Thursday, February 15, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #259

Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #259 .... a beautiful, crisp and clean design by Donna Mikasa. You will surely find lots of inspiration in the DT creations, so please take a peek and then play along!
Well, Spring has sprung.....  just look at this adorable bunny and his pretty butterfly friends (all from Papertrey Ink's latest/February release) in a lovely Kraft/Spring Moss color combination.
There are SO many wonderfully designed projects from the DT, so please join in the fun at CAS(E) this Sketch #259! I can't wait to see what you've created!

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Spring Wreath'

Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Spring Wreath'! 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 lovely Dark Indigo, a flourish of coral flowers  and the perfect sentiment/die - all from Papertrey Ink.
And...the DT has provided 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, February 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Celebration - Day 10!

                            FEBRUARY RELEASE DAY 5
+garden of faith + seasonal borders:spring
+ Feature post- huggables: bunny & chick 
+ the stripes challenge!!

Today Papertrey has some exciting new products coming your way! Betsy Veldman's heard loud and clear that you’re all smitten with her Huggable animals, so there are two more adorable critters making their debut. She’s also bringing you a seasonal series of gorgeous botanical clusters and borders along with a set of beautifully designed sacred sentiments. There is a little something for everyone today!

Today I am highlighting Huggables: Bunny & Chick, the newest in Betsy Veldman's 'Huggables series'! As always, the cute factor is WAY up there, with an adorable little chick and bunny and darling little accessories - bows, hearts, petite carrots (my favorite!) and a beautifully detailed egg! The Bunny & Chick stamps and dies create sweet spring characters... perfect for Easter, birthdays, babies and more! 

Lots of pretty yellows, courtesy of one of the newest Bitty Big colors, Harvest Gold, helps to create this sweet card. Surrounded by a beautiful scalloped heart, the adorable little chickie sends her love using the lovely sentiment from the new Penned Elegance, designed by the talented Jennifer Campbell!

For my second project I've allowed the beautifully detailed egg die from Huggables: Bunny & Chick to take center stage. Lots of spring colors (Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Amethyst Allure, Spring Moss), a few snips of greenery and a Classic Kraft background makes sure your recipient know how eggstra special they are!

And lastly, this beautiful little carrot-stealing little guy, hopping down the bunny trail! Plenty of Soft Stone, highlighting the lovely and delicate floral pattern of the new Bold Borders Blooming die, creates a subtle background for this little gray hare. 

Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink BLOG for more fabulous DT projects, inspiration, 
peeks at the newest February products, additional details on the latest 'STRIPES' Challenge and a limited time 11% discount on ALL Papertrey goodies! 
AND, we hope that you'll join in the FUN as Julie and the Papertrey Ink hostesses celebrate on Facebook LIVE tomorrow night, February 15th, from 8-10 PM, when the 11th Anniversary contest winners will be announced and all of the new February products will be revealed! Oh..... and perhaps some additional surprises!! 
Many thanks for taking a peek today!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Celebration - Day 9!

                          FEBRUARY RELEASE DAY 4
+ you deserve flowers + scalloped tags
+forest floor: Spring
+ designer workspace CHALLENGE!

Spring is in full bloom! Rebecca Luminarias has a new collection of stamps, dies, and tags that will make it easy to surprise someone special with an unexpected bouquet. And, an introduction to a seasonal botanical set by Lizzie Jones that embraces budding signs of Spring..... Snowdrops, Lily of the Valley, ferns and beautiful greenery.

There's a happy abundance of beautiful sentiments and floral images in Rebecca Luminarias' new collection - You Deserve Flowers (stamps/dies), Scalloped Tags and the a-dorable Large Tulip Tag! I love the petite tulips and the fabulous 'flowers' die (and coordinating stamp!), which helped to create this spring-y little number.  

Forest Floor: Spring includes lovely little Snowdrops, Lily of the Gallery, ferns and the most beautifully shaped frame, which I've embossed in gold and filled with a sentiment from the new You Deserve Flowers set. Lots of pretty greens, courtesy of the new Bitty Big: Spring Moss and a bit of sponged Aqua Mist over an embossed Quatrefoil background create this ode to Spring.

Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink BLOG for more fabulous DT projects, inspiration, 
peeks at the newest February products AND additional details on the latest Challenge - THE GUESS THE WORKSPACE CHALLENGE! Can you guess which crafting space matches which designer??!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Celebration - Day 8!

                            FEBRUARY RELEASE DAY 3 
+ Glorious Globes + SHape shifters:circle 1
+Lilies of the field + words to live by: Kindness
+ a color recipe CHALLENGE!

Today Papertrey Ink is introducing a trendy globe collection by Lizzie Jones and several exciting new products from Betsy Veldman. Betsy is bringing you a monthly die series as well as a monthly sentiment series that you’re sure to turn to time and again. She also has a stamp set featuring gorgeous lilies that you don’t want to miss!
Also, have you entered all of the Anniversary Celebration contests that Papertrey has had for you yet? If not, be sure to get in there because the prizes are totally worth it! Today’s challenge is all about creating with a color scheme and we have a lovely bunch of options for you on the Papertrey Blog HERE.

My first project highlights Lilies of the Field and Words to Live By: Kindness… both by Betsy Veldman. I went with a very Spring-y color palette for this card, letting those fabulous flowers really shine. And the Words to Live By: Kindness stamps and dies could not be more lovely or perfect..... beautiful fonts and sentiments! Oh.... and a little peek at another new Bitty Big color too!

Next up is the new Shape Shifters: Circle 1 die set from Betsy Veldman and the new Glorious Globes: Basics + Glorious Globes: February sets from Lizzie Jones. I've impressed a portion of the Shaper Shifters: Circle impression onto my card front for a bit of subtle texture and then let those beautiful little globes take center stage. 

Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink BLOG for more fabulous DT projects, inspiration, peeks at the newest February products AND additional details on the latest Challenge! Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Celebration - Day 7!

                          FEBRUARY RELEASE DAY 2 
+ corner adorners + sentiment staples:Birthday
+ Irish blessings + celtic knots collection
+ use only dies-no stamps! challenge

 Good morning and welcome to the second day of products and projects for the big Papertrey Ink February release and anniversary celebration! Lots of new introductions........ Celtic Knots and Irish Blessings, both from the amazing Lexi Daly AND Lizzie Jones' creative designs-Corner Adorners: February and Sentiments Staples: Birthday.
There are more great contests and giveaways on the Papertrey Ink blog, so be sure to check out today's activities (USE ONLY DIES-NO STAMPS! CHALLENGE) and play along!

Some pretty Bitty Big: Soft Stone stripes help to highlight the beautiful NEW Corner Adorner florals.... with a bit of help from the By the Numbers dies, a slip of vellum and the lovely, and useful in oh-so-many ways, Sentiment Staples: Birthday (another new February release)! Oh.... how I love this soft gray/yellow combo!

And......a beautiful sentiment from Irish Blessings is embossed in gold, surrounded in green (Ripe Avocado, Prairie Grass) and enhanced with a few snippets of the lovely Celtic Knots frame die.  Crisp, clean and lots o' green!

Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink BLOG for more fabulous DT projects, inspiration, peeks at the newest February products AND additional details on the latest Challenge! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Celebration - Day 6!

 February Release Day 1 
+ Bunny blessings + Big egg die + Egg stripes 
+2018 egg hunt challenge

So glad that you're here for the start of the Papertrey Ink February release countdown! This is a very special month as PTI celebrates their 11th anniversary, and if you’ve been following along all month, you know there are tons and tons of celebrations, games, prizes, special customer appreciation, and of course a big, beautiful release just waiting for you the 15th. 
Today’s challenge of the day is an Egg Hunt! So be sure to look for them here and on the other DT projects scattered throughout their blogs. TWO randomly selected winners will receive a $100 PTI gift certificate to spend on lovely crafting goodies!

This colorful Easter card incorporates some of the new spring-y items from Papertrey..... the new Big Egg die, the coordinating Egg Stripes stamp set and some beautiful blooms from the adorable Bunny Blessing stamp set/dies - all designed by the amazing Heather Nichols!

Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink BLOG for more fabulous DT projects, inspiration, peeks at the newest February products AND additional details on the fun Egg Hunt Challenge!