Monday, August 18, 2014

My first Make it Monday!

Did you see Make it Monday over on Nichole's blog today? Oh my! It's my first time making a video for the weekly challenge.  Just a tad bit of nerves but I am excited to share and I hope you are inspired! (ps...i talk with my hands.  a lot)  :)

Here is the finished product...



I can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping in today!


Stamps: Grand Ampersand
Paper: PTI Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, Vellum and Stampers Select White
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Grand Ampersand Dies, Heart Prints Dies, Tag Sale #5

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Trick or Treat...

I love these Text Block dies from Papertrey and this new one is no exception!  It's the perfect Halloween die for a quick and easy treat card.


I die cut the text block in True Black card stock and then layered it up with some glitter paper.  I took an orange card base and scored it every 1/2" and then added in the text block with foam tape.  And that is it!


Stop over to the Papertrey Store by clicking HERE, to see all of the new goodies for August.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Friday, August 15, 2014

PTI Release in Review...

Have you enjoyed the August release over at PTI?  I am pretty excited to share with you, the rest of the cards I have for today's release in review.  It's definitely feeling a lot like fall on the blog for sure!

This first card was super easy to make...


I used the Candy Corn die to make a little decorative vellum panel.  The candy pieces all stayed together when I cut it out, so i just added a little copic coloring right on top.  I added in vellum in the backgounrd and then popped it up on top of a little Super Stripes detail.  I stamped the sentiment, from Keep it Simple: Halloween in Versafine Black Onyx.  



This little tag comes to you from Happy Spooky Halloween and Haunted Borders.  I made a box the other day (click HERE to see) and I used that same paper that I made stamping the stars in white on black card stock for the bottom of this tag.  I masked off the edge of the pumpkins on the Haunted Borders so I could just use a portion of the border.  I stamped the sentiment from Happy Spooky Halloween on the top of the tag and finished it off with some twine.  



This little halloween treat was made using the new Along Came a spider dies and stamp set.  I stitched the spider in Smokey Shadow felt with black floss, right on to the vellum tag.  I heat embossed the sentiment using Filigree Embossing powder and attached it with a colic-colored, black clothespin to the burlap bag.  I am thinking perfect for another teacher gift this year!



I made these little place settings for Thanksgiving and am so excited to use them!  I used the Leaf Prints Stitched dies to create the patterned leaves, but instead of actually stitching the leaves, I used a black marker and linked the holes together.  I went on top of that with a Clear Gelly Roll sparkle pen to add some glitter.  I layered the leaves onto the leaf/acorn image from Autumn Adornments.  I stamped it directly onto the chevron bag in Fresh Show ink.  I used the "thankful" from the new Phrase Play die and then stamped "Happy Thanksgiving" from Keep it Simple: Thanksgiving.  I added in plastic silverware and napkins.  I think these will look so pretty laying on the plates for thanksgiving.



This last card showcases the new Birthday Classics" September.  I stamped the main image on some Terrecotta Tile card stock and the die cut it with a Leaf Prints die.  I stamped another image on the rectangle of the same card stock and layered them up with foam tape.  I used some Ripe Avocado Bitty Boxes paper and some Autumn Abundance papers and layered them all up on top of the Burlap impressed, kraft card base.  I finished it off with a little twine bow.


I am sitting here typing this up while I watch My Big Family Renovation on HGTV.  Have you seen it?  I adore Jen Hatmaker and her blog....and now her TV show.  So if there is typos in this post...I'm sorry!  I am watching and typing at the same time. lol!

Well, I hope you like my cards today.  Are you ready to shop?  :)  Stop in and tell me what is on your wish list so far.  Stop over to Nichole's blog to see what the rest of the team has for today.

Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Introducing Superstition...

Welcome to the second group post for the August Papertrey Ink release!  Today we have an adorable new set just in time for Halloween and an add on set, to make these cats fun for any occasion.

Here is my first card...


First, I stamped the stripes from Background Basics: Super Stripes, (yes.  it is my favorite set.) in Melon Berry ink.  I used a ruler and added in a line of black ink at the bottom.  I used Smokey Shadow ink for the cat silhouette, stamping off and then on to the card from.  Last, I stamped this super fun sentiment in black ink.   These cat silhouettes are adorable!  


Here is a quick and easy Halloween card..


I stamped that amazing moon image, from the new set Full Moon, in Fresh Ink, onto the Smokey Shadow card base.  I added in a sentiment in black in, from the same set.  I used the little fence die and some woodgrain card stock and added that on to the card.  I cut out the cat silhouette and popped him up on the fence using foam tape.  Easy peasy!


The other girls have lots to see! Thanks so much for coming by today!  Stop back by again tomorrow to see the whole release in review.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Introducing Fancy That...

Hey there!  It's time for our group post over at PTI.  Today we are all showcasing a new set called Fancy That.  I love this set.  A lot.  There are several gorgeous medallion images and some amazing sentiments in a beautiful handwritten font.  Our challenge for today was to make 2 cards.  One CAS and one a little more elaborate.  First off, the elaborate card...


I scored a grid in the background of the card on the diagonal, every 2".  I stamped the images in each square down the middle, after spritzing each stamp with water for a little more watery stamped image.  I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and added that in last.  


This is my super easy, CAS card...


I stamped off the brushed image from Watercolor Wonder in Berry Sorbet and then added in the medallion image in a stamped off Smokey Shadow.  Last, I added in the sentiment in black.  Super easy and VERY easy to remake!


I can't wait to see what the rest of the DT has up their sleeves for today.  Check them out by stopping by their blogs...

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Hope to see you back here tomorrow!  Have a great day