Thursday, February 15, 2018

Color Challenge

Another anniversary challenge from PaperTrey Ink and for some reason color challenges are difficult for me. These colors that Betsy used on her card jumped out at me. I love green and purple together. On to the next challenge.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Die Cuts Only?

This PaperTrey Ink challenge was a really fun, hard challenge. Don't use any stamps?  It did force me to take a look at all the dies I have and I discovered I have more than I thought I did. I decided to layer several die cuts and ended up using four different dies so I think I did pretty good. I also cut out three of the word hugs and layered them to add a little more dimension (its hard to see in the photo).

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Vintage Picnic Basket

Todays PaperTrey Ink challenge was to use a stamp set that is on the retirement list. I think that this Vintage Picnic set might have been one of the first stamp sets I bought from PTI. I know I have used it many times over the years and definitely got my moneys worth out of it. I also used one of the new mix and mat dies as it reminded me of a basket weave.

Friday, February 9, 2018


I used the stamp from the Friendship Jar Flowers to make this card. All pinks for a breast cancer survivor. I also used the sentiment from Vintage Picnic Sentiments (because I had it out for the next challenge, as its a retiring set) and it fit perfect with this card. I love using the middle die in the mix and mat die sets to add texture without cutting a mat.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Another Sketch

I love doing sketch challenges and couldn't resist doing another anniversary challenge from PaperTrey Ink. I'm really enjoying the Mix and Mat dies and finding ways to use them in different combinations.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sketch Recipe

I love a good sketch challenge and there were so many choices at PaperTrey Ink. This sketch from Michelle jumped out at me because it was so clean and simple. I had several stamp sets pulled out to use but settled on my Bakers Dozen because I needed another birthday card.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Different Types of Paper

The challenge today at PaperTrey Ink was to use different types of papers on your card. I used some dictionary paper and some old patterned paper from my stash. I stamped some leaves on the dictionary paper but it's hard to see in the photo. I used four different PaperTrey stamps sets on this card, which has to be a record for me. I also made my own felt flower which was fun. Can't wait to send this card.