Thursday, November 16, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #248

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day (yep....we celebrate that 'round here!). Welcome to CTS #248 and a bit of lovely inspiration courtesy of Chrissy! AND, because this is a TWO week challenge, there's plenty of time to sleep in a bit, eat turkey and mashed potatoes, have some wine, tea, coffee, more wine and then head into your craft area (in your pj's of course!) and create away!
Lots of pretty in pink on this card, using Papertrey's Bitty Big: Soft Blush, the delicate, sparkled up stems from Flower Power and my favorite Dark Indigo as the accent.
Please join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #248 and add to the always fabulous gallery. Can't wait to see what you've created!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Introducing....Direct Messages!

YAY! It's the fifth and final day of Paptertrey Ink's peeks at the NEW November release.  Hopefully, you've seen lots of stamps, dies, stencils and patterned papers that have you excited to create! All of the November release items will be available through Papertrey Ink tomorrow, November 15th, at 10 pm ET.
Today I am highlighting Lizzie Jones' 'Direct Messages' - a fabulous set of bannered greetings, great for so many occasions!

A bright and happy birthday greeting from Direct Messages, in Summer Sunrise, is accented using the new Quatrefoil stencils and a few long stemmed beauties. Aren't the Flower Power florals just so pretty? 

There's an abundance of inspiration from the Papertrey Ink design team - so be sure to head on over to Nichole's blog to see the latest and greatest projects....... and to appreciate all that Betsy, Heather, Melissa, Lizzie, Laurie, Keeway, Stephanie and Wanda have up their amazingly creative sleeves! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Introducing.......... Window Works!

It's the start of a new week and time for DAY FOUR of Papertrey Ink's sneak peeks.... all leading up to the release of oodles of fantastic new stamps, dies, stencils and papers - available on November 15th at 10 pm ET!
Today I am highlighting one of Dawn McVey's newest designs, the Window Works Die Collection, which includes four uniquely shaped dies to create window cut outs with such beautiful detail! Oh, so many possibilities....

Yes, I'm still in full-on holiday mode here (and still haven't decided what the 2017 family card will look like!) with this crisp and clean red/white color combination.  The lovely Window Works square die is lovely as is, but I've backed it in a few red plaids from Bitty Big: Pure Poppy and added a beautiful snowflake die from Silver White Winters and a simple sentiment from the new Heather Nichols designed 'Snowflake Style'. 

Next up is the pretty circle shaped Window Works die - taking center stage in Dark Indigo, Ripe Avocado and Prairie Grass (Yay, another new Bitty Big color!). The cute little heart from Winter Woolens, a snippet of a sentiment from the new Flower Power set and a bit of twine complete this simple design.

And lastly, a very, very simple Dark Indigo/Rustic Cream card with LOTS of gold to amp it up a bit! The pretty oval cut out is enhanced with gold embossed pinecones/foliage, glittered berries and a simple sentiment from Pen & Ink: Christmas.

Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out creations from Nichole, Betsy, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Stephanie, LEXI and Wanda for LOTS MORE inspiration. Hope that you are looking forward to all of the NEW Papertrey Ink products! Enjoy your crafty week!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Introducing....... Quatrefoil Stencils, Tag Sale #12 and Quoted: Living Longer

Good morning and welcome back to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink new release countdown for November! Lots of fabulous new things to share.....including  Quatrefoil Stencils, Tag Sale #12 die and Quoted: Living Longer stamp set.
All of the newest Papertrey Ink products will be available on November 15th at 10 pm ET!

Pale Peony and one of the lovely new Quatrefoil Stencils help to create the ombre background for this feminine, 5" square card. Oh, and then there's the beautiful shape and detail of Tag Sale #12, a bit of vellum, the delicate Silver White Wishes snowflake and a little sparkle-y twine..... so soft and pretty!

Next up is Quoted: Living Longer, a beautiful script and a pretty sentiment that would be wonderful for so many occasions! I've paired this with the cute vase and florals from another new stamp set/dies, Flower Power, from Lexi Daly. Just a thin black background and my favorite polka dots help to create this pretty arrangement.

Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll have even more of the Papertrey Ink November release to share. Be sure to check out creations from Nichole, Amy Betsy, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Stephanie and Wanda for additional inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Introducing........ Snowfall Style and Winter Woolens!

Welcome to Day 2 of Papertrey Ink's November countdown post! Today we are sharing projects made with the new Snowfall Style and Winter Woolens dies/stamp sets! 
All of the new release items will be available for purchase on November 15th at 10 pm ET!

A lovely combination of Mix & Mat: Plaid, a beautiful snowflake die from the new Snowfall Style collection (stamps, dies and stencils!) and a peek at one of the new Bitty Big colors (Aqua Mist) help to create this winter wishes card. And... just a little bit of silver-y sparkle too!


Next up is the a-dorable Winter Woolens! Lots of options for little sweaters, hats and mittens and the perfect sentiments to go along! Oh, how I love these Nordic inspired patterns, which remind me of some of my very favorite snuggle-worthy L.L. Bean sweaters. The beautiful blues (Dark Indigo/Blueberry Sky), Mix&Mat: Plaid die, lots o' white and a few pom poms help to send warm wishes your way!

