Thursday, February 25, 2016

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

I decided to play along with PTI's blog hop challenge this month. The inspiration photo was so "zen" and spring-like...just the thing for this time of year to get our minds off this snow and ice!

Here's the inspiration...


I loved the soft pink and green and the large pink flower. So that's what I went with. Meadow Greens did all the rest!

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see all the other interpretations of this inspiration photo.

cs~ PTI, Neenah
inks~ PTI, Versafine, Versamark
stamps~ PTI
dies~ Your Next Stamp
sequins~ Studio Calico

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thank you

I made my mom a thank you card for making me two gorgeous quilts for my birthday. One is a lap quilt in black, grey and cream hexies. It matches my new couch perfectly! The second is a double sized scrap quilt with lots of white space. I treasure them both! 

She was asking me about shaker cards the other day, so I decided to make her one. I embossed a big sentiment from Your Next Stamp and watercoloured some scribble flowers from Simon's "Favorite Flowers." 

I linked up with the Simon Says challenge for this week..."Shake it Up." 

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ Your Next Stamp, Simon Says Stamp
inks/paint~ Ranger distress markers, Versamark
sequins~ Studio Calico

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Crazy Card Party~ Hearts

This week at Crazy Card Party, I have set the challenge as hearts in honour of Valentine's Day.


I was excited to use my Neat & Tangled set here with some gold embossing and watercolouring.

I can't wait to see what heart themed projects the other Party-Ers create this week!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
inks~ Memento, Peerless
stamps~ Neat & Tangled

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


I decided to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge...One Layer. Among my group of scrappy friends, we often have "spirited" discussions about what exactly a one layer card is. According to this week's challenge, it should "look" like one layer, but you can add die cuts to the front. So that's what I did...

I gold embossed the tips of some WPlus9 feather die cuts and added a die cut sentiment from Your Next Stamp in gold foil. A little gold triangle washi tape finished it off.

thanks for dropping by!

cs~ PTI
dies~ WPlus9, Your Next Stamp

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Danke schon

I had time this weekend to play along with one more PTI anniversary release challenge, "Create Along with Us.". In looking through all the gorgeous DT projects I discovered I am in love with Kay Miller! I decided to try my hand at watercolouring a bouquet in a Friendship Jar. Here is Kay's version...

And here is what I came up with...

Thanks for dropping by!

stamps~ PTI, Stampendous
cs, pp~ PTI
inks/paint~ Peerless, Versafine

Friday, February 12, 2016

Smile it's your day

I thought I'd end the week by playing along with another of the special PTI anniversary release challenges. This one is called "grab and craft."

I grabbed one of my favourite sets, O'Tannenbaum along with some Hawaiian Shores ink and card stock. I just love how the gold embossing on this tree really stands out! A wet paint die cut sentiment in coordinating gold glitter paper really finished it off. And that's it!

thanks for stopping by and happy Friday!

cs, stamps, ink~ PTI
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Black and White

This week at Crazy Card Party,  Kathryn is asking us to use black and white. I love this classic combo but it can be a hard one. I cheated a bit and added a tiny bit of red.   

I can't wait to see what black and white beauties the other Party-Ers create this week!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ Simon Says, PTI
ink~ Versamark 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hello, Lovely

There are lots of challenges this month during the PTI release. I am playing along with the "inspired by fashion" challenge.

I have been loving all things butterfly recently. This t-shirt is so gorgeous!

And here's my take...

I watercoloured inside a stencil with distress markers and added this sweet PTI sentiment.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Strathmore, PTI
ink~ PTI, Ranger distress markers
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp

Sunday, February 7, 2016

From the Heart

I have been having fun following the PTI special anniversary release posts this month. I was inspired by Ashley's colour recipe so decided to play along.

I played with Beautiful Brushstrokes and created a few blooms and leaves using these colours along with coordinating lights/darks.

I love all of the colour swatches and am looking forward to trying them all.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
inks~ PTI
stamps~ PTI
dies~ YNS, Simon Says Stamp
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Crazy Card Party-- Sketch

This week at Crazy Card Party,  Rosanne is asking us to follow a sketch.    

That's why I like these encourages us to try something a bit different. I almost never use patterned paper on my cards so this was a good reason to try it.


I followed the sketch generally except I put my flowers right on the background rather than the rectangle. I am going to keep trying to find ways to use my patterned paper. Thanks Rosanne!

I can't wait to see how the other Party-Ers interpreted this sketch this week!

cs~ PTI
pp~ Heidi Swapp
stamps~ Simon Says Stamp
dies~ Ellen Hutson

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Special Delivery

In honour of Valentine's Day coming up, the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is "Have a Heart." I thought I'd deliver some "happy mail" with this theme...

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Strathmore, PTI
stamps~ Fresh Squeezed Stamps, PTI
paint~ Ranger distress markers
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp