Saturday, May 6, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #283

Hello everyone, 
Just popping in to share with you a few projects I made for this weeks 
Papertrey Ink MIM challenge.  This weeks challenge is to use a water color wash background.  
I made several water color backgrounds and let them dry over night.  
For these projects I decided to die cut my water colored paper for the backgrounds.  
Then I used both the negative and positive of the die cut to make my cards.  

Eek! I just love how this card turned out! So pretty. And of course the beautiful cluster of flowers matched the background colors almost perfectly.  Love everything about this one.  
Don't you just love when that happens!?

For this card, it's really quite clean and simple.  
I just used a little spray adhesive in the center of the die cut then stuck the negatives to cardstock and pulled off the positive that I used on the card above.  

To play along with this weeks challenge visit the PTI blog here. 

All products used are Papertey Ink with the exception of the water colors.  
You can find the products in the PTI store here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy NSD! 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI April 2017 Blog Hop

What a beautiful spring here in PA.  
It was so nice over the weekend we were able to get all our flower gardens weeded and mulched, 
the fresh mulch and new plants are looking so pretty.  Spring time greens are some of my favorite colors! Along with all the gorgeous spring blooms of course! 

Today's PTI challenge is an inspiration piece.  
You can find the inspiration details and the challenge on the PTI Blog.

April Inspiration

This just looks like vintage fabric I wish I could find for my patio furniture pillows.  

This is the card I made using the colors similar to those in the photo. 

I am making a conscious effort to use more patterned paper in the design of my cards. 
I'm pretty sure I have a never ending supply at this point.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the hop, 
and good luck if you play along! 

Happy Spring! 

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All Products Papertrey Ink


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Welcoming Spring!

Hello everyone!
I'm so excited today, no I didn't get new stamps in the mail! I was able to walk outside without a coat, or sweatshirt or any winter clothes! It seems spring has finally arrived, and it's not raining.
I also took some time to prune some flowering bushes that I didn't do in the fall.
Now, I need to do some research and see when I have to start filling the humming bird feeders.
I'm not sure when they start to migrate.

Anyway, on to today's card.
I made this card for the SplitCoast Stampers Mystery Image Swappers group.
This month Patti sent us this cute image called Summer Afternoon from SU!

I added some PTI patterned paper and cardstock and finished with a PTI sentiment.  

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Image- SU! Summer Afternoon
Cardstock- PTI
Ribbon- PTI
 dies- PTI
sentiment- PTI 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

FTH Stamp of the Month

Today I made a card using the Free Stamp Of The Month from From the Heart stamp 

I used the from the heart sketch #168. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink Release Day 3 challenge.

Today is a snow day here in my part of PA! 
And we have a lot of snow! At least 2 feet and it's still snowing.  
So we have been having a family game day.  
Although, I took a break from all the fun to stamp some of my favorite flowers. 
One of the first multi layer stamps sets that I purchased was PTI The Sweet Life.  
It's gorgeous, and I still love it and use it often.  

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Paper PTI
Twine PTI
washi tape- stash


Saturday, March 11, 2017

TCP Tuesday #333 Water

Hi all, 
I'm back again today with another card I made during the 30 day coloring challenge. 
Today's card is for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps 

I sure could use some surfing weather! 
Instead we have about 8 inches of snow and blustering winds! 
With more yet to come! 

I colored this cute Surfer Buns with copic markers. 
For the die cut circle I used the TClP cloud die as a mask. 


I cut the TCP wave die twice and just layered it, using foam tape for the top layer. 

The wavy stitched edge is a Simon Says stamp die, and the patterned paper is PTI.  

Papertrey Ink March Release Day 2 Challenge

Today I wanted to share with you my project for the Papetrey Ink March Release Day 2 Challenge.  Today's challenge is to create a new project that incorporates multiples of a single shape, stamp or die cut. 

I pulled out a well loved Papertrey Ink Butterfly die as my main image.  

I die cut the butterflies from paper from the Papertrey Ink Pink Patterns Collection, then added the center elements that came with a past SAF kit 1940's.

The base and green gingham paper is cut from the PTI Noted A2 scalloped die collection. 

The sentiment is form Graceful Greetings 2 stamp set.

I finished by adding sequins with a dot of glossy accents on top.  

To see this months release post as well as the challenge visit 

All products Papertrey Ink as mentioned above. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Hi all!

