Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 4

Huggable: Bear Mini kit, Pencil arrows die, Paper sack closure die

Yes...... we are in the home stretch and you've seen almost all of the fabulous new December products from Papertrey Ink! Lots on view today as we present Betsy Veldman's Huggable: Monkey and Bear Mini Kits, TWO special dies from Erin Lincoln: the Pencil Arrows Die and Paper Sack Closure Die AND two new designs from Lexi Daly - the Fun Lovin' stamp set and Matchbook Medley die set.

Today I'm having some fun with the Huggable: Bear Mini Kit, Pencil Arrows die and Paper Sack Closure die. Erin is up to something clever, and just in time for Valentine's Day! You can create these adorable arrows for classmates or the special little ones in your life, using pencils, straws or, maybe, some nice, sugary Pixy Stix. And the Paper Sack Closure die does all of the work for you in lining up just the right spot to thread your arrow!

I found a red/white sack in my stash and a few gray/white straws.... just perfect for this project. And doesn't the little Soft Stone/Smokey Shadow/Pure Poppy panda makes the cutest tag? Such a great way to decorate your Valentine treat bags! I've also die cut the edge of the paper sack with one of the new Round Off Edgers dies as an added accent.

Well... that's all for today. BUT, please be sure to check out the Papertrey Blog, where you'll find an abundance of inspiration from the rest of the PTI crew! Many thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 3

Yay..... it's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's December release and I have much more to share with you, including: the new Round Off Edgers dies, Quoted: Honeycomb, Stencil Basics: Hexagons and the newest Year of Psalms:December!
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on December 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

My first card is a subtle color combination of Saffron Spice and Smokey Shadow, using the beautiful embossed-in-gold saying from Quoted: Honeycomb, a bit of lovely texture from the new hexagon stencils AND two of the new Round Off edger dies. Oh.... and a few pretty little gold bees flitting over that honeycomb!

Next up is the beautiful Quoted: December in a lovely starry silver shimmer.....a bit of Dark Indigo (with a snippet of Bitty Big: Dark Indigo stripe at the curved bottom), Fresh Snow Linen and a shaker style vellum window with some silver stars/circles peeking through. All so soft and celestial....

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the December countdown! Be sure to check in on AmyBetsyHeatherKeewayLaurieLizzieMelissaStephanie, and Wanda to see their fabulous creations using these great new December Papertrey products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 2

Happy Monday and welcome to Papertrey Ink's December Release - Day 2! There are SO many more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek, including You Have My Heart from Heather Nichols (and the lovely, coordinating envelope die for the perfect 3.5" square envelopes!), Ways To Say: I Love You stamps/die and Lizzie Jones' Perfect Fit stamp set/dies.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on December 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

'You Have My Heart' includes beautiful lovey-dovey sentiments and beautiful fonts, just perfect for Valentines Day, or sending loving thoughts to friends and family. And... the coordinating 3.5" envelope is just the cutest!
Card #1 also includes the pretty little heart dies from another new die set, Matchbook Medley, and an ombre array of PTI pink and reds.  

My second project includes the lovely 'You Have My Heart' stamps and dies, the new 'Huge Love' die and the Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores patterned papers (love!). This easy-to-assemble little envelope would be perfect for a petite treat or special lunchbox message!

And.... lastly, the stamps and die from Lizzie's 'Perfect Fit'! Isn't that heart-shaped puzzle amazing? The Pure Poppy hearts and Ways to Say: I Love You die cut sentiment are a lovely compliment to the Classic Kraft patterned papers.

Hopefully, you are enjoying the NEW blog, NEW product introductions and a plethora of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to kick off the December countdown!  I'll be back tomorrow with more!  Be sure to check in on AmyBetsyHeatherKeewayLaurieLizzieMelissaStephanie, and Wanda to see how they've used these great new products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 1

Good morning and welcome to Papertrey Ink's December release- Day 1! Oh.... SO much to show you, and just wait until you see what the rest of the amazing Papertrey Ink team has created!
Today I have the pleasure of introducing Dawn McVey's beautifully designed Farmer's Market Florals and Huge Sentiments, Everyday Affection from Lizzie Jones and the newest Mix & Mat: Hearts dies set by Betsy Veldman.
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on December 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

The new Farmer's Market Florals creates the softest and most beautiful multi-step florals.... mixing and matching colors and blooms to your heart's content. I've chosen some pretty lavenders and greens to highlight this mix of florals and combined it with the new (yay!) Bitty Big: Soft Stone patterned paper. Oh! And the new Huge Sentiments stamp set helps to create the perfect stylish sentiments for SO many occasions, with a beautiful banner, shadowed sentiment dies and a plethora of coordinating sentiments.  A-mazing!

Next, I have a trio of cards pairing Everyday Affection with Betsy's newest Mix & Mat:Hearts die. And,yay, some sneak peeks of a few more new Bitty Big colors: Hawaiian Shores and Classic Kraft! Lots of lovely layering using  Mix & Mat: Hearts, a scalloped frame from the Shakers & Sprinkles MIM Kit and the perfect sentiment from Everyday Affection.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out today's introductory post over on the brand new Papertrey Ink blog and then check in on AmyBetsyHeatherKeewayLaurie, Lizzie, Melissa,Stephanie, and Wanda to see how they've used these great new products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #250

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #250 (WOW!) ..... a beautiful floral sketch designed by Leigh!
The lovely and new-to-me Lil' Inkers Cover Up die was my starting point. Don't the Geometric Snowflakes look a little bit like flowers?? Lots of white, a big bold sentiment and done (just a wee bit of piecing and die cutting required)!
There's so much great inspiration from the DT, so be sure to take a peek and then play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #250!
P.S. - A warm welcome to GD, Wanda! 
AND many thanks for continuing to play along with us, keeping this challenge fun AND our gallery full of amazing creations!

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Blue Gift'

Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Blue Gift'! The amazing inspiration photo is a wonderful 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 beautiful blues and grays, a few lovely dies from Frantic Stamper and a bit of sparkle... courtesy of the soft shimmer of the Paper Source card stock and a few sparkle-y berries/foliage.
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.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions - November 2017

Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions! The beautifully packaged November 2017 kit, 'Christmas', comes by way of our hostess-with-the-mostest, Jessica Davis! This holiday themed kit is chock full of amazing patterned papers and a plethora of stamped/die cut images from MFT, Mama Elephant, Winnie & Walter, Neat & Tangled and much more. SO many fantastic ingredients, all of which can be found HERE on the 12 Kits blog!
I loved all of the beautiful color combos, the loveliest of sentiments and adorably cute stamped images. And some beautiful, colorful felt die cuts!
Be sure to hop around to see ALL of the projects from the DT! Knowing all of these talented women, there's sure to be Christmas/holiday inspiration galore!

So..... LOTS of white with beautifully contrasting blues, red and green, a bit of fussy cutting and if you look carefully,  you'll see that I've taken liberties with the glitter and other bits of sparkle!

Many thanks for taking a peek today! 
Wishing you a very happy (and inspired!) Holiday 2017!