Saturday, December 25, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Challenge #22 Color Challenge

This is the last Peeps Challenge of the year and it is my turn to host again. I know we are all busy this time of the year so I decided to go with a color challenge to keep it simple. The colors I chose are:
Green, Red and Purple
This is what I came up with

More details on my blog if you are interested.
I hope you are inspired to make something with these colors now. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Challenge #20

Hello, Kimberly here, with a new Papertrey Peeps challenge!

Hasn’t the past release week been fun? I am so excited by all of the fabulous new banner products that Papertrey Ink has produced. One of my favorite things about PTI is the way they introduce such comprehensive product lines that make crafting easier and more creative at the same time.

So for this challenge, pull out one of the older PTI “product lines” and get crafting while you wait for your banner sets. How about making some bookmarks with All Booked Up, a few notebooks with Take Note, maybe a holiday cottage with Home Made, a cookbook with Recipe Box? I’m sure I’m missing some, so feel free to include any product grouping you have.

Bonus points if you get ahead on your holiday preparation and make a gift for others.

I altered some mini composition books using the Take Note set. These are based on Lisa Johnson's tutorial here

Thanks for playing along.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Challenge #19 - Turn a negative into a positive!

Hey Peeps!

Sorry for the delayed setting of this challenge but I hope you can forgive me!!!!

I'll keep it short and sweet for ya; I challenge you to think about turning a negative into a positive. It's an idea that I certainly like to stick to in life in general, but as far as cardmaking/papercrafting is concerned what I'm specifically asking for you to do is use a negative (empty aperture) space in a creative way!

Here's my example:

This card was made for my guy to celebrate our anniversary on October 14th - can't believe I haven't had time to share it with you before now LOL! The 'negative' space here is the die cut heart shape, turned into a positive by filling it with buttons!

Can't wait to see you turn a negative into a positive!


Card Deets
{Live laugh Love}
Stamps: Text Style, Round and Round (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Versamark
Cardstock: Fresh Linen, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Mixed Green Vintage Buttons (Papertrey Ink)/Cuttlebug/Concentric Hearts Die

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Peeps Challenge #18

Hi everyone!!  Lori here, it is my turn to host the challenge.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I thought a good challenge would be to make a card with pink!!
I hope you enjoy the challenge!!

Stamps:  Papertrey Year of Flowers Larkspurs
Paper:  Papertrey Sweet Blush & Kraft, Basic Grey Infuse
Ink:  Versamark
Tools/Accessories:  Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon, Button, Cuttlebug Flower Die, Zing Chestnut Embossing Powder


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #17: Just one

Hi Peeps!
Today it's my turn to host the new challenge.
I challenge you to make a card using each time one different element on your card
Ex: one ribbon,on stamp, one button etc.... as long as the element appears just one time on your card;-)
Here's my card (click on the image to see larger)

Supplies: Cardstock Kraft (la compagnie du Craft), p.paper Cosmo Cricket, die cut Jenny Bowlin Studio,stamp PapertreyInk, ink PapertreyInk, ribbon PapertreyInk, brad and button Basic Grey, flower(Sassafras Laas) oeillet d'├ęcolier, tiny tag by Ingrid Danvers

I hope you will have fun with this new challenge and I look forward to seeing what you come up with
Ps: Excuse my poor english:(

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

TAG: You're IT! Papertrey Peeps Challenge #16

Tags are the perfect canvas for artistic creations. They can be put on the front of cards, used as bookmarks, or for gifts. I (Rhonda) am currently enamored by tags.

The challenge is make a tag with an emphasis on sentiments.

So pull out your label dies, nesties, or mailing labels and get to work! We would love to have you play along.

My tag base is a shipping label from Staples - 100 tags in a box -  allowing for lots of fun! I lost track of the number of stamp sets used for birthday sentiments. Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise are perfect matches for the Restoration DP from Crate Paper.

