PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Stitching – Little Lady’s Felt Tic-Tac-Toe aka Foxes & Dames

Hello and welcome back! I’m finally up to posting some of the projects I’ve done for Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary Challenges, and just in the nick of time as they end tomorrow morning… so brace yourselves for a rash of posts. : )


The first Challenge this month was a Stitching Challenge. Lizzy Jones started off Papertrey Ink’s new stitching series with a cute little felt travel Tic-Tac-Toe set:

Not having Xs and Os, I took her color scheme and made a little girl’s game of ‘Foxes & Dames’:

It rolls up easily. Just tie a ribbon around it for a portable game.

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Love You To Pieces: Fox die
  • Papertrey Ink: Simply Jane die collection
  • Kunin Felt Eco-fi Classicfelt -Black, Red, White
    • Interesting fact: This felt is made with a polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Prism Craft Thread – gray

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

I’ll be right back with a couple more projects.



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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Color Blocking – ‘Stay Crazy’ Andy Warhol Style Card

Well, it’s the final wrap-up for Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.


After this you’ll have a bit of a break from me. Now that I’m starting to feel better, I’ve got to catch up on everything I’ve let go this past week. At least I had some fun crafting to distract me!

The final session was on Color Blocking – Andy Warhol Style.


I had to step WAY out of my comfort zone for this, but I did give it a go. By the way, a helpful tip: When you’re using masking tape to block off already colored sections, don’t just move it over the next section as some of the ink will stick to it and be transferred to the next block. Ask me how I know! Lol!

Unfortunately I didn’t have the shades of red and green that I wanted, but it still turned out Warhol-esque. I cut up the sentiments and merged them together to get this saying which seemed so apropos to both this crazy style and the implied crazy-like-a-fox. I placed everything off-kilter to match this chaotic style.



  • Papertrey Ink Love You To Pieces: Fox stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Hibiscus Burst & Orange Zest
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Nautical Blue
  • ColorBox Archival dye ink Beach Towels set: Red Devil
  • Copic Markers: B05, 29; G02; R39; RV02; Y13; YR04
  • Recollections white and creamcardstock
  • DCWV card
  • Tombow mono adhesive
  • Misc. washi tape

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one if you’d like more details as to how to play along:

Well, that was the last session from Stamp-a-Faire 2016. I enjoyed learning about some of the Masters of Art and using their works as springboards for new cards. I learned some new techniques and now have a nice set of cards ready to use! I’m already looking forward to next year’s Stamp-a-Faire! Hope to see you there!!


As I take my leave, I wish you a all well and thank you for your support!



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Just Sittin’ Here Thinkin’ of You! Watercolor Card

Today I have a quick CAS (that’s Clean And Simple for those who don’t know) watercolor card to share with you:


Papertrey Ink is releasing their new product and has a Create Along With Us release week challenge to create your own version of something their designers have presented. I chose base my card on Nichole Heady’s card, which you can find HERE and is pictured below:


She water colored around the stamped image and then used a white gel pen to add in the stars, so I tried doing the same. I didn’t have any PTI tree stamps, so I used a leaf that does a pretty good job of imitating a tree. : )

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink stamp sets: Love You to Pieces Fox; Spiral Bouquet (leaf/tree), On My Couch Additions (sentiment)
  • Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Papertrey Ink Canyon Clay dye ink
  • Stampin’ Up Garden Green dye ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors #64
  • Copic Markers: B21 & C1
  • Craft Smith card
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhexive
    • I also used Tombow’s Mono Sand Eraser to get rid of a tiny drop of watercolor that fell on the white background. What a terrific tool!

I’m playing along with the following challenges. Click on the links if you’d like to learn more:


Thanks for stopping by!



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Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge – Thanks


It’s time for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge.

This is my second post today. (Amazing, right?! I’m glad I had advance notice to be working on these!) If you’re looking for my Coffee Lovers Fall Blog hop post, you can find it HERE.

The details for the Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge can be found HERE.

This was the picture they gave as a starting off inspiration point:


Here’s the card I came up with:


I like how the copper embossing powder melted rough, kind of like fur on the adorable fox:


Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Love You to Pieces Fox stamp and die sets
  • Papertrey Ink SAF2014 Regency stamp and die set
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp and die sets
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Orange Zest & Summer Sunrise
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Papertrey Ink buttons: Terracotta Tile
  • Papertrey Ink ribbon: Canyon Clay
  • Spellbinders Labels 4 and Labels 4 gold dies
  • Versamark ink
  • Hampton Art embossing powder – metallic copper, red, gold & light brown
  • Zig Chalk Writer – white
  • Color Box chalk ink – popcorn
  • Misc. cardstock and adhesives

If you’d like to join the fun, the details of the hop are here:

I am also entering this in Really Reasonable Ribbon’s  RRR Challenge #126 – ‘ORANGE’ You Glad it’s Autumn with Ribbon or Trim – that you can find here:

And in Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Use a stamp


Whether you’re a new visitor or a follower, I always appreciate your kind comments! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back here soon!



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