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Thursday, June 21, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #277



Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #277..... and another amazing sketch created by N@Ali. Such a great, versatile look that can be interpreted in so many ways! You'll surely find lots of inspiration from the DT, so please take a peek and then play along!
The pretty, scrolling berry design creates a lovely frame for the cute 'hello there' sentiment, and the yellow/lavender color combo in just perfect for this first day of summer. So.... get out there and enjoy your summer solstice 2018 (and, perhaps, create a card for CTS #277)!
There's a fabulous array of wonderfully designed creations from the DT ladies, so be sure to take look and then join us at CTS #277. Can't wait to see what you've created!




Fusion Card Challenge - 'Primary Bookcase'



Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge - Primary BookcaseThe happy and bright inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you try??
The vibrant hues of the fabulous photo helped to create this card.... with a beautiful stack of books in red, orange, green and blue, a petite globe and a few tiny, wooden stars. And, a beautifully lettered sentiment is the finishing touch.
The DT has provided some amazing inspiration, so be sure to HOP on over and join the party!
When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together!





We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!



PROCEDURES:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NEW Papertrey Ink Cover Up: Grid Stamp Set!


 Cover Up: Grid Stamp set
+ Papertrey Ink: Summer perks!! 

Happy Wednesday and welcome to a bit more of Papertrey Ink’s June release! Today we are highlighting the newest Cover Up stamp set, Cover Up: Grid, designed by Dawn McVey!
In addition, Papertrey Ink is introducing a fun Summer promotion series - 'Summer Perks'! Throughout the  summer season, Papertrey will have intermittent releases from some of your favorite designers......along with a special promotion on select coordinating products. With today's Cover Up: Grid release you can purchase one of Dawn's other Cover Up stamp sets, allowing you to create quick and easy patterns in a single, beautiful impression, at a 15% discount (for a limited time)! 


The newest Cover Up: Grid  stamp set provides a timeless and classic pattern that will work for a wide variety of card occasions, and a plethora of projects.....masculine or feminine.  So wonderfully crisp and clean!


I've created this 'LOVE' card using a more feminine color palette of Soft Stone, Aqua Mist, Pale Peony and Sweet Blush. The oh-so-versatile Cover Up: Grid pattern is heat embossed in white, with my favorite polka dots on the left and a thin strip of Bitty Big:Aqua Mist serving as a background for the pretty little berries and leaves from Corner Adorner: June.


A few soft pink sequins sparkle up the card front and help to highlight the simple sentiment from With All My Heart and the beautiful 'LOVE' die. Carnation Pink Nuvo gloss dots accent the petite flower centers.


Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate more of the June countdown! Be sure to check in on Betsy, Dawn, LaurieLizzieMelissa P, Melissa B and Stephanie over at the Papertrey Ink BLOG to see their fabulous creations using the great new June Papertrey products. 
Have a wonderful day!!




Thursday, June 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Release - Day Five!

 bold borders: Wave 
+ sentiment staples: sending you
+CORNER ADORNER: JUNE 

Hello and welcome to more of Papertrey Ink’s June release celebration! We hope that you are enjoying all of the sneak peeks and projects that have been shown and are feeling truly inspired to create..... and then share what you love!
Today we have more new stamps and dies to share with you, including Lizzie Jones' beautiful Corner Adorner: June and the lovely Sentiment Staples: Sending You. PLUS another fabulous addition to the Bold Borders series - the Bold Borders: Wave cover plate die/sentiment, which fit in beautifully with many of this month's seascape themed stamps and dies.
All of the new release items will be available through Papertrey Ink tomorrow, JUNE 15th, at 10 pm ET.
I've combined lots of new June PTI goodies..... die cut blooms from How Are You Today, the fabulous 'Love' die, just one of the versatile, new Sentiment Staples: Sending You stamps and the wonderfully detailed Bold Borders: Wave cover plate die.


A bit of Aqua Mist (and a few more bitty polka dots!) helps to create the perfect backdrop for the large Love die and a trio of petite posies in shades of yellow.


My second project, using the lovely Corner Adorner: June, incorporates just the tiny berry cluster in creating an adorable patterned background. Don't those little blackberries just look delicious?



