Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stamp Winner

I am so sorry to be a day late with the Planner Stamp Giveaway winners, but we have had a lot going on here in the last couple of day and I am just now getting a chance to sit down!  

So the winners of the Planner Stamps from StudioL2E are:

Gina and Tracey McNeeley!

Please email me at with your info and I will pass it on to Kanani over at StudioL2E.

Thanks so much for all your comments and I am so glad to know there are lots more planner nerds out there too!  :)  

Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CAS White Christmas Card...

This new Nativity set from Simon Says is amazing!  I love how versatile is because you can color it or in this case,  keep it pretty simple.


I cut about 5 of the little stable die cuts and layered them on top of each other.  I heat embossed the Mary and Joseph image with white embossing powder onto vellum and then layered that behind.  I used Copics to color the vellum and give it a stained glass look.  I stamped the sentiment at the bottom to finish it off.


Are you ready for Christmas cards?  I read today that we have 100 days till Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I am going to try my best to make and send more cards this year!  Keep word....*try*.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping in!  Hope you are having a great day!

Supply List...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wishing Well Curtain Call


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We have a wonderful new sponsor, Clearly Whimsy Stamps, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Wishing Well!  A randomly selected participant in the Wishing Well challenge will receive $25 store credit to Whimsy Stamps and the LEAD will be invited as Guest Designer of a our next challenge!

For this card, I used the Whimsy set called Happy Everything.  I stamped the little start bursts in Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and Hibiscus Burst.  Then I used the Happy die to cut out that adorable sentiment.  The background is made with Versamark stripes.   I added in the "birthday" on a vellum banner and then finished it off with some white enamel dots.  


Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Wishing Well Designers

PTI Release in Review...

Have you loved this latest PTI Release?  So many fun new things right?  I have had a ball creating with each new die and all the new stamp sets.  Today I have a line up of my final projects.

This first card showcases the new set called O'Tannenbaum.


 I stamped the tree onto the smaller panel and the sentiment from Wet Paint Holiday.  I impressed that front panel with the Linen Impression plate.  Then I layered it with another piece of white card stock, before attaching it to a plain white card base.  


On this next card, I used Santa's Sleigh.  


If you know me, you know I am not a big fan of coloring...only because I am not good at it.  So this adorable little image was right up my alley.  Because it was easy!  I added some BG10 Copic around the wreath and blended it out....which I was slightly proud of because I don't blend well usually.  Then I just colored the rest of the image in with various other Copics.  There is a little dot of Stickles on each of the berries in the wreath for some sparkle!  I stamped the sentiment on one of the banner dies and heat embossed it and then folded it up.  I added in some Pure Poppy Striped paper at the bottom to tie all the reds together. 


Birthday Classics: October was used for this next card...


I die cut several leaves using the Leaf Print dies.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto Vellum with some White Filigree Embossing powder.  Then I attached it to the card with a little strip of hidden foam tape at the bottom and a mini clothespin.  I tied a twine bow on too, for more of a fall real.  Oh! I also added in some brown Copic mist with a Tim Holtz mister!  :)


Do you love the Phrase Play dies?  I do!!  Check out the newest in the line up...


I cut out the die and layered all the outside pieces onto a piece of vellum.  I attached everything with liquid glue and the cut the vellum from around the edges.  I popped it up on foam tape, on top of this fun piece of patterned paper.  I added in a  little enamel dot for a pop of color.  


This last card features Keep it Simple: Seasons Greetings and Wet Paint Holiday.


I stamped "seasons greetings" vertically to cover the card front.  Then I cut an opening near the bottom and added in a "greetings" behind the front panel.  I stamped "season's in Pure Poppy and then hand cut the sentiment before I popped it up on foam tape.  This is definitely a non-tradtional looking Christmas card but I thought it was kinda fun!  :)


So that is it for me today!  I can't believe the week has come to an end.  Do you have your lists ready?  Tell me what your favorite new stamp set is?  Or die?

Check out the rest of the DT!  I am sure they have amazing stuff to see!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great Monday!

Supply List: (All supplies are from PTI unless noted)


Stamps: O'Tannenbaum
Paper: Stampers Select White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold
Misc: Linen Impression Plate

Merry Christmas

Stamps: Santa's Sleigh
Paper: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy Striped and Pure Poppy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Double Ended Banner Dies, Filigree White Embossing Powder, Copics

On Your Special Day

Stamps: Birthday Classics: October
Paper: Stampers Select White, Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, Kraft, Vellum
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Leaf Print Dies, Mini Clothespin, Twine, Copic

You bring me Joy

Stamps: Phrase Play #8
Paper: Stampers Select White, Misc Patterned Paper, Vellum
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: Phrase Play #8 Die, Enamel Dot

Season's Greetings

Stamps: Keep it Simple: Seasons Greetings, Wet Paint Holiday
Paper: Stampers Select White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Versafine Black Onyx, Fresh Ink Provincial Gray

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Introducing Book Club...

Today, I have four very different projects to share, all using the new bookmark dies from Papertrey Ink, called Book Club.

This first project is a fun little teacher gift using the new Stitched Bookmark Dies and the Stitched Apple die from last release.


I used Harvest Gold felt and stitched up a bookmark.  On the top, I pinned on a little felt heart.  I added a bad around the middle with the "handmade for you" stamp from Teachers Apple, stamped on a scalloped square from Limitless Layer Dies.  I covered the top of the notepad and the inside of the pen with Pure Poppy Bitty Boxes paper.  I finished it off with a Simply Chartreuse Bow.  


This next project is a fun little Christmas tag using 2 of the new Bookmark dies.  


I used Bookmark #2 and #3 and layered them up.  I cut the both shorter by layering them up to shorter the bookmark into a tag. I stamped a sentiment from the new Seasons Greetings and heat embossed it with white Filigree Embossing Powder.  I added in some stickles on the bottom for a little sparkle.  The top is made with a Simply Chartreuse Satin Dot Ribbon and some red twine.  I added in 2 silver bells for a little more detail.


These new bookmark dies are really fun!  There are 3 different styles and have so many possibilities for things other than just bookmarks.  Here is a CAS bookmarks, featuring one of the quotes from the new stamp set called Book Club...


I stamped the flowers after cutting out the bookmark and then added in the sentiment in black ink.  I found some purple floss to give it that traditional bookmark look. 


Basic Bookmark #2 has a fun CAS look.  I love the lines on the bottom that give it that arrow look.  I used the bookmark here for a little card decorating...


I cut one each, out of Kraft, Enchanted Evening and White.  I stamped the sentiment in Enchanted Evening and then added some gold card stock strips in the background.  (The inside of this card says Happy Birthday...just realized I didn't photograph that part!)


I hope you have enjoyed my Bookmark projects today.  I know there is lots more to see today!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Come back tomorrow to see the whole release!