Saturday, February 25, 2017

Best Wishes...

Hello there!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
My family and I returned home from a trip to Florida where we visited some family. What a fantastic time we had!!! The kids had the week off from school and the weather was beautiful!!

As I was doing tons of laundry I made sure to multi-task and get inky too! 
I couldn't pass on this month's Papertrey Ink's blog hop...
Feb Blog Hop Inspiration
I LOVE the attention to detail some people have when arranging pieces for a photo...amazing!
I went along with the wedding theme...
All stamps and dies are from PTI. for the sentiments I used Grand Ampersand and Mat Stack 2. I embossed them with gold powder. 
I used the set Leaf Prints and stamped the background with a small leaf and gray flannel ink from Memento. Than I switched to the larger leaves and used Colorbox inks in boysenberry, orchid and green moss.
I layered the leaves and added some gold thread. For the finishing touch I scattered some clear drops from PTI and gold sequins from Lucy's shop.

Now I'll wait patiently for someone to get married, lol!
I am also adding this to 

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello Birthday Girl

Hello there!
Today I have the honor of guest designing with AAA Cards!!!!
I'm so happy to be here!
This weeks challenge is watercolor...
I created this birthday card for my daughter who celebrated her 15th birthday a few days, how time flies!!!
I stamped these mini floral bouquets from Jane's Doodles, with black ink from memento onto watercolor cardstock.
I watercolored the blooms and leaves with Ranger distress inks in picked raspberry and peeled paint. I embellished with some spots of yellow ink using a Copic Marker. I also added some white accents with a gel pen and scattered some clear drops from Pretty Pink Posh.
The sentiment stamp is from WPlus9. I die cut the panels using Avery Elle's Sweet Scallops Dies and Wonky Stitches Dies.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!
Hope you play along!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Febuary 16: Paper Sweeties Febuary 2017 New Release Rewind!

Hello again crafters!
Today is the last day of the Paper Sweeties February Release!

Here are the newest additions to the Sweeties Line up...

I had such a blast creating these Easter cards...these images have become a favorite of mine!!! I combined a few previously released sets...Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, and Sweet Cuts Dies Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes, Let's go to the Beach, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Tree of Life.
I stamped all the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. I added white accents with a gel pen. I stamped the lamb twice.  Than trimmed his head to layer over the bowtie for dimension.
Other supplies used: stitched scalloped border die from Mama Elephant

I am adding this to Addicted to CAS...

Hope you enjoyed this month's release!!!!!
Please hop along with the designers for some inspiration...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Febuary 15: Paper Sweeties Febuary 2017 New Release Party!

Hello again!
Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties February Release!

The new release is available in the Sweeties Shop today!

I couldn't resist making up some treat bags...a prelude to the ones I wil recreate for Easter, lol!
Preferably, I will have some yummy Easter candy! However, the kids totally loved the Hershey Kiss bags!!! 
I stamped the bunnies with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic markers. I added a bow to all three...a cute hair accent for the girls and a bowtie for the little guy! I added some white accents with a gel pen.
I added the bunnies to Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags #1,  the carrots and eggs are from the set Wagon Add-On: Bloom and Grow. I embellished the tags with some ribbon, twine, buttons and mini clothspins.

I am adding this to Tag You're inspiration was the furry animal

And also Word Art Wednesday...anything goes
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Please hop along with the designers for some fun inspiration!!!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Febuary 14: Paper Sweeties Febuary 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hey there!
It's sneak peek time with Paper Sweeties!

I KNOW you are going to LOVE this month's release...just in time for Easter!!!
Debbie has created one new stamp set and coodinating die set...
The set includes five Easter eggs (shown), large and small bow (shown), banner (shown), the cutest peeking bunny (shown below), a flower bloom and four sentiments ( one shown here, one below). I colored the bows, banner and eggs with Copic Markers. I added glitter to the eggs.  I stamped the images with black ink from Memento.
I used two other dies from previous releases... Sweet Cuts Basket and Sweet Cuts- Sweet Borders. I watercolored the basket with frayed burlap distress ink. I used the scallop border die to die cut some pattern paper  to resemble a fabric basket liner. 

Here is that stinkin' cute bunny!!!! Just LOVE him!!!  I added a few extra's from previously released sets... the 'Hello' banner is from Wagon Add-On: Bloom and Grow, the cloud and grass are from Sweet Cuts Let's go to the Beach .
I used memento black ink and Copic Markers to color. I added some white accents with a gel pen. 
Other supplies used: pattern paper from My Favorite Things and stitched scalloped border die from Mama Elephant.

I am adding this to Addicted to Stamps and More

ans Simon Says Stamp...cute theme
and Sunday Stamps...sketch challenge

Please check out the design team creations...they will knock your socks off!!!

Nancy Salkeld

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Love Lives Here

Hi there!
Just stopping by to share a quick card with you...well, not so quick!
I'm playing along with a few challenges...

I used the sets Best of Cluck,  and Sweet Sentiments- Home, both SugarPea Designs. The polka dot pattern paper is My Mind's Eye. I stitched the perimeter before adhering to the card base.
I stamped my little 'happy home' scene with black ink from Memento than colored them with Copic Markers. Love me this pink hen house! Maybe it's their vacation home in the Bahamas?! I fussy cut the mom and dad body and added some foam tape for dimension. I added some white accents with agel pen.
I die cut the circles with My Favorite Things stitched circle dies than followed the sketch above. A few finishing touches...some cord from Michaels and sequins from Lucy's Little Shop.
Some other challenges I am playing along with...

Cute Card Thursday


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties Challenge - February 2017 Anything goes!

Hello there!!

Happy February 1st!!!
Let's kick off the month with a new Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge...anything goes!
I can't wait to see what you will create with this anything goes challenge!!!!
I used the heart as inspiration for my card. I die cut some yummy textured cardstock with Sweet Cuts, With Love Die .  The sentiment is from the set Hello Friend. I used black ink from Memento.
I used the holly die from Sweet Cuts Holly Days as a mask before I cut the shape of the leaves. I inked it up with Color Box inks in moss green and green.
For the base of my card I stitched together some pattern papers from My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories.  I embellished the card with some white cord, a few light pink cherry blossoms and a few gems.

I am entering this into the Inkspiration Challenge...polka dots

Hope you join us for a little blog hop with the designers...
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld
February Guest Designer:  Kristina Song

Thanks for taking a peek!