Mama Elephant~Peace on Earth

Hello again! I’m back with another gorgeous new set from the October release with Mama Elephant. This new set is called Peace on Earth, and it has the most gorgeous handwritten look to it.Mama Elephant~Peace on EarthI went with the whole “peaceful” feel and used my post-it tape to mask off strips along the bottom to create a sort of serene border along the bottom. I used several of the new ink colors here as well. They blend like butter.
Mama Elephant~Peace on EarthAnd here’s one more color combo for the road using some more of the ink colors: Piggy Band, Tutti Frutti & Stargazer. I love these ink names:)
Mama Elephant~Peace on EarthI used my nesting circle dies for the sentiment panel and matched up the masking to the card base.
Mama Elephant~Peace on EarthBe sure and check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using this new Peace on Earth stamp set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mama Elephant~Arctic Penguins & Jolly and Merry

Hi there! I’m back again with Mama Elephant as we highlight the new sets from the October release. Today we are featuring the Arctic Penguins & Jolly and Merry stamp sets.Mama Elephant~Arctic PenguinsI created a little penguin love scene here using the adorable Arctic Penguins. I popped them up on a smaller panel with a snowy hill made using one of the Landscape Trio dies.  The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings stamp set as well as the heart speech bubble.
Mama Elephant~Arctic PenguinsI should mention that I “kinda” got on a subtle snowy blue sky ink blending kick with every single one of my Mama Elephant cards this month. Just so you know, and now that we’ve cleared the air, we can move on. I don’t know what happened. I blame it on the penguins and the Arctic and the merriment.
Mama Elephant~Jolly and MerryThis card features the Jolly and Merry stamp set as well as a skating penguin from the Arctic Penguin set. I’m sure you will not be surprised to hear that my hockey lovin’ hubby noticed this card right away. All it needs is a hockey stick and a Red Wings jersey and it’s set for the season, right?
Mama Elephant~Jolly and MerryCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using these two fabulous new sets. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mama Elephant-October Anniversary Stampede

cf48abae1a321028892f4330b825ed59Hello there! Today I’m excited to be joining Mama Elephant for their 2nd Anniversary Stampede. They have so many fun products coming out this month including a ton of new fabulous ink colors.
Mama Elephant~Jolly & Merry, Arctic PenguinsMy project features the new Jolly & Merry set as well as the Arctic Penguins set. I die cut a circle opening and used three Mama Elephant ink colors to blend in the background. The pigment inks blend like butter. I also used the coordinating dies for the penguins. How adorable are these penguins? So fun to play with and accessorize with hats, gifts, etc.
Mama Elephant~Jolly & Merry, Arctic Penguins


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PTI~Release in Review

Hi there! Today I’m back for my final Release in Review post with Papertrey Ink. All new products from the October release will be available in the Papertey Ink store tonight at 10 pm EST. So, let me show you some of my final projects. First up is the Birthday Classics: November designed by Dawn McVey.PTI~Birthday Classics: NovemberI used my post-it tape to mask off the stripes and my ink blender to blend in some fun fall-ish November birthday-ish colors:)
PTI~Birthday Classics: NovemberNext is the Freshly Fallen designed by Lizzie Jones.
PTI~Freshly FallenI die cut the modern snowflakes in vellum, and blended some ink behind for a soft, peaceful feel…hence the peaceful sentiment.
PTI~Freshly FallenThe next set featured on the tag below is Merry Kiss-mas designed by Lexi Daly
PTI~Merry Kiss-masAfter stamping the mistletoe in New Leaf, I added some shading with Copics as well as coloring the berries. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the new Snow Globe Sentiments set designed by Betsy Veldman.
PTI~Merry Kiss-masI used the new Phrase Play #8 designed by Nichole Heady to dress up this pillow box. I smeared glue all over the snowflake and dipped it in glitter and then clipped it onto the die cut sentiment from Phrase Play #8.
PTI~Phrase Play #8How fun would this be with some Hershey kisses inside? So fun.
PTI~Phrase Play #8Next up is Jolly Holiday designed by Melissa Bickford.
PTI~Jolly HolidayYou know I can only go so long before a rainbow pops out, right?
PTI~Jolly HolidayAnd lastly, the gorgeous new Painted Poinsettias designed by Nichole Heady. This set is a stunner, let me tell you.
PTI~Painted PoinsettiasHow gorgeous are these multi-step poinsettia images? I love the fonts, too.
PTI~Painted PoinsettiasAnd that’s a wrap! Check out what the rest of the team has created:
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley
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Homemade Holiday Gifts & Tags

