September 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink September 2013 Blog Hop Challenge | Wreaths

Hello there fellow Papertrey Ink friends.  I am thrilled to be able to once again participate in this month's blog hop after a month away.  I was so excited I even dreamed about making a card for the hop! 
This month's theme is:

For more information or to see the other amazing projects go to Nichole Heady's blog HERE.
Here's my wreath project: 
After some crash and burns failed attempts at wreath-making I finally came up with a super simple design using a frame from Mat Stack 2 Collection stamp set which I stamped 4 times.  I then added some dots from the Daydreamer stamp set and a flower from Mini Blooms that I stamped upon its matching die.  The sentiment is also from Mat Stack 2 Collection.  I added some Stickles to each of the circled...needed a little glitter, don't you think?  Last is the strip of patterned paper which has all three of the main colors added under the panel with adhered with foam adhesive.
There you have it.  Thank you so very much for visiting my blog.  It was an honor to be among all you crazy talented stampers!
Happy creating,
Stamps: mat stack 2 collection, daydreamer and mini blooms, Papertrey Ink
Ink: soft stone, raspberry fizz, aqua mist and harvest gold, Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: stamper's select white, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: kate & co Cambridge Court 6x6 paper pad, My Mind's Eye
Dies: mini blooms die collection, Papertrey Ink 
Other: Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; star dust Stickles, Ranger; foam adhesive

September 13, 2013

Coupon Code for Stamping Goodness!

Hello there friends.  Call this a public service announcement or enabler alert, but I have for you an awesome coupon code (scroll down to near the bottom of this post for the code) that will get you 25% off of your order till the end of the month from Paper Wings Productions.  They have even just had a brand new release featuring some fairies and stellar background stamps.

I thought I would round up a few recommendations for you (some for the autumn season and some can be used any time, all the time) to help with your shopping experience (aren't I sweet?):


Fairies Clear Stamp Set (love the gnome!)



There are so many other awesome products so head over to Paper Wings Productions and find your favorites and use the code for 25% off your entire purchase until the end of the month!

What is the code you ask?  PWP*FAN7 

How do I use the code?  At checkout click the Add Coupon button.  Type in  PWP*FAN7 and press submit.

Should you need some inspiration or to see these products in action go on over to The Aviary.

Happy creating,

September 11, 2013

Autumn's Approach on The Aviary

Hello there friend! 

I am blogging over at The Aviary today.  I made a quartet of autumn cards with my go-to gold (I seem to gravitate to all things gold and especially during the cooler seasons).

Here's a peek of what I made:

Wishing you all the best!

Happy creating,

September 6, 2013

Paper Wings Productions' September Design Team Blog Hop

WELCOME to our Autumn themed Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!  If you've arrived here from Norma's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we’re sharing gorgeous autumn themed projects full of warm rich colors.  So get comfortable and prepare to be inspired!!  This month’s main prize is a gift certificate to the new Paper Wings Productions’ online store.

For a chance to win, all you need to do is:

  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love. Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop. 
  • to increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions' Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. 
  • then just come back and let us know! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries. 

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept 9th, 2013 on The Aviary.

For my autumn inspired project, I wanted to use the gorgeous leaves found in Leaves or Leaf and Thanks is for Giving or Mini Thanks to create a wreath. 

First thing I traced a circle onto the canvas with a pencil.

I stamped 6 of the single leaf from Leaves or Leaf and 6 of the flourish leaf from Thanks is for Giving or Mini Thanks with brown ink onto kraft cardstock.  I took out yellow and orange gelatos and colored in the leaves haphazardly and then used a brush and water to blend the colors.  After they had dried I cut out all the leaves.  I spritzed the leaves with shine mist.  Then I added details to all the leaves using copper and red Stickles.  I set all the leaves aside to dry overnight.

For the canvas panel I painted it with watered down metallic blue paints.  I stamped the acorn images from Thanks is for Giving or Acorn Elements in brown ink around the edge of the canvas.  I colored in the edges using a gold leafing pen.  I painted some of the blue paint over the gold.  I then stamped in blue ink the double leaves from Leaves or Leaf.

I added dots of shine mist and star dust Stickles over the canvas.  I them dry overnight.

On a piece of white tissue paper I stamped the sentiment from Thankful in red and brown inks.  I attached the tissue paper inside the circle with multi-medium making sure to put some on the both the back and over it.  I stamped more of the double leaves from Leaves or Leaf in blue ink over the tissue paper.  In light grey ink I stamped the script from Text Melange or Text  in different places on the canvas.   Using a copic I colored in areas of the tissue paper and also outlined the word "thankful".

Following the line of the circle I adhered the leaves making sure to only put multi-medium in the center of the leaf.  I fluffed up the edges of the leaves to create dimension.

I think this would make a good hostess gift during the autumn season.  I chose a blue background to mimic the autumn sky and to allow the leaves to pop off the color, but you could easily change up the colors to make them work perfectly for the hostess' house.

That's it from me for this month's hop.  Make sure to head on over to our peerless leader Carrie's blog next!!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***


It has been a real pleasure to have you visit me today and I hope this hop inspires you to ink up some Paper Wings Productions stamps!

Happy creating,


Ink: cornflower, cup o'joe, red royal and wet cement mid-tone, Hero Arts Shadow Ink
Cardstock: sand, Neenah Paper
Canvas: 8 x10 canvas panel, Artist's Loft
Paint: metallic blue pearl and metallic blue sapphire, Folk Art; multi-medium matte, Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger
Other: butter cream, lemon, mango and tangerine gelatos, Faber-Castell; mint blue (B01) and manganese blue (B34), Copic; calico shine Mister Huey's Color Mists, Studio Calico; copper, star dust and xmas red Stickles, Ranger; gold leafing pen, Elmer's; white tissue paper


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