Paper Sweeties October Release Rewind

Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome back, y'all!  We're wrapping up Paper Sweeties' October Release week today with final projects, boasting more of what both of our new, fall-inspired, stamp sets, I'm Nuts About You and Happy Fall Y'all, can do.  Enjoy!
I started this card by stamping a variety of fall-themed sentiments and images, on a 4-7/8" x 3-5/8" piece of watercolor paper, in Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, and Jet Black inks respectively.
I then watercolored and gave the images a little bit of shine with Clear Wink of Stella before splattering everything with coordinating colors of watercolor, as well as Titanium White acrylic paint.
Once the prepped piece was dry, it was framed with both Daffodil Delight cardstock and gold threaded, straight, machine stitching; adhered to the white, cardstock, card face; and dressed up with a trio of buttons, laced with white string.
That does it, for this month, Paper Sweeties fans.  Be sure to visit my talented teammates today, too.  We cannot wait to see how you put these darling, new, stamp sets to work and humbly thank you for your continued support.  Be blessed!


{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Thankful & I'm Nuts About You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white (Paper Sweeties); Daffodil Delight (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, & Brocade Blue (SU!) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); buttons (Buttons Galore & More); white string (Hobby Lobby); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt)

Sketchabilities #154 October Reveal

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Welcome back, y'all!  Just stopping back in to share a brand new, sketch challenge from Sketchabilities.  Let's just get right to it.
I started this page by adding a little, white gesso to the pine, polka dot, base page.  I don't usually choose such a dark background to begin with; but the striking mountain scene, behind those polka dots, fit my photograph perfectly.  And I adore the end result!  Once that was dry, I topped it with a trio of prints, all anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching, as well as my photograph, which was matted with white cardstock and backed with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture.  I also tucked a couple of tickets, both of which were laced with white string, tied in a bow and knot respectively, under the right side of the paper stack, before using one of them to etch the Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, location.
The "PRESENT & in awe", die-cut title was popped up, with foam tape and over a cluster of hand-cut, from a patterned print, blossoms, in the bottom, right corner of the design.
The opposite corner received a slightly smaller dose of that same hand-cut, patterned, floral print, topped with a "WANDER THIS WAY", die-cut arrow, popped up with foam tape, and "VAYCAY" flair button, backed with a tangle of gold thread.
A "PHOTO RECORD" Sept. 28, 2011, cardstock sticker and scattering of gold and mustard die-cut and wood veneer stars complete the look.
Here's your October Sketch #154 to get you off and creating in the right direction.
I'm so sad to announce that this is Sketchabilities final challenge.  Karan is super busy with a new, life adventure; and there hasn't been quite the support for this reboot as we all had hoped.  Please don't let that discourage you from using this gorgeous design to inspire one more page for your albums, though.  We can't wait to see what you all cook up!  To be considered for the Featured Designer spot, you must add your entry to the linky by November 10, 2018.  Thanks so much for stopping by; and have a blessed Sunday, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); pine polka dot (Heidi Swapp); aqua map (Fancy Pants); orange triangles (Dear Lizzy); yellow stripe triangles (Citrus Twist); black & white floral (Maggie Holmes) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gesso (O'Leary Paints); white string (Hobby Lobby); cheesecloth (Dritz); gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); tags & flair button (Crate Paper); "PRESENT & in awe", "WANDER THIS WAY", & star ephemera & "PHOTO RECORD" cardstock sticker (Pinkfresh); wood veneer stars (Citrus Twist)

Paper Sweeties October Release Party

Welcome back, Paper Sweeties friends!  I'm showing off a little more of one of our two new, October Release, stamp sets today, I'm Nuts About You.  I just love how both of these new stamp sets simply ooze with the essence of fall.
I started this card by adhering both an aqua polka dot and maroon, gingham, patterned print to the white, cardstock, card face.  I then overlaid them with partial pieces of die-cut, using our Scallop Squares Sweet Cuts die, vellum scallops, just for a little added interest and texture, before anchoring everything with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  The built-in frame, on the gingham paper, was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "I'm nuts about YOU!" sentiment and surrounded with a scattering of stamped, in Jet Black ink, on watercolor paper; watercolored; and hand-cut acorns.  One of those acorns was popped up with foam tape, and they all were given a hint of shine with Glossy Accents.
I then set the prepped piece aside to work on JakeJake was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on watercolor paper; watercolored; hand-cut out; dressed with hand-cut, from patterned prints, clothing; detailed with a white, Gelly Roll pen; and popped up, with foam tape, just to the left of the stamped sentiment and over the cluster of acorns.
A length of Tea seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and embellished with a wood veneer button, laced with a length of white string, tied in a bow, as well as a scattering of Gold sequins, completes the look.
Thanks again for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit my teammates, too; and we'll all be back tomorrow, at the same time and places, to wrap up October Release week and send you on your creative ways.  Until then, have an amazing start to your work weeks!