I love using dies for tags. PTI's mat stack dies are perfect for a quick tag!

Last project is another card using Spellbinders lg square nesties. I was surprised at the number of autumn sentiments that I had on hand.

We would love for you to play along! ~Rhonda

stamps: All Papertrey Ink
paper: PTI Dk Choc., Stampers' Select White, Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Ocean Tide; Crate Paper - Restoration; 
ink: PTI Terra Cotta Tile, Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores,
other: PTI mat stack die, picnic impression plate, Hawaiian Shores button, twine, Ocean Tide ribbon; MFT - scallop die; Spellbinders lg square nesties; Hobby Lobby - brown ribbon

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Fall into Fall Challenge #15

Okay Peeps, I have no time this morning to add my photos but I will add them as soon as I can. Also, I don't know how to add the Mr. Linky thing if someone can either add it for me or tell me how to add it that would be awesome.

Since I love FALL or Autumn and I just received my August release order with Leaf Prints and dies I thought our challenge could be inspired by Autumn. The turning of the leaves, the crisp mornings and warm afternoons. It just is such a beautiful time of year to me. So my challenge to you (and to myself) is to make something inspired by FALL. Use the colors, the leaves, etc. I will add my photos later.

Today is substitute teacher conference and tomorrow is the first day of school. In 2 weeks we do our pack-out and a week later leave for Germany. So I am going to be really busy in the next weeks. However, I should have pictures added of my project/s in the next day or two.

Thanks for playing.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Challenge #14

Photo from Country Living
Hi all, time for a new Peeps challenge! I found this photo some time ago and flagged it. I think I was first drawn to the background which reminds me of Harvest Gold. I am so loving that color! For me, color is usually a major factor in coming up with a design. I love to select the colors and lay them all out for inspiration. It is so much fun to just play and change things around to get different effects. I was intrigued about ways to use 2 primary colors with both cream and white. I have seen some really awesome cards recently that use white as the accent--very striking! 

So here's the challenge: Make something using RED, YELLOW and CREAM with at least a dollop of WHITE!

When thinking about what to make, I first thought of seasons. The red and yellow seemed naturals for summer and also for fall. My first card is a basket of apples for a fall thank you note.
But how about spring and winter! Card 2 is my winter sample. Something bright and cheery for a cold winter day. Hard to remember how that feels with our long stretch of over 100 degree days! I again used plastic film over the globe image. So easy to do since I found the right glue! I even used an eyelet! I have a bunch of these laying unused in a drawer. One of my first 'had to have' purchases when I started stamping. DH bought me a Crop-a-Dile too! I thought I was going to use it for everything (LOL!).
Hope you find time to play. You don't have to pick a season. Anything that inspires you will do--JUST HAVE FUN!

Have a good week!
Hugs, Sharron

Friday, August 13, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Peeps Challenge #13

When we were putting this group together, we were asked what our favorite color was? I said the rainbow! I love colors and this challenge uses lots of them. 
For your inspiration and guide, I thought it would be fun to look at what Mary Englbreit does. Now we cannot copy her work. but if you look at her projects she uses 
  • Lots of Colors, 
  • Mixes Patterns, 
  • Layers upon layers and 
  • Finishes the inside!

Above was my first creation. 
And my second project! 
Come visit my blog for more details and to see the inside of the card above! 
Look for Peeps Challenge #13.
Above all - Have fun with this!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Challenge #12

Hiya peeps!

I feel like I've been under a rock for the last month!  I've had a ton of work to do, which is tricky with the kids home days for summer.  And I've had almost no mojo, which has made reading preferable to crafting when I do get some free time.

This image is from Sandra's Snippets, a quilt blog I visit periodically.  Sandra does amazing design and applique work, often showing you the steps she uses to create her designs.  The level of detail she incorporates is truly amazing, and it gives her quilts a depth and realism that is not often seen in quilts.  This is her most recent quilt in development.  Yes, that is fabric combined with embroidery. It's almost painterly, isn't it?

