Sunday, January 25, 2015


creating valentines in one of my very favorite things to do . . .
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