PTI March 2016 Blog Hop

Hi! I’m here with a quick post, after dark at my house, with a card inspired by PTI’s March Blog Hop.

Here’s the inspiration that I used:
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My card:


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I’d like to play along at SSS’s Work it Wednesday February 2016

and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #222-223.


Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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PTI November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

Hi! I have a non-traditionally colored Christmas card to share with you today. It was inspired by PTI’s November Blog Hop inspiration photo.

Blog Hop Inspiration

Another gorgeous photo for this challenge.

  Here’s my card:


 I’d also like to play this at SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s: Simon Says “Anything Goes” and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #211: Anything Goes. This card was also inspired by the technique used in this week’s Make It Monday video by Dawn. Instead of using Kraft, I stamped with white on a light gray.  (I made a different card for this week’s MIM. You can click here or click on the next photo to go to the post for that card.)


I used PTI’s Fall Florals, Joyful Christmas and You’ve Been Framed:Hexagon to make 2 versions of this card.


While you’re here I thought you might to have a peek at a fun card I made with Papertrey Ink products. I’m very pleased with this card. 🙂 Click on the photo if you’d like to be taken to the post where I share this and 3 other owl cards.


Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Grace & Peace


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Chalk Boards

Hi! Thanks for visiting Honeybeelane. PRIZE ALERT through 27 Sept! Make sure you read to the end of this post.

I’m here with a couple of cards that were inspired by Papertrey Ink’s September Blog Hop Challenge.


I love chalk boards and chalkboard art, so I knew that I wanted to play along when I saw the inspiration photo for this month.
September Blog Hop Inspiration


Here’s my first card: (I’m going to play this one over at the first ever Link-up Challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art! I’m also playing this over at Seize the Birthday’s Anything Goes”.

IMG_7485edited  I used PTI’s Graceful Greetings, Quilted: Autumn and Twig Wreath.

Here’s my second card which was also inspired by this week’s Fusion Challenge: Peacock Dynasty.


I used PTI’s Wee Folk, Graceful Greetings, Quilted: Autumn and Twig Wreath on this second card.


Check out Nicole’s Blog to see all the other entries – and to enter your own card! It’s open to anyone using a PTI product and it is a lot of fun to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

UPDATED THURSDAY OCT 1: I am very happy to share that this second card was chosen by Stephanie at Fusion for an Honorable Mention! Thanks Stephanie. 🙂

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P.S. To go along with Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop I’m running a RAFFLE for a free Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday stamp set through 12 a.m. (Berlin) 27 September! Please go here and look for this photo at the very end of the post.


When you get there please click on the photo to enter the raffle. 🙂

PTI June 2015 Blog Hop

  This fun photo for PTI’s June Blog Hop made me smile.

Blog hop inspiration

Aren’t they cute? I ended up making 5 cards to go with this challenge!

Here’s one of my cards.IMG_6657editedOn all of my cards I used PTI’s Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit, designed by Betsy Veldman.

Make It Market Mini: Garden Gild Kit


For this first card, I made my own white embossed/striped bg paper with a stamp from PTI’s Background Basics-Super StripesIMG_6665edited

I used the negative of the die cut for the card above and the positive for this next card.

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Next, I used an embossing folder, inked up with SU! craft/white ink to make this next card.


I tried a differnet technique for this next card. This time I used strips of white and gray paper, adhered to sticky label, to make a striped bg paper. IMG_6685edited



Once again, I used the negative of the die cut for the card above and the positive for this next card.

IMG_6666editedI had fun making my own tag by doing some partial die cutting for this card.

IMG_6669editedHere’s the entire collection!

Thanks for “hopping” by!

P.S. Speaking of shoes, like in the inspiration photo? Have you ever noticed how 1 shoe, or 1 sock or your keys seem to go missing at just the exact wrong time!?? Here’s a fun music video about just that. I hope that it makes you smile. It always does me.

This is the Stuff (Official Music Video) from Autumn Johnson on Vimeo.

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P.S. If you aren’t too tired from your “hopping” and you have the time please check out this post for a couple of my fun announcements from today!

PTI May 2015 Blog Hop

  I was excited to see this beautiful photo for PTI’s May’s Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Inspiration

Oh! I love those blocks! Too perfect. I want to follow this tutorial and make some of them! 🙂 Squares and rainbows? What’s not to love?

Here’s my card.

IMG_5431editedI used PTI’s Background Basics: Super Gingham Stamps along with 2 stamps from the Make It Market Mini: Clipsters Kit to stamp the images. Then I used 2 different sized square dies to cut out the squares.

IMG_5341editedIMG_5342editedIMG_5338edited      I am also going to play this over at Word Art Wednesday and Seize the Birthday’s: Anything Goes challenges.IMG_5346editedIMG_5432editedThanks for stopping by!

UPDATED SUN MAY 31: I am so pleased to share that this card was randomly selected by WAW to win a free stamp set from Gloria, Close to My Heart Consultant. Thank you so much Karen and Gloria! This is the beautiful stamp set that I won:

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P.S. I also made a couple of other cards that were inspired by this inspiration photo:

P.P.S. Here’s a fun video for you to look at if you have the time. The paint reminds me of card-making, art in general and all of you creative ladies. ❤