Stamps-a-faire 2017: Take Ten Warm-up Challenge

August 27th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

Ok, here we go…..

To start we have an awesome challenge to get our minds in the creative mood.

First we are to select an inspiration photo from their site.  I choose this picture

I loved the berries and the cool green and blues.  It is so me.

  • Now it’s your turn!  Create a project using one of the ten photos/color schemes above as your inspiration. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

I ended up making this card for the challenge.  It is a little hard to see the glitter pen marking on the leaves.


Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Leave It Be Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink Tinsel and Tags Spring Stamp Set

Inks:  Papertrey Inks: Dark Indigo, Blueberry Sky, Spring rain, New leaf, Green Parakeet

Die Cuts:  Memory Box-A Lovely Smile Die

Embellishment: Little Things by Lucy – phosphorescence, Pretty Pink Posh – Seattle Spirit Mix

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock,  Papertrey Ink Dark Indigo Card Stock


Thanks for taking a peek, and even more thanks for leaving a comment.

Stamp – A – Faire 2017 Begins!!!!

August 27th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

Well it has been a whole year since the last Stamp-a-Faire event and I look forward to this one.


This one should be a doozy since it is their 10th year Anniversary!   The theme this year is Anniversary!  LOL  Imagine that.   Going with traditional themes on annversaries I should see the following ideas flow from the creative team over at Papertrey Ink!


Here is the list of traditional gifts that we will focus on.  There will be designers for each anniversary, however I will only focus on doing one card for each anniversary.   Makes it much easier for me to actually finish the challenge.

As always, my lovely sister will join me.  I hope she posts her cards for all to see.

Ok, lets go!!!


I like to create goodie bags for events at my house.  This year I went for the black and white theme.

I got the following from Michaels:

Black tray, Note pad with Initial, Flip message Pad

The rest I got from Amazon

My Favorite Things Black and White pattern paper, Black and white bakers twine and a black pen with a big old diamond on top

I also got the following:

A tote bag with my initial on it.  (also Michaels) and now you can see the tray.

Nuvo Drops in black and white

Bath and Body Works hand cream and body lotion

Zippered tote mesh bag

Mini frame with Initial (Michaels)

Salt Pinch with initial (Michaels)

I think the goodies set the tone for a good day!

Stamp-a-Faire 2016 Farewell

July 25th, 2016 klwade Posted in Babbling and Observations, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

Oh, this goes by so fast.  I wait all year and then BAM it is over.

I cannot wait to hear about next year’s theme.

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I am holding up my three favorite cards from this year!

I had an awesome time!

Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Color Blocking

July 25th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire 2 Comments »

I think everyone in the planet has seen the Andy Warhol Soup Cans

Inspiration 1

But I also know him for his famous quote

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes

I am waiting for my 15 minutes.   I hope it is a good 15 minutes.

Lexi Daly did an awesome soup can reproduction


I wanted something similar but definitely different.

Since Andy was an icon in the 60’s I thought the cute pyrex bowls would reflect that era perfectly.  The Papertrey Ink Bowl of Sunshine Set was perfect for this card.

Color Blocking Fruit Bowls

At first I was not thrilled with this card, but the more I look at it, the more I like it.  Sans a few obvious errors I made, it came out cute and definitely has the Andy Warhol look.

Thanks Lexi for the inspiration.

And of course, thank you for looking at my creations.


Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Watercolor like a Master

July 25th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

I have a secret crush on all Kay Miller designs.  Every month I immediately go to her blog page to see what she has created with the new Papertrey Ink products on sneak peek week.

So I was super excited to see her participate in this year’s Stamp-a-Faire.

Her card was inspiring

Project 2

I did not want to use the same stamp set but did want to capture the beauty she did in her card.

Watercolor Florals

I ended up using Papertrey Ink’s Meadow Greens Stamp Set.

I also notice I seem to have a real hard time lining up my card front on my cards.  LOL.  This is not the first and is NOT the last time you will see a crooked card from me.   Hopefully you are taken back by the beauty of the flowers and you fail to notice this opps!!!

Thanks Kay for the beautiful inspiration!

Thanks you for looking at my creations!!!!

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Pointillism Play

July 25th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

OK, this one I was excited to try.   This picture was so inspiring.


And of course I have loved George Seugat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island La Grande Jatte forever!

I poured over my stamps and kept looking at the florals.  But then I saw the butterflies.   And I just knew.

Pointillism butterflies

I wanted to make one butterfly in the cool colors and the other in the warm colors. I used a copic marker to make the little butterfly bodies.  I was thinking I wish they had a stamp with the bodies.   And then I discovered they did!  And worst then that, I actually have the stamp set.  LOL.

I stamped Dark Chocolate on the base and only glued down the bodies on the card.  You can see how the wings have lifted off the page.   I also used Crystal Accents on the bodies so it was more pronounced.   I then discovered that I am lacking all warm color sequins.  So I settled on clear ones.   Gee I guess I need to go on a sequin shopping spree picking up those warm colors.

I used the Papertrey Ink Beautiful Butterflies Stamp and Die set.

Thanks for looking at my creations!!!!


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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Mastering Drips and Splatters

July 25th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

I will be honest, I dragged my feet on making this one.  I was thinking it would be a painful process.  But actually I enjoyed making it. When that first ink filled yarn scrap hit the paper I was inspired.  I was not sure about the color choices I wanted but just keep picking up different inks.   I used grass green, deep blue and a honey yellow paint on my card.  I then splattered it with gold metallic paint.

Drips and Splatters birthday card

I used the Papertrey Ink New Leaf and Enchanted Evening Card stock.

I also used the Papertrey Ink Big Basics Birthday Die.

I dotted the “I’s” with green rhinestones.

Thanks for looking at my creations.


Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Masterpiece Inspirations with the Team

July 25th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

Again this was a difficult choice to make for my card inspiration.

Since I had just bought a pineapple stamp, I was swayed to use this image as my inspiration.

Melissa inspiration

Melissa Phillips made this awesome card from the print above.


Here is my version.

Masterpiece Inspiration pineapple

I used Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream cardstock and the Keep It Simple: Home Mini Stamp Set.

The pineapple is from Hero Arts.

I used a random dot back ground stamp to give it some texture and splatters some black ink on the card to give it a more primitive art look.

Thanks for looking at my creation!

Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Master Color Recipes

July 25th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

As you probably may have noticed, this card was not the first one I made.   I skipped over Master Color Recipes and jumped right into the Starry Night.

There were so many beautiful paintings and color combinations, I could not make up my mind.

John William Waterhouse


I decided on the Soul of the Rose by John William Waterhouse.  Such a beautiful painting.  I kept going back to it and decided it was definitely the one I wanted to use.

Master Color Fall Bouquet

I used the Papertrey Ink Sunflower Bouquet Stamp set and water colored the images with the papertrey inks listed above.

I decided to add a ribbon to my card by dyeing it Canyon Clay on one end and Pale Peony on the other end.   It ended up looking more like Canyon Clay, but it still works for me.

I enjoyed making this one and liked how it turned out.

Thanks for looking at my creations!!!


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Stamp a Faire 2016 – Floral Impressionism

July 23rd, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

This poor card took forever.  I did not really have a stamp set that had the appropriate accents to emboss.  It either covered the whole thing or it made it a little wacky looking.

impressionistic flowers

I ended up doing multiple flowers from a few different stamp sets and clustered it at he bottom of the card.

Thanks for looking at my creation.