Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Back to School

Well, today is the day....

Last night, we had our annual "back to school feast"
and today, I'll go for my staggered entrance meeting with Jonah's teacher.
Austin is on the student council this year, so he's helping out today
with the Grade 9's orientation and tomorrow, he'll start Grade 10.
And tomorrow, I'll go for my staggered entrance meeting with Sage's teacher.
And she & Jonah will go full time on Thursday.

I have such a hard time not being sad about summer ending -- 
2014 was really a great summer!
But I am excited about this coming school year 
and the activities we have planned for the fall....

So, in honour of our big day, 
I have a Reverse Confetti card that would be perfect for a teacher --
either now at the start of the year, or just to pass on a little encouragement
during the year -- I'm pretty sure any teacher would appreciate that. ;)

I used some Heidi Swapp patterned paper.
On the vintage cream card stock, I ran the apple die from Class Act Confetti Cuts
partially through my diecutting machine three times and 
stamped it with the coordinating Class Act stamp.
I die cut the smaller heart from Love Note and stamped it with the apple stamp 
and layered them over the apples. 
The leaves were die cut with the  Class Act Confetti Cuts from 
the Heidi Swapp patterned paper and the sentiment is from Class Act, too.


I'm also linking this card up to this week's

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Sketch for you to try #16

Today I have a card to share for the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try #16: 

And here's my take on the sketch:

I started with some Basic Grey patterned paper and layered it over some cream card stock.
Then, I cut a panel of cream card stock and ran it through my diecutting machine
with my impressing mats to impress the largest tag from Tag Me
I used one of the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts to die cut some striped BG patterned paper
and layered a circle diecut over top, 
in which I stamped the sweet polkadot pumpkin from Forever Fall.
I masked the sentiment (also from  Forever Fall) with washi tape so I could stamp it in two colours.


Be sure to head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to see
the other designers' takes on the sketch and to play along, if you'd like.

I'm also linking this card up to this week's
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Before you go, I just wanted to share a fun contest that 
Paulina Nakamura of Pretty Pink Posh is having on her blog today....

She's announcing a talented new design team member and 
is having a contest where you match the Pretty Pink Posh designers 
to the projects in the photo above. 
The correct guesses will go into a draw to win 
a $50 Pretty Pink Posh gift certificate!
Click here to check out the details and play along.

Did you want a hint as to which one is mine?
It uses my favourite colour. :)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pages With Papertrey Challenge #37

Today I have a new challenge to share for Pages With Papertrey
use the masking technique on your layout.

Here's my layout, where I did some masking to stamp 
some rows of buildings using PTI's City Scene.

I stamped my title using Wet Paint Alphabet.
The patterned paper I tucked behind my building scene is Echo Park.
Here's a close up of my stamped scene:

The buildings were so fun to stamp & they complemented the buidlings in the photos, 
which was the theme of the museum we visited.
The clouds were die cut using PTI's cloud dies.
The arrow at the bottom was stamped & die cut using PTI's A Few Pointers.

If you create a layout using this challenge, please post a link to it here on my blog
or here in the Papertrey Ink forum. I'd love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Five for Friday

1. This has been a busy week!
Mostly due to the fact that we've been having VBS every morning at our church.
I'm volunteering as the Crafts Station Leader. :)

2. I have some very exciting news to share....

I've been asked to stay on the Chickaniddy Crafts Team for another year!
I was so thrilled to be one of the four team members who were asked to stay on the team--
my kids can testify to the happy dance I did when I got the email. LOL!

Click here to see the names of the talented women who make up the new team.

3. I was so thrilled to get my new Chickaniddy Crafts goodies in the mail,
I couldn't wait to start playing with them!
So, I made this card, which I linking up to this week's
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

This card using supplies from the new Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious line:
patterned paper, stickers & stamps.
The dies I used are Papertrey Ink.

4.  We've had such a great summer and I'm so sorry to see it come to an end.
The kids start school next week & I imagine I will be starting back to work shortly after.
It's a good thing there are some fun things planned for this fall to look forward to.... ;)

5. I have a card to share that I made for Tag You're It Challenge #5
where we're being inspired by this lovely tag by TYIC Designer Donna Mikasa:

I was inspired by how Donna die cut her flowers & leaves from coloured card stock and then stamped on them, so I made a card with a tag  using the same technique.

I use one of my Pretty Pink Posh tag dies, which I die cut from vintage cream card stock.
I die cut my Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals from spring moss, sweet blush & berry sorbet card stock
and stamped on them with the coordinating stamp set.
I stamped my sentiment in sweet blush and berry sorbet, using Papertrey Ink's Wet Paint stamp set.

Visit the Tag You're It Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the challenge and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Wednesday, September 10th to link up your project.

I'm also linking this card up to this week's
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #90

Here is the card that I made for

I used some Webster's Pages patterned paper and Papertrey Ink's Pedal Pusher stamp set.
I stamped the "keep on peddling" sentiment on vellum and die cut it with 
PTI's Get a Handle On It die before adhering it over my bicycle image.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 4th to link up your card.

I'm also linking this card up to this week's
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You Are So Very Special to Me

Today, I have a card to share that I made using some Reverse Confetti.

I stamped my sentiment from So Very Special in sweet blush, lemon tart, 
ocean tides & aqua mist onto some Heidi Swapp patterned paper.
I die cut the edge using the Double Edge Scallop Border and layered it over 
another piece of Heidi Swapp patterned paper.
Some Pretty Pink Posh sequins finish it off.


Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

Once again, it's time for the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.
This month's challenge was to be inspired by this photo.

After seeing the photo, I immediately thought of a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper
that I'd recently added to my collection. 
I decided to use it to create a card and a layout for the challenge.

Here's my card:

I used the patterned paper as my background. 
Can you see how a few of the circles are gold & shiny? That's why I chose it!
I created a thin border with some berry sorbet card stock (inspired by the thin border around the card in the photo) & stamped my sentiment (from Wet Paint) in aqua mist and heat embossed the "birthday" in gold.

Next, here's the layout:

I used the same patterned paper and created a thin border once again.
I stamped my title using Wet Paint Alphabets in versa mark and heat embossed it in gold.

This little typewriter is a Crate Paper Maggie Holmes embellishment.
I stamped the sentiment onto it -- it's a mix of sentiments from MM: February.

This tag & gold heart are also Maggie Holmes.
I stamped behind them with my Scribbled Circles stamp.

I was inspired by the envelope in the photo and decided to create a vellum envelope in which to tuck my journaling.

The "sweetheart records" embellishment is Maggie Holmes, 
which I adhered to some sweet blush card stock that I'd die cut using Edgers #5 to make the tab.

Thanks for looking!