{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Jake & I'm Nuts About You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); aqua polka dot & maroon gingham (American Crafts); yellow/kraft medallion & denim (MME) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); white Gelly Roll pen (Sakura); Glossy Accents (Ranger); wood veneer button (Jenni Bowlin); white string (Hobby Lobby); Big Shot (Sizzix); Scallop Squares Sweet Cuts die, Tea seam binding ribbon, & Gold sequins (Paper Sweeties)

Paper Sweeties October Release Sneak Peek

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Evening, y'all; and welcome to Paper Sweeties' October Release week!  We're super excited to be showing off two new, fall-inspired, stamp sets, I'm Nuts About You and Happy Fall Y'all, this month.  So, without further adieu, let's just get right to it.
I started this card by stamping a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of watercolor paper, in Jet Black ink, with Abigail and masked her off to stamp the clouds, large pumpkin, and apple basket in the same color of ink.  Abigail was then watercolored; dressed with hand-cut, from patterned prints, pants and poncho; and detailed with Glossy Accents, a white Gelly Roll pen, and resin flower.
The apples were watercolored; given a healthy dose of shine with Glossy Accents; and surrounded with a hand-cut, woodgrain, patterned, paper basket.  The large pumpkin, as well as a small pumpkin, which was stamped in Jet Black ink and popped up with foam tape, and both clouds, were paper-pieced.
The entire prepped piece was then matted with Pool Party cardstock before stamping the "Autumn Wishes & Pumpkin Kisses" sentiment, in Jet Black StazOn ink, on a hand-cut, vellum pennant and securing it, in the top, left corner of the design, with aqua-threaded, straight, machine stitching, running all the way around the outside edges of the watercolored piece and being tied, in a bow, just to the right of the sentiment pennant itself.  A little foam tape lifts the prepped piece off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face and completes the look.
That gets us started, friends; but we still have so much more to share.  Be sure to visit all my talented teammies today, and we hope to see you back at the same time and place tomorrow.  Thanks, as always, for your visits!  Have a sensational day!


{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Abigail, Happy Fall Y'all, I'm Nuts About You, & Thankful (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Pool Party, aqua diamond, & rust floral (SU!); aqua polka dot & pink/red floral (Jenni Bowlin); aqua patterned (Fancy Pants); woodgrain (MME); orange swirl (Basic Grey) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: aqua thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolor (Kuretake); Glossy Accents (Ranger); white Gelly Roll pen (Sakura); resin flower (SU!)

Pretty Little Studio: Life Is a Gift

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Morning, friends!  I'm still playing with the Savannah Dreams Collection on the Pretty Little Studio blog today; and I'd love to share the bold, bright, happy result here, too.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding a little gesso and watercolor to the Pretty Meadow 12" x 12" base page.  I then matted my photos with white cardstock and adhered them over two different torn strips (front and back) of the Laugh All Day 12" x 12" print.  One of those prints was anchored over the other with black-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then filled the space between two of my photos with a Cherish Today 3x4 Pocket Card, which serves as my "Life Is a Gift" title and was both popped up with foam tape and topped with a Happy Place Die-Cut bird. 
Floral Fantasy Die Cuts were tucked under both the top and bottom, left-side corners of the pocket card.  The top, left corner was further embellished with a Carefree Flair Button, backed with a tangle of black thread; "YOU ARE SO SPECIAL" Floral Fantasy Die Cut, popped up with foam tape; and a playful mix of Happy Place and Floral Fantasy Die-Cut blossoms.
A "beautiful life" Floral Fantasy Die Cut, popped up with foam tape; Label It Die Cut, etched with the Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012, date; and trio of A Birdy Told Me and All Together Word Stickers ground the design.
A trail of Happy Place and Floral Fantasy Die-Cut flowers, as well as a scattering of Pink Frosting Sequins, complete the look.
Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Paper Studio); Savannah Dreams: 12"x12" Paper Pack (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); gesso (O'Leary Paints); watercolors (Kuretake); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt); Savannah Dreams: All Together Word Stickers, A Birdy Told Me Word Stickers, Happy Place Die Cuts, Carefree Flair Button, Label It Die Cut, Floral Fantasy Die Cuts, & Cherish Today 3x4 Pocket Card; Sweet Life: Pink Frosting Sequins (PLS)