Sunday, August 20, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release- Hey Stacks, Stencil Basics:Dots

Happy Sunday and welcome to the fifth and final day of Papertrey Ink's August post-release celebration! We hope that you've enjoyed each and every added bit of inspiration. I know that I have, and I've also picked up some really fantastic ideas for using some of those fabulous August goodies.
Today's lovelies are Hey Stacks AND Stencil Basics: Dots, two stamps/stencils that are sure to become an integral part of your stamping arsenal. SO many great sentiments and graphic designs in Hey Stacks! And don't get me started on Stencil Basics: Dots. I would put polka dots on every single stamping project if I thought that it might be acceptable!

It doesn't get much more CAS than this, with bold and bright colors - stamped multiple times with my MISTI to get that nice, full saturation. I'm kind of liking the simplicity of this one (although it took a few tries to get this one right!).

Next up are the Stencil Basics: Dots, which come in two sizes. I've used the smaller dots here, which creates such great backgrounds. I can see many, many uses for this stencil in my future! And, once again, those lovely Sunflower Harvest florals, this time in pink.

Many thanks for taking a peek today, and for following along with all of the post-release celebration! Please be sure to pop on over to Nichole's blog where you'll find much more August inspiration and fabulous projects from the rest of the fabulous PTI crew! AND, AND...... looking forward to all of the STAMP-A-FAIRE festivities next weekend!! Whoo hoo!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release: Too Hot To Handle

Welcome to day FOUR of Papertrey Ink's post-release inspiration celebration!
Lots of adorable-ness is included in the Too Hot To Handle stamp set, including oven mitts and the cutest kitchen tools. I envision a lot more playing/experimenting with this charming stamp set (and matching dies) and I've certainly got my baking/holiday tags covered!

I played a bit with white embossing and watercoloring (my desk is just full of little mitts and such!) and have many, many more ideas up my sleeve.

Many thanks for taking a peek today! Please be sure to pop on over to Nichole's blog where you'll find much more August inspiration and fabulous projects from the rest of the fabulous PTI crew!

Friday, August 18, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - MIM Mini Kit: HalloweenHugs AND Wicked Elixir

Good morning and a happy Fri-yay! Welcome back for another day of inspiration featuring the new Papertrey Ink August release! Today I'm sharing a couple of projects featuring Lizzie's Wicked Elixir and Betsy Veldman's newest, most fab-boo-lous MIM Mini Kit: Halloween Hugs, which includes an abundance of stamps and die AND an amazing patterned paper collection!

First up is a Halloween card - featuring Wicked Elixir, and a perfect sentiment from the Autumn Scarecrow stamp set. Lots of bright orange, a bit of black and the addition of vellum (with the dimensional tape hidden behind the little labels!) makes for an amazing holiday greeting.

AND...... now I've stepped away from the Halloween colors and theme. Although Betsy's wonderful MIM Mini Kit is appropriately named Halloween Hugs I have some non-Halloween tags created from this great kit. Go figure. But, hugs are great for other times too!
I started playing with the Halloween kitties and before I knew what was happening, I had three pretty kitty tags ready to attach to a gift bag or to add to a card. Just look at that adorable little 'Hugs' die! I even envisioned these as a baby girl or boy card, depending on the paper/bow color.....

Many thanks for taking a peek today! Please be sure to pop on over to Nichole's blog where you'll find more August inspiration and fabulous projects from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Melissa, Lizzie, Laurie, Stephanie AND Wanda!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #235

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #235! Chrissy has created a lover-ly, graphic sketch as inspiration. And..... just wait 'til you see all of the beauties from the DT. Lots of great color and fabulous variations in design!
My original card for this sketch can be seen here. A few of the comments regarding this card asked if I'd stamped the black lines/pattern using Papertrey Ink's Harvest Sunflower stems.  I had thought that perhaps I could/should give this a try on my CTS #235 take two!
Although a quite a bit more subtle than card #1, this one incorporates my favorite navy with a bit of green and cream.
We hope that you'll find that this sketch begets a bit of creative exploration and will join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #235!

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Black and Orange Stationery'

Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Challenge- 'Black and Orange Stationery'The amazing inspiration photo is a great starting point. But.... that sketch is pretty great too! So which will  you try??   
Both the lovely photo and the fabulous sketch  have helped to create this card, with lots of bright oranges accented with black and white. And... the embossed 'Thankful' sentiment is the perfect accent!
The DT has some amazing inspiration! So...... be sure to HOP on over and join the 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! 

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!


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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Beautiful Berries: Autumn and Sunflower Harvest

Welcome to day ONE of Papertrey Ink's August post-release celebration! I am excited to present additional inspiration for Beautiful Berries: Autumn AND Sunflower Harvest- two amazing stamp sets (oh, and dies too!) that are chock full of fantastic fall-inspired floral images and a plethora of perfect sentiments.

The lovely Brushed Off: Circle die (large) helps to create a soft green ink-blended background for the Beautiful Berries: Autumn flowers, and Keep It Simple: Blessed adds the perfect sentiment. Oh...... Beautiful Berries: Autumn produces the most lovely florals and any/all color combinations are just amazing! Clearly, I may have gotten a bit carried away with this design and created a few more in a pretty Summer Sunrise/Harvest Gold/Orange Zest color combo (see below). 

And..... an additional trio of ombre inspired 4.5" note cards.

The Sunflower Harvest set creates beautiful floral multi-step images (in four sizes!), which can also be stamped in a never ending combination of hues. Here's a trio of the small sunflowers (1 3/8") in Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy with lots of white and a bit of contrasting black.  I cut slim strips of black card stock, in varying widths, to create the 'plaid' patterning .... but the inked up stems from Sunflower Harvest could achieve a similar look!

Many thanks for taking a peek today! Please be sure to pop on over to Nichole's blog where you'll find more August inspiration and fabulous projects from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Melissa, Lizzie, Laurie, Keeway, Stephanie AND Wanda!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feature- Kind Of Corny, Year of Psalms: August

Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of the AUGUST Paptertrey Ink countdown! I have the pleasure of introducing TWO brand new stamp sets, Kind Of Corny and Year of Psalms: August, both designed by the amazing Betsy Veldman!
Kind of Corny is full of autumnal inspiration.... with two multi-step corn images (single and trio) and an abundance of beautiful sentiments (not to mention the pretty two-step bow and swirl-y bracket)! And.... the lovely Year of Psalms: August has two amazing verses in a beautiful font combination.
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on August 15th, 10 PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

Lots of beautiful white space and lovely, fall-isa colors ..... highlighting the fun-to-make multi-step Indian corn! 

Here's my faux sunflower (created with the tops of the corn trio), surrounding that lovely verse. The little 'and' is popped up for a bit of added dimension. Oh, and did you notice those perfect b/w stripes? Yay! That's from a brand new paper pack, 'Bitty Big: True Black. Think stripes, plaids, polka dots.......

And.... just take a peek at all of those beautiful autumn inspired colors. A quick blend of yellow/gold/orange, some white embossing and the perfect little sentiment (from the new Keep It Simple: Blessed) help to create this quick, CAS card! 

Many thanks for allowing me to share with you today! Be sure to check out all of the fabulous creation from Heather, Betsy and Lizzie too.
Please take a peek at all of the fabulous new AUGUST Papertrey products comin' your way over on Nichole's blog!