Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Yay – I’m actually joining along in the Papertrey Ink blog hop this month – I never manage to get my act together for this, but I had a chance to make something this morning. I love the mood board for this month’s hop.

I used the Papertrey Ink diagonal cover plate to create a stencil. I sponged ink in the negative space with various sherbet-colored inks. I die cut the sentiment 4 times from grey cardstock & layered them together. I topped the die cut with Wink of Stella a thick layer of Glossy Accents. 
This card is another one layer creation – guess I’m still on a kick from the class!

Thanks so much for visiting & enjoy the hop. 

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Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge

Hello!!! Where is time going, right? I cannot believe it is December 15th! One more week here in Zurich and then off on vacation to see my in-laws for the holidays. A change will be good, but can’t believe it is coming so soon!

Anyway, on to the business at hand! It is time for another challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge site – and this week is easy – Anything Goes. This is perfect in the run up to Christmas as I’m sure you are busy finishing up those last holiday cards & tags.


I decided to do a non-holiday card this week. I got a little technical with the die cutting on this one – tried to do an inlay effect in a rainbow of cardstock. I love the result, but it did take me a long time! I have always respected the die cutting genius of crafters like JJ Bolton & Laura Bassen – I have a whole new level of respect now! I also love all the cool angles everyone is doing on card fronts lately – makes such a big impact!


I covered the die cut letters & the stamped heart with Glossy Accents – I love the extra oomph you can achieve from something as simple as a clear gloss.  On this card I used the Get Well die cut and the heart stamp is from Vegtastic. A little Bella Blvd washi tape finished everything off!

Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Bash!

Hello and welcome to a very special day!! Today is the 1st birthday of the 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge - and there is a big celebration! You should have arrived here from the blog of the incredibly talented Nina Yang.

Lovely Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh, the mastermind of the brilliant 10 Minute Craft Dash, has lined up an incredible group of the most talented card makers in the industry to help celebrate – hop along to see all their creations and the creations of the 10 Minute Craft Dash DT. Make sure to comment along the way for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes. AND, don’t forget to play along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash over the next 10 days for a chance to win the grand prize – a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson and an amazing prize package – woo-hoo!!!


For my card, I cut a triangle pattern background from my Silhouette. I temporarily adhered it to a sheet of 4″ x 5 1/4″ white cardstock and got inky with sponge daubers and Distress Inks. The sentiment is heat embossed in black on vellum and wrapped around the panel. I added some coordinating sequins, popped it up on a kraft card base & called it a day! Super easy, but bold & graphic. It did take me nearly the whole 10 minutes – finished just in time at 9 minutes, 57 seconds.

Thanks so much for stopping by – your next stop is the super sweet and talented Kelly Marie Alvarez! Enjoy the hop & be sure to play along! If you lose your way along the hop, check out the full list at Pretty Pink Posh.

Edited to add: I noticed a fun challenge over at Moxie Fab World – Trendy Triangles. I’m linking this up there as well!

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