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Papertrey Ink May Bloghop

Today is bloghop day at Papertrey Ink.   It is also the day that I decided to clean up and re-organize my craftroom for about the hundredth time.  My current idea is to have the room look better while remaining organized and still having stuff “at the ready” should I wish to craft.  It just so happens that changing the way I store my Papertrey Ink stuff was first on my list.

I can honestly say it looks much better now.  The question is will I be able to actually find what I need, and will I be able to keep it neat.  Time will tell.

 

The bottom shelf is all Papertrey Ink stamps and dies with the exception of the two book-like pink boxes.   Subsequent to this photo, I added discreet labels to the boxes to tell me what type of stamps/dies are in each box.

During the re-org I came across the Doodlie Do stamp set, which I thought would work well with the Inspiration Photo.  I like the look of the card……….the big question now is did I save a spot in one of the boxes to put away the stamp set.

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Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Doodlie Do stamp set, Copic markers, Nuvo drops. Stickles, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scor tape.

More Torture……..Make it Monday #285 Felt Flowers

Imagine my surprise, when I read the Make it Monday email yesterday.  The challenge suggested that I use a hot glue gun to make some felt flowers  for a project.  If you read yesterday’s post you will know that I had my own shoot out at the Ok Corral with my hot glue gun and it was not me left standing when it was all over.  I had been wanting to use some of the lovely felt that I recently got from Papertrey Ink though, so I was willing to risk using that vicious gun one more time.  This time, I ended up with a burn upon a burn on one finger and another burn on the back of my hand.  I definitely need more practice with this weapon of mass destruction.

When I got the flowers finished, I quite liked them but thought they were too large and too dimensional for a regular sized card.  So then I decided to make a layout using them instead.  I think it turned out quite well, but it definitely took longer than making a card.

Take a look!

Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Friendly Flowers dies, Papertrey Ink What the Doodle  Butterflies dies, Papertrey Ink 2016 die, Papertrey Ink Sprigs and Spruce dies, Papertrey Ink Felt, Taylored Expressions felt, My Minds Eye patterned paper, Dylusions white spray, Nuvo drops,

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I feel like I cheated in making this card for the bloghop because the base I used is from Color Pop Florals ready to stamp patterned paper.  I decided that was alright because the challenge is using the colour palette and not so much the design.

Here is my card:

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Make it Monday #282 Papertrey Ink

Where does the time go?  My last post was also for Make it Monday, so a week has simply disappeared on me.

It is tax time in Canada, so I have been busy gathering documents for the various returns I do.  I did manage to attend a great Scrapbook Crop and a wonderful Baby shower for my daughter in law, and got back into playing Mahjong, so it was a week well spent.

Today’s challenge was to make a watercolour background.  I knew I had some Papertrey Ink stencils that hadn’t had enough love from me yet, so I dug them out.   I stole Nicole’s tip of using an old Silhouette sticky mat to hold down my stencil and bristol cardstock.  It worked very well to limit colour running under the stencil, so I am sure it has become part of my way of doing things.  In fact, it worked so well at containing the colour where it belonged that I ended up adding a cover of vellum to tone down the vibrancy of the background.

It had been a while since I used the Morning Glory stamp and dies as well, so it took a few minutes to line everything up.  In the end I was quite pleased with the resulting card.

IMG_8569Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Garden Gate stencil, Papertrei Ink Morning by Morning stamp set and die, Impression Obsession love die, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock,  Ellen Hutson Vellum, Simon Says Stamp card base, Nuvo Crystal drops, Prills, Zig Real Brush Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Hero Arts inks, Craftaboard and Scor tape.

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday # 281

I have not been submitting a project to Make it Monday challenges for a while.  I did not take any Papertrey Ink stuff with me to Phoenix due to large supply/very small car concerns.  When I thought of something I could make with the one new set I bought, I submitted it, but it didn’t fit every MIM theme.  It was fun to get back home and look through my stash again for something for this challenge.

Here is what I came up with:

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Supplies: Papertrey Ink Scroll die, Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Celebrate die, Papertrey Ink Holiday  Plaid patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp cardstock and card base, CTMH enamel hearts, Imagine Crafts Shimmer spray, and Scor tape.

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 7

I am hopping with joy today as I am one of the Flash Prize winners in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  I was lucky enough to win a die set from Stamplorations.  I think it has a coffee theme so I will have something new with which to make a card for the next Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  How cool is that?

Sadly though, my creativity was equal and opposite to my level of joy at winning.  Seriously, the recycle bin is overflowing with cast offs.  I wanted to do a card using inspiration from a card that Kathy Racoosin did on her 30 Day Challenge today.  I wanted to take her idea of mixing a coloured and a identical but neutral pattern together on a card, but at the same time make it a shaker card as well.  Several tries later, I finally came up with this card.

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Supplies:  Jillibean Soup cardbase and shaker element,  Papertrey Ink Doodle Feather coloring sheets, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, Doodlebug sequins,  Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp,  Nuvo drops, Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies

 

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Papertrey Make It Monday

The idea this week at Papertrey Ink was to make a window in a card front and insert a sentiment made of chipboard into the window.

The problem for me was in having no sentiment die with which to cut the window.  In fact, I only have one Papertrey Ink die  of any sort, here in Phoenix.   I am in essence then, a one trick pony.  Oh well, I got to work making a card with what I had. I think it turned out quite well.

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While the die is not a sentiment die, it is dimensional and fits through the window quite nicely.

Supplies:  Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Piece of Cake Stamp and Die Set, DCWV patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp top folding card base

Papertrey Ink Bloghop

It has been a while since I posted to the Papertrey Ink bloghop and I wanted to get started again.  I had a rather large problem though as almost all my Papertrey Ink stuff is at home in Canada.  It made the decision easy as I only had one stamp set here in Arizona.  What was lucky for me was that I found an older chalkboard paper pad in my Arizona stash.  I put the two together and was rather happy with the result.  Here it is:

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Supplies:  Papertrey Ink What the Doodle, Piece of Cake stamp set and dies, Chalkboard Love paperpad, Scor tape, Copic Markers, My Favorite Things rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scotch foam tape.

Sandra and Deb Challenge

This was supposed to be two cards for the Papertrey Ink Bloghop Challenge.  What I forgot though is that this is a one day challenge with that day being yesterday!  Oh well, it is now just a Sandra and I Challenge.

Here is the inspiration photo:

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Here is my card:

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It is fairly obvious that I was inspired by the colour scheme and the bottle brush trees.  I have to tell you that originally I had the penguin placed between the bear and the fox, but Sandra told me that it looked like the fox was farting on the penguin.  Well of course, I had to change things up a bit.

Now here is Sandra’s card using the same inspiration photo.  You will note that no one is farting on anyone else, BUT there is a giant icicle about to fall down and kill the bear!  Just saying!

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Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Joyful Christmas and Warmest Wishes stamp set, Impression Obsession icicle.  Sandra’s card is coloured with Copic Markers while mine is coloured with my super sized set of Prismacolor pencils that I got for Christmas and Gamsol.

Papertrey Ink- Make it Monday #270

The theme this week was to make a photo card.  I had already used the backer piece from the mailbox in the Post & Parcel kit to make several large tags, so I already knew it would work well for a photocard as well.

I decided to use a wacky pose that occurred when my camera’s self timer went berserk and starting taking picture after picture blinding us all with the flash.  I think the various expressions on everyone’s faces is more fun than the formal pose that eventually was captured.

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Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Post & Parcel Kit, Ellen Hutson woodgrain cardstock, Recollections ribbon