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Thursday, November 15, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #298



Happy Thursday! Here's another great design from Donna Mikasa for CAS(E) this Sketch #298! SO very versatile, lots of creative options AND many lovely bits of inspiration from the DT.
Here's bold and bright one for you! The beautifully detailed little wreath, with lots of pretty florals and lovely sentiment (all from the new Papertrey Ink Floral Fantasy: Christmas - available tonight at 10 pm), pops on the Hawaiian Shores/Berry Sorbet/Pure Poppy background. 
Be sure to hop on over to CASE this Sketch, take a peek at the DT creations and then get down to crafty business. Can't wait to see what you've created for CTS #298.

Many thanks for joining me today!
P.S. - Please welcome our fabulous GD, Cindy!





Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink November Release - Day Five!

 Expressions of empathy 
+ corner adorner: November
+ words to live by: caring
+ bold borders: polka dots

Hello and welcome Day FIVE of Papertrey Ink’s November 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 Lizzie Jones' lovely Expressions of Empathy and the latest addition to the Corner Adorner series. In addition, Betsy Veldman has designed the new Words to Live By: Caring stamps and coordinating die. AND.......the latest and greatest Bold Borders die - POLKA DOTS, y'all!! 
All of the new release items will be available through Papertrey Ink tomorrow, November 15th, at 10 pm ET.


I have the pleasure of highlighting the lovely Words to Live By: Caring  AND the fabulous new Bold Borders: Polka Dots die! Some of you may be aware of my proclivity for all things polka dotted, so needless to say, I was jumping up and down to see this newest addition to the Bold Borders line!!


My first project begins with a Sweet Blush 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel, which is ink blended with Sweet Blush, Pale Peony and Hibiscus Burst and then die cut with the new Bold Borders: Polka Dots cover plate die. I saved the center portion of the die cut, which is framed in white with a Pierced Feature Frame die, and stamped my sentiment from Words to Live by: Caring in Weathervane ink.


I stacked a few of the  'caring" dies and and added a bit of ombre shading to this as well. A trio of  tiny Weathervane  hearts, from the You Have My Heart die set, were the finishing touches to this CAS card.


Project number two includes a Dark Indigo/ Pale Peony color palette. Totally clean and simple, with a Pale Peony card base, a die cut Bold Borders: Polka Dots in Dark Indigo and a few layers (Pierced Detail frame and the newest Nesting Basics: Rectangles/Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles).


The sentiment is another  combination from the lovely Words to Live By: Caring and is accented by florals from the new Floral Fantasy: Christmas (see?? they are not just holiday stamps!) in Pale Peony and Dark Indigo. 


My final project for today is created using soft Vintage Cream Linen card stock, a gold embossed tree from Floral Fantasy: Christmas, sentiment from the new Sentiment Staples: Warmest Wishes and a few subtle green accents.


The center cut out of the Bold Borders: Polka Dots frame is covered by a panel that was die cut using the Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles die (which I cut down a bit to fit). A slim layer of Simply Chartreuse is just barely visible, helping to highlight the tiny green sequins accenting the pretty floral tree.


The pretty gold embossed sentiment, from the new Sentiment Staples: Warmest Wishes, was fussy cut. And..... for a bit of height, both the floral tree and 'Warmest Wishes' were attached to the card front using dimensional tape.


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



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink November Release - Day Four!

Home to roost +
shape shifters: circle 4 +
mix ups pocket tags

There's SO much more Papertrey Ink October inspiration on view today as we present Lizzie Jones' adorable Home to Roost stamp and die collection - allowing you to create two different birdhouses.... with pretty patterns, a pair of petite birds and a plethora of sentiments. In addition, there's the newest Shape Shifters: Circle 4 die. AND, just in time for this season of giving, the Mix Ups Pocket Tags! These mix and match dies are just so perfect for the holiday season.... and beyond!

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


Oh.... how I love the adorable birdhouses from the new Home to Roost! Mix and match color and pattern to your heart's content, and don't forget the cute little nest and two-step speckled eggs!


I've combined Home to Roost with the newest Shape Shifters: Circle 4 die and the Berry Wreath Tag Die. Love this soft Sweet Blush/Classic Kraft/Cocoa Bean color combination (with the perfect hint of Aqua Mist)! And, I'm warning you now that I might just be impressing almost every card/project with the new Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles. It adds the prettiest subtle bit of texture! 


Next up is a trio of tags using the new Mix Ups Pockets Tags dies! Once again, I am mixing and matching lots of pattern and color in Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores and Berry Sorbet. 


The adorable snowmen are pom pom-ed, softly glittered and layered onto the tag base, along with  a lovely evergreen and pair of cute bunnies.    


The little 'To' and 'From' tags are die cut from the new Nesting Basics: Rectangles and Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles and stamped using the pretty greenery and sentiments from the MIM Kit: Fairy Tale Christmas. 


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


Monday, November 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink November Release - Day Three!

fence line: winter
+sentiment staples: warmest wishes
+skinny mini banners 

Yay!! It's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's November 2018 release and there is much more to share with you! Betsy Veldman is introducing the newest addition to the Fence Line series in Fence Line: Winter, full of wonderful winter-y images. In addition, there's a new Lizzie Jones design for the Sentiment Staples line up, Sentiment Staples: Warmest Wishes.  AND....... Dawn McVey's fabulous and oh-so-versatile Skinny Mini Banners!

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


The newest addition to the Fence Line series creates a beautiful, wintery scene..... with an adorable multi-step snowman, petite cardinals, a lovely tree and garland greenery. 


