Paper Sweeties September Release Rewind

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Today marks the close of Paper Sweeties' September Release, which means there's a new goodie awaiting you in the Paper Sweeties Shop.  But before you're off to picking yours up today, if you haven't done so already, I've got one more creation, boasting more images and another sentiment from I'm So Proud of You, for you all, today.
I started this card by stamping all the images, from both You Add Color to My Life and I'm So Proud of You, in Jet Black ink, across a piece of watercolor paper.  I then watercolored it, including a soft shadow to create depth around each image (Although, that isn't showing up well in these photos.); split the panel at an angle; and anchored the two resulting pieces, with bright-pink-threaded, straight, machine stitching, to the Melon Mambo, cardstock, card face.
The split in the watercolored panel created a background to help the white-embossed, "You're a Class Act" sentiment really pop.
Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  Be sure to check in with the rest of these talented team, too; and until next month, be blessed!

Nancy Salkeld

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: I'm So Proud of You & You Add Color to My Life (Paper Sweeties) Paper: watercolor (Master's Touch); Melon Mambo (SU!) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: bright-pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); white embossing powder (Zing!); embossing gun (SU!)

Pretty Little Studio: Happy Day

Morning, y'all!  Just stopping back in with a card that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday the end of last month.  It happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog this am.  Enjoy!
I started this card by anchoring a piece of the Birthday 15 print, with bright-pink-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to the white, cardstock, card face.  A Dream Big Shipping Tag was overlaid with a portion of a Cambridge 4" Doily; popped up, with foam tape, in the center of the card face; and topped with the Kaitlyn Vintage Die Cut, which, too, was popped up with foam tape.  You all know how much I love dimension ;).
A combination of Happy Day Color Stickers and So Sweet Word Die Cuts were collected over Kaitlyn's skirt.
A happy mix of Blooming Love Die Cuts, Flower Garden Die Cuts, and Pink Frosting Sequins dress up the bottom left and top right corners of the design...
and a length of white string, laced through the tag and tied in a bow, completes the look.
Before I run, I wanted to share the gorgeous, season-inspired September Freebie with any $24 or more purchase.  Pick yours up today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now, get out there and make your weekends creative ones.  Mwah!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); It's Your Birthday: Birthday 15 8x8 (PLS) Other: bright pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); white string (Hobby Lobby); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); It's Your Birthday: Happy Day Color Stickers; Sweet Life: Flower Garden Die Cuts & Pink Frosting Sequins; XOXO: Blooming Love Die Cuts; Dream Big: So Sweet Word Die Cuts & Dream Big Shipping Tag; Cambridge 4" Doily & Kaitlyn Vintage Die Cut (PLS)

Paper Sweeties September Release Party

Friday, September 14, 2018

Welcome back, Paper Sweeties fans!  I trust you're loving seeing the new, September Release, I'm So Proud of You, at work.  Well, I've got a super sweet, little trio of treats, that I made for my kiddos just because they've been working so hard with their studies, to share, with you all, today.  Enjoy!
I started these gifts by stamping the "I'm So Proud of You" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, on white, cardstock, banner tags, die-cut using the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts die and punched with a small hole.  The pencils were stamped, in Jet Black ink, on watercolor paper; watercolored; hand-cut out; and punched with that same small hole.
I then covered the tops of mini, Mason jars, stuffed with M&M's, with simple, white, paper doilies and secured them with lengths of Baker's Twine, wrapped around the base of each lid.  The Baker's Twine was then laced through the holes, which were previously punched in both the watercolored pencils and stamped sentiments, and tied in bows.  Simple, gingham, ribbon bows, in a trio of colors, complete the look.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Have an amazing start to your weekends; and I'll see you right back here, for one final day of September Release projects, tomorrow.  XOXO

Nancy Salkeld 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: I'm So Proud of You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: watercolors (Kuretake); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); gingham ribbons & doilies (Hobby Lobby); 3/16" Circle Punch (SU!); mini Mason jars (Ball); Big Shot (Sizzix); Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts die (Paper Sweeties)

