Category Archives: Papertrey Ink

Abundand Blooms

I have so many beautiful things to share from the Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper release happening tonight at 10pm Eastern. This is one of my favorite sets, Abundant Blooms! I know you’ll love this set!

I love the 2-step pitcher with aged patina. I embossed the patina in white over the soft blue pitcher and added deep blush booms. The stamps and dies line up beautifully in this set, and it was super easy – which isn’t always the case for me with 2-step images.

After stamping the blooms, I added a little depth to each petal with a deeper red Sketchmarker Brush alcohol marker. Super simple step that adds a little depth.

The sentiment is from a $5 add-on set called, Feel Better (also available tonight), and it includes three beautiful thoughts. The wording is just beautiful, and appropriate for a variety of reasons, not just illness.


Sketchmarker Brush are fairly new to me. They are available in 389 colors from Marker Universe. The brush is a fabulous quality, and they blend beautifully. The price point (on sale for $4.50) is amazing for the quality and size of ink reservoir! Color me  happy!


Thanks for stopping by. I’m excited to share with you through the month. I hope your Sunday is full of beautiful moments and fresh hope for a new week!


Sweet Blessings


More watercolor die cuts from Papertrey to share. This is Feathered Friends 5 die. So sweet. The sentiment is from the set Leaves in Fall.

I painted my die-cut Feathered Friend 5 with Daniel Smith watercolors – love the Quin Gold, Quin Coral, and Quin Magenta. I buy my Daniel Smith colors in split collections, curated by Lydia. It’s an economical way to get a wide range of color. Look for her Facebook group, Daniel Smith Watercolor Split Group.

For paper, I prefer the Fabriano Aquarello Cold Press paper for watercolor. The colors shift and blend so beautifully!

Wishing you many sweet blessings today. Thanks for stopping by.

Winter Gift Tags with Papertrey Ink

I make a lot of gift tags in the winter! I love the little canvas, and they seem like a nice way to say, you are special to me when offering a gift.

My tag today features Sweet Scenes Winter stamps from Ink to Paper Company. I love the purple mountains majesty, and the little deer were just too cute for me to ignore. I’ve set my scene on one of my favorite Ink to Paper/Papertrey products, the

Today, even though it’s not quite the holidays, wishing you heartfelt greetings of love and peace.

Thanks for stopping by!

Watercolor Die Cuts – My Splitcoast Falliday Fest Challenge

We kicked off another fun year of Falliday Fest challenges and tutorials at Splitcoaststampers this morning! So fun! I hope you’ll join us for great gift tutorials and challenges designed to help you get your holiday crafting out of the way!

This is my card for the challenge I am hosting! I used the Leaves in Fall foliage dies from Papertrey Ink. Love these big leaves – each one like a mini canvas!

My leaves are painted with Daniel Smith watercolor, spattered and dazzled. They are accented with clear drops from Taylored Expressions. Serene birthday wishes!

Join us all week for creative challenges and project ideas designed to help you knock the holiday crafting off of your to-do list early!


Wishing You a Joyous Christmas from Papertrey Ink

Kicking off the weekend with very exciting news! I am so happy to be a Guest Designer for Papertrey Ink and Ink to Paper this month! It’s a Christmas Holiday release, and I can’t wait to share my Christmas cards and projects with you!

My first card features the set Corner It: Holly. The gorgeous vine and accent pieces make easy work of a full card front design. A soft brushed layer of pale blue frames the holly sprigg, leaf and berries. I’ve added the sentiment in gold embossing powder and a layer of gold foil for a classic Christmas feel.

I’m grateful to the Ink to Paper team for the opportunity to create with them this month. I have more favorite projects to share in the coming days. So many wonderful things in this release! You’ll be thrilled to finish your Christmas crafting so early! Thank you for stopping by!

a FABULOUSLY Fun Fall at Splitcoast


For the last six years October has been my favorite crafty month because our Splitcoaststampers community has come together for crafting fun in a large special event with challenges, prizes and crafty chit chat. This October, the name of the event and the focus have shifted, but I can’t be more excited. Welcome to Falliday Fest! 

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Falliday Fest includes great tutorials with some really cute projects, daily challenges designed to get you thinking about your holiday crafting – creating a plan and getting started, a special holiday gift guide and lots of fabulous prizes from some amazing sponsors! You really do not want to miss out!


This is for my first challenge that I’m hosting today … May your joy…. 

I recently went on a tear and ordered several different wheat themed stamp sets. It seems like fall is a great time that we think about wheat and harvest. The irony is that most wheat is harvested in the late spring/early June. Just a bit of trivia…

This set is called Grateful Heart from Papertrey Ink. I’ve used a clean layout and stamped on Shimmery White cardstock for a little punch. I’ve also kept it fairly flat so that it’s easy to mail.

So, be sure to check out my challenge – and all of the others. We have 10 days of crafty goodness ready to go. Your November self will sing your praises when you do!

Dare to Get Dirty – Do ya?


It’s time for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoast. What is DTGD? Check out the info here, and plan to join the fun all this week at Splitcoaststampers!

I had time to stamp today, and it was heavenly to wade through some new stamps and papers that hadn’t yet gotten the attention they deserved.  This first card was for Kim Teasdale’s Sketch today. I used Bubbly Fun Fhiona from Your Next Stamp and my DeLovely Paper from Cosmo Cricket. Letters are from Cosmo and the flower embellishment was crocheted by me at a swim meet sometime in the last year. That’s what I do at swim meets. 🙂 Fhiona was colored with Copic marker, the whole thing was stitched together – hoping that I didn’t run out of white thread before I got to the end of the card & I didn’t – and then accented with a glitter pen to make her bubbles and tub shine.


The second challenge that I created a card for today was super quick and fun – Ryann’s challenge: Embrace the White Space.  On My Couch Additions from Papertrey Ink and a black Copic Liner pen. Done. 🙂

I’m hoping to play at least 2 challenges each day this week. Tonight I’m off to the rodeo. Good times.

Set aside some time to stamp. Check out the DTGD challenges. See you tomorrow!

JiFFy Girls: Fall Mums


Just for Fun – I’ve been holding on to this project for a few days.  Every month, I participate in a friendly little challenge, just for fun, with my girlfriends Alli Miles, Julie Campbell, Kim Hughes and Michele Boyer. One of us picks an image and one of us picks patterned paper for all to use. It’s always neat to see how everyone’s mind works just a little bit differently for several cool card ideas. This month, Julie selected Autumn Abundance for us to work with, and Alli mailed everyone this delicious paper from My Mind’s Eye, Colorful Christmas. Fun stuff!


I colored my mum image with Copic Markers (BG10, BG11, Y38, YR09, YR16, YR31, G82, YG93, YG95) and added a little bit of glimmer with a Spica Glitter Pen. I used an airbrush with Copic YR31 to create the back glow to the mum image. The ribbon along the bottom was ruffled by making a loose stitch with my sewing machine along one edge and gathering the ruffles together. You need to start with a length of ribbon about 1 1/2 times the finished size. Button and twine finish it off. The cardstock is Suede Dark Brown from Prism and Flame StarDream Metallic.

I hope you have time to check out the other JiFFy projects. I always enjoy them. Have a great day!

Enjoy the Ride


I was talking to sweet Alli Miles (i love this girl!) the other day, and the subject of masculine cards came up. We decided to give that an impromptu whirl, and this is what I came up with.  It ended up being perfect to work around the masculine thing with the June release Key Ingredient kit from Taylor. (Sadly, I went to get the link, and it looks like this particular kit is out of stock.) But, I love having the papers, ribbons and embellishments from these kits all together. It’s too easy.

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