Saturday, November 25, 2017

Papertrey November 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

I'm writing this post early because we're traveling for Thanksgiving and don't want to miss the opportunity to participate in this month's Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink. Here is the beautiful inspiration piece for this month's challenge.



photo source: Grandin Road


My eyes went right to the plaid napkin on the table, the gold "gather" centerpiece and the fall decor on the chair. This is my creation, and I have just the person in mind to receive it. Hope she likes it!




Hope everyone had a delicious feast and fun with friends and family over Thanksgiving! 


Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Kraft
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest and VersaMark
Stamps: Give Thanks and Spruce & Sprigs
Dies: Limitless Layers 2.25" Ovals, Give Thanks and Spruce & Sprigs
Other: Plaid Ribbon, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Bic Gold Marker, Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold, Orange Hemp, Zing! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder, Glue Dots and Double-Sided Tape


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Create Along With Us Challenge: November 2017

Is it fair to say this was my very favorite release ever even though I wasn't able to place an order? Needless to say, my wish list grew by leaps and bounds. Besides loving all the new products and the DT's projects, I also won the Day 5 Gift Certificate. Woo hoo! That will definitely help me get some of my "much needed" items.

This week instead of Make It Monday Papertrey Ink challenged us to select one of the design team's projects and create our own version based on that inspiration.


I chose this striking card by Michelle at PrettyPeriwinkle.



Since I needed a few more Thanksgiving cards to show how grateful I am for people in my life, this is the card I created. 



My BIL from Idaho was just visiting us for three days, and Monday we pick up another BIL and SIL from Tennessee from the airport. Tuesday we're traveling to Idaho to spend several days over Thanksgiving with some of my DH's family. It should be a great time provided the weather cooperates. Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Fall Prints & Patterns and Ripe Avocado
Ink: Ripe Avocado and Terracotta Tile
Stamps: MIM Mini Kit: Color Pop Autumn
Dies: Leaf Prints
Other: Twine (dyed using TC Tile ink), Sponge, Glue Dot and SU Dimensionals





Sunday, November 12, 2017

PTI MIM #303: Holiday Photo Card

So, because I'm busy getting ready for company and didn't really have a photo to use for a Christmas card, I was just going to skip this week's challenge. However, there are so many cool products in Papertrey Ink's November Release that I couldn't pass up the chance to win a gift certificate. Ashley challenged us to incorporate a photo on a holiday card. Isn't her daughter Lauren just the cutest? Since it's just my dear hubby and me, I altered a photo taken at Hoover Dam in May. Tried to print the photo on matte photo paper, but it jammed my printer so I used the sample I printed for sizing and mounted it on card stock. Need I repeat that my Epson printer and I don't get along very well? Anyway, here's my card and now I have to decide which friend or relative will be the "lucky" recipient. This will be one of a kind!





Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy and Retired SU DSP
Ink: Pure Poppy and Pinefeather
Stamps: Happiest of Holidays
Dies: Half & Half
Other: Twine, Red Enamel Dot and SU Dimensionals


Sunday, November 5, 2017

We Love You Dawn Blog Hop

Poor Dawn has been dealing with serious health issues for the past few years but with a very positive attitude. About a week ago she underwent a small intestinal transplant, which was a huge success. She is recovering now with a long road ahead so we wanted to share our love for her. I personally adore her design style and vibrant colors. She is the queen of florals and always chooses joy. Dawn is one amazing person and such an inspiration to all. Even though I've never had the good fortune to meet her in person, I feel like we're best friends because she gives so much of herself to the crafty world in her blog posts. 




Here's the card I created inspired by Dawn in more ways than one. I hope she can feel the love radiated from my card and all the others made especially for her. 



Hop over to Nichole's blog where you can find details and thumbnails of beautiful cards created for Dawn using stamp sets and dies designed by her. Won't she be surprised and thrilled to see all the love shared from her stamping friends? Keeping Dawn and Bart in my prayers and hope you will too!



Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Berry Sorbet
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal and New Leaf
Stamps: Gran's Garden and Floral Sketches
Dies: Gran's Garden and To The Point Edgers
Other: Gelly Roll Glitter Pen and SU Dimensionals

Saturday, November 4, 2017

PTI MIM #302: Twine & Ribbon Wraps

This week's Make It Monday Challenge for Papertrey Ink is presented by Stephanie. She shared ways to use twine and/or ribbon in different ways other than just a knot or bow. Had to think on this for awhile but actually made two cards Friday night (no ink; no stamps), instead of rushing late Sunday night. Besides that, I'm so happy because I've got another Christmas card to add to my stash. Yay for challenges! Once I post this, I'm heading back to my craft room to get creating. Can you believe I haven't touched my Wonderland Kit yet other than to look at its beauty? I must hurry!





Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Berry Sorbet, Holiday Plaid, Luxe Gold Adhesive and Canson Mixed Media Watercolor Paper
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Dies: In The Meadow, Wet Paint Holidays, Jolly Holiday and MFT Stitched Rectangles
Other: Gold Twine, Red Sequins and Zig Clean Color Real Brush

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And here's just another little "twist" on using twine!



Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Green Parakeet and SU Elegant Eggplant
Ink: None
Stamps: None
Dies: Jolly Holiday and Mix & Mat: Postal
Other: Twine, White Acrylic Paint, Paintbrush for Splatters and Double-Sided Tape

Sunday, October 29, 2017

PTI MIM #301: Matting With Glitter

Well, it's Sunday night and it's been a busy night for this gal. First, we helped a friend celebrate his 79th birthday (no, I'm not that old...yet), watched the Seahawks win (barely) and then the World Series nail biter with Houston with another win at home. My week was about that busy also so just this morning watched Lizzie's great video on creating a glitter mat for a project. This is the challenge for this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge, where you can also see Lizzie's excellent video and beautiful cards. Here's mine, and yes I used ribbon for the first time in a long time!







Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Melon Berry
Ink: VersaMark, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Scarlet Jewel, Americana and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Leaf Prints and Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving
Dies: None
Other: Double-Sided Adhestive Tape, White Embossing Powder, Ink Blending Brush, SU Glitter and SU Ribbon

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Papertrey October 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Today being the 25th of October means it's time for another Blog Hop Challenge at Papertrey Ink. Nichole must spend hours seeking out gorgeous inspiration pieces for us, and this month is no exception. Since I'm finishing my card at the last minute, I couldn't get too fancy with lots of color and/or watercoloring. Besides, I can use more Thanksgiving cards. Mission accomplished!


photo source: If you don't follow him already on IG, you simply must! 


Eager to see how others were inspired and what they created. I'm sure I'll see some real beauties when I get a chance to Blog Hop! 





Thanks for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream and Ripe Avocado
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate and VersaMark
Stamps: Leaf Prints and Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving
Dies: Leaf Prints
Other: Stencil from Garden Gate, Ink Blending Tools, Zing! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder, DMC Floss and SU Dimensionals