Release in Review

Hi there! I’m back with our final release in review group post for Papertrey Ink. Everything will be available tonight in the Papertrey ink store at 10pm EST.PTI-Enclosed TeacherMy first project is a shaker card using the new Enclosed: Apple stamps and coordinating die & Keep it Simple: Teacher stamp set. I used some of the Sparkle & Shine pattern paper and filled it with seed beads from my Shaker Shack bead pack.
PTI-Enclosed TeacherYou can see when the beads are out of the way, there’s a sentiment for the teacher from the Enclosed: Apple stamp set. Love a fun shaker!
PTI-Petite Places: SchoolNext up is a little gift for the teacher using the Petite Places: School. Oh mannnn…I love this so much! I have a thing for these little Petite Places that Betsy has designed. My hubby was totally amazed at this, too. He must have asked me at least three times, “You seriously made that whole thing? How long did that take you?” Ha Ha Ha….I didn’t answer the second question.
PTI-Petite Places: SchoolNext is a little 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mini card using the Lunchbox Love stamp set. Really great sentiments that are perfect for making little notes of encouragement.
PTI-Lunchbox LoveNext up is the gorgeous Flower Favorites stamp set with such stunning floral images that I stamped with a bit of rock n’ rolling.
PTI-Flower FavoritesInside the card I used the new Tucked In: Thank you set. This little mini set has the most beautiful, heartfelt messages.
PTI-Tucked In: Thank YouAnd for my last project I used the new Graceful Greetings stamp set.
PTI-Graceful GreetingsI’m in love with this handwritten font…absolutely gorgeous. I stamped it on Vintage Cream Linen cardstock that was die cut using the new Scene It: Doily Tag Base die.
PTI-Graceful GreetingsAnd that’s a wrap!
Make sure and check out the rest of the release projects by the design team:
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Danielle • Ashley • Amy
Thanks so much for stopping by!

teacher shaker card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white, pure poppy, simply chartreuse, dark chocolate, true black
ink: true black, versamark
stamps: enclosed: apple, keep it simple: teacher
dies: enclosed: apple
pattern paper: sparkle & shine
seed beads
white embossing powder
school dome:
cardstock: stamper’s select white, new leaf
ink: true black, pure poppy, blueberry sky, versamark
stamps: petite places: school
dies: petite places: school, tinsel & tags scalloped circle
pure poppy baker’s twine
white embossing powder
terra textures
clear dome
 lunchbox notecard:
cardstock: stamper’s select white, raspberry fizz, orange zest, lemon tart
ink: true black, versamark
stamps: lunchbox love
white embossing powder
mini circle punch
flower favorites card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
ink: true black, winter wisteria, plum pudding, harvest gold, summer sunrise, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz,
orange zest, terracotta tile, dark chocolate, limeade ice, simply chartreuse
stamps: flower favorites, tucked in: thank you
graceful greetings card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white, vintage cream linen
ink: true black, harvest gold, raspberry fizz, aqua mist, limeade ice
stamps: graceful greetings
dies: scene it: doily tag base

aqua mist striped pattern paper

Introducing Make It Market Mini Kit: Wee Folk

Hello! I’m back again for another group post with Papertrey Ink featuring the adorable new Make It Market Mini Kit: Wee Folk designed by Betsy Veldman.PTI-Wee FolkI’ve created two cards using the mini kit. One is very simple, easy to mass produce and the other is a bit more detailed.
PTI-Wee FolkI used the Sentiment Splits: Curved Horizontal die to create my curvy bottom edge. I did some generation stamping using my aqua mist & limeade ice. I stamped them off once and then stamped them onto my card to get a more muted, soft look. The Harvest Gold & Sweet Blush didn’t need to be stamped off. They were already perfectly subtle. I added a few glossy accent droplets here and there to finish it off.
PTI-Wee FolkThis next card utilizes some of the gorgeous pattern papers that come in the kit.
PTI-Wee FolkI die cut an oval window using one of my nesting oval onto this gorgeous gradient pattern paper to create a window frame. The dear is also from one of the pattern paper sheets. The images coordinate perfectly with the dies. This has got to be one of the sweetest little dear silhouette images I’ve ever seen. I just love what Betsy has put together for this kit.
PTI-Wee FolkMake sure and check out what the rest of the team created using the Make It Market mini kit.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Danielle • Ashley • Amy
Thanks so much for stopping by!

sweet baby card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white, soft stone
ink: true black, harvest gold, sweet blush, aqua mist, limeade ice
stamps: make it market mini kit: wee folk
dies: sentiment splits: curved horizontal
glossy accents
welcome little one card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
ink: true black, sweet blush, limeade ice, berry sorbet
stamps: make it market mini kit: wee folk
dies: make it market mini kit: wee folk, nesting oval die
pattern papers: make it market mini kit: wee folk

Introducing Seeds of Knowledge

Hello! I’m back with Papertrey Ink today for our second group post featuring the Seeds of Knowledge stamp set, coordinating dies and Pencil Bloom dies.PTI-Seeds of KnowledgeI die cut several of the blooms and used them to frame my sentiment. If you haven’t noticed, I can’t seem to put the Vintage Cream Linen cardstock down.
PTI-Seeds of KnowledgeAnd here’s my pom-pom pencil bouquet. How fun is this?
PTI-Pencil Blooms diesThe little white blooms are die cut using the new Pencil Blooms dies. I made the pom-poms and hot glued them to the tops of the pencils. They are so simple to make. Here’s an easy tutorial that shows you how to make them.
PTI-Pencil Blooms diesIf I could, I would give each and everyone of you a pencil bouquet. Here’s a hug in a jar straight from me to you♥
PTI-Pencil Blooms diesMake sure and check out the gorgeous project that the rest of the team has created using these fun new products.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Danielle • Ashley • Amy
Thanks so much for stopping by!

