Project Stamp-A-Faire Patterns Challenge


Patterns Challenge!

Went with Melissa's pattern:


Measurements: Card Size 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"

Stamps & Dies: Twig Wreath
& Twig Wreath Pattern Paper,
Choose Joy (sentiment)
Classic Kraft Cardstock
Inks: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, 
Classic Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides.
Other: Velvet scallop ribbon, pearl

PapertreyInk Project Stamp-A-Faire 2015


Stamp-A-Faire 2015!

Welcome to Project Stamp-A-Faire,
where our challenges have a fashion flair!

The night before the big event has us altering a t-shirt
So much fun deliberately messing, uh, altering my shirt.


Started by creating stencils with dies from Delightful Details.
Sprayed with several blue sprays. (That's my hairdryer speeding things up!)

Added butterflies from Life is Beautiful,
cut from fabric scraps.


Lots of PTI felt flowers from my stash, sewn with beads and sequins.
Then added strips of tulle. Sort of looks like the trails of butterflies.


Seriously? The hardest part is not cracking up while my DH snapped
pictures of his wife trying to pose!
It doesn't help help when he tells you, 'now suck it all in!'

Well it all starts tomorrow morning, and I can't wait!
A trip down the Runway!


My little man, Shepherd.
Sorry girls, he's taken!

MIM #222: Die Cut Kissing


MIM with Betsy this week, shows us 'Die Cut Kissing'.


Delightful Details die gave me the image to 'kiss' onto the largest flower
in Friendly Flowers.
My first try was with yellows and oranges, hence the darker, more colorful doily.
Too pretty to toss, so used it anyway!

Inks: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Classic Kraft, 
Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist.
Learn this technique on Nichole's blog, here:

PTI August Blog Hop


Welcome to PapertreyInk's August Blog Hop!
Nichole has given us this inspiration,


'... The stunning and vibrant colors of the wool dying process is full of interpretations that can be applied to your next paper crafting project!  Experiment with creating backgrounds, perhaps dying or watercoloring die-cuts or your own fibers, dots/circles and stripes, an ombre color palette, layers of twine and more.  Be creative and see where your imagination can take you!'
Rich warm colors, and raw rustic textures. LOVE!

So, did 2 cards,
with some of PTI's older stamps, my order's held up by a weekend :(
Love this time of year, bringing out a favorite, Leaf Print Set, 
and other Autumn stamps!


I started die cutting leaves from an allover inked sheet of card stock.
Tried to match some of those lucious yarn colors
with PTI's reds, pinks, oranges and yellows.
The worn table gave me an idea for the bg.
Made a stencil from Cover Plate Circle, selectively inking with versa mark,
 before adding white ep on Soft Stone card stock.
Embossed sentiment from Sunflower Bouquet.



2nd card was inspired from a catalogue,


Started with a piece of muslin stamped with Autumn Adornments.


Aqua Mist cardstock, embossed & lightly distressed inked.
Banner Sentiments embossed in copper.
Made a corsage of sorts, around a burlap flower, inked with Pure Poppy.

Can't wait to see all the takes on this one!

Play along all day, here, on Nichole's blog:


Enjoy the hop, and thanks for visiting!


This autumn Grandinroad catalogue is a beauty inside and out!
Do you love catalogues too? 

Sophie's 40!


Playing along with ColourQ challenge where the challenge is color!


Bright happy colors, perfect for a birthday card for a dear friend turning 40.
I cased one of my own cards, but used blooms instead of balloons.


Big party for Sophie tomorrow!
Can't wait. 
All PTI: Bloomers, Mat Stack 7, By the Numbers, & Cover Plate Sky Blue Dies.
Silver & grey sequins (the grey in the challenge)
Berry Sorbet, Stamper's Select, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunset, Harvest Gold cardstock,
Inks: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, True Black.
Wink of Stella, clear, washi tape

colourQ challenge #304...

MIM #221: Masking Sentiments


Ashley shares tips on masking on this week's MIM.
She masks the sentiment, and stamps around,
creating visual impact to the sentiment.


I chose Still Life Summer, together with it's sentiment,
masked it, and began stamping the fruits.
What a fun set to stamp by Betsy Veldman! 
Enjoy is ombre Limeaid Ice, Berry Sorbet & Pure Poppy.
When done stamping, pinked the left edge,
 mounted on a piece of Berry Sorbet,
added twine, and the mini tag from SAF (couldn't wait to begin using!)
 and a couple of Melon Berry buttons.
Wish I had more of that happy plaid paper, also from Still Life Summer,
it's a favorite, and it's the last piece.

