Category Archives: PTI Blog Hops

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Photo Inspiration and Papertrey’s October Blog Hop

Ok… one more card tonight.  This one is for Simon Say Stamps Wednesday Challenge using the photo inspiration and Papertrey Ink’s October Blog Hop.  These two challenge inspiration photos had me thinking of a stack of colorful leaves.  I ended up with this card after using some sprays on watercolor paper and die cutting them out.  I ended up with my favorite colored die cuts on the card.   This card makes me happy thinking of fall.  I love the beautiful colors of fall.  Happy crafting!  Supplies are listed below.



  • Cardstock:  Rustic Cream (Papertrey); Gold Foil Cardstock (Recollections); Watercolor Paper (Ranger)
  • Dies: Encolosed: Leaf die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Crushed Grape, Postbox Red, Pure Sunshine, Squeezed Orange Ink Spray (Dylusions)

Papertrey Ink’s September Blog Hop

With 7 minutes to go I’m keeping this short and sweet!

Ok, now I can come back and complete my post.  Papertrey’s September Blog Hop inspiration art was difficult for me.  Just wasn’t feeling the florals on black, especially when I didn’t start on the card until 30 minutes before I was supposed to be done.   I decided to go to embossing flowers on a black piece of card stock.  This is definitely not my favorite card but it’s always good to stretch outside your comfort zone.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!


Stamps: Gran’s Garden (Papertrey); Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (Papertrey)

Papertrey 10th Anniversary – Build a Birdhouse Challenge

How about an adorable birdhouse?  Papertrey is giving away an super sweet birdhouse template for their 10th Anniversary festivities.  It’s perfect for putting those Easter treats in for your kids teacher or for the kids.  Unfortunately, my boys would demolish the house to get the candy….so it’s better to give it to one of their teachers who might actually appreciate it.  I wanted to use spring colors since it’s going to have Easter candy in it.  Card supplies are listed below.


  • Patterned Paper: Hibiscus Burst Patterned Paper Pack (Papertrey); Soft Stone Patterned Paper Pack (Papertrey)
  • Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #1 (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Dies: Tag Sale #8 (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Birdhouse Template (Papertrey)

Papertrey’s 10th Anniversary, Release Day 5

The challenge today for Papertrey’s 10th Anniversary festivities is to improve on a previous card.  Well since I am a messy crafter and NEVER put stuff away, I still have my Still Life Summer stuff out from some recent crafting.  I decided to improve on this card.  I was originally going easy and focusing on creating a matched card and tag set.  But I wanted to improve on the card so even though the imagery is similar, the card is a bit fancier with more layers and a stamped background.  Hope you like it!  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Stamps and Dies: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: fun foam; Sherbet Shimmer Glitter Drops (Nuvo)


Papertrey’s 10th Anniversary: Packaging

Papertrey’s challenge it to create some pretty packaging….for me that means a tag.  I’m so not good about dressing up a package.  I’m typically just trying to get out the door with the package and not forgetting it on the kitchen counter.  I still had my Still Life Summer stamps and dies out so decided to make a tag to match a card.  It’s such a fun set and it’s nice to have a card and tag ready to go for once.  Supplies are listed below.


  • Cardstock:  Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Stamps and Dies: Still Life Summer (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Wink of Stella, black twine, fun foam

Papertrey’s Release Day 2 Blog Hop

Here’s my card for yesterday’s Papertrey Release Blog Hop (Day 2).  Thank goodness I was able to catch up this weekend or I’d never get my cards done.   Day 2 challenge was to use repeating images….so I went for the graphic look of balls so I could have another masculine birthday card for my stash.  Hope you’re enjoying the blog hop festivities!  Supplies are listed below.


  • Cardstock:  Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey); Pure Poppy (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine); Pure Poppy (Papertrey); Enchanted Evening (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Brushstrokes Make It Market Kit (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: sequins

Papertrey’s Release Day 3 Challenge: Florals

I’m getting caught up on Papertrey’s 10th Anniversary festivities and new release blog posts.  Oh my goodness are there are lot of goodies coming.  Here is my card for today’s challenge on florals.  I’m keeping this short and sweet since I have several more cards to post tonight.  Hope you got some crafting in this weekend!  Supplies are listed below.


  • Cardstock; Amethyst Allure (Papertrey); New Leaf (Papertrey); Watercolor (Ranger)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Stamps: Botanical Blocks II (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Clear embossing powder (Stampendous); Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame Die (My Favorite Things)