MIM #161


MIM this week with Nichole Heady showing us the versatility of PTI's dye inks.


I LOVE creating my own backgrounds, and went with a watery effect for a boy's bd card.
The inks (Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal & Limeaid Ice) were applied on an angle
with daubers, then came the water drop fun!
When dry, I stamped Lil' Rockfish (Fred B. Mullett) in Scarlett Jewel.
The seaweed is a die from Birds & Blooms,
and the fan coral, a die from Delightful Dahlias.
Birthday die cut from Birthday Trio, and pieces carefully replaced. Happy from Rock On.
One little fish was stamped onto Orange zest, and hand cut.
PTI cardstocks.


I added a few 'bubbles' with crystal scribbles.

I'm going right back in to do more 'watercolor splats'. 
Can't you just picture doing this with all the other colors?
So many possibilities, better get back to the fun!

The Card Concept Challenge #8


We are to use an umbrella for Card Challenge #8.
I have so few umbrella stamps, and none motivated me, finally with some time to do a card,
and a paper hors d'oeuvre umbrella, I did a warm beachy scene.
Mine is a beach umbrella!
I thought we could all do with a little sunshine.


Flipping Out stamp and die set: PTI
In the Meadow dies for sand and sea: PTI 
A mix of embossing powders (aqua, gold, sand, ivory & copper)
Sentiment, PTI: Happy for you. The fun thing about acrylic stamps is that you can
bend them to follow a wave!


Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle die.





I would call my card a Freestyle Collage because of the paper umbrella.
You still have a few days to play!

Curtain Call Card Challenge: Confetti Crush


Curtain Call Challenge calls for confetti


I instantly thought of Papertrey's feather stamp set with the gorgeous dotty detail.
First white embossed, then watercolor stamped in
Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky and Tropical Teal from PTI.
Then when dry, I gold glitter embossed the dots.


PTI Feather Finery
Sentiment: Waltzingmouse Fine Feathers


Gold tape from Betsy's Luxe Letterpress.


MIM #160


Had to get a quick post in for Make it Monday.
Erin Lincoln shows us some tips for heat embossing and stamping.


First embossed the stars from Super Stars, then gelatoed the stamp and misted it.
My die cut was colored first, then glued to a Sketched Star, then fussy cut.
Sentiment from: Happy Trails
Star border die
All PTI Cardstocks


This is a BD card for my son-in-law who celebrates his birthday this year on Easter!

Fusion Card Challenge: Flowers


Fusion challenge this week is to use their photo, or sketch or fuse the both.
I usually fuse the 2, but this week I chose the sketch.


Easter Greetings to all my 'bloggy' friends!
Wanted to do a special card for all those I've come to love.
Receiving and giving comments has come to be a joy filled time in my in my life.
Thank you for taking time to say the sweetest things!

Memory Box frame
Cheery Lynn egg die
Gelato colored eggs
Sentiment from Waltzingmouse
PTI cardstocks 
Paper flower garland pieced from stash

Special thanks to Jeanne Jackna for the most perfect iridescent fushia ribbon!

Have a blessed Easter!





Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind



I hope you've been keeping up with all the fun this release.
Among the die set that's available, is this tag I've cut twice.
Also from the set Sweet Cuts Beautiful Little Wishes is the flower shape I've 
die cut several times from different colors.


Happy Everything is the new stamp set that has 'happy' in the copic colored flower you see.
Paper Sweeties raspberry sequins and cotton candy twine.
Leaves from the March Release. I cut away the stem.

The rest of the team has some lovelies for you to see. Check them out here:

Nancy Penir (you're here)

All the new goodies can be found by clicking each of the links below:

What's New 

Happy Everything
ConGRADulations

Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes


Hooray! It's Paper Sweeties Release Day!
Today is the day you can purchase the new sets we've been previewing.

Today I used the circle tag die from Sweet Cuts: Beautiful Little Wishes,
Only I turned it around into a balloon to feature on my card.
Don't you love the look of the word 'Celebrate'?
I know I do! Can't use it enough!
It's from: ConGRADulations.


Loving the bakers twine at Paper Sweeties too!

Now go check out the rest of the design team. They've been hitting it out of the park
for this release!

Nancy Penir (you're here!)


Happy Everything
ConGRADulations

Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes



Paper Sweeties April Release Countdown


We're counting down at Paper Sweeties.
Tomorrow is the April Release, when all the new goodies you've seen will be 
available for purchase.

Today I'm featuring the new stamp sets: ConGRADulations, Happy Everything 
and April's Sweet Cuts: Beautiful Little Wishes.

I created a bg paper with the sentiments from the 2 sets, and even some previous 
releases. 'Be Happy' and 'UR a-mazing' from: Guess What.
The beribboned badge, polka dotted frame, and side parentheses are dies
in a most fabulous set Debbie has in this month's release.
 The parentheses are another embossed frame, only I cut the inside away to get the side embellies.


