Monday, July 27, 2015

Thank you...

If you follow my blog, you know I have a fear of watercolor.  Well...anything messy really.  I realized that part of the problem isn't really just fear....its impatience.  Waiting on stuff to dry?  Not a fan.  SO, I pulled out my Zig pens and got messy and waited for stuff to dry.  And it was fun.  This is what happened....

MFT July 2015

I used MFT's Party Patterns set to create these circles.  I stamped them on watercolor paper and then added color to each.  Then let it sit for....actually I did it last Wednesday and then put the card together this morning.  hehe!  I thought if I could paint something up and forget about it then it wouldn't be so bad.  So I went to the pool, read part of To Kill a Mockingbird, went to KC Royals game, did some laundry.... I got to my desk this morning and it was all ready for me to create!

I used a circle punch to punch out the images and then stacked them up to create a fun bubble look.  I added in the sentiment die and then some tiny black liquid enamel dots for an extra fun little detail.

MFT July 2015

I used this CAS(E) this sketch for inspiration and was so happy to play along with a challenge for the first time in FOREVER.

So I learned that I can paint it up and walk away and it will all be ok!  I may have to try more of this messy watercolor stuff again soon.  :)  Hope you are all doing well.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!



Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Birthday...

My Favorite Things has a new set this month called Party Patterns.  I love the simple shapes and the little details included in this set.  I wanted to make a bold background but then I wanted to tone it down with a little vellum.  

July 2015 MFT

I stamped the circles in these Premium Dye colors:

Wild Cherry
Orange Zest
Lemon Drop
Sour Apple
Lush Lagoon

I die cut the card front, as well as the vellum cover, with the large stitched die from Blueprints 25.  I wanted to let the color show through so I attached the vellum cover with one staple at the top, and hid that by using this tiny (very adorable) bow die.  I die cut the brushstroke sentiment and attached it to the vellum and then covered it all in Glossy Accents.  

July 2015 MFT

Here is a shot of all those fun Premium Dye ink colors....

July 2015 MFT

So glad you stopped by today!  Hope you have a great week!  

Thursday, July 16, 2015


The latest Simon Says Stamp release is up and ready to shop!  So many cute things and lots of fun dies this time around.  I have, maybe, one of my favorite dies ever to share today.  I am loving sunshine cards right now.  I would like to put a sunshine on every card I make.  So this die is super cute, not to mention the really fun font.


I stamped the sunshine in yellow and then did a little chalking around the center and on the edges of the sunbeams.  Then I cut the farm die and framed the sunshine.  I used some fun bright blue chalk in on the base of the card and loved the effect I got.  Kinda distressed, beachy sorta feel.  I used some washi tape on the back of the frame to hold the sunshine in place.  Then I added some Wink of Stella over the top for a little shimmer....that of course I can't pick up in a photo.  But in real life?  It's shiny!


To see the whole release, click HERE.  We are off to see the Minions.  My kids are super excited...and I am too!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Release in Review...

It's release day at Papertrey Ink!  I have several more cards to share with you today.

This first card uses the Enclosed: Sun dies and the new Perfect Pairing.


Morning by Morning is a gorgeous new flower set with so many fun details...


Betsy's Petite Places are so much fun!  This new one called Main Street has lots included.  I made a CAS card out of just 2 of the stamps in the set...


I love the sweet sentiments in the set called L'Shana Tovah...


One more set called Keep it Simple: Just Because.  I paired it with some of the new So Striking paper and the So Striking stamp set....


Check out the rest of the design team to see more release day projects!

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great day! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Vintage Linens..

Hey there!  It's our last countdown day for the July PTI release.  Today's sets are all about the Vintage Linens.

I chose to copy a layout I used years ago with 2 large triangle shapes.  You can see that original care HERE.


I stamped the Embroidered Borders in 3 colors on the card base.  Then I used an adorable sentiment from Vintage Linens on the bottom.  I took 2 of the new Triangle Trio Dies and added them on top of the card front. 


The next card showcases the Vintage Linens set.  I stamped the flowers in black and white to create a background.


Next, I took BG000 and did a very light wash in between all the flowers.  I stamped in one of them a colored flower and then added in a vellum tag and one of the new Graceful Greetings dies.  


That's it for me today.  I know the rest of the design team will have lots of fun stuff to share.  Stop back in tomorrow to see the whole release!  Hope you have a great day!