cardstock: vintage cream linen, stamper’s select white
ink: true black, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz, summer sunrise,
orange zest, hawaiian shores, tropical teal, limeade ice

stamps: seeds of knowledge
dies: seeds of knowledge, circle nesting dies
pencil bouquet:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
dies: pencil bloom dies

Introducing Pencil Me In

Hello there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink for our first group post featuring the new Pencil Me In & pencil themed products.IMG_8674I used the Pencil Me In stamp set & coordinating dies to create my card.IMG_8635I used some of the Watercolor Wonder Pattern Papers on my pencil covers and embossed the sentiment on black cardstock that was die cut using one of the Double-Ended Banners dies.IMG_8643Next up is this adorable pencil case created using thePencil Pouch & Trim dies. I used Tropical Teal & Aqua Mist felt as well as two Orange Zest buttons.IMG_8669I customized my pencils using the Pencil Me In papers &
Pencilgrams stamp set. I stamped “Alex” on each of the pencils for my daughter. She’s gonna flip when she sees this.IMG_8656Make sure and check out what the rest of the team created using these awesome new pencil themed products.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Danielle • Ashley • Amy
Thanks so much for stopping by!

pencil card:
cardstock: vintage cream linen, stamper’s select white, true black
ink: true black, versa mark, fine linen
stamps: pencil me in
dies: pencil me in
pattern papers: watercolor wonder
white embossing powder
pencil pouch:
dies: pencil pouch, pencil trims
felt: tropical teal, aqua mist
buttons: orange zest
pencil papers adhesive labels
stamps: pencilgrams
ink: tropical teal

SSS-April Card Kit Blog Hop

Hi there! Today I’m joining Simon Says Stamp for a blog hop showcasing the April Card Kit.April Card Kit Blog HopHere’s a little bit about the card kit:
The colorful April Card Kit of the Month, CELEBRATE!, has begun shipping!

The bright and cheerful kit is delightful for celebrating any occasion. You can subscribe to this (no obligation) fabulous card kit of the month program for just $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Kits can also be purchased individually at Simon Says Stamp store for $29.95 plus Shipping and Handling.

Simon’s card kits are awesome!  Subscribers can skip any month or unsubscribe at any time.

Card Kits are revealed on the 14th of every month.  May’s card kit will be revealed April 14th.
Card Kits ship from the 17th through 27th of each month.  May’s card kit will begin shipping April 17th.
SSS-April Card KitI used an image from the Up In The Clouds gold rub-ons and Peach & Mint ombre airmail washi tape both by Pinkfresh Studio.
SSS-April Card KitI did some ink smooshing behind the rub ons and added a white embossed sentiment from the Big Birthday Wishes stamp set that is also included in the stamp set.
SSS-April Card KitHere’s a video showing you how I created my card:

Leave a comment for you chance to win a Simon Says Stamp goody bag filled with fresh and exciting new products.  The winners will be chosen on Wednesday, April 15.
Here is the blog hop order:
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Shari Carroll
Kristina Werner
Jennifer McGuire
Debby Hughes
Nichol Magouirk
Vicky Papaioannou
Yana Smakula
Heather Ruwe
Laurie Willison
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dreamweavers Embossing Paste

Hello there! The other day I had the chance to play with several different kinds of Dreamweavers Embossing Paste, and I wanted to share with you my comparisons and samples. Up until now I’ve only tried white and clear embossing paste. I’ve always wanted to branch out but never took the time. Well, some of these “new to me” colors are really gorgeous, and I knew you’d love to see them, too.Dreamweavers Embossing PasteAs you can see, I couldn’t stop. I used several different Simon Says Stamp stencils and went to town. The metallics are divine. The Matte Black & Crackle pastes are so unique and unexpected, but the Pearlescent stole my heart.
SSS-Road TripI really love how the Glossy Black paste looks on black cardstock. I created this card using the Road Trip stamp set & coordinating dies.
SSS-Road TripThis next card shows how gorgeous the Pearlescent paste looks on the Simon Says Stamp Ivory cardstock using the Extra Large Dots stencil.
Pearlescent Embossing PasteThis Ivory cardstock is my new favorite. It’s the perfect subtle neutral. I added some loosey goosey silver thread, a vellum die cut using the Clustered Leaves, the Small Hello word die cut as well as some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Pearlescent Embossing PasteHere’s a little video showing you the Dreamweavers Embossing Pastes in action.
That’s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Easter

Hi there! Just popping in to wish you a wonderful Easter!SSS-Happy EasterI made a very quick, clean & simple card before we head out to church and then off to Grandma’s house for dinner. If only my morning could have been this quick, clean & simple, eh? Ha!
SSS-Happy EasterIt was a miracle, and we’ll most likely be late for church, but here’s a quick pic of my sweet, well sometimes sweet, Easter peeps!
easter 2015Hope you have a wonderful day!