Sunday, February 7, 2016

Introducing Tiny Town Series...

Today we are introducing another new series by Papertrey Ink called Tiny Town! These little buildings, houses and churches will be great for building a Christmas village, but can be used for so much more also! I've used my little house on a housewarming gift.

An oven mitt was filled with utensils (and you could include a gift card also to Home Depot if you opted to). Then I added the Tiny Town house that I made with the Tiny Town dies on top and a tag. Come to think of it, this would make a cute gift for a newly married couple as well!

The tag was die cut from the Half & Half dies. I added Autumn Chicken Scratch Gingham paper and some floral washi tape. The sentiment is stamped with Boards and Beams. The little house has two options for the roof, both adorable! I went with the scallop. It also has cute dies for the windows, shutters to add an extra piece of dimension and color to the windows.
Visit the rest of the team to see more ideas with Tiny Town. These products will be available on Feb. 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Introducing Dress Up Dolls...

Today we have a sneak peek of a new ongoing series by Betsy Veldman for Papertrey Ink called Dress Up Dolls. I have made a quick Easter card with the new Dress Up Dolls: Basics stamps and dies and the Dress Up Dolls: Easter stamps and dies.

I've used a Fabulous Frame die with gray cardstock, the Limitless Layers 1.5" Squares dies to trim out the smaller square, the Sweet Life rose and the Bold Blossoms stamps and dies for the leaf. The butterflies are trimmed from the Beautiful Butterfly dies from vellum. And of course, I used the new Dress Up Dolls products on the bunny. Excuse my Copic coloring, I'm not very good at it!

Visit the rest of the team to see more ideas with Dress Up Dolls. These products will be available on Feb. 15th at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Papertrey Favorites...

This month marks Papertrey Ink's 9th anniversary, and we have some very special blog posts and things planned for you! Hold on to your hats! I'm excited to be on the team for another year. Yay!!!

For today's post, we were to select a favorite project from 2015. I don't know if this one is my very, very favorite (it's hard to pick just one!), but I like the color scheme, and that it was different from the colors I usually choose! So I went with this one:

The colors used are Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Melon Berry, Scarlet Jewel and Summer Sunrise inks.
You can read more about this one HERE. There is actually a second card using this color palette in that post as well.

For today's post, I made another card using this color palette. I did add two more colors than the original card had ... I added Fine Linen ink and Berry Sorbet also. It was hard to beat the card above, as I really liked that one, but I gave it a go...

The Brushed Blooms stamp set and dies were used, and I stamped the big stem in the background with Fine Linen ink first to create a "shadow effect" to give the flower more dimension. Who says leaves have to be green, right? Then I added the stamped die cut flower over the top with dimensional adhesive behind it to pop it up off the card and added a few more tiny flowers in Berry Sorbet and Melon Berry.

Scarlet Jewel ink was used on the little flowers on the die cut and the "Always". I actually really like it and don't know why I don't used it more often!

As I reflect on the past year, I will admit 2015 was really been tough for me, personally. As you might know I've gone through a divorce after 16 years of marriage, and it wasn't a friendly one. (Is there such thing as a friendly divorce? I don't know!) It was sudden and unexpected for me...probably the toughest time of my life, to be honest, but creating has always been my saving grace….my happiness…and I didn’t want to let something that makes me so happy go. The ladies here behind the scenes have been so understanding and supportive during this tough time and over the past five years that I've been on the team! I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, Papertrey Ink is not just a company I design for, it’s like a family to me. I love the people, the products, the excitement each month! And sharing what I have such a passion for! Thank you so much for visiting and being supportive of me. It means the world!

Thanks so much for stopping by today for the Anniversary kick off!  Product reveals and projects start tomorrow!  To see the rest of the DT favorites, be sure to hop around to their blogs...