Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Hi PTI fans! 
I love Mondays that fall  on Papertrey's release week.
We are asked to case the wonderful designers who take the new product 
and create and design fabulous things!

Sounds easy? Fun yes, easy no. Just try picking one out of 76 glorious

I finally settled on a beauty by Michelle Leone, featuring Betsy Veldman's new
Beautiful Berries: Autumn. You can see Michelle's card, and a card set she did here:

I used the stencil from Herb Garden, as Michelle did, and
substituted my vine with one from Embellished Elegance.
Inked with Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold
Vine inks: Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Scarlett Jewel.
So glad to use that lovely set again! 
Double Ended Banners and Inspired: Blessed.
Stitched die from Noted: Scalloped A2.
The Inspired: Blessed stamp set has several sentiments that go along
with the word, Blessed, but couldn't decide which to use.
Decided I'd wait until the need arises to add, 'so very', or 'grateful, thankful', 
or one of the other lovely sayings.

Play along on Nichole's blog here:

Also playing along with SSS Wednesday's Challenge

And Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Monochromatic Color Pop 'Hello'

MIM at PapertreyInk features Stephanie Gold with a fun technique of 
creating Monochromatic cards with a touch of Color Pop.

My card has a bit more than just, 'pop'. More 'pop, pop, pop'. Well you get the idea.
Once I started with the Aqua Mist, I just loved the contrast against the Stormy Sea,
and popped more color than the challenge calls for.
I do love the effect, and always love the idea of framing my sentiment, the 
way Stephanie did.

Garden Party stamps and dies
Graceful Greetings sentiment
Leaf & Sprigs Frame Die

Hope your week is a great one! 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Eat the Rainbow

It's 105 in the Central Valley today, and not much to do other 
than remain indoors and craft.

PapertreyInk always has the best tutorials and challenges,
and this week with Lizzie is at the top of the 'fun' column!

Color Slider cards are a way to give the recipient a happy and colorful surprise.
Lizzie shows us step by step just how to create this fun interactive card.

As the tab is pulled, the image is transformed to color!

Think I'll play some more with this technique. There are so many stamp sets that would work.
Check out more ideas on Nichole's blog, here:

PTI: Colorful Treats stamp set
Love You to Pieces: Additions (Pull here heart)
Dies: Half & Half, Double ended Banners
Noted: A2 rectangle die (cut 1/4" larger on each end to accommodate cone)
Stay cool my friends!