Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink is hosting another monthly blog hop.  March's blog hop is all about shine and high gloss.  On my card, I used some great papers and embellishments from Crate Paper Styleboard by Maggie Holmes.  I just love that cute little telephone!  I added a few vellum embellishments and used Papertrey's Wet Paint stamp set for the sentiment embossed in shiny mint on a vellum Sweet Speech die cut speech bubble.  I really like how the mint and gold look together...might have to try more of this color combo.



One More Papertrey Make it Monday Submission

Here's another attempt at using paint in an embossing folder for the Papertrey Make it Monday Stamp Paint Technique.    Recently at work, a gal that provides in-home care for seniors brought in a huge box of stamping supplies from one of her clients who recently decided to get rid of ALL of her hobby supplies.  The box mostly consisted of embossing powders and glitter.  Well, I manage about 32 staff at a federally funded preschool center.  It's pretty difficult for 3-4 year old children do heat embossing, AND I am the designated card-maker for staff celebrations (birthdays, weddings, etc.), SO, many staff agreed that I should get first pick of the embossing powders since many of them would get thrown out (the glittery ones can likely still be used as glitter).  To my surprise, I ended up bring home 82 jars of embossing powder...and only 3 are duplicate colors (white...a girl can never have too much white embossing powder)!  One of the colors is sheer gold.  It can be seen on my card below.  It's very pretty and bright.

On a side note, I started to think about what my children/grandchildren would do with all my crafting supplies when I'm too old or fragile to use them?  Hopefully they will use them, but the way things are going, my supplies will be outdated and new styles, techniques and products will replace them.  So I guess I better just try to use them all up...even those new 82 jars of embossing powders *smile*!


Papertrey Ink Make it Monday: Stamp Paint Techniques

This week's Papertrey Make it Monday series is about stamp paint techniques.  Melissa Phillips made a beautiful card (photo below) using paint on a Papertrey Ink impression plate.  I did something similar using paint on an embossing folder.  See my attempt at stamp painting below.  With spring in the air, I chose some new product from Crate Paper (designed by Maggie Holmes) called Styleboard.

Melissa's beautiful card

My card

Happy Spring!


Papertrey Ink Make it Monday: Confetti from PTI Dies

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time for another post or two for this week's PTI Make it Monday challenge.  This week is all about making confetti using PTI dies.  Now I got so excited to make a card, that I truly forgot to read through all the instructions for the challenge.  So, my first card is not using PTI dies but rather a cool butterfly punch I have.

After reading the instructions all the way through to the end, I realized I needed to use a PTI die for the confetti, so here is the second card I made along with a close up of the pretty pearlized paper I used.