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Friday, October 20, 2017

More Papertrey Ink October Release - Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers

Happy Fri-yay and welcome to the fifth and final day of Papertrey Ink's post-release inspiration celebration!
Today the PTI crew is highlighting the Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers stamps and dies - another great addition to the Cloche Quarters series and all done up for the holidays with beautiful baubles, an adorable snowman, a tiny station wagon, lovely multi-sized trees and the rustic church.


Yup.... still in holiday mode with the pretty Bitty Big: Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse patterned papers and little rustic church (in red!). The panel on the left in created with the To The Point rounded edge die and the petite banner is from the MIM: Wonderland Kit. There's a bit of sparkle on the trees too, although quite subtle. Wouldn't the little church look pretty all glittered up? I think I'll be trying that next!



Many thanks for taking a peek today AND for joining me in celebrating Papertrey Ink's October release and the fabulous 'after party'!  Please be sure to check out Nichole's blog, where you'll find  LOTS more inspiration from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa, Stephanie and Wanda too! HAPPY creating and Happy Weekend!



Thursday, October 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink October Release - Year of Psalms: October

Welcome! It's day number four and time for more of Papertrey Ink's post-release inspiration.
I have the pleasure of highlighting the Betsy Veldman designed 'Year of Psalms: October', a perfect verse for holiday and/or year round celebrations!
Lots of white space and the beautiful verse and font from Year of Psalms: October help to create this crisp and clean card. I've used the window frame from the Traveler's Accessories Dies to frame the sentiment and added a bit of sparkle in the tiny clear sequins, gold patterned paper and May Arts gold cording. 




And.... Fresh Snow Linen card stock provides the perfect subtle texture.


Thanks SO much for stopping by today. Please be sure to check our Nichole's blog, as there's much more October inspiration comin' your way! Lots from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa, Stephanie, Keeway and Wanda too! HAPPY creating!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Dash Away All and Mix & Mat: Snowflakes

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's October post-release inspiration celebration!
Today's stamp highlights include Lizzie's Dash Away All AND Betsy's beautiful Mix & Mat: Snowflakes. 



Isn't that Dash Away All reindeer just the cutest? Lizzie has designed the fabulous reindeer name graphic, which I have used on a Cocoa Bean/Tag Sale: Quilted tag. I've added just a bit more of the beautiful Bitty Big: Pure Poppy stripe, a few sprigs from the MIM: Wonderland kit and some brown/white gingham ribbon helped to fashion my tag(s). Oh -  can't forget the bit of sparkle and the shiny red nose!




Next up..... the beautiful and oh-so-versatile Mix & Mat: Snowflake. Lots of pretty color (Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse and Hawaiian Shores) mixed with Classic Kraft, a bit of gold embossing and a single little gem help to create this totally CAS card(s). Allowing the lovely Mix&Mat: Snowflakes die to take center stage seems like the perfect, and simple, creative choice.



Thanks SO much for stopping by today. Please be sure to check our Nichole's blog, as there's much more October inspiration comin' your way! Lots from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa, Stephanie, Keeway and Wanda too! HAPPY creating!



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

More Papertrey Ink October Release: Traveler's Journal- December

Welcome to DAY TWO of Papertrey Ink's post-release celebration for October! LOTS and lots of amazing new products are now available, so here's to hoping that you are rarin' and ready to begin crafting your holiday creations!
Today I am sharing a card created with Heather Nichols' Traveler's Journal: December and Traveler's Journal: December Typed Words. These stamps (and matching dies!) aren't just for documenting your December memories, but work well on card projects too, as there are some beautiful holiday images.... snowflakes, tiny trees, and mittens! 


The Bitty Big: Dark Indigo stripes help to frame the beautiful little snowflakes from Traveler's Journal: December, which are embossed in silver, dotted with tiny little rhinestones and tied up with a bit of silver cording. And the 'let it snow' from Traveler's Journal: December Typed Words, is the perfect little sentiment.





Thanks SO much for stopping by today. Please be sure to check our Nichole's blog, as her post is just chock full of inspiration! Lots from Betsy, Heather, Laurie, Lizzie, Melissa, Stephanie, Keeway and Wanda too! HAPPY creating!




Monday, October 16, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Sing A Song of Christmas, Ways to Say: Christmas

Welcome to DAY ONE of Papertrey Ink's post-release celebration for October! Hopefully, you have some of the new goodies on their way to you! There are SO many amazing new products, and for the next five days the DT will be sharing additional inspiration. So..... let the holiday merry making begin! 
Today I am sharing projects created with two new stamp sets: Sing A Song of Christmas AND Ways to Say: Christmas.


Clearly, I had lots of color in mind (and used almost every ink pad I own!) when creating this rainbow inspired card. Don't you just love that amazing treble clef from Sing A Song of Christmas, the contrast of the beautiful Bitty Big: Black True black stripe and lovely bold 'Joyeux Noel" sentiment?





Next up..... a trio of tags! Can one ever have enough? More is definitely MORE in this case! 
I've blended the dotted line, tiny tree and bitty snowflake from Quoted: Little Bit More AND the 'christmas wishes' sentiment from Way to Say: Christmas to create the bright and happy holiday tags!




Thanks SO much for stopping by today. Please be sure to check our Nichole's blog, as her post is just chock full of inspiration! Lots from Betsy, Dawn, Lizzie, Laurie, Stephanie, Wanda,Keeway, and Melissa too! HAPPY creating!



Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 2017 Papertrey Ink Release Party LIVE!!




Join Papertrey Ink's Julie Heskamp, Lizzie Jones and Stephanie Gold LIVE tonight for a special Facebook Live Release Party! They will be showcasing some close-ups of the new products, giving you the opportunity to ask your questions and will be sharing some of their projects and offering insight into some of the special aspects of the October Release line-up! You aren't going to want to miss this fun way to countdown to release night! Since PTI's Facebook page is public, you don't even need to be a Facebook user to watch! 
So please join Julie, Lizzie and Stephanie on Papertrey Ink's  Facebook Page at 9pm ET TONIGHT!



Friday, October 13, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feature - To the Point Edgers II Dies

A happy 'hello' and welcome to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink October NEW release countdown! I am so very happy to be sharing some peeks at the new To the Point Edgers II Dies! All of the amazing new products will be available on the Papertrey Ink website, starting at 10 pm ET on October 15th.
Dawn has designed the lovely To the Point Edgers II dies with beautiful detail .... sure to  enhance your paper crafting! My first card incorporates one of the newest Bitty Big colors, Spring Rain, AND two of the new Edgers II dies, with great stitched detail and the perfect jumbo scallop. Also making an appearance is a pretty floral sprig from the MIM Wonderland Kit and a happy greeting from the new Keep It Simple: Joyeux Noel. There's a little glimmer of glitter in there too!





Next up..... another of the To the Point Edgers II dies and some pretty pastel trees from October's Travelers Journal: December. I've added a bit of glitter, some polka dots, a snippet of Rustic Jute twine and a teeny-tiny button as accents.





And, lastly, a bold POP of color...... using the Bitty Big: Pure Poppy and Bitty Big:Simply Chartreuse patterned papers, another of the beautiful Edgers II dies, a bright white Silver White Winters snowflake die and the perfect sentiment from the new Dash Away All!






Thank you SO much for joining me today! I hope that you're getting as excited as I am about all of these fabulous new October PTI products! Be sure to pop over to Nichole's blog to see what is being introduced today (and LOTS of additional inspiration from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Lizzie and Stephanie!).

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #243


Welcome to CTS #243! Donna has designed a fantastic sketch that's sure to inspire.....so take a peek an the DT creations and then break out the stamps, ink and paper!
I've been playing with some new-to-me Distress Oxide inks (and thinking that, perhaps, I 'need' ALL of the colors!), a few little seahorses from Flora and Fauna and a bit of clear sparkle..... and loving all of those beautiful blues. 
Please join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #242 and add to the always fabulous CTS gallery. Can't wait to see what you've created!
P.S.- A WARM welcome to GD, Deanne!




Fusion Card Challenge - 'Striped Wreath'


Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Challenge- 'Striped Wreath'The amazing inspiration photo is a great 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 my favorite Simply Chartreuse, a few lovely PTI patterned papers and an itty-bitsy spider subbing in for that scary skull.  And...a veritable potpourri of stamps/dies- Papertrey Ink, Concord & 9th, and Frantic Stamper. 
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, October 5, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #242



Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #242! Leigh has designed a fantastic sketch that's sure to inspire.....so take a peek an the DT creations and then break out the stamps, ink and paper!
Please join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #242 and add to the always fabulous CTS gallery!
P.S.- a WARM welcome to GD, Emily!



Saturday, September 30, 2017

Make It Market Kit: WONDERLAND!


This kit is definitely the kit to top all kits. Betsy has gone above and beyond with this one! Each and every piece has been thoughtfully designed and selected to give you an endless amount of design options as you prepare for the holidays. From gorgeous gift tags to unforgettable holiday cards, you will have everything you need at your fingertips! One of the best parts of this kit? Well besides the innovative die-cut and stamped mini vintage pick-up truck. The mini cloches! Yes! Real mini cloches! Betsy cleverly designed all of the elements to fit inside these sweet mini cloches that you can use for gifts, holiday table decor, the perfect finishing touch for your tree and SO much more. 


Stop by Nichole's blog HERE for all the details, and the kit itself will be available for sale on Sunday, October 1st at 10pm ET, exclusively at Papertrey Ink.



I imagine that many of you have been waiting patiently (or not so patiently, lol!) to see what fabulousness Betsy Veldman has envisioned for Holiday 2017! AND here it is, TA-DA, the Make It Market: Wonderland holiday kit!! Yes, Betsy has thought of everything, and I do mean every. single. thing. including the amazing 'Trimmings Mini Kit' add-on. Oh... my creative heart is aflutter with the abundance of loveliness and all of the creative possibilities!



My first project includes the lovely pre-printed tags. So easy peasy, just die cut and tszuj 'em up with a bit of dimension and glitter! I just love the color palette of the Wonderland kit.... that aqua/red combination is one of my favorites. 



Next are some petite 3.25"  square notes using the floral sprig dies cuts, the beautiful patterned papers from the kit and the lovely scalloped tag die. Wouldn't these make a lovely gift enclosure set with matching envelopes?





AND, and, WAIT ...... next up are the phenomenal cloche-related items, including those dear little deer and the adorable little 3D pick up trucks! 

And, for good measure, here a little paper box (made with We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board), with a paper-coated clothespin, gift tag and 3D pick up truck loaded with a mini tree and tiny reindeer.


Hopefully, you're also as excited as I am to see Betsy's Periscope presentation at 6 PM on September 30th, where you'll find more project ideas, tips and details related to the new MIM: Wonderland kit! 
AND 
 Papertrey Ink's Facebook LIVE Broadcast on 10/1 @ 9 PM 
Many thanks for taking a peek today. Be sure to see more inspiration on Nichole's blog!

Happy Weekend!