Monthly Moments: December

Hi there! I’m back with Papertrey Ink for our first group post featuring the Monthly Moments: December collection. This collection will be available on December 15th in the Papertrey Ink store. This month’s kit is another beautiful one and perfect for the holiday season.PTI-Monthly Moments: DecemberI used the Journal Card 7 die to layer Hawaiian Shores cardstock and pattern paper from the Sparkle & Shine paper pack. I also used the December die as well as the cute little snowflake dies that are all part of this Month’s collection and added a little Wink of Stella to them…not sure if you can see it in the photo.
PTI-Monthly Moments: DecemberCheck out what the rest of the team created using the Monthly Moments: December collection.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley
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PTI Countdown-Block Party

Hi there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink for a countdown release post showcasing the new Block Party stamp set with coordinating dies. This set will be available on December 15th.PTI-Block PartyThis is such a fun block themed set. I have always loved playing with blocks. We have a ton of colorful wooden blocks, and they are usually scattered all over the house. It’s not so fun when you step on one at 6am in the morning, though. I used the coordinating dies to create my block tower and framed it with a square cut out that I just cut with my craft knife.
PTI-Block PartyMy next card uses the small triangle block image as more of a design element to frame the sentiment.
PTI-Block PartyI added a few stitches bordering the sentiment with my sewing machine.
PTI-Block PartyFor my last card I die cut a tower of blocks using the dies and used the negative space for my design.
PTI-Block PartyI blended in some Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice & Hawaiian Shores ink behind the front panel. I love how you can fit the sentiments into the block spaces.
PTI-Block PartyMake sure and check out the Papertrey Ink blog to see more of the December release.
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I also have a winner to announce from my Simon Says Stamp DieCember™ Tag dies giveaway post….congratulations, SWR Donna!

SSS~Shake It Up!

shake itHave you seen the new release over at Simon Says Stamp? Oh my word…totally awesome! I love shaker cards and these are so retro and fabulous! I could not wait to play with these dies. My first card features the TV Shaker die.
SSS-TV Shaker dieI mean, how cool is this? I added some of the beads that come in the Shaker Shack Bead pack. Lately, I’ve been going around saying “Shaker Shack Bead pack” over and over until my kids roll their eyes:) Good times.
SSS-TV Shaker dieNext is the Gumball Shaker die. Oh my lovely rainbow gumballs! This is so fun. I kid you not. I cranked that gumball die 24 times to get all those pretty colors….24! I was in the zone.
SSS-Gumball Shaker dieEmma ALWAYS begs for a quarter to get a gumball. Of course she cries if she doesn’t get the pink one, but then she finally calms down and chews her white one. Seriously, who wants a white gumball? Anyways, I wish they made gumballs that didn’t turn into cement within 30 seconds after chewing them.
SSS-Gumball Shaker dieBe sure and check out the entire Shake It Up release. It’s fun for all ages! Thanks so much for shaking by, I mean, stopping:)

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Newton’s Nook~Blog Hop

NND_HolidayHopHi there! Today I’m back again with Newton’s Nook for their Deck the Halls with Inky Paws blog hop.Newton's Nook-Beautiful Blizzard & Frozen FriendsI used the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set to create my background. After embossing it in clear, I used ink blenders & various Simon Says Stamp inks to add lots of color.
Newton's Nook-Beautiful Blizzard & Frozen FriendsThe snowman & sentiment are from the Frozen Friends stamp set. I just adore these snowman images. I added polkadots to the hat using a Signo White gel pen. Make sure and check out the Newton’s Nook blog to see more fabulous inspiration from their amazing team and guest designers. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Balloon Letters

Hello again! Just popping in to share a project that’s up on the Mama Elephant blog featuring the Balloon Letters stamp set as well as the coordinating Balloons Et Cetera set.Mama Elephant-Balloon LettersI combined it with the cute boy from In My Heart to create this adorable love note.
Mama Elephant-Balloon LettersHere’s a little video to show you how I created my card.

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Newton’s Nook Featured Guest

NND_HolidayGUEST_2Hi there! Today I have the please of being a featured guest on the Newton’s Nook blog as part of their Deck the Halls with Inky Paws week. My card features the adorable Frozen Friends stamp set.
Newton's Nook-Frozen FriendsI don’t know what it is, but I love images that have super fine lines & details like these snowmen have. I used a little masking to take a hat from another image and put it on the larger snowman. He asked me, when no one was looking, if I would give him a colorful hat. So I did:)
Newton's Nook-Frozen FriendsMake sure and check out the Newton’s Nook blog to see more fabulous inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

papercraftshop1Today is a special day. I’m very happy to be joining with so many in this wonderful paper crafting community to honor and give thanks to all those who have helped to bring us our beloved Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. If you’re following the hop then you should have arrived here from Sarah Martina Parker’s blog. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Jennifer McGuire’s blog.
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine blog hopI feel as though I cut my teeth on Paper Crafts Magazine. Ever since that one fine day when I received my very first email from the lovely Susan….I’ve been hooked. I lived for the publication calls, the challenges, the contests, and don’t forget about the amazing prizes, but the relationships are truly what I’ll remember the most.
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine blog hopA very special thank you to Jennifer, Susan, Stacy, Kerri, and Holly, Matt and Melinda for your hard work & dedication to bring us a top-notch, on-trend publication month after month. I wish you all only the best and most happiest of days ahead! I’ll always smile when I think of you♥
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely & talented Lori Barnett.