Thursday, February 15, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Challenges: Use Only Dies - No Stamps!

Hello Friends,
Here with another challenge card in celebration of Papertrey Ink's 11th Anniversary


I needed a birthday card for my sister and wanted to create one with an ocean theme.
I used the text blog horizontal birthday die designed by Lizzie Jones for my focal panel. (I love this die!)  I started with a white card base and inked some sand at the bottom using Kraft ink.  I then added some Hawaiian Shores ink to create the water.  I added some die cut fronds using a die I had in my stash on top of the inked area then covered with a layer of vellum.  To finish the card I stacked 3 die cut seahorses together for an embellishment.  A sweet turquoise gem for the eye adds a nice detail.

I like how the fronds show through the vellum.  I was inspired by several of the wonderful designs shown this week during the countdown including the color combo by Stephanie Gold.


Thanks for taking a look at my card!
Jill

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Color Combo Challenge:

Hello Friends,
Here with another card for the 11th Anniversary Challenges at Papertrey Ink. 




This card is for the Color Combo Challenge and I chose to use Heather's card and combo as inspiration:

Here is my card:

Products Used:
Paper:  PTI Kraft Cardstock, Bitty Big Prairie Grass
Stamps:  Reasons To Smile, Tag-Its #3
Inks:  Kraft, Prairie Grass, Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, White  NOTE: I do not have honey nut or olive twist so I added white ink to the list.
Other:  Kraft Foam, twine, glue

Thanks for taking a look!
Jill

Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Challenge: Stripes


Hello Friends,
 

Product List:
Paper:  Bitty Big Prairie Grass, Stampers Select White Cardstock and Vellum
Stamps:  Bitty Bouquets and Reasons to Smiles
Dies:  Limitless Layers Hearts Die Set, Bitty Bouquet Matching Die Set
Inks:  Prairie Grass, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Scarlet Jewel
Other:  Glue, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking a look!
Jill

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Papertrey Ink's 11th Anniversary Sketch Challenge

Yay!  It's Anniversary time at Papertrey Ink!  They are celebrating 11 wonderful years of creativity!  Happy Anniversary Papertrey Ink Family!



In honor of the celebration I am playing along in their lovely sketch challenge.   It was super hard to choose what sketch to work with!  I really want to try them all so it is nice that they have a printable of all of the sketches to reference when I have more time.

I wanted to make a cheerful floral "thinking of you" card for a family member and was inspired by Dawn, Lizzie and Melissa's cards and sketches which all contain beautiful floral clusters!  My new Flea Market Florals set was ready and waiting for use in my "new stamps" stack!

  Here are the 3 sketches I drew inspiration from:




It is kind of hard to see in the photo below but I also loved how Melissa added stitching into the holes of the mix and mat die she used and I wanted to try that as I recently purchased this die.  I also loved how the background mat was partially inked:


I tried several color combinations of florals and background colors before I settled on inking my mix and mat die with aqua mist ink.  I wanted it to look like a sky in the background of the Flea Market Florals and provide contrast to my pink flowers and green leaves.  I used a pink pearl embroidery floss to add the stitching in the holes of the mix and mat die. My sentiment is from "Delightful Dahlia Additions".  I also liked the way Melissa reduced her card size so that the Mix and Mat die peeked off the edges of the card.  I reduced my card to:  3 3/4" x 5 1/4". 

Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I cannot wait to see what everyone is creating!
Crafty Hugs!
Jill

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Paper Sweeties Challenge - June 2017

 Hello friends and happy June!  We are starting our 6th month of 2017 and summer is coming our way very soon!  And since it is the start of a new month it is also time for a brand new monthly challenge at Paper Sweeties!



  I love this sweet scene with the cherries and gingham and mason jar and it inspired this card:



 
I started by creating a fun watercolor background using the ink smooshing technique on some watercolor cardstock.  I used the lovely Mason Jar stamps and sweet cuts to create my mason jar.
I chose some sweet cherry themed paper to match the inspiration photo to paper piece the label and topper. The pink gingham tag was die cut using the "Beautiful Little Wishes" sweet cuts and the sentiment is from the "Handmade for you" stamp set. To finish the card I added a felt doily in pink and wrapped it from the front of the card to the back over a 1/2 circle of the same cherry themed paper.  The final touch is the sentiment "Thanks ever so much" from the "Love you to pieces" stamp set.

I hope you will join today's challenge blog hop to see all of the wonderful inspiration from the entire team:



Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

A special welcome to Leanne Elliott who is this month's guest designer!  We are so glad to have you join us this month!

This is my last post as an official "Creative Designer" for Paper Sweeties. I have so enjoyed sharing my Paper Sweeties creations with all of you!  Thanks for all of the wonderful comments you have left for me over the past few years! And thanks to Debbie and the entire Sweeties Design Team! I have had so much creative fun with all of you!  And you have inspired me so much!  What a blessing it has been in my life!

