Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Confetti Crush...


We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!

I filled this little glassine back full of stars after heat embossing the sentiment from Inner Rock Star on the front.  I cut the top off and sealed it to the back with glue.  I added it to the card front layering it on top of some So Stripey stripes and some black Copic mist.  

The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.

Confetti Crush Designers

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti

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PTI April Release in Review...

Have you been loving all the samples so far from Nichole and the design team?  The April release has been SO fun to work with!  I have several more cards to share today in this release in review post.

Staring off with my most favorite using the Modern Cross Quilt Cover plate....


Stamps:  PTI Desktop Design
Paper:  PTI Stampers Select White
Ink:  Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass
Misc: Cover Plate: Modern Cross Quilt, Studio Calico wooden arrow

Simply Framed


Stamps:  PTI Simply Framed, Desktop Design
Paper:  PTI Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Misc Glitter paper
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy, Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: PTI Simply Framed Die, Grand Ampersand Die, Studio Calico Wooden heart, Black Copic, Distress Marker Mister

Football Frenzy


Stamps:  Football Frenzy
Paper:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Stampers Select White, Delicata Silver Shimmer
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: PTI Linen Impression Plate, Football Frenzy Dies, Green Copics

Background Basics: Random Stripes


Stamps:  PTI Background Basics: Random Stripes, PTI Simple Alphabet
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy, Versafine Black Onyx

Botanical Blocks


Stamps:  PTI Botanical Blocks
Paper: PTI Soft Stone, Stampers Select White, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado
Misc: Filigree White Embossing Powder

Phrase Play #3


Stamps:  PTI Phrase Play #3
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores
Misc: Phrase Play #3 Die, Cover Plate: Simple Stars

Monthly Moments: April


Stamps:  PTI Monthly Moments: April, Super Stripes
Paper: PTI Plum Pudding, Stampers Select White, Vellum
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Plum Pudding, Versamark
Misc: Filigree White Embossing Powder, Green Copics

The A-MAZE-ing Stamp Set


Stamps:  PTI The A-MAZE-ing Stamp Set
Paper:  PTI Stampers Select White
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse and Amuse Ocean, Versafine Black Onyx
Misc:  PTI The A-MAZE-ing Stamp set Dies

Teepee Time


Stamps:  PTI Teepee Time
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White
Ink:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Versafine Black Onyx
Misc: PTI Teepee Time Dies, Scor-pal

So glad you come by today!  Stop by the rest of the DT to see some more release samples!

Hope you have a great day!  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Introducing Desktop Design...

Welcome back for day 2 of group posts over at Papertrey Ink.  The set we are showcasing today is called Desktop Designs.  AND it is so fun!  Our challenge for this set was to come up with a CAS card and then a more detailed card.

First off, here is my CAS card....


I adore this little typewriter.  It comes with 2 stamps.  One for the body and one for the keys and knobs.  There is a typewriter die with a little slot and also, a little die for the paper coming out of the top.  CUTE, right?  I wanted to keep this super CAS and spotlight that typewriter all by itself.  


On the inside, I stamped the sentiment "miss you"....


For the second card, I added some more detail.  I made a "paneling" wall in the background but impressing some kraft card stock, and then adhering 1/2" strips to a dark chocolate panel.  I masked of part of the desk, to make this little filing cabinet.  I die cut the first image and then put the die back in to make a nice edge on the opposite side.  I added in a pencil holder and a telephone.  


I used some Scrappers Floss to made a little 3D phone cord and the popped the phone and the filing cabinet up on foam tape.  I had cut my own little banner using that same sentiment and popping it up in the middle for some dimension.  


This set has so many possibilities.  I can't wait to see what the rest of the design team did!  Here are some links to check out...

Thanks so much for stoping in!  Come back tomorrow to see my sample for the whole April Release! Have a great day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

You might be...

**Scroll down for my Group Post for Papertrey Ink's April Release**

Happy Saturday! This is my 2nd post for today.  I am stopping in right quick with a card for this week's Retro Sketches.  The original card is one from Erin Taylor.  Its such an amazing card and it definitely made for a fun sketch.  I told the girls, I feel like a rebel...because I changed it up just a tad.  Here is my card...just scroll down to see the sketch.


I took some Studio Calico paper and adhered it to the bottom of my card base.  Then I added in some more white panels, embossed with a striped embossing folder.  I finished the card off with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, Stripe Greetings and some wooden dots from My Minds Eye. (LOVE!)


I felt like it needed a little something else, so I tucked some Simon Says Orange Peel card stock under the top panel just for a little pop of color.

Here is this week's sketch...

I hope you get the chance to play along!  Stop over to see what the RS girls have created too, by clicking HERE.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great Saturday!  

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Introducing Simple Stars...

Hello there!  It's time for our first group post for Papertrey Ink's April Release.  Today's set is one of my favorite of the release.  Ok....maybe I will say that about everything but I do really love these set!  Our challenge was to find some Pinterest inspiration and  make something masculine and feminine using the Simple Stars set and Cover Plate: Stars.  

My first card was inspired by a picture I found of a blanket.  I adore this color combo and had to go with it! 

Seeing these colors, I  made my first card with  my daughter in mind.  It is super simple to make but still so girly and elegant.  


I used the cover plate to emboss the card base.  I used Background Basics: Super Stripes and stamped a row in Sweet Blush.  I added in a sentiment in gray over the top, then popped it up on foam tape for some dimension.  


I found this adorable picture of a little boys nursery in navy and yellow...

and was instantly inspired to make this card...


Can you tell I love Super Stripes?  Yes, I used it again here and covered a piece of white card stock in stripes and then used the Stars cover plate.  I layered it up with some Lemon Tart card stock and stamped the simple sentiment.  


I know the rest of the team have amazing cards and projects for us to see!  Here is a list of stops to make!

Supply List:

Night Sky

Stamps: Simple Stars, Background Basics Super Stripes
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush, Amuse Slate
Paper: PTI Stamper Select White
Misc: Cover Plate: Stars

Birthday Star

Stamps: Simple Stars, Background Basics Super Stripes
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Lemon Tart
Misc: Cover Plate: Stars