4.29.2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #282

STENCILED WATERCOLOR BACKGROUNDS


Happy Saturday!
I had some time to try a stencil from the Post & Parcel Kit.
I used the snow stencil to make some watercolored confetti:


I stamped 'Celebrate' from Celebrate Big and gave it a water wash so it looked watercolored. Then I punched out some balloons and watercolored them. String and clear sequins finished the cards off.

We are crafting this morning and have a bee field trip this afternoon!

Have a wonderful day!
Noelle

4.25.2017

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

April 2017 Blog Hop


Trying to sneak a card in under the wire...


ugg..sorry for the poor picture. Maybe I can update it tomorrow. It's really a happy background in real life =)

Here was our inspiration:


Lovely colors are they not?

Edited to add a sunny moment picture:



Flowers from:
Songbirds
Stylized Autumn
Mini Blooms

Die and sentiment from:
Post & Parcel Kit

Have a great day!
Noelle

4.09.2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #280


STAMPING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX


Lexi gave us a design basic and how the ideas started flying. You could use this idea with almost any stamp set and of course I had so many ideas and so little time =)

I challenged myself to use a stamp set I hadn't used in a while and got one card done.



Made a 'box' using Chevron Stripes. Then added a car and sentiment from Need for Speed
I added a die cut chevron scrap from Clipsters...so fun when you can use those scraps!

Have a great evening,
Noelle

3.31.2017

Make It Monday #279

What a great little technique this week: bend your stamps to create a curved sentiment.

I thought of the curved banner from the Tinsel & Tags kit and got busy:


I used a mask and stamped What the Doodle Feathers all round the banner in Vintage Jadeite and Soft Stone. Then I curved my sentiment from Praying For You mini set and added it to the banner. I popped the banner up a little and added sequined to finish!

Have a wonderful weekend!
We are going to do a little 10 year anniversary celebrating.
Noelle

3.25.2017

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Blog Hop

Our lovely inspiration:


One of my crafting buddies was inspired by the pretty blue color and flowers:



I lean towards taking the inspiration very literal...I think it's part of the fun to make a card that matches the photo =) So I had to have a blue background, then in white I stamped flowers and leaves from Songbirds, Stylized Autumn, and Bitty Blooms. Then I added color on top of the white.



I used One Big Happy with a little Wink of Stella and some twine to make my little patten panel into a card.

Have a happy hop day!
Thanks for stopping by,
Noelle

3.24.2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #278


WINDOW CHIPBOARD SENTIMENTS


Stephanie's first Make It Monday video was a really neat idea. I was also inspired by Yana's first video and her lovely colors! There is inspiration springing up all over! 

The Challenge:
Create a project with a window chipboard sentiment.



I first die cut a Big Basics Thanks window. Then I grabbed Beautiful Brushstrokes set and stamped flowers using yellow, pink, and grey PTI inks. Last I added my chipboard 'thanks' 

I want to go create more...but I must go chain myself to the kitchen stove and make dinner instead =)

Have a wonderful weekend
Thanks for stopping by.
Noelle

3.14.2017

10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelope

10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelope

Create a new project that includes a card with coordinating altered envelope. 


Played with the pretty flowers from Beautiful Brush Strokes and Praying For You.

You can party on, but I'm headed to bed =)
Noelle

10th Anniversary Challenge: Multiply

10th Anniversary Challenge: Multiply

Create a new project that incorporates multiples of a single shape, stamped or die-cut.



I did some chevron and line multiples with the Clipsters Kit. Added a few gold chevrons 'leftovers' from Snowflake Medallion. And finished it off with Celebrate 2015 set.

"Celebrate, celebrate! Dance to the music."
Noelle

3.12.2017

10th Anniversary Challenge: Favorite Florals

Favorite Florals

Create a new project that incorporates your all-time favorite floral set.


Beautiful Brushstrokes is my newest (thanks to the awesome anniversary sell) and so my favorite at the moment of the floral sets. I played with the small flowers in that set.

Happy 10th PTI!
Noelle

10th Anniversary Challenge: Packaging

Packaging Inspiration


We got some lovely inspiration from Rebecca! 


Time to get-on your pink, cream & gold!




