Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey April blog hop challenge...

It's Monday again? Wow, where does the time go? April has almost come and gone! I decided to play in this month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink just for fun... hop over to see the inspiration piece that inspired my card HERE! I can't wait to dig in and see what everyone else made. So here is my card...

Inspired by the ombre effect of the reds and oranges in the inspiration photo on Nichole's blog, I cut some butterflies from the Cover Plate: Bitty Butterflies die and ink blended over them to add color and shading from light to dark. I arranged them in the colors I saw from the inspiration piece: red (Pure Poppy), orange (Summer Sunrise), cream (Vintage Cream), white and gray (Soft Stone). The white slashes in the photo reminded me of stitching, so I added some stitching to the butterflies. The sentiment was die cut with Color Pop Butterflies dies from the Make It Market mini kit that just came out! The papers are from Gossamer Blue's On My Desk line.

I'm off to hop! See you soon, hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What inspires your cardmaking?

Today on Scrapbook Expo's Weekly Scrapper blog, I share what inspired these cards! It's probably something you'll never guess...:)

To create the background, I used an older stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Grid Lines Two for the grid and floral design. Then I added a layered butterfly cut with Color Pop Butterflies dies and used the With All My Heart stamps for the tag and sentiment (on a Tiny Tag die).

Stop over to the Weekly Scrapper blog to read more. What are you creating today?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Make It Market: Don't Forget to Write...

Betsy Veldman designed another GORGEOUS Make It Market kit coming May 1st at Papertrey Ink called Don't Forget to Write! I had the pleasure of working with this kit to show you a sneak peek of it, and let me tell you, I think this is the best one yet! It's sooo pretty! The dies and stamps are some of my all time favorites! Here is a tiny peek of the kit...there is so much more.

What do you think? This is just a small sample of what's to come! Love, love, love! Visit Nichole Heady's blog for more info on this kit - coming soon on May 1st!