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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions - February 2017


Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions! Our  February 2017 "Garden Party" themed kit is full of pretty, spring-y pinks, aquas and greens, and more than a few flowers! Yes, I'm quite ready to fling open my windows, listen to the birds chirp away and do a little spring cleaning (maybe!).

As your hostess, I have the privilege of welcoming my friend, Karen Walker, as our February Guest Designer! SO.... be sure to take a peek at her blog (Random Reflections), where you will find not only lovely crafting inspiration/ beautiful cards, but amazing photography as well!

Hop around to see ALL of the projects from the fabulous DT and our guest designer, Karen!





A Giveaway!!! 
P.S.- Would you like to win an April 2017 Kit from our amazing designer, Sharron??
Yes, you most certainly would! SO.......please leave a comment on the 12 Kits Blog by 11:59 pm EST on March 12th. This contest is open to US/Canada residents only, and you must include a valid email in your post to win. Good luck everyone!




Thursday, February 23, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #210



Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #210!  Leigh has created a beautiful sketch to inspire one and all.... AND, just take a peek at all of the DT loveliness!
Love this soft cream and pastel palette (and the pretty Concord & 9th florals)! Clean and simple is the way to go.
Please join us at CAS(E) this Sketch #210! If you need a bit of a jump start (or just want to pin away - like me!), there's lots to see in the always inspirational CTS gallery.  Can't wait to see your creation!


Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2016



Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey 10th Year Celebration, where we are celebrating Papertey's most current designs! My choice? The fabulous 2016 Anniversary set, Painted Petals.
Truth be told, I acquired this set at the behest of my lovely MIL (an early birthday gift), and then 'borrowed' it back (because I love it so).  Such a beautiful floral set with an abundance of possibilities! I could literally play. for. hours.
For this project I've created a pretty yellow, layered background with the lovely daisy-like flower and then added a fabulous sentiment, scalloped curve and bow of b/w twine. Wouldn't this card be lovely in each and every PTI color?



Stamps: Painted Petals
Inks: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Spring Moss
Dies: Heart Border Die, Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical Die


And....  a CAS one from the not so distant past. Love, love the Soft Stone background!


Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today. Be sure to get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!
You can also hop around to the other DT girls participating in today's blog hop to see what set they selected from the 2016 line up!



 Many thanks for taking a peek at the year 2016!








Saturday, February 18, 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2014


Leave-It-Be-Webview

Welcome to Day 8 of Papertrey Ink's 10th Year Celebration! I've chosen 2014's Leave It Be, a beautiful stamp set that can stand on it's own OR in combination with so many of the Papertrey florals. And the two step option adds that little somethin' somethin'. I first fell in love with Leave It Be when I saw the crisp and clean projects that the DT had created for the February 2014 release, but was intrigued by the layered, softer look as well.





Stamps: Leave It Be, Tinsel and Tags Sprigs, Mini Blooms
Inks: Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Enchanting Evening, Simply Chartreuse
Cardstock: Cream Linen, Aqua Mist




And..... another from my stash (clearly inspired by the 2014 DT creations from Dawn and Heather)!


Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today (or in 2014!). Be sure to get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!
You can also hop around to the other DT girls participating in today's blog hop to see what set they selected from the 2014 line up!



 Many thanks for taking a peek at the year 2014!



Thursday, February 16, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #209



Oh happy day, CTS #209 is on it's way! Just take a peek at this great sketch from Chrissy, AND all of the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
This is about as clean and simple as it gets. A little bit of Hawaiian Shores, a touch of gray, a lovely embossed background, a few white Nuvo drops and a pretty SU flower. Quickest card ever!
We hope that you'll join us in creating your masterpiece for CAS(E) this Sketch #209! 
P.S. - Please welcome our FABULOUS guest designer, Lisa!!




The Fusion Card Challenge - 'Pretty in Pink'


It's time for the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Pretty in Pink'. This sketch/photo surely had me at pink and polka dots! And the DT has some amazing inspiration too. So...... hop on over and join the Pretty in Pink party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together!
Lots of white and pink, a touch of lace/polka dots and a hint of sparkle. And..... the perfect cup of tea (prepared with love!).



We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!


PROCEDURES:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.



Please visit our FACEBOOK page and LIKE it so you can be part of the fun there too!  https://www.facebook.com/fusioncardchallenge



Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2012


Celebrations-webview
Welcome to Day 6 of Papertrey Ink's 10th Year Celebration! I've been so impressed and inspired by each and every celebratory post....and the amazing galleries too! Papertrey stamps are truly timeless.
Today I am creating with the Celebrations stamps from 2012. This set has a wonderful blend of sentiments, both large and small, that can be combined in so many ways. And then there's that fabulous frame to fancy things up a bit. I remember seeing this stamp set in combination with Rosie Posie and Mat Stack 5 and being completely smitten. Yup.... I had to have it all.
I've kept things quite CAS in a red, white and gray color combination, a single Celebrations sentiment and the amazing By the Numbers dies.



Stamps: Celebrations
Ink: Versamark Embossing
Dies: By the Numbers, Tag Sale: Quilted




And, of course, here's another from my craft cave card cache. Doesn't that Bloom Builders #3 die make the greatest layered flower?? All of that 'Happy' stamping would've been SO much easier if only I'd had a Misti back in 2012! 



Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today (or in 2012!). Be sure to get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!
You can also hop around to the other DT girls participating in today's blog hop to see what set they selected from the 2012 line up!



 Many thanks for taking a peek at the year 2012!