Thank you so much for taking a peek today! Be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll have more of the November release to share. However, be sure to see what inspiration Nichole, Betsy, Heather, Melissa, AMY, Lizzie, Laurie, Stephanie and Wanda have for you today! Happy Weekend!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Introducing.......Little Lift Me Ups and Year of Psalms:November

Welcome to the first day of Papertrey Ink's November countdown post! Today we are sharing projects made with the new Year of Psalms: November and the Little Lift Me Ups stamps sets! You'll also get a peek at the new Mix & Mat: Plaid die and the Background Basics: Birch stamp set.
All of the new release items will be available for purchase on November 15th at 10 pm ET!

My first card highlights Betsy's new Little Lift Me Ups and Background Basics: Birch set. Oh my... this beautiful pattern can now be stamped in any color your heart desires! Here I've used the Birch pattern in Stormy Sea and combined it with Pure Poppy Bitty Big polka dots, a fabulous sentiment from the new Little Lift Me Ups, a pretty tag from Bite Size Tags Die , and a snippet of red/white twine. 

The next project is totally clean and simple, allowing the beautiful verse from Year of Psalms: November and the lovely outside birch frame from Mix & Mat: Plaid take center stage. Just a bit of greenery from Brilliant Baubles and a few gold sparkles are the finishing touches.

Thank you so much for taking a peek today! Be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll have more of the November release to share. However, be sure to see what inspiration Nichole, Betsy, Heather, Melissa, Lizzie, Keeway, Laurie, Stephanie, Wanda, Erin and Lexi have for you today! Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #247

Welcome to CTS #247, a lovely sketch from Donna that is sure to inspire! So.... take a peek at the DT creations and then break out the stamps, ink and paper!
I've been playing with Papertrey Ink's beautiful Dark Indigo card stock and patterned papers (oh how I love those navy blues!), a smattering of beautiful Papertrey Ink snowflakes and a bit of added sparkle in the clear sequins......making for a CAS holiday card.
Please join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #245 and add to the always fabulous CTS gallery. Can't wait to see what you've created!
P.S. - A very warm welcome to GD, Brian!

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Grateful'

Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge- 'Grateful'The amazing inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So which will you try??   
Both the lovely photo and the fabulous sketch  have helped to create this card, with lots of beautiful fall colors and a few lovely stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. Oh...and a little bit of sparkle on the berries (and a few leaves)!
The DT has 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!


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, November 1, 2017

Introducing......Envelope Envy!!


Envelope Envy has the stamps, dies, stencils, and papers to help make your envelopes beautiful! In fact, your cards might start to get jealous! Envelope Envy Happy Mail stamp set contains 15 images to adorn your envelopes. The large flower border will look beautiful on the envelope flap, or stamped over the address line image. No more crooked addressing with that three-line image. Add heartfelt sentiments anywhere on your envelope with the 6 sentiments. The largest sentiment also fits perfectly with the address line image, so your recipient knows how special they truly are! Line your envelopes with the envelope liner die and the exclusive 4x6 paper pad. This paper pad has been specially designed to be lighter weight, so as to not add bulk to your envelope. You will wish you could see the smiles when the envelope is opened to reveal the liner patterns of happy words, polka dots, a large heart, or even a large hello. Along with the liner die, 6 other dies are included. Use these dies to add custom seals to your envelopes, custom faux postage, or even cut out your own address labels. Take your envelope flap to another level with new stencils designed specifically for embossing. Each of the 7 stencils will leave a beautiful finish on your envelope flap. The mix and match possibilities of this kit are endless! Enjoy creating envelopes that will be the envy of all mail!

​This kit is available exclusively from Papertrey Ink beginning tonight at 10pm ET. You can check out all of the details of the kit on their blog HERE."

What’s not to love about Kimberly Crawford’s newest kit 'Envelope Envy'? Included are many of my very favorite things: stripes, florals, polka dots and a beautiful array of lovely colors, not to mention the amazing coordinating stencils, stamps and dies ! Once you have this kit in your hands you will surely feel the need to embellish each and every envelope as you share your inspired creations. And……..not just a bit of beauty to enhance your envelopes, but perfect for card and tag making as well! Oh SO pretty!

Lots of beautiful colors in this kit - Terracotta Tile, Honey Nut, Stormy Sea, Tropical Teal and Pinefeather. Oh.... and some lovely, bright, shiny gold (and white!) adhesive backed papers too!!

Here is a little Stormy Sea ensemble..... and the pretty florals are highlighted with a bit of glitter dotting the flower centers. Another plus? The fabulous stencils look amazing both as embossed AND debossed images!

Please be sure to take a peek at the beautiful projects from Kimberly, Melissa, Laurie, Lizzie and Keeway TOO! You are bound to be inspired by Kimberly's thoughtfully created Envelope Envy Kit (and may be feeling  the need to pretty up each and every one of your envelopes)!!