Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #267






Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I created for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.

Here's the sketch and you can check out all the details on the MFT Challenge blog it you'd like to play along!



And here is what I did with it!



I used the beautiful new Large Desert Bouquet stamp set and dies for this. I used my MISTI to stamp the flowers so that I could use multiple colors for an ombre effect.  The blue background piece is stamped with the Winter Waves background and the small natural square piece is stamped with the Mini Hexagon background. 



I added some white leaves from the Leafy Die-namics and a sentiment is stamped from the Amazing stamp set. As always a few PPP sequins finish it off!




If you'd like to join in on this challenge be sure and stop by the MFT Challenge blog to get all the details and see what the other Design team girls have done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)






Introducing Tulip Time, Spring Woods & Splits



Hello I can't believe we are already on day six of of the Anniversary post and I still have so much stuff to show you!  Don't forget there are lots of fun challenges and huge giveaways going on so be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to participate!

All of the new products you are seeing shown will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink on February 15th at 10:00 EST.

Mere words cannot express how much I love these new products today! Did you love Winter Woods? Oh my goodness!!! There is Spring Woods now!! I'm in love!! And tulips? You can't have spring without tulips! Except that most years, our tulips pop their little heads up through the snow or promptly get covered up by it. 

Okay on to the projects! My first card features the very beautiful Spring Woods stamp set and dies by Nichole Heady. I love it! 




Now I only have one card to share with you made with this set, but I stamped and cut out a lot of these darling little birds and those pretty flowering limbs, so I can stick them in all kinds of future projects. I blended some Hawaiian Shores on my  white card stock for a subtle background before adding the bird and limbs.


The flowers I stamped in Spring Rain and Lavender Moon using the MISTI to get the two different tones. 



This stamp set also has some beautiful and versatile sentiments, so it can be used for so many different occasions. This will definitely be one of those stamp sets that gets used so much it quits sticking to the backing plastic! haha!

STAMPS: Spring Woods
DIES: Spring Woods
INK: Classic Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Lavender Moon
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white card stock

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My next card features a stunning new stamp set from Betsy Veldman called Tulip Time!


I really love how clean and simple this card is. I tried several different things before going CAS here. I blended some backgrounds, I watercolored some backgrounds, and nothing was working for me, so I tried just laying these pretty tulips down on the white card stock and loved it!  I added the little strip of Stormy Sea striped paper at the bottom and thought that was the perfect touch!


I just love how pretty these tulips are with the multi stamping! They looks so real! 


STAMPS: Tulip Time
DIES: Tulip Time
INK: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white card stock, Stormy Sea + White paper collection

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Okay, I loved that Stormy Sea striped paper at the bottom of my tulip card so much that I had to do it again! :) Papertrey Ink is releasing it's ever so popular Quart and Pint Jars stamps and dies individually! This card uses the Quart jar and matching die. I stamped some of the greenery from Betsy's new Tulip Time set in the jar and watercolored over them slightly and all around the edges to get the water effect. I filled the jar with some of the Peonies from Dawn's new Peonies On Parade set. 


STAMPS: Just The Jar Quart, Peonies On Parade, Friendship Jar
DIES: Just The Jar Quart, Peonies On Parade, Friendship Jar
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White card stock, Stormy Sea + White paper collection
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Peerless watercolors


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Okay one more for ya! This one is featuring the Splits: Just a Note stamp set and dies, a new series of stamps by Maile Belles. Super cute!!


Isn't that fun? I thoroughly enjoyed myself with this card! I just stamped it in some waterproof black ink and had a ball loosely watercoloring all around the design.


I added some speckles of watercolor and a few bright sequins to finish it up! 

STAMPS: Splits: Just A Note
DIES: Splits: Just A Note 
PAPER: Stamper’s Select
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Peerless watercolors

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow as we continue to showcase the amazing new products for the Anniversary Release! 

Don't miss out on any of the fun activities going on for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration!! Stop by Nichole's blog to see what's planned for today! 


 All of these wonderful new products will be available for sale at  Papertrey Ink  on February 15th, at 10:00 EST!  

