Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - '4th of July Jars'

Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Challenge- '4th of July Jars'. A beautiful  red, white and blue/4th of July inspired photo is a lovely starting point. But.... that sketch is pretty great too! So which will  you try??   
I've chosen a fusion of sketch and photo, with a bold red, two shades of blue and lots of white. And... the perfect sentiment for your July/summer celebration!
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.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Cutaway Tags: Summer, Garden Party, Petal Box Die

Good morning, and welcome back to another day of inspiration (Day #4!), featuring the June Papertrey Ink release! Today I'll be sharing projects using three new June sets: Cutaway Tags: Summer, Garden Party and the Petal Box Die.

Lots of light and bright, using the new Cutaway Tags: Summer circular frame die, the new-to-me Chicken Scratch Gingham patterned papers and a few miscellaneous enamel dots. Ah..... just love the soft ginghams!

Next up is Garden Party from Dawn McVey. Such pretty florals, in any and all color combinations! Be sure to take a peek at what Betsy, Keeway, Laurie, Lizzie and Wanda have created with this set...... just a-mazing!!

And last, but certainly not least, is the fabulous Petal Box die. So, so quick and easy to die cut and put together. And any additional stamping/decorating is just icing on the cake. Not to mention the trio of lovely coordinating tag dies - oval, rounded square, and banner shapes! 

 Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to take a peek at Nichole's blog for more June inspiration!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

More Papertrey Ink June Release - Herb Garden Mini Kit

Happy Sunday and welcome to Day Three of the Papertrey Ink post-release inspiration celebration! I've had the pleasure of playing a bit with Betsy's fabulous Herb Garden Mini Kit - another phenomenal combination of amazing stamps, papers, dies and stencils.  SO many possibilities, variations, etc. (don't I say that about every kit?). Betsy is a creative genius, I tell 'ya!

This card is clean and simple all the way.... using only Rustic Cream and Kraft cs, and soft greens and browns. The little herb bouquet is the perfect added touch!

I have big future plans for this kit in helping me to prepare a gift-y herb basket, so lots up my sleeve!

Please take a peek at Nichole's blog for additional creative inspiration!
P.S. - Happy Father's Day to all of the deserving dads out there! 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

More Papertrey Ink June Release - Year of Psalms: June

It's day TWO of Papertrey Ink's post-release inspiration celebration!
I've created a lovely layered version for Year of Psalms: June. Lots of Rustic White, a bit of texture from the Woodgrain Stencil and soft/subtle colors - hopefully, conveying a peaceful, contemplative message and feeling.

Thank you so much for stopping by! The next few days will be full of additional projects and, hopefully, lots of ways to use your newly purchased goodies and/or a demonstration of how to use a stamp set or die that you might not have thought was on your 'need' list!

Be sure to take a peek at Nichole's Blog for additional June inspiration!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

More Papertrey Ink June Release - Beautiful Berries: Summer and Humming Along

Happy Friday! All of Papertrey Ink's new June products went live last night. Hopefully, you had a great time shopping ..... SO many lovely new stamps and dies! I will also be sharing even more projects over the next five days, so I hope that you'll have time to pop by and take a peek! 
Today I have a few projects using the Beautiful Berries: Summer and Humming Along stamps.
My first card uses Beautiful Berries: Summer in a soft pink/aqua combination. A bit of polka dotted vellum adds a subtle layer and is accented with a snippet of pink/white twine and the lovely sentiment. Beautiful Berries: Summer has three different sizes of two-step berries and this is the tiniest of the bunch, allowing for more white space.

The amazing Humming Along set, designed by the always fabulous Betsy, is the focus of my second project. Oh.... SO MANY possibilities with the two-step petunias, hummingbirds and fuchsias! However, I've decided to take a different approach and have stamped the petunias in Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow, allowing the Raspberry Fizz /'hello' sentiment to take center stage. And the To the Point Edgers add the perfect accent!

I've spent a bit of time playing with the myriad color combinations and have easily whiled away the good part of a day creating lovely piles of beautiful flowers and birds (so LOTS more projects in the works)! Those petunias are just a-mazing in any and all hues!

Please be sure to pop on over to Nichole's blog! You will also find endless Humming Along and Beautiful Berries: Summer inspiration from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Melissa, Lizzie, Laurie, Keeway, Stephanie and Wanda!