Thursday, August 16, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #285

Happy Thursday! It's a great day for a fabulous sketch/challenge, and the newest is provided by the talented Chrissy Larson - such a great, graphic design 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!
This bright blend of Berry Sorbet/Dark Indigo/New Leaf is one of my very favorite color combinations........with a trio of posies, a bit of interest from the pierced rectangles and a polka dotted/embossed background helping to create this happy card. The 'hello' sentiment was created using the lovely Altenew Inline Alpha set.
As always, there's a fabulous array of wonderfully designed creations from the DT crew, so be sure to take look and then join us at CAS(E) this Sketch #285. Can't wait to see what you've created!

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Galaxy'

Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge -'Galaxy'The amazing inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you try??
The beautiful hues of the fabulous photo helped to create this card.... with an  arrangement of planetary elements from Papertrey Ink's 'Out of This World' in shades of green/teal/navy. The crisp clean sentiment and a few sparkling black twinkles are 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!


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.

Papertrey Ink's Throwback Thursday - 'Flipping Out'


Oh happy day....... it's time for Papertrey Ink's Throwback Thursday feature! This week Dawn, Lizzie and I will be sharing projects showcasing the happy Flipping Out stamps and dies. 
The adorable images from Flipping Out (in some of my very favorite stripe, polka dot and floral patterns!) and the versatile sentiments enhance that fun and summery vibe. SO cute! And.... I know that's is mid-August, but it is still primetime SUMMER in my mind, so plenty of wonderful 'flip-flop weather' remaining!

Lots of bright, happy colors are mixed in with the simple b/w patterns of my flip-flops, along with a crisp sentiment and a snippet of b/w twine. And there's still room for a short little note on the inside, bottom left corner!

I've used the Flipping Out die to create three cut outs on the card front, stamped through those openings to the inside of the card and then adhered the strap and little embellished flowers for each flip flop on the outside of the card..... creating a bit of interest/dimension. Hopefully, the photos show  this a bit better (because, clearly, I'm having difficulty explaining in words....)! 

Many thanks for stopping in today..... hope that you've enjoyed this Throwback Thursday post! Please be sure to take a peek at the Papertrey Ink Blog and the beautifully created Flipping Out creations from Dawn and Lizzie. Have a wonderful day and I will see you again soon!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink August Release - Day Five!

 Fence Line: Autumn + Forest Floor: autumn 
+ bold borders: foliage
+ BITTY BIG: ocean tides

Hello and welcome Day FIVE of Papertrey Ink’s August release! 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 another addition to Betsy Veldman's amazing Fence Line collection - the new Fence Line: Autumn. And there's more Lizzie Jones designed, fall-inspired loveliness in another continuing series, Forest Floor: Autumn. Plus...... the beautifully detailed, and perfectly coordinating, Bold Borders: Foliage!
All of the new release items will be available through Papertrey Ink tomorrow, August 15th, at 10 pm ET.

Today I am creating with the new Forest Floor: Autumn stamps and coordinating dies! This new set has a lovely array...... with leaf, acorn and mushroom images and a beautiful frame for all of the 'grateful' themed sentiments.

My design incorporates a trio of Bitty Big: Ocean Tides tags,  the two leaf images from Forest Floor: Autumn (plus a little berry laden image from Seasonal Borders: Autumn), a beautiful Forest Floor: Autumn sentiment and the new Scallop Stackers: Small die - all arranged on an Ocean Tides card base and tied up with a bit of brown/white twine.

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink August Release - Day Four!

sentiment staples: Thanksgiving
+frame it out: many blessings 
+ Say it simply: Giving thanks die
+ simply Gourd-eous

There's LOTS more Papertrey Ink August inspiration on view today as we present designs from Lizzie Jones (Sentimental Staples: Thanksgiving), Rebecca Luminarias (Frame It Out: Many Blessings collection), Dawn McVey (Say It Simply: Giving Thanks die and Betsy Veldman (Simply Gourd-eous)! 

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

Betsy Veldman's Simply Gourd-eous stamps/dies create THE most beautiful pumpkins and gourds! These designs are truly genius..... the layering is beautiful, they line up with ease (I didn't even use my MISTI and the gourd images shown were my very first attempts!) AND are lovely in so many color combinations.

