MIM #180: Paper Weaving & Festive Friday #40

Weaving paper scraps is our challenge at 
Papertrey's Make It Monday.
Ashley show us step by step the how to's.
I used my precious shimmer paper, 
and some scrap from Dearest Jane Patterned Collection.


Rustic Wreath die
'Tis the Season Sentiments

Watch Ashleys video here:

Aso entering in Festive Friday's Challenge

Festive Friday #40

With this pastel and silvery confection as our inspiration,
I created 3 cards for Festive Friday this week.

Don't know about you, but getting new dies (and stamps!) have to
be played with.
Couldn't stop cutting Hanging Ornaments from Memory Box.

First did this card

Impossible to show the shimmer, just like frosting on a cake!

Then did a 2nd card,

Kept the bg simple and changed the sentiment.
Shimmer and glitter paper everywhere.

3rd card

3rd card made with the leftover dies from the previous 2.
Honestly, just couldn't let those pieces go to waste!

Can't decide my favorite. 
May have to play some more...
Shimmer Paper: PTI
Sentiments: Waltzingmouse

Paper Sweeties September Release Rewind

Welcome back for Paper Sweeties Rewind.
This is where we, the DT, get to mix the new release stamps
for September
with PS previously released stamps.

One of the new sets: Smitten
is full of wonderful phrases and fonts for Weddings,
Anniversaries and all things Love.

I've paired it with a stamp from Borders,
Sweet Cuts and stamps from Home Tweet Home.
Hearts from the new Sweet Cuts -Fun Shapes
I'm 'Smitten' with just how easy it is to create 
the perfect card for the perfect couple!

2 Quick reminders:
Don't forget to play along with the Paper Sweeties
Inspiration Challenge

You have all month to play, and winning is super sweetened with a 
shopping spree with Paper Sweeties, and 
being next month's guest Designer!

Also remember Paper Sweeties Frequent Shopper Program

Did you miss any of the Design Team's projects along the way?
Here's the list, just in case:

You Are Tu-Tu Sweet

Sweet Cuts - Fun Shapes

Paper Sweeties September Release Party!

Hi there Paper Sweeties fans!
Today is release day!
All the wonderful stamps you've seen
(and drooled over) are available for purchase.
There's even a new die set.
You've seen all the wonderful samples from the
 talented design team.
Can you stand one more?

Emma has a special part in her ballet recital.
She practices in front of a mirror and ballet bar.
Her outfit, shoes, and floral hair posies are from the new stamp set:
You Are TuTu Sweet
I created the mirror by first stamping it with Virsa Mark, then brushing on
Perfect Pearls.

I'm the last on the list today, just in case,
here's the complete list.

You Are Tu-Tu Sweet

Sweet Cuts - Fun Shapes

Waltzingmouse PJ Party: Old Pajamas

Welcome to Challenge 3 of Waltzingmouse's PJ Party night!

This challenge? Old Pajamas!

Santa Clause is Coming to Town is not old to me, but I believe it's an older release.
It was on my wish list, and when Claire had a'Christmas Sale', 
put it right in my cart!
That, and the Vintage Christmas Background behind it!
I carefully cut out a window, and created a shaker.

Waltzingmouse PJ Party: Too Cute to Spook

Too Cute to Spook!
Treats for the little ones!

Around a box of ghost peeps is a strip of vellum.
The edge of the Picot Panel frames and fit perfectly.
Must say, I loved how Claire topped her tags,
so I, too, fancied my Stitched Tags up a bit with the Picot Panel Die.
Stamped sentiment and candy from Candy Wagon.

Finished pops off with glossy accents.

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party: Doodle Do

Good evening Waltzingmouse fans!
Got your pjs on? 

4 Challenges for us tonight.
1st Challenge: Doodle Do

Great Big Owl had my heart the moment I saw him!
Embossed in white and ink sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed inks.
Doodling part? 
I used the branch as a starting point, and 'doodled' a wreath around the owl,
then went back and added silver gel pen.
Rather fun, and very therapeutic!

Paper Sweeties September Release Countdown

Hi there! And welcome to Paper Sweeties Countdown!
Tomorrow, the stamps you've seen will be available to you!

Today I'm featuring a new die set,
 called Sweet Cuts Fun Shapes.
This hexagon shape is one of the dies.

