Saturday, November 21, 2015


Hey there!  Just stopping in with a card so very appropriate for today!  It's cold!  We went to sleep with our first snow and woke up with a gorgeous frost.  I decided it was time to pull out these new sets from MFT and get work!


I stamped the hat, gloves and scarf with Bubblegum and Cherry Crisp.  Then I added it to the stitched panel from the Horizontal Cover up.  I scored the background and then airbrushed in a little BG01 for a slight blueish green glow.  I stamped the sentiment with my Misti....its always perfect with that thing!  


I am off to go shoe shopping.  We are headed out with friends tonight and I need a new pair of shoes for my outfit.  Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?  Hope its a great one!

Have a great day!



Monday, November 16, 2015

A treat...

So I attempted my first periscope yesterday.  Ummm....I was shaking.  That is a nerve wracking thing to do when you are talking to air and can't edit it out.  I also had settings wrong so people who aren't following me couldn't comment.  Thankful for the many messages following telling me they enjoyed my little scope and how to change my settings for next time.  Next time?  We will see!  hehe!

So during that scope, I made this card...


This new set from MFT is called Top Dog.  I don't usually color....I'm sure you know that by now, but I figured a could blend a couple browns together for this special occasion.  You see, this card is for my friend Chari.  And did I think Chari would pop in on the Scope?  Nope didn't think of it.  So I spoiled the surprise right there on Periscope.

I took the Chunky Chevron Cover up for the background and used the little negative from the Horizontal Companion Cover Up for the sentiment.  I added in a heart die colored with the same Copic as the little bow.  The heart is from the Top Dog dies.


So that is it for this Monday morning.  I am off to the gym.  And then home to do some cleaning.  Doesn't sound super fun does it?  :)

Hope you have a fantastic Monday!  Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

PTI Release in Review...

Just a few more cards to share today for the Papertrey Ink Release.  There are so many fun stamps and dies to add to your crafty stash!

Here's an easy CAS card that is super quick to make...


Stamps: Monthly Moments: Mini Slide Frame
Paper: Stampers Select White and Pure Poppy Card Stock
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Misc: Mini Slide Frame Die


The new Fab Flakes make for a fun wintery background.  And the new Phrases and Praises?  I love this set!!


Stamps: Phrases and Praises, Fab Flakes
Paper: Stampers Select White, Stormy Sea, Vellum
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Filigree White Embossing Powder


A super simple Sympathy card with some soft branches in Spring Moss with some Vellum tucked in....


Stamps: Phrases and Praises, Tucked In: Sympathy
Paper: Stampers Select White, Soft Stone, Spring Moss, Vellum
Ink: Misc Gray
Misc: Branching Out die


I used the Tasting Tag to make this fun little gift tag, along with the Enclosed: Present box die.  I made a straight cut along the top to take off the bow die and kept it to a simple box.


Stamps: Enclosed: Present
Paper: Stampers Select White, Ombre Stripes Paper
Ink: True Black
Misc: Tasting Tag Die, Twine, Rose


And last, I made a sign for my craft room.  Something very CAS with the Typed Strip stamps and dies.  I stamped a little watercolor wonder and then added the sentiment.  This is a frame from Ikea and it looks great in my craft room.  


Stamps: Typed Strips III, Watercolor Wonder
Paper: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, True Black
Misc: Typed Strips Die


Thank you all for stopping in this week!  There will be lots more to see over at Nichole's blog.  Have a great day!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Celebration Inspiration...

Good morning!  It's time for our last Group Project for the Papertrey Ink release.  Today is all about birthdays!  I have three coordinating CAS cards to share.

This first card showcases the new Scene it: Celebration dies.


First, I added in some masked watercolor in the background.  For the focal point, I added the star layer in Gold Adhesive yardstick, the ballon layer in vellum and the top layer in Hibiscus Burst, with the heat embossed sentiment.  


This next card is super easy!  I used the dies from Birthday Cheer and cut out Celebrate in Gold Adhesive.


I layered the Confetti Toss paper on a Hibiscus Burst card base to finish it off.  Very quick and simple and easy to mass produce.


And for the last card, I used the same color scheme so they could all coordinate with the Confetti Toss patterned paper.


I stamped out the middle panel and added some Aqua Mist ink blending, as well as a small panel of cardstock behind the sentiment.  I added in a row of banner tails in vellum along with a Gold Embossed sentiment.


So that is it for today! Stop back by tomorrow when we share the rest of the release.  Thanks so much for stopping in!

Kay Miller
Amy Sheffer

Friday, November 13, 2015

Petite Places Through the Seasons...

Welcome to our second group post for the November Papertrey Ink release.  Today's challenge was to use the new Petite Places Walk in the Park.  This new set has so many fun little details to add in to your existing Petite Place sets.

I made four tags using the Tag Sale #5 die and Petite Places: School Mini Stamp set, along with Walk in the Park.  I picked a basic layout using the school and then decorated each tag using seasonal colors.


I used a little white gel pin to add in some snow.  I also masked off some snow drifts along the bottom of the tag.


I used some muted greens to bring the spring to this tag.  I sponged some Aqua Mist in the sky for each tag too. 


For summer, I used some brighter greens.


And then on to Autumn.  I used a little Canyon Clay for those Fall trees.

The rest of the team has lots to share in the Seasonal theme.

Kay Miller
Amy Sheffer

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

Supply List:

Stamps: Petite Places: School Mini Set, Petite Places: Walk in the Park
Paper: Stampers Select White, True Black Patterned Paper
Ink: Pure Poppy, True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate
Misc: Tag Sale #5 Die, Twine, Mini Clothespin