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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Beautiful Berries: Autumn and Sunflower Harvest

Welcome to day ONE of Papertrey Ink's August post-release celebration! I am excited to present additional inspiration for Beautiful Berries: Autumn AND Sunflower Harvest- two amazing stamp sets (oh, and dies too!) that are chock full of fantastic fall-inspired floral images and a plethora of perfect sentiments.


The lovely Brushed Off: Circle die (large) helps to create a soft green ink-blended background for the Beautiful Berries: Autumn flowers, and Keep It Simple: Blessed adds the perfect sentiment. Oh...... Beautiful Berries: Autumn produces the most lovely florals and any/all color combinations are just amazing! Clearly, I may have gotten a bit carried away with this design and created a few more in a pretty Summer Sunrise/Harvest Gold/Orange Zest color combo (see below). 



And..... an additional trio of ombre inspired 4.5" note cards.


The Sunflower Harvest set creates beautiful floral multi-step images (in four sizes!), which can also be stamped in a never ending combination of hues. Here's a trio of the small sunflowers (1 3/8") in Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy with lots of white and a bit of contrasting black. 






Many thanks for taking a peek today! Please be sure to pop on over to Nichole's blog where you'll find more August inspiration and fabulous projects from Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Melissa, Lizzie, Laurie, Keeway, Stephanie AND Wanda!




Friday, August 11, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feature- Kind Of Corny, Year of Psalms: August

Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of the AUGUST Paptertrey Ink countdown! I have the pleasure of introducing TWO brand new stamp sets, Kind Of Corny and Year of Psalms: August, both designed by the amazing Betsy Veldman!
Kind of Corny is full of autumnal inspiration.... with two multi-step corn images (single and trio) and an abundance of beautiful sentiments (not to mention the pretty two-step bow and swirl-y bracket)! And.... the lovely Year of Psalms: August has two amazing verses in a beautiful font combination.
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on August 15th, 10 PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


Lots of beautiful white space and lovely, fall-isa colors ..... highlighting the fun-to-make multi-step Indian corn! 





Here's my faux sunflower (created with the tops of the corn trio), surrounding that lovely verse. The little 'and' is popped up for a bit of added dimension. Oh, and did you notice those perfect b/w stripes? Yay! That's from a brand new paper pack, 'Bitty Big: True Black. Think stripes, plaids, polka dots.......





And.... just take a peek at all of those beautiful autumn inspired colors. A quick blend of yellow/gold/orange, some white embossing and the perfect little sentiment (from the new Keep It Simple: Blessed) help to create this quick, CAS card! 



Many thanks for allowing me to share with you today! Be sure to check out all of the fabulous creation from Heather, Betsy and Lizzie too.
Please take a peek at all of the fabulous new AUGUST Papertrey products comin' your way over on Nichole's blog! 







Thursday, August 3, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #233



Hey there... happy Thursday! Welcome to CTS #233 and another fabulous Hannelie-created sketch.  Please be sure to check out what the DT has come up with ... lots of beautiful color and some really lovely designs!
Oh, how I love these Concord & 9th flower stamps, not to mention the fantastic woodgrain! The rustic twine is the additional bit of texture.
We  hope that you'll get busy and add to the always fabulous CAS(E) this Sketch gallery. Can't wait to see what you've created!
P.S. - Welcome to GD, Chris!







Fusion Card Challenge - 'Pastel Pencils'





Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Challenge - 'Pastel Pencils'The beautiful crafty-inspired photo is a lovely starting point. But.... that sketch is pretty great too! So which will  you try??   
Both the lovely photo and the sketch have inspired this card....with a bit of happy color courtesy of the cute little Frantic Stamper pencil die, a great Papertrey Ink sentiment and a snippet of twine!
The DT has some amazing inspiration too! 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.


Monday, July 31, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions - July 2017






Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions! Our July 2017 kit, 'Christmas in July', comes by way of our hostess-with-the-mostest, Kim! This kit allowed me (yay!) to get a head start on my holiday card-making, and is chock full of amazing patterned papers, and a plethora of stamped/die cut images from PTI, SSS, Avery Elle, MFT, Taylored Expressions, Neat and Tangled and much more. This Christmas themed kit has SO many fantastic ingredients, all of which can be found HERE on the 12 Kits blog!
I loved all of the aqua/red/green combos and the crisp black sentiments! Lots of beautiful die cuts too....especially the delicate 'Let It Snow' in sparkle-y silver! 
Be sure to hop around to see ALL of the projects from the DT, and our fabulous guest designer, ARDYTH!









Many thanks for taking a peek! We hope that you'll enjoy all the the 12 Kits team has created (and maybe gather some inspiration and get a head start on your holiday projects)! 







Sunday, July 30, 2017

CAS-ology: Balloon


It's a BIG celebration over at CAS-ology, where they are celebrating their 5-year anniversary!
So.......I'm playing along with some of my VERY favorite crafting peeps and the fabulous CAS-ology DT.


Lots of beautiful blues and reds and the perfect, petite sentiment. Love the happy balloons and the background created with Papertrey Ink's MIM Kit: Herb Garden

There's SO much inspiration to be found in the CAS-ology 5-Year Anniversary Balloon Blog Hop gallery.... not to mention so really FABULOUS prizes! Thanks CAS-ology!



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Hello Cards'




Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Challenge- 'Hello Cards'The beautiful  photo is a lovely starting point. But.... that sketch is pretty great too! So which will  you try??   
Both the lovely photo and the fabulous sketch  have inspired this card, with many of the soft pretty colors appearing in my diagonal stripes. And... the gold 'Hello' sentiment is the perfect accent!
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! Many thanks for taking a peek today!!


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.