Monday, February 29, 2016

Papertrey Ink's MIM Challenge #241: Ombre Stenciled Background

Hi, there.  Today's project was created for Papertrey's Make it Monday.  Betsy created a beautiful stenciled ombre background and has challenged us to do the same.  Don't forget to stop by and check out her tutorial.

I used Tim Holtz distress inks and a layering stencil to create my background.

PTI's scene it and love lives here dies were used to create the center of my card.  I really wanted to add a few sequins but I was out!  

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Papertrey February 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Hi, there!  Quick post today for Papertrey's February Blog Hop.  Isn't the inspiration photo lovely?

I love all the delicate details it offers.  Here's my take on the challenge:

Thanks for stopping by!

Papertrey Ink:  Mini Blooms Stamp Set, Rustic Wreath Stamp Set, Sweet Blush Ink, Sweet Blush Paper, Spring Moss Ink, Spring Moss Ribbon, Vintage Cream Paper

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Papertrey's MIM #240 Watercolor Resist

Hi, there! I hope everyone is having a great week.  I wanted to share a quick project with you today that I made for Papertrey's Make it Monday.  Lexi has challenged us to create a watercolor project using rubber cement as a resist.  I can honestly say, I never would have come up with this idea...Lexi was definitely thinking outside of the box!

Let's get started.

I started off by painting my watercolor paper yellow.  After drying, I applied a few swirls of the rubber cement.  Once the rubber cement dried, I water colored everything in green, waited for the paint to dry, and then removed the rubber cement to show those little pops of yellow.

I went back in with my paintbrush and added a few spots of green here and there .  The sentiment was embossed using Papertrey's Happy Hexagon stamp set.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Papertrey's Paper Crafting Alphabet Challenge

Wrapping up Papertrey's Anniversary challenges with this final project.  I was challenged to create a project with rounded corners, 5 different colors, and 2 different stamp sets. Don't forget to play along.

PTI:  Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise Inks; Aqua Mist and Sweet Blush paper, 
Tag Sale #5

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Papertrey's DT Color Recipe Challenge

I finally made it through all of PTI's fabulous anniversary challenges and am ready to post my final project.  This little treat bag was inspired by Kay Millers Color Recipe Card...Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, and Simply Chartreuse. I love those bright hues!

Brushed Blooms Stamps and Dies were used to complete the look. 

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Papertrey's Color Pop Fortune Teller Challenge

Another post here for Papertrey's Anniversary celebration.  This card was created for the Color Pop Fortune Teller Challenge.  My colors were raspberry fizz, pure poppy, and orange zest.  I pulled out my Party Pops kit and decided to play along.  So much fun!

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Papertrey's Saturday Snail Mail Challenge

Hi, again!  I am so glad the weekend is finally about you?

I have a quick project to share with you today.  Papertrey asked us to create a thank you card for their warehouse staff in honor of their new  #saturdaysnailmail campaign.  Isn't that the neatest challenge?  
I absolutely love the idea.  


I used PTI's Stacked Statements stamps and dies to create my card.  I love how feminine this set is.

I had a difficult time getting the lighting right but I do so love this card in person.  I hope the recipient enjoys it, as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Papertrey's Sampler Square Challenge

Hi, there. I'm dropping in for a quick post.  I created a project for Papertrey Ink's Sampler Square Challenge.  I must admit, this is probably my least favorite challenge...I have never had much flair for designing cards like this so it was definitely a challenge for me.  I decided to keep it extremely simple and pull out my nostalgic notions button stamps and dies. 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Papertrey Grab and Craft Challenge

Happy Friday!  Today, I am participating in PTI's Grab and Craft Challenge...take 5 minutes to grab the supplies you need and go!  Here's my take on this challenge!

I used PTI's Uncorked Stamps and Dies to pull together a quick wine tag. 

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Papertrey Ink:  Uncorked Stamps and Dies, Sweet Blush Ink and Paper, Notched Hearts Banner Die

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Papertrey's Dress Up Doll Challenge

Hi, there!  It's Papertrey's 9th anniversary and there are lots of fun festivities to celebrate.  Don't forget to stop by and play along in some of the many challenges as there are lots of goodies at stake!

Today's project was created for Betsy's Dress Up Doll Challenge.  For this particular challenge, we have to pick an article of clothing to draw inspiration from.  I chose the first thing I saw which happened to be my daughter's snowflake pajamas!

Here's my take on her attire:

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Papertrey Ink:  Snowflake Medley Stamps and Dies, Hibiscus Burst, Ocean Tide, Autumn Rose, Enchanted Evening, Orange Zest

Thursday, February 4, 2016

valentine ombre...

Hi, there!  Today's post is for Papertrey's Make it Monday.  I am excited to play along as Melissa Phillips is the host of this week's challenge.  She has provided us with a wonderful tutorial on how to create an ombre valentine project.  Isn't her card beautiful?  Simple yet elegant...I love it!

Here are a few takes on this week's challenge:

I stamped confetti toss in sweet blush, lovely lady, and hibiscus burst and created an ombre heart border using watercolors.  

I used the same ombre technique on the diecut word and polished it off with a little red felt heart, sequin, and sweet blush ribbon.

Third up is a tag created using various shades of pink.  

My final project wasn't created with the ombre technique in mind but I thought this little Valentine jar topper fit well with the other projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Papertrey:  Tinsel and Tags Stamps/Dies, Scene it Everyday, Love Lives Here Stamps/Dies, Wonderful Words Love Die, Heart Border Die, Tag Sale #3, Tag-its#11, Aqua Mist Ink, Sweet Blush Ink, Lovely Lady Ink, Hibiscus Burst
Other:  Watercolors, Versamark Black Ink