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PTI Feature: Inflate & Celebrate

Today I’ll be featuring the Papertrey Ink Inflate & Celebrate stamp set and the Beautiful Berries stamp set. I must say, my ideas have been heavily influenced by all the wedding planning/browsing I’ve been doing, and I’m constantly thinking about how I’d want to create my save the date and wedding invitations! I love soft colors and I thought it would be charming to stamp the beautiful berries in pastel pinks and greens.

These berries are just so lovely. I love them so much. Betsy is so talented with her stamp set designs, don’t you agree? The Inflate & Celebrate is great set, and perfect to create these save the date cards. The font just looks so classic! I first stamped the ampersand sign in the same Lovely Lady color I used on the berries in the center of the card. This helped me emboss the remaining sentiments ‘Save the date’ and ‘Don’t be late’ evenly above and below it.

The silver embossing just elevates the classiness of the card. I trimmed the edges of the stamped card by 0.25″ on each side, and then adhered it against my A2 white card base over craft foam. I can easily print the details of my event details and adhere it to the inside of the card! Oh the possibilities.

If you’re interested in any of the March release products, now is a perfect time to shop with the 10% off entire store promotion going on for the 10th annivesary celebration! Head on over to the Papertrey Ink store today!



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PTI Feature: Year of Psalms – March

Well, tell me, how much do you LOVE the Papertrey Ink March Release? Every month the releases are spectacular and each one just keeps getting better and better! I am excited to share my card today featuring the new Year of Psalms: March.

The verse was written so beautifully and flowy that I immediately thought it would pair very well with watercoloring. I first stamped the verse in black ink in the middle of watercolor paper, and then created a soft wash of pinks and purples watercolor around it.

Once the watercolor dried, I then stamped the feathers around the verse in matching pinka nd purple dye inks. I used the same dye inks and smooshed some of the ink onto my craft mat. I then picked up some of the ink with a wet brush and used to add some lightly splatter on my card.

As a finishing touch, I added some clear droplets to the card.

If you’re interested in any of the March release products, now is a perfect time to shop with the 10% off entire store promotion going on for the 10th annivesary celebration! Head on over to the Papertrey Ink store today!



Altenew,giveaway & winners

Altenew March Release Blog Hop Winner

Thank you all for all the sweet comments from the Altenew March Release Blog Hop! I hope everyone has enjoyed all the incredible inspirations shown in this hop. I am excited to see how the creative ideas all of you come up with while using the new stencils and sprays that Altenew released.

I wanted to drop in today to announce the winner from my blog for a $30 gift certificate to Altenew. The winner is….Gail Plaskiewicz!

Congratulations Gail! Please e-mail with the subject line Altenew March Release Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog before 4/30/2017 to claim your $30 gift certificate to Altenew!

Altenew Special Promotions

On a side note, if you’re not aware already, Altenew has a special promotion for current #30daycoloringchallenge and for the release!

Free Gift with every order from the Coloring Challenge Collection (3/15-3/17)

  • Receive a FREE Tiny Stars Stamp Set when you order stamp from the Coloring Challenge Collection! It will be added to cart automatically during checkout. Limit one per customer. Not valid on previous orders. Offer ends on Sunday 3/5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

  • Ongoing promotion: $7 off on all orders over $100 with code SHIP70FF

As always, you can always look for current sets on sale in the sale category!

There is more! Altenew release a special product yesterday on 3/15 called the Build-A-Flower:Camellia. This set is currently only available as a set and is absolutely gorgeous!is also releasing a special product on 3/15.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,

Guest Design,Krumspring

Krumspring Spring Festival Challenge 7

Hello! I am thrilled to be guest designing over on the Krumspring Blog today to host the to Spring Festival Challenge 7. For my challenge, I am introducing a spring inspired color scheme.

The bright colors just call on beautiful sunshine and flowers to me! And I thought it was perfect to pair it with all of Krumspring’s colorful style. For my card, I was inspired to use the ‘For My Sunflower’ stamp set and Neat & Tangled’s Polygon stencil. Maria from Krumspring is always inspiring us with shapes, and I thought this stencil was absolutely perfect to match her stamp sets.

I blended distress inks Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, and Salty Ocean from right to left over the stencil. The background was lightly distressed with a sprinkle of water and a sprinkle of white watercolor. I stamped and colored this beautiful sunflower with copic markers.

For my sentiment, I die cut the word thanks three times, and adhered to together for thickness. I also stamped ‘You Inspire Me’ on a banner I die cut from yellow card stock and overlaid the ‘thanks’ partially over the yellow banner. The sentiment was then adhered to the base card with foam tape.

Hope you like the challenge and come participate over on the Krumspring Blog! Excited to see what you create!



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PTI Introducing Shadowed Sentiments, Offbeat Birthday, & Multiply Dies

I am so excited for this post cause it’s my first release with Papertrey Ink on the design team and I am so happy to be sharing these products in all its glory with you today. Today I am showcasing 2 brand new sentiment stamp sets, Shadowed Sentiments and Offbeat Birthday, and a die set called Multiply.

For my first card, let’s start clean and simple. I started by stamping the ‘hello’ from Shadows Sentiments in Fine Linen, Cocoa Bean, and Sweet Blush dye inks. Then I die cut the triangles from Multiply Dies in various positions off the edge of the white cardstock.

I then die cut the same triangles on Enchanted Evening, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, and Luxe Gold cardstock once each. I then inlaid these colored triangles into the stamped white cardstock in varying order.

The top layer is just 0.25″ smaller on each side and adhered to my A2 base card over craft foam.


Next up, I used the Offbeat Birthday and Multiply Dies. This time I used my triangle pieces like they were little sequins! I started with an A2 size piece of watercolor paper, and painted streaks of black paint down from the top. I finished with some splatter and let it dry.

Once it was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment ‘Today is all about you’ from Offbeat Birthday across the top center in gold. I adhered the triangles, pointing down, in various places.

For my next card, I created a film strip! I started by cutting down a strip of black cardstock to 3.5″ by 7″. Then I used the rectangles from the Multiply Dies to die cut the sides to create a film strip. I then stamped ‘It’s Your Day!’ from Shadowed Sentiments onto white cardstock three times and then cut them into little rectangles, as close to the sentiment as I could without touching it.

I then adhered the black piece directly onto my A2 base diagonally and snipped off the edges extending past my base with a paper trimmer. Next I adhered the 3 sentiment pieces onto my film strip with foam tape, starting with the middle one. And then, again, snipped off the edges of extending pieces. How fun, right?


All March release products will be available in the Papertrey Ink store on March 15th!

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you are as excited as I am about these new products! Hope to see you back here soon with more projects featuring more March release goodies.