?

These are the PS Design Teamies that have some more peaks for you.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood 
Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer* 

Lovin' the Blues at Papertrey!

Celebrating along with all of you, PapertreyInk's 8th Anniversary.
Today we have the 'blues'! 
We are to use blue in our projects.

 Mighty Oak Tree Die Inked in PTI True Blues:
Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky & Enchanted Evening.
Behind that are the PTI Aquas: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, & Tropical Teal.
Kinda looks like a Peacock Tree!
Banner Sentiments embossed in pewter powder.
I'm not sure who first decided to twirl twine and stick it anywhere, I'd love to credit them
with giving a card a fun finish.  
Make It Market sequins

Play along here:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PTI 8th Anniversary Celebration: Metallics!

 Metallics! And Neutrals is our challenge for Day 7 of PTI's 
8th Anniversary Celebration. 

Really simple and quick.
Make It Market You Are A Masterpiece and Sparkle & Shine (sentiment)
That's an antique gold Lindy's spray, and metallic sequins.
PTI Cardstocks: Stamper's Select White, True Black
Inks: Smokey Shadow & Soft Stone
Black, White & Gold EP, and gold gel pen

First time using the new Make It Market, love the dies, especially this paintbrush!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Celebrating with PTI!

Continuous celebration at PTI, this week, as they (and we!) celebrate
their 8th anniversary!
Our challenge today is to Spring Into Action!
Use a stamp set that has yet to be inked.

Too many to choose from, I went a little crazy last month.
2 I haven't used were combined on this card,
2015 Birthday Tags & Banner Sentiments with Leave It Be (used before).
Loved Betsy's use of stamping the oval with the leaves from Leave It Be,
with aqua ink, and allowing the white to be a standout.
Made it into a shaker.
Lighting today is awful, folks,
but the scalloped edge die cut around the Limitless Layers oval is New Leaf.
Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White, & Tropical Teal Cardstocks.
Aqua Mist Bitty Dot
New Leaf & Hawaiian Shores Inks.

Fusion Challenge: Heartfelt

Playing along with the Fusion Challenge,
I chose to use just the photo for my card, 
and a new Memory Box die called Ferrand Heart.
Some of the hearts in the photo had scrolling, which reminded me of this die.

Took out my watercolors for the bg.
Triple cut the heart image.

Metal was another choice we could add. Did so by adding the scrolly 'Love', 
PTI's Love Notes embossed in pewter,
and the metal leaf, which looked a lot like a heart :)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

PTI's 8th Anniversary: Build a bouquet

Welcome back to day 4 of Papertrey's Anniversary celebration.
Our challenge today is to 'Build a Bouquet'.
Since there's nothing I love more than to build anything with PTI's 
stamps and dies, this was, for me, the most fun yet!
Part of the fun was combining more than one floral stamp set to
create our bouquet.

My bouquet is built around a Limitless Layers heart.
The white laurel is embossed on vellum, layered on Dark Chocolate, then Sweet Blush card stocks.
Bouquet is from: Rosie Posie & Rosie Posie Step 2, Friendly Flowers and Mum's the Word.
I stamped Melissa's laurel from Stamp-A-Faire 2014 Regency Style along the left side in
Sweet Blush, and put a strip of Dark Chocolate striped dp on the right.
the sentiment is embossed with a charcoal powder (but I don't like it, so I'm not 
saying who makes it! Ha!)
Inks are Pure Poppy, Scarlett Jewel, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado.

Things are happily a mess in my craft room, there's snips and ink and, well 
you know, everywhere!
The challenges continue, but the the fun & prizes are worth the mess!

Play along here:

Saturday, February 7, 2015

PTI's 8th Anniversary Challege #3: Bagged & Tagged

Challenge 3, for PTI's weeklong anniversary celebration,
is to create a handmade tag with matching bag.

Love all PTI's tags, particularly this Folded Foodie Tag and matching Canned Stampset.
Not necessarily for food.
This one celebrates 'baby', with the word 'Baby' from Polka Dot Parade #4

Rattled stampset on the inside, and shadowed on the front.
To and From: To You From Me.

Play along here:

PTI 8th Anniversary Challenge #2

Maile's Back!
And soon to release some new 'Stamping Simply' sets.
To celebrate her return, 
we fans are to choose one of her projects and use it as inspiration for our own.
I pretty much used her card, stamped with On the Farm Animals,
and had to throw in her way of neatly slicing a card to accent.

Instead of twine, I used the checkerboard stamp from On the Farm.
Otherwise, why mess with perfection?
Loved her colors, her CAS one layer style, and all that white space,
almost more than a decorating junkie can handle...
so I added the seal!

One week to complete your projects, and fabulous prizes!
Come play along here:

PTI's 8th Anniversary Party!

Celebrating with PTI, their 8th year of producing stamps, dies, card stock, and
all things wonderful in the stamping world!

1st challenge: 
to create from one color recipe card, & one sketch recipe card.

These colors,

and this sketch,

Kicking off a week of celebration with this card. 
Says it all, PTI!
Absolute love affair with all things PTI (a big welcome to Amy!)
Thank You, and Here's to You and many more!

My Recipe:
All PTI cardstock: Stamper's Select, True Black
My goblet is fussy cut (how did I not order the dies?!?!)
PTI Inks: True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Pure Poppy
Glossy Accents

Play along all week for prizes folks!

Monday, February 2, 2015

MIM #200 Layering Cover Plate Die Cuts

200 Make It Mondays!
Dawn takes us into February with Layering our cover plate die cuts.

This came together so quickly.
The Love/Hearts Cover Plate did all the work.
Cut 3 times from Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy card stock.
Sentiment: Love Notes (Pure Poppy ink stamped off)
Flowers: With All My Heart
Leaves: Felt die cut Stamp-A-Faire 2014 1940's