This Classic Kraft/Royal Velvet/Pinefeather/Fresh Snow combination is perfect with a delicate sentiment from the new How Are You Today? stamp set, the petite Scalloped Tag die and a bit of Rustic Jute twine.



Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate more of the June countdown! Be sure to check in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kelly, LaurieLizzieMelissa P and Stephanie over at the Papertrey Ink BLOG to see their fabulous creations using these great new June Papertrey products. 
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Release - Day Four!

botanical bounty 2
+with all my heart + love die

There's LOTS more inspiration on view today as we present Jennifer Campbell's a-mazing and fabulous Botanical Bounty II stamps and dies. And... to coordinate oh so beautifully,  Kimberly Crawford's With All My Heart and the lovely Love die.

All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on JUNE 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


First up is the fabulous Botanical Bounty II, which has hours and hours of floral arranging possibilities..... just beautiful and amazing in every way, no matter the hue, layering or placement of each lovely bloom and bit of greenery! 


The clean and simple oval embossed design from the new Shape Shifters: Oval 2 serves as a subtle background for this warm bouquet, with a single 'hello'  sentiment from Penned Elegance.



For this second design, I've allowed the beautifully lettered 'Love' sentiment/die take center stage - as it should. Large and lovely in every way, this beauty will cover most of an A2 card front with fantastic style! 



Lots of polka dots and stripes in the newest Bitty Big hue combine nicely the Love die a trio of Berry Sorbet butterflies from the previously released Bunny Blessing and the perfect sentiment from the new With All My Heart!



Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the JUNE countdown! Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Amy, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kelly, LaurieLizzieMelissa PMelissa B, Stephanie AND Kimberly to see a plethora of fabulous creations using these great new June Papertrey products. You will surely be amazed, inspired and WOWed in every way!!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Release - Day Three!

words to Live By: laugh 
+ how are you today?

Yay -  it's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's June 2018 release and there is much more to share with you!
The introductions begin with Betsy Veldman's newest Words to Live By: Laugh stamp and die collection. In addition, Rebecca Luminarias presents her latest designs with How Are You Today..... beautiful little blooms, fluttering butterflies and perfectly delicate sentiments ..... all with coordinating dies. 
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on June 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.




Lots of bright colors, with happy blooms and a sentiment in Raspberry Fizz and some lovely stripes (in another of the newest Bitty Big colors coming your way soon!) help to create this LOL card.


The oh-so-versatile Keep It Simple Frame die creates the perfect base for this great sentiment and 'laugh' die! I've added a few black accents....with a snippet of twine and some glossy black Nuvo drops as my flower centers. And the little Tropical Teal leaves are popped up with a bit of dimensional tape, as is the sentiment tag, for a little added interest.


Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the June countdown! Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, LaurieMelissa PMelissa B and Steph to see their fabulous creations using some of the latest and greatest new June Papertrey products. You will surely be inspired!!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink June Release - Day Two!

INTRODUCING text & texture: ocean 
+Reef builder dies + shape shifters: Oval 2

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's June 2018 Release - Day 2! There are LOTS more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek..... including more of Betsy Veldman's fabulous underwater world in the scene building Reef Building die, the amazing Text & Texture: Ocean and the latest Shape Shifter: Oval 2.
These new additions are perfect compliments to the Salt Air collection, which debuted yesterday. So... if  you are an underwater/sea life fan, you will be quite excited about all of the new additions to the Papertrey lineup!
All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on JUNE 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


Soft Stone creates a subtle background, allowing the amazingly detailed Reef Builder dies to take center stage! Pretty shades of Spring Rain, Ocean Tides, Soft Stone and White are layered and a clean Keep It Simple: Birthday II sentiment was stamped in Ocean Tides.


The Shape Shifters: Oval 2 die is pretty amazing too! Here I've used just the inner/center portion of the oval. All of those pretty pieces are stamped with the Text & Texture: Ocean stamps in Spring Rain/Soft Stone, with dimensional tape added (thank you Press N' Seal!) and serving as my 'base' for all of the beautiful sea flora.


So very glad that you stopped by! There's SO much more to see from the Papertrey crew..... so be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog for more inspiration using these fabulous new June products.  Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!