Mad 4 Plaid Happy Hooray with Photo Play Paper


Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Fri-YAY!
Every time the weekend rolls around feels like cause for a little celebration, right? So today I thought it was fitting to share this happy, celebratory card that I made for the Creativations (CHA) show featuring the adorable new Mad4Plaid Happy collection from Photo Play Paper.


This adorable collection is a continuation of PhotoPlay’s ever-popular Mad 4 Plaid series. And as the name suggests, the line is filled with fabulous plaid prints in a range of scales and designs with a bright and happy color palette so perfect for spring. And if you’re a dog-lover like me, or just a fan of the cutest little critters ever, then this latest line is sure to leave you feeling, well….. happy!


For my card, I used alternating layers of crisp white cardstock mixed with a range of plaids from the patterned papers. The cute doggy, the flower, and the hooray banner are cardstock stickers, popped up onto one of the cut-apart journaling cards. I added little twine bows and an awesome new matte enamel dot to the dog’s collar, too.


Mad4Plaid Happy is shipping now, and best thing is…. all PhotoPlay products are still on sale right now at Scrapbook.com! Hooray! 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very happy weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Enamel DotsFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

Other: Twine

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Creativation 2018- Straight Up Amazing with Photo Play Paper


Hello, everyone! And happy Monday to you! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a quiet one for me, but I have to say that I really enjoy that sometimes. It’s rare when I don’t have to work at all… but this weekend I was completely free. So I took advantage of the extra down time by logging lots of hours of Olympics. And working on a puzzle. And even starting on some spring prims for my shop. Boy, did it feel nice to do nothing for a bit! 😀


Today I’m sharing another card I made for the Photo Play Paper Creativations booth. This sweet, girly card features their new Gypsy Rose line. And I am truly crazy about the soft and pretty colors and prints in this gorgeous collection.


Most of the design on this card focuses on the cut-apart journaling card sheet. I snipped apart and layered three of the blocks to create the focal panel here. The brown floral journaling card in the center is the main one. The sentiment, and the banner behind it, and the strips of pink at the top and the bottom, are all parts of several other journaling cards, too.


I added some scalloped borders, and strips of patterned paper mixed with sticker strips. The beautiful butterfly was popped up on foam dots for a touch of depth and dimension.

*P.S.- Enabler Alert! *
If you’re interested in stocking up on some Photo Play Paper supplies, be sure to check out the amazing sales deals on all PhotoPlay products right now at Scrapbook.com.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be StrongPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be InspiringPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

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Creativation 2018- Paper Crane with Photo Play Paper


Hello, hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Today I’m back with another card I created for the Creativations (CHA) 2018 show. This time, a card for the Photo Play Paper booth featuring their super adorable new collection, Paper Crane.


This card is a 5×5 design, with lots of layers of the pretty papers and a staggered die cut pattern of circles and squares. I added crisp white cardstock to set off the background, and inked the round window to match the beautiful teal color of the papers in this line. A bit of twine pulls out the color of the bonsai tree.


One of my favorite elements from this new collection are the layered stickers, which I used here mixed with cardstock stickers to create the focal point of the design. Love the extra dimension from the stacked stickers… and the bit of sparkle from the glittered areas, too.


Paper Crane will be available this month and is shipping soon! And best thing is, all Photo Play Paper products (including this one) are currently on sale at Scrapbook.com!

And P.S.
Join Photo Play Paper in their Project Care: Thousand Origami Cranes

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Join PHOTOPLAY in their Project Care program, benefiting children and their families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital! To participate in this unique program, simply create an origami crane, using any paper of your choice, and send them to the PhotoPlay office. Complete folding instructions, including a video link, can be downloaded HERE. Our promotional pdf also shares the heartwarming story of a Thousand Origami Cranes.

When you are done folding your beautiful crane(s), send them to us at:

PHOTOPLAY PAPER
7931 E Pecos Rd, Suite 164
Mesa, AZ 85212

Thank you for joining PHOTOPLAY and helping us make a difference!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Layered Cardstock StickersSizzix - Framelits Dies - Dotted CirclesMay Arts OLIVE Twine String BurlapHero Arts - Dye Ink Pad - Shadow Ink - Mid-Tone - Tide PoolRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies

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Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us today for the Creativations 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away! I am so excited to be joining in on the fun, sharing one of my projects that I made for the Sizzix Alterations booth featuring fabulous new dies from the Tim Holtz collection!


Are you all as excited about the new release as I am? It just never ceases to amaze me what innovative and amazing products Tim continues to wow us with, time after time. For my card today, I am sharing a bright and happy floral card made with the new Funky Floral #1 die set, part of the February Sizzix Alterations release. This project is inspired by all my favorite colors of spring, with a bold floral pattern set against crisp black cardstock, reminiscent of the style design of Rifle Paper Company’s amazing stationary line.


If you love design options, then you are going to adore the Funky Floral #1 die set. This Thinlits die set includes 17 pieces for die cutting an entire garden full of flowers, branches, and leaf designs. And one of my favorite features of this new set is that all of the individual pieces that you need to create the finished flower or leaf are included together on one die. So no need to try to figure out what shape goes with what. How brilliant is that?

I die cut all my individual shapes from Distress Watercolor Cardstock, and then individually inked them all with my ink blending tool. This way I could die cut all the pieces I needed in just one or two passes through the die cut machine, rather than spending the time die cutting the pieces from lots of different colors of paper. Really is a great time saving tip!


