Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

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

Our challenge was to use this beautiful photo as inspiration:


Isn't it pretty?
I was inspired by the colours and chose to use my new Floral Bouquet stamp set.
Here's my card:


I diecut my Floral Bouquet twice and stamped it using Altenew Evening Grey,
Morning Frost, Blush, Frosted Pink, Buttercream and Orange Cream.
I adhered them to my card using dimensional adhesive and then trimmed off
the pieces that were hanging over the edge of the card.  
I adhered some of these pieces back onto my card.
I stamped my sentiment using Inspired: Hope.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Make It Monday #281

Happy Monday!

So, I got to spend some time in my craft area yesterday afternoon & made some cards.
One of them was for this week's 
And while I photographed it yesterday, I forgot to post it on my blog
until this morning -- and the collection had closed. :(
But I'm sharing it anyway...


I diecut my window using my Keep It Simple scalloped die, which I used the frame
but diecutting it a second time from a coaster and inking it with Altenew Caribbean Blue ink
and layering them together.
I created my pattern using my Woodblocks stencil and the same shade of ink.
I stamped the sentiment from my Right At Home stamp set.


I stamped the PTI Spring Berries in Altenew inks
and adhered them to my card using dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #53

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #53:


I looked at this pretty image and saw butterflies!
I decided to use my PTI Butterfly Cover Panel to make my card:


After diecutting my panel from Stamper's Select White cardstock,
I blended there different shades on Altenew ink onto it:
Morning Frost, Peach Perfect and Cotton Candy.


 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI Choose Joy) in Altenew Evening Grey ink.
Some Pretty Pink Posh sequins finish 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, April 28th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Curtain Call Inspirational Challenge -- Tulip -- Take Two

I have another card to share that I made using the current


I decided to use my new PTI Fresh Bouquet stamp set to make my card.


I started by inking my background using Altenew Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake inks.
I stamped the Fresh Bouquet stamps onto their coordinating diecut
using Altenew inks, inspired by the colours in the photo.


I stamped the sentiment using my new Right At Home stamp set.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this
 Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #218

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

It's parent-teacher conferences at the high school tonight.
Austin & Jonah left on a bus for their choir trip this morning to Calgary,
so I will be attending the conferences on my own this evening -- a first for me!
I still wanted to bring along some treats for the teachers,  
so I made some butter crunch and some tags to go with them.
Here's my tag, using the sketch:


I started by diecutting my tag from Cloud White Cardstock using the 
largest tag from Tag Me Confetti Cuts.
I stamped the lines using Lime Green InkIced Aqua Ink & RC Aqua Ink.


I diecut the banner using Bitty Banners Confetti Cuts and stamped
it with the "thanks" stamp from Bitty Banners.



  

 

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, April 27th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #52

*Note: this is my third post for today.
Please scroll down to see my other posts
and some exciting news!

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #52:

When I saw this image, I knew immediately that I would 
use my MFT stamp set to create my card:


I started by stamping the girl from my MFT set onto my watercolour
paper background and heat embossing it in clear.
Then, I did some masking and stamped the buildings from PTI's City Scene
stamp set, in Altenew Evening Grey and Morning Frost.
However, I forgot to put my mask back after it got stuck to my stamp,
using my MISTI and accidentally stamped the building onto my girl's face.
(Please, someone tell me that I'm not the only one to mess up masking like that!)


Not wanting to start over, I decided to restamp the girl and diecut her out.
I coloured her in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and a water brush.
I adhered her to my card using dimensional adhesive.
I stamped my sentiment using my new stamp set from Right At Home --
I just love this sentiment and thought it suited this confident girl perfectly!

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, April 21st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Tulip

*Note: this is my second post for today.
Please scroll down to see my other post, which contains some exciting news!


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


The LEAD of the Tulip 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:


I started with a piece of patterned paper from my stash for my background.
I diecut one of my Neat & Tangled Scalloped frames and on it, stamped
my sentiment from PTI's Tropics in Altenew Jet Black.


I stamped my watering can (from PTI's Garden Variety) in Altenew Mountain Mist
and "filled" it with Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals stamped diecuts.

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!

Guest designing for The Classroom & Ellen Hutson

Hi there!
This is my first of three posts today here on my blog....
I am thrilled to say that I am guest designing today at The Classroom
representing two of my favourite companies: Reverse Confetti and Essentials by Ellen!

Here's a sneak peek of my card:



So, please hop on over to The Classroom and check out my whole card, 
which has a super fun feature, combining both brands!
Ellen Hutson will provide a $50 store credit to one lucky person 
who leaves a comment on my post there.

Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #217

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

Here's my card:



I stamped my flowers and leaves from PTI's Spring Berries
in Altenew Olive, Moss, Soft Lilac and Deep Iris,
both directly onto my background and onto the coordinating diecuts.


I stamped my sentiment (from Right At Home) onto a strip of black
cardstock 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, April 20th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sketch for You to Try #47

Today, I have a card to share for this month's
Sketch for You to Try at Reverse Confetti:


I decided to reverse the sketch.
Here's my card:


I started by diecutting the sheep from All About Ewe using my 
All About Ewe Confetti Cuts and stamping him in versafine onyx black ink on 
Cloud White Cardstock and heat embossing it in clear.
I coloured him in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.


I diecut the panel using my Drop Cover Panel Confetti Cuts,
which I ran through my diecutting machine twice, from both 
directions, so I could diecut it as a more narrow panel.
I added some twine and stamped my sentiment (from Easter Blessings)
onto my background panel of Iced Aqua Cardstock.


 

 

Want to play along with the April SFYTT
Click here for details.

Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Reverse Confetti April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti April Blog Hop!


We have tons of inspiration for you to see using Reverse Confetti products!
For the hop, I decided to make not one, but three cards, 
which were inspired by Inspired By All the Little Things #51:


Isn't it adorable?
I immediately thought of using the little chick from Carton CutiesCarton Cuties
and making a nest using 

Here's my first card, an Easter card:


I blended ink onto my background and then added 
my stamped chickies from Carton Cuties
into the nest that I created by diecutting two 
of the larger Swirlies Confetti Cuts.


I coloured the chicks in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
and a water brush and stamped my sentiment using Easter Blessings.

Then, I decided to make a baby card:


For this one, I blended aqua mist ink onto my background using my Heart Stencil
and added a branch using The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts.


I stamped my sentiment using Bear Hugs.

And lastly, I made a friends card:


I diecut my background using my Big Stripes Cover Panel Confetti Cuts
and blended ink onto it.


I heat embossed my sentiment (from A Friend Like You)
on a piece of vellum.

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, April 14th to link up your card.


 

 

  


Before you go, you should know that Reverse Confetti 
is retiring some of its sets.


You can find the complete list on the Reverse Confetti blog,
but I thought I'd share a couple of my favourite cards, using the retired sets.




Check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see the complete list 
of sets that are being retired.
  
Well, that's it for me for today.

There will be a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate up for grabs, 
so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Here's the complete list of everyone participating in today's hop:
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