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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 5



FEATURED POST: Sunshine & Honey, First Aid Tag Dies

Happy Thursday! It Day #5 and there are a few more amazing new products to introduce - Stuck On You stamps and coordinating dies from Lizzie Jones, Nichole's Keep It Simple: Brighter Days (wow.... the 48th in this series!) and two new designs from Lexi Daly - Sunshine & Honey stamps/dies and the First Aid Tag dies!




I have the pleasure of introducing Sunshine & Honey and the fabulous new First Aid Tag dies!
My first project includes the little polar bear from Huggables: Bear Mini Kit, with Hexagon Stencils, Bitty Big: True Black and the adorable little bear from Sunshine & Honey helping to send along get well wishes. And look at that tiny bubble bee....  just the cutest!





Lots of crisp and clean here on card #2, allowing the beautiful First Aid Tag die take center stage! I'm loving the new Bitty Big: Classic Kraft as a neutral background and especially love the CAS stripes (second only to my favorite polka dots!).





And my final project includes an itty-bitty trio of rainbow wishes, and an abundance of Sunshine & Honey images! Classic b/w twine and Bitty Big: True Black patterned envelopes (made with my envelope punch board!) help to pull this ensemble together.





So..... we've now seen ALL that the fabulous Papertrey Ink December 2017 release entails! Lots of wonderful new stamps, dies, stencils and patterned papers just perfect for sending sweet, caring and loving messages to friends and family!

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the December countdown! Be sure to check in on AmyBetsyHeatherKeewayLaurieLizzieMelissaStephanie, and Wanda to see their fabulous creations using these great new December Papertrey products. AND, please join Julie, Lizzie and Stephanie for the Facebook Live event tonight at 9 pm, just one hour prior to the Papertrey Ink release at 10 pm ET!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 4

Huggable: Bear Mini kit, Pencil arrows die, Paper sack closure die


Yes...... we are in the home stretch and you've seen almost all of the fabulous new December products from Papertrey Ink! Lots on view today as we present Betsy Veldman's Huggable: Monkey and Bear Mini Kits, TWO special dies from Erin Lincoln: the Pencil Arrows Die and Paper Sack Closure Die AND two new designs from Lexi Daly - the Fun Lovin' stamp set and Matchbook Medley die set.


Today I'm having some fun with the Huggable: Bear Mini Kit, Pencil Arrows die and Paper Sack Closure die. Erin is up to something clever, and just in time for Valentine's Day! You can create these adorable arrows for classmates or the special little ones in your life, using pencils, straws or, maybe, some nice, sugary Pixy Stix. And the Paper Sack Closure die does all of the work for you in lining up just the right spot to thread your arrow!


I found a red/white sack in my stash and a few gray/white straws.... just perfect for this project. And doesn't the little Soft Stone/Smokey Shadow/Pure Poppy panda makes the cutest tag? Such a great way to decorate your Valentine treat bags! I've also die cut the edge of the paper sack with one of the new Round Off Edgers dies as an added accent.

Well... that's all for today. BUT, please be sure to check out the Papertrey Blog, where you'll find an abundance of inspiration from the rest of the PTI crew! Many thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 3



Yay..... it's Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's December release and I have much more to share with you, including: the new Round Off Edgers dies, Quoted: Honeycomb, Stencil Basics: Hexagons and the newest Year of Psalms:December!
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on December 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.



My first card is a subtle color combination of Saffron Spice and Smokey Shadow, using the beautiful embossed-in-gold saying from Quoted: Honeycomb, a bit of lovely texture from the new hexagon stencils AND two of the new Round Off edger dies. Oh.... and a few pretty little gold bees flitting over that honeycomb!


Next up is the beautiful Quoted: December in a lovely starry silver shimmer.....a bit of Dark Indigo (with a snippet of Bitty Big: Dark Indigo stripe at the curved bottom), Fresh Snow Linen and a shaker style vellum window with some silver stars/circles peeking through. All so soft and celestial....

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to celebrate the December countdown! Be sure to check in on AmyBetsyHeatherKeewayLaurieLizzieMelissaStephanie, and Wanda to see their fabulous creations using these great new December Papertrey products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!






Monday, December 11, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 2





Happy Monday and welcome to Papertrey Ink's December Release - Day 2! There are SO many more amazing new Papertrey goodies to sneak peek, including You Have My Heart from Heather Nichols (and the lovely, coordinating envelope die for the perfect 3.5" square envelopes!), Ways To Say: I Love You stamps/die and Lizzie Jones' Perfect Fit stamp set/dies.

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



'You Have My Heart' includes beautiful lovey-dovey sentiments and beautiful fonts, just perfect for Valentines Day, or sending loving thoughts to friends and family. And... the coordinating 3.5" envelope is just the cutest!
Card #1 also includes the pretty little heart dies from another new die set, Matchbook Medley, and an ombre array of PTI pink and reds.  


