Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Papertrey January Release in Review Part 2

Today is the last day of Papertrey Ink's huge pre-anniversary sale. Don't miss out on unbelievable prices on some of your favorite stamps, dies, and other papercrafting essentials! Details HERE.

I have a few more projects to share using the recent January release products:

First is Boho Rounds, designed by Maile Belles. My daughter is re-doing her room and has picked out some bohemian tapestries to hang on the walls. This card is inspired by one of them. She loves indigo, turquoise, aqua, and teal, and so do I!

I heat embossed the images in white, then added color with Prismacolor pencils.

Stamps: Boho Rounds

Dies: Tag Sale: Quilted

Ink: Versamark, Dark Indigo

Paper: Dark Indigo, Spring Rain, Tropical Teal

Other: white embossing powder, silver and white glitter dots, Nuvo drops, Prismacolor pencils

My next card features What the Doodle: Paisley stamps and dies designed by Betsy Veldman. 

It's a little hard to see, but I stamped the paisleys in white onto a Soft Stone background. 

I also stamped the large one onto watercolor paper, diecut it, and colored with Zig clean color markers. The sentiment is from Dawn McVey's Family Ties.

Stamps: What the Doodle: Paisley, Family Ties

Dies: Family Ties, Keep It Simple Frames, What the Doodle: Paisley

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Soft Stone, White, and Pale Peony card stock; Green Parakeet patterned paper

Other: button, watercolor markers, white embossing powder

And last up is another fun card using the birthday Cornered die. Just like the one I shared during the countdown, this one features a colorful arrangement of Tag Sale: Quilted banners in the background. 

Such a fun die!

Dies: Cornered, Tag Sale: Quilted

Paper: White, Kraft, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal card stock

Other: Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White

Be sure to visit the Papertrey team for more January release inspiration:

Friday, January 27, 2017

Inspiration Station -- Replicating Fabric Patterns with Floral Stamps

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Here's a little peek at a project I've got in today's newsletter:

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

We're the Perfect Pear - January SFYTT

Reverse Confetti's January Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) challenge is winding down in a few days, so if you haven't played along yet, please consider joining in the fun! The deadline to link up your creations is noon CST Sunday, January 29. You can find all the info (including giveaway details) and link-up HERE.

Our sketch this month looks like this:

A little something there for all styles, I think! Here's my take on it:

I put together the pears from Foodie Fun with papers from the True Love paper collection. I thought the play on "pair" called for two pears, so I cut a second one from some vellum card stock. Since large portions of it are behind the stamped pear or sentiment strip, it was easy to hide the adhesive. For the angled strip, I used a narrow strip of another True Love pattern. The white-type-on-black-background pattern was a instant favorite for me.

The rectangular frame is from All Framed Up. I die-cut from both Cloud White card stock and Piggy Bank card stock for some added contrast. 

Visit the Reverse Confetti blog for links to the other designers who are posting SFYTT inspiration today.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great week!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Happy 4U

Here's a card using a lot of fun little bits from Jillibean Soup. I put together a little sentiment cluster using a wood veneer "happy," a "4" sticker on a tiny jewelry tag, and a kraft Alhpa Tile for the letter "U." There's also a heart die-cut back there and some adhesive sequins. Patterned papers are from the Hardy Hodgepodge collection.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Moments Inked Planner: Tip-Ins

Greetings, friends, especially planner friends ... today I'm sharing a Papertrey Ink Moments Inked Planner tip. A "tip-in," actually (see what I did there?). What is a tip-in? Keep reading... 

We can all blame Heather Nichols {wink} for my current love affair with all things traveler's notebook. She designed a traveler's journal product line last year, and I fell in love with the whole concept. At some point while binge-watching traveler's notebook journaling videos on YouTube, I learned about "tip-ins," which are sort of like the grown-up version of lift-the-flap picture books. They're used a lot in journaling, but I think they're perfect for planners, too!

Here's a look at last week's planner spread, where you'll see three tip-ins: the blog calendar along the left, the Martin Luther King quote on January 16, and a habit tracker in the lower right:

You can see them a little better when I lift the flaps:

For me, tip-ins are an easy way to add real-estate to your planner spread. I like them both for adding information (blog calendar and habit tracker) and for adding beauty and/or inspiration (MLK quote). They are easy to add -- a piece of washi on the front and another one (optional) on the back -- that's it! You actually get triple the real estate with a tip-in because you have the original space plus the front and back of the tip-in.

In that left-hand open space on the weekly spread, I wanted to keep track of both the crafting projects I want to accomplish in the week as well as my blog calendar. The tip-in allows me to use that space for both. I used one of the Moments Inked: Boxed dies to cut some card stock to fit that space perfectly, and used some of the new Skinny Washi tape to adhere it in place. 

On the back of the tip-in I stamped some motivation and inspiration using sentiments and images from the Be stamp set.

Blog Schedule Tip-In Supplies:

Stamps: Moments Inked: Blog Banners; Traveler's Journal: Typed Notes; Be
Dies: Moments Inked: Boxed
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow
Paper: Fresh Snow Linen card stock
Other: Gingham Skinny Washi, white gel pen

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I added a tip-in with two of his quotes. I like having more in my planner than appointments, events, and to-do's -- bible journaling, inspirational quotes, memories, and occasional photos are some of my favorites.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tip-In Supplies:

Dies: Moments Inked: Boxed
Paper: Aqua Mist Stripe patterned paper
Other: Scalloped Skinny Washi

My most-used tip-in is a simple habit tracker that I made using the Moments Inked graph refill pages and decorated with Be stamps and die-cuts.

Motivational quote on the back using Making Strides and She Moves stamps.

Habit Tracker Tip-In Supplies:

Stamps: Be, Making Strides, She Moves
Dies: Be, Monthly Moments: Tabbed
Ink: Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse
Paper: Fresh Snow card stock, Canyon Clay card stock, Raspberry Fizz card stock, Mood Mix patterned paper (discontinued)
Other: Scalloped Skinny Washi

What I like most about tip-ins compared to page inserts is that I can quickly flip them open to see my weekly spread unobstructed.

Thanks so much for joining me today!