Friday, May 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink May 2018 Blog Hop

I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink May 2019 Blog Hop today where this charming summer glamping party is our inspiration.

I incorporated a number of design elements from the photo into my card: floral bouquet, black gingham, curved line of the camper and rustic wood details.

My love affair with the Friendship Jar Spring Fillers Stamp set continues as I took one of the tulip images stamped and die cut while creating with Joyce a few weeks ago and colored it with Copic markers.

The stems are wrapped with a scrap of gingham ribbon and then a tiny tag stamped with a sentiment from Lovely Layers is added. The bouquet is popped up on a curved edge, wood embossed panel over a Bitty Big striped paper panel.

I'm also linking this card to Seize the Birthday! where the current challenge is to use patterned paper in your card design.

"Patterned Paper"

I can't wait to see the beautiful cards linked in the Blog Hop gallery!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CASology Week 301: THRILL

Welcome to Week 301 at CASology!

The Papersmooches Simply Said sentiment came to mind immediately when I saw the cue word THRILL and I thought it would pair perfectly with the Memory Box Starlit Breeze border die to illustrate a happy, joyous feeling.

The border die cuts a diagonal line across a white panel with the sentiment curved to follow the same line. The panel is then adhered to a slightly larger gold shimmer panel. A few gold shimmer stars and dots are added into the openings to finish off the card.

The design team has terrific cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Jen Wills (taking a break)
Karen Haman
Kevin Bray (taking a break)
Melissa Chipperfield (taking a break)

Guest Designer: Mugdha!

We are looking forward to seeing how THRILL inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Twofer #5: Butterflies + CTD#493 + Seize the Birthday

I squeaking in at the deadline for Color Throwdown #493 with my entry for Twofer Challenge #5: Butterflies.

A watercolor panel is colored with a lime green and aqua Zig markers and the Poppystamps Princess Butterfly die cut first. The white panel is stamped with a MFT Brushed Birthdays sentiment and then the large butterfly adhered just along the center line. Needing a few more butterflies, an ancient Martha Stewart punch came to the rescue.

This card is also being added to Seize the Birthday in the Anything Goes category.


With Twofer challenge to make something entirely different with the butterfly die, I transformed it into angel wings on this second card.

A triangle die from PTI's Hello Sunshine provided the body and a small circle die the head. I am kind of in love with the way this clean and simple card turned out.

All that was needed is a simple sentiment from PTI Merry Christmas mini stamp set embossed with a glitter gold to finish off the design.

Thanks for stopping by,