Monday, December 30, 2013

Confetti and Feathers

Hey there crafter's!
How are your preparations for the New Year going?
It's going fine here. I still have some food shopping to do and than food preparing...pigs in a blanket, mini calzones, veal spidinis, and hereos.

Well, I created two cards using the color palette from Colour Q ...

and the theme from CAS-ual Fridays...

This first card is for both challenges...

I used the flower center stamp from the Papertrey Ink stamp set Beautiful Blooms II to create lots of confetti dots. I used inks from PTI in classic kraft and haiwaiin shores, Color Box in peacock, and Hero Arts ink in navy. The sentiment stamp is from PTI Live Love Life. Sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps.
This next card is only for Colour Q...

I used the stamp set Fancy Feathers from Clearly Besotted Stamps. All inks and sequins are the same as above.
Cardstock for both cards is from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!



Friday, December 27, 2013

...A Good Day

Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with Retro Sketches...
I decided to turn the sketch upside down...

The pattern papers came from the 6x6 paper pad Carta Bell, Beautiful Moments. The sentiment and arrow stamps is from Papertrey Ink, Live Love Life.

The oval dies and cardstock are from PTI. Ink is wet cement from Hero Arts. Sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps, pearls are from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!



Thursday, December 26, 2013

PTI December Blog Hop

Hello there!!!

I hope you all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanuka this year with your family and friends!!!

We are now getting ready to ring in the New Year. What will you be doing?

Well, I am sure you are all playing along with the Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop... this is going to be a huge one! I have been looking forward to this!

This year I dressed up the gift card bags with a bit of twine, bells and a twig from my tree!

I used the PTI stamp set Peaceful Pinecones. The tag die and rustic twine are also from PTI. The chevron bags are from Jillibean Soup. The bells are from Michaels. The inks are black from Hero Arts, fireberry from Color Box. Sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps.

Thanks for taking a peek! Can't wait to hop around!



Sunday, December 22, 2013

Thanks So Much

Hello there!

Just popping in to share with you this weeks challenge at Dynamic Duos...

I created a thank you card this week...

and added the 'dessert option'...

All stamps and cardstock are from Papertrey Ink. The inks are fireberry from Color Box and black from Hero Arts. The tulle is from Michaels and the gem sticker is from Jolee's.

Hope you have time this week to play along...


See you there!



Monday, December 16, 2013

A Celebration of Love

Hey there!
9 days and counting!!! This year just flew...way too fast! Not sure how that happens. We just seem to get busier and busier! It's bitterly cold here in New York and I still have so much shopping to do. Gift cards are starting to sound like a good idea!

Well anyhow,

I do have a card to share with you, for The Paper Players.  A 'WOW' challenge...white on white...

I decided to wedding card...

White cardstock and twine are from Papertrey Ink. heart eas cut using Spellbinders heart and scalloped heart dies and vellum paper from Recollections.  I used an embossing folder from lifestyle Crafts to emboss the vellum. I added some straight stitches to the heart.  The white cardstock was embossed with Linen and Canvas embossing plate from PTI.

The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties Stamps, Wedding Day. I inked it up with wet cement ink from Hero Arts. The glittery bells are from Michaels. The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps.

Thanks for taking a peek!



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bring on the Happy

Good morning!

Oh baby, It's cold outside!!! Snowing and dreary here in New York, but beautiful! I don't care what it's doing outside as long as I am home with my family!

I created a birthday card for a cousin of mine who is turning 50!

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!...

I used some wood leaves and a bouquet of flowers to relpicate the circles...

The color palette of aqua, lilac and white/ivory is her favorite! I like it too, very soft and sophisticated!
I also used the color palette from Color Throwdown...
It's hard to tell, but the cetainly celery shade are the stamen of the flowers (pollen)...
The wood flourishes are from Kaiser Craft. The cherry blossom flowers are from Wild orchid Crafts. The satin ribbon and pin are from Joanns. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts, black ink too. I used white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I added some embossed stitches with my scor-bug. The sequins are from Neat& Tangled Stamps. The enamel dots are My Mind's Eye.

Such a simple card to make! Thanks for taking a peek!



You Make Me Happy...

Hello there!

Welcome back to another new challenge from Dynamic Duos....

I have to be honest...I had a difficult time matching up the Marina Mist shade. I have cardstock from Papertrey Ink that is really close, but I wanted to use pattern paper. So the closest I had was from Teresa Collins Summer Stories.

Honestly, the blue is a better match in the light. My blues always turn gray....not sure why?!  The striped paper is from My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio.
The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink, We Go Together. I used black ink from Hero Arts. I was so tempted to add some sequins, but where ever I placed then just didn't look right.

