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Monday, October 8, 2018

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday

I have today off for Columbus day and decided to get a little crafty.  I joined in on the MIM over here.  You can check out the video there as well.
I really love the shape shifter dies and thought this was a great idea.  I used some patterned paper on my card but Ashley used a coverup stamp on some plain cardstock for hers.  What a quick and easy card idea!

Here is my card

I just know the recipient is going to love this as much as I do.

Supplies (all PTI except for last 2 items)

Bitty Big patterned paper in Berry Sorbet & Pale Peony
Cardstock - Hawaiian Shores
Ink - Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony & Spring Moss
Stamps - Corner Adorners June & Make it Market Lovely Lace (Happy birthday)
Dies - Scallop Stackers Small & Shape Shifters Oval 3
Recollections Rhinestones
Tag die
You can find the PTI supplies here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink September blog hop

This month the inspiration has a very fall like feel but I am not exactly ready for summer to be over yet.  Here is the inspiration photo and this is the link to the post to play along here.

This was my take using the colors for inspiration in this birthday card.  I just love those corner adorners.😉

This is a list of my supplies (all are PTI except for the last one)

Cardstock - Prairie  Grass & Saffron Spice
Patterned paper - Bitty Big- Honey Nut
Dies: Scallop Stackers Large & Pierced Feature Frames Oval
Stamp/Die set - Corner Adorner May
Ink - Prairie Grass, Saffron Spice, Honey Nut, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise & Cocoa Bean
SCT delivered stamp - Celebration

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you had a chance to play along.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

PTI September Create with Us

Papertrey Ink just had their September release yesterday so this week the challenge is to find inspiration from one of the Design Team members.  You can find the challenge here.
I absolutely love everything that the DT creates but Dawn McVey is my favorite.  You can find her here.
This is the card that I chose for my inspiration.

Isn't it beautiful?
And here is what I created.

I changed the orientation as I wanted to use that particular greeting.

Here are the supplies I used (all are PTI except the last 2).

Holiday Plaid patterned paper
Paper- Pinefeather and Pure Poppy
Dies- Pierced Feature Frames, Scallop Stackers Medium and A2 Noted Scalloped Dies
Stamp - Holiday Swoosh
Bazzill paper for card base
Black ink

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

PTI Create with Us

It has been months since my last post I just noticed.  Hmmmm busy and not sharing my creations it would seem.
Today I needed to make another birthday card for a family member and at the same time create something that I could post for the challenge this week over at PTI.  Who doesn't like the possibility of winning a GC to their store?  Here is the link to the post if you want to join in PTI.
Anyway, if you know me at all you know I just love everything that Dawn McVey creates so I am using her idea as the base for my card.
Here is her card...
Isn't the whole design just beautiful!
Now I didn't have any of the items she used so I improvised with stamp/dies in my stash.  Here is my card...
I thought it would be fun to use some of her products that I haven't used in awhile.  I also used a holiday set as my flower borders on this birthday card, love the simplicity of that set.

Here is a list of my supplies (everything is PTI except the last item):

Raspberry Suite - Holiday Greens Borders & 2015 Birthday tags
To the Point Edgers II
Ink- Green Parakeet, New Leaf & Raspberry Fizz
Paper - Green Parakeet, Cocoa Bean & Bright Buttercup
Scallop die from Spellbinders 

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

February PTI blog hop

Today Papertrey Ink has their monthly blog hop.  The colors as I interpreted them are soft which is a little outside my norm.  This was a good challenge for me to stretch outside my comfort zone.

Here is the link if you are interested in joining along Blog Hop.

This is what I created.

Supplies are all PTI.

Stamps - Corner Adorner February & Sentiment Staples - Birthday
Ink - Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Pale Peony & Lilac Grace
Cardstock - Soft Stone & Lilac Grace

I hope you enjoyed this cute card and join in over on PTI's blog.

Thank you for stopping by.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary stripe challenge

I needed to make a birthday card for my girlfriend and really wanted to use the new Brushed birds set that I received last month with my order.  This seemed the perfect challenge to incorporate those birds.
I used a color palate inspired by Melissa Philips.

MIM Brushed birds
Mix & Mat Pretty Brackets
Soft stone patterned paper & solid for tag
Harvest Gold patterned paper & solid for card base
Ink- Melon Berry, Autumn Rose, Pale Peony & Bright Buttercup

Altnew Paper bag ink & Birthday builder stamp
Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangle die

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Friday, February 16, 2018

PTI color challenge

A real quick post so I can get this up on PTI's blog for the challenge due in the morning.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary challenges

Papertrey Ink will be retiring stamp sets in May.  The challenge was to use a set off of the retiring list.
I have had this set for quite some time and haven't really used it yet.  This was my perfect opportunity.  At first I tried to do some stamping but then realized that the images pre-printed would look perfect after cutting them out with the matching dies.
I was so happy  how quickly this came together being that I wanted to get this done on a work night.

Here is my card


Make It Market kit Color Pop Butterflies
Keep it Simple Birthday III stamp

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary

Today's challenge was to use only dies to create a card.  No stamping allowed.  I had to put on my thinking cap for this one as most of my cards are stamped floral images.  You can check out the challenge here.
I found the perfect PTI die to create this card.

I just love how this turned out with all the different greens I used.


PTI  You've Been Framed Diamond Die
PTI Happy birthday
PTI cardstock colors - Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal & Saffron Spice

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

January PTI Create with Us

Instead of a Make it Monday for this last weeks challenge, due to the January release of their new stamps/dies & stencils, Papertrey Ink is having a Create with Us.  There are so many inspiring projects to choose from but I found this one by Lizzie Jones just irresistible.

My purchase came just in time for me to create this adorable card.  Here is mine:

I absolutely love how this turned out and I hope my sister in law likes it as well.  And as a side note I am going to go back and buy the stamps/dies for the balloons as I decided I really need them :)

Here is the link if you are interested in joining PTI.

Supplies (all are Papertrey Ink):

Bitty Big Raspberry Fizz patterned paper & Raspberry Fizz cardstock
To the point edgers II
Stitched shapes (stamped pink balloon)
Balloon stencil
Birthday strings stamp
Ink: New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Soft Stone & True Black
Wink of Stella clear for some added dimension on the main balloon

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