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Thursday, May 24, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #273


Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #273..... an amazing sketch created by N@Ali! Such a great, graphic look that can be interpreted in so many ways. You'll surely find lots of inspiration from the DT, so please take a peek and then play along!
A few pretty posies, some die cut patterning (circle, diamond, triangle), and a big, bold sentiment help to create this thank you card.
There's a fabulous array of wonderfully designed creations from the DT ladies, so be sure to take look and then join us at CTS #273.
P.S. - A happy welcome to our lovely Guest Designer, Lee Ann!





Fusion Card Challenge - 'Coral Flowers'


Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Coral Flowers'The amazing inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you try??
Both the lovely photo and the fabulous sketch  have helped to create this pretty wedding card (lots of those needed for all of this summer's celebrations!). I was inspired by the lovely pink/white stripes, the beautiful florals and the pops of green. I love, love this color combination...... so very spring-y!
The DT has provided some amazing inspiration, so be sure to HOP on over and join the party!
When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together!



We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!



PROCEDURES:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.




Thursday, May 17, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #272

Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #272..... an a-dorable sketch created by Chrissy! I can think of a million ways that I love this design, and sweet treats were clearly on my mind. Ice cream cones count, right?? You'll surely find lots of inspiration from the DT, so please take a peek and then play along!
A few pretty pinks, in combination with a Honey Nut cone/card base, help to create this cute duo of cards.
There's a lovely array of wonderfully designed creations from the DT ladies, so be sure to take look and then join us at CTS #272.
P.S. - A happy welcome to our lovely Guest Designer, LeAnne!






Monday, May 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink May Release - Day Five!

corner adorner: May + glorious globes: may +
text & texture: roses + words to live by: courage

 All of the new May release items will be available through Papertrey Ink tomorrow, May 15th, at 10 pm ET.


Hello and welcome to the last day of Papertrey Ink’s release week countdown! We hope you have enjoyed all of the sneaks and projects that have been shown. Today we have a gorgeous last few sets to share with you..... Lizzie Jones' beautiful Corner Adorner: May and Glorious Globes: May AND the lovely Text & Texture: Roses and Words to Live By: Courage, both designed by the always fabulous Betsy Veldman!



My first project highlights the lovely Text & Texure: Roses, a gorgeous two-step all-over rose pattern.
This Soft Stone/Sweet Blush palette is quite subtle and creates an almost marble-like appearance. I tried many different combinations, varying the colors, and the order of the colors in the two-step stamping, etc. ..... all with beautiful results.


The pretty little blooms and scalloped frame from Forest Floor: Summer and the texture from Cover Plate: Hexagons adds a little interest behind the Words to Live By: Courage sentiment. And.... some pretty pearls add a bit of dimension.


STAMPS: Text and Texture: Roses, Forest Floor: Summer, Words to Live By: Courage, Cover Up: Hexagons
PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush
INK: Sweet Blush, Soft Stone, Spring Moss
DIES: Forest Floor: Summer, Noted: Simply Stitched A2 Vertical, Words to Live By: Courage
OTHER: tiny pearls


Next up..... some bolder colors and textures, with a Weathervane/Hawaiian Shores color combinations and lots of glitter-y black courtesy of the Nuvo glitter embossing powder in Glitter Noir. The pretty butterflies from A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms are also embossed and glittered, with a bit of Hawaiian Shores coloring on the wings.


Only one layer from Text & Texture: Roses was stamped, leaving room for the sentiment and petite butterflies on this 4.5" square card.



STAMPS: Text & Texture: Roses, A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms, Sentiment Staples: Birthday
PAPER: Weathervane, Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White, Fresh Snow Linen, True Black
INK: Versafine Onyx, Versafine Watermark
DIES: Bold Borders: Flare
OTHER: Nuvo embossing powder (Glitter Noir)


Card #3 highlights just one of the lovely sentiment combinations from Words to Live By: Courage. The saturated colors (Pure Poppy/Cocoa Bean) work well on the Classic Kraft base, allowing you to focus on the sentiment and soft leaf-y die.


Lots of pretty color combinations can be created on Classic Kraft using the bolder colors, as a single stamp or as a two-step process.  Each varying combination is a chance to create a new look..... and there are more than a few lovelies on my craft desk to prove it!


STAMPS: Text & Texture: Roses, Words to Live By: Courage
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Ripe Avocado
INKS: Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean
DIES: Tag Sale #12, Songbirds

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the May countdown! Be sure to check in on Amy, Betsy, Dawn, HeatherKeewayLaurieLizzieMelissaStephanieLexie and Melissa B over at the Papertrey Ink BLOG to see their fabulous creations using these great new May Papertrey products. 
And don't forget to join in on our Release Live Broadcast on Papertrey Ink's YouTube channel,  tomorrow, May 15th at 9 pm ET! 




Sunday, May 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink May Release - Day Four!

kaboom! + Kaboom Stencils +
Stars & Stripes+ celebrate with a bang 

Yes...... we are in the home stretch and you've seen almost all of the fabulous new May 2018 products from Papertrey Ink! There's LOTS more inspiration on view today as we present Betsy Veldman's Kaboom! collection (stamps/dies/stencils),  as well as the new Stars & Stripes AND Celebrate With A Bang ensembles, both created by the talented Lexi Daly!

All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on MAY 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.



Well, we are starting thing off with a bang, or a KABOOM!, with this Blueberry Sky/Berry Sorbet/Dark Indigo combination..... and a few tiny sequins and a sparkle-y, stenciled burst!


Love these nautical inspired colors and the lovely Noted: Pinked A2 Vertical dies!


And here my second project, using Lexi's new Stars & Stripes...... with LOTS of white space, a bit of layering using the Noted: Simply Stitched A2 Vertical dies and a similar Blueberry Sky/Berry Sorbet/Dark Indigo combination.


The new Stars & Stripes looks lovely not only in a traditional red/white/blue palette, but also in bright and happy colors!  And the variety of sentiments included are just right for so many more occasions - birthdays, congrats, yay....you did it, etc. 


Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the May countdown! Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Betsy, Dawn, HeatherLaurieLizzieMelissaStephanie and Melissa B to see their fabulous creations using these great new May Papertrey products. You will surely be inspired!!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink May Release - Day Three!

cover up: hexagons +
forest floor: summer + 
seasonal borders: summer +
noted: pinked a2 vertical

Yay..... it's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's May 2018 release and there is much more to share with you!
The introductions begin with Dawn McVey's newest Cover Up design: Hexagons. In addition, Lizzie Jones presents her newest in the Forest Floor series, with beautiful flowering botanicals and a pretty scalloped frame..... all with coordinating dies. And Betsy Veldman adds another Seasonal Borders: Summer collection AND the oh-so-versatile Noted: Pinked A2 Vertical dies!

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on May 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.



My first card highlights the new Forest Floor: Summer images, with some pretty Queen Anne's Lace in Prairie Grass and Dark Indigo. The pretty scalloped frame surrounds the 'celebrate' sentiment, with a bit of the Cover Up: Hexagon in the background.


The Bitty Big: Dark Indigo serves as a backdrop for this rustic-y Prairie Grass/Dark Indigo/Classic Kraft combination. A snippet of chunky twine finishes things off.


This next trio highlights the new Seasonal Borders: Summer stamp set and coordinating dies. Clearly, I may have gotten a bit carried away...... all the while stamping more and more of the lovely hibiscus.


Lots of lovely lavenders, yellows and aquas, in combination with the pretty florals, Noted: Pinked A2  Vertical dies and the soft colors from the Chicken Scratch Gingham patterned papers.




Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the May countdown! Be sure to hop on over to the Papertrey Ink Blog to check in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, LaurieLizzieMelissa PMelissa B and Steph to see their fabulous creations using some of the latest and greatest new May Papertrey products. You will surely be inspired!!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!



Friday, May 11, 2018

Papertrey Ink May Release - Day Two!

Introducing Sweet Treats + 
big ice cream cone die + bold borders: shine

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's May 2018 Release - Day 2! There are LOTS more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek..... including Heather Nichol's Sweet Treats stamps/dies AND the a-mazing Big Ice Cream Cone die. Additional new goodies include Lizzie Jones' newest Bold Borders: Shine, Betsy Veldman's latest Shape Shifter: Circle 2 AND a new Hashtag Everything collection from the talented Lexi Daly!
All of the new stamp sets and products will be available to purchase on May 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.



The Big Ice Cream Cone dies are just THE cutes thing ever..... such great detail-in the stitching on that cute ice cream scoop and the realistic crosshatch texture of your sugar cone! And the new Bold Border: Shine die creates the perfect background for this 'Celebrate' banner.


This rainbow of ice cream cones would be great for any celebration.  I must say.... it was a challenge to get a good shot of this entire banner (which measures about 4' in length), but, hopefully, you get the idea! This ice cream cone die is such a great size, just a little over 5"... or more with extra scoops!), and would make a great party invitation/favor/decoration. Adorable-ness all the way around!


Lots of color here (and a bit of a die cutting workout!)..... Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, Orange Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, New Leaf and Hawaiian Shores. Stamper's Select White helped to make a nice sturdy backing for the Bold Borders: Shine die cuts. I invaded my stash for the rainbow of enamel dots, some black Thickers to spell out 'Celebrate' and a few miscellaneous eyelets. Wow.... I had all of the crafting tools out!! 

I hope that you've enjoyed today's post! Be sure to take a peek at the Papertrey Ink Blog and view additional creative loveliness from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa B, Melissa P, and Stephanie! Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!