Use this image as inspiration for your creation - whether it's the color combination, the script background, the bird/flowers combo, or some other idea that is triggered by it.

Can't wait to see what you do!  And I'll be making something inspired by it, too! 

Hoping to do some blog hopping around the Peeps world soon,


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Challenge #11

Hey Peeps! It's my turn to host the next challenge. This challenge is about "outside the comfort zone." It can be anything you want (a card, template, etc) and just about any type of style, technique, color combo, or whatever.. --just as long as it's not something you wouldn't normally do.

I came up with this idea after I got my June release order. I absolutely *love* YOF: Roses, and love what all the PTI DT did with this set, especially the coloring with the Copics! I've got quite a few of them myself, but have always shyed away from them because I've been afraid to trying something new. Until now... I grabbed my markers and found out that it's not all that hard lol. :) Here's my card... (oh, I have to admit that my shading isn't anywhere near the pros, but for my first attempt, I think it's not half bad ;) )

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up! Thanks for playing!

Challenge #11

Monday, June 21, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Challenge #10

Hiya, my fellow peeps! :) It's my turn to host a challenge here on the Papertrey Peeps blog and I thought it would be fun to do another color challenge... The colors for this challenge were inspired by my friend Becky's PTI May Blog Hop card (though I substituted gray for the kraft/brown).  Purple is a color that I don't often show much love to, but the way she combines it with other colors really makes it seem so fresh and fun!

Challenge: To create a card or project using turquoise, chartreuse, purple, gray and white.  Can't wait to see what you come up with! :) (As always, there's no pressure or deadline to play along... Just have fun and join in when you can.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Challenge #9

Hi Peeps! Here in the US it's the Official, Unofficial Start of Summer. I hope you are all enjoying your extended weekend and that the weather is co-operating. Since our hearts have all turned to all things summery, I thought I would challenge you to make a project that is about travel or vacation. I think you have lots of sets to help with this, and if you can put a spin on it, all the more fun! We've got bicycles, surfboards, hot air balloons and cars to name a few. Make a card, a scrapbook page, a bon voyage gift, or anything you can think of. Here's my contribution:

There's lots more details about it on my blog.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you will be able to participate.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Good morning Peeps!

I'm sending this message via our blog because I really don't think it is appropriate to in the PTI Forum. But have you seen Lauren Meader's template for today??? A teapot! It is gorgeous! Now I'm really going to break down and get a digital cutter before the holidays. There will also be a stamp set to coordinate with it and there is a lovely teacup I can envision making into cards. Here is a link just in case you ahve not been following her since she left PTI.
OMG you are going to LOVE this!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Color Challenge!!

Hi everyone!! Yesterday I was coloring up this gorgeous image from Delightful Dahlia and a color challenge came to mind (with a bit of a twist)! I thought it would be fun to make a card using green and red, sounds easy enough?! The twist is it cannot have a Christmas theme!
If you get a chance to play along I hope you have fun with it!
Have a happy and safe weekend!!
Stamps: Papertrey Delightful Dahlia
Paper: Papertrey White
Ink: Papertrey Pure Poppy & Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilites, Pop Dots, Quick Kutz Diamonds & Dots Embossing Folder, Copics: G21, G24, R24, R27, R29

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Peeps Challenge #7 - An Inspiring Life

Hellooo Peeps - and other members of the real world :0) My challenge for all of you today, is to take a delightful trip to A Creative Mint ....

I'm sure you aren't all that surprised because I have used this site before, for a personal challenge to make cards. I learned about it through a challenge hosted by Melissa Phillips.

What I love about this site is not only the way that Leslie photographs things - such soft light and dreamy focus, but also the way that she causes me to see sometimes completely ordinary things as breathtakingly beautiful.....

From the 25 September 2009 post - don't you love the unexpected flash of colour brought in by the tablecloth, and the gentle textures in the flower petals? I did, and made this card.....

