Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let it snow

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop. This month the focus was on glitter and snowflakes. Two things that are right up my ally!!!! Love them both. I also seem to be stuck in a rainbow mode. Was going to go with the traditional white, but then I decided to go a different route than what most of you will take.

I started with the stitched snowflake die and then stitched each arm of the snowflake using a different color of the rainbow. 

Behind the snowflake I used ScorTape to add a background of rainbow striped glitter.


Papertrey Ink-
Dies: Stitched Snowflake
Stamp Set: Two Feet Deep

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hey all, popping in with a quick post for the latest Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink. This week the challenge was all about using your dies to emboss an image onto your paper and then coloring in the images.

My cards started with the Cover Plates Heart Die and then the images were painted in with Distress Inks.

The sentiment was cut using the die from Wonderful Words: Hello. I adhered a strip of ScorTape to the top of a piece of True Black cardstock before cutting out the word. Once cut I took off the release paper and sprinkled it with glitter. Popped the word up on the card front with foam tape.


Papertrey Ink:

Dies: Cover Plate Heart, Wonderful Words: Hello

Stamps: Framed Out #11, Wonderful Words: Hello


Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Grass, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Runway Inspired plus CAS(e) This...

Combining another two challenges...this time it is Runway Inspired (using the late Oscar De La Renta as inspiration) and CAS(E) This Sketch challenge...

These both started with a plain piece of watercolor paper that was stamped repeatedly with the same image using Versamark ink and then heat embossed. Once that was done I blended a bunch of Distress Ink with water and a brush. The lighting is poor right now, so the photos aren't the greatest and I don't think you can see the embossing, but I promise it is there!

Here is the inspiration sketch...

Here are my two cards...

I cut the painted embossed piece of paper along the stamp lines and used the positive piece on the above card and the negative piece below (or vice versa..whichever way you choose to look at it!).


Papertrey Ink- Note Niblets, Wet Paint, Background Basics: Art Deco


Ranger Distress: Fresh Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Persimmon, Broken China
Papertrey Ink: Smokey Shadow, Fresh Snow


Papertrey Ink: Wet Paint, Note Niblets

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Thursday, November 13, 2014


This blustery cold weather that we have been having this week has made want to just bundle up inside and craft away! This card is the combo of two different challenges happening this week. The first one is Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday #188 and the second is for Muse #93...

I started by masking off a triangle with tape and then did the ombrè green stripes. Next I blended some Crushed Olive Distress ink around the edges. Next, I die cut the tree and star out. Took off the tape and hand stitched around the edges. 

I backed the tree and star with glitter.


PTI- Ombre Builders, Snow Globe Sentiments


PTI- Hello Sun


PTI: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather
Ranger Distress Inks: Crushed Olive

Hmmm...my photos are crisp and clear on my computer, but once they were imported to blogger they are blurry...anyone know why????

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Here's hoping you all have a wonderfully wicked Halloween! Here's a couple of cards to share…all made using the My Mind's Eye Frightful collection.

I adore those pumpkins above card! So cute!

Hope you all have a boo-tiful evening!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blog Post brought to you by the letter 'N'

Hi all! It's been a while since I have shared some of my My Mind's Eye projects with you so I thought I'd give you all a peek at what  have been up to.

This project was super easy to make. We're getting ready to do a make over in my daughter's room. While perusing the aisles at one of our local craft stores I came across a 12x12" frame on clearance.
I simply cut the large 'N' out with my Silhouette and then backed the open space with a bunch of different pieces of patterned paper that had been die cut into hexagon shapes.

I stitched around the letter and then embellished with some die cut pieces, chipboard pieces, gold metallic rub ons, and some enamel dots. 

I also wanted to add a little more visual interest to hexagon shapes so I randomly hand stitched two stitches here and there.

Now I just need to find some time in our schedule to get the walls painted and maybe this room make over will actually happen!

All supplies are from the My Mind's Eye Jubilee Collection (I used pieces from all four lines- Mint Julep, Tangerine, Wild Berry, and Sherbet)


Monday, October 6, 2014


Hey peeps. I wanted to make a card for one of my son's friends for her birthday. So I opted to participate in the Fusion challenge this week. Here's the photo and the sketch that were the inspiration pieces…

and here is the card that I made…

I used a leaf die from Papertrey Ink to make the petals for the sunflower, hand cut the leaves. The panel behind the flower was white piece of card stock inked up with Distress Inks and then a coat of Mr. Huey's shine over the top.

Papertrey Ink: Stamps (Tiny Tags I and II) Dies (Tiny Tags, Mat Stack 4, Leaf Prints)
Cardstock (Enchanted Evening)
Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Broken China

Thanks for taking a peek.