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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.



More Papertrey Ink Release - Mountain Majesty and Year of Psalms: July

Welcome to the final day of Papertrey Ink's July post-release celebration. We hope that you've enjoyed all of the additional PTI inspiration that the past five days have provided!
Here's a bit of additional inspiration for Mountain Majesty and Year of Psalms: July.



The lovely Mountain Majesty (and matching dies) creates an amazing multi-step mountain border image, which I have layered in cream and aqua. The soft gray birds/sentiment and the Soft Stone card base are the perfect subtle additions. 



Next up is the lovely Year of Psalms: July..... a fabulous sentiment and beautiful fonts too. Loving the look of the more intense colors with Kraft (especially the dark blues) and the subtle frame created by the Mix & Mat: Postal embossed image! 





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







Wednesday, July 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Fruit Salad and On The Wagon

Good morning, and welcome back to another day of inspiration (Day #4!), featuring the July 2017 Papertrey Ink release! Today I'll be sharing projects using two new July sets - Fruit Salad and On The Wagon.


Fruit Salad is an amazing stamp set, full of fabulous fonts and phrases!  And... the Fruit Salad line also includes terrific dies - watermelon, cherry, citrus and pineapple! Love 'em all! 



The lovely watermelon was calling to me with it's beautiful red/green color combo, lots of white and the perfect black accents.



Next up is On The Wagon, with beautiful designs from Betsy Veldman. This stamp set, and coordinating dies, centers around the fun multi-step vintage station wagon and some fabulous wagon accessories, for every season/occasion!


I decided to incorporate some of the wagon accessories for a fun, beachy card...... a pile of colorful surf boards, some lovely blue waves and a few palm trees waving in the background help to create this summertime scene. 



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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Stemmed Sentiments

Welcome to day THREE of Papertrey Ink's July post-release celebration! I am excited to present additional inspiration for the lovely Stemmed Sentiments- a stamp set (oh, and dies too!) that is chock full of beautiful images and a plethora of perfect sentiments.

The Papertrey inks, in Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet and Amethyst Allure, help to create this colorful, messy water colored background. Then.... an array of Stemmed Sentiments florals, a petite black scallop strip, a snippet of twine and a sentiment from Keep It Simple: OK. 


 A huge THANK YOU to Kelly Latevola for an abundance of inspiration and her fabulous video for Wplus9, chock full of great water color techniques! 


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




Monday, July 17, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release - Quoted: The Most and Cloche Quarters: Summer Fillers

Good morning, and welcome back to another day of inspiration (Day #2!), featuring the July 2017 Papertrey Ink release! Today I'll be sharing projects using two new July sets - Quoted: The Most and Cloche Quarters: Summer Fillers.



A pretty Stormy Seas, Sweet Blush and Fresh Snow Linen combination was a good starting point for this Quoted: The Most creation. With three perfect sentiments included (to fill in the swoosh-y little banner) this versatile stamp set can be all things for all occasions/all people...... friends, family, loved ones, etc.. And the petite flowers were the additional pink accent!





Oh my.....the orchids from Cloche Quarter: Summer Fillers are just the most beautiful little creations (thank you Betsy Veldman!).  I could while away hours just thinking of new color combinations and various arrangements. Here is an ombre-ish ode to orchids -  an array of pinks and a pretty aqua embossed background for the three petite frames. Oh, and lest we forget, this Summer Fillers set also has the most fabulous little sailboat and shell images too!



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







Thursday, July 13, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #230


Hey there... happy Thursday! Welcome to CTS #230 and another fabulous Donna Mikasa-created sketch.  Please be sure to check out what the DT has come up with ... lots of beautiful color and some really lovely designs!
I may have gotten just a little pattern happy with this 'SUNNY' paper pack. LOTS of bright summer hues, a bit of black for contrast and a simple Altenew sentiment.
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. - A warm welcome to GD, Karen!!




Monday, July 10, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feature - Cover Up: Diamonds, Cover Up: Quatrefoil

Good morning and welcome to Day 1 of the JULY Paptertrey Ink countdown! I have the pleasure of introducing TWO brand new background stamps (designed by the lovely Dawn McVey) that I am sure you are going to love!  The Cover Up: Diamonds and Cover Up: Quatrefoil stamps measure approximately 3 5/8 x 5 1/4" and will help to create a beautiful card front, in addition to being amazingly versatile additions to your basic background stamping!
All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on July 15th, 10 PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


I am loving the Cover Up: Quatrefoil in this very simple white/gray combination, which plays well with the adorable bird(s), beautiful florals and all of the amazing sentiments/fonts from Give Love (designed by Heather Nichols)! 


Here's the Cover Up: Quatrefoil again.... this time on Kraft with gold embossing. I've also embossed the daisy-like flowers from Give Love in white, added a few bits of greenery AND the lovely, script-y 'congratulations' die (another new one for July!). 



And.... last but not least, a few tags using the fabulous new Cover Up: Diamonds, which has been embossed in white on a Smokey Shadow (Tag Sale #10). Also, sneaking in a peek at the new Stemmed Statements stamps and dies, designed by Nichole (pretty, pretty)!





Many thanks for allowing me to share with you today. Lots of loveliness from Heather, Betsy and Dawn too! 
Please take a peek at all of the fabulous new JULY Papertrey products comin' your way over on Nichole's blog! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #229


Here's an a-mazing sketch for CTS #229 (from the also a-mazing Hannalie!). Please be sure to check out what the DT has created... lots of beautiful color and some really lovely designs!
I've created a subtle gray background to show off the pretty pink blooms, the bright greens and the simple sentiment. There's a bit of Nuvo sparkle on those blooms too...... but a little difficult to capture!
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. - A warm welcome to GD, Hideko!






Fusion Card Challenge - 'Sand,Beach'




Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Challenge- 'Sand,Beach'. The beautiful coastal-inspired photo is a lovely starting point. But.... that sketch is pretty great too! So which will  you try??   
The lovely photo has inspired this card, with a bit of texture from the SSS woodgrain cs, lots of bright colors and a bit of twine. And... the perfect 'HAPPY' sentiment(s) for any celebration!
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! 
P.S.- A warm welcome to July/August GD, Claire Apostoloff!




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.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Modern + Marbled: Day 4

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Welcome to Day 4 of Papertrey Ink's introduction of Kimberly Crawford's Modern + Marbled Kit - a beautiful blend of soft colors, lovely dies and the perfect sentiments/fonts! Oh.... and the golden shimmer and shine is the icing on top for this marbled and classic look!
I've gilded the beautiful 'thank you' die and the Sweet Blush panel with the amazing Nuvo Gilding Flakes - which are so much fun to play with! And.....there may be a layer of gold on most everything on my crafting desk. Is that a bad thing?? Nope. I think not.
The single stamped image included in the kit, which creates the marbled look, was inked in Sweet Blush ink and randomly stamped to create this 4.5" square card and the matching, custom created envelope.  And the gold embossed fern image from the Courage & Kindness stamp set may just be the perfect compliment to the gold wax seals included in the Modern + Marbled Kit!
Many thanks for taking a peek today! Be sure to check out Nichole's blog for more inspiration (and more Modern + Marbled ideas from Keeway!).