Monday, December 26, 2016

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop

Happy Boxing Day! Today is Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop. For my card from the inspiration picture I focused on the pinks, yellows and greens for my Birthday card.

Blog hop inspiration

Supplies~PTI What the Doodle, KIS Birthday, Shimmer Paper, Quilted Tag, Raspberry Ink, Buttercup Ink and Paper.
Thanks for taking the time to leave  a comment, I read and appreciate all your thoughts!

Friday, November 25, 2016

November Blog Hop

Happy Black Friday!! Today is the official start of Christmas Shopping, I would much rather Blog Hop with my crafty friends.
                                                      Blog hop inspiration
Here is my take on Papertrey Ink's November Blog Hop.I decided to focus on the stocking in the upper left corner of the picture. This is from the Holiday Stitching Kit.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! I read and appreciate all of your thoughts!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Papertrey INK October Blog Hop

    This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge inspiration photo is so beautiful. I was immediately drawn to the lovely fall leaves laying across a page of music, which I realized was a hymnal after my card was complete. My choice of sentiment's couldn't be more perfect.

                                                        Blog Hop

Supplies~ Tim Holtz Inks and Mini Stencil Florishes,
PTI Fancy Foliage die, Songbird SS, Life's Music SS,Summer Sunrise CS,
White embossing powder, watercolor paper and paint.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
                                               Enjoy all of this month's PTI blog entries!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


Supplies~ Spruce and Sprigs, No Strings Attached, Pinefeather Ink, A2 Die

Thanks so much for stopping by~Your comments make me happy:)

Thursday, August 25, 2016



                                       August Blog Hop
photograph from VSCO 
Even though this photograph features layers of paint with paintbrushes, you can use this as an inspiration for your paper and ink creations. The colors and the way they blend together are a total dream! This leaves the door open for ink blending techniques and all kinds of fun stuff! Pull your color scheme from these soft pastels, earthy oranges and a pop of navy. No matter what aspect of this inspiration you decide to adapt to your project, it is sure to be a masterpiece!

My submission for this month's Blog challenge is my take on this week's PTI Make It Monday challenge too.

PTI Reinkers,Quilted Tag, Garden Gild Cover Plate, Watercolor paper, Fine Linen CS and a Garden Gate sentiment.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Enjoy today's HOP!

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 2016 Blog Hop

                                             Blog Hop Inspiration
The Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge for this month features this beautiful picture. I love all the soft colors and the overall peaceful feel of the room 

Supplies~Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet,Quatrefoil CP
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Angie

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Stamp~A~Faire Farewell


Wow, what a GREAT day!!  Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Watercolor Like a Master


Kay Miller  shows how you can create beautiful watercolor works of art on your cards, with just a few simple stamping supplies and dye inks. 
Fun technique, but I plan to practice doing more of these projects to get better at it.

Supplies~PTI Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Flower Favorites.
Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Color Blocking

Color Blocking-- the bold clash of colors and graphic, repetitive images. Lexi Daly shows how to create your own Andy Warhol inspired pop art card using an inside and out double masking technique for the perfect one layer color blocked design. While the soup cans are iconic Warhol, so many images will work for this bold, graphic look. And with all the colors to choose from, the possibilities really are endless!

Supplies~Flower Fusion #2, PTI ink and Distress Ink
Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Pointillism Play


Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Heather Nichols explores this idea of  stamping and use a polka dot stamp and other tools to apply color to stamped images in a dot form to color them in. Layering the colored dots together create wonderful blending opportunities that take your stamped images to a new level.
I have to say this is one of my favorite mater's techniques so far!!!! I used a piece of watercolor paper that had a purple splotch on the backside and I love the extra texture and interest it gives my flower.

Supplies~Year of the Flower-Violet- white embossing, Moonshine sequins and Kraft CS.
Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Mastering Drips & Splatters

Mastering Drips & Splatters with Lizzie Jones, inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock. Explore how to create lively, dynamic patterns on our projects. In addition, learn how to use these patterns to draw the eye toward a focal point or sentiment. 

Supplies~Various watercolor paints, Watercolor paper, Orange Zest CS, Keep It Simple die and Enchanted Evening Patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Masterpiece Inspirations


Join the team as they share projects inspired by one of their favorite master artists, then take that inspiration and create your own projects too! Dig out some of your favorite supplies and adapt them to the inspiration that speaks to you most!

I love the sunflower picture by Van Gogh and wanted my inks to look like oil paints, so I decided to try the new Distress Grit I bought for my next OCC in August. I stamped the sunflowers and then painted on the Distress Grit, let it dry and then stamped again to get ink on my flowers. So very FUN!!

Supplies~Simple Sunflowers, THoltz Distress Grit, Zig Watercolors, Photo Finishers,Pint Jar and Pretty Frame die.
Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Floral Impressionism

 Floral Impressionism with Melissa Phillips is a technique using white embossing powder combined with ink to create layers that mimic a soft and romantic look, similar to that found in Impressionistic Art. With the combination of water, this technique takes on a very ethereal feel.