The flower was made using a Sizzix die, tattered flower and vellum paper from recollections. The button and twine are from PTI. I trimmed some leaves from burlap I purchased at Michaels.

I followd the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches...

Come stop by the Blog and see what the wonderful design team created...

Hope you play along!!!



Saturday, December 7, 2013

I Love You

Hello there!

Welcome to a new color combo with Dynamic Duos...
Oh my, how fabulous!!!
Don't you just LOVE these colors!!!
I am using some new stamps I just received from Clearly Besotted Stamps, Delightful Doilies stamps and dies and Basic Chevrons. The inks are fireberry and green moss from Color Box.

The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The green enamel dots are My Minds Eye. The sequins are Neat & Tangled Stamps.

Hope you will stop by the Blog and play along!

See you there!



Friday, December 6, 2013


Hey there!

Hope you are enjoying a good start to your weekend...pretty wet here in New York.

My Mom is celebrating her 65th birthday this weekend and I just wanted to share the card I created for her. I used the color palette from ColourQ...

I took my photos at night....lots of shadows in the background! I used some new stamps...Clearly Besotted Stamps, Delightful Doilies. Love them!
I used white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. For ink, I used fireberry and black from Hero Arts, moss green from Color Box and hawaiian shores from PTI.  The white satin ribbon is from Michaels. The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps.

Well, that's all for now! See you in a bit with a new color combo from Dynamic Duos!

Thanks for taking a peek!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 5: Paper Sweeties Release Rewind - Joyex Noel

It's the last day of the Paper Sweeties December Release Blog Hop...

I hope you enjoyed yourself along the way! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

So here is the last post...

This adorable snowman, sentiment and snowflakes are from Thanks Snow Much stamps and dies.
The tags were cretaed using Thanks Snow Much and Noel

Check out the newest sets available in the Shop

 Thanks Snow Much
Thanks Snow Much Sweet Cuts
Have a Holly Jolly Holiday
Vintage Holiday Postcards

Blog Hop List:

Other supplies used: Tag dies, cardstock and twine are from Papertrey Ink. Pattern paper are from My Mind's Eye. Inks are Hero Arts and Color Box, Copic Markers. Botton is from De Nami. Bakers twine is The Twinery. Oval die is Spellbinders. Bells and other fiber are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 4: Paper Sweeties December Release day 3 - Sending Holiday Cheer

Hello again!
Thanks for joining us again! It's day 3 of the December Release Blog Hop...all stamps and dies are available for purchase in the Paper Sweeties Shop!!!

For today's card I used the sets Vintage Holiday Post Cards
and Have a Holly Jolly Holiday...

I LOVE that I could create my own post card with this stamp set! I did a google search for postcard images and found one I wanted to 'case'! I used cardstock and twine from Papertrey Ink. The burgandy satin ribbin is from Joanns Fabric Store...sooooo old!!! The white flower is from The Ribbon Reel.

How awesome that the Have a Holly Jolly....set includes a sprig of holly!!! Matches perfectly with the pattern paper I used from My Mind's Eye. I distressed all edges with Hero Arts soft sand shadow ink. The black ink and field greens shadow ink are also Hero Arts. The red ink is fireberry from Color Box. I used some Copic Markers to color the holly. The single gen is from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by more day left!
Hope you enjoy the blog hop...

Blog Hop List:
Start Here...
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Tammy Hobbs...ends here
Oh and don't forget...
Paper Sweeties is hosting a ‘GIVE BACK CONTEST’ throughout the month of December! Visit the Paper Sweeties blog often during the month of December and comment on the blog posts I share here throughout the month. At the end of the month, one lucky commenter will win a $100 SHOPPING SPREE! Share our contest and blinkie with your crafty friends on your blog and Facebook wall! When your friend leaves a comment letting us know they heard about us from YOU, you will earn an extra chance to win! Enter AS MANY TIMES throughout the month as you want … the more you visit and comment, the more chances you have to WIN BIG! Winner announced January 1, 2014! Ready, set … GO!
See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hang Your Heart...

Hello Crafters!

Click here for the Paper Sweeties Post.

Hope you are doing well and getting ready for the Christmas Season. I did start my shopping, just for the kids. Truth be told, the hardest person to shop for is my drives me nuts!!!

Well anyhow, I have a card to share with you...

I followed the skeych from Seize the Sketch...
and I can also add it to CASology

Here is my card....
The ribbon stamp is from Flourishes, All that Glitters.  I created a mask with a Spellbinders heart die and used a pencil eraser to stamp dots. I inked the eraser up with Color Box, Cranberry. I continued stamping until the ink faded. The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Stamps.

The cardstock and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink, Love Lives Here: Holiday. I also used a PTI embossing plate, linen.

Black ink is Hero Arts.

Thanks for taking a peek!