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Thursday, January 17, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #305


Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #305! Here's a lovely sketch from N@Ali..... just right for this floral/foliage loving girl! And be sure to take a peek and what the rest of the DT has come up with, as they're sure to inspire!!
A clean and simple Classic Kraft base, with a scalloped MFT layer, allows the pretty Frantic Stamper greenery to shine, not to mention those sparkle-y little HA (I think?) flowers that have been in my stash for perhaps a decade or so. I knew they'd come in handy some day! The vintage SSS banner/die and  Papertrey Ink sentiment are the finishing touches.
We hope that you'll love this sketch and will be inspired to play along. Can't wait to see your addition to the CTS #305 gallery! P.S. - A warm welcome to out GD, Kim!!







Monday, January 14, 2019

Papertrey Ink January Release - Day Five!

Together forever blooms
+Circle of love + vintage type
Hello and welcome Day FIVE of Papertrey Ink’s January 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 is all about handmade love and friendship!! There are, count 'em, THREE new and  amazing stamp/die collections: Together Forever Blooms, Circle of Love and Vintage Type..... all just beautiful in every way. Lots of florals to mix and match, an abundance of great sentiments AND a fabulous type background!
All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on January              15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

Oh.... such pretty florals in the new Together Forever Blooms! These lovely floral/leafy images all have a two-step/layering component, although I've chosen to use just the outline stamps, which have been embossed in white. A bit of messy watercoloring and a few splatters of white paint were added to the Classic Kraft card front.


A thin layer of Terracotta Tile peeks out from behind the main image and the petite tag (the smallest from the Paper & Package Essential Tag Die collection) with a perfect sentiment as the finishing touch.



My second card, with florals from the new Circle of Love and Vintage Type stamped 'LOVE', is bold and bright...... in shades of Weathervane, Raspberry Fizz and Simply Chartreuse.


The card base is created with the scalloped notecard die from my much loved Don't Forget to Write die collection and embossed with the new Shape Shifters: Square 4 die.  'LOVE' (from Traveler's Journal: Passport Cover Dies) is stamped in Weathervane ink, utilizing just a portion the new Vintage Type stamp. The delicate 'you' die, from the new Bold Borders: Arabesque, completes my sentiment.


The pretty florals shown are just a snippet of all the beauty that is Circle of Love! Many of the images are intended as a two-step process, but also look amazing on their own. Oh..... and some great  new sentiments/dies go along with Circle of Love too! I've created a little 4" square envelope in Bitty Big: Raspberry Fizz to accompany my petite notecard.



Well, that's is for me today! Many thanks for stopping by and helping to celebrate more of the January countdown! Be sure to check in on Betsy, Dawn, Kelly, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa P, and Melissa B and Stephanie over at the Papertrey Ink BLOG to see their fabulous creations using these great new  January Papertrey products. 
Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Papertrey Ink January Release - Day Four!

words to live by: smile
+potbellies: Unicorn
+Potbellies: everyday sentiments

There's SO much more Papertrey Ink January inspiration on view today as we present Betsy Veldman's Words to Live By: Smile, the latest addition to this wonderful series. AND, there's  a bit magic in the air! AND, then there's Betsy's most beautiful, mystical little Potbellies: Unicorn! Wow.....what the DT has created with this fantastic die (and the coordinating sentiments for every occasion)!

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


Oh, this amazing little unicorn is just THE cutest.... with silver-y wings, mane and horn, a pretty floral crown and belly full of sparkle! Bold Borders: Arabesque creates a crisp clean backdrop for this lovely shaker card. And, the magical greeting is just one of those included in the new Potbellies: Everyday Sentiments. So, you'll be able to create your own magical, mystical unicorn (or rhinoceros, walrus, hippo, petite pig)!!



Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the January countdown! Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Kelly,  Laurie, Lizzie and Melissa B to see their fabulous creations using the Potbellies: Unicorn dies/stamps and the wonderful Words to Live By: Smile. You will surely be inspired!!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Papertrey Ink January Release - Day Three!

Glorious globes: january
+ Sentiment staples: just a note
+ bold borders: arabesque

Yay!! It's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's January 2019 release and there is much more to share with you! It's a Lizzie Jones kinda day, as she is introducing the newest addition to the Glorious Globes line of stamps/dies, a new Sentiment Staples, 'Just A Note' (with oodles of perfect little accessorizing sentiments) AND another great design in the fantastic Bold Borders series - Bold Borders: Arabesque!

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


A snippet of watercolored paper was the jumping off point for this little love card, using the new Glorious Globes: January, with lots of pretty blues and aquas! The Bitty Big: Classic Kraft stripes act as the perfect 'neutral' background.

                             

To pick up on the 'makes the world go round' sentiment, which is stamped in Cocoa Bean, I've layered my card front in the same hue. A few petite, watercolored hearts and a bit of rustic twine are the finishing touches.


My second card incorporates the most beautiful Bold Borders: Arabesque frame and die cut 'you', florals from the new Let's Fiesta, and just one of the sentiments included in the Sentiment Staples: Just A Note stamp set.


There are lots of brightly colored flowers.... contrasting with all of that lovely white space, the bold red border and crisp sentiment.


I wanted to try something a little different with the rectangular Bold Borders: Arabesque frame....... cutting it down a bit  and re-framing it to create this 4.75" square card. 