I hope you all enjoy your summer vacations!  If you want to know what I am up to you can follow me on my Instagram feed:   greenwdgirl
Hugs,
Jill 






Monday, May 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties May 2017 Release Rewind


 


 Hello again and welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Blog Hop!  

Did you have fun shopping for all of the new items yesterday?  If you missed it you can check them out using these links:



Today is the day we share cards using some of the new products mixed with some of the existing sets.  I created this sweet card to thank a Basketball Coach using the new "Score" stamp set along with the "Garden Time" stamp set which contains the sentiment "Thanks".  The new "Score" stamp set covers both basketball and soccer themes and is absolutely adorable for cheering on players and the team along with coaches!  

Here are links to all of the participating designers for today's Release Rewind Hop:


Enjoy hopping along!  And don't forget to participate in our monthly challenge that is going on through the end of the month:

Thanks for joining us for the May Release!  
Hugs!
Jill


 




Sunday, May 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties May 2017 New Release Party!


Happy Release Party Day!!!! Today all of the new releases that we have been sneaking peeks at are available at Paper Sweeties!!!!!

Here is a link list to all of the new items in the store:

Today I am showcasing the new "Howdy Y'all" stamp set along with the new Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts Dies.  
This lovely "Happy Father's Day" sentiment is one of 6 wonderful sentiments in the "Howdy Y'all" stamp set.  I just love this graphic font!!!  I used one of the "Stitched Tags #1" dies to cut a tag from some turquoise inked paper.  I love the pop of red that the crochet thread adds to the tag among all of the turquoise and white gingham.  
My next card showcases the new "Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts":
I die cut a second tag out of my inked paper and used it to add on top of the circle scallop frame die cuts.  I love the texture that the corrugated turquoise paper adds to the card!  This die set is so fun!!!  I love it!!!!  
 Okay that is it for me today but you need to go and visit the rest of the wonderful Sweeties Teamies to see all that they have to share with you:

And don't forget to return tomorrow for our Release Rewind!  I have one more card to share with you then!
Hugs,
Jill




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties May 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks


Hello Crafty Friends - Its time for SNEAK PEEKS at all of the wonderful new products for the May Release at PAPER SWEETIES!

And I am also announcing today that this will be my final new product release as a Creative Designer for Paper Sweeties.  I have so enjoyed my time working with Debbie and her awesome design team staff!  It has been a huge blessing to create with her sweet products and to share crafty time with so many creative team members and customers!  My last official Paper Sweeties post will go live on May 31st for the June Challenge but you will still see me around the web either here on my blog, on Facebook or on my Instagram feed: "greenwdgirl" when the creative mood strikes me!   

Today I am sneaking a peek at a new stamp set called:  "Handmade For You".  This is a fantastic set of sentiment stamps that can be used when gifting handmade cards or other handmade items or homemade goodies fresh from your oven.

I created my tags using the "Stitched Tags #1" sweet cuts set.  I cut all three of the tag shapes starting with these hearts.  My sweet Mother Jackie (Happy Mother's Day Mom!) is a HUGE baker and is always gifting baked goods to someone - especially at Christmas time.  I love keeping her supplied with sweet tags to tape to the different goodies she wraps up for friends and family!  This sweet sentiment "Homemade for the Holidays" is just one of the 19 sentiment stamps in this FANTASTIC stamp set!

Next I made some scalloped circle tags:

And last some of the basic tag shape:

Of course I had to use some gingham paper for the tags and some sweet red crochet thread and bows to add some color.

I now get to send you on your way to see more SNEAK PEEKS:


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jill Norwood
Karen Letchworth  (go here next)
The wonderful Karen Letchworth is your next stop!  I hope you will come back tomorrow for our Release Day Blog Hop!
Hugs
Jill






Happy Mother's Day

 Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful women in my life!  This means YOU!!!!


I thought I would share the card that I created for my Mom from Tim and I:



 I used this absolutely wonderful Hero Arts stamp set to create this sweet card:

I am blessed with one of the sweetest Mothers and Grandmother's in the world!!!

Here is my beautiful Mom Jackie - on the left - with my sisters Diana, Beth and Natalie at Beth's wedding shower a couple of years ago. ( I am not in the photo because I am the photographer!)  She has raised 7 children and has 6 grandchildren so far!  She is an inspiration to me and my son and our whole family every single day and we all love her soooooooo much!  Happy Mother's Day Grandma/Mom!  We adore you!!!!!!


I hope that every woman that is reading this post today realizes how special they are in God's eyes. We all touch and "mother" those around us every day.  Whether we touch the heart of a child, a girlfriend, a complete stranger, or each other with a card or post or thought or smile we share we create joy in each others lives.  I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful creative community which the Internet has opened up in my life. Enjoy your Mother's Day my friends and family!  And hugs to all those that are missing women that are no longer with them! May they feel your love in heaven and may you feel their spirits with you!  God Bless!
:) Jill