Wednesday, December 27, 2017

last minute santa

 
 
I opted for simple designs for my Christmas cards this year (no matter how much I try to plan ahead, there just never seems to be enough time to do all of the little things I would like to during the holidays) - I chose beautiful color combinations, patterned paper, interesting shapes and a bit of sparkle . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  pebbles inc, stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink, my favorite things, sizzix
embellishments:  sequins - darice

twine & tags




this is a quick but oh, so cute Christmas card - in a couple of hours I had multiples ready to send around the country! (the vellum background is a tag die turned upside down and then I used the sentiment strip to cover the hole)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  embossing powder- stampendous; baker's twine - hemptique; jewel - k&company 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

faux stained glass

PAPERTREY INK'S
Make it Monday
#307
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishment:  perfect pearls

Saturday, December 23, 2017

freshly made sketches 318

a simple but elegant card created by watercoloring an acrylic stamp block - adding a touch of silver embossing powder and a beautiful silver ribbon to pull it all together for Christmas . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamp:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink, watercolor paper
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  pewter embossing powder - stampin' up; ribbon - scrap from my stash



Sunday, December 17, 2017

december 2017 papertrey ink create along with us

 
 
 
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I'm really in to purples right now and I love how Betsy contrasted the deep colors with white . . .









stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink, watercolor paper
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  ribbon - scrap





fms317



 
just a sweet little note of encouragement for a special person . . .
 








 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink, watercolor paper
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  ribbon - offray; embroidery thread - dmc




 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November 2017 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I've come to love fall ALMOST as much as I love spring and Thanksgiving has become a time when I not only send cards to family far away, but I've taken the opportunity to send an additional thank you to those who have touched our lives in special ways during the year . . .

Blog hop inspiration



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
papers:  doodlebug, my favorite things, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
embellishments:  ribbon - offray; button - papertrey ink

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October 2017 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

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Blog Hop Inspiration
 
 
When the opportunity to create a masculine card presents itself, I go for it . . . they're such a challenge for me!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink
 
 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

monster thank you

we just spent a couple of fun-filled weeks with two of our little grandchildren - we returned home to cool and crispy fall weather (and I LOVE it!) so I was excited to pull out some fall papers and stamps.


 
 
I spent HOURS creating halloween crafts with the kiddos, so I know they'll love these little monsters . . .
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  my favorite things
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  washi tape - stampin' up

Saturday, October 14, 2017

hello . . .

 
this sweet little thank you note was created from my scrap bin . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
papers:  stampin' up, american crafts, pink paisley
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishment:  enamel dot - stampin' up

Monday, September 25, 2017

for you

 
 
 
 




black backgrounds - I love them . . . and I love the flowing florals and greenery of the inspiration photo . . .


 





 
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  twine - artc

Sunday, September 24, 2017

mixing florals


 
 
I love how these beautiful blue berries compliment the pretty mums . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink, watercolor paper
dies:  papertrey ink

Sunday, September 17, 2017

blessed


 
I've loved the fabulous wreaths in this month's release so I thought I'd create a few thanksgiving cards - I had forgotten just how much I love rustic white cardstock - it's a softer white and has those fun little random flecks in it . . .
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  paperttrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink, pebbles, my mind's eye
die:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  jewel - k&company; ribbon - stampin' up

Saturday, September 16, 2017

weathered florals

 
 
(clean & layered)
 
 
a sweet friend is moving away and I sure am going to miss her!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  sequins - avery elle

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

ctd460

I'm thrilled to be a guest star stamper for color throwdown's challenge this week and I love this color combination . . .





I created a fun masculine card for my son-in-law . . .



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  my favorite things, papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up, watercolor paper
dies:  papertrey ink, my favorite things

Sunday, September 10, 2017

small images

Papertrey Ink's
MAKE IT MONDAY
296
 
 
I  stacked three small images vertically from papertrey ink's "quilted: spring" set to create a simple little get well card for a friend . . .











stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
die:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  baker's twine - pebbles in my pocket; paperclip





Sunday, September 3, 2017

tickled pink

 
 
we are blessed to have another little granddaughter arriving this fall (and another grandson, too!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  button - papertrey ink; embossing powder

summer berries


 
luscious summer berries in my favorite shades of purple . . .


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  rhinestones - stampin' up




glamping

 
a fun card for a fabulous camping friend, in her favorite color . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
papers:  my favorite things, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishment:  button - creative cafĂ©
 

off to preschool . . .

 
our little grandson is off to preschool this week and he couldn't be more excited!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishment:  baker's twine - pebbles in my pocket

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

faux iron

11-Betsy
 
 
I love the "iron" backdrop for these pretty flowers . . .
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  button - papertrey ink

Sunday, August 27, 2017

stitched felt cookies (or donuts, in this case)

14-Debbie
 
 
mint chip pantone chip!  (our family is obsessed with chocolate mint anything!  I even used glossy accents to make the punched paper look like "jimmies")
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  my favorite things, papertrey ink
punch:  stampin' up
embellishments:  felt - papertrey ink, clip - from my stash, glossy accents

stitched layered embellishments

13-Heather


well, this card took me all morning to put together!
 * tip:  I arranged all of the felt flowers on the card front, then took a quick picture with my phone - it made the gluing everything back down a snap!









stamps:  papertrey ink
paper:  papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  felt - papertrey ink; embossing powder

inked woodgrain texture

10-Natasha
 
 
I used a beautiful taupe cardstock as my background for soft, feminine colors . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embossing folder:  tim holz - sizzix
embellishment:  button - papertrey ink

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