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:)!


Embossing enamel splatters #315 Make-it-Monday, Papertrey Ink

Happy Saturday to you all!  I am getting a little excited about spring coming, although I don't want it to go by too fast because I want to get a little more done in the house before heading out to my gardens. But no matter what the weather, its always a welcome if the sun is out:)!

I had a little time this morning to watch Melissa Phillips video on how to do Embossing Enamel Splatters.  This challenge is this weeks Papertrey Inks, Make-it-Monday #315.  I had a chance to use the balloon stencil with a variety of different inks. I sprinkled on the embossing enamel on each balloon and used the heat gun to melt the enamel from underneath each balloon.  The embossing enamel really bubbled up.  The sentiment is embossed and also raised up with foam tape. The finishing touch I used a few clear sequins.

Celebrate each day:)


make it Monday # 312 Framing Sentiments & Images, hosted by Laurie Schmidlin.

Hello, I have made a few cards for Make it Monday #312 framing sentiments and images.  Laurie Schmidlin is the host for this week and I really enjoyed her video.  The card above I created the frame using noted scallop A2 die.  The sentiment is from mini blooms also using brushed birds and beautiful berries: spring.  I did pop up the frame using foam tape.

On this card and the next one I used the pattern paper in two different places, as the outside of the frame and the inside of the frame.  I would like your opinion on which way is more pleasing to your eye, the first card or the second?  On both of the cards I used the new huggables: chick stamp set and die and the easter grass die.  The frame is made using the noted A2 scallop die. The chick huggable was such a joy to use.

Below is both cards together, thinking maybe this is easier to chose from.

and all three together...

I appreciate all of your opinions.

Have a great day!


Make it Monday #305, Love of Layers

This week's Papertrey Inc. Make it Monday #305 is by Laurie Schmidlin.  She shows us how to add multiple layers on a card. Laurie has a beautiful video here.

I first started out using the background basics: Birch stamp followed by the Mix and Mat: Plaid die using foam tape for my first layer.  The lovely Bells and Boughs, Dash away All, Jingle All the Way, and the dies were used along with the Quilted die, all using them for more raised layers. The outer edge of the Mix and Mat: Plaid die was sprinkled with glitter and red sticklers and sequins were added.

Have a nice day!