My second project includes the lovely 'You Have My Heart' stamps and dies, the new 'Huge Love' die and the Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores patterned papers (love!). This easy-to-assemble little envelope would be perfect for a petite treat or special lunchbox message!

And.... lastly, the stamps and die from Lizzie's 'Perfect Fit'! Isn't that heart-shaped puzzle amazing? The Pure Poppy hearts and Ways to Say: I Love You die cut sentiment are a lovely compliment to the Classic Kraft patterned papers.

Hopefully, you are enjoying the NEW blog, NEW product introductions and a plethora of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by and helping to kick off the December countdown!  I'll be back tomorrow with more!  Be sure to check in on AmyBetsyHeatherKeewayLaurieLizzieMelissaStephanie, and Wanda to see how they've used these great new products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Papertrey Ink December 2017 Release - Day 1



Good morning and welcome to Papertrey Ink's December release- Day 1! Oh.... SO much to show you, and just wait until you see what the rest of the amazing Papertrey Ink team has created!
Today I have the pleasure of introducing Dawn McVey's beautifully designed Farmer's Market Florals and Huge Sentiments, Everyday Affection from Lizzie Jones and the newest Mix & Mat: Hearts dies set by Betsy Veldman.
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on December 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


The new Farmer's Market Florals creates the softest and most beautiful multi-step florals.... mixing and matching colors and blooms to your heart's content. I've chosen some pretty lavenders and greens to highlight this mix of florals and combined it with the new (yay!) Bitty Big: Soft Stone patterned paper. Oh! And the new Huge Sentiments stamp set helps to create the perfect stylish sentiments for SO many occasions, with a beautiful banner, shadowed sentiment dies and a plethora of coordinating sentiments.  A-mazing!


Next, I have a trio of cards pairing Everyday Affection with Betsy's newest Mix & Mat:Hearts die. And,yay, some sneak peeks of a few more new Bitty Big colors: Hawaiian Shores and Classic Kraft! Lots of lovely layering using  Mix & Mat: Hearts, a scalloped frame from the Shakers & Sprinkles MIM Kit and the perfect sentiment from Everyday Affection.


Thank you so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out today's introductory post over on the brand new Papertrey Ink blog and then check in on AmyBetsyHeatherKeewayLaurie, Lizzie, Melissa,Stephanie, and Wanda to see how they've used these great new products. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #250

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #250 (WOW!) ..... a beautiful floral sketch designed by Leigh!
The lovely and new-to-me Lil' Inkers Cover Up die was my starting point. Don't the Geometric Snowflakes look a little bit like flowers?? Lots of white, a big bold sentiment and done (just a wee bit of piecing and die cutting required)!
There's so much great inspiration from the DT, so be sure to take a peek and then play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #250!
P.S. - A warm welcome to GD, Wanda! 
AND many thanks for continuing to play along with us, keeping this challenge fun AND our gallery full of amazing creations!




Fusion Card Challenge - 'Blue Gift'


Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Blue Gift'! 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 card, with lots of beautiful blues and grays, a few lovely dies from Frantic Stamper and a bit of sparkle... courtesy of the soft shimmer of the Paper Source card stock and a few sparkle-y berries/foliage.
The DT has 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, November 30, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions - November 2017


Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions! The beautifully packaged November 2017 kit, 'Christmas', comes by way of our hostess-with-the-mostest, Jessica Davis! This holiday themed kit is chock full of amazing patterned papers and a plethora of stamped/die cut images from MFT, Mama Elephant, Winnie & Walter, Neat & Tangled and much more. SO many fantastic ingredients, all of which can be found HERE on the 12 Kits blog!
I loved all of the beautiful color combos, the loveliest of sentiments and adorably cute stamped images. And some beautiful, colorful felt die cuts!
Be sure to hop around to see ALL of the projects from the DT! Knowing all of these talented women, there's sure to be Christmas/holiday inspiration galore!









So..... LOTS of white with beautifully contrasting blues, red and green, a bit of fussy cutting and if you look carefully,  you'll see that I've taken liberties with the glitter and other bits of sparkle!

Many thanks for taking a peek today! 
Wishing you a very happy (and inspired!) Holiday 2017!





Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - Red Christmas


Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Red Christmas'! 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 card, with lots of beautiful houndstooth and a few lovely stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink and Concord & 9th.... utilized in a non-Christmasy way!
The DT has 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!
P.S.- Happy Thanksgiving to all in the US.... hoping that you're enjoying lots of quality time with family and friends! 



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, November 16, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #248


Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day (yep....we celebrate that 'round here!). Welcome to CTS #248 and a bit of lovely inspiration courtesy of Chrissy! AND, because this is a TWO week challenge, there's plenty of time to sleep in a bit, eat turkey and mashed potatoes, have some wine, tea, coffee, more wine and then head into your craft area (in your pj's of course!) and create away!
Lots of pretty in pink on this card, using Papertrey's Bitty Big: Soft Blush, the delicate, sparkled up stems from Flower Power and my favorite Dark Indigo as the accent.
Please join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #248 and add to the always fabulous gallery. Can't wait to see what you've created!



