Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to the PTI June blog hop. Today's challenge was to add a touch of gold to your project. LOVE gold, so I jumped in with both feet on this one!

I added some gold in three different places. The most obvious of them is the strip of gold glitter that sits atop the strip of washi tape. The second and third areas are a bit easier to see in the close up. I used my gold ink dauber to add splash in the center of my flower (it's much more shimmery IRL). The third spot is just a wee touch in the twine that ties the button, it's white with a gold thread running through it.

PTI: Limitless Layers Square Dies, Embroidered Blooms and Ruby Rose Stamp Sets, Harvest Gold and Hibiscus Inks
My Mind's Eye: Chevron Paper and Washi Tape, both from Find Your Wings & Fly: Sky's the Limit

Friday, June 21, 2013

Welcome first day of summer!!!

My kids are out of school, the boys are gone to North Dakota, Natasha and I are enjoying girls' week, and the One Doubles tennis season is in full swing....all of which means one thing, it must be summer!!!

Since today is the first day of summer I thought this would be the perfect day to share my latest Simple Stories layout and card with you.

Both of the following projects feature the I {Heart} Summer collection...my FAVORITE Simple Stories line to date!

and a card...

Crafting mayhem is about ready to start in my household as brand spankin' new CHA products are starting to arrive. This means having to create lots of things under pressure. Up first is Simple Stories, and let me just say that if you are a fan of Simple Stories you will NOT be disappointed with their new releases!!!!! I don't know much yet about My Mind's Eye, what wee bit I know has me intrigued!

Hope you are all enjoying long, sunny, carefree summer days!!!!!!