Sketchabilities #153 September Reveal

Evening, y'all!  Just stopping back in to share my take on a fabulous, new sketch over at Sketchabilities.  Enjoy!
I started this page by smudging Wedding Pink and Aquamarine, softened by Pearl Colorations Spray, Glimmer Mists onto the textured, white, cardstock, base page.  I then splattered it with those same mists before stamping it, in Barely Banana and Jet Black inks respectively, with the lemon wheels, little flowers, and dragonfly and splattering once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
My photos, which were matted with white cardstock, rest on top of a nest of cheesecloth for more of that fabulous texture I love so much.  I then hand-cut all of the black and white lemons and flowers, some of which were popped off the surface of the base page with foam tape, from a patterned print and tucked a number of black-embossed, on vellum, and punched flowers in among the clusters.
A large, lemon slice die cut grounds the design and serves as the stage for the "sunkissed" title die cut, popped up with foam tape and anchored by a colorful, banner die cut, as well as a layered, die-cut, from vellum, banner and a couple of stamped, in Jet Black ink, words.
A duo of layered, frame die cuts houses my journaling, which reads, Melvern Lake, July 13, 2014, as well as a stamped, in Jet Black ink, "Sun, please." phrase.  They were topped with a lemon die cut, which was, in turn, stacked with a "lazy days & sun rays" banner die cut and dressed up with a length of white string, tied in a bow.
A lemon, epoxy badge and scattering of gold, glitter and yellow enamel dots...
as well as the trimmed, left side of my black and white, journaling die cut, complete the look.
Here's your September Sketch #153 to get you off and creating in the right direction.
To be considered for the Featured Designer spot, you must add your entry to the linky by October 10, 2018.  Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit, friends!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Bugs & Kisses, Tart & Tangy, Petite Petals, & Little Flowers (SU!); "TODAY", "BEACH.", & "Sun, please." (Citrus Twist) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); textured white (Bazzill); black/white lemons & flowers (Pinkfresh) Ink: Barely Banana (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Wedding Pink & Aquamarine Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); Pearl Colorations Spray (Art Anthology); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); black embossing powder & Petite Petals punch (SU!); all die cuts & lemon epoxy badge (Pinkfresh); gold glitter & yellow enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); Double Banner Garland Confetti Cuts die (Reverse Confetti); Big Shot (Sizzix)

Paper Sweeties September Release Sneak Peek

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Evening, y'all!  Paper Sweeties' September Release is here; and we're kicking things off tonight with a few sneak peeks of a darling, new, stamp set, I'm So Proud of You.  So, let's just get right to how it inspired me.  Shall we?
I started this card by stamping the ruler, in Jet Black ink, lots of times, over a soft gray, diamond, patterned print.  I then framed it with Ruby Red cardstock and anchored it, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, to the white, cardstock, card face.
A wide strip of multicolored, numbers print was secured, with more of that scrumptious, silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, across the horizontal center of the card face and wrapped with a length of Frosting seam binding ribbon, straight from the Paper Sweeties Shop.  The ribbon itself was tied in a double bow and embellished with an ivory button, laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow.
Madison was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on watercolor paper; watercolored; detailed with a white Gelly Roll Pen; and dressed with a denim, patterned, paper skirt and watercolored sweater, both of which were stamped in Jet Black ink and hand-cut out.  The sweater was also stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the apple, which was watercolored and given a little shimmer and shine with both Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.  She was then die-cut using the Oval Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts die; framed with a turquoise, stripe, patterned paper, die-cut using that same Sweet Cuts die; and popped up, with foam tape, in the center of the card face, just to the right of the embellished ribbon, to complete the look.
Thanks so much for visiting, friends!  Be sure to stop in to see what the rest of the designers have whipped up just for your viewing pleasure.  Then, I'll be back, at the same time and place tomorrow, to share more of what I'm So Proud of You can do.  Hope to see you then!  And to those of you on the east coast, stay safe!  You're in my thoughts and prayers.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: I'm So Proud of You & Madison (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Ruby Red (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch); gray diamond (K&Company); denim (MME); turquoise stripes (Elle's Studio); multicolored numbers (Echo Park) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Clear Wink of Stella & White Gelly Roll Pen (Zig); watercolors (Kuretake); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); button (unknown); Big Shot (Sizzix); Oval Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts die & Frosting seam binding ribbon (Paper Sweeties)