Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #73

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #73:

Isn't this just the sweetest scene?
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Winter Village and City Scene stamp sets to make my card:


I used some masking to stamp my trees (PTI Mint Julep and New Leaf), houses (Altenew Blush, Mountain Mist and Sand Dunes) and buildings (Altenew Blush, Coral Berry, Mountain Mist, Lagoon, Rocky Shores and Sand Dunes).
I stamped the sentiment (from Reverse Confetti) in Lagoon.


I diecut my Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Rectangle from aqua mist cardstock.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, November 24th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Create Along With Us: November 2017

Today, I have a tag to share that I made for



We have our parent teacher conferences this morning and, as is our custom,
we made some butter crunch to give to the teachers we visit.
I was totally inspired by this gorgeous card from Betsy to make my tags to accompany my treats.


Isn't it beautiful?
Here's one of my tags:


I started by  diecutting my tag using Tag Sale #7 from Rustic White cardstock.
I made a stencil by diecutting the rectangle from the die set from clear cardstock
and blended Green Parakeet and Hawaiian Shores ink onto my tag.
Leaving the stencil in place, I stamped the snowflakes from the stamp
set that accompanies the Shaker Shapes: Snowglobe dies, in Tropical Teal and New Leaf.


I stamped the sentiment (from Fillable Frames #10) in Tropical Teal 
and added a MFT snowflake die, which was also diecut from Rustic White cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #248

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #248 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:


I stamped my flower and leaves from Altenew's Wild Hibiscus stamp set and coloured them in 
using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers & a water brush.
I diecut them and adhered them to my card, over a panel of navy blue cardstock.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in versamark
and heat embossed it in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, November 30th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Acorns

The LEAD of the Acorns Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Reverse Confetti Happy Harvest stamps and dies:


I diecut my Happy Harvest dies from some Simple Stories patterned paper and cardstock.
On the cardstock diecut, I stamped the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed it in white.
I layered them over another strip of patterned paper.


A trio of buttons and twine finishes it off.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #72

I'm a little late, but today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #72:

I was inspired by the white on grey, as well as the lights,
which made me think of stars.
Here's my card:


I trimmed some Teresa Collins patterned paper to use as my background.
I diecut my Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Stars die from white cardstock and 
blended Altenew Evening Grey onto the bottom of the scalloped frame.
I stamped the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamps Big Scripty Sentiments)
onto the diecuts, as well as the background and layered them together.


To finish it off, I added some Papertrey Ink wooden stars, some
of which I coloured using one of my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.
 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, November 17th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #247

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #247 designed by Donna Mikasa:


Here's my card:



I stamped my sentiment (from MFT's Handwritten Holiday) 
in versamark onto black cardstock & heat embossed it in white.
I diecut the Memory Box die from white cardstock and popped some
yellow cardstock behind the windows and doors before adhering it to my card.



Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, November 16th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #71

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #71:

What a great festive scene -- perfect for getting in the mood for the upcoming holiday season!
I decided to use my PTI Winter Village stamp set and dies to make my card:


I stamped my trees and house onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew
Evergreen, Forrest Glades, Ruby Red, Evening Grey and Morning Frost inks. 


 I stamped my sentiment (from a CTHM stamp set that I got years ago) in Altenew Jet Black ink.
I trimmed it out, wrapped it with some baker's twine and adhered it to my card.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, November 10th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #246

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #246 designed by me:


Here's my card:



I started by stamping my MFT Snowflakes onto my watercolour paper background
in Versamark and heat embossing them in white.
Then, I pressed a couple different shades of Altenew inks onto my acrylic block,
spritzing them with water and smooshing them onto my panel.


I heat embossed my sentiment (using MFT's Handwritten Holiday)
 in white on a piece of black cardstock.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, November 9th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Cider

The LEAD of the Cider Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps:


I started by stamping my Wild Hibiscus flowers and leaves onto my watercolour panel
in versamark and heat embossing them in white.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I stamped the "birthday wishes" (from a Studio Calico stamp set called Sending Sunshine) 
in versamark on a piece of grey cardstock and heat embossing it in white.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
for the challenge details and to play along with us!


Thanks for looking!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #70

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #70:

I love the cozy texture of the leaves with the scarf and cup of hot chocolate!
I focused on the scarf and remembered how the bear from 
Neat and Tangled's Beary Merry set wears a scarf....


I stamped the bear onto it's coordinating diecut that I cut from watercolour paper
in versamark and heat embossed it in clear.
I coloured it in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and a water brush,
blurring the edges of the stripes I coloured, so they'd have more of a blended look.
I stamped the mug (also from Beary Merry, masking out the Santa face
and coloured the background to match the bear's tummy.


I stamped the sentiment (using Simon Says Stamp's Many Thanks stamp set)
in Altenew Jet Black.
I added a leaf (using the same technique as the bear & Essentials By Ellen's Thankful stamp & die)
to fill in the gap -- I love the extra fall feel this little detail brings!
I diecut my frame using PTI's Shaker Shape: Rectangle die 
and tied some button twine around it, before adhering the bear over top with 
some dimensional adhesive.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, November 3rd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #245 -- (Retro CTS #88)

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #88 -- a Retro sketch designed by Donna Mikasa:


Here's my card:



I stamped my Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea in Altenew Frosty Pink
(& the leaves in PTI's Simply Chartreuse) and Versamark and 
heat embossed them in clear before colouring them in with my Zig Clean
Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I stamped the sentiment (from PTI's KIS: Birthday) in versamark
and heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock.

on my birthday, three years ago:


Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, November 2nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I have a card to share for today's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
 

 This month's challenge was to use these pieces of art work as inspiration:



Aren't they wonderful? 
I was particularly inspired by the piece on the far right, in the second row.
Here's my card:


I decided to use the leaf stamps from Floral Sketches to create the stamped pattern on my panel,
using a combination of Wplus9, PTI and Altenew inks.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI Tropics) onto a strip of vellum in versamark,
which I heat embossed in black.

Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #69

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #69:

I was inspired by the pretty quilt to make my card:


I used my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched dies to create my quilt for the background.
I stamped my pumpkin and leaf from Essentials By Ellen onto their coordinating diecuts
and coloured them in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


 I stamped my sentiment (from Wplus9's Gratitude) in Altenew Evening Grey ink.
Some PTI rustic cream button twine finishes it off.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, October 27th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #244

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #244 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:



I stamped the sentiment and leaves from Neat and Tangled's Grateful stamp set
onto a piece of white cardstock in PTI Simply Chartreuse and Tropical Teal inks
and trimmed it into a diamond shape with my trimmer.
(Note: this trimming was a lot harder than I thought it would be and I found
myself wishing I had a diamond shaped die!)


I blended the same shades of ink onto another piece of cardstock,
sprinkled some water over top and trimmed it out as well.
I layered everything on a piece of PTI kraft cardstock.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 26th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Cuddle

The LEAD of the Cuddle Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Neat and Tangled Beary Merry stamp and die:


I started by stamping my bear onto watercolour paper in versafine onyx black ink
and heat embossing him in clear.
I coloured him in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.
Then, I ran him partially through my diecutting machine with his coordinating die, 
to trim off the one side. 
I using my little trimmer to trim the straight edges.
I stencilled my Papertrey Ink Woodblocks stencil onto a piece of dark grey cardstock
with some Wplus9 white ink, to mimic the eyelet blanket in the inspiration photo.


I stamped the "miss you" (from PTI's Winter Woods) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!