Using Leftovers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I had a few diecut butterflies leftover from Sage's birthday party last month.
They were too pretty to throw away, so I used them to make a couple of cards.

I layered two of them over some aqua mist cardstock and stamped my sentiment
(from Reverse Confetti's Label Me).
I added a few PTI Rainstones to finish it off.

The next card is almost the same, except, after stamping my sentiment, I ran my
panel through my diecutting machine with my Woodgrain IP.

Thanks for looking!

Hello, Pumpkin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Today, I have another Halloween card to share.
When I stopped by at my LSS, I saw this patterned paper from Authentique
and was immediately inspired to use it with the black bird from Reverse Confetti's Cast a Spell.

The front is the music notes/birds and the back is the yellow on yellow stripe.
I started by diecutting my tag using Tag Me.
From true black card stock, I die cut the apple from Class Act Confetti Cuts (which I turned upside-down to make my pumpkin) and the crow from Cast A Spell Confetti Cuts.
I also die cut the end of the broomstick from Cast A Spell Confetti Cuts to make my pumpkin stem.
I stamped my sentiment from Forever Fall.



Thanks for looking!

One more card for this week's MIM....

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Well, I'm back from Minneapolis, where I had a great time!
I'm a little tired, because we got in at 2am last night, but that's okay.
The conference, the shopping, the worship, the fellowship -- everything was awesome!

I had some leaves left over from these cards (which Sage loved! Yay!),
so I decided to use them to make a thank you card 
for a friend who sold me some pumpkins for my front steps.

Once again, I used this week's MIM at Papertrey Ink: Gold-Dipped Die-cuts.

I used some American Crafts card stock and die cut the leaves using 
the leaf die from PTI's Pretty Poinsettia die cuts and then dipped in gold 
embossing powder and heated.
I stamped the pumpkins from Scent-imentals on their coordinating die cuts
and heat embossed the stems and leaves in gold.
The one pumpkin was stamped in orange zest and the other was heat embossed in white.
The tag is Tag Sale 7 and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's In A Big Way.

Thanks for looking!

Some cards for Sage

Friday, October 17, 2014

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm away in Minneapolis this weekend
for the Women of Faith Conference.
Sage wasn't very excited about me leaving her with the boys for the weekend,
so I made her a set of cards so that she could open one each evening.
I also wrote out her blessing in there for each night.

Here are the cards I made her, using this week's MIM at Papertrey Ink: Gold-Dipped Die-cuts
For each card, I used a sentiment from Slide Frame (I thought the tiny sentiments looked so cute!)
and leaves cut with the leaf from Nuts For You dies from American Crafts patterned paper
that I dipped in gold embossing powder and heated.

Here I stamped the squirrel from Nuts For You and water coloured him in.

Here, I water coloured the fox from Hello, Foxy.

And one last one with the kitty from Cat's Meow.

I love how they are all playing in the patterned paper, gold dipped leaves!

Thanks for looking!

MIM #184: Gold-Dipped Die-cuts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Just a quick post today....

I am travelling to Minneapolis today with a bunch of women from my church 
to attend the Women of Faith Conference and to do a little shopping.

I want to share a card that I made this week for this week's
I made it for my friend, Mary. She's the organizer of our yearly trip to Minneapolis
for the WOF conference and I wanted to let her know how much her hard work is appreciated!

I used some American Crafts patterned paper as my background.
I die cut the leaves (also AC) with Leaf Prints and dipped the edges in gold embossing powder.
The sentiment is also heat embossed in gold (Wet Paint) and the die cut is
cut from Rustic Cream card stock.

Thanks for looking!

Pages With Papertrey Sketch #38

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today, I have a sketch and layout to share for this month's Pages With Papertrey Sketch.

So, it's an 8.5x11 sketch, but I modified it to a 12x12 layout by adding some patterned
paper behind my photo.
I also just went with one photo, instead of three.
Here's my layout:

I used a Wet Paint II Cuts diecut for the "you".
Here's a close-up of my journaling:

If you create a layout using this sketch,
please link to it in a comment here on my blog or here on the PTI forum.

Thanks for looking!

Monthly Moments: July & August

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Today, I have two Monthly Moments spreads to share.
First up: July.

Here are some close-ups:

I used the MM: July word diecut from PTI, as well as the "documented" from Wet Paint II.
The little heart and arrow are Studio Calico stamps.

I used a stamp from MM: July and a Wet Paint Cuts diecut.

And August....

Here, I used the MM: August diecut and the stamps and dies from Betsy's County Fair MIM kit.

And on my second page...

I used a Simon Says Stamp that I heat embossed in white on some woodgrain patterned paper,
which I diecut using Reverse Confetti's Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts.

I also used PTI's Get Lost stamp set on this journaling card.

Thanks for looking!