Sunday, April 27, 2014

So Very Grateful

Here's another simple card I made using scraps and die cuts that were on my desk.  More cleaning up going on today too.  Who knows what I'll find:)  I used distress inks to create an ombre effect on the "grateful" die cut.

This card was most definitely inspired by Julie Ebersole's awesome card HERE.  It's it stunning?

I made this for Simon Says Stamp Keep it Simple challenge.

Stamps:   Counting My Blessings (Papertrey)
Paper:   Barely Banana, Basic Gray (SU!), Martha Stewart pp
Ink:  Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose (Distress Ink), Basic Gray (SU!)
Other:  Counting My Blessings die

Friday, April 25, 2014

CASEing Butterflies

Happy Friday everyone!  I had some time today for crafting so I attempted the Watercolor Spat technique for Papertrey's Make it Monday this week.  It was a fail so I'm not posting it:)

Instead I'll post a card that I know is a winner because it's a direct CASE from the amazing Stephanie Wincott.  You can see her original card HERE.  Aren't all those butterfly cards gorgeous?

This was so quick and easy and I love everything about it!  I die cut each butterfly and backed the openings with scraps of card stock I had in my stash that matched the ink colors I wanted to use.  After adhering the butterflies centers I popped up the wings and added some drops of pearls using my pearl pen.  I'm planning on making a few more cards like this to have on hand.

Have a wonderful weekend,

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies, Inside & Out: Love
Paper:   White, colored paper scraps (?)
Ink:  Tropical Blue (delta), Pear Tart (memento), Pinkolicious (Color Box)
Other:  Beautiful Butterflies dies, Cream Pearl Pen (viva)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hello There

Here's a super quick card that took me months to make!  Okay, it didn't really take months to make but I started it months ago and then left the die cuts laying in a pile for months.  I finally put it all together and added some sequins to finish it off.

I started by cutting out the "hello" from the white panel and backing the opening with black bitty dot paper.  I then stamped the die cut in red.  That's where I stopped months ago (can't even remember why).  This is why I need to clean up my desk more often:)

This is for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to Keep it Simple.

Have a wonderful day,

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Wonderful Words: Hello
Paper:   White, Black, Bitty Dots black
Ink:   Pure Poppy
Other:  Wonderful Words: Hello die, sequins

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Divided Panels

Happy Easter everyone!

As soon as I saw Maile Belles' card HERE (third card down) for the April Papertrey release I knew I wanted to make a card using divided panels.  Then a few days later Maile posted more cards with divided panels HERE.

Here is my attempt.  After I stamped the entire white panel I used the largest die in the Curved Rectangles Nestabilities set to cut it at an angle.  I then adhered both pieces to a Tropical Teal card base trimming away the excess at the top.  What do you think?  I really like how it came out.

I'm playing along with a birthday challenge again.

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Embellished Elegance, Damask Designs
Paper:   White, Tropical Teal
Ink:   Tropical Teal (PTI), London Fog, Rose Bud, Dandelion (memento), Breeze (CTHM)
Other:  Embellished Elegance dies, Curved Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

No Stamps, No Ink

Today I'm taking the day to try some new recipes and make some cards!  I could run around town doing errands, but I'm choosing to stay home today and dig into some crafty goodies that have gone unused lately.  Yay for a day off work!

Here's a quick birthday card using Papertrey's Text Block Birthday die.  I received this die as a birthday gift from a sweet stamping friend.  It was such a wonderful surprise.  I love that I can make a super quick birthday card with this.

I cut the text block out of gold glitter card stock and layered black behind it to make it pop.  It's difficult to capture the sparkle of the gold papers in a photo but in real life this card shines.

I'm playing along with two birthday challenges:


Have a wonderful day,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Garden Grace Birthday take two

Okay, I couldn't resist making one more quick card using Garden Grace and the stitched rectangle dies.  I just changed up the color of the card base and the sentiment from the last card.  I like the brighter look of this base.  I also added a few more flowers in the lower right corner.


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Garden Grace, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Paper:   Simply Chartreuse, White
Ink:   Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink (SU!), Pear Tart, Black (Memento), Ripe Avocado
Other:  Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Garden Grace Birthday

I'm back with a quick card I made for my mother.  Her birthday is on Wednesday so I'm ahead of the game:)

I finally broke down and bought these awesome stitched rectangle dies from Lil' Inkers.  It's ridiculous that I waited so long.  These dies add just the right touch to your card panels.  I love them!

The stamps are Garden Grace from Papertrey.  My friend loaned me her set for a wedding project I was doing.  While I had them here I thought I'd make a quick card.


Hope you are enjoying your Saturday,

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Garden Grace
Paper:  Ripe Avocado, White
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery (SU!), Ripe Avocado
Other:  Stitched Rectangles (lil' inkers)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Golden Birthday

Hi all!  I really didn't intend to take that long of a blog break.  Just got busy and didn't feel like blogging.  I know most of you get that.  I have still been making cards -- mostly because my friends and family still have birthdays coming up.

Here's one I made for my daughter using some of her favorite colors: black, gold and burgundy.

I just loved this Apache Blessing and doesn't it look cool embossed in gold?  Love it!  The gold strips are mulberry paper.  I used my hole punch to make the little gold dots from some gold Christmas stickers.

She adored this card.  It's totally her style - a bit busy for my taste, but just right for her.

Hope all is well with each of you!

 All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:  Inside Out Birthday II
Paper:  True Black, Scarlet Jewel, mulberry paper (unknown)
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  circle nestabilities, gold Christmas stickers, gold EP