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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Papertrey Ink: 2017 Anniversary Set-Grand Finale

Just a little bit more April inspiration from Papertrey Ink - highlighting the fabulous 2017 Anniversary set, 'Grand Finale'! The three beautiful leafy frames are the stars of this stamp set, not to mention the plethora of pretty petite florals and amazing sentiments. There are SO many designs options with Grand Finale..... mixing and matching to your hearts content.


I've used lots of white and bright here, with a base of leafy gray (and a bit of fussy cutting). Just SO many pretty florals to play with that I could not decide which should take the lead. And, oh, you should see my messy desk - just full of pretty posies ready for the next project.




Many thanks for stopping in the take a peek!
And......the DT has me swooning over their lovely creations, so be sure to take look at Nichole's blog for additional Grand Finale inspiration!



Thursday, April 20, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #218


Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #218! N@Ali has created a beautiful sketch..... clean and simple perfection in every way. Take a peek at what the DT has come up with - you're sure to be inspired!
Lots of white space and some bold and bright colors help to create this crisp and clean birthday card. And, yay, another for the 'boy card' stash, because I never, ever have enough of those! Although, this would be lovely in some more feminine colors too. Pink? Shades of lavender? Hmmm.
We hope that you'll get busy and add to the always fabulous CAS(E) this Sketch gallery!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our fantastic GD, Carol!!



More Papertrey April Release - Quoted: Start Again

Good Morning and welcome back for a bit more inspiration from Papertrey Ink's April release! Today I'm featuring the lovely Quoted: Start Again stamp - beautiful fonts and florals,  and a lovely quote too!



Vintage Cream provides the smooth backdrop and helps to highlight the beautiful banner, bright flowers and the pretty scalloped tag. Although I've used only a portion of this perfect quotation, the heartfelt message remains.







Many thanks for taking a peek today!
P.S. - There's SO much more inspiration from the Papertrey April release on Nichole's blog, so be sure to take a look!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

More Papertrey April Release: Way to Say: Birthday, Flower Mandalas II

Yay! It's day number four and time for more Papertrey Ink post-release inspiration using Ways to Say: Birthday and the beautiful dies from Flower Mandalas II - ALL from the April 2017 release!



Lots of white (and bright!) on this cheerful card.....appropriate for any birthday girl OR boy! There's a bit of additional dimension in the frame (MIM: Shakers & Sprinkles rectangle die collection) and the embossed horizontal lines. Oh.... and a few sequins for added sparkle!



Next up is the lovely Flower Mandalas II. I've used soft gray, green and pink to create this pretty tag, which  is decorating my Mother's day gift. Yay for me - done a bit early this year!. With all of the  floral pieces in Flower Mandalas II (and Flower Mandalas I!)  there's a plethora of combinations (shape, color, dimension, etc.), making the design possibilities endless!







Many thanks for taking a peek today!
P.S. - Lots more inspiration from the Papertrey April release on Nichole's blog, so be sure to take a look!



Monday, April 17, 2017

More Papertrey April Release: Made with Love, MIM: Lovely Lace

Welcome! It is Day 2 of additional projects using the NEW Papertrey Ink April release stamps and dies! SO.... lots more ideas comin' your way!
Today I am sharing a few projects using the amazing Made With Love stamp set and dies, and also the Make It Market mini kit: Lovely Lace!

First up is the beautiful Made with Love set, which helps to create a bevy of beautiful tags for almost any homemade goodie. I can imagine so many uses for this set..... pretty packaging for our homemade salsa, fresh cucumbers from the garden or those baked/made with love treats!
I've put together a little mini set of gift cards using the Made With Love stamps (and coordinating Tag 1 die), a MIM: Don't Forget to Write 4" square card die and Gran's Garden stamps and dies. Some 4.5" cream envelopes and a bit twine tied it all together!



Next up is the beautiful Make It Market mini kit: Lovely Lace. SO MANY amazing elements in this kit - stamps, stencils, patterned papers, dies. It's the whole kit and caboodle, I tell 'ya! 
I've kept it quite simple with a soft green palette (love the linen texture of the patterned papers!) and the pretty lace details. 



Many thanks for taking a peek today!
P.S. - Lots of additional inspiration from Betsy, Dawn, Lizzie, Melissa, Stephanie, Heather and Wanda too!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

More Papertrey April Release - Cloche Quarters/Cloche Quarters:Spring Fillers and Pen & Ink

All of the new April stamps and dies are now available in the  Papertrey Ink store! Hopefully, you've discovered a few 'must haves' and have had a chance to add a few things to your cart! 
One BIG plus with Papertrey Ink's new countdown/release format change is that you will be seeing more projects post-release.... from the 16th through the 20th of the month! 
SO...... today I am sharing a few projects using the lovely Pen & Ink stamp set and Cloche Quarters and Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers (stamp sets and coordinating dies)!

Oh..... such soft, soothing colors (and more than a few pretty blooms from Gran's Garden) highlight this pretty sentiment from Pen & Ink! Lots of lovely, script-y greetings in this set - both large and small!





And..... just take a peek at all of the loveliness from Cloche Quarters and Cloche Quarters: Spring Fillers!  Oh, that Betsy is a genius (and I have only scratched the surface - SO many possibilities!). I've attempted a bit of color blending (trying to expand my repertoire!) and a true 'cloche' affect by using PTI's clear acetate. 



Thanks for taking a peek today! Wishing you a Happy Easter...... full of family, friends and love (and, perhaps,  a bit of chocolate!).

P.S. - Lots of additional inspiration from Dawn, Heather, Lizzie, Betsy, Keeway, Melissa and Stephanie too!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feature: Gran's Garden

Welcome to day 5 of the Papertrey Ink April release countdown! I have a few projects to share, highlighting Dawn's new floral set, 'Gran's Garden'.  Ahhh...... flowers. One can never, ever have too many! These beautiful two step blooms (and matching dies!) create the loveliest of bouquets!
All of the new products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on April 15th, 10 pm ET, at Paptertrey Ink!


A bit of kraft and a few bolder, brighter colors for this card....... along with a pretty little birthday sentiment from the new Ways to Say: Birthday and the Mix & Mat:Scallops die!




Next up is a pretty color combination (inspired by a Rifle and Co. pattern) of Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet. Oh..... and a bit of gold sparkle to brighten things up! The lovely 'Miss your Smile' is from the new Pen & Ink stamp set, which includes some beautifully scripty sentiments!





And last, but certainly not least....... a lovely pastel-y confection for Mother's Day! This card helps to demonstrate what really made my heart go pitter-patter regarding 'Gran's Garden' - the plethora of color combinations and patterns that you can create is literally endless. Stay tuned for more projects using some of the beautiful patterned backgrounds that Gran's Garden inspired!




Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope that you've enjoyed this 'Gran's Garden' feature and that you're as excited about this beautiful floral set as I am. 
Have a great day! Be sure to pop over and visit  Nichole and Heather to enjoy more of today's featured stamps and dies!