Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Even though our weather has continued to feel more like full on summer, I have been excited to pull out my Christmas stamps. So I decided to play along with the PTI blog hop this month. 

Here is the pretty inspiration image...

And here is what I came up with...

I stamped Peaceful Pinecones branches with Green Parakeet and the cones with Dark Chocolate. I tucked a few springs of greenery behind from Winterberry cut from Green Parakeet and tied it up with some twine. I topped it off with a bow from Lovely Laurels. I added a strip of glitter at the bottom with double sided tape.

I am looking forward to seeing all the great inspiration along the blog hop!
Thanks for stopping by!

cs, stamps, twine, dies~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Delicata

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Forever in our Hearts

I needed a sympathy card so I used my WPlus9 Anemones set for the first time this weekend. Very pretty set!

When I stamped the second darker layer on the flowers I didn't like how dramatic it looked, especially for a sympathy card, so I tried a trick I had seen...applying white pigment ink on top of a darker colour. I really like the effect!

I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week...clean a simple

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ WPlus9, Clearly Besotted
inks~ Altenew, Memento, Hero Arts, PTI, Versafine

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Play along with us...Merry Christmas

I thought I would participate in PTI's "Play along with us" during the September release. I loved all the holiday sets, especially the greenery.

I love everything Kay Miller creates! I was especially inspired by this one during the release...

This is what I created...I stamped some branches with distress ink and lightly watercoloured them. I embossed and die cut a few pinecones from Peaceful Pinecones and topped it with a sentiment from that set as well. Some sequins and stamped red berries really finished it off and I matted everything on a Classic Kraft base.

This release has really inspired me to open up my Christmas stamping stash and dive in!

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Canson
stamps~ PTI, Stacy's Stamps, WPlus9
dies~ PTI, WPlus9
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Versamark, Ranger

Monday, September 5, 2016


I made a few hostess cards recently. I thought I would post one here and link up with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge this week..."anything goes."

I watercoloured some Altenew magnolias with Peerless. Love how that turned out!

Happy Labour Day!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ Altenew
dies~ PTI

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Trees!

This week at Crazy Card Party,  I am up and I'd like to see anything to do with trees...actual trees, branches, leaves, wood grain....


I embossed the trunk and the leaves. I love the little red die cut bird! Trees just make me happy.

I can't wait to see what the other Party-Ers create this week for our tree theme!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

I haven't posted much lately but I thought it would be fun to try this month's PTI blog hop challenge

Here's the inspiration photo...

I decided to play around with my new What the Doodle feather set. I stamped it in Memento and then coloured it with Staedtler watercolour pencils. The lighter peach looks more pinky in real life. It turned out looking sort of "Southwest" which is kind of cool. I matted it on a Summer Sunrise card base and added some sequins.

I can't wait to see all the inspiration along the hop!

Thanks for stopping by.

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ PTI
ink/pencils~ Memento, Staedtler
sequins~ American Crafts

Crazy Card Party-- Travel!!

This week at Crazy Card Party, our resident "cruise director" Kathryn set a travel theme! Well you don't have to ask me twice to post travel layouts!

Here's us in the arctic in Norway. Such an amazing day.


  And here's a pocket page from the same day...taking a ferry across the fjord to our lodge. Man it was cold but stunning views and amazing experience!


I can't wait to see what travel theme beauties the other Party-Ers create this week!