Make it Monday #346 2018 A LA Carte

Hello, I am excited to do this challenge for Papertrey Ink and entering it in the Make it Monday #346 2018 A LA Carte!  Lizzy Jones did a M-it-M challenge #330 Repeating the Greeting, so I choose that one.  I realize it is a little hard to tell that I repeated the greeting but I did and it says valentine using the stamp set and die XOXO. I used Mint Julep paper and the same ink repeating the sentiment.  The background die is Bold Borders: Prism, slightly covering it with Pierced Feature Frames Die in Mint Julep cardstock.  Over the Stitched Heart Die I placed Cupid's Arrow Stamp and Die and the Lovely Farmers Market Floral's Stamp and Die.  The die cut sentiment is berry sorbet cardstock, inky the bottom half with the same ink color.  I felt it didn't have enough shine so I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist, pearl and added a few sequins.

Have a sweet day :)


Transformation Tuesday, December 2018 with Melissa Phillips!

Hey guys, hope you are enjoying the holidays.  It sure is a beautiful time of the year. We don't have much snow right now, but I hope we get more soon.

I had sometime to try the Transformation Tuesday challenge with Melissa Phillips over at Papertrey Ink. She always makes everything look so magical!

The card above is my old one.  I didn't do a lot of changes but what I did do was, I changed the background paper and lowered the Christmas greens at the top.  Just doing that made a much more pleasing card to me.  Sometimes I find it hard to choose the right pattern paper.  If anyone has a tip for that, please share with me.

Below is my new card.

The stamp sets that I used were Holiday Greens Borders and die, Christmas Poinsettia and Traveler's Journal: December stamp set and die and Simply Stitched A2 Verticle die. On the greens and berries I used glitter and Sticklers.

I hope you found the second card more pleasing but let me know what you think? Thanks for taking the time …

KEEPING CHRISTMAS, November 2018, Inspirational Blog Hop!

Good morning!  It is Christmas time, my favorite holiday.  I hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas, we have such a short amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas and I wish it could be a little longer.

As most of you know, that have been following Keeping Christmas, Kelly Lunceford is the creator.  It is a real treat to the eyes to read her blog and to all the amazing team, I love the inspiration they give:

Kelly Lunceford (creator)

Anita Madden

Broni Holcombe

Claire Broadwater

Julee Tilman

Kim Heggins

Lori Tecler

Nance Salkeld

Nina Forsyth

Rachel Bergfeld

Vicki Finger

                                                           Nancy Guse (you are here)

I have created two cards this month that is a spin off to my Countdown to Christmas.  I took day 14, made a standard A2 card and changed the background paper and added holly leaves.   I used Papertrey products Fairy Tale Christmas, Silver White Winters Die, Phrase Play #9 Die and Enclosed Bell Mini Stamp and Die.

 The sentiment is…

PAPERTREY INKS October Blog Hop 2018

This picture for the blog hop is perfect!  I love all the pumpkins!  Today is the day go on over to Papertrey Inks Blog and check out all of the inspiration!

I made a few cards for today's blog hop.  The main stamps and dies that I used are Mix and Matt: Pinked Edge, Pierced Frames, Scallop Stackers: Large, Autumn Pumpkins Stamp set and the Monthly Moments: November stamp set.

This next card I used Noted: Scalloped A2 Verticle Die, Text and Texture: Wood Slices, Shape Shifters: Square 2 Die, Leaf Prints, Autumn Pumpkins and Monthly Moments: November Stamp set.

The last card I used Tremendous Tags Die, Autumn Pumpkins, Leaf Prints and Monthly Moments: November Stamp set.

Hope everyone is enjoying the blog!

Thanks for stopping in,


KEEPING CHRISTMAS October 2018 Inspirational Blog Hop!

Good morning! First of all let me say it is such an honor to be a guest here today with all of you doing Keeping Christmas!!  I am SUPER thrilled to be able to show you my countdown to Keeping Christmas project!

On the 25th of each month the team is excited to show all of you the projects they made to inspire you to get started on your Christmas creating!

Our host each month is Kelly Lunceford, the creator of Keeping Christmas!

I can hardly control my EXCITEMENT so lets get comfy and I hope you enjoy my countdown!

I have always wanted to make a countdown to Christmas so I finally made some time to do it and I enjoyed it SO much!!

Here is an overall view.

I started with 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of cardstock and then added some designer paper from Betsy Veldman Tinsel and Tags Collection.

Next I chose coordinating cardstock and inks using Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Weathervane and some Soft Stone, Berry Sorbet and Ripe Avocado.  The stamps, dies and papers are from Papertrey Ink, w…

Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday #316 Stenciled Edges

Good morning and a warm welcome to you all.  Thanks for joining me today and popping in to see my creation for a challenge over at Papertrey Ink.

This week Papertrey is have a challenge, it is #316 Stenciled Edges by Lizzie Jones.

As you can see I used the Make-it-Market: Garden Gate stencil around the border of my card which draws your eye to my focal point. The Stitched in Time Borders Stamp and Die set is So pretty, I decided to use foam tape to give it dimension.  I embossed the sentiment and the border around it, giving it a raised shine. The butterfly has lot of glitter and in the sweetness of the card I put pearls, forget me knot flowers, sequins, tulle and twine for added interest.

Have a sweet day!


March 2018 Blog Hop Inspiration from Papertrey Ink!

Today is the 25th of March and it is Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop. Today we get to see a lot of inspiration from some amazing papercrafts.  The inspirational photo above is beautiful and who wouldn't love to have this on there table for Easter or anytime!

My inspiration from this picture is from the beautiful soft colors in the yellow color family going to yellow orange and yellow greens and a little splash of the pinks.

I did color blending using the Quatrefoil stencil.  After color blending the love sentiment using Tag Sale 12, I used foam tape to give it some dimension.

This is a special card I gave to my husband for our 31st Anniversary, which was on March 21st.

Enjoy the hop, hop, hop:)!