Sunday, January 25, 2015

hearts

creating valentines in one of my very favorite things to do . . .
 
 
January-2015-PTI-Blog-Hop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
paper:  papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink


Sunday, January 11, 2015

colorful corners . . .

growing up, I had dreams of becoming an architect (until I realized that math was NOT my thing) . . . I guess that's why I love this little stamp set from Close to my Heart . . .


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




stamps:  close to my heart, papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, watercolor paper
embellishments:  thick baker's twine - stampin' up; sequins - avery elle

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

masculine stash . . .

this year, I thought I'd stamp an abundance of masculine cards to keep on hand - I always seem to let them stifle my creativity - I feel like I can't use any of my "fun" stuff for the guys in my life . . . and no gorgeous shades of pinks or purples, no flowers, no bling . . . feminine cards are just so much easier!


I need ALL the inspiration I can get, so I turned to Papertrey Ink's "Inspiration Archives" for a layout idea for this one . . .



January 2015 Signature Sketch Dawn
 
 
 
 
 




stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
die:  papertrey ink


Saturday, January 3, 2015

partial die stamping

I thought this technique would work well for a masculine card . . . I stamped "happy" with green ink,  "birthday" with aqua and then partially heat embossed both with pewter . . .





 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  embossing powder - stampin' up; star brad - JoAnns
 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

freebie!

this free little set from papertrey ink is just so cute!
instead of using partial die cuts for this challenge, I stamped off the edges . . .


 
#195 "2014 a la carte"
 



for my knitting & crocheting friend at work . . .


 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, amy butler, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishment:  yarn from my crocheting stash
 
 
 
 

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