Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I wanted to make a pincushion for my work table.  After playing around with some of the stitched rectangles and circles from Papertrey Ink, I found that three of the second smallest rectangle would fit into one of the third smallest circles (after joining them along the short seams).

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles - Papertrey Ink 
OtherPink Thread - DMC 936; Pink Acrylic Felt; Fabric; Fusible interfacing

Monday, March 23, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #205

Here is the card I made for this week's Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink. The theme is confetti cluster stamping.  All of the small stamps are from the set Embellished Elegance. I hand cut the butterfly and the velum overlay for the butterfly.

Stamps:  Embellished Elegance, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers- Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Pink, Rose Red, Cyan, Topaz, Lavender, Burgundy, Fresh Green, Seafoam, Amethyst, Canary - Versacolor; Black - Versafine 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #204

This week's challenge at Papertrey Ink is to use a watercolour 'smooshing' technique. I always need cards for boys, so I created a galaxy background.  It took me a few attempts! The first time I used too much water and the next time not enough. The third time was just right!  

Stamps:  Boy Basics: Out of This World - Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Indigo, Violet, Grape, Imperial Blue - Versacolor; Black - Versafine and Stayzon 
Dies: Boy Basics: Out of This World, Tag Sale 3 - Papertrey Ink; A6 Metric Card Stackers - Cheery Lynn
Other: Dark Navy card base, Silver mirror cardstock - Unkown;Acetate for smooshing technique; Markers R89, R59, R29, YR14 - Copic

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The theme for the spring coffee lovers blog hop is "Spring", so I chose to incorporate butterflies.
I assume that the phrase 'spring for' is used in many English speaking countries - it means to treat someone.  I made the phrase using a sketch pen on my Silhouette machine.

Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies, Heart to Heart Coffee, Turning a New Leaf - Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Sage, Turquiose, Orchid, Camellia, Narcissus - Versacolor; Black - Versafine 
Dies: Heart to Heart Coffee - Papertrey Ink; A6 Metric Card Stackers - Cheery Lynn
Other: Black Sketch Pen, Beautiful Dreamer Sketch font - Silhouette; Markers RV02, BG23, R43 - Copic