I've ink blended and snowflake embossed the Shape Shifters: Square 3 die, which is the backdrop for my Fence Line: Winter scene (and, if you look quite closely, you might be able to notice a bit of the clear, course glitter that accents the edges.... so pretty IRL). A pair of cardinals, complimenting the pom pom-ed pink hat of the little snowman, flank the pretty garland. And the beautiful sentiment from the new Floral Fantasy is the perfect finishing touch. 


My second project combines the new Skinny Mini Banners die (this is just one of the FOUR banner shapes) and Sentiment Staples: Warmest Wishes in a clean and simple holiday card. 


The crisp white background contrasts with the rainbow element and black star/sentiment. A bit of black and white twine finishes off this bright holiday greeting.


Since I had all of those little banners die cut and hanging around my messy desk, I created one more card ...... this time with a different holiday sentiment and the addition of little snowflakes from the new Enchanted Forest stamp set.  Which do you prefer??


Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the November 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 November Papertrey products. You will surely be inspired!!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink November Release - Day Two!

forest floor: winter + 
glorious globes: november+
nesting frames: pierced rectangles

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's November 2018 Release - Day 2! There are MANY more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek..... and it's a Lizzie Jones kinda day, as she has created THREE new designs: Forest Floor: Winter, Glorious Globes: November and Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles (which coordinates wonderfully with the new Nesting Basics: Rectangles!).
I know that you will be quite excited about all of these new additions to the Papertrey lineup.  So......get ready for lots more winter-y inspiration comin' your way!!

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


Today I have the pleasure of working with the new Forest Floor: Winter stamps and the coordinating dies.... a beautiful combination of seasonal greenery, pinecones and berries (plus little bunny/deer tracks!).


I've incorporated lots of beautiful saturated, earthy colors - Prairie Grass, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean and a Pure Poppy/Scarlet Jewel blend on this holiday card.


The Bold Borders: Diagonal and Noted: Pinked A2 Vertical dies create the perfect background for the natural bouquet, tied with a bit of Rustic Jute Button Twine and accented with a gold embossed sentiment.

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 November products.  Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow! 


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink November Release - Day One!

floral fantasy: Christmas +
Enchanted Forest + Nesting basics: Rectangles 

Good morning and welcome to Papertrey Ink's November 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 Jennifer Campbell's beautiful Floral Fantasy stamp and die collection -  full of lovely holiday florals, the most amazing deer and tree images and hand lettered, scroll-y sentiments. Next up is the Enchanted Forest stamp and die collection, designed by Betsy Vedman, which allows you to create an entire whimsical forest!  And then, oh my, there's the oh-so-versatile Nesting Basics: Rectangles. Use them to create perfect layers, windows or frames for your creations... the design options are endless!  

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



Jennifer Campbell's Floral Fantasy: Christmas is just SO pretty..... and I've only touched the surface of all of the gorgeous petite florals, not to mention the amazing deer/reindeer  and tree images, which are quite detailed, and large enough to be the focal point of a card/design.


LOTS of white on white in this card creation.......  framed with the Pierced Feature Frames/Mix & Mat: Confetti dies, all on a bed of embossed polka dots and topped with the perfect sentiment from Floral Fantasy: Christmas!


 I've stamped an abundance of the lovely florals (and there are MANY in this amazing stamp set!) as a backdrop to the scrolling sentiment. These petite flowers and gorgeous greenery are for this holiday season...... and waaaaay beyond!


My next project includes just a few of the whimsical trees from the lovely Enchanted Forest in shades of Soft Stone, Aqua Mist and Ocean Tides. There's even a bit of subtle sparkle-y snow of those little trees, which are framed with the new Nesting Basics: Rectangles. The rectangles can be used to die cut narrow frames (as I've used the here), as clean cut bases for your images or to die cut the perfect window for your card creations..


I've created a tag using a circle die cut, tiny folded banner, silver eyelet and metallic cording and have stamped it with just one of the three petite sentiments included in the new Enchanted Forest stamp set. 


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 Betsy, Dawn, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa Phillips, Melissa Bickford and Stephanie to see how they've used these great new November products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #297


Hi there...... here's another great design from Brian King for CAS(E) this Sketch #297! SO very versatile, lots of creative options AND many lovely bits of inspiration from the DT.
I had a fun day crafting/noshing/chatting with my talented friends, Karen and Kelly, and found the time to die cut a few of the adorable little MFT deer in a shiny gold foil! A few sparkle-y stars, gold embossed sentiment and snippet of red/white twine finished off this CAS holiday card. Gah.... it's SO hard to photograph/capture the beauty of this gold mirror cardstock - but I'm tryin'!
Be sure to hop on over to CASE this Sketch, take a peek at the DT creations and then get down to crafty business. Can't wait to see what you've created for CTS #297!!
Many thanks for joining me today!

P.S. - A warm welcome to GD, Jacquie!!




Fusion Card Challenge - 'Wine O'Clock'


Thanks for joining me for the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Wine O'Clock'! 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 photo and the great sketch helped to create this trio of wine tags. The jewel toned stripes were influenced by the lovely bottle of red.... with a sprig of berries and a black sentiment from Concord & 9th to complete the ensemble. Now I'm ready for holiday hostess gifting!
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!


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.




Thursday, November 1, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #296



Happy Thursday! It's time for another great design for CAS(E) this Sketch #296..... this time from the fabulous N@Ali! So very versatile, lots of creative options AND many lovely bits of inspiration from the DT.
Oh, how I love the look of the delicate little Fancy Foliage dies, and thought that I'd pair them with a bit of Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet for this CAS seasonal greeting.
Be sure to hop on over to CASE this Sketch, take a peek at the DT creations and then get down to a bit of craftiness. Can't wait to see what you've created for CTS #296!!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our a-mazing GD, Kim!