Well, that's is for me today! Many thanks for stopping by and helping to celebrate more of the January countdown! Be sure to check in on Amy, Betsy, Dawn, Kelly, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa B and Stephanie over at the Papertrey Ink BLOG to see their fabulous creations using these great new January Papertrey products. 
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Papertrey Ink January Release - Day Two!

frame it out: what's inside
+ nesting basics: ovals
+worth the wait + even more: worth the wait

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's January 2019 Release - Day 2! There are MANY more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek, and it's all about ways to celebrate!  Rebecca Luminarias has designed the lovely Frame It Out, a clever set of confetti type images with loads of great coordinating sentiments and a frame cut-out die. And, Lizzie Jones' Nesting Basics: Ovals (which will coordinate wonderfully with the soon-to-be-released Nesting Basics: Pierced Ovals)...... a must have for your crafting arsenal! Lastly, there's the beautiful Worth the Wait and the coordinating Even More: Worth the Wait, designed by the lovely Jennifer Campbell. These stamps/dies are perfect for that new little addition to the family, but many of those elements can by used for other celebratory occasions!
I know that you will be quite excited about all of these new additions to the Papertrey lineup.  So......get ready for lots more inspiration comin' your way!!

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


My first project is a shaker card, made by running the Frame It Out: What's Inside frame die through a few times (Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise) to create all of that lovely confetti, which is encased in an oval frame.


To create a little extra interest, the background of this 5" square card is embossed in a lattice type pattern, using the middle die from Shape Shifters: Square 4. A thin layer of Berry Sorbet was added, along with a greeting combo from Frame It Out: What's Inside and Sentiment Staples: Warmest Wishes and a bit of coral/white twine.


My second card for today is a floral-y confection, with lots of layers in Vintage Cream Linen,  using the Bold Borders: Dots, and the new Nesting Basics: Ovals and Nesting Basics: Pierced Ovals.


The floral background was stamped with images from Let's Fiesta, in shades of Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet and Simply Chartreuse. Such a pretty color combination! 


The lovely hand drawn sentiment from Jennifer Cambell's Worth the Wait, stamped in Berry Sorbet, is the focus of this card front! And that petite bow is the perfect accent. 


Well, that's it's for me for today, but 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 January products.  Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow! 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Papertrey Ink January Release - Day One!

CORNER ADORNER: JANUARY 
+ SHAPE SHIFTERS: SQUARE 4 
+ LET'S FIESTA + NESTING BASICS: PIERCED OVALS

Good morning and welcome to Papertrey Ink's January 2019 release - Day 1! Oh.... SO  MUCH more goodness to share with you, AND just wait until you see what the rest of the amazing Papertrey Ink team has created!
Today we have the pleasure of introducing two new designs from Lizzie Jones..... the latest Corner Adorner: January and another great design in the Nesting Basics collection - Nesting Basics: Pierced Ovals. Next up is Betsy Veldman's pretty Let's Fiesta - which also coordinates so beautifully with her new Shape Shifters: Square 4 dies! 

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



I have the pleasure of introducing the new Corner Adorner: January stamps and dies..... a beautiful set, full of lovely sprinkles, to highlight your cards/tags/envelopes, and the perfect little
'celebrate' sentiment. There are two larger 'sprinkle' images, which create your corners, and two smaller images to fill in, or to use as a more subtle look.


I've complimented the Corner Adorner: January with shades of Soft Stone, Aqua Mist and Weathervane, and the balloons from Birthday Balloons stamp set/dies - all arranged on the Tag Sale : Quilted die. There's lots of silver embossing, with a snippet of silver twine and a few clear sequins to pump up the sparkle!


My second project highlights the beautiful Shape Shifters: Square 4 dies. Oh so pretty in any combination...... on these two cards I've utilized the two center dies, the center cut out and the delicate embossed frame, to show off the beautiful images/dies from the new Let's Fiesta! 


I've kept things very clean and simple, stamping the florals in shades of Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Green Parakeet.... all arranged in the adorable little two-step basket.


And..... because I could not keep playing with the new Let's Fiesta, one card became two! It's SO easy, and fun, to mix and match all of the beautiful elements!


My last project is, once again, a CAS example in two shades of pink. I've lined up the Shape Shifters: Square 4 die diagonally on my Hibiscus Burst card front, and made three passes with my die cutting machine. I then lined my card front in Raspberry Fizz for additional color (and support) and added two thin strips of Raspberry Fizz to frame my die cut images.

A simple tag (from Bite Size Tags) is stamped with just one of the pretty medallion images from Let's Fiesta, along with the appropriate sentiment (embossed in white)!



A few enamel dots, a little hot pink eyelet and a bit of pink/white twine finish of this CAS example.


Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out today's introductory post over on the Papertrey Ink blog and then check in on Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Kelly, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa Phillips, Melissa Bickford and Stephanie to see how they've used these great new January  products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #303

Happy Thursday, and welcome to the very first CAS(E) this Sketch of 2019! It's a lovely one, courtesy of Donna Mikasa, and is a 'Retro' sketch from December of 2017. Please take a peek at the past, and current, creations from the DT for a bit of additional inspiration!
Lots of white space on this pretty gray/coral color combination, with a delicate little bird and sentiment from Altenew's 'Nature Snippets' and a soft stripe from the Concord & 9th 'Hooray' stamp set. Wouldn't this be pretty as a note set.... in an array of colors and greetings? I'm on it!
We hope that you'll be playing along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #303.
Can't wait to see your little masterpiece!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our GD, Tina!