Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Reverse Confetti is part of a huge collaborative Spring Fling Blog Hop today. I'm super excited to have the above project posted over on the Reverse Confetti blog as part of the hop. Head on over there to join in the fun!

Have a great week!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Pattern Building with Glitter Tape

Hi there! I'm over on the Queen & Company blog with a couple more washi tape creations, this time glitter washi. In case you missed it, Queen & Company is featuring washi tape projects all month long. So many unique and creative ideas have been shared. Check it out if your washi stash tends to stay stashed ;)

My first card is a graduation congrats card. With so many colors to choose from, including silver and yellow/gold, it's pretty easy to customize graduation cards to most school colors. The glitter tape adds a festive note, don't you think?

Glitter Washi Graduation Card

I especially like the wide Blue Lines Tape, which has a unique texture that reminds me of crepe paper!

For my next card, I created a simple thank-you card that incorporates some fun positive-negative design elements.

Glitter Washi Thanks

Stop by the Queen & Company blog for more photos and how-to!

Have a great weekend, my friends! I'm off to my daughter's first horse show of the season, and it looks like it's going to be a rainy one.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stained Glass Inlaid Cross

Hi there, I'm over on the Reverse Confetti blog today with a new WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS project and video. Hope you'll visit with me over there!

I got to play with my new Distress Oxide inks for the background, too, and well ... I love them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Papertrey Traveler's Journal Page Blanks

Hey there, so excited to be back with a Papertrey Ink post! It's been a while. In case you haven't seen, I changed roles at Papertrey Ink, and this upcoming year I'll be a team contributor for Heather Nichols's Traveler's Journal product line. 

It's a smaller role, which I really needed, and I'm so thankful to both Nichole and Heather for making room for me here. It's also a more specialized role, which I'm super excited about, as I fell in love with these notebooks back in the fall when the product line first debuted. 

So, let's jump right in. Today's focus is all about the Traveler's Journal Page Blanks. These come with enough supplies (white linen pages and kraft covers) to make three individual notebooks. I think what I love most about these is how adaptable they are. The journals I'm sharing today include a simple jot-em-down book, an everyday memory keeping journal, and a fitness journal. 

PTI Traveler's Journal

My favorite use, by far, is memory keeping. I haven't "scrapbooked" in several years, and even then, it was spotty at best. This small format has been just the spark I needed to start recording some of those everyday life moments.

PTI Traveler's Journal

I started by decorating the cover. The sentiment is from Wet Paint II and the accents are mostly from Two Toned (stamps and dies) and the Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover dies.

PTI Traveler's Journal

On the inside cover, I included a Traveler's Journal: Envelope for collecting any small memorabilia. For me, the booklets are just about the right size for a month, so I went ahead and customized this one for April using the Traveler's Journal: Dates stamps from last month's release.

PTI Traveler's Journal

I've done a few pages so far. On each page, I'm showing the date using the Traveler's Journal: Dates set. I added my photos, journaling, and title sticker, as well as a little more stamping.

PTI Traveler's Journal

This farm-theme spread documents my daughter's day doing spring cleaning at her barn.

PTI Traveler's Journal

And this spread combines a few days' worth of highlights.

Stamps: Wet Paint II, Two Toned, Traveler's Journal: Dates, Barnyard Sentiments, On the Farm, Monthly Moments: Mini Slide Frame, Moments Inked: Remembered

Dies: Wet Paint II, Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover, Two Toned, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical, Traveler's Journal: Envelope, Minute to Make: Holliday Tags, Sentiment Splits: Horizontal Curve,

Ink: Versamark, Green Parakeet, Dark Indigo, True Black, Soft Stone, Americana, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Cocoa Bean

Paper: Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Indigo, True Black, Soft Stone, Classic Kraft, White card stock; Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot and Black and White All Over Patterned Paper; linen vellum

Other: Nuvo drops, white linen thread, jewel brads, white linen thread, wood veneer hearts, alphabet stickers, jute twine

PTI Traveler's Journal

I love the trim size of the individual notebooks, and have found them perfect to tuck into a purse, car console, bedside table -- wherever your ideas may come where you need to jot down some quick notes.

PTI Traveler's Journal

Everything in these pretty much gets moved to another place, so they're more just temporary holding tanks. For example, my phone ran out of battery at the orthodontist's office the other day, so when it came time to schedule the next appointment, I just needed a paper reminder to add the appointment to my calendar.

These pages don't need to be fancy at all, really you can just leave them totally plain. I find I like lines to write on, so I stamped some using the Moments Inked: Listed stamp set. And then added a little washi for color :)

I also recommend stitching them up with some kind of elastic cord, otherwise, the books won't stay closed. I used the black elastic cord from the Papertrey store.

Notes to Self Journal:
Stamps: Wet Paint II, Moments Inked: Listed
Dies: Wet Paint II
Ink: Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Dark Indigo, Versamark
Other: Traveler's Journal: Page Blanks, Scalloped Skinny Washi Tape, Traveler's Journal: Black Elastic Cord, white embossing powder

PTI Traveler's Journal

Last, I shared the beginnings of a fitness journal back in December for the December Release in Review post, and wanted to share a idea for tracking activity. Those dates in the Traveler's Journal: Dates set are handy! It's a fair amount of stamping, but if you do your pages all ahead of time, you can easily set up weeks, even months, in advance.

