Friday, January 30, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge

A big welcome to my first post as designer for the Tag You're It Challenge
And for this post, none other than the uber talented Debbie Hughes as our muse!

Debbie gives us this GORGEOUS tag as inspiration.
And a 'take 2' which I loved for a baby gift tag!

Ok, is that that the cutest hippo?

Here's my inspiration tag for you!

Recipe: PTI Tag Sale #1, Paper Sweeties Bouncing Baby (elephant), Party Time (balloon),
 Home Tweet Home (Birdie & flower), Sentiment: Bundle of Joy

Come Play along, I can't wait to see what you do with Debbie's fabulous inspiration!

Monday, January 26, 2015

MIM #199: Confetti Garland

MIM at PapertreyInk with Betsy.
Her video this week is making Confetti Garland.
Perfect decoration for an 18 year old's birthday card.

Lots of shimmery confetti from Shakers dies, and an 18 die cut from By the Numbers,
Balloons from Birthday Style
Happy Birthday banner and sentiment from Cupcake Collection
All cardstock PTI
Sequins: Make It Market: Shakers & Sprinkles

Sunday, January 25, 2015

PTI January Blog Hop: Hearts! & The Card Concept Challenge #27 Love

PapertreyInk's January Blog Hop!
Welcome to a celebration of 'Hearts'.
Nichole assembled a bright array of happy hearts for this month's challenge.
Lot's of inspiration!
And don't forget to give some love to the inside!

Inked up 2 whole sheets of card stock for this one.

All hearts, PTI dies

for the inside, I created stencils and inked inside and around them.

2nd card

A shaker with as much romance as I could fit on a card!

And the inside

3rd card

Don't you love all PTI's stitching possibilities?

And inside,

Last, I did a set of tags,

There's sure to be romantic inspiration on Nichole's blog today.
Hop on over and enjoy!

Recipes will be posted,
comments too,
when I return from church!
Thank you!

Also entering the first card in the Card Concept Challenge 
where the theme is LOVE.

Clean and layered, 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Card for MIM #198

A quick post for MIM, 
found a bit of time and wanted to play along.
Ashley has a wonderful tutorial on Nichole's blog showing
how to create 3 panel cards.

Just received my Jan. order and couldn't wait to ink up a cupcake from Baker's Dozen, and die cut 
the darling cake plate.

Can't have enough birthday cards ready to go in my family!

Bottom panel holds a giftcard, (that one's mine, haven't used it yet!)

Did an envelope to match.

And always finish with a 'handmade stamp'.

Besides Baker's Dozen, used Stitched Swirls,
Happy Notes, Ruby Rose, Handmade Hodgepodge and BB: Super Stripes.
All PTI card stocks and Inks except Hero's Wet Cement.
Abit of Glossy Accents on the hearts 
& heart clips to close.

Just a few days left to play along,

I think this holds a record for most photos posted for a single card (ha!).

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Card Concept Challenge 26 1yr. Anniversary

Wanted to play along with the Card Concept,
celebrating their 1 year anniversary!

Congratulations to one of my favs in the challenge world!

Their guest designer is Andrea Ewen,
who treats us with this shabby chic beauty,

I took her card, and did mine in the same style, Shabby Chic-ish,
and dedicate it to Card Challenge, with my thanks for 
their inspiring challenges over the past year.
Keep them coming gals!

Waltzingmouse stamps: Vintage Postcard & Old Country Roses
Crate Paper Kiss Kiss cardstock.
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
PTI & Hero Arts Inks
Vintage lace

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Paper Sweeties January Release Rewind!

Welcome back, Paper Sweeties fans!
It's rewind time, where we show you how great the new stamps
work with the old.

My latest grandchild was a boy (7 months already!) so, in his honor,  I made a boy card
using the new Bouncing Baby set (baby feet & 'It's a' sentiment).
The rattle was so easy, made with a 1" punch, star from Be Happy (die),
and bottom die from the new set.
B, O, Y letter blocks from Fancy Monograms.
And bird tweeting the announcement from Home Tweet Home.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the teamies!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Paper Sweeties January Release Party!

It's release day at Paper Sweeties! 
Today you can order the darling sets you've seen here and
on my teammates' blogs!

I've done 2 cards for you today, one for a girl baby, and one for a boy.

My baby girl card features the adorable giraffe from Bouncing Baby.
This set gives you some words and sentences to put just the right
sentiment on your card or tag!
Paper Sweeties Cotton Candy twine & sequins

Using the same layout, and boy colors, I created a baby boy card.

Blueberry twine and sequins this time.

I love having cards ready for the next 'baby's here' announcement!

If you missed any of the designer's blogs for this release, I have their links here:

New Products & Links:

Happy News!

I'm excited to share some new with you,
I've been invited to join the 'Tag You're It' team!
I was so happy to say, 'Yes' to Tracey Mc Neely!

This tag was made to thank her, and the team.

With some gorgeous stamps from Waltzingmouse,
Vintage Postcards & Old Country Roses, I am so excited to be added to 
the team, and can't wait to share my take for each challenge.
If you don't know Tag You're It, 
check it out here:

If you'd like to comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties January Release Countdown!

Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties January Release, and we're one day closer 
to being able to purchase the new 'Baby' stamps and dies!
Today my card features a clothesline set from Bundle of Joy.

Stamped once on the card front, and die cut and stamped twice more to announce
a Baby Boy!
Behind the card is a matching envelope. 
So quick and easy with the matching dies!
Hope you'll come back tomorrow for more of this month's Baby Release!

MIM #197: Homemade Foam Stickers

The Craftroom is geared up for Valentines, and
there's heart dies and heart stamps in neat little piles ready to be
discovered all over again! And some newbies too!

Laurie's challenge for MIM is to create stickers from our dies.

Happy die from Tipped Top, first ombred with Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet & Hibiscus Burst,
before die cutting and affixed to foam.
I used the Tasting Tag to tie on my arrows from Cupid's Arrow (Tied with twine)
and stamped the bottom with Valentine's Day from Boutique Borders: Valentine.
The heart is die cut from Limitless Layers,  Hearts and run through an embossing folder.
The 10 cent stamp is from my stash.
Flowers and leaves cut from Stamp-A-Faire 40's set (love how they emboss as they cut!)
Cardstock: PTI & Crate Paper's Kiss, Kiss.
Find Laurie's video on Nichole's blog here:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Paper Sweeties January Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi all! And welcome to Paper Sweeties January Release Sneak Peek!

Let's get right to it!

It's all about babies this month!

Everything you need for a baby card, tag, or decoration can be found in 
this month's stamp sets and dies!
But more about that tomorrow.
Don't forget to come back for another look.
Meanwhile, did you see all the great examples from my teamies?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

MIM #196: Colorful Card Corners

Danielle shows us how to use corners for interest in this week's
Make It Monday.
With a subtle dreamy background, and a sentiment, the colorful corner image 
steals the show.

Rather masculine, but think it could be for a graduate or gal friend. 
1st stamped World Map on watercolor paper in kraft, with Spring Moss on land areas.
Then brushed on water in certain areas. Ocean in Aqua Mist and Spring Rain. 
Hands Of Time is my corner accent. It's Canyon Clay (know it looks orange, but I wanted a coppery color, and that's the closest to copper.
'Antiqued' the edges with gold ink for a vintage feel.
Sentiment also from Hands of Time with the flourish from Stamp-A-Faire Renaissance.
Also did an envelope with another image from Renaissance in Canyon Clay (stamped off).
Hard to see, but added Wink of Stella Gold to the hands and 'Time'.

You can play along and watch Dani's creative genius here: