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Monday, August 18, 2014

Some Autumn Creativity

I have gathered up several of my autumn stamp sets and been playing with them this past week.  Here are a few of the cards I have made with them.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.  Love the vibrant colors, the drier air and breeze, the smell of leaves and twigs burning, apple desserts of all kinds, and the bit of chill in the air.  Hope these cards get you in that autumn mood too.

I CAS'd this one from Pinterest, but used my Faux Washi Borders set for the woodgrain stripe.  Thought it was quite tallish and added a lot of fun interest to the card.  

This one I intended for it to say "Counting My Blessings" but the sentiment stamp that says that was way to large to fit on the front.  I had to settle for "Thankful For" but it kind of doesn't fit with the numbers down the side.  That was supposed to tie into the Counting my blessings theme.  Oh well, I think it turned out pretty anyway.  Love the Rich Razzelberry leaf.  Such a nice purple, wine color. 

This card was fun to make with the Four Square set.  The herringbone square is perfect for fall cards. I made it a 3 1/2 by 5 card.  I made a custom envelope for it.

This was a CAS of Dawn McVey's card from last year's fall release.  I just love her cards.  

Friday, July 18, 2014

MIM Rainbow medallions

Hi, Friends!  Back here after a little hiatus to participate in this week's MIM.  I have been so blessed and thrilled each time I have participated in these little weekly and monthly share times with Papertrey Ink.  I am blessed by the sweet comments of encouragement and praise and sometimes thrilled because I have actually won some PTI gift certificates.  Hey, if you don't enter, you can't win.

This week, Dawn showed us how to make rainbow medallions on our cards.  Well, I went to Dawn for even more inspiration for my project and Cased something she made just a couple of months ago in the way of a rainbow circle from Tiny Tags.  Hers were die cut and arranged, but I stamped mine flat on the card front.  I traced a circle  1 3/4" on my paper and then simply lined up the tag stamps and went around the circle.  It actually lined up really well as it wasn't a symmetrical number of tags stamped.  Woohoo!!!  Thanks,  Dawn, for all your awesome creativity.  You are by far my favorite of the design team, and your projects consistently make me want to purchase more stamps and make it into my Pinterest archives.

Here is my project.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop

Last entry to today's festivities.  I was inspired by Betsy Veldman when she revisited Tiny Tags earlier this year.  Super fun interpretation of the frames sketch and used the colors in the color scheme: Spring Rain, Harvest Gold, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Tart, and Teal.

Papertrey June Blog Hop color and sketch inspiration #2

I keep saying that I am done with my cards for this month's blog hop, but I keep pulling out stamps and ideas to play along.  This follows the sketch for the color blocked circle card with a large word accent for the sentiment.  I used a pretty flower from Dawn McVey's new flower set.  I love these flowers.  They are just the right size and I love all the 2 and 3 step options they have.  I got all the colors from one of the sketches in except the spring rain color.  I used Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry, Teal and Harvest Gold.  I popped up the wet paint die cut on a piece of the coaster board PTI sells.  It was tricky to cut out such small details on that and have it come out, but it worked.

Striped Comforter Inspiration June Blog Hop card

This is my last entry to the June Papertrey Blog Hop.  I really wanted to make a card inspired by the striped comforter on the bed.  So I framed my stripes with Summer Sunrise card stock, which mirrors the bed frame in that color.  Next I striped a focal piece of white card stock with the new Ombre Builders stamp set, which I love for quick and easy backgrounds.  Then I used my new Wet Paint die cuts and stamps to make my sentiment.  Done.  So very quick and easy.  I can't wait to try more color schemes with this.  The comforter has some diamond stripes across the solid stripes of colors, and I thought I could recreate that with the argyle stamps, but I kind of like the simplicity of this better.  

Enjoy the blog hop.  
Stamps: Ombre builders, Wet Paint 1
Inks: summer sunrise, aqua mist, melon berry, orange zest, hibiscus burst, black
Dies: wet paint

Friday, June 20, 2014

Framed sketch and color scheme: PTI June Blog Hop

Here is my third card for the June Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink.  I chose to use the Framed Out series to make this card.  This sketch stumped me a little.  I used the color scheme of Raspberry, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Teal, and Spring Rain.  I like how it turned out.  I spritzed the whole card front with shimmer smooch spritz,  and used some glitter Stickles on my star to make it look extra festive.  It is quite sparkly in real life.

I thought the blue frame looked like it had confetti in it, from afar, and the yellow frame looked like it had just a solid white/vellum look to it, so I used a vellum star cutout in my yellow frame that I glittered to make it stand out and confetti sparkles in my blue frame and around the cluster in general.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

PTI June Blog Hop Sketch and color combo challenge

This card uses the sketch and color combo cards for this blog hop.  I thought the trendy triangles worked great for the banner.  A bright and cheery card.  Colors used are Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus burst, and melon berry.