Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey October Blog Hop -Take Two

Hi, I'm back with a second color recipe  from Nichole's blog for this month's blog hop. For these tags I used this color recipe: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, and Winter Wisteria.

Happy Hopping!

Merry and Bright Tag
Stamps: Sparkle and Shine Holiday Additions,  Fillable Frames #9, Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, and Winter Wisteria.
Paper: Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist
Other: Tag Sale # 4 Die, Doily Details Die, Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags Dies

With Love Tag
Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday; Peace,Love, Joy
Ink:Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst, and Winter Wisteria
Paper:Rustic Cream (PTI) Silver Glitter (the Paper Studio)
Other: Tag Sale #1 Die, Love Lives Here: Holiday Dies, dimensional tape

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge and Make-It-Monday #185

It's the 25th and that means PTI's Blog Hop. This month's challenge is to try a new color scheme for Christmas. You can check out the different color combinations on Nichole's blog. I chose the color recipe of Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, and New Leaf.  I combined this challenge with this week's Make-It-Monday "Faux Stained Glass" to create this shaker ornament to use on a card or a gift.

I altered a Silhouette file Design ID #52692  to create this shaker ornament that is approximately 3.5 x 4 inches. I stamped stars in Soft Stone on the white backer. I used Wonderfully Whimsical for the image on the acetate and used the recipe colors for this tiny holiday village. I brushed Wink of Stella  to add some glitter to the ornament cap and used stamped die cuts from Tinsel and Tags to embellish the ornament.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop,

Stamps: Postmarks, Wonderfully Whimsical, Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf, Pure Poppy,Soft Stone (PTI); Rosebud Memento;,Black Tuxedo Memento; Stazon
Paper: Hawaiian Shores,Harvest Gold, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Silhouette Cameo, Tinsel Glitter (Martha Stewart), Copics, Wink of Stella Brush (Zig)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Button Bouquet

Hi!  I'm getting ready to head out of town for a few days but am here with a quick post for Crafty Secrets October Linky Party.

This simple tag uses two Crafty Secrets digital stamp sets--Button Up  and Bouquets of Joy. I colored with Prismacolor pencils and then, as you can tell, went a little crazy with the distress ink :)

Be sure to head over to the Crafty Secrets Blog to see the great projects from the design team.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hocus Pocus

Long, long ago--like before I was born, my parents and their friends had Halloween parties that they talked about for many years.  This page includes a photo of my mother in a pair of appliqued culottes that I am sure she made.

The background patterned paper and the paper on the star are from Crafty Secrets Digital Halloween Papers. Most of the elements come from these Crafty Secrets digital products:  Halloween Vintage Ephemera, Halloween Printables, Costume Cuties  Stamps, and  Halloween Fun Stamps.

Tip: You can use outline digital stamps like the owl above and digital paper to create stickers for your digital  pages.

I'm linking this to the Crafty Secrets September Linky Party.

Have a great day,

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pop Goes the World Challenge

I know, I know, three posts in one week.
" What's going on?" you ask.
 Hot, humid, cloudy weather; a clean house; and no books with gripping plots to read.

(After re-reading that last sentence, I sound like cleaning and reading are top priorities. I cannot with a clear conscience send out that message. Yep, I love a clean house. BUT... will I fore go cleaning for something more fun..yes I will.)

  Now that I've set the record straight, on to the challenge.

This Power Poppy Stamps challenge  inspires us with  the colors in this photo of the vibrant Italian Riviera. Beautiful!

So Countryside Bouquet is filled with hotly-hued flowers atop some photo-inspired Pink Paislee papers with a shimmery sentiment. Trust me, IRL, it shimmers thanks to a Wink of Stella pen.

I'm off to clean--just kidding,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back to School

The students in our county headed back to the classroom yesterday.  While I am thankful for my thirty years in the classroom, I am also thankful that today I won't have to organize my day (including trips to the bathroom) by bells, that today I won't be on the computer filling out forms and planning lessons but instead visiting blogs and Pinterest, and that today I won't be filing or copying papers but instead playing with stamps, inks, dies, and pretty patterned papers.

I  like to let the staff at Halls High School know that I am thinking of them as they start a new year and that I am grateful for all they do. When I saw this adorable card by Michelle Kovak,  I thought,"hey, I have that chalkboard card by Lori Whitlock  in my Silhouette library. I need to go 'old school' for my friends who utilize so much technology in their teaching."

After cutting the card, I embossed the front panel with a woodgrain embossing plate (PTI) and then swiped some Versamark ink over it to highlight the grain.  Flags in the school's colors are stamped with Bitty Background Blocks I and II (PTI). The banner and sentiment are from Written on Ribbon( WPlus9).  I also rubbed some chalk on the black cardstock . Smarty Cat, colored with Prismacolor pencils, is from Crafty Secrets Cutie Cats stamp set; I don't think this stamp set is available anymore, but hopefully one day it will be available in digital form. I'd love to make him larger. I added a die cut apple  stamped with Tag-Its#6 (PTI).  The card file has holes at the bottom for adding twine to connect the front and back; however, after cutting the card, I, knowing the card will probably be taped on the door frame to the mail room, decided not to add the twine so I covered the holes with tiny die cut buttons(PTI).

Linking to:
Crafty Secrets August Linky Party
Lori Whitlock Link Up Party

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 11, 2014


Hi all! I'm here with a quick post showcasing a card for this month's Crafty Secrets Linky Party. This month's theme is Fall/Back to School.
The sunflower print from Crafty Secrets Digital Flowers sheet was the starting point of this card.

I layered it with patterned paper from Lost and Found Sunshine by My Mind's Eye and embellished with this sunflower made with Susan's Garden Sunflower die by Sizzix ( a clearance item at Hobby Lobby!) along with lace and twine).

Wishing you a sunny week,