However ......

.... if too many flowers aren't your style and you're more minimalist - don't you feel inspired by the play of light on the glass, and the softer roundness of the berries in contrast? (Also from the 25 September 2009 Post)

... if you LOVE flowers and colour is there anything more beautiful than this? (From the 17 January 2010 post.)

I was inspired .....

....... by the roses to use this rose paper from K&Co and to create something more 'traditional' - the boquet in the picture looked timeless and classically beautiful to me.


.... how about this feast of light reflective surfaces, patterns and textures? Don't the jug and bowl have the most curvaceous space? ....(From the 1 June 2009 post.)

There are so many pictures on this site - I have offered up so few. There are idea boards, vignettes of colour and texture .... and beauty in things you may have walked past (when was the last time you really LOOKED at an orange? :0)

The challenge is to find a picture that inspires you and to turn your inspiration into a card. I'm not going to chose the picture for you - because that might cheat you of the delight in taking a peek and seeing beauty in something you otherwise may have never noticed... (but if one of these pics has grabbed you in the meanwhile please make it your own!)

Leslie does ask, when you post one of her pictures to please link it back to her site. I like to link it back to the original post also - so people can read about what was inspiring her at the time too.

Looking forward to seeing how you ladies play!

May the mojo be with you :0)!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Peeps Challenge #6 Bling on the Old

Hello everyone! Cammie here. Wasn't the latest PTI countdown and release great? Did you manage to snag the items on your wish list? While you're waiting for the man in brown or the postman to deliver your new goodies, do you have some stamps that are feeling a little neglected? I thought this would be a good time to use some of those stamps that haven't seen ink for some time or ever! So choose some stamps at the bottom of the stack or in the back of the drawer and ink those babies. The second part of the challenge is to add some shimmer--glitter, gloss, gems to your card or project.

So while we're waiting to bring on the new, let's bling on the old.

This CAS card uses Simply Stationery and Mega Mixed Messages.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Peeps Challenge #5 Template Challenge

Hi Everyone. Today it is my turn to host the challenge. I had a few ideas in mind but decided to go with something different. Your challenge is to make something using a template. It does not have to be a box it can be a card but you need to use a template as your base. There are lots of great templates out there you can use, you can even make your own if you want. Don't forget you can stamp on it too! Here is my project

I hope you have fun with this challenge and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Happy Birthday Nicole!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Terri!

I don't know where you get those cute animated cakes but I think this one matches the colors you like! 
Hope your day is bright and sunny and full of fun things to do! Why not celebrate all weekend too !

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ScrapStreet Design Team Call!

Hi ladies, I hope you don't mind me posting this here.  I *know* your creations are up to the magazine standards.  If you'd like to write/design for ScrapStreet, all the application information is listed.

Scrapstreet is looking for a couple of new team members who LOVE to create and to write.  We are looking for people who are active in scrapbooking--blogging, gallery uploads, trying new things.  People who tackle scrapping with enthusiasm!  Traditional, hybrid, digital, layout, card, and altered artists are all encouraged to apply.

The Job:
Our team publishes a monthly ezine with thousands of subscribers and a 5-year history. We love finding and showcasing talented scrappers and beautiful products. If you are selected for our team, you will write a monthly article which will include selecting and requesting the work of designers, combining the work into an interesting article, and meeting your deadline.

You will also receive products at least 6 times a year from a variety of manufacturers and will scrap several items to showcase their lines. It is an excellent opportunity to increase your visibility in the scrapping community while having fun.

To Apply:
Send the following to
contact information
a short statement of why you are interested in joining us.
3 of your favorite creations showcasing your style.
a link to your blog.
a link to your gallery.

We will accept applications until midnight April 10th.  Announcements will be made on Monday, April 12th.  We are so excited to add some talented new people to our family!  Want to know who you would be joining?  Peek at our current issue here and at the blogs along the side to get to know some of our team.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Peeps Challenge #4 . . . Okay to CASE!

