Monday, November 13, 2017

Tis the season


I had lots of fun this weekend cropping with my besties. Here is one of my favourite cards that I made...




I just love this park bench and lamp post set from Lawn Fawn. When embossed they look like actual cast iron! I added a stitched snow drift and some paste snow. 

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday's challenge..."snow white."

thanks for dropping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Lawn Fawn, PTI
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn
inks~ Hero Arts, Versafine

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christmas Joy


I have been busy making Christmas tags. I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Christmas gift tags."  

I had fun with all the little details on this one. I cut out the ornament and little hanger using my Simon Ornaments stamps and die set. I also used my Simon falling snow stencil for the paste snow in the background and framed it with my Simon stitched square die. I will try a few more versions of this one! 

PS: Rosanne this is NOT my tag exchange tag lol!!




Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, Your Next Stamp, PTI
paste~ Ranger
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Memento, PTI

Monday, October 30, 2017

Merry Christmas


I recently bought some Prismacolor pencils and tried my hand at colouring on black cardstock.  Love it! 





I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge..anything goes featuring WPlus9. My sentiment die and stamp are from WPlus9. 

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah
stamps~ WPlus9, Hero Arts, Winnie and Walter
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp
dies~ WPlus9, Simon Says Stamp
inks/pencils~ Prismacolor, Versafine, Versamark
embossing powder~ Ranger

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hello There!


I decided to play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...Anything Goes this week, featuring WPlus9.

I crafted up a cute little card featuring a big stag head adorned with some little WPlus9 flowers. It just makes me happy!



Thanks for dropping by!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ WPlus9, PTI, Hero Arts
inks~ Memento, Versamark
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix, WPlus9

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge


I decided to play along with PTI's blog hop this month. Here's the very cool inspiration image...




I love the deep blue and the impressionistic feel.




I immediately thought of Color Pop Autumn. I layered a few elements from that kit onto some wood grain patterned paper and mounted it all on a scalloped card base.

Looking forward to seeing all the projects on the blog hop!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ PTI
pp~ MME
dies~ PTI, Simon Says Stamp
inks~ PTI
sequins~ AC

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Let it Snow


Oh I hope by posting this I am not going to bring on any of the white stuff! It is still warm and sunny here...the summer we never had lol!

I thought I would play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Christmas" this week.




I love how the paste snow looks so pretty against the inked up sky.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI
dies~ Simon Says Stamp
stamps~ PTI
inks~ Ranger, Versafine
stencil~ Simon Says Stamp

Monday, October 2, 2017

From the Heart


I needed another thank you card so I spent some time at my craft table this weekend. I used my Stampendous Ranunculus stamp set so decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge featuring their products!




Have a great week!

cs~ Ranger, PTI
stamps~ Stampendous, PTI
inks~ Versafine, Peerless
dies~ Simon Says Stamp
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp

Friday, September 29, 2017

O'Tannenbaum


Well the hot and summery weather has turned cool so my thoughts go to Christmas crafting! I decided to link up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...anything goes




This has to be my favourite Christmas stamp set, a Simon collaboration with Clearly Besotted. I borrowed it from a friend. I wish it was still available! I love how you get a different effect every time with distress markers on watercolour paper. Very cool. Some snowy paste dots really set the scene.

thanks for dropping by!

cs~ PTI, Ranger
stamps~ Simon Says/Clearly Besotted, PTI
inks~ Tim Holtz distress markers/inks, Versafine
paste~ Tim Holtz
stencil~ My Favorite Things
dies~ Simon Says



Monday, September 25, 2017

You're the best!


I have been keeping to my promise to sit at my craft table at least once a week. I needed a thank you card so here is what I came up with...




I popped up a little jar under Hero Art's gorgeous layered bouquet. I embossed the MME jar on vellum. Love how that looks! I also popped up the entire white panel and the little tag. It says "you're the best" but since it is in very pale blue ink, I know it is hard to see.

I linked up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge...Pop It Up.  

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
dies~ Simon Says Stamp, PTI
stamps~ Hero Arts, MME, PTI
inks~ Kelly Purkey, Versamark
twine~ American Crafts

Friday, September 15, 2017

Just Saying Thanks


Helllloooooo...I have been a bad blogger lately! With the "back to school" routine starting this month, I thought I would try to get back to my craft table more regularly.

