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Thursday, August 22, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #336

Happy Thursday! Time for another sketch .... and it's a fabulous one for CTS #336 from Brian King. There's lots of beautiful inspiration from the DT too, so be sure to take a peek and then play along!
Lots of pretty patterns and texture go a long way on this CAS 'hugs' card..... with an Aqua Mist/Harvest Gold color combo, a pretty layered butterfly and the perfect little TSM die cut sentiment.
We hope that you'll join us at CTS #336 and will be adding your masterpiece to the gallery (the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, August 29th)!







Fusion Card Challenge - 'Floral Wall'




Thanks for joining us for the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Floral Wall'. The amazing inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you try?
The beautiful photo, with all of those lovely blooms and the pretty shiplap/aqua background, is what really caught my eye! The Stamp Market's Summer Stems helps to create the perfect floral wall..... with a bit of patterned paper in weathered aqua tones and the script-y thank you die as the finishing touch!
The DT has provided some a-mazing 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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ink to Paper - Transformation Tuesday

ink to paper - TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's Transformation Tuesday! I love this opportunity to revisit a past project, which in this case is a card from the very first Ink to Paper release of May 2019. While my original card used dies exclusively (with the exception of the Just Sentiments: Tags 'hello beautiful' stamp/sentiment) this new card incorporates cooler, more fall-like, hues and a plethora of stamped and die cut florals and greenery to create the free form wreath. The petite banner from Banner Builder: Basics and the crisp, clean 'thanks you' sentiment are the finishing touches. 

Here's my original card from May 2019 (click HERE to see the original post):




And..... the new version, with it's Prairie Grass/Pinefeather/Blueberry Sky/Enchanted Evening color combo (and a little bit of sparkle!):





Thursday, August 15, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #335


Happy Thursday! Time for another sketch .... and it's a beautiful one for CTS #335 from N@Ali. There's lots of beautiful inspiration from the DT too, so be sure to take a peek and then play along!
I can't believe that it's time to start thinking about creating for the fall season! Here are a few new stamps/dies from the Ink to Paper August 15th release.....a not-so-scary little embossed ghost (Ghosts & Ghoulies) with lots of lovely white space, wonderfully warm hues and a fabulous sentiment (To Die For Sentiments: Halloween). Totally CAS. 
We hope that you'll join us at CTS #335 and will be adding your masterpiece to the gallery (the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, August 22nd)!



Monday, August 12, 2019

Ink to Paper August 2019 Release - Day 3

birdie + sweet tweets
+ it's a sign: love & Kindness


Welcome to the third day of introductions for Ink to Paper's August 2019 Release! Today it is about sharing love and kindness, with sweet little birds/branches and lovely coordinating sentiments, courtesy of Birdie and Sweet Tweets. PLUS, another great stamp/die collection, It's a Sign: Love & Kindness.

ALL of the new Ink to Paper products will be available August 15th at 10 pm ET!



This first card highlights the beautiful branch stamp/die from Birdie, in addition to one of the birdcage designs and just one of the four floral elements included in this new set. I can imagine using this for so many occasions...... new home, new baby, happy bird-day, welcome to the neighborhood, etc.! I've incorporated a monochromatic color scheme of Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel, with Cocoa Bean accents. The Shape Shifter: Circle 2 helps to create a focal point and the little Swirling Clouds dies are the perfect accent.



My second card is a classic black/white combination, with accents of Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz. Lot of white space is complimented by the pretty scalloped panel and the Bitty Big: True Black striped pattern. On again, I've used the petite florals from Birdie........ AND a sentiment from the new Sweet Treats (stamped x3).




Project #3 incorporates the beautiful blooms and greenery from the new It's A Sign: Love & Kindness, PLUS that fabulously large sentiment! I've stamped the dotted surround from Framing Florals, inked up the It's a Sign sentiment and placed this in front of my tall bouquet (using a few dies from Tag Creations: Joyful Jars). Lots of autumnal colors here - Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse and Pinefeather. A subtle wide embossed stripe is the perfect background for this 3.5" x 6" card.




Many thanks for joining us for this third day of August introductions! Please take a peek at the Ink to Paper Blog for additional peeks, inspiration AND the chance to win a $75 Ink to Paper eGift card.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Ink to Paper August 2019 Release - Day 2

Thankful Thoughts 
+ On the border: fall foliage 
+ to die for sentiments: sweet blessings 
+ Inside greetings: gratitude

Welcome to the second day of introductions for Ink to Paper's August 2019 Release! There are so many amazing new stamps and dies in this month’s collections. Today, it's all about the fall season, gratitude and blessings, big and small.


All of the new products will be available August 15th at 10 pm ET!



I'm loving the new Thankful Thoughts stamps/dies for their lovely script-y fonts and the larger sized sentiments that are sure to be the focal point of your card front. And........ the beautifully detailed On the Border: Fall for Foliage dies are the perfect accompaniment. This Soft Stone/Dark Indigo plaid and polka dot combination is a classic and just right for fall.



Project #2 includes a trio of 4.75" cards using the new To Die For Sentiments: Sweet Blessings in combination with Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence and another new introduction,  Inside Greetings: Gratitude. I love, love this new set as it allows for a quick and easy 'thank you'!


This little set includes coordinating envelopes (made with the WeR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board) in Bitty Big Lilac Grace, Harvest Gold and Sweet Blush mini plaids AND a petite tag using the same floral dies (and sentiments from the previously release Just Sentiments: To & From).





Many thanks for joining me today! Please be sure to take a peek at the Ink to Paper Blog for an abundance of loveliness and DT inspiration!


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ink to Paper August 2019 Release - Day 1

lovely leaves 
+ just sentiments: grateful heart 
+ diagonal banners 
+ Tag creations: delightful bunch

Welcome to the first day of introductions for Ink to Paper's August 2019 Release! There are so many amazing new stamps and dies in this month’s collections.......with a little bit of fall, a little bit of Halloween and a little bit of something in between!

All of the new products will be available August 15th at 10 pm ET!



Lovely Leaves is just that - eight beautiful leaf images (plus detailed outline) are included in this set.... (and coordinating dies too! I've embossed three of the leaves on vellum, die cut and arranged over my ink blended rectangle. A crisp sentiment from the new Just Sentiments: Grateful Heart, which is die cut with just one of the eight banners from Diagonal Banners, is the finishing touch.



My second project highlights the a-mazing Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch. WOW.... when this  little basket full of deliciousness is fully constructed it is so cute!! Such incredible detail, which all comes together so beautifully. The coordinating stamps give you all of that woodgrain detail for your basket and handle, an array of sentiments and those lovely leaves/apples!


The Bitty Big: True Black plaid, along with the Pure Poppy/Classic Kraft/Simply Chartreuse color combo, provides the rustic feel of Fall. And.... a snippet of b/w gingham is the finishing touch!




Hoping that you are enjoying all of the peeks of Ink to Paper's August release! Please be sure to check out all of the additional inspiration and beauty over on the Ink to Paper Blog!