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!




Kay :)



















Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Color Throwdown #379




Hello!  I'm exciting to be guest designing with The Color Throwdown Challenge for the month of February!


Here are the gorgeous colors for this weeks challenge! I hope you'll play along with us!





Here's What I did with these lovely colors!


I used paper from Papertrey Ink in the colors of Lavender Moon, Autumn Rose, Spring Moss,Raspberry Fizz, and I threw in Soft Stone for a neutral.



Not much stamping on this card except for the your birthday sentiment in True Black. Everything else was die cut out of the different colored card stocks. 

Here are the Papertrey Ink products listed and linked that I used for this card:

DIES:
Phrase Play #4
Mini Stamp Set
Leaf Silhouettes
Song Birds
Button Stacks II

PAPER:
Lavender Moon 
Autumn Rose 
Spring Moss
Raspberry Fizz
Soft Stone

Stop by the Color Throwdown blog to play along with this lovely color scheme! And for more beautiful inspiration check out what all the other design team members have done!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Peonies On Parade, Paper Clippings & Inspired



Hello, and welcome back to day five of the Papertrey Ink 2016 Anniversary Festivities! There are lots of fun challenges and huge giveaways going on so be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to participate!

All of the new products you are seeing shown will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink on February 15th at 10:00 EST.

We have more amazing products to share with you today! This is such an awesome release! Dawn has a beautiful new flower set called Peonies On Parade and Betsy has even more fun things with her new Paper Clippings series, Inspired By: Savior ( which I peeked yesterday) and stencils!

My first card up is using Dawn's beautiful Peonies On Parade stamp set and matching dies!



I watercolored. This set just screamed watercolor at me, but I can see it done beautifully with Copics too. I watercolored my background first with Peerless watercolors. The flowers I watercolored with my Zig Clean Color brushes, then cut them out with the matching dies. The sentiment is from the Scripted Dies.




I layered three of the scripted die cuts for dimension and added a few clear sequins to finish it up!

STAMPS: Peonies On Parade
DIES: Peonies On Parade, Scripted Dies
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Waterproof Black Ink, Master’s Touch Watercolor paper, Peerless Watercolors, Clean Color brushes



This card features Betsy's new Paper Clippings: Happy Day. This die is just amazing! It is so intricate and gorgeous! I watercolored my background first then cut the die out of Stamper's Select white card stock. I used my Copic markers to lightly color the flowers and leaves. 


I blended some Hawaiian Shores ink along the bottom edges of the words so that they would stand out on the white watercolor paper.



I also added a few little white dots to the centers of the flowers with my white gel pen. I am in love with this die! 

STAMPS: Paper Clippings: Happy Day
DIES: Paper Clippings: Happy Day
INK: Hawaiian Shores
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White card stock
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Peerless watercolors, Copic markers

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow as we continue to showcase the amazing new products for the Anniversary Release! 

Don't miss out on any of the fun activities going on for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration!! Stop by Nichole's blog to see what's planned for today! 


 All of these wonderful new products will be available for sale at  Papertrey Ink  on February 15th, at 10:00 EST!  

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)







Penny Black Sneak Peek!



Hello! I have a new card up on the Penny Black Simplicity site today! It's that adorable little Mimi again! I can't get enough of her. Here is a peek!



To see the whole card and read about how I put this together, hop on over to the Penny Black Simplicity site!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Monday, February 8, 2016

MFT February Release Replay



Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things Release Replay challenge where the design team is challenged to use some of the new products from the latest release!

 Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!

I am using the adorable Farmtastic stamp set and matching Die-namics!



I watercolored a background for my fun little farm scene here. I didn't use the tractor on any of my release cards, so I definitely wanted to use it, because it's just too cute! So I created a little scene with the tractor riding along the edge of the fence along with the rooster watching guard and the little bird out for a ride on top. Everything was colored with Copic markers, cut out with the matching Die-namics and adhered with foam tape. 


The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black licorice card stock and cut out with a stitched fishtail flag die. 

Be sure and stop by the MFT blog to see what all the other design team members have done with this fun challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)