happy new year!

Stopping in with a quick CAS card just in time for the New Year.  I have been seeing Laura Bassen's gorgeous masked blending cards, so I thought I would give it a try with some Delicata Gold ink.  I wish I could capture the shimmer on this card.  It is so pretty in real life!


I masked of the top corner and then stamped this sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Bring on the Merry.  I won't bore you with my love of ampersands, so I will just say there was no way I could mask it off.  I have started collecting them in large sizes here at home.  I have no idea why I love them so much....and I said I wouldn't go into it!  lol!  For the rest of the card, I used an "*" from the set called Lighthearted Letters.  I added in a little arrow image from RC's All About you.  And last, I added in some silver sequin stars for a little more bling.  


I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!  I got to spend it with both of my sisters.  I am so happy that we could actually be in the same place at the same time.  Lots of miles between us the rest of the year, so its been a fun and busy week.  We spent a couple days on the Plaza in Kansas City too!  I wish we had more time for the holidays, but its good to get back to normal and the tree is going down today.  Oh and LOTS of laundry too!

Here is a quick list of the supplies I used in today's card....

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  And thank you for hanging out with me for another year!  I am almost to 8 years of blogging and I can't believe that!  I am so thankful for all of my blogging friends.  I have said it before but the friendships are my most favorite part of this hobby!  

Happy New Year!


Sew Glad You're my Friend...

Hey there friends!  I am so excited to be here today with another guest post for My Favorite Things.  I have a fun, super simple card to share today, using some adorable My Favorite Things goodies.  


I used the set called Stitched with Love for this card.  I love all the sentiments and details included in this set.  I used 3 stamps.  I stamped the thimble in gray ink in the background and then added in the sentiments in dark brown.  The front card panel was made with the die set called Blueprints 20.  I layered up the stitched panel with that adorable scalloped layer and then onto a pink card base.


I added 2 little banner ends...one in pink and one vellum in the corner.  I can't get enough of this stitched dies.  SO darn cute!


I hope you enjoyed my CAS card.  So honored to be a guest this month and have had so much fun with these MFT stamps and dies!

Hope you all had an amazing Christmas day!  Thanks so much for stopping in! 


PTI December Freebie: Pretty Petals

Are you up for a fun little freebie?  Stop over to Nichole's blog to see all the details but here is a little sneak peek of Pretty Petals...


I made a tag using some Soft Stone Patterned Paper.  I stamped the flowers in Pure Poppy and then added the yellow and dark red shadows with Copics.  I stamped the center in Hawaiian Shores and then finished it off with a black sentiment.  I tucked in some Simply Chartreuse leaves and tied some black twine on the top.


This is such a fun little set!  Check out what the rest of the girls have today too!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips

Maile Belles
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Have a great night!

CC Candy Cane...


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo source: atthepicketfence.com

We have a new sponsor, Avery Elle, for this challenge!  A randomly selected participant will receive a $20 Avery Elle gift certificate, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I stamped this adorable sentiment from Joy to the World onto a piece of striped patterned paper.  I added in some holly and then stamped another sentiment below the panel.  


Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

PTI Release in Review...

Welcome to the Papertrey Release Day!  I have lots of cards to share, so grab some coffee and have a seat!

The new cover plate In the Woods is so gorgeous!  For this card, I cut it out in white card stock and then layered it with vellum.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Birthday Classics: January on the vellum and the attached it to the card base.


Stamps: Birthday Classics: January
Paper: Stampers Select White, PTI Vellum
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Filigree Embossing Powder


Little Human is a set that will be perfect for the littles in your life.  I made this tag but die cutting some Pure Poppy Striped paper and adding it to a white tag base.  I stamped the sentiment on the banner and then added in the little bolt. 


On the inside of the tag, I stamped the robot face and a few hearts making this an interactive tag.  


Stamps: Little Human
Paper: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy Patterned Paper, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shore, Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: Tag Die, Twine


I am a huge fan of the Text Block dies and this one is no exception.  I used a Simple Stories paper pack for this card, cutting the die out with one of the rainbow pieces.  I layered it with some white card stock and then popped it up on foam tape to this wood grain base.  I heat embossed the sentiment  that is from the new set called Love Notes.


Stamps: Love Notes
Paper: Stampers Select White, Simple Stories Paper pack
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Filigree Embossing Powder, Text Block: Love die


I adore the images on this next set, called Drips and Dribbles.  It makes the perfect coffee or ta card....or tag in this case...I pulled out one of my old favorites, Warm Happiness, and used a sentiment to go along....


Stamps: Drips and Dribbles, Warm Happiness, Hello There
Paper: Kraft, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Versamark
Misc: Journal Tag #6, Twine


I love this new cover plate so much I had to use it again.  This time I cut the bottom of for a smaller card.  I added in a little house from Tinsel and Tag Additions and a sentiment from Block Party...


