March 15, 2017

Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Projects

This year is the 10th Anniversary for PTI. They’ve had various challenges this week and I’ve played along with a few of them.

10 ann set

Here’s a photo of them all. I started with the card and decided to keep the colour scheme the same throughout.

10 ann card

The challenge for the card was to repeat images or die cuts. I used the tiny images from Bitty Baby Blessings. Can I just tell you how much I love the new colour, Pale Peony? It’s so lovely! My new fave colour!!

10 ann birdhouse

Another challenge was to make a bird house based on a template Nichole made a few years ago. Mine is pretty basic but I did add a cute little perch and a nest inside made of thin strips of a paper bag. There are even a couple tiny eggs inside! The bird and branch are from Spring Woods.

10 ann package

I made this little package tag using a PTI die cut and some crepe paper. The challenge was to be inspired by some packaging by Rebecca Luminarias. She had a tag with similar scrunched crepe paper.

10 ann coaster

My last project was a felt coaster. The challenge was to be inspired by some felt projects on the blog. There was a sweet aqua mist coaster on there and I used it as inspiration. I don’t have any stitching dies so I just hand-stitched it all.

Enjoy, Rebecca

March 04, 2017

Get Well Soon

So do you have some of those paper? You know the ones, they are so old but you still love them and can’t get rid of them? I have a TON of those papers. I recently saw someone use some old October Afternoon paper and I was totally inspired to use up some of my own stash.

c4c get well soon

This card is for this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges with the theme to be inspired by a book. You could use a book page, characters from a book, use a novel title or quote as inspiration or use book images. I used a book text reproduction but I was still remembering last week’s challenge to use a sentiment as a focal point so I added a large sentiment. The sentiment was cut three times and layered as was the silhouette flower.

Come out and join our challenge! We would love to have you! If you’ve gotten Simon Says Stamp kits for a while you will have To Thine Own Shelf (I Like Big Books) stamp set from September 2014. Lots of paper pads have text or script paper in them or use an old or disused book!

Enjoy, Rebecca

February 26, 2017

Ads Blocking Your View? Pt2

Hi to all my readers. I’m so sorry some of you were bothered by the ads on my site. No one I’ve asked to view my blog locally have had any problems with ads. I’ve checked and I’m not signed up for any ad service. I promise this isn’t my doing! But one reader was kind enough to send me a screen shot of the ads so they were definitely there. (You know who you are, thank you so much!) They were along the sides and bottom of the page though and did not block the text or photos. My hubby is a computer technician; he says if you continue to have issues, perhaps try another browser. Apparently some browsers add advertising to sites that don’t otherwise have any. I think you so much for your continued support. Please do let me know if this isn’t helping.

Thank you, Rebecca

Happy (in) Love

How is everyone enjoying spring? We even have unseasonably warm temps here in Southern Ontario! We should be under 2 feet of snow but instead it’s almost all melted! What!!?? I’m happy but waiting for the other shoe to drop, metaphorically of course. We aren’t expecting precipitation in the form of footwear! {I crack myself up!}

c4c happy love

This week our challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges was to use a sentiment as a focal point. That was pretty easy for me as I have lots of large sentiment dies and stamps. I could have made at least 5 cards besides this one, maybe more! Do you have lots of large sentiments? There are quite a few available now. I recently bought this Love die set from Simon Says Stamp; it really holds it’s own on a card front especially with the shadow die cut underneath. I used several layers of white cardstock painted with gold leaving paint on top of a wood veneer shadow. The tiny hearts were cut from the scraps.

c4c happy love2

The hearts inside the banner aren’t dirty like they appear here. They are covered with Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen; mine was going crazy so I got too much on them. When the shimmer bunches up it can overwhelm the  colour beneath. IRL it looks way more shimmery and pretty! So my title might have gotten you curious. I had intended to say Happy in Love but I just couldn’t get the placement and type of letters for ‘in’ quite right so it had to stay the way it is.

Play along with us! Its a fun and easy challenge with simple rules, make a card using the theme and link it up!

Enjoy, Rebecca

February 21, 2017

PTI Anniversary Challenge Cards

This past week and a half, PTI has been highlighting stamp sets from the past 10 years. We were challenged to make one card for each year using one of the 5 featured stamp sets or by CASEing one of the cards shown. I’ve got all 10 here, sorry the photography is uninspired but time was short. (I’ve been trying to work on making my photos more interesting.)


2007 dad


2008 out on a limb


2009 hearts


2010 house


2011 Daily Herald


2012 fashion sense


2013 time


2014 feather


2015 grad


2016 wreath

I’m afraid I don’t have time to list all the details of each card. Please feel free to email me if you’d like to know something specific.

Enjoy, Rebecca