Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sparkle & Shine: Holiday Additions - {PTIBlog Hop}

Hello everyone!  Today is the Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop.  The challenge for this month was to choose one or more of the PTI Color Recipes provided by Papertrey Ink and create a card or project using those colors.
I decided to break out the new PTI Sparkle & Shine: Holiday Additions stamp set and coordinating dies to create a shaker Christmas card using the color recipe below.  This is a fun stamp set that offers so many possibilities of mixing and matching. 
For my card I started out with a new leaf card base, then added a panel of pure poppy with a piece of striped designer paper from the PTI Sparkle & Shine collection.  I stamped the inside of my shaker with a combo of all the colors from the recipe, added a mix of sequins and then die cut and layered the Sparkle in pure poppy and raspberry fizz to give a pop.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Thanks You're the Best - {TYIC#9}

Hello friends!  Today is my birthday and I'm here to share a fun little tag for the Tag You're It Challenge #9.  Our inspiration for today comes from fellow team member Leigh and her pretty pair of thank you tags.
I loved the way Leigh used her die cut thanks on a diagonal across her tags with one half solid color and the other patterned.  I decided to use the Lawn Fawn thanks die cut and attempt to do the same on my tag.  I die cut two tags, one in summer sun and another in white, then die cut my thanks in a rust color.  I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Argyle Backdrops for the bottom half of my tag and stamped two birds from the Chit Chat stamp set and a few clouds from the Hello Sunshine set.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you'll take the time to play along with the Tag You're It Challenge!
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloweenies - {The Challenge #17}

 Hi there crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing the card I created for The Challenge #17.  Lesley's got a fun color combo and sketch to create with and we hope you'll give one or both a try.
For my card, I used the sketch and most of the colors from The Challenge along with the fun Paper Smooches stamp set Halloweenies.  I started out with a black card base, then added an embossed lovely lilac panel with a strip of Doodlebug designer paper down the middle.  I stamped and colored the witch with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress and hat, then fussy cut the image out and popped her up with foam tape.  To add some fun I used Glossy Accents and added some to the witches eyes, a little bit of liquid glue and glitter to her lips and a few black rhinestones around the image.
Please be sure to visit the rest of The Challenge team so you can check out what they've created:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Autumn Blessings - {TYIC#8}

Hi there friends!  It's time for the Tag You're It! Challenge #8.  Our inspiration for today's challenge is the talented Lisa Arana's beautiful card.
The inspiration I drew from Lisa's card, was her pretty fall acorns and leaves that pop against the subtle background of her tag and card.  For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Autumn Acorns along with a PTI tag die and used it to dress up a simple brown paper bag with goodies inside.
Thank you so much for your visit and I hope you'll take the time to play along with the Tag You're It! Challenge.
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Monday, October 6, 2014

With Sympathy - {The Challenge #16}

Hello everyone!  I've got some exciting news to share today.  I was asked by the talented Lesley Croghan to join The Challenge design team and happily excepted.  I'm looking forward to working with Lesley and the rest of The Challenge team.  I really like the concept of The Challenge, because you can design a card using just the sketch or challenge colors or both.
 For my card, I used both the sketch and colors from The Challenge #16 to create a sympathy card.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Rosie Posie along with Think Big Favorites #3 for my sentiment.  I started out with a black card base, added a panel of white and an embossed panel of Going Gray.  To add a little softness around my sentiment circle I used the PTI Rustic Wreath die with velum.
Please be sure to visit the rest of The Challenge team so you can check out what they've created:
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