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

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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

Saturday, August 26, 2017

woodgrain inlay

9-Lizzie
 
 
I have to admit that I had started this card a few months ago, but set it aside because it just wasn't coming together the way I had envisioned, so when I watched Lizzie's video I knew she had the perfect solution!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, american crafts
dies:  papertrey ink
 
 
 
 
 

faux leather

5-Ashley
 
 
I used light, bright colors to keep this faux leather creation from being too dark/serious . . .
 * tips:  I wet the cardstock with plain old water and then crumpled it several times - after it was completely dry, I sponged the high spots with darker ink and then I ran in thru my big shot several times to flatten it out
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  washi tape & heart brad - american crafts; baker's twind - pebbles in my pocket
 

colored cotton

3-Stephanie


my little grandson loves to ride the ferris wheel at scheels - and he'll love this pale blue cotton candy!
    * tip:  I found that making the paper "cone" was much easier with vellum than it was with cardstock


 






stamps:  papertrey ink
papers: my favorite things, papertrey ink

paper scraps with vellum overlay

2-Laura
 
I'm SO glad I'm not the only one with a huge scrap bin - and my goal is to shrink it!!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  scraps, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  felt - papertrey ink; baker's twine - pebbles in my pocket; button - papertrey ink
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, August 25, 2017

paper confetti envelope

1-Rebecca


I crinkled up a few paper strips, cut some confetti shapes and then attached the glassine bag to a birthday card . . .


 
 
 
 
 
 
stamp:  papertrey ink
papers:  american crafts, papertrey ink, stampin' up
die:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  pompoms - stampin' up; baker's twine - pebbles in my pocket
 

take 10 challenge


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I LOVED all of the inspiration photos, but I've been wanting to use a green background, so I chose this photo because it was out of my comfort zone . . .


10 inspiration





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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

august 2017 create along with us

loving all of the fabulous sunflower cards in this month's release . . . they are such a happy flower!


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stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  dots - stampin' up; washi tape - stampin' up

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

building wreaths with small images

I wanted to create something soft and sweet, tho my "wreath" didn't turn out quite as tight as I would have liked . . .


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
embellishment:  embroidery thread - dmc; gems - k&company

Sunday, June 25, 2017

pantone chip inspired card

I created a sweet little donut with a scrap of watercolored paper from another project - it made the perfect frosting . . .



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stamp:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  my favorite things, papertrey ink
embellishment:  sequin - avery elle

June 2017 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I can't quite bring myself to put the fruit & veggie stamps away - they are oh, so appropriate, for our bountiful summers here in the Sacramento valley . . . and this little combo seems to create a little relief from the heat wave we're having . . .




 
 
 
 
 
 
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink, sizzix
 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

you're the cherry on top



farmer's market inspired - cherries will have to do until I can get my hands on those "beautiful berries!"


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stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink, my favorite things
embellishments:  twine - pebbles in my pocket, ranger glossy accents
 

Monday, May 29, 2017

coordinating card pairs

I grew up in the cling peach capital of the world (Gridley, California) so I've always loved this stamp set - can't wait to drive thru the orchards this summer when the peaches are ready to be picked - the scent of acres and acres of ripe peaches is so heavenly!


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

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