Here's a little thank you card I made.





I coloured up some WPlus9 flowers with my Peerless watercolours. I love how the Simon Says banner really ties everything together.

I linked up with Simon's Wednesday challenge...clean and simple...just my style!

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Ranger
stamps~ WPlus9, Simon Says Stamp
dies~ Simon Says Stamp
inks/paints~ Peerless, Versafine
sequins~ American Crafts

Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy Mother's Day


I know Mother's Day has been and gone (though really every day is a day to honour our mother!), I thought I would post the card I made for my mother in law. 




I used my Hero Arts layering orchid set. Man that set just stamps like butter! I love how it turned out! 

I linked up with Simon's Wednesday challenge...anything goes.

Happy Monday!


stamps~ Hero Arts, PTI
cs~ PTI
dies~ Hero Arts, Your Next Stamp, PTI
inks~ Versafine, Memento, PTI
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge


I decided to play along with the May PTI blog hop today. Here is the very pretty inspiration...






I played around with my Color Pop Autumn kit. Here's what I came up with...




Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to check out some of the inspiration along the hop!

cs~ PTI
stamps/stencils~ PTI, Winnie & Walter
inks~ PTI, Versafine
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp
sequins~ American Crafts
 

Monday, May 22, 2017

You are a wonderful friend


On this rainy long weekend I decided to play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge, "a bit of sparkle." I played around with my Altenew magnolia set. All the magnolia blossoms around here are just about done, so it is nice to keep them alive in paper form!




I embossed the flowers, stems and leaves in gold then watercoloured them in with my Zig markers, Peerless paints and Distress markers. I fussy cut them and popped them on a base sprinkled with some Heidi Swapp gold mist. I die cut the "you" from gold foil paper and stamped the sentiment in gold Delicata from a Simon set I hadn't used in a long time. A few Simon sequins finished it off!

thanks for stopping by!

Happy May 2-4!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Altenew, Simon Says Stamp
paints/inks~ Zig markers, Distress markers, Peerless, Delicata
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp
dies~ Your Next Stamp, PTI
 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Smile It's Your Day!


I recently bought the Hero Arts layering orchids stamp set. I have been having fun with different colour combos. Here are the results in pink!





I decided to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "a hint of pink."



I can't wait to play around with some other colours!

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Ranger, PTI
stamps~ Hero Arts, PTI
inks/paints~ Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Peerless, Altenew, PTI, Versafine
dies~ Your Next Stamp,Hero Arts, PTI


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy Anniversary


On this rainy old Saturday I decided to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "a hint of pink."

I played around with one of my favourite sets, WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals.




I just love the look of grey and pink together.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ WPlus9, PTI
inks~ Hero Arts, Altenew, PTI, Versafine
dies~ Your Next Stamp, WPlus9

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thank you kindly


I thought I would play along with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge anything goes.

It is never too early to start dreaming of wheelbarrows full of flowers right?!




I filled this Memory Box wheelbarrow with some WPlus9 flowers. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ Hero Arts, WPlus9
dies~ Memory Box, WPlus9, Simon Says
inks~ PTI, Hero Arts, Versafine

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge


On this rainy old spring day I thought I would play along with PTI's April Blog Hop. Here is the pretty inspiration pattern...









I wanted to try out a new kit I recently bought, Color Pop Autumn, and even though it isn't spring themed, I really thought it went well with this inspiration pattern. I pulled out inks I thought would match: Soft Stone, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, and Pink Blush and played around with the stencils in this kit. I love how the images really pop on Fresh Snow Linen.




I added a die cut sentiment in Orange Zest and matted the linen base on Soft Stone. I love how it turned out! I think my dad will too. He always loves my cards.

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see all the pretty things along the hop.

cs~ PTI, Neenah
stamps~ PTI, Winnie & Walter
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp
inks~ PTI, Versafine
sequins~ American Crafts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thank You


It is a rainy old day today. April showers and all that. Seemed like a good idea to play along with Simon Says Wednesday challenge, Showers and Flowers.

I inked up a new set to make this pretty bouquet thank you card.




Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI
stamps~ Hero Arts, PTI
inks~ Kelly Purkey, Versafine
sequins~ Simon Says Stamp
dies~ Your Next Stamp


Friday, April 14, 2017

Hello Darling


It is such a lovely spring day today so I thought I would play along with Simon Says Wednesday Spring Color Inspiration.

Here is the inspiration board...





I was inspired by the florals and the colour scheme. I created this little round tag...




Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Easter!

stamps and dies~ Avery Elle
inks~ Altenew, Hero Arts

Celebrate Today


I thought I would "Play Along" during PTI's April release. 

I have been loving all the products so far. I was excited to see a new stencil kit, Lovely Lace. Keeway's use of it was so inspiring! 







It reminded me of Color Pop Florals. So I played around with that past kit and here's what I came up with...





Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Easter!

cs~PTI, Neenah
stamps, dies, stencils~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Memento


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Celebrate

I decided to play along with Simon's Wednesday challenge this week...use more than one die. I usually keep my cards pretty CAS but I do like to use dies.

I made this card for a friend who recently rebranded her business with a pineapple logo. I figured Hero Art's pineapple set would be great! I love how nicely the layers worked on the pineapple. I heat embossed the final layers for some sparkle! I used several dies: for the pineapple, scribbled circle, stitched square and the word sentiment. 

I just love how it turned out! 




Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Hero Arts
dies~ Hero Arts, PTI, Your Next Stamp
inks~ Hero Arts, Versamark

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Crazy Card Party-- Pocket Page


This week at Crazy Card Party, I am up and I want to see pocket pages! I have been trying to incorporate pocket pages into my scrapbooking albums lately. I find them very challenging! I think I just need more practice.

Here is one I did recently featuring one of the pretty castles we visited in Sweden in 2013.


     

Pretty basic, but I like the balance and coordinating colours. And acetate photo overlays are so much fun.

I can't wait to see what pocket pages the other Party-Ers post this week for inspiration!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Crazy Card Party-- use buttons


This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn is asking to see buttons. I never use buttons on cards or layouts. I am not sure why. I certainly have a big collection of pretty buttons. 

Here is a baby card I recently made. It is the "boy" version of the pink one I posted last month.

    

 
Turned out cute! I guess I need to try to use buttons more often.


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

cs~ Strathmore, PTI
stamps~ PTI
inks/paint~ Versafine, Peerless 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Peace and Joy


Today PTI is celebrating 2015! Twig Wreath was featured today. It is such a pretty set.

I used the twig wreath for this card. I love that you can add anything to it and it looks so nice. The bow is from Lovely Laurels.



Thanks for stopping by!

cs~PTI
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9
inks~ PTI, Versafine
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birds of a Feather


One of the loveliest PTI sets ever is Feather Finery. It is being featured as part of PTI's look to the past, 2014. 

I inked up the large feather with several different colours then misted. I love that effect! I topped it with gold embossed dots. And the sentiments in this set are so special.




Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Strathmore
stamps~ PTI
dies~ Your Next Stamp
inks~ PTI, Versafine

Peace


As part of PTI's celebration of the past, present and future, one of the featured sets for 2013 is Pedal Pusher...it makes me swoon every time! 

I love using it for Christmas cards...




Now that it is on my desk, I need to remember to use it for other occasions as well!

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI, WPlus9
inks~ PTI, Versafine
dies~ PTI


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Celebrate Today


Today Papertrey is taking us back to 2012. It has been fun looking back at all the different stamp sets. One of today's featured sets, Embroidered Blooms, really reminds me of Color Pop Florals.




Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI
inks~ PTI, Hero Arts, Altenew
dies~ PTI, Your Next Stamp

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

With Sympathy


This week, Simon's Wednesday challenge is "Fantastic Florals." Of all my stamps, florals are my favourites. Altenew is being featured this week and they certainly make the most amazing floral sets.





A simple trio of Altenew's Painted Florals paired with big a sentiment from PTI.

thanks for stopping by!

stamps~ Altenew, PTI
inks~ Altenew, Versafine 
cs~ Neenah, PTI

Holiday Folk


Today Papertrey is featuring the year 2011 in its walk down memory lane. The featured set Winter Penguin reminded me of the mini kit Holiday Folk. I think I have a thing for penguins!