Hi gals! Lucky thing Terri is on the ball, she reminded me it was my turn to post a challenge. I am getting ready to go out of town so I chose the easy route . . . CASEing!!! Yes, you have permission to CASE. I really enjoyed Nichole's challenge during the last blog hop to CASE one of the design team members, this time you are to CASE Nichole herself. And here are the parameters. Choose a card or project Nichole made from one of the last two releases and using a set NOT from that release, make a similar card. I chose her project here where she used the dahlias and the new color. I pulled out the dots background set and used Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry as my colors stamped on vellum and Berry Sorbet for my colored paper strip. Berry Sorbet and Raspberry buttons for my button 'stack' at the end of the color strip and a sentiment from Damask Designs.

Can't wait to see what you come up with! Ready, set, CASE Nichole!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #3

Hello, Peeps!  This is the first challenge I've ever issued, so bear with me!  I thought I would give you all the challenge that I have been working on the last few days and that is a birthday card for my sister, who is also my best friend.  Her birthday is March 2nd, so the timing works out very well for this challenge.  Her favorite color is orange, bright orange, and I always have so much trouble working that color into a feminine card.  (Mine usually end up looking sports-team imspired, which can be nice, but none of my sister's favorite teams feature orange!)  So that is the challenge: a feminine card featuring orange zest.  Bonus points if you work in Spring Rain, her second favorite color or a tea theme, since tea is one of her favorite things in the world.

If you don't have orange zest, substitute another orange or a color that you don't use very often. Good luck and have fun. 

My devious plan is to have a bunch of cards I can CASE for my sister for future events! :) So thanks in advance for taking part in this challenge. 

Here's my card!  I used Friends 'til the End to stamp the background on Orange Zest cardstock.  I made a another layer with the label imanges from tea time stamped in Versamark and Fresh Snow on Summer Sunrise.  The teapot is embossed and stamped with Polka Dot Basics in Versamark on Spring Rain.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Challenge 2: Inspired by Packaging!

Hi ya Peeps!

I hope you're ready for a new challenge?! Thanks so much to Lori for the last one, I had a blast spending ages deciding which button would feature on my card for that challenge!

So onto our new challenge....well I dunno about you but I tend to be inspired by just about everything around me. I recently found the packaging of my muesli a huge source of inspiration (as well as tasty) and the PTI colour combo just jumped out at me!

Therefore my challenge to you is to pick any one of the products by Dorset Cereals and think about using the colours featured on it on a creation of your own (it doesn't have to be restricted to cards!) Obviously some colours may struggle to match with a PTI colour so feel free to use other supplies or just pick a product that features all PTI colours. If you look closely at each package you'll see that they nearly all contain at least a bit of white text so feel free to use that if you want a neutral colour to balance things out a little!

Here's lots of different colour combos to take your pick from. If you want to check out bigger pictures then you can go to their website here and use the tabs just below their header to check out their different products!

For my example I picked some scrummy porridge that really jumped out to me:

It features New Leaf, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate and White in terms of PTI colours. Here's my creation using that colour combo:

Now who says you can only use a holiday stamp set for that holiday? My DP here was created by stamping the tree from Holiday Tree. I thought it was kinda cool that it reflects the design on the packaging too!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Holiday Tree/Daily Designs/Daily Designs Sentiments
Ink: Dark Chocolate/Spring Moss/New Leaf
Card: Dark Chocolate/Pure Poppy/Spring Moss/Stamper's Select White/New Leaf
Accessories: New Leaf Twill Ribbon/Martha Stewart Border Punch/Circle Nestabilities/Cuttlebug

To enter just click on Mister Linky at the bottom of this post. The most important thing is to be inspired and to have fun so don't stress, there's no rules, so go get inky! I can't wait to see what you all create!


Note: I'm not affiliated with Dorset Cereals in any way what-so-ever! Just a happy customer!