The crisp, clean Vintage Cream creates a simple backdrop for my Fall vignette - with a bit of Rustic Cream twine and Dawn McVey's beautiful new Say It Simply: Giving Thanks die. 

My second project uses the new die from Frame It Out: Many Blessings, pretty florals from Stitching Garden and a few lovely sentiments from Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving. 

The versatile Frame It Out: Many Blessings die has beautiful detail, and can be used as is, inlayed with color/colored card stock, as a stencil or as embossed texture. Here, I've fussy cut the interior of the die for a bit of added dimension, creating a surround for my sentiment. A pretty Stitched Garden floral spray, in Harvest Gold, Honey Nut and Pinefeather, frames the Happy Thanksgiving greeting.

Well.... that's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the August countdown. Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kelly, LaurieLizzieMelissa PMelissa B and Stephanie to see a plethora of fabulous creations using the newest Papertrey Ink August products. You will surely be amazed, inspired and WOW-ed in every way!!

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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink August Release - Day Three!

Words to Live by: Gratitude
+ Text & texture: leaves
+ seasonal borders: Autumn
+ shape shifters: circle 3 die

Yay!! It's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's August 2018 release and there is much more to share with you! It's a Betsy Veldman kinda day.... with introductions of THREE of Betsy's newest stamp sets  - Words To Live By: Gratitude, Text & Texture: Leaves, Seasonal Borders: Autumn PLUS another fabulous Shape Shifters die to add to your collection - the NEW Circle 3 design!!

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on August 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing the newest in the Words To Live By series, which is all about expressions of gratitude, as well as the amazing two-step Text & Texture: Leaves set - just perfect for those fall and/or nature-themed creations.

This Ocean Tides/Weathervane/Pinefeather combination is subtle, yet has nice depth when using both stamp layers, the new Words to Live By: Gratitude stamps/die and a few embellished tags. 

My second project highlights some beautiful greens (Green Parakeet/Simply Chartreuse), accented with a bit of gold embossing and twine. 

A bit of layering, using the Bold Borders: Diagonal die, a little texture from Noted: Simply Stitched A2 Vertical die and a snippet of vellum help to create this gratitude filled card.

The Text & Texture: Leaves stamps are beautiful.... whether you stamp them separately, or together (in which case you'll have a whole pile of lovely leaves once you start trying to find the 'best' color combinations!).

My last project is a contrast in Pure Poppy and Classic Kraft, using just one of the Text & Texture: Leaves stamps.... such a quick and easy way to create card fronts in a rainbow of colors!

I've added just a little texture.... using the Pierced Feature Frames die, some great twine (another Tuesday Morning buy!) and my favorite polka dot embossing.

The lovely font of the delicate 'gratitude' die is so pretty, and adds just the right bit of additional dimension. 

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink August Release - Day Two!

glorious Globes: august 
+you made my day 
+ say it simply: wishing you a lovely birthday 
+scallop stackers: small

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's August 2018 Release - Day 2! There are MANY more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek..... including Lizzie Jones' latest addition to the Glorious Globes series, Rebecca Luminarias' fabulous new You Made My Day and TWO beautiful dies from Dawn McVey -  a new addition to the Scallop Stackers series, Scallop Stackers: Small AND the first in an amazing new series, Say It Simply: Wishing You a Lovely Birthday.
Hope that you will be quite excited about all of these new additions to the Papertrey lineup!

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

I've created a patterned background on Vintage Cream with some free form Glorious Globes.... using lots of fall inspired colors-Terracotta Tile, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse and Ocean Tides.

There are so many beautiful sentiments included in Rebecca's You Made My Day, so I thought that this one should be the star of the show! A bit of texture from the rustic twine, stitched detail and embossed polka dots adds to the 'natural' feel.

My second project is definitely a bit more feminine - with some lovely florals, the swirly detail of the new Say It Simply: Wishing You A Lovely Birthday die and the beautiful new Scallop Stackers: Small. 

I've given the Seasonal Borders: Spring florals a bit of a fall makeover, using Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and Simply Chartreuse. And... the Scallop Stackers: Small creates the perfect base for this lovely birthday greeting!

So very glad that you stopped by today! 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 August products.  Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!