Friday, June 15, 2018

Create Along with us: June 2018

I love the new sea-themed products Papertrey Ink is coming out with this month.   I decided to make something for the Play Along with US challenge this month.  I was inspired by Betsy Veldman's card:

Here's my take:

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Create Along With Us - November 2017

Time for another Create Along with Us challenge with Papertrey Ink.

I used one of Betsy Veldman's cards as my inspiration again this month. Isn't it gorgeous! 

Here's what I made:

I used Birch patterned paper from this year's Wonderland kit, the deer die from Dash Away All, and some patterned paper from last year's kit. My card is kind of a disaster.  In hindsight, I'd use a darker patterned paper for the deer, so it stands out more, add a frame to ground it, I'd use a less busy background, and would remember to stamp a sentiment!   I've been battling a miserable cold for the past week, so it's lucky I accomplished anything at all.  

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Wow, it's been a while since I blogged!  I made a card today for Papertrey Ink's make it Monday Challenge.  Lizzie Jones's challenge was to make a card matted with glitter. Here's what Lizzie made:

I decided to use O'Tannembaum & the Christmas Cheer sets for my card:

A close up:

Card Recipe:

Stamps: O'Tannenbaum, Christmas Cheer
Dies: Avery Elle Burst, Christmas Cheer
Paper: Berry Sorbet, Stamper's Select White, taylored Expression's Silver Foil Cardstock
Ink; Hero Arts Field Greens, PTI's Berry Sorbet, SU's Chocolate Chip, silver ink
Misc. Su's Chunky silver glass glitter

Monday, September 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop

I loved this month’s inspiration photo, so just had to play along with PTI's monthly blog hop.  Here's the inspiration photo:

Here's my card:

Stamps: PTI’s 2015 Anniversary set - Petite Pots
Ink’s:  PTI’s Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow
Dies: Double Ended Banners, Petite Pots
Paper: PTI”s Black, Classic Kraft, Stamper’s Select White, & Fine Linen (card base)
Other: Black Sharpie, foam tape (to pop up the bird)

Also added to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge

Sunday, September 24, 2017


For this week's Make it Monday, the challenge was to mix floral sets together on one card.  I used a few different images, the wreath stamp from Twig Wreath, flowers from Gathered Gardens, the tiny flowers and leaves are from the Nest Die cover plate, and the "hello there" sentiment was cut from the Scripted Dies in Dark Chocolate card stock. I also used a scrap of polka dotted patterned paper from my stash.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Create Along With Us - September 2017

For this month's Papertrey Ink's Create Along With Us challenge, I chose this card by  Betsy Veldman to emulate.

I don't have any of the Beautiful Berries sets, so went with Peaceful Pinecones.  I used my stencil brush to coloe the background with Aqua Mist Ink. I also used Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, and Smokey Shadow inks. The die I used was the Mix & Mat Postal die.  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Kitty in a box

I made this card with some Neat & Tangled products, their Happier Than stamp set, and the box die. I think it turned out pretty cute.  I did some coloring with Zig markers, and added some Taylored Expressions striped paper.