A little mixed media project for you here today.
I know, I am not a get messy kinda gal unless it comes to coloring Easter eggs
and baking Christmas cookies! Then it's ok, to an extent ;)
I don't like messes.  I have to say I even like my house to be clean and in order to scrap.
That being said my studio is the messiest room in our home.

So today I took on the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge, Nail Polish Marbling.
Years ago I remember this being a pinterest thing for nails.
We even tried it at a scrap booking get together.
It was messy, and only a few nails actually turned out kinda nice.
So, let's see how this will go.

You can watch the video here and join the challenge by clicking here.  

I used a disposable take out food container, so the mess would be easy to clean up.
And tooth picks to swirl the polish in the water.
I dipped several sheets of white and kraft in hopes of getting one that was usable.

These are the papers I dipped in various colored polishes.

And this is the card I made.
I chose to use the one on kraft cardstock.

I added a strip of paper to coordinate with the nail polish to add the sentiment.  

And there you have my mixed media card using nail polish marbling.  

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

PTI carstock
PTI Birthday Basics


Monday, March 6, 2017

Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebration Day 2

Oh my, if you want to see lots of pretty photos be sure to check out the post today on the PTI blog.  Today is the first day of the guest blogger Rebecca Luminarias. Rebecca has lots of inspiration for handmade packaging that is just beautiful! It's also the second day of the Papertrey Ink 10th anniversary Celebration. Today's challenge is all about gift wrapping, and the challenge was to make a tag or gift wrapping.  I chose to make a gift card holder that could be tucked inside of a card.

I started with a mini kraft envelope. The embellished with a doily, patterned paper and twine.

I finished the design with a stamped image from the garden gate kit.  

So pretty!

I really should make these more for inside of cards, they are so quick and easy and look so much prettier then most of the envelopes that come with gift cards.  

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

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Papertrey Ink Garden Gate Kit
PTI patterned paper
PTI Rustic Twine
other doily and kraft envelope


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Papertrey Ink 10 year anniversary celebration Day 1

Today kicks off the 10  year anniversary celebration for Papertrey Ink! 
Everyday on the PTI blog there are giveaways and challenges.  
Today's challenge is an inspiration challenge.  

This is the inspiration photo.  

For my project I pulled out the SAF2014 kit and made this card. 

I popped the leaves up so the flower had a little dimension. 

Stop on over the to PTI blog to play along! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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PTI SAF 2014 kit paper and die. 
Sentiment PTI Think Big Favorites 2
PTI carstock 


Friday, March 3, 2017

#thedailymarker30day coloring challenge day 3

Hello everyone, 
I had a very limited amount of time to color today so I chose this image I had previously printed to do some quick copic coloring.  
Ok, so I'll confess, I had a spa day with my daughter today.  
It was lovely! 
I went in with hopes of adding spring colors to my nails, but by the time I was done with my massage it was snowing again, and it's the coldest day of the year here.  
So I went with a traditional color for me and will hopefully feel more in a spring mood 
for our next visit.  

I also have a request if you would like to mail one of your beautifully colored cards. 

  Just a get well for the lovely mother of a family friend. She had a fall a few weeks ago, it was outside and quite a while before she was found with several broken bones including a hip. She has had several setbacks in her recovery but I know she would love to be showered with cards if you would like. I have permission from her daughter to share her name and address.
Kay Gipple
C/O Cindy Rider
17 Dutch Hill Road
Bloomsburg PA 17815

And here is the quick card I made today.  

I printed a couple of these stamps as soon as I bought them.  
Perfect for a quick few minutes to unwind and color.  

And here is a close up. 

I hope the flu, chicken pox or just the nasty virus that has been going around stays away from your family.  But if you and yours are suffering I hope you feel better soon! 

I am playing along with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  

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copic markers


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #29 and #daileymarker30day day 2!

Hi all!  So for today's coloring I colored this cute little critter from Sugar Pea Designs.  

February is over so we can give the groundhog a little break, besides he was kinda wrong this year as it's been more like spring weather then winter here in PA!  

See, isn't he just the cutest! 

And the inside says Gopher-it! 

For the layout and color scheme I used the Sugar Pea Designs Mix it Up Challenge #29.
Such pretty spring colors.  
And one of my favorite flowers.  
To play along check out the challenge on the 

An of course this is my coloring for day 2 of the 30 day coloring challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week! 

Enablers List
Paper PTI
Copic Markers