Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Papertrey Tuesday: Seasonal Borders - Summer

Hello,  it's Tuesday! 
That means I'm featuring products from Papertrey Ink. I use supplies from a few stamp companies, but I love the PTI Make It Monday Challenge and it usually works out well for me to create my Monday project and share it on Tuesday with you.  

At the moment, I'm totally captivated with hibiscus flowers,  tropical elements and bright colors! For today's card, I totally skipped the challenge and did my own thing, stamping the Seasonal Borders: Summer stamp set to create a floral border in an array of colors. Supplies will be listed below. I used the stitching portion of the Shape Shifters Circle 1 dies to enhance the focal point area. 

I'm so happy that you've stopped by my blog today. Another thing I love about Papertrey is the wonderful sense of community that's fostered by the company and carried out by so many of you! Thanks for all the comments and love.

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: PTI - Penned Elegance, Seasonal Borders: Summer and matching dies
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Hawaiian Shores Bitty Big Patterned paper; Wplus9 - Dove Grey card stock
INK: PTI - Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Harvest Gold

Accessories: Shape Shifter's Circle 1 dies, sequins


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Create Along with Us June 2018

Create Along with Us is the monthly opportunity to CASE samples from the Papertrey Ink Design team that have inspired us during their release. 
This card by Kelly caught my eye. I loved how she used white on white and added gold in the sentiment. 

Using the summery images from the Some Like It Hot set I kept the styling clean. I embossed the sentiment from Penned Elegance in gold onto vellum and die cut it. 

All the elements are layered on the Mix and Mat: Pretty Brackets Die, which is adhered to foam tape. I only wish that I had cut three of the dies to adhere together in order to make it sturdier and more prominent. 

I have been doing some celebrating in the past week! My husband and I shared our 44th wedding anniversary, had our daughter and granddaughter with us for a couple days, and will celebrate my birthday tomorrow. 

Not much time left for stamping, but oh I've been having fun! Hope to get back to regular posting and commenting soon. 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: PTI - Some Like It Hot, Penned Elegance
Paper: Neenah Solar White, vellum
INK: PTI - Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pale Peony, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, New Leaf; WPlus9 - Old Gold, Warm Wool
Accessories: PTI - Mix & Mat: Pretty Bracket Die


Monday, June 4, 2018

Papertrey Tuesday - Transformation

I am so happy that it's a new week. June is my very favorite month of the year! The weather outside is so delightful but I still found a bit of time to stamp. 
I decided to take part in the Transformation Tuesday challenge, and it ends soon so I'm posting early.

This is the card I made for the May Blog Hop. I liked it alot but I did wonder how it would look with more of a springy green. 

Here's the remake using Limeade Ice card stock. The colors of the flowers are exactly the same.

I slightly changed the placement of the elements and kept the sentiment clean and uncluttered. This shade of green didn't photograph well, it's paler IRL. 

By experimenting, we learn. I learned that I like the clean lines of the second card, but still like the first one best.

Have a great day! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hang in there, friends!

It's been such a rainy week but the sun is peeking out making me think I need to be super quick with this post so I can get outside while the going is good. 
It's Takeout Thursday and I made this card recently to use up bits and pieces that were waiting to be made into a card. They include the WPlus9 Summer Friends stamps and dies and a background sponged and spritzed with Distress Inks. Does anyone else color images and ink up backgrounds and then leave the pieces for another day, or month.... or longer? 

I love this pup and colored him in with Copics, popping him up for dimension. I also added tiny die cut hearts to the kite, his collar and the sentiment. 
My dog Josie is snoring in her bed as I write this. 

 I'm thinking it's time to get both of us up and moving. Have a great day, friends!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Welcome to What I love: Waterfront

Hello crafty friends, happy Wednesday!  Today is the day I share on the theme of what I love. I live near a beautiful lake and I love being near or on the water every day, so it's no surprise that the Waterfront set from Stampin' Up! made it to my craft desk. I am loving it!

Creating water or mountain scenes with this set will be a breeze. I made two cards to get me started on a few cards for men's birthdays that I'll be needing next month.  I can't believe June is almost here! I have a birthday of my own coming up. 

 I began by lightly sponging a background for each of the cards using Distress Oxide Inks in Antique Linen and Broken China, and sprinkling on a few fine dots of water. Stamping the scene for the first card involved lots of layers to make the row of mountains and trees and a bit of additional sponging with greens
 to fill in the blank spots.

For the second card, I kept the stamping much simpler and placed the scene inside an oval frame with a die cut window. 

This set is still on my craft table so I think you'll be seeing it again soon with the beach-y version! 
I hope good things and good times are on their way to you today. Thanks for visiting!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

One Stitch at a Time: Quilted Summer

Hello, friends! 
Hope those in the US are enjoying the long weekend. 
I've been making up for my lack of posts this week, and had some time to play today. We've had lots of rain, so I played inside my craft room.

At Make It Monday, Lizzie invited us to create a card with embellishments above and below the sentiment.  Marcia inspired me with her very pretty card using the Quilted Summer set from Papertrey Ink so I set out to create a get well card with it.

I love the images with small patterns that coordinate with the set and quilt die, however I decided to highlight the florals. I did randomly tuck some of the quilted triangles behind the die cut flowers for a boost of color and layering. I stamped small flowers and added black centers and black stitch lines onto the panel.The pinwheels were stamped and "sparkled" with WOS. With all my elements, I grouped in threes arranging in triangles to keep the balance and suggest movement. 

I just love the sentiments with this set, and used another one inside to complete the well wishes.
Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog. Have a fantastic day! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Quilted: Summer
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU - Basic Black and Daffodil Delight
INK:Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black, Versamark, WPlus9 - Queen Bee, Lime Light, Sweet Nectar, Flamingo, Lake House
Accessories: White Embossing powder

Friday, May 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink May 2018 Blog Hop

Hello, it's been a busy week! 
I'm posting just in time to play along with the Blog Hop happening today!

 Here's our inspiration photo. 

Isn't this a great photo for a theme of camping or glamping? 
 I just returned from a few days in the mountains but I couldn't wait to stamp something so whipped up my creation this afternoon. 

I was inspired to showcase lots of green and cascading flowers. I added a bold element with the striped die, mimicking those gorgeous gingham tablecloths.  Lastly, I used a yellow gingham patterned paper to complete the frame and provide a gingham butterfly. 

The flowers are from the Seasonal Borders Spring stamps and dies. 

Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to hop on to see the lovely creations that can be found on the PTI blog. You'll be inspired!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!