The 'happy' on the mini tag is from Pretty Petals.
It's because the whole idea of summer fruit just makes me happy!

Ashley's video is here:

Virginia's View Challenge #17: Embellishments!


Had to play along with 'Virginia's View challenge', 
and squeaking in at the last minute!
We are asked to embellish!
I just know I'm not the only compulsed collector of every form of
embellie, from glitter paper to rhinestones and pearls of every 
color and size, to clips, buttons, twine and ribbon!
You see? I just had to play along!

Great excuse to embellish with freedom!



A shot of the inside where I 'embellished with embossing powder 
& gold stripe washi tape.
I'm doing a bunch of these for a craft fair in November.
The fun papers make it easy!

Memory Box: Clairmont Ornaments & Merry Christmas dies.
White with Gold Dot paper (Indian) & PapertreyInk Shimmer blue.
American Crafts: Red Glitter paper & gold foil card stock
Inside: PTI Vintage Ornaments & Wet Paint Holiday
Recollections red rhinestones.

Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind!


Welcome Back Paper Sweeties fans!
It's Rewind time. Time to put our new stamps to work with some of
the older ones.


I've done a card with the lollipops from Let's Party, a great new set with larger 
stamps (and it has matching dies!), colored and wrapped them with cellophane.
I used Paper Sweeties Cotton Candy Twine to tie them.
The pot is from Garden Time. I used it as a holder for the pops.
Sweet is the great die, from Happy Sweet Cuts.
All on a watercolor bg.
Hope you've loved each day of the release that celebrates 
3 years of Paper Sweeties.
All of the designers have more inspiration for you:
You won't want to miss one!
And don't forget the challenge on the PS Blog.



Paper Sweeties August Release Party!


There's a party going on at Paper Sweeties this month!
3 years ago, Debbie Marcinkiewicz
started a stamp company with adorable paper doll stamps.
Since then she's added dies and accents, to compliment your dolls!



Abigail, Sophie & Emma are celebrating too! 
Their new dresses & sentiment are from 1 of the 4 new sets called Wishing You.
And the super big box is from another new set: Let's Party!
Cupcake Banner from: Birthday Banners
Sequins & twine are just some of the accents to be found
in the PS shop!
All available for purchase today!
Be sure and stop by the other designer's blogs for more inspiration,
and come back tomorrow for Rewind!



TYI #28


Greetings, hope you're having a wonderful week,
not too hot!
New challenge at Tag You're It features Jen
with this sweet inspiration:

My tag has an animal and balloons, like Jen's
but he's a squirrel!


Play along at Tag You're It! Challenge

Advice for the day: Stay cool, stay inside and craft!

PapertreyInk: Nuts for You, Heart Banners, card stock & Inks
Balloons: Mama Elephant Party Kit

Paper Sweeties August Release Countdown!


Welcome back to Paper Sweeties 3rd birthday bash & August Release!
It's countdown time. Tomorrow's the day you can buy these 4 new stampsets and 3 die sets!

Abigail is celebrating in style!


Her new dress, balloons, hat & present is from the new release set called 'Wishing You'.
The background was created using the balloon image & versa mark ink, with white eb powder.
Then I inked the bg with pink inks, before adding my sentiment (same set) and heart 
flourish beneath.
Abigail's new dress is paper pieced and colored with copics. So is her present.
I added glossy accents to the 3 popped up balloons, after inking and cutting them out.
Hope you join the fun,
Debbie has a wonderful challenge for August!
AND special guest designers offering $350. in prizes!
Speaking of August, have you ordered your August kit of the month? 


Wow! So many goodies this month!
More inspiration on my teammies' blogs:


Cool Thoughts for Warm Days - Memory Box Challenge


Memory Box has a challenge that sounds fun!
'Cool Thoughts for Warm Days'

We're in the heat of summer here in CA's Central Valley.
But my craft room, thanks to air conditioning, helped me remember cooler days.
I made a stencil from MB's Diamond Background die, and inked it in blues and greys,
leaving the center open. 
Then I placed Woodland Deer behind some vellum, before adding a double cut
Winterflake Frame, which had been embossed with 
Stampendous Shabby Blue.



Merry Christmas was triple cut and embossed for a bit of dimension. 
A few bling rhinestones, and I'm definitely feeling cooler!
What about you? 
Come join in the monthlong challenge on the Memory Box blog, here:




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