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Sunday, August 28, 2016



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and Cover Plate Tag.

Another crazy week with little stamping time.

I made 3 tags this afternoon.

For the first one I used In the Woods.  

The cover Plate on this one is from the Basket Die.
I added a Die cut from Just a Number

This last one is from Winter Woods Cover Plate.

It was fun to see what I had and what I could use for this challenge.
Great source of inspiration for tag making!
Thanks Laurie

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Thursday, August 25, 2016



August Blog Hop

I have still been super busy and I didn't have time to make my card ahead of time...

Here is what I managed this afternoon...

I used Woodblock Prints Stencil and Lovely Lady ink.
I went a bit pinker than the photo...

Tulip Time stems gave me the look of the paintbrushes.
I did those in Gray...pretty un-classical for me!

I did want to work the creamy tan in, so I sponged a bit of Fine linen ink and I cut my Amazing word from Dawn's It's the Thought die from Fine Linen paper.

Not a bad interpretation for me...not totally literal! YAY!!!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016


Create a project utilizing inspiration you've seen during release week. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product.


I chose to use Dawns Bible journaling as my inspiration.

I bought the same bible she did.
There are not a ton of choices and I wanted a pretty one...


I took a lot of pictures.
I am not done with these pages. I want to get a package of multi-color highlighters and go in and highlight the scripture I stamped.
The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy...

Colin left to go back for his Senior year at KU...:(
He is not far away, but I still miss him.
He helped me get some projects done around the I haven't had a lot of time...

The above picture is the back of the page from above,
It does bleed through but you gotta let that go.

I LOVE using the outline images from Floral Sketches...
So soft and pretty

Praises and phrases is a great set to use.

You do get bleeding...let it go!!!

I LOVE the page above...the starburst is from Bloomers...

Berry Sorbet stamps really pretty but is really noticeable on the other side...

I still have a ton of stamps to go through.

I could spend all day stamping in my bible, but I have my mission work to do.
I totally consider it a form of worship.
This is not my study bible.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and sentiment strip grounding.

I needed to make a birthday card for my middle son who will be...sniff, sniff..27 on the 18th!
It doesn't seem possible!

I decided to use Dawns Just a Number set.
It is so fun the personalize cards, when you can.
I also used The Skinny for an extra sentiment, to ground the embellishments.

I used a Modern Background Stencil just to add texture like Lexi did.

Embellishments are always tricky for masculine cards,
My go-to is stars.
I have these wood veneer stars that, to me, work perfectly.

Brandon will say that it is nice Mom...
That is the best I will get...

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Sunday, August 7, 2016



Recreate a project you created for this year's SAF event, utilizing inspiration from one of the SAF 2016 videos. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product.

This was the card I chose to remake.
The pointillism one.
Not because I didn't like it...I just wished I had used a fall theme.

So, I did just that.

I still used Leave it Be. It is one of my favorite stamp sets.
The best Foliage my opinion!

 The inks are Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay inks.

I love this technique far more than I ever thought I would.
I LOVE the texture it gives. 

A pretty fall card to start the season.

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Monday, July 25, 2016


Blog Hop Inspiration

I was so busy last week cleaning and organizing my work space, I forgot to make my Blog Hop card!

I was feeling a bit creatively challenged today...

Here is what I came up with.

I tried using a Soft Stone Quatrefoil cover plate die cut but it was just too busy.
So I cut a mask and inked Soft stone on the card front.

I inked a small patch of chevron from a Modern stencil with Berry Sorbet.
A little smear of Berry Sorbet on the right side.

The flowers are Aqua Mist/Blueberry Sky and Berry Sorbet/Pale Peony.

The fur rug is an oldie but goodie...Limitless Layers Oval.
The sentiment from Dawns new AMAZING set, It's the Thought.

I kinda like the mix of stencils...

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF 2016: Farewell


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
To everyone who helped make this day possible.
It truly is one of my favorite days of the year.
I LOVE it.

I am exhausted! But it is a good exhausted.
I have 8 cards and 2 tags. but more than that, I have a ton of new inspiration.

I am always struck by how much work the design team has to do for a release.
This is just one day.
They do this for 5 days!

So, no picture of me. I got up at hair done, no makeup, NO WAY!
But my little pile of beauties joined each other for a fond farewell!

I am beyond happy with my creations...
I am rejuvenated till Anniversary when we get another bonanza of inspiration.

Thank you Papertrey Ink

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