Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to this edition of the Pineapple Paper Artists Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. If you have come from Amy's Blog you've already seen this Cutie Pie S1412 in action. Once you've perused my entries you can click on the link at the bottom to go on to Martha's Blog.

Here I used the brand new Hopscotch paper X7194B on a layout from the Magic Book. I colored the cupcakes with the Shin Han markers Z2469 and then cut them out. They are popped up with 3D Foam tape. My cupcakes are each topped with a Flamingo Dot or Aqua Dot.

On this page I stamped the banner a few times in Glacier, Flaxen and Smoothie. I then cut them out and "strung" them on the new Flaxen Extra Thick Twine, available in the new Seasonal Expressions catalog. I cut out circles and used the Sunset Washi tape on them to add a little dimension.
Please hop on to Martha's blog to see what she's created.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome the the Pineapple Paper Artists Blog Hop of Christmas cards. If you just came from Gretchen's blog I'm sure you are already enjoying some Christmas-themed creativity. I used Snowhaven paper as the base for my cards. I have two scrapbooking clubs and both wanted to use this paper so I had some scraps leftover that I just couldn't throw away. Viola! Christmas cards were born.

I cut the flowers and snowflakes for the cards using Art Philosophy. All the cards also feature our new White shimmer trim, available in the Seasonal Expressions catalog. So pretty! The Merry Christmas sentiment comes from Sing Glory C1587, a hostess stamp set. The "peace" sentiment is from an old stamp set but could be recreated using a current alphabet set or different word. The third card uses the scallop punch on some Glacier card stock. You know I can't resist bling so I added a few sparkles to each card.
I hope you will continue on in the blog hop by clicking the link to Harriet's Blog here:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Last Thank you card

This is my last Thank You card for the month. I have started focusing more on Christmas projects. Plus, there will be some Blog Hops coming up that you can enjoy checking out. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Many Thanks

This is a Hostess stamp set in the new Seasonal Inspirations catalog. And some really old paper. ;)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thanks in Purple

This one was simple but quite effective, I think. The diagonal stripes come from the Basics Assortment paper and the dots were achieved with the embossing folder. I added a small piece of solid Gypsy paper, ribbon and glimmer trim to a piece of White Daisy. I inked the edges and then adhered it to my card. The elephant is a Cuddly Salutation from the hostess collection.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Floral Blog Hop

Welcome to this edition of the Pineapple Paper Artists Blog Hop. Our theme this time is Florals. If you are coming from Gretchen's blog you have already seen some lovely ideas. Once you've checked out my cards feel free to click on the link at the bottom of the page to continue on to Harriet's blog.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

snowhaven layout

This is the daunting-looking layout we did at Club last night. It uses a folio to add the extra layout. I have been holding on to those for so long that CTMH no longer sells them. You could accomplish a similar idea with Flip Flaps if you want. It's great for Christmas gatherings that have a ton of keepsake photos. Both layouts were taken from the Magic book. The "inside" layout is on Glacier paper. We used the scallop punch and the Triangle Border punch. The cluster of flowers on the first pages were stamped with the Stamp of the Month in Glacier, Cranberry and Whisper inks. I added a black sparkle flourish and clear sparkles. With two extra pages to put together I deliberately kept the stamping to a minimum. Feel free to add snowflakes or other ornaments to personalize your layout. It was fun and surprisingly easy!

Cheery thanks

This thank you card was created using the December Stamp of the Month and Basics Assortment paper in Whimsy. I also used one of our new border punches to create the triangles.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Month of Thank Yous continues

Fun with my cuddlebug! Three embossing folders were used to create this card. Simple and elegant.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Snowhaven thanks

I always like the look of black, white and red together. Then the Snowhaven paper adds in Whisper and Glacier for a snowy, crisp ensemble. I added some tiny gems in clear and black.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Simple Thanks

I made this card using the Basics assortment paper and the Quatrefoil embossing folder. It's simple but elegant, at the same time.

Friday, November 7, 2014


The design for this one was inspired from a card in Make it From Your Heart Volume 2. This is one of my favorites because it uses Sweet Leaf and Lagoon colors, two of my favs! The message is cut on Cricut Artiste. Then there's the wonderful teal glimmer trim and topiary chevron ribbon. For the most part, I like to make sure my cards can be sent through the mail without issue. Once in awhile I go over the top and have to hand-deliver something.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

More thanks

Pathfinding paper and Season of Thanks stamp set. Seems appropriate, don't you think? And, of course, bronze glimmer trim for a little sparkle.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thank You

Chevrons are in! And Washi tape. And bling. This card has it all. ;-) The little strip of paper is from an old paper packet called Claire.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Month of Thank Yous

I had the idea to help me focus on having a thankful heart to post a Thank You card each day of November. Well, it's already the third and I have only posted one. Realistically, I don't think I can be counted on to post daily. But I will post the correct amount of cards for the days of the month. There just might be a couple that show up on the same day. So here's two cards for yesterday and today.

I hope you enjoy seeing these cards this month and that you are inspired to create. I hope you remember some little things you can be thankful for as well. (like being able to check out homemade cards without leaving your warm house!) See you tomorrow. ;)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pineapple Paper Artists Blog Hop (SOTM)

 Welcome to the Pineapple Paper Artists Blog Hop. We are featuring the It's the Little Things November Stamp of the Month. I hope you will click the link at the end of the post to continue on the next consultant's post. Maybe you have found your way here from!  I'm sure you will find it interesting to see how we have used the same stamp set in different ways.

The card on the left uses Glacier carstock as its base. I added silver Glitter paper, White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock. I centered the flowers with the tiniest gray opaques.                 The card on the left features Pathfinding paper on Champagne cardstock. I stamped in the featured colors to coordinate with the B&T paper. The sentiment is cut from Cricut Artiste and mounted on a piece of Barn Red cardstock that I ran through the Cuddlebug with the Quatrefoil folder.