Here's my take...




cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI
dies~ PTI, Simon 
inks~ Versafine, PTI

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cute as a Button


It is so much fun following PTI's look to the past. The review of 2008's Bitty Baby Blessings reminded me of Baby Button Bits. Here's what I came up with...




I heat embossed the teddy bear in pink and then watercoloured it up. I matted it on some Hibiscus Burst cardstock and pinstripes.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps~ PTI
cs~ PTI, Strathmore
pp~ PTI
inks/paint~ Versafine, Versamark, Peerless


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Birthday


I have been enjoying PTI's look back to the past posts this month. The featured floral sets from way back in 2007 reminded me of Botanical Silhouettes. 

This is what I came up with...




I heat embossed the flowers in yellow and they went nicely with Limeade Ice leaves and stems. I just love the fonts in these sentiments too.

Thanks for stopping by!

cs~ PTI, Neenah
inks~ PTI, Versamark, Versafine
stamps~ PTI

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Best


I have been trying to work on my layouts as a new year's resolution. So far so good!

This is one of the Swedish castles we visited in summer 2013.





A few of my favourite embellies: arrows, wood veneer and flair!







I linked up with Simon Stays Stamp Wednesday challenge... "anything goes." 

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ American Crafts
pp & ephemera: MME, Jillybean
flair~ Fancy Pants

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Crazy Card Party-- Inspiration Photo


This week at Crazy Card Party, I gave the girls this stunning pillow image as inspiration. Seemed like a great way to generate some tropical vibes at this time of year!


    

 
I tried to replicate the look with some Hero Arts tropical foliage stamps.

 

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

cs~ Strathmore, PTI
stamps~ Hero Arts
dies~ Your Next Stamp
 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Best Day Ever

It has been a long time since I posted any layouts. I made a promise to myself in the new year to commit to finishing some albums.

I decided to play along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week..."anything but a card." It certainly fits my resolution!  

The featured products this week are from We R Memory Keepers. I have recently started adding pocket pages to my albums. I used a We R page here. In some ways I have found doing pocket pages more challenging than traditional 12 x 12. But I need to remember to let the pocket page do more of the work.  Here I just added some flair, chipboard and 4x4 Project Life vellum overlays and it was done!




Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Crazy Card Party-- Embossed Velllum


This week at Crazy Card Party, Kathryn is asking us to emboss vellum! Well whether it is dry or heat, embossing vellum is one of my favourite things, especially for holiday cards.

A while back, fellow Party-er Rosanne let me cut a few birch backgrounds with this stunning cover plate. It is so delicate. But I wasn't sure what to do with it so it sat in my stash for a long time. Then I happened to have it sitting on my desk with a piece of vellum that I had dry embossed with a falling snow folder. Well! the Soft Stone birch trees looked stunning backed with the vellum snow!


    



I can't wait to see what the other Party-Ers create this week with their embossed vellum!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ PTI
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Crazy Card Party-- New Stamp


This week at Crazy Card Party, Rosanne is asking us to use our new stamps.    Right before the holidays I got a couple of new stamp sets. I love poinsettias so I had to order this set from a company called Poppy Stamps. I had never heard of that company before. The set also has ivy leaves and pine branches so very versatile. I played around with the set before packing away my holiday craft stash for next year.

I stamped and die cut a few pine branches and the poinsettia. I layered them on this cool scalloped card base cut with a new PTI die set I got just before the holidays as well. The sentiment is embossed in gold and is from a new Hero Arts set I got on clearance at Michaels just before the holidays. So lots of "new" stuff here.


 




I can't wait to see what "new" stuff the other Party-Ers use this week!

cs~ Neenah, PTI
stamps~ Poppy Stamps, Hero Arts
dies~ Poppy Stamps, PTI
inks~ Versamark, Memento
     

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Holiday Cheer


Happy New Year! I thought I would play along with Simon Says Stamp this week..."New Something." I got some new Christmas stamps right before the holidays so I had to try them out before packing them away. 

Here's a card I made with my new poinsettia stamp and die set from Poppy Stamps, a new company for me as well!




I embossed the flowers and leaves in white then did some messy watercolouring. And  of course I used my trusty Simon stitched rectangle die for the base.

thanks for stopping by!

cs~ Strathmore, PTI
stamps~ Poppy Stamps, Hero Arts
inks/paints~ Peerless, Versafine
dies~ Simon Says Stamp