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Introducing....Direct Messages!

YAY! It's the fifth and final day of Paptertrey Ink's peeks at the NEW November release.  Hopefully, you've seen lots of stamps, dies, stencils and patterned papers that have you excited to create! All of the November release items will be available through Papertrey Ink tomorrow, November 15th, at 10 pm ET.
Today I am highlighting Lizzie Jones' 'Direct Messages' - a fabulous set of bannered greetings, great for so many occasions!


A bright and happy birthday greeting from Direct Messages, in Summer Sunrise, is accented using the new Quatrefoil stencils and a few long stemmed beauties. Aren't the Flower Power florals just so pretty? 

There's an abundance of inspiration from the Papertrey Ink design team - so be sure to head on over to Nichole's blog to see the latest and greatest projects....... and to appreciate all that Betsy, Heather, Melissa, Lizzie, Laurie, Keeway, Stephanie and Wanda have up their amazingly creative sleeves! 




Monday, November 13, 2017

Introducing.......... Window Works!

It's the start of a new week and time for DAY FOUR of Papertrey Ink's sneak peeks.... all leading up to the release of oodles of fantastic new stamps, dies, stencils and papers - available on November 15th at 10 pm ET!
Today I am highlighting one of Dawn McVey's newest designs, the Window Works Die Collection, which includes four uniquely shaped dies to create window cut outs with such beautiful detail! Oh, so many possibilities....



Yes, I'm still in full-on holiday mode here (and still haven't decided what the 2017 family card will look like!) with this crisp and clean red/white color combination.  The lovely Window Works square die is lovely as is, but I've backed it in a few red plaids from Bitty Big: Pure Poppy and added a beautiful snowflake die from Silver White Winters and a simple sentiment from the new Heather Nichols designed 'Snowflake Style'. 



Next up is the pretty circle shaped Window Works die - taking center stage in Dark Indigo, Ripe Avocado and Prairie Grass (Yay, another new Bitty Big color!). The cute little heart from Winter Woolens, a snippet of a sentiment from the new Flower Power set and a bit of twine complete this simple design.






And lastly, a very, very simple Dark Indigo/Rustic Cream card with LOTS of gold to amp it up a bit! The pretty oval cut out is enhanced with gold embossed pinecones/foliage, glittered berries and a simple sentiment from Pen & Ink: Christmas.


Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out creations from Nichole, Betsy, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Stephanie, LEXI and Wanda for LOTS MORE inspiration. Hope that you are looking forward to all of the NEW Papertrey Ink products! Enjoy your crafty week!







Sunday, November 12, 2017

Introducing....... Quatrefoil Stencils, Tag Sale #12 and Quoted: Living Longer

Good morning and welcome back to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink new release countdown for November! Lots of fabulous new things to share.....including  Quatrefoil Stencils, Tag Sale #12 die and Quoted: Living Longer stamp set.
All of the newest Papertrey Ink products will be available on November 15th at 10 pm ET!


Pale Peony and one of the lovely new Quatrefoil Stencils help to create the ombre background for this feminine, 5" square card. Oh, and then there's the beautiful shape and detail of Tag Sale #12, a bit of vellum, the delicate Silver White Wishes snowflake and a little sparkle-y twine..... so soft and pretty!



Next up is Quoted: Living Longer, a beautiful script and a pretty sentiment that would be wonderful for so many occasions! I've paired this with the cute vase and florals from another new stamp set/dies, Flower Power, from Lexi Daly. Just a thin black background and my favorite polka dots help to create this pretty arrangement.




Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll have even more of the Papertrey Ink November release to share. Be sure to check out creations from Nichole, Amy Betsy, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Stephanie and Wanda for additional inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!







Saturday, November 11, 2017

Introducing........ Snowfall Style and Winter Woolens!

Welcome to Day 2 of Papertrey Ink's November countdown post! Today we are sharing projects made with the new Snowfall Style and Winter Woolens dies/stamp sets! 
All of the new release items will be available for purchase on November 15th at 10 pm ET!

A lovely combination of Mix & Mat: Plaid, a beautiful snowflake die from the new Snowfall Style collection (stamps, dies and stencils!) and a peek at one of the new Bitty Big colors (Aqua Mist) help to create this winter wishes card. And... just a little bit of silver-y sparkle too!


 

Next up is the a-dorable Winter Woolens! Lots of options for little sweaters, hats and mittens and the perfect sentiments to go along! Oh, how I love these Nordic inspired patterns, which remind me of some of my very favorite snuggle-worthy L.L. Bean sweaters. The beautiful blues (Dark Indigo/Blueberry Sky), Mix&Mat: Plaid die, lots o' white and a few pom poms help to send warm wishes your way!





Thank you so much for taking a peek today! Be sure to check back tomorrow when I'll have more of the November release to share. However, be sure to see what inspiration Nichole, Betsy, Heather, Melissa, AMY, Lizzie, Laurie, Stephanie and Wanda have for you today! Happy Weekend!