MIM #220 Die Cut Mini Notebooks

Melissa is up at Papertrey this week with a how-to create
mini notebooks.
She suggests bringing the grandkids in on the fun,
but mine went home yesterday, so...  it's my turn for fun!
They whip up so fast, I did 4 with the Library Card Tag, (which has a cool little
hole at the top I punched through all layers),
and Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook

Make It Market: County Fair

Make It Market: You're a Masterpiece

Summer Camp

Summer Camp
Trees, camera, tent & campfire fussy cut.

These were just way too much fun to do, and will make a great afternoon
when the grandkids visit.
Love when Melissa comes up on MIM.
Find the video on how to do your own mini notebooks here, on Nichole's blog:

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday!

Summer's in full swing, and August 1st brings 
Paper Sweeties August Challenge.

Paper Sweeties is celebrating all month. Happy 3rd Birthday!
And what a celebration it is!

Paper Sweeties was 1year old when I joined the team and it's 
grown from stamps to dies, to ribbon binding, sequins and twine and straws, 
and even a monthly kit!
Please join the fun for prizes and so much more!

Meanwhile, the challenge!

Sophie's celebrating with 3 ginormous paper pieced cupcakes!

As sweet as can be!
Don't forget the other designers for inspiration.
A special welcome to our Guest Designer: Jen Carter!
Can't wait to see your birthday themed card!

Muses Challenge #126

Playing along with the Muse Challenge,
where our muse comes from Tracey McNeeley's 1st post on their 
design team.

Check out her inspiration card.

Tracey nails it every time!
Cool, CAS, and perfectly constructed, right?
I was totally besotted with those ombred water drops,
 the clean white space and flowered drink that's part of 'summer'.

Great excuse to use some NBUS stamps and dies from Papertrey too!
Play along with Muses Challenge here:

Friendship Jar Shaker Die,
Cover Plate: Raindrops
Bloomers & Vintage Linens Stamps and Dies
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste tinted with Springrain, 
Blueberry Sky & Aqua Mist Reinkers.
Hello Swoosh die
Lawn Fawn sequins
Onyx glitter

MIM #219: Texture Kissing

Just love Mondays, especially with PTI and Make It Monday!
This week's video with Lizzie shows us how to 'texture kiss' our stamps.

I texture kissed several leaves and the bud from Rosie Posie, not really 
having a plan.
Ended up forming a summer wreath. Loved the colors together!
(Am I the only one that hangs a wreath up for every season?)
Hawaiian Shores, Classic Kraft, Limeaid Ice & Berry Sorbet.
Hello: Noted Die
Texture from Background Basics: Gingham
The smaller gingham gives an impression that resembled tiny flowers.
Happy accident?
PTI cardstocks: Stamper's Select & Classic Kraft.

See Lizzie's video and play along here:

PTI July Blog hop

Blog Hop time at Papertrey, and Nichole has 
challenged us with this photo: 

"Colors, layout, touches of gilded gold, as well as the distressed wall..."
All my PTI butterfly sets covered my worktable,
but had to go with a favorite, Life Is Beautiful.

I loved the British Campaign feel, and tried for that look.
With help from the fab designers at PTI, and lessons from MIM, came my card.
(Can you pick out who taught us what?)
Hands of Time stamped in gold on an ombre of Sweet Blush and Autumn Rose.
Background Basics: Farm & Barn, stamped with Classic Kraft, spritzed with water, 
and then stamped off. Die cut hole with Spellbinders circle die.
PTI Autumn Rose & Simply Jane pattern papers, (gold embossed dipped)
Songbirds leaves in Ocean Tides & Vellum card stocks.
Gold 'string bling' and Lawn Fawn metallic sequins.

What to do with all the leftover butterflies?
Make butterfly winged tags! (Thank you Melissa Phillips!)

Did a wallpaper from the blooms of Betsy's Nostalgic Notions

Flowers were stamped in Soft Stone, watercolored, then the edges were sponge inked.

Love having tags on hand for all ocassions!

And Love seeing all my blog friends' creations!
You always find endless inspiration!

...and then my PTI order came!

With inspiration from Dawn's gorgeous blooms on PTI's Facebook,
and Melissa's teacup of flowers,
I made a birthday card.

Besides, had to do a special birthday card for one of our own celebrating her's 
in August. Her Initials are MBL! Know who I mean?

Happy Hopping!

Stamps: Vintage Linens 
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Linens Patterned Paper Collection
White, Aqua Mist
Dies: Triangle Trio, Fancy Teacup
Other: Rainstones, White Embossing Powder, 
Windsor Newton Watercolor pens.

Tag You're It Challenge #26

Hi everyone! TGIF!
And especially since there's a new challenge at TYI!
The talented Marybeth's on board with our inspiration tag,
and it's a beaut!

She gives us beauty and graceful elegance 
with this tag.
I loved the impressed pattern around and below her butterfly!

I doubled my tag like Marybeth, 
and embossed a leafy design on the bottom.
Instead of a butterfly, I chose a cuckoo clock and added 2 birds.

Hope you are inspired to play along.
Are you our next Guest Designer?

Tag: Waltzingmouse
Clock: PTI Tick Tock
Inks: PTI Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate
Encore! Ultimate Metallic Gold
PTI: Embellished Ellegance die (leaf)

Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind!

How have you liked the new stamps and dies this month? 
Cutest bugs ever!
And the wonderful new script!
And they go with just about every other Paper Sweeties set!

I gave my ladybug some sheen with Glossy Accents, 
and she's shaded by a posie from  Pretty Posies.
GA also on the sign from Garden Time.

Are you playing along with Paper Sweeties' July Challenge?
Enter for a chance to win a Gift Certificate and be 
our guest designer!

Hope you've been inspired, and don't forget to visit
the other designers for more inspiration!


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