A stretching challenge for me since I ended up with a layered vintage feel...not my 1st choice in style.
I got some gold texture & layers using Snowflake Medallion Die. Beautiful Brushstrokes was used to make the flowers...so fun you could do a layer in gold! Sentiment was from Praying for You.

Happy 10th Anniversary PTI!
Noelle

10th Anniversary Challenge: Stitching

Stitched Coasters

 Create a new project using one of the stitching projects as your inspiration. 



Number one looked so fun and remind me of sprinkles, so I grabbed my...You'll never guess... Shakers and Sprinkles kit and my Quick Stitch Sentiments and made fun birthday card:


Happy 10th PTI!
Noelle


3.04.2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #276

 KRAFT & COLORED PENCILS

With the little ones napping I had a few minuets to make a card (ok it was probably 45 minuets, but feels like minuets =) And tried coloring on kraft.


I colored in Rustic Wreath and added the sentiment and flowers from One Big Happy!

This past week I finished a second Blog Hop card:



Added a little gold to this pink embroidery thread!

And finally finished my '2015' 10 yr celebration card using Clipsters and Big Basics Thanks:


Have a great weekend!
Noelle






2.25.2017

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge



Our very sophistocated looking inspiration photo:


At first the 'no white' challenge scared me...but the picture has some very lovey colors and it grew on me. My goal was to capture some of those colors.


I ink blended Smoky Shadow on the edge of a grey base. Embossed leaves from Wee Folk in gold. I used Quick Stitch Sentiments dies with pink floss for the sentiment. The flowers are from One Big Happy. A jewel add the final bling touch.

What a fun challenge this was and I hope to use some of my 'left over' pieces to make a few more cards like it. I wanted a to add some Saffron Spice, but I didn't get time to play with it yet.

Happy Hop!
Noelle

2.18.2017

CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: 2014



There are too many good 2014 sets and this being the year I discovered PTI I own a few! And I still have a lot on my wish list...but I just had to play with my newest 2014 set:


Thanks to the kindest of PTI to re-release this kit I finally own the Tinsel and Tags kit and did such a happy dance when it arrived! I made this New Home ornament for my cousin and his family!

Celebrate on!
Noelle


2.17.2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2013


Celebrating on and was very drawn to Melissa sweet flower card:


I pulled out what sets I did own like One Big Happy and Stylized Autumn and made this inspired card:



This is not my typical style and I still couldn't get as shabby chic as Melissa, but it it was fun and turned out pretty well.

Celebrate on!
Noelle

CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: 2012


The celebration continues and how sweet was this new beauty by Keeway:


and I 'nailed' it...that's the joke for totally did not =)

I did not have this fun 2012 word set, but I thought maybe I could use Oh Holy Night and Petite Places Nativity to make an inspired Christmas card:

It's just ok and I don't know if I could every send a rainbow Christmas card =)
So I tried one more that I could actually see myself sending...it just had to be monochromatic:


Celebrate on!
Noelle

2.15.2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2011




I wish I had some of the sweet 2011 sets! But instead I was inspired by Wanda's sweet (or sour) card -


 - to play with the sets I do have!
I used Bowl of Sunshine and the Shakers and Sprinkles stamps, along with some pretty paper to make a happy, sunny yellow, inspired card:



"Celebration time - Come on!"
Noelle

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2010



I don't own any 2010 sets but was inspired by Michelle's lovely craft card:


 Its was a beautiful way to use smaller stamps. So I grabbed my Clipsters set and played with the small candle image:


Have a great day!
Noelle

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2009




The celebration continues and the featured 2009 sets are beautiful! I would have wanted them all.
I was inspired -like a few of you - by Laurie's new beauty:


I grabbed my Fancy That set to see if I could make an inspired card:



Celebrate on!
Noelle

2.12.2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #275

STAMPED DANGLES


Dangling past my bed time =)
But it is sure relaxing fun.


Good night!

CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: 2008


CELEBRATING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: 2008



I don't own a 2008 set but was drawn to the Floral Frenzy set and Amy Rysavy's card:


It is a fun brown and pink card. So I grabbed the closest inks I had, Stylized Autumn- it reminded me of Floral Frenzy, Song Birds, and One Big Happy to make my card:



Sure was some floral fun =)
Have a super Sunday!
Noelle