I fussy cut the cap and tassel, part of the ConGRADulations set.
Think this could go for a boy grad as well as a girl.
My HS colors were green and white. Brought back memories to do a green/white card!
Now hop on over to see the rest of the design team's creations.
You're in for a treat this month!

Don't forget your Frequent Shopper Rewards
and to check out the free digital stamps!



Paper Sweeties April Release


Hello everyone, and welcome to Paper Sweeties April Release Sneak Peek!

It's so exciting to introduce a new stamp set called 'ConGRADulations'.
As you can see Abigail is dressed to graduate!
I fussy cut her gown, sash, cap, diploma and tassel.
The wonderful sentiments are from the set too.


The sign is from: Sweeties Sign and I added Stickles to it and the sash.
The set has everything you need for the graduate's card or gift tag.
Keep on hopping to see all the wonderful ideas the rest of the design team has for you!

Nancy Penir (you're here!)

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see more cards and projects using the new stamps!

Curtain Call Challenge April 1, Baby Booties


Curtain Call Challenge: Baby Booties


Our 11th grandchild is due end of May and
 this is a card I'm attaching to a gift for my daughter-in-law's baby shower.

Paper pieced baby shoes.
Pinstripe on shoes from Waltzingmouse bg stamp.


PTI cardstocks
'baby' die: PTI Wonderful Words: baby
Pink Ink stamp: 'Little Sneakers'


Always give a little something handmade & personal from GMA Nancy.
This Teddy will also be attached to his gift, a stand & sit stroller.
Wish we had those when I was having babies!


Have a wonderful week, we're in the high 80's and it feels like summer!

MFW & Virginia's View Challenge #2


Virginia's View Challenge this month is to use a stencil.
I'm almost done with the Easter cards for the grandkids, 
but I found a stamp that spoke to me, 
and couldn't wait to get home and play with it.




Sir Rabbit by Stampendous is a 4" x 4" stamp, I fussy cut and colored with copics.
Behind Sir Rabbit I cut an oval with Lil Inkers Oval die,
and put a designer paper behind him.
The leafy flourish is Cheery Lynn (twice cut) and sprayed with some iridescent paint.


Before anything was done, I stenciled a polka dot by Simon Says with 3 colored sprays.
Double zig zag die and papers from PTI.
Sequins: Paper Sweeties


Lots of popping up and a twinkle in his eye.


Love that sweet smile on his face, as though he knows where all the eggs are hidden…

                     Virginia's View Challenge # 2 


Also entering this in MFW's


MIM #159


We learn some quilting tips from Dawn on MIM at Papertrey.

I found some quilts for inspiration, and settled on a favorite, called 'The Wedding Ring Quilt'.
After some practice to get the look I wanted, I came up with this.


I started with an embossed panel (Aida), cut several circles from Melon Berry, Kraft and Rustic Cream.
Then I shaped a wedge 4 times on each circle, placed them where I wanted, and ran the whole piece through another embossing folder.

My poor Cuttlebug breathed it's last a few weeks ago, and the new version came 
with this floral embossing folder.

Bitty Button Stacks
Terracotta felt
Boutique Borders: Baby
Inks: Kraft & Terracotta Tile


I loved simulating a quilt on my card and can't wait to do it again!
Thank you Dawn!

The Card Concept #7


Challenge #7 at Card Concept is 'Butterfly'.
We are to incorporate a butterfly in our project using the card concept styles.
I'd say the style is Classy & Elegant because of the gold and classy paper.


I was in Sacramento last week, and always try to find a scrapbook store wherever I am.
My daughter suggested a shop called 'Paper Garden'. 
Tucked in a corner of a brand new shopping center, with the most wonderful breakfast bistro,
I was lost amidst new lovelies beautifully displayed. 
The Paper Garden is the creative genius of Stephanie Nishikawa,
who has dressed her sweet store with enchantment I hadn't seen before,
Such as this sweet kimono wood block stamp


Stephanie showed me a card she made, using the stamp and fan folded Japenese paper.
Love it!
My card set is my own version, with some added butterflies and a bit of bling.
The kimono reminded me of a butterfly with the sleeves outstretched like wings.


Each of the 4 cards features the kimono, gold embossed, with the centers of each bloom and branches
bleached out, a technique from a past MIM at PapertreyInk. 

All cardstocks PTI
Stamps: Kimono, Judikins; arigato & butterfly; Memory box

The completed set features the kimono stamped on a different color card stock, and accented with 
different background colors.




The set of 4


Still time to add your butterfly themed card,
find the challenge here:

Challenge #7 - Use a Butterfly Theme


If you're ever in the Arden Fair district of Sacramento, CA, 
and have the mind to be lost in a garden of paper loveliness, stop in
and enjoy the Paper Garden!

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