Papertrey Ink

Papertrey Ink December Release Week Day 1

 It’s finally time to begin the Papertrey Ink December Release Week! I don’t know why, but it feels like it’s been so long since the last release. Perhaps with all the holiday festivities and family in town, I’ve been so busy I feel like so much time has passed since I last posted for the November Release. As many of you are aware of now, there has been some big changes at Papertrey Ink, but I assure you, behind the scenes, we are nonstop keeping the creativity going and making it even better than before! I am extremely excited for all the changes and so glad to be apart of it all.

So let’s start off the release big, with one of my favorite cards that I’ve made for this release featuring these gorgeous Farmer’s Market Florals. I am totally obsessed with how stunning this layered floral set is that you may be seeing pop up a few more times in my projects. I love them so much! I die cut all the leaves and florals first, and then stamped all the images. I stamped the flowers in Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, and Autumn rose. The little flowers are in Harvest Gold and the leaves are stamped in Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse.

Dawn also designed these sentiments which I adore. I didn’t offset the ‘Hugs’ die cut words, they were designed that way! And that makes me so, so happy because I get nice even surface and easy alignment. And to pair with these awesome word dies is of course the Huge Sentiments stamp set that stamps the cute little banner and comes with various choices for following sentiment phrase, in which I chose ‘today and always’.

I always feel a little ink blending goes a long way, and I did that with some Tea Dye distress inks in the corners where I had the flowers. I followed by adding a little splatter. Then, I assembled the card together varying the depths by adhering some pieces directly onto the card, and some with foam tape.

This next card features this month’s Mix & Mat: Hearts die collection. This frame has the cutest little hearts all around it! I didn’t use the center die cut piece with the falling hearts, but only because I wanted a nice solid space to stamp my sentiment. I die cut the frame in white and with some painter’s tape, masked off the border and blended down some Lovely Lady ink. I then used our new sentiment set Everyday Affection in Autumn Rose.

I really wanted to use the Farmer’s Market Florals again for this card, but I didn’t want to inundate you with my use of it, so I reached for an older MIM mini kit: Bloom & Grow and made myself a nice little potted bouquet of flowers. This card just makes me feel like I’m ready for spring already! I selectively die cut some of the individual flowers out so that I can add a fun dimension to my bouquet.

I used the Aqua Mist Bitty Big pattern paper for the backing of this card. The turqouise really helps contrast the soft pastels and adds a beautiful accent to the whole card. The pattern is not distractive either, so it just enough to keep things clean, at least in my eyes. Hope these cards give you some good ideas of the December release products and see you tomorrow for more!



giveaway & winners

Spellbinders November Blog Hop Winner

Hello friends! My sincerest apologies for forgetting the announce the Spellbinders November Blog Hop winner earlier as promised. With the holidays and all the family in town, I have completely blooped and forgot to select a winner. So thank you VERY much for patiently waiting and I want to congratulate…..Andrea Hastilow!

Congratulations Andrea, you are the selected reader to win a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders. Please contact as soon as possible with the subject line ‘Spellbinders November 2017 Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog’ to claim your prize.

Thank you all for joining me on this blog hop and leaving your sweet comments. I appreciate all of you and look forward to sharing many more projects in the future!


My Favorite Things

MFT December Release New Product Launch

The My Favorite Things December Release is now live! All products are now available in the MFT Store, including the incredible, most amazing hero of all from BB You’re Super.

With all the Marvel and DC Heroes movies and tv shows, superheroes are totally in! Do you have a favorite super hero? Growing up, I used to love watching Batman cartoons. But, in recent years with all the movies that have been releasing, I would have to say Black Panther has been my recent favorite and Wonder Woman a close second.

Anyways! This BB You’re Super set featured the cutest little female heroine one could find! I stamped her in Black Licorice hybrid ink, and colored her up with copic markers. I then die cut her out with the coordinating Die-namics.

For my background, I blended Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron distress inks. Then I sprinkled it with Cracked Pistachio ink. I drew a light circle in pencil to serve as guidelines to die cut the stars. I used the smallest star size from Die-namics Inside & Out Stitched Stars and die cut out 5 stars. I adhered the blended panel against a piece of pattern paper from Proper Pinstripes Pastels Paper Pack, which shows through those die cut star windows.

Then, I heat embossed my sentiment right beneath the middle stars in silver. I die cut the new Die-namics Out Town out of white cardstock and adhered it with foam tape to the bottom of the card. Lastly, I adhered my super girl to the card with foam tape as well.

As a reminder, the dramatic floral card from Release Countdown Day 4 is available as part of this month’s Release Class! Stephanie will also be recreating this in a video on MFTv.

Thanks for joining me through the countdown! Be sure to visit the MFT Blog every day during the countdown for more release content and projects from participating design team members. All release product are now available in the MFT Store. Happy shopping!



My Favorite Things

MFT December Release Countdown Day 1

We are on the last day of the My Favorite Things Release Countdown! Are you excited? Just a few hours left before the full release is available in the MFT Store. Meanwhile, I have more projects to share and today my card features this beautiful new floral stamp set called More Rustic Wildflowers. Yes, that’s right, MORE! So if you loved the original one, Rustic Wildflowers, there’s more  lovelies to add to your collection!

I think may I love this one even more than the first one! I went for a warm color scheme of magentas and peaches. To be specific, I used Cotton Candy, Ripe Raspberry, Peach Bellini, Kraft, Sour Apple, and Gumdrop Green.

I stamped all the various flowers and leaves on the bottom of my white A2 sized cardstock. I also stamped a few extra on the side that I also die cut out with the coordinating Die-namics for dimensional pieces. Using the Sour Apple and diluted with water, I added just a touch of splatter on the card. It’s very light splatter so that I still maintain a very clean look!

On kraft cardstock, I heat embossed the sentiment ‘you make me happy’ from the More Essential Sentiments set in white. I trimmed it down to a thin strip and cut one edge at a slant. I arranged my few pieces of flowers and leaves at the end of the strip and adhered the little bouquet together. And finally, I adhered the strip and bouquet to the stamped card with foam tape.

It’s simple and sweet with just a touch of dimension to give it that extra handmade touch. Be sure to visit the MFT Blog every day during the countdown for more release content and projects from participating design team members. All release product will be available Tuesday, December 5 at 9pm EST in the MFT Store. Just a few hours to go!!



My Favorite Things

MFT December Release Countdown Day 2

We are now at Countdown Day 2 of the My Favorite Things December Release! If you’re one to love solid stamped images and cute critters, today’s set called Friendly Forest is made just for you!

I used the various images of the Friendly Forest stamp set to create stamped background using Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, Cotton Candy, and Sno Cone dye inks. I usually find 4 different ink colors to be a good mix when I want to do some backgroud stamping. I already had a sentiment to use in mind so I made sure my raccoon was in the center of the card.

To specifically bring out attention to the raccoon, I had a little fun with some die cutting. I die cut a octagon using the Die-namics Stitched Tag-Corner Square STAX around the raccoon and then used the coordinating Die-namics Friendly Forest to die cut out the raccoon. This allowed me to elevate the panel, set in the octagon shape, and pop out the raccoon.

I heat embossed my sentiment in white onto Blu Raspberry cardstock, trimmed it down to a strip, and positioned it right below my raccoon. It’s all about the dimensions!

Be sure to visit the MFT Blog every day during the countdown for more release content and projects from participating design team members. All release product will be available Tuesday, December 5 at 9pm EST in the MFT Store.