Stamps: Tinsel and Tags Additions, Block Party
Paper: Spring Moss, Stampers Select White
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Kraft
Misc: Cover Plate: In the Woods


Give me Hand is a new set from Lizzie.  She added in several different hands and sentiments and additions...its just too cute!  I stamped the hands in a rainbow and then added in a stripe from Hello There and a sentiment...


Stamps: Give me a Hand, Hello There
Paper: Stampers Select White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, Royal Velvet
Versa fine Black Onyx


Here is a super CAS card.  I used a little image from Hello There and a sentiment to create this one!  Super simple!


Stamps: Hello There
Paper: Stamper Select White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, Royal Velvet
Versa fine Black Onyx


This next card makes me happy!  And my son too!  He loves blocks.  He builds something everyday that just blows me away.  So I made this card for him.  I stamped several blocks and then cut them out with the dies.  I love that the dies are smaller than the stamped images so you don't have to worry about white space. They cut out perfectly.  I lined them up to make a truck and then took a polka from Polka Dot Basics III to make the wheels...


Stamps: Block Party, Polka Dot Basics III
Paper: Stampers Select White
Ink: Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Versafine Black Onyx


So that is it for today!  Other than a few cute out takes if you keep scrolling.  Also check out the rest of the DT to see what they have for today's release in review.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln

Maile Belles
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a great day!







Introducing Love you to Pieces...

Are you ready for the cutest new stamps and dies?  OMG....Betsy is a genius!  These little guys are SO much fun.  I have lots of photos today so hang in there with me!

This first card is actually a little interactive toy all packaged up in the cutest envelope.  First off the Foldable Envelope Wrap.  I decorated the front with the new set called Love you to Pieces.  I die cut the clouds and the airplane and then stamped the airplane image.  I colored in the heart with a Copic.  


I added in the AWESOME from PTI's Headline die set in Enchanted Evening cardstock.


Here you can see the back of the wrap.  I stamped "to and from" using sentiments from the Love you to Pieces: Additions.  


The envelope wrap die is so fun because it cuts only those perforated lines that makes it fun to rip the envelope open.  On the inside I including a little sheet of instructions for the toy...


And the coaster die cut toy.  I stamped each image and then realized I wanted some more color.  To coordinate with the envelope wrap, I used a copic and colored the airplane parts....


And here it is assembled...


So cute right?  I love all the little details included to make this airplane so much fun!


I made a card using the same set...


I stamped the sentiment from Keep it Simple: Happy Valentines Day and then added in some little Typed Strips II, to add in Brody's name.  I love these little letters. The die and sets that coordinate are another genius product that provide so much versatility.


I can't wait to see what the rest of the DT girls have to share today.  There are fox dies too!  I will be hoping along with you today for sure!

Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laura • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley

Thanks for stopping in!


Introducing Big Hugs...

Welcome to the first Group Post for the December PTI Release.  Today's stamp set and dies are SO adorable!  If you know me....you know I am a hugger.  So this Big Hugs set just makes me smile!  I have a couple of different cards to share today and I hope you like them!

This first one is a CAS card using a stamp and a die.


I stamped the sentiment in black ink onto the Soft Stone card base.  Next, I cut the die out of Stampers Select White after using a blending tool and some Berry Sorbet ink to make a little ombre effect.  I attached the die cut on the card with some foam tape for dimension.  


This next card uses just stamps.  I stamped the big "hugs" in Versamark and then heat embossing with gold embossing powder....


Next I stamped "sending" in black ink.  I added in a white panel with black striped stamped to cover most of the cardstock.  I left a little white showing at the top and then added in a little strip of gold card stock to finish it off.  


Lots of possibilities with this new set!  Check out the biggest "hugs" die in the full set when you see it!  SO cute!!  OK all the dies are cute but the big one is my favorite.  It has a little flower detail in each letter and is just so pretty.

The rest of the DT have cards for you to see too....

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

Come back tomorrow for another fun day of sneaks!  Thanks for coming by today!

Card #1

Stamps: Big Hugs
Paper: Soft Stone Card stock, Stampers Select White
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Berry Sorbet
Misc: Big Hugs Dies

Card #2

Stamps: Big Hugs, Background Basics: Super Stripes 
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Stampers Select White
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark
Misc: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Card Stock


Monthly Moments: December

Hey there!  I am a little late today but I have a card to share for today's PTI Release Countdown.  Today we are all showcasing the new Monthly Moments supplies.  I have a quick and simple card using this fabulous December paper pack.


I found the sentiment card and then saw the striped piece....I do love me some stripes!  I knew they would look fun together.  So I clothes pined them together, added a twine bow and popped it up on foam tape.  Easy peasy!  These little paper packs are so much fun and this December set is a must have!  

Thanks so much for coming by today!  See you tomorrow for another fun post!