Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Paper Sweeties May Inspiration Challenge #18 - Cupcakes & Sprinkles

May is here! Unbelievable!
And it's time for Paper Sweeties Blog Hop
with this delicious inspiration photo!

Couldn't you just take a bite of each one?!

Last month Paper sweeties introduced a new stamp set called: Happy Everything!
and a die to go with the frame in Beautiful!

Jeanne Jachna (12 Kits of Occasions) sent a kit with this adorable checked envelope in it.
I made a card with a gift card holder on the front.

The Nordstrom in Roseville, CA, has a coffee bar with the best cupcakes you've ever tasted!
This is for my daughter (who lives in Roseville), when I go to stay with her in late May.
Hopefully I'll get to share the cupcakes!
I wanted to showcase Paper Sweeties Blueberry Baker's Twine and sequins, 
the cutest I've ever seen!

Be sure to check the other designers to see what inspiration they have for you!

May Guest Designer:  Mynnette Kitchen

The 12 Kits of Occasions - April 14

What would you do if, magically at your doorstep, was a box filled with wonder
of all of the above?
First gasp…
then giggle…
and then, make cards!

Good morning and welcome to a guest post for 12 Kits of Occasions!
I was asked to be their guest this month.
And by 'their' I mean all the wonderfully talented designers of 'The 12 Kits'

Jeanne Jackna is the sweet elf who left these gorgeous goodies above on MY doorstep!
Here are my cards!

All in my box of goodies, die cuts, ribbons, jewels, and designer papers!

The center of this set of cards was also included, a gold embossed on white card stock.
So elegant a look needed an equally elegant setting!

…with matching envies and stickers.

There's more!

Die & papers, & jewels, oh my!

This die cut of a navy parasol was also in the box!

How did Jeanne know I'm about to be a grandma again in just 22 days?

Well that's it folks, I could have done many more, but if you like to see more of the 
magic set of wonders done by the 12 kits (and 2 guest designers this month) check 
it out here:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

MIM #162: Paper Scrap Pie Charts

My 'pie chart' has an oddly quilt like feel.
Well, Melissa said, 'use up some of that scrap'.
I think I win the award for hoarded scrap.
Just can't seem to throw it away!

Betsy's Make It Market cover plate.
My pie constructed of hexagon scraps.
Buttoned Up and Button Stacks
Hanging by a Thread dies
Kraft cardstock base.

Friday, April 25, 2014

PTI April Blog Hop: Embroidered Inspirations

One more quick post for PTI's April Blog Hop!
Did this last night, but woke up to some much needed rain.
My photos are always shot outside, so had to wait for the sun to peek out.
Just enough for a few photos!

1st time use of the 'hello' die, just love it for a note card!
Saw these colors together on Pinterest. Aren't they just happy?
All Papertrey products:
Strawberry Patch dies
Be Happy die (scallop)
PTI felts
PTI cardstocks
(Green pattern wool felt from stash)
I finally read through all of Nichole's post where we didn't have to actually embroider our
creations, and I can't believe how wonderful everyone is cleverly fauxing their cards, 
but I love to sew, almost as much as I love playing with paper!
Might just get another in. (Should be cleaning my craft room!)
Have fun hopping!

PTI April Blog Hop: Embroidered Inspiration

April 25th means Blog Hop Time at PapertreyInk!
The theme? Embroidery!
1st up

Cover Plate: Modern Cross stitched with floss, over a watercolored splats bg.
Initial Thought die cut, embroidered flower.

2nd card

Stamps stamp beautifully on white linen.
Large blossom & Leaf from Rosie Posie. 
Accented with embroidery floss.

Felt buttons from Button Stacks
PTI Orange Zest cardstock
Inks: Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile & New Leaf (over Rosie Posie Additions).
Super easy and fun!

3rd embroidery done on a tag.

Tag Sale #3, felt die cut,
Ruby Rose dies cut from PTI felt,
Tiny Tag

Making it quick so you can hop along!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MIM #161

One more post for MIM's Watercolor Splat challenge.

A card for my 13 yr. old grandson Carson.
He'll probably hate the hearts, but I sure love him!

All PTI, except the rain dots.
Bubble Talk stamp and die set

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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!

Monday, April 21, 2014

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!

Friday, April 18, 2014

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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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

Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes

Monday, April 14, 2014

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

Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes