Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #235

Hi, there!  I have a quick post for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday.  Laurie shared some insight into getting our projects to pop by adding additional color to stamped images.  I love this technique!  

I created my first card using Papertrey's Brushed Blooms Stamp Set.  The flowers were inked in Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel before going over the blooms with pure poppy and red chili colored pencils.

Next, is a card created with PTI's Rustic Wreath and Love Lives Here sets.

 Don't you just love Sweet Blush Ink?  My absolute favorite.

I stamped the sprigs in Spring Moss using PTI's Tinsel and Tags kit before adding color with pencils.
I like how you can deepen the veins of the sprigs this way.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Papertrey December 2015 Blog Hop

Good morning and happy day after Christmas! We had a wonderful time with family this year but now I am watching everyone pack up to head back to their homes and I am a tad sad. I hate to see everyone go. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas but I know this time can be difficult for some so for those, I hope you find peace in the New Year.

Today's project is for Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop Challenge. I am so happy our inspirational photo is Christmas themed. I am not ready to put away my Christmas supplies just yet.

Those sweet little plates reminded me of the wonderful tags that can be created with PTI's Tinsel and Tags kit. 

Hurrying off to spend time with the family before they depart. I wish you a Happy New Year! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Polka

Hi, there!  I hope everyone is having a nice week. I created a couple of projects for Papertrey's Create Along with Us Challenge. There were a great many inspirational projects from the DT this month-I can't wait to see what inspired you!

I was completely smitten with Melissa Phillips's projects this week, especially this little gem:

Isn't this just darling? How cute is that little pink barn? I love it! And those pink polka dots make it that much sweeter. I couldn't help but pull out my sweet blush ink and get to crafting. 

I decided to create a little treat bag, as well, but decided to go with a Christmas theme. 

I heat embossed a tree from Tree Trimming Trio and filled it in with a few sweet blush ornaments. 

Next up, is a tag created using the same set and same inspiration.  The tag sentiment is from Crafty Secrets' Snow Bunnies Clear Art Stamp set...only $2.50 at! Don't forget to join in this month's Linky party

I couldn't get away from those sweet polka dots. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Snowflake Medley

Hi, I have a quick post for you today. Today's project was created for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge and the Crafty Secrets Linky Party.

For this week's Make it Monday, Ashley challenged us to embellish out projects with felt.  I love how felt can add richness or softness depending on the color palette you choose. Don't forget to drop by and check out her beautiful cards.

I am working on treat bags for my daughter's preschool class and decided to tie one in with both challenges. I created the felt bow using Papertrey's Tinsel and Tags and used PTI's snowflake medley, tag sale #4, and delightful doilies, as well. 

The little snowman centerpiece is from Crafty Secrets' Retro Christmas Digital Downlad of my favorite images. 

Many apologies for the limited posting. My computer is on the fritz and I am working out of a not so user friendly app to post.  I do believe Santa might be bringing me a new one so I hope to be up and running again soon. 

Wishing you and yours a very merry holiday season!