Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge #210

Hi.  Today, I created a project for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge #210.  This week's challenge highlights the use of vellum to soften the look of bold patterns/backgrounds.

For my project, vellum was used to soften a silver damask background. 

PTI's limitless layers heart and heart stitches dies were inked with Tim Holtz' silver paint dabbers to create this layered heart. 

Martha Stewart glitter was applied to the button. 

The tag was cut using PTI's Tag Sale #8.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Hello.  Today, I made a card for Papertrey Ink's April Blog Hop Challenge using the following photo for inspiration:

Blog hop inspiration
I never would have thought to put navy and pink together but what a lovely tablescape!

The floral damask background paper is from Crafty Secrets' Creating with Vintage Patterns digital download.

I used PTI's Limitless Layers Hearts, Heart Stitches, and Tag Sale #5 to create the centerpiece. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Bright Note of Thanks

Happy Wednesday!  Today's project features patterned papers purchased from Joanne's.  I love that floral print!

Various Papertrey Ink products were used to put this together including:  Limitless Layers:  Hearts Stitches, 2 1/4" Hearts die collection, and Tag Sale #5.

I love the 'limitless' possibilities these heart dies from PTI offer...so pretty!

The bow was cut from Tim Holtz' Bow Tied die. 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge #209

Hello.  I wanted to share a quick card I made for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge.  The theme this week is to create a project using white on white die cuts with a pop of color

I decided to use PTI's Tiny Tags for this challenge.  I thought it might be cute to do a play on the phrase 'hole in my heart' so I typed up the sentiment in Word...

And halfway through adhering the hearts, I realized the word 'for' was capitalized.
Oh, well!

I used red for my pop of color and filled the hole on this heart.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Hello, again.  I wanted to share a quick card I created for the Crafty Secrets Linky Party.  They partnered with Really Reasonable Ribbon for this month's challenge.  Don't forget to play along as one lucky winner will win a $25 gift card from CS. 

Anything goes for this challenge as long as you use ribbon and one product from CS. 

For my project, I chose to showcase this month's beautiful freebie from CS.  I love this sweet little paper.  It just looks like the type of place where you want to be...home.

I used Papertrey Ink's Stitched Rectangles on the layers and used Limitless Layers: Heart stitches die to create the pierced heart. 

I wrapped ribbon around tweezers to create the little pink buds before adding a few tiny adhesive pearls. 

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #208

Hello. Below is a quick project I created for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge highlighting ombre stamping.  Check out their tutorial to learn this simple technique. 

I used Tim Holtz' distress inks in Barn Door, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar on the stamp to create the floral ombre background.

The Love sentiment was cut using PTI's Wonderful Words: Love die.  I inked it using the same colors used on the stamp.

PTI's Tag Sale #3 was used to cut the tag. 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Shabby Tea Room's Beautiful Blooms #248 Challenge

Hello, there!  I wanted to share a project I made for The Shabby Tea Room's Beautiful Blooms #248 Challenge.  We were directed to create a project using the following photo for inspiration.

I love so many things about this photo...from the tiny pink flowers to the wood grain...all the way down to that darling banner!  It inspired me to create this little house for my project.

This was a little time consuming but so easy to create. I simply printed off music sheet paper from Crafty Secrets' Creating with Vintage Patterns digital download and covered the paper mache house using Mod Podge.

I used Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die-Flag Pole with Lantern and Sign to create the colorful triangle banner. 

The rosettes were made using Tim Holtz' Mini Paper Rosette Decorative Strip Die.  I love this die and don't use it enough. I need a better way of organizing so many of my craft items so I don't forget to utilize them. 

I loved making the roof because it was something my four year old could help with.  She loves to craft and has become pretty insistent lately that she play some role in each of my projects. That can be difficult at times considering the copious amounts of hot glue or cutting tools used.  I have learned that Mod Podge can be very helpful in this regard, haha.

I used Krylon's Ballet Slipper Pink to cover the buttons...my go-to color for all things that include my Addison.  She, of course, helped to stick on every last button and douse them in glitter. She also wanted to cover the music sheet paper in glitter so we mod-podged (my new verb) that on as well.

Thanks for looking!