Supplies~PTI ink, Vintage Linen, Postal Border, Friendship Jar Flowers, Pint Jar stamp sets, Be Happy Border die, Berry Sweet sentiment and Tremendous Tag.
Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Gilded in Gold


Gold embossed stationery and monograms are so trendy right now! 

 Danielle Flanders shares  a quick, simple way to add gold to your monograms with a product called Liquid Leaf. It goes on thick, dries quickly and leaves a gorgeous shine to your 

Supplies~ Liquid Leaf, Graceful Greetings, Tag Sale #8, Bitty Buttons, felt and metallic thread.
Thanks for stopping by~Angie 

Starry Night


 Starry Night with Amy Sheffer, in this tutorial, she’ll show how to apply a range of colors to create a rich and variegated night sky background.
Making the variegated night sky was a lot of fun but, my tree painting needs a LOT of practice!!

Supplies~Distress Inks, watercolor paper, silver star sequins, picket fence paint, Ranger Black Pitch paint, Wplus9 dies cut.
Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Master Color Recipes


There are so many stunning color combinations that can be found in famous masterpieces from throughout history. 
Using the color recipe cards provided in the “Masters Sketchbook” create a masterpiece to start off this year's SAF.
Blue Flower by Georgia O'Keefe
Georgia O’KeeffeGeorgia-OKeeffe-card

Supplies~ MIM Color Pop Kit,  Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon, Blueberry Sky, Green Parakeet, Spring Rain and a sentiment for a Tim Holtz stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by~Angie

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Night Gallery Reception


 Everyone is encouraged to share a project that they are most proud!
Welcome to the BIG EVENT!!!!  It's finally here Papertrey Ink's annual 

Here is my recent project that I enjoy every time I go into my craft room!
Ever since Betsy made one of these quilted pictures I had wanted to make it. So glad I made my own to enjoy in my craft room. I love that it is both a paper project and a quilting wall hanging.
Thanks for stopping by! Angie

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


                                                STENCILING WITH TEXTURE PASTE

This week Ashley Cannon Newell demonstrates a wonderfully, fun technique using Texture Paste, reinkers and stencils.  This is a VERY fun and additive technique.!!

This is  my first of many cards I will be making using Texture Paste and my stencil. I had so much fun creating this rainbow of color.

Texture Paste, PTI stencil, reinkers, Pure Poppy CS, stamps and embossing.
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. ~Angie~

Saturday, June 25, 2016



                      June blog hop

I decided that my In Bloom stamp set reminds me of the Jellyfish in this month's blog picture challenge. I also used the same technique that Betsy showcased for this week's Make It Monday for the background and will be posting it  on the MIM challenge too. My flowers were made with PTI reinkers and Tim Holtz watercolor paper. The background is Autumn Rose and Lovely Lady ink all adhered to a Hawaiian Shore card base. Thank your for stopping by. Enjoy this month Papertrey Blog Hop.  ~Angie~

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


This challenge was a fun jump start into summer mode! I water colored the popsicles and then recessed them into another piece of watercolor paper so my base was flat to stamp and emboss my sentiment.

I used PTI Soft Shadow ink for the grey sentiment, I wish I'd used a different grey ink with less brown undertones than the SS has.

Blog hop inspiration

Supplies~ PTI Summer Sweetness Die, Soft Shadow ink, Headline Alphabet, Make it Market Still Life: Summer, Sparkle & Shine, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, Zig markers and Misti .

Thank you for stopping by~ Have a blessed day.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


This week's MIM challenge was to make a card with money. I needed to make a card for our DD for her college graduation tomorrow and when I saw with a tutorial on making a money butterfly I was hooked. Thanks Jacquie. My husband was very impressed with my money butterfly too!

Supplies~PTI Butterfly cover plate and cardstock, Altenew sentiment, Lawn Fawn alphabet letters.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Make It Monday #244

                                                                   SCORE LINES

This week's Make It Monday is all about adding score lines to your cards. Design Team Laurie Willison demonstrates a couple of fun different ways she adds score lines to her beautiful cards. One if her suggestions was to add random score lines to your card projects. So, since I had just finished making a card with the awesome "Tulip Time" stamp set and filled in the white space with a PTI stencil design I decided to give it a try. I have to say I LOVE the added texture the random score lines gave my card. Definitely a technique I will be trying many more times. I was also trying a new color combination for my tulips, one I had seen out on one of my morning walks. I am enjoying the new Bright Buttercup ink paired with Melon Berry and Terracotta Tile.

Enjoy your day. Thank you for stopping by.    Angie

Friday, March 25, 2016


Blog hop inspiration 5
This month's blog hop challenge is to create a card using some type of stitching. For inspiration for this challenge Nicole suggested we check out an artist she recently discovered. Izziyana Suhaimi. Her amazing "Stitch Studies" merges the art of embroidery with paper and achieves stunning results. 

Supplies~PTI Chicken Scratch Cover Plate,My Mother My Friend die, Grateful Greetings stamp set, yarn from my stash, and flat aqua sequins, Enjoy the blog hop!!