Hello! I’m back with another group post for Papertrey Ink. Today we are showcasing some really fun new products that make your gift giving extra special.PTI~Cross Stitch Alphabet diesFirst up is the new Stitched Tag dies. I personalized it using the Cross Stitch Alphabet dies. I also added a few felt flowers using the Bitty Buttons Stacks dies.
PTI~Cross Stitch Alphabet diesHow fun is this for tucking a gift card inside? On the back I added a sentiment from the Cross Stitched set.
PTI~Cross StitchedNext is the Vintage Favor It Box die. I die cut the box on Soft Stone cardstock and then stamped the polka dot pattern using the Polka Dot Basics 2 with Fresh Snow ink.
PTI~Just a Little SomethingI used one of my circle dies to cut an opening, backed with clear cardstock so you could see the sour cherry candies inside. The sentiment is from the new Just a Little Something stamp set. Since I was on a roll, I added more felt flowers. Felt flowers are on everything today. I just love these little boxes that can be filled with so many different things. They are so easily customized and make any little gift seem so special.
PTI~Just a Little SomethingLastly I made a cupcake in a jar….or should I say, I attempted to make a cupcake in a jar.
PTI~CannedHow about this adorable Tasting Tag die? Is is cute or what? It die cuts those tiny holes in it so that you can tie your little wooden spoon to the tag. That fun sentiment is from the Canned set. Again, more felt flowers. I do not apologize for that either:)
PTI~CannedCan we talk about my attempted cupcake in a jar? It looked so cute until it just leaned right over as if to say, “Are you done with the pictures or what?” Just like a teenager giving me attitude. I thing I either need to make  bigger cupcakes or use a smaller jar? What’s the difference really, I mean, it disappeared before I could say, “boo”.
PTI~CannedAre you loving these fun new gift giving products as much as I am? Check out what the rest of the team cooked up with them.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley
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Introducing Songbirds

Hello there! Today I’m back with Papertrey Ink for our second group post featuring the new Songbirds stamp set & coordinating dies. From the beautiful folk-style bird images to the musical banner sentiments, this set is build-able and perfect for many occasions year round.PTI~SongbirdsTo start off, I created a simple birthday card. I stamped the leafy branch in Limeade Ice and then added more detail with a Copic marker. I also inked up the bird in Berry Sorbet & rocked the bottom of the bird in Raspberry Fizz. After stamping the sentiment, I added a white silk ribbon bow.
PTI~SongbirdsNext up is a Christmas card using on of the holiday themed song banners.
PTI~SongbirdsI added a strip of pattern paper from the Sparkle & Shine paper pack and some die cut leaves behind the song banner. To finish it off I added a few coordinating enamel dots.
PTI~SongbirdsMy last project is a holiday inspired tag. I die cut more pattern paper from the Sparkly & Shine pack using the Tag Sale #8 die.
PTI~SongbirdsThis time I inked up the bird in Berry Sorbet and rocked his belly in Pure Poppy. More color details were added using Copics. The sentiment is from Framed Out #8 mini set.
PTI~SongbirdsCheck out what the rest of the design team created using the new Songbird set.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley
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Monthly Moments: October

Hi there! I’m back again with Papertrey Ink as we showcase the new Monthly Moments: October collection.
PTI~Monthly Moments OctoberThis month’s collection has a fantastic journal card die with the tiny falling stars in it that I used here layered over some Harvest Gold striped paper. I stamped the “happy” as well as the pumpkin from the Monthly Moments stamp set and added the October word die. To finish it off…my beloved sparkling clear sequins and some gold striped twine that came from the dollar bin at Target….a long time ago. I tell you what…those Target dollar bins are dangerous. They are full of all kinds of doo dads that you seriously do not need but can’t live without, because it’s only a dollar.
PTI~Monthly Moments OctoberMake sure and check out what the rest of the design team created using this awesome new Monthly Moments: October collection.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley
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