To keep my color palette harmonious, I stuck with two basic color families (pink and green), but used a wide range within those color families to add in some depth and interest. The cardstock layer beneath was inked in the same soft pink as the flowers to tie everything together, and layered against the bold black, the design really pops. The sentiment is a combination of die cut letters and a stamped banner. I’ll link you to all the products below.

PRIZES, PRIZES,PRIZES!

Of course a blog hop needs a few prizes! Just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hop posts for a chance to win! Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele’s blog.

Next stop along the hop is the amazing Mou Saha! Have fun everyone!

BLOG HOP CREATIVE LINE-UP

IDEA-OLOGY
Paula Cheney
Vicki Evans
Emma Williams
Cathie Parreco
Kaz Hall
Jan Hobbins
Jenny Marples

SIZZIX
Tami Bastians
Audrey Pettit —-(You Are Here)
Mou Saha
Richele Christensen

STAMPERS ANONYMOUS
Kath Stewart
Cheiron Brandon
Stacy Hutchinson
Chelle Fowler
Zoe Hillman
Joy Kennedy
Bobbie Smith


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FLORAL 1 Thinlits Die 662700Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Block Friendship WordsStamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce

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Happy Day with Therm O Web


Hi Friends, happy Monday! Today I have a quick and easy card to share featuring some mixed media fun with Therm O Web deco foil. I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, but I have definitely been feeling the winter funk with all these grey days we’ve been having lately. So thought I would turn to some bright and happy papers for my inspiration, and experiment with a fun and funky foiled background made with a favorite stencil and gorgeous Antique Pearl Transfer Foil sheets from Therm O Web. Absolutely love the bright and girly look of hot pink mixed with the elegant touches of gold. And check out the fabulous texture on that foiled background.


The shiny look of foil continues to be very trendy in the papercrafting community these days, and I am excited to say that Therm O Web has just extended their deco foil line to include even more foil colors and patterned foil, too, and lots of innovative new ways to use them. Can’t wait to share with you the new stamp and foil stamp sets that were released at the Creativation show, and are coming soon.


For this card, I created the textured foil panel you see here with Deco Foil transfer gel applied through a stencil.  This process does require a heat laminator, but it is sooo easy to do. And works with virtually any stencil in your crafty stash. I used a cool webbing stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop for my design. And the paper is from Photo Play Paper’s adorable Bloom collection. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Transfer Foil - 6 x 6 - Antique PearlTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 OuncesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Palette Knife Set - Black - 4 PiecesTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

Other: Twine

Creativation 2018- Gypsy Rose with Photo Play Paper


Hi sweet friends, and happy Thursday! As you all can see from my irregular blogging schedule, I still haven’t managed to find my regular groove yet in 2018… but I do believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The big Creativation (CHA) trade show was this past weekend in Phoenix, AZ, and now that it’s come and gone, I am free to start sharing some of the new products I’ve had the great pleasure to play with this past month. Starting today with this beautiful new collection from Photo Play Paper called Gypsy Rose.


I know you all know by now what a fan I am of neutral colors. Such a beautiful color palette in this line of bold black and warm creamy browns mixed with a range of pinks from soft and dreamy to the color of deep, rich wine. ❤
For this card, I started with the fun diagonal stripe in the background, and then layered the base with several of the journaling cards from the cut apart sheet. The lovely woodgrain and floral print piece is a 4×6 journaling card, trimmed down a bit to fit my card front. And the sweet little deer is a 4×4 journaling card from the same sheet. What’s fun about this cut apart paper is that there are three different sizes of cards to choose from, giving you lots and lots of design options.


I popped up a banner Elements sticker with foam tape for the sentiment, and tied the card with twine. The photo corners are 1″ squares of patterned paper that I snipped in half diagonally for a quick and easy accent.

Gypsy Rose is shipping now, for those who want to take a peek! I’ll link you to all the supplies below. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


The supplies I’ve used (both the kit and the individual items) are linked below:
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Photo Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be StrongPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be InspiringPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be HumblePhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - Elements

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American Crafts Value Pack Hemp Twine 5-Yard Per Spool, 12-Bright Colors, 24-Pack

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Happy New Year 2018

Hi sweet friends! Thanks for stopping by! Can you believe we are on the brink of a brand new year? It’s hard to believe how much can happen in the space of a year, but how quickly it can fly by. I hope 2018 is good to all of us. I hope we all shine.


2017 brought it’s challenges, and many changes to my little household. I lost my sweet pup Crissy to cancer this past May. And you all know that my youngest wee babe, Missy Nik, headed off to university this fall, leaving me a true empty nester for the very first time. I started a new job at the end of summer to keep me busy… and boy has it managed to do just that. I’m still trying to figure out how to balance crafting, blogging, my little shop, and work with my new schedule. I thank you all for sticking with me while I try to figure things out. Mr. Pete graduated this December with a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology, and is now looking forward to the next chapter in life. So lots of changes yet in store for him… and I’m sure for all of us, too.


I don’t tend to make resolutions for the New Year, but if I had to pick my one little word for 2018 it would be this one here on my card for today…. a non-Christmasy snowman card made with Photo Play Paper’s adorable Mad4Plaid Christmas collection.

Wishing all my friends and family a very happy New Year! Thank you all for your support and friendship and all the many visits you pay here in my little corner of blogland! And may we all shine brightly this new year!  XOXO


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - IconsRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Sizzix Happy Trims Thinlits die set
BasicGrey Candy Buttons enamel dots

 

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