Made a quilt like pattern out of scrap, twine and buttons.
The sentiment is from one of the new stamp sets.
You're going to love the possibilities!
Remember, tomorrow's the day!

Nancy Penir (you're here)

Merry Monday #125

We must use a vehicle or some sort of transportation 
this week at Merry Monday's Christmas Card Challenge

I wish I had a cool candy apple red truck.
For real! Always wanted one!
Found an old rubber sleigh stamp in my non used stash drawer
which was not cool.
It took many stampings to get a clear stamped image,
and I had to fussy cut twice to get a red sleigh on a blue bg.
Loved the bright jewel like lights on the inspiration photo,
and needed to cover a really dated heart on the stamp.
Tree stamp from Hero Arts.
Lots of Stampendous ep
sentiment: Waltzingmouse
embossed wood frame.

Paper Sweeties September Release Sneak Peek!

September brings Fall, cooler weather, kids back to school,
Paper Sweeties September Release!
Bringing you a peek to the new stamp sets and die set
coming your way on the 15th!

You Are Tu Tu Sweet is full of ballerina images and phrases.
You're going to love dressing up the Paper Sweeties dolls in ballet clothes!

The next few days are full of new stamp fun!
Meanwhile lets see what the rest of the design team has done. 

Nancy Penir(you're here)

NBUS Challenge #2

Darnell from djkardkreations challenges us to create 
something with never before used 'schtuff'. (NBUS)
Isn't that just the greatest name for a challenge with a purpose?

Her challenge runs through the month,
with an anything goes theme
Christmas done one way
or two.

Had not used my Papertrey cuckoo from Tick Tock,
a Waltzingmouse Nordic Winter set ordered during Claire's Christmas sale.
Tick Tock is not a Christmas stamp set, but with a few tweaks
and the right sentiment (Rustic Wreath: PTI), it works.

This is NBUS #2,
be prepared for an onslaught of entrys.
Darnell always has a good story to tell
with fun and humor thrown in,
so settle back with a good beverage and enjoy your visit!
Once again, here's the address:

MIM #179: Emboss Resist Using Diecuts & Curtain Call - Lovely Leaves

Laura Bassen shows us how to create a background by 
using our die cuts,
and emboss resisting them.

As families go, I am blessed with a large one.
I love using challenges to create the various cards I make 
for each member of my family.
During the holiday season there are 9 birthdays, not to mention 
anniversaries and other special events,
like Christmas!
This is a card I've made for a DIL, which always throws
me, as it comes just after Christmas.

Started with the Cover Plate: Center Stage.
Emboss resisted with white, using 4 inks to add color:
Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Mist & Blueberry Sky.
The thin white frame is a piece saved from the Deco Frame Die.
The Leaves are Leaf Prints & die cut from Vellum.
Lots of fun embossing powders create the shimmer.
 Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
All mounted on Shimmer card stock.
One down, 8 to go!

Fusion Card Challenge: Old Door Charm

Old Door Charm is our theme at Fusion.
I had to go with the combo route, loved that picture, 
and wanted to play with the sketch.
That's the fun of Fusion, choice and challenge!

Background created with a stamp from PTI's Fancy That 
and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.
Bringing in the Fall colors and using a set of 
Bountiful Sunflower dies from Poppy.
Lots of ink blending (Ranger Tim Holtz Distress),
Rainstones from PTI.
Sentiment: Triple cut Wet Paint Thanks die,
and PTI's Thank You Kindly stamp set.

Tag You're It! Challenge #5

Challenge 5 at Tag You're It! is this happy set from
the ultra talented Donna Mikasa

So many yummy bright elements to play with.

Began with a tag that just seemed to grow! 
Anchored it to a card base, which would have been
simple, but had to cut out each bloom.

Tag is from Waltzingmouse,
Bottom embossed with musical, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations,
and white sponge inked.

Tag created with PTI's Filled With Joy 
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish
PTI Cardstocks and Inks
Card: Selective pieces from PTI's: Cover Plate: Center Stage
PTI Rainstones

The Card Concept #18 - Back to School

It's Back to School at the Card Concept Challenge.

Mary Marsh's (DT) card caught my eye with her perfect placement of a ribbon and 
sweet numbered chalkboard.
So I'm going with Classy and Elegant this time.

 PTI provided the stamps and dies for my 
chalkboard card.
Apple Prints & Back to School.
PTI cardstock, Zing EPs., Snow ink.
Even found an apple button and colored it with copics.


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