Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's the 25th, which means that there are two months left until Christmas.
Have you started your shopping yet?

It also means that today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. :)

This month, we were given six colour combos to inspire us to make holiday cards.
And I used each one.

Here are the six cards that I made, using the colour combos...

For my first card, I used a combination of Betsy Veldman's dies -- 
both the Shaker Shapes: Square dies for my frame & the Tinsel & Tag Kit dies
to create my little scene.
The banner is also from Tinsel & Tags, as well as the fun snow I added.

For this card, I used some polka dot patterned paper (sorry, I don't know the brand!)
and paired it with PTI's Bells & Boughs stamp set and dies.
I used the rock & roll technique for inking up my poinsettias.
I die cut my border from New Leaf card stock using PTI's Heart border die.
The sentiment was stamped with Wet Paint Holidays.

For the third colour combo, I used some Heidi Swapp patterned paper as my background.
Again, I used stamps & dies from the Tinsel & Tags kit, which I layered onto a Mat Stack 4 diecut.

Here, I used the Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe and paired it with PTI's City Scene.
I had fun masking and stamping my little winter scene!
I added some glitter to my snow globe.
For my sentiment, I die cut the "merry" using my Wet Paint Holidays Cuts.
The "Christmas"  is from the Sparkle & Shine Holiday stamp set.
The stripe along the bottom is from the County Fair MIM.

Here, I used the Shaker Shapes: Ornament dies. 
I die cut my "sparkle" die cut from some silver shimmer card stock.
The sentiments are from the Sparkle & Shine Holidays stamp set.
I used some Lawn Fawn twine at the top.

Here's a close up of the shimmery "Sparkle":

And lastly....

Here, I used the new Tinsel & Tags stamp set and dies.
The banner is popped up with some dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Tag You're It Challenge #9

Friday, October 24, 2014

*Note: this is my second post for today. 
If you're here for the Pretty Pink Posh/Winnie & Walter blog hop, please scroll down. Thanks!

Today, I have a card to share that I made for Tag You're It Challenge #9
where we're being inspired by these tags that I made earlier this year:

Since I'd made the original tags as treat bag tags for my kids' teachers,
 I decided to stick with that idea, but this time used some Reverse Confetti stamps & dies.

I used some some Chickaniddy Crafts patterned paper, which I die cut using Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts.
I die cut the "treats" (from Treat Totes Confetti Cuts) from aqua mist card stock.
The "just for you" is a sentiment from Sweet Thing.



Visit the Tag You're It Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the challenge and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Wednesday, November 5th to link up your project.

Thanks for looking!

Pretty Pink Posh -- Winnie & Walter blog hop

I was so excited when Paulina told us were were going to be doing
a collaborations with Winnie & Walter -- they make such great stamps,
with fabulous  images & fonts!

You should have made it here from Lea Lawson's blog.
If you're just joining the hop, I have the complete list further down in this post.
Trust me, you'll want to hop along and check out all of the fabulous projects!
And you'll also want to leave a comment on each blog,
because there are two Prize Packs up for grabs. 
There's a complete list posted at the bottom of this post.
Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop.
Note: Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 10/27/2014.

Here's my card:

I started by cutting the bottom edge of my white card stock using 
I stamped my sentiments (from The Big, The Bold and Blessings) and my flowers, splatter
and leaves (from The Big, The Bold and Extras).
For the orange flower, I stamped it one another piece of card stock and cut it out by hand.
I layered the panel over some Simple Stories patterned paper.

Next stop on the hop is Lisa Elton's blog.

Here is the complete list for the hop:

Remember to leave a comment on each blog
to increase your chances of winning one of the prize packs!

Before you go, I just want to let you know that I have a card
on the Chickaniddy Blog today, that I'd love for you to check out.
Here's a peek:

Click here to see it in full.

Thanks for looking!

CAS(E) This Sketch #97

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today, I have a card to share that I made for

I die cut my butterflies from some vintage cream card stock and removed
them and trimmed the card stock and then layered the negative part over some
Basic Grey patterned paper.
I adhered the butterflies back in place, added a banner (stamped and die cut 
using Reverse Confetti's Beautiful Banners.)
A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins finish it off.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 30th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

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!