Papertrey’s Win It Wednesday Challenge

Papertrey’s Win It Wednesday challenge is to make a project using your favorite Papertrey stamp set.  I have many favorite Papertrey stamps and Flower Favorites is one of them.  Love all the different looks you can get with the beautiful flower images.  I am keeping this blog post short and sweet.  Supplies are listed below.




  • Cardstock:  Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Winter Wisteria (Papertrey); onyx black (Versafine);
  • Stamps:  Flower Favorites (Papertrey); Think Big Favorites #10 (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  Flower Favorites die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Green Twine (American Crafts); wink of Stella (Zig)

Papertrey’s January Blog Hop

I made this quick card for Papertrey’s January Blog Hop.  My family has been dealing with some really horrendous medical issues so I’ve been keeping a low profile on my blog.  My card was pretty simple since that’s about all my brain is up to lately.  Hope you are enjoying the blog hop!


Papertrey Make It Monday – Winter Watercolor

I made a card yesterday for Papertrey’s Make It Monday – Winter Watercolor challenge.  Fun technique and it’s been fun to see everyone’s take on the challenge.  All the pretty cards using Enchanted Forest stamp set has me convinced I need to add it to my collection.

I wasn’t sure what kind of watercolor background I was going to start with but started with a blue sky background then started adding fir trees to the background.  It was a learning experience since the wetter the paper, the shadowy the fir tree looked.  So I kept painting trees as the watercolor paper continued to dry.  Here’s what the watercolor image looked like before I did my stamping.


The snowflake images are from Snowflake Medley.  I added a sentiment from Winter Woods before I applied the chunky embossing powder to enhance the snowlike image. Supplies are listed below.



  • Cardstock:
  • Ink: Blueberry Sky (Papertrey); Tropical Teal (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Snowflake Medley (Papertrey); Winter Woods (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Chunky white embossing powder (Stampendous)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Something New

This week’s Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Something New.  I got the new Avery Elle Quirky Christmas stamp set over the holidays and wanted to create some cards to replenish my Christmas card stash.  I ended up making 4 cards with it.  Card supplies are listed under each card.  Hope your 2019 is starting off well!



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Neenah)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle)
  • Ink: Versamark; Red Neon (Hero Arts); Raspberry Jam (Hero Arts); Ruby Red (Altenew)
  • Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Neenah); Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle); Full of Merriment (Penny Black)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Granny Apple Green (Stampin Up); Coastal Cabana (Stampin Up); Bermuda Bay (Stampin Up); Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up); Gorgeous Grape (Stampin Up)
  • Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Neenah); Ocean Tides (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper:  Freezing Season (Simple Stories)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle); Full of Merriment (Penny Black)
  • Ink:  Ocean Tides (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine); Sweet Blush (Papertrey)
  • Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); Rhinestones



  • Cardstock:  White (Neenah); Ocean Tides (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper:  Freezing Season (Simple Stories)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle); Full of Merriment (Penny Black)
  • Ink:  Ocean Tides (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine); Veramark
  • Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); silver metallic pen

Papertrey’s Transformation Tuesday

For this week’s Papertrey Transformation Tuesday Challenge, I added a bit more pizazz to the layout of my previous card.  I had some extra alcohol panels from my previous card and then used colored cardstock and a layer of glossy accents to give the card something extra.

Previous card:


Transformed card:



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); Yupo (Ranger); Royal Velvet (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  Text Block: Party Time (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Alcohol inks (Ranger); white fun foam (Darice); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Altenew’s January 2019 Inspiration Challenge

My first card for 2019 is for Altenew’s inspiration January 2019 challenge, shown below.  I used one of my favorite Altenew products, the floral cover plates.  Love them.  They make such pretty cards!  Card supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting in 2019!




  • Cardstock:  Various Papertrey and Stampin Up cardstock
  • Stamps:  Wishes Come True (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Dies:  Layered Floral Cover Plates A and B (Altenew)
  • Accessories: gold embossing powder (Ranger)

Papertrey Make It Monday – 2018 A La Carte Challenge

How about squeezing 2 more cards into 2018?  I am almost out of time before we hit midnight here on the west coast.  So I selected Papertrey’s Make It Monday #316 – Stenciled Edges for Papertrey’s A La Carte challenge.  I wanted to replenish my Christmas stash of cards so decided to make some Christmas themed cards.  I stenciled the corners with stencil paste rather than ink.  Hope 2018 was good to you and that your 2019 starts off well.  Card supplies are listed below.

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Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Kraft (Papertrey); Pure Poppy (Papertrey); White (Recollections)
  • Ink:  Real Red (Stampin Up); Tea Dye Duo (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #9 (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  One Liners Die Collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  sequins (Darice); Iridescent Thread; Moonshine Glimmer Paste (Nuvo); Frosted Snowflake Stencil (Echo Park)


Card Supplies:

  • Cardstock:  Red (American Crafts)
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Stamps:  Christmas Cheer (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  Christmas Cheer die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Moonshine Glimmer Paste (Nuvo); Frosted Snowflake Stencil (Echo Park)