7.25.2017

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge



Our elegant inspiration:


 I was drawn to the monochromatic stamps and thought I would try and re-create something similar:





It was really fast and relaxing to stamp with just one color =)
I used the die from Post & Parcel for my stamp looking mats.

Supplies
Hawaiian Shores Ink
Songbirds stamp set
Mini Blooms stamp set
Beautiful Brush Strokes stamp set

I hope you have a wonderful week! 3 of the 4 kiddos are at Nana & Papa's this week. I'm enjoying the free time, but it is sooooo quiet! =)

Happy Hop!
Noelle

7.13.2017

CREATE ALONG WITH US: JULY 2017

 Lots of beautiful inspiration coming our way this week from Papertrey Ink! Here's one from Betsy:


The new Mix and Match dies made me think of the Post & Parcel kit.

I was inspired to use a Post & Parcel die as a mat in my card:



I'm a little late to the Petite Places party, but I got a few new sets that I have been having fun with! The Sweet Shop and the City Station. Here's some more just for fun:




It's officially summer at our house now that we finished our homeschool year! So I've been having a little summer fun myself =)

Have a wonderful week!
Noelle

7.02.2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #289

BUILDING WREATHS WITH SMALL IMAGES


I've stayed up too late playing with the Tinsel & Tags Sprigs set but had fun making a wreath for each season:


What a fun challenge Lizzie!  I just had to try it =)
Good night,
Noelle

6.25.2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #288

PANTONE CHIP INSPIRED CARDS


A lot of the time I am drawn to a simple graphic look and Lexi's challenge was right up that alley! Her cards looked so fun I had to find time to try it:




I played with Summer Sweetness - my first PTI set I ever bought =)
Words from Swoosh, Pretty Petals, and One Big Happy. I did some dry embossing for the back grounds.

Have a good evening!
noelle

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge



Our lovey inspiration:


I didn't have an idea for my card until my newly purchased You've Been Framed: Hexagon dies and 'hello' Noted Die arrived. I thought the hexagon shape matched well with the shape of the vases and I came up with this:


The 'hello' was masked then ink blended. Then the hexagon piece was coved in glossy accents to match the vases. I also used Beautiful Brush strokes to add the flowers.

Wow...it's been a while. I'm having to remember how to blog =) It was just was a busy spring with the girls' school & activities. Plus little Mr. who is now 10 months old getting so busy! And nice weather means time to try to grow a garden and pick lots of weeds! It sadly leaves little time to make cards =( But I'm still watching, looking, dreaming and I'll join when I can.
Have a great hop,
Noelle

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