Stamps: Making Strides, Traveler's Journal: Dates, Moments Inked: Active Symbols, Pencilgrams
Dies: Fabulous Frames
Ink: Green Parakeet, Dark Indigo, Tropical Teal, Versamark
Paper: Tropical Teal
Other: Traveler's Journal: Page Blanks

Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to visit Nichole's blog today for lots more Traveler's Journal inspiration!

Reverse Confetti April Blog Hop

Egg Carton Easter Gift

It's the 8th of the month and time for Reverse Confetti's monthly blog hop. As RC approaches it's 4th birthday next month, it's also time to clear out some old inventory to make way for the new. Be sure to visit Jen on the Reverse Confetti blog for a list of stamps and dies that have or will be retiring once currently inventory is gone. If something on the retirement list is also on your wish list, now might be a good time to pick that up! I've chosen a couple favorites from the retirement list and will highlight them later on in this post. But first, today's project!

Egg Carton Easter Gift

I saw Rebecca Luminarias's gorgeous egg carton projects a couple of days ago, and once I read that she found the egg cartons at the Target dollar spot, it wasn't more than half a second before I hit the road to snag up some before they disappear! Go get these if you're anywhere near a Target!

Egg Carton Easter Gift

I started by wrapping a band of spring plaid paper  and some turquoise seam binding around the carton, then added some layered circle elements, an Easter sentiment and some butterfly accents. Super quick and easy to put these together!

In the far back is a paper doily. Next is a lightly sponged Lacy Scallop Circle Confetti Cuts die-cut. The sentiment, from Easter Blessings, has been stamped in Piggy Bank ink. Next is a Swirlies Confetti Cuts die-cut in vellum. And last are three stamped butterflies.


I think I'm going to need more of these cartons! They're just too cute!

Stamps: Easter Blessings, Butterfly Dreams
Dies: Lacy Circle Swirles, ButterflyDreams
Ink: Piggy Bank, Lime Green
Paper: Photoplay patterned paper, white card stock, vellum
Other: seam binding, doily, egg carton

Back to that retired list ... some goodbyes are harder than others. But we're also making room for goodies to come, and retirement list items are discounted by 40%!

Fabulous Flamingo is one of my all-time favorites:

As well as Paper Crane:

Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti team for lots more inspiration:

Have a great weekend, friends! Enjoy the hop!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Queen & Co: Washi Tape Birthday Cards

Hi there, I'm over on the Queen & Co. blog today with a pair of colorful birthday cards featuring some of my very favorite things: lots of white space, rainbow colors, black and white twine, and polka dots!

Queen & Co. | Washi Tape

If you're like me, you've collected quite the stash of washi tape, but maybe don't use it as often as you could. Well guess what? Washi tape is the main event on the Queen & Co. blog all month long!

The card above has a fun inside-to-out design element done with washi tape.

Queen & Co. | Washi Tape

And this next card features a rainbow washy-tape covered sentiment die-cut grounded with even more washi tape, this time silver metallic.

Click on over to the Queen & Co blog for more on these cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Miss You Shaker

Jillibean Soup | Miss You Shaker

Today's card was on the Jillibean Soup blog earlier this week, and I've already shared it on Instagram, but I wanted to post more pictures and details here. Clean-and-simple card-making isn't my forte, but this one turned out so sweet and charming!

Jillibean Soup | Miss You Shaker

I started with some of Jillibean Soup's Shape Shakers products -- the Square Shaker Card base, the Square Shaker, and Square Die Set

These card bases have the shaker windows pre-cut, so I just stamped the branch and sentiment inside the window, adhered the wood veneer bird, added a bit of sequin and gem filler, and sealed up the shaker. 

Jillibean Soup | Miss You Shaker

The shaker itself adheres to the inside and shows through the opening when the card is closed. I love how this way the inside is decorated too.

Jillibean Soup | Miss You Shaker

I had a little "what was I thinking?" moment when I tried to open the card and realized I had made it un-openable by adding that twine around the perimeter of the shaker. (Since the shaker is adhered to the inside, it has to fit through the opening. That extra twine around the shaker made it too big to fit through.) I pulled the twine off the shaker and carefully adhered the twine to the card stock frame (using a strong liquid adhesive!) so that the card could actually open. Problem solved!

Jillibean Soup | Miss You Shaker

The pink and blue frames were both cut with the Square Die set. I just trimmed the scallops off the pink one for the layered look. Last touches were some scattered puffy stickers, sequins, and wood veneer flowers.

Look for Jillibean Soup products at your favorite scrapbook store (online or brick-and-mortar), or shop the Jillibean Soup retail store.

Jillibean Soup Supplies:
Shaker Card and Insert:  Square
Shaker Die:  Square
Shaker Stamps:  Picture Perfect
Stamps and Dies:  Latte
Shaker Fillers:  Watercolor
Stamps:  Bowl of Dreams
Beanstalks:  Mustard
Wood Veneers:  Souper Celebration
Puffy Stickers:  Bowl of Dreams

Other:  ink.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Circle Wishes Birthday Tag Set - Wednesday in the Works

Circle Wishes Birthday Tags

I'm over on the Reverse Confetti blog today with a new Wednesday in the Works project and video. This week, I'll be looking at the Topped Off Tag, Tag Toppers, and Tag Layers series, as well as sharing an assembling line tip you can use to save time when making multiples.

Hope you'll join me over there!